Wednesday 31 May 2017

Food: New Menu Items + Celebration of 3rd Year Anniversary @ Go Noodle House

Go Noodle House is a brand which is famous among foodies all around. If you're a fan of them, just like myself, you'll always remember that there will always be a long queue at every Go Noodle House outlet. But, for fans alike, the wait is worth it for that bowl of hot soupy goodness you can tuck into after the long wait. It's always satisfying to have a meal at Go Noodle House because of their excellent, top notch service at all the outlets as well.

Recently, Go Noodle House has introduced a few new items to their extensive menu. I was ecstatic to be one of the first to try it out. Bear in mind that these items are currently only available at the Genting outlet, but fans are advised to stay tuned to the announcement on Facebook and Instagram on the availability of these items at other outlets.

Their decorations at the outlets exude an antique feel to bring you back to the olden days in China where folks will enjoy bowls of noodles in environments like this. 

I like the wooden interior as well because it is traditional and authentic, perfect for a noodle house.

Fish Maw Soup

This soup is nourishing with its strong Chinese wine flavour which is sure to awaken your tastebuds.
The fish maw in the soup is a good source of collagen, especially for the ladies who wish to have healthy and flawless skin.

9 Dragon Ball (Mixed)

There are three types of balls in this; HK Fried Fish Ball, Fried Pork Ball and HK Fried Cuttlefish Ball. My favourite was the HK Fried Fish Ball, out of the three. It was fried till golden brown, bouncy and wasn't too oily for my liking. 

The pork ball was so gigantic and I think it's really worth every cent spent on this :) Diners may order them separately or choose a mixed version of all three!

Pork Tendon Ball Noodles

The signature Mi Xian which is chewy and smooth, for that perfect slurp. Go Noodle House is famous for this noodles that you can only enjoy at their restaurants and most patrons will opt for this type of noodles.

As with the usual, you can choose different type of noodles too, soup or even decide to add-on these pork tendon balls into your favourite noodles.

GOOD NEWS for those who love an extra 'kick' in your noodles, there will be a free ADD-ON of 3 year old wine in your bowl of noodles during the final week of June (26th June – 2nd July). In order to have a better quality control & not to overwhelm the noodle & soup taste, there will be a limit to the add-on to only a maximum of 1 full spoon of wine per bowl. 

In conjunction with their 3rd Anniversary, Go Noodle House is organising a photo contest and attractive prizes are up for grabs. The contest will commence throughout the whole month of June and there are THREE GRAND PRIZES in total for the winners.

Each winner will receive:
- RM 3000 cash and a 10 year old wine with a value of RM 150.

All you have to do is:

1. Take a creative photo consisting the element of Go Noodle House anniversary theme, number “3”,
2. Write a creative birthday wish.
3. Hashtag #gonoodlehouse & #hbgonoodlehouse
4. Share your photo on Instagram!
For the fun of it, we will place some photo props at all operating outlets for everyone to take photos with.

Below is the list of the outlets:

1. Jaya One
2. The Starling
3. 1 Utama
4. Publika
5. Sunway Pyramid
6. Mid Valley
7. Da:men Mall
8. Gamuda Walk
9. Pavilion KL
10. Sunway Velocity
11. iOi Mall, Puchong (Target opening: Mid June)
12. Pearl Shopping Gallery
13. Gurney Plaza
14. Queensbay Mall (Target opening: Mid June)
15. Sky Avenue, Genting Highlands

Also, you can tune in to Melody FM as Go Noodle House will be giving out cash voucher with the value of  RM150 daily (Monday – Friday) starting 5th June – 30th June 2017.

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Food: Porky Sensation @ Naughty Nuri's, Subang SS15 Courtyard

Naughty Nuri is not a new kid off the block, I'm sure many of you would have already tried or somehow heard of this restaurant before. To me, Naughty Nuri is the perfect place where you go to for the ultimate BBQ pork ribs prepared using Balinese spices and a secret sauce. With the tagline of 'Killer Ribs' and 'Twisted Martinis', I'm not surprised why there seems to be a long line at all their outlets whenever you head there for a meal. 

This establishment began from a humble stall which was opened by the founders in Ubud, Bali in 1995. Today, Naughty Nuri is one of the must visit eateries in Bali!

Signature BBQ Spare Ribs (RM 48)
The premium pork ribs are imported from Spain and as the saying goes, these ribs are good to the bones. The meat has just the right texture and the savoury BBQ sauce isn't too overwhelming to cover the original taste of the ribs.

This flavorful dish is the crowd favourite at Naughty Nuri's.

Signature Roast Pork Salad (RM 26)

This is my first time enjoying my favourite crispy roast pork with some greens. 
It is definitely a unique, one of its kind salad to whet your appetite before the mains. 

Generously served portion of mixed mesculari salad & purple cabbage, papaya, watermelon, boiled eggs, crispy pork skin croutons, topped with roast pork, you can share this salad with family and friends. I absolutely love the asam margarita vinaigrette dressing too!

Balinese Ayam Bertutu (RM 35)

 This was my favourite dish of the night. With three different type of spicy flavorful sides (acar-awak, sambal hijau and sambal dadakan) to go with the fragrant caramelised onion rice, I could even enjoy the rice without the chicken!

The portion served was huge, enough for sharing between two person in fact. There is also a choice of beef for those who prefer that, but I really like the braised chicken as it was well marinated and wasn't too oily.

BBQ Satay Lilit (RM 26)

Grilled Hog's Platter (RM 40)

This is a giant platter loaded with roasted pork, Hakka pork, Thuringer bratwurst sausage and Italian sausage with some salad and sambal hijau mayo. 

A sinful delight, this is the perfect snack to go with beer over a chat with friends.

Mt Buleleng Inspired Sizzling Bacon Chocolate Cake (RM 23)

I was really surprised when I heard that there is bacon in this chocolate cake. Living up to its name, Naughty Nuri's is indeed trying their best to add some porky elements to even their dessert.

Pretty interesting flavour for the sweet tooth, give it a try!

Ubud Style Sugar Refinery Bacon Banana (RM 18)

There is an ongoing 50% Off Lunch Promo from Monday to Friday from 11am-3pm where selected items are priced at 50% off. Check out the many popular items available below:

On Sundays, there is this Snout to Tail buffet, whereby there will be an a-la-carte buffet with Signature items as shown in the menu below. It is available only at 3 outlets, Naughty Nuri's Subang SS15 Courtyard, Life Centre and Atria branch.

The charges are:

Adult: RM 49.90++
Buffet with Beer: RM 100++
Buffet with Wine: RM 120++
Child (12 y/o and below): RM 1++
Senior citizens (70 y/o and above): RM 32.50++

Credits to Carmen for the great shots!

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Daily: Neutrogena Happy Skin 24/7 Fashion Debut @ Mercedes-Benz STYLO Asia Fashion Festival

Neutrogena®’s fashion debut
celebrates the joy of healthy skin

No. 1 dermatologist-recommended brand hits STYLO runway with
Happy Skin 24/7 collection

Finally, a fashion that lasts for all seasons is here! Introducing Neutrogena® Happy Skin 24/7 fashion collection, a series of 30 designs presented at Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival (MBSTYLOAFF) 2017.

Created by local fashion designers Kittie Yiyi and Hazzer Wan Lee, the Happy Skin 24/7 collection interprets the happy mood that one exudes with healthy, great-looking skin.

According to Julia Teo, Associate Marketing Director of Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, which markets Neutrogena® in Malaysia, healthy, great-looking skin is one of the things that women derives joy. “As the #1 dermatologist-recommended brand, we believe beauty starts with healthy skin – a condition which gives women a lot of positive energy in their daily lives. Imagine looking into the mirror every morning to see healthy and radiant skin, wouldn’t your mood naturally lift and your day start better? Indeed, healthy skin has the power to make one happy and that’s why our latest campaign advocates Happy Skin 24/7 with Neutrogena®,” she said.

Teo added: “Through our fashion debut at Mercedes-Benz STYLO AsiaFashionFestival, we hope to demonstrate the inner-joy of having healthy, great-looking skin, a result of using Neutrogena® skincare, and share it with Malaysian women -- what better way to do this than to come up with a fashion collection, inspired by the concept of Happy Skin”!

On the reason behind leveraging on fashion to express the essence of Neutrogena®’s latest campaign, Teo said, “It’s undeniable that women and fashion go hand in hand. Through our fashion collection, we want to tell every Malaysian woman that she can count on Neutrogena® to put her best face forward”.

Happy Skin is something that lasts through all seasons – it’s definitely not a fleeting trend. So we hope to show through our designer’s fashion collection that it’s possible to keep your skin healthy with Neutrogena®, look amazing and stay happy all the time!

We have tied up with Kittie Yiyi and Hazzer Wan Lee – two unique designers who draw their inspiration from things that intrigue them in creating interesting prints and colours! Thanks to their creativity and hard work, we will see how they bring the youthfulness and joy of Neutrogena®’s Happy Skin 24/7 concept to life tonight,” continued Teo.

Kittie Yiyi’s quirky sense of humour translates into her designs, which are often joyful and loud, yet smart. The Raffles Design Institute KL graduate’s motto is: “Whatever you decide to wear, make sure it makes you happy!”

Kittie’s collection is inspired by the quintessential beach girl on a holiday. Coming from a faraway beach land, she wanders into the city in her flowy, comfy loose-fitting outfits. Her happiness is infectious – and it shows in the way she dresses. Featuring flared silhouettes, ruffles, cheerful stripes and heart-shaped prints, the collection flaunts the beach girl’s confidence in her own skin with transparent details and cut-outs.

Hazzer Wan Lee, creative director of HWL by Hazzer Wan Lee Fashion Atelier Kuala Lumpur, graduated with a degree in Fashion and Apparel Design from Herriot-Watt University, Scotland.

Hazzer’s fashion collection is inspired by the water splash -- a signature of Neutrogena® Deep Clean range of cleansing products, and the first step to Happy Skin 24/7! Fluid lines and cascading layers come together to bring out the beauty and energy of water in hues of blue, green, orange and pink. The clever incorporation and layering techniques of different materials such as denim, organdy, PU leather, cotton silk and dyed fabrics results in a unique 3D effect that mimics the movements of water.

Friday 12 May 2017

Food: Ramadan Buffet @ Streat Thai, Jaya One

With Ramadan being right around the corner, restaurants are starting to prepare for this season once again. Ramadan buffet is a highlight during this festivities, and is famous among all cultures and races in Malaysia. It is a time to gather and enjoy the various delicacies together with friends and family. 

This year, Streat Thai @ Jaya One did not fall back on the wagon as they serve up some more than 60 items for their Ramadan buffet. I have had the opportunity to try out their fantastic dishes a few days ago and it was a splendid dining experience. Streat Thai, as the name suggests, Thai food is their specialty and if you know me, Thai cuisine is one of my favourites especially the heavenly sour and spicy tomyam Thais are famous for. 

The simple interior of Streat Thai and I like the authentic feel with the hawker stalls set up inside the restaurant.

Some appetizers you can enjoy before feasting on the main dish!

Tom Kha Kai

This was one of my favourite dish, it was a slightly sourish tomyam with a hint of sweetness. Perfect to enjoy with hot steaming white rice.

Tom Yam Chicken

Grilled Striploin

Grilled Chicken

Grilled Squid

Thai Chicken Rice

Stir Fried Flat Noodles

Tomyam Fried Rice

Stir Fried Lala with Chilli

As a big fan of clams, this was one of my personal favourite. Fresh and juicy!

Mango Sticky Rice

Definitely a must try Thai dessert! The sticky rice has just the right texture and is not too starchy as well. 

The buffet will be available from May 27th - June 24th. The details are as below:

Promotion (Booking 7 days in Advance): RM39.90++
Normal Price : RM49.90++ (Children 6 to 12 RM 19.90++)

Time: 7 - 9:30 PM

Streat Thai
(Jaya One) 100-G.001 The School
No.72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya
46200 Selangor, Malaysia