Friday 20 May 2016

Food: Ramadan Buffet with Imperial Chakri Palace Royal Thai Restaurant @ KLCC

For the upcoming holy month of Ramadan, what's better than to break fast with some authentic Thai cuisine @ Imperial Chakri Palace Royal Thai Restaurant? I'm always craving for some spicy Thai food, so when I had the chance to review this restaurant, I was ecstatic. I had high expectations for the food here and lay your eyes on those glorious, yummy buffet line!

A total of about 50 Thai specialty dishes were available and a rule for me is to always, ALWAYS, begin with an appetizer at any buffet. Don't gobble down the main course at buffet lines although that may appear to be the most tempting, always start small and slow with some appetizers first.


Glass Noodle with Seafood Salad

Wing Beans Salad

Mee Krob
Thai Crispy Fried Noodles

Aneka Jeruk

Mango Sticky Rice
This is one that's not to be missed. I've always heard people talking about how yummy this one is and this is honestly the first time I'm trying it for myself. Surprisingly, the rice was just the right texture, a little chewy but not too sticky at the same time. 


Nasi Beriani

Chicken Kapitan

Prawn with Butter Sauce

Massaman Beef

Steamed Fish with Lime and Chillies
This was one of my favourite dish of the night. Usually, when I dine out at Thai restaurants on regular days, I always made it a point to order this. 

It has always been a must-have at dinner table and this one didn't disappoint too much either. It was fragrant and not too spicy as well. But, I would prefer if they used other fresh water fish instead of dory fish.

Stir Fried Chicken with Sweet & Sour Sauce

Mixed Vegetables

 Satay and Ikan Bakar Stations

A hearty bowl of Tomyam soup which is a must have at every Thai buffet!


Beverages - Soyabean and Sugarcane

Banana in Coconut Syrup

Thai Red Ruby

Kuih Muih

 The Ramadan Buffet prices @ Chakri Palace KLCC is 

RM 91.90 for adult 

RM 47.90 for children 6-12 years old/Senior Citizen.

 The Ramadan Buffet prices @ Chakri Palace Pavilion is 

RM 79.90 for adult 

RM 39.90 for children 6-12 years old/Senior Citizen.

For Reservations and enquiry, please call 016 2277 182 or visit online booking.

You can buy Online now for the Early Bird Offer by visiting:

Chakri Palace Royal Thai Cuisine

Suria KLCC Tel: 2382 7788 / 016 - 2277 182
Pavilion KL Tel: 2143 1141/ 016 - 2277 182

Sunday 8 May 2016

Daily: Embrace Tuna Goodness with TC Boy!

I have always had tuna sandwiches as a child up till now. But, I've never really explored the versatility of this humble fishy goodness until a few weeks back. Tuna contains the mineral selenium which acts as an antioxidant and protecting red blood cells from free radical damage.

TC Boy offers a wide range of different type of tuna in cans, from ready made ones which you can spread on sandwiches to the normal ones in sunflower oil. For busy university students like myself, this can be a life saver on days where you are running late for classes and all you crave for is a hearty breakfast to provide you enough energy for those dreaded morning classes.

I've known the brand for a long time now, it is now a household name when it comes to tuna. Just a brief introduction for those uninitiated.

TC Boy is a local Malaysian brand that was founded in 1991. The story of the brand was well known in the whole Penang state as its founding base of the brand is a father’s love towards his special son that has brought luck to him during establishment of canning company. The founder, Dato Seri Tan Boon Pin established TC Boy brand in memory of his son so that his love towards his son can be passed down through the brand, eternally.

All TC Boy brand products are Halal certified by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) or authorized Islamic certification bodies as recognized by JAKIM.

TC Boy Sandwich Delite (Tuna in mayonnaise)

TC Boy Tuna Chunks in Sunflower Oil 

TC Boy Mayonnaise Salad Spread

TC Boy Tuna in Chilli Padi

So, I had a few cans of tuna and I was cracking my head, trying to come out with recipes which haven't been created yet. I wanted to be the mastermind of some amazing recipes. I sat down for many hours and finally after some research, ta-da, I managed to combine what I love the most, potatoes and tuna. Plus tons of cheese!

Guess what I made? 

I decided to make Tuna and Mushroom Pie, its similar to Shepherd's pie but the only difference is the bottom filling was tuna and other ingredients.

I prepared all the ingredients and arrange them nicely for a mandatory food shot!
Scroll down for the recipe :)

Half finished product before being baked in the oven. Look at the amount of cheese, heavenly!

Yummy pie, freshly baked right out of the oven :)

I know most of you guys must be wondering how I made this, so here's the recipe for you. 

Tuna and Mushroom Pie
Serves 3

1 can of TC Boy Tuna Chunks in Sunflower Oil
4 large potatoes
1 tbsp butter
1/3 cup of milk
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
1 can of button mushrooms
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
5 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped
2 tbsps of lime juice
Salt and black pepper

1. Peel and wash the potatoes. Chop them and boil for about 10 minutes till they are soft enough to mash.
2. Mash potatoes with butter and milk.
3. Heat up a pan and fry onions till brown. Add in garlic and continue frying for a few minutes.
4. Add the mushrooms and tuna in. Saute until fragrant. Add in some salt and black pepper to taste.
5. Add in the lime juice and mix well.
6. Evenly distribute the mixture into the respective bowls. Add some mashed potatoes on top and use the back of the spoon to even it out.
7. Sprinkle some cheese on the top of the pie.
8. Bake in the preheated 200°C oven for 20 minutes until the top becomes golden brown.

I've been rather busy lately, so watch out for more updates soon, I might come out with another recipe using tuna again! 

Sunday 1 May 2016

Daily: FUNA Family Locator APP for Android and iOS

Are you always on the go and your family are often worried about your whereabouts? Or, do you always happen to forget to inform them on where you're heading to? Now, there's even an app which allows your loved ones to track you, no matter where you are. They can save time on headaches of figuring out where you've been. All it takes is the press of a few buttons and they can immediately see where you're, real time :)

So, anyway, I decided to try it out myself with friends and family to test out the accuracy and effectiveness of this seemingly awesome Funa app. 

I got this from one of my friend who was supposed to meet us for a gathering. With this app, I could track where he was exactly and if he is really was on the way or still at home. 

No more Malaysian timing and reasons with Funa app as your location can be detected by your friends now :)

A few weeks back, I was busy running around a lot to shop for my perfect prom accessories, shoes etc. I was rushing everywhere and often forgot to inform my family members through Whatsapp of my whereabouts.

Luckily I had the Funa app turned on, and they could easily check where I was on the location page. I find that this app comes in handy on busy days like that.

Some of the features which makes this app a must use is:

  • FREE – you can enjoy FULL features of Funa Family Locator for free.
  • REAL-TIME – you get to know whereabouts of your family members.
  • SECURE – your location is confidential and only visible to your family members.
  • TRACKING & HISTORY – keep track on location history (up to 7 days).
  • LOCATION ALERT – you will be notified when your family and friends arrived or left a marked location.
  • SOS – trigger SOS alert to your family members during emergency.
  • RELIABLE – provide best available location result using GPS / WiFi / Cellular technologies.
  • OPTIMIZED – optimized battery consumption. 

  •  I find that this feature which notifies you when your loved ones check in at a certain place rather useful. Its automatic, so you don't need to constantly check back.
    Even when you're in danger, you can press the SOS button and immediately, your family members will be notified along with a map to get them to where you are.

    So, what are you waiting for? Spare your loved ones the anxiety of constantly waiting and wondering, download the Funa app today for Android or iOS :) I personally think that this app serves more for safety more than anything else. This app is definitely a keeper!