Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Happy Hour at Afterwerk, Scott Garden

Afterwork happy hour/dinner time where to go? Afterwerk it is!

Located at one of KL's most happening night scene, Scott Garden has gain its popularity among hearts of those who out to seek for a fun time with friends. However, Afterwerk decided to bring the fun to another level, which you will want to bring your friends and families and colleagues here for a great food, great entertainment and great time.

located right beside the main road of Jalan Klang Lama
You can't miss out Afterwerk at Scott Garden

Afterwerk has been trying to do some changes since last year's shift of management, now it is better in terms of food and entertainment that's suitable for everyone. Thanks for Haze recommendation, I was invited for a food review session at Afterwerk, alongside with my friend Peiyue, we were wondering how's food at Afterwerk as we know usually, pub doesn't really serve good food, and who will thought of having proper meal at a pub/bar right? Wait till you see what we had, you might change your mind!

Appetizer - French Onion Soup

It is one hella big bowl (or should I say pot? lol) of soup! Mixed with cheese, herbs and lotsa onions, this bowl of French Onion Soup tastes unique and yet delicious. 4 of us finished whole bowl of soup which is quite impossible for the usual me. You can consider sharing one bowl with 1 or 2 of your friends if you were to order this savoury French Onion soup.

Chili Beef Burger

Freshly grounded beef patty with homemade chili, this burger is da bomb! Although it's a bit lean and less juicy, but definitely suits those who likes lean meats. I heard there's some customers who placed special order for extra spiciness, I was wondering how they cope with that! The thick beef patty definitely satisfy my daily dose of beef cravings, and also their homemade buns are to die for, no preservatives and fresh from the oven, probably the best chili beef burger you can find around Old Klang Road!

Jack Daniel Half Rack Pork Rib

Soft and Juicy

Well marinated and prepared, this half rack of pork rib was everyone's favourite. With Jack Daniel marinade sauce and overall glazed with, it's soft and succulent, cook to perfection. Although we are quite stuffed by previous two dishes, but we just couldn't resist this pork rib. Perfect with beer no?

Beer bites special - Signature Jalapeno Poppers

Strictly for spicy lovers. This succulent jalapeno pepper was stuffed with loads of mozarella cheese and then deep fried. Served with sour cream, this Signature Jalapeno Poppers is gonna make you chili lovers screaming for more! Perfect combination with beer and drinks.

Performance time!

Besides good food, Afterwerk has a list of entertaining performance lined-up for their customers everyday! Live band and stand-up comedy is currently on their sets, do visit Afterwerk for more information for their arrangements of upcoming shows and performance.

Afterwerk is definitely the place for good food around Jalan Klang Lama, perfect for friends and family gatherings with lotsa entertainment and fun time around.

For more information:

Afterwerk, Scott Garden

G-02 & 03, The Scott Garden, 
289 Jalan Klang Lama, 
58100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: +603 7982 0700 / +6016 690 5713

Social Media:

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

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

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

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

Black Chicken Herbal Soup

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


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!