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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Diamond Coral Water Filter System


There are many water filters available in Malaysia, investing in the right system is very important. We have recently installed an indoor Diamond Coral Water Filter system at our home.


The main problem with the supplied water into our home causes a lot of concern for much Malaysian. We have also installed at an outdoor unit that automatically backwashes the filter twice a day and each time you can see the outflow of brownish water oozing out from it. A very worrying feeling on the quality of the supplied water.


As our body consists of 75% to 78% water and I personally believe it is important to consume the filtered water to ensure that; our body is able to drink it without any concern.


My doctor also advise us to drink at least 8 glass of water daily; So, when my current water filter has served its' time, we decided to buy a new indoor water filter system. After searching the Internet and thru some friend recommendation, we have decided to install the Diamond Coral Water Filter system mainly because the filtered water is Alkaline water. I have done some research that drinking Alkaline water has many advantages over other filtered water.


For one it helps to neutralize the acid in our bloodstream, which leads to increased oxygen levels and improved energy and metabolism; it also contains antioxidant properties; cleanses the colon; rejuvenates our skin, and lubricates muscles and joints.


Moreover, filtered water provides better tasting and odourless drinking water by removing chlorine and bacterial contaminants. Once we have drunk the coffee and tea which uses the Alkaline water to brew it; we can taste the strong natural flavour and aroma of the coffee/ tea which has a natural and stronger taste.


Another way was the use of the filtered water to wash cut apples. Yes, after soaking the apples in the Diamond Coral alkaline filtered water, we can see that it does not turn brown as quickly as cut apples that use normal water to wash.


Overall, we have peace of mind knowing that the water we consume every day is clean filtered water. Since we have also installed a WaterBar system at home, we will use the filtered water for the WaterBar for our instant Warm Water. You can read about our WaterBar System here.

For more information, you can get in touch with them at Diamond Facebook Page or Diamond Website.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Kuala Kubu Baru Food: Restoran 98海鲜饭店 | Part 3 Rawang Kuala Kubu Bharu Food Trip


After our excursion to the Fish Sanctuary and the Selangor Dam in Kuala Kubu Baru, we headed back to town for dinner. We were made to understand that dinner is served quite early, so we headed straight to Restoran 98 aka Nine Thy Eight located at 33 & 34, Jalan Dato Balai, Kampung Tun Abdul Razak, 44000 Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor.


There are not many restaurants in Kuala Kubu Baru that are opened on Saturday evening. Anyway, this restaurant was recommended by our friend to try it out.


Our first order is the Assam Pedas Sotong (RM15.00). A Generous serving of white Sotong. The Assam Pedas sauce was not too spicy and was good with white rice. According to the captain, we can also order this Assam Pedas style with Fish of your choice or Prawns too.


Next, we ordered one of Restoran 98 signature dishes which is the Smoked Chicken 口水鸡(烟熏鸡)(半只) (RM28.00) aka Saliva Chicken. The smoked chicken is served with pickled papaya and drenched with a homemade sauce; my personal opinion was to have the sauce served separately as I find the vinaigrette taste a little over powering. The taste of the smoked meat was very intense and we really like it.


Our last dish is also one of the Restoran signature too which is the Fried Pork Knuckle 98猪手 (RM40.00). At RM40.00 for a Pork Knuckle is a real steal here. Love the crispy skin and the well-marinated pork meat. For me, the sauce that came with it somehow does not complement well with the pork knuckle. I prefer to eat it as it is. 

After dinner, it was time to leave this laid back quiet town which offers reasonably cheap and delicious food and a really nice break from the city norm. With a full satisfied tummy, we vowed to make a trip again in the not too distant future to try out the other fares that this town offer.

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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Kuala Kubu Baru Food: Teo Kee | Part 2 Rawang Kuala Kubu Bharu Food Trip


Continuing from our Rawang trip, our next stop was to the quiet town of Kuala Kubu Baru to continue our food hunt.


Our first stop is for lunch at the Kedai Makanan Teo Kee No. 8, Jalan Merdeka, Kampung Tun Abdul Razak, 44000, Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor, 44000, Malaysia. This is an open food court style with lots of parking area but having lunch here can a little hot especially the late morning.


Our first dish is the Signatures Fish Tofu. The fish fillet was very thick and the sauce that is cooked in it was superb. Needless to say, we can virtually finish a bowl of rice with just this dish.


For our second dish, it is the Steamed Pork With Salted Fish is one of my favourite styles when it comes to steaming pork. Here this dish is served with a few thinly slices of white Tofu.


Next, we had the Braised Pork Belly Mui Choy but too bad the pork belly has been sold out for the day. But nevertheless, we still made an order just the Mui Choy which we didn't regret as the taste was really good and as usual the perfect companion for the white rice. Tasting the gravy makes us wonder that the pork belly would be really good. Probably, we will try it on our next visit.


And our last dish is the brinjal with prawns. This dish reminds me of how my grand mother used to cook it and we love the soft texture of the Brinjal which was very flavorful.

All in with drinks and rice our lunch which came with four delicious dishes only cost us RM42.00. What a steal at the prices that we pay for the same food in KL. Bear in mind, if you plan to eat here you have to be here earlier as the seats are limited and sold off pretty quickly especially on a weekend.


After our lunch, we decided to take a short drive to the Sungai Selangor Dam and the Fish Sanctuary for some little explorations and will continue our food trail after that.

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Taste New Zealand Food Fair at Jaya Grocer's SHOP & WIN 3rd - 21st May 2017!


Fans of New Zealand produce are here for a treat to the highly sought after Taste New Zealand Food Fair is back with quality, honest products comprising a delectable selection of new artisanal treats, guilt-free chocolates, premium New Zealand apples and kiwi fruits from a clean and sustainable environment for every Malaysian home.

Organised by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE), Taste New Zealand will be held at all 19 Jaya Grocer outlets nationwide from 3rd May to 21st May, promising something for everyone. Malaysians can look forward to over 150 New Zealand products at the fair, with 30 new exclusive products featured.




Additionally, Customer who spends RM50 in a single receipt at Jaya Grocer Taste New Zealand will also be able to redeem an exclusive 60th Anniversary themed shopping bag and enter a lucky draw contest. The grand prize winner will win RM888 worth of New Zealand products.


“Malaysians consistently seek high-quality New Zealand dairy products, from healthy and tasty milk powder and cheese to yoghurt and ice cream. This demand continues to grow as Malaysians become increasingly conscious and mindful of what they consume,” says Matt Ritchie, New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei.


“New Zealand food and beverages are also safe and sustainably-produced. Our natural environment, climate, and clean air are ideal for almost every kind of production, from horticulture to seafood and farming,” he added.


Kanthan K, Head of Merchandising Department said, “As Malaysia’s Fresh Neighbourhood Grocer, we take pride in carrying quality, premium products for every Malaysian’s daily convenience and needs. Jaya Grocer is glad to collaborate with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to feature an exciting range of both new and readily available products at the New Zealand Food Fair that are equivalently delicious, nutritious and meeting health requirements.”

Some of the items that consumers can look forward to purchasing at the fair:


‘Grow Young Together’ with Anlene 

Renowned for producing some of the best-tasting dairies the world has to offer, consumers can look forward to delicious products from New Zealand's leading dairy brands, Fonterra, with Anlene Heart-PlusTM. Launched March 2017, Anlene Heart-PlusTM is the only high calcium milk in Malaysia with the dual action formula that supports greater mobility (MoveMaxTM) and heart health (HeartMaxTM). 

The MoveMaxTM formulation contains important nutrients such as magnesium, zinc, and Vitamins B, C, D & E to help care for bones, joints and muscles, while the HeartMaxTM formulation contains Omega 3 (DHA + EPA), plant sterol, potassium, Vitamin B12 and folic acid that enables optimal cholesterol levels, blood pressures, and blood sugar levels. 

Anlene seeks to trigger conversations about ageing, debunking the myth that it should restrict mobility and lifestyle choices. With the right nutrition, people can continue to live as young as they feel inside. 


All Natural New Zealand Ice-cream & Yoghurt ~ The Collective Dairy

Founded by two chefs with entrepreneurial minds, Angus Allan and Ofer Shenhav, The Collective is New Zealand’s leading gourmet yoghurt brand, thriving on creating an extraordinary yoghurt with an unbeatable taste. The Collective takes pride in its all-natural, vegetarian, gluten-free goodness which guarantees no added nasties.

With catchy names like Pink Lemonade, Sassy Strawberry & Fig n’ Ginger, the probiotic yoghurt brand steers away from the corporately packaged world and focuses on being fun, slightly edgy and undeniably approachable by individuals of all age ranges. 


Luv’ya

Blessed to grow in a land of pure water and fertile land, New Zealand apples are renowned for their unbeatable taste and will do more than keeping the doctor away. 

Luv’ya Fruit grows apples in their own orchards right in the sunny, temperate region at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. Known for being mildly sweet and with a subtle pear essence, the Ambrosia apples have crisp, fine-grained flesh that remains white even when sliced. As the name ‘Ambrosia’ means “Food of the Gods’, customers will attest to its out-of-the-world juiciness. 


Rockit™

Rockit™ Apple Snacks have also recently returned to popular Malaysian retailers. Rockit™ is the world’s first specially bred miniature ‘high quality’ apple, positioned as a healthy snack and has a delicious sweet flavour, bright red colour and a juicy, crisp crunch.


 Whittaker’s - Top quality chocolates and biscuits 

Founded in 1896 by James Henry Whittaker, New Zealand’s primary chocolate brand, Whittaker’s sources for top quality, hand-harvested cocoa from Ghana and Madagascar – the two homes of the world’s finest beans. These beans are then batch roasted and made into fine grade chocolate, thus differentiating them from other competitors who often purchase cocoa liquor rather than roasting their own beans.

Dark chocolate fans can look forward to two of Whittaker’s’ new artisanal varieties. The Fijian Ginger and Kerikeri Mandarin is a rich 62% dark chocolate infused with mandarin from the famed citrus growers of New Zealand’s Keri Keri, paired with luscious, crystallised ginger hand is cultivated in the islands of the world’s finest ginger producer, Fiji. 

There will also be limited edition Sharebags – Whittaker’s Tweats comprises of 12 mini slabs of creamy milk chocolate with popping candy, specifically moulded in the shapes of some of our favourite New Zealand native creatures such as the Kiwi and Moa bird, the forest-dwelling Morepork owl, the lizard-resembling Tuatara, owl-parrot Kakapo and a Penguin! These delectable Whittaker’s mini chocolate slabs are made using 33% cocoa. 

Griffin’s

New Zealand’s No. 1 Biscuit brand has also finally set food in Malaysia. Griffin’s, New Zealand’s favourite biscuit bakers have been delighting Kiwi families for more than 150 years. They are armed with its heritage of expertly baking biscuits with top quality ingredients and utmost craft and care. Malaysians can now experience its delicious biscuits made with real New Zealand milk and milk chocolate. 


With over 150 products featured at Taste New Zealand, experience and taste quality at all 19 Jaya Grocer outlets from 3rd – 21st May 2017. 

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/newzealandfood to learn more about New Zealand food.


Visit https://www.jayagrocer.com for full store addresses and more information.

For more information on New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, please log on to www.nzte.govt.nz

Friday, 9 December 2016

MAHA2016 - MAEPS Serdang - 9 Top Reason To Visit

Maha 2016 MAEPS Serdang
MAHA 2016
As a food blogger, we are very keen to know the happening and events related to the food industry. We decided to pay a visit to the MAHA2016 happening at MAEPS to explore what's in store for this biennial events. Here are our 9 Top Reason to To Visit MAHA2016.

Maha 2016 Venue Map
Venue Layout
  1. Widen your knowledge on the agricultural business.
  2. Networking opportunities to learn how to start an agro-based business.
  3. Explore the new product.
  4. See new agriculture technology.
  5. Shop for your agro products.
  6. Let the children enjoy themselves with fun activities.
  7. Get the best offers. 
  8. Traditional cuisines and cooking demonstrations. 
  9. Food. Food and more food.

We started early in the morning and have reached the venue at 8.00am in the morning. Our first pit-stop is the NAFAS CUBE. It is a newly setup Container Hotel in the MAEPS ground. 


After a brief breakfast at the NAFAS Cafe, we were shown the 3 different type of accommodation that are available here.


The Cube which is the Container type has the full facilities including a toilet and a small living area.


The Tube, which is just a Concrete Drain that has been refurbished and house either a queen bed or a twin size bed.


and lastly the Camp, which is laid out next to the lake.


For those that would like to experience this close to nature experience, can check- in to any one of this accommodation.


Next on, we went to the Fisheries Department. The most interesting attractions from here is a briefing of the aquascaping which is a craft of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, stones, driftwood in an aesthetical aquarium.


Aquascaping allows you to create mountains, deserts, jungles and more.


Another interesting attraction from here is the Upside down fishing village house, you can enjoy this upside down phenomena here.


Lastly, if you are a fan of fishing, you can try your luck at the specially made pools.


After that, we went over to the Laman Padi which is the area where you can learn more about the development of the Padi.


We got a first-hand look at the DIY Padi Processor - a machine that can feed raw Padi from one end; and the resulting side is 3 product, which is the rice, the shredded chaff which can be used as a chicken feed and the broken rice for making other Rice-based products.


Next, we were brief on the latest development from this division; which is the Purple Rice. Here you can see, that there are now being cultivated in the vicinity.


Our next station brings us to the Laman Nanas - Pineapples. There is a new grade of pineapple which was developed in Malaysia i.e MD2. 


The Pineapple have a deep golden yellow fruit and has a strong sweetness level, which makes it a delight to be eaten as a freshly cut fruit.


Due to the texture of the fruit and the sweetness, these pineapples are used to make other product like cakes, jam and juices. You can try them out at some of their outlet that is exhibiting in the Laman Nanas. 


Next, comes the Machinery Section (Laman Jentera). Here there are showcases of machinery that are used in the agriculture industry.


Among the one that caught my eye is the Durian Opening Machine. Having a machine like that takes off the arduous task of opening the king of fruit. One, just places the Durian at the right spot and pull down the lever.


Another interesting technology is the development of the 461 Chilly breed. This chilly is a fast growing species and offer a big size of chilly. If you are keen to plant this chilly, you can talk to them for assistance to make chilly growing your next business venture.


A short walk from the Laman Jentera brings us to meet face to face with a Belgian Hybrid Sado Cattle. These cattle offer a better quality meat with reduced fat content.


We also chanced upon; to visit the Shamee Goat pen; these goats are raised for the milk and kids will love them as they are able to feed them.


Next, as we were walking in the Laman Sayur (Vegetable), we saw some little white boxes along our pathway.


A closer inspection, lead us to the discovery of the nest of the stingless bees. Unlike the other bees, the way they build the nest structure is totally different.


We had the opportunity to sip the honey directly from the nest; an experience that is very rare and unique. The taste of this honey have a tinge of sourish taste


For this MAHA 2016, we had a lot of opportunities to learn new agricultural technology and on that, we come across this Special Melon Manis from Terengganu.

 

This special breed of Melon Manis is only grown in Terengganu and has a crunchy texture and a sweetness level that out do the other melon.


For children that will be visiting, MAHA 2016, it also offers them the Upin & Ipin which is to impart the habit and knowledge of agricultural practice to the young.


Among some of the following Upin & Ipin activities designed to coincides MAHA 2016 are the 3D art for you and your kids to take pictures


and lastly, a live performance for your kids to enjoy and the opportunity to meet Upin and Ipin in person.


To end our visit, it was time to fill our stomach when we head to Food Empire with more than 168 food outlet. You will be spoilt for choices


Here we tried out the Mee Kolok


followed by the Daging Pangang


Cempedak Goreng


Ayam Garam


Sup Gear Box


and Mee Bandung Special that we had the opportunity to taste out. So much food so little stomach

With so much activity, fun learning and food that can please your stomach, you literally have to spend more time at the MAHA 2016

"See you at MAHA 2016".

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MAHA 2016 Location Map




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Latest Update: A great success after 11 days MAHA2016 which was held is MAEPS Serdang have managed to hit a record of more than 3.7 million visitors.