Showing posts with label Healthy Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Healthy Food. Show all posts

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Vegetarian Fine Dining @ Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Vegetarian Fine Dining Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

We had a first Vegetarian Fine Dining experience recently at the award-winning Samplings On the Fourteen Restaurant at Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur (BTHKL).

With the increasing awareness of beautiful appearance and healthy lifestyles these days; many people from all walks of life are turning to vegetarian food. Starting April 2018; Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant have taken the initiative to offers its' guests with an option of healthy, balanced meals and dishes. The dishes are specially curated from different blends of vegetables and do not use any soybean-based processed food i.e. mock meats that are popularly used in other Vegetarian restaurants.

Chef Val Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Under Chef Val's stewardship, he has created a number of fusion vegetarian dishes using the natural taste of the ingredients and is presented exquisitely for diners to indulge in this healthy offering. 

Terrine of Roasted Pepper - Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

To start off the dinner, we were served the Terrine of Roasted Pepper as an appetizer which comprises of ingredient made out from beans and Peas jelly.

Seared Haloumi and Breaded Camembert - Vegetarian Fine Dining

This is then followed by a warm appetizer which is the Seared Haloumi and Breaded Camembert. Fans of these cheese are in for a treat, as these 2 differing cheese with 2 different cooking style which has a different taste and texture are both served in a dish. It is served with grapefruits, pickles and laid in a sesame dressing; that adds a tangy sourish taste to enhance the flavours of the cheese.

Wild Forest Mushroom with Truffle Forth - Vegetarian Fine Dining

For the soup; we were served the Wild Forest Mushroom with Truffle Forth. We love the strong aroma when the soup arrives at the table. The truffle forth further enhances the full mushroom flavour and taste of the soup. Eaten with a soft milk bun with every dip into this warm soup is a real delight.

Palate Cleanser - Mango Sorbet - Vegetarian Fine Dining

After 3 dishes with differing flavour; we were served the Mango Sorbet which is our palate cleanser. It is served on an ice cube which resembles a leaf. The Mango Sorbet was very fruity in taste and topped with cubes of mango

Chilled Soft Tofu - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

For this Vegetarian Set dinner; we were served with 3 entrees; the first of which is Chilled Soft Tofu which is served with shaved fennel and yellow pepper coulis which were perfectly matched to the bland tofu.

 Maple Glaze Pumpkin - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

The second entree is the Maple Glaze Pumpkin; This is served with the grilled King Mushroom and blanched Spinach layered upon the smashed pumpkin. A special taste which marries the naturally rich flavour of the pumpkin with the ingredients. Drizzles at the sides are freshly roasted sunflower and melon seeds to give a crunchy texture to the dish.

Steamed Dumplings - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

The final entree Steamed Dumpling. The filling is the cooked shredded turnip which has a sweet taste.

Main Course Yam Rice - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

For the main course; we were served with Yam Rice. Cubes of yam are used to enhance the flavour of the glutinous rice which is flavoured by the soy sauce with poached asparagus, sago and top with a piece of thinly sliced lotus root.

Dessert Chocolate Mud Cake - Vegetarian Fine Dining Dishes

For desserts; we had the Chocolate Mud Cake which is served with butterscotch. Decor on the sides is raspberries. strawberries, oranges and grapes that add a differing taste to this sweet dessert.

Night View Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur

This vegetarian dish is available starting April from Monday to Saturday from 630pm to 930pm. Diners can choose from the five-course dinner at (RM118 Nett per set), seven-course (RM148 Nett) or nine-course (RM168 Nett) or order a la carte dish at RM18 Nett.

For more information and reservations; you can contact Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur Dining Concierge at 603 2117 8000 (ext 8131) or email to

Samplings On The Fourteen Restaurant Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur Location Address Map

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Taste Australia Cherries and Summer Fruits Available At TESCO MALAYSIA


Australia is now harvesting all its summer fruits and you can get to enjoy these fresh, sweet, juicy and delicious premium cherries along with Australia popular summer fruit like the plum, peaches, nectarines and apricot brought to you by Taste Australia; and especially air-flown and made available for purchase at all TESCO MALAYSIA hypermarket.

From now until the middle of May; Malaysian can enjoy these Australian Summer Fruits without the need to be in Australia. As Chinese New Year is just one month away; you might want to consider to offer a Summer Fruit Basket to your families and business associates instead of the conventional Chinese New Year gift pack as giving fruits is a much healthier choice.

Gift of fruits is also ideal for their round shape and colour which are believed to symbolize prosperity and bring the recipient good fortune throughout the year.

The launch is part of Taste Australia campaign which brings Australia’s best fresh seasonal produce straight to our shelves. Fresh produce from Australia is highly sought after as they grow in a safe and clean environment with rich soils.

"Lots of sunshine, a clean and green natural environment, rich soil and blue skies are the reasons why Australian Stone Fruits taste better, is greener, cleaner and safer," said Ms Amelia Fyfield, The State Government of Victoria (Australia) representative.

"We are delighted to bring the best of Australian cherries and summer fruit at all our stores, and just in time to start the year eating healthy. Australia produces some of the best tasting fresh produce and it's great that these summer fruits will be available throughout the Chinese New Year festivities as golden fruits symbolize good fortune," according to Paul Ritchie, CEO Tesco Stores (M) Sdn Bhd

Cherries and stone fruits are the best joys of summer and are tastiest when fresh. The fruits are best enjoyed naturally on its own in the freshest form or made into a popsicle, summer salad or the ever-popular Breakfast Smoothie Bowls which are a feast not only to your eyes but is great for their health benefits.

Taste Australia has engaged Nutritionist, Ms Marissa Parry, to showcase how easy it is to prepare healthy and nutritional meals using these easily available ingredients which are also perfect for our hot weather.  The nutritional benefits of cherries and stone fruits which are not just tasty but rich in vitamins and potassium while being low in fat, calories and sugar." Marissa went on to explain that cherries are considered superfood on its own while nectarines are long known as the food of the gods.  Below are three of  Marissa special recipe using the stone fruits as its base.

Australian Summer Salad Recipe

Australian Summer Salad Recipe


Handful mixed salad leaves
1 Australian peach
1 Australian nectarine
½ cup Australian cherries, pitted
¼ cup feta cheese
¼ cup silvered almonds
Salt to taste

1 tbsp mint, chopped
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup virgin olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey


1. To prepare the vinaigrette, in a jar combine all the ingredients and shake well. Allow to sit for awhile. 

2. To prepare the salad, add the greens to a bowl with the vinaigrette and sprinkle with salt. Add the fruit and almonds and gently toss to combine. Serve the salad topped with feta cheese.

Australian Cherries and Summer Fruits Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Australian Cherries and Summer Fruits Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Ingredients (1 to 2 serves)

1 Australian peach, frozen
2 Australian nectarines, frozen
1 cup Australian cherries (pitted)
½  cup nondairy milk

*portions of fruit can vary on your preference

10 to 12 almonds and pecans
Chia seeds
Fresh fruit (Australian peaches and cherries)

1. To make the smoothie, blend the fruits and milk in a food processor until smooth.
2. Pour in to a bowl and adorn with toppings. 

Australian Fruit Salad Popsicle Recipe

Australian Fruit Salad Popsicle Recipe

Australian Cherries and Summer Fruits (peaches, cherries, nectarines)
Juice (use a light coloured juice)
*Mint (optional)

1. Slice the fruits and place in popsicle molds.
2. Pour in the juice and freeze overnight.

*Mint is optional if you want to add a pop of colour. 

So, hurry up to the TESCO hypermarket nearest to you to feast on these fresh juicy summer fruits from Australia.

#TasteAustraliaMY #AussieCherries #AussieSummerFruit #Australia #TescoMalaysia

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Move Young - Anlene Partners With Sheila Majid To Relaunch SINARAN

Anlene, the well-known fortified dairy brand have launched the remake of Sheila Majid popular hit 'Sinaran' as an extension of Anlene 'Move As Young As You Feel Inside' campaign.

Powered by the new formulation Anlene MoveMax, which includes added ingredients like collagen in addition to Calcium, Protein and a unique bundle of nutrients to help care for your bones, joints and muscles to support the overall movement.

The campaign was taken up a notch with the launch of the more upbeat, funk-pop version of Sheila's hit to celebrate the joys of moving young, regardless of age. The Anlene 'Move Young' campaign was launched earlier this year to encourage people to combine movement with good nutrition to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.

As part of the 'Move Young' campaign, Anlene has appointed Sheila Majid as the role model to inspire Malaysians to make movement an important part of their lives. Now in her 50s, Sheila proved she still has the moves with the more energetic, funk-pop version of Sinaran which features a cameo rap by her daughter, Kayda, an upcoming artiste.

"This year also marks my 30 years in performance which makes the relaunch of Sinaran all the more meaningful. Through this campaign I hope to use my influence and inspire more people to stay young at heart as well as physically, to keep moving and live their lives to the fullest," Sheila said at the launch of her song. She added that she has made Anlene an important part of her life as it helps to fulfil her nutritional needs for an active lifestyle. As a performer, Sheila believes in taking care of herself with a well-balanced diet and keep fit for stamina. She enjoys Anlene as it is delicious, refuels her body and provides her with the important nutrients that help cares for her bones, joints and muscles.

Anlene and Sheila released the song and music video which will be pushed digitally and supported by TVCs and a list of on-ground activities to inspire more people to get into the movement. The video and TVCs will harness the power of Music to make emotional connections with consumers to overcome inhabitations and embrace their youthfulness. Watch the above video.

"With the remake of Sinaran, we hope to excite and inspire more Malaysians to embrace their youthfulness with movement. Sheila is an inspiration to many as she lives an active lifestyle and believes in taking care of herself and her family with the right nutrition such as Anlene," said Mr Jose Miguel Porraz Lando, Managing Director of Fonterra Brands Malaysia.

According to Puan Megawati Suzari, Director of New Product Development, Science and Regulatory Affairs; movement is as critical to maintains our overall health & quality of life. To maintain good movement, we need to have proper exercise with the right nutrition.

"Movement is an integral part of keeping the bones,joints and muscles healthy. And giving the right nutrition is important to support our overall movement. This is the reason we have enhanced our Anlene formula; apart from added calcium for the bones, we have also include collagen and protein to support your overall movement." she said.

The new Anlene formulation with MoveMax contains a unique bundle of nutrients including the newly added collagen and other nutrients such as calcium, protein, magnesium, zinc and vitamins B6, B12, C,D,E that works together to help care for your bones, joints and muscles. It was created to support the overall movement.

Anlene products can be found in all leading supermarkets, throughout Malaysia. From powdered milk to yoghurt, consumers can easily purchase and enjoy the new Anlene with MoveMax which comes in 2 variants. The powdered form comes in plain chocolate and is available in 1kg, 600g and 175 packets, while the Anlene MoveMax Yoghurt is available in 4 delicious flavours; Plain, Mango, Strawberry and Mixed Berries.

For more info, please visit Anlene website

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Joy Of Life - Ecolite - Collagen Bird Nest Drinks.

Photo Courtesy of The Joy Of Life Facebook

Edible Bird Nest has been scientifically proven to have several benefits to our health. They include stimulation of regeneration of cells, strengthening our immune and respiratory system as well as improving the performance of our internal organs. One of its most sought after beauty benefits is, its ability to rejuvenate cells, promoting smooth, radiant, and youthful skin.

Photo Courtesy of The Joy Of Life Facebook

Ecolite Biotech Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (Ecolite) has just launched a new range of Collagen Bird's Nest beverages, "The Joy Of Life" to enables its customers to easily enjoy the many health benefits of edible bird's nest; via a convenient and transparent packaging with vacuum safety button. This makes it ideal for consumers to grab-go-and-enjoy this refreshing beverage any time of the day.

This new line of Halal-certified beverages combines the powerful health benefits of bird's nest with the proven beauty benefits of Marine Fish Collagen, which is said to stimulates collagen production in our bodies and combats signs of ageing. The Joy Of Life fulfills the wellness and beauty needs of Malaysian consumers.

According to Mr Steve Lim, Sales & Marketing Director of Ecolite, 'The past decades, we have dedicated ourselves to doing what we do best which is providing quality, natural healthcare products to improve the health and wellbeing of our customers. Our strength lies in our professional expertise and knowledge of natural healthcare and traditional Chinese medicine, and also the intensive research to develop effective healthcare solutions to meet the needs of today's consumers."

'The Joy Of Life' contains all-natural food contents, which includes Edible Bird's Nest, Marine Fish Collagen, Rock Sugar and RO water, making it not only nutritious but safe to consume. 

Photo Courtesy of The Joy Of Life Facebook

Each bottle contains 2500mg of Collagen and features Five(5) flavours which is Original Flavour

Photo Courtesy of The Joy Of Life Facebook

Aloe Vera,

Photo Courtesy of The Joy Of Life Facebook


Photo Courtesy of The Joy Of Life Facebook


Photo Courtesy of The Joy Of Life Facebook

and  Red Dates with Wolfberry

"We have gone to great lengths to ensure that our products are free of preservatives, artificial flavourings and colours, as well as artificial sweeteners. Our products contain natural ingredients that adds flavour and providing variety for consumers ," added Mr Lim.

'The Joy Of Life' is available at all 7-11 Convenience Store, and soon be available at major pharmacies and hypermarkets throughout Malaysia.

For more information on the 'Joy of Life', you can visit their website at or their facebook page

Saturday, April 23, 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 or