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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Carousel Breakfast Buffet [food review]

In my last blog post, I mentioned I stay in Palace of the Golden Horse of 1 night. The executive suite also comes with breakfast buffet in Carousel, the place where I had my dinner the previous night.


hash brown, roti jala, nais lemak, sausage,
friend noodles, chicken

century eggs, 

bread (with curry gravy)
donuts and pita bread

Overall: 7/10 [notbad.jpg]
Taste bud indulgence: 9/10 [1 word: SALTY. 2 words" DEAD SALTY. I personally thinks they purposely made their dishes salty so that diners will drink more water to dilute but not too salty till you will puke]
Purse Saver: -/10 [It comes with the room, so no idea how much it actually cost]
Location: 7/10 [Once you find palace of the golden horse, you can ask any one to ask for direction.]
Service: 6/10 [It was quite pack in the morning, so the service is a bit slow but still bearable]


For my other Palace of the Golden Horse post, please visit:
Palace of The Golden Horse Tea Party
Carousel International Coffeehouse [Food Review]
Palace of The Golden Horse Hotel

Palace of The Golden Horse Hotel

Earlier (few months back), I was invited to a Tea Party at Palace of the Golden Horse to celebrate their 5k fans achievements on Facebook. I won RM100 Carousel International Coffeehouse cash voucher and 2 days one night stay plus breakfast in their duluxe room that upgraded to Executive suite.

So this is like a review for the hotel. I am not in crapping, so just a run though by photo and captions.

Address: Jalan Kuda Emas, Mines Resort City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia.
Phone: (+60)3-8946 4888
Palace of the golden horse is a very luxury hotel. You may want to check out their price in their website before booking ;)

Executive suite's bed
The room has double layer curtains, so that you can adjust the level of sunlight in your room.

Working area of the executive suite

Sofa in the working area.
The working area is spacious and comfortable.
I didn't even use the table. The sofa was good enough for me..

Complimentatry drink

Bath room

shower area

complimentary toiletries

Now I have finish the room tour, let me bring you around the hotel.
Like the name, this place is full with horses
the rest room.

In the lift


If one day, the palace of the golden horse is going to calculate how much horse is in the hotel, this person will go crazy! LOL

Thats all for this time, ciao~


For my other Palace of the Golden Horse post, please visit:

Monday, October 15, 2012

October Festival @ Station One 2012 promotion [Food Review]

It does not need introduction for beer lover to recognize this logo.
Yes, it is Guinness, folks!
Since last week's Arthur's day, we have more alcohol drunkard beer lovers.
Not JUST beer anymore. This year, Station One is in the October fest mood again. You can enjoy 4 Tiger and 2 Guinness pints for only RM63. 
WOW?! Best part is yet to come.The deal comes with 2 snacks from a range of 10.

Luck me, (more lucky if I am a guy), GAB and Station One arrange some typical European girls to serve us that night.
I would agree that I am among the taller than average girls in Malaysia standard, but this girls are not some one who is in my range.Felt threaten standing beside them.... so I better don't reveal my group photo with them ^~^|||

So, let's reveal what Station One's snack that comes with the beer promotion shall we?
Below are the descending order of how well I think the snack match with the beer. The order does not indicates the best snack or any recommendations, either from GAB or Station One. The order is just my preference on how well I think the snacks matches Tiger beer.

1. Savory Lattice Fries.
Reason: I am not a serious beer/alcohol drinker. I don't really like the bitterness from any kind of alcohol. I found that the savory flavor from the lattice fries reduced the bitterness from the beer so that the beer's after taste became more bearable and I tend to drink more after each bite.

2. Chicken Filament Roll
One of my favorite snack of the night. It taste like Lor Bak (卤肉), only less salty.It will be prefect with more marination. The cucumber also a add point coz it balance back the oily snack, returning a fresh breath.

3. Potato wedges 
I like potatoes, everything about potato is my favorite (so far this is true). The wedges are not as salty as the lattice fries, but not bad either. It has crispy and well seasoned skin with soft fluffy inner. Probably was double or triple fried. It can slightly reduce the bitterness from the beer.

4. Lobster Ball
My 2nd favorite snack of the night.The ball itself is very bouncy. Other  than the solid paste, it also consist of a kind of material that has similar texture like fish roe. It will pops on a slight pressure. Not really a fine combination with beer, but the snack itself is already pretty awesome.

5. Hash Brown
People sitting same table with my keep saying how bad this hash brown is compared to the one from McD. I was afraid to express but I do think McD's hashbrown suck, this is much better than them. It was slightly season (McD's hashbown was not season except salt), it was mushy inside (whereby McD's are chunky), it and the breadcrumb make it so crispy.It might not be the top snack but ti blend pretty well with the beers.

6. Surimi Golden Prawn
Very big difference from the prawn dumping that id widely available in Chinese Dim Sum shop. No flavor, left only crispiness.

7. French Fries
Before you go like "meh... thats so boring...". Yeah, it is boring, that's why it is in this position. However, it's very soft and tender inside. the outer skin just hard enough to hold the stick together. Very nice combination with beer. 

8.Deli Nugget
The usual frozen nugget that you can find any where. The skin was alright was the frying, but the nugget itself is pretty much tasteless. With the beer, it increase the bitterness and the after taste are stronger too. If you like your beer to be bitter, you might like it very much.

9. Fried Fish Ball
Another boring snack. I was very fancy about it. The fish does taste a bit salty and thats the only compliment I can give.

10. Honey Crab Dumpling
My least favorite snack of the night.It said honey, but no honey taste at all. The skin was crispy dry till bitter. The filling was so-so i.e. no taste, yet people of the same table giving it very high rating.

How do you like the promotion offer by Station One? These are juyst by presonal experience. If you happen to tried it, let me know which you prefer the most?

On the other hand, GAB is also offering limited edition GAB’s Oktoberfest 1L Ceramic Mug with each 1L Tiger beer purchase.
It suppose to look and feel heavy & muscular, but I made it looked cute <3 (muahahhaha)

Other than that, if you purchase GAB beers from retail outlets such as Cold Storage, Mercato, Village Grocer and Jaya Grocer will enjoy store discount. As for the refreshments outlet (such as coffee shops and Chinese restaurant) for every purchase of any three big bottle of Tiger, Guinness or Anchor, consumers will get a discount of RM3. Consumers can also enjoy the flexibility to pair any of the three bottles between the three provided selections, to suit each individual’s preference. To add more excitement, GAB is introducing a Facebook activity called the Biermeister, where beer lovers can hunt for more rewards. Log on to GAB’s Oktoberfest Facebook page from September 17 –October 31 daily to check out more details.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

O'Brien MIdvalley [Food Review]

Courtesy to Food panda for the fodd review invites during last hari raya.
I think I was quite amazing to take up 3 hours meeting till passed working hour and jam for 2 more hours before reaching Mid Valley for the review, getting there late, gastric and served with very little food, no soup just a drink and some sandwidch....The following photos are from my fellow blogger coleague 

Just before I reach, Food Panda greet the blogger with their signature Panda.

Once reach, I ordered a cup of hot chocolate to sooth my gastric. NOt the best hot chocolate ever, but not as bad ill I can vomit out.

They served soup too, but I didn't get a taste of it =(

Tuna and nuts sandwich.
This is pretty good, the mayo tuna kindda blend well together. THe fresh crunchy vegeies are also the highlight.

Hot Chicken Ciabatta
The bread is too hard and dry. 
Big Eat Shambo
The sandwich has sit for so long that the inner part of the bread was extreamly soggy.

Chicken Tripledecker 
 The chicken strip is a bit too hard and dry for my liking.

Foot note: Yes, I know is a very bad post and it has not been very informative. This was my last experience with Food Panda's food review session (not the food panda delivery service). If they want to us (bloggers) to promote their customers (restaurant) I do expect them to give me better treatment, at least enough food and place for us to sit and eat.