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Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

Early evening, the month of MIGF celebration, and the walkway to the Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant at the east tower of Berjaya times Square hotel were spacious. The restaurant was commodious, separated from the hustling noises from the street, high up on the 14th floor , with a killer view of KL city skyline. Staffs were all working in the wing, and essentially showing much enthusiasm to serve our table of 8. The chef’s table experience excels in their own way as part of the dining experience when customers were separated from the glass enclosed cooking space, providing diners with a view of the culinary action, without the heat of the noise.

With more than 24 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Chef Val Murugan’s superintendence has earned Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant multiple awards with the most recent being Best Fine-Dining Restaurant, World Gourmet Award (2017) and the prestigious Malaysia International Gourmet Festival, MIGF (2015).

1.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

In conjunction with the MIGF 2018, Samplings on the Fourteenth currently offers special MIGF Macao Cuisine with a 3-course set dinner priced at RM 178 nett per set. Showcasing Protugese Squid Salad as appetiser before a comfort soup of potato and kale to warm the get the palate ready for the entree of Macao Garlic Prawn and the main course of hyperminimalist treats of either Grilled Fillet of Marble 7 Wagyu Tenderloin or the Confit of Soon Hock.

2.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

3.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

4.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018) (2)

5.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

Both the entre and main happened to be my personal favourite for the evening. Macao Garlic Prawn were delightfully cooked beautifully and cleverly seasoned for a tantalising bite. I like both the prawn and the fish. The chef served not only fine seafood, but also steak that is likeable. Would have been greater if they checked the preferred cooking time for our meat – this one was a little cooked but given the friendly service with such gorgeous view; one would enjoy the ambiance enough to not remember what’s lacking in their dishes.

6.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

7.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

8.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

9.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

Sweet finishing demonstrated how we shouldn’t judge a dish by its plating but the Serradura and Macaron could really use a little styling work.

10.Samplings on the Fourteenth Restaurant (MIGF 2018)

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For further enquiries or reservations, kindly contact Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpurs Dining Concierge at +60 (3) 2117 8121 or e-mail bth.diningreservations@berjayahotel.com.

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Trade Party by William Grant and Sons

 

William Grant and sons, an award winning, independent family-owned distiller celebrated its latest stage of evolution and increased presence in the Malaysian market with the opening of its representative office and change in route to market, at an event at The Glasshouse, Seputeh on the 6th of August. Named ‘distiller of the year’ and ‘Scotch whisky producer of the year’ at the prestigious international spirits challenge Awards in 2017, William Grant and sons distils some of the world’s leading spirits and builds some of the most distinctive premium brands in the world. The Trade Party was at its best of refined socializing occasion with the best of set up and decorations that’s not only visually appealing, but potentially elaborating the impressive showcase of what each brand could offer to the market in the near future.

 

Commenting on the Trade Party, Satya Sharma, General Manager- Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines said, “ We are delighted to host our trade partners and appointed Importers as we build such an important and strategy market for our portfolio of premium brands which include Glenfiddich, The Balvenie, Monkey Shoulder, Grants and Hendrick’s “

 

The night showcases a glimpse of the various activations and experiences that each brand will bring to the market in the near future.

 

Cheers to great alcohol and amazing people throughout the party.

 

 

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Fly direct to Phu Quoc, Vietnam

 

Vietnamese cuisine doesn’t quite win any points for complexity but when it comes to precisely how this simplicity scores with the clever combination of the best the land can offer, it is undeniably impossible for anyone to reject may of their popular dishes. Starting with pho to their famous sandwich, the dishes features predominantly the ingredients in the local diet. And what other best ways to eat them if not from the native land? And even better, to have those at where blue sky and white beach surrounding. Because AirAsia has announced their new direct route to Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Phu Quoc is the largest island of Vietnam, and a region famous for it’s delicious fish sauce so much so that fish sauce making is a tour all by itself. And with some of the first-rate cuisine, as well as the seafoods all over the beautiful island, it is much predicted that this place is going to be appearing on my social media real soon. Plus, AirAsia is flying 4 times weekly with all in fare stating from RM 98. Now that’s a stellar.

 

AirAsia announced that it will begin direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Phu Quoc, Vietnam on Nov 2 this year with AirAsia Malaysia commercial head, Spencer Lee present at the launch event. Air Asia is the first airline to launch a direct service from Kuala Lumpur to one of ASEAN’s best-kept secrets.

 

For latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions, follow them on https://twitter.com/AirAsia and facebook.com/AirAsia

 

Of course, yours truly would be posting updates on social medias so lookout for that. Meanwhile, here’s one at the launch event.

 

 

Also read about my food trail with the #aabc, and other posts of Sycookies Food Travelogue when I travel out of Klang Valley for food.

 

 

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Babe x Cuca

 

Chef Kevin Cherkas of the famed Cuca Restaurant in Bali and Chef Jeff Ramsey of Babe Kuala Lumpur came together as one for the most interesting culinary experience this month. Think Japanese meets Spanish over 20 canapes and 4 wines to pair, with one of the best views in KL and some groovy music to sway along. It was an experience filled with bites of creativity and food science with extravagant ingredients beautifully paired to bedazzle the guests.

 

Sitting on the 11th floor of Clearwater in Damansaraa Heights, Babe is all about fun dining and along with the stunning killer view of the city skyline. Chef Jeff Ramsey, is the first and only American to earn a Michelin star during his tenure at the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo. And recently earning top 10 restaurant in Asia, the modern fusion cuisine at Cuca Bali has long known for their passion and clever cooking techniques. Created by Michelin-trained Chef Kevin Cherkas and launched in Jimbaran, Bali 2013, Cuca serves-up flavourful bites that pairs fantastic with everything else during the occasion. It’s a first-class flare to an incredible gourmet collaboration.

 

Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble
Babe x Cuca Swig & Nibble

 

Canapes menu:
Sambal Lolli –Sweet Tomatoes, Multi-seed Cracker, Kaffir Lime
Fish & Chips –Whipped Fish Mouse, Sweet Potato Crunch, Spring Onions
Chicken Char Siu –40-Layer Crispy Chicken Skin Terrine, Sesame Seed and Spring Onion
Sashimi Spring Rolls –Chopped Sashimi with Crispy Shell, Soy Gelee and Spring Onion
Bunga Telur Crystal Chip – Nori Aioli, Bonito Puree and Yuzu
Baked Scallop –Sweet Scallops, Mashed Cauliflower, Toasted Butter Crust
King Crab and Black Truffle Chawanmushi –Savoury Custard with Dashi, Ginger and Butter Ankake
Popcorn Chicken – Crispy Marinated Chicken, Sesame Dust, Zucchini Pickles
Duck and Coke –Roast Foie Gras and Duck Confit Terrine with Pickled Mustard Seed and Coke-Gelee
Bali Soft Tacos –Homemade Brown Rice Tortillas, Braised Mushrooms, Chili Salsa
Pea-Nots- Pad Thai Prawn, Lime, Tamrind, Sesame Seed and Spring Onion
Chili Chicken Satay –Spiced Chicken, Toasted Coconut, Lemongrass
Chicken Char Siu –40-Layer Crispy Chicken Skin Terrine, Sesame Seed and Spring Onion
Hot Potato- Onion Fudge, Charred Scallions, Spiced Keluak Gravy
Wagyu Temari –Seared MB9 Wagyu Beef Sushi with Arima Sansho Soy Glaze
Mango Yolk- Liquid Mango, Citrus, Eggshell
Lie Mau- Kaffir Lime and Calamansi Curd with Milk Tea Skin
Apple French Toast- Cinnamon Spiced Apples, Creamy Yogurt, Tarragon
Babe-En-Dazs- Green Tea Ice Cream Sandwich with Valrhona Guanaja Chocolate Coating

 

Here’s the 20-course canapes, served nonstop over 2 hours. It was great to see familiar faces and a privilege to be at the occasion.

 

 

Babe Restaurant is located at:
11th Floor, Work@Clearwater, Changkat Semantan,
Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.
Website: http://babe.com.my/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/babejapas/
Tel: +603.2095 8599
Enquiries: hello@babe.com.my

 

Cuca Restaurant is located at:
Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel.,
Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Website: https://www.cucaflavor.com/
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/cucaflavor/?rc=p
Tel: +62 361 708066

 

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Samgeori (3Geori) Butcher at YG Republique Malaysia

 

We easily have almost close to authentic K-BBQ in Klang valley but to actually let you forget the fact that you are not in Korea, head on over to Samgeori at Trec KL. That’s right! YG Republique is now in Kuala Lumpur.

 

1.Samgeori (3Geori) Butcher at YG Republique Malaysia

2.Samgeori (3Geori) Butcher at YG Republique Malaysia

 

Thick slices of top notch meat were served free flow for all guests at the grand launch ceremony. Chug it with those beers going around and for a second there I’ve forgotten my job because all I could focus was the delicious bite of well-balanced fat layering of pork belly. I really dislike pork belly but this one tastes amazing. Each bite was juicy and super moist with the perfect chew texture when the fat layer completely melts the minute you sink your teeth into it.

 

4.Samgeori (3Geori) Butcher at YG Republique Malaysia

5.Samgeori (3Geori) Butcher at YG Republique Malaysia

6.Samgeori (3Geori) Butcher at YG Republique Malaysia

 

Of course, this inauguration was star studded. The launch of the restaurant was attended by celebrities and prominent stars whom left their signatures on the wall. Which also means that selfie with the wall becomes mandatory from then on. Big Bang’s member Seungri were present and trust me, the place was swamped with fans and securities.

 

I am absolutely in love with the Iberico pork belly and am definitely returning again for a proper dine and taste. Stay tuned to the proper review in the near future. Also, if you are directed to this page to see pics of your favourite celebrity, they were highly protected by tight securities I hardly catch a glimpse at all. Sorry.

 

8.Samgeori (3Geori) Butcher at YG Republique Malaysia
9.Samgeori (3Geori) Butcher at YG Republique Malaysia

 

Click here to also read YG Republique K-Pub review

 

Samgeori Butcher’s Pork Charcuterie at YG Republique is located at:
HG-01 & HG-02 Hive, TREC,
438, Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur.
opening hours | Lunch 12pm – 3pm; dinner 6pm – 2am
Tel: 03-2110 4104
Website: http://www.ygrepublique.com.my/

 

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Usher in this coming Chinese New Year with Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter?” Campaign

 

With the Chinese New Year (CNY) around the corner, Julie’s Love Letter is celebrating the festive with joy and love with a sincere taste of love and beautiful memories. In conjunction with the festive and with the “Spread Your Joy; Share Your Love”campaign, Julie’s encourages everyone to send their warmest regards to the people they care about and fill the air with love and warmth this festive season. Once a year, we take the opportunity to buy gifts for our love ones and no matter what, it is always the good thought and well wishes that is often the most valuable.

 

2.Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter” Campaign
8.Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter” Campaign

 

To share the blessings and joyful thoughts to usher the 2018 CNY, Julie’s launched a specially designed package with a fortune pouch(‘Fudai’) along with our 700gram Julie’s Love Letters and inside the Fudai, is a Love Note for you to write down your blessings and thank you notes for your friends and relatives. In the Chinese tradition, every household will adorn their homes with the word ”福”(fu, blessing) during the Chinese New Year in hope to bring the best blessings to their families. This year, Julie’s will let you bring home their blessings, and at the same time delivering 24K Gold Fortune Pouch Charm bracelet to the top 50 most touching messages when you participate in the “What’s Your Love Letter?” Contest. All you have to do is to purchase two tins 700gram Julie’s Love Letters from Jan 8 to Feb 11, 2018, and write down your love message within 20 words on the Love Note. Fill in your personal details, attach the receipt from your purchase and participate by dropping your contest form inside the giant Julie’s Fudai at Julie’s promotional block or post it to Julie’s mailbox. 10 lucky winners will be selected weekly.

 

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5.Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter” Campaign
6.Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter” Campaign

 

The inaugural ceremony took place at Sunway Velocity with Julie’s Malaysia Senior National Sales Manager Mr. Dennis Swee Jing Wei emphasizing on the importance to deliver our well wishes in words. And what is a better time than now? Well said. Looks like it’s time to stop mass sending your festive wishes in GIF files to all your contacts. For once, write your feelings and send them over with Julie’s love letter.

 

3.Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter” Campaign
7.Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter” Campaign

 

Julie’s Love Letters is a brand name of more than 30 years. They are made with hi-technology processes that emphasize on hygiene and nutrition. All ingredients used are healthy and natural, without additives, free from trans-fat and cholesterol, with the ISO and HACCP standards and strict management. And to thank the public for their strong support over the years, Julie’s will travel around Malaysia to deliver our blessings to all. Julie’s “What’s Your Love Letter?” 2018 Chinese New Year Roadshow will be held from Jan 19 to 21, Jan 26 to 28, and Feb 2 to 4 respectively in Selangor, Penang, Ipoh, Johor, Kedah, Pahang and Melaka.

 

Julie's Roadshow 2018

 

The first 188 customers who purchased 2 tins 700gram Julie’s Love Letters at 11 am every Saturday during the roadshow will receive a free 400gram Julie’s Love Letters and a limited edition “Fudai” woven bag! On first come first served basis, while stocks last. For more details, please visit Julie’s Biscuits Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JuliesBiscuits.

 

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Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

 

In Malaysia, we are experiencing scorching heat all year long. In fact, this kind of weather has us yearning delicious quality smooth beer at anytime. Fans of starker beer should en thrilled to know that the first starker bistro is launched in Johor Bahru last week with special treat of famous Taiwanese singer -Lin making a special appearance at the ceremony. Beer lovers and diners alike showed up along with many of A-Lin’s fan and celebrated the night with plenty of Starker beer and delicious dishes that pairs superb with the fresh German beer.

 

1.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

2.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

3.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

 

Brewed with rheumatoid finest malts imported from Europe, with a strict 7 days shelf life policy and served straight from the wooden barrel, we are looking at Starker Lager, Starker Dunkel and Starker Aromatic. Of which the later has proven to be the crowd’s favourite for the night with hint of citrus sweet of fresh fruits, and herbal aroma of floral that is unique enough to have earned a bronze for the Asia Beer Awards and Best of Flavour last year.

 

4.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

6.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

 

And speaking of awards, Starker Lager earned gold 3 consecutive years starting 2010 at Asia Beer Awards whilst Starker Dunkel swiped gold the following year in Asia category and silver for world category. Plus a bronze and crowned the Best of Dunkel in 2016. These unique brews are priced at RM 32.80 (half pint), RM 57.80 (one pint), RM 218 (2L barrel) and RM 478 (5 L barrel).

 

5.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

 

Complementing Starker Fresh Beer, the bistro serves delectable appetisers and mains as well as sweet finishing, inculcating true German beer drinking culture. Signature meat dishes like the Starker Traditional Pork Knuckle (RM 93.80) to share and accompanied with mashed potatoes and authentic Starker beer sauce; as well as the delicious Roasted Pork Belly, and Starter Classic Wings (RM 25.80) to gracefully satisfy the dining experience.

 

Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

7.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

8.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

9.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

 

If Spanish tapas is on your list of must try, the Gambas on Toasts (RM25.80) is the perfect match. Bringing you back to the streets of La Rambla, Sautéed shrimps with garlic, Spanish style, the one of a kind dish is served with toast on the side.

 

10.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

 

Seafood Pizza and Truffle Fries as well as the Sausage Platter or Luncheon Fries also rules the menu to encourage taking more bites even though the stomach holds plenty of meat from earlier. Or, there is also the luscious and creamy soup for the comfort start. And although pub grubs meant to nibble and pair through sips or beers, the night calls for celebration for this grand launch as the music gets louder.

 

11.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

12.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

15.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

16.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

13.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

14.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

 

Congratulations to Starker ‘s very first in Malaysia and with the success of this 8th outlet opening from the Starker Group establishment , this European styled setting with its provincial rustic decor featuring wood beam and stone walls have both semi alfresco and indoor conditioning to accommodate 300 diners comfortably. With outlets already serving in Singapore, Malaysia is now serving authentic German style fresh brew for beer connoisseurs at Taman Sutra Johor Bahru.

 

17.Starker Bistro Malaysia (Grand launch)

 

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Starker Bistro is located at :
61, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3,
Taman Sutera Utama
81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Tel: +607-554 2260
GPS: 1.5155439,103.668370
Website: www.starker.com.my
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/starkermalaysia/
Business Hours: 3pm- 1am daily.

 

Also read about SycookiesXJohor for all the food tirp in Johor and Sycookies Food Travelogue when I travel out of Klang Valley for food.

 

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Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018

 

The Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR), a tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity to inspire people and the community’s pride as the baton passes between people, whilst at the same time bearing significance in engaging people from different walks of life, and increasing the sense of connection and understanding of one another. Embracing the modern and multicultural Commonwealth nation, the baton not only contains Her Majesty’s message, it also represents the spirit of the Commonwealth Game. Shining a light on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and the Games to come, the QBR is the foremost way to take the Commonwealth Games experience to the public, not just in Australia where the Games are this time around, but to the Commonwealth nation as a whole. Commonwealth Games will show a different side of Gold Coast and I am already feeling super honoured to be a part of the relay that took place at none other than our very own Bukit Jalil National Stadium.

 

1.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018
2.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018
3.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018

 

The GC2018 Relay is the longest and most accessible in history, travelling through the entire Commonwealth for 288 days and 230,000km. Since its launch from Buckingham Palace on 13 March 2017, the Baton has inspired athletes and fans across continents. Arriving in Malaysia alongside the blue surfing koala, Borobi- the official mascot for XXI Commonwealth Games in 2018, and is set to be visiting the remaining 15 Commonwealth nations in Asia and Oceania before arriving in Australia on Christmas Eve, we were thrilled and absolutely inspired at this Malaysia leg. The baton arrived in Kuala Lumpur on the 16th October, before departing again for Brunei on the 21st October.

 

4.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018
5.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018
6.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018
7.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018

 

It will be 60 years since a Baton first carried Her Majesty’s message to athletes of the Commonwealth at the Cardiff 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Wales and this beautiful piece of art made from Macadamia wood, stainless steel and reclaimed plastic is a symbol to past, present and future. Design Works Principal Alexander Wall said they were inspired by the “boundless energy” of the Gold Coast and believes the “bold and beautiful” Baton reflects the “people, place and spirit of the Gold Coast”. The city is rich in contrasts and full of optimism and it was an absolute joy to be a part of the short yet significant run. As the occasion ended with a quick press con, it is confirmed that Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will generate a good economical impact and would offer the side of Gold Coast we have yet to experience. I will be looking forward to the vibrant food scene on top of the unique Australian culture tradition. We have seen how Australia contributed in the distinct advancement when it comes to dining and how it has been embraced in the culinary world.

 

8.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018
9.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018

 

Right after the run, I spent some time sipping coffee over brunch and at the same time planning my trip to Gold Coast Australia. It is never too early to plan ahead eh?

 

10.Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) #QBR2018

 

Lastly don’t forget to catch up with the happenings with these hashtags: #QBR2018 #GC2018 #SHARETHEDREAM #BOROBI

 

For more information on Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, visit www.gc2018.com and for destination information, visti www.queensland.com

 

Also on social medias:
www.facebook.com/gc2018
www.twitter.com/GC2018
www.instagram.com/GC2018

 

Queensland Channels and hashtags:
www.facebook.com/visitqueensland
#thisIsQueensland

 

Borobi’s Channels and hashtags:
www.facebook.com/borobi2018 #BOROBI

 

Tourism Australia’s Channels and hashtags
www.facebook.com/seeaustralia
#SeeAustralia

 

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Baking with Panasonic Cooking

Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

 

It’s national dessert day and when else is best to share this dessert recipe I recently obtained at the Panasonic Cooking House Workshop led by Chef Collin Lim if not today? Those who followed my insta stories would have probably seen me posting stories from the event itself but to those who have not; this one is a keeper.

 

1.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

2.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

 

Together with Panasonic Cooking, we made Unicorn Cupcakes and this easy recipe makes 7 of them.

 

5.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

3.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

4.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

 

Ingredients for cupcake:

 

110 g plain flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
125 g butter
100 g castor sugar
2 eggs
0.5 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp milk

 

6.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

7.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

 

Ingredients for toppings :

 

White fondant Buttercream in various pastel colours Edible gold dust Black edible marker

 

Method:
1. Preheat Panasonic Electric Oven to 180°C on upper and lower tubes.
2. In a bowl, sieve together flour and baking powder.
3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar until white and fluffy.
4. Add eggs one at a time, creaming well in between each addition. Stir in vanilla essence.
5. Fold in flour mixture. Stir in milk. Be careful not to overmix.
6. Fill cupcake cups to about 2/3 full and place them onto baking tray.
7. Bake for 20 — 25 minutes or until cooked. Cool.
8. Decorate with fondant and buttercream — Make horns (push a toothpick halfway into each horn) and ears out of fondant and dust with gold dust, then leave to dry. Cover the cupcakes with rounds of rolled fondant. Attach the horns to the cupcakes. Pipe buttercream stars around the horns and attach the ears. Finish off with drawing the eyes.

 

8.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

 

We had a lot of fun here and the cupcakes were baked beautifully and evenly with Panasonic ‘s newly launched 38L electric oven. Barking made easy and swift with utensils by Chefology and Chef Collin did a fantastic job guiding us through the workshop.

 

9.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

 

Panasonic is celebrating the launch of their latest addition in their electrical appliances, the Panasonic Electric Oven NB-H3800SSK. Retail pricing at RM 669, Panasonic Cooking hosted this baking workshop at 1Utama with the tag line “Greater Flavours with Little Effort” and fellow influences are getting a glimpse of the easy to use and comprehensive functions the oven can offer. This Unicorn Cupcake recipe is one of the 12 recipes featured in the “Delightful Meals” ebook and at the same time, we also baked the salted egg yolk cheesecake with cornflakes crust to commemorate product partnership with Kellogg’s Malaysia for this event. Here’s the recipe for Salted Egg Yolk Cheesecake with Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Crust.

 

10.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

11.Panasonic Cooking House Workshop

 

Makes 4 cheesecakes

 

Ingredients for the cheesecake:
250 g cream cheese
50 g sugar
8 g cornflour
3 egg yolks
55 g cream
1/8 tsp salt

 

Ingredients for the salted egg yolk filling:
2 salted egg yolks (fully cooked, use egg yolk only)
20 g butter
18 g icing sugar
13 g custard powder
5 g cornflour
9 ml evaporated milk

 

Ingredients for the base:
75 g Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
35 g melted butter

 

For garnish, some Chicken floss

 

Method:
1. Preheat Panasonic Electric Oven to 180°C on upper and lower tubes.
2. To make the base, grind Kellogg’s Corn Flakes into powder.
3. Combine corn flakes powder and melted butter; press onto bottom of ring moulds. Chill.
4. For the salted egg yolk filling, cream butter and sugar then add in salted egg yolk followed by the remaining ingredients and mix well.
5. Place mixture into a piping bag and pipe into small dollops and freeze overnight.
6. For the cheesecake, beat cream cheese, sugar and corn flour till light and fluffy.
7. Next add in egg yolks, cream and salt. Beat till all is well mixed.
8. Spoon some cheese mixture onto the crust then place a frozen salted egg yolk dollop into the middle.
9. Then cover with another layer of cheese mixture.
10. Bake the cheesecakes at180c for 20 minutes or until center is almost set.
11. Once done remove from oven and let it to set in fridge overnight.
12. Remove from moulds and top with chicken floss before serving.
Tips: Microwave the cheesecake for 20 seconds before serving to get the flowing lava effect.

 

With separate upper and lower heat settings ranging from 70c to 230c, and analog knobs simplifying all operations for the user, as well as its double insulated glass door to prevent burning hot oven door, I say the oven is user friendly.

 

Panasonic Oven

 

But what captured my attention most on top of the precise control, is probably the automatic Fermentation function that produces optimum environment for fermentation. And that means hello yogurt in bigger batch, salut french loafs and annyeong kimchi. I’ll be sharing my experience and more cooking recipes with this oven soon.

 

For more information on the Panasonic Electric Oven NB-H3800SSK, visit http://cooking.my.panasonic.com

 

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Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle

Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle

 

Now you can get draught anytime, anywhere with Carlsberg Smooth Draught . That’s the tagline we have been talking about all night long at the trade and media launch recently at the Eight Gourmets Gala (EGG), Pinnacle Sunway as we clink our sleek single-serve Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle. Carlsberg Malaysia answered many beer lovers’ quest for freshly tapped beer anytime, anywhere by introducing Carlsberg Smooth Draught. It may now be probably the smoothest beer in the world in a single-serve pint bottle.

 

1.Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle

2.Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle

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While it may appear to be just an introduction of a new packaging but to the brewer, this is a proud innovation and revolutionary development as Carlsberg Smooth Draught is brewed longer for a signature smoothness and enabled one to get draught anywhere. Plus, there is really no complain to this new size – I personally enjoy this one a lot more. Carlsberg Malaysia’s Managing Director Lars Lehmann says: “Gone are the days where consumers can only enjoy a draught beer in a bar or pub equipped with sophisticated draught beer machine and tapping device. With our product innovation – Carlsberg Smooth Draught, we raised the bar to a whole new level by launching a sleek beautiful 325ml single-serve pint bottle for consumers to enjoy probably the Smoothest Beer in the World anywhere, anytime.” Carlsberg did a fabulous job putting a great opening act to entertain us on top of the free flow of bites and the new smooth draught in bottles.

 

3.Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle

4.Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle

5.Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle

6.Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle

7.Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle

 

I say we can simply carry our draughts around in a ideal bottle size for me to enjoy and finiah my beer before they turn warm and yuck. And here’s a good news- In conjunction with the launch of Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottle, the brewer has activated advertising campaign and consumer promotion to drive awareness, trial and conversion.

 

This month, Carlsberg Smooth Draught roving team is scheduled to visit 800 selected outlets nationwide. Consumers, who purchase 1 bucket of Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml bottles, will get a complimentary retractable USB cable. Then in the month of November, consumers, who purchase 4 big bottles of 580ml or 2 buckets of Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottles, will get a free multipurpose lighter. Also, golfers can get 1-sleeve of TaylorMade golf balls with the purchase of 2 buckets of Carlsberg Smooth Draught in 325ml pint bottles across all participating golf clubs.

 

Find out more about Carlsberg Smooth Draught – Probably The Smoothest Beer In The World on their pages at:

 

www.facebook.com/CarlsbergMY or www.probablythebest.com.my .

 

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Launching ceremony of Cré Arts Asia, Southeast Asia’s largest modern circus troupe

 

Cré Arts Asia, Southeast Asia’s largest modern circus troupe, performed for the first time in Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) from 29 September t0 1 October 2017. The three day performance dubbed Cré or “earth’ in Old Irish, promises spectacular displays of gravity defying performances and extraordinary feats of the human body, all set within stunningly beautiful backdrops that are mainstay of contemporary performing arts. Throughout the course of the contemporary performances, audience are being treated with mesmerizing dance performances, aerial acrobatics, by highly entertaining talents that are truly world class and interprets the beauty of Mother Earth in their themed performances.

 

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Cré Arts Asia is collaboration between two of Malaysia’s leading home grown performing arts studios namely, Viva Circus, an award winning physical arts theatre company; and Psycusix, Malaysia’s leading modern and contemporary circus performing group.

 

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Cre Arts Asia will be donating part of the proceeds from ticket sales to International Medical University Malaysia (IMU) Chariofare, the largest fundraising event at IMU.

 

Tickets for Cré are available for RM98 (Fire), RM128 (Water) and RM168 (Earth). Tickets for kids below 12 years of age are available for RM68 (Water & Earth Only). Fire seats are free-seating while Water & Earth seats are numbered. Those who purchase their tickets early, from now until 14 September 2017, can enjoy the Early Bird Promo for only RM108 (Water) and RM148 (Earth). A Special Package Promo is also available where the purchase of five (5) Earth tickets will be entitled to one (1) additional FREE Earth ticket. For tickets and more information on Cré, please visit http://www.crearts.asia or contact +6017 646 6469 or email CREARTSASIAqmail.com

 

Launching ceremony of Cré Arts Asia, Southeast Asia’s largest modern circus troupe
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Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

 

Being one of Asia’s most important financial hub, Hong Kong has always been known to be the most prominent business city in Asia. Characterized by the trade of business, lifestyle element and the high economic resilience in general, living standard in Hong Kong is growing rapidly in proportional to its economic growth- it is growing with a sundry of vibrant and unique lifestyle.

 

After a successful launch in Jakarta, Indonesia (2015) and Bangkok, Thailand (2016), the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is hosting its third edition of In Style Hong Kong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 7 th and 8th of November 2017. Over the next few months, we will see a series of sales promotion highlighting the Hong Kong lifestyle elements such as design-led products, trendy fashion and culinary experiences with special offers from selected restaurants.

 

And with focus on promoting Hong Kong cuisine, HKTDC has invited famous Hong Kong food personality, Luk Ho Min to talk about the uniqueness canton cuisine has to offer. Partnering with the Canton-i, we are participating in a demonstration by Luk Ho Ming and Chef Yim Yu King from the outlet and the tasting menu is the Double boiled honey fig soup with sea whelk and pork lean meat, Slowed cooked dragon groupa fillet , and Double boiled coconut with natural peach resin soup and almond. These three dishes are available for 2 months starting October 1st, 2017.

 

5.Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

1.Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

2.Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

3.Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

4.Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

 

Fig is already well known as a wonderful source of calcum and fibre, but this is my first time having them in soup. Together with sea whelk and the high protein pork lean meat, this one goes through the double-boiling process to release the taste of all ingredients and lock in the nutrients in the soup.

 

6.Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

 

I might have taken slightly a longer time to photograph this but the silky smooth and soft texture of the dragon garoupa served steamed with bok choy is still lovely despite it being a little cold (we all know fish dishes normally gets a little fishy when it’s cold). Nonetheless, I acknowledge the benefit of this dish and I appreciate the beneficial ingredients that are also in the dish. Wolfberries are not only known to add and enhance the flavours of the dish, but are also rich in antioxidant and beta carotene to help fight aging and cancer.

 

7.Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

 

Lastly, we had a dessert I would request for a second serving at anytime. Served inside a real coconut, this one with nourishing peach resin in it is supposedly rich in collagen that does not only resemble the bird’s nest when it comes to texture but is also containing almost the same content of the bird’s nest.

 

8.Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

9.Cooking Demonstration with In Style Hong Kong (Hong Kong Trade Development Council) by Hong Kong Celebrity, Luk Ho Miing

 

In Style Hong Kong is a large-scale promotion campaign organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to promote and highlight Hong Kong’s vibrant and unique lifestyle in Malaysia. Stay tuned with the In Style Hong Kong by liking their Facebook Page or alternatively their homepage for more information on the campaign. Take note that HKTDC will be collaborating with OpenRice to share exclusive offers from over 50 Hong Kong food outlets with its readers. This promotion will start mid-October and run for a month. That is fabulous news for foodies isn’t it?

 

This mega promotion will be showcasing Hong Kong’s trendsetting products and world class professional services. To explore how you can be a part of what Hong Kong can offer, look out for the upcoming B2B exhibition with quality Hong Kong suppliers showcasing Hong Kong brands and design-led lifestyle products at the In Style Hong Kong expo with spotlights on services expertise to help Malaysian companies expand overseas. This is a good opportunity ti meet directly with Hong Kong’s best services providers and don’t miss out the free business matching services.

 

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Website: Instyle-hk.com , http://symposium.instyle-hk.com/en/index.html

 

 

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