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The Olympic Games is one of the major international event that featuring summer and winter sports, that happening once every 2 years with alternate summer & Winter Olympics Games although it’s happening once every 4 years. Its regard as one of the most well known sporting event that participate by more than 200 nations in the world that started since 1894. As for this year, the Olympic games venue will be at London.

Nowdays, blogging had really evolve that they do have category for under blogging for certain events. This is sure going to be a interesting one as Samsung is doing something big for us. Well, they are hunting creative, passionate and no shy blogger to report one of the biggest event that’s happening once every 4 years. I am saying, if you got chosen, you will enjoy once a lifetime experience in the upcoming Olympic games in London which is a fully paid trip..

Okay okay, I know that you are all getting excited event Jamie Oliver is also a fan of this too.

So the question is how to make yourself to be outstanding and win the heart of the panel judges, the few criteria are:

1) Do you love taking pictures or making videos on your phone?
2) Are you a social animal online who loves to share what’s happening with your friends?
3) Do you like to find out the story behind what you see and those you meet?

You are half way there, if you say yes to these 3 questions. Another half of it would be (main tips):
• Confidence and energy in front of the camera
• A passion for your subject matter
• Imagination and originality
• A good sense of humour
• A social butterfly – do you use Twitter? Or talk to the world on your own blog?
• The ability to tell a story well through video and the written word

Then now you could be the chosen Samsung Global Blogger by just doing a 30 second video and tell them why you would make a great Samsung Global Blogger then upload it to http://samsungglobalblogger.my.msn.com/Competition/enter

You can check out on other entries too : http://samsungglobalblogger.my.msn.com/

I am so looking forward for myself to emerge as a winner. :D, so I can enjoy once a lifetime good experience in London 2012 Olympic Games. 🙂

I have entered mine, and its down to 3 more days before the entry close (1st May 2012). Quick and good luck to all the participants.

 


Aren’t we Malaysians are very pampered with lots of choice so beers? Now, Tiger Crystal is back in action as they are taking this year end festive period to pour into the market again, that it is no doubt clear and easy to drink beer.

When festive mood kicks in, so what is next? of course it will be all down with food. . .

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Tiger Crystal is actually a limited edition brew which is specially brew to commemorate the year of Golden Tiger, I was at their Launching (click here)

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a type of beer that is light, fresh and cool yet easy to drink is easily pair with lots of food especially our Asian taste bud!

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So as for the night, Tiger Crystal Beer Pairs very well with Italian food and for the night, we were served with mostly on spicy side as to let us know, the beer actually pairs very well, especially with seafood and spicy taste.

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It has no doubt that, at the end of the session, the beer pairing with food either on entree, mains or desert turns out to be a good experience and those of you out there, shall be expecting more Tiger Crystal in the market just during this festive season . . .

After helping out Ee Lune on a photo shoot for Castell and it was a good experience and the restaurant had been into one of my recommended list of restaurant (click here previous post). Few days later, I received a sms from Ee Lune that the owner would like to host all of us for a review in her restaurant and I was so happy to go again. Best Steak in Town, Castell Restaurant.

Castell had been here for more than 30 years, yes, I seriously meant 30 years but not many people know about this restaurant as it was overshadow by the overhead bridge in front of it. This restaurant is famous for their steak, and a few signature item in the menu which is seriously good! Previously, the restaurant was run by a couple and they decided to call it a day for retirement, then they sold it off to a guy, and now Sheena is the new owner of this restaurant that had spend to refurbish it and it is about 3 months old now.

The owner also had the passion to bake as most of the deserts in the shop are prepared by her, there are one desert that I miss a lot when I was studying at Melbourne and she baked it and Sheena told me that what she have prepared for us in the list, my jaw dropped, as it lotsssss of food!

As Mother’s Day is around the corner, this would be one of the choice to consider.

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The pictures taken by me during the last photoshot and had been used by the restaurant in their advertisement.

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As the night is still young, we got serve with ‘Bread served with garlic, olive oil and vinegar’

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Then the first dish of the night came out, by the look of ‘Crabmeat Seasoned & Stuffed Back in Its Shell’ is no stranger to us, its a mixture of east and west, it was perfectly fried till it was golden brown and using my fork to break it open, it was meaty in it, as they use the whole crab meat to stuff it in and mix with other ingredient. (RM19.90)

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‘Grilled Portobello Mushrooms’Three Varieties (Mixed Herbs, Tabasco and Garlic Butter) at (RM15.00)

I just love this as it reminds me during my uni time when I joined bbq club that they this is actually one of the must eat item in the list. I just love how it is grilled till the flavor were add in till the mushroom absorb the taste of it.

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‘Mushroom Cheese Bruschetta’ – 4 Pieces’ (RM12.90)

I am a bread lover as anything that freshly toast in it, its good!

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‘Tomato & Basil Bruschetta – 4 Pieces’ (RM12.90)

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If you are looking for something simple yet appetizing, ‘Prawn Cocktail’Prawns, Lettuce, Special Castell Dressing (RM12.00)

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‘Jumbo Prawn Bisque’ (RM22.00)
When it was serve, we were quite surprise by one huge prawn cut into half that stand tall like that and all of us were like, woahhh!!! And just cant wait to taste on it. It was as good as crab bisque that the prawn was very fresh, chewy n springy.

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‘Crab Bisque’ (RM18.00)
Is one of the best soup that we have had, as the portion is rich with ingredient as we can see a lot of crab meat in it till every spoon we scoop, we can bite huge crab meat and the soup base is very flavorful . Recommended~

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‘3 Blend Mushroom Soup’ (RM8.00)
Surely I do not mind to go for another round of soups.

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‘US Prime Rib’ (RM98.00)
Is actually one of the signatures for the restaurant that the Rib is amazingly huge till witch took a picture of it which is half the size of her arm. The rib was perfectly grilled with the griller burred lines on the steak, and it was cook medium rare as I like my steak to be. Later it was cut into cubes for us to eat and it was gone within seconds, by dipping the sauce given, it add extra umph in it, if you prefer to taste the original of the steak, it is advice not to dip with the sauce.

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After we finish the whole ribs, the best part is to suck on the taste and lick it clean the bone, and this is how we do it, Ken

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and Me.

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Strong aroma that makes people uncomfortable when it got served is ‘Stilton Special NZ/AUS’ Grilled tenderloin wrapped around a blue cheese melt with beef bacon (RM68.00)

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I am not a big fan of blue cheese or I would say I have not master the skill to enjoy blue cheese but in this restaurant, this is a must have steak for me. The meat is tender, juicy and soft and every bite of it, it just melts me. I cut a small cube of it and dip with blue cheese and cuz a small slice of bacon tip on top of it and its al dante. Recommended~

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As mention by Sheena, those who are not used to eating steak, her recommendations would be ‘Prime Fillet NZ/AUS’Thick, juicy tenderloin fillet with an amazing sherry sauce (RM68.00). as far as she concern, those who eat it never fail to come again for second piece. As for us, we had fall in love and craving for it. One of the best and juciest steak that I had so far.
Recommended~

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As some of you are not able to enjoy steak, worry not as they do have other selections to cater for you.

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If you are looking for a good bargain in the menu, then I would say you must head for ‘Mixed Grill – Lamb, Chicken, Sausages, Prawns’ (RM39.00). The portion is huge and with the price tag on it, no complains.

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‘Grilled Lamb Cutlets’ (RM38.00)

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‘Grilled Kurau’ (RM55.00)
Something different in the menu as most of the restaurant will usually use dory fish or salmon, well marinated and grilled evenly the colour looks good and the fish meat is soft.

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‘Chicken Parmigiana’Crumbed chicken breast served with chips at (RM30.00)
I love it as afterfried the top it with cheeze and tomato purree to baked along with it. I dip it with simple chili sauce, it is flavourful~

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Previously I was craving a lot for spaghetti as I watch the Korean drama ‘Pasta’ and by seeing how they prepare and I did learn a few tricks how to see good pasta. ‘Creamy Chicken Pesto Linguine’ Grilled chicken, cream, fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil at (RM24.90) is good, as it was creamy and flavorful that suits my liking.

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Seafood option will be ‘Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Grilled Jumbo Tiger Prawns’ at (RM27.90), the spaghetti is springy and cook just right, taste mild but has the umph of it.
When all of us said we are full, but there are always a room for desert. Most of the desert are homemade by Sheena as she made it from home and bring it over to restaurant and something I am hunting for are, Friand and Apple Crumble.

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‘Homemade Tiramisu’ with the based soak with Baileys and mascarpone cheeze in it, its there. yum~ (RM14.00)

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‘Coffee Hot Fudge Cake’ tell me, girls would fall in lurve with this piece deeply, as it is rich in flavour and eat it along with ice cream is perfect. (RM12.90)

Remark: it is quite sweet but one of the best seller.

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One of my favourite all time, that I had miss for very long time, ‘Choc Chip Hazelnut Friands’ at (RM8.90). I used to eat it when I was working in a cafe in Melbourne and not many places that serve this, and trust me, it was prepared hot and it has half melted chocolate chip and hazelnut in it. A simple bite with ice cream, just make my day~ Recommended

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I love the ‘Apple Almond Crumble’ with the level of sweetness is there and the top layer is baked a bit crispy just as I like it. (RM12.00)

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The desert do not end there as Sunny (Bigboysoven) was in the mood and a chocolate moist for us to end with it.. Oh. . my, his cake never fail to impress us.

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The great night end with imported beers with all my favourites, Leffe and Paulaner (RM 24), serve along with snacks, another great recepi by Sheena made from corn flakes, crunchy anchovies and curry leaves, something unique and flavourful to go along with beer.

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If you feel that is above your budget then can start to try their Set lunch at a very reasonable price from RM16.50+

After the whole long list prepare by Sheena, that I can only say thank you, we all had a great dinner and definitely now, to go for nice steak at a reasonable price, surely this is one of the restaurant to hunt for.

Recommended~

*realise that this restaurant no longer in operation and change to a new name . . – 10/18/2013

Location:
CASTELL Restaurant and Bar
19, Lorong University C,Section 16,
Petaling Jaya,Selangor.

Tel: 03-7955 0532

Business hours: 12 – 3pm
(Last order 2.30pm) and 7-11pm (Last order 10.30pm)

Prices shown above are subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax. CASTELL is a PORK FREE zone.

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After my Melacca food hunt trip few months back, me and my friends really wish that this shop actually open in KL but never did I thought I found one here at Balakong which I was on the way for a food review around the area and made wrong turn and found it.
Went to try out as we really miss the food from this shop when at Melacca and we thought that it is not the same or another copy cat but it was exactly the same and in their menu did not state another branch address.

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We were very hungry and start off with ‘Set-D, Fried Bee Hoon, Pudding and a drink (if not mistaken)’. The taste were rather plain and dissapointing. RM 9

  

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Of course with my favourite ‘Cinamon Toast’ but very light in taste which is almost like roti bakar kosong. RM1.80

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‘Otak-Otak Toast’ which is so little in ingrediant and not much to say about it. RM2.80

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‘Crunchy Toast’ by the look of it we were expecting it at least something we can enjoy but the peanut is like very soft that did not seal in tight air container. RM2.50

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‘Sour Sop Ice Blended’ was my best companion in that morning, the only thing which taste flavourful yet can suck some mini slices of sour sop. RM4.90

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‘Mango Pudding’ rather taste like from the instant packet.
It was rather a dissapointing breakfast for us, as I think we bring high expectation and good experience back from their branch at Melacca and came back here to eat with such a huge quality difference its kinda like a parent had lie to their kid that had promise to buy them sweets. Hopefully they improve in the future.

Melacca branch, sure we are going back for more. Click here for past review, Melacca.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 4/10, Below Average~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Toast ‘n’ Toast
10, Pusat Perniagaan Cheras Maju,
Cheras Jaya, 43200
Balakong, Selangor.
*Halal

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