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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



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Summer Festival Street Food @ Sushi King [Food Review]

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Aren't you just love summer? Not.... Born, raise and live in a all summer country, summer is no longer something I look forward to. Not like in some 4 season region, summer is the warmest period in the year, everyone is so active enjoying all the summer activity, sun bathing, kayaking, surfing, etc. As for me, I only concern about what menu is in season. *drool* Since last rice burger review, Sushi King is having another round of review from July to August during this summer period, featuring various street food that appear in Japanese Summer festival.

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Spicy Salmon Nigiri - RM5.00 per plate
Salmon lovers would definitely not want to miss this one. Sushi King’s spicy salmon nigiri adds hint of local taste of spicy chilli flakes on top of fresh raw salmon slices. The spicy salmon nigiri gives that extra kick of spiciness that will make you want more. This seasonal item is priced at RM5.00 per plate.
This is a must have and I highly recommend it. Usually we have sushi with wasabi, but now this oily-ish, sambal-ish, spicy-ish chili topping is  a really good match with salmon. This chili is very Asean, I believe the chili is very good even on it's own.


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Beef/Chicken Tonpei Yaki - RM9.90 each
Tonpei Yaki is a very popular dish in Japan consisting of shredded cabbage, crunchy fritters wrapped and garnished with delicious okonomi sauce and mayonnaise to send your taste buds on an adventure. Sushi King offers two types of tonpei yaki according to preference. Fans of beef can opt for the beef tonpei yaki, made with delicious pan fried succulent beef with onions while poultry fans may prefer the chicken tonpei yaki which is made with juicy chicken that has been grilled to perfection. This is a definite must-try as it is a seasonal item and only costs you RM9.90 each!
This is a bit weird for me. Those Tonperi yaki I had, the filling is cooked wiht the eggs, not wrap around by the thin egg slice. As a result, fillings are failing everywhere when I pick 'em up.

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Takoyaki Tenpura - RM6.90
Take your takoyaki experience to another level with tenpura takoyaki! Breaded with tenpura batter, the Takoyaki Tenpura gives that nice outer crunch before you bite into the delicious savoury goodness of the deep fried octopus ball. Topped with okonomi sauce and mayonnaise, the taste and texture will send you to gourmet delight. The Takoyaki Tenpura is a seasonal item priced at only RM6.90.
You may have takoyaki before  (there are everywhere duh...) but have you tried tempura style? crunchy on the outside, soft and mushy on the inside. yum yum ^_^

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Spicy Edamame - RM4.00 per plate
An all-time favourite – edamame, takes a twist this season. Boiled to perfection, the edamame is tossed with spicy chilli flakes, giving it delicious, fragrant flavour that will send your taste buds kicking. The Spicy Edamame is priced at RM4.00 per plate.
Edamame beans is a very common snack in Japan. But how about spicy Edamame in chili flakes? The spiciness is medium level, might be slightly too hot for someone but it's only decent for me. Well, at least I wouldn't appreciate it to be too hot as it will cover the naturally sweetness of the beans. One of the must try as well.

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Unagi Nigiri
Unagi lovers, behold the special Unagi Nigiri offer! Rice topped with delicious sliced eel, the Unagi Nigiri will be offered at only RM5 this season compared to the original price which is RM6!
I am not a big fan of Unagi, but this one is really cheap. Taste wise, meh...

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Pumpkin Tenpura - RM5.00
The Pumpkin Tenpura made its first appearance in May and is here to stay for a longer period.  Battered pumpkin slices deep fried to perfection, the Pumpkin Tenpura is definitely the choice for you if you’re looking for a tasty crunch. The Pumpkin Tenpura is a seasonal item priced at RM5.00.
If you haven't try their last round of rice promo, you must have miss this awesome fries like tempura. Once you hooked, you will never halt.

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Kushiage Moriawase - RM11.90
A common feature in the street food list, the Kushiage Moriawase features 5 types of Japanese skewers that are deep fried to perfection. Enjoy Japanese style deep fried skewered prawn, scallop, chicken nugget, mushroom and long beans all at one go! To top it off, the skewers are served with delicious okonomi sauce to tantalise your taste buds. Kushiage Moriawase is a seasonal item priced at RM11.90.
I generate have less preference towards this dish. The fried product is too hard and the sauce taste funny. Okonomiyaki sauce suppose to taste sweet but this one is slightly more to the salty side.

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Kushiage Bento - RM16.90
For those on the go and need a complete meal, take the Kushiage Bento along!  Consisting of deep fried salmon steak and Japanese style deep fried skewered prawn, scallop, chicken nugget, mushroom and long beans, served with okonomi sauce, this bento box will definitely fill your tummy with deep fried goodness. The Kushiage Bento is a seasonal item, priced at RM16.90.

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Chicken Yaki Udon - RM13.90 per plate
Udon fans will look forward to the Chicken Yaki Udon. This Japanese wheat noodles is fried together in delicious okonomi sauce and mixed vegetables, topped off with deep fried chicken nuggets to score a perfect meal. The Chicken Yaki Udon is priced at RM13.90 per plate.

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Ramune - RM6.90 each
Seal the meal with the fizzy Ramune, a popular carbonated drink from Japan. This thirst-quencher is only available this period, priced at RM6.90 each.
Japanese kid favorite drink. A marble is block at the opening of the bottle to prevent the gases from emitting too fast and to prevent the drink to pour out too much at a time.


For this promo period, if you spend more than RM80 in a single recipe, you will get a Sushi King fan featuring Matsuri.
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SO what are you waiting for? Faster go to your nearest Sushi King to try them all!


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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?