Thursday, December 21, 2023

Christmas in Chinatown at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown

Celebrate the holiday season in an atmosphere of refined joy and festivity at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown, with the unveiling of the "Christmas in Chinatown" festive campaign. Immerse yourself in an unparalleled festive experience curated by Quan’s Kitchen, Jann, and Lady Yi’s Tea House.


It’s A Joyful Jamboree at Quan’s Kitchen
Embark on a culinary journey with Quan's Kitchen as the spectacular Joyful Jamboree Christmas Buffet unfolds, showcasing an exquisite selection of delectable dishes. Revel in the spirit of the season at the Halal-certified outlet serving buffet dinner on the 23rd and 24th of December, from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM, priced at RM168+ per person. On the 25th of December, a Christmas Buffet Lunch awaits from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM at the same enchanting price.


Elevate Your Celebrations With Festive Takeaways – Roasted in Chinatown at Quan’s Kitchen
Delight in the culinary marvels of Quan’s Kitchen with the festive takeaways, Roasted in Chinatown. This exquisite offering includes appetizers, soups, desserts, and a selection of mains on top of tantalizing accompaniment dishes. Secure your indulgent feast with a 48-hour pre-order from November 20, 2023, to January 6, 2024. Set options feature Whole Roast Australian Prime Rib at RM588+ per set, Baked Salmon En Croute at RM488+ per set, Herb Butter Roasted Whole Chicken at RM350+ per set, and Honey & Clove Glazed Turkey Loaf at RM248+ per set.



Find out What Surprise Santa Has for You at Lady Yi’s Tea House
Enchant your senses with a Christmas experience like no other at Lady Yi's Tea House. Indulge in Santa’s Surprise Hi-Tea, seamlessly blending traditional holiday charm with vibrant Peranakan culture. Bring along your loved ones for the perfect Christmas treat as you spend quality time over quality tea and bites. Available daily from November 20, 2023, to January 6, 2024, at RM168+ for 2 persons.


Gifts for Those on the Nice List at Lady Yi’s Tea House
Looking for the perfect gift for those on your nice list? Immerse yourself in the enchantment of the season with exclusive Christmas Hampers at Lady Yi’s Tea House. Choose from Dasher's Treasure at RM218+ per box and Rudolph's Reward at RM238+ per box to make this Christmas truly unforgettable.



Get On the Naughty List at Jann

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year together with those on the naughty list with exclusive Christmas cocktails at Jann. Available from November 20, 2023, to January 6, 2024, indulge in extraordinary sips with X'mas Surprise, Not Toblerone, and Christmas Cake at RM38+ per cocktail daily from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM.


Embrace the New Year with Lavish Cheer at Quan's Kitchen
Bid farewell to 2023 in grand style with a lavish New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner at Quan's Kitchen on December 31, 2023, from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM, priced at RM158+ per person.




For further details or reservations, please WhatsApp 012-507-3327 or email dining@fourpoints.com. Enjoy a 10% discount by ordering online at www.idem.events/v/four-points-by-sheraton-kuala-lumpur-chinatown using the promo code "ITSXMAS10." Selected bank credit card holders are entitled to a 20% discount, with terms and conditions applying. Explore the Christmas in Chinatown 2023 e-Brochure at https://bit.ly/ChristmasInChinatown2023 for a glimpse of the opulent celebration that awaits.

Make this festive season truly memorable with "Christmas in Chinatown" at Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown. Join in for an unforgettable celebration filled with joy, flavor, and opulence.


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Friday, December 8, 2023

Shopee's 12.12 Birthday Sale Offers Exclusive Prizes and Rewards

Shopee's 12.12 Birthday Sale Offers Exclusive Prizes and Rewards
Don’t Miss Out: Free Shipping, Toll-Free Joys, and Super Seringgit Deals




Get ready for the grand finale of the year's shopping extravaganza! Shopee is rolling out the red carpet for its 12.12 Birthday Sale happening from 1 December until 15 December. The event promises an array of unbeatable deals, heart-pounding games, and jaw-dropping prizes. To sweeten the deal, enjoy the added perk of free shipping with no minimum spend, making this shopping experience even more irresistible!


FREE Shipping with No Minimum Spend!

Experience worry-free shopping on Shopee, the go-to platform for no minimum spend Free Shipping vouchers releasing everyday at 12AM. Enjoy unlimited free shipping daily until 15 December and maximise your savings!





Shopee Live's Roda Shopee Game Show: A Gateway to Toll-Free Journeys!

Get ready to embark on a thrilling journey with Shopee Live's 12.12 Roda Shopee game show hosted by Datuk Aznil Hj Nawawi, featuring special guest celebrity appearances like Faezah Elai, Zara Zya, Zarina Anjoulie, Zoey Rahman, and many others. Shopee has partnered with Touch 'n Go to offer users a chance to win an entire year of toll-free travel.  To enter Roda Shopee, users need to claim their unique code from the contest’s home page and complete one livestream checkout to be included in the pool of users that will be selected raffle-style which unlock the opportunity to spin the wheel for prizes, including the grand prize of 1 Year Free Toll.


Grab Jaw-Dropping Deals at Just RM1 with 12PM Super Seringgit Deals!

Unbelievable deals and brand-name items for as low as RM1 with 12PM Super Seringgit Deals! This is your chance to indulge in a shopping frenzy like no other, with incredible savings. Don't miss out – shop now and check out at 12PM!


Irresistible Vouchers All Day Long: Up to 50% Off and Cashback Galore!

Shopee Live will be buzzing with excitement throughout the day as users can claim up to 50% off vouchers for them to shop on Shopee Live. Selected users will receive additional exclusive vouchers during the 8PM session, featuring 15% Coins Cashback and Rebate NOW for Cashback sellers.


Diamonds, Vouchers, and Quests: Shopee's Birthday Quest Unleashed!

Engage in the Shopee Birthday Quest, where daily quests earn you diamonds exchangeable for exclusive vouchers of up to RM100, turning your routine into a rewarding adventure on 12 December. For savvy shoppers, don't miss the interactive fun of Voucher Scrabble during the 8PM Roda Shopee game show on Shopee Live. Piece together exclusive voucher codes for two rebates and dive into the 12.12 Birthday Voucher Hunt, unveiling hidden keywords for four limited-time vouchers. With both promotions offering a variety of vouchers, you can maximise your savings and enjoy a dynamic shopping spree on 12.12!


Spend More, Save More: Extra Vouchers for Peak Day Shoppers!

As the festival reaches its peak on 12 December, Shopee is adding another layer of excitement to your shopping spree! Spend a minimum of RM250 and discover an extra RM50 voucher waiting to be yours to use during the 3 Days Special extended sale on 13 till 15 December. Get ready to indulge in a shopping extravaganza that will leave you feeling merry and rewarded!


Indulge in Special Member Privileges: Enjoy Exclusive Pricing and More!

Embrace a world of exclusive privileges and unlock a treasure trove of rewards by joining Shopee Mall Brand Memberships of selected official stores today! Enjoy special member items, exclusive pricing, redeem vouchers and gifts, and earn points with every purchase. Join now and elevate your shopping experience!


Explore the Pinnacle of Elegance with Shopee Premium!

Be captivated by an exquisite collection of authentic and specially curated collections, meticulously handpicked from our esteemed line of Premium brands. Immerse yourself in the exquisite craftsmanship and timeless elegance of Dyson, Habib, Kiehl's, L'Occitane, Laneige, Pandora, Paula's Choice, Philosophy, Ray-Ban, and a host of other renowned names.


So, mark your calendars, set your reminders, and get ready to shop like never before! The 12.12 Birthday Sale is supported by renowned brands and valued partners including 70mai, Abbott, Baseus, DESSINI, Kamatto, POLO HILL, Reckitt, Skechers, SKINTIFIC, SOME BY MI, TTRacing, XES Shoes, and many more. For more information, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/12-12 .


*Terms and conditions apply.




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Saturday, November 4, 2023

Sunday Sky Brunch at Sabayon, EQ Kuala Lumpur

 Elevate your weekend with the Sunday Sky Brunch at Sabayon, the award-winning fine dining restaurant in EQ Kuala Lumpur. Located on the 51st floor of the hotel, immerse yourself in a luxe lunch complemented by spectacular panoramic views of the city and stellar service. 



Sabayon, usually an adult-only dining establishment, welcomes young children on Sundays, offering a 2-course menu for them, taking into account their appetites and preferences. For the adults, a 4-course meal consisting of an entrรฉe, starter, main course and dessert awaits.

Start your meal on a high note with entrรฉe options such as Tuna crudo, Eggplant & rock melon, or Hokkaido oyster in panko crumbs, served with pea custard and yuzu gel and salmon roe. Apart from the Hokkaido oyster, we tried everything on the menu and was delighted with the overall quality of the menu. 

We absolutely loved the Tuna crudo, nori and sesame crusted tuna topped with ikura (salmon roe) and sesame vinagrette served with with a pea crisp. Hubby was equally impressed with the Eggplant & Melon, which showcased different textures and flavours. 



Starter options include Butternut risotto, Veal tartare, or Seared Hokkaido scallops with roasted cauliflower puree. The pumpkin risotto was perfectly al dente, served with batons of sweet miso glazed squash. The veal tartare, sandwiched between compressed apples was served with apple foam and caramelised onions. I had the Hokkaido scallops, lightly seared and served with cauliflower puree, shaved cauliflower and tonburi. 




For the main course, diners can choose between chicken, beef or salmon trout. The Corn-fed chicken terrine with black truffle was a pleasant surprise, and we were happy that we did not give this a miss. Tender chicken with crisp skin, a delicious sauce au supreme and black truffles to further elevate the dish. 

The braised beef brisket was fork tender,  and comes with silky smooth pomme puree and a noisette lemon emulsion.  The salmon trout was pan seared to perfection,  served with beurre blanc, asparagus, and avruga caviar... this is truly simplicity at its best.




End your meal with a selection of cake and pastries, or a cheese platter featuring a selection of imported cheese, honeycomb, and other accompaniments. 






At the end of the meal, the wait staff presented us with a framed family photo as a memento of our wonderful dining experience here at Sabayon. One of the best Sundays we have spent together this year for sure.


For the two-course child brunch, young guests can choose from tomato soup or French toast as a starter, as well as steak hache with mashed potatoes and onion gravy, creamy linguine pasta, or fish and chips with mushy peas and house-made tartare sauce as the main. Dessert is a choice between strawberry parfait, chocolate tart with vanilla gelato, or a sorbet duo.

The 4-course adult brunch is priced at RM189+ and the 2-course child brunch is priced at RM68+. 
Sunday Sky Brunch is available only on Sundays, from 12pm to 3pm. Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made via the EQ F&B reservations WhatsApp at +6012-278 9239.




Full menu can be viewed here

Opening hours: 12-3pm Sundays. 

Location: Sabayon, Level 51, EQ, Equatorial Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Parking RM5 per hour).

Tel: +6012-278 9239

Website: https://www.eqkualalumpur.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/eqkualalumpur

Instagram: www.instagram.com/eqkualalumpur


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Penang Sportswear Brand Promotes Malaysians’ Active Lifestyles on Shopee Live

Earlier this year, Elgini Apparel Sdn Bhd (Elgini), a Penang-based sportswear brand, acquired a 30,000 square foot factory in Nibong Tebal to meet the growing demand for their affordable and high-quality sportswear. Elgini credited the strategic shift to online, with a particular emphasis on live streaming, as one of the key factors for their growing popularity in the local market.

Joining Shopee in November 2020, Elgini immediately started participating actively on the Shopee Live platform after recognising its potential to help sellers grow their online reach, build communities, and better engage with users in real-time. Elgini utilises the platform's tools and features, such as Shopee Coins, Shopee Live Games, and Live-exclusive Vouchers, to increase sales revenue, buyer engagement, and the number of followers.

One of Elgini's proudest achievements is their high rate of customer satisfaction, leading to a significant number of repeat buyers, and they boast 310 thousand followers with 4.9 star ratings from almost 500 thousand reviewers on Shopee.


In September, Elgini observed that their live streaming on Shopee contributed to almost half of their total sales. During the recent 10.10 campaign, their Shopee Live sales increased by 1.9 times compared to regular days, and they achieved a peak viewership that was 3.7 times higher than usual. Their primary target audience consists of Malay buyers, and Shopee Live serves as a direct link to this demographic.

During their live sessions, hosts wearing Elgini attire drive sales by interacting with customers in real-time and providing product education. They showcase a range of clothing items, including windbreakers, yoga pants, and best-selling tracksuits (more than 700 thousand sold), emphasising features that cater to the preferences of Malaysians, such as cooling, stretchy materials, and modest styles. These products are popular with Malaysians of all backgrounds, ages, and sizes, popular among riders and outdoor enthusiasts who engage in sports, hiking, jogging, aerobics, gym workouts, travel, or leisure at home.

These sessions run for two to three hours each throughout the day, with sellers going live for up to 14 hours daily to maximise reach. From their observation, their live stream sessions perform exceptionally well, particularly when they pin their stream at the top of the Shopee Live page and at night. Regular live streams also allow Elgini to forge deeper bonds with users, leading to the building of strong online communities and loyal customer bases.

Mr. Lim, the CEO of Elgini said, "Shopee Live is a platform of choice for Elgini that has helped us scale and succeed online. It helps businesses seamlessly engage shoppers and deliver fun and enjoyable shopping experiences while effectively reaching out to and engaging users who are browsing and actively looking to buy. Looking ahead, Elgini Apparel has exciting long-term strategic plans for our Shopee livestream where we are eager to expand our creativity and engage viewers with improved features for a better shopping experience."

Originally an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) with 15 years of industry experience, Elgini transitioned into an independent brand in 2018 and joined Shopee in 2020. Being both the brand owner and producer allows them to adjust pricing to meet customer needs, allowing them to achieve their mission of offering affordable, high-quality sportswear to all Malaysians.

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Friday, September 22, 2023

Bhai Jim Jum @ MyTOWN KL

Thai food is fast becoming one of our favourite cuisines. Recently, we discovered Bhai Jim Jum in MyTOWN Shopping Centre with nice food at affordable prices. The restaurant specializes in "jim jum", a Thai-style individual hotpot as well as Thai street food. 


Here are some of the dishes we tried: 

Pad Thai seafood (RM17.90)

Green curry chicken (RM18.90)

Thai milk tea (RM5.90)




Restaurant is bright and clean, and service is good too! They also do weekday set lunches, prices start from RM15.90. 


Halal/Pork-free.

Price: Total bill RM48.95

Location: Bhia Jim Jum,  Lot B1-09, Basement 1, MyTown Shopping Centre, No.6, Jalan Cochrane,  55100 Kuala Lumpur.



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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Malacca-Based Motorbike Dealership Sets Records on Shopee Live

Malacca-Based Motorbike Dealership Sets Records on Shopee Live
BLH Motor Goes Viral with Malaysian Bikers on 9.9 Super Shopping Day

BLH Motor*, a Malacca-based motorbike dealership, successfully concluded its 9.9 Super Shopping Day Shopee Live campaign in Malaysia from 7th September to 9th September. The company achieved a record number of orders for over 50 units of 125cc to 155cc motorbikes, surpassing normal day orders by over 15 times in just eight hours of live streaming. Their first-ever 9.9 Super Shopping Day livestream drove 17 thousand engagements, reaching many digitally savvy Generation Z fans.


The livestream campaign not only built excitement with pre-hype livestreams and exclusive livestream-only RM799 off deals on 7th and 8th of September, BLH Motor consistently educated buyers about the features of top trending motorbikes such as Yamaha Y15ZR, Yamaha Y16ZR, Yamaha LC135, and Yamaha Ego Avantiz. BLH Motor decided to experiment with livestream during 9.9 this year when they noticed many automotive sellers on it, hoping to utilise the new channel to reach the Malaysian motorbike community to offer full bikes, parts, and accessories.

On 9.9 Super Shopping Day, RM999 livestream-exclusive vouchers off motorbikes priced RM9,999 and above were snapped up by livestream viewers. After asking questions in the chat box, live shoppers put the desired bikes into their shopping cart, remaining assured that they would get after-sales service and care as if they had purchased the bikes in a physical dealership, such as free towing for breakdown incidents and consultations regarding the motorbike.

The widespread popularity and overwhelmingly positive feedback from Shopee’s gearhead fans highlighted BLH Motor’s successful efforts in appealing to a wider community online and levelling up for sustainable growth. “Never in our time would we even think about doing live streams for motorbikes. This has been such an exciting learning experience, and a major eye-opener. Shopee was there for us every step of the way providing ample support and guidance, which enabled us to expand our market reach and sell more bikes,” according to BLH Motor’s spokesperson.

”Live streaming is similar to selling something offline, except with bigger reach whilst providing a similar level of engagement and interaction. Buyers can engage sellers through Shopee Live within the comfort of their own homes — it is easier and more interesting — effectively another way for online customers to connect with us,” added BLH Motor.

Kenneth Soh, Head of Marketing at Shopee Malaysia, said, “We’re so overjoyed whenever a seller who is new to Shopee Live experiments and performs well. More and more Malaysian sellers are discovering that livestream is a great way to create engagement, urgency and drive conversions, even with more expensive items such as motorbikes. Congratulations to BLH Motor for achieving such great results for 9.9!”

The tremendous success of the campaign has motivated BLH Motor to look out for future livestreams and utilise Shopee platform features to continuously live-demo more bikes. The demand for BLH Motor’s mopeds over 9.9 Super Shopping Day surpassed regular orders in their category by over 15 times, showcasing the power of Shopee Live and how sellers can leverage on this for more growth.

BLH Motor expresses its sincere gratitude for Shopee’s 9.9 supporters who made their Shopee Live campaign such a fun experience. The company remains dedicated to being the trusted choice of a variety of Yamaha, Honda, SYM, Benelli, Modenas, and WMoto motorbike, service and repair, and spare parts.

*BLH Motor’s Shopee Store: https://shopee.com.my/blhmotor

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Recipe: Blueberry Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea can aid in many aspects of your health, such as improving sleep and digestion, boosting your immune system and helping control blood sugar levels. 

Jazz up your cup of chamomile tea with some blueberries, which adds a sweet-tangy note as well as a whole bunch of extra health benefits.



You can buy German chamomile here: https://shope.ee/2q1SronuyX


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Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 2-3 mins
Serves 1

Ingredients
1 tbsp frozen blueberries
1 tsp dried chamomile flowers
300ml boiling water

1. Steep chamomile in water for 5 mins.

2. Defrost blueberries for 5 mins, then lightly crush with a spoon to release juices. Pour chamomile tea over the blueberries, stir and enjoy!

Note: You can sweeten with some honey if you like it sweeter, but it's not really necessary.




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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Shopee Live Skuad Stylo: Where Shopping Meets Entertainment

Shopee Live Skuad Stylo: Where Shopping Meets Entertainment
Featuring your favourite local celebrities and influencers!



Get ready to embark on a journey like no other as Shopee introduces the ultimate blend of fashion, beauty, and entertainment with the all new Shopee Live Skuad Stylo. Happening daily at 8PM on Shopee Mamak, get ready to be wowed with the all-new 'shoppertainment' concept with unbeatable discounts and the thrilling opportunity to catch your favourite influencers and celebrities live in action.


Star-Studded Lineup: Celebrities and Influencers Galore
From the glamorous Syamira Zahar to the ever-charming Najiah Hassan, the stylish Elfira Loy to the talented Sherry Alhadad, and the charismatic Zoey Rahman, there's no shortage of star power on this show. And that's just the beginning! Shopee Live Skuad Stylo has a long list of star-studded lineup of influencers and celebrities ready to take centre stage, all while you snag incredible deals on the latest fashion and beauty trends.


Fashion and Beauty Extravaganza
Say goodbye to missing out on the latest, hottest styles, and must-have beauty products! Designed to cater to your fashion-forward desires, Shopee Live Skuad Stylo is your go-to source for the latest fashion and beauty trends. Whether you're searching for the perfect outfit for a special occasion or looking to up your skincare game, we’ve got you covered with products at irresistibly attractive prices!


The Showdown: See Your Favourites in Action
But that’s not all! Shopee Live Skuad Stylo is taking your entertainment to the next level with our 'Showdown' segment. Join your favourite influencers and celebrities as they go head-to-head in exciting challenges, showcasing their unique talents and skills. Don’t miss out on the action as you’ll be able to be a part of it!


Vote and Win with In-App Microsite
Show your support by voting for your favourite celebrities and influencers during the ‘Showdown’ segment. Simply head to our in-app microsite and cast your vote as we value your opinion. By participating, you can also stand a chance to win Shopee Coins, adding even more excitement to the mix.


Exclusive 50% Off Vouchers after 8pm Daily
Here’s the cherry on top: exclusive 50% off vouchers! Yes, you read that right. Grab these vouchers and use them on your Shopee Live purchases, ensuring that you get even more bang for your buck.


Prizes Galore for Lucky Viewers
As if all of the above weren't enough, automatically stand a chance to win coins and fantastic prizes when you purchase during Shopee Live Skuad Stylo. The more you buy, the higher chances of winning exclusive prizes. It's our way of saying thank you for being a part of our incredible community of shoppers and fans.


A Schedule You Won't Want to Miss
Mark your calendars because Shopee Live Skuad Stylo is here to stay. Starting today, Shopee Live Skuad Stylo will run every Monday to Friday at 8PM on Shopee Mamak. Be sure to catch our special edition Kotak Duit game show as part of the upcoming 10.10 campaign. It's a whirlwind of excitement you won't want to miss

Grab your favourite snacks, get comfy and catch all the action. You’re about to experience a shopping and entertainment extravaganza like never before. Don't miss out on this incredible 'shoppertainment' experience, and get ready to shop, vote, and win with us. See you there!


To check out Shopee Live Skuad Stylo, visit https://shopee.com.my/m/shopee-live-skuad-stylo.

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Thursday, August 24, 2023

2023 Mooncakes: KARLS Group

Celebrate this Mooncake Season with KARLS’ Exquisite Mooncake Collections: A Blend of Unconventional Twist and Tradition 



As the Mid-Autumn Festival is fast approaching, KARLS is delighted to unveil its much-anticipated mooncake collection that comprises of eight (8) innovative flavours, four (4) baked and four (4) snow skins mooncakes.

Introducing their Mooncake Collection: 
1. Savory Delights (RM158)
Elevate your taste experience with their umami-packed creations, where local ingredients such as sambal, crispy shrimp and salted egg paste have been added into the mix of their mooncakes. This collection consists of: 

2 x White Lotus w. Salted Egg Paste & Chicken Floss 
2 x Nyonya Sambal w. Crispy Shrimp 

2. Snowy Indulgence (RM148)
Their take on hand-crafted snow skin mooncakes, combining a blend a fusion of flavours into soft, creamy creations. One would expect familiar flavours when indulging in these mooncakes. This collection consists of: 

1 x Black Sesame w. Melon Seeds (Charcoal) 
1 x Chocolate Ganache w. Brownie (White) 
1 x Pu Er w. Goji Berry (Red) 
1 x Golden Corn w. Mixed Seeds (Yellow) 

3. Golden Temptations (RM158)
Share the joy and flavours of the season with their timeless baked mooncakes, a true delight for all ages.These golden treasures offer some twist of heritage and celebration, perfect for those seeking a unique flavour from the traditional ones. This collection consists of: 

1 x Portuguese Custard w. Pandan Lotus 
1 x Portuguese Pu Er w. Lavender 
1 x White Lotus w. Salted Egg Paste & Chicken Floss (savoury) 
1 x Nyonya Sambal w. Crispy Sambal (savoury) 

Availability:
 KARLS’  mooncake collections are now available for purchase from their official online store (https://karlslifestyle.oddle.me/en_MY), from today onwards until 29th September 2023. Enjoy an early bird discount of 10% off total bill until 31st August 2023, with no minimum spending. Discount will be automatically applied upon checkout. 

Bulk Orders: Bulk orders are also available upon request. One can enjoy up to 15% off total bill until 29th September 2023. Enquiries can be made via WhatsApp +6019-983 6610.


Pick-up address: Skillet KL, 10 Jalan Perak Kuala Lumpur, Ground Floor, Cormar Suites, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Delivery is also available)

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Recipe: Hor Yip Fan (Lotus Leaf Wrapped Rice)

You've probably come across this dish, Hor Yip Fan (Lotus Leaf Wrapped Rice) at a wedding banquet dinner or a celebratory Chinese New Year meal. We always make sure we have some tummy space left at the end of the 9-course meal to enjoy this.

Hor Yip Fan



Now, you don't have to wait for CNY or wedding banquets to come around to enjoy this. Glutinous rice, along with dried shrimp, Chinese sausage, mushroom and carrots are wrapped in lotus leaf and steamed. The lotus leaf lends a lovely aroma to the dish. Fragrant and flavourful, it’s hard to stop at one bowl.

Hor Yip Fan (Lotus Leaf Wrapped Rice)



I'm using pearl glutinous rice which holds it shape even after steaming; soft individual grains. It is best to soak two leaves and overlap them to cover any gaps/holes you find.

Buy dried ingredients here:
Pearl glutinous rice: https://shope.ee/5AP36XdB6h
Lotus leaf: https://shope.ee/6fDqt9tBQu
Chinese sausage: https://shope.ee/8pIGZOGADO
Dried shrimp: https://shope.ee/10QSCWntoH
Dried Chinese mushroom: https://shope.ee/A9ijTzj0GO


Step-by-step YouTube recipe video here:




Hor Yip Fan (Lotus Leaf Wrapped Rice)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 15-20 mins
Cooking time: 1 hour
Serves 4


Ingredients
1 pair Chinese sausage
1 cup pearl rice glutinous, soaked for 6 hours
25g dried shrimp
6 dried mushrooms, soaked for 2 hours
1 carrot, peeled and diced
Spring onion
2 dried lotus leaves
1 shallot
2 cloves garlic
3T cooking oil


Seasoning
1 1/2T light soy sauce
1T oyster sauce
1 tsp dark soy sauce
1/4 tsp white pepper
1T Shaoxing wine


1. Place Chinese sausage on a heatproof plate, then pour boiling water over it. Leave for 5 mins, then peel off the skin from the sausage. Slice one sausage thinly at an angle. Dice the other sausage.
 
2. Rinse and soak lotus leaves for 1 hour. Bring water to boil in a wok. Boil leaves for 5 mins, until they are pliable. Remove and set aside to cool.


3. Soak dried shrimp in 1/2 cup water for 2 hours. Drain and reserve the soaking water.
Heat 1T oil in wok/pan. Add the sliced Chinese sausage and sautรฉ for 2 mins until fragrant. Remove and set aside.

4. Add remaining oil. Once hot, add the shallot and garlic, and sautรฉ for 2 mins until lightly golden. Then, add dried shrimp and diced Chinese sausage and sautรฉ for further 2 mins. Next, add the carrot and Chinese mushroom and sautรฉ for further 2 mins.

5. Drain rice and add to the wok, stirring well to coat. Then add seasoning and reserved (1/2 cup) dried shrimp soaking water and mix well. Cook until water has been absorbed, about 4-5 mins.

6. Line a deep bowl with lotus leaf, overlapping to cover any holes/ gaps. Lightly brush with some oil.
Arrange sliced Chinese sausage in the centre, then fill with rice mixture. Press down using a spoon to compact. Fold leaves in to form a parcel.

7. Invert parcel onto a steamer basket or heatproof plate. Place in your steamer (or wok filled with water and steamer rack) and steam over high heat for 45 mins. Do check occasionally and top up your steamer with boiling water so it doesn’t dry out.

8. Turn heat off and allow to cool for 10 mins, then cut open and serve. You can cut it in this star shape for a more attractive presentation. 



Hor Yip Fan (Lotus Leaf Wrapped Rice)

Hor Yip Fan (Lotus Leaf Wrapped Rice)

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Shopee Empowers Sellers to Customise Products for Malaysians

Shopee Empowers Sellers to Customise Products for Malaysians
Local Handcrafted Products Gain Traction Online

#ShopeeSapotLokal sellers, Lampu Cherita and HomeDecoStore, are deeply motivated by their most important asset: their customers. Their dedication to crafting personalised designs and exceptional service has earned them a loyal customer base, while shaping the rise of value-based Malaysian businesses online. They leverage interactive Shopee features like Shopee Seller Chat, Shopee Live, and Shopee Prizes games to engage customers in two-way feedback, understand values, and interests.
 


Mohd Zaid Othman, founder of Lampu Cherita, understands Malaysians' desire for high-quality candles similar to international brands, but at more affordable prices. He handcrafts locally-sourced 100% soy wax and environmentally friendly candles from as low as RM7.00. Zaid actively engages customers through Shopee Seller Chat to provide personalised recommendations and explanations about how various scents can be incorporated in their day-to-day lifestyles. This customer-centric approach has earned Lampu Cherita a rating of 4.9 stars from 19 thousand reviewers and gained 23 thousand followers since opening his store on Shopee five years ago.



To keep up with demand, Zaid enlists his family's help and hires two part-time staff. They meticulously hand-pour and custom-create 50 to 100 candles every day from their home-based operations in Cheras. Lampu Cherita's best-selling line (which has sold close to 30 thousand units) the Scented Candle 200ML, includes a range of Malaysian-inspired scents such as Klasik, Pandan, Lychee, Coconut, and Lime Basil Mandarin.

“Four years ago, when I couldn't afford expensive candles, I embarked on a mission to offer the best candle experience to fellow Malaysians without breaking the bank. Using 100% soy wax sourced from Selangor and Kuala Lumpur, I offer top-quality products at the most affordable prices. From my interactions with customers through Shopee Seller Chat, I firmly believe Malaysians are ready to embrace local products that rival international brands in both quality and value. Thanks to Shopee, I have the platform to reach more Malaysians, and with the invaluable dedication of my talented staff, my business grew ten times. Together, we take pride in crafting high-quality, affordable candles that align with Malaysians' preferences,” says Zaid.



Edward Wong, the owner of HomeDecoStore, discovered the potential of his current hero product, the mini sejadah (prayer mat) by listening to invaluable feedback from his Muslim staff. They highlighted the high demand (but scarcity) for high-quality and affordable options in this category to him. Since launching the HDS Sejadah Muka two months ago, it has rapidly become HomeDecoStore's best-selling item. Steady demand and bulk purchases up to 10 thousand pieces within two to three weeks are often for special occasions like kenduri (banquet/feast) door gifts.



"I believe what sets me apart from other sellers is the fact that I create my own unique sejadah designs. I ask customers about their favourite designs and application preferences whenever I engage them on Shopee Live. These valuable inputs inform how I tailor the prayer mats while respecting religious sensitivities. In addition, I get to showcase the products in a 360 way on Shopee Live, enabling me to close deals on the spot. The inclusion of game features like Shopee coins and the Spin the Wheel is crucial in retaining customers' engagement and rewarding them to drive loyalty,” says Edward.

Edward's commitment to offering relevant products, benchmarking competitors' offerings and sourcing from trusted suppliers has earned HomeDecoStore a loyal following of over 34 thousand customers on Shopee. He has also garnered 4.9 stars rating from over 10 thousand reviewers and maintained outstanding Chat Performance of 100% within minutes for four years.

Lampu Cherita and HomeDecoStore have successfully matched the values of their Malaysian customers by playing to local preferences in their innovative candle scents and prayer mat designs. Proactive customer engagement that encourages dialogue and live interactions on Shopee’s platform, has allowed them to grow their local businesses and include downstream suppliers in the economy. Their passion for preserving Malaysian heritage shines through in their offerings that provide affordable options serving local needs.


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Enter The World of HARIBO ZOURR and Discover New Flavours – Mix ZOURR and Soda Party ZOURR

HARIBO, the global market leader in gummies has extended its sour (“ZOURR”) range with two new products – Mix ZOURR and limited edition Soda Party ZOURR. Mix ZOURR is a tangy remix of HARIBO’s bestsellers featuring a variety of gummy shapes, while Soda Party ZOURR – HARIBO’s newest limited edition – features refreshing beverage flavours such as Orange Soda and Lemon Cola.

Both products will join the existing HARIBO ZOURR range of Happy-Cola ZOURR and Worms ZOURR. Best known for its refreshing sour-sweet burst of flavours which provides maximum enjoyment from start to finish, the HARIBO ZOURR sour gummies will be particularly enjoyed and sought after by teens, young adults and the young at heart.

Ongoing Now: The HARIBO ZOURR World

14 – 20 Aug 2023: Sunway Pyramid @ LG2 Central Avenue

4 – 10 Sept 2023: One Utama @ Promenade

Time: 10am – 10pm daily





Enter the world of HARIBO ZOURR at Sunway Pyramid and One Utama to celebrate the new launches! Many exciting activities such as games, prizes, photobooth and more awaits at the HARIBO ZOURR world! Admission is Free!

Come and celebrate with photos and selfies at the neon Instagrammable corner adorned with captivating colours and gummy motives! Snap a photo and upload on Instagram with hashtag #HARIBOMY to stand a chance to win a limited edition HARIBO x Casio collaboration watch.

Next, proceed to the exciting game zone! Have fun at ‘Hit the Target!’ where you are challenged to take aim at a giant dart board. And test your reflexes at the thrilling ‘Catch ‘Em’ game by catching as many sticks as you can as they fall randomly from the top!

Lastly, be sure to try out the sure-win Gashapon machine! Simply purchase any 3 HARIBO products in a single receipt to receive exclusive branded merchandise such as an adorable Goldbear plush toy or gummy tote bag!


Discover The HARIBO ZOURR Gummy Range

The HARIBO ZOURR range consist of four sour varieties that will uplift your spirits and provide maximum refreshment.


Mix ZOURR is a fizzy remix of HARIBO’s bestsellers – Happy-Cola, Worms, Happy Cherries and more – all in one bag for maximum enjoyment.

The new limited edition Soda Party ZOURR is a refreshing new way to enjoy well-loved drinks such as Lemon Cola, Peach Iced Tea, Orange Soda and more. Quench your thirst with these refreshing beverage-shaped gummies!

Worms ZOURR – Each worm gummy comes with two different fruity flavours, making them impossible to resist! Taste the sour burst of flavours no matter which end of the worm you bite first! Get your hands on a packet of Worms ZOURR today!

Happy-Cola ZOURR is a zesty twist on the classic cola flavour that is sure to lift your spirits and give maximum refreshment.

All HARIBO ZOURR products can now be purchased at leading retailers nationwide.


Discover HARIBO’s sour range today and visit the HARIBO ZOURR World at Sunway Pyramid and One Utama!

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Friday, July 28, 2023

Cielo KL : Amazing Rooftop Restaurant in KL!

If you're looking for a dinner spot with beautiful views, great service and delicious food, Cielo KL ticks all the boxes. Perfect for a romantic evening with your other half or for that special celebratory meal with your friends and family.




During our visit, we had the the Set No. 1 (RM328++ per pax), which came with the following dishes:

✨ ๐’๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ๐จ๐ง ๐“๐ข๐ซ๐š๐๐ข๐ญ๐จ
A Peruvian style raw fish dish, with thin slices of salmon sashimi with a sour and spicy sauce. An appetising start to our meal.




✨ ๐“๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž-๐›๐จ๐ข๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž
A light consomme with mini truffle dumplings.




✨ ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐’๐ฉ๐š๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ข-๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐“๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ ๐Š๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ
Our favourite dish of the evening! This beautiful pasta dish was made using 500g flour and 18 egg yolks, resulting in a rich, golden silky dough. Served with shaved bottarga (salted cured fish roe, shaved tableside), lobster sauce and Galician octopus.



✨ ๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐๐ž ๐‘๐š๐ฌ๐ฉ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐’๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐›๐ž๐ญ



A choice of two mains, we had one each:
✨ ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ ๐‚๐š๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐’๐ž๐š ๐Š๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐ซ๐š๐ฐ๐ง๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ง ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐จ
Another fantastic dish, love the toothsome risotto with lemon garlic butter and beautifully grilled prawns.


✨ ๐Ž๐ซ๐ ๐š๐ง๐ข๐œ ๐…๐ซ๐ž๐ž-๐‘๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ข๐ซ ๐๐ž๐ง๐š๐ง๐  ๐‡๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐…๐š๐ซ๐ฆ
Juicy and tender, served with classic morel mushroom sauce and berny potatoes.




✨ ๐€๐ฅ๐ฉ๐ก๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐จ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ ๐๐š๐ง๐ง๐š ๐‚๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐š
Perfect way to end the meal. Love the mint yuzu soup accompanying the mango panna cotta ❤️












Location: Cielo KL, 23-01, 1D, Vida, 1D, Jalan Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur (complimentary valet parking for diners with min spend of RM100)

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