Friday, 19 May 2017

Funtasia All Day Dining Restaurant Hotel Bangi Putrajaya Grand Official Opening

Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya has recently completed the renovation of its all-day dining restaurant with a change of name to Funtasia which invokes a sense of magical culinary experience.

Funtasia All Day Dining Restaurant Hotel Bangi Putrajaya Address
off Persiaran Bandar
43650 Bandar Baru Bangi

This joyous occasion also marks Hotel Bangi Putrajaya's 20th Anniversary of great hospitality services since its inception in 1997. Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya was formerly known as Hotel Equatorial Bangi-Putrajaya and was rebranded in 2014 to Hotel Bangi-Putrajaya.

The new All Day Dining Restaurant (FUNTASIA) features a much larger dining area with a seating capacity of 800 and a bigger space to house its buffet spread. the modern and playful decor are designed to reflect the theme of the restaurant which is that of a carnival/ funfair theme.

Comfortable dining furniture and fittings in the colour scheme of bright orange, turquoise and grey are widely used throughout the restaurant while floor to ceiling windows provides plenty of natural lighting for a feel of spaciousness. 

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Ramadan 2017 Buffet Putrajaya The Zest Marriott Putrajaya Hotel

Discover Ramadan traditions through a whole new unique experience at the Zest Lifestyle Restaurant from 29 May – 24 June 2017.

A quintessential transformation takes place as we bring you down memory lane of the 1980’s era of Kampung Baharu and Jalan Chow Kit whereby these traditional landmarks of Kuala Lumpur are famous for their colourful evening streets bazaars, especially during the Ramadhan month.

In line with the theme “Warna-Warna Ramadhan”, our award winning culinary team prepares a lavish spread of traditional and speciality buffet dishes with stall concept as well as interactive live cooking stations.

On top of the huge spread, our ‘traditional’ ‘Dusun Buah”’ or Orchard offering Durian, Rambutan and other local fruits are one of the main attractions. The Buka Puasa scene at the hotel depicts the chaotic and excitement of the bazaar bustles with ‘traders’ and ‘people’ looking for a great meal.

Highlighted below are some of our famous Ramadhan Bazaars;

Penyeri Ramadhan

Bubur Lambuk Kampung Baru with Condiments

7 Kawah  - Featuring Kari Kepala Ikan, Daging Gulai Kawah, Kambing Kandar, Asam Pedas

Tenggiri and Kari Sotong Mamak

Muara Ikan Bakar

Grilled Pari Fish, Squids, Prawns and Crabs

Roasted & Carvery

Live action stalls serving Kambing Panggang & Ayam Golek with a variety of western and local sauce.

Selera Pasar Malam Jalan Raja Alang

Aneka Satay Kajang, Roti Canai, Murtabak and Roti Boom

Fruit fiesta for the fruit lovers by the hotel garden. A variety of local fruits namely Durian, Rambutan, Manggis, Limau Madu and Salak are available throughout the Ramadhan month.

TRADITIONAL GHAZAL BAND adds harmony to the evening.


RM135nett per adult / RM90 nett per child (5-12 years)
* Promotion period from 29 May – 24 June 2017

* Early bird offer of RM120nett per adult / RM65nett per child (5-12 years) is available for confirmed bookings made before 20 May 2017.

* Call the Ramadan Hotline at 603-8949 8888/1013/1028/1029 to make reservations early.
* Discounts for Group Bookings of 10 persons and above is available upon request.
* Prior reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Ramadan 2017 Buffet Resort Cafe Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa Bandar Sunway Selangor Timeless Recipe

This Ramadan, The Resort Café at Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa has captured generational legacy of timeless recipes in creating a kaleidoscopic of over 400 authentic dishes for breaking-of-fast / buffet dinner from 27 May to 24 June 2017; as the team of chefs take diners back to a special place and moment, one plate at a time; serving nightly from 6.00pm to 10.30pm.

Inspired by the proverbial invitation and expression “Jemput Makan”, diners are invited to immerse themselves into the bustling energy of The Resort Café, and be enticed by the interactivity, aromas and flavours of the nostalgic and traditional dishes from Malaysia and around the region; expansively displayed on the restaurant’s 60-meter long centre-island-buffet exhibition kitchen. 

This year, alongside the many perennial dishes, the brigade of chefs led by The Resort Café’s Chef De Cuisine Parthiban Nalliah and a team of 20 speciality chefs are introducing a melting pot of timeless and generational recipes to entice and rekindle the palate.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Pak Loh Chiu Chow Starhill Gallery Bukit Bintang - Week Day Set Lunch Promotion

In the heart of the city lies a well-known Chinese restaurant in Star Hill Gallery, Feast Village called Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant. This restaurant is the golden sister of the world-renowned Pak Loh Chiu Chow in Hong Kong that dishes out authentic Teochew or also known as Chiu Chow delicacies for decades on the island.

Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant Address
LG 12 Feast Village
Starhill Gallery
181 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 - 2782 3856

Now, everyone can dine in style and experience the depth and breadth of Pak Loh Chiu Chow's famous award-winning Executive Chinese Chef Alex Au. Chef's creations with the brand new lunch menu featuring Week Day Set Lunch whetting appetites of those looking for a quick, affordable and yet delicious meal.

Starting our review is an Appetizer Of Roasted Duck With Butterfly Bun, Seasonal fruits & A Glass Of Juice. All sets with price starting from RM 35 onwards include the main of rice or noodles which come with an appetiser of Roasted Duck with Butterfly Bun, seasonal fruits and a glass of juice.

The first set that we tasted is the La Mian Soup With Bacon & Seasonal Vegetable (RM 35.00). For me, the star of the night would probably be this La Mian Soup which is served with house made bacon and seasonal vegetable drenched in a thick, concentrated and hearty pork bones broth which take hours of slow brewing to extract out the full flavours of the ingredients. 

The second set is the Stir Fried La Mian With Pork & Seasonal Vegetable (RM 35.00). Fried to an aroma filled with the charred of the Wok Hei, it is a real treat to slurp up the springy noodles which are enhanced by the juicy and tender pork slices.

While the third set is the Fried Rice With Barbecued Pork, Prawns & Seasonal Vegetable (RM 35.00).

This is then followed by the Lemon Chicken Chop With Rice & Seasonal Vegetable (RM 35.00).  A myriad of crispy battered chicken which had the sourish tone from the lemon partnering with Chef concoction of several sauces. Love the texture of the crisp-tender meat of the chicken which marries perfectly to the sauce.

Followed by the Rice With Braised Pork Belly With Preserved Moi Choy & Seasonal Vegetable
RM 45.00.  As explained by this dish is very time consuming and tedious to be prepared, and if the steps and processes are not adhered to, the result can be disastrous. The choice Pork Neck meat was used as it has a soft texture while having the fats portion that is not overly fatty as most would use the pork belly meat.

And the last set we tasted was the Rice With Baked Sweet & Sour Spare Ribs & Seasonal Vegetables
RM 45.00. The finger licking spare ribs were braised till soft and tender, oozing with flavour. Specially imported ingredients of 'Chen Kong Prized Vinegar' from China, Chinese herbs, and with sweet coming from rock sugar,  Chef utilised red yeast rice for the natural red colouring instead of using artificial colouring for the dish, so can be assured no artificial preservatives are used for the red colouring. The spare ribs get a little sweet, but one get the pork's natural flavour and the tang of vinegar is a nice contrast.

Apart from the Week Day Set Lunch dishes, diners can choose a variety of a la carte dishes from Hong Kong Roasted Meats, Chiu  Chow Marinade, pork, chicken cuisine to healthy soups, porridge, noodles, fried rice, eggs, vegetables and much more. The first we tasted was the Braised Spring Chicken Stuffed With Glutinous Rice, Garlic, Ginger & Straw Mushrooms RM 45.00.  A highly nutritious tender spring chicken thru the tedious cooking process of braising the chicken is stuffed with fragrant glutinous rice which was pan-fried with ginger and mushroom to enhance the flavour. To ensure it's cooked through and retains its juiciness, this dish is cooked under low fire for more than 2 hours.

Signature dish of Pak Loh is the Slow-Braised Goose With Pork Fillet, Pork Intestine, Pig's Ear, Egg & Beancurd - RM 45 (Small) RM 80 (Regular)

Honey Barbecued Pork RM 40.00 - Well-marinated in Chef's special sauce of premium 'Mui Kwai Lou', Hoi Sin sauce, Char Siew Sauce and oyster sauce, the pork belly is oven roasted to perfection. Fat melts through the meat making it luscious and buttery with a smooth mouth feel as it melts on the tongue. 

Pomfret Porridge (RM 45.00) - For those that might not like to have a heavy meal can opt for the bowl of super comforting fish porridge. The porridge broth is the result of boiling three different types of fish bones such as Red Snapper, Grouper and Seabass for the extract sweetness. The end result is a lusciously creamy and superbly rich fish flavours porridge that are served with a generous portion of pomfret meat slices.

Double-Boiled Pork Tripe with Pepper & Salted Vegetables RM 25.00

Our last dish is the Stir-Fried Kailan With Fresh Lily Bulb & Halibut Fish RM 40.00 - A lovely simple stir fried vegetable dish with rich flavour coming from the fragrant Halibut fish. The dried Halibut is deep fried and added to the dish to enhance the taste and flavour. Adding in some fresh sweet and crisp Lily Bulb, it gives this dish a multi-texture feel.

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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. 


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™ 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. 


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. 

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