Sunday, May 31, 2015

MOVIDA Restaurant and Lounge Bar @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

MOVIDA at Changkat Bukit Bintang offer you a refreshingly new and difference choice for dining and night entertainment. With it's best beer deal in town, MOVIDA is the perfect place to go for happy hour deals too.

Chic and cozy ambiance.

Toppings include duck ham, chicken, sausage and marinara.
Pipping hot thin crust with generous pizza toppings. You'll get to try different flavour all in one pizza. How nice!

Serve with sauteed greens, grilled potatoes and chive veloute.
Norwegian salmon nicely done with crispy skin. IMO, it would taste even better with more sauce. 

Chicken from their own local butcher, served with garlic mash, herb wine jus and greens.
The usual roasted chicken, nothing to shout about.

Beef patties mixed with chopped gherkins, beef bacon and pepperoni crumble, onion marmalade and sauteed mushrooms.
I love the thick beef patties, the portion can be a little too much for the ladies though.

Briyani rice, onion raita and chutney.
The chef being generous serve us bigger portion briyani rice. Do note that extra rice could be requested at no extra charges. It may look ordinary, but every spoonful of the rice is so flavourful fragrant of butter and local spices that you'll come back for another helping.
The lamb shank is tasty, however, I would prefer it to be fall-apart tender.

Chef's creation of trio daily dessert.

Fresh orange juice, carrot juice and watermelon juice mixed (great for detox) - a healthy choice.

A mix of celery sticks, green apple, green capsicum and cucumber.

Ending the meal with a margarita cocktail.

Thanks MOVIDA for having us. Definitely a great place to chill with extensive foods choices.

No 52 & 54, Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang,
Off Jalan Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur.

US Potato Culinary Festival Kuala Lumpur 2015

Do you love potato? I love potato! My mom used to make the best french fries out of scratch. Beside tasty, potatoes are full of nutritional values too. Do you know, one medium-size (5.3 ounce) skin-on US potato actually contains just 110 calories per serving, boasts more potassium (620g) than a banana, provides almost half the daily value of vitamin C (45 percent) and contains no fat, sodium or cholesterol. Are potatoes fattening? NO! Don't worry, the potato contains ZERO FAT.

With my darlings. 😍

US Potato Culinary Festival Kuala Lumpur 2015, held for the second time in Malaysia after a highly successful run two years ago. This bi-annual culinary fest will offer up a month long smorgasbord of dining delights to whet the appetites of both potato aficionados and the spud-curious.

Organized by the US Potato Board, the US Potato Culinary Festival will run from 1 – 30 June 2015 at a total of 13 top dining venues around the KlangValley, each of which will feature a mouthwatering assortment of unique and fusion dishes that elevate the versatility, nutritional benefits and superior taste of quality US potatoes.

The restaurants participating this year include popular hotels and restaurants such as

1. Best Western Hotel, Petaling Jaya
2. Big Hug Burger
3. Burger Factory
4. Jibby & Co.
5. La Bo Ca Latino
6. La Risata
7. Maria’s Steakcafe
8. Naughty Nuri’s
9. Rendezvous Steak Garden Restaurant
10. Secret Of Lousinana
11. Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
12. The Daily Grind
13. The Roulette Bar

 *Pic credit Kai Kiat photography.

Chefs of these respective restaurants are put to a challenge to invent the most creative and delectable recipes from the quality US potatoes and you will find these wonderful potato dishes at their outlets around Klang Valley. 

Let's sneak peek, some of the stunning dishes shall we?

US Potato Gnocchi in Crispy Parmesan Cracker and Creamy Tomato Sauce.

Next, desserts! Yes.... Even desserts are made of potatoes.

US Potato Cake.

Mont Blanc Pudding.

US Potato Macaroon Bars with Chile Ancho Chocolate.

Fancy potatoes beverages?

Delicious and addictive potato milkshake.

And there's even dog's dinner? Haha....

Through this festival, the US Potato Board aims to showcase how US potatoes can be used as a main ingredient in a wide array of recipes from appetizers to desserts. Let's enjoy US potatoes in newexciting and healthier ways beside the usual fried, mashed or baked. The humble potato when cooked discerningly is in fact one of the healthiest vegetables one can consume. 

Research published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition demonstrates that people can eat potatoes and still lose weight. So.....

"Keep calm, Eat your potatoes!"
Because potatoes play a positive role in healthy diet. 😃

Malaysians who would like to experience the difference in cooking with quality US potatoes can find these tuber gems in all leading supermarkets and hypermarkets in Malaysia.  Many leading restaurants and QSR chains also serve US potatoes due to their quality and superior taste.  

With my foodie gangs! Thanks boss for the kind invitation. Looking forward to  a whole lot more of gastronomic adventure with you! Yum....

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Launch of XES'S Tales of Olympus Collection, Greek-Inspired Style

XES Signature's unveil it's latest 'Tales of Olympus' 2015 collection  recently. This season's top colour choice and design trends in footwear, reflect the spirit of the classic and the artistic, with Greece-inspired hues like dyed black and deep red taking centre stage. 

"For this collection, "Tales of Olympus" borrows from the past and lives in the future. We want them to envelop a strong confidence, but at the same time we want them to embrace the fluid romance of the gentle Greeks, and "Tales of Olympus" portrays this well" said Mr Simpson.

XES being creative in giving one of the world's most ancient forms of footwear a modern makeover. With sandals being the prominent footwear in ancient Greece, XES has designed various modern sandals interlaced with delicate straps crossing the toes and wrapping around the ankles, made with natural material that ages beautifully and will encourage women to wrap in the beauty and simplicity of the Grecian fashion. XES believed that traditional footwear can be made to feel luxurious and elaborate for the wearer, it's aims to provide a footwear range that allows women to embody the grace, intricate and aspirational tales of the Roman times. 

Some of the sandals collection.

The 'Tales of Olympus:' 2015 collection launched showcased 12 design groups hailed with robust names such as Tales of Heart, Tales of Music, Tales of Enchantment, Tales of Belief and among others, transporting audience to a rich tapestry of inspiration, with the collection delivering a range that uses the best materials which exudes confidence from within, allowing the strong female audience to find the key to the most comfortable footwear, and the destiny to lock hearts with the perfect shoes. Also featured in this collection are casual, feminine and dressy ranges to cater for almost every type of need. 

All in all, the Tales of Olympus 2015 collection shows that the Grecian style will never be out of fashion, and it's paving the way for future fashion. 

Thank you XES for having us. 😃

For more information and latest updates, kindly visit XES shoe webpage. Be a fan now at XES shoe Facebook page to get the latest updates and information.

* pic without watermark credit XES Facebook page.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Atopiclair™ Non Steroidal Solution for Atopic Dermatitis Review andGiveaway

Geezz...  Eczema! You know life is never easy dealing with eczema. What exactly is eczema? Eczema is inflammation and irritated skin conditions that often result in dryness, itchiness and discomfort. Eczema affects infants, children as well as adults. You'll experience itching and rash commonly appears on the face, back of knees, wrists, hands or feet. In infants, the itchy rash will produce an oozing, crusting condition that happens mainly on the face and scalp with patches appears anywhere.
Pic source from internet.

I've had on and off contact dermatitis, skin condition. Few years ago, my condition is so bad at times, I find myself visiting doctor for injection just for an instant relief. Mine most regretted decision ever. Never ever find a quick solution, as it's often linked to steroid. Yeah.. it's pretty much heal faster, but it's also promoting the eczema to flare more. If you are still using topical steroid creams, ointments and lotions which contain a steroid medicine, please throw it all away. Some of the common side effects of steroid cream include skin redness/burning/itching/peeling, thinning of your skin, blistering skin, stretch marks, nausea, heartburn etc.

Atopiclair™ is a unique, clinically proven, non-steroidal treatment that can be used during a flare and remission phases of atopic dermatitis (eczema). It is steroid-free, scent-free and paraben-free, safe even for infants* and relieves itching, burning and pain associated with the skin condition. It prevents loss of skin moisture for up to 72 hours and offers long lasting hydration by restoring your child’s natural skin oils, easing their discomfort and protecting your child from future flare-ups so they can have better fun. Atopiclair™ calms, repairs and protects the skin through a 3-pronged approach and breaks the vicious itch-scratch cycle. It can be used on all skin areas and reduces the need for steroids.

Studies with users of Atopiclair™ showed significant improvements in the management of their skin:

  • Clears atopic dermatitis in as early as 8 days
  • 78% reduction in itching
  • 94% of patients did not require steroid rescue medication to control flare-ups1

You can trust Atopiclair™ to remove the stress and discomfort of eczema from your child so they can play with greater ease.

Clinically proven to be safe and effective in infants*, children and adults.

Soothes itching rapidly.

Repairs the skin barrier with enhanced hydration.

Protects the skin against future flare-ups.

How To Use Atopiclair™
It’s simple and fuss-free.

1) Gently spread and massage a thin coat over affected areas of the skin.
2) Apply it three times a day or as directed by your doctor.
3) Atopiclair™ is safe for long term use and can be used in combination with other topical therapies for acute flare symptoms.


This year, the Persatuan Dermatologi Malaysia along with the Malaysian Paediatric Association, supported by Menarini have produced a very helpful guidebook entitled ‘My Eczema Action Plan: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Eczema’. This beautifully illustrated and informative book is dedicated to these young patients suffering from eczema. 

By using two main cartoon characters, young children will learn how to manage their own skin condition. The first cute cartoon boy is named Nezam and the second is a pretty cartoon girl by the name of Claire. Young patients aged five and below would identify well with these cartoons.  

My Eczema Action Plan Guidebook, or MyEAP Guidebook, is written in easy-to-understand English. As the parents or older family members read to the young patients, both the adults and children will learn how to effectively manage eczema. 

The book is organised by topics and this makes it easy for young children to learn and remember each important aspect of eczema care. 

Eczema is a chronic skin condition with frequent flares if not controlled appropriately. Understanding the skin condition will help the child and their parents to manage the condition well thus  reducing the number of flares. Only by constant monitoring and proactive cooperation with the doctors and nurses, that this skin condition can be kept under control.

To help a child learn how to manage eczema, a ‘traffic light’ system is being introduced;  
green, yellow and red zone. 

  • In the green zone, your skin looks healthy and there’s only mild irritation.

  • When you are in the yellow zone, the skin shows flare-ups or other symptoms and this is when you should apply your medication. 

  • The red zone is when the symptoms of eczema are wide spread and the skin becomes inflamed or infected, then you have to see your doctor immediately. 

Atopiclair is the first medical device cream to be introduced in Malaysia in the year 2011. It is a USFDA-approved non-steroidal treatment with no added colouring, fragrance, paraben and animal derivatives. Atopiclair has been clinically tested to be effective and well-tolerated among infants, children and adults who are suffering from mild to moderate eczema. Atopiclair is a Controller Cream that is applied on stubborn itchy spots

Atopiclair cream (RM95 for 100ml) - for localized flair up lesions.
Atopiclair lotion (RM78 for 120 ml) - for maintenance therapy.

Lotion is white in colour and take some time to fully absorb.
Cream is beige in colour and easily absorb upon application.

Menarini is also working together with Caring Pharmacy to raise funds for the Eczema Kidz Club HKL in conjunction with NEZAM 2015. From May to September 2015, for every bottle or tube of Atopiclair sold, RM3 will be donated to this cause. The campaign sponsors are targeting to raise RM10,000 for this cause in this duration, so please support!


1. 1 pc Atopiclair™ Lotion  (120ml) worth RM78
2. 3pcs Atopiclair™ Non-Steroidal Cream (40ml/pc) worth RM120

1) Join now, if you have child with Eczema. You are required to try Atopiclair™ Cream and Atopiclair™ Lotion on your child.

Leave a comment below, why you deserve to win with the age of your child and your email.

3) A testimonial of the products and a photo of the mother and child(winner) are required by Menarini.

4) Giveaway ends 7th June 2015. Only applicable for Malaysian.
Testimonial and photo by winner to Menarini deadline: 26 June 2015 

*Menarini reserves the right to use the testimonial and photo given. 

To know more of Persatuan Dermatologi Malaysia,  please visit

To know more of the Malaysian Paediatric Association, please visit

To know more of Menarini, please visit

To find out more about Atopiclair, please visit

For a e-book copy of My Eczema Action Plan, please download at

Monday, May 25, 2015

Introducing Crystal Tomato Plus the Whitening Supplement

Most women desire a fairer complexion. Beside your daily whitening skincare regime, it's important to add a power boost oral supplement. Crystal Tomato Plus one-a-day dietary supplement containing Crystal Tomato Carotenoids, is one of nature's most effective whitening ingredients. The supplement free of preservatives is made from Natural and Pure freeze-dried Crystal Tomato Powder. 

Each Crystal Tomato Plus caplet contains 800mg Crystal Tomato Carotenoids, the equivalent to eating 3 fresh Crystal Tomatoes a day. 

Crystal Tomato Carotenoids are the first molecules produced in the sequence process in the tomato plant to create carotenoids, which primarily function as anti-oxidants. Crystal Tomato Carotenoids do not contain any colour and will not affect the colour of the skin, unlike orange or red carotenoids, which change the colour of the skin to a tan or orange shade when consumed in large amounts. 

Crystal Tomato Carotenoids preferentially attach to the skin where they are the only carotenoids to protect the skin in the following ways : 

 -Serve as natural sunscreen against UVA/B to protect against UV damage, photo-oxidation and sunburn. 
-Act as anti-oxidants to protect against free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors. 
-Have anti-inflammatory properties against wounds and UV damage. 
-Inhibit melanin synthesis to prevent pigmentation spots from forming. 
-Reduce the melanin present in the cells including dark acne scars, freckles, dark underarms and age spots. 

L-Cysteine, an amino acid, is also included in the supplement to increase the efficacy of Crystal Tomato Plus. This is one of the few amino acids that are able to bond in a special way to maintain the structure of proteins in the body and help in the formation of collagen for a healthier skin.

Group pic of aesthetic doctors.

It's also helps to boost the liver's production of Gluthatione, commonly referred to as the body's master anti-oxidant. Without Gluthatione, cells will die at a faster rate, leading to quicker aging. Gluthatione also has the ability to lighten dark skin and pigmentation, by altering the melanocytes' metabolic processes to produce light pink melanin instead of dark or black melanin. Although Gluthatione is commonly found in oral supplements, it is not absorbed when taken orally and has no effect on the skin. 

Only by including L-Cysteine, a natural precursor of Gluthathione in Crystal Tomato Plus, the natural mechanisms in the body are activated to produce it's own Glutathione to improve the appearance of the skin. In a controlled clinical study in France, 65% of user experience improvement in term of dryness, roughness, suppleness, tone evenness, texture and their natural skin SPF increased by 20% after 12 weeks. 

Spokesperson of Crystal Tomato Plus, Cathryn Lee with Dr Alain.

Ending this with a selfie with Cathryn Lee.

Crystal Tomato Plus (Halal certified) is now available from aesthetic medical clinics at RM480 for a box of 30 caplets.

For more information, please visit