Wednesday, May 27, 2009

EXASPERATION, I has it

*sigh*
A friend tries to set me up with his friend and the feedback is that I am apparently too strong/ opinionated/ something along those lines.

Me? Really?
O_o

And all this time I thought that I was a nice girl, but with a point of view on certain matters.
(WHAT'S WRONG WITH HAVING A POINT OF VIEW?)

And this is not first time!
(Well, in another context actually: I knew I would be rejected for a job because the interviewer said at the end, "Wah. You very opinionated, horr" in a really "tsk tsk" tone of voice....)

Am so sick of this nonsense.

Why is that most (Asian) guys I meet cannot accept a woman who has an opinion? This is really upsetting - because it's not like I'm the "in your face"/ brash/ feminist/ grrl power type anyway... (I don't think so anyway).

Can it be that when they say they value intelligence/ personality/ sense of humour in a woman, what they really mean is HOT BODY?
>_<


Frus,
J

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

We All Scream For Ice Cream

A nice (slightly belated) Mother's Day treat at Haagen Daz, courtesy of Pat-Lin Communications.........

I usually never believe when I am told "Free! No strings attached" when it comes to invited food reviews/ events but I guess it can really happen... :)
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The Haagen Daz at One Utama, 2nd Floor, New Wing

Ok. So what were we doing that day?
Testing out a yummy new flavour! :)
Basically, Haagen Daz is celebrating their 25th anniversary and launched a (limited time only) flavour : Cappuccino Truffle. And since it was around the Mother's Day, they decided to pamper our mums too by extending the invite to them.
(So sweet... )
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What is the Cappucino Truffle flavour all about?.....

My mum chose her favourite, a variation on the Banana Split, called the Banana Reverie (RM 29.90++):
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The Banana Reverie.....

It was a bit normal.... I guess if you want something simple, this would a good choice.

As for me, I was really curious about the new flavour so I chose the Cassata Tiramisu (RM 29.90++):
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The Cassata Tiramisu .....

Yum.
:)
Although I would have liked the ice cream to be a bit more coffee-ish, the melt in your mouth chunks of chocolatey truffle in it won me over.
(I am a chocoholic after all)
(Oh, the Tiramisu ice cream cake that came with this was not bad too)

Oh, and for you coffee lovers out there: Haagen Daz serves Illy!:
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My caffeine fix.....

Mmmmm... The Illy Iced Cappucino was smooth and had a strong enough (but not too bitter) taste to satiate my other addiction - caffeine. :)

Anyway, to end it off:
- A big thanks to Regina and Sabina @ Pat-Lin - You girls were the perfect hostesses and the ice cream was so yummy! :)

Also, to Sue Lynn and Wei Zhi :
- It was so nice to see you girls again. Hope we can chat properly next round. Sorry, I was too busy stuffing my face with ice cream. :D


So, it's: New flavour added into a range of yummy ice cream!! :) BUT it's not cheap, is it?.....


Summary Information:
Ice Cream! @ Haagen Daz, One Utama

Opening Hours: 11am till 10pm
Price: varies
Phone: 03-7726 2835
Address: 2nd Floor, One Utama Shopping Center New Wing

HALAL


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Sunday, May 17, 2009

I Can Cook! (Sort of)

Haha... I know it's no big deal (it's just a simple brekkie) but I only cook maybe 4 times a year (?). So, I thought I'd share the Mother's Day breakfast I prepared for my mum (and dad) with you all.

What's in it?: 2 gourmet sausages (1 garlic, 1 spicy), streaky bacon, cheese-y oven roasted tomatoes and scrambled eggs:
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*TA DAH*
What do you think? :)

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I must say though, cooking breakfast was very eventful - I almost set the kitchen on fire! >_<

Let's just say that my dad's "kiam siap" (stingy), "let's not waste anything" behaviour backfired in a big way - he confidently told me that one of the pots was safe for usage on an induction cooker... and guess what?

It was not.
(It took about 3 seconds for the butter to EXPLODE - I am not kidding. There was a small pillar of flame that singed most of the hair off my left hand)
*sigh*
:(

(Ok. Technically, the pot was made of stainless steel which is suitable for usage with induction cookers, but because it is the normal kind of pot - vs the induction cooker ones which generally are made thicker at the base or have special coatings - the heat went right through it and combusted the butter)

Anyway, I survived. Hopefully I don't burn the house down on Fathers' Day.
Haha.... :)

Hugs,
J

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fogals aka The Blue Cow

Same same but different :).......

Fogal's has always been one of my favourite places in Plaza Damas to go to for a simple but hearty yummy meal (except the desserts, which have never impressed) so I was pretty sad when I heard that it closed down! :(

Thankfully it turned out to be (most probably) a case of twisted rumours - all that happened was that Fogal's had changed its name to The Blue Cow:
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Clockwise from top: Outside the Blue Cow.....

Otherwise, the concept and menu remains the same (with the addition of a few new items) - a quality butcher shop which also serves simple yummy meaty meals. :)

One of the new additions is the Spicy Tomato Soup (around RM12? Darn it lost the receipt AGAIN):
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Clockwise from top: Yum! The Spicy Tomato Soup.....

Maybe it's an effort to "lighten" up their heavy menu items but I LOVE IT. It has great consistency - not too light yet not too thick, robust flavour, with little bits of bacon to chew on, and a nice spicy kick to make this simple soup special.

As I felt like something lighter for lunch, I tried their B.E.L.T sandwich (about RM16?):
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A nice B.E.L.T sandwich (Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato).....

Overall, it was not bad - a generous portion of bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato made this a pretty filling meal overall.

Overall: Good quality butcher that also serves simple yummy meaty meals in a casual cafe setting BUT (not in this review, but I have eaten here often enough) desserts are not that nice and beef is a bit iffy (although the pork and sausages are always nice)


Restaurant Review
Summary Sheet:

The Blue Cow (formerly known as Fogal's) @ Plaza Damas, Hartamas, KL

Taste: 6
Ambience : 6
Service : 6
Price** : RM50/++
Parking: OK
** Approximation - Per person, 3 course meal, excluding drinks
Telephone No.: 03-6201 3206
Opening Hours: 8am - 10pm


COMPLETELY NOT HALAL




OTHER REVIEWS:
- Mouthwatering Food
- Always and Forever
- La Dolce Vita
- Lots of Cravings
- A Whiff of Lemongrass
- Kampung Kayell
- Ah Mok


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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

A Penny For Your Thoughts

I was just mulling over an interesting question I got recently:
"Why are your food photos so small ah?"

My idea was to have small clickable photos that make the page load faster, with the option of a bigger close up when you click on the photo of your choice....

... but: What do you think?
:)


Your opinions are valued,
(by) J

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