If you cannot have authentic Gula Apong ice cream in Sarawak, MOKTI’s is an equally good alternative to have in Semenanjung Malaysia. I tried a few other outlets that sell this gula along ice cream but they taste horrible. MOKTI’s ice cream is the best. Go for the original flavour.

I had mine at the Ayer Keroh branch. You can enjoy it there or have it in the car on the go. I do have to warn you that the cup doesn’t have a lid.

An attempt at #mincibento

I am a fan of anything or anyone close to Kawaii (cuteness). That I have to constantly remind myself ,

“Minci..for gods sake. You are 31. Not 3”

I tried to tone down in allowing myself to be carried away with Kawaii-ness. I used a proper black Faber Castell Ball Pen 1423 1.0 although I am dying to use a ballpen with cute little trolls sitting at the edge when clerking my patients. I recently purchased 2 pairs of court shoes on sale (buy 2 for MYR80) despite wanting to parade around the whole Casualty Unit with striking heels heavily adorned with flowers and buttons. I wear proper professional clothing fit for the budaya koprat thingy as opposed to a gothic- lolita like dress with purple lipstick in the Red Zone.

An account on Instagram for the past few months however, shone an alternative way to channel these Kawaii-ness tendencies in a healthy, adult-y manner. I mean look at those adorable planners with stickers, the mind-blowing arrangement of books, the intricate designs of colourful cakes and pastries .. and my recent obsession; Bento Meals!

Bento Meals which not only looked cute but presumably healthy at the same time. I have to admit, it does require a hint of talent and creativity to produce such masterpiece! And it made me wonder and actually tried to korek that bit of bakat which I hoped is there. I know its there somewhere. Please.. I want to make my own bento..

Since I am on leave today. I decided to give it a go with the little tools I have and ones I manage to find from Daiso. Imagine this was Japan, I could get euphoric from the many available kits they sell there!

Recipe : Beef Rice with Beef Kurma Kismis

Inspired from Chef Hanieliza’s 1 hari 1 Resepi book ..

tweaked to suit the palate of a Sarawakian and her toddler.


A child version VS an adult version. ironic how the kids set looks bigger.. and heftier.

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Followed by dessert : Corn and Raspberry Ice Cream served in a halved-cone with sprinkles.

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Looking forward to making more #mincibento. Hehe..

Big Bowl Ice, Batu Berendam

If Inuits run this place, we’d probably see a dozen types of ice shaven dishes. I had no idea that our ice ABC could come in various forms of ice. Indeed, having dessert here is an eye-opening experience. The main ingredient is ice and yet, we could add so much to it to make it special. Things like sauces, fruits and nuts.

Be warned though, they come in various sizes and is very very sweet.



Big Bowl Ice (M) Sdn. Bhd.

No1 , Jalan MP 3, Taman Merdeka Permai,
75350, Batu Berendam, Melaka
To order is simple. Make yourself comfortable at the many tables. Write down the order on the piece of paper. Submit it to the cashier and make the payments. Then.. just wait for the frozen yummies to arrive.
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