Li Restaurant @ Damansara Jaya - A Warm and Friendly Cafe

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Couple of months ago, Joe and I decided to start hunting for new eateries to dine in over weekend and I came across Li Restaurant from Time Out KL.

Li Restaurant is a located opposite Atria Shopping Gallery and this comfy cafe serves classic kopitiam/local food with a modern twist. Stepping into Li, I really like the bright and warm ambiance that it gives out.

Sourdough with Butter & Kaya (RM 3.90). The sourdough was made in-house. Crispy edge and moist, it certainly has a perfect texture.

The kaya is made in-house too! Smooth with the hint of aromatic pandan flavours yet not too sweet. Joe wiped it clean with his sourdough!

Gemelli, Mushroom Vegetable Ragout, and Sourdough Crumbs (RM 14.90). This was an off-menu dish and the word "mushroom" caught my attention immediately. It was a bowl of al dente pasta that's packed with earthy mushroom flavours. I noticed they have revamped their menu and added this dish into their new menu.

Pasta with Slow Cooked Pork (RM 16.90). A seemingly simple dish, but it was flavourful. The slow cooked pork was juicy and tender. Due to the egg yolk, the pasta was on the creamier side, but I really like how to acidity of the pickled chilies cut through the creaminess.

Flat White (RM 11). Fairly strong and aromatic, the flat white was a decent cuppa.

Their menu might be as extensive and the place might not very instagrammable, but the food at Li are certainly worth a visit. In fact, I've actually went back a second time with my mom.

Address: 47, Jalan SS 22/23 Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 11.30am to 9.30pm (Tuesday to Friday)
                                           10.30am to 9.30pm (Saturday)
                                           10.30am to 5pm (Sunday)
Contact: +603 7733 7692

For more information on Li, do follow their Facebook and Instagram.


2016 Winter Trip at Perth @ Australia - A Day at the City

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Over the years, I've been telling myself to start working on my travel post whenever I'm back from a trip. Sadly, I never did find the time to do so. After such a long time, I finally get to start my very first travel post from my Perth trip! This is my 2nd time to Perth, but it's my first winter at Perth. Joe's as well. =)

We took a late night flight (11.05pm) from KLIA2 and landed in Perth early in the morning. It was freaking cold, especially with the wind blowing.
Since we were early (our check-in time was 8am), we decided to grab some coffee to warm ourselves up. Next to our arrival hall (T1) there's a cafe - 6000 Acres. A very cosy cafe with lots of greenery, and very friendly staffs. They have toasties, muesli and light bites on their menu but since it's too early for me to eat, I had a flat white instead.

The flat white might not be as strong, but it was still a good cup of aromatic coffee.

Initially, we wanted to take the bus to our accommodation in Perth but it was too troublesome. So, we decided to take the taxi instead. It only took us about 15-20 minutes to our accommodation and cost us AUD$ 31. To our surprised, it cost about the same from taking the bus, which was AUD$ 15/person.

A very nice and quiet neighbourhood.

Found this one room apartment from Airbnb for RM 2494 (8N9D). A very cosy place to stay in Perth, and the owner Cate was super friendly and helpful. There's a butcher just across the apartment named Mondo. They have a wide selection of meat and we bought our kangaroo fillet ($11.20) from them.

After unpacking some of our stuff, we went out to explore the neighbourhood and have our breakfast.
Photo credit: Joe
Had our breakfast at Finlay & Sons No.917. The cafe was packed, even for an early Friday morning. We managed to grab a seat by the window and couldn't wait to go through their menu.

Sweet Muffin (AUD$ 4.50). Crispy crust and moist, the muffin wasn't too bad. However, it would be better if the muffin had been warmed up.

Joe ordered a Latte (AUD$ 3.90) and I had the Flat White (AUD$ 3.90). The coffee could be stronger though.

Soft Baked Truffle Eggs and Soldiers (AUD$ 14.00). The eggs were cooked perfectly and love the aromatic truffle in it! Couldn't help it but to wipe it clean with the crunchy toast.

A simple Eggs on Toast (AUD$ 13) for me. Nothing to shout about and I really preferred the Soldiers.

One of the must-go places whenever I'm in Australia is Guzman Y Gomez. A fast food chain selling Mexican food such as burritos, tacos and nachos. Lucky for us, there's one located at Mt. Lawley and pretty near to where we stay!

My all-time favourite - Spicy Pork Burrito Bowl (AUD$ 11.90). Despite the wrap was really soft and nice, I personally find that eating out from a wrap is very messy. So, I'd prefer a bowl instead. You can choose to have either chicken, pork, steak, fish or vegetarian, and your preferred spicy level too.

Joe had the Pork Burrito (AUD$ 11.90) with mild level of spiciness. The wrap was really warm and soft!

Instead of renting a car, we decided to rely on their public transport to move around Perth. To be honest, it's really convenient and the buses were always on time! The down side? We had to walk all the way to the CBD to purchase a Transperth Card (similar to our Touch n' Go) at Perth Station. It was a 45 minutes walk!

Despite the long way, it gave us the opportunity to explore the area for a bit.

Beautiful Western Australian Museum. Sadly, they were doing some upgrading to the place so we did not have the chance to visit.

The beautiful Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Finally managed to get our Transperth card after a loooooong walk to CBD! It's time to explore

It's super convenient to commute via the buses as they are always on time. Apart from the time schedule listed at the bus stop, you can actually install the Transperth app on your phone. We used that to check the timing of the buses as well as the travelling distance to our destination.


Happy Birthday.... Althea Turns One!

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Yes, Althea has turns 1 on the 20th July 2016! Woohooooo~~~~~~

Can't believe they have turned one in just a blink of an eye. I can still vividly remember the thrill of me shopping on their website during the first day of their launch in Malaysia! Wow, it seems like only yesterday.

Althea is my go-to website whenever I'm looking for Korean skincare and makeup. For the past one year, Althea has been introducing interesting Korean brand. Not only I could get more Korean beauty products at Althea, but their prices are CHEAPER too! Ain't this great news?!

So, in conjunction with their birthday celebration, I've gotten myself some beauty products from Althea too! It's sooooooooooooooooooooooo pink!!!!!! I really love how much effort they have put into their box. It's too pretty. ^_^

We girls just can't have enough makeup, can we? Am so excited to have new toys to play around!

Now for some exciting news. In conjunction with their birthday celebration, Althea is giving away goodies, having promotions and birthday giveaway!

*T&C apply. Please refer to Althea Website and Facebook for more information.

Last but not least, HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALTHEA! May you have many more amazing years to come along with many more skincare for us to shop!!!!!


Inner and Outer Beauty with Cubecrate's June Box!

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From fresh juice to granola and skin care, it is all about both inner and outer beauty with Cubecrate June's mystery box!

A bottle of energy banana juice from After Peel. Just chilled it in the fridge, and shake it well before pouring it out. Out of my surprise the juice wasn't too sweet, and I love the subtle banana flavours.

Granola from Fraîche Designer Delectables - a fully home-based kitchen production. The granola is a newly launched collection from them, and is vegan-friendly and dairy-free. No preservatives, artificial flavouring or colouring, these munchies are totally a guilt-free to snack on!

A super convenient combination for my breakfast! I love the nutty-flavours of the granola that goes super well with the banana juice.

Intense Brightening Toner by White Formula from Mycare Malaysia

Voucher by Allthingsdeco to do some shopping on their fun and creative home decor.

On a side note, Cubecrate is currently GIVING AWAY a facial scrub from Alveau. Check out here to know more about the giveaway!

To know more about Cubecrate, visit their website and follow both their Facebook and Instagram to know more about their updates!