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Fifty Six Degree Scotch Whisky

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When I first saw this whisky in a magazine and I was looking high and down for its brand in both our KLIA and KLIA 2 airport when I was travelling. To much disappointed it is not available and one point that make me look for high and low is because is a Malaysian own company that have purchase this whisky yard in Scotland. FIFTY SIX DEGREES Whisky, can be consider a new whisky brand in town. It is a Scotch blended whisky, consisting of single malts and a single-grain whisky, aged in American bourbon oak casks and finished in sherry casks. Distilled and  blended in Scotland by Ian Macleod Distillers, and then shipped to Malaysia to be bottled.

More of them at their website – Fifty Six Degrees
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The night kick off with simple cocktail  ..

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Their soup never disappoints as the Double boiled Village Chicken Soup with Apricot Kernels and Snow Pear is pungent in taste as snow pear do lift up the sweet end of it.  I wish I can have another bowl.

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Spice Roast Suckling Pig is irristable. It is even better when we have whisky on hand as this have a little twist in it to go along with whisky with its little spices to bring the aroma of whisky out. Pretty good stuff. No doubt that roast pig is done to perfection that meat is soft and skin is perfect and crips.

Surprise me is that they have this Chilled Ambarella Juice Shooter served as the palate cleanser after the spice roast pig.

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During our dinner, we were pamper with great classic Chinese music.
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Yin Yang Estuary Tiger Grouper. Grilled with caramelized onion and sauteed with XO sauce, celery and apple. Done in 2 different method.

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This dish amaze every one as it is consider pretty luxury as on the plate we have braised abalone, together with a whole piece of sea cucumber stuffed with tuna and wanton

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For dessert we have Chilled Layered Dessert of Black Sesame, Mango and Fresh Milk, Mini Pumpkin Dumpling with sweet potato and cheese, and the Sweet Corn Bun sprinkled with Cocoa Powder. Interesting combination.

At RM1,888 nett per table, you get a chinese banquet and TWO bottle of 56 Degrees as the promo is on running.

Looking for nice Chinese food for company functions or family gathering? One restaurant the few restaurant that often pop out in my mind is from Oriental Group. One of the restaurant I prefer cuz of their food quality is there. Nevertheless, I believe some of you do dine one of their outlet, Oriental Pavillion in Jaya 33.

Well, they have now expend to next building with new concept & dining experience which is known as Noble Mansion in The Plaza which is Jaya 33 new building that located directly next to it.

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It is another huge outlet by them again as one of the latest creations by Executive Chef Justin Hor, inspired by delicacies of Shunde, the renowned food province in Guangzhou, China. Noble Mansion is a modern interpretation of a Chinese traditional mansion. The restaurant is divided into a few sections – The Lantern, The Bamboo Courtyard, The Terracota Rooms and The Grand Hall – to elevate your dining experience to the next level.

Specially for this outlet, there are a few signature dishes such as Liver Sausage in ‘Char Siew’ Roll, Giant Scallops, Fresh Water Prawns, Ocean Garoupa & other Seafoods in a Big Wok with Fish Stock, Pan Fried Live Australian Whole Abalone, Roast Suckling Pig with Liver Sausage, Steamed Live Australian Perch with Chef’s Special Preserved Radish.

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Upon entering their main entrance, you will be greeted upon and be seated at this huge waiting area.

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For big families you will love it here as their private dining room is pretty huge and was told can maximum host 3 tables as we are seated in one of the room.

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Some of the rooms even comes with karaoke set. Interesting. .

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Chef Justin did mention before as Malaysian diners are very different compare with other countries, that everything we consume must pair along with some sauces. Therefore he created his own signature sauces and one of the sauces that you must not miss is his Chili Oil. Ken took 1 + 1 for himself when the night ends and some of them too. I love it myself with its fragrant and not too spicy of it. Perfect to go along with almost all dishes.

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For a start we kick start with appetizer Zuchinni with minced Ginger @ RM 8. Something simple, with zuchinni is very crips and ginger is not too spicy. Love it.

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If you want some pork satay to kick start off with first then BBQ Pork in Skewers @ RM 12 per portion is well marinated and bbq with chef special sauce at the side that pairs pretty well.

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Smoked Vegetarian Spring Roll @ RM 8

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Premium Anchovies & Star Fruit in the Oriental Cincalok Sauce @ RM 14 will be one of my recommended appetizer to start off with. Its something new that I have not tried before especially to take star fruit to comes out with starter and anchovies that combines very well in taste. A bit sour with light salty sweetness end that makes this one of its kind.

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Nomally we have pig in the blanket and in Chinese restaurant this will be one of the dish is similiar to that, Liver Sausage ‘Char Siew Roll’ @ RM 16. Drench in its own special sauce before going into pan fried and the fragrant of the char siew has the taste of light smoky end, top with some sesame on top to enhance the light taste of it.

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If you do dine at Oriental Group often, I am sure that you know a few of their signature. One of it is Steamed Fresh Water Prawns @ RM 28 per pax. Huge juicy succulent prawn being steam along with organic egg yolk to make the sauce slightly creamy, which is just perfect that is not too thick. We drank the sauce till its last drop.

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This is another new type of dish I am getting, Steamed Ocean Garoupa with Shunde Style @ RM 330 each. Love the taste of it as you can see there are green and red chili being added on top. Steam along that make the soy sauce taste awesome, filled with light green chili sour vinegar taste with chef special season for red chili make it mild spicy. Perfect to go along with rice.

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Fish meat is so soft, taste sweet and fresh.

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Ehhemm.. How often do you see such a huge shinning piglet being place infront of your dinning table. I can count mine with 5 fingers. 😀

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We enjoy every bite of this piglet as its pretty huge. Well marinated from chef own special ingredient then slowly roast it. The skin is so crisps that after put in mouth, I can hear the person next to me on the sound of the crisps. The meat is soft and tender with fragrance of it so aromatic. A MUST HAVE!

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Before our next dish, we are given lemon, star fruit shots to cleanse our palette before next dish. If I can have 4 more shots, it will be just nice. 😀

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Lobster with Chicken & Pig Stomach in Spicy Sauce @ RM 80 per person.

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One of the dishes that not many people will like the whole 3 ingredients being added on, especially me and a few others we feel blessed as most of the pig stomach is finish by us. Done perfectly well, with lobster is fresh and chewy to my likings and the spicy end its nice to end with a little spicy. Optional, you can add on with their chili oil to bring in extra flavor.

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After with a lot of meat, I find that Braised wolfberry shoots with egg @ RM 28 per portion its very appetizing , simple and nice.

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Next dish is another surprise for us as Roasted Suckling Pig with Glutinous Rice @ RM 330 is another wonderful dish.

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Aromatic enough to make it as a closing dish for mains. Every one just attack on the skin first follow suit with the rice.

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Rice Noodle with Abalone Sauce @ RM 28.

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Sauce is thick enough and yet very fragrant as the sauce is being boiled and prepare for few hours.

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As for dessert, we are being served with Chilled Sweetend Fuji Apple with Snow Jelly, Ginko, Fresh Lily & Red Dates @ RM 13 per pax. A MUST HAVE dessert that the soup is refreshing, mild sweetness and I am enjoying every sip and bite of it.

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Angry Bird? Nope, this is cute little piglets known as Longevity Piglet Bun @ RM 28 for 4 pcs.

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Its filled with leng yong and salted egg in it to make it a perfect ending for all of us.

Of course, I do dine at some of their outlets and surely this restaurant offereing is another new range of food by the Chef himselves to make this outlet different from what they have. IF you are looking to dine some Chinese food with some infusion from China, this is certainly will be one of the outlet to pay a visit. Recommended.

Location:
NOBLE MANSION
1st Floor, The Plaza @ Jaya 33,
No.1, Jalan Semangat, Section 13,
46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 03-7932 3288

GPS: 3.109636,101.638201

Operation Hours:
Mondays – Sundays and Public Holidays
11.00 am – 3.00 pm
6.00 pm – 11.00 pm

Just barely a few weeks old and this place already got a massive publicity. One of the reason is they are the first Ramen restaurant that serve Authentic Kyushu Ramen in Malaysia, as actually means Tonkatsu that boil their soup with pork bone. There are already quite a number of Ramen shop popping up and as a Ramen lover and have tasted very nice ramen overseas, hope this Yamagoya Ramen will fare pretty good too . .

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Not only that, what makes them special as they are also the first outlet of the famous Japanese Chain Ramen Restaurant as they have more than 140 outlets in Japan and this shop had landed in Malaysia as currently operating in Publika, Solaris Dutamas would be their very first outlet.

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As I saw on the wall and people coming into this shop and dine with Chinese Newspaper cutting as I believe some chinese food writter had came by to feature on it and we came in as early as 7.30pm and its full till we left 10.00pm and there are still people coming in.

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Their ramen is made fresh daily and they weigh the ramen accordingly on the machine to ensure that all are even.

Steal this picture from Eunice – Greentredbean

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Here you go, with some choices of the ramen available as this shop purely serve ramen .. .

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This is one of my favourite drink that I often used to drink it as my lunch drink when I was studying overseas that time. Its Calpis WaterRM5.80.

It is a uncarbonated soft drink as the beverage has a light, somewhat milky, and slightly acidic flavor, similar to plain or vanilla-flavored yogurt or Yakult. Its ingredients include water, nonfat dry milk and lactic acid, and is produced by lactic acid fermentation.

The drink is sold as a concentrate which is mixed with water or sometimes milk just before consumption. A pre-diluted version known as Calpis Water “Karupisu Wōtā” (カルピスウォーター?), or its carbonated variety, known as Calpis Soda “Karupisu Sōda” (カルピスソーダ?), are also available. It is also used to flavor kakigori (shaved ice) and as a mixer for cocktails and chuhai. (Source from Wikipedia)

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AS a ramen shop, these few sauces its  a must have to make it complete, as I usually like to add in alot of chili oil . .:D

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As a starter, I rarely miss this order Gyoza @ RM 11. If the gyoza is pan fried a bit longer at the bottom till the skin is crips, it can be one of the best so far I have come accross. . .

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This might look like one of ordinary Fried Chicken as the taste is just amazing. Squeeze it with lemon to get a hint of sour taste and dip with Japanese Mayo and the soy sauce at the bottom makes it perfect in taste as the skin is crispy and the chicken meat being fried just perfect as the meat is not too dry. Guess what, our table ended up ordering 3 plates of this. RM11 – highly Recommended!

 

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One of my favorite is to get eggs in my ramen as this is Yamagoya Braised Soya Sauce Egg. If the yolk is not so cook it would be a perfect pair, still good in taste, no complain . [email protected] RM4

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When comes to pork, we will never complain more which less is just only the factor. So we ordered additional 2 plates of Pork Char Siu as this side dish is serve cold compare to the one added into the Ramen. Different in taste though as I prefer mine to be dip into the [email protected] RM11

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If you love garlic taste then this shall be one of the ramen you should hunt for – Black Garlic Ramen @ RM22. Garlic taste is pretty strong in the sweet soup base as just how I like it. – recommended~

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Menma Ramen @  RM22

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Mukashi Special Ramen is a bit mild in taste, with the broth soup that they add in just suits many people taste bud. How I make it more interesting is by adding alot of chili oil then it adds in the kick for me. 😀  RM24

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Fuhhh, one of the super star on our table is this Char Siu Ramen. The strong sweet taste of soup base makes us fight for this bowl of Ramen filled with thin slice of Char Siu. I just love this bowl of soup base.  @ RM24, highly Recommended!

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Another one of my favourite is Spicy Tobanjan Ramen @ RM 22

 

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Well, do not expect the spicyness level is the Malaysian version as remember its authentic from Japan and Japanese taste bud on spicy level is very much different compare to our local palate. After put it in, it taste pretty good and by one scoop of spicy paste you might find it not too kick, why not add in another paste that would have been perfect. (beware that you might spoil the authentic taste of it if you add in 2 paste).

By having one paste it just make the soup a bit spicy and aromatic.  – Recommended~

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A bit of infuse ramen which is Kimchi Ramen, a more korean taste. @ RM22

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There are only 4 of us in the table and look at the amount of Ramen we whack! Its just something I could not resist as this shop have currently top in my list if I am craving for Ramen because of its ramen texture and soup base. Well, if I have to compare to the one I have overseas still cannot be compared and talking bout local, this would be one of the best so far. Would be a highly recommended shop by me. or currently one of the best ramen shop in KL.

REMARKS: please eat the noodle what its serve hot, as the noodle is springy and smooth.. If you leave it a while or more than 5 minutes soak in the soup, the noodle texture had change and become soggy.

*NON-HALAL

Location:
Yamagoya Ramen
A2-G2-8, Solaris Dutamas,
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Same row with SUBWAY on the left. In between Old Town White Coffee Signature and Subway Publika.
Operation Hours:
Monday to Thursday 10am to 10pm;
Friday to Sunday 10am to 11pm.

After touring around the city, then all of us were pretty exhausted by the morning flew over, Press Conference and Official Launch of SANYO Xacti, mini tour of the Resort World and just head into the restaurant. When we reach the restaurant and were told by the rest of the friends, that the restaurant was actually located quite near Universal Studio and we walk one big round towards this place but it was a good window tour. . .

Here we are, in Chinoiz Restaurant that serve Fine Chinese Food.

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Love the interior with a bit of modern Oriental style, lit with dim light and the place is very comfortable.

That I do not mind to sit there and chat all night long~

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The selection of alcohol prepare for all the guest.

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with French wine is one of the selection for the night.

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We were there early, and we manage to take a lot of pictures with the models and some of the products.

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The picture printing were sponsor by Sanyo and it was printed on the spot.

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Then not long after that, they move us to a VIP room, the whole room just for us, Malaysian Media.

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and I look at the menu, I got all excited bymyself, and I told Witch, she got excited too as we did not expect the food list would be so grand.

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With the price tag on the menu, it certainly is reasonable if do not the conversion rate.

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While we were happily chatting, then came a waitress ask us what drinks we would like to have and I ask her back, then she said, fruit juice (many types of juices including custom made order), red/white wine, Champaign, beer (Tiger, Heinaken, Tsing Tao) and we were like errrr errrrr..juices first.. all still very pai seh including me.

When the first guy start to order alcohol, then here comes the order for it.

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We tried every selection of it. We love the wine as it was smooth and of course the best selection of all night was Red and champaign.

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This is my selection.

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Not long after the drinks, first dish of the night arrive with ‘Chilled Momotaro Tomato Salad topped with Sake marinated Confit of Lobster’. I just do not know how to say or I would say it was one of a perfect appetizer to start of with. Simple taste that preserves the fresh sweet taste of the lobster and tomato is to add in some sweet sour taste onto it, Perfect!

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‘Double-boiled Shark’s fin with Sea Treasures served in Coconut’, when we saw this serving, we were like wahhh!!!! And the smell of the soup taste travels and fill into the room, till the moment it was place down, some of them even ready with spoon and attack , with just a slice of bacon on top of the soup was already unique yet inside a coconut shell. . .

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To our surprise, we scoop up quite huge abalone in it and it taste awesome! Sweet, juicy and very aromatic with the soup taste.

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then we also found a slab of shark fin, which was told it is a good quality, we never care, we just enjoy our soup, it was sweet, aromatic with seafood sweet taste and the coconut flavour did not overpower the rest of the taste. It was one of the best soup I have drank so far.

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‘Crisp-fried Fillet of Marble Goby served with Mixed Green salad and Mint leaves’
As it looks pretty simple to me in such a long plate, but it proves me wrong. Fried crispy on the outer layer and the fillet in there is soft, by dipping with the sauce given, it just taste excellent!

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‘Pan-seared Australian Wagyu beef with Foie Gras’
Pan grill to my liking with medium that cut it with sharp knife ooze out the juice and blood of it, dipping with the sauce on the plate, it taste good and the foie gras was grilled perfect too, that preserve the outer layer a bit cook and inside is soft and juicy. Great main course as it goes very well with the red wine.

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‘Braised Mee Sua in Noble Tan Fu Sauce served with Freshly-peeled Crab Claw’

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Fresh juicy solid crab meat that had cook well in it.

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Mee sua that just cook in the right condition which is not too soft yet still soak the soup base of it while pulling up.

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‘Gratin of Assorted Berries and Fruits in Passion Fruit Sabayon’ would be perfect for girls as all the berries are sour in taste with cream top on it, to me its not bad as I take it to cool down my alcohol level.

 
Then Nick Manage to pass us a unit of Xacti and Witch took her SD card to film it, and surprise us that the quality is good.

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After we finish our dinner and alcohol keep pouring in, some that did not talk so much began to talk a lot, and suddenly bang…the 2 models came in and thought of trying to pose something different, James Bond in Soh Loook. 😀

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Then of course in this kind of event, a group picture must not miss with bloggers, Magazine Media, Stuff, Click, Velocity, NST and some others.

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with one of the manager that she and Nick host us for the night and of course the boss too. We just do not know what to say as the seriously pamper and provide us 5 star hospitality. Thank you is the only word I can say.

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With all the booze being in all the time, and before we head back to hotel, of course we need to let it out and it is good to see ah Ong stim again~ and definately, this is one of the very first restaurant I would recommend in Singapore.

Location:
Chinois Restaurant
Hotel Micheal,
Resort World, Sentosa,
Singapore.

Lunch: 12:00pm – 03:00pm (Last order at 02:30pm)
Dinner: 06:00pm – 11:00pm (Last order at 10:30pm)

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