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Over the weekend, I was attending a Photography workshop at Bankers Club, and of course there are breaks in between. Then hit down to dinner and walk pass thru Sungai Wang to head to Lot 10 Hutong, I came across this Polo Bun Shop by the name Polo Zai Bakery Cafe. I love polo bun alot and looking at the texture of the bread surely looks tempting and decided to buy 1 after dinner to test the quality.

Guess what? After buy 1 on the first night, we ended up ta pau and buy for the next 2 days of the workshop, including last night. 😀

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Some fact of Polo bun or 菠萝包 is the Hong Kong style of bun and very popular in Hong Kong. The word 菠萝 is also a Hong Kong word meaning ‘pineapple’ where the skin of the bun looks like a pineapple.

Now at Polozai Bakery Cafe, they have mastered and specialized in baking these Polo bun with 16 choices of creative and delicious flavors to choose from. I believe they are freshly baked daily to get the freshness and quality of it. You will be tempted by the smell of it although its not so strong as compare to Roti Boy.

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I have tried  a few flavours over the past few days. One of the original which is Polo Butter is always the classic. With the cripsy crumbs on the top and butter spread at the base/ bottom @ RM 2.80.

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Next I try their Custard Polo Bun, crust is the same as the filling is custard. Find that the filling of custard is not well spread out as I bite half of the bun still there is no sign of the custard and only realize is only 1/4 of the bun, which is one of the corner.

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To be adventourous, we bought alot a few flavours such as Durians. Durian turns out to be pretty good and generous with the ingredient, with the durian flesh sticking out like that, can see that they are using fresh durian to insert as the filling.

Another 2 we tapau is Cheeze and Polo Ham Sausage.

The range of their bun are from RM2.80 – RM 5 depends on which selection you are aftering. For first timer, I would definately recommend their classic signature which is the Polo Bun, follow by Custard or durian.

Overall, the crust of the top is not bad, not too sweet and bun is pretty soft. Can say that one of the best Polo Bun that I came across, in overall taste and if they are serve pippin hot or warm, it would surely be one of the top seller in Sungwai Wang.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, pretty good -Stamped-

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

Location:
Polo Zai Bakery Cafe
C40, Concourse Floor,
Sungei Wang Plaza,
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
(Opposite Ayem Penyet/ Gong Cha/ Giant back Entrance heading towards Times Square)

Tel: 03-21102697

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Remember some of the video that I have posted up months ago on the strange light sighted in Stuttgart?

Why not check out what’s happening to the chase or invasion that coming in after all, as the new video below is revealing who is behind all this along with mother spaceship and drones going after one particular object, watch the video without blink for the next 2 minutes.

 

 

The next big thing is in town. Those of you who seen my previous posting of preview on new Samsung is coming to town, (click here). Last Saturday, there is a series of road show going on, with some surprises as the sprung out of no where to make the whole scene alive.

What exactly am I talking about? I am talking about the new Samsung Galaxy S4 just launch in Malaysia last 27th April which is last Saturday. The event kick off at Sunway Pyramid with cheer leading and Marching Band ..

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 Follow to next venue at Times Square with a surprise flash mob with many performer dress up in blue that stun many shoppers . .

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Lastly with their final stop at Low Yatt plaza that blast off  many shoppers in the area with fancy clowns, man on stilts that make the whole atmosphere  turn into Carnival theme.

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Of course went to their nearest outlet to get my hands on S4 that much hype have stir up since last year, with even more fast & powerful unit to be roll out for the smartphone fans.

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One cool thing about this phone is they have a tutorial guide included which fits perfect for a lazy person like me. Just click on the category and the program will bring you thru.

After much learning, scrolling and understand the features, it came down to 3 of the features that I like. First of all, is with this new features which I think is very cool.

air view

Those of you who did watch Iron Man 3, I am sure you guys are impress with the technology being used in there. This is the same goes to me when I understand the technology on S4. Air View/Air Gesture surely catch my attention. Its a motion that can capture things without touching on your phone panel. Just go near with your palm or hand then it will direct capture on it. cool~

s health

Recently I being influence by a friend on health tracker. Since then I did observe a few device on it then found out in S4 that this is the function that they have in it that makes it more interesting. S Health can track our habits with exercising, sleeping habit, food intake and many more. Now we can live a more healthy lifestyle.

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Last but not least, I always need my phone camera to be top notch or at least clear. The camera function is supurb when I try out take a few shots at the outlet. The effect came by what you see is what you get. Not only that. It have dual shot function that enable us to shoot both ways by utilizing the front and back camera. See what this baby can do for you especially girls who love to camwhore.

13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash with HD video recording.

what you waiting for? The new Samsung Galaxy S4 is selling at RM 2199 and head to your nearest outlet to check the unit yourself. I am sure you will be impress too with its feather light weight phone.

More info check out on their website – Samsung Galaxy S4

Any one of you fancy China food? I do, as I have dine before many good authentic China food before and definitely not in Malaysia. One of my best friend introduce me her all time favourite sze chuan food that located in Jalan Alor (click here). Then recently, I am being introduce to another type of China food which hail all the way from North China. Dong Bei is actually a province in North China and the owners have migrated to Malaysia, hence that is how the Dong Bei Restaurant is name after. The family came to Malaysia as early as 1992 and also known as one of the pioneer of authentic China food back in those early days. As now the restaurant is located behind Times Square, can you see that area is like a mini China eatery street.

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In China, there are many province and taste definitely different for any other town that they have, it is the same as Malaysia too, as the East coast and WEst cost taste bud are very much different. So what is the difference for Dong Bei Food. The food have more sourish end and not that spicy. ( as the owner have localize it)

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Its a simple restaurant and indoor seating is a unique dining experience as they have design in a way to give a little ambiance of what Dong Bei dining feels like.

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 this is the first time I came across utensils are properly wrap to kept the cleanliness of it.

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Beancurd Dong Bei Style (风味干豆腐丝)RM18. Import all the way from China as its hard to find this kind of texture that originate the authenticity of it. Its a cold platter with chewy texture and hint of garlic and spicy chili oil taste. Pretty good to start off with.

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Crisp Potato (香辣土豆片) @ RM18 for a start would be another good option.

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This is another unique dish which is Dong bei Da La Pi sheet with Cucumber Salad (东北大拉皮)RM14. AT first glance I thought it was pig skin that finely cut then its not. Sprinkle with some garlic and eat it sheet by sheet, that taste a bit like jelly fish and pig skin texture cross over. 😀

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Sauerkraut, stir-fried with glass noodles (酸菜粉) @ RM18

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Stewed Eggplant, Bean, Potato and Meat Dong Bei style (东北大乱炖) @ RM25. This is rather simple as I would rate this North China Curry, thick n creamier gravy and its a little sweet in taste at the end. Well fried and I quite like it. Goes well with my rice.

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Hot & Spicy Seafood (麻辣香锅)RM28

Amount so many dishes, this would turn out one of the most spicies compare to the rest, the spiciness is not to the extend to make our mouth numb, as I find its well balance, even though cook with lots of dry chili, do not let the look to scare you off. I love how they cook along with lotus root make it crisp on the bite and prawns is fresh.

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Boiled Fish with Sour Cabbage and Spicy Soup (酸菜鱼) RM32

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This turns out to be one of the favourite among my table, as strong sourish taste with veggie and fresh fish. Those who like mild spicy, this would be a good option.

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“Gardens”Prawn, Lotus Root, Potato and Vegetables (田园小炒) RM28

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I rate this is super star for the night as Sweet & Sour Pork ( 锅包肉 ) was fried to perfection and its so cripsy outside and the pork inside its not overcook. Taste with a bit of sour vinegar taste with soy sauce that turn it a good [email protected] RM18 – recommended

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Lastly, we did not order the Dumplings (10 pcs) (饺子) but looking at so many tables order dish its like a must have thing and ended up we order 2 portion. One is steam @ RM10 and another one is [email protected] RM8

Great starter to go along and if mix with a bit of chili oil with ginger and vinegar, I just like mine to be in that way. 😉

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 Moola Frenz who dine at Restoran Dong Bei are entitled to a 10% cash back everytime! What’s more, you can also grab FreeMakan vouchers for even MORE savings here!

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Location:
Restoran Dong Bei
No. 280, Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah,
off Jalan Pudu, 55100
KL.

Tel: 03-2148 7694
Business hour: 12pm – 12am daily

In Kl, we have one of the most famous Taiwanese Desert which is Called Snowflakes, as when I visited Taiwan 2 years ago, I was a bit surprise to see that actually their concept is very similiar to Meet Fresh Taiwan (click here). In Taiwan, Meet Fresh is consider one of the famous brand for this desert.

So my dad been telling me about this place he want to try out. Previously he wanted to try out the Yea Japanese BBQ Steamboat Buffet located at Penang Times Square so brought him there. This round is this Taiwanese Desert so mark and done.

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Now is the era of Taiwanese Desert that is bubbling every where in Penang and KL state that have attracted more than 20 brands and the latest arrive in Penang and KL shore is this Taiwan Famous desert Meet Fresh. In Taiwan itself they have more than 100 outlets around Taiwan and their history is in their wall which is pretty impressive.

The orignal 2 masters Mr. and Mrs.Fu originated from Central Taiwan believe that cooking desert in traditional way still the best way to preserve traditional taste of it. It is made daily by handmade of those taro balls and afew other ingredients to ensure customer enjoy freshness of it. More of it (click here)

As for this round, Meet Fresh is own by Wong Kok Group and if you ever want to consider this franchise, they are the best people to go after.

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Like any other Taiwanese desert, after place your order, you will be given this alert item as while they are preparing the desert and once it is ready, it will beep and vibrate. Then only you head to the counter to pick up your desert.

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As usual, will try out their signature or original taste as Meet Fresh Signature Herb Jelly  with its herbs ice base which is pretty solid in tastes and Taro balls is chewy towards hard side abit and herbs jelly is just nice. @ RM 6.90

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Little Taro Balls in White  Gourd Tea @ RM 5.90

On the menu, I see the name of this drink is very unique and decided to give it a try, with top layer cover with foamy cream and stir it along it had become creamy white and filled little taro balls, its a bit on the sweet side and nothing to shout about.

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On the other side, Soya is always one of my favorite. So to compare what’s the difference of it on Double Joy Soy bean with others as it just lack of extra [email protected] RM 8.90

Still Snowflakes (click  here) stands out more and in Penang, okay lah..if you are craving for nice Taiwanese deserts.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 6.5/10 , okay lah -Stamped-

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

Location:
Meet Fresh
Lot G04 & GA49, Ground Floor,
163D-1-04, Pesiaran Gurney,
Gurney Paragon, 10250, Penang

Business Hour: 11am to 10.30pm, Daily

A few pizza join available in the market, and I first came across this brand few years ago when I first saw it at Berjaya Times Square. As last week, went to Papa John’s at Tropicana City Mall to try it out.

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it was late lunch as the meeting head up till quite late . . .

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Well, one of the reason I visited this restaurant is also that this is one of the many participating outlet under B Card which you swipe and gain more rewards points. Check out on the end of the post to know what is it all about.

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My B Card B Rewarded

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Papa John’s offer 3 types of crust, with classic, thin crust, and normal. Price at market rate which is about the same as other pizza chain store.

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Garlic dip and house special sauce.

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Onion Rings. . .

 

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Hawaiian Pizza.

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Their signature chicken Wings.

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Baked cheese rice.

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at the end of the meal I can just pay off with my B Card Points that I have collected so far. It is like a accumulation of points that change it to credits that its convenient to use and carry.

What is B card?

B’card is actually a subsidiary company under Berjaya Group that aims to promote customer loyalty program. Bcard is launch on 15th December 2010 and now it has more than 250 participating outlets with some as below.

B card offer lifetime membership and benefits of it are:

  • No annual fees.
  • -Collect BPoints for every purchase and redemption.
  • -BPoints value: 1 BPoint is equivalent in value to 1 sen (100 BPoints = RM1).
  • -Redeem BPoints instantly* at over 250 participating outlets or redeem exclusive items through BCard Online Redemption at www.bcard.com.my.

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Best part is, you can apply for BCard at any participating outlets that the registration form is right at their counter or you can log onto their website www.bcard.com.my to apply and find out more.

 

To many Penangnites, I am sure with the restaurant name like Tao Authentic Asian Cuisine that offer buffet range, that have 3 outlets spread accross 2 in Penang and 1 in Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara KL (click here) and now this restaurant chain have opened up another new concept which is rather interesting that located in Penang Times Square called Yea Japanese BBQ & Shabu Shabu Buffet.

One of the reason that visited this buffet was my dad saw some blogger post that circulate in email and he had been asking us to come for the past 2 months since it had open till now we decided to come along.

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It is very interesting to see how the whole new concept that they have build to another brand with very Japanese exterior and interior. ..

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You can be seated in a few sections, this is a private room that can host up to 10 pax and you have to remove your shoes and put outside.

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this section would be their outdoor area. . .

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as me and my family was quickly seated, I walk around the whole restaurant to check out what is there to offer.

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The range of food that they offer is pretty interesting. One of the best is not to miss on their homemade, fish, sotong and pork ball. . .

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Fresh Oyster, Salmon with huge piece, scallop are all in this fridge for you to finish. Another fridge with lots types of seafood, for you to choose from.

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This would be the best section to me with variety of meat to offer. I have tried all the meat and those lamb, lean pork, pork bacon, korean style pork are the one you must look out for. . .

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Soft drinks counter and you just need to request a glass with ice in it.

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Desert counter.

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Variety of sauces available as one of the reason that, you are going to mix and learn to cook on the  on with their grill charcoal stove on your table.

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ice cream that alot of kids attack on.

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We ask on the waiter what soup is good and he recommend that most customer would opt to try their signature soup which is the clear soup base ‘Shabu Shabu’ (昆布柴魚湯)

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In your table you will be provided with this utilities for you to play with . .

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My meat plate..wakkaka~ and more that I have had till my parents surrender. 😀

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What is so unique about this whole new concept is that they have this charcoal grill stove smack right in the table for you to bbq your dish. Most of the meat or things available are already pre marinated and now you will look like a cool Japanese chef in training.

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put all the item that you would want on this grill and just turn around as you want.

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You can put your huge chunk of salmon, prawns and other seafood to cook along.

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Huge scallop to be stim on ..

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and this is what happen to our pot of shabu shabu, as my mom loves it.

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Each table will come with all these few basic ingredients, one of the reason if you do dine in Teppanyaki restaurant you see those chef add on those pepper and salt, now you are your own chef to do it and play around with these to make your food tastier.

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This are the Opening promotion that they have now, and if you can really eat and do not mind getting fat, join their Supper happy hour which is Buy one Buffet at Regular Price and 2nd person 50% which is really worth it.

Among many buffet out there, certainly I am recommending this to go with its price smack on at RM48++ that comes to about RM55 per head that offer lots of seafood and meat for you to eat on. Having great sessions with friends I am looking forward to come back for another round.

Food taste is pretty good and did not disappoint us.

Best advice to call in for reservation that will convenient you.

***Remark you need to spend at least 2 hours to eat cuz of the grill time it takes to cook. Me and my family find that 2 hours is not enough cuz we went for late lunch as they were to close for that hour. 

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8.5/10 , Pretty value for money~ RECOMMENDED –Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
**NON-HALAL

Location:
Ground Floor, Penang Times Square,
Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 Penang, Malaysia.

Contact:  604-229 7826

Business Hours:
6.00pm – 1.00am (Monday – Thursday)
12.00pm – 1.00am (Friday – Sunday & Public Holidays)

GPS: 5.411728, 100.324879

 

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