dinner with chef ismail and eizlan yusoff

Last night I had dinner with a bunch of friends at Rebung, the restaurant co-owned by Chef Ismail (the celebrity chef) and Dato’ Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar (the space tourist angkasawan). It was a farewell to Momay who’s getting married in a couple of weeks and will be following her future husband to reside in Makkah.

How did they meet? Yeah, I know you are dying to know :-p Well, they met through friends. Her kakak angkat is a friend of his mak angkat. Saling angkat mengangkat, akhirnya angkat terus ke Makkah. No, he’s not Arab. He’s Malay yet born and raised in Makkah. His family has lived there for a really long time. Talking to him was funny because he speaks Malay with a really thick Kelantanese accent (other than Arabic, of course). Momay ended up being the interpreter because as much as we couldn’t understand him, he couldn’t understand us!


Multicolored gulai at Rebung. Perfectly hot and spicy, just the way I like it!


With the very friendly Chef Ismail.


Zaza and Ina said the space tourist angkasawan left just a few minutes before I arrived. Missed the chance to snap his photo, ugh!


Laili went for the western spread.


The ever cheerful Deq No with her hubby Najam.


Farah and Ina, pretty in pink. Ina left her hubby at home.


Here comes the bride-and-groom-to-be, Momay and Suhaimi.

We went for the buffet at RM 43 per head. The spread was really good. All kinds of gulai, laksa, sate, bubur manis, kuih muih, ice kacang... just too many to mention! If you have a visitor from overseas who wants to try authentic Malay food, this is the place to go. They also have the likes of char koay tiow, steamed fish, roasted lamb, barbecued wings, cream soup... pretty good mix of local and western delicacies I would say. The ambience is nice. There’s a surau for Muslims to perform prayers, which makes it perfect for iftar in Ramadhan. If you want to have a quiet meal, a private air-conditioned room is available for booking. On the opposite, there’s also a stage with karaoke set where you can sing your heart out!


Gambar yang kanan atas itu ditujukan khas buat seseorang yang jauh di sana dengan ucapan “Sila lap air liur anda!”


Kenyang perut senang hati!


Chef Ismail showing off his vocal skills, accompanied by two really cool aunties who danced like no one’s business!


Apart from the food, I really like the restaurant’s deco.

As we were enjoying the performances, I saw Eizlan Yusoff and his wife walking out from the private section and went to sit in front of the stage. A perfect chance for a paparazzi shot!

Me: Najam, tolong amikkan gambo Eizlan Yusoff.
Najam: Huh?
Me: Ko kan dok paling depan, boleh nampak dekat.

He took Red Baby from me, stood up, walked towards Eizlan Yusoff’s table...


...and took this shot!

Omigod! All of us girls were just SHOCKED that he did that! All I expected was for Najam to use Red Baby’s zoom function and discreetly snap a pic. Totally didn’t expect him to stand in front of the guy and take a close up shot!

Laili who was away to get dessert when it all happened was super jealous that I got Eizlan Yusoff’s photo, so she asked Najam to do the same thing again! Hahaha! Of course Najam didn’t want to! “Kongsi2 je lah gambar tu!” he said. Farah suggested Laili to just go to Eizlan Yusoff and take a photo with him. In the end, the three of us went to Eizlan Yusoff...


...and took this shot!


Done with Eizlan Yusoff, we took a group photo with Chef Ismail before leaving.

Congratulations Momay and Suhaimi! May you have a happy and blessed life together, forever and ever!

16 comments:

~jeet~ said...

1. dinner with celebriti
2. your friend is getting married
3. she's going to live in makkah!!!
4. tempoyak patin

honestly, i jeles ngan 1,2, and the most 3!!!

yang no 4 i tinggal kat orang tu untuk amik ;)

dieya said...

jeet,
yg no 4 mmg special edition utk pencinta patin nan seorang tuh. about no. 3 nanti laa i tanya kot2 suhaimi ada sedara mara jiran tetangga nak wife from m'sia, boleh diorg angkat u sekali bawa balik sana :-D

Lelord said...

wahhhh sakan dieya...

omg the food buat akak x sabo nk blik ni

Kak Nora said...

dieya,
Kalau auntylah tak tau mana satu nak makan. Semua nampak delicious. Gulai rebung ada tak? Nak ambil gambar dengan selebriti tak boleh malu-malu, terjah aje!

saphier81 said...

I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOO Jelos!!! but thanks dieya for posting this. At least terubat juga rinduku pada korang.. and.. the most important thing is, ada gambar En. Suhaimi! that i'm dying to see.. I'm happy for you momay!. Dieya, lepas ni kalau ko wat trip gi Umrah/Haji/vacation to Mekah.. dah ade dah sedara kat sana.. hehehehe..

JaJa'Z said...

hahha..sah2 orang kat spain tu kalau tgk meleleh2 air liur dia..hehhe..notty tau!!! nampak sedap2 jek semua makanan...kalau akak, mau la rambang mata tgk..segala menda nak makan...

Citarasa Rinduan said...

dieya..banyak gile makanan yang dijamu tu

saat bersama chef terkemuka dan pelakon idaman..adeh sure akak tak tidur 7 malam..asyik citer ttg hal yang sama...hahahahha

Maya Marisa said...

Dieya,
uwwwwaaaaa i windu kat rebungggggg!!
teringat time duluX2 ms chef ismail bukak restoran at BSC....almost every week i pegi sana...with my k**g buddies....haishhhh missed those good times...

ahkakbatik said...

abe gapo janji nk bawak kaktek pi rebung 3 tawun lepas...huhu.... bilanya nak pi kalau 4 thn tak balik......?><@^%#$@

dieya said...

k lelord,
terlebih sakan tumpang glemer selebriti :-D
cepat2 balik k lelord.. lauk pauk mesia dah menunggu! bila flight?

aunty nora,
they are all great! ada, gulai rebung dengan perut masak lemak cili padi.
hahaha bak kata suhaimi mior hassan.. biar malu2 biar segan2, kerana malu itu perisai org beriman :-D

sokkies,
u r most welcome! hahaha gambo suhaimi yg mahal tuh! anyway he's friendly, tak susah nak suruh bergambar. itulah tak sangka dapat sedara pulak kat Makkah. so nice!

k jaja,
ngehehehe abih laa shot laptop dia berendam air liur :-D
mmg rambang mata sangat.. itu pun tak try semua coz perut dah penuh!

k ayu,
memang banyak sangat! teringat gambar lauk pauk kat header blog k ayu dulu :-)
hahaha eizlan tu makin tua makin hensem pulak kan!

maya bukan nama sebenar,
pegi jgn tak pegi melepaskan wendu! jgn lupa test suara atas stage yek!
ohooo.. org k**g rupanya!

kaktek,
alamatnya basi laa gulai2 kat rebung nak menunggu kaktek balik.. tanam rebuh kat charlotte jek laa..

ZuNas77 said...

Tajuk entry telah memperdayakan pembaca..ingat betul2 dating dgn Chef Ismail and Eizlan Yusof. hahaha...

tp mmg semua org suka makan situ kan. our no one boss pun suka makan situ. nnti i nak try lah

dieya said...

zu,
muahahaha.. tajuk mesti gempak! eh tapi betul apa.. memang i dinner ngan diorang, cuma tak semeja jek :-D
you have to go there! mmg rambang mata tengok lauk pauk semua! ehhhhh... sapa yang kata nak kurus tu???

Erin said...

is this the friend who's getting married ms CNY hols tu? Seronoknye dpt dok Mekah! owwh,makanan...where is this Rebung ek? haha, jakunnye aku xtau kat mana :P

dieya said...

erin,
yeah that's the one. amboi ramai rupanya yg teringin dok Makkah ye.
rebung is in bangsar, somewhere behind dataran maybank. datang kl laa mate, aku bawak gi sana :-)

PatinPasta said...

Dieya,
First of all, congrats to both Momay and Suhaimi! :)

Hey the restaurant looks really cosy, I love all the decos and settings. All those food for RM43 is not bad at all, eh? And taukeh lak Chef Ismail! :D

Waaaaaaaaay back then, I had a celebrity crush on Eizlan Yusoff. Haha! He just started to act in this drama series (something to do bout playing badminton, if I remember correctly).

Lastly.. wawawawa! Memang terpaku tau tengok tempoyak patin tuh! Air liur kena tadah dalam badli!

dieya said...

aida,
thanks on their behalf! :-)
yeah, not bad at all! and the food is superb, that's the most important thing.
hahaha i know that drama! JAGUH JAGUH namanya, that was the one that made him popular kan? waduh.. zaman i sekolah tu!
uih kalu simba air liur tu kat pokok cili sure tumbuh segar bugar!