Tuesday, December 29, 2009
First, we went for a movie, AVATAR, a movie which Pooh planned to watch desirely, written at her MSN PM -- Who wanna watch AVATAR with me!! It was definately a nice movie which worth to be watched at cinema. This was our 1st OFFER of the day as we watched it with student price. *grin*
While waiting for Pooh at library, JJ came across an advertisment stated SUSHI ZANMAI RM2 SUSHI PASSPORT for 4 persons. JJ's eyes were blinking. Hence, We went for our 2nd OFFER of the day. We had this promotion japanese meal as our lunch at their Lowyat outlet. The sushi somehow were bigger in size than usual and all the ingredients were fresh, juicy and of course tasty. We guessed probably we were a bit too early (stepped in the restaurant when they just opened), thus the chief generously served us with the big bulky sushi. Be the early bird sometimes may have some special offers. "grin* Beside the promotion sushi, we also ordered 2 main courses, tsukimi soba (the only main course which Pooh will order when she is dining at Sushi Zanmai) and chicken curry rice (JJ had a sudden crave for japanese rice and thick japanese curry gravy).
After the movie, Pooh was craving for Secret Recipe's walnut chocolate brownies. So, we walked to the Bukit Bintang outlet to have our tea-break. The 3rd OFFER of the day was the free tea for every piece of cake ordered from the restaurant. Needless to say, Pooh picked the walnut chocolate brownies (in fact, Pooh wished to have vanila ice-cream topping too but it was not available, too bad) while JJ opted for Durian Cheesecake as JJ heard lot of compliments from friends about this cake. Indeed, both brownies and cheesecake were awesome, absolutely melted our hearts.
Again, JJ used up all the available calories quota, had to work out hard for today's input.
"I just tried it with JJ that day. I guessed I don't wanna join u guys." answered Xiao Chuan promptly.
"Same as me. How about we go for other restaurant? How about ITALIANNIESE? They are having promotion now. RM27.90 for 2 meal courses. Do you guys wanna try? I can be the driver. Just learnt the route to Sunway Pyramid from my friend that day. I guess I able to get to there." suggested by me who so-called food-seeker among them.
"Good idea. We never go out together before. This is a good chance for us. We can have an advance 2010 countdown celebration as well. Excited!!" the girls buy my suggestion.
"I change my plan. I will follow you guys for Italianniese." Again, Xiao Chuan had given her decision instantly.
"Great. Let's take bath and be prepared for outing. Go! Go! Go! girls." Entering the bathroom after grabing a shirt and pants from my woreboard.
Followed the map drew by friend, we reached our destination in 45 minutes time without trapping in serious traffic jam. Thank god.
Here we are : Italianniese @ Sunway Pyramid
We ordered 3 sets of the promotion meals which consisted of 3 appertisers and 3 main courses plus 2 desserts.
Italian Clams Soup was the 1st food served to us. It was a light soup prepared from fresh clams with slightly sour taste came from diced tomatoes, it certainly boosted up our appetite for the next food.
Followed by Toasted Bruschetta. A appertizer which comprised of crunchy homemade Tuscan bread topped with marinated tomatoes, pesto sauces and parmesan cheese. All of us hearted this much.
Pizza Caprese was the 3rd appertizer we had. Thin crust pizza topped with buffalo mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, red onions and basil. Dip with the sauce made of vineger and olive oil, the pizza even tasted nicer.
After finishing our appertizers, we were served with our 1st main course Shrimps linguine. A reddish meal consisted of fresh succulent sauteed shrimps served with marinara sauce. This was another meal which gained our liking.
Coming up next with Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Glaze. A quarter of oven-baked herbed roasted chicken glazed with Balsamic plus some fried (to be spesific, should be over-fried) rosemary wedges and garlic butter broccoli. Priscilla and I liked this aromatic chicken. It goes well with the sweet sourish black sauce served.
The 3rd main course meal was the Pan Fried Fish with Angel Hair. Angel hair pasta served with lightly battered pan-fried Dory fish in lemon capers sauce. Frankly, this meal was not as good as the other 2 main course meals as it was a bit too dry and tasteless for the pasta but well-done pan-fried fish managed to get some points for this meal.
Filling up half-full of our stomach, we left some spaces for our desserts. NY Strawberry Cheesecake. New York-style cheesecake served on a bed of strawberry sauce. No doubt, all of us fall in love with this velvety-textured light sweet cheesecake. Grace made the right choice.
Last but not least, we ended up our meal with another dessert, Tiramisu, the specialty of the restaurant. Lady finger cookies dipped iin liqueur and espresso coffee with layers of creamy mascarpone icing and topped with dark chocolate powder. After everyone had a bite of it, we felt that we were at the heaven. Awesome.
The best ingredient for an enjoyable evening is some company to share good food with. This is the 1st sentence written on their official website. Indeed, sharing is always a joy. The more companions, the merrier. This was the 1st time I had dinner together with my other 5 housemates (still lack of Yoon Hooi). Thanks Priscilla, Grace, Xiao Wen, Yuk Mey and Xiao Chuan for giving me a wonderful dinner.
"Girls, to be honest, i just know the route to Sunway but i dunno the way back." Still not familiar with KL routes. My solution is always the same -- follow the signboard but Malaysia signboard can't be trusted 100%.
"Nevermind. I have GPS." Xiao Chuan was starting up her HP and an usual phrase we heard -- WE ARE CALCULATING.
Inevitably, we lost direction again but I always bear a phrase in my mind -- In KL, as long as you have money, have petrol, you sure can reach your destination at the end. Hence, i got back to the right track after circulating for 15 minutes (i guessed i were somewhere near KL Sentral area) and we reached home SAFELY (almost hit by a car while we were at Bulatan Pahang). HUUuuu.. it was so close. Thank God.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Everytime when looks at the menu, JJ found out that there are many types of coffee.
Hmm.. JJ decided to find out the difference between them.
Caffè espresso, or just espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee. As a result of the pressurized brewing process, all of the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of coffee are very concentrated. For this reason, espresso is the base for other drinks, such as lattes, cappuccino, macchiato and mochas.
Latte (It. "milk"): This term is an abbreviation of "caffe llatte" (or "caffè e latte"), an espresso based drink with a volume of steamed milk in approximately a 1:1 ratio. In Europe, "caffè Latte"" stems from the same continental tradition as "café au lait" in France, simply coffee with milk.
Cappuccino: Traditionally, one-third espresso, one-third steamed milk, and one-third microfoam. A cappuccino differs from a caffè latte in that it is prepared with much less steamed or textured milk than the caffè latte.
Caffè Macchiato (It. "stained"): A small amount of milk or, sometimes, its foam is spooned onto the espresso. In Italy, it further differentiates between caffè macchiato caldo (warm) and caffè macchiato freddo (cold), depending on the temperature of the milk being added. In France, known as a "Noisette". Latte macchiato (It. "stained milk"): Essentially an inverted cafè latte, with the espresso poured on top of the milk.
Mocha: Normally, a latte blended with chocolate. Like a latte, it is typically one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk, but a portion of chocolate is added, typically in the form of a chocolate syrup, although other vending systems use instant chocolate powder. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate.
Monday, December 14, 2009
There is no GOOD food or BAD food.
Eat moderately and in balance.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
And we move on with the rest of our lives
Where are we gonna be when we turn 25
I keep thinking times will never change
Keep on thinking things will always be the same
But will the past be a shadow that’ll follow us ‘round?
Will these memories fade when we leave this town?
Cause we’re moving on and we can’t slow down
These memories are playing like a film without sound
So if we get the big jobs and we make the big money
When we look back now will our jokes still be funny?
Tears and laughter, pranks played in school
Will these memories ever leave you?
As we go on, we remember
All the times we had together
And as our lives change, come whatever
We will still be friend forever
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
This time, JJ targeted group was kiddies.
Giving advise to parents regarding to children eating practise is much difficult than advising adults to practise healthy eating habit. From these 3 days event, JJ found out that JJ has to read more on children eating habit. In fact, it is something related to JJ current research project. *grin*
Hmm.. some experiences JJ gained from these 3 days event..
Wonder why most of the Malay parents asked their children to call us as "AUNTY" rather than "KAKAK". Are we look that old?
Obedient child is an angel but hyper-active child is a demon.
Giving birth a child is not as hard as rearing and educating the child. It needs lots of love, care, patience and MONEY. Think properly before you intend to start this "investment". *grin*
Thanks to Adrian, Pei Ling, Ling Ling and Sweety. Specially thanks to Sweety for the flower balloons and the compliments. "Girl, u are so nice. I like your sweet smile." *grin*
- JJ's BM showed improvement. Yeap. Practise make perfect. *Grin*
- The most common phrase JJ heard from the workers : "Makan nasi akan gemuk. Saya tak makan nasi. Saya hanya makan roti."
- After JJ had lunch at the factory canteen for 3 days, JJ finally found out the reason why JJ don't like Malay food much. 3 words to describe the food served at the canteen : Yellow, Red, Oil.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal, in fact they behave quite differently in our body.
- Low GI diets help people lose and manage weight.
- Low GI diets increase the body's sensitivity to insulin.
- Low GI carbs improve diabetes management.
- Low GI carbs reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Low GI carbs improve the blood cholesterol levels.
- Low GI carbs reduce hunger and keep you fuller for longer.
- Low GI carbs prolong physical endurance.
- High GI carbs help re-fuel carbohydrate store after exercise.
- Use breakfast cereal based on oats, barley and bran.
- Use bread with wholegrains*, sour dough.
- Reduce the amount of potatoes you eat.
- Enjoy all other types of fruit and vegetables.
- Use Basmati or Doongara rice.
- Enjoy pasta and noodle*.
- Eat plenty of salad vegetables with a vinaigrette dressing.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
If you were thinking of a new japanese restaurant, check this out:
The restaurant is located at the lower ground floor of the shopping mall, opposite COLD STORAGE supermarket.
Nice dining ambience with the fusion of modern and traditional japanese-style interior designs.
Regarding the food served, well, is not bad too.
Salmon Tresure Box : Fresh juicy salmon slices with plentiful of ikura (salmon roe) and slits of seaweeds are nicely placed on top of the warm well-cooked moist rice. Trust me, you sure wouldn't feel regret of letting every spoon of the rice wandering around your gastrointestinal tract.
Unagi Box Rice : Scented unagi covered the seaweed-wrapped sushi rice. Every bite of it is full of happiness and satisfaction.
So, don't be hesistated. Have a try with ASAHI.