Friday, October 30, 2015

Venezuela Gastronomic Festival @ Eccucino, Pullman Kuala Lumpur CityCentre

From now till 31st October 2015, it's Venezuela Gastronomic Festival at Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The festival is organised with the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to celebrate the 10th Venezuelan Week in Malaysia and officially inaugurate by The Ambassador, H.E. Manuel Guzmán, on 22nd October 2015.

The aim of the festival is to enhance the public image of Venezuela and to introduce its arts, culture and food into the Malaysia market while promoting Venezuela as an exciting travel destination. Don't forget to check out the photographic exhibition that display the diversity of the Venezuelan people and landscapes at Mezzanine Bar & Lounge at level 2.

Vuelva La Vida
This is a very common starter served at the beachside in Venezuela.

Empanada de Pollo (chicken empanasad) Cassava bread (pan de bono), Patacones (Deep fried green plantain) 
Venezuelan's favourite all day snacks. 

Arepa (cornmeal cake), Cachapas (Fresh corncake with cheese) 

Main course - Arroz Con Coco (coconut rice) with Asado Negro (roasted beef), Polvorosa de Pollo (chicken pot pie), Brochetas de Langoustines en Salsa de Tamarindo (shrimp brochettes with tamarind sauce) and black beans. The roasted beef amazingly good, tender and juicy.

Guava cake, Sweet Potato cake and Quesillo (caramel flan) 

The chocolate cake is to die for. Truly mouth-watering rich chocolate moist cake.

With the guest chefs from Venezuela, Federico Tischler (left) and Enrique Limardo (right)

Both of them have deep passion for cooking since young, and had been cooking up a storm in the culinary scene of Venezuela and the United States. They have also worked extensively in Europe and South America, they are now leading the kitchen of Alma Cocina Latina, a Venezuelan restaurant in Baltimore, USA. 

The Venezuela Gastronomic Festival held from 22nd October to 31st October 2015 at Eccucino is priced at RM125.95/person. Dinner will be served from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring traditional starters, main courses, side dishes and desserts. 

For reservations, please call +603 2170 8888 extn. 8119, email or send a private message through Facebook/PullmanKualaLumpurCityCentre.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Live Actively and Anaemia Free with Sangobion

Hi there! Have you heard of anaemia? Do you know what is anaemia? Well, anaemia commonly known as lack of blood is a condition which the red blood cell or hemoglobin levels are lower than normal. If you often feel tired, dizzy and look pale, it's best to get your hemoglobin test. So, last weekend, I went for hemoglobin test at Health Lane Pharmacy, Kepong. Ohh well.... as expected, the results is not that good. I knew it, as I've been rejected for blood donation all this while. If I donated my blood, I might need blood donation the next day. Hahaha...

The most common cause of anaemia is iron deficiency, also known as Iron Deficiency Anaemia (IDA). Some of the causes include blood loss during menstruation, pregnancy and lactation, poor dietary intake of iron-rich food such as red meat, liver, fish and spinach, frequent consumption of tea, coffeee or milk which reduce iron absorption and vegetarian diet. Without enough iron, our body will not be able to produce sufficient red blood cells.

Apart from changing your diet, you could also take supplement to helps replenish iron. With a combination of 7 elements, Sangobian can help to replenish iron stores and increase red blood cell levels to optimize oxygen needed in the body. It is specially formulated with sorbitol to reduce incidence of constipation commonly caused by iron supplement.


Iron deficiency anaemia; haemorrhagic anaemias of traumatic or endogenous origin; anaemia during pregnancy, growth, convalescence and old age. Aplastic anaemia due to infections, toxins or tumours, megaloblastic and macrocytic anaemias; alimentary anaemias; and prophylaxis against anaemia in blood donors.
Take 1-2 capsules daily with or after meals.

Ferrous gluconate
Manganese sulphate
Copper sulphate
Vitamin C
Folic acid
Vitamin B12
Available at all leading pharmacies and clinics. For more information, please consult a pharmacist or doctor.
Beside that, do increase food intakes that helps in increasing red blood production such as :
  • Milk
  • Iron-fortified cereal and grains
  • Red meat
  • Fish
  • Poultry
  • Egg yolks
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Yellow vegetables and fruits
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  •  Raisins

Do you have anaemia? Get your hemoglobin test for FREE now at the following pharmacies :

VenueCaring Pharmacy, Lot LG 03A & 05, Lower Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall, 3, Jalan SS 20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Date: 9th Nov 2015
Time: 10am to 4pm
VenueGuardian Pharmacy, KLCC
Date: 16th to 20th Nov 2015
Time: 11am to 3pm
VenueHealth Lane Pharmacy, 43-0-10, Jalan 1/48A, Bandar Baru Sentul, 51000 KL.
Date: 21st & 22nd Nov 2015
Time: 9am to 4pm
VenueCaring Pharmacy, 22, Jalan SJ 3, Taman Selayang Jaya, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
Date: 14th Dec 2015
Time: 9am to 3pm
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Chef Sherson & Chef Nik Michael Cooked Up A Storm @ the Curve’s Foodie Fest'

For the first time ever, the Curve organised its Foodie Fest to a great success as shoppers and families of all ages were treated to three whole days of great street style food, exciting cooking demos by Malaysian Celebrity Chefs and delightful entertainment. 

Patrons got to choose from 18 stalls at the Centre Court which offered a wide range of dishes, drinks and desserts. Various cuisines were made available ranging from local, western and even fusion to cater to Malaysians from all walks of life. 

The highlight of the weekend were the cooking demos by two of the nation’s own celebrity chefs, MasterChef Malaysia 2011 finalist Chef Nik Michael Imran and internationally-recognised TV personality Chef Sherson Lian, who joined in the gastronomic fun and cooked up a storm during their respective cooking demo. 

Chef Nik Michael Imran demonstrated how easy it was to whip up Caesar Salad, Chicken Kari Kapitan and fusion Pandan Crème Brûlée. 

Meanwhile, Chef Sherson presented an exciting cooking demo of some of his favourite recipes Kacang Pool with Poached EggFried BreadPan Fried Miso Orange Cod with Jumbo White Asparagus and White Chocolate Blondie. Lucky members of the crowd even got the chance to taste the scrumptious dishes prepared by the multi-talented chefs.

Picture opportunity with Chef Sherson. Till then, stay tuned for The Curve latest event by following them now.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Chocolate Crave with Chef Philippe Kotzky @ Pullman Bangsar

Last weekend, thanks to a friend invitation I'm honoured to meet pastry and chocolate maestro, Chef Philippe Kotzky at LINK All Day Dining, Pullman Bangsar. Chef Philippe was there to launch his chocolate decoration transfer sheets from Deco Tatoo

As usual, the cheeky me try playing hands on. Do you know, you will need to have cold fingers to manage the chocolate sheet. Yea... the chocolate sheet will be melted in a matter of second.

Next, we had the privileges to catch Chef Philippe in action demonstrating some of his stunning creations.

Chef Philippe Kotzky graduated from Academy of Nice, France. He came a long way from being an apprentice to a Pastry Chef and ally to a highly respected Executive Pastry Chef. He has worked in the renowned Michelin restaurant with L'amandier de Mougins (France) 2 star Michelin, La Belle Otero (France) 2 star Michelin, Baia Benjamin (Italy) 2 star Michelin, Hotel Casino Lisboa (Macao) 3 star Michelin. And also 3 star New York Time rated restaurants such as Ocean (US) and Louis XVI (US). Later on, Chef Philippe Kotzky provide consultation in bakery and dessert products and proceeded to manufacturing of chocolates under the brand and company PK Chocolat in Shanghai.

Wow..... Just look at the beautiful chocolate decoration.

Close-up Shot

Desserts are more fun with chocolate decoration transfer sheets. Chocolate decoration transfer sheets allow you to add flair to desserts for a more presentable look. With plenty of patterns to choose from, it is made out of coloured cocoa butter on an acetate sheet. 

For more information on Chef Philippe Kotzky's chocolate decoration transfer sheets, please visit 

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*All photos are taken by author using Iphone 6 and Nikon 50mm.

Fun Day Out at Mini Zoo & Blue Coral @ KL Tower

Hello! Recently, my friend invited me to join her on a FAM trip to KL Tower. Meet me at the mini zoo, she said. there's a zoo at KL Tower. Ok... I'm so outdated! :p


At the entrance of the mini zoo, you'll find a lovely pair of parrots.
Oh dear... oohhh.... I have 2 parrots standing on my hand.

More birds inside. Feeding birds from my palm is so scary and fun as well. Now I wonder if the birds are happier eating or I am happier feeding? LOL

These cuties are kind of aggressive.

Yours truly being zookeeper for a day busy feeding animals! Hahaha......

There are a few other species of lizards too.

And if you are tired, take a break at the cafe surrounded by lush greenery and enjoy a glass of drinks with birds chirping. Ahhh.... how relaxing!

Besides all the animals above, there are goats, pony, ostrich and others. The species of animal in this mini zoo might not be a lot, but more is less in the zoo world. It's better to go for quality and not quantity. 

Entrance fees :

Adult : RM19.00
Child : RM16.00
Senior Citizen : RM16.00

KL Tower Mini Zoo,
Jalan Punchak,
Off Jalan P Ramlee,
Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily - 10am to 9pm


Next, we visited Blue Coral aquarium. I am truly fascinated by the colourful fishes and beautiful coral. Well, let the picture do the talking, shall we?

Sorry that I don't have a description name for the fishes. I do hope you enjoyed the picture. Do check out the Mini Zoo and Blue Coral with your family and friends for the coming weekend.

Entrance fees :

Adult : RM12.00
Child : RM10.00

Blue Coral Aquarium
KL Tower,
Jalan Punchak,
Off Jalan P Ramlee,
Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily - 10am to 9pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Kiss Me 10th Anniversary Roadshow @ Publika

Happy 10th Anniversary to Kiss Me! It was all pink and 'kawaii' at the Kiss Me 10th Anniversary roadshow in Publika. How time flies..... So, it's been 10 years Kiss Me has been in Malaysia and the brand is still going strong. Applause!!!

Held from 16th - 18th October 2015, the 3 day roadshow offers a lot of special promotions and gift with purchases, as well as complimentary gift.

The all-time best selling Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner. 

And we also have Kiss Me Limited Edition Sets of Heroine Make Mascara SWP , which comes with a complimentary Heroine Make Mascara Remover on pack. Super worthy!

Beside the eyeliner, Heroine Make mascara is my next favourite item from Kiss Me.

It's such an honoured to catch Professional Japanese makeup artist Sayuri Igarashi live makeup demo.

Before and after application of mascara.

The transformation of makeup.
From left to right : 2015(current) - Natural makeup, 2012 - Big dolly eyes, 2005 - Dramatic 'kawaii' eyes.

I am literary head over heels when Sayuri offered me a mini makeover. Hmm... it's not often you could get makeup by a professional Japanese makeup artist with over 26 years of experiences. She's so friendly and down to earth. Had a good chat with her too. Do you know what her favourite Malaysian food? It's chicken rice! :p

Thank you Sayuri Igarashi for the mini makeover and awesome makeup tips.

Close up look of my makeup created by Sayuri. Loving my dreamy bigger eyes and thicker brow.

Free makeover is available for the public too.

Happy us with our Kiss Me hauls.

Thank you Kiss Me for having me. 

Check out my haul. Errrr...... awesome deals, too good to resist.
Yeah... I can hear my wallet is crying. :p

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