Thursday, September 12, 2019

Spice Garden - Authentic Indian And Middle-Eastern Cuisines


If you love to eat Indian food, you will definitely enjoy dining at Spice Garden because their authentic Indian and Middle-Eastern cuisines will tantalize your taste buds and spice up your life! Spice Garden is well-known for semi-fine dining that is popular with residents and expatriates living in and around the Klang Valley, as well as tourists.



Spice Garden was established in 2003 with its first restaurant at Genting Highlands. Now there are 4 branches in Malaysia. 

SPICE GARDEN Genting
Lot H/G6.00, Genting Grand Hotel,
Genting Highlands Resort,
Pahang Darul Makmur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-6101 1118 Ext:7709 / 57615


SPICE GARDEN IMPERIAL
No 2, Jalan Delima,
Off Jalan Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +603-2142 2220 / 2223


SPICE GARDEN RESTAURANT
The LINC Development Sdn Bhd,
1-3 1-3-AF, First Floor,
No-360, Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur 50400


SPICE GARDEN LANGKAWI
Holiday Villa Beach Resort and Spa Langkawi,
Lot 1698 Jalan Pantai Tengah Mukim Kedawang,
07000 Langkawi,
Kedah Darul Aman
Tel: +6 04 9532338 / +6012-9850744


Spice Garden uses traditional recipes that blends fresh spices and herbs from India and cooked to perfection, mostly through a "tandoor" which is a barrel-shaped open top clay oven that is fired by charcoals.



I tried some of the popular dishes at Spice Garden at The LINC and loved all the dishes. Chef Bharat Batra, the director of Focus 88 Sdn. Bhd., the company that owns and operates Spice Garden restaurants mentioned that they only use original spices and herbs without artificial coloring or perservatives. Their dishes are always freshly cooked and never reheated which can cause food to become oily. At Spice Garden, you will not need a knife to cut the meat because their meat is so tender &  soft. Some dishes take up to 6 hours to cook.



Tandoori Chicken is one of my favorite Indian dishes and this Tandoori Chicken marinated with herbs & spices, garlic & ginger was very tender and delicious! One piece is not enough for me.



It was my first time trying Venison Kebab and I really liked it because it had a very unique taste and aroma. 

All the chefs at Spice Garden were sent to India for a year to master the knowledge, skills and techniques needed for the preparation of truly authentic, Indian and Middle-Eastern cuisines. 

Chef Bharat explained that the dishes can be tailored to meet specific customers' needs such as preventing them from feeling sleepy after meals or to provide more energy. The pork-free cuisines can also be tailored to customers' preference such as nut-free, gluten-free and not too spicy. 



Fish Koliwada as its name suggest originated from the streets of Koliwada, Mumbai, India. This dish is great for those who love to eat fish. This dish was soft, boneless sea bass cooked with spices and herbs with some tomato gravy. 





I tried a very special dish, Khazana Biryani created by Chef Bharat Batra. This was cooked in whole wheat bread in charcoal tandoor which allows the heat to be evenly distributed. After it is cut open, I can smell the nice aroma of the Basmathi rice. The mutton was very succulent and juicy. Besides mutton, you can order chicken, fish, prawn or vegetable.


Clockwise from top left - Sea Bass Fish Curry, Venison Masala, Naans, Chicken Almond Gravy and Palak Paneer

My favorite was the Venison Masala because the texture of the meat was so tender  and soft. The sauce was very tasty and went well with the naan.



For dessert, I had Gulab Jamun which was nice but a little too sweet for me. 

I was happy to be able to try these Indian and Middle-Eastern cuisines at Spice Garden. It  was very memorable and I will come back again.

For more information on Spice Garden, please visit their FACEBOOK or WEBSITE.



Wednesday, September 4, 2019

My Hair Coloring And Scalp Treatment At E3 Salon Masjid Jamek


I love to go to E3 Salon Masjid Jamek, one of the best hair salons in Kuala Lumpur for my hair makeover and hair treatment because their hair stylists are very friendly and professional. A few days ago, I had my hair colored and did my scalp treatment. I brought my son along to get his hair cut there. He loves getting his hair cut and washed at E3 Salon Masjid Jamek.



This was how I looked before getting my hair dyed and the scalp treatment. My hair was a little oily and looked dull.


Neo, my hair stylist did a scan on my scalp and I noticed it was oily and clogged. Neo suggested to do the scalp treatment once a month to maintain healthy hair. 


I started with my hair colored because I wanted a slightly different hair color and to cover my grey hair. 


Waited for about half an hour before Neo started the scalp treatment. First, treatment cream was applied to my scalp and I felt a cool, minty sensation. I loved the fresh and cool feeling. Then both hair stylists, Neo and Olivia gave me a scalp massage which was very relaxing. I enjoyed the whole process.


After washing my hair, the hair stylist sprayed hair tonic on my scalp for a healthier scalp treatment.


I had my scalp scanned again to see the difference and I noticed that my scalp looked a lot cleaner.


After I got my hair blow dried and styled, this was how I looked.



My son had his hair washed and cut by Nana. He loves to get his hair cut here because he said the seats are very comfortable and the hair stylist cut his hair with great care.

 My son getting his hair washed before his hair cut.

 His hair cut session took about half an hour.

My son looking handsome after his hair cut here.

My family and I love to come to E3 Salon for our hair cut, hair makeover and hair treatment. Their service was very professional and the hair stylists are very friendly. We will definitely come back soon. 

Address:
No 42-1 Wisma Konwa, Jalan Tun Perak
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone: 03-2072 2888




Black Horse Cafe, Cheras


Black Horse Cafe, Cheras is a great place to enjoy dining with your friends or family. The cafe is spacious, gives a cozy feeling. This cafe offers breakfast, lunch sets, cakes, pastas, western food and drinks.



These are some of their delicious cakes which are not too sweet, very moist and tasted really good. 



Black Horse Cafe offers a variety of sweet drinks and they are doing a good deed - A Boba Affair at Black Horse. This is a drink and donate fundraiser to Unicef for every child.



The various Boba drinks available are Gula Melaka Boba Milk, Brown Sugar Boba Milk, Cafe, Latte Boba, Lemongrass Boba Milk, Hokkaido Melon Boba Milk and Kurma Boba Milk.

My favorite Boba drink is the Hokkaido Melon Boba Milk. 

Besides cakes and drinks, Black Horse Cafe offers delicious and healthy breakfast decorated nicely. 


Healthy oat with bananas, kiwi, strawberry and orange. I love the decoration of the heart shaped bananas.





This breakfast set is very attractive and can be shared with your friends and family.



Pancakes and fruits for breakfast with lots of honey gives a great start beginning of the day.

Black Horse Cafe lunch sets are very affordable. Priced at RM 13.90 per set for the Vegetarian Fried Rice, Kimchi Chicken and Tom Yam Chicken. The Smoked Duck and Grilled Chicken are RM 14.90 per set. You can top up RM 3.00 for either Cafe Latte, Cappuccino, Uji Match or Sakura Rose. Another beverage option is to top up RM 1.00 for Tangy Orange Juice. All lunch sets come with complimentary Homemade Yogurt.



These delicious lunch sets are available from Monday - Friday 12pm - 3pm. (not available on public holidays)


My favorite is the Grilled Chicken lunch set. The chicken meat was tender and delicious.

Black Horse Cafe loves to do charity and they are giving free vegetarian meals to senior citizens on the 1st and 15th month of the Chinese calendar.

For more information on Black Horse Cafe, please visit their FACEBOOK or WEBSITE

149G, Jalan Lancang,
Taman Seri Bahtera Cheras,
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-9134 4399


Monday, September 2, 2019

Wonderful Buffet Galore At Coffee House, Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur


Last week my daughter and I enjoyed delicious BBQ Buffet Dinner at Coffee House (9th floor), Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. Their menu is specially crafted by the award winning Executive Chef Rossham Rosli and his culinary experts. He has 29 years of experience in the culinary field and has expanded his career in various renowned restaurants and 5 star hotels all over the world including New York, London, Maldives, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Germany. He has held various key positions including Head Chef and Lecturer in Berjaya Hospitality University. He has been awarded the Best Head 1Malaysian Chef by Chefs Association of Malaysia. (CAM)






There were a variety of local and international food. The BBQ Buffet Dinner is on every Friday evening and fresh Seafood Buffet Dinner is on every Saturday evening. Buffet is RM 88 nett for BBQ Dinner and RM 98 nett for Seafood Buffet. Half price for children aged 8 to 12 years old or Senior Citizen and children aged 7 years and below dine for free.





“We strongly think that with the value-for-money buffets, extensive choices to cater both adults and children, as well as the added value facilities, i.e. mini children playground, weekly lucky draws, complimentary Wi-Fi access; all these can benefit diners and repeat customers. By bringing this new promotion on weekend nights, families and friends can enjoy dining in our spacious friendly environment while savour the taste of these special delights,” quoted Pathmanath Aruma, Director of Food & Beverage of Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur.






Combining both Buffet Dinner promotions, diners have the opportunity to explore some of Chef's recommendations such as Lamb Shoulder Cutlets, Tiger Prawns, Mini Beef Steak, Grilled Mongolians' Seafood, Butter Fish with Cheese Au Gratin, Asian Creamy Seafood Pasta, Oven Baked Curry Flower Crabs, Steamed Fish Dumplings with Thermidor Sauce and many more.










If you prefer healthier and lighter options, you can opt for Spicy Chicken Salad with Caesar Dressing, Mixed Mushrooms Salad, Roasted Beef Salad, Hummus, Tabouleh and Babaganosh, the palatable Tom Yam Gong and Mushroom Soup.



The desserts range from fresh Tropical Fruits, ice-cream to fine cakes & pastries such as French Chocolate Tarts, Boston Cheese Cakes, Rainbow Cakes, Mango Mousse Cake, Bread and Butter Pudding and Mini French Pastries.






From now until 30th October 2019, diners will stand a chance of winning :

1) 2 days 1 night accommodation stay in Junior Suite inclusive of breakfast at Coffee House for 2 persons worth RM 1010 nett.
2) Dinner Buffet at gen Japanese Restaurant worth RM 128 nett.
3) Weekend Hi-tea Buffet at Coffee House worth RM 79 nett.

The weekend Hi-tea Buffet is also available at Coffee House from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Price is RM 79 nett and half price for children 8-12 years old and senior citizens. Guests can expect a variety of Executive Chef Rossham's special creations such as Nasi Ayam Kampung which are served with Tempe Goreng, Fried Bean Curd, Red Chilli Paste, Sambal, Curry and some vegetables. Guests can also find Mee Rebus Daging, Nasi Lemak Istimewa, Crispy Shrimp Wantan, "Power" Gear Box Soup Chicken Percik, Oriental BBQ Lmb, Dim Sum, Chinese Fried Mee Hoon, Mee Goreng Kicap, Sago Gula Melaka, Bubur Cha Cha with Yam and many more.


Diners who prefer non-buffet, the Fish Head Curry Set or ala carte specials are also available daily including on weekends. Each a la carte is served with coffee or tea and dessert (fruits or sliced of cake-of-the day for only RM25 nett per set.

For more information or reservations, please call 03-40409988 or email at spkl.fb@sunwayhotels.com.

You can also check out these promotions at their WEBSITEFACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM.