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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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Every exclusive dinner have their own trademark theme, and I must say that second time being invited to Hennessy X.O Appreciation Night 2013 is another memorable night. Looking back at the pictures, I still remember how the food taste when Chef Edward Lee came over last year (click here). Cannot deny that the team really pull the whole event into another level, as when I received their classic invitation card I am already looking forward the event, as it mention are going on little trip ‚ÄúSpirit of Conquest‚ÄĚ by¬†taking guests on a specially crafted journey of the past, present and future of the original cognac.

At first, it makes me wonder, how this whole thing would be as the location is at Chin Woo Stadium.

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Upon my arrival, all our cars are taken care by the jockey service and I am totally surprise to see that they actually build up a mock up ship for this dinner. Then only realise this is how we going for a conquest.

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 First of all, of course we have to check in and verify ourselves. .

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¬†and happy to see Bangsar Babe¬†and her husband Rif are into this cruise. . ūüėÄ

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Out of my expecatation, I get to see some Uni friends in this event with Sampson, Vincent and Wife. .

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 Of course first thing first, that we are being treated with unlimited amount of Hennessy X.O.

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As walking into the room, they have converted the whole look and feel into classic old sailing ship

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Leather cushion and classic painting are being place into the room to make up the ambiance even better.

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A world map to show where are we heading later.

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As we were called into the dining area, and walk thru the walkway, this totally caught my attention as we are actually dining above  a stunning floating platform on water, to make it looks like actually we are in a ship.

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With the dinning area are well decorated with huge screens are being place at the side and front to make it like a ship window ..

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Transparent panel as walkway that makes it looks like we are actually sailing on sea and projection images on the screen are showing we are actually docking at a modern city at the moment.

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 Reading at the menu for the  night, its all very unique and cant wait to dip into the dishes.

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 With the official Emceeing is Will Quah which is no stranger to all of us .

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Right before the dinner, we were shown a glimpse of what to expect for the night, with video presentation on the screen, showing little history of Hennessy follow by journey of Chef Lee Anne Wong with Hennessy X.O.

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 Nevertheless, it start off by Chef Lee will introduce us on her dishes, and how do we pair it with X.O after that.

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First to be on the table is Parisian Regalia, a foie gras flan with duck confit, green apple and Frisee lettuce.

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It look rather plain when being serve and I am very curious how does it taste like, and it did surprise me that foie gras is cook to perfection as a simple cut on the cube that makes it burst with flavour in smell and taste. It just melts into the mouth and to drink a sip of neat X.O, it makes the taste even more robust. A remarkable dish to kick start with.

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After first dish, it gets us moving around and sharing with drinks and how do we feel about first dish. Apparently every one is impress that makes it a great kick off. Of course with some photo moments with BangsarBabe and another famous blogger Kinkybluefairy.

Another thing that caught my attention is when the first dish is done, the screen of all the panels change to sea view like we are sailing to another place and it is just right, that we are now sailing to China which is our next destination.

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 Golden Crab and Corn Soup

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 with golden crab and corn soup with caviar, lime and coriander accents.

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Then I put in the whole spoon and stir it into the soup. A great combination that makes the soup sweet, bitting off chunks of crab meat and corn along with ebiko that makes it bursting feeling. Had a sip of X.O mix with a bit water and brings out great aroma after taste.!

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 None the less manage to catch up with the guys that night ..

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 In China we are being pamper with classic Chinese music  .. . and moments after that we set sail again to another new location.

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Done with the first two light dishes, then we are serve with modern-global cuisine Western Allure, a bed of cowboy-style peanuts, with salmon place ontop looks like a  sailing ship for me, and I pair it with neat X.O again. The taste brings the peanut very oak flavour and salmon is sweet after taste. Unique!

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Venetian Ambrosia – Chicken with Porchini Mushroom ravioli, truffle paramesan cream is one of the best dish for the night that prepared to perfection that ravioli is al dante.

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 Then we have our very own little Pavoratti performance.

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Looking at the menu, I am loving it as there are 2 types of dessert that going to be serve, and Mazuka Splendour first to arrive. Filled with Syrimiki Cheeze curd fritters, sour cream and dark fruit sauce. A great combination of taste with light sour berry taste and sugar and its origin from Russia.

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 While we are enjoying this dessert, we were entertain with Russian dance.

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 Last country that we are going to visit is Japan . . .

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 Dark Chocolate Ganache to tantilize our taste bud before nice ending of the last dessert.

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Nihon Grandeur . Grapefruit gelee with cream, Grapfruit Ice, and sesame brandysnap. Taste refreshing as it looks with smooth ice and sour grapefruit gelee taste make it well balance in taste.  Brandysnap is crunchy. A perfect dessert to end our wonderful meal.

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Indeed it is another remarkable night with great food and friends. Chef Lee Ann Wong impress all of us with her master culinary skills  with her well known  modern-global fusion cuisine style. Her creation with Hennessy X.O will live in our memory. . With my friend even commented

“Bok, do you remember when we had fine at overseas? All of them taste so good and back in Malaysia cant taste any till tonight. One of the best fine dine dish she ever come¬†across¬†to dine in Malaysia. ” I must agree with her statement. ūüėÄ

With that, only I realize why my friend is a big fan of hers. More about her? (click here)

 Special thanks to Hennessy X.O for the invitation again.

Most of you by now would know that Pavilion level 3 had turn into a new drinking area with all the pedestrian mall walkway, you will be pampered with what does the area have to offer yet with Tangs had move out, the whole stretch have a few more additional bar and restaurant operated.

[UPdate – No Longer In Operation]

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One of the latest edition to the latest place is CIRCUS. Yeap, its not the circus with clowns and animal performance as what I thought. This Circus have its true unique identity that is a modern bistro and cocktail lounge.

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This is the new trick that I have learn to suit up in front of the board. Mini policeman.

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Circus certainly offering you a new dimension of dining, with its stylish interior that transports you into adecadent world of glamour and escapism from the moment you enter, equipped with mood-altering lighting effects.

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Do stare at their ceiling for a while as they have modernize it like a moving painting effect.

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Like their ice cube case that all the cover are custom made with a C logo on it.

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All those paintings inside the light box are all famous historian celebrity

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In this cocktail bar, do expect something that will blast you away

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I think this quote is¬†definitely¬†strong to those who are in relationship ‘Believe what you see, not what you hear’.

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Right on the selected tables, it comes with paintings and light beaming out too ..

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On the night of launch we had MOET to go along. ..   and Esther my lovely best friend hosting all of us ..

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Ahhh, I am totally surprise to see who is on the DJ deck. The boss of Eatertainment Group is spinning for the night ..

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This is my lovely friend, Esther ..

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and the usual suspect that will be in drinking place are Louixe, Me, Cheng Yi and Ralph

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Circus is one of the place that you can consider to drop by for dine and drink with its cozy ambiance. Comes to motto, I really love what they have. . “Gather, Relax, Mix, Mingle, Flirt, Eat, Drink” – WElcome to Circus.

Location:
Circus
Lvl 3, Pavilion Shopping Mall,
Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.
(opposite Coffee Bean)

Talking about cognac, I am sure a fan of Hennessy V.S.O.P as last week I get to attend on their new bottle launching that design by a legendary person in¬†automobile¬†industry. The lauching take place at DoubleTree, Hilton and I just actually get to know what V.S.O.P stands for on that night itself, with a painting along the walkway mention “Legends are shaped over time. The legend of¬†Hennessy VSOP¬†began on 7 October 1817, when the future King George IV of England asked the French cognac House to supply him with a special cognac described in the records with the words “Very Superior Old Pale”

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It was a night that only people and media with invites are present at this launching. Upon this bottle design, Hennessy have engage a very well known or legendary designer in automobile industry is Chris Bangle.

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Then we were introduce on a short clip on who Chris Bangle is and how he come out with the design. Before that, he is a well known American automobile designer known for his daring design and far-reaching influence which a chief designer in BMW Group that is in charge of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce for 14 years since 1992.

One thing which is very impressive is during his time in BMW overtook Mercedes as the global leader in premium car sales. he is also the creator of the emblematic M6, Z4 and the famous GINA Visionary Model concept car.

Now, he had appointed by Hennessy V.S.O.P to new carafe is his first masterpiece outside the automobile industry, the designer first sought to identify the cognac’s personality by delving into its history. He wanted to understand the road travelled by these eaux de vie, from the first cluster of grapes to their maturation in oak barrels. After seeking to understand Hennessy V.S.O.P’s deepest secrets, he start to design this cognac’s new silhouette by accentuated the curves on the sides of the bottle, thereby reinforcing its silhouette’s dynamics, then he lengthened its neck and straightened its shoulders, stretching it vertically. It is inspired by the Hennessy V.S.O.P. bottle created in 1954.

“Designing for Hennessy gave me the same sensations as working on designs for fast BMWs or a great Rolls Royce. It is that experience of a unique emotion,” said Chris Bangle.

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Then we were presented on the new bottle itself on the night on his latest creation.. Love the new cool look of the bottle and the collections edition look pretty cool.

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Here you go, let me present you the new bottle design . .

The new bottles also comes with its new packaging design that has also benefited from this renewal, giving its edges over to a more modern vision. Anti-counterfeiting techniques for the Hennessy V.S.O.P bottle were also developed with a laser stamp for the 35-cl, 70-cl and 3-litre bottles and a hologram of inimitable complexity.

For more information on Hennessy V.S.O.P, please visit Hennessy’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HennessyMalaysia

One of the night to be remembered that recently I got one exclusive event invites that makes me excited is this Hennessy X.O Appreciation Grows. One of the reason is, we will get a chance to dine and pairing with Cognac that feature winner Chef Edward Lee from Iron Chef versus José Garces. I just could not wait for the event to happen.

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One of the best invites so far that I have gotten and when I read the dress code, Black Tie I have to scratch my head for a moment as all my clothing left at hometown. As I am left with 2 days before the event, have to borrow a coat from my friend along with a tie to prepare myself for this grand event. The event took place at Hotel Equatorial. .

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Here am I, for the first time in this close private functions and I am amaze how they transform this whole place into classy looking environment.

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The star drink for tonight is Hennessy X.O.

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Upon arrival, we are greeted with drinks from the bar, friendly waiter being ready to serve you anytime to have your drink neat, with water or soda. I always love to have my first glass neat to try out the taste then follow by water. ūüėÄ

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Here you go as the new Hennessy X.O are being package into their new sexy curvy bottle.

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We just have bottomless drink as our glass never runs dry. Whenever it half way trough and it was filled up by this effective and pretty girls.

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Here we are and glad to see some of the bloggers (from left) РWei Chin (KampungBoyCityGirl) , Me, Cheng Yi (Fatboybakes), Umei (CuminCiki) and Alison (Aly’s Wonderland).

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This is what I mean the transformation of the place that they did. .

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As we were gesture to head towards the main room, along the walkway are being filled with chef picture with candles to made up the place event more classy.

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I just love this rack that makes the new bottle of Hennessy X.O so classy futuristic!

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As went into the main function room, I am blown away with a huge wide display panel as staging background with all the wording effects.

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The seating are all being arrange and here is my seat with my name on it. Best of all, they have an electronic photo panel to show you what’s the menu and what are the¬†itinerary¬†for the night along with feature cuisine!

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Will Quah being the Emmce for the night . .

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Here we go, being brought into a new dimension on featuring the whole event by using a huge wide panel . .

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Follow by dance performance on the original story of the Heritage of Hennessy XO. Performed by international dancer and choreographer Soufiane Karim. Instead of pictures cant tell much, I decided to record it down with video on the superb performance.

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 Frederick Noyere, Managing Director of Moet & Hennessy Diageo

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follow by another 3-D lighting performance to reveal the new product!

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Salud means bless you in Spanish, often use in tossing.

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Never thought that I would see this happen in my eyes as this scene often happen in those reality program or shows that right before before each course, the chef appears on the screen to explain the inspirations behind the dish.

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They even show a glimpse of moment showing live what’s happening in the kitchen.¬†Impressive!

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All of us are anxious for our food to arrive as we were prepared that how good the food will taste like.

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First dish for the night, a starter called Mosaic

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A colourful plate of starter with each side being carefully cut in squares, as each of the fresh ahi tuna & kona kampachi being paired along with a slice of tropical fruits each. I tried each slice itself as the tuna are very fresh and followed by combining both together gives another level of taste. Best to pair it along to get the best fresh and sweet taste of fruits at the end, every one just clear this dish in moments. Follow by a sip of cognac just brings out the aroma of sweetness.

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Piquant is the next feature dish with lobster, sea urchin & salmon skin

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Upon pouring the sauce onto the plate it smells so nice and sweet, just cant wait to have my fork to pick up each slice to put into my mouth. Indeed turns out to be the best among the feature dish, with one of a simple reason. Everything is fresh, simple yet get to taste the best out of it.

Paprika-spiced chilled sweet corn soup is just amazing on how the chef did it, as the chill gravy paired very well with with lobster that able to brings the best taste in both world without overpowering each other. The gravy/soup is just something we could not have enough. Wish it could be more! Everyone is enjoying this dish and satisfied look at the end!

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Oriental serve along with lovely lemongrass-chili vinaigrette heightened with pickled jicama & Japanese eggplant. Not easy to cook a nice scallop which is pan fried on both side to maintain its best form upon serving and it was well presented. Slice the scallop and eat along with the sauce prepare and follow with a sip of X.O makes the taste even more exquisite.

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Then during dinner there is a bottle of Limited Edition of Hennessy Methusalem that package in a custom made lamb skin covered traveling case in a 6 litre bottle. It is interesting on how they extract the cognac out from the bottle by using a long Rod!

The taste is much stronger, yet the after taste is mild towards the end. It is indeed one of a unique item as the production of this special edition are limited.

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Provocateur is the main being serve and the name itself also sound umph! Steak tenderloin cooked with chocolate, jalapeno and decorated with toasted sesame seeds, with sides of spinach & mushrooms

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Unfortunately my portion wasnt this, as mine is near to well done ..

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Seductrice is one of the dish that many people hype about it as I should have chosen dish for my mains. Many like this because of its soft inside out and served with a pureed smoked sweet potato & Chinese cabbage

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As the night proceed and we were entertain by a live jazz band and the singer is from Penang too . .Yay~

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To end our night Allure came along on our table. Brioche crusted dark chocolate genoise cake, served with red beet syrup, and lightly sprinkled with pistachio & walnuts. Just a perfect way to end this marvelous meal!

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At the end of our meal, here comes Chef Edward Lee being presented at the end. The mastermind behind all this superb meal.

It was a great night being the first time attending such event and surely a memorable one as the dish are just marvelous by pairing along with Hennessy X.O is just another level of taste being created.

Surely I am looking forward for more in the future ~

Waking up early, head to one of the famous New York Chain Dean & Deluca for breakfast, head to river cruise for a stroll and now the most anticipating of all time which is the girls cant wait is to dig into their pocket and pay is…..shopppingggg . . .

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When we reach back the city center or known as business district center, Bangkok is also famous for their massive congested traffic whereby as near as 1km distance can get stuck till 1 hour in some super peak time.

Besides on their traffic, Bangkok is regard or well know by many of my girl friends as shopping heaven where in a short distance you can find as many as 10-14 shopping complex are very nearby or I would say, walking distance!. So Girls, if you do go Bangkok, do prepare yourself with alot of bullets (money) to randomly shoot around.  One of the main train station to get off is this SIAM Station. . . . .. .

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One great thing that make Bangkok so convenient in terms of walking, is that they have this sky walkway below their sky train as far as the train distance is covered under their business district, which is slightly covered area that even though its raining, we can still walk around, that MALAYSIA is seriously lacking off! Thru this, their business among malls are there, which is similar like Hong Kong.

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MBK is one of the shopping complex that sells average price items that we spend nearly half a day here, where you plan to get handphone covers, t-shirt related to Bangkok, here is one of the mall to get.

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Gaysorn to come here nearest BTS Skytrain is Childlom

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One of the newly build mall which is Central World which is huge enough to make you spend alot of time in here, that host many of foreign brand in this mall. Exit at Childlom station and its just a few minutes to this mall.

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This is how inside Central World looks like . ..

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In one of the wing that have ice skating ring. . .

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Then we walk thru Central World to reach this mall that all girls will go crazy . . is . .

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The Platinum Fashion Mall, which is one of the main wholesale area where by also most of my friend came here to get their whole sale clothing back to Malaysia and sell at a good price besides heading to China. The retailers here also do sell in lose pack if you do not intend to get alot, just that at their retailing price. If you go with a group of friend of 3 at least, the more you buy the more you can bargain.

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Its a huge mall that have old wing and new wing that hosted more than 5000 shops in here. You can just imagine that.

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If you plan to shop here, whereby most of the girls money will be spending inside here do come early, as you cant walk finish the mall in 1 day, where their operating hours is from 10.00am – 10.00pm. As it was Queens Birthday that day, so it was operate till 5pm.

We spend the whole day here, the girls still did not manage to walk every floor as they skipped 2 floors.

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