Friday, September 26, 2014

Oktoberfest Starts Early!

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Oktoberfest is one of the craziest beer related parties of the year as its a whole month of drinking! I never seem to cease the opportunity to drink awesome beers and indulge in the GERMAN FRANKFURTERRRRSSS and cuisine

As for this year, it started early as GAB started its media launch of its Oktoberfest at its Tavern on the 23rd September. GAB has teased us with "Big is always better" and what was in store for us? Something we wouldn't expect.

Guinness has unveiled Malaysia's Biggest Mug at the launch standing at 2.6m height and 1.72m wide. It was no other than a replica of the company's reknowned Oktoberfest 2014 promotional mug, creating a new record in the Malaysian Book Of Records at the event.


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Malaysia's Biggest Mug

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The Directors of GAB

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Do you like our moustaches?

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What would your caption be when you see this photo?

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Debra & I 

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With Choulyin, Yeeing & Kahmon



Other than that, there were also games to be played which allows you to win exclusive GAB merchandise with the traditional Oompah band playing our favourite Oktoberfest songs all night long.

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Idarts to be played with

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Push the mug!

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Drink up ladies!

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Ryan & Ben

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The guys


The Biggest Mug which took about a month to complete, is made out of fibre glass. The giant vessel, which can actually hold liquid, will be travelling the peninsular so consumers can have a closer look and partake in Malaysia’s Biggest Mug “Guess the Litre” challenge. The top 5 participants who provide the correct or closest estimated volume of liquid the receptacle can hold, wins a year’s supply of Tiger Beer.  

·       Oct 2: Festival Walk, Ipoh
·       Oct 3 and 4: Setia Walk, Puchong and Auto City, Penang
·       Oct 10 and 11: Scott Garden, PJ and Upper Penang Road
·       Oct 16: Desa Sri Hartamas
·       Oct 17 and 18: Changkat Bukit Bintang and Jonker Street, Malacca
·       Oct 24 and 25: Sunway Giza, PJ and Sutera Mall, Johor Bharu

As for the hand-held version, the GAB Oktoberfest mug is available in two designs. To collect, simply buy four pints or two jugs or two buckets or a tower of either of the participating brands (Tiger, Guinness, Anchor, Heineken, Kilkenny, Kirin, Smirnoff, Strongbow, and Paulaner) for one Oktoberfest mug.

For more info, head over here: https://www.facebook.com/OktoberfestMY

PROST PROST PROST!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Amplify by Guinness

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First up, why is it called Guinness Amplify? Guinness Amplify is their new campaign that replaces the previous Guinness Arthurs Day. GUINNESS Amplify: Music Made of More celebrates the remarkable journey of talented, dedicated and passionate musicians - musicians who are Made of More.

I was invited over for their media launch at Laundry Bar, The Curve, where we were able to see first hand of what Guinness Amplify is all about. Theres basically going to be  6 incredible live shows in 6 weeks in locations across Peninsular Malaysia and to start it off, we had Paperplane Pursuit & Darren  to perform at the Media Conference.

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Bruce Dallas, Marketing Director of GAB telling us what the campaign is all about

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Sandy  & I

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Michelle & I

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Girls being girls

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Joanna & Sandy

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Clarisse & Samantha

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Paperplane Pursuit on stage

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Michelle, Jessica, Sandy, Joanna & I


and last but not least, the group shot of us

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So if you're around, head over to any of the Guinness Amplify events as a pint of Guinness will only be RM10 and also you're able to listen to awesome music all night long! Also, first two-hundred (200) customers, will be entitled to a GUINNESS® stamp card where two (2) GUINNESS® purchased will get you one (1) GUINNESS

For more info, head to: www.amplify.com.my

*all pictures taken using Nokia Lumia 1020

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Paradise Inn Food Review

Hi All! To start off my post, its only 2 days to Moon Cake Festival! Who's excited? Of course with delicious moon cakes, you would also need delicious food to start it off!

I've recently been invited to Paradise Inn Sunway Pyramid for a food review. Paradise Inn is part of the Paradise Group, which provides delicious and reasonably priced Chinese cuisine. As their tagline is creating new dimensions of dining pleasure, They've introduced a new menu this September!

I headed over with Eileen & lets start with the delicious food!

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Interior of the restaurant

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The Table setting. Check out the designs! one of the best parts I loved is they would change the plates after every dish

The new menu & promotion


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Now to head to food we got to indulge in:

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For starters, we had the 
Double boiled Water Goby with Fresh Apple Soup (RM42.90) 
It was definitely one of the best soups I ever had. Great part of it is that's no msg and the taste is well balanced. The condiments such as the pork rib and fish were amount-full and there was a taste of sweetness at the end of each sip


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Ingredients to make this delicious soup


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Fried Scallop in Canton Style (RM35.90)
These are scallops fried in crispy batter with chilli. The scallops are quite big, and its very tender.

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Mixed Salad Tea-Smoked Duck (RM29.90)
Salad was well balanced and a little creamy. The smoked duck was tender and very flavourful, as I could still retain the flavours even after a good period of time in my mouth

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Shrimp Paste Chicken [RM18.90 (S) RM27.90 (M) RM36.90 (L)]
This is fried chicken coated with shrimp paste. It is a very interesting mix as you'll get a strong shrimp flavour but it doesn't overpower the chicken's taste

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Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Fish & Waterchestnut - (RM18.90)
This ain't the normal minced pork which you buy at a "Dai Chou" place. The mince pork was very smooth in texture (no small bits & pieces), and has little saltiness from the salted fish. This is definitely best served with rice



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Crisp - Fried Crystal Prawns with Wasabi Mayo sauce [RM29.90 (S) RM44.90 (M) RM59.90 (L)]
The prawn had crispiness eventhough its coated with the wasabi mayo sauce. Its taste is sweet with a  hint of wasabi, but it's not spicy. The Wasabi sauce was creamy & smooth

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 A closer look at it

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Braised Vermicelli with Pork Trotters [RM19.90 (S) RM29.90 (M) RM39.90 (L)]
Its very filling. The pork trotters juiciness was used to balance out the slightly dry vermicelli

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 Seafood with Spicy Homemade Sauce (RM24.90)
This dish is not too spicy and a good amount of tomato & onions brought out the sweetness of the fish

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Fiery Tender Chicken in ‘Kung Bao’ Sauce (RM20.50)
This dish is a little spicy, but definitely a very flavourful one! It'll be a good choice if you decide to get individual dishes

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A closer look at it



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This prawn dish is not on the menu yet! Its called Crispy Tom Yum Prawns for now, It has a hint of sweet & sour sauce with Thai Chilli. Stay tuned as I can say its worth waiting for!

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Mango Sago 
Its really sweet and smooth, definitely my choice of dessert to end the day!

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Ice Jelly Dessert 
This is very refreshing with a hint of sourness. One thing, the ladies love it! 

Now's the time this post has to come to an end! It was definitely a blast being able to indulge in these wonderful dishes prepared for us. 

If you would want to try out some of their cuisine, You can head over to their restaurant located at 
Sunway Pyramid, 
Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 
47500 Petaling Jaya, 
Selangor, Malaysia

or you can check out their other outlets here:
http://www.paradisefnb.com.my/