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Monday, July 21, 2014

Of Miam Miam Spaghetti, Lobster Bisque Pasta and Matcha Souffle from Miam Miam

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For God knows what reason, le mate suggest to dine in Miam Miam one evening. I guess friends around us have tried it, and he was interested. A little bit of google reveal that the one I visited in One Utama is not the first branch. Apparently Penang had it first and the menu is WAAAAAAAY cheaper than One Utama' branch. Piff...The price tag at left is the one from Penang while the right one is from One Utama.

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Peanut Butter & Banana Milkshake (RM 7.20 -> RM 13.80)
Creamy peanut butter and fresh banana blended with milk.
A little too sweet for a real banana. Syrup additive confirmed.

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Miam Miam Spaghetti (RM 15.80 -> RM 26.80)
Sauteed with frankfurters, tomatoes, baby spinach and protein Bacon, tossed with french butter, our secret broth and shoyu.
Highly recommended main. The toasted sesame seed is the bomb. The spaghetti and sides might look separated and tasteless but the broth fuse all the elements and become a great combination.

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Lobster Bisque Pasta (RM 18.80 -> RM 29.80)
Savory and rich soup base, slow-cooked to perfection topped with parmesan cheese and served with grilled tiger prawn.
Although this main is comparably expensive than Miam Miam spaghetti, with more expensive material, and arguably more tedious cooking procedure,

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Matcha Souffle
From wikipedia:
A soufflé (French: [su.fle]) is a lightly baked cake made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. The word soufflé is the past participle of the French verb souffler which means "to blow up" or more loosely "puff up"—an apt description of what happens to this combination of custard and egg whites.

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Apologize for my jakuness. Although I have read, learn and see so much about souffle, but this is my first time eating Souffle. Miam Miaom has 2 flavor at the moment, vanila and matcha. Matcha Souffle taste weird but the texture is great, slightly crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. High in carbs but low in filling the stomach.

Overall: 9/10 [Totally recommended, but plese prepare your purse for liposuction]
Taste bud indulgence: 10/10 [No complain on the food quality, state of art]
Purse Saver: 8/10 [A bit too expensive. I was angry that there is a big money gap between menu in Penang and menu in K.L]
Location: 10/10 [One Utama, center of PJ, THE highest visitor flow mall in Klang valley]
Service: 9/10 [Other than Souffle, other dish did took more than a while to arrive. Since there are too many customer, we can't get the waiter's attention easily.]

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Locke [Movie Review]

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If you see this photo, you basically finished watching this movie. Except TOm Hardy has a few more expression.
Honestly, this is a not bad movie. The emotion, the story line, the conversation, it is what a real movie like. However, I bet a lot people will get turn off by the one man show. Yes, the whole movie, more than 1 hour, it's just Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke from different camera angle, with different emotion and conversations. He's character acted a bit like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hdye but I am sure everyone will become like him if they are in his shoes.

I wouldn't sya I highly recommend it, but it will be a memorable movie for you, if you are able to understand his strong English accent that wanted to sound like a German :(

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Overall: 7/10 [I know the hype is not too much, not really a must watch, only mediocre.]
3D/CG: 2/10 [Not to mention CG, even camera angle are repetitive. Well, for a movie on same set, how good you are you will end up repeating angles.]
Story: 9.5/10 [An open ended story line that will makes you wonder what will he do next.]
Cast: -/10 [Urgh... other than Tom Hardy, I can't identify who's sound is from the other side of the phone.]

Friday, July 4, 2014

Systema Spiral Bristle

Last year this time, I was introduce to Systema 2.0 mm bristle and was given a chance to try out all five type of Systema tooth brush, Systema Comfort, Systema Bi-level, Systema Sensitive,  Systema Full Head, and, Systema Compact. Details HERE.

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This time, Systema is having a new bristle. The handle is simlar with Bi-level's oval rubber design but the bristle has spiral color.

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I am not exactly sure how it different with the nomal 2.0mm bristal, but from my experience of using it for few weeks, the tooth brush can clean up all the residue between my tooth, yet doesn't goes very far into the space in between teeth. It feel more solid and less likely to worn out.

Have you tried this? What do you think?

Monday, June 30, 2014

Frontera 2014 Ramadhan buffet [Food Review]

This is not my first time posting about Frontera's Ramadhan buffet. 2 years ago, I was honer to get invited by Ramesh, Frontera manager to review their buffet, the review is available HERE. 2 years a part,their Ramadhan buffet have some slight change, but the price is still same, which is RM 50++ (RM 58 nett). Plus, for every group of 8 pax, 1 dine for free (e.g. 7 pay, 1 free). If you come in groups of 30 & above you may request customised menu.

During my review, I only tested out some of the items, not all. Their menu might change periodically and might increase starter to 12 types, 6 types of dessert available. Although starter, dessert and drink (ice-lemon tea) are free-flow, you may only choose 1 main from the menu.

Come, lets see what Frontera offer in this year Ramadhan buffet.

Starter: ~free flow~

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Mushroom & Chipotle Soup with Homemade Herbed Croutons

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Pumpkin & Chick Pea Salad

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Mexican Rice

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Baked Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese

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BBQ Wing with Cilantro Ranch Dressing

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Carne Asada Taco (beef)

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Yutacan Prawn Taco

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Beef Taquitos with Salsa Verde & Sour Cream

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Tortilla & Salsa

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Tortilla Chips

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Mango Salsa

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Red Salsa

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Corn Salsa

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Main: ~choose one from menu~

Burgers (served with jalapeno coleslaw):

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Chili Cheese Burger

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BBQ Chicken, Mushroom & Chicken burger

Fabulous Fish burger (picture not attached)

Enchiladas (served with refried beans):

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Chicken Enchiladas 

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Mushroom & cheese Enchiladas

Lamb Enchiladas (picture not attached)

Burrito (served with refried beans):

Chicken Burrito ((picture not attached)
Beef Burrito (picture not attached)
Grilled Vegetable Burrito (picture not attached)

House Specials (served with sauteed vegetables):

Sizzling Beef Fajita (picture not attached)
Chicka Boom Boom (picture not attached)

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Maple Glazed Salmon

Dessert: ~free flow~

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Banana, Chocolate & Marshmallow Chimichanga

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Mexican Flan

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Fruita de Crema

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Chipotle Chocolate Brownies

Overall, I am satisfied with this RM 50++ buffet. The variety is awesome. Even by just taking once piece each of the starter, it's enough for me to last until sahur. 

Recommeded Starters:
Taco, totilla chips with Red salsa, taquitos & Chipotle Soup
I think it's very obvious that my photo show plenty fillings in the Tacos, I don't need elaborate further. The red salsa is so rich in umami, just as nice as my last visit or maybe better! Taquitos has very solid  stuffings. It's litherally beef flakes in it, not those with extra artificial addictive. Chipotle soup may looks like a cup of innocent broth but it's actually has a slight herbs hints and will caught you by surprise if you are not a spicy lover because you will fall in love with it.

Recommeded Desserts:
During my last Ramadhan buffet review visit, the brownie is the only flaw in whole meal. It's so close to perfect. Now, it's awesome, moist and dense. Take note, if you are not a spicy food lover, because one of it's ingredient is chipotle (a type of spice) you may kena the Russian roulette of spicy chipotle seed on any bite! XD

Are you moved yet? If you wanna try it out, make sure you make a reservation first!

Frontera Sol of Mexico
83-G.2, Block E, the Square, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan Universiti, 46200 PJ. 
Phone: 0379588515 or 0122928096 (Ramesh)
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Faster try it out, who know it might be your best Mexican food near me (you).

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Transformers : Age of Extinction [Movie Review]

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The 4th Transformer movie. Sequel never leave up to expectation. Plus Michael Bay's repetitive style. Sigh... story line can only

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Massive earthquake in human cast:
Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager (left), Nicola Peltz as Tessa Yeager (middle), Jack Reynor as Shane Dyson (right)
No more cutie Shia LaBeouf (Sam Witwicky), sexy bitch Megan Fox (Mikaela Banes) nor Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (Carly Spencer).

Another human cast that I was surprised is
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Steve Job looks-a-like Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce. A little history check on his career, he is also Caesar Flickerman in Hunger Games.

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This time, autobots are limited in quantities, only

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 Optimus Prime, 

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and hound.

Dinobots are first introduce in Transfer movies. I thought they will have more interaction with other transformers but their air time is very limited. I didn't even manage to learn their names are their are gone.
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Overall, only 1 Malay word can describe the story line: Rojak. They tried to put everything in a single movie w/o giving proper explanation. There are sufficient of action scene (from my POV) but the story doesn't make scene, lots of plot holes and non convincing ending. It's such a shame that these amazing 3D and CG is only accessories by this kind of plot.

Spoiler Alert:
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Galvatron is Megatron. He survived, AGAIN!

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The junk truck is Optimus Prime, duh....

Overall: 6/10 [I know the hype is not too much, not really a must watch, only mediocre.]
3D/CG: 9.5/10 [Yes, CG is very impressive. I know CG critique will not agree with me, but I think it's more than decent.]
Story: 4/10 [Sigh...]
Cast: 9/10 [No comment, Nicola Peltz is just a beautiful vas.]