Monday, 30 June 2014

Isme Beauty Café – A Comfort Place To Chill Out In Busy Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur



Theme Café and Kopitiam are sprouting out from everywhere. But a beauty café is something new. We were invited to preview Malaysia first beauty café i.e. Isme Beauty Café which is located at Lot B-1-1, 1st Floor, Bintang Fairlane, 23, Jalan Walter Grenier – Just behind Park Royal Hotel in Jalan Sultan Ismail.


The overall environment and ambience in this café is very relaxing and nice place to chill with friends and associates. From the café you can sit next to the window while having a view of the busy street life down below sipping your coffee while enjoying your delicious deserts. The café is very well insulated from the outside noise and you are able to converse easily without any trouble of raising your voice.


 So, what you get from a beauty café, well everything about beauty of course. Here you can shop for your cosmetics and at the same time chill with your buddies as they served nice cakes and coffees. One of the most important selling features of IsMe is the fact that all the food serves here are scrutinized by their in-house food nutritionist i.e. to ensure that all the ingredients used are low fat.


But then again, all nice food are usually high fat food, so here comes the challenge of whether such type of food i.e. cheese cake can be low fat and delicious at the same time.


We were indeed surprised upon tasting our first bite of the Blueberry Cheese Cake, it has the strong cheese flavoured, moist and the blueberry topping which was not too sweet and  lumpy.


Next, we had the Mango Mille Crepe Cake. Baking crepe cakes is a very time consuming process and requires a very patient baker to put up with all the layers of crepes. You have to bake each layer and lay upon it one layer at a time. The perfect mango puree and cream was very well balanced and again it was not too sweet and very nice to be taken with the coffee of your choice.


For chocolate cake lovers, the next cake would be definitely be your choice, which is Brownie Top Up With Vanilla Ice-Cream. Perfect blend although you have to be quick to eat this cake else all the Ice-Cream will begin to melt.


Tiramisu – another great offering here. The chef had used a slightly strong brandy and you can immediately taste this from the first scope. It leaves you wanting for the next scope. Don’t remember that Tiramisu tastes so nice for a long time. Most Tiramisu offered elsewhere are usually quite plain.


For the main dishes, we had the Creamy Mushroom Spaghetti. Although it was a little less creamy but taste wise, the sauce has strong mushroom flavors in it. Nice for people who are worried about those much of meat for lunch or for those who just wanted a light lunch.

Next on, is the coffee. There are the specialty coffee serves here, but one of the main difference is that the barista have been trained in the art of coffee décor. He was patiently decorating some of the coffees for us which are as follows


Isme Signature Coffee


Caffe Mocha


Cappuccino


Affagato – for me it is another standout desserts served here. The right balance of vanilla ice cream and the espresso shot at the bottom of the glass was simply overwhelming as the blending was just perfect. You can taste the lingering strong coffee taste right into your throat.


If coffee is not your cup of tea, you may want to be a little more adventurous to try out the Gynostemma Tea - a healthy and refreshing tea.


 Overall, it has been a great outing having to have such nice cakes in the middle of bustling city center although it is a little challenge to get parking at these areas. Well, the next time you need to chill out with some friends or just relax with a piece of cakes and coffee before heading home, you can check out this cafe.

Read our Review of the second outlet of ISME at Nu Sentral. Please click here

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Talent Lounge - A Unique Experience – Special Ramadan Buka Puasa Buffet – Damansara Perdana


Talent showcasing takes a new meaning at Talent Lounge located at G-01-01, Block A, Menara Mustapha Kamal, PJ Trade Center. Talent Lounge is a collaborative space for like minded people like the talent company, employers, artists, artisans and others to build upon your ideas.


It is a lifestyle space providing products, services and experiences ranging from a fill spectrum of talent development, personal branding, talent development and also a launch pad for your ideas.


While doing that, you can have snack upon the drinks and food serves here. It is all under the same place. There are some comfortable sofas and also work station for you to work on too.


For those that would like to perform, there is also a stage where you can do your gig too. Permission to perform is required.


For the coming Ramadan period, Talent lounge is offering a special buffet which is serves only during the weekend i.e. Friday and Saturday. Their offering of the Buka Puasa Ramadan buffet are Starters, 4 Mains dishes, 2 desserts and drinks.

According to the chef, these dishes are rotated each week with a mixture of Mediterranean, Malaysian and Western, so you get to try it out and not be bored with the same food every week.

The highlights of some of the dishes are as follows.


Hummus with Pita Bread


Pilaf Rice With Lamb



Roast Beef


Ayam Masak Merah


Ikan Masak Lemak


Chocolate Cake


Sago With Gula Melaka and Coconut Santan


Assorted Malay Kuih


So, if you are a talented person, you might want to check this place out, who knows this might be your springboard to greater things ahead. For this, Ramadan you can also feast on the offering of Talent Lounge too.

Do watch our video review below at Youtube on Talent Lounge.



Talentlounge

This event was organised by HungryGoWhere Malaysia – Discover, Eat, Share today!” 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Royal Gourmet All You Can Eat Buffet Chinese Dim Sum Bandar Bukit Tinggi Klang


Dim Sum is a popular cuisine for morning breakfast and brunch. More so on a leisure Sunday where you can sit and enjoy your morning papers while sipping your favorite Chinese Tea and steaming hot dim sum.


Royal Gourmet located Hotel Premiere, Bandar Bukit Tinggi, 1/KS6, Jalan Langat, Klang at serves all you can eat buffet dim sum from 1130 am to 230pm on Saturday and Sunday. Cost of the All You Can Eat Buffet is RM59.00++ before discount. Now during the promotional period, they are offering a 50% discount. 



The Dim Sum serves here are non pork dim sum, which can be quite challenging for chef to ensure that they are able to match the taste of pork based dim sum.


As usual, we started off with the steam dim sum as follows


Prawns Dumpling – Succulent prawn wrap in the dumpling skin.


Fish Paste Dumpling



Siew Mai Dumpling



Phoenix Claw in Si Chuan Style


Steamed San Kang Dumpling – Sweet taste



Flour Roll With BBQ Chicken – Smooth texture of the flour roll


Next we had the Steamed Bun



Egg Yolk Custard Bun – Look at the melting custard oozing out from the bun. Perfectly done.


Follow by the deep fried section which includes


Crispy Fried Wanton



Deep Fried Yam Dumpling (Woo Kok) – very crispy, soft and delicious chicken filling


Sesame Balls



After that the Hong Kong BBQ section


Steamed Kampung Chicken


Crispy Skinned Roast Chicken


Crispy Roast Duck With Chinese Herbs


For the others section, we had the Century Egg With Minced Meat Porridge – Smooth and flavourful  porridge.



Fried Raddish Cake



Fried Kway Teow With Seafood in Cantonese Style


Lastly for Dessert, we had


Chilled Chrysanthemum Pudding  – a tinge of sweetness with a flavourful Chrysanthemum taste


Chilled Homemade Herbal Jelly With Sea Coconut – Very strong herbal taste.


Honey Dew Sago – Sweet and with plenty of other fruits.



Baked BBQ Chicken Puff – Nice fluffy crust with BBQ chicken filling.


At the end, trying every single Dim Sum dish can be quite a challenge, it is definitely a great treat for those who love Dim Sum as you are able to try out so many dim sum variations. With the current ongoing promotion, it is truly a value for your money.

Make a date for the next coming weekend to enjoy this sumptuous Dim Sum breakfast.

Watch Our Video Review on Youtube. 



Check out our other review of Royal Gourmet @ Hotel Premiere Klang