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myNEWS.com is one of a convenient store that is spreading massively across Malaysia. I have seen them evolve alot over past few years and with the latest by adding fresh food into their selected bigger outlets. Adding bento box, sandwich, onigiri and a few others as their quick grab and go section that is delivery fresh daily.

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with this, now they are running a promotion on every Tuesday (Bento) and Thursday (Onigiri) for ONLY RM1 . What you need to do is only to download their myNews.com App through Playstore or Appstore.

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In selected outlets, they have also introduce their fresh bakery section known as Maru Bakes. You can grab their produce that is delivery daily to the outlet.

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As I look through the rack, it is quite an extensive bread range and I ask the lady at the counter to introduce me their best seller. Pandan Kaya Bun @ RM 2.90. is their best seller and also the lady’s favourite and decided to grab one. Also she recommended Onion Cheese Bun @ RM 2.90.

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Also another surprise. The bread turns out better than expected.

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As for the spaghetti, you can reheat at the hot food section and recommend timing is at 2minutes. Will come out pippin out and handle with care. Was told even that I do not have to remove the cling wrap. Can put it in all together.

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Was recommended again by the lady that her favourite is Spicy Belado Spaghetti @ RM 10.90. To my suprise this turns out to be quite good. A local twist that is punch with spicy (not too spicy) that is just nice for a lunch meal. Spaghetti is not soft nor too hard even after microwave 2 minutes. Pretty good though and for RM 1 promotion lunch. Can definitely grab a few.

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For onigiri @ RM 4.90 with their Thursday special promo with app is only at RM 1. One of my favourite. Fresh seaweed wrap and cream cheese did not overpower. A perfect simple quick bite for me. I constantly make it take away whenever I take KLIA 2 flights.

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Download their myNews.com app and enjoy their latest news and promotion. Best of all you get to collect massive points now.

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More info can refer to their FB page: www.facebook.com/myNEWSMalaysia/

To be honest, I did not know what is St.Patrick’s day until 2 years ago when I started to read blog, and all I know it Guinness is associated with this event which comes to a conclusion to me that St.Patrick’s Day = Guinness. Then only I get to know what the meaning is all about. It is a annual holiday that is widely celebrated on the 17th of March as to name after the Saint Patrick which is also known as Catholic holiday and had become a big celebration in Ireland after 1600s. Now with this annual event had become a global signature and widely celebrated around the globe.

Then back to my study life when I enjoy my very first encounter with Guinness was thought by a good friend of mine Mervyn and I still remember that time Mervyn and Mike keep telling me, lets go and enjoy BLACK JUICE. I was puzzle and thinking what the hell is Black Juice, not until we reach Crown Casino in Melbourne where there are happy hours going on, they order 3 pint for me. I was like Stim, how to finish some it taste awful. From there, they teach me how to enjoy this great drink till today, Guinness is still one of the drink top in my list. Seriously, a drink that toast to them for teaching me and also TO ARTHUR!

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And to celebrate this great event, we had our very little outing in this restaurant.

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Modern concept of interior with a classic 70’s style live band performance area. .

 

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This place is what known as the cigar or the VIP room.

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For smokers, definately outdoor is a great place to hang out too.

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when we were seated not long and exchanging name cards, what was serve next is of course the Black Juice!

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Most of the meal prepared that night are specially for this occasion and either, season with stout, mix with it or any you can think of.

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It might look plain on this chicken strips but the hidden taste is it had been season with stout for couple of hours and deep fried. Dipping it with the mayonise is finger licking good.

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Sausage is very juicy and meaty and the catch is the dipping sauce, that had mix with some stout and blend in well.

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the meat in it had cook with stout too.

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Except for deserts, they are originals. No alcohol involved.

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You need to slice this open in order to get the umph out of it.

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Chocolate that will flow out once you put through it.

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A experience chef with more than 10 years in the kicthen that had come out with the great menu.

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and all night long me and Ken enjoy our stout not one glass but many glass.

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We had a lot of fun that night with Suji, Elaine and Issac (thanks to you guys)from G2 Public Relations and with the rest of us. We had our share and have you?

If you feel you have not enough of Stout or miss the St.Patrick day event, just don miss this great upcoming event that going to be held at 1-Utama shopping mall on 19th of March to celebrate the Guinness St.Patrick Festival 2010. Venue will be held at Central Park Avenue and it will be full of laughter with top Malaysian standup comedian like Douglas Lim, Kuah Jenhan and Kavin Jarayam and couple of top rocking band and activities.

To find out more about this event as well as food promotion, log on to www.guinness.com.my/stpatricks.
I will be there~ see you guys~

Location:
Santini Italian Restaurant
Ground Floor, Tropicana City Mall,
Petaling Jaya.

My first try on Vietnamese food was during my college time where there is one quite famous Vietnamese restaurant at Taipan, USJ which is called Vietnam Kitchen. Went to this restaurant quite frequent and I love their soursop drink a lot! Wondering is the restaurant still there and is the quality still the same? Till my very last exposure which I had a satisfying meal was at Pho Hoa months back.

Then recently got a chance to try out their food again, but this round I try out their food at the very wrong time which during 9th God festival which I am on vegetarian.Then my friends they request the kitchen to do vegetarian for me. I plan to go sit and migle around mana tau kena makan.

Drinks to start of with ‘Vietnamese Dripping Coffee’ and if you are looking forward to be caffeinated then this is a good drink to go after. RM5.95

Something thick and creamy yet not that sweet ‘Blended Fresh Avocado Juice’ not my type of drink but still alright. RM7.95

I cannot remember what is the last drink called but I love it, gassy, yet a bit diluted feel but with asam that pulls in the taste of it.

All of us waiting patiently for our food to come and been explain by a friendly host. He is really a great guy.

As I remember when I was studying in Melb I used to hate this a lot because of the vegetable ingredient that they use and my housemate used to ta pau a lot back because he work in a restaurant till my Vietnamese friend teach me how to enjoy it and now it had become one of my favourite.

‘Summer Roll Shrimp, Chicken, Salad & Rice Vermicelli’ RM3.95 per roll as it was wrap solid as it is and you must dip it with the dipping sauce(taste something like, ‘Shrimp paste/penang rojak paste’) to make it very flavourful. Mine this round was pure vegetarian roll. Still as good as it is.

We had a mini version of the appetizer is for food tasting purpose making sure we enjoy most of it.

Lemon Grass Chicken @RM7.95 per plate of 4 sticks
Fried Roll @RM3.25 per roll
Sugar Cane Prawn @RM7.95 per plate of 4 sticks

As this round me on vegetarian,so got no chance to try out but only to see and swallow my saliva but based on my previous food outing, the sugar cane prawn was grill and very aromatic.

 

When it comes to Vietnam food, beef is always their signature. It would be best to eat with beef as ‘Beef Pho with combination of Steak, Brisket, Flank, Tendon and Tripe’ @RM16.95 which is my all time favourite that all the lembu spare parts are in there. The soup base is clear and sweet as it taste like the parts had been cook along in it for hours.

As today I am hunting for healthy food concept, the next serving would be ‘Vermicelli with Veggie and Grilled Chicken’(mine without the chicken) RM12.95. To best eat it is to pour the gravy in, and mix it around like rojak then you eat. Something light and healty which fill in your taste bud with a bit of sour, sweet and clear feeling for you. The chicken meat is to pull up the taste of the veggie which goes along very well with it as what I have been told.


My vegetarian version.

I love my fried taufu very much as it is, fried to perfection to my likings that the outer layer is a bit solid crust crispy and the inside is soft and hot yet the show the taufu with the Vietnamese sauce is just heavenly.

Besides that, they do have ‘Seafood Noodle Soup’ as I did not try out this one, so cant really comment much on this.

Lastly, we got serve with ‘Net Spring Roll with Ice Cream’, a simple ice cream with fried yam that taste very yammmy which makes a perfect couple. RM5.95.

When comes to Vietnam Food, certainly this is in my list to recommend.

Thanks to Richard for organizing and thanks to Sidney for inviting. My last review on the shop, click here

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, Good ~ -Stamped-

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Location:
Pho Hoa
Lot L1-52, First Floor,
Tropicana City Mall,
3,Jln SS20/27
47400, PJ

Tel:03-7728 1714

I still remember when I was in Jakarta for holiday 2 years ago, my Indonesian friend that tour me around and they told me that, there is a shop I must try. One of the best in the states, then they brought me to Sushi Tei, loves their concept and their environment is totally different from any of the Japanese restaurant we have in those days.

Now in Malaysia, Sushi Tei is the latest addition in Japanese Food Industry which is orignate from Singapore , being new in the market which is situated in Tropicana Mall, easily to look for car park space and after meal can head to the cinema.


With their cozy interior design which is quite comfortable to enjoy your good meal as me and my friends were chatting quite long after the meal as it sn’t feel like we need to be hurry, this branch their interior is not as luxury compare to Singapore or Jakarta.

Their menu is not much different from Sushi Zanmai but of course they do have a few signature rolls here which I order back in Jakarta.

‘Tempura Chicken Floss’ Tempura is fresh yet the crust of it was well fried. By covering the chicken floss evenly around it. I am enjoying every pieces of it. RM6

Being a fan of salmon which when I dine at Sushi Zanmai, I surely would not miss this and since its available here, I am looking forward to try what is the difference. ‘Salmon Mentai’, the mayo is a bit thick which the flavor had overpowers the freshness of the salmon. Still prefer the one at Sushi Zanmai. RM6

‘Ebiko’ is like the fish roe which I enjoy eating too as the guy wrapped in front of me. That show’s the sign of freshness. RM3.80

Squid has always been my favorite, but this is ‘Tako Wasabi’ already season with wasabi and its fresh. I enjoy eating it cuz its chewy yet spicy. RM6

In this restuarant they are more famous for their big roll thing as what I have been told by my Indonesian friend. If you thought of eating something different which restaurant menu do not have then I saw this ‘Chiki Roll’ by wrapping it with the rice round the fried chicken and sprinkle with sesame seed and chili powder flakes, it taste a bit spicy yet dip it with wasabi gives you the kick of it. RM18

This is how I ended up. Spicyness of the chili flakes yet with the wasabi dipping my tears also came out. Cannot tahan.

Stimm after from the effect.

This was one of the favorite that I was expose to during my trip and its available here too. ‘Golden Roll’ RM19.80 Fried hot from the wok and wrapped with the rice and end up with a slice of the mango. The mango was fresh and sweet that had blended well with the taste of the prawns and by dipping with the wasabi, just add the kick’ness onto it. Recommended.

As I prefer this shop more than Sushi Zanmai of course I will be returning to this shop more~

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Food Rating 8/10,Good to my liking’s~ -Stamped-

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Location:
Sushi Tei

Ground Floor – 16,
Jalan SS20/27,
PJ 47000
Tel: 03-7728 9299

This is my first time step into this mall, interesting which is the mall is still brand new and the wonderful thing is the parking is free. Lol. As I thought this shopping mall would be a very nice place to shop but it turns out to be like another Mid Valley, but of course what interest me the most is there are alot of types of restaurant in this mall which other place do not have and there is one restaurant tat I first saw was the famous Japanese restaurant from Indonesia has landed here. It is Sushi Tei. Which my Indonesian friends always bring me to eat when I visit them at Medan or Jakarta. Will try next round.

But back here, was very hungry and was late in the afternoon. So was walking around and looking around on all the restaurant available. What makes me choose this 1 was it was Vietnamese food and it has been along time since I last eat a nice Vietnamese food and the staff there was very friendly when I was standing and browsing through on the menu, one of the guy which is not local, came out and introduce me all their signature item and that had attracted me to go in because of the guy.

But from the outlook itself I had already made my choice up already and just that wanna go see what are the other choices of food available in the mall since it is not big.

Surprisingly, it is a large franchise chain as it stated all the places that it had branches in the country. Open kitchen concept.

Their seating area also very comfortable and with a bit like bamboo on the wall which makes like a bit natural and jungle feel.lol~
It even had a website to visit for further detail of franchise opportunity and the company background itself.
A traditional type of Vietnamese food menu. Do not need many fancy pages only 2-4 pages. Done. Which they are always famous for their beef noodle. Signature I would say but damm, I cannot eat beef…*drooling because of praying. Not superstitious but a piece of advice from ppl around me.
When I saw this in the menu, thought of it was very unique ‘Vietnam Coffee Milk & Ice’. So order included when it came, surprise me also, the coffee is like freshly brew and was like dripping inside as they pour the hot water from the top and drop. Very strong and nice coffee smell although I am not a fancy coffee drinker as it brings me the opposite effect(means sleepy). The ice they gave me was like the whole glass they put into the frozen area and brought it out I thought that they are giving me a beer mug but nope for me to pour over and the best is they help me to mix it and it taste perfectly nice. RM4.90 for this cute little thing.
As for traditional Vietnamese food which I never miss which is the entree, ‘Summer Roll’ or what I called it Vietnamese popiah..lol~ of course when you start to eat, you have to put alot of the thing in the sauce plate. It goes on very well, it gives me the feel like eating in one of the best restaurant when I was in Melb. RM3.55 for this.
Hrmmm…..here comes the main dish, a very traditional and signature of Vietnamese food or which I would say must try, the ‘Vietnamese Noodle(brisket,tendon,and another 2 cow parts) which I claim to be the cow spare parts. If you love spare parts, you gonna love this food and in the menu, let you choose on which part of the beef you want. Some comes in a combo. Last time I usually take combo which means everything also have. hehe. The soup is just very nice and sweet full with the base of the beef soup that I am expecting. I did curi try to drink the soup abit and my friend finish the whole bowl. Yummy good as what was said.RM15.99
This is my dish as I cannot eat beef (damm disappointed) but then this looks good also. Comes with 2 popiah and chicken which is called ‘Grilled Chicken & Fried Roll’. I did not start to eat the rice first but this time try to eat the chicken. When the first bite into my mouth, I was like…ermmm…..damm nice taste of the chicken, perfectly grilled and the enough taste on the chicken with its own seasoning. When tried on the popiah, took the whole thing into my mouth and spit it out again as it was too hot. hahah(tam samcantonese) but taste not bad. RM12.99 for mine. As total bill came into RM41.15 as I think the price is very reasonable.
The friendliness of the staff there had been very helpfull and the captain came by and ask us how is the food there as he wants to get some feed back as it is newly open. Of course my feed back was more than satisfying never got disappointed.. Will come and dine again by introducing more friends and blog food readers. 😉
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Food rating 10/10 , Si Pek good AH-Stamped-
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Location:
Pro Hoa
Lot L1-52, First Floor,
Tropicana City Mall,
3,Jln SS20/27 47400
PJ
 
Tel:03-7728 1714

After lunch was walking around and saw this shop and the lady who worked there gave us a tester of the yogurt ice cream, and find it is quite nice so decided to buy and further try the taste loh~

The person who work there inside the shop looks like korean.

Then with this small little scoop I find it the pricing ermmm abit pricy la~ but then since it is my first time aiya..what the heck just eat la..It has 2 flavour, the ‘Natural’ and ‘Strawberry’ RM4 for this a small cup. Were trying out the Natural. Get to know this place from KYspeaks also.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 6/10 , Okay Lah -Stamped-
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Location:
Yogur Plus
Lot Lg-02
Tropicana City Mall

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