Thursday, January 1, 2009

JJ ke Capital State.

Today I was out for almost 12 hrs - we left for the capital of Texas - Austin which took abt 2 hrs drive.The weather today is cold brrrrrrr ... until my face and cheeks feel numb.By the time we reach Austin it was lunch time and we went to this restaurant ..... belongs to the singer called Santana...of course he wasn't there ... Maria Maria is his song too and my sis Maria is so happy her name is every where .... haha



I had the shrimps taco which was a bit saltish....
Then we proceed to see the Capitol States Bldg where it house the House of Representatives and Senate.It is a huge building built in 1889 , a crowd were already there and mostly tourist in group with the building reps to explain to them.We saw the House of Representative where the President will reside during meetings in Texas.



Maria and me outside the Capitol States ... today's temp is real low ...sejuk nak mampus even though the sun is high.



The floor on the ground floor ... always people standing there to see the dome of the building.





Me sitting on the floor and John took the picture from the 2nd floor .... nak model kejap.
After that we went to Chinatown ... John managed to locate from the internet and its newly open too.I think its run by the Vietnamese and Taiwanese by the name.We found what we want and more than we expect so our trolley was full of asian stuff as we have guests coming for dinner on sunday and we want to serve malay food.We found serai,lengkuas and many more except asam keping for my rendang.






The front view of the China town.




We found durian .... tak beli kang John pengsan bau nya.


Bought a pack of longan




and a pack of cempedak.
More pictures coming up ... blogger to slow to upload them so will continue in next entry.


















24 comments:

Ezza Aziz said...

Salam Dari Klang
Saya ezza and masuk dari blog Maklang.
Saya tgk supermarket di sana tak sesak macam di sini..kenapa ye!!!sini nak cari parking punya la payah..berebut rebut...
Saya dah tgk blog masak you tadi...sedap betul nampak goreng soon tu..saya pun pertama kali nampak masakan ni..hahahha
Selamat tahun baru 2009...

zany said...

kak elle,
happy to hear that you are enjoy sungguh di sana. sejuk ke panas ke layan je kak, ha, ha.....

Neeza Shahril said...

exclusivenya china town tu..

neeza tak terliur durian and longan tu..
neeza nak cempedak aje.. adusss.. manalah nak cari cempedak ni..

silversarina said...

I macam neeza jugak , teringin kat cempedak tu, nak kena cari ni .

Sejuk oh sungguh menyeronokkan ...hehehe .

judy said...

do you have to buy another suitcase to bring all your barang barang back?
happy new year!! we just got home from a party at our neighbour's house. did you do anything fun tonight?

suealeen said...

amboi... jalan sakan kakak kita ni ye... ada buah tangan untuk saya tak? tak nak la takat cempedak je <-- kes tak malu.. huhu! :P

Queen Of The House said...

Precious holiday photos, Kak Elle! Everythings looks so good over there. I especially like your pic on the floor of the State Capital building :D

Berapa lama lagi di sana? Enjoy yourself to the max, okay!

cikMilah said...

wwhoa..shopping utk groceries pun sakan jugak eh.. hahaha. Glad that you have had fun everywhere you went.
Kita tunggu chef Elle in action on Sunday news...:)

zino said...

seronok nya JJ.... durian tu dari mana tu?

Kak Elle said...

Ezza...

Salam dr saya juga yg masa ni berada di Texas-USA.JJ shoppingggggggg.

Di luar sejuk so semua di dlm ... hehe..dah cuba belum soon goreng tu?

Kak Elle said...

zany..

enjoy sakan bemberi economi to US...haha

Kak Elle said...

neeza...

alamak mak buyung dah mengidam cempedak ni..so sori lah neeza kalau dekat saya hantar kan:)

Kak Elle said...

rina...

kalau kat kemaman mesti murah cempedak tu kan?

Kak Elle said...

Judy...
Happy new year to you and JIm too.

Looks like it huh need extra luggage.

Kak Elle said...

suealeen...

Need a break away from everything merajuk jauh ke US....hehehe

kelakar sungguh all the stuff untuk adik beradik dan anak2 sedara.

Kak Elle said...

qoth...

worth evry minute of it..can't ask for more the retail teraphy is wonderful...now budget dah bust!!

Kak Elle said...

cikmilah...

gembira sgnt bila jumpa serai dan lengkuas:)sunday dapat lah masak rendang ..

Kak Elle said...

zino...

durian thailand mari...

sakurasa 2 said...

Kak Elle Enjoy yourself n happy new year

Kak Elle said...

sakurasa...

Happy new year to you too:)

MULAN said...

wallaaaaa... durians..!! cempedak pun ada.. lepas ni sure kak elle busy in the kitchen pulak la.. i'm sure the guests akan kenyang gila nanti..

Kak Elle said...

mulan...

mmg best seme2 ada tapi tadi cuba masak sambal tumis udang makoi cili nya bukan main pedas tak bolih nak makan...habis bibir terbakar.

sya said...

wah frozen durian? dengan kulit lagik

Kak Elle said...

sya...

kalau timbang mmg berat lah frozen tapi yg dah kopek dlm container pun ada.