Carven Ong – Year 2010 is another brand new year yet could not be be better that I actually got invited to Carven Ong’s Spring/Summer 2010 collection fashion show. It was truly amazing and impress to feel how actually a real stage of fashion is all about. Truely take my breath away for my year 2009 for the very first fashion show I attended. Besides showcasing Carven’s collection, it also part of Carven Ong’s Academy graduation with his students showcasing their masterpiece.
As in fashion show, so this post will load with a lot of pictures.
Carven Ong name which is no stranger to anyone in the fashion industry as he had made his name well know thru his hardship and great designs that amaze people as a local designer with international standard. He start to made his name at MODA Wanita Fashion show in 1991 and since then he had grow till today as a great designer and great entrepreneur.
Being too happy to first attend a fashion show which is always one of my dream.
All of us getting ready to get a glimpse of the show.
GM of Prince Hotel and Residence Mr Lyndon Discombe
and Shirley Hoo
Director of PR Marketing.
A Cut Above lady boss.
The guy in the middle is a famous fashion writer
for The Star and his outfit is specially design by Carven
A lot of VIP’s
were invited to attend this great show and ambassador
The panel judges for Carven Ongs Academy
The preview of the students work.
and lets start the fashion show for tonight with students collection first.
Could not deny more that with a great mentor, produce great students. I am totally impress with how the creativity the students are.
The event was also perform by Soo
Win Ci Miss World Malaysia 2008/2009. She has the talent for singing.
Right after the performance, this were the moment that we were waiting for, Carven Ong’s Spring/Summer collation, that I have always thought he only does wedding dress. His design is always impressive.
With The Spring/Summer 2010 collection is called “Snacas’ Spell” (snaca old English word of ’snake’) – an inspiration like mimicking human mutating into cold-blooded creatures: a tiny step toward the dark side. The long evening gowns are electrifying sexy and elegant with the snake design coil around the heads, clasping through waists, entwined on body and throats as a symbol of Eve’s temptation and of elegance, as it’s seen in Greek Mythology.
I am truely amazed and very impress with his collection with such a great colour combination and potray with his theme very well.
With the ceremony of the student’s graduation.
Met one of my friend Karl Ng also another great local designer.
Amber Chia and me
Famous Radio DJ KK and me
Naz, Shirley and his wife.
This of course the glamour pic. 🙂
Sunny one of the upcoming star. Kekeke….
The great people in year 2009. Sidney, me and Shirley.
Me and Coco
Not to be miss, Carven himself.
my great group of friends for year 2009 where are friendship started.
Naz and Me
Naz with the rest.
and with the rest of us, signing out with thanks to Shirley, Ken, Carven and Sidney for this great opportunity and great evening with astonishing show. Surely signing off with great 2009 and looking for more in year 2010.
I used to go SS2 Murni to have dinner or supper and there are a few times that I told my friend that, pity loh, this shop..open in the wrong location which is overshadow by Murni. The patrons that visited the restaurant usually not more than 3 -5 tables on the dinner but little did I know that, it is one of the hidden jewel in the area.
I am glad that I was invited by BBO for a review in this great restaurant.
A unique range of tim sum available and everything looks tempting.
‘Ice Blended Japanese Matcha with Red Bean’ RM5.90
. I have tried something which is small in size for a desert but never in drink. Love the strong taste of green tea but with the red bean still thinks it would be great if its in a smaller version.
‘Dragon Fruit Ice Blended’ RM5.90 Till now still do not know how to enjoy this drink, if you are a dragon lover, you should go for it. Strong in taste.
‘Mango Starfruit Ice Blended’ RM5.90
. Its not bad but to me it’s a bit too sweet.
If you are looking for something cold without ice in it, then let me introduce you the ‘Yin and Yang in Hong Kong Style’ RM5.40
and ‘Ice Milk Tea in Hong Kong Style’
just love how the strong milk tea taste. RM5.00
is a perfect starter, with sour that open up your appetite and the crunchiness of it, I never had enough.
‘Stir-fried Rice Flour Roll with Spicy Sauce’
. When it was lady boss was serving this, my eyes never leave this plate of thing. I looks so good yet with the smell of the perfectly fried taste trailing behind it just cant wait to walap it. Perfectly fried and a bit crispy certain bits and pieces end with sesame on top is something I would want to ask for more. RM4.50
‘Stir-Fried Bean Sheet with Preserved Vegetables’
Another eye catcher to me which looks a bit shining on the outer layer and the colour of the dish, is just the right fried. A bit salty yet the taste of it is not like char koey teow but something different that you should try for. RM4.50
If you are a ‘Steamed Shanghainese Meat Dumpling with Superior Soup’
I would assure you try out this. A thin layer of skin wrapping around the tenderness of the meat in it filled with steam soup. Slowly pick it up and poke a hole in the skin and make the soup flow out and taste the sweetness of the soup will just melt you away. 2nd round, stuff the ginger and abit vinegar in it, will just kill you off with the perfect combo. The ‘Xiao Long Bao’ here is definitely better than Dragon-i. RM6.00
‘Steamed Rice Flour Roll with Deep-Fried Dough Stuffed with Fish Paste’
. Miss the taste when I had in Melbourne tim sum restaurant but this is something similar. Soft on the outside crispy on the inside.
‘Steamed Fish Skin Dumpling with Oyster Sauce’
. Another version of siew long bao I would say. In the middle of it covered with meat and a bit of the soup and I had 2 for this. RM4.80
‘Deep-Fried Prawn Roll with Squid Paste and Cheese’
. I have eat tim sum with mayonise but never with cheese. Compactness of the ingredient and freshness of the prawns filled with cheese sauce is something unique you can try on. Good would be the next word coming out from your mouth. RM4.80
‘Deep-Fried Prawn Roll with Orange Sauce’
is to make your taste bud go on trial, with a mild orange taste dip with it, you will just love it. RM4.80
Something different from other restaurant would be ‘Deep Fried Spring Roll with Unagi and Yoghurt’
is worth a try. RM5.20
‘Shanghai Pan-Fried Meat Dumpling’
. Gyoza had always been my favorite but in Chinese version, I would not complain much as it’s a big wantan covered with loads of ingredient in it. RM4.60
‘Shanghai Pan-Fried Meat Buns’
something like gyoza but in pau version RM5.00
‘Steamed Rice Flour Roll with Duck Meat in Crab Sauce’
. With the unique taste of it, you would not want to miss this! The crispiness of the duck cover with rice flour roll and end with the bath of crab sauce, is something you would makes you remember in your taste butt rock and roll. RM6.80
Arghh.. you must not miss this, silky smooth in ramen and thick and starchy soup base with a unique taste is something you would not find out there. ‘Shanghainese Style La Mian with Crab Roe’ RM8.80
Something pan fried covers with wok hei, ‘Stir-Fried Vermicelli with Minced Pork’
. Great texture with the right ingredient is something you would want to go after. RM6.80
I do not know I am a sweet or desert freak but when always comes to this section I am quite excited over it as to try where can I get the best desert especially after tim sum meal.
A well steam ‘Shanghai Layer Cake with Custard’
which covers a few layers and custard in between, the softness of it, and I can just finish the whole basket. RM4.20
‘Sweet Dumplings with Duck Egg Yolk Cream’
is my very favourite here which I would say onde onde in Chinese version. Soft skin covers with coconut and bath in the sea of uniquely taste in the middle, put in the whole thing and one bite the gravy will melt on your mouth, filled with sweet and salty it’s a kick for you.
Beware when it was served as the gravy might be a bit hot and wait it to cool down abit.
‘Chilled Mango Sago with Jelly’ is not much different from the mango drink, would prefer it with less sweet. RM5.00
Looking for something crispy to munch, ‘Avacado with Kataifi’ had been deep fried like a small rolls of wire which been fried to crispiness on the outside and a perfect sweet taste on the inside. RM5.00
If you are durian lover, you will gonna loves this a lot! I would say this is the best I have eaten so far on this range of durian desert, ‘Durian Pancake’
a pair) is a thin slice layer of skin and with a well balance of cream and durian in it just makes you wanna have more for off season. Its bitter in the taste of the durian and with all of us being a big durian fan’s all of us ta pau this for our friend to try out.
With our stomach already so full, we are still waiting for long craving Sunny home bake ‘Macaroons and Moist chocolate cake’.
attracted by its colourfull look, not too sweet yet its something new to me.
Moist chocolate cake is a perfect closing for the meal. With the moisture and compact texture with rich chocolate taste, for gurls… you will love it.
One of the best moon cake
I have eaten so far, but I we have been told by Wilson that the mom is not making anymore. We are in luck that is the final piece of the mom’s collections. Any order would have to wait for next year…
If you are looking for something unique in dim sum with hotel quality and normal restaurant pricing, surely this is highly recommended.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 10/10, DAMM GOOD~ Highly Recommended ~-Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Dragon One (CHEF LOONG)
59 Ground Floor,Jalan SS2/75
47300, Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
(next to Murni)