Saturday, 18 April 2015

Starbucks collection

Starbucks was having a one-day 50% off their merchandise with a purchase of their handcrafted beverages.

I jumped at the opportunity to expand my Starbucks tumbler collection.

Here's what i got.

THis time I got something green...

The unveiling of my Starbucks tumbler...

RM52 with a 50% off which eventually cost RM26

Ta-daa.. my brand new tumbler in green... matching the Starbucks logo and all...

I especially got this tumbler for its sliding lid to reveal the small sip slit. It's a newer version of the tumbler i hadn't seen before this. While it is something new, it's also different from my other Starbucks tumbler, as it slides to open and slides back with a click to close. COOL!

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Tryst Cafe @ SS15/4C

 It was a nice blue-skied Sunday when i decided to have brunch - cafe style. I was around Subang Jaya area when I stumbled upon Tryst cafe.
Loved the turquoise walls which reminded be of Kaffa cafe in Penang and though why not give it a try. And 'Tryst' (name of cafe) seems befitting for the moment.

I ordered the Tryst breakfast platter for RM13.
 The breakfast platter came with alot of ingredients. There was the main toast & scrambled eggs, grilled chicken breast strips, bacon, mushrooms and salad & tomatoes on the side. Quite yummy... although nothing exceptionally special. I suppose the price of RM13 is expected. Not too expensive. Affordable lar...
The platter came with scrambled eggs on toast, grilled chicken breast strips, chicken bacon, mushrooms and salad & tomatoes. 

Hazelnut Latte with biscotti on the side

Cute leaf pattern on my latte - coffee art
 Check-out the interior of this cool cafe... the wall art and decor reminds me very much of the cafes in Penang. Feels quite cozy here. Although there are not many tables in the cafe, there are tables outside for smoking patrons.

Being a cafe, they too offer a variety of cakes and desserts

See this cool standing lamp in a shape of a mannequin dressed in a yellow blouse and floral motif pants.

You could feel IKEA in their decor. Just look at the colourful display of IKEA cushions. Awesome.

Wall art.
Sat under the open roof area which let in some natural lighting...more wall art.

Had a satisfying brunch that lovely Sunday. And the bill came to a total of RM23. Quite affordable la.. 

Kinda like the lay-out and the decor of this quaint cafe located in SS15. Good place to hang-out and just chillax. 

PS visited this place before GST. So... I'm not too sure of the current prices (after GST implementation)

Monday, 13 April 2015

Seaweed Club

Discovered seaweed club the other day. They offer salad wrapped in seaweed with a choice of the filling, be it chicken, tuna or plain salad (vegetarian style)

 They also offer sets for 2 rolls with a free drink.
 I bought the set.

 I got the tuna roll. I usually get the chicken floss one, but since it was a friday in the month of Lent, I went with the seafood option :)

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Chicken Cornish #imadethat

I had lots of left-overs from the batch of chicken pot pie i made the other day. So what better way to make use of it than to made chicken cornish! Just wrap the filling in puff pastry and bake. It's that simple.

One cornish looking like a curry puff, and another a triangular shaped cornish

This one is a little bundle squar shaped cornish 

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Chicken Pot Pie #imadethat

What do you do when you're craving for chicken pot pie? Make them yourself! And that is exactly what i did *beaming proudly*

Step 1: Made your fillings. I fried cubed carrots, potatoes and onions. Then added the chicken.
Step 2: Made the sauce for the filling. A combination of milk, chicken stock and seasoning...
Step 3: Put fillings into separate ramekins... ooo things are getting interesting now...

Step 4: Cover filling-filled ramekins with puff pastry!
Step 5: Apply egg wash
Step 6: Bake! I'm using a toaster oven, btw.
Step 7: EAT!

Step 8: Take lots and lots of photos!!! hahaha....

What do you think? Restaurant worthy?

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Sushi & Ice cream

Dinner for one... Sushi & Ice cream

Went to Sakae Sushi last month because I misread the 50% off promotion. *sneaky little bastards* Ok, I blame myslef! But it was a nice dinner. *Honest face*

It was their member's promotion thinggy where you get 50% REBATE for all coloured plates you order. You still had to pay the full amount for the plates, just that they give you 50% rebates in your members' card. Sounds the same kot... 

Anyway, I had a good meal nevertheless...

And then I had Baskin Robins Jamoca Almond for dessert

In retrospect, I still sort of got the 50% value back in terms of rebates...right? until...

Set meal @ RM 19.90 with a free pink plate of your choice
I back went to Sakae Sushi again last week and ordered their set meal. *Loyal customer I am - feeling proud :)* Loved the Salmon cost only RM19.90 with a free pink plate of your choice. (Pink plates costs RM3.99 normally). The set also came with a bowl of miso soup and a bowl of rice.

and when i went to pay for my meal, hoping i could use the rebates collected earlier to offset my dinner, their system was under maintenance at the time.


maybe next time LAH...

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Local Breakfast - KL salty style?

Prices are undoubtly higher in KL than say Penang or Ipoh..

Had breakfast in Cheras recently and ordered Pan Mee. Cost me RM5 bucks... came with shreds of minced pork with was super super salty. and salted ikan bilis, with salty ikan bilis flavoured soup containing 2 *luckily not over salty* meat balls

I had teh tarik which cost RM1.90 and had very little amount of sugar.... hmphh. 

The Pan Mee .. as in the actual noodle without the ingredients actually tasted nice. *surprisingly*

Friday, 3 April 2015

Let the race begin!

In exactly 30days' time, the race will commence at Bukit Jalil Stadium...

* Superhero - by the Script* playing in the background

When you've been fighting for it all your life
You've been struggling to make things right
That's how a superhero learns to fly
Everyday, every hour, turn the pain into power

                                                                 lyrics from The Script

Let us all run with our local superheros in mind!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

April is here... and so is GST

I predict that the most trending topic in social media in Malaysia in April would be the implimentation of GST. 

As a consumer and a tax paying adult, I can't help but wonder the effect of GST on my own spending lifestyle... 

One thing's for sure... more sessions at the local mamak stalls 

Nasi ayam masak minyak - heavenly!

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Sushi King Bonanza.. just in time before GST

It's Sushi King's Bonanza time! It was held from 23-26th March 2015 and boy did I knock myself out with sushi!
Amids the forth coming GST on all goods and services, many people like myself have been trying to spend as much and stock-up before GST kicks-in come April 1st.

I went to Sushi King Midvalley for the Bonanza where all coloured plates costs only RM3. Well, previous years it cost only RM2 per plate... I guess because of inflation and now GST, things will keep going up *sigHH*

All the sushi you'll ever wanna eat. All coloured plates for RM3 each.

ebi fried

Tuna stuff tofu

salmon roll

jelly fish - absolute favourite!

Usually red plates and purple plates cost  RM4.99, RM5.99 each. Now they're going for RM3 flat! Pink plates were RM3.99 each on normal days.

Imagine the long long queues at all their outlets during the Bonanza period...

I tried to reach at any 1 outlet by 5.30pm just to beat the queues.

Everyone's table is given a time limit of 45min and there's no take-away for RM3 per plate unless you wanna pay normal prices for it.

10 coloured plates for another
8 coloured plates for one person

It's not surprising that most of my plate choices were unintensionally purple and red coloured...
This is the time you want to take advantage of the bonanza to order all kinds of dishes which you normally won't because of the prices. *all smiles*

How many plates can you eat?