Pim's & The Rama @ Aman Suria, PJ: Real Thai Restaurant & Bar

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After the success of its first outlet in Klang, Pim's Thai Food expanded their business and opened up a 2nd outlet at Aman Suria - Pims & The Rama. Opened for only a few months, Pim's & The Rama offers authentic Thai food.

It is quite easy to spot the restaurant with the big restaurant name.

The interior is spacious and very comfy with a modern setting.

Rama's Beloved Fried Donut Prawns (RM 18.90). Mince meat with prawns fried till crispy and served with their chef's special sauce. I thought the donut has similar texture to a fish ball, and it is a nice starter to snack on.

BBQ Pork Sticks - 3pcs (RM 12). BBQ pork is one many popular street food at Thailand. The pork is juicy and tender and generously with sweet-savoury sauce. BBQ pork is probably one of the many dishes I would order whenever I dine in at a Thai restaurant.

Original Thai Papaya Salad (RM 18). The salad is crunchy, sweet, savoury and spicy - everything you are looking for in a Thai salad!

Thai Otah Otah Seafood (RM 25.50). Rich and creamy Thai-style otak-otak. Unlike our local version, this is less spicy but a tad more creamier and rich in taste. I like this a lot.

Pim's Pandan Chicken (RM 17.90 - 4 pcs | RM 23.90 - 6 pcs). A place of delicious fragrance pandan chicken with tender and juicy centre is a must-have, especially the ones at Pim's & The Rama.

Thai Grilled Pork Neck (RM 19). This is probably one of the well-loved dishes throughout the night. The meat is well-marinated, tender and juicy.

Fresh Siakiap Seamed with Chili & Lime Soup (RM 66). I love steamed fish especially Thai-style steamed fish. The sour and spicy broth is so appetizing! Pour in a bottle of Thai beer to elevate the entire dish and bring out the sweetness of the fish.

Fresh Boneless Deepfried Siakiap Fish with Thai Sweet & Sour Sauce (RM 68). If steamed fish is not for you, go for the crispy boneless fried fish then. Crispy skin and flaky meat drizzled with sweet & sour sauce.

Yen Ta Fo (RM 39). Thai's version of Chinese's Yong Tau Foo, this special Thai hotpot is made mainly using soy. As many Thai dishes, the soup is sour and spicy but it has a hint of sweetness in it. If you have never tried Thai-style Yong Tau Foo, do come to Pim's and give this dish a try.

Pim's Super Seafood Tom Yum Pot (RM 88). The seafood tom yum pot is definitely for those who love having seafood tom yum. The pot comes with live tiger prawns, New Zealand Mussels, Crayfish, baby snowcrab, Thai roasted pork, octopus, squid, onsen eggs, abalone, Lala, mushrooms, scallops, fishballs, and Thai QQ noodles. The tom yom soup is refillable, and the pot comes in 3 sizes depending on the size of the group.

Chef's Green Curry Chicken (RM 28). Rich and creamy Thai green curry served with tender beef slices.

Chef's Green Curry Seafood (RM 29). Not a fan of beef? Seafood it is then!

Pad Thai Noodles Prawn (RM 16.50). If you are looking for something simple, a plate of classic Pad Thai might just be what you are looking for.

Spicy Hot-Basil Leaf Minced Pork Rice with Fried Egg (RM 14.90). Another simple yet classic Thai street food - minced pork with a little bit of spiciness but packed with aromatic basil leaves.

Thai Pork Leg on Rice (RM 15.90). Braised for long hours, the pork leg is almost melt in your mouth tender.

Thai Purple Drink with Lime (RM 5.50). Cool and refreshing drink to have especially after all the hot and spicy Thai food.

Pim's & The Rama has quite an extensive menu list and I felt the pricing is pretty reasonable for a Thai restaurant. If you are looking to explore new Thai restaurant in PJ area, Pim's & The Rama would be a good place to go.

To know more updates on Pim's & The Rama, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: 22, Jalan PJU 1/43A, Aman Suria Damansara, Petaling Jaya, 47301 Selangor
Operation Hours: 11.30am to 12am (Sunday to Thursday) | 11.30am to 1am (Friday & Saturday)
Contact: +603 7802 8386


5 Durian Heaven for Durian Lovers

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Durian season comes and go in a blink of an eye, and many people are willing to travel near and far just to satisfy their cravings before the season goes off.  Not just locals, but there are tourists who
If you are a huge fan of the King of the Fruits itself, we have found 5 places around Klang Valley where you can enjoy durian all year long:

1. Charlie’s Café

Tucked away in the neighbourhood area of Taman Desa, there stood a café named Charlie’s Café founded by a husband and wife team, Desonny Tuzan and Debra, which are both from Sabah. Unlike many cafes around town, this pork-free café started off with the idea of paying forward and blessing the community. They also work with the Orang Asli community in sourcing fresh produce and one of them are durians. If you love durian, the creamy D24 Soft Serve and rich Durian Cheesecake is not to be missed.

Address: 29, Jalan Bukit Desa 5, Taman Bukit Desa, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 012-816 0003

2. The Humble Pie

Leaving a career that you have built for years and diving into a whole new territory can be scary at times, but The Humble Pie has shown that with the heart and passion you could achieve your dreams. The Humble Pie was opened in May 2014 with the intention to gradually introduce the food, but was forced to accelerate their plan due to overwhelming demand. This small neighbourhood café is cosy and with a rather minimalist interior. As the catchy name suggested, the café offers quite a range of both sweet and savoury pies; and the Duffee and seasonal signature Musang King Pie are definitely a treat for durian lovers.

Address: No.11, Jalan 17/45, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7932 1793

3. BingSu Café

From drama to music, the Korean wave has taken Malaysia by storm. Along with the K-pop wave, many Korean cafes and dessert places can be easily spotted around Klang Valley. One of the craze would definitely have to be bingsu. One of the places that you can enjoy this Korean sweet treat is BingSu Café at Damansara Uptown. While travelling in Korea, the family came across bingsu and fell in love with this Korean dessert. With the intention of introducing authentic bingsu to the public, they have partnered up with Korean collaborators offering classic bingsu as well as local favourite – Durian Mango Bingsu.

Address: 28, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7733 3086

4. U Pizzeria

The owners of U Pizzeria are very experience in the F&B industry, especially when it comes to pizza making. Understood the importance of having good pizza dough, U Pizzeria had been selective over the combination of flour they uses in making the dough. In order to excite their customers, U Pizzeria has been constantly going through R&D process to create new flavours, and one of their creation is the dessert pizza – Musang King Pizza!

Address: No.23, Jalan USJ 21/11, Subang Jaya
Contact: 03-8011 8888

5. DurianBB Park

Credit: DurianBB Park Facebook

Ever imagine or wish you are surrounded by durian? You can now at DurianBB Park, a newly opened durian paradise for all of you durian lovers out there! The park is decorated with cute durian mascots and containers offering different types of durian. Can’t decide which one to have? Go for their platter then! You get to taste 5 different types of durian. On top of the fruit itself, you can find lots of durian-made products too, such as durian egg roll, durian dodol, durian gelato and many more. We know how scorching hot the sun can be at Malaysia, so DurianBB Park has also set up an indoor sitting area where you can enjoy durian in a more private or cooling area.

Address: No.15, Jalan Kamuning, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 012-678 5445

Durian lovers, if you are thinking where to go for a holiday, why not check out Traveloka Malaysia and book yourself a trip to Malaysia with Air Asia Promo!


Tables of Joy @ Damansara Uptown, PJ: A Taste of Home

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Home-cooked meal is probably one of the many things that we missed, especially if you don't stay with your family. Many times we have the plans to prepare our own meals, but either we are too busy or tired from work. No matter you are longing for a home-cooked meal or want to take a break from all the cooking, Tables of Joy at Damansara Uptown is the place for you.

Located along the same row as Soft Serve in Damansara Uptown, Tables of Joy is family-owned restaurant that serves dishes prepared by the owner's mom herself.

Tables of Joy has simple interior yet the place is considerably spacious. With the concept of serving homey food, the owners insist of sourcing their own ingredients and preparing the food themselves as much as possible. Every morning, they will go to the market nearby to get the fresh produce they needed.

We had a short conversation with Joyce, the owner, and she shared with us that the dishes served at the restaurants are her mom's recipes.

Baked Stuffed Crab (RM 20/piece). Crab meat incorporated with white sauce, the Baked Stuffed Crab is flavourful, rich and creamy yet doesn't taste heavy at all. All of us enjoyed it a lot! The Baked Stuffed Crab is only available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only.

Pork Curry (RM 25). The curry is aromatic, rich and not too spicy; while the pork slices are really tender. The Pork Curry very much reminded me of the curry my aunties always cook at home.

Signature Lamb Curry (RM 35). Still as rich and aromatic, but the lamb curry has deeper flavours to it.

Sambal Assam with Squid and Prawns (RM 30). For one, I'm really very particular with my seafood. It has to be fresh and cooked properly. The seafood at Tables of Joy are really fresh and can tell they are being prepared by someone who is experienced in cooking seafood. The sambal assam gravy has a mild acidity to it and not too spicy too. I guess they have tone-down the spiciness for the majority. If you love petai, you can add them to the dish by just topping up another RM 5.

Chicken in A Basket (RM 20). The spring chicken is so well-marinated and surprisingly tender and juicy! I was expecting the meat to be dry when I saw it's a spring chicken, but how wrong could I have been. This is definitely one of the dishes that I'll reorder when I'm back at the restaurant next round.

Four-Angled Beans with Sambal Udang Kering (RM 15). OK, you will be seeing a chili sign next to the dish, but it is not spicy. The crunchy beans and dried shrimp goes so well together!

Steamed Okra with Crispy Garlic (RM 12). The steamed okra is really a very simple dish, but is definitely a homey food that will make you want more of this.

Cendol (RM 6). I LOVE the gula melaka in it! The sweetness of the smoky caramel- and toffee-edge gula melaka is perfectly balance-out by the coconut milk.

Sago Gula Melaka (RM 6). The sago is perfect - soft and chewy, and the combination of gula melaka and coconut milk is just perfect.

Barley - Hot (RM 3).

Tables of Joy has certainly live up to their promise in serving home-cooked food. The food might not have the prettiest plating or the most creative combination, but each and every plate will definitely reminds you of home. Regardless you are missing your family's cooking or want to give your mom a break in cooking; Tables of Joy is the perfect place to go.

To know more updates about Tables of Joy, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: No.13, Jalan SS21/1A, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hours: 11am to 3pm (Lunch), 6pm to 10pm (Dinner) DAILY
Contact: +603 7710 0388


[Althea Box] The Rapunzel Secret Box by Althea Korea

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Hi Hi!! To all of you beauty junkies out there, I have something really cool to show in today's post. If you are familiar with Korean beauty products, you'd definitely heard of Althea, or have bought something from Althea at some point.

Althea has been constantly introducing new Korean beauty products on their website, and one of the excited additions to their collections is the Althea Box. Yes, a box full of varieties of beauty products upon subscription! Hey, who could say no to this? One of the Althea Box I've received is The Rapunzel Secret Box.

Look at the amount of products that came with the box! *breathing heavily*

Aritaum Colourize Hair Bleach. Hair bleach to brighten hair colour.

How to Use:
1. The mixing of ratio of 1st material powder & 2nd material lotion is 1:3. Mix both together, and then apply onto hair. (Avoid applying onto the scalp)
2. Leave on for 10-20 minutes before rinsing off, then shampoo as normal.

- According to your hair condition and the level of bleaching you want, adjust the leave-on time. (If you have damaged hair, the speed of bleaching of damaged hair is faster than normal hair)
- In case of partial bleaching or powerful bleaching (yellow - white), cover the area with aluminium foil accelerate the process by heating it with a hair drying.

I tried using it and find the bleaching process with really easy with Aritaum Colourize Hair Bleach. If you have thick hair like mine, you might find the bleach to be not enough. However, if you are doing partial bleaching, this is a great product.

April Skin Turn Up Colour Treatment - Peach Pink (RM 40). A hair treatment that works as a temporary hair dye giving the hair beautiful colour and nourishes the damaged hair at the same time.

The colour will stays up to 2 weeks and looks brighter if you have lighter hair colour. The April Skin Turn Up Colour Treatment comes in 3 colours - Green Blue, Red, and Peach Pink, and I gotten mine is Peach Pink.

How to Use:
1. Shampoo the hair and lightly dry the hair with a towel.
2. Put on gloves and a gown and apply the product on the hair.
3. After applying thoroughly, wait 10 minutes and rise off with water.

- If the treatment is used on dark and undyed hair, it cannot be fully tinted as the colour you desire.
- Since the colour fades away gradually and naturally, use separate towel and dry thoroughly after shampoo.
- If more vibrant colous is preferred, apply the Turn Up Colour Treatment on a dry hair.
- To prevent fading quickly, dry your hair completely after use.
- Additional conditioner or treatment use after colour treatment is not recommended.
- It can be easily tinted on skin, so gloves and gown are strongly recommended.

Piolang CP-1 Head Spa Scalp Tinture. A cooling mist to calm your hot and irritating scalp. The spray contains green tea complex to calm the scalp, and sea salt to provide minerals and nutrition that your scalp needed.

How to Use:
1. Spray 3 or 5 times over the entire scalp and massage in with fingertips.
2. Use more frequently on dry and itchy areas or areas that have odour.

Suaviss Exclusive Travel Kit. The travel is is so cute! It comes with a shampoo, conditioner and a foam cleanser.

Suaviss Angelica Hair Shampoo:
- Contains organic Argan oil
- Nourishes hair & scalp
- Made with natural herbal extracts
- Moisturizing formula

Suaviss Argan Brilliant Hair Conditioner:
- Contains organic Argan oil
- Repairs damaged hair
- Made with natural herbal extracts
- Shiny hair

Suaviss Perfect One Foaming Pore Cleanser:
- Deep cleansing
- Gentle formula
- Skin nourishing
- Rich lather

Dr. Dr B5 Shampoo Anti-Hair Loss (RM 14). A superior cleansing shampoo that richly lathers for a deep clean. It contains menthol ingredients that leaves a cool and refreshing feeling on the scalp, while Dexpanthenol and Danosu helps to strengthen and volumize hair roots.

It is recommended to use the shampoo if you have one of the symptoms below:
- Weak, thinning hair
- Top of the head smells oily
- Hair breaks easily
- Head itches regularly
- Often uses wigs and hair powder
- Genetic hair loss from parents or grandparents
- Losses about 80 strands of hair a day
- Damaged hair from frequent colour and perm
- Doesn't curl or perm easily
- Hair loss from diet
- Hair loss after giving birth
- Hair loss caused by menopause

How to Use:
1. Dampen hair.
2. Lather up and massage into the scalp and hair.
3. Leave on for 3 minutes.
4. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Piolang CP-1 Premium Silk Ampoule (RM 6). A concentrated protein care for hair that's soft and silky. The leave-on ampoule is said to have long-lasting effect that claims to:
- Give salon effects at home
- Prevents damage from heat
- Prevents dryness of hair
- Instantly gives the hair a healthy sheen

The ampoule contains:
1. Hydrolyzed Silk - Nourishes both the inside and outside of hair for a smooth finish.
2. Quinoa Seed Extract - Protects hair from heat and helps protein absorption to hair.
3. Amino Acid Complex - Contains 17 Amino Acids that mimic the hair's natural state to repair damange.
4. 6 Vegetable Oils - Sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, Camellia oil, Argan oil, Drumstick seed oil.
5. Low-molecular Protein - Low-molecular proteins such as hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed elastin and hydrolyzed keratin deeply repair hair.
6. Free! Safe Ingredients - No addition of CMIT/MIT&MIT sole ingredients, 6 types of paraben, Triethanolamine and artificial colour.

How to Use:
1. Apply a small amount to the ends of damaged hair before or after use of dryer.
2. Apply on whenever your hair feels dry.

Real Skin The Healthy Protein Hair Ampoule - Black Bean. Protein components in the black beans help to leave the hair healthy and shiny. It is suitable for all hair type including oil hair too. Many ampoules are leave-on type, but this is a washable type fresh hair ampoule.

The amount of ampoule to be used is depending on the length of your hair:
- Long hair: Use 1 syringe
- Short hair: Use 1/2 syringe

How to Use:
1. After shampooing, apply an appropriate amount (depending on your hair length) evenly onto the hair.
2. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and then rinse clean with warm water.

Petitfee Koelf Deep Scalp Purifying Swab. Fresh scalp cleaning swab to remove unpleasant odour, remove oil and waste, and relieves scalp itching. The methol and tea tree leaf oil refreshing the scalp too.

The swab contains 5 aroma oil complex:
- Rosemary oil
- Peppermint oil
- Lavender oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Orange oil

Mise-en-scene Perfect Repair Mask Pack. Easy-to-use steam hair mask pack. Intensive nourishing repair for extremely damage hair.

How to Use:
1. Lightly dry wet hair after shampooing, apply an even amount onto the hair.
2. Wear hot oil coated steam hair mask cap and massage in till evenly distributed.
3. Use the built-in sticker to adjust the head size. (remove paper of sticker)
4. Gently massage into hair and leave in for 5 to 15 minutes before removing and rinsing thoroughly.

Suaviss Argan Trial Sample Kit. The sample kit includes Argan Scalp Hair Shampoo and Argan Brilliant Hair Conditioner.

Suaviss Argan Scalp Shampoo:
- Contains organic Argan oil
- High-moisture shampoo
- Natural herbal extract
- Refreshed feeling

Suaviss Argan Brilliant Hair Conditioner:
- Contains organic Argan oil
- For damaged hair
- Natural herbal extract
- Shiny hair

We always put lots of effort in taking care of our skin, but not our hair and scalp. As we age, our hair ages too. To have that shining silky, making sure our hair & scalp is in healthy condition is a very important step. If you don't have the time to shop for hair care or not sure what hair care to invest in, The Rapunzel Secret Box is a good way to go. From shampoo to treatment products, they have it all!

You can get The Rapunzel Secret Box at Althea website for RM 99 ONLY!. Also, you can check out their Facebook and Instagram for more updates.