Thursday, February 12, 2015

Steamboat at Dián Huô Xīn Wō

I wasn't a steamboat person till recently. I've been to some of the good ones, and those not worth a mention ones, somehow I can't really find one that I wanted to go back often. Until one day Lisa message me whether I'm up for a steamboat food review, I was like why not. Hence I'm here at Dian Huo Xin Wo which located just beside the busiest highway LDP just right after Kelana Jaya. 



Dian Huo Xin Wo, located right beside Smart Hotel.
Did you miss this?





interior are mainly in wood elements



The interior of Dian Huo Xin Wo reminds me a lot of the old house I lived with my grandparents when I was small. They recreate the "rumah papan" (wooden house) interior which recalls the fond memories no matter you're a youngster like me, or in the 40s and 50s of age. Wait till you see their toilets, that is one true rumah papan toilet style which can be seen at no where within city and developing areas already!






sauce pot, whose house has this still?




From the interior, you can see that the owner of Dian Huo Xin Wo really looks into detailing, traditional beauty and values. I really look forward for their food to be serve and can't wait to try all their house specialty. So when all of the invited guests arrived, there comes the appetizers.





Fried Salmon Skin
RM6

Crunchy-licious fried salmon skin taste so fresh and crispy that all of us keep eating it, it finishes in just a blink.





Tong Sam Century Egg
RM4.50


Look at the crystal clear century egg with its melting fillings. Although I'm not one who likes to eat century egg, but I think this one will be the favourite of those who does!





Japanese Cucumber
RM4.50

I like this fresh Japanese cucumber simmered with light soy sauce and garnished with carrot slices and sesame. It's crunchy outer and sauce-soften inner makes you want for more. Fresh and crisp taste of this japanese cucumber makes it perfect as appetizer and it does slowly prepare your appetite for all the good food that's coming!



So, what do you look into when it comes to having a meal at a steamboat restaurants? Some likes tasteful soup base, some like fresh and light taste soup, and others care a lot about the freshness of the raw ingredients that are served as dishes. I prefer soup base with more heavy taste, hence everytime I would order tom yam soup base or prepare the soup base myself if I were having steamboat at my house.



Dian Huo Xin Wo has 3 types of soup base choices which their customers are spoilt for. There are Pork Oriental Soup, Clear Tomyam Soup, Black Chicken Herbal Soup or you can mix them up and order two soup base in one pot just like how we were served:


Pork Oriental and Tomyam soup
RM18




Black Chicken Herbal Soup
RM23

I'm sure most of you like to drink soup, especially those that were cooked by your mum. The soup taste natural sweet due to long hours of boiling and it is the kind of happiness of home cook food. The first sip I took from the Black Chicken Herbal Soup I was stun, this pot of soup is so yummy that it is such a waste to make it as steamboat soup base! Same goes to their Pork Oriental and special recipe Clear Tomyam Soup that even chef from Thailand was amazed by their authenticity of clear tomyam taste. I prefer the Clear Tomyam Soup and Black Chicken Herbal Soup the most, and believe it or not, they don't add MSG into their soup to make it sweet, long hours of boiling and uses fresh ingredients is the main key for their yummylicious soup base.



After soup, what people care most are those steamboat raw ingredients. Dian Huo Xin Wo has 9 types of handmade meatballs, fish balls and dumplings that you should've try at least once in your life! You know why? Because they are 100% handmade with 100% ingredients. No flour added. See it for yourself:











The photos are amazing isn't? Wait until you put them into your mouth, you'll be amazed by the taste of fresh ingredients and bouncy-ness of these handmade meatballs and fishballs. There are 8 types of handmade meatballs including: Signature Beef Ball, Golden Yolk Pork Ball, Mushroom Pork Ball, Crystal Fish Ball, Squid Ball, Shrimp Ball, Seafood Ball, Quail Egg Chicken Ball and Dumplings. They are range from RM6 - RM8 per servings. 




The 9 Stars of Dian Huo Xin Wo



My personal favourite was the shrimp ball, golden yolk pork ball and beef ball. You have no idea how good they were until you taste it with your own mouth. The shrimp ball was literally full of bouncy shrimp dancing inside your mouth with joy; the golden yolk pork ball blends so well with each other that each bite is a surprise; and also the beef ball has this natural aroma taste of beef that makes you want more! Each and every handmade meatballs of Dian Huo Xin Wo is a must try in my honest opinion.




Here we go!!!



Right after we stuffed all the meatballs and fishballs into our mouth, here comes another round of ingredients which are fresh prawns RM20, Australian Snowflake Slice Beef RM18, Slice Chicken RM12, Mongolian Slice Lamb RM25 and Slice Pork Loin RM16. Instead of serving in small square plates like other steamboat restaurants, these dishes each served in a huge plate that totally worth the price paying!



Huge plate, lotsa slices of meat, I like!!!

Look at this fresh huge prawns!!!




We're basically done for our dinner of the night. It was such an enjoyable night of feast with the freshest ingredients you can ever taste. The prawns, the slices of meat, the awesome handmade meatballs. Owners of Dian Huo Xin Wo put their mind and heart into creating the most valuable and yet delicious recipe and menu for their customers. It's so hard to be able to find such a heart-warming kind of steamboat restaurants that wants their customers to have the best ingredients and steamboat experience these days. 





That's not all! In conjunction with Chinese New Year, Dian Huo Xin Wo released their awesome bacon Yee Sang this year for you and your family to lou sang together! 



Homemade sauce, secret recipe by Dian Huo Xin Wo




Bacon yee sang with dragonfruits, yummeh!


This is the first time I lou sang without the raw fish slices but replace with bacon instead. Guess what, this plate of yee sang is super awesome in taste! The aroma of smoked pork bacon mixed so well with the vegetable slices and also dragonfruits, plus the homemade yee sang sauce create by Dian Huo Xin Wo themselves, it's a yee sang you must order this Chinese New Year! At just RM68, you get a big plate of bacon yee sang that's gonna amazed your friends and family with its delicious taste!




Huat ah!!!!



Feel free to place your order of the bacon yee sang of Dian Huo Xin Wo and you get to take away on the Chinese New Year's eve, just about time for a reunion dinner lou sang with all your beloved family members who come back from all over the place with this special dish!




Dian Huo Xin Wo
Which literally means warms up and lights up the heart



With its ideal location, don't miss this awesome steamboat restaurant that's located just the row of shops beside Kelana Jaya LRT Station (same row with the station). For more information:



Dian Huo Xin Wo Facebook Page

Address: 19, Jalan SS4D/2, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Business Hours: Tue - Sun 5pm - 11pm.


Contact Number:+603 7887 4557 / 012 296 3886

Email: hwcfoods@gmail.com









Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I'm a Bobbi Brown Girl!

Okay, it seems a bit exaggerated to say that I'm a Bobbi Brown Girl but seriously, Bobbi Brown's facial products and makeup are totally worth every cent spent! I'm not that kind of person who will go for branded products and splurge on it, but Bobbi Brown's are practical and yet worthy. I'm gonna show you some few stuff that I've tried for months and review them here.




Eye Cream and Soothing Cleansing Oil

Both are gifts that I received during Fatin's blog's 5th Anniversary. I pack these two babies with me whenever I travel and they are one of the best travel cleansing and eye care companion I've ever had. Just a lil bit of the eye cream is able to moisturize the skin area around my eyes, I felt like rejuvenated even though sometimes I don't have enough of sleep the day before. Talking about brighter, bigger looking eyes without looking tiring.



Bobbi Brown's Soothing Cleansing Oil can cleanse away the most stubborn mascaras that's on your lashes or those waterproof eyeliners that seems to be forever stick on your eyelids. Just 4 pumps of this I can successfully removed my eye makeup without much hassle and then combine with Freshel's cleansing oil for a full face makeup remove. Be careful not to get this cleansing oil into your eyes or else you'll feel a bit tingling sensation and you might want to rinse your eyes with lots of water.






my favourite - Buffing Grains for Face

This is my favourite product of Bobbi Brown so far! I've been using this for months and it's still one full jar of grains remain. Definitely can use this up to 2 years even though I use this around 3 times per week. Buffing grains, exfoliates your face and removes all the old and dead skin cell so that your skin can renew to a fresher younger look. It contains rice grains and Japan azuki beans, when I apply it on my face, I can smell the aroma of sun-dried azuki bean grains. I would label this as my Bobbi Brown Star Product if I have a list of must-buys for Bobbi Brown. Check it out at Bobbi Brown stores near you and enquire about this jar of magical!







The okay-new colour of Pot Rouge - Coral Calypso

I've been looking for a brighten-up-my-skin kinda blusher recently but failed to find any. Some of my friends even gave me powder blusher in pink to me as gifts but still, they are not "THE ONE" blusher that I was looking for, until I encounter this Pot Rouge of Bobbi Brown in its new colour tone called Coral Calypso, I just had to buy it regardless there are many unused new blushers lying inside my makeup drawer!


I'm not that cute and girlish type of girl, hence pink doesn't really suits me unless I really dress-up accordingly. It's kinda hard to find a blusher in the colour tone that enhance and brighten up my face. When I applied Coral Calypso on my face at Bobbi Brown's store, I knew I just had to get it. It's tangy pink brings out the blush-cheek as well as made my skin look fairer. Pot Rouge can be used for both lips and cheeks, it makes retouch my makeup easy when I'm on the go! Creamy texture but not oily, vibrant colours that pops on your face. With just a few dabs I look like I'm just fallen in love.






These are my favourites, how bout yours?



I definitely have to give thanks to Fatin who invited me to her blog anniversary party that was hosted by Bobbi Brown, and gave me the opportunity to know more about the brand and of course, found the perfect blusher and exfoliator that suits my skin tone and skin condition. Share with me your favourite Bobbi Brown products that you can't live without!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Maybelline's Big Eyes Mascara

Super duper ultra backlog post. Sorry for this piece of outdated information. Probably Maybelline has launch some new mascara recently lol. But however, am gonna post bout this - Maybelline's Big Eyes Mascara and Eyeshadow palette!



Launch of Maybelline's Big Eyes Mascara




Want big eyes?

Yes, I want. Thick eyebrows and big eyes are consider as one of the trait of "prettiness" for Chinese. Hence a lot of small eyes girls they would go under the knife to get their eyes' corner cut so their eyes could be bigger. Why go under the knife where you can make your eyes look bigger with just one magic wand?



2X Bigger Brighter Eyes with Maybelline's Big Eyes Mascara






Duo brush, fits perfectly for brushing your upper and lower lashes. 



I went to the launch without brushing any mascara on while doing my makeup that day so that I can try out their mascara on the spot. I was astonished by the mascara's effect. It does lengthen my eyelashes so much that both my eyes look uneven.


Same angle, just with and without mascara makes so much difference.


The smaller brush for lower lashes application does make the brushing an easy task. Sometimes big brushes does smudge the mascara liquid on my lower eyelids, made me look like a panda, with Maybelline's Big Eyes duo brush, there won't be any problems like this! Yays!



Maybelline decide to bring some spice into the launch by collaboration with the uprising fashion designer cum blogger Kittie Yiyi and showcase her designs during the launch. With the help of Big Eyes Mascara, the models have stunning electrifying eyes that goes matching with Kittie's creation. So in love with her long dress!






You have short and fine lashes? No worries, Maybelline's Big Eyes Mascara can fix it!





Look at the models super big eyes. Almost round like the polka dots on her apparel.






Day look? No problem!




Elegant look? Maybelline got it!





Superb collab!


Besides Big Eyes Mascara, Maybelline have these Big Eyes Eyeshadow Palette too if you wanna go for a full flash big eyes makeup look. I personally in love with the Shadow Gorgeous Pink palette so much I use it almost everyday. The colours pop up so vibrantly with just one or two swash of each colour, plus the Big Eyes Mascara, I'm good to go!

What's your favourite?





With all the big eyes lengzais lengluis at the launch.




Check out your local drugstore and Maybelline's counter to try it out and be amazed! Thank you Maybelline for the invite! I can now have big eyes too!!!




Maybe it's Maybelline!