Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Titan The Robot is Coming to Malaysia

Wootz... wootz.... the world famous Titan The Robot is coming to Malaysia! Ever imagined meeting a robot in real life? Are you ready to expect the unexpected with Titan the Robot all the way from UK?

Monday, November 28, 2016

Rejuvenate with Raindrop Therapy @ Blissful Presence

Are you stressed? Constantly feeling anxious, panicky or tensed? The consistent worry or fear, a feeling of being unsafe or unsettled can have a serious impact on your physical and emotional health. Did you know stress will slowly diminish our ability to live a full and engaged life, plus it is often difficult to control on one's own when it has spiraled to unmanageable levels? Oh man... Tell me all about it! 

Wacoal The Store @ Sunway Pyramid

Wacoal had officially opened it's fourth and most inviting free-standing boutique at Sunway Pyramid last week. With more than 65 years of history, Wacaol the renowned Japanese intimate apparels producer expanded its products and services beyond departmental stores in Malaysia with the latest Wacoal The Store within a leading shopping mall. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hunt For The Ultimate Fan Returns with Tiger FC

Malaysian football enthusiasts in the house. I've got some good news for you! Throughout this 2016/17 season, Tiger FC is back yet again to reward 70 walking football encyclopaedias with Samsung 40” LED TV. If you think you know everything about football, plus a burning passion for the sport, then here's your chance to take up Tiger FC’s challenge to compete against other footie whizzes in Malaysia to win the coveted crown, Tiger FC’s Ultimate Fan.

The Land Of Rising Sun featuring Chef Yanagida Tesuya @ Executive Lounge ON 23, Pearl International Hotel

Last week, I had the privilege to join my friend for a special sashimi wine pairing dinner session presented by the Award Winning Celebrity Chef Yanagida Tetsuya from Japan. The exclusive event was held at the Executive Lounge ON 23, Pearl International Hotel. The hotel has been newly revamped recently, strategically located between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya offering stunning view of the city skyline. 

Anchor Food Professionals Launches Travel Cake

The season of giving is near! Anchor Food Professionals, the food services arm of Fonterra Brands Malaysia has launched the quintessential Travel Cake at its selected bakery partners across the country to celebrate the upcoming festive occassion. The heavenly butter loaf cakes made using high quality butter from Anchor Tinned Butter was inspired by France's "gateux de voyage", which was brought on a journey from one place to another by travellers.

Available from 1st December 2016, a total of three variants Anchor Travel Cakes will be launched in 15 selected bakeries nationwide, and over 57 outlets.

Chocolate Prune Travel Cake
A mixture of pitted prune, apricots and dark chocolate chunks, encased in a moist chocolate butter cake.

Earl Grey Apricot Travel Cake
Earl grey tea infused apricot in fragrant earl grey tea butter cake.

Orange Cranberry Travel Cake
Plump & juicy cranberries soaked in orange juice, in a buttery orange scented cake.

The Anchor Travel Cakes were created by Anchor Food Professionals Pastry Chefs using Anchor Tinned Butter which is made from pure and natural dairy from grass-fed cows in New Zealand. The aromatic, soft and smooth premium butter, is perfect for all of your baking needs.

Take your cake up a notch by serving the Travel Cake as cake pops, served with ice cream or even glazed it with chocolate for a personal touch.

To prepare the milk chocolate glaze, melt milk coverture using a double boiler and mix in canola oil until well-combined. Leave the glaze to cool down at 35c before coat it over the cake evenly.

Chocolate Prunes Lollipop

Homemade Pastry Cream

Ingredients :
500g UHT Full Cream Milk
1 pc vanilla pods (or 3g Vanilla Essence)
125g Caster Sugar
100g Egg Yolk (or 5 nos Egg Yolk)
40g Custard Powder
50g Anchor Unsalted Butter

Method :
  1. Bring the milk and vanilla pod(vanilla essence) to a boil.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix caster sugar and egg yolk together. Add in custard powder and mix until well-combined. 
  3. Pour hot milk into the egg mixture and mix well. Transfer the mixture back into the pot and continue to cook till thickened and bubbling. 
  4. Remove the mixture from heat, and add in butter immediately. Mix well. 
Diplomat Cream  

Ingredients : 
500g Homemade Pastry Cream
125g Anchor Unsalted Butter (softened, room temperature)

Method : 
  1. Bring the pastry cream to room temperature.
  2. Mix pastry cream in a mixer with whisker until smooth.
  3. Add in the softened butter and mix till smooth and well combined.
Dark Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients : 

500g Dark Couverture 58%
50g Canola Oil
35g Roasted Almond Nibs

Method : 
  1. Melt dark couverture using double boiler
  2. Remove from heat and mix in canola oil and roasted almond nibs. 
To assemble : 
  1. Cut the cake into small rectangular slices and insert a popsicle stick. 
  2. Spread the top of the cake slice with diplomat cream. Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes until the cream is set. 
  3. Dip the cake lollipop into the dark chocolate glaze. 
  4. Shake off the excess chocolate before placing it to set on a parchment paper. 
  5. Decorate as desired. 

The Anchor Travel Cakes will be available in over 57 outlets namely :
  1. RT Pastry House (Klang Valley)
  2. boite a bijoux (Klang Valley)
  3. Thyme Bakery and Trendy Bakery (Klang Valley)
  4. Kek Sayang (Kedah)
  5. Savour @ Bread History (Penang)
  6. The Baker's Hut (Perak)
  7. Born & Bread (Perak)
  8. Happy Angel's Cake (Perak)
  9. Seremban Toast House (Negeri Sembilan)
  10. Baker's Ville (Johor)
  11. Walnut Bakery (Sabah)
  12. Taka Cake House (Sarawak)
  13. MA Baker (Sarawak)
  14. Farley Bakery (Sarawak)
*Please note that the Anchor Travel Cakes will vary in presentation, size or packaging based on each bakery's unique customer preference. 

From 1st December 2016 to 31st January 2017, with every purchase of two travel cakes, Anchor Food Professionals will be giving away a set of designer dessert spoons. Time to put on your thinking caps and start personalizing your Travel Cake as a gift perfect for the upcoming gifting season. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Best of You 2016 with Julie's Biscuits @ Aeon Bandaraya Melaka

This year, 'The Best Of You 2016' was held at Aeon, Bandaraya Melaka has become bigger and bolder with more amazing and inspiring stories.  All these stories share a powerful theme, which is - putting people first. To be more specific, it's about time for us to stop and ponder, overcomes the common and often cruel stereotypes of various marginalised communities. In today's fast moving world, we Malaysians need to come together united and harmonious. And putting people first is an essential working principle towards a more inclusive society. Hence, don't forget to appreciate people foremost for their, or rather, our shared humanity. Appreciation is for everyone and knows no boundaries. Let us all appreciate everyone, by putting people first. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Top Three Must Visit Destinations in Vietnam

Chao ban! Of beautiful scenery, mouth-watering cuisine, great caphe (coffee) and dirt cheap booze, Vietnam has been one of the favourite destinations in Asia for many years. A country filled with unique heritage, rich history, Vietnam actually has so much for you to venture. Here are the top three must visit destinations in Vietnam : 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sinfully Good Cheese Tarts @ Village Grocer

The current hype cheese tarts craze has inspired Chef Foo to create her version of cheese tarts, one that has a light and crumbly pastry filled with soft and fluffy cream cheese. The cheese tarts made using the finest dairy ingredients from New Zealand were launched recently at Village Grocer.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

All You Can Eat Giant Estuary Grouper @ Makan Kitchen, DoubleTree by Hilton KL

From November 4 till December 30, 2016, the Giant Estuary Grouper (Goliath of the sea) also known as 'long dan' in Cantonese is now available as part of the buffet spread at Makan Kitchen, the signature restaurant of DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

G Shock Watch Style

Hey, are you an avid watch collector or wearer? I'm pretty sure you are no stranger to the G-Shock watch! But did you know, the G-Shock watch was born to fruition by the developer's dream of a "watch that never breaks"? After years of developing the technology, the G-Shock was finally launched and definitely lives up to its name. Some of the G-Shock watch key features include a non-stop solar powered battery, self-adjusting time zone timekeeping, triple sensor technology for measuring direction, pressure and temperature plus the Triple-G Resist which is the core of every G-Shock watch structure. Now, are you excited to find out more? Just read on as I share more of its amazing features. 

Taste of India @ TEMPTationS Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

From 11 to 30 November 2016, TEMPTationS, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel bring you 'Taste of India' by the talented Delhi born Chef Himanshu Roye to tantalise your taste buds with an incredible Indian spice sojourn. Diners can savour a selection of meticulously crafted dishes prepared using traditional spices masterfully mixed by the maestro himself.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

N8 Thermo Burn Fat Burner (Review)

Confession! As much as I love being FIT, but I also love FOOD! I mean, who doesn't? Lol Hence, no matter how hard I train, I'm always one step away from achieving my dream abdomen - the washboard abs. Haha... My progression even comes to a screeching halt when I was on my holiday. Thus, last month, I began incorporating N8 Thermo Burn into my daily diet as an extra boost for my fat burning. The thermogenic power mix is formulated to increase the body‘s metabolism naturally, improve the process of thermogenesis, increase satiety rate while provides energy to the body. It's claimed to use natural ingredients to help promote healthy fat-burning when coupled with exercise and a healthy diet.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Best Curry Laksa in PJ @ Restaurant 126 BitterGourd Noodles

Ohh la la.... Curry mee! Life's simple pleasures were having such a heavenly bowl of noodles, definitely worth all the calories. I was back at Restaurant 126 BitterGourd Noodles today for this curry laksa goodness, a new offering apart from their signature bittergourd noodles.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Hada Labo 'My Skin Beauty Confidence Campaign' with JoJo Goh, Chris Tong & Daphne Low

Last weekend, Hada Labo’s‘My Skin Beauty Confidence Campaign’ was held at Sunway Pyramid with celebrities namely Jojo Goh, Chris Tong and Daphne Low reaching out to the public in sharing about the importance of having good skin and how that can increase one's self-confidence.