Sunday, December 26, 2010

Taylors' ground coffee


Other than my first pack of Starbucks ground coffee, I've been having Tesco brand ground coffee since I had my french press.

I bought this Taylors' coffee from Village Grocer at RM29.90.
I was just curious how different it will taste from what I had all the while.


Apart from being a fair trade product, they also help to protect the environment by saving trees.
Click on the photo to read on.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Glutinous Rice Balls (tang yuan) for Winter solstice

Winter solstice is one of the major celebration for Chinese, which I adore very much. It's been a tradition in my family to mark it as an important day since I was young.

We will make glutinous rice balls on the night before we have prayers.
But since we are away from home, we couldn't celebrate it with the rest of family members.
So we make glutinous rice ball on our own.


We started quite late at about 10.30pm. 
Luckily we had 2 housemates to help us out.

Nice shadow~
And nice arrangement by Jamie too.


We had blue colour from blue flower and yellow ones are from carrot.


That's all we had.
We finished the making by 1.30am. XD

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tesco Roast & Ground Coffee


I've been a fan of ground coffee produced by Tesco since I owned a french press.

It's cheap at price around RM10, and it's good enough for my weekend brew.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Organic Pumpkin Bread

I bought it from Authentic Organic which is quite new shop among Pelangi Damansara shoplots.

It's not fluffy and soft, as no emulsifier, baking powder and artificial yeast were used in the making.
It's just natural.


Click on the photo to read on the label.


Sunday, December 12, 2010

New in town: Hokkaido Japanese Pastry House @Dataran Sunway


There's a new pastry house in PJ!

And it's another Japanese style bakery after RT Pastry House.

We bought these 2 pieces of cakes for RM5 each.
The one in front, as usual for Japanese flavour, green tea & red bean.
Chocolate banana cake is at the back.

Both were delicious! Fluffy and not too sweet, that's how we like it to be. =)

Of course, I will always buy a bread loaf from any newly visited bakery, if they have one.

I was hoping to buy butter or plain loaf, but they didn't have it.
So I bought multigrain bread (RM6.40) instead.
The texture is soft and fluffy, with nice freshly baked smell.
p/s: When we visited the bakery, it's already 5pm. But the shelves are rather empty.
Maybe because they are still testing the market since they are quite new.
Hope to get more good bake from them next time. :)

Hokkaido Japanese Pastry House
No. 35-1, Jalan PJU 5/10
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 47810

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sauteed mushroom with alpine grain bread


My simple dinner made of sauteed abalone mushroom + onion + glass noodles, to go with grain bread bought from The Baker's Son.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

justlife

Have you heard of Justlife?


Justlife is the first approved organic retail franchise by government in Malaysia since year 2005. They first started their organic shop in year 1999 and they are now still growing stronger.

There are 7 outlets in Malaysia now, which are:

IKANO POWER CENTRE
Lot LG28 IKANO Power Centre 2 jalan PJU 7/2
Mutiara Damansara 47800 Petaling Jaya Selangor, Malaysia
tel +603-7728 5503 fax +603-7728 5502
opennig hour: 10am~10pm daily

THE GARDENS, MID VALLEY
LG 208 The Gardens, Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumour, Malaysia
tel +603-2284 9332 fax +603-2284 9262
opennig hour: 10am~10pm daily

SUBANG JAYA
11 Jalan USJ 14/1M 47620 Subang Jaya Selangor, Malaysia
tel+603-5632 0868 fax +603-5638 0686
opennig hour: 9am~8pm daily (close on Sunday)

SEREMBAN 2
18 Jalan S2 D39 City Centre, Magistrate Square
70300 Seremban Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
tel +606-6011 038 fax +606-6011 065
opennig hour: 8am~7pm daily (close on Sunday)

PUCHONG
35-01 GF Jalan Kenari 19A Bandar Puchong Jaya
47100 Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
tel +603-8076 9795 fax +603-8076 9158
opennig hour: 9am~8pm daily (close on Sunday)

MELAKA
258 Jalan Melaka Raya 3, Taman Melaka Raya,
7500 Melaka, Malaysia
tel +606-2881 839 fax +606-2881 836
opennig hour: 9am~8pm daily (close on Sunday)

PENANG
1 C Jalan Sungai Kelian
11200 Penang, Malaysia
tel +604-8900 589 fax +604-8900 586
opennig hour: 10am~8pm daily (close on Sunday)
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  Go to their outlets or log on to their website to find out more about them, and also about organic stuff.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Red yeast rice, raisin & walnut bread

I was at The Baker's Son to choose which baguette to buy ( they have really loads of choices),
then I saw this one being displayed near the counter.
And there's a container with cuts of the bread for taste testing.
I was curious about it so I had one piece to taste.
I found it surprisingly soft and not weird at all (ha, it did look weird with the red colour).
So I bought it home.

See how red it is~



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Haikara Style Cafe and Bakery, SS15

After window shopping at Empire Gallery on last Monday, we went to this Japanese cafe which I got to know from a friend.
(check out her blog's entry)

Oh too bad, they are closed on Mondays~
啊,吃闭门羹了...

On Deepavali holiday, we went there again.
(不放弃啊~)
To avoid disappointment again, I called to make sure they're open. XD
 We chose to sit near to the counter.
That's the male owner 'repairing' their broken menus. 

They have a lot of Japanese magazines at a corner.
Fresh orange juice (RM6) ordered by my sis was served.

Their homemade bread and dessert corner.

Mixed salad, RM12 -tuna, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes, egg mayo, cabbage, cucumber and lettuce.
Fresh ingredient, and very Japanese style.

 Arrabiata pasta, RM17, with homemade mushroom soup and bread.
It's vege style, and the spicy tomato sauce is nice! 
My sis was about to ask for another bread to go with it, haha~

My sumiyaki coffee RM6, comes with a milk in a tiny stainless steel pot.

Green tea flavoured eclair, RM4.
It's a little bit sweet, but still a nice bite.
However the mocha roll (RM5.50) tasted just normal, nothing surprised me.

I was attracted by this textured creation, called Nippon (RM4.80), which means Japan.
It's green tea flavoured bread with imported sugared bean.
The bread skin is a bit chewy (I know it looks like crunchy one), and the inner is soft.

At the background is bread loaf or they called it shokupan, which is on promotional price (RM4).
They claimed their homemade bread has no artificial colour, no preservative, and only natural ingredients are used. We are advised to consume it within 2 days, after that it needs to be refrigerated.
It's soft and fluffy, we love it!

Friday, November 5, 2010

New in town: Grafa, SS15


Nowadays, KL/PJ area started to have themed cafe, which is something I wish to happen here.
Japan, Taiwan and even Singapore has this kind of cafes mushrooming years ago.
I welcome the trend happily. =)

So here's a new member to the trend -Grafa in SS15.


They are about bicycles, cafe and design.


We order food & drinks here. Self-service please.


From table to ceiling, they pay a lot of attention on details.

Brownies (RM4), caramel latte (RM7.90) and cappuccino (RM6.90)
Very nice coffee that we didn't even have to add sugar!

There's a compound for them to pursue their hobby -playing with fixed gear bikes.

There's a road mirror just above the entrance of the cafe.
The whole cafe is reflected.


Grafa
No. 55, SS15/4B, 
47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor. 
11am – 9pm, open daily except Wednesdays.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Haute Food Co. @ Plaza Damas


Having hearty breakfast on one fine Sunday morning is such a great thing to do.
While I usually make my own breakfast, this time I joined makan gang to enjoy the beautiful morning here in The Haute Food Co. situated in Plaza Damas KL.

Plaza Damas is a commercial area inside Sri Hartamas.
It is a busy place on weekdays. But since almost all offices are closed on Sundays, we got the privilege to have a quiet breakfast even though it's outdoor.

menu



 My cappuccino (RM7.50) and Chenyee's English breakfast tea (RM6.50).

 My toast & ommelette with mushroom and cheese, RM11.90. Yummy~

 A friend's order.

Cooling cucumber drink. Such a nice sip to cool down during hot weather~

 Another friend's club sandwich with beef served on chopping board.
With her hot drink. It's flat white.

 cute drawing. They have different ones to put on every tables. =)



Isn't it enjoyable to have nice breakfast with a bunch of friends?

H-0-2, Block H, Plaza Damas, 
Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.
+603 6201 3168 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Organic Recipe, Bandar Utama

I came across this restaurant when I saw a link from a friend's facebook page.
I thought the name was familiar, then only I realized I saw the signboard at a junction when I was on my way to Sunway Mas. 

It is situated in a quite neighbourhood in Bandar Utama.
You might find it weird, as it is hiding in a condominium named Casa Utama.

Once you reached the carpark entrance, you'll have to pay RM5 per entry.
BUT remember to claim the receipt so that you can claim it back from the restaurant.

Follow the sign to basement, then you will see the shop front after 2 floors.


They sell organic goodies too.



That's bah kut teh with mee suah on the left, RM10.90.
Very big portion, it was served in one full bowl that's enough for 2 small eaters.

My order was bitter gourd noodle, RM9.90.
The bitter gourd was bitter, of course, but I like it.

The noodle was shinny and crystal clear like glass. It's springy and I love the texture!

I plan to bring more people and try out their ala carte dishes on my next visit.


Organic Recipe
B3-09-11, Casa Utama,
Lorong Lebuh Bandar Utama PJU 6A,
47400 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-77290236

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bianco, Damansara Perdana

I already ended my working day in DP, one thing I'm gonna miss is food, other than All Day the convenient store. =)

Chinese food, kopitiam, mamak, ban mee, western food, italian food, etc. all in DP.
One afternoon, i was at Bianco having a quiet lunch by myself.
The food is great.
The staffs are friendly.


Navy style interior.







cappuccino rm8, with a little piece of cookie.
nice coffee, even without sugar.

linguine salmone rm17.
with smoked salmon and coliflower.
yummy~



see how good it was.

 There's still a lot of greens in DP. i hope they will be maintained.

Some doodles.