Friday, April 29, 2011

Trendy Handbag

my parcel is arrived!

I've got my bag. Yay!!!


comes in a non wooven bag

I like this bag so much, I've seen it from Mina Taiwan magazine before, Taiwan is selling this bag for RM 200++. My sister supposed to get her friends to buy for us but it so happened I saw this bag is also selling on bagspace.sg. It is cheaper though. SG $38, after added shipping fees it's around RM 125, so I decided to buy it online. It tooks 4 days to arrive.


Familiar with this bag? After I browse through bagspace.sg only I realised the design of this bag is actually imitated Mulberry, Alexa-inspired Satchel. Haha

Check Out Here:
http://www.bagspace.sg/

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Coca Cola Can Glass


Mcdonald's Limited Edition Coca Cola Can Glass is out today! Simply spend one Large McValue Meal + Sundae (around RM 10.75) & you will get this coke can glass for FREE!


You may collect all 6 colors can glasses on the selected dates. (while stocks last)



  • Charcoal starts 28 April

  • Purple starts 05 May


  • Blue starts 12 May


  • Pink starts 19 May

  • Lime starts 26 May


  • Green starts 02 June


Here's my charcoal color can glass, im loving it! :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Poco Homemade Cafe & Atelier


I came across Poco Homemade Cafe & Atelier from one food blogger when browsing around what to eat around Bangsar area. You hardly see this cafe as it's located in one the residencial area at Jalan Kurau, Bangsar.


Went there for lunch with my colleagues. Here's some pictures taken at the cafe.



Poco opened at 12pm, and we are the first patrons when we were there.



the display inside the cafe


What is special about Poco Homemade Cafe & Atelier? The cafe features menu such as simple home-cooked chinese/japanese dishes & desserts. Besides, they also sell some handmade stuffs.



handmade products for sale


On top of that, there are also some clothes & bags available for sale. All are imported from Japan. Well, price is a bit high though! :D



their menu, made of sewn cloth


Poco's menu does not feature a wide range of dishes, maybe because of manpower they're having. We tried their set lunch special, (only available during lunch hour, working days.) All lunch special price @ RM 10 nett. You may add RM 1 for green tea & dessert.





And Christie ordered this, Chicken Roll @ RM 11.80. Seaweed wrapping with chicken, crabstick, sausage, carrot & spring onion. It's crispy & yummy!



and the jelly dessert.


Poco Homemade Cafe & Atelier is a quiet & comfy place for you to enjoy your food with your buddies. It's a good place for friends get together though!


Where?
1 Lorong Kurau, Bangsar, KL
Tel: +603 2287 5688
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays. 12pm to 9.30pm. (Closed Mondays)
Website: http://pocohomemade.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Causeway Bay Spicy Crab 避風塘炒蟹




Dinner time! What to eat? We chosen our favourite dish - CRAB!!! This is our first visit to the restaurant, Causeway Bay Spicy Crab. This restaurant is famous for the Authentic Garlic & Chili Crab.


Do call up for a reservation as it might be crowded most of the time.



deciding what to order


and here are the recommended dishes:



Boiled Spicy Fresh Whelks with Chinese Wine @ HK $88


The broth itself is very well cooked with the chinese wine, it is spicy though but it tasted superb! Love it!



Fresh Clams in Salted Soup @ HK $68


Deep Fried Big Mantis Shrimps with Chili & Salt



Authentic Garlic & Chili Crab


Here's the signature dish, Authentic Garlic & Chili Crab. You can choose from the different degrees of spicy to your choice of taste such as slightly spicy, mild spicy, medium spicy, very spicy or super spicy. We had medium spicy.

We had a very satisfying dinner at Causeway Bay Spicy Crab. Thanks to Lily for buying us such a wholesome dinner there!

By the way, there is one Causeway Bay Spicy Crab outlet in Desa Sri Hartamas, Malaysia. Not sure about the taste here in Malaysia. We will probably drop by and have a try one day! :)


Where?
Hong Kong
Shop D & E, 440 Jeffe Road, Causeway Bay.
Tel: 852 2572 6988

Malaysia
26 & 26-1 Jalan 30/70A
Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 6205 2280

Hello Kitty Crocs


Cayman Hello Kitty - 2010 design

I still remember I bought one Cayman Hello Kitty by Crocs in 2 years ago., which is in year 2009. And then 1 year later - year 2010, I also bought their new collection, McCall Hello Kitty flat. And now, year 2011, they launched this Lily Hello Kitty. As a die hard fan of Hello Kitty, of course I grab a pair for myself.


Lily Hello Kitty - 2011 design



2009, 2010 & 2011 design

I like Crocs as it's really comfy. Go grab urself a pair!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tong Pak Fu Dessert 糖百府

When it comes to dessert in Hong Kong, we will think of Hui Lau Shan 许留山, which is one of the popular dessert shop in Hong Kong. This time, Lily brought us to try the Snow Ice from Tong Pak Fu. It's something like a shaved ice with variety of flavors such as mango, banana, durian, honeydew, chocolate & etc. Since we can't try all the flavors at one time, we went there twice in order for us to try out more flavors.

Here's what we have tried:

Horlicks Snowy


Banana Snowy


Guava Snowy


Mango Sago


Honeydew Sago


Glutinous Rice Ball in Syrup

Overall, all the snowy ice we ordered are good! The texture is so thin & soft, it's probably the best dessert after food. As for the sago, it's a bit normal though.

Check out here for all outlets in Hong Kong:
http://tongpakfu.com.hk/

Peking Duck @ Peking Garden Restaurant

entrance to the restaurant


smiling happily even when he is not a fan of duck

Peking Garden Restaurant 北京楼, is one of the famous restaurant that served quality Peking Duck. Besides, the restaurant specializes in the cuisines of Peking and northern China. Since I'm craving for Peking Duck, Lily brought us to this restaurant and have a try!

Here's the Peking Duck we ordered.


slicing roasted peking duck


shredded duck meat served with mandarin pancake, spring onions, cucumber & sweet bean sauce

The skin was so crispy. It's wholesome!

Where?
Shop B1, 1/F, Alexandra House, 16-20 Chater Road, Central
3/F,Star House, 3 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Shop 201 2/F, Cityplaza II, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Tai Koo
005, LG, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tung Po Restaurant

Tung Po Restaurant, one of our favourite tai pai dong (大排档) that we surely visit whenever we visit Hong Kong. The restaurant is located in Java Road North Point, 2nd floor of Municipal Services Building. You will see a wet market on 1st floor before you reach the restaurant.

The restaurant is always crowded, so reservation is a MUST! Their reservation taking period is start from 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm, after which they will not entertaint any call. You got to make sure you call up the correct time. :)

One of the specialty of Tung Po is they served beer in chill porcelain bowls. It cost around RM 4+ for the big bottle Heineken.

Let's see what we ordered:

Sauteed Golden Prawn with Egg Yolk. Steven & I love this very much! The prawn was perfectly cooked with the egg yolk. It was heavenly tasty! We have tried the same dish in Malaysia but the taste still cant match the one from Tung Po. This is a must try!

Fried Pig Feet is one of their signature dish. It's crispy on the outside & chewy on the inside. Those who like pig feet, you will definately like this.


sweet & sour chicken soft bone

Steamed Chicken with lotus leaf and Chinese Wine (with sticky rice).

Overall, the foods served at Tung Po was great! Besides, they also claimed that all their meal are 100% without MSG.

Where?
99 Java Rd North Point 2nd Floor, Municipal Services Bldg
MTR: North Point (exit A1)
Tel: 852 2880 9399

Sunday, April 10, 2011

HONG KONG - I Love Hong Kong!


It's been a while since we last visited Hong Kong. Thanks to Air Asia for so many promotions in order for us to travel around so many places with Cheap Fares! Now, I can travel anytime to meet my best pal Lily if they having promo fares to Hong Kong, yahoo!


Hong Kong is renowned as the culinary capital of Asia & a shopper's paradise. Wherever you go Hong Kong, there are always good foods everywhere. As for shopping, the most crowded place for shopping are Mongkok & Causeway Bay. If you are looking for outlet mall, Citygate is the one.

Where We Stayed?

We have saved up on accommodation this trip as we stayed at Lily's place! She's staying in Hong Kong Island hence it's very easy for us to travel around by MTR, the MTR station is just 10 minutes walking distance from her home.

Where We Go?



The first day after our dinner, we headed to the most well known entertainment place " Lan Kwai Fong" for a drink.


The next day we had dim sum breakfast with the twins (Lily's niece). Haha. Finally, we got the chance to meet them in person. They both are adorable. Too bad we only have limited time to spend with them.



crystal cabin equipped with a bottom glass

After breakfast, we went to the Lantau Island, Ngong Ping 360. It's one of the must see attraction in Lantau Island. I still remember our last trip to Lantau Island, we travel there by bus & just to see the giant buddha (Tian Tan Buddha Statue). But now, the place is more developed. You can go there by MTR where is much more convenient compare to last time. And then, you can choose to enjoy the cable car ride on Standard or Crystal Cabin. We had Round Trip (on Crystal Cabin from Tung Chung and Normal Cabin from Ngong Ping @ HK$ 153 per pax.)


you gotta climb 268 steps to reach the buddha statue

Tian Tan Buddha

Ngong Ping Village
Besides that, you can also visit the new attractions, Ngong Ping Village which is set on a 1.5 hectare site on Lantau Island, adjacent to Ngong Ping Cable Car Terminal and the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. From here, you can walk around for souvenir, food & beverage before/after you heading to Tian Tan Buddha.

From here, you may also make your wishes at the Bodhi Wishing Shrine! A wishing card can be redeemed with any purchase of HK$ 150 or more at Ngong Ping 360 souvenir shops.

Ways of getting there, you can travel from any MTR stations to Tung Chung by taking the Tung Chung Line at MTR Hong Kong Station. Tung Chung Cable Car Terminal is adjacent to MTR Tung Chung Station. It is a 2 minutes walk from Exit B of the station.
After that, we proceed to Citygate Outlet Mall, the first Outlet mall in Hong Kong, where over 80 brands from around the world, all offering year-round discounts of 30% to 70%. Too bad we don't have much time to spend on shopping this round. Love shopping? Citygate Outlet Mall is the shopping place you must go.
Click here for more details and also the list for all outlets available in the mall.

Getting There
Travel from any MTR stations to Tung Chung by taking the Tung Chung Line at MTR Hong Kong Station, then take Exit C to Citygate Outlets.
I love Hong Kong's night scenery. Everytime we visit Hong Kong, we sure will visit either The Peak or Victoria Harbour to see the beautiful night scenery. This time, we got the chance to take a ride on the star ferry from Victoria Harbour to Central.

Where We Eat?

Of course we won't miss our all time favourite restaurant, Tung Po Restaurant. Besides Tung Po, Lily brought us to try the famous Peking Duck, and the famous Causeway Bay Spicy Crab & also yummylicious dessert from Tong Pak Fu & also one of our favourite dessert restaurant, Hui Lau Shan. And besides that, another friend of mine, Connie also brought us to Sai Kung for the famous Sai Kung Chung Kee Che Chai Noodle.

There's so much foods to eat but we have limited time. We don't even have time to go Char Chan Ting for the hong kong style french toast & Ying Yong Ice. But still we managed to have them the last day when we were in the airport. Hong Kong's french toast is always best!

We really enjoyed our trip. Special thanks to Lily for the great hospitality & thanks for bringing us to all the yummy foods during our trip.