On my last trip to Sabah for work, Ben, as usual, brought me to one of those special food places where tourist business isn't one of their aims. The place is called Taukefish Recipe, a restaurant with a rather peculiar set up that you'd think it is some sort of a joke.
Tauke Fish at Kota Kinabalu The restaurant is converted from a house located at the deep end of a small kampung a stone's throw away from the airport. While they have put up signboards leading to the eatery, they are about as tiny as half a piece of A4 paper, just to ensure that no one would ever notice it, but at the same time big enough to serve as a confirmation that you're on the right track.
Secondly, the restaurant isn't opened for business at all time. Ben mentioned that it is always best to call in prior, as the boss tend to only open for business when he could procure top quality fresh fish. Sounds good to me.
giant garupa fish meehun, only the freshest Our lunch was their signature giant garupa fish meehun, served in typical Sabah style tomato broth (not entirely unlike the version at Fatt Kee), with a couple homemade fried fish balls, tomato, and salted vegetable. The meehun used here is also of the slightly thicker variety which does a good job of soaking up those broth a little bit more readily. The portion of fish is certainly generous and of the best quality I've sampled from anywhere. They're cooked just so you get to taste the natural sweetness of the seafood, perfect execution. If you like to spice things up, they also offer 2-3 different types of chili sauce to pick from.
you can almost smell the freshness from the photo The taste and freshness of fish is definitely key to the existence of this place. If you're at KK and love your seafood, this is a place to check out. Prices are definitely on the high side at over RM 30+ per bowl, but if you're more than willing to pay such prices for some sushi, why not these?
Hughes has 1st round talent, but some off field issues could make him slip. Would the Patriots feel comfortable taking him late in Round 1? NEPD Staff Contributor: Jeff Fidler Forward by:Mike Gerken While most of you come to this site because you are a hardcore draft fan, so you already know who Mike Hughes is. For those who are just getting into this draft class, the name might not be familiar to you yet because scouting a player from Central Florida may not be at the top of your priority list. While UCF was denied an opportunity to play for a National Championship despite going undefeated, it wasn't because of a lack of talent, especially on defense. Today, Jeff broke down the play of one of their best players on the field who has an interesting past and may have some red flags off of it. How will that affect his draft stock? Read on to find out.
Background [list] [*]Born February 11, 1996. [*]North Carolina native. Went to U.N.C. & played in 11 games before being arrested for a misdemeanor (assault inflicting serious injury) Went j.u.c.o. route in Kansas for a year before deciding on U.C.F. over South Carolina & others. [*]Played Slot, RB, Return kicks while at Garden City Community College amassing 900+ all purpose yards. [*]Coaches at Garden Community said he got back on track & raved about his progress. Coaches at U.C.F. echoed personal development since joining the team. [*]#18 Athlete coming out of High School. [/list]
Strengths [list] [*]5'11/195 – Adequate H/W. Plays much bigger than size. [*]Fluid Hips. Very good C.O.D. Smooth transition. Shifty. Can stay w/ smaller, quicker guys. [*]Very Good Speed, Acceleration & Quick feet. Plays on the balls of his feet & seemingly glides. Takes efficient steps. [*]Press – Gets in square, tight stance to explode & assault his man. Physical w/ very good punches & placement to impede WR's at l.o.s. – Uses “Sidelines to Shutdown” Great job of squeezing WR's outside, even out of bounds at times. Will use hands & body to stay tight downfield w/ his man. Good ball tracking ability. [*]Zone/Off Man – Very good route recognition & diagnosing overall play. Quick to process. Aware but baiting QB while watching the QB & his area. Has really good closing speed. [*]Not afraid of a challenge. Has no back down attitude you want. Wants to play opposing team's #1. [*]Has some savvy & nuance to his game. Great job at using his hands to grab, arms to impede, body to change WR's direction mid/route while not getting flagged. Poised. [*]Ball hawk mentality that wants to make a play whether it's INT, PD or ripping a ball out. Wants to make a play but won't sacrifice assignment. [*]Attacks ankles/feet of ball carriers. Good effort & willingness. [*]Has return skills that can change a game. Very elusive & has speed to put up 6. [/list]
Mirror, stay in his hip pocket, undercut the pass. Don't interfere. Hughes seems long legged compared to Miller, but it doesn't seem to hurt his foot speed. pic.twitter.com/Fcw6mbt6fF - Blue Chip Scouting (@BlueChipScout) February 9, 2018
It goes without saying, but this type of versatility is nice to have. Hughes is able to bump down into the slot and have the athleticism to stick with smaller, shiftier guys. Very nice hips and overall fluidity. pic.twitter.com/FFuLDwwhBz - Cover 1 (@Cover_1_) February 12, 2018
Concerns [list] [*]Gives up inside release too easy when in press. Little late reacting & let's his man cross his face. Could stay lower a little longer out of stance, in backpedal. [*]Probably will always have trouble with bigger WR's because of size. Especially when they get inside position. [*]Has to keep eyes/head up when launching himself at ball carriers. Will duck & dive too much. [*]Could improve zone play. Specifically hand-off play w/ teammates. Some zone techniques will come in time w/ more play. You can tell he's a “natural” press/man CB. [/list] Outlook Hughes looks like the blue chip athlete he was ranked as coming out of High School. Like some prospects he got in trouble, went j.u.c.o. & battled back. He did just that while having a great year & helping U.C.F. to an undefeated season last year. He has almost everything you want in a CB besides great size. His quicks, speed, c.o.d. , ball skills & versatility are all top tier or borderline. Combine that w/ his quick mental processing, savvy & you have quite the player. Hughes is a 1st round & arguably CB1.
Prawny / Pixabay So Tuesday was my glorious return to running. It was not glorious. At all. I ran one whole mile. Well, ran/walked. It was very slow. And it hurt. I think I got a little cocky after my required rest. Also the prednisone I was on. It significantly reduced all the inflammation in my leg muscles and suddenly nothing hurt. It was awesome. Well, I tapered off of that a few days back, so now some of the inflammation is rearing its ugly head. And obviously, two weeks of physical therapy isn't enough to completely rebuild the muscles needed to support the tear in my hip. The good thing that the pain wasn't at the point of the tear itself. It was in the muscles opposite it. When I run, my leg also seems to naturally want to move at an angle instead of straight. I can keep it straight, but have to consciously work to keep it there. I talked to my PT about it, and she agreed that's an easy fix. And by easy, I mean a lot of quality PT work, both in the office and at home. But nothing complicated or particularly hard to do. This weekend is the first race that I've had to officially DNS due to this injury. I'm definitely disappointed to not be running Donna this year, as it's always a great race. This may not be the only race I DNS this year, and that's definitely a bummer, but I'm much more committed to racing healthy and pain free than I am to actually completing a race. Right now, biking and swimming are painless (well, free from the bad pain anyway), so worst case, I can do some aquabike races this year. However, it's only February, so we'll see what the next few weeks hold. Not committing to anything just yet.
When it comes to street food in Malaysia, most people often cite Penang right off the bat, but for those who likes something perhaps more comforting, Ipoh street food is a great alternative. If you're in KL looking for a taste of what Ipoh has to offer, Avenue K's Ipoh Market Street (non halal) should be in your short list.
Ipoh Market Street, Avenue K Walking out from KLCC LRT station, take a right turn and keep walking towards the end, you'll find Ipoh Market Street on your right. The diminutive entrance opens up into a pretty decent size dining hall with a menu filled with a good selection of dishes hailed from the city that was famous for tin mining.
One thing to note – Ipoh Market Street at Avenue K is a non-halal restaurant.
Ipoh curry mee The signature dish here is the Ipoh Curry Mee (RM 11.90) that comes with chicken stripes, roast pork, mint, lime, and your choice of noodle. I thought the broth does pack a punch and the inclusion of roast pork made everything that much better. Definitely satisfying for someone who wants a jolt over lunch, I liked it.
Ipoh white coffee, market street soft boil egg on toast The soft boil egg on toast (RM 4.90) was my favorite dish over the tasting period. In fact, I went back a week later to specifically order this and savior it slowly. Perfect soft boil eggs on perfectly toasted bread, as simple as they are delicious. The Ipoh white coffee (RM 4.50) here is one of their specialty, and always with proper thick foam too. If you like full bodied creamy coffee, this would definitely satisfy.
Ipoh caramel custard egg, spicy chili crispy pork fried rice Ipoh caramel custard egg is something that seems sorta out of place at this “kopitiam” style restaurant, but I thought the dessert was more than decent, like most dishes we tried here. Other than noodle dishes and light meals, Ipoh Market Street also serve “tai chao”, or hot wok style of meal from 5-10 pm daily. We only managed to try their spicy chili crispy pork fried rice (RM 11.80) and it was pretty decent, though I'd want to have the portion to be a bit smaller so that the pork to rice ratio is higher tho, but for those with a big appetite, it is definitely not a bad thing.
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier Publisher: Stonemaier Games Players: 1 – 6 Ages: 10 and Up Time: 45 – 75 Minutes Times Played: 12 (The entire campaign.) Charterstone is the latest creation of Jamey Stegmaier and his publishing company, Stonemaier Games. Though ... Continue reading →