Lunch @Ichiro Sushi Bar,Isetan Eat Paradise, 1 Utama

Never expect my ‘aunty’ instinct gotten me into a free meal treat by Kc Wong! *laughs*

Ichiro Sushi Bar is located inside Isetan Eat Paradaise @ 1 Utama shopping center. May not be new to many diners. But definitely a new place for me. Kc also highly recommended this place for delicious & fresh Japanese food especially sushi/nigiri prepared by Japanese chefs. (Kc is a regular customer here…kekeke)

The daily specials are written on white papers. Checking out the freshest fish available for the day.

You select and manage your orders via iPad.

*Chef at work…the chefs here are quite friendly too*

The menu is well-organized and user friendly. For more pocket friendly, Ichiro also serves lunch set meals which are available daily including weekends and its value for money!

We sat at the sushi bar. Where you could see how the chef prepare the sushi/ sashimi. We also met a Japanese guy who sat next to us…who is also a regular customer here. He claimed that Ichiro serves fresh and authentic Japanese food & flavors. Ichiro is one of his best choice.

Perhaps…..the photos below are the evidences.

Since Kc is more familiar… so, I’ll let him do the ordering. hehe…

We started with (from bottom to top) Kohada, Gomasaba (wild mackerel), Aji (horse mackerel). The sushi rice is well pressed and not too mushy with well balanced of vinegar.

Ichiro serves freshly grated wasabi. *becareful with the burning sensation* :-D

Sardine – RM9.80

Tuna (crown of the head)RM40

Searobin – RM24.80

(from left to right) Flying Fish – RM20.80, Special Aji (special horse mackerel)RM20.80

Arkshell – RM40; made into nigiri & maki.

Salmon Salad Roll – RM17.80

Foodie will never miss the chance in ‘foodporn’ :-D

What matters most is getting the right angle.

We ended our lunch with sweet stuffs. Desserts for sure! The double scoop ice cream comes with an affordable price tag of RM7 (Yuzu Sorbet); RM6 (Sesame). Its rich in flavors.

Persimmon Sorbet – RM5

10940461_10152796989233171_3946733686413968376_nPersimmon + Sorbet lover will surely love this. Check out the size. Gave me an idea to buy persimmon & freeze it. hehe….

Verdict : Ichiro caters for small group diners due to the limited seats. All the above has its uniqueness and texture. You get good selections of sushi here. Overall satisfaction; fresh & delicious sushi/nigiri!!

Ichiro Sushi Bar @ Isetan Eat Paradise, 1 Utama
2nd Floor, Eat Paradise, Isetan One Utama Shopping Centre, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya Tel: 03-7726 5899 Business Hours: 11am – 10pm
Before I end….this is a picture of how to eat sushi. :-)

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream

“You Look So Wonderful Just The Way You Are” by Klairs.

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A simple introduction about Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream or better known as BB Cream.

I have been using BB Cream over the normal foundation for several years. The Korean made a good line of BB Creams and its very popular among the Asians. I felt that BB Cream somehow more nutritious than the normal foundation which only serves as coverage.

The unboxing moment.

Thanks to Natta Cosme for sending this box of goodies and also allowing me to sample this new BB Cream.

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream’s design is simple, slim & sleek with a content of 40ml. Therefore it is easy to carry out. One thing that I would like to emphasize is that; Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream is an eco-friendly product. “No Animal Testing, Alcohol Free, No Paraben”.

Although it is a product of Korea, it also has English translation for better understanding. What I like most about this BB cream is the high SPF. Its an important component as we often expose to sunlight. This is something good about BB cream. Needless to apply/purchase an additional tube of sunblock.

The dispenser tip is small which allows you to control the flow. Natta Cosme suggested to apply BB cream with the assistance from Cerro Qreen, Natural Emulsion Powder Puff.

Squeeze out a desired amount of BB Cream on Cerro Qreen, Natural Emulsion Powder Puff.

Pat evenly on your face using Cerro Qreen, Natural Emulsion Powder Puff. (Apply after basic skincare routine.)

Alternatively, you can also follow the diaphragm above on how to use BB cream.

*Right, is after application*

Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream only comes in 1 shade. One shade that fits naturally from dark skin tone to light skin tone. From the photo above, the BB cream blends very well, resulting in natural skin color.

Lets try it on my bare face. (pardon my non-makeup face =_=)

Could you see the difference? Although Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream only comes in one shade, but it fits my tanned complexion giving me the natural & glowy finish. I wouldn’t say it has ‘superb’ coverage…but it does give me an even skin tone and helps to cover certain spots.

Okay…lets finish up with the other side of face and wrap up with some powdering to give nice matte surface!

Design : √√√
Shade/Color : √√√√
Coverage : √√√√
Oil Control : √√√ (not really workable on my oily T-zone)
Overall : 3.5/5

mother2015Interested to try out Klairs Illuminating Supple Blemish Cream? You can make your purchase at www.nattacosme.com. Currently its priced at  RM71.20.

Hair Makeover @The Color Shop, Palm Mall Seremban

As I walked into the saloon, I was greeted by Alice who waited for my arrival. Alice  is the Manager, also the co-founder of The Color Shop. She then lead me to be seated and sort of ran through my hair. Judging my look and appearance, I guessed she may have some ideas on what to do to my hair. Therefore I just gave my trust, leaving my hair for them to handle. Afterall they are the professional. :-)

**my old hairstyle: colored & digital perm 6 months ago**

Before that, allow me to take you a tour to this simple yet well organized hair saloon. It is located at the latest mall in Seremban.

The Color Shop has a total of 6 outlets. They are located at Aeon Seremban 2, Giant Senawang, Giant Putra Heights, Setia Alam, Tesco Nilai and Palm Mall Seremban.

A wide range of the Loreal & Kerastase, the renowned hair care brand.

The ‘Hair Treatment Room’.

A room dedicated to the ‘tudung’ Muslims woman.

The ‘shampoo-ing’ section.

Alice who is a well experienced hair dresser explained on what they intend to do to my hair. Hhmmm… should I expect a new look today? Teamed up with Kenny, one of the senior hair stylist here, they decided to give me a snip and some hair coloring. Ohh…did I hear color? Yea…let’s play with colors. Interesting!

Alice also mentioned about her interest and passion in hair dressing. Today, Alice decided to do some trimming and layering to my hair. She claimed that my hair looked ‘heavy’ and ‘flat’. She was right… I now felt that my hair is much lighter after the trim.

After the haircut, Kenny took over the coloring job. He’s good at colors! He suggested to redye my hair and add some highlights. Taking considerations about my occupation, both thoughtful Alice & Kenny decided for highlighting instead of dip dye.

This was the color chart for my highlight. I guessed these colors are the latest color trend. Kenny asked if I would prefer blue or green. I asked for his opinion. And he replied ‘green’. *leave the decision to the professional, hardly go wrong*

These are the latest color trend for year 2015 which I sourced from the internet. Hence, this is the first time I’m having a different color shade on my hair other than the common brown or red tone. I started to feel excited and looking forward to see the final result.

**Kenny, why did you frown? @_@ **
The hair coloring took longer hours because it was divided into 3 steps.

Step 1: Redye my hair with a new color. Kenny chose a brown shade. He claimed it matched my tanned complexion. He started off with coloring my hair root because that’s the darkest shade on my hair. Rinsed, Shampoo & blow dry.

After the hair root, then continued with hair tip.

I also asked Kenny whether should I go short or fringe. Kenny said No! Hmm…honest feedback from a hairstylist. LOL! He said I’ll look better in long hair. Ok Ok….

Step 2: Once the hair base color is settled, continued with selecting the area or strands of hair to be highlighted. These selected areas has to be decolorize before applying the green shade. And this requires foil wrapping.

Step 3: After rinsed and blow dry. Now its the final step to apply the green shade on the chosen strands on hair. Leave for 10 minutes then rinse, shampoo and blow dry.

A final touch on my hair using a curling tong, by Mix Tam.

The final outcome of my hair. Do you like it? I personally love the green strikes on my hair very much. First time being on such daring color. :-D

The ‘stylo’ Mel!

PhotoGrid_1425950376083 (1)**my hair after 2 washing**

Left to right: Mix Tam, Kenny, Alice.

Thanks to the people behind The Color Shop. Last but not least, thanks to Patrick for the hairdo invitation.

The Color Shop

Lot L2-37,Level 2,Palm Mall,Jalan Sungai Ujong, Seremban

Contact Number: 06-765 6151

Business Hour: 10am – 10pm.

Bros.Cafe, a Korean Dessert Cafe @Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2

I noticed the blooming numbers of Korean cafe in Klang Valley.

Not going to be a loser…Seremban here also has a nice & cosy Korean cafe. Hehehe…. Anyeong Anyeong ;-)

Fret not…its featured on this web leh… *wasehhh*

http://hype.my/noms/9-kickass-korean-cafes-we-love/

Bros cafe occupying both ground and first floor of the building, strategically located at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2. Merely 10 minutes drive after the Seremban toll exit.

I visited this cafe on 2 different occasions.

First visit was with my schoolmate@buddy, Wei Chi for a tea break.

Self service and only *cash term.

Orders are separated for ground and first floor. Cakes and drinks, you’ll have to place your order at ground floor. While for desserts/ bingsoo you gotto order it upstairs. Which I felt its quite troublesome. Imagine carrying the tray of bingsoo walking down the stairs. Luckily I didn’t roll down the steps. LMAO!

The upstairs counter to order bingsoo.

The all round windows made the cafe look bright and spacious.

some deco on the counter.

A guitar for display and some Korean products for sale.

Latte – RM9

The kind waitress gave up some colorful glutinous rice to go along with the drink.

Cappuccino – RM9

*I like the heart shape ♥ drawn on my drink*

“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.

~Howard Schultz
Bingsoo is a signature dessert in a Korean cafe. So we decided to order one and to share the serving.
~Types of Bingsoo served here~
I couldn’t decide which flavor to choose…the waiter recommended this Strawberry (RM20).
Snow ice mountain dish topped with cornflakes, red bean, and Haagen-dazs vanilla ice cream with glaze of strawberry syrup.
On a different occasion, I visited Bros cafe for the 2nd time during my sister’s birthday.
Dislike coffee? Perhaps you can go for Yuja Tea(RM9). A traditional Korean tea (herbal tea) made from the citrus fruit yuzu. Yuja (유자) fruit is thinly sliced with its peel and combined with honey or sugar, prepared as fruit preserves or marmalade.
Iced Latte – RM9
Nok Cha Milky – RM12 *recommended*
Nok-cha (green tea) is organic one all the way from Jeju Island, Korea. Its milky, creamy hence rich green tea taste for green tea lovers.
Cakes for the birthday gal… Choc Ganache Cake (RM13).
Banana Cloud Cakes – RM13
Not overwhelmed with the cakes. Somehow felt its a lil pricey.
Cacao Island Bingsoo – RM20 *recommended*
Snow ice mountain dish topped with cocoa puffs, cocoa Powder, Sweet Chocolate,
Haagen-dazs vanilla ice cream with glaze of milky chocolate syrup. Ideal for chocolate lovers….. like me! :-)
Before you leave…you can bring home some coffee grounds use for eliminating foul smell/ household odors. Its FOC anyway.

Bros. Cafe

Address: No. 297, Jalan S2 B13, Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 11pm)

Contact Number: 066014880

More beautiful photos, hover to this blog:- http://wallace-leong.blogspot.com/2014/10/bros-cafe-jeju-island-nok-cha-bingsoo.html

Product Review: SKIN & LAB Dr.Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask

Do you have large pores problem just like an orange skin? Awww…. don’t feel sad. Today I am going to share something to fix your problem. Something which able to minimizes the enlarged pores.

When I received a parcel from Natta, I got my lil helper to unbox it. *buat kecoh* LOL!

Attached with a small gift and and a handwritten greeting card.

This is the product that I’m sharing today.

SKIN & LAB Dr.Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask,
a product of Korea.

It comes in a tub size of 100ml. A lid to maintain the moisture content so that it will not dries up easily. For hygiene purposes, a spatula is also provided in every boxes. Using the provided spatula to scoop the sufficient amount to spread over your clean face.

How it smells?

Smells like fresh mud with hints of herbs.

How’s the texture?

Grainy & very cooling.

A gentle reminder to user before you use the mask. You will feel a sharp pain or tingling sensation the moment you spread the mask over your face. But the “pain” will gradually fade a few minutes later.

Above are the main ingredients used in this tub of mask and a diaphragm on how it works.

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A clay mask is a beauty product that is used to improve the look and health of the skin. The mask should completely cover the skin but should also not be too thick. This is because one of the key functions of the clay, which is to draw dirt and excess oil out of the pores, cannot be completed if the mask stays wet. If they layer of clay is too thick, it can take too long to dry.

When a clay mask is applied to the face, it should kept off of the skin around the eyes and mouth. This is because the skin in these areas is delicate and may become irritated by the clay. Once the clay has dried on the face, it should be washed away with warm water. Sometimes, when a clay mask is completely dry and ready to be removed, it looks as though it has become polka dotted, especially around the T-zone. These dots are actually little spots of oil that have been sucked out of the skin by the clay as it dried.

Spread the mask evenly on your clean face and leave for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water. Wipe the clay off with upward, sweeping motions. Remove any clay facial mask that remains with a washcloth and gently rub in circular motions. Do a final rinse with cold water to close the pores. Finish the facial with a toner and moisturizer

A note of reminder:- When you use a clay mask, don’t wait for it to reach the flaky stage before you start rinsing. Do the touch test: When you start to see it drying (which usually means it gets lighter in color) but it still feels a bit sticky, it’s time to wash. Reason is because There are three phases of a clay mask. There’s the damp phase where your skin drinks in the beneficial minerals from the outside. Then you have the start of the dry phase, which exercises your capillaries and stimulates blood flow as the mask cools and contracts. But then there’s the dry phase, which draws out moisture from the surface of your skin, causing dehydration and irritation. Not only does skin then feel dry, tight, and sometimes itchy, but when you counteract it by slathering on extra face cream, you’re just smothering your freshly cleansed skin.

 *on 1st trial*
pores are slightly reduced on certain areas.
*on 2nd trial*
Noticed the more even skin tone and the red patches are less visible. It also dries up my ‘whiteheads’
Retail Price : RM71
Click HERE to make your purchase or view more about products from Skin & Lab.

Dinner @Nichinan Jidoriya, Midvalley Megamall

I came across Groupon was having this deal from a Japanese Restaurant. Looks like a Japanese restaurant which I’ve not tried before. So, I thought since I’ll be going Boulevard Hotel for a family stay vacation, why not I purchase the coupon to bring my family there for dinner.

The deal was:-

  • Weekdays: RM20 for RM40 cash voucher
  • Weekends: RM24 for RM40 cash voucher
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the AL-fresco dining section.

Nichinan Jidoriya is a non-halal Japanese restaurant. Offering an extensive menu and its reasonably priced!

I like this wooden partition filled with all kinds of Japanese cups. Very creative!

From left:-

Seseri (RM5)

Hotate Buta Maki (RM6)

Kappa Maki (RM6)

Soft Shell Crab Nama Harumaki (RM18)

Soft Shell Crab Nama Harumaki was very nice. Light, crunchy and fresh.

Sashimi Set – RM26

Besides a plate of sashimi, this set comes with rice, miso soup, salad, watermelon and a chanwanmushi. The chawanmushi was so smooth and slippery.

Buta Suki Set – RM18

Buta Suki Set serves in a boiling kimchi soup.

Curry Nabeyaki Udon to Mini Tori Karaage Don Set – RM20

Everything look so colorful!

My baby, already 11 months old now.

Christmas deco at Midvalley Megamall.

Despite dining with coupon, we were served like a regular customers. The good service and food made us wanting to re-visit once again. We enjoyed dining here :-)

Click here for the MENU

Nichinan Jidoriya

G(E) 010 & TL(E) 09/02,

Ground Floor Mid Valley Megamall,

Lingkaran Syed Putra Kuala Lumpur 59200 

Lunch @Simply d, NU Sentral

Simply d offers an array of Western & Asian infused Pastas,Salads,Sandwiches & more. I was told that Simply d is from The Delicious group. A few friends shared about this place. Made me wanna try it too. Currently there are only 3 outlets available in Klang Valley. Located at Avenue K, NU Sentral, The Curve. The outlet at NU Sentral would be very convenient if you are using the public transport. Because NU Sentral is linked to KL Sentral :-)

photo from pinterest

photo by my.locatedat.com

A simple and casual looking cafe. It was quite crowded on weekdays during lunch hour. Patrons are mostly white collar people.

photo by my.locatedat.com

Menu also simple.

My sis and I decided to go for this set. We both chose pasta inclusive of a drink. Top up another RM5 for an additional skewer. Choose between chicken or mushroom skewer.

Its self service here. You gotto place your order at the counter. Look what I got! Free ice cream! *showing my happy face to sis* You can claim your free ice cream on the same day or the next visit before the expiry date.

Sis chose Chili Chicken Pastamee using Angelhair pasta.

The chicken skewer was tasty & juicy.

Unfortunately the mushroom skewer was disappointing. Still quite raw leh… :-(

We had Iced Lemonade. Was quite bland. Instead of lemonade, I felt like it was a cuppa iced water with hint of lemon taste.

I had Sweet Basil & Cashew Nut Pesto with char grilled chicken. I chose linguine.

Love the vibrant color of the pesto coating the pasta. It was delicious.

Redeemed the ice cream after our meal. *check out flavor of the day from the counter* You can have a choice of ice cream in a cup or in a cone. I want cone!! I felt the taste of its soft ice cream more like a frozen yogurt. Probably because of its flavor. I like the Mango flavor. But not the white chocolate one.

wow…they also provide delivery which is good for sharing especially if there’s any occasions in offices.

Check out their website for further info:- www.simplyd.com.my

Simply d

(Opposite KL Sentral Arrival Hall)
Ground Floor – LOT G9
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Brickfields, 50470, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 2276 6607

Operation Hours: Daily 8am – 10pm

Happy Halloween @The Coffee Parlour, Seremban 2

What is Halloween?

Halloween is a secular holiday combining vestiges of traditional harvest festival celebrations with customs more peculiar to the occasion such as costume wearing, trick-or-treating, pranksterism, and decorative imagery based on the changing of the seasons, death, and the supernatural. It takes place on October 31.

Though it was regarded up until the last few decades of the 20th century as primarily a children’s holiday, in more recent years activities such as costume parties, themed decorations, and even trick-or-treating have grown increasingly popular with adults as well, making Halloween a celebration for all ages.

 

Did you participated in any Halloween party?

The Coffee Parlour at Seremban 2 has came up with the idea of introducing Halloween set meal in conjunction to Halloween day. The Halloween set meal was available from 25/10/2014 till 31/10/2014 for just RM18.80.

At The Coffee Parlour, they also serve aromatic coffee and cakes are made fresh.

This was the Halloween Set Meal. Eerie? Gross?

Earthworms topped with Brain Sauce

Its actually Spaghetti Bolognaise. Fingers are made of sausages. Nails are made of almond flakes. Eyes are made of hard boiled egg with olives.

The Witch’s Potion

Its actually F&N carbonated drinks with lychees+cherry.

Sweetened Graveyard

Its actually cookie crumbs+chocolate mousse

Lets eat dirt! Hahaha :-D :-D

It was a fun Halloween lunch! The menu was creative and the food was good. Although I felt the fingers (sausages) were quite ‘geli’ while eating it.

Wishing everyone Happy Halloween and have a nice weekend :-)

The Coffee Parlour

  • 230, Jalan S2 B10, Seksyen B, Uptown Avenue, 70300 Seremban
Tel: 06-601 5536

J.CO Donuts & Coffee @Palm Mall, Seremban

J.CO, the popular donut brand, originally from Indonesia has finally made its way to Seremban. The only J.CO outlet that you can find in Seremban is now located at Palm Mall. Are you also a donut lover?

“J.CO Donuts & Coffee is a lifestyle cafe retailer in Indonesia specializing in donuts, coffee and frozen yogurt.”

The ambiance, the environment is relaxing to have a drink or to gather with family & friends.

Spacious cafe with comfy seats. Do you spot a see through glass on this white wall? Its the production area behind this white wall. You could witness how’s the donuts are made there.

The Al Fresco dining area.

I need more J. Coffee in order to come up with more great ideas! :-D

HAHA! The quote on the wall is pretty true! :-D

J.CO merchandises

Do you like yogurt? How about a smooth frozen yogurt plus toppings (fruit)? And what matters most is…it is FAT FREE! ;-)

J.COOL yogurt served in 3 different sizes. Single, Couple & Sharing.

Assorted toppings to add on the yogurt.

Using coffee beans from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Indonesia, your freshly brewed drink is served here at J. Coffee section. The drinks come in 3 different sizes. (Uno, Due, Tre)

The weather was hot. I needed something cooling and comes along with my favorite caramel. :-D

A cuppa Iced Caramelelo. (Caramel Latte)

Hot J.Coccino (Cappuccino + Latte)

Those baby donuts above are called J.Pops. Sold in a box of 12.

The donuts are made fresh everyday.

I was told that there are 30 over flavors.

Spoil with choice. Can’t decide?

Sampling their signature donuts.  Glazzy & Alcapone. Glazzy, the original honey and sugar that melts in your mouth. Alcapone, name similar to American gangster Al Capone. This donut has a smooth texture flavors, with the original Belgian white chocolate topping and almond California.

Another best seller donut here, Cheezy Rich, filled with cream cheese and topped with shredded cheese that comes from New Zealand. Ohhh…so cheezy!

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The donuts are fresh, soft and fluffy. Moreover its not too sweet. Besides that, the donut goes pretty well with a cuppa hot coffee.

10678867_10152629608462740_4422673924125355537_nSo, what’s your favorite pick?

JCO Donuts & Coffee

Lot 32, UG Floor, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 70200 Seremban.

(Near the main entrance of the mall)

www.jcodonuts.com.my

The Opening Promo of J.CO Donuts & Coffee @Palm Mall

Hey….good news to all my Seremban readers & all my sweet tooth readers!!

J.CO Donuts & Coffee has finally arrived Seremban!

In conjunction to the opening day on 17 October 2014, J.CO is giving out offer of:-

  • A FREE glazzy donut
  • Discount up to RM3 for any beverage at any size
  • Buy J.COOL Sharing with the price of Single

Simply by just Liking J.CO Donuts Malaysia FB page and claim this voucher(as attached) at the outlet..limited to first 1000 customers only.

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Location:-

Lot 32, UG Floor, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 70200 Seremban.

(Near Nandos)