Monday, February 20, 2023

Top Tips for Saving Up Before PayDay

If you’re looking to save money while waiting for your salary to arrive, here are THREE WAYS to maximize savings before your next payday: 

1. Make a Budget 
Before you start shopping, make a budget for how much you can afford to spend. This can help you avoid overspending and ensure that you only buy items you actually need. If you’re ordering online, check out ShopeeFood’s amazing deals that can help you to save up extra ringgits! 

2. Plan your Purchases 
Look at the items that are on sale and make a list of the ones you want to buy. This way, it helps you to stay focused and avoid buying things on impulse. 

3. Enjoy FREE delivery to the fullest 
Surprise your best pals with something savory or something sweet! Let it be known that our free delivery vouchers are now up for grabs this ShopeeFood Day and PayDay! 

ShopeeFood PayDay Amazing Deals Just For You! 

Order from a variety of restaurants like Lim Fried Chicken, Kenny Rogers Roasters, Sangkaya, Krispy Kreme and much much more: 

From 25th - 28th Feb 

● 50% OFF Vouchers
● Free Delivery min. spend RM0 

For more information on ShopeeFood Day check out ShopeeFood Day PromosPayDay Sales Promos , or visit or follow @shopeefood_my on Instagram. Terms and conditions apply.

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Enoteca Vino & Cucina, TTDI, Kuala Lumpur

We recently dined in a gem of a restaurant in TTDI, Enoteca Vino & Cucina, serving authentic Italian cuisine. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, we experienced the warm hospitality from the servers, as well as copious amounts of good food that followed soon after. 

To start, we had the Burrata with rocket salad and cherry tomatoes (RM52). You can also opt to add-on parma ham for an extra RM20. Fresh burrata cheese pulled apart to reveal a soft, rich, creamy centre. Simplicity at its best.

Complimentary sourdough bread, freshly baked in the wood-fired oven daily, with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. 

Pasta is a must-try here; they made fresh in-house daily. The Pappardelle with wild boar ragu (RM55) was really good, loved every bite of it! The classic Spaghetti Carbonara (RM42) is also not to be missed; here you will find an authentic version made with guanciale (pork cheek), eggs, pecorino cheese and black pepper. 

If you're a fan of risottos, the ๐‘๐ข๐ฌ๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐จ ๐„๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐š (RM57) is also worth a try - arborio rice with walnuts, Black Angus tenderloin, potatoes and shaved Parmesan.

The pizza dough is made using unbleached, unbromated flour imported from Italy and then cooked in the wood-fired oven. Hubby chose the ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ข๐ณ๐จ & ๐’๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐š๐œ๐ก (RM48), which comes with mozzarella, tomato sauce and egg.

Tiramisu (RM25)

They also do a value for money set lunch on weekdays (RM48++ for 3-courses; we had the truffled mushroom soup, spaghetti carbonara and passion fruit ice cream .. yums), which also comes with complimentary coffee/tea.

Book your table here: 

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Opening hours: Mon - Thu 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 12am, Sun 11am - 10.30pm.

Location: Enoteca Vino & Cucina, 65, Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Tama Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur. (paid street parking available)

Tel: 017-290 2402


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Monday, February 13, 2023

Recipe: Mushroom Risotto

Say I love you on Valentine’s Day, with a heartwarming bowl of risotto cooked with love. This meatless risotto recipe is made this using king oyster mushroom and vegetable stock. King oyster mushrooms have a nice meat-like texture and also lots of umami flavours.

This is a very simple recipe you can prepare at home; a very pleasing, delicious Valentine's meal with minimum effort. ;)

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Mushroom Risotto
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 25-30 mins
Serves 4

250g arborio rice
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp salted butter
1.2l vegetable stock
30g freshly grated Parmiagiano Reggiano, plus extra for garnishing
2 tsp chopped chives

For the mushroom
2T olive oil
2T salted butter
200g king oyster mushroom
2 tsp mushroom seasoning

1. Cut about 1.5 inch from the top of the mushrooms and thinly slice. Cube the rest of the mushrooms.

2. Heat 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter and sautรฉ the cubed mushrooms for 4-5 mins, then season with mushroom seasoning. Repeat with sliced mushroom, cooking until they’re browned around the edges.

3. Heat oil and 1 tbsp butter in a pan. Sautรฉ onions for 2 mins. Add arborio and toast for a min, until the rice is crackling. Add stock, about 200ml at a time, and stir occasionally to massage out the starch from the rice. Cook for about 20-25 mins, until rice is al dente.

4. Stir in cubed mushrooms to the risotto. At this point, your risotto should still be a little soupy (not too dry). Stir in Parmesan and 1tablespoon of butter. Your risotto should be creamy now.

5. Serve risotto with sliced mushrooms and chives. Grate more Parmesan if you like.

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Friday, February 10, 2023

Love Is In The Tummy When It's With ShopeeFood

You don’t have to leave your house to celebrate the season of love 

February is the most special time of the year to celebrate love in all its forms. Whether it’s a special someone or even your best friend, get creative this Valentine’s Day and curate a special meal to celebrate yourself or someone you love including the cat. 

With plenty of options and three meals to plan, take advantage of ShopeeFood to help you design this special moment. Skip waiting on reservations or giving out boring ol’ chocolate - instead opt for variety, convenience and ease. 

Eat Your Heart Out 
Whether it's a cozy celebration at home or having a laughter filled hangout with friends, look no further than ShopeeFood for make-it-yourself food delivery kits or family dinner. Offering both sweet and savory options, ShopeeFood has exactly what you need to shower the person you love with food they’ll love delivered to their doorstep. The promotion features a wide range of merchants in Klang Valley, Johor, Ipoh, Penang and Kota Kinabalu. 

For more information and order link: Valentines Day Promo 

What’s On Offer 
1. From now until 14 FEBRUARY 2023 
ShopeeFood Super Deals up to RM21 OFF on menu items

2. Mid-Month 15 FEBRUARY SALE 
Super Deals with up to 50% OFF on menu items and wide range of merchants

For more information and order link: Mid Month Sale

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Fugu KL: Weekend Japanese Buffet

Love Japanese buffets? The Weekend Buffet at Fugu KL is definitely worth checking out. Located at Liberty Arc in Ampang, the weekend buffet is affordably priced at RM89++ per pax (with special discounts for senior citizens and children).

Diners will get to choose between two sessions; either 6-8pm or 8.30-10.30pm. Scan the QR code at your table and order as many times as you like from their menu and eat to your heart's content.

On their menu, you will find sashimi, maki, temaki, teppanyaki, tempura, grilled, noodle and ice creams; everything you need for a satisfying Japanese buffet experience. The restaurant is pork-free, and their food is made from Halal certified ingredients. 

Here are some of my top recommended items:
✨Thick, fresh slices of salmon sashimi ๐Ÿ’ฏ
✨ delicious soft shell crab and salmon maki
✨ great teppanyaki selection especially the beef and prawn in creamy butter sauce ๐Ÿคค

Fugu KL Japanese Buffet Menu

Book your table here: 

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Opening hours: 6pm-11pm daily. Closed on Mondays.

Price: RM89++ per pax | RM69++ for senior citizens | RM49++ for child 7-12. Children below 6 dine for FREE.

Location: Fugu KL, B3-1, Liberty Arc Ukay, 114A Jalan Kabus along, Jln Lingkaran Tengah 2, Ampang Ukay, 68000 Ampang, Selangor. (Parking first hour free, RM1 for subsequent hour)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

2 In 3 Shopee Influencers Intend to Strengthen Their Niche for Online Selling in 2023

 2 In 3 Shopee Influencers Intend to Strengthen Their Niche for Online Selling in 2023

The growth of live shopping has seen influencer communities drive e-commerce inclusion for brands and sellers. Shopee’s recent study, “Past the Starting Line: Adapting to Malaysia’s Digital Consumers in 2023” found that 82% of Malaysian influencers feel excited about staying resilient and relevant on e-commerce. Of 940 local influencers surveyed last month, 60% had been with the platform for less than a year.

As part of their New Year resolutions, two thirds of influencers are focused on strengthening their niche as part of their personality and connecting with value-based shoppers through transparency. Because they get constant feedback from younger shoppers demanding more information to shop smarter, Shopee’s influencers would like to produce more genuine and authentic content across live formats to be more relatable to their followers.

To achieve this, influencers engage consumers through Shopee Live with 6 in 10 influencers prioritising more personalised video content that revolve around personalised niches and becoming expert at promoting relevant products through reviews, unboxing, tips, and tricks, and live demos.

With the rise of value-based shopping, unboxing has become a popular trend with younger generations entering the marketplace participating in live discussions with Shopee’s influencers. Live-shopping has become the most trusted platform among these audiences for personal advice, two-way feedback, and product clarifications with compelling proof. Influencers can use these insights to showcase the full potential of products and demonstrate their effectiveness in action, while developing their authentic voices and collaborating with other influencers within their niche spaces.

Kenneth Soh, Head of Marketing Campaigns at Shopee Malaysia said, “We are excited to see such optimistic feedbacks from our influencer community and are thrilled to see their growth. These influencers will be a key driving factor in shaping the future of the digital economy and we are glad to see them take a step forward to widen their knowledge and skills through our Shopee Masterclasses. We are committed to helping our influencers cultivate more meaningful and loyal relationships online through our Shopee Affiliate Programme, Shopee Influencer Marketing Programme, and Shopee Live."

Motivated to upskill their content to better engage audiences and rise in this digital economy, 6 in 10 influencers intend to widen their knowledge on marketing and business strategy. Shopee offers various programmes focused on uplifting influencers such as Shopee House where creators get together bi-monthly to share, connect, and get to know each other, and Shopee Masterclass, a virtual programme where creators have knowledge-sharing sessions.

Shopee's Masterclass has upskilled over 500 local influencers since its inception in August 2022. It is a space where renowned influencers such as SoImJenn, Safuan, Ceddy, and Dato’ Calvin have shared with aspiring influencers their experience to upskill their content creating skills. Content creators can also learn the skills to improve their earnings via brand sponsorship and the Shopee Affiliates programme.

In support of influencers’ new year resolutions, Shopee will continue incorporating opportunities at its Shopee Influencers Fest, allowing influencers to continue widening their connection in the community and foster relationships with brands. In addition, Shopee’s KOL Masterclasses will incorporate more educational materials to help them adapt to evolving trends in ecommerce.

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Recipe: Snow Fungus Dessert Soup ็ณ–ๆฐด

According to traditional Chinese medicine, snow fungus has lots of benefits such as promoting healthy skin, boosting your immunity and many more. We usually use snow fungus to make the Chinese dessert soup, also known as ็ณ–ๆฐด. You will need to rehydrate the snow fungus by soaking it in water for 1 hour, then cut off the hard yellow core and it's ready to be used in your recipes. 

For this dessert soup, I'm also adding a few types of dried fruits such as dried lychee, dried longan, round black dates and dried orange, for flavour and also sweetness.  The snow fungus, lotus seed and dried fruits are simmered together for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  You can serve this dessert hot or chilled (chill in fridge for 3-4 hours). 

๐’๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐…๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ ็ณ–ๆฐด

๐’๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐…๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ๐ญ ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ฉ ็ณ–ๆฐด
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 2 hours
Serves 6-8

60g Gutian white fungus
50g lotus seed
100g dried lychee with shell (67g peeled weight)
100g dried Longan with shell (77g peeled weight)
12 dried round black dates (75g)
100g dried orange
3l boiling water

1. Soak white fungus for 1 hour, cut off hard yellow core and cut into smaller pieces.

2. Soak lotus seeds for 1 hour, halve the lotus seeds and remove bitter green piths.

3. Peel the dried Longan and lychee. Rinse and set aside.

4. Place boiling water in pot. Add all ingredients and simmer on medium heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

5. Taste and add rock sugar as necessary. (see note)

6. Serve hot or chilled.

Note: The dried fruits in this recipe will sweeten the soup, so add rock sugar to your preference. I didn’t have to add any.

snow fungus dessert soup recipe

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