Chinese New Year 2019 is the Year of the Boar! A prosperous year filled with abundance! However, it is good to also look after our health to go through 2019 with ease. Have you found anything for your loved ones this Chinese New Year yet?
If not, then you can give the Gift of Health. A family favourite that has been in many Asian generation over the many years (over 180 years!!); BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken festive packs makes a perfect gift every time for your loved ones! Simple, easy, affordable and healthy at the same time!
The all-new festive gift packs are perfect for wishing your friends good health for the new year, it features cheerful designs based on contemporary Chinese patterns with a modern twist that combines bright colours and traditional motifs. Even the front and back has a different design and looks really good amongst your Chinese New Year house decorations!
The chinese word fú (福) is prominently displayed, to symbolize that BRAND'S® can offer you the blessing of health and where to have health is to be blessed. Very deep meaning with this.
BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken is the perfect gift for Chinese New Year, as it can increase metabolism, especially when you feel tired, this can help boost your energy and increases oxygen flow to your brain so you can concentrate better! Especially if you're going to be on a long journey back home in the traffic.
There are several BRAND'S® gift packs and hampers that you can choose from that ranges from RM38 to RM258(inclusive of SST) and it also comes in a variety of BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken, BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken with Cordyceps, the 100% superior quality cave nest BRAND'S® Master Signature Bird's Nest with Rock Sugar and also BRAND'S® Bird Nest with Rock Sugar. In fact, there's a total of 17 different festive packs to choose from and offered through various channels including leading pharmacies, supermarkets, hypermarkets and Chinese medical halls nationwide.
If you'd love to get your hands on these beautiful festive packs for your loved ones this Chinese New Year, then don't wait, get out there and grab one today!
It's the 2019 and this year, Cedar On 15, kick starts the new year with a brand new all-day dining options for guests with their three new menus that you will definitely have an amazing experience worth highlighting!
Cedar On 15, an award-winning restaurant that features traditional favourites and new creations by Chef Helmut Lamberger, Corporate Chef (WACS Global Master Chef), caters to today's discerning diner's palate with an array of cuisine, comprising classic European favourites that is rarely chanced upon outside of their country origin;
With new elegant dishes that is cooked and served with flair and Chef's Helmut's version of traditional favourites. We were presented with an array of gastronomical dishes on display that each carries a uniquely personal touch on every palate. You can slowly scroll below to feast your eyes on the beauty of each dish!
Their menus are :
Midday Specials - A good selection of refreshing salads, hearty soups, main courses and desserts that makes it perfect to have for lunch.
On pan-fried potato cake with garden greens, sour cream, beetroot and herbs
SYMPHONY | Sticky Date Pudding (RM34)
With butterscotch sauce
Social Bites -If you're one to savour in light snacks while enjoying a picturesque and breathtaking view of Kuala Lumpur's Twin Towers next to a bar or lounge, then this will definitely be your favourite.
Rockefeller Shrimp Popcorn (RM40) With roasted garlic aioli
Beef Teriyaki Skewers (RM36) With onions, scallions, sesame and tentsuyu dip
The Cookbook - Offers a hearty and gratifying culinary delights perfect for dinner.
If you've never visited Cedar On 15, then just like me, you will be in awe at your first time here. I for one was truly amazed at the way they served their food on the plate, it is of the finest ingredients in the most innovative creation that you can imagine. A true feast for everyone who enjoys good food.
CORAL | House-Gravad Blue Fin Tuna (RM66) Pickled radish, wasabi macaroon, pumpkin, lotus root chips and lemongrass mayo
NORDIC | Scandinavian Shrimp Salad (RM44) With turmeric foam, sour cream, salmon roe and butter fried toast
ELEGANCE | Foie Gras "Magyar" (RM78) Pan seared French duck liver, apple-pear compote, Hungarian paprika jus, pomme de terre noisette
MOUNTAIN | Blue Mountain Venison Loin (RM74) With green pea puree, caramelized root vegetable, juniper berry jus and crumbles
ULTIMATE | Australian Beef Wagyu Ribeye Steak, MB7, 200gram (RM340) Choice of Sauce : Madagascar Green Pepper Corn, Portebello Mushroom, Classic Bearnaise Choice of Condiments : Loaded Potatoes, Home cut fries, Mashed Potato, Steam Jasmine Rice Choice of Vegetables : Mixed sauteed Vegetables, Creamy Spinach, Pan-friend Mushrooms
ALTITUDE | Passionfruit & Coconut Mousse Globe (RM48) Drizzled at your table with hot chocolate sauce
On the menu today, I indulged in the finest cuisine here by Chef Helmut Lamberger and his entourage of chefs that prepared our meals today. I love how they actually named each dish that represents something unique about it, it makes it easier to remember what to order actually.
Today's meal we enjoyed a yummy appetizer, The Forest, Carpaccio of Portebello Mushrooms; created by Chef Helmut in 1991 that contributed to his team's success in winning the most coveted award in Australian gastronomy, the "Chef of the Year, Austria" award by Gault Millau. This dish has since been reinvented with new condiments and ingredients for an added twist to bring out new flavours and it was my favourite of all! The burrata cheese was with a more chewy texture that blends well with the horseradish whipped, rocket lettuce and the Portebello mushroom that was really potent in its flavour, yet, not too overwhelming! It's a perfect match made in heaven for sure!
FOREST | Carpaccio of Portebello Mushrooms (RM54) With rocket lettuce, burrata cheese, horseradish whipped
For Soup starter we had Earth, cream of Kohlrabi which was very fragrant and tasty! I love how it tastes smooth and delicious at every sip.
EARTH | Cream of Kohlrabi (RM44) With butter sealed scallops, baby greens and coral tuille
For our main meal, we had Regional, a pan-fried fillet of Malaysian Barramundi. It was really fresh and yummy with the blend of the sauce that made it even more unique. It is said that, in Cedar On 15, you will be able to taste a fresh fish and for those who are an expert in fresh food, they will also be able to taste how or when was this fish caught! That's how unique and special the Chefs here at Cedar On 15 are able to present their uniqueness and specialty to their customers. This is also a new culinary creations incorporate locally-grown herbs and mushrooms with ingredients previously unavailable in Malaysia such as the sorrel herb and kohlrabi, which is actually a tasty and crisp vegetable known as the German turnip.
REGIONAL | Pan-fried Fillet of Malaysian Barramundi (RM64) Churned with almond butter, artichokes, potato, asparagus tips, olives, herbs, lemon fillets
We then enjoyed a beautiful Passion palate of a medley of white chocolate and raspberry mousse with raspberry macaroon. It was a beautiful sight to see even to indulge in its beauty.
PASSION | A Medley of White Chocolate & Raspberry (RM44) With citrus creme and crispy snaps (on side)
I always enjoy a hearty meal especially one filled with elegance, sophistication and beauty. And Cedar On 15, truly does not disappoint me. I love how they serve their house buns that may seems tough on the outside side but it's soft, tasty and chewy on the inside.
The best beverage to go with your meals, is definitely a good bottle of wine!
As you enjoy your food and wine, you will be entertained with soft serenade music from Cedar On 15, with the violinist who plays sweet, soft and gentle music that is like honey to your ears!
And if you'd love a good view of Kuala Lumpur's Twin Tower (KLCC), especially night view, this is the perfect place to be with your loved ones!
If you're eager to wine & dine and try out the new menu specialties, you can visit :
Being in a hot and humid country like Malaysia that is sunny and rainy all year long, makes our skin very precious that we must really look after for it. I for one am not a skincare addict, but as time goes on and as age catches up, you will be able to see the damaging effects that the environment and surrounding is harming our skin.
There's too many conditions nowadays that it is important for one to find out what skin type they are to find a proper care for their skin to protect and keep it nourish for longer throughout the day and over the years to come. With the scorching hot weather especially that has hit Malaysia the past few weeks and the sudden heavy storm and shower in the early evenings, is not really beneficial for our skin health.
That's why as I am always on-the-go, may it be to events or even just a quick drive over to pick my kid from school, I must bring along a travel size moisturizer with me that can keep my skin hydrated and moist for longer periods of time. Because travelling in the car with the air-conditioning on and with the sunny sun scorching through my windshields, you can almost imagine how dry my skin actually gets.
Murad's Dew A Little moisturizer is a well-known brand in the skincare industry by Dr. Murad; And this product right here is the "best-selling" hydro-dynamic ultimate moisture that comes in a limited edition mini that makes it a perfect fit for anyone on-the-go, it can even fit into the smallest clutch bag available!
I love it's luxurious texture as it is lightweight on the skin and it is odourless, but the most significant importance of this, is that it provides 24-hour hydration to reduce appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with proven results of up to 92% reported less visible after a week.
Infused with Hyaluronic acid technology, it has the ability to enhance skin's texture to attract and retain water for an intense and long-lasting hydration for longer hours!
For someone like me who prefers a more soothing remedy especially when it comes to skin health, it is good to know that Murad Dew A Little is formulated WITHOUT parabens, sulfates, phthalates and gluten. Best of all, it is cruelty-free, non-comedogenic and vegan. And it contains, coconut extract, shea butter, avocado, sunflower and olive fruit oils that provides superior moisture retention whilst restore suppleness and supports a healthy skin barrier.
This 2019, bring your family and friends to Sunway Putra Hotel for a memorable Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner this 4th & 5th February 2019. An auspicious reunion dinner that will entertain the whole family as you relax and dine with comfort with a variety of buffet choices for your choosing.
I like how Sunway Putra Hotel, really takes their customers welfare into careful consideraton, especially if one has any food allergies, rest assure that every food on display is labelled properly to ensure that you know what ingredients is in that dish.
A simple break away from "Traditional" Chinese New Year full course menu to entering the "Modern" Chinese New Year buffet where everybody gets to choose what they'd like to indulge in during their reunion dinner together.
With a good mix of fusion mix of a variety of cuisines, from the east to the west; You will be assured that there will be something suitable for everyone (even the kids!).
Yes! Even Kids will love dining here this Chinese New Year with the family, because there's a connecting Executive Lounge next to the Coffee House that has a special corner exclusively for the children to have fun at the play area specially made for them. And parents can also bring their food in to that room to eat as they watch over their kids running around.
On the menu for the buffet, you will be delighted to know that there will be a variety of up to 50 types of food & beverages. From appetizers, soup & salad to their main course to the desserts!
If you like something soupy, they also have different types of Chinese traditional soup to savour and also soup noodles too.
Sushi lovers will also enjoy themselves here with their variety of sushi platter that is fresh and juicy!
Even your everyday food staple or most Asians' comfort food. Chicken Rice is also available!
If you are feeling a little more typical chinese, then the steamed pau or dim sum is a good choice that most elderly would enjoy!
It's table seating is spacious and comfortable, suitable for families, solo, business gatherings, friend gatherings and so on.
Their dessert table would definitely keep you in awe! The variety of cakes and pastry, puddings and jelly is an abundance!
And everyone's favourite! Ice Cream! I love their Chocolate Mint Ice Cream, and you can also add your own toppings here, like chocolate chip cookies, coconut shavings, nuts, chocolate bits and so on! Truly a treat!
With all these variety that will amaze you and keep you wanting for second and third rounds, it's without a doubt that this is definitely a family-friendly venue that you should come with your entire family this Chinese New Year!
With their beautiful array of gastronomical delights that ranges from Asian to Western dishes. You will be totally spoilt for choice! I know I was!
You can also order "Yee Sang" ala carte at RM133 for 5 pax portion.
Remember! The Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner is available at :
Coffee House, Level 9, Sunway Putra Hotel
From 4th to 5th February 2019, 6.30pm to 10.30pm
Price range : RM118 nett (adult) & RM68 nett (child age 7 to 12 years old)
Huggies Malaysia has done it again this time! Now with its Fastest Absorbing Diaper Pants, its gonna create a lot of happy toddlers and moms everywhere!
Let's take you back to basics, when your lil one starts to crawl and eventually starts walking and running, it will be impossible to get them to lay down on a changing mat without moving while you change their diapers.
Usually this is the best stage to transition them to a diaper pants pull-up instead. Saves time, effort and keeps you sane! However, with all the technologies evolving around tape diapers, it seems likes pants diapers were kinda left behind.
Not until now! Huggies Malaysia has launched the fastest absorbing diaper PANTS! This is the best news ever, because as a mom of 2 boys who goes wild around the house, running everywhere, climbing anywhere and just always on-the-go, their pants diaper fills up pretty quick.
My eldest is off the pants diaper during the day but still insists to put on diaper pants at night. And at his age, the pants gets filled up pretty quick because he is a growing child. The same for my youngest boy.
But knowing that the Huggies Diaper Pants can now absorb super quick and efficient, this would be that chances of leaking is lesser when compared.
This is because it has 1,000 fast absorbing micro holes using their Rapid Absorb Technology that not only provides instant absorption faster than any other diaper pants in Malaysia, but also locks wetness in which keeps baby's skin dry and comfortable!
Another reason why I love this new feature of the Huggies Diaper Pants, is the 5-way comfort fit. The common diaper pants out there truly lacks in a comfortable fit, some parts fit just perfectly but the thigh areas may be too tight, this happened to my boys. And finally now, my boys won't have to suffer from an uncomfortable fit no more! Because the 5-way comfort fit Huggies Diaper Pants provide, really emphasizes on ensuring that the waist at tummy, waist at back, both legs and crotch area are specially designed with an enhanced stretch and elasticity.
So if you've yet to check this out for your lil ones, what are you waiting for? You can also grab them on Lazada!
'Tis the season to be jolly! This Christmas, if you're too lazy to head out of town, then bring the whole family over to Da:Men USJ Neighborhood Mall to experience the Christmas decorations featuring the cutest and most delightful, Disney Tsum Tsum Christmas theme!
I had a really fun-filled Christmas moment at Da:Men, as I get to enjoy the beautiful decorations around the mall and the decorations are just too cute to handle! It's just too lovely!
We had a tour during my visit here and we visited this really chic Wunderbath handmade soap outlet that is wholly made in Malaysia and it's a really unique shop that sells handmade soaps of a variety of unique patterns, designs and themes! What amazed my most is the handmade soaps that looks and even smells exactly as it says, like the Oreo cookie, the kueh and so on. It is just mind-blowing!
We also got to enjoy a hand-on demonstration on making our own DIY bath bombs! It's quite easy too!
Next we visited the Christmas Trim Shoppe, a pop up store just for this Christmas season that houses a variety of Christmas decorations and gifts that you can shop for you and your loved ones!
You family will also be awed with a live performance of a group of girls singing Christmas songs on stage to entertain mall-goers. It really makes you feel like it's Christmas already!
Right infront of the stage there's a display of all the cute Disney Tsum Tsum merchandise that you can definitely get for your loved ones! They are just too cute to resist!
What is Tsum Tsum?
They are Disney characters in a shape of a worm where their face is bigger than their body and you can stack them up. Basically you can stack them up so they are called Tsum Tsum. They are also like the baby Disney characters.
We then had a fun time going round and round in circle in the Christmas Fun Train (RM5 per ride).
And after taking in all that load of cuteness, I'm sure you'll be hungry for sure! Hence, we'd adjourned to Morganfield, for a treat of their Christmas promotion!
Every Christmas, you will never miss the Turkey! When you see the Turkey, you will know Christmas is coming to town! And of course, not the forget the yummy load of ribs!
After pork-ing out at Morganfield, it was a good time to explore the other parts of the mall because they have a few floors and there's many hidden gem outlets in this area. My kids favourite is in Parkson where they can play whole day and don't get tired! It's free too!
So if you don't know where to bring your kids for Christmas then come by Da:Men USJ Mall.
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Beauty care nowadays there's aplenty to go for but how do you know if its right for you? Especially if you're super lazy and love someone else to do it for you, the best place to go to is a facial salon to get your facial treatment and pamper your skin.
Today I got myself a facial treatment at one of Dr. Murad's beauty facial salon in Da:Men mall in USJ, Subang Jaya.
It was not easy to get a reservation as it is fully booked, however, I manage to get a slot just in time before Christmas.
I wanted to try the Vitamin-C facial treatment, but after doing a quick skin test, I actually require a soothing and hydration treatment for my skin instead. This was also because the beauty consultant, Elly, was really good at explaining to me about my skin condition and which treatment that will be best suited and recommended for my skin type.
To be honest, I was really happy with my skin result and I know it's going to get way better because I did a test in August and I remembered the facial salon then, told me I had lots of wrinkle and fine lines all over my face, my pores on my nose was alarming and I had alot of oils stuck in my pores which causes frequent breakouts and scars. The only product I bought after that was one specific product that I am using once in awhile to remove makeup or to just cleanse my face when I'm not too lazy which I'll share later.
Fine Lines (90% improvement from the last time I scanned in August at another facial saloon)
So this was my skin result test at Murad, and I left with only very few fine lines but if compared to August back then, it was a huge 90% improvement! I told Elly, that my skin used to be worst than this! It was also because I recovered from Shingles earlier this year. So I knew my skin health is deteriorating and I had to do something about it!
Pores, much much smaller especially at my nose area, there was lots of big huge pores at my nose area and near the nose too back in August 2018, but now it has improved so so much!
Even the pores were not alarming anymore, there were still some pores but it was not as huge as it was before!
My skin was still dry at some parts and oily at some parts, I admit I skip alot on masking my face frequently as I should (as advised before this).
The inflammation area, sensitive area is not so prominent anymore! Means great improvement for me and in fact, nothing major to highlight because it's not too serious. My skin health definitely improved!
It was about an hour or so for the facial treatment and it was quite pleasant too! Although, it was kind of painful at some parts especially when Elly attempted to remove the head from my acne. But I like it because it did not swell or scar badly after the treatment, in fact my face felt smooth afterwards.
I must also note that during the facial treatment, there was a steam heat air that is directed at your face to help open the pores and feels really relaxing on your skin. It's like having a facial sauna.
It was a good facial treatment to have! Especially if you need to get those stubborn heads off those stubborn acne.
And after the treatment, you also have a choice to purchase a set of the products back home to use daily. The only thing different is there isn't anyone that can do it for you at home.
This combination is perfect for my skin type for "Day Use"
This combination is perfect for my skin type for "Night Use"
So if you're really looking for a good facial salon to do a deep thorough cleansing of your face once then you should check Murad out.
We also received some samples for us to bring home to try before we buy.