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It was weekend. Craving for Creamy Mushroom Soup. Then ended up googling How to make creamy mushroom Recipe. Have not cook before and saw a mushroom soup recipe which is quite interesting. I make a tweak on the recipe and mine is for 2-3 pax.

mushroom soup

cream of mushroom recipe

ingredient for mushroom soup

herbs for mushroom soup

Ingredients:
1. 3 types of different mushroom (as you like) – all half box portion
– Tuscan Fields White Button Mushroom
– Tuscan Fields Brown Button Mushroom
– Cameron mushroom (best with some shitake mushroom)
2. Emborg cooking Cream 1 small box
3. fresh parsley
4. fresh thyme 3 stalk
5. 1 medium size onion (depending you like onion)
6. garlic (1-2 table spoon)
7. Emborg cooking butter
8. 1 cube chicken stock
9. 100ml – 200ml (depends on your liking of water level)
10. Flour optional (cuz I do not have it) I saw recipe to make it slight creamy (maybe abit corn starch as replacement)

mushroom spaghetti

Cooking method:
1. Put in butter if you like buttery or less. Depending on your preference
2. mix with some olive oil
3. add in garlic and onions, stir fry medium fire till soft and light brown
4. Add in Thyme & Mushroom
5. Stir fry till all soft and shrink 1/3 mushroom size (about 3-5 minutes – depending on your wok and fire)
6. Add in chicken stock + 150 ml water slowly add in (depending you want your soup thick or watery) – add in more water if you feel you want more
7. Shimmer for 10-15 minutes
8. Add in Emborg cooking cream 1 box
9. Add in some fresh chopped parsley
10. Stir stir make it all even. leave it 3 minutes shimmer then ready to serve
11. option of flour/ corn starch to add in to make it thicker or creamer ( I am thinking of substitute full cream milk will be my next try)
12. Add in some black pepper before serve or after serve
13. Scoop and ready to serve.

mushroom soup recipe

Enjoy~!~!~

What is the first instant thing when people say Hartamas? Instead of luxury housing area, it comes to me food. Smack right in the heart of Hartamas you can see rows of shophouses that is filled with alot eateries and some offices. Well, there is actually one hidden place that is flock with many young people during night.

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Its Geo’s Cafe, that had been operating in this area for a few years now, starting off their business by sharing a hawker stall, evolve to burger truck and now they have settle down in a proper shop now. Not only that, their business is so good that now they are planing to take over another shop in the corner to cater for family crowd.

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Its not a huge shop but the sitting area are all being place at the walkway pavement.

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they also practice open concept kitchen.

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Geo’s Cafe food offering are more towards western fusion, with street gourmet burgers, Italian range and some local cuisine.

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Geo’s Extreme Lamb Burger @ RM 13 – single homemade lamb patty with cheddar cheese, homemade GorGEOS sauce, fresh lettuce, slices of onions, with sesame bun.

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Drench in sauces and smells good when it was serve as it does taste as good as it smells. Patty is soft along with melted cheese and their own special sauce that add the kicks of it. The patty also have little lamb taste that make it nicer. ūüôā

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Their Speghetti Carbonara is not bad, creamy and the speghetti is slightly overcook.

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Beef Steak serve with Pasta @ RM 23 – serve with a choice of mushroom, blackpepper, garden salad with thousand island dressing and serve with aglio alio pasta. Love their aglio alio which is light in garlic taste and aromatic.

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If you are there chilling with your friends then Chicken Wings @ RM 8 – Honey coated chicken wings serve with creamy cheese sauce. Is one of the snacks you must order. Serve pippin hot, crips on the skin and pairs well with their cream cheeze.

Surely this turns out to be one of the hotspot for many young people as during dinner they attract more young family crowd too. Will be one of my hang out spot soon too as they are pretty well known with their sisha.

*HALAL

Location:
Geo Cafe
11 Off Jalan 26/0A,
Desa Sri Hartamas,
50480, KL
the road inbetween Pelita & Kantin.
(opp Police station)
Hartamas.

Operation hours:
7.30pm – 3am


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There are alot of buzz on this brand from my friends since their first opening outlet in Bangsar. Have always wanted to pay a visit till postpone many times. Ben’s is pretty well known to many people since its first opening in Bangsar Village and now they had expended to KLCC.

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Ben’s is pretty well know for its interior design that provides customer a very cozy dining experience. As for their outlet in KLCC they had taken over California Kitchen’s lot and now they had a great view that over look the KLCC park.

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As one of the reason that brings me here is that my best friend from Indonesia pay me a visit and decided to bring them to dine here. As the queue is always there, we waited for about 15 minutes for our table.

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Now only I realise that why people make a buzz about this outlet that you can see they really put in alot money in designing their outlet. No wonder so many people like to hang here and my friends also mention its a nice restaurant.

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They design it in a few dining sections in different designs.

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With sofa base, casual dining base, and proper dining area.

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Price wise are pretty reasonable for a shop like that.

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Here is my best friend Lina and her friend.

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Usually I will start my meal with Mushroom Soup that top with olive oil. Not bad, RM 11.90

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Carbonara is more mild in taste as I prefer mine to be more thick and rich in taste. @ RM 21.90

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Mushroom Mascarpone Pasta is filled with generous types of mushroom and its a bit more creamy that suits my liking. @ RM 22.90

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Wagyu Beef Pie @ RM 21.90

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Lychee Lime is refreshing and nice. @ RM 9.90, Not many place offer Lemon Lime Bitters and it taste pretty good too, someething that I have missed quite a while. @ RM 8.90

Service in Ben’s are pretty good too for such a busy dinner crowd with the section I am seating, 2 waiter are manning the area and work pretty efficient.

No doubht that its a great place to hang out with friends with its superb ambiance and I love their drinks especially as for food, its nothing much to shout about.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, love the restaurant ambiance ~-Stamped-

‚ÄďWarning‚Äď This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Ben’s KLCC
Suria KLCC
Lot 140 First Floor
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +6 03 2163 1655
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 11:00pm daily

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bens.big
Website: http://www.thebiggroup.co

An island up in the north, which is rich with heritage and famous for its food, who does not know this island Penang? Well, one thing cannot be denied that, after a few areas have got awarded as UNESCO heritage area. . tourism industry had push up to another level, with a mark on the map by knowing its one of heritage spot! Nostalgie Cafe

[UPdate: No Longer in Operation]

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Good thing is this heritage area had attracted many tourist and many pre-wedding photoshoot had taken place with amazing work from many photographers along with many new cafe’s and boutique hotel bustling up around the area, one of the most recent place we found is this little family operate cafe, Nostalgie Cafe that stood alone in Steward Lane, which is just directly across Muntri Street.

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All the operates in the area have their very own catchy name, not to be surprise that Nostalgie actually come by from French which evolve from the word Nostalgia with the meaning of yearning for the past. As this place is know with its rich heritage, therefore this word been chosen that preserve the whole building outlook and do with a bit more touch up to bring back the look and feel of the place.

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Its like many cafe around the area and every cafe have their very own style preserving the whole building, and I must say this outlet is one of my favourite, as they did it with different style. A bit of art, antique which is a combination of east and west combination. Why is that so? Below is running operate cafe and upstairs is a boutique hotel which expected to be complete by Febuary 2012 and there are already people book the place. I got a chance to preview the place and its nice without completion yet. ūüėÄ

Back to my question, why is that so and with following pictures you will understand. . .

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The cafe is operated with chinese antique where the family really put in efford and import it back from China on a certain furniture. .

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This is the running cafe area . ..

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and this is what I mean a touch from the West with classic art paintings been put up on the wall . .

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A glimpse for the room upstairs .. . ūüėČ

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Right in the middle, they have a mini garden  . ..

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and this is how people enjoying the place, a classic touch with a bit of simple contemporary design to make it very comfortable to chill for a morning. They are just a very friendly couple~

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As the cafe are moving forward, soon to be they will have many drinks to be introduce into the menu which is coming soon~

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On a hot sunny day, you would not want to miss this 2 drinks which is Ice Lemon Tea @ RM 5 & Cranberry Longan @ RM 9. Which is really a thirst quencher.

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If you are a Lime drink lover, try not to miss this as not many places can serve nice Lime Juice drink and the colour and tone of the drink already tell, made fresh~

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The menu is pretty simple as the have spaghetti, pizza and sandwich, the rest are drinks~ Food range are more like Italian homecook!

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A simple dish to start off with Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Prawns @ RM 24, taste is light with olive oil and well coated along the spaghetti,  sprinkle upon some cheese powder on top that serve along with two huge prawns. . .

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a meal that cook with their very own homemade sauce is Spaghetti Marinara with Prawns @ RM 24,   sourish in taste with the tomato sauce well coated on which is not too dry and by the time you finish the whole plate, there are little sauce that left on the plate that makes it look like you have lick it off~

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Fettuccine Carbonara with Turkey Bacon @ RM 21, as not many people can take too creamy taste as that’s one of my favourite, a bit salty with bacon that cook along, and enough cream to make it as I prefer.

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The star of the day is this Chicken and Feta Cheese Pizza @ RM 28, a home made base dough which you can see the chef roll in the kitchem that comes with the crust not too thick nor thin which is just perfect! Rich in feta cheeze taste and the flavor is a bit more strong, and a bit sourish with the cherry tomato that makes it blend so well. – Recommended!

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A pizza which is generous with prawns is this Prawns and Chili Pizza @ RM30  that you can see each slice of pizza comes with decent size of prawns. This pizza bends towards more on sourish size because of its tomato base~

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Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich @ RM 14

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Sandwich lovers, you must not miss this with its fluffy homemade bread daily on a very limited bread available that once sold out, you have to come back the next day. I love the bread so much and the chicken is perfectly grill that make it a great sandwich to start your day off. – Recommended!

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Under desert menu, this is the supper star or known as the cafe’s signature cake, Carrot Cake @ RM 12. This cake is also made fresh daily and one of the best seller in the outlet. Often get sold out over the day very fast, and some of the customers even come a few rounds for this cake. The cake is huge enough to feed for 2 person and if you are a cake lover like me, once slice is just perfecT! Its rich in ingredient, that every bite is filled with walnut and add on with a bit of raisins to¬†sweeten¬†it a bit. The cake is not too compact yet its a bit bouncy when you bite on it. A cake that I prefer, soft and not too sweet~

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Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts are a bit on the bitter side because of the chocolate used, and some of you might not used to it. They are not dry, very moist and with chocolate sauce added on makes it even better. RM10

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White Coffee @ RM 5 and Black Coffee @ RM 4

If you are coming to this outlet for dining, my recommendations is do not miss their pizza and sandwich, as their spaghetti taste are more towards authentic taste, therefore some people might find the taste a bit bland or sourish.

Its a good thing to see another cafe pop up around the area, one set back of this outlet is there are very limited parking space around the area, as you can park in the small lane oppsite the cafe or you have to park nearby area with just about 3 minutes walk by strolling down this rich heritage area`

Now they also have special Christmas Menu in da house check it out and make your reservations:

Location:
Nostalgie Cafe
34, Stewart Lane,
10200, Penang.
(Few shop lots away from Coffee Atelier)

Business Hour: 11am to 9pm, Closed on every Thursday.

Contact Number: 604- 261 0977

Email: [email protected]


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Straits Quay in Penang had turn to one of the latest attractions to many FnB outlets to be opened in this area as it is considered one of the first in Malaysia to have a shopping mall at the sea front that make it one of the hottest place for dining at the moment.

With another one to add in is Delicious is the latest addition to the area and had attracted alot of Penangnites to hang out in this restaurant which is definately is no stranger to people in KL.

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One thing that KL outlets do not have is outdoor area with sea front view that you can sit and chill outside here at night, sometimes with sea breeze blow till you have to hold on your hair. . :p

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Interior is a bit different from KL branches which is more casual here. . .

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One thing of course you would not want to miss when you come to Delicious is this fridge, that host many types of cakes and delicious is also famous for its deserts.

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On Sunday afternoon, its super pack with families to come here for lunch and just do bare in mind that, please do your reservation to avoid any dissapointment or long queue.

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For big parties or gathering, they do have this area to host you up on your special request. . .

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I always love the ‘Speghetti Carbonara’ in¬†Delicious, which¬†cook til quite creamy and a bit thick in sauce yet with some soupy base which is how I like it.¬†RM23.90¬†

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Then my mom order this ‘Chicken Leek Pie’ @ RM 20.90.

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For a pie in this size to stuff all the ingredients in there, I would say its good, puffy crispy outside on the crust, moist inside and best to eat along with the gravvy. –reccommended to order~

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My dad order this ‘Duck Confit’ which is the worst of all, solid meat, a bit tasteless and its super small in size that cost RM32.90.

Just to be on the safe side of the food, just order what is the usual in the menu, do not be adventurous at this moment.

Overall I would say, KL branches taste much better than Penang Branch have alot to improve especially in terms of services and management of seatings. Numurous of complains by my friends and I would just say, give them 3 more months.. which is lack of floor staff to handle such crowd.

and best of all is do be aware that, they have this section called Desert Section ONLy where you are able to order desert n eat if you do feel you want to order some mains to get along, they have to shift you.. which is just nonsence. I guess they are limiting their earnings in this restaurant.

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Besides that now, Straits Quay also have weekend market now which is quite huge with 2 types of market available on last weekend of the month .. Have fun

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, okay only lah..they need time to improve their quality and service ~ -Stamped-

‚ÄďWarning‚Äď This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Locations:
3C-G-3 & 3A,
Ground Floor, Straits Quay.

Operation hours :
10 am to 12 am [weekdays]

9 am to 12 am [weekends & public holidays]

Contact no. :
604 – 8998555

Starting early this month, which is month of August means is the starting of fasting month for all my muslims friends and wishing them Selamat Berbuka Puasa to all of you out there. In this special occasion, most of them will find an opportunity to gather with friends, family or even company get together and there is one of my favourite place to dine in and enjoy is Cinnamon Coffee House located inside One World Hotel  which is Next to 1 Utama.

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Cinnamon Coffee house is one of my favourite buffet place is that, you cant really find all section consistent in quality and with the amount I am paying this sure gives me the worth every penny feel with the huge selection and international mixture they have in there.

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For this round, One World Hotel kick start off with the theme Selera Kampung-Ku and with that classic theme, they manage to get one great chef to prepare this sumptuous spread of home cooked favourites like Nasi minyak sari shawal, kari daging tetel berkentang, ayam masak rendang raya, ikan tenggiri goreng belada, udang sambal petai hirisan and many others to hunt for.

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Cheeze lovers, you do have cheeze platter for you to get your favourite cheeze to get on started.

 

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Their Italian range always never fail to impress as I like their carbonara, its quite nice and I always sprinkle mine with lots of cheeze at the end of it. Their tomato base sauce is good too . .

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you can choose what types of spaghetti you prefer.

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the Pizza is infuse with local flavour with Rendang Pizza and Satay Piza.

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If you like many flavours to your food, this section allow you to mix and match your own creation and if you mix more than that you might end having discomfort in your tummy. . ūüėÄ

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This round, their local flavours are very good, as the taste of it is quite authentic and goes along with rice very well . .

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Their signature is this Lamb Beryani, I always love the part at the bone there and will request the chef to specially cut it for me.

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they have black peper sauce and dal for you to go along with your lamb and of course the mint sauce next to it.

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This is the first section that I usually attack when I come to this buffet. Their Japanese range is very impressive.

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Grill Salmon

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Their very fresh section filled with clamps, crab, prawns and oyster. Their oyster is always up in grab and always gone in seconds.

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This area is for you to play around with your food that you can actually take veggie and mix it around with the flavours available.

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Then you head to their local snacks and indian section as the serve pretty decent food, chicken satay to look out for and the lamb murtabak.

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Noodle Section that have soup version, mee goreng, char koey teow, tomyam, nasi goreng kampung and some others.

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 Yong Tau Fu

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 Tempura section. . .

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Further behind at the end you will find another section filled with more east coast malaysia food  .. .

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Their roti jala with curry chicken is superb..not to miss out . .

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 Pulut, nasi dagang, and nasi kunyit

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you will be pamper with huge selection of kuih-muih too . .

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Chocolate fondue and fruits section . . TEh tarik is aalso another stall not to be miss and remember to request less sweet, as the original we find it too sweet.

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 This is my meal for the night to kick start with . .

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Of course not to be miss their great selection of cakes and deserts. . .

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 and teppanyaki ice cream ..  available in 4 flavours.

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This is the great women chef behind all this great home cook local food.

For this Ramadan Buffet Dinner is at RM108++ for adults, RM 54++ per child age 4-12 years old

and for reservations, please call Cinnamon Coffee House at +603 – 7681 1157

*HALAL

and Selamat Berbuka Puasa to all my Muslims friends.

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