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Mid Autumn festive is just around the corner. For this year, the first ever Tea Mooncake (茶月饼) is from Purple Cane (紫藤).  Not only that, it is Halal too, that only price from RM 9.90 onwards. The brand itself is no stranger to many of us as they serve pretty amazing food at their The Gardens outlet which is inspired by tea. Bending towards more on the healthy segment.

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There are about 13 unique tea flavours, for you to choose from. not only that, the uniqueness of this is that the box also comes with tea pairing or recommendation.  The best combination of flavours. If you are unsure, you can check ou their  Ultimate Guide to Mooncakes and Tea Pairing.

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Goldfish Tea Biscuit : Puer Tea Goldfish Biscuit / Green Tea Goldfish Biscuit
 
To perfect this mid-autumn festival, don’t forget to get some goldfish tea biscuit and sip some tea!

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These sets come with little riddle to make your gathering and eating more interesting.

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this is a perfect gift pack, a simple nice box that comes with 6 different types of mooncake @ RM 83

The above set contains:
1. Dates Paste Green Tea Mooncake (枣泥绿茶月饼)
2. Assorted Nuts Green Tea Mooncake (伍仁绿茶月饼)
3. Black Tea Red Bean Paste Mooncake (豆沙红茶月饼)
4. White Tea Purple Potato Lotus Paste Tea Mooncake (紫薯白茶月饼)
5. Rose Tea Bamboo Charcoal Lotus Paste Tea Mooncake (黑玫瑰花茶月饼)
6. Pandan and Golden Yolk Custard Lotus Paste Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Mooncake –
Non-vegetarian (班兰金沙奶皇蝶豆花茶月饼 – 非素食)
7. FREE lantern riddles and 1 sachet of Cane’s tea bag (附赠灯谜 + 康氏袋泡茶)

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Pandan and Golden Yolk Custard Lotus Paste Blue Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Mooncake (班兰金沙奶皇蝶豆花茶月饼)

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Just look at this yolk. Yolk lover will be in love with their Double Yolk Puer Tea Mooncake .

There are a few ways to get your hands on this lovely mooncake as below:

Shop now at Purple Cane online store, Shopee, Lazada or physical outlets!
Purple Cane Shopee Mall: https://shopee.com.my/purplecaneent
Purple Cane LazMall Flagship Store: www.lazada.com.my/shop/purple-cane/
Purple Cane Tea Art Centre Nationwide: https://www.purplecane.my/pages/our-stores
 
For more information about Purple Cane, please visit:
Instagram: @purplecane_tea

Since I have encounter with our very own local homegrown brand Marrybrown, I personally find that they have gotten so much better with their seasonal menu. With the last launch of Marrybrown Salted Egg Yolk which is so good and now, with their latest seasonal Marrybrown SOS BBQ Series.

This SOS with a mission to satisfy the taste buds of millions of Malaysians with their delicious Sensasi Ohsem Smokey (S.O.S) BBQ Meals from 21 August till 5 October 2020!

These come in three different combo selections. You may opt with:

  1. S.O.S BBQ Burger combo meal
  2. S.O.S BBQ Drumette combo meal
  3. S.O.S BBQ Box combo meal (S.O.S BBQ Burger, S.O.S BBQ Drumette with the well-loved MB Crispy Chicken, and Potato Wedges.)

Combo’s come with Potato Wedges, crispy Onion Rings and a glass of soft drink.

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After tried the 3 combinations, I got a bit greedy and my personal recommendation is the S.O.S BBQ Box combo meal (S.O.S BBQ Burger, S.O.S BBQ Drumette with the well-loved MB Crispy Chicken, and Potato Wedges.). The box have all the meat that I want. Just a perfect combo box!

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If you think that you would just want to try this BBQ SOS series out, then my recommendation will be S.O.S BBQ Drumette combo meal. You will be surprised with the flavour as I do. Never thought that I would get hook to the flavour. Love the mild smoky bbq aroma taste which is not too overpowering. Drumlets are fried to perfection, with sos sauce well coated onto the chicken. Do not need any sauce as 1 drumette per bite is satisfying!

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Last is the S.O.S BBQ Burger combo meal. Charcoal bun with juicy fried chicken patty and topped with the sos sauce.

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Indeed one of the series that caught off my attention for its taste. Loving it. You guys should give it a try too. I enjoy my meal at Marrybrown Citta Mall.

Click here for your nearest location of Marrybrown.

Can find out more at : Facebook: MarrybrownMalaysia

Those who been to Vientnam and tried pho there, you will ended up start to crave for it. To find a nice bowl of pho is indeed quite hard in Malaysia. Is like finding the best Ramen in KL. However, one of the shop that I frequently visit is An Viet, the Gardens. They also recently expanded to An Viet, Pardigm Mall, PJ.

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As re-opening of the outlet, we get to see a showcase how their signature meatball is made by their Vietnamese Head chef.

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Some of the ingredients to showcase what ingredients are used for their soup base. They also use premium raw ribeye beef.

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In their menu, you get to choose your noodle size. Usual serving is Normal. You can go less or you can go to large.

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Not being adventurous yet want to try something signature on the menu, you can kick it off with An Viet Tasting Platter or you can order ala-carte appetizers to pair with your main dishes.

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My usual bowl of noodle is always the mix. Serve with beef slices, meatballs and brisket.

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For paradigm outlet, they do have their mini green house. Which usually they do have a pot of basil leaves set on each table, however in this outlet is you can pick the pot and bring it to your table.

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The beef slices usually are cook half raw, as when you dip into the piping hot soup, then it will be just perfectly cooked.

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For only beef slices noodle, you get to taste their soup more prominent.

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the half cook raw beef. Just perfect.

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We end the meal with their signature  Vietffogato. Vietnamese coffee with coconut milk and ice cream. One of my favourite.

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Caramel Pudding.

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From now till 15th September, Ăn Viet is offering for non-subscribers 10% discount for one Beefiest Phở  ordered, 2 orders will enjoy 15% and 25% for 3 orders.   Not a member yet?  Sign up today and enjoy move savings…20% for one order of Beefiest Phở , 30% for 2 orders and 50% for 3 orders.

Location:
Ăn Viet, Paradigm Mall
LG02/03/03A (Lower Ground, in front of MBG)
Kelana Jaya, Taman Seri Subang,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

Tel: 03-7661 2844

One of my favorite private hidden wine bar Private Room at TTDI had now change to Collins Sake and wine bar. A slight chance of concept to iron out their new route towards Japanese. Some good selection of Japanese Gin and Sake you can find in here with many of the Japanese Gin I have not seen before. Of course, you can still pick your selection of wine at the rack.

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Still the same as you need to find this blue door, to head up to their secret hideout.

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Ding dong and there will be some one to lead you in.

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Menu is pretty direct.

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Jeng jeng jeng, here are some of the Japanese Gin that you can pick for your order.

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for a start, we start off with Sake mix.

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If you are hunry, they got local infusion of bar snacks and their pricing is very reasonable. For snacks I would be recommending:

  1. any of their Roast Pork Series as it is pretty good.
  2. Squid
  3. Signature Mezasoba for mains

Penang Lor Bak @ RM 15

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Baby Octopus with Thai chili Sauce @ RM 12

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Collins Beef Burger  @ RM 15

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Chicken Karage @ RM 14

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Garlicky Spicy Siew Yuk @ RM 18

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Grill Saba fish @ RM 20

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Deep Fried Nam Yu Fried Pork Belly @ RM 14

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Japanese Fried Gyoza (6pcs) @ RM 16

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Collins Signature Mezasoba @ RM 25

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Siew Yuk Ramen @ RM 18

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Grilled Lamb Chop @ RM 30

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They classic Japanese Gin is quite awesome. IF you love variety of Japanese Gin in PJ area, they options are pretty alright. For ladies, you would definitely love the Sakurao Japanse Dry Gin or Yuzu Gin. These two are so easy to drink that the effect will knock you off direct. Both have its own fragrant.

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My personal favourite is this among the 3 we have tried. Okinawa Gin is in deed a classic yet unique. A flavour that not many will enjoy as it is quite strong and pungent after taste. A bit woody end. This is like drinking Isle whisky which is on the oaky side.

This place had always been one of my recommended place for fine dining. One of the reason is that they are affordable and not only that, it is helm by a local chef. Chef Gary had been running Champignons at Oasis Square, Ara Damansara for abaout 5 years. His menu change accordingly to season and also base on the ingredients that he can get. Recently, he had created Summer Truffle Menu as one of the main element of this highlight menu.

since the ingredient is in season, the menu is only available from only 25th July till 31st August. This menu I find it quite unique, as not the usual Chef Gary style which is more on French dining. I find his truffle menu is quite technical and adventurous. Unique combination of French and Japanese style.

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Pricing is affordable as for :

  1. 3 course meal @ RM 138 per pax
  2. 4 course meal @ RM 168 per pax
  3. 5 course meal @ RM 208 per pax

Quite an interesting menu as there are more like fusion menu over French dining menu.

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Starting our meal with white wine.

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Starting off, you will be serve with chef home made bread. Soft, warm and fluffy. Just do not know why at that moment, I felt that a drench of olive oil will make the bread better.

Starter:

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There are a few starter to choose from – Amuse Bouche – Beef Tartar and Black Truffle. bread is nicely toasted, topped beef tartar and the taste of black truffle just blends well with the tartar.

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Among the starter this Truffle Cauliflower Soup – poached Japanese Oyster, Ikura and Sun flower seed. Just simple, delightful and filled with explosion of flavor. One of my personal favorite for the Starter. Light and foamy cauliflower soup covered with the fresh oyster, sunflower and Fish roe. gives you a nice bursting of bitter sour that goes well with the ingredient and freshness of poached oyster still prominent. to me, it is like multi layers of flavors..

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This is pretty interesting where layers of flavors are being developed – Seared Foie Gras with Caramelized Fig – Black Truffle, fig jam, red wine jelly, brioche and red wine jus (add RM 15). Overall I find this is more on the sweeter side, with creamy foie gras, goes well with nicely torch burn fig and hint of truffle is not overpowering. A sip of white wine, just pushes the taste more fragrant.

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Carbonara with Egg Yolk Confit – Black Truffle, streaky bacon, Parmesan cheese Foam. This is also another interesting starter. Unique of its kind where when you read the menu, you really expect Classic carbonara with egg but turns out to be a unique deconstructed version. Indeed it is a clever dish that play tricks with your mind. The jelly look alike texture that resembles fettuccine, and cream sauce. Right in the middle is the egg yolk and smoked bacon that just enhance on the taste.

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this is their signature dish in their restaurant. I find it is like a French style Beef Wellington. It is actually Baked Duck Pie with Foie Gras. The smell of the oven baked pastries just trail in the air, with a perfect cook meat in the middle that is soft, pink and juicy. A bite with the meat and pastry is indeed quite pefect.

  • One of a must order dish – recommended!

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Main course

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Australian Beef Tenderloin – short rib tortellini, butter potato puree, broccoli and jus (add RM 35)

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Truffle Chicken Breast – Butter Potato puree, garden peas, white wine sauce and herb foam. Some they like this creamy dish too, cuz a bed of potato puree just captures their heart.

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Wild Mushroom Risotto with Shredded Duck -Parmesan Cheese, tempura Oyster mushroom and jus. Among the 3 mains, I like this more. It is simple, fragrant and punch with flavors. The risotto cook to perfection whereby it is still like half cook and the soup stock cook along with its slices of truffle and mushroom, the flavours just combines well.

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Dessert:

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Both dessert are unique in their own taste..  Pandan Creme Brulee – Gula Melaka Ice Cream Both dessert. the base of Pandan is just amazing. It is taste exactly like eating pandan cake but in creamy version. The torch burnt sugar gives it a hint of bitter sweet that it needed and the gula melaka ice cream that gives you the surprise as it is infuse with hint of truffle. Weird combination but I find it pretty good.

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Strawberry Tart with Truffle Gelato: – Strawberry Sauce and Vanilla pastry ice cream. If you love strong truffle flavour, then this is the dish to hit on. the Truffle gelato is just too good. I can have this whole scoop of savory ice cream myself.

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If you think you are not full from the mains, then you can try out their interesting selection of pastries. I have tried it in their other outlet, and I am totally impress by the technical skills and layer of flavours. [click here]

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For reservations and futher assitance please do not hesitate to contact 0378322629 or https://bit.ly/2VPTdvQ

Well, if I were to choose, my recommendation would be:

  1. Truffle Cauliflower Soup – option 2: foie Gras
  2. Wild Mushroom Risotto with Shredded Duck – option 2: steak
  3. Pandan Creme Brulee – option 2:Strawberry Tart with Truffle Gelato

These flavours combination gives me a pretty balance of food taste journey. Of course, I shall leave it to you on what you like for your own 3 course dinner.

Location:
Champignons at Oasis Square
B-G-02, Oasis Square,
Ara Damansara, 47301
Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Tel: 03-7832 2629

Operating hours: 11am – 3pm/ 6pm – 10pm

It was before MCO I went to check out this cafe in ss15. The Toast House 多士號 at Subang SS15 was pretty hit before then. An white mosaic interior that gives  minimalist feel. Making them a  place which is pretty instagramable.

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Toast house x Kuala Lumpur is located the same stretch as the famous pork noodle or can say a few doors away.

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Menu is rather direct . .

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Since were here for a quick breakfast decided to try out the charcoal grill jumbo series with : Jumbo Bacon and Hashbrown sandwich with Cheese @ RM 15 – pork bacon, hasbrown, cheese, egg, cabbage, tomato slice

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The sandwich itself is pretty big, is more like a double toast x 3, so it is more like a sandwich stack for me.

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Crispy inside out and their own sauce is not bad.

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since the word Special Royal Coffee (Hot) at RM 5 do attract me to try. Well, I guess kopitiam version is better. Not to my liking. you guys can give it a try.

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Then try out Taiwanese Pancake , Bacon Pancake @ RM 8. It is not too bad on the flat bread, slightly chewy to my liking and I guess worth to give it a shot.

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Its simple food for breakfast or you just want your sandwich.

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, okok la!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
The Toast House 多士號 @ SS15
70, Jalan SS 15/4b, Ss 15,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: 8am – 4.30pm

Tel: 014-332 8589

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