Saturday, December 10, 2016

Food Foundry, Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya

Food Foundry, PJ | Another two-years-ago-pictures, found while sorting out some folder in my laptop. At that time Food Foundry was really famous for their foods and cakes. Simple and clean decorations with comfy seating and ambiance, made it one of the IT cafe.

After finishing our class, and Aimi had to get a new GoPro accessories replacements at PJ, we decided to head down to Food Foundry for lunch. It is said that the building was once a location for mafia and gangster and their girlfriends whether it is true or not, I may never know.

Smoked Salmon Salad

Aglio Olio

Beef Burger and Lasagna


Smoked Salmon Carbonara
Some of the menu we ordered were pastas, salad and burgers, soups and lasagna. Sorry, I forgot about the pricing. I might just come back soon, if I can just avoid the heavy traffic. Owy yaa, I've seen in their Instagram, they have made a few renovations.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

First experience of Make-up

Quite exaggerate huh the title? It's not that I've never had make-up on my face. I usually only use eyeliner, lipbalm/lipgloss, and bb cream. Knowing that my cousins love to doll up with make-up, I asked them to teach me a thing or two about the almost-proper way to make-up.

First thing first, you need to make sure your face is clean and also your hands. Then prep your face with moisturizer so that the make-up will glide smoothly on your skin. For moisturizer here, I used Body Shop's orange vitamin C moisturizer I think.

Concelear is used to cover uneven skin, dark spots, acne and all other misfits on your face. Then move on to foundation, as we all know the best foundation will be from NARS. As all of the make-up essentials is my cousins', so I'll just go with it. Foundation used - Body shop too.

I learnt about contouring, shading and highlighting cheek bone, nose and face. Blend and blend and blend. Cover it all up with compact powder or loose powder then add on the blush and a little shimmering for a dewy glow.

Now it's time for properly draw the brows and put on some eyeliner and mascara. Not forgetting the lip part. Lastly is a prep setting spray from ELF cosmetics.

There were a lot of brushes that made me confuse on which to use on what products and the purpose. Haha. Thanks Eka Muslihah and Hanani for the lesson on Make-up 101.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Twenty & Co, Seksyen 14, Shah Alam

Twenty & Co | Be warned that these pictures are about 2 years back, and I look a little slimmer than now. Haha. I was transferring pictures from my phone to my laptop that I stumbled on Twenty & Co folders. I think at that time, I was saving it for a quick review post on it, but then again, it took me 2 years to write about it. Haha.

It was during my degree years, me and Aimi was about to have some lunch if I'm not mistaken and she wanted to meet her at-that-time boyfriend,  so looking from the outside, the building can be seen from a far.

Twenty & Co choose to have black and gold to represent the cafe and it may seems professionalism and classy. At first glance, I like it. There are three seating area - outside, indoor and above 1st floor. Thought of having an outdoor feeling, we sat on the parquet outside, but later change our mind as the weather change to slightly hot.

Browsing towards their desserts display brought to you by ScrumptiousSugar at that time (am not sure is they still the vendors over there), we choose to have a slice of victoria sandwhich cake and berry pavlova. Both desserts was okay and accompanied by their 'okay' coffee.

I have never been there back ever since. No, not that I don't like it. I may find the pricing is just outside my pay grade. But do feel free to drop by and maybe let me know what you think about Twenty & Co, and maybe if you can convince me enough, I might just come back :)

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Baking Class with Baking Project

There's always something inside me that urge to make flower buttercream. To be exact the Korean Flower Buttercream. As they look so beautiful on cakes and cupcakes. Three years back I have never thought of giving flower buttercream a chance. When people ask me whether I have these kind of decoration or not, I would just say, "Sorry, I haven't learnt yet".

But now, I am surely regret of not learning it earlier. So, I collect all the courage inside me and push away my laziness, I scrolled on the Instagram for #flowerbuttercreamclass and found one profile of Kak Yasmin from Baking Project.

With a handfull amount of RM400 per class (there goes my monthly spend) I managed to learn a few flowers like roses, chrysanthemum, leaves, fillers, and daisy. I even learnt how to make ombre colours for side of the cake.

So, currently I am still learning on perfecting my flowers and my buttercream, as there are three types of buttercream used to make flower - Swiss Meringue Buttercream, Italian Meringue Buttercream and American Buttercream. For orders you may contact me at Instagram @bakesbyab :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Baking Class with Gula Cakery

Baking Class with Gula Cakery | This is my first ever class for baking. For the past three years, all that I've known was all learnt from my mum, YouTube and the internet. Thus last august, when I saw a post on Gula Cakery's Instagram having a baking class of Raspberry Pistachio cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter cake and Congo Bars, with a dash of flash, I grab my phone and text for details. The main reason of joining this class was, I really wanted to eat and taste the Raspberry Pistachio Cake.

Some people might just say, "Why don't you just buy a slice?" and I might just answered with, "Why buy when you can make?" and enjoy every single slice of it. Haha. The class is located at the ground floor of the cafe in Kota Kemuning. It is very easy to find, you can just waze it.

A clean and bright, not to mention cold to, is where the class was handled. Nanie is our Gula Guru, a teacher, for the class. She had opened Gula Cakery for one year already, and it make me think, I might just have my own kitchen soon. Insyallah.

The class started at 8.30 in the morning and lasted till around three in the afternoon. We started with the Raspberry Pistachio cake. I think by far, this recipe is the most expensive cake judge by the ingredients given - Pistachio and Fresh Raspberries. The recipe and method was really not that complicated, but for my business, I in need for some minor alterations to cater for my market.

Next, we move on the easiest recipe of all - Congo Bars. I can hear the bongo banging. Haha. Whatever. All it takes was merely 15 minutes to combine all the ingredients and pour on the cake pan and bake. Taraa like magic trick. Poof!

Lastly, its the Chocolate Peanut Butter cake. Its a lil bit similar to my chocolate cake where Nanie added some coffee into it to given some enhance flavour in the chocolate cake. I did learn on how to make the chocolate drip though. Been trying over and over and still couldn't get the right consistency of dripping it. Alhamdulillah, now I know.

After all the cakes is finished being frosted, all of us, 8 participants, were brought upstairs for a complimentary lunch served by Gula Cakery. We had Nasi Kerabu for lunch and IT WAS DELICIOUS! IT TASTE ALMOST THE SAME AS YATI AYAM PERCIK IN KELANTAN!

Ehem, you might just think, why do I need to scream or capslock it, let me explain here. When I was having my intership during my degree years, I managed to follow a trip to Kelantan and one of the places that I went was Yati Ayam Percik and trust me the chicken was so damn good ! So if you want to taste a littl ebit of the Kelantanese food, come by to Gula Cakery for lunch. I think Nasi Kerabu is on Tuesday.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Off Ikea, The Owls Cafe and Fantastic Beasts

Hello everybody, wah wah it turns out I do have some readers reading my blog. Eherher. Ingatkan selalu tulis-tulis ni syok sendiri je. Haha. But nevermind. Thanks anywayy :)

So today, which is Sunday, I decided to go to Ikea to look for this one particular trolley called Rostikog (I think). Original planning of going to Ikea was with Cik Atul but last minute had to cancel due to work. Sedih kita. So backup plan is with Mr K.

Ikea Cheras was our decision instead of Damansara as it can be quite overwhelming over there. Nak nak plak weekend kan. Once reached there, sepantas mungkin kaki melangkah menyusuri selok belok Ikea untuk ke bahagian Kitchen yakni dapur.

I caught my eyes on the trolley and it stated "Rack 31, Section 19", wahh sama tempat tinggal. Haha. Drag Mr K all the way to the self-pickup aisle just to grab my hands on the BLUE trolley and sadly, the BLUE was sold out T_T and Mr K persuade me to have the brown one instead. And just incase you're wondering why I capslock the BLUE word, its because I really wanted the BLUE one. Drama much?

After paying out, initially we decided that we're going to have Kepci for late lunch but the smells of Ikea's meatballs made us change our minds. Well, it changed Mr K's first. Senang bawak makan ni. Haha.

You know when you have new shoes/sandals, there this rules where you have to bite the shoes/sandals first or THEY will bite you? Well this is basically what happened to me. Fyi, I DID bite these sandals when I first bought them, and today, they BIT me.

Painfull. I asked Mr K if I can borrow his slippers when we go for movies later that day. Imagine a size 6 like me wearing a size 10 slippers. All he can say was "Donald Duck".

Fantastic Beast was a really good movie though the main actor looked a lil bit nerdy and awkward. Really loving the storyline and all the fantastic beast like Dougal and the Buckbeak look-a-like. When they used words like "Alohamora", "Albus Dumbledore", "Muggle" really brings back memories of the 7-parts of Harry Potter. Ill give 4 out of 5 stars.

I'm really not a fan of coming home early so I asked Mr K of we could go somewhere for a cup or a bite of something. Then I remember this one cafe related to owls. Thus we head to The Owls Cafe at Bukit Jalil. We reached around 5 and they closed at 7pm.

Heard that they are famous for their waffles. So we choose Rebecca for our first bite. Fluffy flower-shaped waffles served with Earl Grey ice-cream (which Mr K was not really into it. Hehe. More for meee) and strawberries, blueberries and bananas accompanied with shredded coconut and almond flakes. The deco was alright, very clean and bright. Might just be coming again. So that's how my day went. How bout yours?

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

When you just don't know what to eat

It was a mistake coming to Midvalley at this day as I forgot that Malaysians have already on holiday today because tomorrow is our 59th Independence Day. Looking for parking took me half an hour and a mouthful of cursing. Haha.

Well if its not for meeting Cik Atul, I wouldn't be here. I'm going for a quick holiday with some friends and intended to borrow her babycam (what I call Gopro/SjCam/Xiomi). Cathcing up sesh lasted about 10 mins till her boss called her back for work.

Owh btw, starting in Friday there will be a wedding convention at Midvalley Exhibition Centre and do look out for 9Kedondong booth ya !

Okay back to the 'when u just dont know what to eat' moment - I bet all of us have felt this and my mind was wondering on all the food junction/restaurants/kiosk in Midvalley and decided to go to their foodcourt and ate Rice with Dried Chilli Chicken. After done eating, then I've realised like there was Auntie Anne's, McDonalds, Mickey's Pizza, some mexican foods, and much more. Haha. When you just that hungry and you can't think 😝

Sunday, June 12, 2016

My Trip to Perlis (Day Two)

On our second day at Perlis, woke up a little late as our journey may start late as stated the night before. Had a wonderful kampung style breakfast which was Nasi Lemak but due to the lateness, there's only left rice and sambal. I sigh but then again, it was enough for me.


Our first stop was Pasar Nat. A long stretch of market by the roadside and also in the forest. Yup, you read it right. The stretch might be around 2 to 3km if I'm not mistaken. Ranging from clothes to fruits, small plants to IKEA products, and also vintage products and freshly ground coffee.

The name Pasar Nat comes from the word 'Penat' which means tired, as it is a long stretch and in a forest, people can easily be tired. I was amazed only by the coffee and the vintage stuffs. Bought some coffee home but until now, daddy didn't taste it yet. I guess, Kampung's coffee is not really for anyone above 50. Haha. I bet my late grandpa might loved it.

Done here, we head to all time (other people, not me) favourite spot - The Zon Duty Free. I've been here twice already and couldn't seem to find what is all the fuss about, except for those chocolate freaks I guess. I bought one and only one - Ritter Sports chocolate. Cik Atul bought her favourite munchin' M&Ms.

Just beside The Zon is where Arked Niaga Padang Besar situated. This is similar to Pasar Payang in Terengganu, minus the wet area. Unfortunately, we came around public holidays and weekends, people are flooding ! I have only one thing in mind on what to buy here, just one jersey that represent Perlis, but then again, I couldn't find it. Or maybe Perlis doesn't has their own jersey. I don't know. So I bought German's instead.

Lunch time in Perlis, Restoran Sarang Burung is what I always recommend to family and friends if they ever go to Perlis. That one dish called Kengsom really make smy mouth water while just typing it's name. It's something like Singgang or Tomyam. Lighty clear soup with fish in it. And also their Ikan Bakar is a must to try here,

After eating two plates of rice (or should I say more, hihi), as people say, you need to walk to lower down the carbo and all the calories, so we head down to Perlis' Taman Herba or Herb Garden. There's varieties of herbs grown here, and even weed. Eherher. No lah, just kidding.

By end of the day, Abang Jamil brought us to see the sunset by the Masjid Terapung or Floating Mosque near Jetty Kuala Perlis. I do agree, that the sunset view over here is surely beautiful. Had a little snack called Udang Sanggul - shrimp, fish and calamari wrap in a pastry shell, but sadly I couldn't even taste the shrimp.

For dinner we head back to the homestay and off to bed. Good night.