Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Golden Bake SS2 - Pandan Layer Cake

If you were having a craving for the Pandan Layer Cake from Golden Bake SS2, and drove all the way there, only to find it closed down and hyperventilated, worry no more. The shop is closed but the recipe is very much alive!

Now, Lisa's Pandan Layer Cake :)

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Lisa is now making Pandan Layer Cakes for sale!

1kg: RM45

Also available are yam and durian flavours (at different prices).

For orders, do give at least 4 days notice.

Please contact Lisa at 016-3477943  to find out more. Lisa's FB page here :)

A blog review here :) 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chicken Rice Recipe

I was thinking of what to cook - and me being a lover of one-dish meals with no more than 5 ingredients, decided to google up a simple chicken rice recipe. (I love google!) Came across a very attractive blog with step-by-step instructions to make a simple chicken rice dish - all in the rice cooker. Hooray! I kid you not, when I looked at the photos, I could smell the aroma emanating from the finished dish! What a beaut.

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Please visit Kimberly's "Mom's All In One Pot Asian Ginger Chicken Rice Recipe" - and you'll know what I mean!

Thanks a gazillion for this Kimberly - super duper quatrooper love it :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wonderful Cupcakes!

I was having a craving for my friend's cupcakes.  
(I'd written a blog post about her wonderful cakes in a previous post.)
Went to take a look at her blog
Found beautiful cupcakes all around. 
Left a comment (plus drool) on one of her posts "Craving for your cupcakes."

The next morning, I found a FB message from her. 
"Where are you today? I'll pass you a box of cupcakes." 
I squealed in delight and was so UBER happy!!!

In the afternoon, she sent me 12 gorgeous looking cupcakes. 
Late as we were for a meeting, the hubs and I just had to gobble a few down. 

MMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..... JUST as how I remember it to be. 

Absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!

Now you see it

Now you don't!

Check out her blog at http://ribbonsandcakes.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ballet Lessons

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For the little ballerina in you. If you are a grown person ie adult, and want to pursue ballet lessons, you can! Sooner or later, you'll not only get to know the ballet terms and ballet moves, but you'll be able to actually dance too. I'm sure of that! Here's this fantastic blog for ballet lovers :)

For more information on ballet lessons for adults, please call  Staphanie Mun @ 012-385-1501 or visit www.mylilballerina.blogspot.com

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sofia Restaurant, Melbourne

While we were in Melbourne, my baby cousin Estelle took us to dinner at Sofia Restaurant along the Burwood Highway. Sofia's is known for their homemade pasta. Estelle did the ordering and what a massive order it was. Gastronomically delightful :)
The portions - mama mia! HUMONGOUS! Here's the grilled chicken salad
Spaghetti Sofia (apparently home-made pasta!)
Smoked salmon pizza. Now where's the picture of the gorgeous mushroom risotto? I don't particularly fancy risotto, but the risotto was absolutely fab!
I was so happy with dinner! The food was delicious!!!
Definite recommend Sofia Restaurant :)

299 Burwood Hwy
East Burwood
Phone: +61-3-9803 5299

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Green School, Bali

I'm "leaving" Australia for a bit - as I came across this fantastic international school called Green School Bali. I was at Desa Parkcity one day and saw a big sign board stating that the International School of Parkcity (ISP) would start its operations in September of 2011. Went home and googled it and came to the ISP website. Checked out the principal's CV - very impressive. He'd just come from Green School Bali - an international school.

Photo credit: www.greenschool.org

Googled it and was blown away by what the green school had to offer! See for yourself here and be mesmerised by the wonderful concept of the green school! Don't you wish you were here?! What a great international school! The post was written by Imran Ahmad, the author of  "Unimagined - A Muslim Boy Meets the West".


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Queen Victoria Market

Another highlight of our trip to Melbourne :)
Today we went to Queen Victoria Market (Vic Market)!
Here we are :) Shops and shops of wonderful stuff!
A whole lot of delicious looking pastries
A whole lot of gooey cheeses
A whole lot of lip smacking cured meat
A whole lot of plump juicy olives

What a nice place to visit for foodies like us!

After some massive sms exchanges with a friend, we finally found the bratwurst place he had told us that we absolutely MUST eat! The Melbourne Bratwurst Shop at the Vic Markets.

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The bratwurst was delicious! We chomped on it and happily downed it with a latte - ah, we love Melbourne!

We continued our journey, and on an on, lots and lots of the freshest seafood, poultry, beef, fruits and vegetables .... EVERYTHING! Ooh, so happy!

We love Queen Victoria Market!

Monday, January 17, 2011

China Bar Signature Asian Buffet, Melbourne

During our recent trip to Melbourne, we visited many places of interests. I'll pick and choose a few of the highlights worth recommending :)

As usual, if you're Asian, most highlights of holidays would be food! LOL.

After patronising many kinds of restaurants in Melbourne (mostly for non-Asian food), we decided one day to finally take up my aunt's offer. Since Day 1 she had been wanting to take us to this Asian Buffet place called China Bar. I violently objected, not wanting to come to Australia and have to eat Asian food! Every now and again she would say, "Eh, want to go to China Bar or not?"
"Don't want!" I would reply.

Well, well, at Day 14 in Melbourne, look where we ended at...

China Bar Signature Asian Buffet! Ha ha ha ha ha

Not only that, but would you believe it ... I was terribly looking forward to the visit!
See, that's what repetitive conditioning does to you...after the drummings of "ChinaBarChinaBarChinaBarChinaBarChinaBarChinaBarChinaBarChinaBar
ChinaBarChinaBarChinaBarChinaBarChinaBarChinaBar" DAY IN DAY OUT
(but of course I'm slightly exaggerating).

View from our table

The salad bar
The preaching of the China Bar gospel was definitely fruitful. The succulent roasted pork was all together worth it. Mmmm.....
Perfectly roasted duck too *nom nom nom*
We also had dim sims, stir fried vegetables, curries, double boiled soups, satays (which were excellent), sushi, and HEAPS more.
Definitely one of the nicer Asian restaurants in Melbourne!
Thank you my beloved aunt for the wonderful treat!

China Bar Signature Asian Buffet
380 Burwood Highway
Burwood East
Vic 3151
+613 9887 8011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fatty Crab Restaurant: Order Food Online!

I saw this header in one of my emails' subject heading this morning,
"[50% Off] Seafood + free delivery for 2 pax: Fatty Crabs’ Signature Green Chilli Sweet & Sour Crab + Special Fried Rice + 6 Mantou Buns. Only RM37"

(Photo from Fatty Crab website)

I subscribe to this group buying site called Groupsmore. They have deals everyday or every other day. You sign up and you get to buy stuff with group discounts :)

ANYWAY ... back to the Fatty Crab promotion. I clicked on the email link and it took me to a very mouth-watering place! What's more interesting ... I never knew Fatty Crab did deliveries! I also never knew that Fatty Crab has their own website! Here it is http://fattycrabs.com/

My my. I was thoroughly impressed.

Anyway, just to share with you (if you didn't know, like me) about this "order food online" service that Fatty Crab has. Happy ordering!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Allegro Cafe @ SS 15 Subang Jaya

We rarely head to Subang Jaya as it is relatively "far" away from where we are. But, we decided to go to Empire Hotel Subang one day. While in the neighbourhood, we drove around, and found Subang Jaya to be quite a nice place! Many many restaurants in Subang Jaya.

So, when our friends told us that they'd take us to Subang for dinner, we were delighted to be able to sample some food from one of the restaurants there called Allegro CafeAllegro Cafe @ Subang Jaya was not what we expected it to be, looking from the outside. It's situated on the first floor of a shop lot. We walked up the stairs and into a very cosy restaurant! Wow! I was thoroughly impressed :)
(Photo above is from Allegro Cafe's facebook page - the rest below are mine)

Warm lightings, cosy setting providing a very soothing ambience!
Now how about the food?

The mushroom soup was nice.

Mushroom cheese bruchetta was nice.

The tomato bruchetta was super nice

The Caesar salad, apparently. Didn't taste like Caesar salad - more like the warm chicken salad dish you get from Delicious (Ms Read's Cafe). But, it was nice nevertheless.

My mouthwatering medium-well steak. *drrrroooooolll* It was SO tender and SO succulent. Served with a red wine mustard sauce on a bed of aglio olio spaghetti. Oh, hello 2011!
Hubby's sole with some lemon dressing was good too. I still prefer my red meat :p

For dessert, we had tiramisu (which was quite homemade), and apple strudel ala mode (so so only).

Overall, it left a lasting impression on us. The price was good too! About RM45 for my steak, and for the other dishes about RM20. Slightly cheaper than most cafes. Very very good! I highly recommend! So far, the best restaurant in Subang Jaya! (At least in MY sample size ;))

Allegro Cafe
11A 1st Floor
Jalan SS 15/4
Subang Jaya
Tel: 03-5631 5682

10 February 2011: Oh, just saw that an excerpt of my review was featured at Milk-A-Deal! If you want to get discount vouchers for a pasta/pizza with ice lemon tea at 58% off, visit their website here!

14 February 2011: Whaddya know, Groupsmore is offering discounts too. Check the deal out here

16 February 2011: 79% discounts at Everyday! Click here to get the deal :)
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