Sunday, August 9, 2020

If You Are in KL, Then You Need to Checkout These Western Restaurants for Real

Im back to share with you foodies on where to get the best halal friendly western dishes in Kuala Lumpur.  I thought that since we've all be locked up at home for so long during the Covid RMO, its time to practice safety precautions while enjoying a decent western meal with the family. So, if youre wondering where would be the best places to check out for western food, below would be a list of places that you must try! 

MEAT POINT, TTDI 

Being a PJ girl, TTDI is one of the closest locations if im looking for specifically western restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. TTDI is a friendly neighbourhood and one thing i enjoy about Meat Point would be that its owned by a malay restaurateur. They do not serve alcohol, and one of the best features about this restaurant would be that they offer a wide range of meat, featuring wagyu, grain fed, black angus, lamb and so much more. 

The unique feature about this restaurant would be that you can check out the chilled fridges where you can choose the cut that you want. Pick the size, the cut and on how well done you would want it to be, then the results are basically customised to your tastebuds by the chef. I dont know about you, but freedom to have the meat just the way you want it can result to be the best steak you've ever ordered in a restaurant. 

Las Vacas Restaurant

Another place, that is an excellent casual dining western restaurant would be Las Vacas, which is also known to be a steakhouse that specialises in beef. Located in Mont Kiara, you can choose your cut of beef from the deli and watch the chef cook the beef for you through a glass wall. The choices may be overwhelming, but fret not as the staff there are really friendly and ever ready to assist you on your decisions.

Simply Ribs

Simply Ribs is a family friendly meat joint located in Kota Damansara. It may not be within Kuala Lumpur, but its not too far of a drive if you're looking for an adventure out of Kuala Lumpur. They're popular to be family friendly, so for those with kids, you wont have to worry too much about them misbehaving in a restaurant while you enjoy your cut of meat. From reviews, one of their best sellers would be their juicy T-bone steak. Not to forget their signature slow cooked beef ribs, they have a unique twish of Jalapeno Ribs which i heard is one of the best in town as well. 

Copper

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Copper is a modern European restaurant. The interior is well designed with steel colours, and whatever they serve on the menu is completely halal. Known to offer one of the best steaks in KL, you have to make time to make a pit stop to check them out. Its owned by a couple and they are always ready to ensure that what they serve is the best for their diners. Be sure to check out their Roast Menu for mouthwatering dishes! 

There you have it! A list of amazing western restaurants to try. Alternatively, if you think discovering new places and getting out of the house would be too much hassle, why not check out western food delivery that would be available in your area instead. Skip the hassle of looking for parking and get it delivered to your doorstep instantly. I have to admit that occasionally i have troubles getting myself out of the house, so having western dishes at home would actually be enjoyable as well, especially when its on a gloomy sunny day. 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Fotona Laser Treatments at Publika Toscana Medi Clinic


Its definitely been a while since i last shared about skin treatments am i right? Being a beauty enthusiast, i always get excited to discover new treatments that they have to offer in the market, one of them being very popular in the beauty industry, laser treatments. As scary as laser treatment may sound to first timers, let me emphasise that lasers are like one of the most effective ways to get the job done when it comes to skin concerns. Im still not a fan of invasive solutions, so, if youre looking for an alternative to find a solution to achieve that dream skin that you've been wanting, you may want to consider the Fotona Laser Treaments from Toscana Medi Clinic (TMC) in Publika.


It was a pleasure to be invited to their media session where TMC shared their latest technology that they have to offer which also comes with an exclusive monthly promotion for the Fotona Laser Treatments exclusively at Toscana Medi Clinic. Now you may wonder, what is this Fotona Laser all about? Dr Lashela who was glad to share about the innovative technology mentioned that the Fotona machines happens to be really well known in the beauty industry, and it also happens to be one of TMC's newest machines! The Fotona has been established since 1964 and just recently created their first laser machine 4 years back. With intensive research being done to create this machine, the Fotona laser machines has contributed to the beauty industry for aesthetic, surgical, gynaecological, dental and also in anti-aging as well.

The Fotona being in the industry for more than 50 years in laser technology, i can confidently say that you wont have to worry about the results that it proclaims. Its definitely well know in the aesthetic industry, and even better that they have been working throughly with top universities and research departments to ensure that their machines are up to par gradings. 

HOW DOES FOTONA PROVIDES RESULTS? 


Fotona was the first manufacturer to introduce two complementary laser waves (Er: YAG and Nd: YAG) in one system (Skinlight, 1994). Combining the two waves in one treatment makes the best use of the unique tissue-laser interaction characteristics of each laser wave. Thus, it can dramatically improve the results of laser-assisted treatment to achieve superior clinical results. Innovative solutions are available for a variety of aesthetic treatments, including skin rejuvenation & rejuvenation, vein and vascular wounds, pigmented wounds & tattoo removal, permanent hair reduction, and more.

Nd: YAG Laser - For Inner Layer Treatment Fotona

 Nd: YAG laser beams penetrate deeper into the skin selectively focusing on the deepest skin structures such as deep veins and hair follicles. The thermal energy of the laser heats it to the point where the desired effect is achieved. With Fotona's Q-switched technology, no heat, laser light is transformed into a photoacoustic wave that mechanically breaks down unwanted particles, from pigments to the immune system itself. 

Er: YAG Laser - For Top Layer Treatment The Fotona 

Er: YAG laser wavelength targets the top layer of skin, which releases precision layer after the micron layer from the epidermal layer. Laser energy is absorbed by the water content in skin cells and tissues can be evaporated. This causes the treated skin to shrink, stimulating the production of new collagen in the dermis. The overall result is that new skin is formed smoother and more elastic.

The advantages of Fotona Laser include:
  • High precision treatment, tissue selection. 
  • Intuitive and easy-to-use parameter selection. 
  • Low material cost. 
  • Hemostatic effect with simultaneous disinfection. 
  • Less invasive treatment, safer and shorter stop time. 
  • Greater patient comfort and satisfaction.
FOTONA 4D TREATMENT




We had a chance to see a demonstration of how the Fotona Laser machine works. It turns out that it is a very fast process and the results are rather impressive. If you are looking for safer beauty treatment options to restore a younger and natural look, you can opt to do the Fotona4D® treatment. Activated with Nd: YAG and Er: YAG wave capabilities, Dynamis Pro provides four-dimensional treatment. Er: YAG and Nd: YAG Fotona is applied synergistically in 4 different modes: SMOOTH®, FRAC3®, PIANO® and SupErficial ™ it to achieve deeper, intermediate skin structure and simultaneously target skin imperfections. The Fotona4D® laser treatment encourages collagen reproduction to be elastic without the need of any injections.  Combining 4 unique modes and two complementary waves to produce a great "SmoothLifting" treatment, the Laser Nd: YAG on SP Dynamis & SP Spectro completes the ablative action of laser, while the Er: YAG provides the ability to penetrate deep into the skin to create thermal heat laser without disturbing the skin surface. Fotona treatments has been specially designed to be an innovative technology that provides safe, precise and optimal laser pulse transmission to the treatment area.

FOTONA PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION



The FRAC3® Hair Removal is another treatment by Fotona that offers pemanent hair reduction. Fotona's high-performance Nd: YAG laser system with FRAC3® technology has introduced a new standard of efficiency that is safe and effective when it comes to hair reduction. The treatment uses an innovative system that effectively targets hair follicles with a combination of selective and homogeneous phototrolysis. 

Fotona Nd: YAG laser combines revolutionary pulse control technology and exclusive three-dimensional treatment pattern (FRAC3®) to provide safe and effective hair reduction. Nd: YAG that is safe to use on all skin types. Fotona’s innovative system targets surface treatment areas effectively while surrounding tissues are not affected. A large number of patients can expect significant unwanted hair reduction, and future hair growth will usually be smoother and lighter. The success of hair loss treatment depends on the skin type and hair type of the patient, as well as follow-up treatment if necessary. Depending on the size of the treatment area, between three to five sessions, a distance of between six to eight weeks will produce significant aesthetic and clinical results.

FOTONA NIGHTLASE



If you have trouble sleeping Snoring and Apnea, you can consider trying the NightLase® Treatment. Fotona NightLase® therapy is a non-invasive and patient-friendly laser treatment to improve the quality of patient sleep. NightLase reduces the effects of sleep apnea and reduces the amplitude of snoring caused by the effects of collagen shrinkage on the oral mucosal tissue. 

Laser Er: The patented YAG by Fotona optimizes laser wavelengths, which allows safe heat penetration into the mucous tissue of the mouth. Soft enough to be used on sensitive tissues in the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically effective heating. NightLase® has a high level of success in producing positive changes in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase® reduces snoring, an effective and non-invasive treatment to reduce the effects of sleep apnea. 

NightLase® consists of three separate treatment sessions over a six-week period. The end result of treatment is proven to last up to a year, and therapy can be repeated. NightLase does not require tools to wear during sleep and does not require chemical treatment. This is a gentle and easy way for patients to get a good night's rest.

JULY AND AUGUST PROMOTIONS








If you're looking for an aesthetic clinic and improve your lifestyle, now would be the perfect time to make reservations. To make appointments with Toscana Medi Clinic, you may contact the number below via WhatsApp. Alternatively, if you would prefer to call in, you may contact 03-61438866.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Sunway Lagoon Takes Safety Precautious | MCO Safety Theme Park


After 3 months of locking ourselves at home, i must say that it was a huge challenge for everyone to make an effort to stop the spread of the virus and thankfully we have seen some light from all the sacrifices we’ve all made by just staying home. The numbers of those being infected is now low and controlled and seeing some business starting to open again really does shows some signs of positivity. Having an infant with me, of course it was hard to keep her locked up in our small tiny home, so I thought of taking her for a joy trip to Sunway Lagoon! We still went with precautions but i would just like to emphasize that Sunway Lagoons safety actions gave us assurance that hygiene has been well taken of within the park. 





I know most of us are still afraid to go out, and i would consider it a risk for me to be going out with my 10 month old baby and my mother, who is now above 60. When we reached the entrance to the theme park, the floors were filled with social distancing signs and the distance gap was taken pretty seriously by the staff. Also, just before you enter the park, there will be a request for visitors to sanitize and go through a temperature check before entering. 





If you have been to Sunway Lagoon before, you would know that they would usually check your bags for safety reasons, and in conjuction to the covid situation, the staff will always sanitize their hands and wear gloves before touching any of our belongings. This really shows that they have taken precautions to ensure that hygiene is well taken seriously to prevent any spread of the virus. Thumbs up for the extra effort Sunway Lagoon! Also, as you scan your entrance ticket to enter the park, they is also a social distancing requirement where the entrance has a distance of 1m apart from the other entrance. A little strange to be experiencing this for the first time being out, but i guess this would be the new norm. 






While we’re in the park, all the lines and food stalls had proper reminders of social distancing floor stickers and signage to ensure that visitors of the park practice the standard operation procedure to assure safety of all park visitors. Even the resting benches at the park had stickers to remind guest on social distancing! Talk about extra effort, Sunway Lagoon has got it covered. 







Since i had my baby with me, we just wanted to visit the wildlife park at Sunway Lagoon to see the animals and the birds that they had. Considering this is Mikayla’s first time , it was a huge trip for her to be discovering new things that she’s never encountered before, especially when she got to see an albino tiger and lion! I love how wel shaded the park is, so i didnt have to worry too much about the heat for my little baby. 



Every corner of the park had their staff being ever ready to ensure that everyone follows the SOP of the covid situation and they were also very nice in setting reminders in wearing mask too. I was impressed to see that there were also signboards everywhere saying that door knobs and chairs are regularly sanitized too. Rest assured, i really had not much worries while i was there. 





Since Mikayla isnt a swimmer yet, we kindda skiped the water park as i wasnt too confident to take her for swimming yet. But since i was there with my mum, we managed to dropped by their gift store to get some floats for mikayla at a reasonable price! Surprised that it wasnt that expensive at all. If you happen to be there, dont forget to get some souvenirs while youre there. Well, to those planning to visit the park, i hope you found this post useful for you to plan your visit ahead with the family. I would say that im pretty confident with the safety precautions taken at Sunway Lagoon and im also glad that theyre taking the corona virus concerns seriously. If you have any questions, feel free to let me know and i'll be more than happy to answer your queries. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

OLDMASTER @ 1 Utama Mall | Authentic Nanyang Coffee

OLDMASTER Nanyang Coffee is now available in 1 Utama
If you are a hardcore fan of coffee, im pretty sure you like your coffee too be extra strong or by the Malaysians, we call it Kopi Kaw! In order to make the perfect cup of coffee, it needs to have that 'omph' effect the minute you take your first sip of it, and one of the popular cup of coffee that the locals love usually comes from Taiping, Perak. Look no further cause you can now enjoy a cup of Nanyang Coffee in Petaling Jaya since OLDMASTER is now open in 1 Utama Mall.

OLDMASTER MENU
OLDMASTER MENU

Thats one fancy cup of coffee
If youre a classic breakfast fan, they have the classic toast and coffee served daily
You must be wondering why is the shop name called OLDMASTER? Well, to start of the story, the word OLDMASTER is translated from the Malaysian Minnan dialext called 'Lao Tao Qui' which means professional Master in an industry. Found of Chuan Heong Coffee Mill, Mr. Ng Ho Heap, started roasting Nanyang Coffee beans since 1959 and now it has been considered as one of the oldest and most experienced coffee roasting master in Malaysia.

The highlights of OLDMASTER's menu
The crowd and guest during the launching
This father and son-duo, Mr. NG and his successor, Steve Ng in year 2015 launched a specialty coffee brand in Chinese named '老头手' has renamed as OLDMASTER New-Nanyang Coffee in 2019. The following year, Mr. Ng created his own signature coffee, the 'Premium Gold Coffee' which has won a lot of recognition from the coffee lovers all over Malaysia. His mill was also one first in Taiping to win the 2018 Nanyang Siang Pau 95th Anniversary Outstanding Business Award for creating OLDMASTER coffee without any additional fragrances or chemical preservatives added. 


In 2017, they have opened several new concept of Nanyang Coffee shops in Taiping and Penang that is gaining popularity among the local and foreign tourist. In 2019, the new brand name of 'OLDMASTER New-Nanyang Coffee' was officially launched, mixing a flare of traditional excellence and offering a new coffee culture to the public to bring the brand new taste for everyone to savour and enjoy. 

From Left: Cheese Coffee, Cheesse Horkasai and Cheese Milk Tea
From roasting to brewing coffee beans, they have also became more innovative by bringing new recipes by launching their best seller handcrafter Cheese series drinks. The first Cheese HORKASAI Cheese Golden Coffee. There are also other must try flavours, such as Cheese Milk Tea, Cheese Nanyang Coffee and more! The must try drink that you have to try from OLDMASTER would be the Premium Gold Latte that offers rich coffee aroma with a slightly salty taste that enhances the flavour without being too milky. Believe it or not, this flavour is loved by non-coffee drinkers too!

From left: Cheese Choco and Cheese Horkasai
Talking about non-coffee drinkers, fret not as they also offer chocolate flavoured handcrafted drinks as well. The HORKASAI with cocoa-flavoured (coffee blend optional) drink is one of the most distinctive drinks that is originated from Taiping, Perak. So what are you waiting for? If you havent dropped by 1 Utama's OLDMASTER, you better make your way there for a nostalgic taste of authentic Nanyang Coffee.

Offering freshly baked Fruity Hiang Piah daily
Comes in a variety of flavours
For durian lovers, be sure to get a taste of their Bamboo Charcoal Durian
Other than coffee and drinks, OLDMASTER also offers local Taiping snacks such as Fruity Hiang Piah which comes in 8 flavours namely Original, Gula Melaka, Durian, Bamboo Charcoal Durian, Mango, Corn, Coffee, and Pineapple. These snacks are exclusively available in their PJ outlet. Alternatively, if you enjoy your traditional toast and egg, be sure to grab a bite on their homemade pandan kaya with butter toasted bread with half boiled eggs. Definitely worth trying! So what are you waiting for? If you do happen to be around PJ, be sure to get a quick bite of authentic flavours at OLDMASTER.

Address: SK107, 2nd Floor, Centre Court (Old Wing), 1 Utama Shopping Centre
Operation Hour: 10am-10pm
Halal Status: No Pork No Lard

Oldmaster Coffee Malaysia