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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Moku Moku DIY Mushroom Growing Kit ~ Fantastic Experience Growing your Own Mushroom

Slightly more than a month ago, I got the honour to try out the Moku Moku DIY Mushroom Growing Kit which is the brainchild of the duo Mervin Low and Sean Chai. They started their mushroom farm in a small town called Lukut which is near Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. Now I'm sure many are able to procure fresh mushrooms from your local market or even most super markets, but can it get even fresher than say grown on your balcony? 
With the goal to provide consumers with the best mushroom growing kit, Moku Moku takes painstaking effort to provide a quality package where all the growing materials are organic and natural and one can have great mushrooms.
To me, the biggest advantage to this is not so much of being able to grow mushroom, but its the experience of seeing the mushrooms start to pin, and then finally fruit! Its really amazing and since I have my six year old, this is probably one event that she truly enjoyed. 
And the best part is, everything is so convenient. Just head to their website and place and order online, and once all is done, they will courier the mushroom kit to your doorstep. The price is very affordable for such an experience, and if you do plan to save, combine a purchase with your friends or colleagues as the more you buy, the bigger the discount as well as saving on the shipping fees.
Without ado, do read and check out the photos here. Lots of photos but it shows my very enjoyable experience and would like to thank Moku Moku for the opportunity to try out their growing kit. PS, one is suppose to be able to get the kit to fruit at least twice but mine still has not after the first one. Fret not, Im still not giving up on it and will continue to try!

This is how the end results look like!!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Aussie Tucker at Eastin Hotel Penang ~ January 2014 Promotion

With 2014 just around the corner, Eastin Hotel Penang is already prepping up their menu and January 2014 will bring us their Aussie Tucker's menu which gets its inspiration from the country down under :)
With a slightly revamped menu, the coming month will be something to look forward as one will get to savour some Aussie delights which is not always the norm. Well frankly, don't think I have actually seen a fully Aussie themed restaurant menu in Penang so this might be a good thing.
As always, there are some perks to using a credit card and getting a discount is what counts.
The lucky users of Maybank, Standard Chartered, CIMB, Citibank and Mastercard Worldwide credit card members are entitled to a 15% discount as well! So check it out.

Lunch: Monday-Friday (except 31 Jan 2014)
RM50++ Adult, RM25++ Child

Hi Tea: Saturday-Sunday 
RM68++ Adult, RM34++ Child

Semi Buffet Dinner: Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday (except 31 Jan 2014)
From RM50++ per person 

For those that follow my blog, you will note that the prices has gone up slightly and I guess this is what we all call inflation. Sigh, not a good sign but I guess in order to maintain the quality of the food, there really isn't much choice. Do read on to see what I think about this Aussie Tucker promotion for January 2014!

The spread for the Aussie Tucker Promo. Don't worry, I don't think thats a read cow skull :p
The chefs presenting their culinary creations

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gartien 2014 Chinese New Year Limited Edition Available end of December 2013!

Its just less than 2 months to Chinese New Year 2014 and in conjunction with the celebrations, Gartien has just launched their limited edition CNY packaging pack and you need to act fast to get your hands on them!
According to Gartien, they are only able to make about 1000 "Auspicious Gift Sets" available for pre-order now.
Only 250 sets are available weekly (Total 4 weeks) - UPDATE : The Limited CNY package is SOLDOUT!

Week 1: 30th Dec 2013- 5th Jan 2014
Week 2: 6th Jan 2013- 12th Jan 2014
Week 3: 13th Jan 2013- 19th Jan 2014
Week 4: 20th Jan 2013- 26th Jan 2014

Pre-order now until 31 Dec 2013 and enjoy Special Promotion at RM38 per box
Walk in: RM45 per box (Now until 26th Jan 2014 - last day for collection before CNY)

BONUS: Buy 10 boxes free 1 box or free delivery (Eg. For every 10 boxes ordered, you can either opt for another box of pineapple cakes FREE if you collect them yourself or get your postage WAIVED if you are residing within Peninsular Malaysia.)

Name: GARTIEN @ 小田佳園
Address: 68, Lorong Macalister, 10400 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-229 0068
Business Hours: 10.00am-5.00pm (weekdays), 9.00am-6.00pm (weekends)
GPS: 5.416195, 100.328433

This is the very attractive packaging
 Even the individual packaging is unique!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Foodpanda now expanded to Johor Bahru!

Being one of the premiere food delivery providers in Malaysia, serving 5 major cities of Klang Valley, Penang, Ipoh, Malacca and now Johor Bahru, Foodpanda continues to seek to bring quality food to your doorsteps all via the convenience of the Internet. is the local portal for this company which now operates in over 30 countries in Asia and Europe. In Malaysia, Foodpanda has over 300 merchants/restaurants and includes big names like Chatime, Starbucks, Pappa Rich and many more! For Johor Bahru, they now have 17 restaurants and the number continues to grow. The fact that we can now have Starbucks or Chatime delivered to your doorstep makes calling out for a teabreak so much more interesting. 

Another bonus is that for their new service launch in Johor Bahru, delivery charges are free for a limited time. Also, for my readers here, if you are a new user to Foodpanda, then use this coupon code : FP@Lifeisgood and you will receive RM10 voucher with a minimum spend of RM10 on your order! This is good till 4th Dec 2014! So if you hurry, thats RM10 for you to try out in Johor Bahru since delivery is now free! Don't miss this.

Now back to the restaurants in Johor Bahru. There is even local favorites like Chakra Restaurant whcih has a good choice of Tandoori cuisine and the variety is very good. One can choose from their choice of soups and appetizers, and then move on their mains or go with some Tandoori Starters! They also have a good selection of meats and seafood dishes which will go really well with their Naan breads. Oh did I mention they have over 10 types of baked breads and the best part is that their prices are very reasonable too.

Besides Chakra Restaurant, there is another local favorite in Shahrzad Restaurant which serves up middle eastern flavors. Here, one will be able to get starters like Hummus which is not found commonly in local restaurants. I really like their salads which is not like the typical western styled ones and its very affordably priced! Their mains are something that will put a smile to those that like a real Briyani rice such as with chicken or lamb! They also specialize in Kebab's and have meats and seafood varieties. Something unique which I have not had but been in their menu is the Saffron Fish Kebab. The thought of a fish being grilled with saffron sounds really yummy to me.

Crumbs Frozen Yogurt Review~ Gurney Paragon Mall

Located opposite Sam's Grocer, on the lower ground floor of Gurney Paragon, right next to the escalator, there is a franchise Frozen Yogurt stall from Hong Kong which is called Crumbs! Its such a coincidence that the place is opened by my friends cousin, and more coincidentally the franchisee here is also my wife's secondary school mate! I was like, wow, this truly is a small world, and after further chatting, thats how it was decided that we will have a small invite for some bloggers to try out their frozen yogurts.
So what exactly is available at Crumbs? Well, they specialize in Frozen Yogurt, Bottle Desserts and also Homemade Scones. Yeap, its all light and healthy, as the yogurt is low fat and all natural. Do read on to see how it taste like and what I think of it.

Lot LG P1(A) & P1(B), Gurney Paragon Mall, 163D, Persiaran Gurney
10250 Penang, Malaysia

Contact Info: +60 11-1444 8823

Business Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm



The color scheme is a bright yellow and its easily spotted. Crumbs with its stars!
As from the sign above, its clear that they have 3 sizes for their frozen yogurt. 
Kiddie Cup @ RM7.90 is about 120gm in weight and comes with 1 topping 
Regular Size @ RM11.00 is about 180gm in weight and comes with 1 topping
Large Size @ RM12.90 is about 250gm in weight and comes with 2 toppings

Did I mention that they have over 20 types of toppings to choose from and some of their most popular are their homemade toppings which consist of the Meringue, House Crumbs and the very delicious Mochi! The flavor of the mochi varies depending what was made that day.