Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Private Party...Nice One!

Party?...I like :P

i was invited to the Carlsberg FHM Girls Next Door Private Party.
A big Thank U to junjunriko for inviting...

Besides, the nice location...(Carlsberg's factory), the FHM girls and the bloggers...
this is the secret ingredient for the great party-
Free Flow of Carlsberg XD
junjunriko invited my bro too..
so we went together but we were so darn late!!!
jie jun sorry for that :(
these are the FHM Girls Next Door
thats me and vivien in the center
then i found out that, OMG i knew one of FHM Girls through work,

there were some games and activity that i missed (i.e. the drinking game)
so this is the balloon game, i managed to win some Carlsberg's premium item
try to hunt for me in the first picture :P
i havent been to much event lately so i havent see these lovely people for quite a bit...
i.e. Michelle

emeryn, she was all red when i saw her haha

Carol who haven't tell me her secret in losing some inches Align Centre
Ah Bok
joshua ong, he captured some video from the party, you should really watch it.david and chris

and this will be rivalry between me and ren HaHa :P

there were a lot more hot female bloggers but i dint not take picture with them (you know who u are;) )..sorry, a bit shy :P hehe

groupie...not exactly, just some of the people :S

Now you should watch the crazy night...
i was laughing like mad in the video gagaga

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Treat Ur Stomach Better this 2010!

...I mean after all the year end parties(assuming all the parties are mainly drinking parties), i am sure you need some healthier yet delicious food :P

Crystal Jade chains might be a place for u and me :) I've long forgotten how Cantonese Cuisine and Shanghai Delicacies taste like until i went for a food tasting in Crystal Jade Restaurant @ The Gardens. Yeap, that is what they serve; cantonese cruisine and shanghai delicacies!

I like CJ restaurant concept whereby you get to see what's the chef is doing and how they prepare the food through the glass window. That way, you can also ensure that any food that landed on the floor will not be served on your plate! :P

One of the Key Must TRY item is 'Xiao Long Bao'
it's a soupy pork dumpling.

The chef was doing a demonstration.
The preparation process including
1) Whisking 4 grams of high protein flour with 2 grams of cold water.
2) Knead dough weighing around 6 grams for 30 seconds.
3) Roll out the dough
4) Put ingredients consisting 22 grams of 70% lean pork meat and 30% fat port meat from pork;s neck or belly area with little seasoning.
5) Make 18-20 folds, each xiao long bau should weight around 28 grams.
6) Bring the water to boil and steam xiao long bao using a basket steamer for approximately 6 minutes.
As i mentioned earlier, it's soupy pork dumpling, it has soup inside the dumpling skin...duhhh...
so you got to be caution when eating. The soup might burn your to tongue.

My way of eating it is to
1. get to the soup
just poke a small hole with your chopstick and start sipping the soup.
Remember not to hold the dumpling with your chopsticks only because the skin can easily tear and you dont want to miss the soup part right?!

2. the remaining bit
when you are done with the soup, basically just eat up the yummy pork dumpling.
you can served some ginger slices doused in vinegar but its totally up to your preference.
i dont like ginger so i find it tastier to eat it without :)

Xiao Long Bao @ RM8.80

The second demonstration was on "la mian" also known as the pulled noodles. I was amazed with the "la mian" making process...

using only his hands, he can pull a dough into fine noodles.
Amazing part is that he can make different format of noodles out of the plain dough.
from the finest, to fine, and thick noodles.

La Mian process video

Stewed La Mian with Spicy Shredded Chicken @ RM13
the noodles was served cold but it was surprisingly good.

Another la mian that ive tried was
Soup La Mian with Dried Shrimp & Peanut in Spicy Sauce @ RM12

it has a very nice peanut taste and fragrance which makes it different from our normal la mian soup.

Other than xiao long bao and la mian, there are other dishes

Black Fungus with Shredded celery in Sesame Oil @ RM9.80

pan-fried pork dumpling @ RM7
Pork Dumpling with Chili Sauce @ RM10
i personally prefer this over pan-fried dumpling because i like spicy food and its something different.

Fried pan-cake with scallion & Pork Floss @ RM10
its really crunchy. It will be a good snack.

Last but not least, the Chilled Water Chestnut Cream with Pomelo @ RM7
will helps you 2clear the taste in your mouth and give you a very nice cooling feeling because its chilled! :)

i find the portion rather big for me, i couldn't finish the la mian on my second visit.
So you might want to consider sharing the noodle and order more side dishes.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

The CountDowns

I've been abandoning this place for quite some time; only 2 crappy post for the last month of 2009. Whats up with me? well, long story cut short, i was emo-ing! hahaha :P Few factors, first was the "room war" as per the previous post, second no time (bad reason but true)...probably need to improve my time management skill...and yada yada yada!

I apologize to those who visited me and find no updates :S Sorry :(

Anyway, the last bits of December 09 wasn't that bad for me after all.
All the countdowns parties had cheer me up :D Haha and they are quite different from what i've previously.

Xmas CountDown: Tragic Yet Funny Experience
it started off with plan cancelled just few days (2/3days) before xmas! *tragic* :(
i thought i might ended up staying home so i made the biggest "swear" ever on twitter and plurk; i said "if i find no party this xmas eve, i am gonna walk down the stress, distributing sweets to "unfortunate kids" in Santarina Costume =='''" Thank god i dont have to do that...haha ive gathered 3 friends for xmas eve dinner at la bodega, pavillion; small group but sweet ppl :)

ivan, zoe and me.
the 3rd person fenix couldnt meet us for dinner because he was still on his way from Malacca.

from the lonely three; i met coco, suresh and gang.
and they all decided to have dinner together....

so from 3 to so many
(nice meeting u guys btw :))

After dinner, we split ourselves because me and zoe wanted to shop.
i bought myself xmas pressie :S The most expensive lollipops ever!
total damage: +-RM400 *shopaholic tragic*

anyway, the worst tragic of the night was when my tube dress/suit's zipper torn!
what happened was, one of the ribbon (for hanging purpose) got caught in zipper. I was struggling in the toilet with no air-conditioner; when the ribbon finally came out, the zipper is torn...i couldnt fix it! :S

When i was struggling, panicking, sweating like mad in the toilet, that was exactly when ppl shouted "10...9...8........3...2...1 Merry Xmas" :'(

Ivan came to the ladies to rescue me with fenix's jacket!

so the rest of the night, i relied on this small little hooks and the jacket, of course.
thank god it didn't snap. If it did, my dress gonna fall straight down because the zipper was all the way up till my hips

Fenix's jacket is so huge for me.
I felt like a flasher and i got caught in action *scary picture* :S

So that was xmas!

for new year eve, i went on a most impromptu trip in my life so far!
first stop was Pangkor...celebrating by the beach isnt that bad but for a city girl who are use to loud and huge crowd, i find it a bit too quiet for the occasion!

chilling by the beach

watching 10secs long fireworks

and some ppl crowding the lit up wording that says "Happy New Year"!
i think its quite cool.

did some light photography on the beach-
i tried drawing a pig
but its a total failure :S

and these are the booze for the 4 of us...
technically for the 3 of us because my bf doesnt drink muchSince Pangkor is such a small island, we managed to finish touring the whole island in our rental car within 30mins :S so we decide to leave pangkor the next day for penang.

we stopped at ipoh for late lunch

then continued our journey to Penang

3places in 3days! very random but it was something different
the only groupie we had :D
the end