Thursday, 30 July 2015

[Food] Piggy Tail @ Bangsar

Couple of weeks ago, I was invited by OpenRRice to a food review at Piggy Tail in Bangsar. As the name suggested, pork lover would have a field day in Piggy Tail as they serve premium Sakura pork in their dishes.

The décor at Piggy Tail is simple with al fresco dining area at the front of the restaurant, which would be a good spot to chill after work.

Pork Corn (RM 16.00)
The night was started off with some crunchy Pork Corn (RM 16.00). The pork tendon were peppered with secret spices and deep-fried till crispy, and served with special BBQ mayo. It was one of our favourite dishes, and very addictive. Perfect to pair with chilled beer!
 
Wild Mushroom Soup (RM 18.00)
The Wild Mushroom Soup (RM 18.00) was creamy and earthy, and they made the soup using 3 different types of mushroom. I like the tiny chunks of mushrooms in the soup.
 
Premium Pork Aglio Olio (RM 25.00)
The Premium Pork Agio Olio (RM 25.00) was served with grilled sakura pork neck meat, sprinkled with red chili flakes, garlic, olive oil and sliced bacon. The sakura pork was very tender and the dish had a nice heat to it.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

[Food] Le Pont Boulangerie @ Kuala Lumpur


Le Pont means "The Bridge" in French. Like the name suggested, Le Pont Boulangerie connect the people with good French patisserie, good coffee and delicious food. It was exactly one month from their soft launch when we visited the café, and despite them being new, words have already gotten out about this place.

 

There are 3 floors in Le Pont:


Ground Floor is where all the bread, pastries and cakes are. The pastry kitchen that is headed by Chef Fadzly and his team, works 24 hours in order to provide their customers with the freshest bread and pastries.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

FreshCode: Detox with Fruit Juice!


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We all know fruits are good for health, and it's very important to incorporate fruits into our daily diet. But, how to do so with all the busy schedule? Simple answer: FreshCode!



FreshCode applies the most advanced technology - High Pressure Processing (HPP) to produce delicious fruit juices using the freshest seasonal fruits. All juices are cold-pressed using HPP to kill harmful bacteria and preserve maximum nutrition and taste.
 
 

With a healthy lifestyle in mind, FreshCode offers Family Pack whereby the customers can purchase juices in bigger pack and kick-start their detox programme. The juices are priced differently; and no, they do not have a fixed rate for their family pack.
 
 
I enjoy drinking fresh juices, and I can't want to start my 7-days detox program with FreshCode!
 

Day 1: Green Miracle
Day 1: Green Miracle (RM 28). Consists of lotus root, celery, broccoli, and pear. It's a very refreshing juice, and tasted even better when serve chilled. However, if you are not a fan of celery, then you might not fancy this juice.
 
Day 2: High Fiber Pineapple
Day 2: High Fiber Pineapple (RM 22). One of my favourite juices from the family pack. I can taste the natural sweetness of the pineapple in it!
 
Day 3: Passion Fruit Juice
Day 3: Passion Fruit Juice (RM 36). I love passion fruit but I really don't fancy the sourness of the juice. You can add in some honey to balance out the sourness.
 
Day 4: Soursop Juice
Day 4: Soursop Juice (RM 28). This is another juice that tasted sour, but it's totally fine if you enjoy acidity in your beverages.
 
Day 5: Tropicana Juice
Day 5: Tropicana Juice (RM 30). They have added multiple tropical fruits into it, such as pineapple, mango, banana and few others.
 
Day 6: Mango Juice
Day 6: Mango Juice (RM 20). The mango juice is sweet and you can see from the photo that it's packed with the fruit.

Day 7: Durian
Day 7: Durian (RM 38). I had the choice to choose either durian or lychee for my 7th day detox, and I went for the durian juice because don't find durian juice very common. It tasted like durian (duh~~) and the texture is slightly creamy. Personally, I find it to be a very interesting juice.


They have more juices available and you can check out the above for their family pack or drop by their outlets.

Some of you might felt the pricing is a little bit too high for fruit juice, but for normal consumption, you can consume one pack for up to 2 days. However, if you are planning on a detox programme, then you have to following the formula:

Morning
  1. Drink one glass (300-400ml) of juice without ice.
  2. Have some light breakfast, unless you are too full for food intake.
Afternoon (BEFORE Lunch)
  1. Drink one glass (300-400ml) of juice without ice.
  2. Have a light lunch.
Evening (BEFORE Dinner)
  1. Do some cardio exercise such as jogging for 25 minutes or warm yourself up in sauna for 15 minutes.
  2. Drink one glass (300-400ml) of juice without ice.
  3. Have light dinner.
Stay away from coffee during your detox week, and it's recommended to carry out the program twice a month.


The family pack will come frozen in a box, which is quite heavy! Store the juices in the refrigerator and cut the pack when you are going to consume. If you are not consuming for detox purpose, try to finish each of the pack within 2 days after it has been opened.

FreshCode
Level 4, Jalan 14/17, Seksyen 14
46100 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Contact: +6016 3641 188
Email: freshcode.my@gmail.com

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

[Food] Coco Ichibanya Curry House @ 1 Utama

How much do you love your curry?  I was recently invited by The Butterfly Project for a food review at CoCo Ichibanya Curry House @ 1 Utama. Eating curry throughout the entire dinner? OH YEAH!! I was excited to try it out.


As the name suggested, it's a Japanese curry house and they have established for more than 30 years. They have more than 1,400 branches in Japan and in countries such as USA, Thailand, Hong Kong, South Korea and many more; and their very first Malaysia outlet is in 1 Utama.

In CoCo Ichibanya, patrons will be able to choose the amount of their rice, spiciness level of the cury, the toppings and if they want additional curry gravy. This place is perfect for everyone! No more worries if some of your family and friends can't take spicy food.
 
Beef Yakiniku Curry (RM 23)
Since they have few levels of spiciness, we started off with the Beef Yakiniku Curry (RM 23), which has the standard spiciness. The heat wasn't too strong and it's suitable if you have a moderate tolerance for spicy food. The beef was tender and the sweetness of the onions goes well with the aromatic curry.
 

Pork Cutlet Omelette Curry (RM 26)

Really can't take spicy food but in the mood for some Japanese curry? Go for the Level 1 Pork Cutlet Omelette Curry (RM 26). This is their signature dish and it's also one of their best seller. The pork cutlet was fried to perfection - crunchy batter and moist on the inside. The omelette added extra creaminess to the dish.

Monday, 6 July 2015

[Beauty] Marysharon: When East Meets West

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The notion of "East Meets West" is very common nowadays, but what if I tell you there's a product that sells 10 bottles per minute worldwide?
 
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Marysharon is a brainchild of a joint-venture between France (spearheading R&D and product formulation) and China (markets and conducts A&P via its Asian HQ based in Guangzhou). Marysharon has undergone 120,000 times of clinical tests and total of 8 patents. As if these are not enough, Marysharon has also clinched "The Most Potential Brand Award" in year 2014 and achieved 1,000 million RMB sales figure in the second half of 2014.
 
Marysharon aimed to fulfil the users' dreams of skin and beauty perfection at reasonable pricing. By having this in mind, the brand is living up to its business credo "A Queen's Pampering For Every One". In Malaysia, they have appointed SHILLS Sdn Bhd to develop, distribute and market their products:
  • Marysharon Spa Sleeping Mask
  • Marysharon Queen Radiance Eye Essence
  • Marysharon Queen Charcoal Cleansing Mask
  • Marysharon Collagen Hydrating Mask

Thanks to Marysharon, I got to try out their Queen Radiance Eye Essence!


After trying out the Queen Radiance Eye Essence, 5,000 Chinese female claimed:
  • Skin around their eyes were revitalized, hydrated and more smoother
  • Eye puffiness, lines and wrinkles has reduced
  • Dark circle has diminished after 2 weeks of continuous usage
98% of the females were satisfied with the effect of Marysharon Queen Radiance Eye Essence.