How often do you go for holiday? Generally, a typical company will only give approx. 25 days of annual leave. Indirectly, you are only allow to have 25/365 x 100 = 6.8% of opportunity in a year to make something special in your life. If you are lucky to work in a country where it has a lot of public holiday, the percentile will increase by a little. Saturday and Sunday are not counted as holiday as it typically means, “no alarm clock” day or “I just enjoy doing nothing” day!
When I go on holiday, combining breakfast and lunch is kind of common to me, or as many called it brunch. To many, brunch means combining 2 meals into 1 but to me, brunch means, having 2 meals at 1 time. How can I afford to miss a meal especially I am suppose to keep my stomach happy during this period, right? Give my stomach a break too! 2 meals at 1 time?? Oh yea, this is what I have, not long ago at Sainbury’s Aberdeen.
2 x pastries (blueberry muffins and sorta raisin bread) and a drink for breakfast
Fish and Chips for lunch..with yummy sauce
With the combination of various sauces
Chicken Tika Masala with Yellow Rice and Pita Bread .. again for lunch.. I love this most! The gravy.. yum yum..
And.. Cafe Mocha as a closing drink..
How’s that? Is it brunch or breakfast + lunch + dinner to you? This only cost about £ 38 and it proves that I still have bottomless stomach .. hehe..
Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd.
You stupid Asian, what are you doing in my country? Get the hell out of here! Do I look Asian? Yes.. Do I look stupid, maybe but chasing me out from your country? That is way too much.
Travelling in foreign countries are not always fun, you get hiccups from time to time. That line was quoted from my travel diary back in 2005. I always wonder what will happen to the whole idea of globalization when there is a small community who still lives in the state of denial.
I felt sorry for them but hey, my journey still continues until today. If I stop then, I will not have a chance to see Fatema Indian Restaurant in the middle of Qingdao, China.
This restaurant is not in a shopping mall. It is by the roadside about 15 minutes from Qingdao Olympics Sailing Museum. The restaurant is decorated with authentic Indian decor with spices as background smell.
If you are physically in Malaysia, I don’t think you will find this restaurant interesting. If you are away from Malaysia for long long time, this restaurant will remind you of mamak stalls.
Finally I get to try cheese and garlic naan and roti prata after craving for it for so long. Not to mention, you get to try different type of Nasi Beryani too..
Let me try to recall what I ordered. If I am not mistaken (in clockwise from top left).. Vegetable Curry, Mutton Curry, Prawn Curry and Chicken curry.
Bear with the lousy photos as I took with my lousy phone in low lighting condition. The presentation of the food is not so good but the tastes of spices are marvellous.
Like many good food around, the portion come in small size. With that, it gives you opportunity to order more. So, I take my chance to maximise my order for second round.
With not a single glass of water yet, I ordered tofu curry, fish curry, potatoes curry and beef curry. Considering the place I am in, all these curries are considered great except the fish one.
Lastly, as for drinks, I ordered mango yogurt and teh masala. Mango yogurt is like a normal yogurt drink with mango flavour but the teh masala is kind of special.
It reminds me of the genuine teh masala that I used to drink when I was in India but slightly bigger cup than usual. I forget how much does this meal cost but I tell you it is not cheap. The price is almost comparable with Little India in KLCC.
Fatema Indian Restaurant
No. 10, Gutian Road,
TEL: +86 137 3099 4178, +86 532 8300 6655
To be more diversify, it is time for me to promote Indian/Mamak Food. Most of my readers’ first impression when I mentioned about Indian food is SPICY. Well it is right to certain extend as most Indian food involve a lot of chillies, curry, sambal etc.
This restaurant located few min from my mom house. It used to be my late dad favourites. This place are famous among the residences in this areas. It operates 24 hours a day 365 days a year. It gets really really crowded during the football match but suprisingly there is no big screens here.
Funny enough, a simple ABC can be very famous here. If you cannot find the place, start by asking anyone about ABC and they will direct you there. Nothing special about the environment and table setting. It is just like a typical mamak shops.
This time I am a bit hungry. I ordered tosai, roti canai, roti telur and capati. You must be wondering that I ordered so much when I am a bit hungry. Try to imagine how much I can take when I am really really hungry What I like about this place is they serves many different type of curry such as fish, lamb, vegetable curries. Not to forget my favourite sambal ikan bilis here.
Besides food, I usually go for 3 color drinks (a mixture of coconut sugar, milk and tea). I like this drink so much because the sweetness is not from sugar but it is from the coconut sugar instead. Try it.
Don’t get shock when you see that I finished all of them. Actually, I bring along my mom so she helps me a little . All I can say is this is a right choice for my breakfast place and I will come back again. Besides all these only cost about RM 9.30 only.
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