Monday, 22 August 2016

Moon Cake Festival 2016 - Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya Special Crafted Mooncake For Mid Autumn


Mooncake is an important symbol for the mid-Autumn Festival as it symbolises longevity and family reunion besides the lantern. From now onwards; Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya offers a nice selection as gifts for friends and family.


Traditionally, the mooncake is round in shape, a symbol of unity, with a thin pastry layer and a rich filling made from lotus seed paste or red bean paste with an egg yolk in the centre.


In recent years, the variety of flavours of mooncake has become a great challenge to Pastry Chef due to the demand from customers who would like to savour these new flavours.


One of the more popular flavours is the green tea flavoured mooncake. Celebrating 2016 Mid-Autumn Festival, Chef Chan (Head of Pastry and Dim Sum) of Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya has crafted out 5 special mooncakes flavours.


The first of which is the Crystal Green tea Paste with Single Yolk.


The second is the traditional Baked Mooncake with Lotus Paste and Single Yolk.


 While the third is the Shanghai Mooncake with Single Yolk & Duo Paste of Jade Pandan & Supreme White Lotus. This is followed by the Baked Mooncake with Red Bean Paste & Single Yolk and the last one is the Crystal Durian Paste With Single Yolk.


Chef Chan who hails from Ipoh, Perak had his basics mooncake making from the guidance of his mother who was known for making mooncakes. With more than 15 years experience in traditional mooncake making, Chef Chan is able to make these mooncakes with a fairly thin crust while having the right balance of oil and sweetness level that will be a delight to eat.



As the current practice of mooncakes, Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya have specially crafted 2 customised gifts boxes to compliment these delicious mooncake making it a perfect collection to the avid box collector.


Presented in a beautiful gift box, it is just perfect for you to choose the mooncakes at Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya as gifts for your friends, family or as a corporate gift. The regular box of 4 is available at RM92.00 Nett, VIP Box of 4 is available at RM128.00 Nett (inclusive of an attractive Chinese Tea Set) while the individual mooncakes are available at RM23.00 nett per piece.


In conjunction with the Mid-Autumn festival, Chef Chan has also crafted out 3 new Dim Sum dish for you to savour besides the popular Dim Sum offering of Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya. The first being the Steamed Crystal Dumpling With Black Caviar. The wafer thin dumpling skin marries perfectly to the bouncy texture of the prawn based filling while the natural taste of  the black caviar was a perfect complement to the final taste of the superbly done dumpling.


The second Dim Sum is the Steamed Shrimp Dumpling With Dried Scallop; The Chef have crafted this dumpling that looks like a piece of Green White Jade. Topped with a generous amount of Tobiko, it gives this Dim Sum a bursting feel and flavour in each and every bite.


and the third Dim Sum is the cute Porcupine shape bun which is named as Lotus Steamed Bun. It takes around 10 minutes to craft it out and it looks too nice to be eaten.

For more information, please contact 03-8949 8888 ext 1322 or visit the website at www.summerpalacerestaurant.com.my

Summer Palace Restaurant Marriott Hotel Putrajaya Address and Location


Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia Official Launch


Globally the Foodservice market is growing at a rate of 6% per annum. Capitalising on the growth of the foodservice sector, dairy giant FONTERRA from New Zealand will be rolling out its new global food services brand, Anchor Food Professionals.


The Anchor Food Professionals reflects the way foodservice team is doing business now i.e working alongside customers to bring business and product solutions that answer questions such as improving profitability and reducing waste.

Picture from Anchor Food Professionals website
In Malaysia, Anchor brand is already a leader in the dairy segment, when we dine in restaurants, hotels, cafes, bakeries or grab and go from quick service restaurants, chances are we would have a taste of FONTERRA's dairy products such as its super cheesy and extra stringy Anchor Mozzarella Cheese, Anchor Culinary Creams, Anchor Cream Cheese, and not forgetting their awesome Anchor Butter.


Speaking at the unveiling of the Anchor Food Professionals brand and team, Ms Linda Tan, Head of Anchor Food Professionals Malaysia, said that Malaysia is one of the first markets to roll out the new proposition which will see them acting as true consultants, working behind the scenes to deliver exciting new tastes and products for chefs, bakers, caterers, commercial kitchens, hotels, restaurants, quick service restaurants, and cafes.

According to her, the team will assist businesses with all aspects of their operations, from front-of-house presentation, and pricing and promotion, to enhancing yield and taste delivering exciting new menu options.

Picture from Anchor Food Professionals website
By getting to know the customers' businesses, Anchor Food Professionals is using this knowledge and optimising dairy ingredients using Fonterra's world leading research and development capability to meet specific needs of chefs, bakers, and restaurant owners.


"With the rapid growth in the food services business due to the changing lifestyles of consumers, Anchor Food Professionals will help our customers keep up with this growth. Our food experts and in-house chefs will help food operator take their businesses to a different level, giving them a competitive edge", said Ms Linda.


Malaysia is one of the first few markets to roll out Anchor Food Professionals globally. With this new rollout, our services to our customers will extend beyond what we have always been doing, which is delivering a great product that chefs love; she continued.

Picture from Anchor Food Professionals website
Globally, Fonterra will be rolling out its' all new Anchor Food Professionals to over 50 countries with more than 5,000 customers. The global Anchor Food Professionals team expects to be an NZ$ 5 Billion business by 2023 with this move, putting the Anchor Brand neck to neck with leading consumers brands worldwide.


Anchor Food Professionals Video.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya 螃蟹哥哥 - Crabalicious Meal With A Twist


Malaysian are very fond of eating crabs, many will travel far and wide in search of the best crab dishes to taste. Recently they have been a raving of special crab dishes in Puchong. We got to try out Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya located at 85, Jalan Kenari 20, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia to explore on this.


For folks in another part of town, frets not as there is another outlet in Kepong which is where it all started i.e. Fei Fei Crab Seafood Restaurant Kepong KL. While for folks in Cheras can go to the Crab Generation at Taman Len Sen, Cheras to enjoy more than 12 different type of cooking style for your crabs.


There is no fancy ambience or decor to welcome you to Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya just a simple setup but in the evening, you can dine al-fresco outside the restaurant too.


Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya has many crab recipe which is concocted by its owner's and here we get to try 2 of his latest creation which the first is the Milky Salted Egg Yolk Butter Crab (set of 2 - RM98.00 for XL size); in Cantonese (Ham Sap Hai) - a very cheeky name if you know your Cantonese well. Loves the taste of the salted eggs and the slight spicy curry taste from the use of the dried chillies and curry leaves . Above all the freshness of the crab was a real deal.


The next one is a more unique which is called the Milo Butter Sauce Crab (set of 2 - RM98.00 for XL size). This has a strong aroma of Milo when it arrives at the table. On tasting, you will be able to taste the sweet Milo with a slight hint of buttery taste which was added to cook this dish. You can also order the special XXXL size crab which is at RM153.00 for 2 crabs.


Our last Crab dish is the Steamed Crab with Eggs (set of 2 - RM98.00 for XL size) - For me this is the best way to enjoy a fresh crab, no sauce, just plain natural sweetness from the crab meat. Simple steamed eggs at the bottom of the dish and topped with sprinkles of Chinese wine to give it a nice aroma and flavour. From the Crab B Restaurant Puchong menu; you can find that they do offer a few other crab species for you to choose from; one notable one is the live French Crab.


Besides serving delicious Crab dishes, Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya also offers diners with a la carte seafood dishes that you can order which can go with rice. The first is the Lala Spinach Soup (RM25.00) The Lala is of the meaty version while the additional spinach as a greens' to a seafood gives the broth a strong slightly spicy flavour which goes well with a bowl of rice.


The second dish is the Deep Fried Fish With Special Home Made Sauce (market price and also depends on the type of fish). Here we had a Red Snapper (you can choose to have a Grouper, Senangin or even a Siakap to be cooked in this style) which was deep fried to a crunchy texture on the outside while the inside white meat were firm and matched to the sauce which is made out of chillies padi, dry prawns, fermented bean paste and garlic were another dishes that we savoured with the white rice.


The third seafood dish from the menu is the Thai Tom Yam Crayfish (Hae Go or the Lai Liu Har) (RM20.00). Covered with the Tom Yam flavoured batter and fried to a crisp and served with a dipping sauce.


Next is the Japanese Style Deep Fried Pork Ribs on a Mayo Sesame dressing (RM20.00). We like the taste of the sauce which has a tinge of spicy taste.



The final dish to goes with our rice is the Steam Tofu With Minced Pork and Chillies Sambal Petai (RM15.00). We have eaten many Steam Tofu with Minced Pork, but this dish really takes it to the next level and it was just great eaten with the white rice for those that loves the taste of the Petai.


Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya also offers 2 special lunch sets series; the first is the single dish set (RM9.90) with more than 20 selection from rice to noodles. An order of any set will come with a free drinks, ice-cream and soup of the day. The sets that we tried pictured above is the Butter Chicken Rice set.


The other set is called the Love U Bento set which is priced at (RM13.90); comes with a heart shaped rice and vegetables of the day, a portion of scrambled eggs and baked beans. This set also comes with a free drink, ice-cream and soup of the day.


At Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya, while you get to enjoy your favourite crab dishes; you can also order the other seafood or dishes for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Crab B Restaurant Puchong Jaya Address
85, Jalan Kenari 20, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Mooncake Festival 2016 - Go Green, Organic And Healthy This Mid Autumn Celebration With BMS Organics


Organic food is in demand now as more and more people are very conscious about healthy eating. To celebrate 2016 mid-autumn festival aka mooncake festival, BMS ORGANICS has just launched its ORGANIC SUGAR-FREE MOONCAKE with 6 special flavours.


BMS Organics believe that everyone enjoys mooncake but the problem is that moon cake is usually sweet thus is not suitable for those that have a condition that does not allow them to take sweet cakes. Also with the growing trends of healthy living and vegetarian, one can now enjoy these, SUGAR-FREE mooncakes that are freshly made from the finest ingredients and a nice texture!


At BMS Organics Natural isomalt is used to substitute normal sugar in its' mooncakes. This smooth-sweet love affair is recommended for people with high blood pressure and diabetes. Besides, all ingredients used to make the mooncake are 100% organic. As an example, the plain flour that is used is free from bleaching & additives and are produced using the traditional method of stone milling process which helps in reducing the loss of cereals enzymes and nutrients.

These six choices of organic sugar-free mooncakes include three unique flavours: Pink Lady 10 Grain Beetroot, Bamboo Charcoal Black Sesame and Green Balance Macha Red Bean; while the three classic flavours are: Pure Lotus, Pure Lotus with Yolk and Mixed Nuts Delight.


1. Pink Lady 10 Grain Beetroot

10 Grain Beetroot is great for replenishing blood for women. The combination of oat milk and lotus seed paste fillings, coupled with the natural colouring of the outer layer that sourced from beetroot juice. This natural and pinkish gem will surely be your ticket to happiness.


2. Bamboo Charcoal Black Sesame

Aroma-rich black sesame is packed with calcium, vitamins and trace minerals. Its' black outer layer is craftily made from bamboo charcoal. Greater taste and healthier digestive system are no longer a dream!


3. Green Balance Macha Red Bean

The healthy aromas of green tea and wheat grass are valued even more. The perfect combination of green and red colours, whereby the red beans offers gentle sweetness and smoothness to the palate, while the natural green tea powder made up the exterior. This nutritious blend is widely known to aid in body detoxification.


4. Pure Lotus

Uses only the best quality ingredients such as high-quality lotus seeds that bring you the best blend of healthy and great taste.


5. Pure Lotus with Yolk

The salted aromatic egg yolk fused splendidly with a classic sweet pure lotus seed paste makes this mooncake taste even superior.
6. Mixed Nuts Delight 

Rich in fibre and healthy fatty acids. This exquisite flavour will surely linger in your mouth and is a must pick mooncake for those who desire a traditional taste.


BMS Organics has specially crafted a dual purpose mooncake gift box. The 4-piece mooncake lantern mooncake gift box can be used as a lantern after you unpack it. On the other hand, the 2-piece mooncake gift box contains two pieces of mooncake and a can of organic green tea. The packaging is suitable as a gift to your family and friends.


Starting from August 1, 2016, the public can purchase these organic sugar-free mooncakes at any BMS Organics Outlets. 4-piece lantern mooncake gift box is priced at RM107.60, while the 2-piece mooncake and organic green tea gift set is priced at RM63.00.

** BMS Organics member or credit card holder of either Citibank, Public Bank or Aeon, are entitled to:

1. RM10 BMS Organics Vegetarian Café cash voucher with every purchase of a 4-piece mooncake lantern gift box, and 20% discount for the second box. 

2. RM5 BMS Organics Vegetarian Café cash voucher with every purchase of a 2-piece mooncake gift box, and 20% discount for the second box.

If you are not able to buy it at BMS Organics outlet or you would like to send a mooncake gift set. You can  purchase mooncake online from BMS Organics Online Store. BMS Organics will send it to your doorstep (Free delivery only applicable for West Malaysia).

**Insert the promo code “BMSO2UMC” to get 10% rebate. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.bmsorganics.com.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Hugos By Modestos Damansara Perdana @ Hotel QLIQ


There are many choices of food at Empire Damansara, but to find one that you can impress your date or client, the choices can be limited. We found the Hugos By Modestos located at A-G-01, Empire Damansara, Qliq Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia meet this criterion.


Hugos By Modestos Empire Damansara is a bar cum restaurant that is located at the QLIQ Hotel. Patrons can choose to have a drink and snacks at the bar which has nightly special live performance.


While the dining area located at the end of the bar is a better option for a casual, quiet dining experience. The food that is served from Hugos By Modestos menu are the popular western dishes.


On entry to the restaurant dining area, you will be greeted with a modern setting that exudes a nice ambiance with special private dining area for you and your guest to dine in.


Our dinner review started off with a Western Starter which is a Creamy Sauteed Chicken Breast (RM29.00). The chicken that is used in the restaurant is of the Free Range Chicken species. Free Range Chicken will have a firmer texture and better taste too. The chicken is cooked with a creamy garlic and paprika sauce giving a hint of spicy taste to this creamy chicken dish. Served with purple cabbage, cherry tomatoes with a light sprinkle of balsamic vinegar.


The second starter/appetizer is the Bruschetta which is served with Diced Tomatoes, Garlic and Olive Oil on a Garden Farm Bread (RM17.00). A nice little crunchy start to your meal.


For Soup, we had the Zuppa Di Pesce Misto (RM18.00) which is a Mixed Seafood in Prawn Bisque. We like the strong brothy flavour of the bisque as it was nicely matched with the seafood which consists of prawns, squid, and clams. Will be perfect with a piece of toast or butter bun to go with the soup.


Next on, from the Pasta section, we were served with the Spaghetti Aglio E Olio (RM22.00). The pasta was cooked with toasted garlic, fresh chillies with a dash of extra virgin oil and Prawns. The dish would have been even better had the Chef uses a bigger size prawns for this dish.


For the Mains, we had the Scaloppini Di Pollo Al Funghi (RM40.00) which in essence is a Pan Fried Chicken Breast With Creamy Mushroom Sauce. The chicken breast has a firm meaty texture and was well paired with the brown mushroom sauce. Served with mashed potatoes and boiled cauliflower, carrots and broccoli as the sides.


The last course before dessert is a Pizza which is Tonno E Cipolle (RM22.00) - a tuna based thin crust pizza that is very crispy and crunchy, topped with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and onions. An extra topping of cheese would have taken this to a higher level.


For dessert, we had the Tiramisu Modestos (RM22.00) which has a layer of Mascarpone, sponge cake and topped with sprinkles of Espresso Coffee. Served on the sides are white fresh cream with a dollop of chocolate sauce.


Overall, Hugos By Modestos Damansara Perdana offers diners a great choice of western cuisine for you to choose from and is a nice place for you to dine in a very relaxed setting.


Hugos By Modestos Address and Direction


A-G-01, Empire Damansara, Qliq Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8A, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.