Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Kuala Lumpur Food : Oriental Group Restaurant Annual Chef Event Classic Nanyang Cantonese Cuisine Promotion



Kuala Lumpur Food: The Oriental Group of Restaurant headed by award winning Group Executive Chef Justin Hor with collaboration with renowned guest Chef Peter Tsang with more than 47 years of Cantonese cuisine speciality with accolades spanning across the Asian region in its Annual Chef Event; brings forth the Classic Nanyang Cantonese Cuisine for Malaysian to savour this specially crafted dishes.


These tantalising dishes which preserves the authentic flavours will be available for all diners to devour at all Oriental Group Of Restaurant from 25th August 2017 to 30th September 2017. Spoilt for choice from the elaborate ala-carte menu, you can order the 2 preset menus namely the Majestic Set (RM1,888 Nett) per table for 10 pax or the Royal Set ( RM3,888 Nett). For more information about the promotion, you can visit Oriental Group of Restaurant Facebook page.


As explained by Chef Justin Hor, all the ingredients used for these dishes are of the top quality and cooked using techniques that will exude the natural flavour of the ingredients and taste that will linger in your taste bud.


For this review, we taste the Majestic Set at Noble House Restaurant; which starts off with 6 individual tapas-like dishes instead of the more commonly Four or Five Season platter which are norms for Chinese set meals. The first to arrive on the table was the Chilled Bittergourd in Sweet Chilli Sauce. Served with an orange peel as decor, the bitter gourd has a light crunch chill taste which is refreshing to bite in. Married to the Thai inspired light sweet spicy taste, it is a real nice starter, to begin with.


Next, we had the Chilled Chicken With Szechuan Peppercorn Sauce which is also served chilled and has a mild taste of peppery taste to suit the palate of most Malaysian which like a little spicy taste.


This is followed by the Capsicum & Apricot Mushroom in Miso. A simple dish of yellow, green and red capsicum cut into bite size and stirred fried with Japanese White Miso sauce. It has a light flavoured Miso taste; which inspired Chef Peter during his stints with a Japanese Chef on the use of Miso as a sauce base for stirred fried dishes.


Next is a deep fried dish, we were served the Radish Cake Typhoon Shelter Style. Normally this Typhoon Shelter cooking style uses the crab as the main ingredient, but the Chef has replaced it with deep fried radish cake which is infused with a subtle garlicky taste.


The fifth starter is the Fragrant Black Sesame Flat Noodle. When the dish arrives at the table, our first thought is that this dish is eel but when Chef Peter explain it is actually hand made Black Sesame Flat noodle, we were a little surprise as the texture does have that soft firm texture much akin to the eel meat.


Our final starter is the Liver Sausage with Prawn Roll; it has a fried to a crisp bean curd skin while the filling of the bouncy prawn meat was a real delight that matches with the savoury taste of the liver sausage that is matched with the crunch of the cucumber and finally the natural taste of the cherry tomatoes all in one mouthful.


After our starter dish, our first main is the Double Boiled "Haruan" Soup with Fish Maw served in a Paper Wok. We were really delighted to taste this soup as it's soup based is cooked with the Haruan fish bones that were boiled until a thick white milky broth. With every spoonful, you can literally stain your mouth with the rich fish oil flavour. According to Chef Justin, the Thousand Layer Tau Foo was included to balance the fish oily feel as the broth deeply penetrates into the bean curd. To finish off with the silky smooth taste of the fish maw; this soup set the tones for more surprises and expectations of the next few dishes to be served.


In this Majestic Set, the poultry dish is the Treasures Chest Duck, Braised with Abalone and Soft Boiled Quail Egg. This dish used to be very popular in the 70's in Hong Kong which was called the "Ba Wong Ngap". Chef Peter remembers during his early days' apprenticeship in Hong Kong, the restaurant he used to work in; serve about 35 to 40 bird per day. To prepare this dish takes plenty of efforts; as it first needs; to be deboned and kept overnight in the fridge. On the next day, the stuffing which is cooked using Salted Eggs, Barley, Lotus Seed, Mushroom, Chicken Dice (replace with Bacon) are put into the duck carcass and then fried to a light crisp before stewing it with a superior broth. The final result is the tender meat skin with the enhanced natural flavour of the ingredient.



One of the other highlights of this dish is the boiled quail eggs, we thought it was just an ordinary hard boiled quail eggs but we made aware by Chef Justin that this is no ordinary boil quail eggs as when we bite into the quail eggs, we can feel the bursting warms of the flowing quail egg yolks much like the Ajitama eggs.


The third main dish is presented as a gift set when it arrives on the table. This dish is called the Crystal Wrap Steamed "Soon Hock" with Radish and Green Ginger. According to the Chef; the traditional steaming process will release all the flavour as steam which escapes during the steaming process. With the wrapping, the flavours of the condiment and ingredient are sealed in the wrapping.



Once the wrapping is removed, we can smell the natural fresh fish flavours with the strong aroma of ginger and scallion. As the fish was deboned making it easier to eat; with every bite of the firm texture of the fresh fish meat which marries perfectly to the soft ginger/ scallion paste, it was a pleasure to slurp up each piece of the fish meat and raddish.


Next on the table is the Scallop in Golden Egg White Souffle; this dish does spring a surprise to all of us. For this dish; Chef Peter offers to do a live cooking for us to appreciate this simple and delicate dish. The white of the eggs is beaten to a creamy like texture and stuffed with the fresh scallop to be deep-fried to a golden brown finish. This is then braised with a Bacon/ Chicken superior broth which is infused with scallion and slow cooked. To serve to the diners the soupy based is bedded with boiled spinach to absorbs the full flavour of the broth. The Egg white has a soft texture while the fresh scallop which has a firm bouncy texture was a good combination with the broth.


Our final main dish is the Yin Yang Rice With Lobster & Crab Meat in Superior Crab Soup. The Yin Yang rice is made up of 1/3 portion of Glutinous Rice and 2/3 of Deep Fried Rice Cracker. This provides a nice soft crunch of the rice. The rice cracker is cooked with the specially curated crab soup to embed the taste into the golden rice grain. Although our stomach by now, is almost over the top, the taste of the lobster meat, crab meat and the infused flavoured rice was too much for us to resist and we end up wanting a second helping of this addictive dish.


For dessert, we had the Chilled Peach Resin in Snow Pear. This dessert is served chilled. The Snow Pear is first double-boiled and then stuffed with peach resin that can easily be mistaken to bird nest. It is accompanied with Pak Hup, Wolfberries and Longan fruits.

Noble House Restaurant Location Address Map

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Somersby Cider’s Giant Apples Unveil #MagicMoments Campaign


12,000 FREE bottles to be given away across Klang Valley, Penang and Johor!



The secret of the two larger-than-life apples with countdown timers at the main entrance of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and at LG2 of Sunway Pyramid (near Ice Rink) finally unveiled and it transformed into a booth when the clock hit 12 noon today! Somersby, the best-selling cider in Malaysia once again surprised the cider lovers by giving away 4,000 bottles at these two locations in conjunction with the launch of #MagicMoments campaign.


Consumers at Pavilion KL were caught by surprise when picnic goers sitting on a picnic mat with friends, apple pickers plucking apples from the tree while some were reading newspaper – as if in a garden which swiftly assembled to perform a flash mob. This led to the launch of #MagicMoments campaign. We are all searching for things that make us happy and yet simple little pleasures that bring us the greatest joy can be easily overlooked. The new Somersby #MagicMoments campaign is to inspire our consumers to take a break and enjoy life’s little pleasures with the refreshing and fruity taste of Somersby Cider made from sun-ripened apples.


“Life is hectic, especially living in the city. No one would have thought of getting a free
Somersby Cider on a Thursday while heading out for lunch. This is one of those little pleasures in life. We are happy that we put a smile on our consumers’ face and this is simply magical. We believe Somersby is like one’s life’s little pleasure and you can live your #MagicMoments with Somersby too!” said Charles Wong, Marketing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia.


Besides the free Somersby giveaway, consumers at both locations were engaged with the 3D backdrop and the brand’s newly introduced Augmented Reality (aka A.R.) app called Somersby Malaysia. When consumer scans the QR code and download the app, they can post creative photos on their Instagram and Facebook by hashtaging #SomersbyMY and #MagicMoments and something magical awaits. Do check it out to find out more. On site consumers were excited and impressed with the application’s 3D animation and A.R.


That’s not all! Consumers can also win a 3D2N all-expense paid trip to Singapore from 6 August to 30 September using the A.R. app as well. It is simple, fun and easy. Purchase any 4-can or 4-bottle pack of Somersby Cider, take a creative 3D animated photo with the app and post it on Instagram using the app. The most ‘LIKES’ wins. Weekly prizes to be won as well!


Bringing the little pleasure and magical moments closer to Penangites and Johoreans, Somersby Cider will be giving away both Somersby Apple and Blackberry at Gurney Paragon Mall and Sutera Mall on 5 to 6 August.


For more information about #MagicMoments, follow Somersby Malaysia on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SomersbyMY.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Korean BBQ Buffet San Nae Deul Nexus Bangsar South Kuala Lumpur



Many Non-Muslim people in Kuala Lumpur love Korean BBQ especially with a Buffet spread; more so when it is non-halal as they are able to taste out the lovely marinated Korean BBQ dishes. We have previously visited San Nae Deul Nexus Bangsar South (you can click on the link to view our previous experience) quite sometime back, so, a revisit is due on this Korean BBQ Buffet restaurant.


For those that just love to taste Korean dishes can opt for the Buffet without the BBQ item and its starts with the following offer: You can also check out San Nae Deul Facebook


Buffet Without BBQ (Lunch: 11.30 am- 3 pm ; Dinner: 5.30 pm- 11 pm)
Lunch (MON- FRI)Adult: RM 19+ Child: RM 10+ 
Lunch (SAT- SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAY)Adult: RM 25+ Child: RM 15+
Dinner (MON-SUN)Adult: RM 25+ Child: RM 15+
Dining time for this package is 60 minutes
Child Price - from 4- 10 years old and height below 120 cm.


For this buffet, you can try out the side dish like the various Kim Chi dishes


 Toppoki



soup, meat dishes, pancakes,


Korean Fried Chicken



Seafood



and various Korean Deep Fried dishes


and when you want to try out the BBQ; you can order the Buffet with BBQ at the following price

Buffet With BBQ (Lunch: 11.30 am- 3 pm ; Dinner: 5.30 pm- 11 pm)
Lunch (MON- FRI)Adult: RM 39+ Child: RM 20+ 
Lunch (SAT- SUN & PUBLIC HOLIDAY)Adult: RM 45+ Child: RM 25+
Dinner (MON-SUN)Adult: RM 45+ Child: RM 25+
Dining time for this package is 90 minutes


(Free 1 plate of cheese for each table)


For the lunch packages, you will be entitled to order unlimited BBQ items which includes Grilled Squid, Pork Belly, Sliced Pork Belly,



Curry Pork Belly, Grilled Sliced Pork Belly with Korean Spicy Sauce, Pork Shoulder, Pork Jowl, Grilled Pork Rib,


 Spicy Stir Fried Pork, Stir Fried Soy Sauce Chicken



while for the Dinner packages there is additional BBQ dishes  for you to choose from, which includes the Grilled Cross Cut Ribs, Beef With Soy Sauce



Beef Belly, Stir Fried Spicy Chicken



Dinner Menu


 and more.


There are 3 San Nae Deul Korean Restaurant in Malaysia, which is at Bangsar South, Empire Damansara and Ara Damansara, for the full address, please click here. Please note that Korean BBQ Buffet is only available at the Bangsar South outlet.


San Nae Deul Korean BBQ Restaurant is currently having a monthly lucky draw for the customer to win a FREE trip to Seoul/ Jeju Korea and many other exciting prizes; which include Samsung Galaxy S8 & Cash Voucher. Please remember to get your entry forms when you dine at the restaurant. Good luck to you.

San Nae Deul @Nexus Bangsar South Location Address Map

Monday, 7 August 2017

Petaling Jaya Hotel : One World Hotel Bandar Utama 10th Anniversary Celebration


One World Hotel Petaling Jaya celebrated its 10th anniversary with a grand celebration on Wednesday, 26th July 2017 at its Imperial Ballroom to honour 650 guest comprising clients, suppliers, travel agents, government agencies, regular guests, bloggers and members of the media. 


To add more festivities to the celebration, each guest is given a lucky draw card and some chips to play the games.


The venue was decorated to reflect the theme “Casino Royale” and there was a buzz in the air from the start of the evening till the end with guest having to try their luck at the casino table.


The event kicked off with a twin aerial silk performance 


This is then followed by a welcoming speech and toast from the owners and directors of the hotel, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Teo Chiang Hong and YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Teo Chiang Kok respectively. 


The milestone celebration was officiated with a 5kg cake - cutting ceremony graced by the family’s matriarch YBhg Puan Sri Datin Cheng Gek Hong.


“Thank you for being part of our success story. We are definitely excited to see how the next chapter of our story unfolds as we are committed to making every effort to further improve and bring our services to the next level while delivering only the very best!” said Tan Sri Dato’ Teo Chiang Hong in his speech.


Guests were treated to a sit – down dinner and while the sumptuous five - course dinner was being served, all were entertained by Joy Victor featuring the 9 Lives band and the Godfather of stand-up comedy, also known as the funniest person in the world for 2016, Harith Iskander who had the crowd in stitches of laughter. 


One World Hotel’s five top supporters including Gullivers Travel Associates (GTA), Hotelbeds, Quintiq Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Sheet Glass Sdn Bhd and Expedia Travel received awards for their part in building a relationship with the hotel.


The celebration was capped by the grand lucky draw, with the top prize of a travel voucher worth RM6000 courtesy of Parlo Tours Sdn Bhd. Other attractive prizes include the iPad, 60” Sharp TV, tickets to Bali and Bangkok as well as hotel’s dining, room and spa vouchers to lucky winners.

One World Hotel Bandar Utama Petaling Jaya Address