Sunday, May 10, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
The places are ZiZai Restaurant, 43 Cafe, Soul Cafe and Kai Curry Bar! From now till end of May 2015, just order the Gartien Crossover creation at two of the above establishment and capture a photo of it and post it to Facebook or Instagram with the following hashtags, #gartien #pineapplecake #confiture . Bring proof of this (just show your post at Gartien) and you will then be able to redeem a bottle of this very special confiture worth RM16.80 while stock lasts. Do checkout Gartiens Facebook page here for latest updates
So do checkout a quick introduction on these places ya!
And here is a picture of the lovely bottles of the Gartien Pineapple Confitures!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
So todays event in Beijing is about their Mi Note. It was a long wait as their CEO slowly unveiled feature by feature until he finally showed off the phone. And he unveiled not one but 2 versions of it!
So what are some of the key takeaways?
Xiaomi Note Standard Edition
1. 2.5D front curve glass display - the sides are chamfered
2. 3D back glass - Now this is a first. The whole back housing is a single piece of curved glass! Xiaomi really up the game here as this is really a premium design. Can't wait to see a sample.
3. 13Megapixel rear camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
4. 4Megapixel selfie camera which uses the sensor from HTC's camera which has 2micron pixels (this gives very good low light performance)
6. 5.7" 1080p JDI display with 95% NTSC color gamut
7. 4.4V 3000mAh high capacity battery from LG
8. Its only 6.96mm thick and weighs only 161grams
9. CPU is Snapdragon 801 and comes with 3Gb LPDDR3 RAM
10. Uses high quality audio components to have claimed HiFi quality sound
And the price is RMB2299 for the 16GB version and RMB2799 for the 64GB version
But the big surprise is the Xiaomi Note Special Edition or "Plus"
Major difference to the standard edition is
1. 5.7" 2K display (this is really cool!)
2. CPU upgraded to Snapdragon 810 and 4Gb LPDDR4 RAM - take note that its LPDDR4
3. Comes with 64GB of ROM (standard onboard storage)
And the price is RMB3299 which is just RMB500 over the 64GB Standard Edition which is actually quite a good value considering we now get the better CPU and display!
What a launch. They also launch a pro headphone set (RMB499) and also a miniaturize Mi Box(RMB199). Overall, I guess Xiaomi is now targeting the big display crowd with their very premium handset! Its good to see Xiaomi entering with a premium product with such high quality finishing. Now lets see if their supply chain can deliver enough of it to sell!
Available in China from the 27th January 2015 so good luck grabbing one.
Thursday, January 1, 2015
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
As one exits the station, Im sure you will notice a shop that has an abundant of people forever queing up! That shop is non other than the famous Din Tai Fung! It also happens to be the first shop in this famous eateary and its very popular with tourists! To me, unless you really want to put a checkmark saying you have visited, then my suggestions to skip it.
The view of Taipei 101 as you exit the MRT
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Since the end of August, my family and I have moved to Taipei due to work. So slowly as we settle down, I will be exploring and writing more about my findings here. With that, I hope that will continue to have more writeups, as I do notice there aren't many English food blogs here! Cheers!
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
From 28 June 2014 till Hari Raya, one will be able to enjoy their buffet spread which encompass some local delicacies specially prepared to celebrate the occasion.
Among the highlights would be their wide selection of Ulam Ulaman, Pasembur, Bergedil and Acar Rampai which you can serve with a selection of mouth watering dressings which includes sambal belacan, budu, tempoyak, cincalok, salted egg and fish, pickled fruits and an assortment of crackers! Then for soup lovers, there is Sup Ekor which is ox tail soup and this is one soup not to be missed.
For mains, one can sample their tomato rice, Daging Masak Kicap, Kari Kambing with potatoes (This is an item not to be missed), Ayam Goreng Berempah (its better than the fried fast food chicken), Telur Dadar, Ikan Panggang (we can't missed grilled fish can we) and many more! They even serve a mean Bubur Lambuk (porridge).
And finally to satisfy the sweet tooth, there will be an assortment of Malay Kuih, Bubur Kacang, Buah Kurma (dates), a variety of fried items such as Pisang Goreng and a wide choice of local fruits!
The buffet is priced as below
Jamuan Buka Puasa
28 June – 27 July 2014 (7pm – 10.30pm)
Sundays – Tuesdays RM96++ (adult) RM48++ (child)
Wednesdays – Saturdays RM110++ (adult) RM65++ (child)
‘Salam Aidilfitri’ Hi-Tea
Monday & Tuesday 28 & 29 July 2014 12 noon – 2.30pm RM78++ (adult) RM39++ (child)
‘Salam Aidilfitri’ Buffet Dinner
Monday & Tuesday 28 & 29 July 2014 7pm – 10.30pm RM110++ (adult) RM65++ (child)
Some of the yummies on my plate :)