The Majapahit Restaurant & Bar @ Acoris Mont Kiara: Enjoy Mouthfuls of an Ancient Empire

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The Majapahit Empire was once a great and powerful empire that ruled over a large part of Southeast Asia. During its glory days, the Majapahit Empire stretched over the entire present-day Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Sulu Archipelago, Philippines and East Timor.

Inspired by this mighty empire, The Majapahit Restaurant & Bar in Arcoris Mont Kiara has dedicated their menu to flavours of Thailand and Indonesia, along with a mix of Malaysian and Vietnamese taste.

Situated opposite 1 Mont Kiara and just a few steps away from Plaza Mont Kiara, The Majapahit Restaurant & Bar gives out a seemingly casual vibe but thoughtfully arranged, if you look closer. Stepping into the restaurant, I can't help but to notice the tropical theme interior with greens and both wood and rattan furniture. The place is brightly lit up with lots of natural sunlight flowing through the floor to ceiling windows. If you happen to drop by on a breezy afternoon or evening, take an outdoor seat and enjoy the natural breeze.

Occupying 2 floors at Arcoris Mont Kiara, the restaurant is really spacious and can accommodate up to 200 pax. If you plan to visit on a Friday or Saturday night, bring some friends along to enjoy the food and while the live band keeps you and your friends entertained.

Curry Galore (RM 52). Don't know what to choose? The Platter section is a good place to start, especially the Curry Galore that comes with a tray of 4 types of umami-filled curry - Thai Red Curry Beef, Thai Green Curry Chicken, Indonesian Squid Curry and Malaysian Prawn Curry.

My personal favourite would be the Indonesian Squid Curry and Malaysian Curry, as they pack a stronger punch than the other 2 in terms of heat and spices. The Curry Galore is served with a side of Chapati Bread and Cassava Crackers.

Satay of Southeat Asia (RM 52 - 12 sticks) | (RM 84 - 20 sticks). Almost every country has their own version of meat on the stick, and in The Majapahit, you get to enjoy 4 of their signature satays - Balinese Fish Satay, Malaysian Chicken Satay, Indonesian Beef Satay and Vietnamese Sugarcane Prawn.

The satays are really succulent and each are paired with unique dipping sauces to go with.

Spicy Seafood Tom Yam (RM 32). Tom yam is a must have when it comes to Thai food. The hot and sour soup works wonder in awakening the palate. I was expecting the spiciness to be toned down a few notches due to the expat demographic, but how wrong was I!

The soup was nicely balanced with aromatics such as kaffir lime and lemongrass, with generous serving of sea bass, squid and prawns.

Crispy Flying Fish (RM 52). Fried till crispy, this beautifully presented fish is one of the signatures at The Majapahit, served sweet and spicy dark sauce.

Coconut Butter Chicken (RM 25). For a non-spicy option, the rich stew of tender chicken pieces tossed with blend of ground spices and coconut milk is certainly a highly-recommended dish. I love the hint of aromatic curry flavours that comes through really nicely in the thick gravy.

Thai Stir-Fried Baby Kailan (RM 29). Although you'll see a chili sign next to the dish on the menu, the dish is not spicy. The greens were perfectly cooked with prawns, garlic and oyster sauce.

Nasi Liwet (RM 4.50). I was told Nasi Liwet is a fragrant rice dish from Java, cooked in coconut milk, chicken broth and spices. If you are wondering how does the rice taste like. It has a very similar taste to chicken rice.

Vietnamese Drip Coffee (RM 13). My daily dose of coffee was satisfied with the thick and aromatic Vietnamese Drip Coffee at The Majapahit. The condense milk would be served separately so you can adjust the sweetness to your own liking.

Overall, it was a nice dining experience at The Majapahit Restaurant & Bar. If you are looking to hang out with friends over some nice food, or you have visiting friends who are looking for some local culinary experience, The Majapahit is a perfect spot to be.

Reservations are highly-recommended as the restaurant is usually full almost every day. However, you can do try your luck to walk-in.

To know more updates on The Majapahit Restaurant & Bar, check out their Facebook and Instagram.

Address: Lot No.G8, G9 & G10, Ground Level, Arcoris Kuala Lumpur, No.10, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Operation Hours: 12pm to 12:30am (Sunday to Thursday) | 12pm to 1:30am (Friday & Saturday)
Contact: +603 6411 7097 | +6016 226 1878

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The 4 Makeup Items You Should Walk With For A Fresh Face All Day

14:45 becky-wong 0 Comments

Sometimes a long day with multiple stops is just something that can't be avoided. Whether it's a party, function or hot date after work, you may not have enough time to go home, remove your makeup and start all over again.

Thankfully, refreshing your makeup doesn't have to be an onerous task if you walk with just the right tools. You can knock down shine, brighten your smile and look more put together, refreshed, and wide-eyed by walking with just a few items from your entire arsenal:

- Lipstick
- Blotting paper
- Compact powder
- Concealer

1. Lipstick

A little lip colour goes a long way in helping you look more youthful, put together, and healthy. Instead of a hoard of lip glosses, balms, stains, and sticks, consider finding one (or two) that gives you the longest lasting colour and walk with it because at the end of the day, you will surely want to touch up or even change your lip colour before moving to your next outing.

Pro Tip: Go with lippies that offer moisturizing properties that can help keep your lips looking healthier as well. Healthy, supple lips make it easier to apply lipstick evenly and can also help it last longer.

2. Blotting Paper

Walking with blotting paper is especially suggested for individuals with oily skin. When refreshing your look, one of the first thing you should do is remove excess oil by dabbing (not wiping) the areas where oils shows up on your face.

3. Compact Powder

After blotting away excess oil, you can use your compact powder to reduce oil further to restore that matte look, even out your skin tone and protect your skin from sun damage. Furthermore, most pressed powder tools include a mirror so you can check your makeup no matter where you are. If things tend to get bumped around in your purse, you might consider putting your compact in a ziploc baggie to reduce the risk of spills should the pressed powder disc become damaged.

4. Concealer

Keeping a good concealer on hand is like walking with a magic wand for any noticeable blemishes you may have. Whether you've had a small pimple for the past few days or one that popped up over the past few hours, your concealer can help to cover it, as well as dark circles, minor scars or a long list of other things you may see as imperfections.

Thankfully, concealers are relatively inexpensive so you can buy two (one for home and one for your purse) without breaking the bank. Concealers are also incredibly versatile and  may be used for other purposes such as contouring and highlighting.

Makeup doesn't last forever. Even the most beat face will begin to show signs of wear as the day progresses; so if you plan to be out for an extended period or attend multiple events, you should walk with these 4 makeup items to ensure that you look your best, for longer.