How Did You Spend the 1st Day of 2009?

Happy new year everybody! How was your celebration? Hope it was a blast. As for me, I know I did. Managed to catch up with old friends and was honored to spent NYE over at Life For Beginners‘ place. What started as an intimate home-cooked dinner for 4 turned into this social gathering with good delivery-pizzas, salad, pasta and other store-bought goodies. Had a wonderful time filled with non-alcoholic (thank God!) laughter, despite the fact that he tricked (or outsourced as he would like to say) me into being his kitchen slave, cook, florist and audio guy. Thanks bro for inviting us over. Really. It was fun being in your “non-sexy” abode and watching Menara Citibank burst into flames at midnight. Wouldn’t have asked for another way to close the year…but then again, I do miss Lis & Ivan who’s in Singapore. LOL. I kid!

So back to the question in hand, how did you spend the first day of the year? McCutie and I decided to be brave and adventurous in the spirit of a brand new year.

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After reading many good reviews from fellow bloggers over the last few months, we finally got to check out what the fuzz is about. And boy do we have to agree with them on Frontera Bar & Grill at Jaya One. They serve probably the best Tex-Mex food I’ve tasted in recent memory.

It was a pity that we didn’t get to order the famed Frontera Ribs or enchiladas which I’ve read so much about. They’ve apparently sold out the night before and hasn’t been replenished yet. The waitress then recommended us to try the Tex Mex Burritos with Mexican Rice & Refried Beans (RM19.95). After taking a bite into them, I just couldn’t stop singing its praises. The burrito was so fresh and light. Bountifully wrapped inside were these super tasty beef chili. Best thing ever I tell you.

Across the table, McCutie’s order of Frontera Burger (RM15.95) with choice of BBQ Sauce and Cheddar Cheese was really good too. The beef patty was HUGE and packed with goodness. Not to mentioned it was oozing with juices too. Other value-added features on the order were crunchy buns, freshly fried fries, a whole bunch of vege, and jalepeno-spiked coeslaw. This is like the heaven of all heavenly burger, compared with the disappointing NYNY Deli‘s version. Actually, a comparison shouldn’t even be made. They’re just not worthy. Some people should just learn from the pros!

I can’t wait to see the l.o.m.l.s again, just so I can bring them here for another round. Hope they’ll have all the stuff I wanna try and desserts too. Looks like it’ll be another year of ‘healthy’ eating!

P/S (5-hours later): After a wonderful dinner, I am somewhat disappointed at myself for tainting this experience a little. While looking through the receipt, I just discovered that I was billed for a portion of Chili Con Queso (RM18.95) which we never ordered. The only thing I requested for was an additional side of it that’s supposed to cost RM3.00 more with every meal ordered. Funny this is that, I don’t feel rip off but you think they’ll give me a refund? 1st lesson learn for the year: while busy fighting to get the bill with your loved one, double check your bill!

6 Responses to How Did You Spend the 1st Day of 2009?
  1. Life for Beginners
    January 2, 2009 | 12:41 am

    Happeee Newwww Yeeeaarrr!!!

    Oh wait, we already did that. Hehe, it was fun, wasn’t it? And thank you for kindly availing yourself for outsourcing and offering your services so spontaneously. All you needed were a few hints here and there, haha.

    P.S. Will post about our NYE dinner soonish. Maybe later today once I get the cars of the Devil Prada + yours truly rear-seatbelted. More work. Sighs… :P

  2. qwazymonkey
    January 2, 2009 | 4:18 am

    LFB: Was the last bit a hint to get me to be your mechanic as well? OMG! McCutie’s gonna kill you.

  3. thule a.k.a leo
    January 5, 2009 | 3:58 am

    been there a few months back in 2008… I would agree that the food is great! Too bad I can’t eat beef due to my religion.. so I ordered chicken dish instead.. lol!!

    My wife had the exactly same dish as you :) and she thought that it was great too…

  4. qwazymonkey
    January 6, 2009 | 12:34 pm

    thule: We just got to try it only this year. Well, better late than never. Just found out that the place is runned by a relative of my ex-boss!

  5. Lao
    January 18, 2009 | 6:57 pm


    Sorry about the misunderstanding on the Chili Con Queso.

    Our Chili Con Queso is RM18.95 per order and comes with a basket of freshly made tortilla chips — as a topping on a burrito it is an additional RM3.00. Cheap I know, considering that we need to import a special cheese from the United States just for this dish.

    And you are right the burrito is nice.

    Come by again with your friends and I’ll see that you get to try some of our other popular items at Frontera! ;-)


    P.S. Who is this I’m related to?

  6. qwazymonkey
    January 24, 2009 | 6:00 am

    Larry: thanks for the clarification. that’s what I call good customer service! I’ve actually have been back once since then cos I actually like the food. But I will take up on that offer to dine at your place again.

    P.S, my ex boss is Mrs. Walter Oropeza.