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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thong Kee Kopitiam in Sea Park

After watching a video by KL Foodie, I decided to try this place out. Thong Kee Kopitiam is located right next to the famous Sunrise Roast Duck place in Sea Park.

View from the front



View from the side. Yes, it's a corner lot.


Check out the end of my video and you will catch a glimpse of this place punya surroundings and you will know where it is exactly. Can you spot KFC at the far end? 




Plenty of individual food stalls there but I zoomed in only to this place at the main coffee cashier table where I have set my eyes to try their toast bread, croissant and coffee today. To order those, you've gotta walk right up and place your order here. Service is pretty fast and my drinks were ready in just a few minutes no doubt the kopitiam was packed as early as 7.30am. I nearly could not get a seat.



Coffee Hot (Large Cup RM 2.50)
I really love the coffee here. Being a coffee addict, coffee is a must for me to kickstart my day. The coffee here is superbly rich in milk. It's so worth paying RM 2.50 for this cup that is truly satisfying.

 Croissant with Ham and Egg (RM6.90)
The croissant is served hot and crispy. I love the way the egg is made. Chilli sauce is served separately. This is my favourite and do eat it while it's hot!
 Signature Drink (Small Cup RM 2.50)

Hainan Toast (Butter and Kaya RM 1.90)
This crispy toast is goes so well with my coffee. Generous spread of butter and kaya full this crispy and crunchy toast.
The ultimate breakfast for the start of my day.

It's a must try! Have a great munch and a truly satisfying meal, guys. I hope you enjoy the bread as much as I do.

Location: 
33, Jalan 21/1 Sea Park
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opens Tue - Sun, closed on Mondays.
7.00am -4.30pm

Facebook Page:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bean Brothers, where architecture and coffee meets



I first discovered Bean Brothers thanks to my little brother who is a fan of fancy cafes. As a foodie and always hunting for the best cafe's in town, my brother has been eagerly telling me about this must-go-to place when he is back from Singapore the next time. So we finally tried Bean Brothers at Sunway Damansara last week. We wazed there.

Address: Jalan PJU 3/50, Sunway Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
 (next to Sunway Rymba Hills)

The frontal of the building  looks unfinished. There was a signature super huge glass door at the entrance that twists when you open the door. Nope. No proper signage. Just a painted stencil of Bean Brothers name on the far left. 


Walking in was like entering into a different world.
  I was truly captivated by the industrial vibes this place exudes. 
Walking in to this building I was shocked to see that it's almost quite full. On the outside it looks rather quiet and "unfinished" but on the inside it's a different world.


Bean Brothers, a specialty coffee company built from an old factory lot at Sunway Damansara. A Cafe which originated from Korea captures my heart with its with rustic charms. The interior is pretty impressive with a raw rustic feel.

It was converted from an old factory lot in an industrial area. Hence the high ceilings and loads of space. Yup! It's extremely spacious! 

Hanging Light bulbs and cables are everywhere! Concrete floors and wooden tables compliment the whole look and feel. It does look rather nice actually.


Barrels as tables. How creative. 

Coffee menu is by the counter. On a average a cup costs RM 12. But their coffee is great!
Mom joined us too! It's so cool to have your mom with you at this cool place!
My brother striking a pose in the cafe. So he finally got his wish to try out the Bean Brothers. And I am so glad to have come with him. Such  a lovely place to chill. 
These were some of the items we had there. Their version of French Toast RM 16. The bread is actually pretty interesting and it tastes great! Moist and yummy. Caramalized banana, honey, strawberries topped in a sweet cinnamon butterscotch loaf.
Chicken Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes RM 10. This portion is a sides portion. 4 biji meatballs topped with homemade brown sauce and strawberry jam. It does remind me a little bit of Ikea actually.

Average pricing between RM25- RM27 per main course


A totally instaworthy place!  Come and see for yourself!

More details on their facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/mybeanbrothers/

Sunday, October 14, 2018

A Candylicious Treat



Hey guys! I have a story to tell you about this latest Himalaya Salt Candy. A few weeks ago, I tasted this candy for the first time and I was like WOW! 


It is a sweet aromatic candy bursting with lemon flavour with a tinge of mint and I liked it! It can get addictive sometimes too. Made with the natural Himalayan Salt, this new sports candy comes in really handy should your body need some extra sodium after an intense workout. It’s refreshing minty flavour is also ideal for anyone who needs a minty fresh breath after lunch or before a meeting or something refreshing on hot day. The extra cool sensation of the hard candy also soothes the throat at the same time.

I first learnt about this candy from JQ, another fellow blogger who also adores this candy. So I finally manage to get my hands on a few packs at 7 Eleven and MyNews.com and there's no turning back. 


The key ingredient of the sports candy which is the natural Himalayan Salt, is believed to possess many health benefits. It contains over 80 natural traces of minerals such as Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium which are all found naturally in the body. Besides promoting the absorption of mineral and nutrients into the bloodstream, the Himalayan Salt is known for helping maintain hydration in the body. Kenny believes that the health benefits of the Himalayan Salt when combined with pure Lemon juice which is rich in vitamin C as well as the soothing benefits of mint would result in a concoction that greatly benefits the body especially after a strenuous sporting activity.

The creator of the Big Foot Candy, Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn Bhd has officially launched its Himalaya Salt Sports Candy, targeting at the sporty and outdoors and they have recently appointed Goh Liu Ying as their sports candy’s ambassador.


Kenny Low, the Founder and Managing Director of Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn Bhd said the inspiration behind this sports candy came about during a hiking trip with his friends when he suffered bad cramps due to excessive sweating which causes a decrease in the concentration of sodium in the blood stream. This was when Kenny wished he had that candy creation (with sodium content) handy.


“The Himalaya Salt Sports Candy comes in a convenient packaging on the go. It must be emphasised that the sports candy is not a health supplement but rather a handy ‘pick me up’ when you need some extra healthy natural salt and glucose after a good workout,” said Kenny.

Goh Liu Ying, who is the 2016 Olympics Badminton Mixed Doubles Silver Medallist was appointed the ambassador for the sports candy as she is an ideal role model for aspiring young sportsmen and sportswomen. She is also a fan of the candy and takes it whenever she is out training and have it with her during tournaments.    



Not a fan of hard candies? The company also launched the Himalaya Pastilles Peppermint. The delightfully chewy, bite-sized pastilles that come in a convenient resealable packet that soothe the throat and freshen your breath with its strong cool mint flavour.



Both the Himalaya Salt Sports Candy (15g) and Himalaya Pastilles Peppermint (25g) are certified Halal and can be found in leading pharmacies, supermarkets and hypermarkets nationwide.

About Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn Bhd
Established by Kenny Low in 2001 as a sugar confectionary manufacturer, Nicko Jeep Manufacture Sdn Bhd branched out in 2009 by undertaking Doraemon candy licensing which allowed for further product innovation. We continue to strive for excellence and are constantly adopting and incorporating the best practices from the industry into the production and management process to ensure the delivery of high-quality products. To ensure all customers may enjoy our products, all our products have been certified Halal by HACCP, GMP and MESTI. Find out more about our products at www.candy.com.my

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner 2018

Celebrating 50 years of bilateral relations between Norway and Malaysia, and 25 years of the Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner
A fine evening of splendour with a lavish spread of salmon, king crab and rich seafood at the Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner. I could not ask for more.



A fantastic feast fit for a King. Salmon prepared in so many ways that I lost count. The bountiful spread at the Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner 2018 hosted by Her Excellency Gunn Jorid Roset, Norway's Ambassador to Malaysia, celebrating 50 years of bilateral relations between Norway and Malaysia. This prestigious event was held at Mandarin Oriental bringing together business communities from Norway and Malaysia.
 Her Excellency Gunn Jorid Roset

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has been organising the seafood gala dinner for the last 25 years. Norway's bounty from the sea is showcased at this grand dinner orchestrated by renowned Norwegian chef Frank Naesheim and his team of culinary professionals from Norway, Malaysia and Singapore. 
It’s been 25 years since the first Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner took place in Kuala Lumpur, and how it has grown. More importantly, it’s been 50 years since Norway and Malaysia established bilateral relations, in 1968.
The Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner serves as an annual highlight for the Norwegian business community in Kuala Lumpur where business meets leisure. It is also a great platform for networking too! Check out the crowd busy mingling or simply catching up.


Some of the Norwegian business community that attended the dinner.


The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dato' Saifuddin Abdullah also attended this year's Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner.


chef Frank Naesheim

Naesheim, who is Head Chef and CEO of Snorre Food Pte Ltd in Singapore, is bringing with him chefs Geir Skeie, Kenneth Loke, Markus Dybwad and Anderson Ho who will helm live stations, delivering their specialties at the dinner.
 Posing James Bond style right next to Chef Frank Naesheim the man behind Snorre Food Pte Ltd. He is also known as the Salmon King in Asia.  


About Chef Frank Naesheim
Chef Frank Naesheim’s seafood dinners have become an annual highlight for the Norwegian business community in Malaysia.
Naesheim has worked in two and three-star Michelin restaurants in France. He was chef de cuisine at the Bagatelle in Oslo when it was awarded a Michelin star, the first restaurant in Norway to be honoured this way.
Known as the Salmon King in Asia, Naesheim first came to work as executive chef at the Vikings Restaurant in Singapore in 1987.
A few years later he established Snorre Food Pte Ltd, to import quality Norwegian seafood and promote it in Asia.
He launched cooking competitions, highlighting Norwegian salmon, as part of the Salon Culinaire, a high-profiled Asian culinary event in Singapore. 
Naesheim has written a cookbook Norwegian Salmon in Asia, produced recipe booklets for salmon and organised the Salmon Buffet of the Century in Singapore. He has been guest chef in numerous food promotions in Asia and Norway.

Naesheim has been serving on the Singapore Bocuse D’or committee since 2000 and is the director of Continental WACS Asia (World Association of Chefs Societies).
Bridget Antoinette Pereira from the Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur was the emcee for the night.

A splash of luxurious temptations, a grandeur of impressive dining 

Seafood is presented in a wide range of cooking styles, prepared with Norwegian and Asian traditions. Some of the dishes include Hot Smoked Salmon with tumeric and garlic, Black Pepper Salmon Loin, Szechuan Trout, Hot Smoked Salmon with sambal, 


Norwegian Seafood's Magnificent Spread of Endless Salmon 


Mouth-watering delights that works up an appetite.
So much a variety to choose from. Diners were really spoilt for choice. 
Sumptuousness Overload





Chef Markus Dybwad
Markus Dybwad was formerly junior sous chef at Heston Blumenthal’s 3-Michelin star Fat Duck and is now consultant chef with Snorre Food.

Some of  the chefs that worked tirelessly preparing a scrumptious meal for diners that evening. They whipped Up some Marvelous Dishes for the night of evening splendour.
Among their dishes are Raw Salmon Salad “Pink Fish”with Apple and Fennel, Panfried Langoustine with Celery in a light Langoustine Soup, Pan Seared Norway Lobster with Hay infused Coconut Milk, Turmeric Tapioca and Pandan Oil, Varanger King Crab with Red Cabbage, Chipotle Mayo and Pickled Jalapenos and Cold Water Prawns with Ebiko Cream and Squid Ink Sago Crisp.

Kenneth Loke Mun Kit, from Johor, was bronze medal winner of Bocuse d’or Asia Pacific 2014 and is now with Fisk Seafood Bar & Market in Singapore.


Penang-born Anderson Ho has worked with masterchefs Alain Ducasse, Alain Senderens and Gerard Boyer in Raffles Singapore and is chef advisor and mentor to Singapore’s National Culinary Team.


Sumptuously fresh and rich seafood for the dinner is flown in from Norway made its way to this prestigious event and this includes Norwegian salmon, shrimps, Norwegian cod, king crab, lobster, langoustines, scallops, mackerel, haddock, Atlantic halibut and monkfish, among several other varieties.  This fantastic produce will be presented in a wide range of cooking styles, including Norwegian, Chinese, Malay, Indian and Thai. For the first time Norwegian sea cucumber will be featured, braised Szechuan style.


Majestic ice sculptures adds a touch of  class in this grand grandeur event of the year!.
Meet Norwegian chef Geir Skele who clinched the top prize at the prestigious Bocuse d'Or in 2009. He has started a hip fast food brand called Pink Fish in Norway, with the focus on Norwegian salmon, bringing an exciting palette of flavours to it. It has been a huge success and the chef has plans to bring it to Asia. He also runs three other restaurants in Norway.


Palatable Desserts


 Exquisite mouth watering heavenly desserts greeted me in sight.
 And they even have very unique flavours of ice cream. One such was a sour ice cream.

This Lavish Banquet is certainly an eye opener and a feast to remember. 
Thank you for having me. A truly enjoyable culinary experience like no other.