Wonder Glow Cosmetics Collaborates with Local Teen Sensation, Aiman Tino for New Line of Beauty Products

Wonder Glow Cosmetics Collaborates with Aiman Tino for ‘Sweet Aiman’

Wonder Glow Cosmetic Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian company that specializes in skincare and beauty products has taken flight in the beauty and healthcare industry to the next level by collaborating with Malaysian’s top teen singing sensation, Aiman Tino who was shot to fame with his song “Ku Rela Dibenci”.

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Emphasizing the on how important it is to maintain healthy skin at a young age, Wonder Glow Cosmetic works alongside with Aiman Tino to produce a new line of product; “Sweet Aiman”, consisting 3 new beauty products targeted for young Malaysian women, especially the star sensation’s loyal fans.

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The newly launched ‘Sweet Aiman’ range of products; 3D Cream DD Mineral Cushion (in two tone, natural glow and fair), Candy Cherry Brite and Cherry Brite HD (daily health supplement)

Aiman Tino will be hosting roadshows for ‘Sweet Aiman’ range of products at the locations below:

1. Mydin Senawang, Negeri Sembilan 23 March 2017, 5pm
2.Mydin City One, Sarawak, 7 April 2017, 3.30pm
3. Mydin Samariang, Sarawak, 29 April 2017, 3.30pm

Fans/customers who purchases any Sweet Aiman range of products during any of Aiman roadshows will be entitled for a photography session and an Aiman Tino’s personalized autograph.

For more information on Sweet Aiman range of products, please refer to the information below:

Website: www.sweetaiman360.com
FB: www.facebook.com/AimanTinoClub
IG: @sweetaiman360deg

Lace Up Your Shoes and Run Towards a Healthier Life at Coway Run 2017

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Lace up those running shoes Ladies and gentlement Coway Run coway(M) Sdn Bhd will be its debut for the first time on 7 May 2017 at the Starling Mall, Damansara Uptown,where everyone runs forward together to achieve a healthy lifestyle and time, inspire others to follow their lead to run and face their fears.

Over the past two decades, the act of running long distance by choice has gone from a aurious hobby for a few solitary fitness addicts to a full-fledged national phenomenon.

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Mr Kyle Choi Ki Ryong, Managing Director of Coway highlighted that Coway Run aims to be a medium for Malaysians to step out from their comfort zones and be courageous to take that first step to a better and healthier life. “The is run is not about who comes in first place but it is about summoning that courage to face your fears with a willingness to make a difference, an improvement in that will build you to be stronger and confident in tackling new adversities,”said Mr Kyle at the press conference today.

Consisting of a 5KM and 10K run around the Starling Mall area with 4 categories of men and female veteran,&men and women open(for ages 18 and above), participants can expect to spot famous fitness model Jordan Yeoh and former Miss Universe Malaysia Carey Ng running alongside other runners to cheer and motivate them at every step of the way.

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Aimed at breaking the stereotype that portrays long distance running as exercise only meant for professional athletes or fit people; Coway Run wants to instil the mind-set that every step taken is a beginning to a better life. Jordan Yeoh and Carey Ng are living proofs that show how even a beauty queen and fitness model can also overcome the challenge of a 5KM and 10KM run respectively

As the ultimate water specialist, Coway is devoted to promoting a wellness lifestyle for all and wishes to remind participants to take care of their health and undergo light training beforehand to ensure they will be in optimal condition for the run, Coway encourage its runners to check through Coway’s official Facebook page for some running tips and guide for participants.

A running clinic will also be held to prep Coway’s runners for a pre-run preparation.

In addition to replace the fluid lost during the run, Coway will be placing three giant water purifiers at all three water stations to ensure that participants will stay hydrated throughout with the best; choice of water, the better water from The Water Specialist.

This highly anticipated run could be a new beginning for participants, and meet people where they whom they share the same interests with, bond with them and motivate each other in their steps to a healthier life.

Coway believes that with the adoption of a healthier lifestyle and through drinking coways better water, individuals would be able to reduce healthcare-related costs, improve productivity in their daily lives and achieve overall better health and a robust organ system and therefore making their lives better and happier.

Official sponsors of the Coway Run includes the Starling Mall and 100Plus.

Interested participants are welcome to register themselves at www.myraceonline.com.

To find out more information of Coway Run 2017 please log on to

https://www.facebook.com/cowayMalaysia/

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Feast on Crabs at Ocean Seafood Restaurant, Bandar Puteri Puchong

I usually don’t revisit or frequent a restaurant unless they serve really outstanding food as I’m quite a picky eater but I made an exception for some restaurants. One of them is Ocean Seafood Restaurant in Bandar Puteri Puchong.

Having had a good dining experience in the restaurant a couple months back I decided to revisit with my foodie blogger friends and much to my pleasure, they are having crazy promos for crabs. To say that their crab dishes price is affordable is an understatement. The price for their Mud Crab with Roe dishes are practically rockbottom.

And so, we decided to have an insane crabby feast, and large ones at that.

The crab dishes that we tried:

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Spicy Buttermilk Crabs, Curry Crabs, Salted Egg Buttermilk Crabs, Superior Soup Crabs, Steamed Crabs

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Spicy Buttermilk Crabs (L) RM55

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Curry Crabs (L) RM55

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Salted Egg Buttermilk Crabs (L) RM55

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Crabs in Superior Soup (L) RM55

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Steamed Crabs (L) RM55

Not wanting any of those appetizing gravy go to waste, we ordered two sets of Mantou to soak the gravy with and enjoy them after we polished off the crab.

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And of course, knowing that the restaurant serves plenty of wonderful seafood dishes, we ordered other dishes along with rice to satisfy the glutton in us too.

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Fried Mantis Prawn with Dry Chili (RM15)

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Fried Kailan with Salted Fish (RM15)

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Salted Egg Sotong (RM15)

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Braised Sea Cucumber & Fish Maw (RM25)

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Deep Fried Scallops with Cheese Sauce (RM15)

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Kam Heong Bamboo Clam (RM15)

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Sizzling Tofu (RM15)

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Spinach Soup (RM12)

The dining experience in Ocean Seafood Restaurant is beyond amazing and I have no doubt that it will be on my permanent list of restaurants that I will frequent. If you love seafood and is living in Klang Valley, you really must hop over to Ocean Seafood Restaurant, Bandar Puteri Puchong. It not only will make your tummy happy, but your wallet too as everything on the menu is simply affordable.

In case you’ll be hopping over, their current ongoing promotion is as below:

Mud Crab with Roe cooked in any gravy of your choice:

M size 3 for RM65, 6 for RM120
L size 2 for RM55 , 4 for RM100

Birthday promotions:

Spend RM100 & above (not inclusive promotion item) and get 2 pcs of complimentary crabs.*

*Valid for actual birthday date & must show IC.
– Redeemable one set per pax

Set Lunch from RM8.90 & RM9.90.
– From Monday – Friday from 11am-3pm.

For more information on Ocean Seafood Restaurant, please refer below:

Ocean Seafood Restaurant
21,Jln Puteri 2/3
Bandar Puteri,47100 Puchong,
Selangor.
Business hour : 11:30am-3:00pm, 5pm-10:30pm (Open daily, 7 days a week)
Contact : 0102210188
Restaurant is Pork Free and Lard Free

Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships 2017 Returns to Putrajaya, Promotes Malaysia as a Regional Sports Hub

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The world’s largest duathlon race in the Powerman series, Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships, has returned to Putrajaya, Malaysia with greater foreign participation. Organised by E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd, over 3,000 local and foreign participants including top global athletes, multi-sport elites and enthusiasts has taken part in the run-bike-run race.

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Runners running

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A race against time

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Powerman, the pinnacle for duathlon competition globally, is the platform for ardent runners and cyclists to progress and master both sports. The championships held in Putrajaya last March upon a two-year hiatus witnessed the tremendous growth of duathletes in the region, with a record-breaking number of 2,645 participants starting the race, breaking the Malaysia Book of Records for the ‘Largest Participation of Duathlon Championships’ in Malaysia.Putrajaya is one of the admired locations to host Powerman with its picturesque landscape and well-equipped social amenities, giving participants a world-class championship.

Four adult categories namely the Individual Classic and Team Relay Classic (10km – 60km – 10km), and the Individual Short and Team Relay Short (5km – 30km – 5km), were made available for participants.

Powerman is a great stepping stone for regular runners and cyclists go beyond their limits. The four selected categories is specially catered to participants of different levels, from newcomers to seasoned enthusiasts. I welcome all single sport athletes to take part in Powerman as the new ground to explore and test their limits.

The proliferation of multi-sport athletes in the region is evident due to a growing trend in the multi-sports segment. Powerman is an accessible event for athletes to pursue a greater path by mastering an integrated sport.

The championship’s schedule has ensure a minimum overnight stay in Putrajaya, raising the host’s profile and increasing tourism dollars.  Primary tourism industries like the hospitality services, food and beverage are some of the businesses that has directly benefit from Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships 2017.

Discover Selangor: Affordable Shellout Dining at Apps Hotel, Kuala Selangor

Looking for a place to stay in Kuala Selangor? Well, there’s plenty of homestays and boutique hotels around in Kuala Selangor, but if you are looking for a place that is not so out of town or a place that is quite convenient with decent facilities, you might want to consider Apps Hotel.

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Apps Hotel Kuala Selangor is conveniently located at Kuala Selangor, near to Giant with close proximity to all the attraction of Kuala Selangor. Hotel services and facilities includes 24 hours security, broadband Internet access at public area, Muslim prayer room, ballroom and event space as well as inhouse restaurant that offers great food. I won’t be commenting much on the hotel itself, as I’ve yet to stay a night there but I’ve patronized it’s open air seafood restaurant and thought it was amazing.

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Apps hotel’s restaurant can fit quite a large crowd at one time, so it’s a perfect place for large gatherings with family and friends.

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There are plenty of items on their menu but the latest is their Seafood Cajun Concept; or rather bucket boiled seafood/shellout dining.

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A closer look at the assorted raw seafood being offered at the restaurant. These will be made into bucket boiled ‘shellout’ dish. For those who are not familar with this concept, bucket boiled seafood is where loads of fresh seafood is dumped together into a bucket and boiled to perfection before being dumped on the table to be shared with a few diners.

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Video of a bucketfull of seafood being poured out onto the table.

Shellout experience at Apps Hotel, Kuala Selangor

The bucketfull of seafood is usually enjoyed the old school way, by using bare hands to de-shell the crustaceans.

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Me, enjoying the seafood the old school way. You may request the chef to have the seafood merely boiled the traditional bucket way or cooked in certain ways. Being adventurous, my family and I opt for the flavourful ones.

Here’s some of the ‘seafood bucket boiled’ that we managed to try:

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Assam pedas flavour (RM39.90 for 2-3pax); this one comes with a lot of gravy and very spicy. Goes well with piping hot rice. Great for those who loves to eat spicy food, but I wouldn’t exactly recommend it for those who is sharing their meal with children.They might not be able to tolerate the spiciness.

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Butter lemon flavour (RM39.90 for 2-3pax). This version of the seafood bucket boil is exeptionally delicious. Being someone who can’t really take spicy food, I love this one the most as I can practically taste the original sweetness of the seafood taste. Highly recommended.

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Kam Heong flavour (RM39.90). Similar to the Assam Pedas flavour, this version of the bucket boiled seafood is very spicy. The only difference is that instead being cooked in Assam Pedas gravy, this one was cooked in curry paste with loads of dried chillies. This one is not too bad either, and I actually liked this better than the spicy Assam Pedas flavour, as while it is spicy, it is much easier to eat and creates less mess in the aftermath. Recommended to spicy food lovers, but not recommended to young children who might not be able to tolerate spicy food.

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Top: Tomyam in Young Coconut Shell. Bottom: Tomyam Seafood. A must try if you like soupie dishes. These may look spicy but don’t let the appearance fool you. They’re not spicy at all but sourish instead. Quite appetizing and goes well with plain rice. Personally I love the Tomyam in Young Coconut more than the normal version. The young coconut flesh absorbed the soup nicely and gives off quite a unique flavour that makes it pretty addictive to feast on.

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Deep Fried Kangkung in Tempura style. These are actually kangkung (water convulvulous) dipped in thin layer of floury batter and deep fried. They’re adeptly fried and served with sweet Thai sauce. Works well as appetizer and goes well with plain white rice. One plate of this is never enough and if you are dining with a few friends, you might want to order extra as they are pretty addictive.

Overall the dining experience in Apps Hotel open air seafood restaurant is fantastic. Great food, timely service and accomodating staffs. Definitely will be a restaurant of choice should I ever drop by Kuala Selangor again.

For more bookings and reservation please refer to the information below:

Apps Hotel
12, Jalan Peninsula Utama 1,
Peninsula Park,
45000 Kuala Selangor,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Office : +603-32772172
Mobile : +6012-2337725

Drifting with Blastacars Drift Karts in Kuala Lumpur

Being an Adrenaline junkie and having heard that Blastacars Drift Karts has finally arrived in Kuala Lumpur, I knew I had to check it out.

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This place is located on the 5th floor of Sungei Wang Plaza building which was formerly a carpark.

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The karts have been developed since 1987 in New Zealand by the creator Peter Zyp with one goal in mind; to drift.

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The karts are safe and built for tough use and they consist of powerful engines and a unique design, they can race around the track sliding where they can drift around corners.

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Me checking out the Blastacar Drift kart before racing, to see if I can handle it comfortably. Not to be confused with the regular go karts, these are hand crafted, powerful karts that drift on purpose built, indoor tracks. These custom made to drift karts offer you a unique and thrilling drive experience. The karts are longer and thinner than a go kart, allowing for a comfortable ride position and easier overtaking and the unique surface mean you can drift and slide around the track whilst maintaining control. Steering and handling the karts is surprisingly easy and not as tiring on the arms and legs like a go kart, as you only need to speed up all the way.

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The track has a unique slippery surface and custom design, built for over 10 karts to race on at once. The track is fully indoors, so you can race in rain or shine, day or night.

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All set for a heart pumping race, helmet and all.

Blastacar Drift Kart Racing at Sungei Wang Plaza

A word of warning; Don’t think you can just hold your accelerator around the whole track. There is enough power and momentum to send your karts sliding into corners. You will need to give a good amount of counter steer and throttle control to ensure you can maintain the drift on a corner and then with a quick switch you will be drifting into the next. For a non racer and casual driver like me, putting up a good race is quite a challenging feat, but it was an Adrenaline pumping experience nevertheless.

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One for the album. My friends and I had an exciting race experience with a solid performing engine more powerful than an average go kart.

If you’ve been playing go-kart and love a good race on track, you might enjoy drifting in Blastacars Drift Karts too, so do hop over to have a drift of your life.

Note: Blastacars Drift Kart is build to suit all sort of racers’ needs, but racers need to be at least 8 years old and have a height minimum of 1.2 metres.

Price as stated below:

RM60 for 10 mins (Novice)
RM90 for 10 mins (Advance)
RM100 for 10 mins (Pro)

For more information on Blastacars Malaysia, refer to the information below:

Blastacars Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
5F- 001, 5th Floor, Sungei Wang Plaza, 50250 Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur
Website: http://www.blastacars.my/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/blastacars.my/

Where to Chillax with Friends in Kuala Lumpur: Oddity Cafe

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Fancy a cuppa tea or coffee with friends? Here’s one place that serves quite some decent coffee and tea with some nice comforting pasta and dessert; Oddity Cafe.

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Oddity Cafe gains it’s name from the root of ‘odd’. Generally, it can mean strange, but according to the owner, the name is chosen as the cafe’s direction is to stand out in the crowd and be different.The cafe itself is not that large. It can acommodate at most 12 person in the outlet and 6 at the corridoor of the outlet, making it a great place for some intimate catching up session.

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Barrista preparing drinks for customers.

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Their menu is pretty straight forward and minimilist. They are offering assorted coffee, tea, pasta and pastries for your dining pleasure.

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I managed to drop by with my girlfriends and here’s some of the things we ordered:

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Iced Caffe Mocha (RM11.90). I’m not much a coffee drinker. I always prefer tea over coffee, but I tried this Iced Caffe Mocha nevertheless. It tasted like how it should taste like. A perfect concoction of bittersweetness and chocolaty flavours all married to each other.

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Seafood Marinara (RM6.90) was topped generously with simple marinara sauce and freshly cooked mussels. Quite nice, but if you don’t have an acquired taste for mussels, you might want to ask the cook to omit the mussels and have them replace the mussels with prawns instead.

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Grilled Chicken Aglio Olio (RM6.90) was not my favourite. Why? Well, I’m not a fan of broccoli florets and this dish have loads of them. The presentation of this dish almost resemble a bouquet of broccoli. But don’t let my preference stop you from enjoying this dish. It is filled with wholesome goodness and great for those who wants plenty of greens in their diet.

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Spaghetti Carbonara (RM6.90). Rich, creamy and savoury, this is everyone’s favourite plate of pasta at Oddity Cafe. It’s the perfect comfort food that goes well hand in hand with the beverages sold here.

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Brownies with Vanilla Ice Cream (RM9.90) is just perfect to end our meal with.

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Chocolate Muffin (RM7.90). Makes great companion to those bittersweet coffees sold here.

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Delivery and takeaway services is also available at Oddity Cafe. Here’s the takeaway/delivery version of the assorted pastas.

Overall dining experience at this cafe is quite a pleasant one. Their coffees are good too and I guess a revisit is in order soon.

For more info on Oddity Cafe please refer to the information below:

Oddity Cafe
C.10.B, Concourse Level, Sungei Wang Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang , Kuala Lumpur 55100.

Facebook: https://facebook.com/odditycafe/

Editor’s Pick: Where to Eat Cheap in Kuala Lumpur- Foodzania

Looking for an affordable place to dine with your family and friends in Kuala Lumpur without bursting your pocket? Well, Foodzania (located on level 3 in Sungei Wang Plaza building)is offering plenty of mouthwatering food at a very reasonable price. There’s wide varieties of delicacies being offered here and I believe it will both suit both local and foreign palate.

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I had an opportunity to dine with my friends over there and tried a variety of appetizing dishes over here.

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Some of the dishes we managed to try

Food offerings in Foodzania, Sungei Wang Plaza Level 3

Foodzania concept is pretty much imitating the hipster food dining style where the deco is made to imitate the open air food truck place. It is divided into 3 sections: The Food Truck, D’Food Caravans and The Food Cart. Each of the sections offered different kind of food to cater to different type of diners.

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The Food Truck is more of a grab and go concept where customers can quickly grab simple meals to takeaway or to dine in. At the Food Truck section of Foodzania in Sungei Wang Plaza, we have operators from Quarter Snack, Fun Waffle and and Jo Pasta.

Food operator name: Quarter Snack
Muslim friendly: Yes
Price Range: Items on the menu sold from RM3.50 above
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Quarter Snack is recommend for those who wants a quick refreshing bite for lunch. They have plenty of things from the menu over here but their must try items are Sushi Popiah and the Fruit Rojak.

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Sushi Popiah is actually an interesting fusion of the local springroll and the Japanese traditional sushi. It is made from shredded fresh veggies wrapped in popiah skin and seaweed. The Sushi Popiah makes quite a healthy snack.

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Fruit Rojak is a Malaysian style fruit salad made with assorted local fruits that has been diced and mixed with thick prawn paste chilli sauce and topped with crushed peanuts. The black colour might be quite a turned off to some, especially tourists but I assure you that it is refreshing and appetizing. The taste of the fruit rojak over here is perfectly sweet and spicy. Highly recommended for those who wants some daily dose of vitamins in a deliciously indulging way.

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Food operator name: Fun Waffle
Muslim friendly: Yes
Price Range: Items on the menu sold from RM3.50 above
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This operator serves assorted grab and go stuff, but their bestsellers are waffles and Braised Chicken and
Egg Rice

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Assorted waffles from Fun Waffles. You may choose the flavour of your choice and these are the usual favourite; waffle topped with peanut butter, strawberry jam and chocolate sauce. There’s no restriction on what spread you want to have on your waffle, of course, so feel free to mix and match like how we did.

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Braised Chicken and
Egg Rice
. Simple but comforting meal of plain white rice served with braised chicken and boiled eggs. The taste is slightly herbal. Some may feel that this dish is a tad overwhelming on the palate but since this dish is braised in Chinese herbs, it definitely has some nutritional value that helps you to boost your energy. Served in a convenient box like this, you may opt to dine in or takeaway.

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Food operator name: Jo Pasta
Muslim friendly: Yes
Price Range: Items on the menu sold from RM7.50 above.

This operator offers assorted pastas and warm dishes. Pasta lovers will definitely love to indulge themselves here.

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But their bestsellers are Japanese Curry Rice with Chicken Chop, Spaghetti Bolognese and Spaghetti Carbonara.

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Japanese Curry Rice with Chicken Chop. Unlike the typical Malaysian curry where the curry is usually spicy, the Japanese curry is not. Minimally containing cubed potatoes and diced carrot, the taste is not as overwhelming as Malaysian style curries.Slightly sweet and creamy this dish is perfect for children or those who likes richness taste in their curry . Served wity piping hot rice and breaded chicken chop on the side, the dish makes a great wholesome meal for a ravenous diner.

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Spaghetti Bolognese were bathed generously with sweet and sourish tomatoey sauce and topped generously with melted cheese. A wonderful plate of comfort food, I must say. Both children and adult alike will love this.

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Spaghetti Carbonara with sliced chicken ham is very rich, creamy and cheesy. This makes a very satisfying meal for all pasta lovers.

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Moving on to the D’ Food Caravanz section of the Foodzania, where heavier type of food is offered at a really reasonable price, we have a couple of impressive operators like DM, Chef Ahmad, SS2 and Hakka Cuisine. Food Caravanz consists of DM Port, Chef Ahmad, SS2 and Hakka Cuisine. The food being offered here will surely delight foodies or those who are seeking for a little gastronomic adventure.

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Food operator name: DM Port
Muslim friendly: Yes
Price Range: Items on the menu sold from RM5.00 above per set
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DM Port offers a variety of Malaysian favourite mixed rice.

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From top left, clockwise: Nasi Lemak with Chicken Rendang set, Rice with Ayam Masak Merah Set, Rice with Chicken Curry set and Rice with Ikan Asam Pedas set.

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Nasi Lemak with Chicken Rendang set.
Chicken Rendang with Nasi Lemak is definitely a must try for all nasi lemak lovers. Served with a huge piece of chicken rendang and generous amount of condiments and sambal, this dish gives value to your money.

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Rice with Ayam Masak Merah Set is typically a set of white rice served with sweet and spicy chicken dish and a side of fried cabbage.

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Rice with Ayam Kicap Set is highly recommended for those who wants a quick but wholesome meal without burning their tongue with spiciness.

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Rice with Ikan Asam Pedas set is a dish for those who are feeling a bit adventurous. It’s very spicy so make sure you have cooling drinks on standby while you are eat this.

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Food operator name: Chef Ahmad
Muslim friendly: Yes
Price Range: Items on the menu sold from RM5.00 above
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Chef Ahmad is definitely a must patronize if you love Middle-Eastern Food.

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Must try Middle-Eastern delicacies from Chef Ahmad is; Mandi Chicken Rice, Shish Tawouk with Mandy Rice, Breaded Chicken Chop and Hummus.

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Hummus. Hummus is a Levantine and Egyptian food dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas and blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. This is usually served as a dipping to pita bread.

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Mandi Chicken Rice. Mandi is a fragrant traditional rice dish from Hadhramaut and is usually served with chicken or lamb on the side. The Mandi Chicken Rice over here is marvellous. It was bursting with flavour and is definitely worth your calories.

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Shish Tawouk with Mandi Rice. Shish Tawouk is a traditional marinated chicken shish kebab of Middle Eastern cuisine. And here, it’s served alongside the exceptionally yummy mandi rice.

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Breaded Chicken Chop . Western cuisine is also offered here at Chef Ahmad for those who doesn’t favour herb and spices. The chicken chop is comes in quite a huge portion and is served with generous amount of salted crinckle cut fries.

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Food operator name: Hakka Cuisine
Muslim friendly: Yes
Price Range: Items on the menu sold from RM3.50 above

Ordering from the Hakka Cuisine can be quite tricky as the menu is mostly written in Chinese, but no fret, the staffs are multilingial and speaks English, Bahasa Malaysia and several different Chinese dialects well, so you can just ask for recommendations if things gets overwelming for you.

Hakka Cuisine, like the name suggest serves Hakka Food. Among the must try is the famous all time favourite Hakka dish, Lei Cha, Yam Abacus and Yong Tau Foo

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Lei Cha Rice. For those who are new to this dish, ‘lei cha’ simply means ‘pounded tea’ but it’s also called ‘thunder tea rice’ because traditionally, the ingredients were pounded manually to make the tea soup and the sound of that action actually resembled thunder. It consists all sorts of vegetable and high in fibre. Great for those who wants to detox or on a diet and is looking for a healthy, guilt-free meal.

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Yam Abacus, also known as Suan Panzi is an auspicious dish that is popularly served during the lunar new year as the roundabacus seeds represent reunion and signifies wealth and health. Made from yam flour into abacus shape, this dish is savoury and chewy. Really fun to eat, I must say.

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Yong Tau Foo. Yong Tau Too is a Hakka Chinese cuisine consisting primarily of tofu filled with ground meat mixture or fish paste. Variation of this food include vegetables and mushrooms stuffed with ground meat or surimi. I personally love this as it has a bit of everything and you get a mouthful of flavours in just one plate.

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Food operator name: SS2 Goreng Pisang.
Muslim friendly: Yes
Price Range: Items on the menu sold from RM3.50 above per set
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SS2 Goreng Pisang offers all time Malaysian favourite teatime snack goodies like fried banana, fried nian gao and cucur udang. Whether you are looking for a quick bite or for teatime indulgence, SS2 will surely satisfy your tastebuds.

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Assorted fried stuff; Cucur Udang, Fried Nian Gao and Fried Popiah.

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Assorted Pisang Goreng; Pisang Goreng Cheese and Pisang Goreng Cheese-Chocolate.

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And finally, last but not least the Food Cart Section. There’s a few nice food cart selling all sort of mouthwatering food, especially desserts but I only managed to try the one from Mary Nyonya

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Chicken Curry from Mary Nyonya. Nothing to shout about on it’s own but the curry makes a great dipping companion for a piece of roti canai or toasts.

The dining experience here in Foodzania at Sungei Wang Plaza is splendid. If you are on a budget but would like to have a good meal with your family or friends, the Foodzania is really a good place with good food to dine without bursting your pocket. It is pretty much budget friendly. A bonus? The deco here is pretty much instagram-worthy with plenty of props you can pose with, so you won’t just be enjoying the food but will be enjoying taking pictures as well.

The Foodzania definitely walks hand in hand with Sungei Wang Plaza’s tagline; a place with All Kinds of Everything. They really do offer all kinds of everything, and at affordable price at that.

For more information on Foodzania, refer below:

Foodzania, Level 3
Sungei Wang Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hour 10AM–9PM

Pork-Free Dimsum Indulgence at Dynasty Restaurant, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

I love dimsums, but finding delicious Halal or pork-free dimsums in Kuala Lumpur can be quite a feat. Most of the pork-free or Halal dimsums that I’ve tried tasted something like reheated frozen food and of course, that’s quite a turn off. Lucky me though, Dynasty Restaurant at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel has recently converted their restaurant’s status from non-Halal to Pork Free and is now serving mouthwatering selections of pork-free and Muslim friendly Chinese cuisine delicacies. A wide variety of dimsums is of course, part of what Dynasty Restaurant is offering.

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Had the opportunity to try the dimsums over here with friends one fine afternoon and I have to say that I’m quite impressed with their offerings.

Below is some of the dimsum items that we managed to try:

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Pork-free dimsum delights that we managed to try: 3 varieties of fried dimsum, 3 steamed varieties of steamed dimsum, some appetizer, some poached and baked fish dishes, fried rice and dessert.

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Crispy prawn toast with sesame. These were adeptly fried. Crispy and slightly nutty from the outside and juicy from the inside, the crispy prawn toast are pretty much addictive.

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Crispy chive biscuit filled with shrimp. Chef’s signature and a bestseller in Dynasty Restaurant. These thin and crispy ‘biscuits’ are fried to perfection while maintaining the juiciness of the chives and the shrimps inside. Crispy and bursting with flavours, this biscuit is definitely a must try on the menu.

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Pan seared Shanghai dumpling may look like an ordinary pan seared dumpling, but these are exceptional. It’s packed with meaty fillings and stopping at just one piece is almost an impossible feat.

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Minced chicken dumplings topped with dried scallops is great for those who want something quite normal and less overwhelming on the palate. Maintaining the traditional steamed dimsum taste, these are purely comfort food, especially for dimsum lovers.

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Green dragon chive dumplings speaks for itself. With whole prawn wrapped in a thin layer of thin floury skin, each of the dumplings is quite satisfying to eat. Abit plain on it’s own, though. So make sure you dip it in the dimsum sauce if you are the kind who likes strong flavours in your food.

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Prawn wanton with chili vinaigrette is superb. Bathed in chili vinaigrette, the wanton is a tad spicy, but it is not unmanageble. Pretty much an exciting eat, I must say.

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Deep fried oyster was served in a pretty colourful presentation. It makes me think of an undersea coral garden. Beautiful, instagram-worthy presentation aside, the crispy oyster is really nice to eat. It is a true cholesterol-fest, though, so please don’t overindulged.

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BBQ chicken with glazed honey sauce. I’m more used to savoury chicken dishes so sweet ones like this is something new to me. Lovely dish. A must try if you like sweetmeats.

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Baked cod Portuguese style with stinking beans and eggplants. Being a Nyonya, this dish won my heart that day. Have it my way, I would just snatch the whole plate and eat them all up myself, as stinking beans and eggplants are my favourite, but that will be rude and I wouldn’t want to be known as a glutton. Highly recommended item on the menu, especially if you love fish and strong tasting spicy food.

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Aromatic duck breast with tea leaf. Got to love the duck breast slices and the Granny Smith apple slices. Very refreshing dish, I must say.

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Stirfried beef with vegetables and shimeiji mushrooms. Not sure which part of beef was used for this dish but the beef was so tender that it could almost melt in your mouth. Truly a divine creation. Another must order dish if you ever patronize this restaurant.

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Poached fish fillet with ginger soup and chili in claypot. I gave this a pass. Why? I don’t like gingery taste and therefore I found this dish rather difficult to eat. But I’m sure it taste great as everyone else polishes off their portion off from their bowl.

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Fragrant fried rice topped with scallops. Love the rice. Unfortunately, by the time this arrived, I was already too full from eating the dimsums. Such a shame. It was simple and yet delicious. I might revisit the restaurant again just so that I can enjoy this fried rice.

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Sweetened mango puree with sago and pomelo was a sweet but refreshing end to our meal. No words can express how much I love this dessert.

Making all the dimsums from scratch daily, the team of chefs and kitchen crew in Dynasty Restaurant uses only high quality and fresh ingredients to ensure delicious offerings are presented in their most premium way. Choices of dimsums in this restaurant range from steamed, baked and deep fried variety. Congee and some local Malaysian delights is also offered to cater those with true blue Malaysian palate.

Overall the dining experience in Dynasty Restaurant at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel is really pleasant and satisfying, and I’m planning a revisit as of writing.

Made to order, the dimsum feast is available from Mondays to Saturdays from 12-2.30pm and Sundays / Public Holidays from 9.30am to 2.30pm

For booking and reservations please refer to the information below:

Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel
130, Jalan Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2716 9388
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/RenaissanceKL

Email: [email protected]

Reservations can be done online as well, at http://www.klrenaissance.com/dining . 

Shop, Snap and Win While Traveling in Malaysia

March 1 is the first anniversary of Malaysian Shopping Buddy, Miss SHOPhia. Since her debut last year, Miss SHOPhia has been diligently taking up her role as the ultimate shopping buddy by keeping fashionistas and shoppers across the globe up to date on fashion, food, gadgets as well as shopping news and events via her social media platform.

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She also takes on cameo roles in viral videos and TV commervials promoting shopping in Malaysia. Her presence was internationally recognized recently, with Tourism Malaysia awarded The Most Favourite Promotional Activity-Miss SHOPhia at U Travel Magazine Award in Hong Kong.

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In conjunction of the first anniversary of the shopping icon, shoppers aged 18 and above are invited to enter the SHOP,SNAP&WIN! online contest and win exciting holidays and fabulous prizes sponsored by Suria KLCC, Starhill Gallery, Fahrenheit88,IOI City Mall Putrajaya and IBC Tours Sdn Bhd. The contest run from 1 March to 31 March 2017. To participate, contestant is required to do the following:

1. Shop at your favourite shopping mall or brand
2. Take a creative picture of yourself or with friends and family together with your shopping haul outside the store.
3. Complete the caption “I love shopping in Malaysia because…” in no more than 20 words.
4. Upload your picture together with the completed caption to Miss SHOPhia’s Facebook Page and tag #MalaysiaSuperSale2017, #MissShophia and the mall location.

Pictures of the most likes and creative captoon stands a chance to win.

For more info, hop over to:

Website: www.missshophia.malaysia.travel
Facebook: http://fb.com/missshophia
Instagram: @missshophia