♥Miriam MerryGoRound♥

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Pretz n' Beanz | Bangsar

Hi merrygoers!

Who here loves pretzels like me? I am a serious pretzels fan especially AuntieAnne's Pretzels which I often crave. If I ever do not have appetite or do not feel like having a heavy meal, feed me with some pretzels and my appetite would be back.
Now have you heard of another cafe in town specializing in pretzels and coffee? Pretz n' Beanz is a food joint that has an assortment of pretzels and just a few weeks ago, I had a mini gathering/food review session with some friends whom I have not met up with for a long time at Pretz n' Beanz, Bangsar. This outlet is located along the same row as Antipodean so you should not have difficulties locating it but... I have to say searching for a parking at Bangsar is horrendous especially on a weekend afternoon. After going round and round in circles I finally decided to just park at Bangsar Village and walk over to Pretz n' Beanz.
The smell of freshly baked pretzels filled my nostrils as I enter the cafe which was definitely a good sign and while waiting for the rest of the gang to arrive, I had a look through their menu which definitely offered a wide variety of pretzel dishes like their Pretzel Pizza, Filled Pretzels as well as some breakfast dishes.
The interior of the cafe was nice and cozy and I especially liked the brick wall for that added touch and dimension to the room. Not only that, did you know they had some 3D art on the wall too? 3D Museums have been a craze lately so it was fun to see some here at Pretz n' Beanz.

After the whole gang arrived, it was time to order our food! There was a slight debate about how much should be order since we nearly wanted to try everything on the menu but we focused on some of the newer offerings at Pretz n' Beanz. 
Of course we have to order their pretzels! So we got three different flavors which are the Poppy Seed Pretzel, Seaweed Pretzel and the Chocolate Pretzel. We also got their Passion Fruit Jam Dip which was homemade too. Texture wise, it did not really have a very chewy texture compared to Auntie Anne's but it was flavourful and the passion fruit jam was delicious! Sweet and tangy, perfect dip to go.
We also ordered their Pretzel Pizza which I was very curious to try. How well would a pretzel and a pizza combine with each other? Since there were 8 of us, we ordered the Flamkuchen Pizza and the Hot Pepper Chili Chicken Pizza. The crust was made from the same dough they used for the pretzels so it had a slightly chewy texture to it. The Flamkuchen Pizza which had pretzel dough topped with sour cream, yellow onion slices, beef brisket and mozzarella cheese. The sour cream taste was a bit too light for me to really taste it so it would definitely be better if they added more sour cream to it. The Hot Pepper Chili Chicken did not leave much of an impression to me either, probably because it did not have the fiery kick I was hoping to get.
Pretz n' Beanz also serve some All-Day-Breakfast dishes like this Royale Salmon Egg Benedict which was just soooo good! I LOVE my eggs especially if it is poached eggs. Pair that together with some perfectly smoked salmon and I am sold! The creaminess of the Benedict sauce was marvelous when eaten together and just bursting that egg and seeing the runny yolk flow out was just orgasmic. ok forgive my craziness over these eggs
We ordered the Champignon Baked Egg which eggs baked with tomatoes, mushroom and mozzarella cheese served with two original pretzel. This dish disappointed me with overbaked eggs which left the dish rather dry. It was rather difficult to eat it with the pretzels as well since I was not able to dip it into the baked eggs. But I have to say portion wise, it could feed two small eaters.
Since we were still feeling a little peckish, we decided to try one of their pasta which is the Aglio Olio Prawn Spaghetti. Now this I like because it had some heat in it and the prawns were nicely cooked, still juicy and sweet. Not too oily, the flavors were on point; making this dish a pleasure to enjoy.
Coffee dates are legit without some drinks so we ordered the Matcha Latte, Caramel Macchiato and Vanilla Latte which were enjoyable.

Overall it was a great hangout session with Bowie, Sin Yee, Rebecca, Adeline and Sharon which unfortunately I had to rush off. Would be great to be able to stay longer and chit chat but we will be having a nice getaway soon so I'm sure more catching up will proceed! I've listed their blogs that at my sidebar so check them out too.

Pretz n' Beanz

No. 9, Ground Floor, Jalan Tewali 2, 
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : +603 2201 9026

Operating Hours :
Sun – Thurs : 7.30am – 12am.
Fri, Sat and PH Eve of holiday : 7.30am – 1am.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Grind Burger Bar | U.S Fries & Burgers Fiesta

Hi merrygoers!

It's time to PAR-TAY! with some burgers and fries especially in conjunction of the U.S Fries & Burger Fiesta which is on-going until the end of May 2016. With 19 different burger joints and cafes in the Klang Valley participating in this fiesta, it was definitely time for me to stop by one of the participating outlet and check out what they have to offer!

The Grind Burger Bar located at SS17 is my chosen burger joint to try TWO of their burgers and fries which is The Grind House Burger and the JD Burger. You can choose either the BEEF or PORK or even a mixture of BEEF & PORK for your patties. 
The Grind House Burger (Pork RM22 | Beef RM24) which is one of the signature burger feature freshly ground, hand-pressed Aussie beef patty topped with egg, bacon, caramelized onions and natural cheddar cheese sandwiched between house-made brioche with their secret The Grind "Dracula Sauce". The beef comes from the chuck portion and is has a nice balance of both lean and fat meat. I love how the juiciness and sweetness of the meat is not overpowered by the other ingredients but was instead enhanced especially with the caramelized onions. Having an egg in the burger would have done wonders if it was still runny but unfortunately my egg for that day was well done so no runny yolk.
The other burger promoted through the U.S Fries & Burger Fiesta is the JD Burger (Pork RM23 | Beef RM25) with a choice of either BEEF or PORK patty, Jack Daniels sauce, bacon and cheddar. Do not underestimate this burger compared to The Grind House burger because the Jack Daniels sauce packs a punch on its own! Albeit too strong for my liking at the first bite, the following mouthfuls got me hooked on. A whole bottle of Jack Daniels was used in preparation of the sauce but no worries because the alcohol content has been cooked off so you still get the strong Jack Daniels taste without the alcohol content.
But of course, what is a good burger if it is not accompanied by good fries? In this case, we have U.S Potato Fries with Skin which was seriously so addictive! It had the right thickness with a crispy exterior and still fluffy inside! I am more of a thick cut fries fan so I am definitely very satisfied with the fries served at The Grind Burger Bar. They only serve the best US Potato fries so no compromising on the taste and quality.

What are you waiting for? Head on down to The Grind Burger Bar and taste for yourself these two yummilicious burgers with amazing fries to pair with! Beware that the portion is really generous so you might want to drag along a friend to share too!

The Grind Burger Bar

7, Jalan 17/45, Section 17, Petaling Jaya.
Noon-3pm, 5pm-10pm.
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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Ramadan Magical Nights | Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside

The seductiveness of stunning food, live entertainment, great service, a beautiful light show as well as a stunning open air venue all came together perfectly at the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside last night as they showcased their brand new 2016 offering – Ramadan Magical Nights !
As the middle of the year approaches, this means that it is time for Ramadan and the time where many of my Malay friends start to look for places to break fast. Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside will be a place that you might consider breaking fast with their Ramadan Magical Nights!
With over 100 Malaysian and International dishes plus 7 forms of live entertainment every Ramadan evening, you would be delighted with this new and innovative way in which to celebrate th eupcoming Ramadan. Compared to other places offering Ramadan feast as well, this year Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside has prepared a different mood and ambiance; mimicking the traditional rumah terbuka

With a huge seating area scattered around the dining grounds, the seats are surrounding a neon lit Clock Tower which is a stunning centre piece of this leading 5 star hotel in Putrajaya. The highlight of the evening is a live, personalised azan "call to prayer" which will be broadcasted from this clocktower, signifying the time to break fast.
Enjoy a fantastic evening with Ramadan Magical Nights where you will have a fantastic festive feast while enjoying different forms of live entertainment in a beautiful open air lakeside venue.
Not only that, be prepared with a whole room filled with Malaysian desserts, cakes, pasteries and sweets of all kinds. They even have a popcorn machine ready to produce freshly popped popcorn.

Not only that, be prepared to indulge in a durian buffet too! Just look at the pile of durians all waiting to be opened and enjoyed.
The Magical Ramadhan Nights will be available for everyone to enjoy from 7th June 2016 til 3 July 2016, nightly from 7pm until 10.30pm priced at RM169 nett/adult and RM130 net for children between 4 to 10 years old.

Not only that, there is an additional exclusive offer, for any 10 or more tickets purchased together, you will receive a complimentary night stay accommodation in a Deluxe room. The room is seriously gorgeous and so comfy to stay.

Don't wait any longer! For enquiries and reservations, please call 03 – 8890 0000 ext 6812 or please Email magicalramadhan@pullmanputrajaya.com
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Monday, 16 May 2016

A Voyage of Style & Beauty | IOI City Mall

IOI City Mall awed shoppers with its first back-to-back runway fashion shoes over the early weekend of May and promises to continue delivering a rewarding experience amidst the vibrancy befitting the seasons of spring and summer.

'A Voyage of Style & Beauty' Preview Show was held to officially launch their fashionable campaign and a spectacular cruise ship backdrop was built; serving as the main runway for models. Shoppers were exclusively invited to preview the unique collections featured from 11 stylish participating brands such as Bata, Dr. Cardin Signature, Focus Point, Hush Puppies, Kent, MOG Eyewear, Suitable, TOPGIRL, Valentino Rudy, Via Condotti and Young Hearts. All these brands are available within IOI City Mall. This event also proudly supported by Cyber Colors as the official makeup partner and A-Saloon as the official hairdo partner.

Hush Puppies

Dr. Cardin Signature

A ‘Fashion Photography Contest’ was organised where shoppers were welcomed to capture the
runway fashion shows over the weekend with their own cameras. The contest then concluded on 2nd May 2016 evening with more than 200 photo submissions received and 13 winners were crowned on the spot. First prize winner had walked away with Fujifilm X-T10 dual lens kit XC16-50mm and XC50-230mm lens worth RM4,138; the second prize winner walked away with Fujifilm X-A2 dual lens kit XC16-50mm and XC50-230mm lens worth RM2,738; the third prize winner had bagged a Fujifilm Instax Mini 70 Camera, Instax Mini Film (5 Packs), Instax Mini Pouch and Instax Mini Purse Album worth RM870; while 10 consolation winners won Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 Camera Special Edition, Instax Minifilm (Twin Pack) and Instax Mini Purse Album worth RM660 each. Total value of prizes worth more than RM14,000 was sponsored by Fujifilm. 

Focus Point


Cruising is an occasion in itself, but with the mall’s ‘Passport to Style & Beauty’ redemption programme, shoppers will be constantly rewarded and pampered with fashionable and stylish cruisy deals. With a spend of RM100 and above in a maximum of two combined receipts from selected categories (Fashion, Footwear, Bags & Accessories, Timepiece & Jewelry, Optical & Eyewear, and Health & Beauty outlets) from 22nd April until 15th May 2016, shoppers are entitled to a stamp collection within their Style & Beauty Passport. With the stamp collection, shoppers can redeem vouchers or products worth up to RM120 by participating partners.

Young Hearts




Also, an ongoing ‘Facebook Glamorous Giveaways’ is held, where lucky shoppers who check in at IOI City Mall’s Facebook page and share the ‘A Voyage to Style & Beauty’ posts with hashtag #SailToIOICityMall will stand a chance to win Natural Looks gift sets. Lastly, “OOTD Instagram Contest” encourages shoppers to put on their best look and share their OOTD shot on IOI City Mall’s Instagram page for a chance to win a Samsung Note 5 and branded fragrances.

Valentino Rudy

Via Condotti

MOG Eyewear

With more than 200 lifestyle and fashion stores available at IOI City Mall, you will definitely find the right style and hot-weather essentials to make this summer your most fashionable and hottest (or coolest) ever. The fashion show was definitely a success in showcasing some of the brands available at IOI City Mall! This might just be my next favourite place to shop.

Til next time,

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