Monday, 24 February 2014

Komugi Cafe at Paradigm Mall

Anyone ever been to Komugi cafe? I went to Komugi Cafe in Paradigm Mall with one of my long lost friend. We haven't been seeing each other for about 8 years time, what a long time huh? There is only 1 photo available as we used up our precious time catch up with each others... hehe...

This is my first time to the cafe, last time I went to Komugi in Mid Valley, they are selling only breads and cakes in the Mid Valley outlet, unlike the one is Paradigm Mall, which is a cafe. Guess why I know Komugi? I saw people queueing up long in the Komugi in Mid Valley, so I went inside and have a look on it. Well, they are selling a lots of appetizing cakes and breads, all looks so delicious and mouth watering!!!!

I didn't buy anything when I visited for the first time, but I bought 2 of the cakes inside during my second visit. What I would say is, they are quite pricey, yet, delicious... So at least I'm paying for the good taste of it, and not to say the beautiful decoration for the cakes itself. They are more like a food handcraft. 

Well, go back to the story in Komugi Cafe, they offers a lot of different drinks and bakeries in the cafe. You can select your bakeries and they will serve to you at your table later, good service there as well. The photo below showed what had we ordered for ourselves. We tried out the bestseller -- cream puff and other cakes as well (in which I forgot the names already). 

The cream puff that they have there is different from what we perceived. Their puffs are hard and crispy, not the one with soft texture. My friend and I was a bit shocked at the first moment, she cannot accept the hard cream puff, having the perception that the cream puff must be soft in texture, therefore, she cannot finish the puff. Well, for me, I'm okay with that, overall the taste is very nice, the cream inside is creamy but not greasy, good taste!

Still, I would advice to take the bakeries with tea instead of other drinks. I ordered chocolate drink to be taken together with all the bakeries up there, and the result is too filling and greasy. In fact, at the end of it, we did not finish the cakes, what a waste, especially when they are so pricey!

Lesson to learn : Cakes should be taken with tea but not others... haha...

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Beyond veggie at Tropicana City Mall


I had my lunch last time in Beyond Veggie at Tropicana City Mall. They are selling vegetarian food inside compare to the normal Secret Recipe. I went to the restaurant with my friend to try out the food there.  

How's the appearance? Not bad, huh? It's quite appetizing... The taste is also nice. They put different colours of vegetables and beans inside. Of course, they also put mock meat inside. The food there is nutritious, but it will be better if they do not put mock meat inside.

When I went there last year, the portion size is big. But I just noted from my friend that their size shrunk recently. Well, no comment about it as I haven't been visiting the restaurant recently.

I tried out their cheese cake as well. Beyond Veggie serving different cakes compare to the Secret Recipe itself. However the choices available in Beyond Veggie is not as much as what they have in Secret Recipe. 

Sunday, 16 February 2014

纳豆 ~ 日本食品,也是我最近的最爱!



纳豆是一种发酵的黄豆,味道可说是见仁见智,因为不是每个人都可以接受它的味道。基本上和韩国泡菜一样,如果你喜欢,那就会自然而然地喜欢上,如果不喜欢,那就不能勉强了。纳豆是用一些名叫 Bacillus subtilis 的益菌发酵而成的,对身体有益。

我花费了一些时间和精力才在 One Utama Shopping Mall 里的 AEON 才找到。大家可以在冷藏部那里找到纳豆,它和雪糕方在同一区。找到纳豆时真的很高兴,但是同一时间也很懊恼,因为它的种类也太多了吧!加上全都是日语,根本就是很大的难题!

以上两种都是我在 AEON 里买回来的,由于不明白日语,买纳豆时感觉像买彩票,就只能靠猜的。哈哈!!好在买回来时问了问我在日本的朋友,他说这是他在日本常买的牌子,还好没买错,嘻嘻!左手边的纳豆颗粒比较小,而右手边的则比较大颗,这两的包装的纳豆味道也不同。左手边的是普遍的纳豆,里面有酱油和wasabi 酱,而另一个有昆布味的酱油和 wasabi 酱。我个人觉得昆布的比较好吃,因为味道比较浓郁。




P/S : 毕竟不是每个人喜欢纳豆,请慎选!本人就曾经因为介绍纳豆给几个朋友,下场是被骂,因为大家都不能接受纳豆的味道,觉得很臭。

Friday, 14 February 2014

Natto 纳豆 ~ Japanese Food!!!

Hello... First plan after the Chinese New Year is to update my blog as frequent as possible. Well, this is actually my plan at the first place when I start my blog last year, a self motivating thing for myself so that I'm able to pursue a longer journey in writing blogs. 

Today, I would like to share with you, my favourite food ~ Natto.... May be some of you do not know what is this all about, but if you like Japanese food like I do, you will see this in Japanese restaurant. You can normally found it in the menu, the part that you tends to miss it. hehe.... 

Natto is a kind of fermented beans which is widely taken by the Japanese. These are actually soybeans which are fermented using a type of bacteria called Bacillus subtilis.. I try to get some scientific journals to check on its health benefits, but it seems like time is needed to search on that, as most of the researches done is on the soy itself, not on natto. Natto is proved to improve gastrointestinal function due to the good bacteria which has been used for fermentation.

I bought my natto in AEON, One Utama shopping mall, have been searching for it for quite some time. They are located at the frozen food area, somewhere near to the ice cream and frozen curry puff. hehe... There are different brands and different types of natto sold there. I had spent quite some time standing there looking for the one that I needed. Well, it's a pain when you don't understand Japanese words. I can only read the kanji on the packaging, therefore the understanding of the packaging is limited. 

These are the two that I bought in the end. It has been quite risky to pick them. For me, it's more like experimenting as I cannot understand the packaging and what I did is just simply pick and buy. I asked my friend in Japan, he told me this is the brand that he always takes in Japan, well, guess I made a good choice. The two above having different sizes of the natto. The one on the left is smaller in size compare to the right hand side one. The flavours are also different. 

The white and red packaging is actually the standard natto, in which you can find soy sauce and wasabi sauce inside, while the red packing on the right hand side is actually consists of kombu sauce and wasabi sauce. Kombu is a kind of seaweed. It is more aromatic to take the kombu one. 

This is the content after you open it. You will see the soy sauce and wasabi sauce on the top, underneath is the natto. Well, bear with the pungent smell when you open it, the smell will reach to a peak after you mix everything. 

What you need to do after open it is to mix everything together according to your own preferences. Mix it well and they are ready to be served, easy, huh? When you are mixing them, sticky string will be produced and making the natto become sticky. 

Here's my sharing on my recent flavourite food ~ Natto.... 

P/S : Not everyone likes it, please be cautious when doing your decision. hehe... ( I had been scolded by all of my friends as I introduced natto to them. Most of them find it difficult to take it because of its unpleasant smell and sticky texture.)

Monday, 10 February 2014

Comeback after CNY!!!!!

Hello, everyone... missing my blog so much. I have been very busy for past few months and only able to visit my own blog after Chinese New Year. This is also my first working day after Chinese New Year, 开工大吉!!!!

How's everyone doing? Still good? Still good after Chinese New Year??? hehe... How many of you have weigh yourself after the binge eating during CNY? Hehehe... For those who have been enjoying eating during CNY, please be careful and face the truth, especially when you notice your clothes is getting tighter after CNY. Please go and check your weight now!!!  :P

Before anyone admits, I would like to confess that I gain 1 kg within 2 weeks time. This is all because of the eating, EAting and EATING throughout my CNY holiday at hometown <crying>. Seriously need to bring it down to prevent further increment. LOL... 

I have my own plan for weight reduction. How about you? 

1. To reduce munching time. 
2. To start back some exercises after resting for so long. 
3. To cook myself so as to reduce my outside food intake.

These are my targets to be achieved, let's see how many of them can be achieved successfully.... LOL.... 

Have you started yours? Better start now before too late, before the 1 kg become 2 kg, before the 2 kg become 3 kg.... :)

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