Sweet Secrets with Anna Olson – Thanks to AFC & Le Meridien, KL

Another international celebrity chef is in Malaysia thanks to Asian Food Channel!

Host of SUGAR, one of my favourite desserts cook shows, ANNA OLSON was standing, mixing, baking & joking barely 5 feet away from me just last Thursday. (Thank you Cheryl for the opportunity). ;-)

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Plan B – Bangsar Village I – the menu, the food, the DESSERTS!

UPDATED Post here: A few more visits – Eggs Benjamin, Nasi Lemak, Pasta & Lamb meatballs! ;-)

Say helloooooo to Plan B!

Under the same management as Canoodling in BV II, ( I was informed by Aja, the Brand Comm Mgr that Canoodling has recently gone through a change of menu as well) Plan B looks set to be another iconic F & B outlet in Bangsar.

For a start, it certainly has all the makings of a successful one. Plan B offers a straightforward menu with firm favourites such as American breakfast sets, varieties of pasta, healthy salads & now, who wouldn’t fall in love with such desserts on display?

Left: Choc Banana Charlotte – RM11. Middle from back: Almond Toffee Bar – RM4. Caramel Bar – RM5. Rocky Road – RM4. Right: Mixed Berry Tart  -RM5.

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One World Hotel – Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant

UPDATE: Chinese New Year 2011 at Zuan Yuan! Loved the Braised Diced Sea Treasure, Dried Oyster and Sea Moss in Golden Bag – (post HERE).

I was surprised to see the human traffic at One World Hotel on a weekday. Due to its close proximity to the popular 1 – Utama Shopping Centre, & partly due to the convenience of a walk-through passage to the shopping mall via the hotel & vice versa, the hotel was pretty crowded with office workers when I was there for lunch recently. And I was told this is the norm.

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My lunch with Florence was at Zuan Yuan, One World’s innovative Cantonese restaurant. As I strolled in, I noticed businessmen in suits; deep in conversation & groups of office workers in private rooms sharing a few Cantonese dishes together.
Bamboo baskets of dim sum littered some tables, as Zuan Yuan offers halal dim sum during lunch.

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Not bad, I thought to myself. A good place for a business meeting, over some good food, and it is discreet enough. Classy place too, for bringing clients & not having to worry about looking like a cheapskate. LOL.

Launch of YES 4G by YTL Communications – Rates, Devices & ..

A lot was said about the 4G standard, with some die-hard techies pushing to make their point heard about YTL Comms being misleading and misusing the 4G moniker.

I’m not going into that; for as a consumer, I seriously don’t give a s**t what they call it. Give me SPEEDY, ZIPPY & RELIABLE connection & I’m happy. Even better if all of that comes with reasonable rates.

The rates were finally revealed yesterday. Just as mentioned in the soft launch HERE , there is no plan, no monthly commitments. YES is SIM-less & it is Pay-As-You-Use.

Classy Champagne Sundays at Shook! Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang

Weekend brunches are a luxury to most of us. What more if it is a champagne brunch! Myself haven’t been to many, and was most fortunate to be on the invite list for the launch of the newest champagne brunch on the block just last Sunday.

Sundays at Shook! in Starhill Gallery, Bukit Bintang are now sparkled up with a touch of sophistication. The champagne of choice here is the superb Piper Heidsieck, which was awarded 91 points by Wine Spectator. For wine lovers, Cloudy Bay; one of  the best known “new world” wines will be served.

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Though I’m not much of a drinker, I insistedly took a sip of the Piper Heidsieck & was rewarded with the excellent taste of smooth luxury in my mouth. Hhmm..