Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The famous Wolf is Back | Malaysia Tour Hybrid Book Sale

Book-lovers, brace yourselves! Being a huge fan myself on The World’s Biggest Book Sale, the BIG BAD WOLF Book Sale is back and ready to kick off the ‘Malaysia Tour’ after a long hiatus due to the pandemic. Fans of BIG BAD WOLF Books will be thrilled to know that the much-awaited Book Sale is returning with a Hybrid Sale combining both on-ground Book Sale event together with the Online Book Sale. The Book Sale will be held at the Tropicana Gardens Mall, Level 3A Convention Centre, Kota Damansara, and simultaneously goes live online via its e-commerce website from the 29th of April to the 10th of May, 2021.

Speaking at the press conference which was held at the Convention Centre recently, Andrew Yap, Co-Founder and Managing Director of BIG BAD WOLF Books, said, “We are extremely excited and thrilled to be back on home ground after having hosted our first Hybrid Sale in Johor Bahru recently. Due to the popular response received from our first Hybrid Sale, we decided that we should meet our fans once again hence the launch of the ‘Malaysia Tour’ Hybrid Book Sale.” On top of that, he also mentioned that “We’re also delighted to be partnering with Tropicana Gardens Mall and being their first BIG BAD WOLF Book Sale at Tropicana Gardens Convention Centre to hold our on-ground Book Sale in Selangor that will be open daily from 10 am to 10 pm. Simultaneously, our Online Book Sale’ e-commerce website will be going live 24 hours daily to cater to our customers nationwide.” 

Its no stranger when it comes to amazing deals being offered at the Big Bad Wolf sale, such as the ‘1SEN Deal’ on offer for the Hybrid Book Sale to look forward to. Other than that, free shipping within Peninsular Malaysia with a net purchase of RM180 and 50% off shipping with a minimum spend of RM80 is also being offered which makes it perfect for book lovers to pick out their choice of books at a rebate of the actual price. To assure you of safety measures during this crucial time, the BBW team are committed to ensuring the best shopping experience for shoppers by observing SOPs curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With books available from up to 99% off the recommended retail price, customers will be spoilt for choice as BIG BAD WOLF Books offers more than 60,000 book titles ranging from popular novels to science fiction, romance, literature, graphic art, and business books to architecture, cookbooks, and many more. 

Fans of BIG BAD WOLF Books who are unable to visit the Book Sale at Tropicana Gardens Mall or prefer to shop from the comfort of their own homes may join in the Book Sale by adding books into their cart online. The BIG BAD WOLF Online Book Sale e-commerce website will be available live 24 hours a day at https://online.shopbigbadwolfbooks.com/. Online shoppers surely would not want to miss bountiful discounts and promotions made available throughout the Sale.

BIG BAD WOLF Books and Tropicana Gardens Mall highly prioritizes the safety and hygiene of those visiting the Book Sale. Preventive safety SOPs measures and precautions enforced by the Government of Malaysia will be adhered to at all times. Customers entering the Sale will be constantly monitored to ensure that they wear a mask and maintain a safe distance from one another while shopping. Hand sanitizer ‘stations’ will be placed throughout the Convention Centre hall. In-house personnel will ensure that all the trolleys be regularly sanitized throughout the day and conduct temperature checks at the entrance.

Big Bad Wolf

Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Pearl Kuala Lumpur Ramadan Buffet | Sajian Warisan Nusantara

Presenting to you the lovely spread by The Pearl Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Yet another exciting location to dine in during this Ramadan, feast yourself with The Pearl Kuala Lumpur's Ramadan Buffet offering Sajian Warisan Nusantara. Offering a wide spread of over 100 varieties to choose from, your friends and family would be spoiled with choices while we celebrate during this festive season of togetherness. The buffet spread will be available from 15th April till the 9th of May 2021, starting daily from 5.30pm till 10.pm at the Phoenix Ballroom on level 5. 

Why not start off with some appetizers at the gerai rojak & pesembur?

Now, in case youre wondering what dishes that they have to offer, here's what you can expect. As an appetizer to start off with, the spread offers Rojak Pesembur, combining cucumber, jambu Batu, mangoes, pineapples, papaya, jambu air, taugeh, tempe, and the rest of the ingredients covered in spicy prawn sauce and ground nuts. Alternatively, if youre looking for something simpler, you can always opt to enjoy the fruits as-is. 

Get your lemang and ketupat cravings settled cause they have it all

How can we say no to our lovely beef and chicken satay when its in the menu?

Moving into so much Nusantara tradition, there is also the ulam-ulam and salted fish station to look forward to. Being a Malay girl at heart, I would have to say that I love the ulam addition to the spread. For my malay peeps, if youre wondering what ulam they have in their spread, just to name a few, they offer jering, kacang botol, kacang panjang, ulam raja (my all time fav!), daun selom, kobis, lobak merah, pucuk gajus, tomato with ikan masin gelama, ikan masin sepat and ikan masin talang. 

Main Dishes 

A must have which would be the shell out seafood treat

Roasted chicken 

Ayam Tauchu Pedas

Sambal Sotong

Gulai Kawah Daging

Singgang Ikan Selar

Highlighting on the dishes that will be made available throughout Ramadan, you can look forward to 9 exclusive main dishes that would rotate daily, offering you different spreads no matter what day you come by. Some star dishes to list down would be Nasi Kukus, Gilai Daging Bunga Kantan, Singgang Ikan Selar, Ayam Taucu Pedas, Pajeri Nenas, Sambal Sotong, Pucuk Paku Lemak Cili Padi, Kurma Telur, Tauhu and Masak Lemak Putih. If there is something here youre looking forward to, theres no harm giving them a call to ensure that your dish will be served on the night you visit. 

Kambing Bakar

An unlimited supply of sup tulang

Trust me, this is filled with flavors!

On top of the main dishes, there will be a soup station offering different kinds of soup to choose from. My main favorite from the station would be the Sup Tulang Berempah, but other than that, they also have cream mushroom soup, cream asparagus soup, and fishball soup which I believe the kids would enjoy the most. Yum! And of course, if youre a noodle lover, they also have a section where you can enjoy noodles with different choices of soup base and condiments to choose from as well. 

A variety of drinks to choose from

And how can we forget the desserts?

We have fruit tarts

A variety of cakes

Even the king of fruit is present in a form of a cake!

Other treats to look forward to

But at the end of the day, I honestly love and enjoy hearty dishes, so I would highly recommend you to head on over to their Gulai Kawah station for some delicious Gulai Kawah Ayam or Daging. I managed to get a bite of this for myself, and I don't mind seconds as the chefs were consistent with the recipe when preparing this dish. Loving the taste of the Sajian Warisan Nusantara. Definitely planning another trip to make my way there again. The price per adult now is RM98, while for children its only RM48 nett per peson. Really affordable, so be sure to make reservations!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Buffet Ramadan Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur | Icip Icip Kampungku @ Swez Brasserie

Buffet Ramadan Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur is my go-to buffet location since it's located in between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, I must say that im excited to share with you this year's Ramadan food spread that follows the theme of Icip Icip Kampungku. If youre looking to find a place that offers a taste of the traditional home, then you would definitely love this to be your ideal gathering location with friends and family. The Icip Icip Kampungku buffet dinner will be available at Swez Brasserie throughout Ramadan.

Roasted Lamb with Stuffed Arab Rice *must try

Variety of different type of kerabu

Ulam ulam melayu

With over 100 dishes being served during the buffet spread, this would include local traditional Malaysian cuisines as well. Not to forget the all-time favorite, Eastin Kuala Lumpur with Chef Dennie and Chef Hafiz is proudly bringing back their signature Traditional Roasted Lamb Stuffed with Arab Rice, Soup Gear Box Berempah, Nasi Lemak Kukus Daun Teratai, and Venison Rendang for diners to look forward to. I personally found the Soup Gearbox a highlight as the dish itself took more than 5 hours to ensure that the beef is tender and juicy making the soup worth every sip~!

Nasi Lemak kukus Daun Teratai

A little close up on how the nasi lemak teratai is prepared and presented

Another unique dish to look forward to would be the Nasi Lemak Kukus Daun Teratai. If youre wondering what makes this different than your usual nasi lemak, well, this specifically is cooked with fresh coconut milk and then steamed while being wrapped with lotus leaves, giving the dish a whole enhanced flavor. To be served with Ayam Goreng Rempah, you would not regret digging into this marvelously made dish.

Siput Sedut Masak Lemak

Kari Kepala Ikan

The Rendang Rusa

Kambing Masak Hitam

Sambal Udang Dengan Belimbing Buluh

Tenggiri Masak Lemak Cili Api Tempoyak

Paru Masak Hitam

Burung Puyuh Berempah

Sup Gear Box Berempah

Rendang Daging

Not to forget the classics, the buffet spread also features local favourites which includes Rendang Rusa, Ikan Patin Kukus Asam Limau Kasturi, Masakan Kawah, Popis Goreng Kelapa Manis, Laksa Kuah Putih, Sambal Udang with Belimning Buluh, Burung Puyuh Berempah and many more! Trust Eastin Hotel to handle the rest to ensure that there is definitely something for everyone to look forward to. 

The array of very traditional malay desserts

Also offering other options such as creme brulee

And how can we forget about the cakes?

What's a meal without desserts? Just to share with you on what you can expect, there is a wide selection of desserts for those with a sweet tooth! There's Pandan Jackfruit Mousse Cake, Chocolate Walnut Mud Cake, Cheesy Coconut Chocolate Banana Apam Balik, Pengat Nangka Madu Bersago, Kurma, Dodol and so much more! I have a hard time trying to decide on what to indulge into especially when every dessert sounds amazing with an added Malaysian twist to it. 

The Icip Icip Kampungku buffet dinner is available daily from 13th April - 12th May 2021 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. The price would be RM148 per adult and RM174 nett for children below 11 years old. Early bird price is RM128 nett when booked by 10th April 2021. 


If youre looking for better value deals, why not consider the Icip-cip kampungku room deal which is available from now until the 12th of May 2021. Priced at RM360 nett per room/ per night, the package is inclusive of breakfast / sahur and the Icip-icip Kampungku buffet dinner for two people. There will also be Dome sets for takeaway and deliver up to 20km which is priced at RM360 nett (4-5pax) and RM490 nett ( 7-8pax) These two offering comes with a classical white dome that guest can keep. There will also be gift sets up for sale in conjunction to the festive season, so be sure to drop by their goodies' house while youre there. Alternatively, you may also get your orders done via WhatsApp at +6016 262 2070. 

Eastin Hotel Kuala Lumpur