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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Aunty Pan Mee of Subang Perdana Court 2 is relocating by end Feb to Sungai Buloh

OK! Guys. This Aunty Pan Mee is my favourite food stall since she first started business at Taipan USJ10. I was so hooked to her dishes and when she later moved to another location, I went and hunt for her. It took me almost two months to locate her at her new place. Thankfully it was still in USJ. Her current stall is in Subang Perdana Goodyear Court 2, next to the BRT USJ7. (Thank you to reader Meng Chauw Bee for correcting me) I have been her avid fan for more than 10 years.

She has been here at the current coffee shop at USJ 6 (Restoran Wai Kwan) for 6 years and by end of this month (Feb), she is moving again. To my horror this time somewhere further away.....Sungai Buloh! Netherless (scroll down to the last part of this blogpost) and you will be able to find her as the address of her new stall is there.
I started off eating her pan mee and later changed to my current favourite her Yee Mee soup. What makes her noodles so good? It's her chilli of course! I can never get enough of it. Sometimes she is so kind enough and let me pack some for my own consumption. I use her chilli to compliment some other noodle places that do not offer sambal. Yup! I sometimes bring my own sambal or chilli sauce to other noodle stalls.
Quite pedas also. Ada "kick"

Her Pan Mee is also awesome.
She is one hardworking lady.
By end of February, she will relocate here. Subang Jaya folks, this will be her new place if you wanna find her!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My Budget Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day!
One month ago, my bestie asked if she could date me this Valentine's Day and I said YES! My Bff Lily Indra flies down from the UK and I only get to see her 3-4 years once.
I had so much to share with her and just can't wait to catch up with her again. I was planning a surprise for her. Here's how I "dated" her with a Valentine On A Budget. Celebrating Valentine's Day need not be expensive. There are tons of brands running contests. Join in the fun and win something for your Valentine without splurging too much. Afterall, it's the thought that counts, correct?

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Lily Indra my bff and bestie, 
I really really miss you!
 I really really really wanted to get my gf a bouquet of roses. I figured she may not be able to carry fresh flowers home, hence I made her a bouquet with fake pink and white roses I bought from Kaison. I wrapped it up with a premium wrapper and topped it up with a Rilakkuma toy from Jalan Jalan Japan. Cantik tak?

I even topped it up with a nice little card with some personalized messages. I want it to be a memorable celebration for us

Valentine's Day is a celebration of LOVE, not just for couples or lovers, but every kind of friendship.  Valentine's this year marks our celebration of our long lasting friendship of more than 12 years. We may not be able to hang out or see each other as often as before but technology constantly keeps us connected. This year it's so special that my gf is physically back here. End of the day I decided to give her both, REAL and a FAKE Bouquet of flowers.
Look how happy she looks. I was happy I made her day!

Prior to making the DIY bouquet, I have been scouting around for affordable roses. I  came across which offers simple, affordable fresh flowers at RM42 (or sometimes more) a bouquet for a same day delivery. I have been stalking their pages daily and fell in love with some very unique bouquet. My favourite bunch is the first one dated 3 Feb 2017.  I love their combination of pink roses and some purple flowers. Which is your favourite? See their collection here

Here's their Valentine Bouquet

It must be my lucky day!
I found out that Uber was running a contest and I could win one of Happy Bunch's beautifully crafted roses that I admire so much. Hence, my I put on my contest mode and sprung in to action. I was trying to win a Valentine bouquet for my mom too! There were 30 bouquets to be won and I find the chances were quite good to win one, hence I started crafting my winning entry. I also shared this with some close friends and colleagues and guess what! All of them won a bouquet too! I am super happy that they each got a bouquet courtesy of Uber and Happy Bunch this Valentine's Day.

Mom and her Valentine bouquet from Happy Bunch and Uber.

Here's the bouquet of Roses we won from Uber and Happy Bunch. It comes with  a box of Chubbee Cloud Marshmallows. Thank you so much for making our day! The flowers were delivered a day before Valentine's Day. How thoughtful! There'e enough time to plan for a surprise for our partners.

Who doesn't love roses? I just can't get enough of them.
Give me two bouquets also I want!

I got to know another promotion (tied in with roses) that was simply out of this world! O'Briens Irish Sandwich Cafe was giving away a free bouquet of roses (red or white) when you order a minimum of RM28 via their website with a special promo code OBLOVE. But this was only limited to the first 15 orders. I jumped at the chance. I ordered two sets and I made it to the first 15 list! Yay! I figured that since I was so sick of the food at my work place, why not order delivery on Valentine's Day for O'Briens Sandwhiches and at the same time I can get the roses for free.

I even ordered a set to be sent home on Valentine's Day to my mom who can enjoy her lunch and flowers to go with it! I am sure she is smiling all the way when I told her that I will order her lunch and flowers on Valentine's Day. 

For those who have missed it, here's the promo but now it's a bit too late to seize the deal lah.

Check out the bouquet from O'Brien's promo. I was pleasantly surprised that these flowers looked super presentable and so blooming fresh. We even get to do a personalised message on the card.

There were plenty of roses at my office today.
So How did you celebrate your Valentine? I dated by BFF and we were dressed to the nines for this special occasion.
This is one memorable Valentine's Day with you, Lily Indra! My gf flies back to the UK this Thursday and I will miss her badly.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

New Year, New Hair, New Me!

New Year, New Hair, New Me!
Yup! You've read it right!
I have always loved the concave bob cut. This was done, not at any fancy hair dresser but at a dry cut place near my office. All I wanted was fuss free and easy yet stylish to maintain hair. This look just did the trick. My hair cut was just RM17. Somehow with a little trim, it helped spice up my look for the new year. What about you? Did you get a hair makeover for CNY too? 

My brother introduced me to this thing called a wax colouring. Bought him a box from Shopee for under RM20 and today I was testing it out. The colour hair wax looks like this.
Hmmm...never knew hair wax in colour like these existed. I used to play around with mascara hair colour when it was launched many years ago by Dior I think. Am glad this comes in a huge tub for me to play around. The ash colour kind looks cool eh? Can't wait to see how will this look on my brother's hair. I could only do silver streaks or strands.

Looks like I was having fun playing around with it. Can't wait to get my hands of other colours I adore like blue and purple. Don't get alarmed when you see my hair transform to purple and blue. This is non permanent and washes away with shampoo. I have always been experimental for my hair. 
I find Gold looks super Ah Beng! Guys please don't ever put gold on your hair.
Right now I am looking for hair sponsors to do up my hair in Unicorn colours. I dare take the challenge. Did it once (paid for it) but it did not turn out as nice as my other blogger friends. 

Well, hope you have a great start this 2017! 
Happy New Year and Happy Valentine's Day too! (although a bit too early to wish) *wink

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Valentine's Dinner Preview - EM By TedBoy at Transit Hotel KL

The month of L.O.V.E is coming soon. In fact right after Chinese New Year, it's Valentine's Day already! 
Can you believe it?
Wondering where to take your beloved out for a romantic dinner this Valentine? Why not head over to EM by TedBoy

It is located at this strategic hotel called Transit Hotel in Pudu. 
Here's the address:
42, Jalan Pudu, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

At night the Hotel is clearly visible and it's located just opposite the UTC, Pudu Sentral. Who can miss it with a huge brightly lit signage like this.

The menu comes in a FOR HIM (All the Items on the Right) and FOR HER (All the Items on the Left) selection 
I had the opportunity to taste the great food prepared by Chef Pierre from France. I just love his detailing and food presentation. The food looks so presentable and tastes great too! For a start, I tried the Pink Lady Cocktail and Canapes.

The Pink Lady comprises of a mixture of cranberry juice, lemon, vodka and triple sec. 
The Canapes (below) consist of the following:
* Rice with Pesto Sauce
* Mushroom Soup (in the little glass)
*Black Olive Tapenade on Bruschetta
* Prawn with Mango Salsa

The starters come in small bite sizes. My favourite is the flavourful rice in pesto sauce as I have a thing for Pesto sauce these days. It tastes go good. I wish I had more.
For starters, I tried this beautifully crafted Beetroot and Feta Chantilly Mille-feuilles with Pomegranate Dressing. This is a cold dish and although it's presented like a dessert, it's not sweet. It's a savoury dish. 

Next, I tried the Tomato Vodka Granite which is a French sorbet. The French people believes in cleaning the palate between the entree and the main course.

Next, was the main course. For him, it was the Butterfish Fillet with Red Capsicum, Coulis, Potato Gratin and Vegetable Tian. The soft and tender fillet melts in my mouth with a wonderful flavour. Pairing it with the Coulis makes the whole dish very appetizing.

For her, we tried the Pan-fried Duck Breast with Raspberry Sauce, Potato Gratin and Vegetable Tian.
The duck is semi-cooked, just like how the French dines it. This is my first time eating a semi cooked duck. At first sight it looks rather raw, but once I put it into my mouth, the meat is so soft and tender and is so juicy. I am starting to love this!

And for dessert, I tried the Mille-Feuille with Strawberries which is a famous French Pastry. This classic French pastry consist of layers of thin puff pastry and cream filling.

 And I also got to try the other dessert, Em's Signature Pavlova. It is a meringue dessert with a crisp crust, soft and light on the inside, topped with fruit and whipped cream.

After having my hearty meal, I decided to explore the rest of this hidden gem. Stepping right upstairs, I discovered a place so beautiful. It's a sanctuary for instagram photos.

Green Green Grass of Home.
EM is also a place for Fusion Mediterranean Food. They offer Mediterranean dishes with a dash of Asian Flavour. And the person behind all this great food which is heavily influenced by a French touch is none other than Pierre that helms from France itself. Having lived here for more than 20 years, I am pretty sure he has been very localized too and understands the Asian local taste well.
I am super delighted to be a part of this eye opener for a French inspired dinner preview with special thanks to Hooi Khaw, a veteran foodist and a journalist I call "sifu". Have a Happy Valentine's Day friends and start planning your Valentine Dinner soon. I hope with this preview, you will be able to share Pierre's awesome food creations with your loved ones too just in time for Valentine's Day! Call EM By TedBoy for reservations at 03- 2022 2056.

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