Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tajine Restaurant

We had a farewell party for an intern at Tanjine Restaurant. They serves Moroccon and Middle Eastern Food. It's located near Prince Court Hospital along the same road as Levain Restaurant.

Other similar restaurant usually serves 1KG rice but Tajine will give you the portion enough for a single person. They have set lunch and dinner and the price is competitive. The price range is RM13.90-RM16.90 inclusive drink.

I had Chicken Mandy which is really nice. The chicken is tender and it's grilled unliked other Chicken Mandy that I had. They usually cook the chiken with the rice but I don't think it applies here. Give it a try!

1st Floor,
114 Jalan Bukit Bintang Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2142 1214


PENSONIC Electric Oven AE-350N

I've always wanted to try baking but I'm too worried of the end result so I take the easy way by purchasing the finish product instead of making one. ;) I didn't know what type of oven or how it generally works so I google out the info and it seems that we can use electric oven to bake cake. Duh! :)

I'm torn between Elba and Pensonic 35 liter. I think 35 liter oven is just enough for me. I can bake cake and enough for 12 (above) and 12 (bottom) cupcake pan. I went along with Pensonic because it's slightly roomy than Elba.

Few attempts that I tried using the oven.

Baking Cake
Verdict: The cake rises nicely and it takes me 30 minutes to bake.

Baking Cupcake
Verdict: Wonderful cuppies in just 20 minutes

Without aluminium foil - Lovely and juicy meat. 160 degrees C for 7 minutes (medium well)
With aluminium foil - It looks like steemed, witheout the "charred" effect.

At the end of the day, I love my new besties, I hope she'll be there for me for many years to come! lol! :)

Purchase online at

Where to find Buttermilk in KL?

Most recipes that I found over the net is using Buttermilk as one of the main ingredient. I went to Bake with Yen Puchong and they didn't have it at their store. Being new to baking world, I was disapointed.

Luckily, I dropped by at Tesco Puchong and here they are standing just besides cartons of milk waiting for me to pick up! I'm so happy with it!

The next day, I wanted to find a baking pan for the leftovers cupcake batter. We found another shop, Edible Food Sdn Bhd located at Sri Petaling. It's so near to my place. Which to my surprise, they also have Buttermilk in their fridge!

If the places that I mentioned is far from your place, you can make your own Buttermilk subsitute.

All you need is Milk (just under 1 cup) and 1 Tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.

1. Pour white vinegar or lemon juice into a measuring cup
2. Add enough milk to make 1 cup line
3. Leave it for 5 minutes. Use as much as your recipe calls for.

Tried this before and it works wonders! :)

Paul's Buttermilk

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bosphorus Fine Turkish Cuisine Pavilion

Verdict: I'm disappointed with the portion. Usually you'll be getting a huge portion from any other Arab's restaurant. Here, you can expect small serving of rice, looks like chicken rice to me. The rice is not as tasty as other Arab's restaurant, it's simple and not as flavorful. I have to admit, I have little knowledge of Turkish food but for the price that you pay, it's not worth it - at least to me.

My hubby had Hunker Begendi - Sultan's favorite (RM68.80). As for myself, Kuzu Sis Kebab - Lamb Shish Kebab (RM50.80) and Mango Tango Smoothies. I forgot what my hubby gets for his drink. The lamb was nicely seasoned and my hubby loved the taste of his dish. We also had Pide Bread, complimentary by the restaurant. Overall we paid RM161.00. It's for our 3rd anniversary. :) I guess that's the price that you have to pay for fine dining. :)

I have to say good customer service and nice ambiance. I'm just disappointed by the portion which does not go hand in hand with the price. I'd give 3/5.

Website: Bosphorus Pavilion

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Skin Foundation SPF 15 vs Illumunating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF 12

I am torn between the two. It doesn't come cheap here in Malaysia. I want something that compliments the skin - something that is natural. I've tried the Illuminating Compact Powder and I loved the effect on my skin. It gives a healthy glows to my face. Easy to apply is a plus for a working mother of two. It stays on pretty long but no more than 5 hours. The MUA gave a light coverage which is commendable that it stays for 5 hours. However, it does look made-up a little bit. I think I have to try it again. :)

As for the skin foundation, I saw a lot of reviews via youtube and they've nothing to say except they absolutely loved it! I saw (youtube) how easy it was to apply and how it gives a soft finish to the face. They keep on repeating that it's water-based that makes it even better. Hurmm.. it makes me want to have it even more.. One of the review said that by adding the losse powder, it gives the glow effect to the skin. Which will add more investment to it.

I'm going to get a second look on the products today and I'll buy it tomorrow. I've got a big day tomorrow. I want to look absolutely good. It's my 3rd anniversary! Yay! :)

Skin Foundation SPF 15

Illumunating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF 12

Update: Finally, I bought Skin Foundation SPF 15 + Sheer Finish Pressed Powder. The Skin Foundation is light to medium coverage. For everyday use, I apply by hands to get the light coverage. It's easy! As for more coverage, you can use the brush which covers the skin evenly. It feels light on the skin, doesn't feel like you apply foundation on your face. Adding the powder gives your face a healthy glow. I am very satisfied with the product and using it daily.

DuoDerm heals wound best!

After I delivered my son, I had episiotomy (normal delivery) and suffered pain whereby the stitches were broken. I couldn't sit, lay down, stand for too long or not even gave my son a bath. I thought it was normal after delivery. He's my first born afterall.

My hubby rushed me to nearby Hospital Pantai Ipoh. It was Sunday noon and they had to call up a doctor for me. The doctor (Dr Anjalai Pathmalingam) was nice and attentive. She prescribed me with DuoDerm hydroactive gel which works wonders for me. It acts as a filler and I was better in no time! I was in full recovery after 2 weeks of using it. If I were to deliver in Ipoh, I would definitely have her as my gynae.

This wonderful tube can be found in nearby pharmacy for RM19.00.
It's handy to have it around the house!

*My MIL is diebetic and uses it to heal a wound at her ankle. :)

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Revlon Sandalwood Beige Lipstick

I've searched high and low for the Revlon Sandalwood Beige lipstick. I've always wanted to try on nude lips but to find for a perfect color for me is hard as I have a dark skin tone. Seeing the ads is refreshing, knowing that I could go for the look. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it anywhere; Mid Valley, KLCC etc.

If you're looking for the color, you can find it at Guardian IOI Mall and Guardian Endah Parade. They have a few left on the shelves. :) According to Revlon sales person, the color has been discontinued last year but now they're going to resume the production. It's going to take time to get here though.

It glides on your lips evenly and it moisturized your lips. I love it to bits! The color is however a little bit orange-y to me. I have to powdered my lips, apply the lipstick and dab with tissue to get the perfect color for me.

The price is RM33 (regular) but Guardian is having sale right now and you can get it for RM19.98! It's a steal!

Revlon Sandalwood Beige.