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Restoran Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga

Lil whatsapp the tamchiak groupie and fast forward we're at Kari Kepala Ikan Tiga in Puchong on a Sunday evening. Trying to be old fashion Chinese, we set the dinner date for 630p.m. Reality is Lil did advise us to be there early to avoid the crowd the peak hour crowd that arrived shortly after us.

Miraku @ Paradigm Mall

I have to start by saying that I am quite smitten with Miraku Japanese Restaurant Sunday buffet spread. I am generally not much of a buffet person but this one is interesting in its own way as the dishes being served are all Japanese dishes! Take your pick of sushi, sashimi, appetisers, hot dishes and even dessert they are all Japanese! 

Neubodi

Girls! Are you wearing the right bra? OK guys, you do not have to stop reading this post. Its applicable because:
(1) you can read for general knowledge
(2) you can read and share with the women in your life - think sisters, girlfriends, wife, mother etc...

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral opens!

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral has opened its doors. Nestled in the middle of  Kuala Lumpur business and travel hub, this new hotel is set to attract savvy leisure and business travellers.

Redefining the traditional hotel scene, guests will be treated to a fun and urban-influenced designed stay. Each of the 482 room feature loft-like decor with soaring eleven-foot ceilings, Aloft’s signature platform beds, oversized showerheads, Bliss Spa products, free wireless internet and 42’’ flat-screen LCD TV.

Incorporating industrial design elements throughout the hotel, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral offers vibrant public spaces where guests can mix and mingle, read the paper, work on laptops, play a game of pool, or grab a drink with friends. 

The signature w xyz bar, morphs from a relaxed hangout by day to an electric destination bar by night. It serves a range of creative cocktails and hosts regular indie acts by night for locals and hotel guests alike. The Polynesian themed rooftop MAI bar with panoramic views of the metropolis is set to reinvent the Kuala Lumpur social scene. 

The hotel also features a large 8,396 square feet ballroom; and six tactic Meeting Rooms with 3,968 square feet of space, state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, LED TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Dining options include re:fuel by Aloft(SM), a one-stop, 24-hour grab & go food and beverage area, offering sweet, savory and healthy food, snacks and beverages and Nook, an all-day dining venue that puts a sassy twist on local culinary favorites. For recreation, the hotel offers re:charge, the 24/7 fitness center and splash, the rooftop infinity swimming pool.

To celebrate its opening, Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral has unveiled special opening rates, starting at MYR328+ per night for a Loft room. This special promotional rate includes an Aloft welcome gift and a complimentary cocktail, to be enjoyed at either the w xyz or MAI bar. 

Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral
1800 80 6575



I can't help but to share another pic of the cute lions:D
Signature platform bed. All Aloft rooms are smoke-free.
You have to love the funny illustrations!
Colourful art pieces don the hotel walkways
A brilliant view of KL. You'll love the scene at night when you chill at Mai Bar (and I hear a Cigar room is in the making too!) 
Infinity pool and pink decks at Splash!
Let's have a game of pool at w xyz
w xyz is a relaxing chillax zone by day and an electrifying bar at night
Retro! 
A fun and cute coaster from Nook - Aloft's all day dining restaurant


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The Mexican Fiesta @ InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Mexico has long been recognised for its natural beauty and traditions that reflect centuries of history and cultural legacy. To add even more accolades, in 2010, the UNESCO committee for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed Mexican Cuisine on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Do watch the following short and very entertaining documentary about Mexican cuisine.

Mexican cuisine is colourful, intense, spicy and exciting. The staples are corn and beans but those are not the least boring when you take into consideration the many spices that goes into making of each Mexican dish. Be prepared for a whole experience of sweet, salty, spicy and colours! We had a sneak peek at the Mexican Fiesta that's coming to InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. It was an eye opener to sit through the cooking demonstration by Paula Estefania Gallegos Galeana who taught us how to make the perfect Quesadilla.
Madam Lourdes Sosa Marquez from the Embassy of Mexico sharing interesting bits about Mexico.
Paula Estefania Gallegos Galeana demonstrates how simple it is to make Quesadilla
Just flour and water to make tortillas
And the filling is basically up to you though I loved it best with cheese and some meat.
Or simply with some roasted tomato salsa!
Simple and yummy...I will follow up with the recipe some time in April:D

A cold margarita is a perfect accompaniment for all those chats and tortilla chips. At hand was mixologist Conor Hadlington who whipped out some amazing margaritas while we chatted and munched. 
No worries...there is plenty to go around!
Addictive and yummy! I love the tangy salsa and prefer guacamole only during the day. Do you know why? Hehehe

The Mexican Fiesta is a collaboration between KLM and the Embassy of Mexico in Malaysia. To give  us an authentic experience, two extraordinary Mexican Chefs Tania Gonzalez and Salvador Vasquez will be specially flown in from Presidente InterContinental Mexico to cook up an authentic Mexican Feast then.  The menus will focus on staying true to the characteristics Mexican cuisine. Among the dishes on the menu:
Appetizers on the menu include:

• Ensalada de Nopales - Cactus Salad
• Guacamole con Totopos - Avocado Dip with Tortilla Chips
• Salpicon de res a La Mexicana - Strips of Meat Mexican style
• Ensalada de Calabaza con Frijoles y Cilantro - Zucchini and Bean Salad with Cilantro

Main dishes on the menu include:
• Arroz a La Mexicana - Mexican Rice
• Albondigas con salsa de Tomate - Meatballs with a Mild Chilli Sauce
• Camarones al Pasilla y Guayaba - Shrimps in a Chilli Guava sauce
• Barbacoa de Cordero de Hidalgo – Barbequed Lamb served in Hidalgo style
• Quesadillas y Tortillas Calientes - Corn tortillas and tortillas with different fillings

Desserts on the menu include:
• Flan al Caramelo - Crème Caramel
• Churros – Deep Fried Pasty Sticks
• Arroz con Leche - Rice Pudding

Remember to block your calendar to experience this exciting mexican Fiesta. Priced at RM82++ per person for Mexican Fiesta Lunch and RM98++ per person for Mexican Fiesta Dinner, this promotion happens from the 1st to 15th April 2013.
Serena Brasserie
Ground Floor
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.
T: +603 2782 6228
foodandbeverage@intercontinental-kl.com.my


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St Patrick's Pub Crawl

Month of March is March more fun for Guinness lovers as we celebrated St Patrick's recently with some 5,000 Guinness lovers in in the pub crawl at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Had lots of fun...and I'll let the photos speak. Of course there are more pics in my Facebook album...so hop over to view them all.

Balloons! Lots of them awaited us at Sri Hartamas where we boarded our Guinness Bus.
Get the festive mood yet?
The happy welcome committee while we waited for our coach to arrive.
Group shot before we boarded the 3 buses.
Safety talk on board our coaches. Yes its drink sensibly and this wonderful app is available for you to download intoWith this app, you can keep track of your alcohol consumption, hail a taxi etc.
Visit http://www.drinksensibly.com.my/ for more information.
Drink sensibly blimp visible as a reminder to all the partygoers.
Angels walked around to remind the flks to drink sensibly. Water was being handed out to hydrate the partygoers. Remember its one pint of water for one pint of Guinness that you consume.
Its a carnival like atmosphere along Changkat Bukit Bintang with Stilt Walkers, Mime Artists, Jugglers, Irish Dancers, Drumliners, Guinness Bikers, St Paddy’s Caddies and beautifully made-up black and green denizens.
The street is green!
Sujen and his pal came down all the way from Penang to join the Pub Crawl. They were one of the lucky winners from the Pub Crawl contest held on www.facebook.com/guinnessmalaysia.
My passport...that I had to get stamps from some simple and fun activities...to win an iPad Mini or a crate of Guinness!.
Pour a perfect pint and I get a stamp for my passport.
Hehehe...a picture with my teacher who gave me a reminder crash course on how to pour a perfect pint.
A picture with the green man earns you one stamp too! Now how difficult is it to earn 6 stamps to qualify for the draw? Easyyyyyy!
And that's why some lucky bloke (coincidentally my hubster) won the lucky draw of an iPad Mini. So much for declining to join me in the pub crawl. He joined and he won himself an early Birthday pressie!
Henry @ Clevermunkey was the other lucky bloke.
Lucky draw goes on for the many crates of Guinness...
Andrew was one of the lucky ones...
Dance away...
Quench your thirst with more Guinness:D
In between the crawl, you spot a friend and you snap pictures! Here with Suanie my fellow Johorean.
Hey... its Cindy my motorsports kakis buddy
More pics with fellow bloggers Yvonne, Simon and Henry
And you snap pictures of people having fun too! Here's Sha Lyn from Penang.
And you snap one of yourself with the host. Serena was busy elsewhere. So here's Jeremy, Daryl B and Prem. BTW, spot my nephew in this photo:P
I spot KL Tower from El Rincon in Changkat Bukit Bintang.
And all that merry making makes some of us hungry so we grab some Guinness inspired noms like Yvonne!

Certainly its not too late to continue with St Patrick's celebrations that goes on the entire month of March. Happening till the end of March is the specially designed GUINNESS® St Paddy’s Pillows that comes free with every 6 half pint or 4 full pint or a bucket of GUINNESS® Stout purchased. For more information, hop over to www.facebook.com/guinnessmalaysia.

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And if you wanna have some Guinness fun in your home, here's an easy peasy Recipe for Guinness infused Chocolate Cupcake:D
Ingredients for cupcake
• 300g flour
• 60g cocoa powder
• 180g castor sugar
• ¾ teasp baking powder
• 90g butter
• ½ teaspoon vanilla essence
• 2 eggs
• 120ml  Guinness

Ingredients for Butter icing
• 180g butter
• 360g icing sugar

Method
1. Preheat oven at 170 C.
2. Cream butter and sugar.
3. Combine all the dry ingredients; add egg, Guinness and vanilla slowly until the mix comes together.
4. Place into 12 cupcake papers and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
5. Beat the butter and icing sugar till soft and creamy. You can add some colouring if you desire. When cupcakes are cold pipe the butter icing on and serve:D