Category: Food

Grayns rice cooker (Malaysia) – Review, Price, Demo – How to use

I posted a while back on social media about my revolutionary Grayns rice cooker that claims to be able to eliminate all starch/sugars from rice grains.
This subsequently leaves you with a healthy, wholesome and most importantly GUILT FREE rice to enjoy.

Rebecca Saw - Garyns rice cooker

Mooncakes from Toh Yuen Restaurant, Klang Executive Club

The mooncakes from Toh Yuen, Klang Executive Club bordered between decent and pretty good.
I had 4 sent to me for sampling and I loved the Assorted Fruits Nuts most.
That is surprising as I usually detest it for the weird wintermelon aftertaste and the overly sweet, sticky paste.

This version by Toh Yuen it’s like a granola bar instead of a mooncake!
Densely packed with nuts and seeds, the binding paste isn’t sweet & the pastry crust is not oily.
I felt like I’m eating an energy bar and being the health, fitness nut that I am, I immediately took a liking to this.
In fact now I’m thinking of buying more so that I can stock it as my energy/snack bar! :)

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Egg Custard Mooncakes from The Peninsular Hong Kong

Thanks to a very good friend Jan (who is a fabulous baker herself), I was gifted these precious Egg Custard mooncakes yesterday.

Egg Custard Mooncakes from The Peninsular Hong Kong-001

Fabulous durian mooncakes @ Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur!

There are durian mooncakes and there are exceptionally good durian mooncakes.
The one by Concorde Hotel KL falls in the latter category.

Each 180g nos cost RM42 or get them at RM168 for 4 nos.

Concorde hotel KL best Durian mooncake 2014

These Concorde’s snowskin with Musang King Durian boasts of 120g of pure durian pulp per mooncake. You know you’re getting the real deal the moment you cut one open and its full-bodied, pungent scent assaulted your senses.
The snowskin is thin, mildly sweet and complements the sweet, creamy pulp.

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Life Juice Co @ 1 Utama – cold pressed juice in Malaysia

What makes cold pressed juice unique?
In convention blending and juicing fresh fruits and vegetables are being cut and ground by fast-spinning blades. This process adds some heat and exposes ingredients to air; two things that cut down the percentage of essential nutrients that make their way into your glass.
This “rough” action also destroys many of the vitamins, enzymes, proteins, and minerals that we want from our juice.

Here’s what you need to know:
Traditional juicers/ centrifugal models – juicers/blenders.
Masticating juicer – cold pressed juicers.

Now that you got a general idea of the different models, let me explain a bit more about cold pressed goodness. :d

Masticating juicers extract juice by a slow and careful process of hydraulically extracting fruit and vegetable juice (pressing and grinding fruits and vegetables without adding heat, hence the term “cold-pressed”) and this process exerts just enough pressure to extract the juice.

Cold press juicing is so precise with its process of extraction that there is minimal air and heat so very little oxidation occurs.
This means you can enjoy your cold pressed juice up to 3 days after extraction, all the while preserving its vitamins, enzymes, trace minerals and overall nutrients up to five times more than any other juicer.

Life Juice Co -1U cold pressed juice

Review – Luna Bar : Blueberry Bliss

This Luna Bar is one of the tastiest snack bar I’ve had. Well, anything at this point would taste better than a Quest Bar.
I’m not saying I don’t like Quest Bars, but Quest Bars are SO nutritionally dense and so … CHEWY.

But the Luna Bar isn’t a bar I would call ‘healthy’ no matter what they claim. It even said “whole nutrition bar for women” and while I concurred on how tasty it is and that a vast majority of women would love it since it’s all fruity, sweet and coated with yogurt, I’m not that forgiving of the sweetness level.

Luna Bar Blueberry Bliss REVIEW