• Yet to support Tabung Harapan? Now you can, with Ayam Brand

    There is hope when everyone plays their part. Ayam Brand™, the 126-year-old canned healthy and convenient canned food favourite of Malaysians will be contributing 2% from the brand’s total sales in June 2018 from participating retailers to Tabung Harapan Malaysia in support of Malaysia’s fiscal health. Participating retailer chains include AEON Retail, AEON BiG, Econsave, GIANT Hypermarket, Mydin Hypermarket, Pacific Hypermarket, Sunshine Square, TF Value-Mart and The Store. The initiative encourages consumers to participate and contribute towards Tabung Harapan at no additional costs to them as the contribution will come from their regular purchase of Ayam Brand products. “Ayam Brand™ is pleased to join other Malaysians in contributing to the…

  • 港潮私房菜, 也许是私人菜

    We attended a dinner hosted by a foreign bank few weeks back at Gong Chew Kitchen, Bandar Puteri Puchong.  During the dinner, we tasted some of the dishes, but not all, as it was a social and casual dining session, and we did not stay till the end of the menu, as we had to rush off to fetch our daughter. So the thought of trying the food there not for social purpose arouse, we found Friday night was kind of okay for me, Retna and Inez to dine there.  So, we went.  Called in advance to make a reservation, which the team was calling me non-stop while I was…

  • Innovate, or Die

    Seldom visit a Pasar Malam (Night Market), but I did last night when I took a short break from the usual hustles.  Mainly I thought I would find dinner here, anyway, I ended walking about instead of eating here.  Mainly, hygiene.  Just recovered from a bad stomach situation few days ago.  

  • Blending Health, Convenience, Possible?

    I once went on a trip of fasting, after I learn from a Finnish expert of health, he came in Malaysia many years back.  I attended his session (FOC), which he shared on the idea of fasting, without food for days, just plain water.  I tried, it seems to work.  I forgot his name by now, I was 14 that time. However, the fast I did recently (some years back) was the pray for the nation, I did the half and full day fast, and praying for the nation. As the Ramadan is drawing closer, which is about sometime next month, we will be seeing many Muslim around the world…

  • Pudu Breakfast.

    When I was 10, our neighbours brought back 2 packs of Hakka Noodle from Pudu. She told me roughly when the stall is that time, I could vaguely remember the location. So after many years, I could still remember the taste of that Hakka Noodle, with the fried pork oil, minced pork, char Siew (caramelise grilled pork) as well as pork dumplings. The soup, must be one that boiled over many hours, imagine a good ramen soup, if it is bad, the ramen is bad also. This noodle stall has been around since 60s, according to the auntie once I spoken to. The owner makes the noodle, and everything else.…

  • Walking with Leica at night in Bandar Puchong Jaya.

    Our dear daughter has the ballet class at night, for an hour of waiting, instead of like most of the parents would do – waiting at the cafe or the ballet school with their phones, I chose to walk about, to digest the dinner I just had with Inez.  Better still, I brought the Leica along, as well as Fleet Foxes, streamed wirelessly on the bluetooth earphones. I talked to the helper at the food trucks before taking these pictures, as I think street photography should be given utmost care in terms of people privacy.  No one should be photographed without knowing that they are. I walked to the food…

  • Increase Your Fibre and Protein Intake.

    How is your digestion and intestinal health? Fibre plays an important role in promoting better intestinal health and aiding digestion[1]. Are you getting enough fibre in your diet? According to the Recommended Nutrient Intakes for Malaysia 2017 report by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, Malaysian adults should get 20-30g[2] of fibre, daily. However, local data reveals that the average urban Malaysian’s daily diet only contains about 13-16g of total dietary fibre[3]. While fruits and vegetables are among the most common source of dietary fibre, legumes such as beans are a very good source of dietary fibre[4]. Canned baked beans are ready to eat straight from the can, making them a…

  • Birthday.

    I first discovered Sky Dining at Troika when I was looking for places to have meals with Retna, on special occasions, such as birthday, anniversary.  Just like everything and everyone else would have done – I Google-d for suggestions. The place is by 2 dudes with experience in restaurant opening, selling them, then open new ones. Cantaloupe is located on the 23A floor of Troika, one needs the access card to reach the floor, from the security team. The view is great if not blocked by advertisement billboards. The lunch menu is determined once a month, focusing on French cuisine and presentation.  If you fancy great food accompanied with great…