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Monday, October 31, 2016

Garden Wedding at Tamarind Springs

This is the first time I have ever experienced a garden wedding. Heard so much about it. Seen so many beautiful pictures of a dream-like garden wedding photos from overseas on the internet. And now I get to feel and be part of one at Tamarind Springs.
Tamarind Springs in Ampang is certainly a tropical paradise filled with lush greenery, and mosquitos and monkeys....
You may wanna spray some mosquito repellent should you visit this place or wear covered shirts or pants. You don't want to get mosquito bites all over you. As I explored and walked around, I kena gigit cause I wasn't prepared. Now you know why....cause I was wearing a dress with little cloth. This beautifully tunnel-like arch by mother nature is one of my favourite spot.

 A Balinese inspired concept in a jungle-like atmosphere. I was here at 8am to attend a wedding. Not to dine. Here's a glimpse of the place. Do expect to walk a little and there will be steps to climb too. 

Lots of Balinese inspired statues are found all over the place. I feel like I am so out of my country. I felt like a Sang Pengembara here.
Not sure what are these round shaped cocoons hanging up on the tree. Possibly some form of art decorative pieces. Not sure if it serves a functional purpose. 

At the heart of Tamarind Springs is this mini pool. The deco here is in preparation of a garden-themed wedding.
The arch was specially designed by the groom and his friends. 
And the whole setting looks like this with all the invited guests, heng tai's , jee mui's, and most importantly the bride and groom all in place. Ain't this a beautiful sight!
Photo courtesy of Chea MI
The Beautiful Bride and equally stunning bridesmaids in matching bridesmaids outfits.
Photo courtesy of Peili Farm
Below: Photo courtesy of Shuhui Aw
 and not forgetting the heng tai's. A memorable group shot.

These lovely cupcakes and mouth watering macaroons were specially made by a friend of the bride and cleverly decorated to suit the whole garden theme wedding.
Good job in complimenting the whole environment.
The lovely lady behind these luscious cupcakes and macaroons.
Check out her social media platforms if you wanna order mouth watering and tailor made desserts like these.
Instagram: fc_dessert_bar
A shot of the lovely couple, Jeff and Nicole. 
Congratulations on your BIG DAY!
Thank you for letting me be a part of it!
 A moment during the tea ceremony. 

More shots of the place. I heard in separate parts of the Tamarind Spring houses different concept restaurants. I can't write about those restaurants yet cause I have not dined in any of them.

A blissful sanctuary that's so calm and peaceful.

The above is the entrance to Tamarind Spring. A little red door hut which I almost missed.

Tamarind Springs is located at Taman Tun Abdul Razak.
For details log on to their website

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kose Repost and Tag on Instgram

Hey guys, something egg-citing is hatching your way this weekend.
Just repost and tag @kosemy on instagram to score a 2 piece trial kit for Freeeeee! 
That's not all, you will receive an additional SETSUKO Tumbler with a minimum purchase of RM100.

 Don't say I bojio! Happy shopping!

Happy Halloween

October is one of my favourite months because it's Halloween and I get to play dress up! I bought this new Gothic looking necklace at Sg. Wang last week (RM12.90) and was inspired to play dress up this whole week leading to Halloween. 

For friends who want to get their hands on necklaces like these, you can also find these necklaces at Berjaya Times Square. Here are some other designs that I shortlisted but did not buy which I sighted at Sg Wang.

And I came as Dracula.

How do you like my full gear with my cape?

And this is how I look with fangs! May not be a pretty sight!

We do this annually. Blood sucking my colleague.

Some of my past look as a WICKED WITCH. The lips and eyeballs are actually chocolates I bought from Cold Storage. They carry a lot of Halloween themed snacks and chocolates which are super interesting. Jaya Grocer also has some interesting items.

Me in gothic make up courtesy of Shu Uemura

So which look do you like? Tell me in your comments below.
Here's wishing my beloved readers Happy Halloween and happy playing "dress up"

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner 2016


It has been a year already. Time really flies. This is my second year attending the annual Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner hosted by the Norwegian Embassy. It was a magnificent showcase of seafood from Norway at the annual Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner on Otober 14 2016. The dinner was hosted by Hans Ola Urstad, Norway’s Ambassador to Malaysia, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 

The main focus of the evening was the spectacular seafood buffet spread provided by renowned Chef Frank Naesheim and his team. Frank Naesheim's seafood dinners have become an annual highlight for the Norwegian business community in Kuala Lumpur.
Chef Frank Naesheim and I

This splendid seafood gastronomic event is orchestrated by renowned Norwegian chef Frank Naesheim and his team of culinary professionals from Norway, Malaysia and Singapore.

One tonne of fresh seafood will be flown in from Norway for this dinner. They include Norwegian salmon, Norwegian cod, king crab, lobster, crayfish, scallops, mackerel, Atlantic halibut and monkfish, among several other varieties. They were presented in a wide range of cooking styles, including Norwegian and Asian.

 Creative Display of fishes
 Beautifully and majestic looking Ice Sculpture
 Creative food display together with ice sculptures that is soooooooo amazing. I'm impressed!

This year the emphasis is on sustainable seafood and Chef Frank will also introduce a line of smoked salmon with new flavours. Composed entirely of seafood flown in from Norway, the gala dinner serves as a networking platform that marries business contacts to world class cooking prepared by both Norwegian and Asian traditions. There was a good mix of local food too for expats to try.

In Chef Frank's team of chefs are Stig Drageide, executive chef at the Continental Hotel, Oslo, Markus Dybwad, consultant chef at Snorre Food, Anderson Ho, chef at Singapore Airlines, Loke Mun Kit, corporate chef at Park Hotel Group, William Ng, executive sous chef at Fairmount Hotel Singapore and James Han from Snorre Food.

Chef Loke Mun Kit (above) and Chef Markus Dybwad (below)

 Markus Dybwad was formerly junior sous chef at Heston Blumenthal’s 3- Michelin star Fat Duck. Kenneth Loke is from Johor Baru while Anderson Ho is from Penang.

So I was taking a stroll and admiring all the food, look who I bumped into?
Our very own Celebrity Chef Datuk Chef Wan. Looking ever so dashing with his grey hair. Don't you think he looks good here? 
OK! Let's feast your eyes on the amazing food.

It certainly is a fantastic feast not only to the eyes but also for the tummy. My photos below will speak for itself. The event is a magnificent showcase of amazing food and talent.

My personal favourite food presentation is this! The Norwegian coldwater shrimp tower. It takes skills to have it stacked up like that!  And a lot of patience too.
A majestic spread of salmon of all types that u can imagine.
The next interesting item I saw was the Salmon Jerky with charred lemon mayonnaise. It is presented in a stick form. Ain't it a beauty.

Scallop Dish by Chef Loke Mun Kit


Buns with salmon fillings

Here's a closer look at this mouthwatering dish.

The other highlight of the night was Dessert!!! 
Who can resist these yummy looking dessert.
This is called the lemon mousse/sitronfromasi troll cream. What a super canggih name.
And my brother's favourite! Waffles!!! Wish he could feast on these too.
Home made ice-cream with super interesting flavours. Somewhere in one of the tubs here I tasted almond ice cream!

The Lingonberry Cream. Too beautiful to eat.
And they also have some Kuih Melayu for dessert. Talk about local touch.
The other highlight of the night was Rio Yamase.

At the Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner, Rio Yamase played the Hardanger fiddle, a traditional West Norwegian musical instrument. Rio, who is from Japan, was born in Malaysia, and is also an accomplished violinist. Together with her is also a super talented pianist.

She entertained and wow-ed the crowd with her talent

It was a truly remarkable night and it ended with Chef Frank Naesheim giving recognition to the chefs. Thank you for your kind invitation, Hooi Khaw. This event has certainly open my eyes to a feast like no other!

I was pleased to learn that my photos were featured in the Norway Asia Business Review Magazine. Thank you for crediting me. It's an honour to contribute to your magazine.