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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Delifrance Malaysia Christmas Menu [Food Reivew]

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Been reading so many movie Easter egg, that I thought I am still in April padahal it's almost Christmas. Christmas might have very difference meaning for you, but for me, Christmas == holiday == colorful deco == Christmas cookies == time to get fat. [pardon me for my logical equation statement, I am a programmer]

This year, I was invited to try out Delifrance Christmas menu. Let the colorful gourmet journey begins!
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Cupcakes (RM 5 for 1 pcs, RM25 for 6 pcs)
Moist cupcakes topped with cream cheese. Flavour choice of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry
I like the cream cheese topping. So smooth, creamy and fluffy at the same time.

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Dark Chocolate Almond Rocher (RM 15.90)
Perfectly roasted almond strips coated in delicious dark chocolate.
This is highly recommended, my favorite dessert of the night. Almond is very crispy and breakable, just like rice crackers but more solid and dense in flavor.

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Santa Play Land Gift Cake (RM 48.90)
Celebrate Christmas with Delifrance's red velvet cake with sour cream cheese topping.
Baked in angel cake pan, top with sour cream (the promotion leaflet say it's sour cream cheese though) and decorated with snow man and pine tree, what else can be more festive than this? If you have the velvet cake by it's own, it will be like meh... it's moist, it's ok, but not great; but if you put some courage out and have the sour cream with it ( I know right, not everyone like sour cream or just sour stuff in general), it will be the most amazing velvet cake you have in a while. The sour taste compliment and balance the sweetness of the red velvet chocolate very well but doesn't cover the natural bitterness and fragrance of the cocoa.  

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Rocky Land Gift Cake (RM 35.00)
Belgian chocolate cake topped with ganache. A perfect Christmas indulgent.
My favorite of the night, this is a must try. The semi-melty chocolate chunks in the cake is sooo enjoyable. Every bite is like a chocolate bar punch you though your tongue down to your throat and end with a warm fuzzy feeling inside. That's so lovely. 

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Salted Caramel Tea Cake with Walnut (RM 16.90)
Delicious moist and soft tea cake, perfect as a gift or an afternoon snack.

Double Chocolate Tea Cake (RM 16.90)
Delicious moist and soft tea cake, perfectas a gift or an afternoon snack.
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Other than the 2 highlighted cake above, Delifrance have a cheaper version of more mediocre tea cake which is like the size of a pound cake. Compared to the other 2 above, it's less attractive but your purse will thank you later.

Enough for the diabetic sweet treat that was worth dying for (well, at least for me, I can be sinking in the sour cream cheese and get suffocate by the rocky land cake and die with no regrets), let's go to the hot meal section.


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Provencal Lamb Stew (RM 34.90)
Lamb shoulder grilled to your satisfaction, drenched in brown sauce side with salad.
Lamb is not my favourite poultry. It's a bit firm and chewy but the sauce is decent. I only have a single spoon full, what do I know? 

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Poached Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce (RM 34.90)
Poached Salmon fillet garnished with dill sauce, placed over mashed potatoes with side salad.
I do not know whether this is their normal serving but does Salmon really cost that much? I can buy raw Salmon (Norwegian Salmon, not some cheap fishy trout) twice the size with only half the price of this dish. Is it excellent, no; is it tasty, maybe, is it exotic, no; is it worth the price, hell no!

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Cheesy Turkey Ham (RM 15.90)
Spaghetti tossed in cheese sauce, topped with strips of roasted turkey ham.


Lasagna (RM 17.90) (photo not available)
Lasagna layers filled with tender minced beef/chicken in a light tangy sauce topped with melted cheese.
I tried the beef one, it's a bit too peppery to my liking but the creamy melty cheese and soft pasta is something keep me going for more.

In this festive season, Delifrance offers Christmas catering ranging fro RM 28 per pax to RM 78 per pax with a minimum of certain amount of head counts. The menu consist of starter soup , hot meal, Feuilettes, Viennoiseries, mini tarlets, and beverages.
If you need more info, you may contact 603 78425718, or their hotline after office hours 0122239806. If you are shy like me (blush) that only like to express yourself in written words, you may also email them catering@delifrance.com.my

And if you are not fond of their Christmas menu you can always go back to their all time favourite
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tartlets

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macaroon

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assorted pastries

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etc.

In the end of the session, Delifrance gave us a chance to decorate our own ginger bread man. I know this sounds nonsense considering how food savvy I am (flip hair), but this truly is my first time decorating ginger bread man. I do not grow up in an Christian family, my family don't bake as much and Chinese old people generally don't like sweet western pastry, so I am really clueless how or what to decorate on my cookies.

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The sifu demonstrating, see how long he can tarik the icing? Amazing~

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At long last, me with my low resolution, highly pixilated, heavily photoshopped face and the cutie "Why Ginger Bread Man", coz you know, it's master name is YY (cough) yeah, bad pun, I know, no need to remind me every time.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dogathon 2014

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This is a blog post full of photos. I was in Dogathon last week with some photog. Thanks Robin for lending me his EM5 and 25mm.

I was there last year too, but wasn't so into photog, just enjoy myself. Not very much difference from last year, we have 
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shy puppy, 

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happy puppy,

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extrovert puppy, 

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introvert puppy,

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eligent puppy, 

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silly puppy etc.

It's not merely a gathering for dog owners, the organised has a lot activity schedule, 
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like demo, 

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stall, and competition.

20% of time was spent on a very special booth. It's call a "Second Chance Rescue". They specialized in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned companion animals.

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What makes me more surprise is that they have Muslim volunteers. 

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If it isn't because of this girl that bring out the cute puppy and let me hold them in my arms, I wouldn't ask more about the puppy origin and knows about Paws Mission and Second Chance.

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Another sibling carried by another Muslim girl. Note that they wear tudung/hijab but they do not reject having interaction whith dogs, which is very rarely these days. Dog v.s Muslim a very sensitive issue, the debate whether dog are prohibited or not is a never ending discussion. To protect their identity, I do not put their face here, but I secretly hope that one day every animal will be treated w/o prejudice.

Cheers for our most loyal friend! Hope you were here with us. If you don't wanna miss the opportunity to join them next year, then please Like https://www.facebook.com/dogathontm to follow their updates.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ice Age Adventure @ Genting

Since closing of Genting's theme park, and the announcement of 20th Century Fox that will land as early as 2016, I have not found much reason to come back to Genting. I do not gamble, I have visited the Snow World, I have visited Chin Swee Temple , what else I can do in Genting other than enjoying the cold weather and the magnificent view?
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Although Twentieth Century Fox World is still a while more to wait, at the mean time, I found out Ice Age Adventure has just landed earlier this month (1st September 2014) in Genting International Convention Centre Meeting 7-12, opening from 10 am to 10 pm. SO let's dive in and see what they've got!

At only RM 20.00 per person, you can enjoy yourself in the Ice Age Adventure which comes with three main key-zones namely the Ice Age Theater, Ice Age playground and Ice Age Meet-and-Greet featuring a variety of fun activities.

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In the  Ice Age Theater, there will be a short film showing every once and hour. There are some interactive games with the kids, which including winning some Ice Age movie tickets, cool huh?!

As for me, my favorite key-zone would be the Ice Age Playground.
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As for the meet and greet session, you can meet with Scratch, Sid and Diego and dance with them.


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My most anticipated character is Scratch!

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you have  no idea how many time I tried to snatch his acorn over >v<

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as you saw, non success :(

On the other hand, there is also a coloring area for the kids. You may join too, there is no age limit.
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And don't forget, each ticket is eligible for a free MatKool Popz ice-cream. I really like the surprise pop rock when it melt >u<

Thanks again Genting for the amazing experience,
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and to forget my partner in crime, Jackie Loi for being my photographer. Cheers!
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Heineken Inspires Worldly Adventures with "Cities of the World"

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Are you the introvert otaku that always stay in door or you are an extrovert explorer who always look for new adventure? How much do you know the place you stay?

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 Do you know your neighborhood by reading online articles and recommendations, or do you have a check-list to try all the newly open hidden treasure in the city and slowly solve each mystery you encounter?



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Do you know where should you go for a place for tailor made suit while hang out with your fellow gentlemen

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like in Bespoked?

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Do you know where is your town latest hypster art gallery 

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or a cafe dance club where you can ignore the world but only you, your partner and your dance move exist,

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like the Paradox Art Cafe?

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Or do you have a bright, class place that you can hang out to enjoy the silence in the center of the hubbub,

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just like in Re:Placement?


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Heineken is launching their 2 month long campaign "Cities of the World" to inspire people to get out of our routines and start exploring our cities. We may be familiar with the hot spots of our cities, but may not venture out to explore more.
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With introduction of the limited cities edition bottles, 6 specially-designed limited edition Heineken bottles will be available to consumers. 

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Each bottle represents one of the 6 global cities Berlin, ShangHai, New York, Kuala Lumpur, Ansterdam, and London. A unique code found under the cap of each limited-edition bottle gives people a chance to win prizes, including an opportunity to unlock worldly adventures in New York.

For those with a passion for discovery, Heineken developed a mobile-friendly website which reveals unique locations across Malaysia. This geo-targeted compass gives people a look into interesting locations around their vicinity, enabling them to spark new experiences wherever they are. For more information on the ‘Open Your City’ social compass, and the Heineken’s Cities edition bottles, be sure to check out www.heineken.com/openyourcity