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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello! October

So quick, we're already moving towards the final quarter of the year! 3 more months till we welcome 2016. October is awesome because I get to play dress up again!
Yes! It will soon be Halloween! Here's one of my scary witch look holding on to some eyeballs and with pucker up dracula-like lips and light grey contact lenses. Hehehe! these were actually chocolates which I found at Cold Storage sometime ago and they seem to be very interesting.

Here's wishing you, my beloved readers a Happy Halloween.

And also looking forward to see the interesting Halloween decorations at the mall.
Here are some of my past favourites from 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Tropicana City Mall. Enjoy my past collections of Halloween themes at the malls.

 Halloween does not need to be scary all the time. Check out these cute displays in 1 Utama in one of the past years. The above were from previous years with a more Gothic and spooky feel.

And Tropicana City Mall

Till then! Let's wait and see this year's deco. I just can't wait!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Garrett Popcorn's 66th Anniversary Milestone Celebration

Garrett Popcorn celebrated their 66th Anniversary in style with a Cocktail Party last week.
It was held at Le Meridien, Kuala Lumpur with an amazing view.
List of guests invited include Garrett Popcorn's corporate clients and lucky fans of the brand.
About a hundred guests join in the celebratory event with Garrett Popcorn Shops®
Photo opportunity for remembrance at the photo booth.
The brand also announces that come October 15, the fourth and newest Garrett Popcorn Shops® in Malaysia will be opened at gateway@klia2.

Guests posing for that picture perfect moment
Starting in a small Shop on 10 West Madison Street, Chicago, USA, Garrett has been handcrafting Popcorn using only the highest quality ingredients and its Signature Blend of non-GMO kernels since 1949. Renowned as the original gourmet popcorn brand throughout the US and Asia, Garrett Popcorn Shops® still ensure every small batch of Garrett Popcorn is hot air popped throughout the day for maximum freshness. Handcrafted in old-fashioned copper kettles, every kernel is coated with Garrett secret family recipes. 

Lance Chody, Chairman and CEO of Garrett Popcorn Shops® said: “Garrett Popcorn Shops® is proud to announce the opening of our newest Shop at gateway@klia2.  Malaysian consumers have embraced the Garrett brand for several years and we are proud and excited to expand the tradition of the authentic taste of Garrett Popcorn®.  The fourth Garrett Shop in Malaysia located in the bustling hub of klia2 will provide a Garrett experience for arriving and departing customers alike."

He added, "Gateway@klia2 will offer a great opportunity to share the unique Garrett Popcorn Shops® experience with new and existing consumers, including airline crews, and neighboring tenants and airport support service employees."

In conjunction with the opening of the fourth and latest Garrett Popcorn Shops® at gateway@klia2, the first 300 customers will receive a complimentary Garrett KL souvenir mug for a minimum purchase of RM25 or more.

Garrett Popcorn Shops® - A Chicago Tradition from the USA Since 1949

Garrett Popcorn Shops® began at the Garrett family kitchen table when each family member was challenged to create a caramel popcorn recipe. One creation stood out from the rest, to the extent that it was called CaramelCrisp™ to distinguish its unique flavor and delicate, crème brûlée crunch from the other ‘caramel corn’ varieties that were available at the time.

The 1949 opening of the first Garrett Popcorn Shop® generated a long queue of customers, all eagerly waiting to purchase a tin of handcrafted Garrett Popcorn™ made on-site throughout the day according to that same secret Garrett family recipe.

Today Garrett Popcorn Shops® remains A Chicago Tradition from the USA since 1949. Every batch of Garrett Popcorn™ is still handmade daily, in copper kettles, using only seven simple quality ingredients and no preservatives. Garrett Popcorn Shops® continues its history of generating large queues of new customers and loyal fans alike – the only difference is, today these form outside of Garrett Popcorn Shops® throughout the world.

Currently there are Garrett Popcorn Shops®; in Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, UAE, Hong Kong, Japan, Kuwait, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea.  Garrett Popcorn Shops® opened its doors to new customers in Detroit and Atlanta last year. Newest location in Hong Kong opened September 1 while newest location in South Korea will open next week September 23. Taiwan is scheduled to open during the winter of 2015-16.

Garrett Popcorn Shops® are currently located at Mid Valley Megamall and Suria KLCC in Kuala Lumpur and 1Utama Shopping Centre in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Happy Birthday New Formosa

Happy Birthday New Formosa Restaurant!

Can you believe it? The New Formosa Restaurant is  already 36 years old! In conjunction with its 36th year, the New Formosa Restaurant rolled out some new dishes.  I was privileged to be able to try out some of their new dishes.
Miss Jeanie Lee together with her husband Lee Weng Eng are the backbone of this restaurant. New Formosa Restaurant is still standing strong up till this day!
The first item we tried was the 
Steamed Village Chicken with Black Fungus
According to Jeanie, the black fungus helps the lungs in our current haze situation (helps absorb dust in the lungs) and can prevent cancer. Thus, the steamed village chicken is paired with Black Fungus which has multi properties.  
The chicken meat is tender and oh so tasty!

Bamboo Rice

The bamboo rice is made to perfection with a combination of yam, pumpkin, Chinese Mushrooms, sausages, har mai (mini dried prawns), minced meat and big onions.
The rice is full of flavour and sweet, thanks to the yam and pumpkin.

Formosa Special Combination 

Yam Balls
Taiwan famous 3 cup sotong
Butter fish slices Formosan style
Deep fried Oysters Taiwanese style
Stuffed lotus root with special fish paste 

The food presentation is simply awesome!
My favourite from this combination dish is the butter fish slices and deep fried oyster.
I usually don't take oysters but this is fried to perfection without that "fishy seafood smell"

Local Seabass With Hot Bean Sauce
The bean sauce is very flavourful and is a perfect combination to the steamed fish.

Sweet and sour Crab 
Crabby Time! Yay! 
The sauce is super appetizing and I couldn't get enough of it! 
Paired with fried buns, it is the perfect match to stir up my appetite.
Wish I could just drink up the gravy! It's so addictive!

Here comes the most interesting dish.
 Formosa Stone Fire Pot
Below is the current promotion that is super value for money.

Siva, one of New Formosa's experienced staff is seen assisting us with the cooking.
He was stir frying the chicken and sotong in a special satay sauce.
And Voila! here's the outcome of the dish. Looks tantalizing, right? 
A mouthwatering dish, just by looking at it.
Next, he put in the prawns.

Jeanie gave us some tips on choosing the perfect prawns that is fresh.

One thing I like about this stone fire pot dish is that it is unique compared to other steamboats.
After the vege and prawns were fried, the stone fire pot is filled with soup base and thus began our steamboat adventure with lots of other goodies thrown in.
And Tada...this is how our final steamboat pot looks like! 
Overflowing with such rich ingredients.

These handmade balls were my favourite! Soft and so full of flavour.
The noodles served here are also one of a kind!
Boiling hot and ready to eat!


Here's a quick look at the very durable stone pot.
The steamboat menu.


 Green tea jelly with red bean paste to sooth our taste pallets 
A great combination to end our makan session.

Signature: Sweet Yam in Honey Sauce (Caramel)
What is it: Deep Fried Yam that is still boiling hot, placed in a cool tub.

 Can't wait to sink my teeth in these.
 The result?
Crunchy caramel on the outside, and soft tender yam on the inside.

Saw a few dishes that interest you? Head on over to the New Formosa now!

New Formosa is located at:
46, Jalan SS2/24, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: +603 7875 7478

Business Hours:
12.00pm - 3.00pm
6.00pm - 10.30pm

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