Ramadhan Buffet at Utara Coffee House @ Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya

Time flies and it's the season for Ramadhan again. Thinking where should you go to celebrate this joyous occasion? How about a "Berbuka Puasa" night at Utara Coffee House in Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya?

Themed "Sinar Ramadan", the team at Utara Coffee House will be cooking up a gastronomic storm of mouth-watering traditional and international favourites. With more than 100 dishes available, Executive Chef Chew Teik Chye promises to showcase a wide selection of dishes that emphasizes on a variety of flavours and scent that will excite your palate after a long day of fasting.

Couple of weeks ago, Joe and I had the chance to drop by the hotel to try out the buffet spread. We had a good time trying out the dishes (so many of them!!).

For Appetizers & Salad, you'll have the usual fresh oysters, sushi and maki rolls. At the same time, you can enjoy varieties of ulam with sambal belacan, cincaluk, various type of pickles and many more.

A series of Daily Kerabu with local touch.

For the hot food, you have the choices of rice, noodles, rendang and something more international such as roast lamb.

There were too many dishes on the spread and these are only a small part of the delicious food that we had from the coffee house!

Last but not least, some sweet treats and desserts to end the meal. There were so many options to choose from - pudding, baklava, 10 types of Malay kuihs to assorted ice cream and many more,

These are just part of the dishes that we had in the buffet, and Utara Coffee House has many more mouth-watering dishes to offer. Head over to the coffee house NOW to savour your favourites at the "Sinar Ramadan Buffet Dinner" priced at RM 78++ per adult and RM 39++ per child. You can start enjoying the buffet from 6th June 2016 - 5th July 2016.

Good news for all of you! They are having an early bird promo where you can purchase their Early Bird Vouchers between 1st May 2016 - 6th June 2016 to enjoy buy five (5) FREE one (1) voucher.

If you missed out on the early bird promo, don't worry! You can still enjoy the Super Value Vouchers - buy ten (10) FREE one (1) by purchasing the vouchers from 6th June 2016 onwards.

To mark the end of the fasting month and welcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Utara Coffee House will be also be having a Hari Raya Aidilfitri Hi-Tea Buffet priced at RM 65++ per adult, RM 45++ per senior citizens and RM 34++ per child on 7th & 8th July 2016 from 12pm to 4pm.

To recap:

Buffet: Sinar Ramadan Buffet Dinner
Price: RM 78++/adult, RM 39++/child
Date: 6th June - 5th July 2016

Promo 1: Early Bird Voucher - Buy 5 FREE 1
Date: 1st May - 6th June 2016

Promo 2: Super Value Vouchers - Buy 10 FREE 1
Date: 6th June 2016 onwards

Buffet: Hari Raya Aidilfitri Hi-Tea Buffet
Price: RM 65++/adult, RM 45++/senior citizen, RM 34++/child
Date: 7th & 8th July 2016
Time: 12pm to 4pm

For more information and reservation, please call Utara Coffee House at +603 7954 6888 (ext. 4557). Also, you can visit Armada Hotel Petaling Jaya website to know more.

Oshan Infinite Collage Drink

Collagen drinks have been in the market for YEARS and someone who are into beauty; I have tried various brands in the market. To be very honest, some of them work and others not so. Today, I would like to share a new collagen drink that I've tried on earlier this year - Oshan Infinite Collagen Drink.

The collagen drink came in hard paper box with 20 sachets in it. Each sachet contains 20g of collagen powder.

Oshan Infinite is made from 100% natural ingredients, and the uniquely invented formula strengthens the essence of the 100% natural ingredients in the collagen drink, brings the exclusive TRIPLE ACTION of Oshan Infinite:

1. PROTECT - OPC, Olive fruits extract and astaxanthin provide a strong shield for the skin from free radicals, harmful ultraviolet light, sunlight, inflammation and toxin.
2. RETAIN - Hydrolized collagen & Hyaluronic acid retains the moisture content and the texture of the skin layers.
3. REGENERATE - Rose placenta, apple and grape stem cell regenerate the skin cell as well as other part of our body for its natural healing property.

Take 1 sachet daily for the first week of consumption preferably before breakfast or before bed time. Subsequently, consume 1 sachet every alternate day. Mix 1 sachet of 200ml cool or cold water, stir well and consume immediately.

I drink the collage every morning before breakfast, and mixed it with room temperature water. Because I really don't like drink cool or cold water in the morning. I was quite surprised how easily the powder dissolved, and the drink tasted good too. It tasted very much like Ribena to me.

There might not be too drastic changes, but some of my acne scars have definitely lightened and I can also see slight improvement on my open pores too. As for other results, I believe it will take a few more months to really see them.

If you are looking for a collagen drink to try out, you may give Oshan Infinite a try. You can check out Alpro Pharmacy and Lazada to know more on the products or get it at RM 243.80 for a box.

April Unboxing with Cubecrate!

Goodbye April, hello May! Time flies and I can't believe that we are already in May!! If you have read my previous posts, you'll know that I'll be posting my monthly unboxing with Cubecrate. They have been sending a lot of awesome products (especially the beauty products, YAY!!)

For their April box, it's all about FOOD!!!!!!! For a foodie, I'm truly excited to see what's inside my box~~~ ^_^

Homemade Eggless Chocolate Cupcake from Fraiche Designer Delectables.

The cupcake was beautiful. I was quite worry that it might be too sweet but the cupcake turned out to be really yummy! It chocolate cake was moist and the icing wasn't too sweet. On top of these, it's an eggless cupacake, so perfect for everyone!

Homemade coconut candy from For Goodness Cakes. A nice afternoon sweet snack to go with my coffee! If you are into healthy eating and homemade dishes, this cafe at Hartamas is definitely your place to drop by. Plus, they are a child-friendly cafe too!

Talk about coffee, thanks Coffee & Art Fringe Festival Asia (CAFFA) for the creamy Nescafe! Just what I needed when rushing for articles. ^_^

Another yummy treats to go with my Nescafe - New Zealand butter cookies.

Fresh juice from S Juicer Cafe. 150ml of cold pressed raw juices with no added colouring, no added water, no processed sweetener, no preservatives and no HPP. The juice I received was citrusy with  a very subtle celery taste too it. I'm not a fan of celery but I liked the refreshing citrusy flavours in it.

Wild honey stick, courtesy of The Honey Hearts Cafe. Do check out their cafe at Sunwaymas Commercial Centre if you are a fan of honey.

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Mario & Luigi @ Lorong Kurau, Bangsar

Are you a fan of Italian cuisine? If you are, read on.
Begining of this year, I had the chance to dine at Mario & Luigi in Bangsar along with a group of Yelp Elites and Yelpers. Mario & Luigi is a new addition to The BIG Group, serving classic Italian cuisine but in innovative ways. Mario & Luigi is located along Jalan Kurau in Bangsar, just a few doors down from Baba Low.

Mario & Luigi has a minimalist interior and separated into 2 floors. The 1st floor is the dining area - "Mario"; and the 2nd floor "Luigi" is an intimate bar that serves some of their signature cocktails.
Our night started off with some yummy appetizer.

Burrata (RM 29). I love cheese and this Burrata is as creamy as cheese can get. The acidic balsamic vinegar and juicy sweet tomatoes worked perfectly in cutting-though the richness of the cheese, and I love hint of heat coming through from the radish. This is one appetizer that I would not get tired of.

Bruschetta (RM 18). Bruschetta is commonly-found in Italian cuisine and it can be done in many ways. Don't be deceived by this simple-looking toasted baguette and chopped-tomatoes. The tomatoes were sweet and juicy, and the baguettes were toasted perfectly.

Tuna Tartare (RM 38). The Tuna Tartare was light and refreshing. It has a nice balance of acidity, spiciness and aromatic herbs - which totally waken up my taste buds. The bread chips at the side gave the dish some crunchy texture when consume together with the tartare. Personally, this was definitely one of the highlights during dinner.

Tagliatelle (RM 78). If you enjoy truffles and runny egg yolks as much as me, you would definitely love this dish. The truffle butter sauce was aromatic but wasn't over-powering, and egg yolk add slight creaminess to the dish. This a simple dish that came with a punch of flavours.

Capellini (RM 58). The prawns were fresh and cooked to perfection, Squeeze in some lemon juice to brighten the dish.

Braised Short Ribs (RM 128). I LOVE red meat and tend to be extremely picky over how my meat is being done. The Braised Short Ribs was fork-tender and served with rich sauce over creamy polenta. If I have to nitpick on this dish, I would say that it probably needed some crunchy or crispy elements in it.

Lamb Rack (RM 288 - To share). Mario & Luigi definitely know what they are doing, as the lamb was succulent and flavourful. I love the pickled onions there to cleanse the palate but I would personally prefer my lamb to be gamier.

Tiramisu (RM 28). It's not surprise that we had Tiramisu as our dessert. The tiramisu was moist and had a nice balance of bitter-sweet of the coffee and cacao powder - a perfect way to complete our dinner at Mario & Luigi.

Despite the pricing are on the high side, Mario & Luigi has the nice ambiance for  those who seek for a quiet dining area and complete the night with a drink or two.

Address: 15A, Lorong Kurau, Taman Weng Lock, 59100 Kuala  Lumpur
Operation Hours: Lunch: 12pm to 3pm (Tuesday - Friday)
                                           Dinner: 7pm to 11pm (Tuesday - Sunday)
                                          Monday CLOSE
Contact: +603 2282 3571

For more information on Mario & Luigi, visit their Website or check out their Facebook

March Unboxing with Cubecrate!

Hello people! Hope y'all doing great despite the crazy weather that has been going on for weeks.

Today, I'm going to unbox my March mystery box from Cubecrate!

First and foremost, Claire Organics is back!

Luscious Cocoa Body Balm from Claire Organics. Cocoa has always been famous for its high anti-oxidant, and this body balm is loaded with these goodness which helps reducing skin stressers and sign of aging, minimizing stretch mark, deep hydration and soothing sensitive skin like eczema and psoriasis. The body balm is best use after bathing to replenish the moisture your skin losses during the shower,

Thanks a lot Mycare Malaysia for another skincare from White Formula, and this time is for normal to dry skin. I recently came across that White Formula's Super Moist Essence and Lotion is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED on famous Taiwan TV show - Beauty Queen.

Always felt booking a beauty session like spa or salon is very troublesome? With Bfab, you can be hassle-free while doing so. Bfab is an online platform that enables users to source for any beauty and wellness services around their neighbourhood, and make the booking by just a click away. It's really super convenient and I can start utilizing my gift voucher to do some much need self-pampering.

Some pretty sweet treats from Sweet Palate Dessert Studio. The meringues were absolutely a delight to have - buttery, melt-in-your-mouth and not overly-sweet! Totally delicious.Sweet Palate offers other cakes and baked good for all occasions, so if you are looking for nice cakes or cookies to serve your guests, Sweet Palate would certainly be a good choice.

A cute plushie with my name on it from Black Milk Project. All products at Black Milk Project are hand-drawn and hand-made, and you can get fun plush toys, tees, rompers and many more from them. They offer workshops too. Do check them out if you fancy art & craft.

My cute handmade plushie - 100% cotton, water-based non-toxic premium quality fabric ink, soft & cuddly polyfil stuffings, and machine washable.

Alakad is a platform that allows foodies to discover more new eateries and enjoy great discounts while dining out, and they have 3 different types of discounts for members to enjoy - 25% on food items, 2 items for the price of 1 (drinks or desserts), and 20% off on total bill. This is truly useful if you tend to dine out frequently like me.

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