Matcha Lovers Should Check Out These New Drinks At Gong Cha

Monday, October 05, 2020

Yes, you heard it right, Malaysians’ favourite bubble tea chain Gong Cha and Malaysia’s no.1 e-commerce platform Shopee are back for another round of special drinks. This time, they will be enticing matcha lovers with a whole new series of matcha drinks called the 10.10 Festival Drinks in celebration of Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival. 

Brewing for a limited time only, matcha lovers will be treated to three exclusive drinks - Matcha Coffee Latte, Matcha Marble and Matcha Latte which are only available for purchase via the Shopee App from now till 25 October.

Matcha Coffee Latte

Who would have thought that matcha and espresso can go hand-in-hand in one drink. The silky fine matcha powder coated with milk and the rich espresso shot create a beautiful layered beverage. If you can't decide between iced coffee and a matcha latte, how about enjoying the best of both worlds at once!

Matcha Marble

An Instagram-worthy drink thanks to the beautiful marble texture created by the blending and weaving of fine matcha powder into rich milk to form a smooth and silky look. Sweetened to your preference, the drink is topped off with a layer of Gong Cha’s signature creamy milk foam that leaves you wanting for more. 

Matcha Latte

Feel refreshed, especially on a hot day, when you take a sip of the iced matcha latte. Psst! We hear that matcha latte has some health benefits! So what are you waiting for?  

The Gong Cha e-drink series can only be purchased digitally via the Shopee App and redeemed at all Gong Cha outlets nationwide. Get the Shopee x Gong Cha 10.10 Festival Drinks exclusively on Shopee through the Food & Services Vouchers in-app portal from now to 25 October.

Fans can enjoy the drinks at an introductory price of RM10. Save more when you purchase the drinks at RM5 only this October on these special dates: 3, 7, 10, 15, 18, 21 & 24.

The 10.10 Festival Drink is in conjunction with the Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival that is taking place from now to 10 October. The region’s biggest online shopping event for brands like Gong Cha and many more, the Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival is bound to surprise users with greater savings. Enjoy exclusive RM10 deals, free shipping with a minimum spend of RM10 and choose a wide selection of 100% authentic products from favourite brands via the Million Dollar Brands Discounts in-app portal. Users also stand to win prizes, vouchers and Shopee Coins worth up to RM1,000,000 when they play Shopee Games such as Shopee Farm, Shopee Claw, Shopee Poly and more.

What are you waiting for? Visit https://shopee.com.my/gongcha-shopee-series now! 


#30DAYBLOGCHALLENGE: DAY 2 - 5 Things That I'm Grateful For

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hi everyone!

It's DAY 2 of the #30DayBlogChallenge and today's topic is 5 Things That I'm Grateful For. Initially, the topic was 5 Things That Makes Me Happy but I decided to change it. This topic sounds so simple but when you think about it, so many of us neglect to note down about the things that we should be grateful for on a daily basis. Especially during days where things don't seem to be working out - or now during this Covid-19 outbreak where there is so much unrest, our mind tend to focus on the storms in our life. 

Honestly, I am not the most positive being on the planet. And I have my moments where I can't think of anything to be grateful for. But I learnt that, having gratitude takes practice and our mind is a muscle we need to grow. When we focus on things to be grateful for on a daily basis, especially during days we just want to curl up in bed - it can make a difference on the way we look at things. 

So here's my list of things that I am grateful for. 

1. My Family & Friends

I come from a single parent family and growing up it wasn't easy. Especially with how society perceives children from single parent family. But, I'm grateful that I still have my mum and sister. Although things are rocky in my family but at least we still have each other. 

I'm also grateful for all those who are by my side, genuinely caring for me. I've always been envious of those who have their "gang" or "tribe" but honestly, I'm grateful that I have genuine friends who I know I can count on whenever I am in need. 

2. My Life

Though things are bad, I'm grateful that I have a roof over my head. That my mum worked hard to provide a comfortable home for us that we can have good rest every day. I'm also grateful that I am alive today which means that I have another chance to make life meaningful. Sometimes we take for granted that we are breathing and we are able to open our eyes in the morning. 

3. My Health 

Especially during this pandemic, I'm grateful that I am still healthy and well. Health was never my priority until 3 years ago when I passed out and landed myself in the hospital. That was when I realized Health is Wealth. Being hospitalized cost money and it also means me not being able to work. After I was discharged, I told myself that my health is my priority and I cannot take it lightly. I started taking supplements on a daily basis, exercise and ate well. Seeing the death toll due to the virus, I am grateful that me and my family are well.

4. My Partner

I cannot emphasize or express enough how grateful I am to have my fiance, Joel in my life. Growing up with abandonment issues, I am not an easy partner. I tend to run away and push him away during confrontations. I guess for me it was always "Fight or Flight". But he showed me patience and so much love that I sometimes take for granted. Regardless, he always stands firm by my side - teaching me right from wrong and never lets go. 

To tell the truth, I am still battling and healing from my abandonment issues. And I still have that constant fear that he will leave. But, I learnt that self-awareness is the first step to healing. So I'm facing all my inner demons and I know that I will conquer this fear in me in God's name! AMEN!

5. My Business 

For those of you who aren't aware, 3 years ago I embarked in a new journey in business. I had the opportunity to partner with a US based company that is specializing in Health & Beauty products. Over the past 3 years, I have been responsible for the distribution of their products in this region. I learnt so much in terms of health products, skincare, fitness that I can professionally consult anyone who is looking for better health or skin. Other than that, the journey to growing my business and my team has been so enlightening. I never thought myself in a leadership position or leading my own team of franchise partners. 

I'm grateful for the opportunity and to all those who believed in me, supported me and joined my team. During the last trip to USA, seeing my name as one of the recognized Brand Partner made me feel that it was worth it. But most importantly, being able to connect to so many friends that I met online and walking together in this journey we call Life was even more fulfilling. 

And that's about it for the 5 things I am grateful for. What about you? 

What are you grateful for today?

Til next time,


#30DayBlogChallenge: DAY 1 - My blog name

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Hi everyone! 

I'm aiming to be more consistent in updating my blog and so I came across this 30 days challenge that I thought might be fun to get the ball rolling so let's hope I'll be able to complete this challenge. 

So DAY 1: Let's talk about how did this blog start. 

Why my blog name? Miriam Merry Go Round - This name came about 5 years ago when I wanted to be more active and consistent in growing my blog. I wanted it to be something that rhymes with my name and revolves around what my blog will be about. I loved carousels because it always gives me the feeling of joy and that's where merrygoround came about. It also meant Merrily Going Around as I didn't want my blog to be just one niche topic but more about my life and me exploring the world with it. 

I've always wanted my blog to be a platform to share my life story and walk together with my readers because of how blogs influenced my life. Yes.. I came from that generation where blogs were the IN thing and I remember the first time I joined a blogging community (Butterfly Project Malaysia) - and meeting those bloggers whom I used to look up to. I love to read travel blogs because me 5 years ago never stepped out of Malaysia and from their stories I felt transported to wherever they visited. Beauty blogs gave me an insight into the beauty industry and taught me how to beautify myself where food blogs were my guide to the best places to eat. 

I've always been an introvert, a wallpaper back in high school and I've always wanted to be able to express myself. That's where I started to blog. It started with being a diary to motivating me to step out of my comfort zone and exploring the unknown. To share it to the world and connect with people with similar interest. Over time, adulting happened and when blogs started to die down, I started to stop blogging. Being more active on Facebook and Instagram instead. Another reason was, blogging became so commercialized that I missed how personal my blog was to me. 

Fast forward to today, I really miss being able to just document my life story in my blog and just share the raw details of my travels, food hunting experience and connecting with everyone. So here I am back again and I just want to go back to the basics of blogging for myself and for you reading this. 

That's all for now. See you tomorrow :) 



5 Dishes Chinese Cuisines Less Than RM100 @ Bandar Kinrara, Puchong

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Hi merry goers! I'm back for another #MiriamEats post and this time it is in Puchong. It's been a while since I last went food hunting. Recently since I'm on my fitness journey, I have one day for my cheat meals so last weekend, me and my family visited a newly opened restaurant around our neighbourhood.

Their signature dish is the Steamed Fish Head which you can order in 4 different cooking methods: Steamed / Preserved Radish / Black Soy Bean / Ginger. Depending on your hunger level for that day, you can opt for the Small or Large serving. However, take my advice and go for the large because it's just an additional RM3 and it's worth it. We were a party of 5 so we decided to order the Steamed Fish Head with Preserved Radish and LARGE. When it arrived, oh boy we were definitely very satisfied with the serving size especially the topping.

We love steamed fish head dishes but that also means we are picky about what is equivalent to a good steamed fish head. Especially for Joel, he is sensitive with the mud-taste that some fish dishes have when it's not fresh plus after our experience dining in a restaurant in Gopeng, Perak our standards for good steamed fish is rather high. That being said, the steamed fish head served in Kim Mun Steamed Fish Head restaurant passed all the tests and is definitely one of the recommended dishes that you must order. Joel even ordered another bowl of rice just to sapu all the toppings!

The next dish we ordered was their Vinegar Pork Trotters! This was a dish recommended by the server and the ladies in my family love this dish. It isn't a common dish that you find in most Chinese eateries and it's more of a health dish that ladies eat during their confinement period. The last time I had this dish was when Joel's mum cooked it for us last year and I do have cravings for it. The Vinegar Pork Trotter was served in a claypot and the taste was on point! The vinegar was just well seasoned and the pork trotters tender and juicy.

Asides from the Steamed Fish Head and the Vinegar Pork Trotters, we also ordered Chicken in Thai Style and Stir Fried Spinach. Both the dishes were nicely done especially the Stir Fried Spinach. My mum is the typical Asian mum who feels that ordering veggie dishes when we are dining out is not worth it but I'm the daughter who always insists to order at least one veggie dish. There are some restaurants that overcook their vegetable dishes or douse it with tons of oil that you no longer feel healthy eating it but not this restaurant. Good generous serving, cooked just right and not overly oily plus they were generous with their garlic slices too. This dish got two thumbs up from me and my sister.

The Chicken in Thai Style did not really stand out as much for me but it was satisfactory. Who can say no to deep fried chicken in sweet Thai chili sauce. The sweet and sour flavors make the whole dinner very appetizing. The chicken is nicely fried, super crispy and had generous toppings on it too.

Lastly, while we were just enjoying good conversation and ROI-ing on our pot of tea, we were tempted with the plates of fried beancurd the next table ordered. Kim Mun Steamed Fish Head Restaurant serves Yong Tau Foo dishes as well and initially the server did recommend us to order but we weren't feeling it. But since Joel was eating his final plate of rice and with the excuse that he needed additional dishes to eat with his rice, we decided to order 4 pieces of Fried Stuffed Beancurd and it definitely was worth it. Each piece was huge! And they cut it into three pieces so there was more than enough to share around. Super crispy and well stuffed - this was a good appetizer or for us an ending dish before we call it a night.

In total, the bill came up to RM90 for all 5 dishes with 4 plates of rice and a pot of tea. Tip: You can opt to bring your own tea leaves like we did. They will charge you RM3 for refillable hot water.

Taste 4/5
Ambience 4/5
Price 5/5

Kim Mun Steamed Fish Head
89G, Jalan BK 5a/2, 
Bandar Kinrara, 
47180 Puchong, Selangor

Operating Hours:
11.30am - 9.30pm
Closed on Monday

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