Sunday, 29 December 2013

Ben's Satay Celup Steamboat Buffet @ Pavilion Bundusan, Penampang


I am not a big fans of Malacca's Satay Celup but Ben's attracted my attention because of many good reviews since they open for business last November. However, I do understand that people in KK loves steamboat so much that it is a almost impossible to find a steamboat restaurant, especially those eat-all-you-can buffet style steamboat, having bad business. So out of curiosity, BigFish & I decided to give it a try at this Serve No Pork Satay Celup and Steamboat Restaurant. RM28 per head for adult.

The counter

Satay Celup way of presenting the food

Vege and noodle

Beef Stick

Always found this fishball-like rolls at every steamboat restaurant 

Many choices

Meat ball (beef)

Button Mushroom

Fresh seafood - not on skewer

Fresh and big!
I can say the seafood here was the freshest among all other steamboat restaurant here in KK, on par with most seafood restaurant! That's the quality of seafood we got this evening :)

Still uncooked

We chose 2 types of soup: The Satay Celup's Peanut Sauce and the Tomato Soup
Both were equivalent good!

Dipped the "satay" or skewer inside the hot pot and wait until cooked


I should grilled this beef stick, which is available outside the restaurant

Eat bah~

People getting their skewer from the fridge

Eat with satay sauce

White Clam - very fresh and sweet

Lot's of peanuts

I loved this!

Aussie-style BBQ / grill just in front of the restaurant 

Bamboo Clam (Razor Clam) is available too! That's quite rare here isn't it? Happy!

Business hour and price

The signboard

According to the owner, all chicken and beef supplied to this restaurant are Halal.



RESERVATION: 016-8781887

Ben's Satay Celup and Steamboat Buffet Restaurant
Lot A-7-G, Ground Floor, Pavilion Bundusan,
Jalan Bundusan, 83300 Penampang, Sabah
(Same row to The Courts)


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Saturday, 28 December 2013

Little Hut @ Kg. Mersilou, Sabah


Little Hut is a tiny little farmstay at the Mersilou Village, a small village which oversee the great Mount Kinabalu. The hut is managed by a Chinese couple, assisted by a locale lady who stay not far from here. We asked her more details about this place, out of curiosity, then she took out a picture and showed us the owner's photo. "Inilah boss kita..." She said in Malay with local slang, and pointed her finger to the faces of a couple at their 30's. They are the owner, so young! "Ramai yang tertanya-tanya..." She smiled with proud.

There are only 4 huts to choose from:

  • 1 x Double Occupancy Hut, without kitchen (Unbreak My Hut) <--- This name super funny laaa!!!
  • 1 x Triple Occupancy Hut, without kitchen (Incredible Hut
  • 2 x 5Pax Hut, with kitchen (Bizza Hut & Hut Attack)
All huts attached with a toilet.

For more info, visit their Facebook

After passed by Kg. Mersilou, you will see this signboard

Me, inside the Bizza Hut. Please ignore the messy dining table, we just arrived, was cold and tired.

View from the second floor, which is the sleeping area (I don't call it a "room"!)

The sofa cum single bed, just in front of the 2 Queen Size Bed

Very comfy bed...

Toilet at Lower Ground, just next to the kitchen

The kitchen. Only the cup noodle and Oreo was brought by us, the rest is provided by the Little Hut!

Shoe rack, slipper for indoor use is provided to protect your feet from cold tiles

The reception hut

Merry X'mas!!!

My best buddy and his girlfriend, Thong Thong

BigFish and the signboard


Got Tweety Bird?

The scallions farm! Just in front of the hut!

The tom cat wanting for food - in front of the Hut Attack


Our BBQ Iron Chef & my best buddy - Leon, will take care of the kitchen, which is located just outside of our hut. No ordinary BBQ we were having that evening, chicken wing was totally prohibited by the chef, let's see what we ate there~~

BBQ Egg Plant

BBQ Iron Chef is working on the food, while the cat supervise...

BBQ French Bean

Use only salt and butter. Yummy!

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Enoki Mushroom

The BBQ Iron Chef - Leon


Chef and the cat

BBQ Beef strip, slightly seasoned by herbs before cooked.
Very juicy and tender!

BBQ Lamb Chop ~ another best of the night! 

I am hungry already...

Grilled Button Mushroom with French Herbs

BBQ Sausage and candied pineapple

What is this???

What are you doing, Leon?!!!

Ahh~~ the sausages disappeared!!!

Dessert of the night


We rest very early the night before, so that we could catch the first sight of sunrise.
Mount Kinabalu view is just in front of us, if you asked me why I liked about travelling to Mersilou / Kundasang, I would tell you this: The magnificent view of the Mt. Kinabalu.

Around the Little Hut

Around the Little Hut

View at 5.30am, without any editing. Seriously!

The X'mas Gnome

The red Incredible Hut

Somewhere nearby the village, beautiful pine trees~~~

BigFish & the flowers, taken just behind the Bizza Hut

I am the flower-eating monster ~~~

Our breakfast

Had our Korean Instant Noodle which we bought from the Reception Hut

I wished I could just stay here 


Public shared Wifi is provided, but the internet connection speed very slow.
Luckily the mobile phone reception isn't bad here, I was using my own data throughout our stay at the Little Hut =)


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