Wednesday, July 31, 2013

World's Largest Capsule Vending Machine

Have you experience buying a capsule toy from any theme park or toy shops? How big is the capsule vending machine?

We have now the World's largest capsule vending machine in Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur, a new Guinness World Record with the height of 9.83m, 4.7m width and 22.52m^3 volume. You will never miss this giant size vending machine located right in the center of the mall when you enter from the main entrance.

This machine is part of the celebration of Berjaya Times Square 10th Years anniversary where shoppers can redeem a chance to press the button of the machine and win prizes that worth up to RM 500,000.
Go try your luck!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Shanghai Promotion

New Shanghai, a not so new Dim Sum restaurant located at lower ground level (opposite Mercato grocery store) of Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur. Although known as a Dim Sum restaurant, they serves many choices of porridge. Also, New Shanghai is a good place to hangout with friends to enjoy different type of Chinese tea and coffee too.

Currently, they are offering a Dim Sum Tower Set Menu at RM16.80++ per person (min. 2 person). After 2.30pm everyday, there will be an additional 30% discount for this set menu. In terms of the set, it is really value for money, especially when you are dining in Pavilion.

The set include a chicken and century egg porridge, and a few type of selective dim sum. The uniqueness of this set is that the dim sum are served in tower style, like the English afternoon tea style. I personally like their porridge more than the dim sum but this is just my very own preferences.

Overall, I can give New Shanghai a 7 out of 10 rating. Give it a try for the Tower Set Menu. Remember, it has to be after 2.30pm. Enjoy!

The porridge is large enough for 2 person
The kitchen and cashier


Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Bangkok Style

Had my dinner today at Bangkok Beats Bistro, Fahrenheit Kuala Lumpur. This bistro offers a variety of Thai cuisines; snacks, main course and choices of beverages.

Currently, they are running a promotion of 'buy 1 free 1' for selected menu, mainly on their main course, choices of friend rice and the snacks (they call it Bites). Their speciality rice combo sets are awesome. Taste is good and not too spicy too, just right for me. The give them 8 out of 10 for the food. Price range are from RM15 - RM30++ for individual set. There are other dishes for customers who likes to order rice and Thai style dishes.

The bistro looks great and comfortable seats. Comfort and relaxing environment for friends and colleagues to enjoy decent dinner together.

Most of the staffs looks committed and hard working in serving. If they can smile a little more, it will be better. However, one point to note, be ready to wait for a little longer time for your dinner during the fasting month. They seems like having some priority for the Muslim customers if you dine in around 7.30pm.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

A Taste of Irish Culinary

Yesterday at work, I met one of my ex-student, Venod who is now working for The Apartments/Malones in KLCC. Since I always wanted to try out the food in Malones, I asked him about the offerings there. It is quite tempting to hear that they serves Irish specialty, meaning pork!

Without any hesitation, I went for a try in the evening and had my dinner there. I went to the Malones in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur (walking distance from my office). The place was crowded with majority of expatriates enjoying their happy hours. What's the offer? 3 pints for RM59 from 6.00pm until 8.00pm.

I am not a beer person on weekdays, so I tried their Strawberry Mojito, refreshing though. Their menu have a variety of culinary specialty from starters to main course. Even for the beverages, you name it...most of the pub selections are available.

In term of price, I think it is reasonble, from the range of RM20 to RM70 for main course (depending on portion you select - some are for 2-3 person). Lots of snacks to go along with chilled beers too.

I had my favorites baby pork ribs served with fries. Portion was just nice and left some empty stomach for the Irish Fish Cakes. Their pasta was great too, with fresh seafoods.

Had a great experience for a taste of Irish culinary. I personal think this is a good place to hangout with friends after a busy workday. I may rate 9 out of 10 for the overall experience as their staffs were friendly and attentive. Good job!

Monday, July 1, 2013

English Afternoon High-Tea at Majestic Hotel KL

Majestic Hotel is a new landmark in Kuala Lumpur. The uniqueness of this hotel is on the architecture of the building - classic and historical.  Located next to the KL railways station, it shares the similar design of the station but was renovated with premium interior by the owner, YTL Hotels.

The hotel offers English afternoon high-tea from 3.00pm to 6.00pm. There are two different section for the hi-tea, one is at the Orchids glass house and the other is in the Colonial Cafe. My recent visits to the high-tea was at the glass house full with orchids. Reservation needed for a table in the glass house because of very limited tables available (3 tables only).

The ambience is great and the staff who served us was very professional. Good explanation given by the staff on the offerings of the high-tea and the staff addresses the guests by name. Thumb up for the ambience and the personnel.

In terms of the food, hmm...I can only say, okay-lah. I wonder why did they serve curry puffs in an English high-tea. Also, I think the scones served were not really up to the standard for a reputable cafe in a 5-star hotel. So far, I still think the Claridge's, London serves the BEST scones.

Anyway, the value of this high-tea is more on the physical evidence and the people aspects. If you do want to experience it yourself, just enjoy the process... cheers!