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Saturday, 30 April 2016

Events: Carlsberg Smooth Draught Beer In A Bottle Launch



Many people would really enjoy a cool smooth of a freshly tapped beer; if possible wherever there are and at any time of the day. Carlsberg has specially crafted a brew that delivers the smooth, easy-to-drink experience, the same as you would enjoy a freshly tapped beer. The only difference is it’s in a bottle. Introducing the all-new Carlsberg Smooth Draught that offers consumers a chance to enjoy the smooth sensation of freshly tapped beer anytime, anywhere at an affordable price.


Carlsberg Smooth Draught, is available in a big bottle of 580ml, is a must-have on every beer lovers’ bucket, or quart list. Brewed longer for its signature smoothness with an easy finish, the beautiful golden-hued beer is packaged in an easy to grip bottle with smooth contour lines appearing subtly in the background reinforcing the brew’s uniquely smooth taste. The iconic Carlsberg hop leaf motif embossed on the bottle tastefully accentuates the innovative cold hopping process. It is truly a beauty!



“We are privileged that Malaysia is the pioneer amongst the 140 Carlsberg markets in the world to launch Carlsberg Smooth Draught, a line extension of Carlsberg brand. It is indeed a clever innovation that offers the signature smoothness and easy to drink profile with nice carbonation, just like a freshly tapped beer,” Henrik Juel Andersen, Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia commented the launch event.


“Very often, consumers yearn for the smooth sensation of a draught beer but this is not readily available in eateries, food courts and coffee shops that they frequent. Carlsberg Smooth Draught is the answer to many beer lovers’ quests and caters to a consumer preference for the smoothness in a draught beer. It captures the smooth sensation of freshly tapped beer in a bottle, so consumers can now enjoy a smooth brew anytime anywhere at an affordable price,” Andersen added.


Carlsberg uncovered consumers’ deeper insights with the introduction of Carlsberg Smooth Draught as a special edition at hundreds of traditional on-trade outlets in March. Unanimity in consumer response is unmistakable; the brew consistently drew positive feedback and recorded overwhelming repeat orders from the trade. Because consumers love it, Carlsberg will keep it! Carlsberg Smooth Draught is now made a permanent offering under the portfolio brands of Carlsberg Malaysia.


At the launch which was held at the visitor’s lounge of the brewery, trade partners, distributors and members of the media were amused by the transformation of the office space into an outdoor eatery and a beer garden and quenched their thirst with freshly brewed Carlsberg Smooth Draught. Spoilt for the choice of local hawker fare, it was a food roulette paired perfectly with the smooth brew. Stars in the dark sky, sitting in an airy relaxing atmosphere, the guests truly enjoyed sampling Carlsberg Smooth Draught making the launch a smooth head start.


.To find out more information on Carlsberg Smooth Draught’s product, please visit www.smoothdraught.com 

Friday, 29 April 2016

Events: Mixology Cocktails Appreciation Night at ICE Gallery IJM LAND’s Pantai Sentral Park


More than 100 guests followed IJM LAND’s invitation to experience an intimate cocktail session in a unique setting at Pantai Sentral Park’s ICE Gallery. The evening aimed to convey an image of the values of Pantai Sentral Park to the audience, focusing on the things that make life worth living in harmony with nature.


Attendees of the event were welcomed by emcee Maggy Wang who opened the night with an introduction highlighting the distinct location and unique selling features of Pantai Sentral Park, or PSP. 


The new township in the centre of the New Golden Triangle in Klang Valley is also known as Kuala Lumpur’s One and Only Urban Forest City, a name the project truly lives up to thanks to its proximity to a 200-acre forest park that future residents of PSP will be able to use for their recreation and the township’s concept of bringing the community and nature closer together. A short video was also shown outlining more of PSP’s key features like its connectivity to the New Pantai Expressway, pedestrian focussed amenities such as commercial precincts within short walking distances and a Waterfront Park, and PSP’s first two residential phases called Inwood and Secoya Residences.


Senior General Manager of IJM LAND Berhad, Mr. Hoo Kim See, took the stage to talk about the vision behind Pantai Sentral Park and the architectural uniqueness of the ICE Gallery. The inspiration for the IJM Land Centre of Exhibition, or short ICE, came from a natural flow of spaces which has been converted into seemingly organic model displays and sculptures. He described the concept behind the gallery as “a multifunctional set-up whose flowing spaces create a beautiful backdrop for events of any kind that will leave a memorable and lasting impression on the visitors”.


The team of Pantai Sentral Park invited professional mixologist and 42 Below Cocktail World Cup 2008 Champion Joshua Ivanovic to pamper the sophisticated taste buds of the selected clientele with his premium cocktail creations. Not only did he play his part behind the bar in serving colourful drinks, he also made the stage his own in order to talk about his journey of becoming a world class bartender who worked for acclaimed cocktail bars like Milk and Honey or Mahiki in London. 


Entertainment and educational purposes met when Ivanovic demonstrated his craft to the eyes of the curious audience who may have caught a trick or two they can put to good use at their next cocktail party at home. The master mixologist, representing Cocktail-Solutions and Pernod Ricard Malaysia, understood well how to engage the spectators into his presentation and did not hesitate to answer arising questions.


Invigorated by tasty canapés and cool drinks, all guests were invited to explore the premises of the ICE Gallery. Helpful Pantai Sentral Park staff provided advice and assistance to everyone who wanted to know more about the future development of PSP or the architecture of the gallery. Once finished, Pantai Sentral Park will comprise 13 phases divided into commercial and residential areas that will spread over an area of about 58 acres. Property in the first two residential phases Inwood and Secoya is highly sought after and all those interested in investing should not wait much longer.

For more information please visit www.pantaisentralpark.com.

Thursday, 28 April 2016

2016 New Zealand Food Connection And Blogger Food Bag Challenge


New Zealand is one of only two countries to export more than half of its total food production and Malaysia is; its 9th largest export market, with trade volumes growing year-on-year. The showcase at the 2016 Food Connection Malaysia is a demonstration of New Zealand’s understanding of the complex international food market and the rapidly growing need to produce safe and quality food in a sustainable and innovative manner.  


“Every day, our more than 2,600 food producers create mouthwatering and nutritious foods to suit every palate in Asia, all in safe, sustainable and pristine conditions,” says Matt Ritchie, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Malaysia.


“We are honoured to work with like-minded partners here in Malaysia and look forward to bringing even more delicious and high-quality New Zealand food to Malaysian consumers,” says HE Dr. John Subritzky,New Zealand Ambassador/High Commissioner to Malaysia. At the event, patrons can relish some of New Zealand’s best F&B products and meet the companies all without travelling to New Zealand! 


Food Connection is a B2B trade show series, running across Asia by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE). This trade show will give Malaysia’s top food and beverage professionals an opportunity to taste some of New Zealand’s finest food and wines, and meet many of the country’s key producers. New Zealand is a trusted supplier of high quality and safe food to consumers in more than 100 countries. 


What’s new this year at 2016 New Zealand Food Connection : 


Spring Sheep Milk Co.: Luxurious, creamy and healthy NZ sheep milk products including gelato and milk powder suitable for lactose-intolerant individuals.


Pic’s Peanut Butter: The peanut butter brand in New Zealand, with no preservatives, no colouring, no added sugar, just high oleic peanuts.

 

Southern Fresh: 30 years growing experience. New Zealand's leading professional growers and processors of high-quality baby vegetables, salad lines, and herbs - both fresh and processed.

 

Sealord: One of the largest seafood companies in the Southern Hemisphere. And with more than 50 years of fishing experience, farming, processing and marketing operations.

 

Mud House Wines: Two decades and Award winning vineyard.

Arahi Beverages: High-quality halal wine using high-quality wine grapes.

 Emerald Foods: Premium Ice Cream manufacturer based in Auckland since 1985.


Also featured were the best in meat, seafood, beverage and grocery items from the likes of 
Dunningham, Eco Healthy Foods, Emerald Foods Ltd, Fonterra Brands, Giesen Wines, Kapiti Ice Cream, Mudhouse, New Zealand Unlimited SDN BHD, Pure South, Sealord, Shott Beverages, Spring Sheep Milk Co,Talley's, The New Zealand Dessert Company and The Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company.

Best Restaurant To Eat Food Bag Challenge

In conjucntion with this year Food Connection Event, food bloggers were given a special mystery bag which has special ingredients and are to be used to craft out our specialty dishes for this challenge.


In the mystery bag, we had the Greenshell Mussel and the Hake Steak from Talley and the special Lamb Ribs from Pure South


For this challenge, we have decided to cook 2 dishes which the first is the Spicy Aglio Olio Fettuccine with New Zealand Green Shell Mussel.


Ingredient for the Spicy Aglio Olio Fettuccine with New Zealand Green Shell Mussel are:

  • 5 pieces of Green Mussel
  • 20 strands of fettuccine
  • 10 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 medium size onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 stalk of fresh coriander
  • 1 fresh green chilli (julienne)
  • 1 fresh red chilli (julienne)
  • 1 teaspoon of mixed herbs
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • salt and pepper to taste
Direction:
  1. Boil the fettuccine in a pot of hot water for 7 minutes.
  2. Heat the pan and sauteed the garlic, onions and coriander stalk until fragrant.
  3. Fry the green mussel and add in water to cook it,
  4. Add in fresh julienne red, green chillies and the semi cooked fettuccine.
  5. Stir fried it and add the mixed herbs, add salt and pepper to taste.

Spicy Aglio Olio Fettuccine with New Zealand Green Shell Mussel.




and the second dish is the Bacon Wrapped Hake Steak with Bacon Chip Mashed Japanese Sweet Potato.


Ingredient for the Bacon Wrapped Hake Steak with Bacon Chip Mashed Japanese Sweet Potato

  • 1 piece of Hake Steak (200g).
  • 150 g Japanese Sweet Potato.
  • 1 pcs of medium size Potato.
  • 4 pcs of streaky pork bacon.
  • 1 packet of Hand Cooked Potato Crisps.
  • Salt and black pepper to taste.
Direction:
  1. Marinate the Hake Steak with salt and black pepper and set aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Pan fried 1 piece of the streaky pork bacon until crisp.
  3. Cut the bacon strip to chip size and set aside.
  4. Steam the potato (skin removed) and the Japanese sweet potato until soft.
  5. Mashed the sweet potato and mix it with the bacon chips.
  6. Wrapped the Hake Steak with the 3 pieces of pork bacon.
  7. Oven roast the Hake Steak at 175 degrees for 10 minutes; Turn over steak and baked for another 10 minutes.
  8. Served it on top of the mashed Japanese Sweet Potatoes.


You can check out the #NZFoodConnection or @NZ_Global for more information.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Get Fit, Strong And Healthy With The 21 Day Mission Challenge


Every beginning of the year, many of us will set out our New Year resolution. One of the most popular resolution it to keep fit. As the year progresses, chances of achieving or to start a Fitness Program usually does not materialize. One of the main points of failure is; it takes great effort to start a program and it is even more difficult;  without proper guidance. And to top it up; coming up with a balanced nutrition program that goes with this fitness program is really a great headache.

What if you were told that there is any easier way to keep fit and on top of that; a fitness program specially created by a professional fitness guru that delivers daily to you; which can be done from the comfort of your home and it also comes with the pre-planned balanced nutrition meal crafted by a renowned nutritionist which you can make it in slightly over 10 minutes? Did we get your attention?


Research has shown that it takes 21 days to create a new habit or change an old one for a lifetime. Inspired by this insight, Mission Foods Malaysia, the world's largest flatbread producer and makers of the well-known and love Mission Wraps, has teamed up with Fitness Guru, Dave Nuku and Celebrity Nutritionist, Alexandra Prabaharan to create an exciting yet simple to follow 21-Days Programme called the #21DayMission.

The 21-Day Mission features daily fitness and recipe videos that are sent to subscribers. Subscription is free and can be done easily through the Mission Foods Malaysia Facebook site. Once subscribed, followers are sent links to the videos and meal plans in advance to be able to prepare for their 21-Day Mission, which is set to go live on 9th May 2016.


This initiative from Mission Foods comes at a perfect time as it coincides with World Health Month in April where there is a worldwide interest in leading better, healthier lifestyles. The fact is that Malaysia is now known to be Asia’s most overweight country with 17.7% of the population considered obese according to a national health and morbidity survey conducted in 2015. 

This campaign aims to introduce and educate the general public that leading a healthy, active lifestyle is really quite simple as long as you have the correct meal plan and guidance.


#The21DayMission is a collaboration between Mission Foods Malaysia and fitness guru, Dave Nuku, a certified personal trainer and international presenter on health and fitness issues who was also one of the main trainers on the; The Biggest Loser Asia TV series. He is the co-founder of the hugely popular FIRE STATION gym and has dedicated his life to helping people achieve their goals and transform their lives through achieving a healthier body, mind, and spirit.


For the nutritional part of the program, Alexandra Prabaharan, a renowned nutritionist, has created a delicious meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes which complement the fitness regime. All the recipes are designed to be simple to prepare as they use easy-to-find ingredients and deliciously versatile Mission Foods products including Wraps, Pita, Naan and Tortilla Chips.


“This 21-Day initiative solidifies a strategic pillar for the brand, which is to continue driving awareness on the importance of healthy eating and living in the community. With the launch of the 21-Day Mission, we feel we can make a difference in people’s lives by making it easier for them to start this journey and encouraging them to start thinking about eating better, getting fitter and feeling great about themselves,” said Maria Mitropoulos, VP of Marketing, Mission Foods, Asia and Oceania.


Mission Foods Malaysia also recognizes that some of us need a bit more of a push to get started. Mission Foods is giving away the chance to win a fully paid “21-Day Mission pack” to 12 lucky winners where they receive three meals delivered daily and full access to Fire Station, to train with Dave Nuku and his team of trainers. The meals are prepared and delivered according to Alexandra’s recipes by Huios Meal Prep, whose ethos is to provide healthy, freshly-prepared meals. Each pack is worth over RM5,000. Those needing that extra helping hand can look out for the contest running on Mission Foods Malaysia Facebook and Instagram pages and on the Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines and portals, from April 17 – 30.


Winners will be announced on the first week of May after which they will be able to embark on their journey towards becoming stronger, fitter and healthier.


For more information on #The21DayMission, follow facebook.com/missionfoodsmalaysia or instagram.com/missionfoodsmalaysia

Monday, 18 April 2016

2016 Ramadan Buffet Review : G Tower Hotel Kuala Lumpur - Buka Puasa With Traditional Flavours Of Malaysia



The arrival of the holy month of Ramadan indicates the start of the fasting season. For the year 2016, G Tower Hotel located at 199, Jalan Tun Razak 50400 Kuala Lumpur; the theme for the 2016 Ramadan Buka Puasa is Flavours Of Malaysia.


From 8th June 2016 till 3rd July 2016, G Tower Hotel is featuring an assortment of Buka Puasa menus with a variety of food that will leave diners spoilt for choices. Food ranging from traditional street food to flavourful and contemporary food are perfect to tantalises your taste-bud.



This special Flavours of Malaysia is specially brought to you by the talented Chef Sherry and her team which has an extensive culinary experience in traditional Malaysian cuisine. The team will present a buffet spread that boasts local speciality that offers a wide selection of appetisers, salads,  main course and desserts in four rotating menus for you to sample at the Ramadan Buffet.



Among the highlights will be authentic dishes from East Malaysia, Sarawak which is the Ayam Bakar Dalam Buluh or Manuk Pansuh, a dish often prepared on many celebrations especially on Gawai Dayak festival. This natural cooking method which is to cook the chicken in a bamboo; sealed in the taste and produce an astonishingly tender and juicy meat with a strong aromatic flavour.



The buffet line features a spectacular array of more than 100 must have Buka Puasa dishes with live cooking stations of Malaysian favourites like the Popiah Basah, Roti Jala, Putu Bambu



and Apam Balik.



Not to be missed is the G Tower speciality such as Sup Tulang Rawan, Mee Rebus Istimewa and the much sought after Kambing Bakar Berempah.



The clay-pot hot dishes which is offered on a weekly basis will be the traditional dishes from various states of Malaysia among them are the Ayam Masak Kuzi (Selatan), Gulai Tempoyak Ikan Patin (East)



Daging Goreng Kunyit (Utara)



Sotong Masak Hijau (Sabah)



Pucuk Paku Goreng Belacan (Sabah)



and Sayur Masak Lontong (Selatan) to name but a few.



Not to be missed are those that loves to savour some of the Western Cuisines, there will be an Italian pasta station that will serve ala-minute pasta of the day and freshly baked roll and bread for you to try out.



And to end the Buka Puasa on a sweet note there are the local popular desserts like the Ais Kacang, Leng Chi Kang, and not forgetting the Biskut Tradisional Raya and of course the Kuih Muih Melayu.



According to Chef Sherry, she has the idea of introducing all the various traditional food from 13 states of Malaysia as it will bring back sweet and cherish memories of your hometown while you enjoy these delicious meals at the Buffet.

The Ramadan Buffet Dinner is priced at RM 98 nett for adult and RM49 nett for children and senior citizen. The Buffet will be held at the Mezzanine Floor, G Tower Kuala Lumpur. from 7pm to 10pm. For reservations, please contact G Tower from Monday to Friday between 9.00am to 5.00pm at 03-2168 1919 ext 7018 or email to banquet@gtower.com.my

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