3 Degrees Ice Cream Emporium

Cappuccino, ice cream, churros and ice cream.

Last school holiday I took the kiddies to try out 3 Degrees Ice Cream Emporium which recently opened in Belvedere Rd. First impression that the shop is spacious, cheery with clean look. The colorful ice cream on displays has got to contribute on the cheery atmosphere around the shop. Continue reading 3 Degrees Ice Cream Emporium

Siomay Bandung (Dimsum ala Bandung)

Siomay derived from China, Shumai, a stuffed dumpling type of dim sum. Chinese Shumai filling is made from non halaal meat, thus in Indonesia it’s substituted with mix of minced prawn/fish and chicken. In Bandung, West Java, siomay containing a minced fish and chicken filling in wonton wrapper served with filled egg, filled tofu, potato, cabbage and bitter gourd (paria). Siomay is served with peanut sauce, a squished of lime  and Kecap Manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce).

Siomay is usually eaten as a snack, breakfast or light lunch. Continue reading Siomay Bandung (Dimsum ala Bandung)

Saddles Steak Ranch, Belville

So, we’ve finally got a chance to try out the fully halaal family steak restaurant in the northern suburb of Bellville, Saddles Steak Ranch Bellville.

We were all happy with the food. The Saddle Ribs with sweet sticky baste (Ladies size 400 gr R129,95) that I ordered was perfectly seasoned and saucy. The portions was all generous. I like the crispy onion rings. Continue reading Saddles Steak Ranch, Belville

OOTD for itrend itv Interview

Assalamualaikum and hi all,

I had an opportunity to be interviewed for itrend itv DSTV channel 347 on Thursday morning. As itv studio is in Joburg, I had to do skype live for the interview.

It was my first experience on skype live interview. Well, there’s always the first time for everything, right? Continue reading OOTD for itrend itv Interview

Simply India Foreshore

Last night my family and I had a pleasant dining experience in recently opened Simply India, in Foreshore (another branch is in Hout Bay market).  The restaurant is located right next to Park Inn Hotel Foreshore. There are parking lots in and around Simply India. While it’s not  occupying  a big space,  the setting is intimate and authentic. I love the lighting, the setting and the candlelit on the tables. There are 3 large tables and some high tables and chairs. Continue reading Simply India Foreshore

Let’s Save Water

Assalamualaikum and hi all,

Alhamdulilah, Cape Town has been blessed with some rain/drizzling lately. Unfortunately rainfalls over parts of the city has not made any significant change to the low dam levels.  Although the rain has at least moisten the soil, feeding the thirsty plants a bit  and washed away some dust on the hard surface yards.

I quoted this info from Water Shedding Western Cape FB group:

URGENT : Cape Town’s water supply is down to its last 100 days, resulting in the municipality bringing forward its emergency supply schemes.

Consumers are urged to reduce their water usage to 100 litres per person per day to achieve targeted reduced consumption.

Rainfall over parts of the city will not materially change the low dam levels. Should dams reach below 10% of storage levels, a “lifeline” water supply will be implemented.

This will involve minimal supply pressure, intermittent supply, and very stringent restrictions. People in areas with low water pressure might have to get their water from tankers.

Continue reading Let’s Save Water