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Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Elite YouMiQi Unforgettable Dining Moments

September 28, 2022 0

Here's a story of Elite YouMiQi, they are a Shunde Authentic Cuisine that brings "Cantonese" delicacies all the way from Shunde in China. And here you will get the enjoy the freshness and goodness of this cuisine. The most important is the way it is being presented and the variety of opens on menu they have to offer is truly magnificient!


If you ever embraced yourself with the premium Chinese outlets around the hearts of Kuala Lumpur and found yourself in a limbo wondering where to visit for a nice authentic cuisine that suits the entire family (especially if you're Asian). Then I will suggest you to check out Elite YouMiQi at Jalan Imbi. It is a venue that one will not miss especially turning in from the main roads of Jalan Imbi. Even if you are a tourist on the way to the chocolate factory or durian outlet nearby, you will spot Elite YouMiQi just around the corner of the junction on your way through the one way road here.


Parking is limited inside but outside there are space, at the other end corner is actually shoplots with parking lots as well that you can park and just cross the road. They have jockey parking here that charges a "pay whatever you like" they take care of your car for you ensuring that is it safe and parked safely too. The entrance of this building is truly a sight to behold.


We were greeted with warmth and friendliness by the staff. There was also a welcome board to welcome us to the food experience today. My husband and friends was surprised at the gestures and we were truly delighted to be there. Upon entering the venue, the reception area is really unique and elegant. Did I mention how spacious it is here? They have a variety of rooms that comes with different layouts and settings for different occasions. All rooms are named after a Main Capital in a certain country and each have their own min spending rate to adhere to.


VIP Room Spending Charges :

●HONG KONG - RM 600++ For 8pax with Smart TV (Perfect for Meeting and Socialising)
●KUALA LUMPUR - RM1200++ For 10pax with Karaoke Facilities
●BANGKOK - RM1200++ For 10pax with Karaoke Facilities
●BALI - RM1200++ For 10pax with Karaoke Facilities
●HO CHIH MINH-RM1200++ For 10pax with Karaoke Facilities
●BRUNEI - RM1500++ For 15pax with Karaoke Facilities
●GUANG ZHOU - RM2200++ For 14pax with Karaoke Facilities
●Shanghai -RM3000++ For 14pax with Karaoke Facilities & A Private Cocktail Area
●Shunde - RM3500++ For 16pax with Karaoke Facilities 
(Some rooms can combine and facilitate up to 39pax)


Upon entering our room, the layout on the table was truly neat and just very specialized. We had our Fresh and Chilled Coconut water with our names and Elite YouMiQi engraved on the coconut shell waiting for us at our table. You can actually request for such services when you make your reservations with Elite YouMiQi (must pre-book in advance).

You can also book at the main dining area for the casual dining over lunch or dinner with your family or with friends etc. The seafood here is exceptionally fresh and you see them live overlooking the main dinging hall. This place is perfect for any occasion, events and functions. Especially seasonal like Chinese New Year etc is the best place to be! Better start your reservations now, I heard it's already fully booked soon! The karaoke system was also truly amazing, the sound was really good. 


Let's jump right into the splendid meals of Shunde Cuisine by Elite YouMiQi!

For what you see in this image above and my verdict and experience below.

Baked Ribs with Garlic & Cheese (8/10) 
The ribs meat is a little tough as most ribs are, this isn't the soft tender ones ya. But the combination of Garlic & Cheese made this pretty fusion.

BBQ Stingray Fins (10/10) 
If you love dried sotong then you must try this! It's quite crispy at the start, not for the elderly or little kids who can't bite properly.

Pickled Cucumber (110/10) 
This really opens your tastebuds and your appetite for sure!

Stir Fried Celtuce with Garlic (11/10) 
I love iiittt!!!

For what you see in this image above and my verdict and experience below.

Duo Japan Oyster : Steam with Chilli & Vermicelli | Cheese Baked (10/10) 
No need go Japan for fresh oysters, can come here to preorder this. Served freshed and best eaten fresh! Love this so much and I don't even like oysters because I was afraid it will be slimy or have fishy stench but this is a whole other level of gastronomic experience you MUST TRY!
For what you see in this image above and my verdict and experience below.

Shunde Handmade Scallion Pancake (10/10) 
I am guilty of this, I looked down on this dish when it arrived. I thought it was "just some" bread. HELLOOOOO nooooo! Every bite is appetizing to its name! Every bite makes you wanna grab another piece! Kids and adults, basically everyone who orders this dish will love it hands down!

For what you see in this image above and my verdict and experience below.

Shunde Signature Seafood Pot (11/10) 
This exceeded expectations, it was fresh and the seafood was served accordingly, it was huge that can serve a whole 'kampung' and the soup is also carefully brewed and it compliments the entire ingredients in the pot so well that it brings out the unique authentic flavours of each food item that you can find in this pot! This is so perfect for family gatherings and special round table celebration occasions. Looks good on your image too (tee-hee). 

For what you see in this image above and my verdict and experience below.

Shunde Signature Seafood Pot (11/10) 
You can also see my son in the below photo looking in 'awe' when they pour the piping hot soup over the seafood. Just look at the size of that huge fresh 'Tiger Prawn' that can cover my face already.

Steam White Fragrant Rice (10/10) 
Yes, yes I know you will ask, why white rice also wanna review meh... Of course la! It's food too and it's worth mentioning because incase for big eaters or especially Asian eaters, they love their white rice okayyy. The white rice here is really fragrant and the heat if just nice when served, like fresh cooked for you. Please eat when served hot, don't wait until cold cold then eat, don't after you say I cheat you, haiyaaa... Eat it when the food is hot/warm. (Put the phones down!)

For what you see in this image above and my verdict and experience below.

Signature Sweet Sour Pork with Fresh Fruits on ICE (11/10) 
This is not your ordinary sweet sour pork. It is an upgraded version and it will exceed your expectations and will not disappoint! The meat is juicy, fresh, soft yet crunchy at the same time! The sauce blend is just perfect combination and the ice is just there as a decor, and in Malaysia where our weather is sunny and rain all year. Please faster scoop the meat up when it is served, don't leave it too long with the ice around because ice will melt. But ice is needed to make your sweet and sour pork extra crispier and crunchier! This takes high-level technique to cook this beauty up!

Shunde Pan Baked Style Free Range Chicken (9/10) 
I got cheated! I thought this was pork! But it was free range chicken, the meat was tender yet not too tough and not too tender also. It was just right and it was a combination of bursting flavours in your tastebuds that you just keep wondering what dish is this! This is a mysterious dish that tastes exceptionally good and worth the try!

Shunde Handmade Prawn Paste Cake (10/10) 
This is another dish that I swear it is a must have. I heard the chef specially beat the prawn up into a paste before adding a big fat juicy scallop in the center while making it. The entire texture goes doink doink chewy chewy in your mouth like how your skin should bounce. And the fragrance is amazing, you can taste and smell the fragrant prawn. You will know this is handmade and not from the factory guys!

Teow Chew Handmade Yam Paste (9.5/10) 
Mango? Nangka? Pumpkin? Almost, it's YAM! I swear this is a first for me. Pumplin layered as the decor with the yam paste freshly beaten into this delicacy as a dessert to stop your sweet tooth craving because this is just natural on its own! I like how they try to ensure no added flavourings or seasonings and purely combining ingredients to bring out the best in each flavour together. My son finished it! 

For what you see in this image above and my verdict and experience below.

Shunde Stewed Tendon in Herbs (7/10) 
I very give face already! Firstly I don't like herbal dishes and secondly I usually won't even bother trying. But for this, I will give it a go because I trust their quality based on all the good experience I've been having so far. And I was right! This dish is flavorful power-packed with Oommphh! I took a sip and I knew, yup I still don't like herbs but this is really potent for herbs lover. My mom will love this alot! A very nourishing and nutritious bowl full of health. The tendon was abit chewy like sotong but it's not sotong. Worth the try for non-herbs lover like me and definitely an awesome choice for herbs lover.

Shunde Roasted Free Range Chicken (9.5/10) 
Chicken looks sad but I like chicken in hopes chicken don't look sad... But this chicken freshly sliced infront of us especially when you watch the chicken sweating its juice extract at each slicing activity is truly appetizing! I swear I ate alot of this, I wouldn't mind packing it to go if there were extras, but there weren't.

Hong Kong Brother Fried Rice "HK Da Cha Fan" (9/10) 
Please by all means, order this and ask the waiter how this is best served. We made a mistake and didn't ask and being typical asians that likes to share share, we didn't mix it all up before taking a portion each for ourselves! This dish is unique to its name, you have to mix everything up and then it is ready to be eaten/served. Because this dish is made with no added preservatives or no MSG! They use real ingredients for its flavoring and seasoning. So the meat, the bean, the veggie and everything done during marinating etc, was all prepped in advance and stacked over each other to be mixed and served. And I beliecve this will taste superb because when I took it, I had too much of the salty bean in it so it became salty for me. But if u mix it all up, that's where this dish will find its perfect balance! So this is MUST ORDER and MUST MIX only ENJOY. Remember ya.

For what you see in this image above and my verdict and experience below.

YouMiQI Dessert Platter (7/10) 
Everything here can be eaten except the plant. The steamed fresh ginger with milk was milk to taste, the deep fried milk was something new and interesting, the kids love it. The handmade durian musang king ice cream takes the trophy! That one was hot off the shelves. The Mochi was also one of my favourite. So there is a savoury of 4 ways to indulge the texture here if you notice; chewy, crunchy, creamy smooth and watery. Enjoy! ((My rating is because I don't like milk personally, but I also did try this and find it not overwhelming but I still no like milk aaaaa) If you are a dairy person, this one MUST HAVE! If you are non-dairy person, you can try try and share share.

Grand Opening on 13th September 2022

The meals were delicious and that's where the highlight is today, these unforgettable dining moments, not just spent with loved ones of your family and friends but with anyone else, having meals here will make those moments truly unforgettable itself. Visit ELITE YouMiQi today! Surely no regrets!

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Thursday, 25 August 2022

IOI City Farm at IOI City Mall Putrajaya

August 25, 2022 0
I'm grateful that I was able to have Ashley Day spent at the IOI City Farm at IOI City Mall in Putrajaya. Maybe some of you are wondering what is Ashley Day? Well, it is a day that I will dedicate to each of my child and spend precious bonding moments just with them. It is something I read from an online article when I was pregnant with my firstborn. And I will make it a point to do this for each of my kids; especially now I have 3 kids. It's a day where she gets to decide what she wants to see and eat, a day where I get to know her and she gets to know me and what I do too. So it is an equal opportunity for both of us to understand and learn more about each other better.



That's why today was the day I brought my daughter to this latest edutainment center that is the very first urban indoor farm park in Malaysia. It is with a huge built-in indoor living planet that is located at AT6, Level 2 of IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya. It is directly one floor right above District 21. Opening along with the Phase 2 of IOI City Mall in Putrajaya on 25 August 2022, IOI City Farm comprises three different zones - Greenland, Little Rimba and Freshwater World. Spanning across two levels measuring about 18,000 sq ft, plant and animal lovers will feel at home at this interactive and engaging indoor farm park. Visitors will get to interact and observe various species of plants, exotic fishes and adorable animals in the petting zone.



“IOI City Mall is excited to showcase the wonders of nature indoors for all to learn about the beauty that mother nature holds at Malaysia’s largest mall. This city farm in a mall concept is one-of-its-kind in Malaysia and it brings together three elements of nature – greenery, animals and marine life all under one roof. We hope that all our visitors will be able to enjoy what our indoor farm park has to offer,” said Chris Chong, Head of Retail of IOI Properties Group.



IOI City Farm comes complete with qualified zoologists, aquarists and botanists. Therefore visitors and even children visiting the IOI City Farm will get this rare opportunity to ask questions and learn from the experts. Unlike other aquariums or farms, there will also be a line-up of various activities such as fun fishing, DIY workshops and animal interaction, among others. Even young children like my daughter who just turned 3 years old enjoyed her time here and learned a few new words through experience fun interaction with the animals here.



When entering the premises, we were greeted with lush greenery and picturesque green surroundings. This Greenland zone is home to an indoor collection of 111 living plant species spread across nine sections. It will feature a Vertical Garden, an Urban Farm, a Glocave, Mystical Cave, Season of Colours filled with giant lotus structures, Teeny-weeny Forest, Insectopia, and Roots N Seeds. One of the highlights of this zone is the 21.4m2 centrepiece known as the Green Glades. It is an open terrarium concept that represents an open forest. This terrarium will be filled with a variety of flora species. 



We saw many plantation here that is pretty commonly found in most Asian home kitchen. They also have exotic plants and even flowers as well. 



Children will get to explore and learn about vegetables, herbs and fruit plants in the Vertical Garden. Meanwhile, Insectopia will educate them about how and why insects and plants play an important role in the ecosystem. Like this butterfly collection here shows the different variety and how it plays a role in our environment. 



Be prepared to be amazed by the magical plants that glow in the dark at Glocave which we didn't enter, kinda missed it because we were distracted by the breath-taking view of the waterfall in front of the Mystical Cave, where more species of plants are waiting to be discovered. Even plants that is grown with water is also showcased there. And these are real plants my friends.



Then we passed by The Barn that was a nice area for workshops and events or parties that is super kid-friendly as we were heading to the Little Rimba, or also known as the cute and cuddly corner will features 17 different species of animals from around the world such as the sugar glider, hedgehog, Bengal cat, racoon, chinchilla, marmoset, fennec fox and others. Children will also be able to get up close with child-friendly furry friends to pet, feed and interact with them. My daughter super love this area the most and wanted to head back in again just to come back to pet the rabbits, guinea pig, duckling and chicks. When she petted the rabbits head, she screamed out of excitement. The animals were just too cute to keep that excitement in. Then again, this is where education can take place for my child to learn how to control their excitement and not scare away the pets and also gave me a heart attack when she screamed. (I also terkejut lolx)



Entering through this area and onwards we were headed to a staircase that was headed downstairs to the marine life. Here at the 6,000 sq ft Freshwater World, there are over 50 freshwater aquatic species ranging from river giants such as the Amazonian arapaima and Amur sturgeon to tiny crustaceans such as vampire crab and bamboo shrimp. Visitors will also be able to interact with the team of aquarists who are ready and eager to educate all on the aquatic species there.



Aside from this, there are also several pools that visitors can be engaged in such as the interaction pool and touch pool where young visitors can dip their hands into the water to gently pet the underwater creatures. There is also a feeding pool where visitors can feed the fishes and a catch pool for visitors to try their hand at fishing. 



My daughter pulled back her hands when a fish was about to feed from her feeding tool because we don't pour the food out into the water which is more better for the fish and the water too, it's a very cute bottle with fish food in it and the fish is suppose to suck the food out like a baby sucking on a milk bottle. It was so adorable! We tried our hands at fishing but to be honest, if it was crowded then come another time because the fishes were all hiding at the bottom of the pool because too many trying to catch them. I caught a few water instead of fishes and gave up trying. But it was a good experience, not easy to catch these guppy fish that swim by super fast.



Now for the most important part. IOI City Farm is open daily, including weekends, public holidays and school holidays from 10am to 10pm. There are party, corporate and school packages available for those interested as the space is equipped with a party room that can accommodate up to 20 pax. The park, on the other hand, can fit 250 pax at any one time. 



IOI City Farm
AT6, Level 2 of IOI City Mall, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya
Opens Daily from 10am to 10pm.

Tickets are priced at ;
Weekdays RM48 for children and RM37 for adults
Weekends RM58 for children and RM48 for adults

Download the CLUB IOI app and sign-up as member; to earn and redeem points at IOI City Farm upon ticket purchase! You can also visit IOI City Farm pages for more updates.

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Friday, 1 July 2022

51Talk Online English Learning Malaysia

July 01, 2022 0

 As a mother in today's digital era. Many will wonder what is the current change in education. And for me I feel personally that education is important but traditional methods of education may not be the only solution anymore for our children. That's why today's post I want to share about 51Talk that is the largest online education brand that houses many services and education excellence under one roof. In my search for my son, I also found out that this is the Top 3 English Learning platform in Malaysia.


If you haven't heard of 51Talk then today is your lucky day. Because I myself have been going through various online classes and trials for my children to learn English online with online English tutors, that can teach English speaking class or even have English conversation classes for kids or public speaking; Because I know how important it is to learn English and even to find a tutor who can have a proper English conversation is not easy to find good ones and worst is some are from new startup companies, some from smaller institutes or English tuition centers but to find the best of it all, it is subjective. However after coming to know of 51Talk, I was exposed to a more different and more established company that has a system in place that is very digitalized, structured and easily accessible.


Why I find this online English learning brand 51Talk reputable is due to these 6 reasons why a parent will choose 51Talk for their children's education in mastering the English language efficiently.

1v1 online tutoring

51Talk provides children with an "immersive" English learning environment, so that children have sufficient opportunities to speak. Children learn to think in English. Also with this 1-on-1 English Learning platform, it will allow the tutor to help the child identify where are his/her weakness and strengths, which will then be able to assist in the child to improvise on areas where they are weak at. 100% focus and attention is placed on your child with this type of learning module, without making your child feel left out.

5A great foreign teachers

After strict screening and training, 51Talk have selected more than 30,000 5A good foreign teachers who "love children and understand education". There's actually many reputable and notable teachers that is attached with 51Talk that allows for a quality education that your child will receive.

Professional English courses

Based on the AISU, an international teaching and research team, created professional teaching materials: CEFR, which are in line with international standards. So rest assured that this isn't some online English class that recently started during the pandemic to take advantage of the digital era trend. It is an established establishment that has been founded in 2011 and in 2016 it is officially listed in the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) the very first online English education company to go public listed and covers more than 72 countries and regions worldwide.

Fun classroom interaction

51Talk's class platform provides rich and interesting interactive forms and instant reward feedback for the classroom. Meeting the needs of users to to take lessons anytime from around the world. They cater to young users from age 4 to 15 yrs all over the globe. Who said online education learning can't be fun?!

Build interest in learning

Language learning requires a lot of speaking practice. Through high-frequency learning, students have more opportunities to interact with foreign teachers. And this teaching mode module is through real foreign teachers participating in the classes to engage with the students in the 1v1 class.

High quality at a low price

51Talk hopes that every child has the ability to talk to the world, so we provide high-quality course services at affordable prices. 

One of the product advantages that I like about 51Talk is the Self-developed teaching system, after 6 years of independent research and development of Air Class classrooms, 51Talk has provided the first interactive teaching software for students around the world. Also, 51Talk tailors the core course "Classic English Youth Edition" for young people around the world, allowing children to truly achieve from language learning to language use.

51Talk sets the foundation of English language and cultivate communication skills. It is based on a strategized systematic design to help your child cultivate interest in learning English. Following the laws of cognitive development of your child paired with rich and interesting screen content. 51Talk's online English courses is based on 1v1 pure foreign teacher teaching your child all they need to learn and cultivate in English. And every class is set at 25 minutes each time.

You can find out more about 51Talk here or you can also sign up for a free trial and experience it for yourself with your child. Am sure you will enjoy the session as much as my son enjoys it too!

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Tuesday, 15 March 2022

MURAD Power Pairs Serum with Sunblock

March 15, 2022 0

Have you guys heard of MURAD? If not let me give a quick intro, in 1989, Dr Howard Murad a dermatologist and pharmacist founded Murad, Inc. the first modern doctor brand of clinical skincare products. Hence for over 30yrs they have been developing the next-generation dark spots solution based on a patented technology to minimize the look of dark spots you see.


Which brings me to the product I wanted to share with you today. The Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum for pigmentation and dark spot correcting. Especially for women above 25, your skin is rapidly aging from age 20 onwards so its important to have a good skin care routine in hand.



So I tried going to a random korean saloon lately for their free trial treatment and it was some kind of machine used to lighten my blemishes and pigments on my face however to go back again is a hassle and a hefty sum for me, plus in just a week whatever effect that machine did faded and my skin went back to normal, it was experimental for my anyways because I already had my natural solution that works. And that's when I came across this brand and just thought lets see how this brand compares to the one I am using. And I will say it is pretty okay especially for the price of it.


See, this Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum has a hydroquinone-free intensive serum that promotes cell's turnover for even brighter skin. At first usage it was tingling on my skin. So I used it on one blemish spot on my skin instead to test out the 14 days and see what changes.

Rapidly reduces pigments without seeing the doctor, means no need to go for saloons too.


Apart from this Serum, it is best to pair with a sunblock and I tested this together with the City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA++++ as it is a matte type of solution that leaves the skin with no shiny surface and protects from UV light.


I will say, just see at the before after 14 days. Pretty good if you want a quick solution for your pigments and dark spots. If you have any questions to ask about this product on my experience using it, feel free to get in touch with me anytime.

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Thursday, 10 March 2022

Berbuka Puasa This Ramadhan at Zebra Square KL

March 10, 2022 0

For the very first time, Zebra Square will be opening its doors to Ramadhan for a special berbuka puasa package. My first as well attending as I was surprised that they had this event upcoming, Zebra Square is a well-known event place in the hearts of Kuala Lumpur that many would have heard of or atleast came before once.

The venue may seemed discreet at the side of the busy highway but rest assured inside it can house up to 250 parking spots and the Ramadhan buffet package is pretty affordable too. The food variety is also aplenty! I have so many photos to show you but my phone crashed and I am only left with few photos instead, also special credits to Zebra Square KL Facebook page and to my blogger friend WendyPua.com who shared some photos we had together during this event.


However, thankfully we were there with a group of talented bloggers all across town and it was like reunion for us as my heart felt the warmth and joy when I met some familiar faces as it has been so so so long since we last saw each other. I bet this feeling will be surely met by you when you come and celebrate and break fast the holy month of Ramadhan together with your family, friends and loved ones.


The food variety here is truly authentic and I love how the venue and atmosphere bring up the entire place. It feels like home, cosy and serene. My favourite is the kambing for sure and the satay was a great hit! The meat was thick, juicy and fresh, not frozen. My favourite is the "masak lemak" dishes. I always look forward to this! I've been even craving for it lately and finally got my craving fixed!


It's a place that I will encourage you to make a booking in advance and bring your kids too. It's not too crowded even when all the tables were full that day, it doesn't feel like there's alot of people and there were enough food and beverages to go around. Very colourful dessert table with the different kuih muih delicacies too!


Truly a place that won't disappoint you and your family and friends. A great place to hang out with proper SOP practice in place and with amazing food to beat!~


I literally went 2 to 3 rounds of servings on my platter. The lamb is super delicious and the satay is really juicy and thick and even writing about this now is making my saliva drool! I miss the satay already! I literally tried all the different offerings here for Ramadhan Buffet and I love every single one of it! 

Check out Zebra Square KL, you will surely enjoy it!
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