Monday, September 30, 2019

The BAR°N Wine Bar Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

The BAR°N Wine Bar Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family to wine and dine. As you enter, you will see different selections of wines bottles neatly arranged. The BAR°N Wine Bar offers old and new wines from all over the world, you can get wine from Spain, New Zealand, USA, Germany, Chile, France, Australia, Argentina, South Africa and Italy.

The BAR°N Wine Bar has a rack for customers to keep their unfinished wine with their names written on the rack. Customers can come back anytime to drink their wine.

The BAR°N Wine Bar is a cozy place with dim lights and very suitable for socializing. It was spacious and there were different types of seats and tables, some were tables with high chairs and some were comfortable sofas. 

My children and I were there during lunch time and there was the salad bar and cream of carrot soup. The vegetables and fruits were very fresh and tasted great with the 3 different types of salad dressing - oriental dressing, apple vinaigrette dressing and smoked oyster dressing. The smoked oyster dressing was my favorite.

For appetizer, we ordered the Scandanivian Pork Meatballs (RM 18). The tender pork meatballs were ground finely and very tasty. My daughter loved this dish very much. 

Since it was our first time dining at The BAR°N Wine Bar, we had a hard time deciding what to order. In the end, we chose the Meat Lovers Platter (RM 92) because it had a combination of crispy pork belly, grilled magro, dynamite chili chicken sausage, smoked chicken cheese sausage, chicken wings, luncheon fries & pork satay. This was the perfect plate for us to try out the different types of food in small portions.

The satay meat was very tender but the satay sauce was quite spicy. The crispy pork belly was my son's favorite because its skin was very crispy and delicious. The sausages tasted very good but a little too salty for me. The luncheon fries were soft and tasty while the chicken wings had me longing for more. Grilled magro was the best dish on the Meat Lovers Platter. It was a combination of lean and fat meat marinated and grilled to perfection. My children and I love the grilled magro so much that we will definitely come back for more. It is a highly recommended dish if you dine here.

Overall, my children and I enjoyed dining at The BAR°N Wine Bar because of the cozy ambience and delicious food. The price was quite reasonable too. If you are thinking of having a gathering with friends and family, do check out The BAR°N Wine Bar. 

The BAR°N Wine Bar has an app where you can download on your mobile phone to get free vouchers or coupons. Kids below 12 eat for free with every purchase of 1 main course. There are 7 outlets in Malaysia.

The BAR°N Wine Bar Mont Kiara
Ground Floor, 1 Mont Kiara
1 Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-6211 5620

The BAR°N Wine Bar Pavilion
Level 4, Pavilion KL
Jalan Bukit Bintang
45800 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 03-2110 3223

The BAR°N Wine Bar Gurney Plaza, Penang
Ground Floor, Gurney Plaza
Persiaran Gurney
10250 Penang
Phone: 04-229 0763

The BAR°N Wine Bar Citta Mall, PJ
Ground Floor, Citta Mall,
1, Jalan PJU 1A/48, Pusat Perdagangan Dana 1,
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 03-7859 7998
The BAR°N Wine Bar Desa ParkCity Ground Floor, The Waterfront@ParkCity 5, Persiaran Residen, Desa ParkCity 52200, Kuala Lumpur Phone: 03-6419 9188
The BAR˚N Sunway Pyramid
OB.K2, OB.K3 & OB.K3C, Oasis Boulevard,
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, No.3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Sunway City 47500, Subang Jaya, Selangor. Phone: 03-5612 9066
The BAR˚N Mid Valley Megamall G(E) 009, Ground Floor, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur. Phone: 03-2202 2838
For more information, please visit their FACEBOOKWEBSITE or INSTAGRAM.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Raise Healthy, Happy And Confident Kids With TheAsianParent App

I am sure many parents have loads of questions to ask such as pregnancy, health, children's education, how to be better parents and lots more. I had many questions about pregnancy to nutritious food and raising healthy kids and I always search on Google to find the answers. Now with the launch of theAsianparent App, all my questions are answered here. You can scan the QR code below to download the app & get all the answers to your questions. 

Here's a video about my experience at theAsianparent app launch.

TheAsianParent app is Southeast Asia's largest parenting portal with a monthly network reach of more than 25 million users. TheAsianparent headquarters is in Singapore and there are 13 different languages in the app. Designed to support the journey of today's Asian parents, theAsianparent app provides answers to different stages of a mom's journey from conception to pregnancy to breastfeeding to ultimately raising healthy, happy and confident children. I am very happy to know about this app and have found lots of answers to my questions.

TheAsianparent app has a pregnancy and baby tracker that monitors day-to-day development while providing helpful information such as symptoms to expect and precautions to take. Even after birth, parents can continue to track their children's milestones up to the age of six. 

Adrian Watkins, Chief Strategy Officer

One of the things parents are concerned about is food and nutrition. TheAsianparent app helps navigate what food is safe to eat during pregnancy and offers advice on the best nourishment for babies. There are also food recipes for parents to try out. 

Ayu Idris, Head of Content

Serina Sue Ibrahim, Deputy Country Manager 

Serina Sue Ibrahim, Deputy Country Manager shared an informative presentation on the behavior of Malaysian digital-age moms in 2019. Most moms communicate with other moms online and 99% of Malaysian moms have social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

In addition to the supportive community forums and extensive guides and articles, theAsianparent app offers users a platform to ask medical experts and get answers to all pregnancy and parent-related concerns while learning more about medication, health and well being. Users are encouraged to pose questions on the app and interact directly with medical experts from Sunway Medical Centre Velocity and DoctorOnCall to gain better understanding of diseases, vaccinations and even allergies that are common among children.

The members of this app who answers questions in the community forums or voting in polls can collect points  to be rewarded with exciting treats by redeeming points for Grab vouchers, Boost e-wallet credits, Photobook and lots more. There are also contests with great prizes for members to join. Do check them out.

Thanks to theAsianparent for having me at their launch and thanks to all the sponsors - MeBooks Asia, Waka Waka KL, 8LabStudio, My Lovely Baby, Photobook, Sunway Medical Centre Velocity, Fitlicious and Mustela for the goodie bag.

For more information, please visit their FACEBOOKINSTAGRAM or WEBSITE.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Matxi Corp 2nd Anniversary Celebration : Glory to Glory

I was glad to be invited to attend Matxi Corp's 2nd Anniversary Celebration : Glory to Glory at Plenary Hall, KL Convention Center. This event was attended by 2,000 distributors across 30 nations. It was indeed a grand celebration! 

There were interesting and colorful performances at the celebration. Singers Thanh Ha, Bui Anh Tuan, Thu Minh and Rynn Lim were also invited to perform.

This celebration was in conjunction with Matxi Corp’s grand launch and Matxi S.G.’s 2nd anniversary celebration. Matxi Corp announced the strategic investment from Malaysian group and introduced the transformation from Matxi S.G. to Matxi Corp, to step into international markets. Malaysia will be their 2nd market to enter after Vietnam, followed by Korea and USA.

Matxi Corp (Vietnam) who is formerly known as Matxi S.G, is a subsidiary of the MIIC Holdings Sdn Bhd. Matxi Corp specializes in business training, human development, helping individuals and businesses to develop outstanding sales with the most professional and methodical training roadmap and support tools. Over just 2 years of operation, the company has achieved many outstanding achievements and is proud of the most professional and powerful system in Vietnam and many countries with more than 20,000 distributors and agents (as of July 2019). 

All the leaders were introduced during this event. 

Ms. Nhung (Director of Matxi Corp Vietnam)

 Mr. Matthew James Morris (Business Development Director of MIIC Holdings Sdn Bhd)

Mr. Kenny (Director of Matxi Corp Malaysia)

 Ms. Jenny (Director of Matxi Corp USA)

Mr. Luck Kim (Director of Matxi Corp Korea)

Matxi Corp wants to make life better through their products and services. Their slogan is "You deserve a better life". Matxi Corp products are Max Health X-Collagen, Max Health Go For Men and Max Health Weight Loss Support. Both women and men can benefit from these products.

Matxi Corp established R&D center to continuously research and keep improving their product quality with affordable price for consumers. In addition, Matxi Corp also signed a strategic contract with research centers and manufacturing plants in the United States, Germany, South Korea and Malaysia to transfer technology, research and renovate the management and operation flow according to the most rigorous standards.

In Vietnam, Matxi Corp is the owner of Medino – a GMP certified factory located in Amata Industrial Park with more than 7,000 m2 of factory area, specializing in manufacturing functional foods, food products, and cosmetics with a capacity of 1.5 million products/month.

Matxi Corp aims to reach out to the world and be the strongest group in the region in the next 2 years. 

Besides business training and development, Matxi Corp also focus on these areas:
-         Real estate
-         Kid’s retail system
-         Printing & Packaging
-         Event organization
-         Functional Food and Cosmetic Manufactory
-         Culinary restaurants system

The 18 top achievers were given awards during the celebration

For more information, please visit Matxi Corp FACEBOOK or INSTAGRAM

#MatxiCorp #YouDeserveABetterLife

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. 

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

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

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

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. 

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

Telephone: 03-2072 2888