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- Profiteroles & Fresh Fruit Tarts
- Freshly Baked Mickey Mouse Scones
- Green Tea Creme Brulee
- Mini Wagyu Burger
- Salmon Quiche Tart
- Miniature Sandwiches
- Tropical & Seasonal Fruit Plate
- Thinly-sliced Australian beef sirloin pan-fried with ginger sauce
- Crispy homemade salmon croquette with cheese
- Highland greens salad with wasabi dressing
- Steamed egg custard
- Green tea ice cream with red bean compote
- Grilled baby sardine sheets, grilled eggplant with miso paste and spinach leaves in light soya sauce
- Yellow fin tuna, sweet prawn, cuttlefish and yellowtail
- Glazed pan-fried duck liver on braised white radish
- Thin udon noodles topped with grilled slices of Australian beef sirloin, Shimeiji mushrooms and onions
- Strawberry glutinous rice balls in coconut milk topped with tapioca and red beans
It’s almost a definite yes when we asked many friends around us do they like dreamy photographs filled with light and possibility? We’re sure you take lotsa pictures too. Daily.
But what if you could print out these great memories? (People nowadays don’t really like to print their photographs anymore, do they? Rarely)
Print them out in Polaroids-style? (Yes, this would be an exception!)
Print them out in HD quality Polaroid-style? (Even better!)
Select directly from your smartphone: Be it Instagram or Facebook? (OMG! So convenient!)
Now you can do so (very easily) with:
Printic ia an IT company based in Paris. They have developed a nice Phone App & it offers you the easiest and fastest way to order HD Polaroid-style prints from your smartphone (iOS & Android supported), Instagram and even Facebook!
With just a few clicks, you can send your lovely photos to everywhere you want around the world without delivery fees! With the festive season coming up, this could be a great gift for you family and friends!
Pictures tell a thousand word and thus, send them your love through Printic!
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In our mailbox!
Love their cute orange envelope
*Box is for an order of 50 prints and above.
We love polaroid prints ‘cos we have a wall to collect and pin up the greatest memories without having to scroll through our mega memories in the computer for pictures.
Or around with your fave decos in the room?
You can even put ‘em up on your fridge! With the magnets collection
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We never really expect a cheekily named restaurant called the 3 Wise Monkeys Bistro & Bar would turn up serving us a porky-licious treat instead!
If you are to visit Setia Walk and have no idea where to dine due to the mushrooming selections, this cute bistro can definitely be considered.
At 3 Wise Monkeys Bistro & Bar, they are offering awesome cocktails, happy hour alcohol selections and of course a great selections of food. They even claimed that they have the best hand made pizzas in Puchong! We’ll see now!
We absolutely love the deco around as it’s so British-ly retro-modified. With many different types of clocks on their wooden wall, vintage grandfather’s clock, Big Ben Model, London Phone Booth & Double Decker Bus miniature, and also the Union Jack prints! A cool & funky place to chill. You can also opt to sit outdoors at their al-fresco area if you wish to enjoy the cool breeze by the central lake at Setia Walk.
Pina colada to warm up during the current cool rainy season
Let’s start with something light before indulging in a meaty affair with the pork
Ceasar Salad – RM16
Romaine leaves, boiled eggs, croutons, bacon & Parmesan Cheese
Mushroom Soup – RM16
Very rich and you’ll definitely need to share this as one portion can feed 2!
Pork Burger – RM25
Pork patty topped with bacon, sauerkraut, cheddar, lettuce on fresh buns. The buns are soft & pork patty is flavoursome. However, when it comes to pork burger, the Legends Bar’s version would still be our favourite for the moment.
Pig Out – Hungry Monkey – RM26
Hickory smoked BBQ pork cuts, pepperoni, bacon, luncheon meat, onions.
Smoking-ly delicious. Thin crispy base with generous topping. Living up to their claim
Mushroom – How to Mend a Broken Heart – RM26
Shiitake, portobello, button, straw mushrooms, onions glazed with truffle oil. Mushroom lover like me would fall in love with this serving. Truffle oil that drips in every single bite and the aroma from all types of mushrooms, definitely will mend a broken heart. LOL. That’s quite a hilarious name
Linguini Aglio Olio – RM22
Sautéed linguini with olive oil, sun dried tomato, garlic, mushrooms with chilli flakes on the side. Al-dente pasta bursting with flavours.
Spicy Squid Ink Spaghetti – RM26
Black squid ink spaghetti, battered squid rings, Otak-otak in spicy lemongrass sauce. A gentle warning to those who can’t take spicy food as this serving is flaming. A unique combination of Asian-infused dish, however we thought his east meets west combo isn’t too right as we don’t really get to taste the squid ink spaghetti with the spiciness that was too overwhelming. Spicy-takers would love this though.
Pork Neck Steak – RM25
Grilled pork neck cut with side potato salad. A must for pork lovers Tender meat with aroma from the char-grill was lovely. Add a dash of their signature sauce for extra flavours.
Sausage Platter (5 pcs)
With grilled 4 assorted German-imported sausages. Served with grilled tomato, sauerkraut & mustard
Bavarian, cheese, German, and Hungarian sausages that added bulk to our bellies. Great with beers!
My brother with his favourite pizzas!
A pork-loving bistro that’s suitable for celebrations, chilling-out, gatherings and if you crave for a porky meal out of a sudden. FYI, they serve Asian cuisine as well. 2 pages of huge food menu. So no worries if you don’t like a western meal for an evening
3 Wise Monkeys Bistro & Bar
Mon – Thu: 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fri – Sun: 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Tel: +603 5882 0025
This is a Guest Post.
A very meaningful post as they’re writing to help spread cancer awareness and those suffering from it in Malaysia.
AXA AFFIN is working in collaboration with National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) to support cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy. They’ll be funding chemotherapy daycare usage for one cancer patient for every blogger that links back to their 110CancerCare website in their efforts to care for cancer patients. Basically, a post from us gets a cancer patient one-day funding for their daycare usage at NCSM Treatment Centre and if you could lend a helping hand like what we did, you’ll be helping them through recovery, both financially and emotionally.
￼Unexpected Ways to Lower your Risk for Cancer
”Prevention is the best medicine” as the saying goes. The process of becoming healthy can be a difficult and lifelong challenge. However, that shouldn’t stop us from taking whatever small steps we can in order to better or health, whether by making small changes in our diet, fitness routine or lifestyle. The incidence of and death from disease such as high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity is constantly on the rise, cancer is now believed to affect 90,000-100,000 people in Malaysia alone. It is estimated that one in every four Malaysians will develop cancer by the age of 75 and is considered the third leading cause of death in the country, contributed to by not only to factors such as smoking but to being overweight and a poor diet. That being said, it is possible to avoid joining the statistic by changing your habits in some slight unexpected ways.
Alcohol/Caffeinated Coffee Consumption
!Although beer might not be the first thing to come to your mind when thinking about health benefits, studies have shown that low consumption of alcohol can reduce risk for renal cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Coffee, and it’s derived caffeine on the other hand, has always been contested and swung between being beneficial or detrimental to one’s health. However, in relation to cancer, coffee without its natural caffeine removed has been shown to lower the risk for colon, uterine, breast, head and brain cancer. Not bad.
Anti-inflammatories typically used to treat headaches, fevers and/or body aches, it has been shown that taking two pills a week could reduce breast cancer risk between 21-28%. The fact that it’s an anti-inflammatory has also been linked to being beneficial for long term heart health.
A staple in Asia, the chinese have long known the benefits of enjoying a hot cup of tea everyday. But recent studies have gotten into the specifics, saying that three cups a day can prevent breast cancer by 50% due to green tea’s high antioxidant content. Adding lemon will not only add to the flavor of your tea but increase the effectiveness of these antioxidants by up to 10 times!
Shot Glass of Sunscreen/Clothing Colour
In a country where, with the exception of torrential rains that can happen so often, the skies are extremely bright and sunny, protecting your skin is especially important. However, you don’t necessarily have to slather a whole tub of sunscreen on your body to stay protected. Dermatologists suggest around 1.5 ounces for ideal protection, around the contents of one shot glass. Dressing in red and blue clothing has also been shown to be better at blocking out the sun’s UV rays better than colours like white and yellow.
Opening Your Windows
Indoor air has been measured to be 5 times more contaminated than the air tat exists outside our homes according to the EPA. Opening your windows for at least 15 minutes a day can significantly lower your risk for several types of cancer.
Insurance provider AXA Affin has recently joined with the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM) to raise awareness for this debilitating disease and support those who have suffered from it on their path to recovery. For every post that links to their 110 Cancer Care website by bloggers like myself, they will sponsor one day of funding for daycare usage at the NCSM Treatment Centre for a patient.
If you are interested in collaborating and helping out in this endeavor, please contact Danial @ [email protected] to see what you can do.
For more information, feel free to visit their site at: https://www.110cancercare.com/
Noodles are definitely a huge part of the Japanese cuisine. In Japan, everywhere you turn there’s almost always a noodle joint somewhere. Served piping hot or chilled, plain or with a whole lot of toppings, in soups, stir-fried or dipped. No wonder that the Japanese love their noodles as it’s not just delicious, it’s quite versatile too! Be it ramen or Udon!
While Japanese noodle fanatics have been creating a hype over artisanal ramen joints nowadays, we can foresee another type of noodle business growing, albeit at a much quieter pace. Noodle of choice?
It’s been a while since we actually enjoy a proper Udon meal. Perhaps we were spoilt by the choices of Ramen joints we have. The last one was Sanuki Udon, as Udon joints alone doesn’t really draw our attention for some reason
Well, since we have a new Udon contender in town, we’re in for a change! Time for some thick Japanese noodle! Fast Food Style!
Manmaru Homemade Udon まんまる
This place is structured like a Japanese fast food joint & you order from the counter directly. This is the first self-service concept udon restaurant in Malaysia and we love their open concept that created the spaciousness. They also have an open kitchen so that people can see how they prepare and serve the food.
Manmaru craft their udon from scratch. Right at the beginning of the counter, patrons could watch and learn how are the lengthy Udon noodles kneaded, cooked and served with different types of broths prepared. Most of the ingredients are all imported directly from Japan; from wheat flour, sauces, condiments, raw material and many more, to ensure freshness and the flavour authenticity. That’s how we all get to try fresh Udon! Kudos to their effort
While queueing, say hello to the chef and watch how he come out with the fresh & springy Udon!
Pick your Udon cravings of the day.
Extra orders? Say yes to Tempura! Indecisive minds made us ordered so many. LOL.
Proceed to the cutleries and Tempura Sauce counter. They serve Ginger, White Radish and also tempura flakes! To be added into the dipping sauce
What’s Manmaru by the way?
It literally means “circular” in the Japanese language. The circular spirit portrays perfection which they incorporated in their restaurant to provide patrons a well-rounded culinary experience by allowing everyone to choose how you wish to enjoy your udon. You could have it plain, drenched in mega flavours with curry or kimchi, have it cold or even pair them with their crispy assortments of Tempura!
カケうどん Kake Udon (Large: RM10.90, Small : RM8.90)
Classic soy udon. I personally love this the most. Simplicity at its best with pure flavour.
カレーうどん Curry Udon (Large: RM12.90, Small: RM10.90)
Udon with traditional Japanese curry. This is definitely suitable for those who have stronger flavour tastebuds.
キムチうどん Kimchi Udon (Large: RM13.90, Small: RM11.90)
Korean style spicy noodle soup. Created to suit our Malaysian tastebuds, the Japanese don’t usually have Udon this way. Haha. We’re so spoilt with choices here!
ニクうどん Niku Udon (Large: RM14.90, Small: RM12.90)
Hot udon soup with thin sliced beef and spinach. The beef were tender and not overcooked.
クリームコーンうどん Cream Corn Udon (Large: RM 14.90, Small: RM12.90)
Light & creamy sweet corn udon soup. We were being skeptical towards this order at first as we judged that it be overly satiating with the creamy sauce. Not in this case, the taste is light instead. Children would love this too!
ざるうどん Zaru Udon (Large: RM10.90, Small: RM8.90)
All time favourite cold noodle. I rarely go for cold udon but this traditional way of eating beats other strong flavoured portions. Dip a long strand of Udon into their sauce and slurp it up. One mouthful of coolness with a light taste while chewing on the bouncy texture!
釜揚げうどん Kamaage Udon – RM12.90
An “Al-dente” style udon with warm kamaage sauce. Being a virgin over Kamaage Udon, the noodles are served in a separate bowl with hot water, and accompanied with a hot dipping sauce of dashi, soy sauce and best of all roasted sesame seeds that gave the extra aroma.
ぶっかけうどん Bukake Udon (Large: RM11.90, Small: RM9.90)
Cold udon dash with thick fish broth. Intense cold serving
鴨せいろうどん Kamo Seiro Udon (Large: RM15.90, Small: RM13.90)
Heavenly taste of duck gravy. This would be Chris’s favourite among all The duck is smoked nicely resulting a smoky flavoured broth. Extra points for the great duck texture too.
梅うどん Ume Udon (Large: RM12.90, Small: RM10.90)
Refreshing udon served with pickled plum
Tempura Items – these are just some of them. Side dishes for your Udon anyone?
かぼちゃ天ぷら Kabocha Tempura (Pumpkin) – RM1.80/pcs
Deep fried pumpkin.
えのき天ぷら Enoki Tempura – RM1.50/pcs
Deep fried golden needle mushroom.
海老天ぷら Ebi Tempura (Prawn) – RM3.80/pcs
Deep fried juicy prawn.
茄子天ぷら Nasu Tempura (Brinjal) – RM1.50/pcs
Deep fried eggplant.
トリの唐揚げ Tori Karaage (Chicken) – RM2.00/pcs
Traditional Japanese fried chicken.
A Fast – Food Udon restaurant that you’ll love
Manmaru Homemade Udon まんまる
S-045A, Center Court,
Midvalley City Mall,
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
**Located directly above Madam Kwan/ Pasta Zanmai
Tel: +603 2282 0287
“The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.”
― W.H. Auden
I love collecting fairytale storybooks.
“If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.”
― Audrey Hepburn
Quoting after Audrey Hepburn, I’m doing the same too
If you love both fairytales X Hello Kitty, then you’ll definitely love McDonalds too!
It’s all about Hello Kitties now at McDonalds!
Popular fairytales from your childhood with McDonald’s Hello Kitty Fairy Tale Series featuring the iconic plush Japanese white bobtail cat!
Are you one of the plushy collectors?
Since 7th November Hello Kitty fans are in for another treat! With five exclusive limited edition plush toys to collect, the McDonald’s Hello Kitty Fairy Tale Series is poised to excite collectors of all things cute and lovable with their arrival in Malaysia ♥♥♥
A reminder that you have 3 more characters from five popular fairy tales around the world to collect from now!
7th – 13th Nov: The Ugly Duckling story by Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark
14th – 20th Nov: The Frog Prince story by the Brothers Grimm. Germany
21st – 27th Nov: The Wizard of Oz story by L. Frank Baum, United States
28th Nov – 4th Dec: Little Red Riding Hood story by Charles Perraut. France
5th Dec – 11th Dec: Singing Bone story by the Brothers Grimm, Germany
For those who have yet to know, each design comes in a special collector’s storybook-themed box
At McDonald’s we are constantly attuned to what our customers want – providing the best value and dining experience for Malaysians in a way that is unique to us. The popularity of the McDONALDLAND designs earlier this year proves that Hello Kitty has always been popular – generations of Malaysians have been entertained by the Japanese bobtail cat – StephenChew, Managing Director of McDonald’s Malaysia.
The Ugly Duckling story by Hans Christian Andersen, Denmark
The Frog Prince story by the Brothers Grimm. Germany
The Wizard of Oz story by L. Frank Baum, United States
Little Red Riding Hood story by Charles Perraut. France
Singing Bone story by the Brothers Grimm, Germany
How do I get ‘em all?
These exclusive official Sanrio Hello Kitty plushies are only available for a limited time and in limited quantities and are exclusive to McDonald’s. Each of the McDonald’s Hello Kitty Fairy Tale plushies are available for only RM9.95 with the purchase of any McValue Meal.
Where to get ‘em all?
• The McDonald’s Hello Kitty Fairy Tales Series promotion is available at Front Counter, Drive-Thru, McDelivery 1300-13-1300 and Web Ordering Service.
Availability of McDonald’s Hello Kitty Fairy Tales Series Promotion
• Toy designs will be available starting Thursday, 7 November 2013 from 12.00 midnight onwards for 24-hour McDonald’s restaurants – continue to collect!
• For the rest of our restaurants, the toys will be available at the start of its business hour on Thursday, 7 November 2013.
• The Hello Kitty Fairy Tales Series plush toys are only available while stocks last.
Hello Kitty Fairy Tale Series – too cute to resist
And always remember, you’re never too old for these! Get yours now!
With so many cafes multiplying around and especially at Publika, we somehow favourited Coffee Stain & Coffee Societe and wouldn’t mind to laze more than half day there with the laid-back feel that they provide. And just about a few months ago, Coffee Societe have branched out to Bandar Sunway, building the caffeine society with their Melbourne-flavored cafe culture closer to a student hub at PJ – with centralised campuses around e.g Sunway & Monash University.
You’ll probably know why it’s named garage 51 once you drive down PJS 11/9 for those who don’t really visit that area, like us Just opposite the campuses, the row of shops are all car accessories shop, mechanics, spare part shops etc… And as for the shoplot numbered 51 nestled in between all these garages, it is filled with the aroma of espresso coming from this bright cafe. A cafe that has captured the hearts of young lovers, students, hipsters and families alike.
It was a weekday when we decided to brunch at this pretty garage and with one look around, the place was mostly filled with students in majority. In addition to the atmosphere and being a great place to meet with friends after studying, Garage 51 are also great for reading if you don’t want things to be too quiet around you. And you can accompany your reading with a nice cup of coffee. This spacious lot also provide a relaxed and atmospheric setting for reading group sessions with their full glass window that provides ample natural light (great for photography too). So if you need to get away from your studies or work a bit, lean back and enjoy the food and the atmosphere at one of the many exciting cafés at the Sunway neighbourhood.
“Pleasant atmosphere and friendly prices”
Especially for students as they are usually the ones who populate the place besides other brunch lovers on weekends We love their simple yet attractive decos that matches the theme of the place, like a garage cafe. However, looking for a parking space could be quite painful around here
Kitchen in a container box
The Societe Blend
RM6.90 for all Black Coffee & RM8.90 for White Coffees
♥ Luv Coffee
Flat White – RM8.90
Cappuccino – RM8.90
Brunch on a lazy weekday for us & they serve the brunch menu till 4pm daily.
Croissant with butter & raspberry jam – RM10
Crispy outer crust and soft on the inside with a hint of buttery taste. We love simple brunches like this
Awesome Garage Breakfast – RM19
with diced mushrooms, homemade hash potatoes, smoked cured salmon, free-range poached egg with hollandaise. Unlike a normal plate of breakfast where everything are seen on one plate, this serving is stacked. Mushrooms at the bottom, topped with a huge slab of compact hash potatoes that resembled a fat patty, followed by the salmon and egg on top. Can be really filing, so this is best shared.
Media-lunas – RM17
Croissant with wild mushroom, tomato onion & smashed avocado. Such healthy combination that we love very much. Tasty buttered mushroom with sourish tomato, buttery and soft avocado that created different bite textures and taste. Prefer this to the garage breakfast
Do take note that their kitchen is closed from 4pm-6pm daily
They are also serving Weekday Daily Specials + Iced Lemon Tea – RM13.90 (from 11am-2pm). Great offer especially for students.
51, Jalan PJS 11/9, Bandar Sunway.
Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 11pm
Wine + Cheese
What say you? A perfect match?
“Wine and cheese have gone hand in hand for centuries!” Many would exclaim
Wine and cheese are two of life’s great culinary pleasures, and finding the perfect match can be a delicious endeavour. However, how would you know which wine should be paired with which type of cheese? And with today’s ever increasing options for both wines and cheese the pairing decisions can be quite tricky as well. *scratch head*
We love wine AND cheese but definitely not an expert when it comes to “pairing it” as with any wine and food pairing, there are a number of considerations, such as texture, acidity, tannin and etc.
At Villa Danieli, we’re able to learn the complementary or contrasting flavours with our different palettes and each of us has almost a different favourite match
Dine Like a True Italian with Wine & Cheese at Villa Danieli @ Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Promotion period: 4th – 30th November 2013 (Lunch & Dinner)
RM120++ per person
Five types of Cheeses Pairing with Five different Wines
Fret not about not knowing how to pair as we personally thinks that it all depends on our very subjective tatsebuds. And Villa Danieli has exclusively crafted a menu that boasts of fine Italian cheeses paired with delicate wines from renowned wineries in different parts of the world!
Just step into this charming trattoria styled country home for some Italian goodness!
Well we’re sure you wouldn’t want to go for wines on an empty stomach. Do check out some of their authentic & delicious Italian fares like pizzas and pastas on their ala carte menu – which are so worth trying.
Always adore their bread and dips
Taglioloni egg pasta with Porcini and Shimeji mushroom in white truffle butter sauce and parmesan shavings
Rigatoni pasta with spicy creamy Beef Ragout Florentine style, fresh basil and chili extra virgin olive oil
Villa Danieli`s seafood spaghetti
Parma – Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, sea salt aged Beef Ham `Luxury Bovinus`, arugula, parmesan cheese shavings and extra virgin olive oil
Piemontese – Mascarpone Cheese, Toma Piemontese cheese, parmesan cheese shavings, fresh Balck Uncinato Truffle, white truffle oil
Our main agenda of the night
From left to right:
1. Goat Cheese, paired with Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand, 2012)
2. Fontina Cheese, paired with Mitchelton Blackwood Park Botrytis Riesling (Australia, 2010)
3. Pecorino Cheese, paired with Frescobaldi Remole Chianti Sangiovese (Italy, 2011)
4. Asiago Cheese, paired with Banfi Col di Sasso Toscana Cabernet Sangiovese (Italy, 2010)
5. Bel Paese Cheese, paired with Banfi Bellagio Rosso Sangiovese (Italy, 2012)
I personally love the combination of number 5: Bel Paese Cheese, paired with Banfi Bellagio Rosso Sangiovese (Italy, 2012) because they are both so easily accepted! The Bel Paese cheese has a creamy and light milky aroma while the rosy coloured Banfi Bellagio Rosso Sangiovese tasted sweet and easy to drink.
Chris loves number 3,4 and 5. He has so many favourites. LOL.
For instance, cheese number 3: Pecorino Cheese has a harder but crumbly texture, which he loves.
Perhaps you could try this wine & cheese pairing for yourselves for your own favourite match
Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur
129 Jalan Sultan Ismail,50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2717 9900
Open Weekdays 12pm-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Just right before we checked into Villa Samadhi for our Anniversary retreat, we decided to drop by a vintage and retro spot for lunch. We’ve been eyeing pretty much on Lima Blas after learning that they have two of our favourite things: Nyonya food & a retro ambiance.
Why Lima Blas?
Oh it’s their lot number by the way, number fifteen (15) at Jalan Mesui, Off Changkat Bukit Bintang KL. I’m not sure if there are other meanings in the name but it’s definitely a clever idea for its simplicity.
Limabelas means number 15 literally
As you enter Limablas, you’ll be greeted by their themes that are influenced by trends and styles from the past. Right from the patio itself, the place is graced with retro-ness. Interior wise? Every corner has something to see, providing a lively feel to it, with bright colours, wild designs and an overall sense of flair. I would say it is a bold approach with the mix and match puzzle-piece of unique seatings for patrons, with eye-catching details in every corner.
Coffee is a must for the hubby
Coffee – RM4
I like “old” place like this
At Limablas, you will be served with some of the basic comfort food of Peranakan cuisine
We went for their Lunch Meal, priced at RM9.90 (drinks not included).
Available from 12pm -3pm
This is quite a steal for KL-ites, we thought. And the lunch crowd just pours in filling up the whole heritage looking area in just minutes! Luckily we were there earlier and managed to photo down some pictures of the detailed decos before the people filled the dining place.
Comes with a serving of rice, and fried omelette too
Love this serving of aromatic gravy thanks to the tauchu or salted soy bean taste. Goes very well with the rice and the potato plus meat were very well infused with the salty & sweet combo flavours.
Nyonya Laksa (*available on Monday, Wednesday & Friday only)
Very rich in coconut gravy. Love the distinctive richness of the spiced coconut gravy with a slight sweetness and spiciness that kicks. However, Chris prefers his Ayam Pongteh to this as he personally loves normal laksa
Cincaluk Omelette – RM12
Tasted like shrimp paste fried eggs and we loved it. Best taken with rice or porridge! Suddenly misses Teo Chew Porridge. haha.
No 15 Jalan Mesui
Off Changkat Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur
**beside No Black Tie and opposite Park Royal Service Apartment.
Tel: +603 2110 1289
Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 11pm
A year has flown by and we didn’t even realize it.
Spending one year with each other in pure bliss equals a thousand years of experiencing all the other pleasures of life.
Here’s wishing us both a rocking first marriage anniversary!
*Picture loaded post ahead!
Since both of us are quite tied up with our work, it’s almost impossible for us to “leave the country” this month. And we wanted a getaway so badly, (*sounded desperate*) LOL we settled for:
This is a small villa residence that is located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Many would ask, “Why still head back to the bustling capital city when you wanted a more relaxing and tranquil space?”
Well, very well asked but for those who doesn’t have the extra time to spare for a longer get-a-way, Villa Samadhi would be a perfect choice for 2. Upon reaching, we didn’t really have a clue if we’re at the right place as there are not much signage directing us and there are trees surrounding the place. The guard then assured us that it was the villa and opened the high bamboo gate ushering us to a different side of KL.
This villa is special in a way because each room bears individual character & furnished just like your private holiday home. Unlike any other 5-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur, you could easily dwell in tranquility when you make Villa Samadhi your holiday villa. Some bigger rooms even have a modern kitchen and private garden.
Our room: The Luxe Crib
Very spacious with a high plush bed, big bathroom, a huge Jacuzzi (subject to availability) and a private balcony. We just love the enhanced space that created the comfy ambiance and the defining features of the Jacuzzi
Thoughtful welcome messages
The huge bathroom
Rain Shower area. Love this! Have always wanted a rain shower for our home!
Automatic Heating times: 3-5pm, 7-11pm
This is the Lagoon
The all ground-floor units are built alongside the ‘lagoon pool’ allowing direct access into the water! If you wish to swim, just open your balcony door and you can jump in
Relaxing day beds
Overlooked by the villas, this is their all-day dining room which sits by the edge of the Lagoon. Available exclusively for residents only.
We decided to have dinner at Mandi-Mandi since we’re all in to enjoy what this villa have to offer. Actually too lazy to drive out for dinner. Haha.
A small in-house restaurant but we simply love the ambiance, designs and the table set-up that compliments the Indochina culture. An almost perfect Bali resort-like dining room with cutleries made of china. We were both ushered to our table inside Mandi-Mandi and Chris told me that we can only start ordering at 7pm as the kitchen is not ready yet.
While waiting, here’s the complimentary cocktail for 2 during dinner time
One of the staffs then approached me and said, “Miss, let me show you to your dinner place. But the journey would take about an hour to reach due to traffic jam.”
Puzzled. I asked, “We’e not having dinner here?” Looking at the hubby. And he smiled a little.
“Actually he has arranged something for you, so you’ll need to travel there”, said the staff politely.
Still looking at Chris, and guessing that we will be taken to some Tamarind restaurants nearby which I don’t think we need an hour, I just followed (*they provide free shuttle services to the group of Tamarind restaurants)
We were led outside and he pointed me to this:
“You’ll be dining on an island!”
Oh yes, it was indeed a very cute island with just the both of us on it. And I have to crossover to this island via a bamboo bridge on my heels! What an experience LOL.
Anyhow, I have the best hubby in the world! haha.
Dine by the Island – RM350 per couple
Pros: Super romantic – surrounded by the pool, with many petals & candles.
Cons: So dark and we can’t really take good pictures!
Pros would be more than cons so we still love dining on the island
Trio of Bruschetta
Chicken Drumet with Thailicious sauce
Mushroom soup with Garlic Bread & Truffle Oil
Chicken Dian with Mascarpone Pesto sauce, Italian parsley mashed potato and Asparagus Broccoli, Carrot
Chargrilled Sirloin Steak served with Béarnaise sauce, asparagus & grilled potatoes
Creme Brule with Berries sauce
**Coffee or Tea to go with the dessert
Sorry for my drunk face
Still very happy.
Another lovely surprise from Chris when we returned to our room. He requested for our room to be decorated and they did it so lovely with flower petals. “Why it says Welcome and not Happy Anniversary?” I asked. He told me that word is too long and I think they ran out of petals! LOL.
It says “LOVE”
Chocolates on our bed end
Like an ala carte buffet, you can choose from a page of varieties, from local delights to western choices.
Before what we ordered are served, we were served with different types of breads, fruits and cheese platter. We enjoyed our slow-paced morning over some amazing breakfast spread!
Fresh fruit juices
Bagel with smoked salmon & sautéed mushroom
2 Eggs: Sunny side up/ Over easy/ Scramble egg/ Poached egg/ Hardboiled egg, choice of Sausage or Beef bacon with roasted tomato & Potato
Nasi Lemak Bungkus
Daily dose of caffeine
Complimentary return KLIA transfer. Free Wifi usage. Complimentary breakfast for 2, afternoon snack, welcome drinks & fruit compote, evening cocktail and canapes session at Mandi-Mandi. Free shuttle service to Tamarind restaurants.
Our short and romantic holiday came true with Villa Samadhi
No. 8, Jalan Madge,
55000 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +603 2143 2300
I’ll find in my religion
This is my only vision
To leave the world behind
So I go to Himalaya, a thousand voices from the sky
And I feel a ray of hope deep in my heart
And my dream of Himalaya will come true ’cause I believe
In a world of peace and everlasting love
“Jeanette Biedermann – Himalaya”
The melody from these lyrics kept playing in my head after reading more about the Himalayas. My peculiar thoughts of knowing more about Nepal just strikes when we received an invite from a friendly gentleman to allow our palate venture on something we don’t really use to have: Nepalese food. Well, we have not tried Nepalese food before. Not until now
Since we sort of “return” our world geography knowledge to our high school geography teacher. It’s time to learn a little more in depth about Nepal. Well of course I do know where Nepal is definitely. *Ahem*
And the truth is, I really don’t mind flipping the complete idiot’s guide to Nepal. Haha.
Generally, Nepal is located in the Himalayas, bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China, and the rest of the directions by India. ALso nickname “waters towers of South Asia”.
And we’ve heard lots about Kathmandu. Oh, that’s the largest metropolis & nation’s capital
What about Nepalese food?
A foodie would know. Many people said.
Then I don’t qualify as one as I thought “Isn’t it the same as Indian food?” Chris would then roll his eyes. Like twice.
Nepal itself does not have a distinct cooking style & food differs depending on the region. Nepali food is actually influenced by the hybrid of Chinese, Indian & Tibetan styles of cooking. This diversity in Nepal in terms of ethnicity creates the variety and the perfect combination one should taste for themselves.
For example: Momo (my favourite word now. Haha)
Momo (steamed or fried dumplings) deserve a mention as they are one of the most popular snack among Nepalis – Tibetian dumplings that looks like “Xiao Long Bao” with Nepali spices. What a combo that compliments each other. *clap clap*
Here we were, at a restaurant that serves authentic Nepalese Cuisine. Thanks to Robin for the special arrangement and the detailed explanation of each dish enabled our vision of how Nepalese food look and taste like being brought to the next level.
Restaurant Nepal – Himalayan Cuisine
Bagging the phrase authentic Nepalese food, they have included the most popular Thakali meal that originates from the Himalayan region with some of the home-cooked dishes from the mom’s recipe!
Shangri-lla (Glass – RM9 / Jar – RM40)
Their pecial house drink, similar to Sangria with a blend of red wine & fruit juices & sliced apple.
Fresh Mango Lassi – RM12
Using fresh mangoes & yoghurt, I’ve finally found another place that meets my requirement of lassi other than the Tetra House we used to visit! Would prefer if this is served colder
Deep-Fried Momos – RM7 (4pcs)
Name that fits the dish: cute
Nepalese chicken dumplings with unique blend of Nepali spices. You may choose it steamed, deep-fried or pan-fried. These resembles deep-fried Xiao Long Bao, without the broth and has thicker skin. Later that we know, momo were traditionally filled with buffalo or yak meat originated in Tibet but became popularized and updated in Nepal. And now they are having the chicken as well as vegetarian preparations.
Snack Platter (catering 3-4pax) – RM24
For first-timers like us, it’s best to order their snack platter as you get to try a variety of different Nepalese specialties. This comes in a combination of Chicken Chili, Bhuteko Bhatmas, Nepali Salad, Mushroom peas, Aloo Silam & Momo (4pcs).
Momo – Chicken
A steamed version of Nepalese dumplings. They do look like Xiao Long Bao don’t they? Slightly more doughy texture and the fillings weren’t squirting with broth. That’s the difference. But they tasted fab.
Battered chicken pieces marinated in herbs, fried with onions, capsicums, green chilies and tomatoes in sweet & sour sauces. You may choose it Original Spicy, Mild or Non- Spicy. Bursting with flavours that we all love and enjoyed. In love with the kicking spiciness!
Deep-fried crispy soya beans marinated in Nepalese spices. We thought they were peanuts! Never did we know that soy beans can be eaten as snacks too! Best paired with some alcoholic beverages like beer! So delicious.
Aloo Silam (Mum’s Recipe)
Boiled potatoes marinated with red onion & silam- a unique Nepalese herb. This distinct aroma and pungency of this herb can be compared to mint.
Fapar ko roti (Mum’s Recipe)
Organic Buckwheat bread with Daal & Chutney. We finished the buckwheat bread so fast, thanks to the daal & chutney and the other curries that went so well with them.
Chata-Mari – RM12
Nepalese version of pizza. Thin crust battered rice crepes topped with minced chicken, spring onions, tomatoes and egg. The most special “pizza” I’ve tasted by far. They looked so cheesy but it’s actually eggs! Crispy base with different texture on the top layer that was brimmed with ingredients.
Jhol Maccha – RM18
Fish slices in light curry with tomatoes, onion, corrainder. The river fish were fresh and married perfectly with the appetizing curry!
Fars Ko Daal Ra Khasi Ko Nali (Mum’s Recipe) – RM18
Smashed pumpkin curry with Nepalese spices cooked with Mutton Bone-Marrow. Our favourite dish of the night, we claimed besides the pizza, chili chicken and the fish curry. We have so many favourites! LOL! I’m personally not a big fan of mutton but the infusion of curries with pumpkin and the meat texture, gosh they were meant for each other. The gravy is so rich, with a bit of sweetness and thick! Must try!
Vermicelli pudding – cooked in milk & coconut cream. First time (again) ever eating vermicelli as dessert. LOL. So many first time at Restaurant Nepal.
This is another must have before you call it a night. Not too sweet and very fragrant. Plus the almond nuts in it gave an extra crunchy texture.
Sudip – RM6
Sweet yogurt with a blend of banana and cinnamon. A healthy dessert that we all loved. Have always givne many likes to the yogurt and banana combo and this round added with cinnamon. Heaven
Nepali Masala Chya – RM5
Tea after dessert? Yes please! We downed this cuppa and call it a night for this terrific meal. It tasted like teh tarik with spices! So chio.
We could almost write a book about Nepal and their food (#justsaying) as through their their cuisine, one could tell a story behind; e.g the diversity of the people, their culture, ethnic and many more. We would love to go to Nepal one day, especially after the interesting tales from Robin. We would love to understand more.
Do check out this Nepalese restaurant. And we’re sure you’ll find it very interesting too!
Restaurant Nepal – Himalayan Cuisine
F-0-6, Plaza Damas,
60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Sri Hartamas, 50480,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 6206 3904 or +6016 9770 718
Mon – Fri: 11:30am – 3pm , 6pm – 10pm
Sat – Sun: 11:30am – 10pm
**All photos below taken with iPhone5S
Here we are at iCook Italian Gastronomia without our camera again =.=
Read about our previous dining experience with their Italian coffee & risotto HERE.
We noticed there is a revamp of both their restaurant & the menu. Plus, the lunch crowd was really promising. The first experience with iCook has been quite a memorable one that guaranteed a second visit this round! The restaurant looks cuter and more vibrant
This restaurant is pretty busy during lunch time and with their authentic, delicious and affordably priced new menu, it’s definitely worth a try. Headed by Chef Nicola himself, fret not as you’ll be served with some well-executed Italian dishes.
What we love about their new menu was, the more you order, the cheaper you’ll get per dish. Thus, it’s great for group dining and catered best for the business luncheon with so many office blocks above and around. Very clever. With a press-like menu handed to you you can:
1 dish – RM16
2 dishes – RM30
3 dishes – RM45
4 dishes – RM58
among many selections and choices which include antipasti, bruschetteria, panini, sandwiches & pastas
Complimentary House Bread with Olive oil + Vinegar dips & also Soup of the Day – free flow.
Raspberry Soda – RM8.90
We had the 2 dishes for RM30 and went for the selections of pastas since the craving drops by.
You can choose your favourite pasta between spaghetti, linguine, penne or fusilli.
Simplicity at its best. Both pastas we ordered were equally good. Pasta? Al-dente!
Added RM4 for seafood. Seafoods were fresh and tossed perfectly with chopped garlic, chili flakes and olive oil.
We added RM2 for mushroom. Love their version of pesto linguine with a classic Basil taste that we enjoyed. Tossed in lotsa garlic that we super love too!
According to Chef Nicola, their menu is focused on freshness and simplicity. Great offers of hand made pasta and we’re dating again to try their pizza, burgers and desserts the next round! And we’ll remember to bring the camera if we do. Haha.
iCook Italian Gastronomia
B-06-01, Dataran 3 Two Square
Jalan 19/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: +603 7960 1691
Email: [email protected]
Sorry for some of the backlog posts as we were quire carried away with our routine Wednesdays hunts now and the latest #kbcgwedding! Back to some of our travel posts in between!
Just have to blog about this place in Singapore
After our comfy fine dining lunch at the Pollen and walkabout around town, we’ve decided to quench our thirst thanks to the hot weather in Singapore during our visit, with… beer!
It was about tea time and we’ve decided not to do it the “TWG-Tea” way this time.
We headed over to the World’s Highest Urban Craft-brewery!
The name speaks for itself. Located at Level 33, on the Tower 1 of Marina Bay Financial Centre, this place provide one of the best views of Singapore’s Marina Bay and city skyline. The whole dining space is sophisticated and bags the title of urban penthouse dining.
Upon coming up and arriving out from the lift, you’ll be greeted by a row of huge brewers. And what we love about their concept is the copper brew house kettles taking centre stage With this, you’ll get freshly brewed beer flowing out of the heart of LeVeL33!
Lucky us, the staffs in charge were starting the brew that day! They don’t usually open the covers of the brew house kettles, like once every 3 months! Earthy, woody odour quickly filled the entire dining space. And we were invited to go up for pictures! Yay
Oaked Bock Beer
Amber-red colour, full bodied with woody notes of French Oak.
Bock beer, one of the first hopped beers in Germany, originates from the northern German town of Einbeck, where the brewmaster also served as mayor and has been acclaimed for its superior quality for over 600 years.
12-8pm – SGD14.33 (0.5 litre)
For first timer visitor like us, perhaps you could try their:
Beer Tasting Padddle
0.1 litre taster of the full range of LeVel 33 craft brews – SGD20.33
The 5 different craft brews:
Refreshing, smooth, light bodied, slightly fruity.
In 1840, Viennnese brewmaster Anton Dreher presented his new brewing style using bottom fermenting yeast and became a pioneer of all Lager beers.
Hops aroma, bitter tones, medium bodied & dry.
Pale ale with a heritage going back to the 17th century , has been the most popular beer in the UK and the country’s leading export beer.
Strong roasted and malty flavours with Coffee and bitter chocolate aftertones.
Stout, originally means “brave”, has been brewed in the UK and Ireland since 1703 and is proposed in an authentic recipe for this dark brew.
Lighter Malt and chocolate flavours with moderate hops aroma.
Inspired by the British beer history when stout originated as a strong porter called “Stout Porter”, this house brew is developed by mixing Pale Ale and Stout for this dark brew.
Refreshing, smooth, medium bodied, fruity with hints of banana.
Also known as Weissbier, meaning “white beer” or Wizenbier (wheat beer), this golden wheat beer has been brewed in Bavaria since the 16th century. Using malted wheat and special strains of top fermenting yeast, this specialty beer is rich in flavour with overtones of banana.
You can also opt to have your food and drink at the balcony area where your eye meets the beautiful skyline of Marina Bay.
8 Marina Boulevard #33-01
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1
Tel: +65 6834 3133
12pm – 12am Daily
12pm – 2am on Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday
We’re both huge fans of brunches and well, especially me, love restaurants that with menu that reads “All-day breakfast” aloud. Learning that Bangsar Village has a new addition that added excitement especially for Bangsars brunch hunters (and yes, they serve all day breakfast), and also, they serve 3-D Coffee Art!, we zonked out to Bangsar Village with great anticipation
Nutmeg’s interior is designed in a homely way with its cleverly mix & match furnitures and adornments. Open kitchen concept that churn out a modern diner space with a back terrace for private tittle-tattles & colourful paintings that adds some youthfulness.
It’s been a while since we hunt for new a Coffee Place so Nutmeg is such a place to be since they have both coffee & breakfast. Well lunch & dinner too of course
Having heard their talented barista here knows how to do 3D Art on Coffee, we’re very interested to try!
From incredibly detailed flat artworks on the coffee foam, now latte art has evolved so prettily with baristas creating 3d coffee foam sculptures.
Cappuccino – RM8 (additional RM5 for 3D Coffee Art)
Cute kitty in our cuppa!
Drinking cute kitty Trying to get outta my cup!
Cafe Latte – RM8
We didn’t manage to check out neither their breakfast items ‘cos we had proper breakfast earlier and yet still wanna check Nutmeg out. Lucky us, we’re still in time to try their:
Executive Set Lunch – RM28++ (inclusive of a starter, main course & dessert)
Available from Mondays to Fridays from 11.30am – 2pm
*Menu changes every week
Starters: A choice of Daily Soup or Side Salad
The Main Event
We chose to have the Pan Seared Salmon on Barley Risotto. There were 2 other selections of main course that can may choose from that changes daily. Love its texture as this risotto style barley has a more toothsome bite than the rice based versions and the salmon was pan seared nicely too. Not overly cooked
Sweet Endings: Dessert of the Day
Their Executive Set Lunch is worth checking out if you’re working around the corner and it has drawn many lunch crowd over. Appetizing & simple selections to settle your lunch fix. Also, Nutmeg is pretty busy during lunch hours even during weekdays.
UGF-28A Bangsar Village II,
2 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603 2201 3663
Business Hours: 9:30am – 10pm
To check out more of our compilation of Coffee Place, CLICK BELOW
It’s the time of the year again to tempt your taste buds and satisfy your cravings with the twist of creativity & innovation from the Festival Menus of the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival (MIGF) 2013.
One of the festival restaurant that stood out of the ordinary this year would be Nook, located at Aloft KL Sentral which is themed modern and youthful. And Nook itself, features a modern sleek interior with bright lime green padding that accentuate the industrial steel columns and pillars, plus elevated seats with glass dividers – for those who opt for their private booths that bedecked among others. A very funky setting for a hotel restaurant that added in the fun elements.
This would be Nook’s first year in the festival and they opted for a fusion menu lead by Executive Chef Steven Seow and their MIGF menu is inspired from East Malaysia with a mixture of inspiring touches of local flavours.
A very classy and intelligent fusion menu we all agreed to.
Smoked Scallop Umai Sushi
Duck Confit with Pomegranate and Yoghurt Sphere
paired with: Villa Maria Chardonnay, NZ
An artistic plating with a glass protecting the umai sushi. As soon as we lift up the glass, the smokey odour fills your area as it’s released! Umai is raw fish made popular in the East coast. Together with the fresh scallop, this combo went perfectly with the rice as well as the crunchy nibbles of roes. Fresh & sweet. Also, a dropper is provided, filled with soy sauce which allows patrons to personalized their sushi with just the right amount of soya sauce to their liking.
After that one should go for duck confit with the earthy taste and love the crunchy texture if the duck skin! Then, move your little spoon towards the cute tangy yoghurt sphere that compliments with the pomegranate coulis
Sarawak Lobster and Abalone Laksa with Organic Soba Noodles
Beer: Leffe Blonde
I must say it was rather unusual for us to have laksa in a festival menu but this serving of Sarawak Laksa was luxurious and keeps our palate in awe. Organic soba noodles are seved with slices of chicken, with sides of shredded eggs and the star lobster with abalone slices. The staff would then pour piping hot laksa soup from a teapot into the soba. Then, we gracefully placed the lobsters and abalones in the hot soup to enjoy the addictive bowl of luxurious laksa! Love the soup till we drank till the last drop as it’s infused with flavourful spices
Paired with Leffe Blonde Beer
Wagyu Beef Rendang, Farm Vegetables, Achar Jelatah, Tumeric Coconut Rice
paired with: Madfish, Shiraz, Australia
The wagyu beef cheek is braised till very soft with the melt-in-your-mouth texture. Infused with spices, this serving of rendang is also not overly spiced and is a perfect match to the tumeric coconut rice that is imported from Sabah. Served on the sides are the appetizing tangy achar and quail eggs too.
Eight Treasures Ais Kacang
A cute serving of dessert served with syringes, with a purpose Each syringe is filled with different flavours of syrups, milk & brown sugar. Thus, you can opt to add the different flavours to your dessert.
Brimmed with fruits and topped with vanilla ice cream, we all had fun with the different colours of syrups and milk.
A busy interaction with the dessert Use handle syringes with medications. My very first time with food. Haha
Coffee & Tea after dessert
*Full Festival Menu
RM280 ++ per person with wine & beer pairing
RM180 ++ per person without wine & beer pairing
*Light Festival Menu
(Light Menu not inclusive of Wagyu Beef Rendang)
RM160++ per person with wine
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
No 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +603 2723 1188
6:30am – 10:30am; 12:00pm – 2:30pm; 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Tel: +603-2723 1154
We have never felt Disney so close at heart for such a long time until now!
At Hong Kong Disneyland, we felt a magical atmosphere and one would definitely feel like a child again. Thanks to HKDL for making us feel so
Please remember to refer to refer to our first post on how to get here, and you could check out our dining experiences with the Disney’s Hotels as well!
Even before you enter HKDL, you can take tons of pictures already! Warning! Pictures loaded post ahead! Super long post with more than a hundred pictures!
You could either book your tickets online or if you have not done so, fret not as they have easily accessible ticket booths. We were there for 2 days and if you think you need to be there for 2 full days too, get a 2-days pass. You can check out their ticketing information HERE.
And since they’ve expanded their park, one day is definitely not enough to explore!
And their tickets are so cute! Haha!
An obligatory picture at the entrance of HKDL
Also, if you feel you need tour services, Disneyland also provides it. Details on different tour services packages HERE. Our 3-hour your guides were super friendly and accommodating
We reached the Disneyland park after having lunch at Crystal Lotus & just in time for the parade to start at 3.30pm! Themed” Flights of Fantasy. Got ourselves a VIP spot for pictures! Yay!
People waiting patiently for the parade to start.
Winnie The Pooh & Friends
The Disney Princesses
The Lion King
Lilo & Stitch
We spent Day 1 exploring the fairly new “lands” of HKDL, namely the Mystic Point, Grizzly Gulch & Toy Story Land!
The newest theme land which opened May this year! And FYI, it’s World Exclusive!
Chris and I really enjoyed this ride at the manor and it’s mysterious and beautiful at the same time. Riding on the “Mystic Magneto Electric Carriage” going ooh & ahh all the way through the ride was great!
Let’s ride shall we? You should come discover for yourself!
Playing angles haha! Where I was standing is actually the Neptune Oblique Anamorphic Mosaic located at the Garden of Wonders inside the Mystic Point theme land. Here, you could explore the ancient sculptures and paintings that create 3D illusions for the best photo-taking experience!
We’ve reached the Grizzly Gulch town! Welcome to a Wild West cowboy themed town This is a newly open themed land that starts operating last summer & it’s world exclusive! Remember to take the ride at the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine! What’s so catchy & exciting as we board the mine car exploring the gold mines? The grizzly bears will accidentally cause a detour that will send you backwards & speed up throughout the end of the ride!
TOY STORY LAND
Welcome to play with Andy’s toys! & this theme land is Asia exclusive!
Are you ready for a thrilling ride?? This is the RC Racer!
OMG. Yes we did this!
And it looks like this!
The Soldier’s parachute may look easy peasy but this could be quite heart throbbing too. Nonetheless, FUN!
One of my favourite toys when I’m young. Ok I know I’m boring.
Little green men loves me!
Ice Cream stick bench so cute! Must sit!
Lotsa toys to play with at ToyStoryLand. Whee!
Chris’s giant remote!
And we got ourselves quite occupied at their souvenir store. Hehe.
Jungle River Cruise – We took a boat ride to explore the jungle river with tribal influences, and the animals in it were so real.
Let’s get on the river cruise!
Besides thrilling and fun rides you could also catch some shows. And we watched The Lion King Festival on Day 1. Lovely casts, beautiful voices & lively performances that we all enjoyed.
After the Lion King show, we hopped over to the Explorer’s Club Restaurant for dinner.
Explorer’s Club Restaurant is located at the Mystic Point theme land and is serving international cuisine. It’s a self service restaurant with stalls & exotic themed décor from Egypt, Russia, Morocco, India and China. Do take note that this is a HALAL restaurant
We had Bento Box with Baked Salmon, Nasi Goreng & some Japanese Takoyaki for dinner that night.
Remember to stay for the Disney in the Stars fireworks at 8pm.
However time may change depending on the weather or events. Kindly refer to their DAILY CALENDAR as a better reference
They have synchronised music from famous Disney films & the fireworks line up is pretty impressive. The fireworks is set at the Sleeping Beauty castle thus try to be there a little bit earlier to get a good spot. Watching the fireworks at the Disney castle just feels so magical with all the Disney classic music playing in the background
Remember I said we spend 2 days at the Disneyland Park?
So here we go! I got my Minnie ears ready! It goes pretty well with almost everything in the park.
Just to RECAP that there are FREE SHUTTLES that takes you from the Disney Hotels from & to the park every 10-15 mins (well it’s earlier than that most of the time), so it’s really convenient.
Closer look at the tickets! That’s my face for the day
Exciting girl jump!
There were just too many Disney fans around the park. Spotted a group of fans with creative artwork of Mickey & Minnie drawn on their legs!
Like we said before, we just have too many pictures to take even before we entered HKDL!
I’m not sure what’s with the leg uplift but Chris made me do it. Haha.
MAIN STREET U.S.A
Welcome to Monster University!
First ride for Day 2, let’s start it slow with the Hong Kong Disneyland railroad
Waiting for our train ride at the Hong Kong Disneyland Railway! *beams*
Everyone’s favourite broadway show would be the broadway musical show: The Golden Mickeys
From Main Street USA, we then proceeded to the Fantasyland, every girl’s favourite!
Merry-Go-Round: Our Wedding Theme. So a must ride! This is the Cinderella Carousel.
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Cup
it’s a small world ride. I must admit this is one of my favourite too in Disneyland
Get the views of day and night.
This is TOMORROWLAND!
Comet Cafe – Our first lunch stop here for some Chinese noodles fix
2nd Lunch stop: Starliner Cafe for fast food! Ok, we ordred a meal each at different cafes so that we get to try different restaurants. Haha greedy..
Get ready for another thrilling ride at the Space Mountain! But make sure you do this before meal. Yikes.
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
Help Buzz Lightyear save the galaxy from Emperor Zurg with the laser guns!
You can have an interactive session with the mischievous alien Stitch! And he picked Chris to talk to him! Haha. Their conversation was pretty hilarious.
Such a bad poser but can’t help it!
When your little feet is a little worn out, check out the Corner Cafe for their Hi Tea Set!
Priced at HKD298 that serves 2.
The pretty tier comes with:
All things Mickey k!
Oh, and we paired our tea set the HK style – with HK Iced Milk Tea!
What makes Disneyland so magical?
We simply just can’t tell by words. Is it because the rides are awesome? Yeah, that’s another great reason. Pretty themes? Sure, definitely. And attention to detail? Yep, that too. Happy employees and staffs? Absolutely ‘cos all the cast members are fabulous. People fight crowds, wait in long lines etc all for that piece of Disney magic you just can’t seem get anywhere else Trust us. You will feel that too.
Furthermore, after their park’s expansion, it is now too big to finish it in just one day. So your Magical Days at the Hong Kong Disneyland has a reason to be extended! Yay!
We must admit besides staying well at the Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, we also ate pretty well!
Thanks to HKDL for their well arrangement, we were able to check out a few of their hotel’s restaurants, at both the Disneyland Hotel & Disney’s Hollywood Hotel.
Here’s our dining experience with Hong Kong Disneyland Hotels!
Before that, let’s take a detour around the Victorian styled Disneyland Hotel too since we stay next door at the Hollywood.
Disney Princess boutique! Every inside is so pretty in pink!!
Take a walk outside the Maze
And I bumped into my favourite Disney princess Cinderella!!
Leading Chris into the Enchanted Garden
#1 Crystal Lotus Restaurant @ Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Having heard so much about this award-winning Chinese restaurant with a unique Disney touch and Disney Signature Dim Sum, Crystal Lotus offers diners a uniquely Disney Chinese dining experience with a wide range of regional cuisines from Guangdong, Beijing, Sichuan and Shanghai.
Impressive deco & ambiance of Crystal Lotus takes the theme of the majestic lotus with all the crystal lotuses decorating both the glass walls at entrance and the beautiful chandeliers on the ceiling.
Beautiful Crystal Lotus wall!
Lunch Menu – Character Dim Sum
Rice Pasta in Shredded Chicken Salad in Sesame Sauce
A cold dish to start off
Little Pig Barbecue Pork Bun
Little Green Men Pork and Vegetable Bun
Mickey’s Seafood Glutinous Pancake
We must say we’re pretty impressed as these delicately crafted dim sum are not only a feast for the eyes, but are equally scrumptious to taste!
So cute you could hardly resist to take a bite on it!
But Chris just chomped on his little green men. Haha.
Stuffed Whole Dried Scallops in Mickey Winter Melon Chicken Soup
So creative and I love this till I ate the whole Mickey
Wok-Fried King Prawns & Kale Stems in Black Bean Sauce
Wok-Fried Tenderloin of Beef Cubes, Mushrooms & Sweet Bell Peppers
Very tender beef I swear.
Baked Tasmanian Crab Meat Fried Rice in Whole Crab Shell
Dined like kings & queens This serving of fried rice is pretty satiating as it’s kinda cheesy. Nonetheless, it’s fragrant and tasty
Duffy Red Bean Bun puree with Double boiled whole Chinese Pear topped with aged Mandarin Peel
Look who’s hiding!
I love Duffy max!!
And the double boil pear is another decent serving of dessert that I love. Omg.
#2 Studio Loungue @ Disney’s Hollywood Hotel
We visited the lounge during the first night of our stay after a day at the Disneyland Park.
You could actually savour your favourite cocktail at any time of day but we decided to chill out at night in this plush art deco surrounding with the relaxing garden view from the cozy French windows.
A combination of Mint, Banana, Orange Juice & Kiwi Syrup for myself. An alien cuteness dose for me to sleep better. Haha.
Chris’s order of Chardonnay. With complimentary mixed nuts.
#3 Enchanted Garden Restaurant @ Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
- International Buffet Breakfast
A great diversity of delicacies is on offer at Enchanted Garden Restaurant. Best of all, We get to meet some of the Disney characters here over breakfast before heading over to the Disneyland Park on Day 1!
Indulge in an array of sumptuous dishes while surrounded by Victorian elegance. Highlight of the meal is that Disney Characters will delight every table with a special visit and memorable photo moments! Yay!!
My beautiful breakfast
Meet the Disney Characters while you’re feasting!
So I love him!
Goofy goofing around!
Here comes Mickey!!
He thinks I’m Minnie! Haha!
#4 Walt’s Cafe @ Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Its name tells it all. Portraits of Walt Disney himself adorning the walls of the restaurant that compliments to the Victorian designs and deco. Though with open kitchen concept, we’re very impressed with the ventilation. We were sited pretty near to their open kitchen but the it doesn’t seem to smell a bit.
Complimentary bread that looks like a soufle
A conceptual salad bar that allow patrons to choose their greens and other favourite salad items to be tossed together with different types of vinaigrette.
Chris had his salad with normal olive oil plus vinaigrette while I had their specialty raspberry vinaigrette.
Soup of the Day
Grilled Sirloin Steak with Seasonal Vegetables and Potatoes
The medium char grilled steak is really tender & we just love the char flavour locking its juiciness within.
Pan-Fried Miso of Cod Fish
My favourite of the night. Very fresh cod fish with mega flavours of the miso gravy and vegetable puree. And not to forget the huge clam too
Rosemary Almond Apple Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream
Another pretty dessert dessert that you couldn’t resist! I’m so used to all things Mickey here!
We were here on the second night and we must say, it was surely a a delightful dining experience to remember as this dinner completes our magical day!
This restaurant could get quite busy sometimes, so it’s advisable to make a reservation beforehand.
For reservation or enquiries, please call:
Walt’s Cafe: +852 3510-6000
#5 Chef Mickey @ Disney’s Hollywood Hotel
- International Buffet Breakfast in Mickey style!
Don’t forget your camera as you’ll meet Chef Mickey here! Capture your special moments with Mickey!
We had our Buffet Breakfast spread here on Day 3 before checking out
Obligatory Mickey Waffles!
Mickey in Chef uniform is so cute!
Every corner of the hotel / restaurants have a spot for photo taking
Chris found Mickey
And I found Minnie
Our dining experiences with Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel?
We never expect it would turn out any better
We personally love Crystal Lotus & Waltz Cafe very much.
A place that is surrounded with the magical atmosphere where one will feel like a child again.
A true statement indeed. Thanks to Hong Kong Disneyland, we manage to spend 3D2N exploring their Disneyland Park, indulging delicacies at their Hotel’s restaurants & enjoying our stay at the Disney’s Hollywood Hotel.
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Hotels is located on Lantau Island, and is accessible via an array of convenient transportation options. From the airport, you can either take a taxi straight away or the MTR and interchange for the Disneyland Resort Line at Sunny Bay. You’ll love the Disney Train as it’s so cute complete with its Mickey Mouse handrails and windows! It would be great for first timers though
**However, if you’re going from the airport straight away, we would advise you to take a taxi instead as it would be cheaper.
I must say our visit to HK Disneyland this time was a magical one!
One reason because it was very ideal to stay at a hotel nearby, thus you don’t need to worry about the time constrain that you need to spend at the park, whether you could catch a night bus, the last train etc.
And what’s more to ask when we’re staying in a Disney themed hotel!
We’re staying in the:
Disney’s Hollywood Hotel!
This Hollywood themed hotel is more modern themed compared to their Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel that is embedded with more princess like elements.
Baby blue modern exterior!
Upon checking in at the front desk, we were presented with a cute access card. Oh, the Grizzly Gulch is one of their New Theme Land that we’re gonna check out soon after! Can’t wait!
Even the lift also has Mickey icon! We stayed on the 8th floor
Lift with programmed sound of Mickey & Minnie!
Spacious room that can fit up to 4 persons! Two double bed and is perfect for a family of 4
An old school Mickey Minnie portrait that we really love!
Some detailed corner with hidden Mickeys!
The mini bar equipped with coffee & tea to your needs
Our Disney slippers: It says, please bring these slippers home with you as a gift from Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. They even have children’s slippers! So cute
Some souvenirs like postcards, cute envelops & file that you could bring home!
At your fingertips: Hotel services, radio you can even check the weather forecast upon going out or even read a storybook!
Oh! So sunny!
Read Disney bedtime stories.
You would definitely spend some time visiting their souvenirs store either for pictures for grab some cute items for yourselves as you’ll be tempted too!
Yes, we bought the Mickey one. Haha.
One thing we really love about the resort is the shuttle service they provide
Thus, one can travel from the Hollywood Hotel – to Disneyland Theme Park – to Disneyland Hotel and back. There will be a shuttle bus almost every 5 minutes, so it’s really convenient.
Sophisticated night view of the hotel
And we spotted many lighted Mickeys on the walls of the hotel as we were talking a night walk around!
We had a very good experience at the Hong Kong Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. The staffs here are really nice & polite, friendly and helpful. Our room was excellent – spacious, clean and it comes with a spectacular sea view too. And of course the Mickey details that the have in the room to ensure a more memorable stay. Best of all, the TV programs are equipped with Disney channels which I missed so much! We watched it after a weary day at the park!
For more information on Hong Kong Disney’s Hollywood Hotel, visit their website HERE.
Such great news for foodies as KL Restaurant Week sets a new gastronomic adventure for all of us to indulge in different types of cuisines at superbly affordable prices.
Mark down those dates people!
Happening from October 4th – 11th.
Close to 50 participating restaurants are offering their special menu catering for 2-course lunches and 3-course dinners priced respectively:
Lunch – RM20 / RM38 / RM58
Dinner – RM50 / RM78 / RM98
Do check out http://www.klrestaurantweek.com/ for more info on reservations & the restaurants listings
You still have time to book!
Well, one of the restaurant listed in the KL Restaurant Week that we’re pretty sure about is Enju @ Prince Hotel & Residences. This casual dining venue is located on the 2nd floor of the hotel with touches of traditional Japanese ambiance like the wooden furnitures that dominated the dining area, sushi counter as well as private tatami rooms. However when it comes to food, they emphasized on modern Japanese home cooking, according to their new chef.
Through this KL Restaurant Week Menu, they also hope to showcase some of their new food items that will be added into their new menu later on when it comes to a revamp later on. Job well done
Here are just 2 out of their 4 set menu
Lunch Menu – RM38 nett
Gyuniku Shogayaki To Salmon Koroke Zen
Set lunches include an appetizer, miso soup, Japanese pickles
and steamed white rice
Dinner Menu – RM78 nett
We find the sardine sheets are simply unique. A crunchy & fragrant nibble with closer look almost like little smashed up anchovies! However the miso paste is a little bit too much for us as it cause the saltiness. Sardine sheets save the day
Exclaiming OMG-ly fresh. This sashimis were all plated perfectly fresh. We’re personally in love with the sweetness of the prawn. Ichiban
The first look on this dish reminded me on our unforgettable experience with Zipangu. Except that Zipangu’s verison hurt the wallet a little more as they used goose liver. According to the chef, he used to cook this dish while he was at Zipangu too. So we wondered if we were eating the dish from the same chef! Nonetheless, it was equally delicious Very fragrant pan-fried duck liver and tasty broth retained within the radish.
Since they used thin udon, we find it kinda soft. Some might like the texture though. But I personally prefer bouncier texture. However, I love the soup and the beef.
Definitely one of the best desserts. Hidden beneath are the chewy glutinous rice balls that gave the extra texture. Not overly sweetened, we all loved it.
KL Restaurant Week is all about a celebration of culinary experience. To find out more, check out http://www.klrestaurantweek.com/
Enju Japanese Restaurant
4 Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lunch: 12pm-2.30pm (Sat & Sun OFF)
Dinner: 6.30pm-10.30pm (Sun OFF)
So being able to throw her a surprise Bridal Shower under some “secret-mission-projects” with the Maid-Of-Honour Ivy was pretty exciting.
Since the Instagram is one of the most IN social platform nowadays, we thought it would be appropriate to hashtag our little project and thus:
And so this became our Bridal Shower theme
Many have asked what’s #thelilacproject about?
So here’s the little 1,2,3…
#1 Theme: Dreamy Lilac
Because we will be her lilac girls during her wedding in the coming month!
#2 Project Insta!
About 2 weeks before the shower took place, we would hashtag a pic that reads #thelilacproject on Instagram to create some sneak peek for the Bride-to-be. Let’s ###!
Hardworking blogger STILL at work on her off day! Updating Insta, Twitter/ FB! LOL!
#3 Venue: Maison Francaise @ Jln Changkat Kia Peng, KL
Deciding on the afternoon tea venue (if you decide to have hi tea for bridal shower) could be quite tough, especially when you wanted a more private area without being charged a bomb out of it. And of course, a pretty place that combines the sophistication of your theme and most importantly, the food is good. I would personally recommend Maison Francaise @ Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, KL for an intimate Hi-Tea session.
Read our previous review on Afternoon Tea HERE or Sunday Brunch Menu HERE.
Our small group of girls were allocated on the 2nd floor with joined tables accommodating close enough for us to chat around. Clever & thoughtful arrangement. Unlike most place, they would just join you up into a long table where communication would have to be mobile a bit (Well, this have to depend on the space that the restaurant have also, I know). The area we have is spacious and we had another sofa area where we could place our props, scrapbook and decorations a bit more! Best of all, furnitures of Maison Francaise came in monotone and thus, it would blend well with almost any colour you match with! And those lace curtains they have are the perfect match to our handmade banners *blessed*
Our Hi-Tea Set
Maison Francaise – Tea Time Menu
RM38++ Per Person (Min 2 persons)
Full details HERE
#4 Handmade Stuffs are Pretty Ok!
When I receive handmade scrapbooks & items from my girls last year, the feeling is definitely different as it was warm at heart ♥♥♥ So, we handmade some simple decos for our Mrs-to-Be!
Doilies are so handy you know! Can be used as name tags.
Can make wedding dress too!
More handmade props on the table
Scrapbook with lots of love
Invitations, Doilies Name Tags, Pin Wheels, Balloon Messages & Scrabbles are now put up to good use! LOL
No I’m not playing Mahjong ok.
Don’t forget the Crown & Sash, and Table stand for the “Bride-To-Be”
From the bridesmaids who can’t attend
Messages time! Like sitting for exams!
#5 Crown Her!
Here’s our Queen
#6 Play simple games
We have rolled up tasks in bottles like Sugar, Spice & Love
And lastly reward the bride-to-be with her gifts!
#7 Photos Session
Each of us with our Doilies Name Tags!
#8 Mingling Session
After all the Instax pictures, it’s time to write colourful messages on it and paste ‘em onto the scrapbook for our queen!
Queen’s turn to write each and everyone of us a sweet message in return
Once again, Happy Bridal Shower Zhi! Hope you’ve enjoyed and can’t wait to see you in your Wedding Dress!
5 Jalan Changkat Kia Peng
50450 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
Tel: +603 2144 1474
Monday to Sunday DAILY: 11.00am – 11.30pm (last order)
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/maisonfrancaisekl
The Bridal Shower they planned for me last year. Gosh. Time Flies!
**Photo credits to www.ivyaiwei.com
Ever since South Korean musician Psy’s Gangnam Style has gone viral on YouTube, Gangnam has been a popular word in most people’s dictionary. People are more sensitive to Gangnam nowadays. And it was pretty clever to name a Korean restaurant over it.
Mont Kiara have been populated by Korean restaurants and one fairly new addition to the neighbourhood of SOHO KL would be Gangnam 88. Unlike many Korean BBQ restaurants around like the Little Korea nearby which is more homely and typical, Gangnam 88 sets a different ambiance creating a fresher & modern Korean restaurant look, somewhat similar to Namoo on the Park at Publika. However, Gangnam 88 is located on the 1st floor.
At Gangnam 88, you will be greeted by a modern Korean wave of simple wooden deco with K-Pop idols posters adorning their walls, zero hanging ventilators which made you think they don’t serve BBQ items (well, they do), a wall of Gangnam style hats, and LED screens playing latest K-Pop musics from famous idols like G-Dragon, Big Bang, Girls’ Generation and many more which I’m also not familiar with LOL.
Ban Chan (side dishes) are served with colourful plates, which makes everything here looks more youthful!
Their Ban Chan selections are not that many but we’re happy enough with the shares
They do have BBQ items on their menu but they are cooked for you inside their kitchen and not the typical in-front-of-you style. You could say it’s not traditional enough but since they cater a modern & hip ambiance, we totally buy it as we wouldn’t smell like food after our meal. Yay!
So we ordered Pork
Dwaeji-galbi – RM49 (large portion)
Their tasty savoury sauce’s recipe is from South Korea’s Jeju Island restaurant, a traditional recipe for more than 30 years, they claimed. Very tasty
Samgyeapsal – RM49 (large portion)
Pork Belly without marination, I believe most people would still prefer the above one like we do. Still, pork belly texture was great that night.
Kimchi JJigae – RM20
I personally love Kimchi JJigae really a lot but this version was disappointing. Flavour was not intense & rich enough. Kinda diluted
Rabbokggi – RM33
A toss of spiciness with ddeokbokki and ramyun together!
Naksam Bulgogi – RM45
Octopus & pork belly is mixed together with spice rubbed over.
Kimchi Pajeon – RM30 **picture up soon**
Thickness definitely not dominated by flour & bagged with kimchi flavour.
Haemool Pajeon – RM30
Love their Seafood Pajeon! Fragrant pancake brimmed with seafood and not too floury.
Beer Chicken – RM50
One of their star dish that almost every table ordered, this is prepared from their secret recipe containing herbs and spices, living up with its distinctive Gangnam 88 flavour. Well, I think they put beer in it but we don’t taste beer though. Tasted similar to those salted chicken. Haha. But with crispier skin. I would have thought it’s special because it’s served standing and that’s it.
Please be patient as approximately 45min to 1 hour of preparation time is needed. Else, you could call to reserve first.
Complimentary Korean steamed Egg
Hite Cold Beer!
This place would be ideal for gatherings and birthday celebrations as they provide a more comfortable odour-free Korean dining with an ambiance as if you’re dining in a K-Pop restaurant. Haha.
Annyeonghaseyo! These are my “Korean” friends! LOL
And so if you celebrate birthdays here, they will have birthday banners, sing you Korean birthday song & put you on their Facebook!
Note: Gangnam 88 would be opening their 2nd outlet at Sunway Giza Mall, Kota Damansara end of this month! According to the boss, it’s gonna be huge May be should hop over for another try since we have their VIP card for discounts now! Hehe!
No 1-1, Jalan Solaris 3,
Solaris Mont Kiara
Off Jalan Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-6206 5888
Mon – Sun: 11:30am – 1:00am
**Every 2nd & 4th Monday OFF