Saturday, July 26, 2014

Umai Ya, IOI Boulevard Puchong

Last weekend, tried out Umai Ya Japanese weekend buffet at IOI Boulevard, Puchong. I've heard quite a lot of good review of this restaurant so decided to try it out instead of the usual Maiu Restaurant. Priced at RM58 ++ per person it comes with unlimited serving of beer. Let's get the picture do the talking ==============>

The ala carte buffet menu

Fresh sashimi - salmon, butterfish, cuttlefish, seabass & octopus

Smoked duck salad, fried salmon fish head, chawanmushi, grilled prawn

Tempura soft shell crab, endaname, salmon's fish soup, grilled lady fingers and grilled beef with spring onion

Cold noodles and ice cream 😀

Had 3 glasses of beer too

List of item whacked by yours truly with partner in crime 😝

Verdict, very satisfied with the quality and serving of foods. Sad to say, Umai Ya serve salmon's fish head in small pieces and not by whole piece. Even that, the limited head's comes mixed with fish fillet too. I don't get my craving fixed! 😡


Friday, July 25, 2014

Ming Yue Confectionery, Ipoh

Ming Yue at Pasir Pinji, Ipoh is famous for their traditional moon cake. I am lucky able to purchase their moon cake despite it's still about 2 months ahead of Mid Autumn festival. The mooncakes are very reasonable priced and it comes with generous "kuaci" which is one of their selling point. I bought the traditional plain lotus paste and white lotus paste without the egg yolk. 
Basic box package for 4 pcs purchase
Chinese character describing types of mooncakes 
White lotus paste
Lotus paste

The moon cakes here does not comes in nice and catchy packaging. In fact, there's not even a label or individual packaging. Tasty moon cake but it's a little too sweet for my liking.

L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-in-One Compact with SPF 34 PA+++ ------->Make it Matte-nificent

Hello, lovelies! I was on cloud nine, for being invited to the L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-in-One compact with SPF 34 PA+++ media introduction. Launched recently, we are introduced to this all-in-one compact which will replace all the foundation, two way cake, BB cream, CC cream etc. Now all we need is just this ====> All-in-One compact. :) 

In a tropical climate that's often hot and humid, our skin is prone to excess shine and dullness, especially towards the end of the day. Touching up only creates a blotchy, uneven effect that makes our skin look worse. Thankfully, L'Oreal Paris has comes to the rescues to end our skin's woes. Specially developed and formulated for South East Asian women, L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-in-One Compact with SPF 34 PA+++ allows us to achieve our dream of having a fresh, radiant and perfectly poreless-looking effect complexion that lasts for up to 12 hours! Fresh from Paris Fashion Week, the Modern Matte look is taking the beauty world by storm. Forget the dull and chalky effect that we used to associate matte skin with, Modern Matte is all about creating a light, smooth effect that's radiant and fresh. Just imagine, shine-free poreless-looking effect skin that lasts all day without the need for touch-ups. This is a beauty breakthrough in the form of a superior unique mineral, Natural Volcanic Perlite mattifies skin and absorbs sebum, giving you a shine-free, freshly-applied look for hours.
This compact works three ways : 

Primes - Prepare skin for a flawlessly matte or shine-free finish that lasts up to 12 hours, even in a hot and humid environment without touch up needed. 

Covers - Conceal blemishes and imperfections, provide coverage while caressing skin with a veil of lightweight powder. Skin is instantly transformed, with it's refined airy smoothing finish. 

Protects - Best of all it's offer broad spectrum protection against UVA/UVB rays with SPF 34 PA+++ keeping our skin shielded. 
Guava juices also Mat MAGIQUE 😍
MUA helps select best shade for us
Ms Goh Sa Ki, Marketing Director of L'Oreal Paris Malaysia 
Before the experiment
Place few drops of oil into the water and try stir in the powder. Notice how the brand X is all clumpy while the Mat Magique just blend into the water. Wow... 
Skin blotting test by Erin Malek & Megan Tan
Gorgeous guest celebrity Megan Tan & Erin Malek

To complete the Modern Matte look is the new L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte, a range of rich and vivid matte lip colour that envelops lips in a flawless matte finish, lasting up to 4 hours. Personally, I do not feel it's drying at all and it's very lasting.

It's official - matte is IN this season. With Mat Magique, we can easily recreate the Modern Matte look with just one sweep, and finish it off with Color Riche Moist matte. Let your skin take centre stage and revel in the feeling of being noticed for all the right reasons. After all it's "Because You're Worth It"

L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-in-One Compact is available in 3 shades that are specially-formulated for South East Asian skin tones : R1 Rose Ivory, N2 Nude Vanilla and G2 Golden Ivory selling at recommended retail price of RM39.90, refills are available for only RM19.90 while L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte has 8 shades and selling at recommended retail price of RM35.90 each, available at all major pharmacies and retail outlets.

Yours truly with Rose Ivory while Megan uses Nude Vanilla
Totally in love with this matte finish. Notice how flawless my skin is now?  Hehe... 
Since it's fasting period, refreshment is packed up for us.

Goodies bag consist of 2 Color Riche Moist matte lipstick and of course the Mat MAGIQUE! Thank you L'Oreal.... 😍

Monday, July 21, 2014

MU Bar Rooftop of Ibis Styles Ipoh Hotel

Rooftop bar in Ipoh town? Ya, that's right. You can find MU bar at the rooftop of Ibis Styles Ipoh hotel. Though it's not very high, perhaps at 7th floor we still get to enjoy Ipoh's night view. Quite limited seating, we are lucky to get a table as someone just left.
The menu...
My dear mom first time hangout rooftop bar 😍
Ipoh's night view in the background

Again me with my margarita... Lol

This is a nice place to hang out and chat is possible as no loud music. 

P/S: Pic taken with Iphone 5s with flash hence the quality.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Amante Spa Experience for a Good Cause

Let's pamper ourself, while at the same time contributing to charity. The charity fair is happening on 7th September 2014(Sunday) from 10am-6pm at Amante Kota Damansara@Dataran Sunway.In conjunction with this fair, customers can purchase the Amante Charity Coupon booklet for RM35. Inside the booklet has 7 X RM5 cash vouchers where you can purchase treatments, activities, food and games at Amante Charity Fair and BONUS thank you RM88 Hot Stone Massage treatment!. Proceeds from the Amante Charity Fair will be donated to GOOD SAMARITAN HOME – Home for Children in Malaysia for their education. We believe by helping to raise funds for this home would make learning possible for students of all ages, from pre-school to graduate school, providing basic education to those who need it most. We would like to invite you to come join us on the 7th September, 2014 at Amante Kota Damansara to show your support for these amazing young children and to Good Samaritan Home. -------------------------------  

For more details please refer to the brochure. So save your date,  girls....

For more details, please refer to Amante Nail Spa & Body Care facebook page

How Can You Help? 1. Purchase the Amante Charity Voucher booklet from the nearest Amante outlet. Visit for a list of locations near you. 2. Don’t have time? You can transfer/bank in to Amante Beauty Care Sdn Bhd (MAYBANK ACC NO. 512491131743). Send transfer note/bank-in slip to with name, e-mail address & mobile number. You can collect your Amante Charity Coupon Booklet on 7th September, 2014 at Amante Charity Fair.

Philosophy Skincare Workshop

Recently attended a workshop organized by Bag of Love for the skincare from USA namely Philosophy. This brand is still very new in Malaysia market and only available at Sephora. The event held at Luxasia Hall, Northpoint of Midvalley Megamall. Philosophy is founded in the USA 1996 by Cristina Carlino. The first company Cristina founded was biomedic, a medically-based skin care line distributed to the world's leading plastic surgeons and dermatologists. from biomedic, cristina expanded her inspirational vision to create philosophy. her goal was to bridge the gap between what was offered in doctors' offices and retail, so women everywhere could personally access leading skin care technologies. Something unique of this brand are "each of our products has a story" each story speaks to the heart of the brand with science-based skin care and inspiration for clinically-proven results. Those stories were actually lyrics of song as Cristina initial dream is to be a songwriter. How inspiring is that... 
So back to the workshop we are guided by Mr Adrian on the way to use their product correctly. 
We are a bunch of lucky gals to be able to tried out almost the whole regime of skincare from cleanser to microdelivery peel, eye cream, serum and moisturiser. The cleanser does wonder as it's make up remover, cleanser and toner as well. The cleanser is free of SLS and definitely smells so good. 
Microdelivery peel is a 2 step regime. How to apply step 1 - vitamin c/peptide resurfacing crystals - apply a teaspoon amount to clean, dry skin. once applied, crystals should appear almost like a mask. gently massage in a circular motion over entire face for up to 60 seconds, avoiding eye area. do not scrub. (use less pressure for sensitive skin.) step 2 - lactic/salicylic acid activating gel place a generous teaspoon amount in the palm of your hand. massage gel onto fingertips, and apply on top of crystals. as activator is applied, a warming sensation will occur. white foam will appear, indicating activation. leave foam on 2-3 minutes to infuse vitamin c and peptides into the skin. (you can massage foam for extra exfoliating benefits or let it sit for sensitive skin.) rinse thoroughly. (you can use a washcloth for removal, to avoid getting the peel in your hair). 

 I can see my face is instantly brighter and feel so silky soft after the peel. Definitely, in love with this product. Eye cream is very light and does not feel oily. Moisturiser is so special that it will transform to watery texture which make it very easy penetrate into skin.
Ending this with a selfie with dear Sherry. Thanks for informing me such great workshop!
Doorgift for the day..... Sampling sizes

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Chen Chen BBQ, Jln Pasar, KL

Chen Chen pride themselves as Hong Kong style of roasting.  Best is they have roasted goose here though not so crispy skin but very juicy and tender meats. 
List of roast available

Roasted goose quarter Rm40

Single serving roasted pork Rm6

Yellowish spices rice instead of white rice

I always come here for my roasted goose fixed! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ipoh Foods Adventure Day 2

Hotel provide breakfast on the house, so we have some light breakfast before venture out. There's a coffee machine where you can choose your preference of espresso, cappuccino or milk coffee etc.
So cool right... I gotta have a cuppa for sure
Some of the breakfast selections

I don't really check out the foods, so couldn't comment much on that. Saw my family member getting nasi lemak with curry chicken, cereal with milk, pastry and fried noodles. 

I only have a super big yolk half boiled egg with cappuccino. 

Looks so abnormal rite... Lol

After done with brekkie, headed over for the famous Hong Kee egg tart at Restaurant Weng Seng. This egg tart is said to have 48 layers. I find it a tad too sweet and yea it's really yummylicious the crust is so flaky and soft.
Egg tart is selling like hot cakes
Mini chicken pies... The filling is kinda sweet and salty with green peas. 
Swiss roll version of egg cake rolls with kaya. This is very delicious too.

Next up is the Funny Mountain tau foo far  and soy milk.
Drive thru service available here so it's a breeze to take away
Tau foo far is silky soft but very expensive Rm2 for only quarter filled 
Soy milk Rm5 for 1.5 litre is nothing special and very very sweet!

As expected any dim sum joint will be full  of crowd. My favourite Ming Court dim sum is not spared as well. So I take away the must have Siew Mai, har kau, Yu Mai and crystal kau.
Frm left top har kau, Siew Mai
Frm left bottom Crystal kau, Yu Mai
Bought the famous JJ Swiss rolls. They having the promotion of "Buy 10rolls Free 1 roll" and with purchase of 8 rolls you will get a recycle bag. 
Cakes and rolls listing
Big recycle bag

So sorry, no pic of the rolls as it's so yummy all end up in my stomach. However here are a pic of my haul of rolls.

All in 12 rolls... 😋

I love JJ rolls 😍

Went back hotel, to enjoy all the foodie before checking out. It's like a food marathon....

My aunt who reside in Ipoh, bring us to Restaurant Tuck Kee at Pasir Pinji for lunch. Speciality here are roasted cuisine.
Mixed roast is ok don't really fancy char Siew taste and the roasted pork"Siew yoke" is very very oily
Roasted duck is average with crispy skin
Broccoli vege 

This is what's left by 2pm. The crowd for takeaway can be quite long at times.