Wednesday 27 February 2019

Chinese new year celebration had just finished, how is your celebration? Are you still in CNY mood? Do you have a lot fun, meet up and of course the food? Let's throw back to 1 of my highlight during Chinese New Year. In conjunction with the celebration of Chinese New year - Purple Cane Tea Cuisine Malaysia introduced a new menu for the celebration.
Purple Cane Tea Restaurant is an unique restaurant that serves healthy dishes, which all inspired by tea. Though this restaurant serves authentic Chinese dishes, it is also a Pork Free restaurant. Purple Cane Tea Restaurant has a number of branches across the Klang Valley. Thank for having us in Purple Cane, The Gardens Mall KL letting us tried your CNY dishes at last month.
Before having a CNY dishes, we were invited to the Tea+ bar to taste different varieties of brew tea. Their tea was super unique, tasty and so refreshing, it just cool off my whole body and taste wonderful. How could I not fall in love with Purple Cane's tea!!!
Nitro Lemongrass Black Tea
Nitro Pu'er Honey Tea
Look at Ivy Kam how she enjoying her tea at the bar
Jade butterfly Jasmine
Premium jasmine blossoms scented green tea
Check this unique bottle that I'm holding made from Purple Cane. It is a Cold Brew Tea with Chinese New Year bottle decoration that has a good auspicious message to brighten up your Chinese New Year's vibe! I've picked one of my '壽' (longevity) bottle, what yours? 
Back to their CNY meals, their variety of meals come with abundance! Consider it was my first tried of CNY full set meal in Purple Cane Restaurant. But the most intriguing part was that every meals are made with a blend infused tea that creates a unique flavour and even enhances the flavour of the meals naturally and fragrantly! My first sight and expression was "WOW, their food are so healthy and well cooked". Let's go to their 1st recommendation dish here. 
Adults and children are equipped with a pair of chopsticks, get ready to toss the Yee Sang. Topped with special passion fruit jam and Longjing tea oil, the higher the chopsticks, the better the color of this year. Toss the 'Yee Sang' as high as possible to usher in prosperity and great health this year with Health-Tea-Licious 'Yee Sang' with Salmon and Passion Fruit Sauce (Green Tea)
The ingredients are mainly fresh vegetables, melons and fruits, and fresh Salmon. The homemade ingredients are mixed with their homemade passion fruit jam and Longjing tea oil. The sweet and sour taste is moderate, and the fruits and vegetables are full of fragrance.
Crab Fish Maw in Seafood Soup (Oolong Tea)
Prosperity Vegetable Treasure Pot (Oolong Tea)
The main ingredients are fresh vegetables and melons, pairing with soy soup, and added with Taiwan's frozen top oolong tea. The fragrant tea is fragrant and delicious. Taste the scent of fresh tea and fresh vegetables and melons. The sweetness is not overpowering, and is not greasy.
Sautéed Prawns in Nan Yang 
Sweet & Sour Sauce (Lychee Black Tea)
After the fresh shrimp is fried crispy, topped with homemade blush and Nanyang sauce and mixed well. The added tea enhance the fragrance, the tea shrimp is full of fragrance, crisp and delicious.
Steamed Cat Fish with Soy Sauce
Salt Steamed Chicken in Chinese Herbs (Dong Ding)
Salted chicken were marinated for 45 minutes, steamed with mixed herbs and tea. The taste may slightly salty, but the taste of medicinal herbs and tea aroma will linger and stay in your mouth. The added tea leave can reduce the greasiness of the dish.
Braised Assorted Vegetable with Lotus (Shui Xian)
The ingredients are mainly nuts and fungi. The added narcissus tea add a touch of tea flavour to the dishes. The combination of the two can be described as perfecto.
Fried Tea Rice with XO Sauce 
in Lotus Leaf (Long Jing Green Tea)
Longjing tea pair with rice, added with the traditional homemade soy sauce and stir well. Wrap it with lotus leaves and steam for 30 minutes. Covered with XO sauce, with lotus leaf and tea, the fragrance of rice were strongly enhanced.

Here comes my favourite desserts, signature Crystal Peach Resin in black tea (RM9.90) good for your healthy skin. Yummy!
Last but not least, all the bloggers, YouTuber, live anchor, food platform founder, and media at Purple Cane Restaurant. We shared a great moment together, having fun together and experience & learn knowledge about tea together. Good teamwork with spirit and I hope we can do it for the next event again. Once again, thank you Main Kitchen and Purple Cane Restaurant for this unforgettable Chinese New Year celebration. 

For more information, please visit their social links as below;


Thursday 21 February 2019

Our body needs 13 types of vitamins to function optimally and they include Vitamin A, various B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Each of these vitamins have multiple roles in keeping your body healthy and they derive from various sources including plants, animal sources and supplements.
Vitamin A and E for example are strong antioxidants that protect the immune system. Apart from that, Vitamin A helps with vision, bone growth and cell functions while Vitamin E’s multiple functions among them include nourishing and protecting the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C, the most common vitamin to most of us are found in fruits and vegetables. It is an important vitamin for our skin, bones and connective tissue as it promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron. Each of these vitamins have a role to play in keeping the largest organ of our body which is the skin - healthy.
While we know the importance of these vitamins to our body, most of us can’t get enough of all these vitamins due to the fast-paced lifestyle and the consumption of fast food in our diet. We would therefore need to supplement the intake of vitamins from our food.
Cosmetic brands such as Mamonde has recently added multivitamins into their skincare line. Do they work? And why do we need multivitamins in our skincare?
Scientific studies have shown that nutrients in the body are first absorbed by the most vital organs such as the heart, liver, brain, kidneys, etc before it reaches the skin. Therefore, if your intake of vitamins are insufficient, your skin may not reap the benefits of the vitamin intake. As such cosmetics companies have begun introducing skincare solutions with added vitamins into skincare products to promote faster absorption of vitamins into our skin. Among common vitamins that are used in skincare products and their benefits are:
Vitamin A: Helps alleviate fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation 
Vitamin B: Helps prevent Acne and Eczema 
Vitamin C: Helps prevent Age Spots and skin pigmentation 
Vitamin E: Helps reduce sebum production and reduce inflammation 
Vitamin K: Helps prevent dark eye circles and dark spots
Mamonde’s Vital Vitamin Essence and Vital Vitamin Cream which was recently introduced to the market is the first of its kind that uses multivitamins. It contains Bitter Orange Flower extract as well as six different kinds of vitamins including vitamin B3, C, F, E and P to moisturize, brighten, and revitalize the skin with their antioxidant properties. 
Mamonde’s Vital Vitamin line is unique also because of the added vitamin P which is rarely added into skincare products. Vitamin P is a flavonoid, which can be described as an extremely concentrated antioxidant molecules which not only help with relieving skin stress and enhancing collagen production, but it also increases the potency of Vitamin C when applied to the skin. Layer the Vital Vitamin Essence after applying toner and follow up with the Vital Vitamin Cream to lock in moisture for the ultimate vitamin blend to moisturize and nourish your skin.
Follow a good skincare routine, provide your body with the essential vitamins it needs daily, eat a balanced diet, drink sufficient water daily and use multivitamin skincare products such as the Mamonde Vital Vitamin line and you can be assured of a healthy glowing skin just like the “glass skin” as seen on your favourite K-Pop stars.


Sunday 10 February 2019

KIT KAT fans and chocolate lovers can now indulge in an all-new treat with the arrival of KITKAT Ruby in Malaysia, which was unveiled as the brand's newest chocolate variant at the KITKAT Chocolatory in Mid Valley today.
Featuring the iconic four-finger wafer bar, KITKAT Ruby is sure to stand out with the distinctive pink hue of its premium Ruby chocolate. As the world's first new chocolate variant to be created in 80 years following dark, milk and white chocolate, the Ruby chocolate was developed completely without flavouring, colouring sensation worldwide, which was made by Swiss chocolate and cocoa processor Barry Callebaut from specially-selected Ruby cocoa beans found in major cocoa-growing regions including the Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Brazil.
Mr Sachin Goel, Business Executive Officer for Confectionery Business Unit (ASEAN Markets), Nestle Malaysia, commented, "We are thrilled to be bringing KITKAT Ruby to Malaysian shores@ This marks the first country in Southeast Asia where KITKAT is introducing this incredible new chocolate sensation. 
The process involved in making Ruby chocolate is one-of-a-kind, unlocking the colour and flavour that are already naturally present in the Ruby cocoa bean. KITKAT has always epitomised the perfect break, and with the Ruby chocolate's naturally derived intense fruity flavour and lusciously smooth texture, our consumers are sure to enjoy the KITKAT Ruby.
The launch of KITKAT Ruby took place at the opening of the new KITKAT Chocolatory Store in Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur. First opened to consumers in 2016, the KITKAT Chocolatory offers consumers the chance to create their own customised KITKAT from over 10,000 different combinations of hand-made chocolate and toppings to personalised packaging designs. The new KITKAT chocolatory Store now also features an open kitchen concept, where consumers are able to witness the creation process of their customised KITKAT products, or try their hand at creating their own KITKAT.
Chef Andy Van den Broeck, Senior Technical Advisor, Product Development of Barry Callebaut in Asia Pacific, was present at the launch. With his deep expertise in the chocolate-making process, the creative Belgian chef captivated the crowd with a fascinating demonstration of Ruby choocalte pralines with saffron-infused white chocolate ganache filling, showing the step-by-step process of tempering, shell moulding, filling, closing and de-moulding.
Curious to try KITKAT's innovative products? Do head over to the one and only KITKAT Chocolatory Store in Malaysia, the only store of its kind in Southeast Asia! It is located at F048, First Floor of Mid Valley Megamall. You can also order online (Lazada, Shopee and 11Street) and have it delivered to your doorstep. 

To find out more about KITKAT and the Chocolatory, please visit their link here

Have a break, Have a KITKAT

About Nestle KITKAT
Created in 1935, KITKAT became part of Nestle's range of confectionary products in 1988, and has grown to become one of Nestle billionaire brands. Enjoyed by all, this light snack is Malaysia's No.1 chocolate brand, and is exported to 14 countries globally. Nestle KITKAT is the first global confectionary brand to be made from 100% sustainable cocoa sourced through the Nestle Cocoa Plan.

The phrase "Have a break, have a KITKAT" aptly describes the mission of KITKAT - to help you take a break when you need it the most. Nestle KITKAT celebrates all the different kinds of breaks KITKAT lovers take - fun, spontaneous, delicious, indulgent, and rewarding. Whether you're sinking under a sea of paperwork or working like a machine, you can delight in this sweet treat, now made with 100% sustainable cocoa, anytime, anywhere and any way. KITKAT is 100% Halal and produced locally at Nestle's Halal-certified facility in Chembong, Negeri Sembilan.

Here's how to have a break.... KITKAT Style:
1. Push the wafer out of the red wrapper.
2. Score your nail along the foil-wrapped wafer fingers.
3. Break off a wafer finger at a time.
4. Snap a wafer finger in half and enjoy!

For more information on KITKAT, please visit:
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Official Website -


Saturday 2 February 2019

Wanted to have spaghetti but too busy to cook for yourself? Got unexpected guest in the house for dinner but have no idea to cook or you are lazy to go out to grab a meal for yourself? How about learn a smarter cooking method and can be done in just 3 minute only. Yeap, no joke! Just 3 minutes only.
Introduce you the quick and easy instant pasta MASTER PASTO by Lioco Food Industries Sdn Bhd from Penang. It is a Malaysia food pasta products, it is also Halal certified in Malaysia  and contains no MSG, no preservatives and no refrigerator. Lioco Food SDN BHD was founded and established since 2017 in Penang, Malaysia and ever since then, the company has been growing every day. MASTER PASTO strive to be one of the top and best ready-to-eat producers in the current market. MASTER PASTO is also an online store which sells ready-to-eat pasta.
Simple, easy and convenient. No cooking required or need not to stay long in the kitchen. Reheat, unseal the flexy packy and ready-to-eat.
What is Flexy Packy? Flexy Packy is a safe and reliable pouch that undergoes high temperature pressure (HTHP) for sterilization; specially made to store Lioco's products. Below are the 3 different kind of spaghetti i got from Master Pasto, which is the bolognese, carbonara and aglio olio.
Master Pasto Spaghetti Bolognese Chicken 
Master Pasto Spaghetti Aglio Olio Chicken
Master Pasto Spaghetti Carbonara Chicken
1.) Prepare a pot of hot water
2.) Place "Flecxy Packy" Pasta and Sauce into the hot water for 3 minutes
3.) Remove from water, open, pour on a serving plate and ready to eat
There is another method to prepare instant pasta too. Read their Reheating Instruction for your own study.
Master Pasto is springy and taste as good as from a restaurant. Now you can become a great chef in just 3 minutes. Master Pasto is cheaper than you can think of, is only RM23.60 for 4 packs, you can now purchase it from their website. It is one of the best thing to buy as a souvenir, and also for travel.
For more information, please refer Master Pasto social links as below;