Pablo Matcha Cheese Tart; Your Perfect Match(a) Lover

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

*waves* Hi my dear merry goers. First of all 


I am so sorry that I have been neglecting all of you for the past week because I have been so tied up at work and rushing to get everything done before I head off to Europe. Yup! I'm finally going to have my first (and hopefully not last) Europe trip. Really blessed that I have this chance to visit my sister in Amsterdam plus this would be a nice family trip but before that I definitely have to settle all my on-going projects etc. I will definitely be sharing all about my holiday on my Instagram Stories and other social media handles so do stay tune. (Instagram: @miriam_hk)

Putting everything aside, I have another exciting news which is Pablo Matcha Cheese Tart has finally arrived in Malaysia. I am a huge matcha fan plus cheese fan so when Pablo first opened their store in 1 Utama Shopping Centre, I was ecstatic but during their opening they were only serving the original Cheesetart. Slightly disappointed at that time but I did have my fill of their Cheesetart which was different then the other cheesetart brands in town.

From 11 January onwards, Pablo Baked Cheese Tart will be offering their Pablo Matcha Cheese Tart as well at RM49.90 (6 inch). I had the privilege of getting the first dibs of savoring their whole Matcha series which included the Matcha Cheese Frute with Shiratama and Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream. What a way to start the new year especially when one of my resolution is to eat healthily and lose some weight. But..... food has always been my biggest temptation.

Let's start with their Matcha Cheese Frute with Shiratama (RM15.90).  I actually really liked this interesting drink combination. The first sip gives you a rich matcha blended with bits of jelly. Slightly earthy and powdery, you can really taste the essence of green tea in every sip. 

This sweet drink is topped with Azuki cream and chewy Shiratama balls. The fragrance of the azuki beans were prominent in the cream and mixing it into the matcha frute made it creamy and smooth. If you are a fan of matcha just like me, I think you would really enjoy this. Another variant of this is the Special Chocolate drizzled with dark chocolate sauce; not my preferred choice but it would surely capture the Chocolate Lover's heart.

Of course the star of the day was the long awaited Pablo Matcha Cheese Tart (RM49.90). This 6 inch tart has the same flaky pastry tart dough then filled with Shiratama balls and Azuki Beans. Creamy and hits you at the first bite, the matcha flavor was strong and fragrant.

Chewing into bits of Shiratama balls and Azuki beans were delicious as it adds more depth and texture in the whole eating experience. One note would be I actually preferred this tart after it has been chilled in the fridge instead of eating it fresh from the oven. I find that the texture is smoother and not as powdery but take note that the Shiratama balls can get tough if over chilled. Although albeit on the pricey side, where else would you find a 6 inch matcha cheese tart this good?

For chocolate lovers, you can try their Freshly Baked Chocolate Cheese Tart which has bites of chocolates in them for that extra richness. Although I find it pretty sweet for my liking and I do love my chocolates dark, let me know what you think about it. :)

The last highlight would be their Matcha Cheese Soft Serve (RM11.90). I have a pretty high standard for Matcha Soft Serve and I just love Nana Green Tea's matcha soft serve which til now is still the best for me. Since Pablo is a Japanese brand, I did have some high hopes for it. It sure did not disappoint me although it was not as good as my reigning Nana Green Tea. A mixture of cheese and matcha, it is not as rich but has a creamier and smoother taste due to the cheese. If you are talking about indulgence, this sure is the soft serve you would love.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Pablo Cheese Tart in 1 Utama to try their latest star. Enjoy a FREE mini Matcha Soft serve with every purchase of the Baked Matcha Cheese Tart with Shiratama and Azuki.

For the latest updates and promotions, follow them at the Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pablocheesetartmalaysia)

Pablo Freshly Baked Cheese Tart
Level 2, Old Wing
1 Utama Shopping Centre


Christmas Dining at TEMPTations, Rennaisance Hotel

Monday, December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas my darlings! How did you spend your Christmas this year? Indulge with a heart-warming festive Dinner Buffet at TEMPTations at RM175 NETT per person inclusive of 1 cocktail or mocktail. Enjoy the dishes that span from East to West as well as local delights and seasonal specialties.

The highlights of the buffet include the perennial Whole Roasted Turkey with stuffing and the accompanying trimmings as well as Cranberry and Giblet sauce, Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, Cod in Mustard Sauce, Chocolate & Vanilla Yule Log and a lot more. 

If you plan to have a nice Christmas celebration at home and looking for your main table centrepiece, you can order the Toasted Whole Turkey with Waldorf Salad, Choice of 2 sauces from Cranberry, Mushroom, Giblet, Honey Mustard or Red Whine and choice of 4 trimmings are available at a price of RM125NETT per kg (4 to 5kg per bird). Available from now till 25 December 2016. This huge turkey will sure to make the highlight of your Christmas Dinner.

Looking for a venue to celebrate but everywhere has been fully booked? Please your palate with Asian and Western inspired Long Lunch Buffet on Christmas and New Year's Day. At RM130NETT per person, the Long Buffet offers a melange of Asian and local dishes as well as a variety of hot dishes freshly prepared at the various stations and open show kitchen.

Some other promotions awaits you during this Festive Season at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel are :-

Vogue Cafe
4-course Western set Dinner on Christmas Eve at RM245NETT per person inclusive of 1 glass of sparkling wine or juice.

Dynasty Restaurant (Non-halal)
5-course Dynasty's Deluxe Set at RM198NETT per person AND6-course Imperial Treasure Set at RM298NETT per person
Available for lunch and dinner from 24 December 2016 to 1st January 2017.

New Year's Eve Dinner at TEMPTationSBuffet Dinner at RM190NETT per person inclusive of 1 glass of Mocktail.

Alfresco New Year's Eve Dinner Dinner admist the lush greeny of Gazebo by the poolside at RM180NETT per person inclusive of 1 glass of sparkling wine or juice.

New Year's 2017 Countdown
Welcome a bright and promising 2017 at the Concourse Area  of the hotel's Convention Center from 9:30pm onwards. Complimentary entry to the party for TEMPTationS, Dynasty and Gazebo diners. RM125NETT per person for non-diners inclusive of Welcome drink and a light midnight supper.
On top of the Food promotions you can also discover Renaissance Kuala Lumpur's brand new Deluxe Room at RM398++per room per night Only from 26 December 2016 to 2 January 2017. 
*Room rate is suject to 16.6% Service Charge and Goods & Service Tax (GST)

This 'Year End Escapade' is inclusive of a sumptuously rich buffet breakfast for 2 persons, 30 minutes Mandara Spa Treatment per person and more.

For reservation and to discover more, please call 03-2716 9388 or emailrhi.kulrn.fb@renaissancehotels.com or reserve online at www.klrenaissance.com/dining. I suggest you to book early to avoid disapointment.

Follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/renaissancekualalumpur/Or LIKE their Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/RenaissanceKL/


A Seoul-Ful Christmas Affair at SkyWorld Property Gallery, Bukit Jalil

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Hi darlings! It was a fun filled Seoul Christmas last weekend at SkyWorld Property Gallery, Bukit Jalil. SkyWorld Development Group initiated their "Christmas Goodness" with two meaningful causes which is the Christmas Candy Cane Charity Drive and their Seoul-ful Christmas. 

SkyLuxe on the Park, surrounded by 80-acre Bukit Jalil Recreational Park and a 165-acre 18-hole Bukit Jalil Golf and Country Resort. Aiming to become a Green Building Index Provisional certified development, SkyWorld invested around RM6.5 million and is proud to have several eco-friendly features such as inverter lifts, rainwater harvesting units and a dedicated recycling centre. 

The Christmas Candy Cane Charity Drive aimed to raise funds for the children at Rumah Charis, OUG. A huge Christmas tree @ SkyLuxe on the Park Property Gallery was decorated with candies decorated by the children. 

Visitors were encouraged to pick the candies and donate any amount they want for charity. This charity drive is until 8 January 2017 so you still have time to contribute to this cause plus the candies were a sweet delight.

The Seoul-ful Christmas event was filled with many entertaining and fun activities from wearing the traditional Hanbok costume to Korean makeup classes and demonstration by Artistique as well as Korean cuisine cooking classes. 

There were also craft and face painting sessions which many of the visitors enjoyed. The winners of the Children Coloring Contest held the previous week were also announced on that day. You can see their creative pieces on display at SkyWorld Property Gallery for a week. 

For more information on SkyLuxe On The Park by SkyWorld, check out their website at www.skyluxe.com.my or call 016- 211 9831 / 016- 211 9892.


Garage51 x Nutella Christmas Menu Review

Monday, December 19, 2016

You know Christmas is just around the corner when cafes start showcasing some delectable sweet treats adorned gorgeously just for the festive season. This is no exception for Garage51 whom this year partnering up with Nutella and creating some decadent treats using the ever famous hazelnut chocolate spread.

Thanks to Bowie for bringing me along to be one of the first to enjoy Garage51 x Nutella Christmas Menu showcasing 3 new treats: Messy Garage Pancake with Nutella, Messed Up Family X'Mas Special Nutella Peppermint, Mochatella, Nutella Burger and one of the crowd favourite from the Messed Up Family, The Son Nutella Hazelnut Milkshake.

I must say that I have seen crazy milkshake creations from Garage51 and have always wanted to pay them a visit. They definitely did not disappoint with their Christmas Nutella Menu so lets get into the details starting with the Messy Garage Pancake with Nutella (RM18). Once it landed on the table, there is no denying that this is one Instagrammable pancake indeed.  Fluffy and stacked up in a pile before drizzling some chocolate sauce over it, these tower of pancakes are stuffed with Nutella and I heard that they have further enhance this pancake recipe after we visited them.

One of the dream of a Nutella fan would definitely to smother thick slabs of Nutella over a bun and just savor every single bite of it. Decadent and oh-so-sinfully good, the Nutella Burger (RM16) delivers just that! Paired it with a few slices of strawberries, this is just the basic item to fulfill a Nutella fan's dream.

Let's move on to the drinks selection because they seriously are the topper to the whole menu. A must try is the Mochatella which has thick luscious Nutella served with coffee cubes before the splash of milk to melt it all down. For those of you who hate diluted iced coffee, you won't face that problem here because the coffee cubes just releases the coffee slowly as it melts.

The two drinks that awed everyone is the Nutella Hazelnut Milkshake also known as The Son in the Messed Up Family and their latest Nutella Peppermint. I was actually quite worried that it would be overly sweet when I got the first look at The Son (RM18.90) but to my surprise, it was really very well balanced.

The Son comes topped with pretzel biscuits, caramel popcorn, marshmallow and chocolate sauce drizzles. Of course the first question that comes to mind is how on earth do we even dig into this gorgeous creation but trust me, at the end of the day this whole cup will be gone.

I love their Nutella Peppermint (RM19.90) topped with their own homemade cupcake just like the topper of a Christmas Tree. The hint of Peppermint was subtle but sufficient to spice up the whole drink. Minty fresh yet smooth and creamy, this is a must try from them.

Don't miss out on the Garage51 x Nutella menu which is available from 1st December onwards. It is definitely a sweet affair with them.

Garage51 by Coffee Societe

51, Jalan PJS 11/9,
Bandar Sunway
Kuala Lumpur

+603-5612 5618
Opening Hours: 11am - 11pm

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