Saturday, 14 January 2017

Food: Chinese Reunion dinner at The Armada Hote, Petaling Jaya

- GOLDEN ABUNDANCE - CHINESE NEW YEAR REUNION DINNER AT THE ARMADA PETALING JAYA -




In celebration of the Year of the Rooster, celebrate with a golden abundance of Cantonese cuisine at Utara Coffee House where a decadent Chinese New Year dinner buffet which also includes an International spread awaits.



From 3rd January till 11th February 2017, buffet line at Utara Coffee House will be featuring a wide variety of ‘good luck’ dishes leading up to the Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Dinner such as Steamed Chicken with Keong Chung, Chinese Longevity Noodles with Kow Wong, Deep fried Whole Fish with Cheong Cheng Sauce, Treasures Hot Pot ( Poon Choy ), Roast Duck with Plum Sauce, Stir-fried Prawns with Butter Coconut Flakes, and Stir-fried Black Pepper Crabs to name a few.




In addition, kick off a prosperous new year by raising your chopsticks and Loh Hei to boost good luck and prosperity with exciting Yee Sang Selections. I personally love the King Salmon and Coral clams with Special Ayam Percik sauce version! The ayam percik sauce have done a good job by giving yee sang a different twist to it! It's unique and one of a kind in a good way! Try it for yourself :) 

Special
- King Salmon and Coral Clams with Special Ayam Percik Sauce   
- Salmon and Soft Shell Crab with Roasted Sesame Sauce Yee Sang 

Priced at RM77+ per portion.  


Classic

- Salmon Yee Sang and Butterfish Yee Sang 

RM77+ per portion

Fruitti Veggie Yee Sang (vegetarian option) 

RM65+ per portion












The Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Dinner is priced at RM88+ per adult, RM62+ for senior citizens and RM44+ per child.
For guests who wish to indulge in exclusive set menus, Chef Chew and his team has whipped up four spectacular Prosperity Set Menus (per table of 10 pax with minimum 2 tables for private dining) ideal for private dining with family, friends or business.
Health, Wealth, and Luck awaits you when you dine privately in our Banquet Rooms with the :

- Blissful Longevity Set Menu priced at RM 988+ 
- Everlasting Success Set Menu priced at RM 1188+ 
- Bountiful Treasures Set Menu priced at RM 1298+ 
- Golden Health & Prosperity Set Menu priced at RM 1308+

In addition, the hotel will also be selling CNY dining vouchers :
  •   Diners who purchase 10 dining vouchers between 1st January - 11th February 2017 will receive one free dining voucher.
  •   Bookings between 10 – 19 pax will receive ONE complimentary bottle of wine
  •   Bookings of 20 pax and above will receive TWO complimentary bottles of wine   
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For reservations or enquiries,
Armada Hotel
Lot 6, Lorong Utara C, Section 52, 
Darul Ehsan, 46200 Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor, Malaysia
Contacts: +603 7954 6888 ext 4557 Utara Coffee House
Email - armada@armada.com.my

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Food: Tanzini @ G-Tower, Kuala Lumpur

It is the time of the year where its filled its filled with fun celebrations and festive seasons! If you're wondering and looking for a place with good food and great atmosphere, look no further at Tanzini @ G-Tower, Kuala Lumpur to experience an exclusive fine dining.

As a food lover myself, I was delighted when I was invited by Aunty Lilly - blogs at Followmetoeatla last week for her birthday celebration at Tanzini last week. So, before I start telling you more about my experience there at Tanzini, Happy Birthday again Aunty Lilly! Have a great year ahead!



"From Farm To Table"
At Tanzini, freshness of the food becomes their utmost priority! Rest assured! You do not have to be worry of the freshness of the food that you'll be getting here :)

 


Here's a picture of the atmosphere there on a quiet afternoon of how it's like at this exquisite place
 





As a starter, we were served with this Caprese which consist of freshly sliced Roma tomato & Buffalo Mozarella cheese topped with Fresh Frugula leaves. This would be the dish to go to for cheese lovers! A great combination of salty, sour, sweet and bitter blended.


Next up, it was the Tomato and Crab Meat Timbale - Chilled tomato soup served with avocado and minced crab meat. For a change and out of the norm where soup is served warm, this dish is served chilled as described and it incline towards a sourish finish at your palate. Personally, I feel this to be very refreshing and triggers my appetite to get ready for the mains!



If you have been keeping up to date with the latest food trends, you'd definitely hear about this latest hype about this cheese wheel pasta. You can now finally have a taste of it at Tanzini!



To all Cheese lovers, you get to choose how cheesy you would like your pasta to be and witness it being "CHEEEEEEEEESED"


To finish off, this plate of CHEESY PASTA is topped with a generous serving of caviar and drizzled with fragrant truffle oil which totally gives you a "mouth-gasm" in every bite! This is by far my favorite plate of pasta!


If you're a risotto person,this Risotto Gamberi would be for you! Consist of fragrant safron risotto topped with a gigantic tiger prawn! This is honestly one of the biggest prawn i've seen here in Malaysia! I like the texture and flavour of the risotto here with a good balance of




This would be Tanzini's slow braised balsamic lamb shoulder - Spezzatino D'agnello. This is slow braised for days with fresh herbs, pearl onions, and red wine which gives it's flavour. The meats were tender and not too dry and hard at the same time flavourful which comes bursting in your palate. A great dish indeed!






Last but not least would be their very unique banana pannacotta made from caramelised banana topped with tropical fruits, mango gel and coconut powder. I like the texture of this dessert where it's not too jelly-like nor being too soft. Sweetness is just nice and not overpowering the taste of the banana. Overall, a great dessert with a good balance of flavour

Ratings

Food: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Overall: VERY GOOD! A great place to bring your special someone for a special meal. Friendly staffs with top notch food that you'll definitely be satisfied!



For more information,
Tanzini Restaurant



GTower, 199 Jalan Tun Razak, 

50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +60 3-2168 1899

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Live: Fitbit - The revolutionary fitness gadget


Fitbit Malaysia



Don’t you just love tech gadgets? Even more when they look so good! Fitbit looks so good to wear everyday, everywhere. That’s the whole point of Fitbit. A fitness tracker you can wear without feeling like it’s bulky and will wear you down. Keep your fitness in check simply with Fitbit and you’ll be on your way to a healthier, more happier you. But first, let’s see which one is the right Fitbit for you.


1. New to fitness

 

If you’re new to the whole health and fitness world, you can step into it with ease by choosing a Fitbit Blaze. The Fitbit Blaze is a hybrid. Part smartwatch, part fitness tracker. Plus, it’s stylish as ever. Customise the bands with various styles the way you’d like it to be. The Fitbit Blaze can show you your heart rate data with built-in workouts all in one convenient gadget.


2. Like to keep things simple

 

You definitely like where tech and fitness is going especially when both are combined all in one. BUT you just don’t like to overcomplicate things with too many details. Well, the Fitbit Alta is just what you’re looking for. This Fitbit tracks your sleep, step counts, calories plus displays calls, and notifications for calls as well as text messages. Not forgetting, stylish with a minimal flair.


3. Active on the daily

 

The Fitbit Flex 2 is an all rounder. The key is that it is swim proof so if you’re an active swimmer or perhaps all round fitness junkie, the Fitbit Flex 2 is made for you. It can track everything from sleep activity, step counts to calorie intakes. Additionally, you can track your workouts from walking, running, cycling to aerobics. Fitbit Flex 2 is a definite must have.

Like what you see? Browse stylish options with Fitbit Malaysia and start your active regime today!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Food: Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner @ Armada Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Season's Greetings & Welcome the New Year
At The Armada Petaling Jaya!

Once again, it's time to experience the magic of Christmas together! Share this wonderful season of festivities with friends, family and colleagues over a sumptous meal in a beautifully decorated venue prepared by the team at Utara Coffee House at the Armada Petaling Jaya Hotel.



  

Begin the yuletide season with a traditional family dinner at Utara Coffee House with festive offerings that will definitely build an appetite and satisfy any festive cravings. Feast on an abundance of Christmas delights during Christmas and on New Year's Day on the lavish buffet of traditional and innovative festive dishes. 











With an extensive range of delicious salads and fresh seafood, traditional Chritmas meats and decedent desserts, expect to dig into a range of choices including the Roast Turkey accompanied with a Crabberry De Glace and all the trimmings, Crustacean Mushroom, Roast Duck Ripieni with Calvados, Gratinated Oyster with Spinach, Beef Medallion with Mushroom Crust, Crab Cannelloni and Christmas fried rice with raisins & nuts to name a few. The mean would not be complete without indulging in some dessert favorites such as Christmas pudding with custard sauce, the classic Yule Log Cake, Fruit mince pies and a delicious lemon meringue Pie. 



Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve Buffet dinner
24th December & 31st December 2016
| Inclusive of party packs | Christmas carolers on the 24th December 2016 | live music performance|

RM88.00 + / adult
RM62.00 + / Senior citizen
RM44.00 + / Child

Christmas & New Year's Day Hi-Tea Buffet
25th December 2016 & 1st January 2017
| Inclusive of party packs |

RM75.00 + / adult
RM55.00 + / Senior citizen
RM33.00 + / Child

Delighting guests and adding to the occasion with an element of charm and tradition will be Christmas carolers who will be strlling from table to table, entertaining the young and old with traditional Christmas songs. The evening is made even livelier with a live music performance performed after the Christmas carols!




Fabulous food in the company of family and friends celebrated in a lively atmosphere in a lively atmosphere, plenty of holiday cheer all combine to create lasting memories at the Armada Petaling Jaya.

For reservations, please call +603-7945 6888 ext 4557 - Utara Coffee House

Thursday, 10 November 2016

MIGF 2016

MIGF Awards & Celebration Party Berjaya Times Square Theme Park




The Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival recently culminated in a colourful carnival as the Awards & Celebration Party took over the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park for a finale unlike the Festival had ever seen. The final course in the gustatory month-long event offered a pleasing platter of leather clad biker dancers, Harley Davidsons, roller coasters, bumper cars, fair games and the undisputed Oscars of Malaysia’s food scene – the MIGF awards.



A 1,000 strong guest list that included royalty, ambassadors, celebrities and captains of industry thronged the multi-levelled theme park which was filled to the brim with rides of all shapes and sizes. Gracing the event and to help bestow this year’s high octane Chefs their prizes was the Most Honoured Guest, Tourism Malaysia Director Mr Saidi Bundan, and Festival Royal Patron Tunku Naquiyuddin ibni Tuanku Ja’afar, who together with MIGF Organising Chairman Dato’ Steve Day dished out some 165 awards over the course of the evening.



This year’s roster of participating restaurants has been among the most diverse in the Festival’s 15- year history and indicative of Malaysia’s flourishing scene. Whereas premium dining was once the domain of five-star hotels, restaurants of all types have mushroomed over the years offering a wide selection of dining experiences. Festival goers this year had the opportunity to taste everything from authentic home cooked Penang Nyonya at Little Heritage House and traditional English pub grub at The Sticky Wicket to innovative Modern Chinese at Ruyi & Lyn and rustic French fare at 2OX.



The bulk of the action on the evening took place on the Level 5 Galaxy Station which contained a slew of high octane rides such as the Spinning Orbit, the DNA Mixer and the Supersonic Odyssey Roller Coaster which criss-crossed and looped its way around the amusement park. Ground based but just as action-packed were attractions like the Futurift VR Oculus Rift, the 5D Simulator, the Laser Hunter and the Haunted Journey offering festival goers virtual trips into computer constructed worlds.

Meanwhile, the Fantasy Garden on Level 7 was a kaleidoscopic playground of merry-go-rounds, flying rides and imaginative trails warmly lit under the glow of multi-hued lamps. Located in a corner was the auditorium where the bulk of the awards encompassing 29 categories were given out earlier in the day before guests arrived. These included everything from restaurant ambience and festival
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With the first part of the awards ceremony over, it was time to feast on some Malaysian favourites before part two of the evening which would see the main Festival awards given out, including the coveted Golden Cauldron. A lip smacking buffet which included nasi lemak, roti boom, asam laksa and mee curry kept the crowds satiated on Level 7, while the Galaxy Station on Level 5 featured stands by food truck Balls of Fire, premium ice cream Gelatomio and King of Fruits specialists Duricious.


Suddenly the thunderous sound of Harley Davidson bikes revving up a storm shook the venue, while leather clad dancers took to the stage. In true high octane fashion, Dato’ Steve and Tunku Naquiyuddin emerged from the crowd stood atop a pair of monster sized bikes and were driven to the front of the Galaxy Stage where the Festival chefs greeted them. The culinary masters were then presented one by one in sequence, taking their bows and striking poses in front of the gathered crowd.



Shifting the focus from restaurant to individual, the Chef Congeniality award was up next, presented to the most amiable and admired chef of the Festival as voted by his or her fellow chefs. This went to Chef Azizan Shukri of Savini who beamed with pride as he held the trophy high. Ranked in the top 500 chefs in the world, Chef Azizan’s flair for cooking is rivalled only by his good natured demeanour as evidenced by his win.


Then came the inaugural Golden Chef awards recognising the five most outstanding chefs of the Festival, and these went to Chef Marco Violano of Senja, Chefs Federico Michieletto and Simone Musu of Marini’s on 57, Chef James Ho Soon Boon of Ruyi & Lyn, Chef Darren Chin of DC Restaurant and Chef Many Goh of LTITUDE.



The evening had now reached its zenith as the final and most prestigious award of the Festival was moments away from being announced the Golden Cauldron for Best All Around Restaurant, based on standard of cuisine, creativity of chef, kitchen, service, entire restaurant team and overall experience. And in an unprecedented move, for the first time in the Festivals’ storied history, the award went to joint winners none other than LTITUDE and DC Restaurant.

True to this year’s theme, the dramatic dual win seemed to be the perfect way to cap off the year’s festival in high octane style.




That brought to a close the 16th edition of the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival, and while the awards portion of the evening was over, the celebration lasted long into the night amid much jubilation. Chefs, restaurant teams and guests alike could be seen exploring the vast theme park and trying out its many rides, soaring, spinning and twirling the night away. 

If you'd like to find out more on the list on winners, click HERE!