Ayden’s 1st birthday celebration continues…

Ayden celebrated his first birthday twice. First in Malacca with my parents, family and friends and another time with my in-laws. Again, we got him another cute cake. This time it is a single tiger cake.

Tiger Cake from Secret Recipe

Tiger Cake. 2.15kg moist chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.

We went for a private dinner at Restoran Loon Sing in Nilai with my in-laws. My in-laws love this place. We dined here like so many times dy. Chinese New Year here, whatever occassions also here. Food here ok ok lah, we can make our bookings earlier and come just on time for them to serve us so we need not wait long. 

Restoran Loon Sing

My three harimau boys.

Submerryn's in-laws

My in-laws.

lighting candle on cake

Ayden super love this cake. Maybe because he can see the tiger clearly. He kept smiling at it.

blowing candle

Ayden laughed out loud when the flame was blown off the candle. He finds it very amusing I guess. Candles these days are super expensive. The one like this costs around RM13.90 so to get your money’s worth, make sure you let it burn until habis >_<

Ethan eating gumpaste tail

Ethan aimed for the tail from the very beginning and got it. What Ethan wants, Ethan gets -.-

Now let’s take a look at the food we had.

Pork Belly with Mantao

Pork Belly with Mantao. 

There wasn’t enough mantao to go around so we ordered more but it only came at the end of our dinner so we sent it back. Pork also no more dy for what the mantao now..


I don’t know what this dish is because again, there wasn’t enough to go around. I heard there are 3 types of seafood in this dish but I did not get to try them. We ordered Large but they wrongly served us Small.

Beancurd Mushroom

Taufu and broccoli dish

Braised Pork Ribs

Braised pork



herbal chicken

Herbal Chicken

mixed vege

Mixed Vege



soya milk with glutinous rice ball

Soya Milk with Glutinous Rice Ball

Food wise I think it’s so-so only, nothing fancy to shout about. We could do with more food though coz I wasn’t bursting at the seams but when asked to order more food everyone was like, ‘enough. full dy’. Why so paiseh? I wasn’t full but maybe that’s because I did not eat the steamed white rice >_< But memang I don’t like rice. I don’t mind having some fried noodles though. Slurp!

But what I like about this place is that we dined in their private room so the kids have ample space to run about. 

baby's first step

Ayden for one was very active that evening. Maybe because he had enough sleep or the cake made him hyper! He kept running everywhere! Darling chasing after Ayden while I stuffed my face with more chocolate cake -.-

We headed home to PJ immediately after dinner and that’s the end of Ayden’s birthday celebration. 2 cakes, 2 dinners, I think is enough? I don’t think so. I want something quiet. Something for only the four of us. Ethan gets to go to PD on his birthday last month so we are thinking of going for a retreat to somewhere nearby and…. yes! I’ve just confirmed a 3D/2N getaway this weekend.

It’s Thursday now and we’ll be leaving on Friday. Pack, pack, pack… Can you guess where are we going? Hint: It’s Ethan’s favourite place but Ayden has never been there. I guess it’s time to bring Ayden there :D

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    First commenter ! :)
    I been to this place too in seremban if I didn’t remember wrongly.
    Haha…Another tiger , Ayden zodiac must be a tiger.
    Ok, let me know once you reached Singapore . It’s been awhile since I met you guys !

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      Ayden is 1 year old. Not Chinese Tiger Zodiac lah.

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        Last year not tiger ?

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          Last year is SNAKE :)

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      You wait until year end la. We are not going to Spore this weekend :P

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    Wah… why 2 biji glutinous rice balls? 2 biji baru balance? :P

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      Yes yes. Must two biji baru balance :D

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    Ooooooo….pork!!! Slurpssssss!!!!! Ayden looked so serious in the family photo, don’t play play. LOL!!!

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      He banyak pattern wan. A lil while smile the next moment so serious dont know for wat. Macam macho jer :D

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    I suspect that 3 words “Buddha Jump Wall” played a big part in making your in-laws regular customer :D
    Chris just took away the need to guess with his comment muahahaha XD

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      Really? Only now I know they are famous for that :D

      Chris is incorrect in his guess. Haha.

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        Your picture of their signboard said it. 隆盛佛跳墙酒家 Loong Sing Buddha Jump over Wall Restaurant :D

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          Owh?! Lol! I dont read chinese no wonder I’m not aware… Haha!

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    that’s a very nice birthday bash!! I like that harimau cake, hari-hari mau that also can?? haha.. and I like those dishes also, so delicious lah!!

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      Hari hari mau until fat fat ooooo. The cake is so rich!

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    Ayden can walk already?? He is fast!

    Tiger must be his favourite animal. Yup those candles are pretty expensive. Bought once for my girl before.

    Yummy dishes especially the pork belly. But oh dear, food not enogh to go around? Poor thing.

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      Only few steps at a time. He practised a lot in his cot. Always walking from one end to the other. Fall also ok coz got mattress :)

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    That’s a beautiful tiger cake and nice dishes. Happy belated birthday to Ayden!

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      Thank you Andrew. We had very low expectation for the cake and was very surprised how beautiful it turned out and the best part is how delicious it is and reasonably priced too :)

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    Hello Merryn,

    Here’s wishing you and your family a safe journey to your vacation place. Am not guessing since did someone already reveal the answer here?

    Can really tell from the photos that Ayden really loves the tiger cake. He was smiling at it in all the photos. Did Ethan say whether the tiger’s tail was tasty or not? The tail is made from fondant, right?

    There is a Loon Sing restaurant in Kuchai Lama (taken over another restaurant premises a few years back). I have not been there before and wonder whether the food is tasty or not. I know Loon Sing Nilai is well known for their Buddha jump over the wall dish which I have not tasted before either.

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      Oh. I’m not sure if we tried that Buddha Jumps Over The Wall dish during CNY or not. I remembered having some kind of soup with lots of things in it but dunno if that’s the one. Next trip there will try to order that :)

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    Ayden is such a lucky boy, got so many rounds of celebration ;)

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    Happy birthday to cute Ayden again. Love his Tiger cake. So cute.

    Cannot stop laughing seeing Ethan putting the tiger’s tail in his mouth..hahaha

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    hello , can i know how much the price of the tiger cake ? coz i think , i want to celebrate my son too ..

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      Hi Snow Bell,

      I can’t remember as it has been quite long. Maybe you can check with Secret Recipe as we got it from there. Hope this helps.

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