Friday, December 18, 2009

Batam Trip (12 Dec -14 Dec 09)

This trip was organised by the department. We stayed at a 2yrs old hotel styled 'I-hotel'. Room is spacious and comfortable. This hotel is located near Nagoya hill shopping mall and is very convenient. Just take a 5mins walk from the rear of the hotel and you are there. The operating hrs of the mall is 10am-10pm. There is a shop styled '61' that sell T-shirt at as low as Rupiah 15,000 @ SIN$2.20. Bought quite a no of pieces there. There is also a hardware shop located beside the hypermart that sell baking tins. Didn't write down the unit no but it is easily located at the corner. Within the hypermart there is also baking tins and ingredients for sale. The tins are cheaper then JB but the quality may not be as good but its still good enough for baking.


These are vegertarian bao. Rupiah 3000 @ $0.45

This stall is located inside the mall selling kueh kueh. Bought the steam yam and surabaya cake to try. One is too salty while the other is too sweet.

As this is a guided tour, we also visited Batam centre shopping mall, polo outlets etc. Among these places is a Kuek Lapis factory. Managed to take some pictures and saw them using golden churn butter. A orginal lapis cost $23 while prune cost $26. I bought the latter. Did you see the 2 pails? Its egg whites as the shop claimed that they uses only yolks to bake the lapis.

7 comments:

ERON said...

Hi, I was there in late Nov, staying in 'I-Hotel' too...
Shopping in Nagoya Hill but din see any bakeware shop leh....Must make a trip there again....

DG said...

Wishing you Merry X'mas & Happy New Year to you and your family :)

FATMUM said...

Thanks DG. :)

Eron, its actually a hardware shop hiding at a corner.

Anncoo said...

Happy New Year and Wishing All The Best In The Coming Year.

FATMUM said...

Anncoo, thanks for the well wishes. Hope 2010 will be a better year for everyone. Cheers!

bakeAstory said...

I was at Batam at21 Dec and went to Nagoya Hill but got nothing. Wish I had seen your post earlier. The T-shirts are such good buys! And such cute pastry!

Simonne said...

Ah i bake this kuih lapis.. but i omit the choc layer, so just bake the yellow layer. The recipe indeed call for egg yolks only