Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Happy 7 Years Old!

So, HT and I recently celebrated our 7 years of being together. It really felt like it was just yesterday that we had just started dating. Before we knew it, 7 years had went by. This year we decided to remember the day by doing the simple things of a good date; a good meal, movie (The Avengers!) and some cafe hopping. Since we were both working (again) on the actual day, we sort of pre-celebrated this year over the weekend.

We decided to try out this restaurant at Puteri Harbour known as Spice Grill, an Indian and Western fusion restaurant with both indoor and outdoor setting that allows one to overlook Puteri Harbour below. However, the view of the harbour below was partially obscure by the tall trees providing shades in front of the restaurant.

Sneak peek of what's coming
My date for the day :).  I used to refraine the selfie stick but succumbed to it eventually when I realized how convenient it actually is especially when you do not want to trouble others for pictures assistance
Starting the meal with appetizer, Indian style- crispy and wonderfully fried papadums
Bon appetit! Platters from both the Indian and Western menu
This super amazing platter of chicken, fish and prawns cooked in various Indian spices and style was soooooo delicious it makes me drool just looking at it now (our combination choices were fish irani tikka, murgh sahajanireshmi kabab, murgh panipath mirchi kabab and ihinga nasha. Don't worry, the names might sound unfamiliar but the descriptions are all in the menu! And they can also recommend dishes to combine in case you are bedazzled by the choices available)
And we went for a Western platter combination too. Our Western platter consisted of the chicken kiev which is boneless chicken leg stuffed with mushroom, spinach and melted cheese, grilled lamb rack with fresh mint sauce, grilled tiger prawn with green mango sauce and roasted cod in their chef's own special sauce
A sweetly grilled kadak roomali which tasted like grilled thin bread with condense milk
And finally to end our meal, we went for the sweet pear roasted with bluberry served with vanilla ice cream. This is really suitable for the very sweet tooth. I personally find it too sweet for my liking though

The outdoor setting

After such a sumptious and heavy meal, it is actually good to have a marina to stroll by to aid digestion as we enjoyed the late afternoon breeze and relaxing view at the same time. I was surprised to see though that part of the marina are bustling with stalls selling local crafts, souvenirs and even food and drinks.
The nerdy look
For the fun of it, we included HT latest soft toy addition, Totoro into the pic
The marina view at Puteri Harbour

Now, you know the food of the place must be really good when it can attract you back to the same place within a week. Well, the weekend following our anniversary celebration was Mother's Day and since we love the food over at Spice Grill so much, I decided to bring mumsy over for Mother's Day too. Like previously, we took the opportunity to try out dishes  from both the Indian and Western menu.

This time, we made up our mind to go ala carte for the Western menu. I tried their grilled Japanese scallops with chilli calamari but I find the calamari a little overdone and the scallops just ok
HT went for the duck confit.I must say, the duck leg looks pretty small to me
Sis went for the chicken kiev (see above)
We couldn't get over the platter and had another platter of chicken, fish and mutton this time round. Still as satisfying and tasty as before
Beriani, naan and yummy pots of chicken cooked in different North Indian styles

It was another good night out filled with seriously good food. Honestly, I strongly recommend the Indian cuisines over at Spice Grill more because I find their Indian menu really really mouth watering while the Western dishes are more average. Their Indian cuisines are flavorful, rich and have a wide variety you'll be so spoilt for choices.
The more romantic indoor setting
The queen of my heart, Happy Mumsy Day, mummy dearest! I love you 

Spice Grill Restaurant,
Lot B1, Ground Floor,
Little Red Cube Club, 
Johor Bahru, Malauysia
Tel : +6019-7457788
After the movie, we decided to go chillax at one of the cafe downtown. One of my current favourite is Bev C cafe; a fashion boutique downstairs and a cool, hipster cafe upstairs. This place got me absolutely attracted with their ice cubes drink and chocolate croissant. 
My absolutely thirst quenching comfort drink at Bev C-  the  lemon tea ice cubes serve with their very own lemon tea. Perfect for hot summer days especially
Ta-da! Chocolate crossaint with ice cream to accompany. Simple pleasure in life :)

Bev C Cafe,
54, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee,
80000 Johor Bahru,
Johor, Malaysia
Tel : 07- 221 3530

Since our anniversary fell on a weekday, we could only met up after work for dinner date. We went to Greenet, their Princess Cove branch because we wanted to stroll along the beach (ahem, supposedly romantic) and look across the Singapore-Johor Bahru causeway. It is pretty interesting actually how you can watch the traffic across the caseway live. It was our first time at the Princess Cove branch and we realized the menu there seems to be fill with more greens and they are Japanese and Western fusions available.
Our green meal for the night
Happy 7 years old, Mr HT!
Signature locks of Greenet

It is a snug and pretty romantic place to have dinner and for date nights but the food in my opinion has nothing much to shout about. I felt they need more flavors in their food. None the less, for the ambience alone or for some light finger food, it's quite a cosy place to be.  

Greenet Princess Cove,
Tanjung Puteri R & F Property,
80150 Johor Bahru
Tel : 012- 972 6788
Woots woots. Best part of the Iphone 6 being it so light and thin that I sometimes felt like I'm not carrying it around

Once again, happy 7 years old to my love. Thank you for everything

Disclaimer : This is not an advertorial or paid review. All opinions are based on yours truly point of view only. Hence, any discrepancy in taste or opinion is very much regretted. :)

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