September 7, 2017

Althea Petal Velvet Powder Debut & Review




 Hola! My make-up avid readers! I am so excited to share a new product from a Korea online beauty shop, Althea to you! This is the first in-house cosmetic by Althea and I am so honor to be chosen to review on it!

I mean, I could swear by its quality as I constantly purchase from Althea for their quality assurance, straight away from Korea with the lowest competitive price which explains why am I so excited!




I am so delight to receive the parcel in a packaging like this when it is just a product. I love that they have put in so much effort to send it to us! 

 Noted that the packaging of the products itself appear in pink colour, with a logo of Althea of it.


 Althea Petal Velvet Powder is a loose powder to minimise the appearance of pores and control sebum. Making your makeup stay intact for long hours.

Featuring here the cute thick fluffy puff. It optimise our experience of applying it. 



You can see from the bottom the light/fluffy and microfine texture of the powder. Not only that, it smells like  pleasing althea scent. 


What are the main ingredients in Althea Petal Velvet Powder? 



1. Althea 
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Revitalise the skin with natural goodness from Korea. 

Althea flower seed extract is full of antioxidants that protect the skin's barrier from dehydration and rejuvenate the skin for the subtle brighter complexion. 




2. Green Tea 

Sebum Control

Seed oil carefully extracted flushed with Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 and Catechin that is able to control sebum secretion. Set your make up longer. 





3. Mandarin orange
Rich in Vitamin C that brighten up your skin tones, giving you a radiant complexion

Enriched with Vitamin C, mandarin orange peel oil brighten dullness and prevents dehyration by balancing the skin moistures level.




 Applying Althea Velvet Powder in progress.




Tadaa.. the silky smooth finish like baby's butt. Oops, true comparison lo.


Buy it exclusively in Althea 

Price: Rm 16

Weight: 3g



How to use: 
Apply it as a makeup setting. Right after doing makeup. 

Texture: 
Micro-fine and airy powder in translucent white. 

Extremely fine micro particles that give a smooth satin finished like baby skin. 


Verdict: 
It gives a smooth velvety touch right immediately after application. The biggest difference is it turns my sticky face (result of applying moisturizer, essence prior makeup) to matte porcelain smooth. It lasts around 3 hours before becoming sticky again. Recommended to touch up every 3 hours for oily skin type. 


Advice: 
As much as I love the porcelain smooth skin (imagine baby skin, or your butt's skin, LOL), don't be so greedy and slathe a thick layer of it, because it distribute evenly due to it's micro-fine powder particle. Your face will not looking radiant, but rather thick with foundation, brighten up your skin complexion especially under ordinary indoor light. Touch up is more appropriate in this case. 


Extra love to this Althea own house production for their pleasant althea's scent that is so pleasing to use. 


Althea

Visit their facebook page. Their banner page is an animated video about Althea Petal Velvet Powder that is so attractive to watch! 


August 30, 2017

Food Review: Kota Damansara【Ru Di Fook 如狄福】Of Chinese street food with creative local infusion



Ru Di Fook @ Kota Damansara  itself is smart innovation of local food with a contemporary touch. Not only that, every food itself vow you a great gastronomy journey. For the reason the bossess here embrace on the value "能吃的是福” it's a blessing to eat.



Before we venture into the delectable list of food here. The interior of the restaurant is insta-worthy and of  simplistic vintage touch.  You can choose to eat under natural light or a normal seat.






And meanwhile , I was impressed with the intricate arrangement of their cutleries. Each of the seat comes with an empty class, that lid of soy sauce. Not only that all the condiments like soy sauce,.....are carefully arranged in their containers. 




We started by trying their flower tea. I love how special it taste. The bosses served us Laici Chinese Tea, Mint Tea and a chinese tea. I love both Laici for it's subtle sweet and  and Mint tea for it's refreshingness. 




Kung Fu Mushroom Rm 10.80 

Fried Shimeji , Oyster Mushroom pair with Aioli (the  Meditterean sauce from Olive and garlic) 





Fuyu Caesar Salad 福裕沙拉  RM13.80

Fu Yu dressing, Xiao Bai Cai, Fresh cucumber, Laici and cracker.



Umeshu Plum Tomato RM 8.80

Tomato soaked in Plum Brandy. You will love how it has been specially cured and taste wondeful! A sensation that is so pleasant you enjoy having them. 






Yakitori  (Skewered Delicacies)


Yakitori series is the latest addition into their full fledge of savoury. Now you have more to savour of yum cha session with friends! It is available for dinner from 6pm onwards. 
Bacon Pineapple, leek & Cherry tomato Yakitori 培根卷三色  RM5.50



Roasted bacon wrapping on three different greens to brighten up your dull day. 


Erringi Mushroom Yakitori 杏鲍菇  RM6.00




Cherry Tomato Yakitori 小番茄  RM4.00

The cherry tomato has been cured before send roasted. Both the plu


Cheese Onion & Nori Salt Yakitori  乳酪大黄葱+海苔粉  RM5.00





Okra & Ikan Bilis Aioli Yakitori 羊角豆+江鱼仔辣酱  RM5.00




Egglant, sesame Tomato & Garlice Crumble 烤茄子佐芝麻番茄酱  RM5.50




Chicken Wing & Gula melaka Soy Yakitori 椰糖酱油鸡翅串  RM6.00






Chicken & Lemongrass Coriander Yakitori 香茅香菜鸡肉串  RM7.50





Pork & Peanut sauce Yakitori 沙爹猪肉串  RM8.50
Curry Cauliflower & Cheese Sauce RM 7.00





Ru Di Fook's signature


Small Bowls 小碗 | Dry
Yat Hao Fook Sai Sai Yong 
一口福细细蓉  RM3.80

5 full spoons of al-dente springy noodle with 1 dumpling pair with clear soup. 

The concept of serving the little amount resemble the thai Boat Noodle. I personally feel like it is so worthy and you cant miss it! For it's noodle is homemade by a Local Sifu using Duck Egg beaten to the firm and extra-ordinary al-dente texture. 


Initially, I imagine it is only a Full Spoon portion of noodle when it is said to resemble boat noodle. Nope, as much as it is the mini version of it, the noodle can last me 5-6 spoons before it is emptied. 

Dumpling prawn filling, dried scallop smashed into lump to invite the smooth texture of chewing it. It is not the ordinary wantan dumpling that you find outside with only minced pork inside. 



Small Bowls 小碗 | Soup
Yat Hao Fook Sai Sai Yong 
一口福细细蓉  RM3.80

Both the noodle here is a great hit here you cannot not trying. The soup here is more saltier than the dry wantan mee. If you prefer to eat something lighter the first one suit your taste bud. Unlike the normal clear soup in wan tan mee, the soup is here is carefully boiled with dry scallops and No MSG. You wont can immediately differentiate the pleaseant sweet taste from the soup. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 




Satay Rojak 沙爹咯喏  RM17.80

When China meets Malaysian. The satay chicken and satay dressing has wowed you. and the combination of the Malaysian rojak and a ramen egg. 




Soft Shell Crab Laksa 软壳蟹  RM27.80

Thick consistency of the gravy inspired by Japanese curry Rice but taste like Malaysian laksa with the spiciness removed. The flavourful gravy complement the dishes as well as the crab. 




Duck confit Mee 油封鸭  RM20.80

The Chinese Herbal Soup comes with 3 dumpling. The soup itself is of great taste. And the confit is carefully fried and seasoned. Once you try it, then you will love it ! 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 





Hearty and large portion of the staple food! It's a place which I guess conversative Chinese Old Folks would love!



Ru Di Fook's Dessert & Drinks


Milo Pie 美禄派香草雪糕  RM20.80
(Note: The portion seen is the food tasting purpose, the standard portion is half of this.)

The mixture milo and Hup Peng Biscuit crumb to nostalgic your childhood memory with Vanilla ice-cream. 




Lucky 909 好运龟苓膏  RM12.80

A layered of Gui Ling Gao  with osmanthus honey jelly & goji berries. Look nice and taste nice. The combination of diffrent hard and soft texture make it enjoyable to chew. 





Tim Mak mak 甜蜜蜜  RM12.80 \ Deconstructed Fu Juk Yi Mai

This is so awesome! A wonderful creation. It taste much better with half of the ramen egg ,Gingko Barley, Beancurd sheet, Bean curd pair with the syrup to adjust your preferred liking. 



‘Loh Han Guo’ cocktail  Rm 18.80

Loh han guo, sake, orange bitters and lemon. It tastes so smooth while drinking with the citrus taste. If you like to drink cocktail, this is the special one you should try. 

Pour the amount of sake you preferred. 

And after you mix everything together . 



Citrus Black RM 15.80

Orange, Honey Thyme Ice, Espresso and Soda. 




The very wonderful latte ordered by others.

So pretty to resist! 




RATING

Price: 6/10
The price is worth it. Consider the generous portion with the use of great ingredients.


Quality: 9.5/10
The food holds true to its own purpose. Other than being fulfilling in portion. The chef use really great & fresh ingredients (like duck egg noodle, duck confit, dumpling, laksa which is so different than the common one, elevated and taste better, ), and skillfully prepare it. It's the use of great ingredients and great cooking skills.

In terms of presentation skill, it is just as impressive as its taste. couple with the comfortable environment, it truly a top-notch experience.

Environment:  7.5/10
The environment vow to bring us back into our parent's nostalgic era with a comtemporary touch, Natural light, and comfortable seat. Not giving full rating because of the parking facility in the area , just like any busy area, taking around 5 mins to find a parking during peak hour.









Address: 
 2, Jalan PJU5/4 , Dataran Sunway , Kota Damansara , 47810 Petaling Jaya , Selangor.

Contact : 03-7496 7103


Business Hours
Sunday -  12pm - 10pm
Tues- Sat - 12pm - 11pm

Closed on Mondays
















August 3, 2017

Food: Pâtissez serving Giant Freak Shake

I was browsing through Fave to look for something nice to savour. I mean looking for something nice to celebrate bf's birthday. And I came across this voucher. Looking into their photos, I am engrossed. Okay la, look so nice, should taste nice also. So I bought the voucher for Rm 19.90 which entitled one big freak shake and one 1 baby shake.  


There are 5 flavours available
Mint Condition
Pretzella
Thai Tea Freak
Caf Friend (espresso shake with caramel)
Muddy Pat (chocolate shake)

among them, Muddy Pat and Pretzella are the most popular one. 

The freak shake is actually a normal flavour shake but creatively curated by slathering with several different toppings. It varies from flavour to flavour. 5 flavours available thus far and we chose Muddy Pat 2.0 for the Freak shake and Thai Tea Shake to be the baby shake.


Muddy Pat 2.0 RM 19.90 
July 30, 2017

Food Review: Pak John Steamboat & BBQ @e curve

Talking about steamboat & bbq. When my Malay colleagues read my blog (previous Korean BBQ buffet posts), they would reply by asking "

wow , where is this? I would like to go."

"Too bad, it's not a halal restaurant" 

But now...This restaurant, Pak John Steamboat & BBQ in e@curve serving halal meal with high quality meat that everyone can drop by! 


Thank you to Mamasan, Tammy from The Butterfly Project Malaysia for having this Butterflies bonding time over steamboat and BBQ. The food other than being VARIETY, they were of the fresh (meat slides) and a quality one!