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Monday, July 24, 2017

Pak John Steamboat X Butterfly Beauty Bloggers

Pak John Steamboat and BBQ was kind enough to host my community, the Butterfly Beauty Bloggers, a special lunch bonding session last Saturday. It's not easy to get everyone together. Thank you Tammy, our founder for organising such a wonderful gathering. Watch my makan video here
It was great catching up with old and new butterflies. We talked, We laughed. We chit chat and we makan. Best of all we flooded instagram and facebook with our mouth-watering food pictures and videos. It was all damn happening. #PakJohnSteamboat #ButterflyMsia

We had such a cute instruction paper and it was so well organized that everyone was clear on how and what they should do. It serves as a guideline for newbies or oldies like me.I have been with the Butterfly Beauty Project for almost 3 or 4 years now. And I love to take part in their gathering sessions where we get to meet new friends and learn something new everytime.

.We had so much fun taking selfies of our blogger friends and food.



Notice the similarities among some of the pictures above? My dear blogger friends were so excited to try out my "Fake Fringe" and we all took some very memorable pictures together.

Now, let me tell you what I think about Pak John Steamboat and BBQ.
This place is just great to host parties like this as it can accommodate quite a number of people. The space is huge. The food variety is great! 

It was my first time there and I am amazed by the variety of food they offer. From fresh vegetables to abalone, taufoo, chicken meat, smoked duck, sausages, crab meat, fresh prawns, lala, fish balls, musrooms of all kinds to Halal Dim Sum.
And even waffles and ice cream too. There is even a coffee machine for coffee lovers with interesting flavours such as Coconut Latte, Milo, white Coffee and a variety of drinks like lemon tea, fizzy drinks, green tea honey, lemonade, orange juice to quench your thirst. Talk about variety. As if this is not enough, there is a line up of fried rice, roti canai, spagethi, cheezy wedges, sweet corn and so much more.

The pot was unique. You can even grill your meat on top of the pot! 
For soup base, you can choose between Miso, Chicken Broth, Prawn, Tom Yum and even Curry Soup

It's steaming hot!

Here's the Butterflies gang makan that came that day.



Special thanks to CS Chong for hosting our blogger gathering.
If you are interested to give Pak John Steamboat a try, here is their price list.

For more details, log on to http://www.pakjohn.com/ or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pakjohn.ytf/

Pak John Steamboat and BBQ is located at:
Lot LG-13A & LG-15, Lower Ground Floor, Ecurve.No 2A, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Call 03-7733 3913 for reservations.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Method, for a happy healthy home

Method, they are the people against dirty. I love this brand since I discovered it many years ago and have been a user since 2012. This brand not only have beautifully designed packaging, but they have a great attitude that connects to me in a way like never before. I love watching their ads (which you will see later)

I loved their colourful rainbow packaging that uses using safe and sustainable materials, manufactured responsibly. Method products are naturally-derived, biodegradable, non-toxic household cleaners, laundry supplies, personal care + soap and they do not test on animals.


What initially captured my attention were these beautiful see through rainbow coloured gel handwash in a tear-shaped-like bottle. This was my first ever Method product I tried. I have a collection at home too, placing it on my see-through shelves in the kitchen. When the sunlight shines, it's so beautiful to see the happy colours brightening up my kitchen. I wish to own the whole set in all colours one day. You can shop for your favourite here.

This full range of Method product was shot at an organic shop called The Natural in SS2 (below Babyland)

The Method Malaysia's website is easy to view with product categories all lined up in a very organized manner. You can shop for your favourite Method Product online at the comfort of your home here

For those who are unfamiliar with this brand, here is a quick look at their range of products:
🌟fabric care - laundry detergent, softener
🌟dish wash
🌟hand care
🌟body care
🌟botanical antibacterial cleaners
🌟all-purpose cleaners
🌟bathroom cleaners
🌟specialty cleaners (stainless steel, granite, wood)
🌟floor cleaners

This brand has attitude! Check out their commercial and you will know why I love their ads.






And here I would like to take the opportunity to share with you a few of my other favourite products from the Method Brand. After trying out their handwash, the next Method product I tried was the  8x Concentrated Laundry Detergent. Available in Fresh Air and Lavender scent. This is mom's favourite product. More details on this detergent here.

The detergent range. They even have a fabric softener (which I have not tried)
They have another detergent range called the 4x Concentrated Laundry Detergent which I also have not tried. I have been sticking to my favourites (the Lavender) so far.

My other favourite Method product is this Pure Naked Body Wash in White Tea. This scent immediately caught my attention amongst the rest and have been my favourite since.

These are their other range of body wash. Check out their other body wash collection here.

A rainbow of colours in Method's packaging. Their creative and fun packaging design runs across all their products.
Below is another range of their body wash called the Foaming Body Wash which I have not tried. I aspire to try these too in the near future.

Besides hand wash and body wash, Method also offers a range of cleaning products for your home. They are famous for their All Purpose Cleaners and it comes in a variety of interesting scents. As the name speaks for itself, you can use these to clean almost anything.- from bath tiles to mirrors, kitchen surfaces....etc....View full range here.

Just 2 months ago, I bought one of their Floor Cleaners to try. I bought the Squirt + Mop for wood floor. It is easy to use and comes in a super cute rounded packaging. 

At home, I am currently using their Dish Detergent in cucumber scent and I am loving the concentrated formula. The dish detergent also comes in 2 other scents - Clementine (in Orange) and Sea Minerals (In Blue)
I just love their beautiful rainbow packaging.

Now you know, I am a Method lover and a Method Collector.
Method products are also sold at premium supermarkets like Village Grocer, Jaya Grocer, Cold Storage and Max Value. Follow Method Malaysia facebook page for more deals, contests and product offers.

Tantalising Feast at the Tang Room Starling Mall

I have been to Starling Mall numerous times and walked past the Tang Room many many times but only had the chance to try out their food first time last night. Thank you, Tang Room for your gracious hospitality and for having me do a food tasting and review at your place.

Tang Room is one of the many restaurants managed by the Oriental Group of Restaurants, famous for their fine Chinese cuisines. It was indeed an unforgettable gastronomic adventure. 

The ambience. Dining in luxury. 
It was indeed a feast for the senses. Not only the food was awesome looking (yes, they take pride in their food presentation which you will see more later), the ambience at the restaurant was also drenched in splendid gold! I loved the gold themed deco. It's so classy and luxurious.

Be prepared to drool over these tantalising food shots. I drooled too just my looking at them!
The first item I tried was a light appetizer called Crispy Okinawan Sweet Potatoes with White Truffle (RM18 per portion), comprising of crunchy deep fried Orange and Purple Potatoes. It was sweet and crispy. It can be pretty addictive. Once you start, you can't stop!
The next dish's food presentation simply made my jaw drop! 
Check out the food presentation!
This platter consist of 4 items. It's a platter of Chilled Jelly Chicken, Abalone, Black Squid Ink Ball and Baked Crab Meat (RM88) Suitable for up to 3 pax dining.
Check out my Abalone!  The Abalone was carefully marinated with a super appetising sauce I could not resist. It made my mouth water with desire. It was presented beautifully with a shell, holding on to the Abalone. Talk about being so detailed in their food presentation, I admire the beauty of ever dish that came. I also love the Baked Crab Meat that was presented in a tart-like crispy pastry.

Next, I tried the Double Boiled Seafood Soup in Baby Pumpkin with a crispy roll (RM22) per pax. This soup is packed in incredible depth of flavours. Boiled to perfection, it really warms my tummy. 

This is one amazing dish I tried. The Charcoal Grilled Pork Ribs Spanish Style (RM138 July's Promo)

These Iberico  ribs(Spanish Black Pig) are carefully marinated with herbs and a special marinade that is bursting with flavours. If you come with a family of 4-5 you can order this as the serving is huge!

Gloves were also specially prepared for guests who want to handle the ribs with their hands, but don't want to dirty their hands all over. How thoughtful!

The Charcoal Grilled Pork Ribs Spanish Style comes with a serving of green salad lightly marinated as the flavours from the ribs are already so flavourful.

After a great meal, we were presented with these citrus juice as our palate cleanser.

Next, I tried the Rice Noodle with Cod Fish & Minced Ginger in Superior Soup (RM22) per pax. Understanding their customers, Tang Room came up with small servings like these noodles to cater to small eaters who wants something light or those who want to try other items on the menu. I think this is a great move!

The soup is served separately in a cute tea pot.

The fish is meaty and mouthful.

Next, the hungry wolf tries the 3 little piggy pau's. Aren't they just too adorable to eat?

These Piglet Custard Buns (RM5) each are actually Lau Sha Pau

And lastly it's dessert time!

The Durian Pudding (RM12) per pax is presented with a smoky effect.The dry ice underneath makes it really look like a witch's brewing pot! How interesting!


Lemongrass Jelly (RM9) per pax is just my kind of thing for dessert! How unconventional.


And hey, did you know that if you want privacy, the Tang Room offers private dining rooms that look like this.







Thank you...for an unforgettable dining experience, Tang Room. I will be back for more wonderful feasting with my parents! I can't wait to bring them here again.

For more information, visit  Tang Room Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/tangroomstarling/

and
 Oriental Group of Restaurant's Facebook Page at
Instagram: @orientalgroupmy

Tang Room is located at the 2nd Floor of Starling mall,
6, Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

For reservations, call 03- 7733 9866