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Create Magical Moments | Enchanteur Paris EDT

Thursday, March 31, 2016


It seemed like it was just yesterday when I last attended the launch of Enchaunter Paris EDT but here they are again with their new look. Inspired by the beauty of Paris, the city of love ENCHANTEUR Paris fragrance are specially designed for the young, romantic and elegant female. They aim to transform ordinary days into days filled with endless magical moments.



The new look of Enchanteur Paris EDT was revealed which was seriously very captivating. The crystal clear glass bottle comes with its signature ribbon and packed in gorgeous boxes with the illustrations of distinctive girls. These illustrations were hand-drawn to depict the alluring sents of Mon Amie, Belle Amour, Adore and Magique.

For the past year, ENCHANTEUR worked closely with French perfumers to concoct the new limited edition fragrance, Magique with the scent of Floral, Fruity, Gourmand in order to excite the senses of the modern young women and their men.

ENCHANTEUR PARIS Magique EDT


This scent was created for the outgoing girl, always ready for new adventures, challenges and romance. It has an enchanting scent of apples carefully blended with romantic blossoming magnolias and enticing praline. A mystical scent befitting for a young lady in a blooming romance.


ENCHANTEUR PARIS Adore EDT


Unique and unforgettable combination of both flowery and fruity, the first whiff contains a gentle combination of wild jasmine, pink mimosa, violet with sparkling fruity notes of lychee, spiced sugar plum, pomegranate and golden pear. This is definitely a sensual fragrance for a romantic date night.




ENCHANTEUR PARIS Belle Amour EDT


This sparkling blend of romance has the sweetness from apple melon layered with refreshing blackcurrant top notes, dancing delightfully with voluminous Parisian pink rose petals. A scent that connotes the blossoming of love and romance, perfect to make you his amour forever.



ENCHANTEUR PARIS Mon Amie EDT


Mon Amie is an inspiration of the warm friendship between girlfriends who share their hearts and moments together. A combination of fresh citrus Lemon Orange with Bergamot enhanced with a touch of red apple fruity notches, resting on the beautiful scent of Pink Peonies, watery Roses and white Magnolia surrounded with warm woody amber background. Inspired by sheer happiness, this scent would be perfect for casual outings with friends.

ENCHANTEUR PARIS EDT fragrance retails at RM 28.80 (incl. 6% GST) per 50ml and is available at all major supermarkets, hypermarkets and pharmacies. For more information about ENCHANTEUR, log on to www.enchanteur.com.my or check our their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/EnchanteurMY

Go create your magical moments today.

Til next time.

xoxo
Miriam

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Simple Yam Cake Recipe

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Hi my dear merry goers! It has been a while since I last shared a #MiriamCooks post so here is a super simple dish that you can make at home.

This time round, I am going to share with all of you my simple recipe for Yam Cake. I actually made this for Chinese New Year because it is just so easy to make and can be enjoyed for breakfast or even brunch. Here are the list of ingredients you will need.


Yam Cake 

(serves 24 pieces)

A
1 medium size yam (roughly 500g) diced to 1 - 2 cm cubes
50g fried dried prawnssoaked, drained and coarsely chopped

B
2 bowl Rice flour
4 bowls Water (Can use chicken stock)
2 tbsps Wheat Starch
Salt and Pepper

Garnishing
Fried Shallots thinly sliced
Spring Onion

Step 1: Fry all the ingredients in A



So after preparing all the ingredients, all you have to do it to throw in Ingredients A together until it is equally mixed. Honestly, I am not really a cook and chef so I am not a recipe person. Most of the time I would just estimate and come up with something. It is up to you how much yam, dried prawns or shallots you want to add to your yam cake. If you prefer chunkier yam pieces like my mum, then add some bigger pieces. For those who love dried prawns, just add in more or even better leave them to be generously sprinkled on the top before you eat.

Step 2: Add in ingredients B



Now this part, you have to follow the recipe. Make sure the flour : water ratio is 1:2 so that you will get a nice consistency and texture. If you prefer softer yam cake, add more water but NOT TOO MUCH. Mix the mixture together until you will get a thick paste like batter like below. It would start thickening up as you continue mixing. 

NOTE: Do not leave it alone. You have to stir consistently or else it will harden



After you get a thick paste mixture like this (normally after mixing around for 10 minutes), you can transfer it into any pan you like. Preferably a pan that is able to fit into your steamer. You can also do smaller individual sized yam cakes.


Steam it on high heat for roughly 40 to 50 minutes. Stick a chopstick or a skewer in the middle to know if it is ready. If the chopstick comes out clean or almost clean, this means it is ready. Now you can generously garnish your yam cake with fried shallots, dried prawns, spring onion and even some sliced chili if you want! You have to leave this yam cake alone for roughly 1 hour before you can cut in. Yes I know it is a torture waiting especially when it smells so good but you really have to let it cool or it will not retain the shape and fall apart.

TIP: Place it in an oven to let it dry faster.


I do hope that you enjoyed this simple recipe which can be done ahead of time too. Do try it out and let me know what you think of it. I will update some other recipes that I made recently too so do stay tune.

Til next time,

xoxo
Miriam

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SALE ALERTS with Off The Rack

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Hi there my dear merrygoers! How many of you like myself love SALES? Honestly, I am quite the sale addict and most of my clothes, accessories, shoes etc are all from sales. I don't really believe in getting items at their original price especially if I know they will be marked down after some time unless they are some really great buys that I just cannot wait to get them. However with so many sales around at different times, there are times which I miss out on great buys especially when I find out about them after the sale has ended!


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Food Factory, First World Plaza | Genting Highlands

Friday, March 25, 2016


Hi my dear merry goers! Time for another #MiriamEats post and this time up in Genting Highlands!


Throwback to my previous post about the girls weekend trip up to Genting Highlands where we have a blast with the freezing cold air plus some fun activities. Today's post will be about what we ate at Genting Highlands. If you recall from one of my previous post where I stayed at Genting Highlands, I had breakfast at First World Cafe which has now been refurbished and relaunched as Food Factory! 


The name Food Factory piqued my curiosity which was well answered after I had the chance to tour the kitchen. The reason why it was named Food Factory because guess what? Most of the food served are made using machines and they are trying to change everything to be made my machines too; like in actually factories. The restaurant serves a delightful range of breakfast offering from 4 different counters ie: West Asian, East Asian, Western and pastry from 6.00am to 11.00am daily at only RM 29.00 nett (adult) and RM 14.50 nett (child).


The overall space in Food Factory certainly looks spacious as they rearranged the seating and food area. The kitchen is a mirror kitchen where both sides of the counters are serving the same food items. Let's have a closer look at the array of food choices served. 


First up we have Pancakes! These pancakes were not made the conventional way of adding batter to a hot pan and flipping it once it's done but it was actually made using a special machine custom-made to serve pancakes. Luckily for us, we were able to check out how this machine worked. 


The machine actually squirts or dispense a certain amount of pancake batter which can be adjusted depending on the size of the pancake we want. It is dispensed on a hot belt which starts cooking the bottom part of the pancake. As it reaches the end, it will then flip over to the bottom belt which continues cooking the other half of the pancake. It would be fully cooked and ready to be served at the end of the conveyor belt. Interesting isn't it? No worries about irregular sized pancakes or burnt pancakes when this machine will do everything for you. 


These pancakes will then be served on the buffet counter paired with sweet sauces and especially this Maple Syrup Fountain. Now I know everyone have seen or heard of chocolate fountain but how many of you have seen a maple syrup fountain? Definitely a gimmick to attract customers attention.


Some other dishes that were prepared using machines as well are the fried rice and fried noodles. Any time of noodles or rice can be cooked using this special machine. All the chef got to do is just to toss in the ingredients and allow the machine to stir it up and cook it to perfection. 


I am telling you this nifty machine is definitely very useful especially for those who cannot cook because the machine does everything for you.  Crave for prawn fried rice? Just throw in prawns with rice. The machine definitely helps to cook the rice or noodles evenly and ensures all the seasonings are well distributed. It also helps to reduce manpower although you would still need the chef to throw the ingredients in at the right time.


The machine can be programmed to cook at a certain temperature and time so you do not need to keep watch over it. Once the time is up, it will automatically turn off and you can just pour out the rice or noodles to be served.


The Food Factory also serves some good East Asian dishes like fish head curry and Kapitan Chicken. They were flavourful, slightly spicy and very aromatic. 


For those who prefer a western twist to breakfast,  make sure you take their sausages which are delicious! Kids can enjoy a variety of cereals as well as some pastries


Although this was not cooked using a machine, I super love the Radish Cake! Yums!! Fried Radish Cake is one of my favourite dishes and to my delight they served it at the Food Factory plus we got freshly fried radish cake to enjoy. Watching the chef cook up this dish in front of my eyes just made me so hungry and the radish cake pieces were huge! I super recommend you take this dish.



Lastly, the pizza and pastties were also not made using the conventional oven method. There is this conveyer belt oven that evenly bakes the pizza as it enters from one end to the other. 


The chef started off with the basic ingredients like sauce, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and cheese! Lots and lots of cheese! He then places the pizza on the conveyor belt which will slowly move the pizza into the oven. The pizza will cook evenly as it moves on the conveyor belt and when it reaches the end, you get that golden brown delicious pizza!

I must say I am impressed with the upgrade to Food Factory and I am sure more patrons will be visiting this eatery when they are up in Genting especially since most of the food at Genting are super expensive! Here's some good news!

In conjunction with this upcoming March school holiday, the restaurant is offering Hi-Tea buffet  every weekend ie : 12th to 20th, 26th and 27th March from 1pm to 5pm, price At RM38 nett  (adult) and RM19 nett (child), guests get to enjoy so much for so little. I have not had the chance to try out their Hi Tea Buffet but here are some of the items they will be serving.

Hi-Tea Buffet

 RM38 nett  (adult) | RM19 nett (child)

Western Counter

o Assorted Salad with condiments

o Cheese & Cracker with Grape

o Seafood Platter

o Sandwiches –Ham Sandwich, Cheese & Vegetable ,Egg Mayonnaise

o Buttered Pancake with Condiments

o Roast Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes & Vegetables OR Roasted Chicken Roll

o Chicken & Lamb Sharwama OR Beef &Chicken Burger

o Sautéed Spanish Sausages with Mushrooms & Herbs

o Sautéed Pasta with Cream Carbonara Sauce OR Bolognaise

o Sautéed Lamb Ball with Hot Sauce OR Breaded Fish 

o Cream of Mushroom Soup OR Chicken Soup


East Asian Counter

o Fish Ball Noodle Soup OR Curry Noodle Soup

o Fried Carrot with XO Sauce

o Grill Yam Cake OR Deep Fried Yam Roll

o Steamed Crystal Roll OR Steam Golden Silver Roll

o Deep Fried Cheese Roll OR Chee Cheong Fun

o ABC Chicken Soup OR Old Cucumber Soup

o Fried Loh See Fun OR Fried Yee Mee

o Kow Wong Roll / Fatt Choy Fish Ball / Siew Mai

o Jade Bun /Red Bean Bun / Kaya Bun / Corn Bun


 West Asian Counter

o Assorted Malay & Nyonya Kuih

o Nasi Lemak with Condiments

o Potatoes Samosa OR Vegetables Pakoras

o Tandoori Chicken OR Fish Head Curry

o Ayam Masak Merah OR Chicken Curry

o Sup Ayam Berempah OR Sup Kambing with Roti Bengali

o Chicken & Lamb Skewer (Satay)

o Roti Jala OR Seafood Bakar- Bakar


Others

o Margherita Pizza

o Chicken Ham Pizza

o Toasted Bread with Kaya & Butter

o Keledek Goreng OR Pisang Goreng

o Juices , Coffee & Tea


Food Factory

3rd Floor First World Plaza
Genting Highlands
For more information, please call 03 – 2718 1118 or log on to www.rwgenting.com

Til next time

xoxo
Miriam

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