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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sungai Petani Day 2 - LeBOSS Cafe and Restaurant

Continuation from Part 1 of Motormouth's Sg Petani's journey ....

An overview of the golf course at Cinta Sayang Golf & Country Resort, Sg Petani
Recreation-wise, what can one do? Other than stuffing your face with the meagre food, dozing off in the rather comfy rooms, or listening to hours after hours of talks?
You can play some golf ..... full course, or putting. Or get some lessons from the academy, at a price of course. I never bothered, as I can't even swing for the life of me ....
OR, you can .....

Whoever will swim under the hot sun?!
Take a dip, soak, splash about, or drown oneself in the swimming pool, sometimes with a lifeguard, sometimes none. And which hotel's pool does NOT supply the guests with towels? Here's one ; Cinta Sayang it is!!! (Pathetic right? Imagine we walked all the way from our chalet, only to discover the hurtful truth .... )

OR, you can .....

Shoot some cupid arrows at lovebirds (or not), or instead launch a barrel of them arrows at your worst enemy. Or best enemy, depends on which angle you're looking at. Fun Golf may refer to the Putting activity ....
OR, you can go horse-riding, put on your tightest leotards (hehe) and display your assets at the gym, rejuvenate your battered soul at the health club.
OR get a group of friends and ignite a massive war against each other, paintball style.
OR ....

Sorry, only a poster .... didn't bother crossing over to The Carnivall
Hop over to The Carnivall, situated next to the resort, a water park in Sungai Petani (believe that!), for a mere RM16 per entry. Beats Lost World of Tambun in Sunway City Ipoh anyday, I'd reckon?!
Btw, all activities in the resort need CA$H. No money no talk leh ..... But no need to pay an arm and a leg, except the golfing activities, of course. You can't use a broom or a twig to beat that golf ball, that's for sure.
Nothing's up your alley? No sweat. Go satisfy your cravings somewhere else .....

LeBOSS Cafe and Restaurant
Read bout this place, a HALAL cafe and restaurant from JayceOoi's blog. Since the area near Tesco Sungai Petani houses a good number of cafes, restaurants, and nasi kandar outlets, we were having a tough time differentiating the hits and the misses.

A quaint little cafe, with wacky ornaments such as golf clubs, bicycles (!) and cactus for decoration ....

I was rather surprised to discover that all the staff are Malays. Guess this place's HALAL then? The menu covers Asian delights such as fried noodles and rice, to Western fare. Prices lean more towards the reasonable end, with most items below RM20.


Teh Tarik Hazelnut (RM3.90) - Frothy, milky elixir ....
Spot The Difference ?

Of all the items on the menu, all 5 of my dining companions chose the Grilled Chicken Breast. Geez .... talk about 'muhibah' !!!
One can choose his/her preferred side dishes (two of them), from the usual fries and wedges, to buttered corn, pasta, salad and mashed potatoes.
The portion was large enough for one, and may even be shared among light eaters. The grilled chicken can be served with your choice of gravy, from BBQ to mushroom, and teriyaki as well as some others. The mushroom sauce was a tad too salty to go with the already marinated meat. Though the chicken breast was grilled well; tender and juicy without being overly tough.

Honey Quail (RM16.90)

I had my eyes on the Grilled Tiger Prawns (RM19.90), Grilled Tenggiri with Spicy Sauce (RM14.90) and the Honey Quail (RM16.90). Ended up with the quails, as these are seldom served in restaurants, aside from the Goreng Puyoh in Mamak outlets.
The birds had a really strong gamey flavour, not even masked by the honey sauce basking the exterior. Not one for those who does not take a liking to wild fowls, definitely. In fact, they served THREE birds, and I was having trouble finishing the whole portion. (Of course, the meal being a marathon of sorts somewhat jeopardized a leisure meal!)
The side dishes were rather tasty, mine being the beef bolognese spaghetti and baby fried rice (yeah, read that right).

Sides of Baby Fried Rice and Beef Bolognese Spaghetti
And that was possibly the one and only proper meal we had in Sungai Petani throughout the 3 days. Yeah .... kinda sad right? But since all meals were provided, and with such tight schedule, one can't be blamed for resisting temptation and dine at Sayang Restaurant (Cinta Sayang's house restaurant) instead, right?!! =)
Location : LeBOSS Cafe and Restaurant @ 201, Jalan Legenda 7, Legenda Heights, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah. Got MAP !!! Legenda Heights is a business centre of sorts, situated next to Tesco Sungai Petani, and Village Mall. Exit from Sungai Petani Utara toll to get here.

17 comments:

thenomadGourmand said...

ahh..finally something else frm the hotel food..tat was a great shot of the puyuh!

New Kid on the Blog said...

wow, all the way up north??!!

SimpleGirl said...

the set looks like Kenny Roger's ya?!! 1/4 chicken....

Nic (KHKL) said...

ohhhhhh, honey quail? give me 10 of those, please...hahahaha!

hmmm, i wonder what baby fried rice is about? interesting name la. is it the size?

Elinluv said...

Yummy food...salivating juz looking at the honey quails pic :)
you teaser betul la!

Duckie said...

waaaa ... i also want to go eat there now!!!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fried rice as side?? thats a first..

sc said...

i like gamey stuff..so think will like those honeyed quails..:p

J2Kfm said...

thenomadGourmand : yup, i was initially shocked at the serving as well, half-expected a single bird with 2 sides. only to discover a trio of them, lying against each other. hhaha ..

NKOTB : erm, not as north as our Perlis or even Betong excursions, prviously.

SImple Girl : Kenny ROger's? hahah ... not as big lah ...

Nic : dunnolah. maybe they think it's cute ... or whatever. but the fried rice resembles nasi goreng kampung a lot.

Elinluv : funny, from the looks of it, you cant reli imagine the gamey taste, and smell. rather repulsive, at least to one of my dining companion.

Duckie : then do so! :)P

Joe : being a cafe run by Malays, understandable, I supposed?

sc : me too. but 3 birds at once ... a bit too much.

Pureglutton said...

Fried rice & pasta as sides?? That's really one huge meal you all had! But pretty reasonable prices, I would say... and u get 3 fowls in a dish too!

iamthewitch said...

Wow, 3 whole quails??? That's really value for money! I love them! And the sides looked really generous. I think I would be full eating just the sides. LOL!

Wendy said...

i think the owner must be a cyclist...so many road bike hanging there. with helmet n bottles summo...

Tummythoz said...

A souce plate of Chili sauce! That's the difference. Now I need to go rest my eyeballs.

CUMI & CIKI said...

spot the diff.. the side dish la.. lol :) very cute, the chicken looks almost the same!

foodbin said...

the quail looks good.

J2Kfm said...

Pureglutton : certainly value-for-money. and not just another run of the mill cafe, I'd say.

iamthewitch : still feel funny typing ur nick. as if I am one too. ahhaha ...

Wendy : not to mention the golf clubs. anc cactuses ...

Tummythoz : hahhahaa. ... actually 3 was mushroom sauce. one was BBQ sauce. doubtful anyone can guess from the pic though.

Cumi & CIki: yeah. very uniformed presentation eh?

foodbin : looks good, no doubt. and rather meaty too.

amyrul said...

thanks for the review.although its has been a year ago..ha3..

Thans again

Leboss..