White Sand Cafe @ Empire Damansara: A Cosy "Santorini" in Klang Valley

03:36 becky-wong 0 Comments

Empire Damansara might not have much to offer, but the restaurants & cafes in that area are definitely the reasons that why many keep going back to Empire Damansara. One of it is the newly opened White Sand Cafe.

Take the elevator to Ground Floor, and you'll see the big painting of White Sand Cafe at the entrance. If you are still not sure where the cafe is, it is located where Tous Les Jours used to be.

The white & blue theme of White Sand Cafe reminds of a lot of Santorini in Greece, especially the outdoor sittings. Simple and spacious, the cafe is pretty comfy especially with all the natural light shining through.

My favourite spot is the outdoor area. Nothing beats basking under the sun while having good food and coffee.

Salted Egg Yolk Croissant (RM 7.90). Buttery and flaky croissant filled with creamy salted egg yolk custard. No matter you love salted egg or a fan of croissant, the Salted Egg Yolk Croissant is a must try at the cafe!

Fried Lemongrass Wings - 3pcs (RM 15.90). Tender and juicy chicken wings well-marinated with lemongrass and Asian spices.

Hot-hot Boxing Chicken - 5pcs (RM 15.90). If you love spicy Korean sauce, you'd love these tender wings glazed with sticky spicy Korean sauce.

Grilled Mushroom Tartine with Egg & Avocado (RM 22.90). Grilled mushrooms and avocado topped with poached egg on top of a slice of sourdough and drizzled with balsamic sauce.

Egg Benedict (RM 11.90). White Sand's own twist of Egg Benedict by replacing the bread with buttery and flaky croissant. Personally I think this is a better version of Egg Benedict not just because their Hollandaise sauce is really good, but the dish is lighter with croissant. However, it is still a dish that could fill you up easily.

Tom Yum Shrimp Linguine (RM 22.90). Fresh lemongrass paste and minced garlic sautee till fragrant then tossed with pasta. If you enjoy a little bit of heat in your dishes, you might like this plate of linguine.

Grilled Salmon Steak (RM 26.90). Hearty salmon cut, seasoned, grilled, served with French beans and topped with lemon cream sauce. I don't usually like cooked salmon, but I love this Grilled Salmon Steak. The fish is cooked perfectly with crispy skin and flaky meat, and the tangy lemon cream sauce nicely cuts through the fattiness of the salmon and brightens up the dish.

Ayam Percik Butter Rice (RM 19.90). Chicken chop marinated in Asian spices grilled to perfection topped with percik sauce. Packed with aromatic Asian spices, the percik sauce is rich and creamy - a very nice local twist of the usual chicken chop.

Stone Pot Shrimp (RM 26.90). Stoneware pot served with vegetables or shrimp with your choice of noodles (vermicelli, glass noodle, yee mee) and choice of soup base (hot & spicy or tom yum). We had Tom Yum as our soup base. I love the spiciness, but it could get a bit too overwhelming, especially if you have low tolerance of spicy food.

Cafe Mocha (RM 12.90). The Mocha has a nice ratio of coffee and cocoa.

Latte (RM 11.90).

Gula Melaka Iced Latte (RM 14.90). The gula melaka added a nice flavours to the coffee, yet not too sweet. I love this very much!

Matcha Latte (RM 14.90). The Matcha Latte is not too bad too, but if you prefer your matcha to be on the bitter side, then you might not like this.

Shirley Temple (RM 13.90). Grenadine syrup and mint leaves topped with soda and garnished with maraschino cherry. I love the refreshing mint flavours in the drink.

A Pinch of Ginger (RM 13.90). Orange juice, lime juice and syrup shaken together and topped with passion fruits with a pinch of ginger. A glass of tangy refreshing drink with a hint of aromatic ginger flavours.

Rosemary Whisper (RM 13.90). Grapefruit juice and Rosemary syrup shaken and garnished with Rosemary stalk. I love both grapefruit and Rosemary. The moment I saw this drink on the menu, I knew I had to try it out. The tangy flavours of the grapefruit pairs surprisingly well with Rosemary. If you love a touch of savoury note in your drinks like I do, try this one out!

For a new cafe, White Sand Cafe has quite a fair bit of varieties on their menu. No matter you are looking for a quick bite or a place to chill or looking for a cosy place to work, White Sand Cafe is a good option. If the weather is nice, opt for the outdoor sittings instead!

To know more about White Sand Cafe, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: 13A, Heritage Lane, Empire Damansara, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 8.30am to 10pm (Monday to Thursday) | 8.30am to 12am (Friday to Sunday)
Contact: +603 7611 0975


Sho Kushiage @ Sunway Pyramid

01:05 becky-wong 0 Comments

Fans of Japanese cuisine and pork lovers, I have something that will definitely make your day!! What is it, you ask? It is Sho Kushiage!!

Located at LG2 in Sunway Pyramid, Sho Kushiage serves a variety of pork dishes. From fried pork cutlets to mini steamboat, Sho Kushiage is certainly a heaven for many pork lovers.

Though not a huge place, the restaurant is pretty cosy, especially with the yellow hue lights. They have private corners too, if you with to have some privacy with your friends.

Some sauces and sesame seeds for you to mix n' match as a dipping sauce for your dishes.

Homemade Potato Salad (RM 13). I love the smooth and creamy texture of the potato salad, and the sesame dressing is totally delish. The Homemade Potato Salad is a starter to have while waiting for your mains to be served.

Cheese Unagi Roll (RM 28). The combination of cheese and unagi is perfect, and you could taste both the cheese and unagi with every bite. Oh... they are very generous with the size of the rolls too!

Teppan Mini Pork Ribs (RM 19.99). OK, if you are a cheese lovers and enjoy spicy food, this Teppan Mini Pork Ribs is definitely for you. The ribs are generously coated with thick sauce that has cheese in it. The spiciness of the ribs is a good way to kick-start your appetite. The Teppan Mini Pork Ribs is a seasonal dish in Sho Kushiage, and it's only available in November and December! Hurry up, don't miss the chance to try it out!

Curry Pork Ball Set (RM 22). Fried cheesy pork balls served with aromatic curry on the side.

Buta Soup - Mini Steamboat (RM 38). I absolutely love steamboat, especially during rainy days. Sho Kushiage serves their mini steamboat with pork soup base (of course!!), vegetables, pork stripes and rice. The pork soup is really rich, and the pork stripes are tender.

Japanese Chashu Ramen Set (RM 29). Not a big fan of ramen, but I like the hint of spiciness in the ramen soup, which enhances the flavours of the pork. Not to mention, it's very appetizing too.

Set Half Boiled Egg Buta Soup Udon (RM 25). Non a ramen fan? Can't take spicy food? The udon in pork soup is a good option too. After all, you can't go wrong with a bowl of soup that is packed with rich pork flavours!

Premium Set Pork Chop Cutlet (RM 35). You can't walk into a pork restaurant without trying out their fried pork chop cutlet.

Crispy batter with juicy meat, these babies are not to be missed. Don't forget to pair them with the sauces provided on the table!

Chicken Set Cutlet with Scrambled Egg (RM 29). Apart from pork, Sho Kushiage serves some killer chicken dishes too. For example, the Chicken Set Cutlet with Scrambled Egg, served with creamy scrambled egg and flavourful broth.

Mango Calpis (RM 7.50). Who says you must pair green tea with Japanese food? A glass of chilled Mango Calpis is perfect,and especially refreshing after having all the fried dishes.

Tired of the usual bento set or sushi? Why not try something different at Sho Kushiage? You might just find your new favourite food at Sho Kushiage!

Oh wait!! I have good news for you!!!!!

Sho Kushiage is now having a promo!!! With a minimum spending of RM 250 and above, you are entitled to get a RM 88 cash voucher for next dine in (terms and conditions apply). They are only giving out 200 vouchers for each of their outlets - Sunway Pyramid & Kepong!!

To know more updates on Sho Kushiage, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Sho Kushiage @ Bandar Sunway
Address: LG2.28 & 29 Lower Ground 2, Sunway Pyramid, No.3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 10am to 10pm Daily
Contact: +603 5613 6160

Sho Kushiage @ Kepong
Address: G-13, Plaza Menjalara, No.1, Jalan Menjalara Idaman, Bandar Sri Menjalara, Kepong, 52200 Kuala Lumpur


NutriBrownRice: Smooth and Yummy Instant Brown Rice Drink!

16:58 becky-wong 0 Comments

Eating healthy can sometimes be a hassle, especially when you are rushing for time and needed something fast and healthy at the same time. If you are constantly on the go, Nutri Brown Rice might just be what you need.

Brown rice's health benefits have been known for many years and are strongly recommended by dieticians and nutritionists as an excellent source of all-round nutrition. There are 5 wonders of brown rice - lower blood cholesterol, promote healthy blood pressure, protect heart, improve digestive system, and help in weight control.

To ensure everybody will get the nutrients they needed without having to spending too much time, Abrand Food has created Nutri Brown Rice, an instant brown rice drink creating an alternative method of consuming power-packed brown rice in a smooth and yummy way.
There are 6 flagship flavours to choose from.

1. Original

2. Original Flavour (No Sugar Added)

3. Oat (with Soy Lecithin)

4. Honey Flavour

5. Chocolate

The packaging is very user-friendly, with a cut-out to close the box and with clear illustration of graphics on the instructions in making the drink.

I was expecting to see bits and pieces of oats, but it turned out to be in fine powdery form.

Once added with water, it turns into a thick and creamy oat drink with a little bit of textures. Some of the oat drinks in the market can be too sweet to compensate the flavours, but the sweetness of NutriBrownRice is just nice. I tried the chocolate flavour and it has very subtle hint of sweetness. 

A glass of this can really keep me full till my next meal, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who are into hassle-free and healthy lifestyle. Oh ya, NutriBrownRice is halal too!

You can get Nutri Brown Rice major hypermarket such as AEON, Giant, Cold Storage, and Mercato.

To know more about NutriBrownRice, check out their Website and Facebook.