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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Be afraid be very afraid ~~

Because Fear Factory is on air again in Astro Ria on December 2012.
(Click Astro's Fear Factor Malaysia for more info)

Talking about fear, my biggest feat is uncertainty.

I don't like surprises. I like everything to go on track. If I don't know something or don't understand something, I will go find it out. If you want me to retrieve a key from a box full of Scorpio, I will find out the antidote before doing it. However, if you covered the box and want me to get something inside the box, I will freak out! Even if the box is empty.

I am not totally proud of my weakness. I think I should some how overcome it. So I decided that I want to join the next Fear Factor.

As for this season. Yeah, I know it's all celebrity, the leng cai, leng lui with an island of fans with all the scream.

I don't really care who will be in the show. No matter how famous you are, how pretty you are, when you are in fear factor, everyone is the same. It's your chance to face your fear. As the tag line says:
“Fear Factor House – Is your chance to experience Fear Factor live!” 

But there is always someone who doesn't involves in all this "dirty" job -- the host!

All he do is chill in his swag and stay out handsome.
Oh my... see his biceps? Aaaaa~~~ *faint*

So, if you are interested to join the game, you can visit here for more info.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Free McD breakfast tomorrow!!!

Need I say more?! BY now you might already know, tomorrow is the day!.
Yes, tomorrow 19 November 2012 is the McDonal'd Breakfast Day. Each 512 McDonald's breakfast restaurant nationwide(including Genting& airports) will open it's door and offer a FREE EGG McMuffin to the first 1,000 customers.

Yes, you hear me right
With the farm fresh egg,

high quality golden cheese

with a slice of chicken roll

in a freshly toasted English muffin.

Who will say no to such a gorgeous combination?
A delicious and nutrition balanced Egg Mc Muffin?

How if I take it further and combine it with hash brown and the premium Arabica Roast coffee?
That's a total mouthgam!
I tried to imitate their posater aaaaaaand it didn't trun up well.

At least I can still get a free Egg McMuffin tomorrow morning from 7-10am, IF I am early enough to be the 1st thousand customer on that branch.

Aik, so if each branch is giving away 1K Egg Mcmuffin, wouldn't it be 215,000 Egg McMuffin to be giveaway in total?!
Woooww!!! Talk about a Monday blue,  no more!
Make sure you are there yourself (each person one unit per visit). You can either take-away or drive-thru (if that branch have take drive thru), but McDelivery isn't included.

To heat the game up, Sarah Casanova (Managing Director of McD's Malaysia and Regional Manager of McD Malaysia & Singapore) and her team in the head quarter is going to stop working in the office on tomorrow morning, placed in McD branch around the Klang valley to cater the need of the giveaway. Don't forget to say hi to her if you see her.
As for me, I am gonna set my alarm now and hit the sack. I am not gonna miss the freebie of the year. If I am lucky, I might be able to queue few more times to get more Egg Mc Muffin XD

P/S: If you still don't belive me (duhh....) and need clarifications, please visit:

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lonbay, The Farm's Best Coffee [Food Review]

It's a beer! It's a tea! No, it's Lonbay's coffee!

Yeah, I am not the biggest coffee lover in town, but thanks to Coco, I gave it a try in Lonbay.
I have visit Paradigm Mall several time. It's just a stone throw distance from where I work. I have pass by Tesco several times, but none of these give me any impression on Lonbay.

Lonbay Coffee (M) Sdn Bhd.
Lot LG-13,LG Floor,
Paradigm Mall,
Jalan SS7/26A,Kelana Jaya,
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Phone: 03-78875258

Hope these information can help you locate the cafe easier ^_^

Screen through the menu.... it might not be the cheapest, depends on it's size.

For clearer display, I have retype the menu with it's respective price down:
Drink Menu:
                    Sifon Brew                                          (250ml)                    
Lonbay BeanRM 15.00
Lonbay Iced DripRM 19.90
Kopi LuwakRM 89.90

                              Coffee                                Regular       Large         Chilled  
Brew of The Day RM  5.90 RM 6.90 RM 7.90
White Coffee RM  5.90 RM 6.90 RM 7.90
Expresso RM 7.90 --
Long Black RM 7.90 RM 8.90 RM 8.90
CuppucinoRM 7.90 RM 8.90 RM 8.90
Coffee Latte RM 7.90 RM 8.90 RM 8.90
Mochaccino RM 8.90 RM 9.90 RM 9.90
Hazelnut Latte RM 8.90 RM 9.90 RM 9.90
Caramel Latte RM 8.90 RM 9.90 RM 9.90
Vanilla Latte RM 8.90 RM 9.90 RM 9.90
Tea Regular LargeChilled
Black Tea RM 3.90 RM 4.90 RM 5.90
Kung-Fu Tea Tarik RM 4.90 RM 5.90 RM 6.90
Milk Tea HK Style RM 4.90 RM 5.90 RM 6.90
Lemon Tea RM 5.90 RM 6.90 RM 7.90
Green Tea RM 4.90 RM 5.90 RM 6.90
Green Tea Latte RM 6.90 RM 7.90 RM 7.90
Others RegularLargeChilled
Hot Chocolate RM 6.90 RM 7.90 RM 8.90
Hot Chocolate Vanilla RM 6.90 RM 7.90 RM 8.90
Lemonate RM 5.90 RM 6.90 RM 6.90
Honey Lemon RM 5.90 RM 6.90 RM 6.90

          Iced Blended                       Set Meal          
CuppuccinoRM 8.90
MichaccinoRM 8.90
LemonadeRM 8.90
Vahaha Smoothies
(Fuit Milkshake)
12 oz
ManggoRM 8.90
SoursopRM 8.90
Honey PeachRM 8.90
StrawberryRM 8.90
BlueberryRM 8.90

     Loaf Toast                   Price            
Lartigo ToastSausage, Cheese sauce, Mozzarella cheese, CapsicumRM 7.90
Fishmo ToastTuna, Mayonnaise sauce, Cheese sauce, Capsicium, OnionRM 7.90
Hawaiian ToastPineapple, Thousand Island sauce, Chicken Ham, Mozzarella Cheese, Capsicium, TomatoRM 7.90
Belgino ToastBBQ sauce, Diced Chicken Breast, Mozzarella Cheese, Capsicium, TomatoRM 7.90
Maxicano ToastMaxican sauce, Chicken Ham Mozzarella Cheese, Capsicium, TomatoRM 7.90

                 Cake                        RM 7.90     
Classic Cheese
New York Cheese
Chocolate Banana
American Chocolate
Muffin RM 4.90
Carrot Walnut
Chocolate Chip
Apple Cinnamon
Ham + Egg/Cheese RM 3.50
Egg + Cheese/Tomato RM 3.50
Club Sandwich RM 7.90

            Toast                     RM 7.90     
All Time Favourite
Kaya + Butter RM 2.50
Peanut + Butter RM 2.50
Thick Toast RM 3.50
French Toast RM 4.90
Spaghetti RM 13.90
Bolognese Chicken Mince
Bolognese Seafood
Green Sauce Spaghetti
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I tried quite a few drink and snacks in Lonbay

Cuppuccino Ice blended, RM 8.90
Not the best ice blended around. It's less sweet, offering a lighter solution for people that always calculate their calories around dining table.

Blueberry Ice blended, RM 8.90
Like the Cuppucino, this drink is also less sweet and doesn't taste artificial. So I assume they don't add in artificial flavour and color coz the color is very pale compare to other blueberry drinks on the market.

Soursop Ice blended, RM 8.90
My impression toward that green thorny soft fruit is non other than sour. I expect the drink to be acidic but in contrary, it was very smoothing, slightess sweetness and a bit sour. Even if you don't like sour stuff, you can find this refreshing.

Coffee enzym (not in the menu)
I am not an enzym person and I kindda don't understand why people keep consuming enzym EVERYDAY! Enzym can be produce by our human body to assist digestions (that's what I learn from my biology lesson during secondary). When the enzym complete their duty, it will store in our digestive system until there are more food to process. Even if you body can't readily produce some type of enzym, when you consume the ezym once, then it will last for a long time. Now, all these enzym product coming up, urging you to consume certain amount of enzym everyday? I was like "WTF?" DO we really need that?
All and all, this coffee enzym drink is still very attractive. Te lemonade flavour is just at the borderline between acidic and sour. It kindda taste sour but it doesn't hurt your tongue.

Kung-Fu Tea Tarik
Surprisingly, no bubbles. Our usually mamak teh tarik will have a thick layer of bubbles on top of the drinks. I was told that that layer is from the creamer which is also a kind of trans fat. Thus, when I am  don't see bubles here, I am not surprise since Lonbay promote healthy eating.
Other blogger comment that the after taste is some how special. I said: of course, these are some fine quality tea leaves. Cheaper, commercialized milk tea on the market could not produce these after taste because the tea leaf grade are different. You really shouldn't miss this when you are here! Highly recommended. 

The next big thing in Lonbay is their coffe Luwak
(Left) The coffee set was first setup with grated coffee beans on top of the flask with the underneath of the flask is boiling water.
(Right) When the water boils, vapors goes into the flask, it dissolved the coffee bean.

(Left) When the water vapors finished, the burner are removed. The bottom of the flask is cold down for some amount of time when the coffee will flows back into the bottom of the flask.
(Right) When the top of the flask is dry out, the coffee will be boil again for the second time. When it is cold down again, then the coffee is ready.

Other than double boils it, coffee Luwak is also prepare by diluting it in ice water, forming Lonbay Ice-dip

when then later store in a bottle and keep it fridge before sold.

The amount of cold coffee Luwak that can be harvest in a day is very limited. Considering the time for the ice to melt, the amount of water to channel into a the flask at one time and the not to forget transferring the harvested coffee into a cold place for storage.

Comparing these 2 coffee harvested from different method, I personally like the double boil process coffee Luwak more. The warm coffee have a silky texture. The aromatic coffee has a slight bitter after taste accompany with it. As for the cold Coffee Luwak, the strong bitter after taste wasn't my favourite thing in the world. If you like a strong coffee, you will like it a lot.

Next, I tried a lot of Lonbay snacks in their menu.

My favourite snack would be the Taj burger (Not in Menu). As for now, the set menu consist of Taj burger and a Brew of The day only cost RM10.
When I first saw the Taj burger, it reminds of a lot the Zinger burger and Chicken McDuluxe . It really surprise me although I think Zinger burger is very good already. I am not condemn other fast food francise burger but Taj burger is something out of my expectation. The burger bun is so soft that i would tear off with a little force yet still holds the burger together fairly well.The chicken was moist inside but crispy inside. The chicken didn't get it's crispness by the excessive flour but from it's freshness!

Classic Cheese, RM 7.90
The cheese cake is pretty decent and I would say it's just so so. Nothing to shout.

American chocolate cake, RM 7.90
The chocolate cake on the other hand has very little cream, creating a solid and rich texture. I don't feel  any guilt for eating a whole piece of cake.

Peanut + Butter Toast RM 2.50
That thick bread is certainly not your daily sandwich from the supermarket. The coarse texture isn't what I looking forward the most in my bread. However, it does feed your hungry stomach easily.

Green Sauce Spaghetti, RM 13.90
Like I suspected, the green sauce are made from pesto. The pasta is too dry for my licking and it's not salty enough. However, according to the owner, it's suppose to taste like this, because they promote healthy food.
Bolognese Chicken Mince, RM13.90
Again, nothing to shout.

Lartigo Toast, RM 7.90
(Sausage, Cheese sauce, Mozzarella cheese, Capsicum

Bergino Toast, RM 7.90
(BBQ sauce, Diced Chicken Breast, Mozzarella Cheese, Capsicium, Tomato)

Fishmo Toast, RM 7.90
(Tuna, Mayonnaise sauce, Cheese sauce, Capsicium, Onion)

Hawaiian Toast, RM 7.90
(Pineapple, Thousand Island sauce, Chicken Ham, Mozzarella Cheese, Capsicium, Tomato)

Overall, these toast (that looks like baguette sandwich) is very soft and moist. But after it has cold down, the baguette become very hard. The owner  admits it too, so make sure you finish it asap.

Club Sandwich, RM 7.90
The styling of the club sandwich does surprise me. The brown skin and the distinct layers of the filling, accompany by the chilly mayo is a very successful combination. Also another highly recommended dish.

Overall: 6/10 [Highly recommended for coffee lover and tea time chill out.]
Taste bud indulgence: 7/10 [Not my favorite type of coffee. I am not a heavy caffeine addict, so I don't like dark, heavy, bitter coffee. But it does worth a chance to try and you will fall in love with their Coffee Luwak if you are already a hard core coffee lover. The food/snack's flavour is pretty uneven. I like some of the food and dislike some of them]
Purse Saver: 8/10 [Not the cheapest cafe around PJ but it does appeal to offer very competitive price in PJ]
Location: 9/10 [It's very easy to locate Paradigm Mall but Lonbay is slightly harder. Just find Tesco and you can find Lonbay near the cash counter.]
Service: -/10 [Not applicable since this is a sponsored review]

Monday, November 5, 2012

Red Box Ria Buka Puasa Buffet 2012 [Food Review]

"I set fire to the rain~ Watch it pour as I touched your face...."
*cough cough* * odd sound from the bottom*

Don't you feel most potong steam (let down/frustrated) when you sing till so high then came to realize you are hungry. To make it worse, you are are so thirty from all the singing but too stingy to order any liquid from the karaoke bar coz it's too expensive?

(shhh.. does it sound like you? coz this is only me describing myself XD)

Courtesy to Red Box Ria and The Big Small Boy, Rayyan Harries for the Food tasting and launch opportunity. I can describe more about the event it self and the launch, but I know why you are here. You are here (my blog *cough) for ZE FOoooooOD~

Months before, I read an article on fruits. We should take fruits , 1 to 2 hours prior to our actual dinning time, not after meal. F**k science, not scientific explanation for it....

Oh well, let's start!
I don't think I need to act like a kindergarten teacher to tell you which is which.
Should I take your hand, point it to the picture and pronounce papaya, strawberry, mongo, grapes dragon fruit?

Next on the list, 
assorted kuih melayu. I didn't gave much expectations on side dishes during buffet coz I know they are not the stars and have the chef's least attention. However, they are up to standard. Those fry kuih are crispy with all oil well drained out, kuih pulut are sweet and soft while karipap are crispy on the outside and moist inside.

I don't know how to describe this... sauce bar? salad bar?

Peha Ayam Panggang dengan Sos Kunyit

Kailan Ikan Masin

Siakap Tiga Rasa

Sotong Sambal Petai

Rendang Daging

Salmon Panggang Dengan Sos Kream

Kway Teow Goreng

Tulang Rusuk Kambing Dengan Karuman Kurma

Ketam Tumis Udang Kering

Actually there are more, but I only manage to snap a few, whenever the tray are empty,chefs will replace with other stuff, so there are more in their list that I have no chance to try it out yet.

oh yeah, they have laksa and spaghetti too!
There are not the best but it is relatively good in Kuala Lumpur area. You can't expect some place to have everything to expert in everything, can't you?

The seafood and poultry are really fresh. I personally likes the crab a lot.

The mussels are great too. It was properly clean and no undesirable fishy smell.

aww... they have put so much effort in every dish even the dessert are so cute <3

Last but no least, thanks to the big small boy for the invitation.

Overall: 9/10 [Their buffet are only available during Buka Puasa period. They have it last year and this year, they might have it next year again since the response are quite good!]
Taste bud indulgence: 9/10 [This is far beyond my expectation. People came here to sing, not to eat. Yet, they put every effort that they can in making things great.Freshness, taste, color, variety, they have it all]
Purse Saver: -/10 [It was a event and review, so I didn't pay for it.]
Location: 9/10 [Upon sogo, very easy to reach by public transport, either taxi, bus or LRT train.However, the parking is limited and the building is quite old. I don't feel safe parking here]
Service: 9/10 [The food tray was changed very fast, good job]