Sunday, January 22, 2017

BUCKINGHAM FRUIT CAKES ARE THE WORLD'S BEST AND MOST DELICIOUS FRUIT CAKES! I SWEAR ON MY FATHER'S SOUL WHO DIED ON 1 AUGUST 2016 A BUCKINGHAM FRUIT CAKE IS TO DIE FOR! ANYWAY HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II HAS BEEN ENJOYING THIS CAKE FOR TEA FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS SO WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE GREATEST QUEEN IN LIVING MEMORY IS GOOD FOR US! NOW THIS DIVINE CAKE IS AVAILABLE IN MALAYSIA AT RM 250 WITH WHISKY AND RM 220 FOR THE HALAL VERSION. WARNING---SHARING THIS CAKE IS RISKY AS SURE LEADS TO TROUBLE AND SCRAMBLING FOR THE LAST PIECE SO BEST IS ORDER 1 CAKE FOR 1 PERSON AS YOU CAN FINISH HALF IN ONE SESSION!

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FRUIT CAKES ARE A DIME A DOZEN AS YOU CAN BUY THEM AT ANY  SUPERMARKET OR CAKE SHOP. EVEN THEN THEY ARE NEVER CHEAP DUE TO THE CONTENTS OF FRUITS ETC. THE CHEAPEST ARE AROUND RM 6 WHILE SOME SELL FOR RM 15 EACH.

I am fond of fruit cakes so have tried most local ones including those at 5 star hotels since I am also 5 star. But all are dry and flaky and are quite hard to eat. So while they are edible there is nothing to write home about!

I was shocked at the price of Buckingham fruit cake price of RM 250 for 700-gram but since they are imported 100% from England and enjoyed by Queen Elizabeth II, I thought if it is good enough for Her Majesty it should also be good enough for me.

The pretty and classy box is a hint of what is inside. 

The built-in tab makes opening the lid easy though the lid is located below so you can quickly place entire cake on plate. The cake is surrounded by paper dressing so if you eat it straight with a spoon, the crumbs remain inside and not all over the table.

As you open, a delightful whiff of fine whisky floats outwards and makes your palate tingle. How the cake remains moist remains a secret but can be due to the blend of whiskies from selected distilleries in Scotland. The cake is baked in the tin and vacuum-packed to seal in falvour and freshness. After opening, the cake should be consumed within 14 days not that it has ever lasted that long.

Buckingham fruit cakes cannot keep forever ok? The supermarket varieties last for several years but the one I just ate was produced on 15 July 2016 and will expire on 15 October 2017 so its shelf life is just 15 months. Each cake is clearly labelled with dates of production and even batch code.

Ingredients include sultanas, raisins, currants, orange peel, butter, cherries, treacle, lemon peel, spices and fructose syrup.  

HOW TO ORDER
BUCKINGHAM WHISKY FRUITCAKE 700 GRAMS--- RM 250
WITHOUT WHISKY---RM 220 

BUCKINGHAM WHISKY FRUIT CAKE 300 GRAMS---RM 150
WITHOUT WHISKY---RM 130

ORDER---03 766 52 999 (OFFICE HOURS)
012-202 6033 (MISS SETHO)
EMAIL; SETHO_YK@YAHOO.COM
ADDRESS; UNIT 509 BLOCK F, PHILEO DAMANSARA 1, PETALING JAYA 

THEY WILL DELIVER AND COLLECT PAYMENT UPON DELIVERY

 BEFORE GORGING THE 2 CAKES, I OFFERED THEM TO KUAN YIN, GODDESS OF MERCY
 THE BEST FRUIT CAKES IN THIS KALPA FOR THE GREATEST GODDESS
MAY KUANYIN BLESS ME WITH MORE BUCKINGHAM FRUIT CAKES
 FULLY IMPORTED FROM ENGLAND
 HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II HAS BEEN ENJOYING THIS TEA TIME TREAT FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS!
 IT COMES PACKED LIKE THIS FOR YEAR OF BIG COCK
 BEST IN THIS KALPA
MOIST AND SLIGHTLY CRUMBLY AND TOTALLY DELCIIOUS
OFFERING TO KUANYIN FIRST
MAY WE ALL HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

SHANGRI-LA LOBBY LOUNGE IS GREAT VENUE TO UNWIND, LET YOUR HAIR DOWN AND LIFT UP YOUR SPIRITS WITH CHINESE NEW YEAR BUFFET THAT IS OUT OF THIS WORLD BUT AT RM 198 NETT PER PERSON, IS WITHIN OUR WORLD OF REALITY!

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GLORIOUS BUFFET WITH YEE SANG AT THE LOBBY LOUNGE
FEAST AT LOBBY LOUNGE 
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 Come and celebrate Chinese New Year at Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur this year with your family, relatives, and friends with our five different sumptuous buffets at the Lobby Lounge.

The first option is the Seafood Dinner Buffet priced at RM188 nett per person. It will be served every Friday and Saturday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm between 13 January to 11 February 2017.

The second option is the Chinese New Year Seafood Dinner Buffet. It is priced at RM198 nett per person and will be available from 26 to 29 January 2017 between 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

The third option is the Saturday Lunch Buffet, it will be available from 14 January to 4 February 2017 at 12noon to 3pm priced at RM120 nett per person.

The fourth option is the Sunday Lunch Buffet scheduled from 15 January to 5 February 2017 at 12noon to 3pm it is priced at RM140 nett per person.

Last but not least, we have the fifth option which is the Chap Goh Mei Lunch Buffet that includes a lion dance performance at the hotel lobby. This is currently scheduled for 11 February 2017 at 12noon to 3pm and is priced at RM138 nett per person.

To find out more or to make a reservation please contact the Lobby Lounge at 03-2074 3900, email us at restaurantreservations.slkl@shangri-la.com, or visit www.shangri-la-specials.com.

  
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.                   
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MANDARIN ORIENTAL KUALA LUMPUR DISHES OUT ROOSTER YEAR DELIGHTS AT ITS VARIOUS RESTAURANTS SO THERE IS PLENTY TO CROW ABOUT AT M.O!

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CELEBRATE THE YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER AT LAI PO HEEN, MANDARIN ORIENTAL, KUALA LUMPUR

YEE SANG AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL IS LUXURIOUS AFFAIR
LAI POH HEEN IS ONE OF KUALA LUMPUR'S BEST CHINESE RESTAURANTS 



Welcome the year of the Fire Rooster with family, friends, and business partners over signature yee sang and delectable festive menus at Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur. Embark on a delightful Oriental culinary journey prepared by Chef Ricky Thein and team from now until 28 February 2016.

Join in the ritual of tossing yee sang for prosperity, good fortune, and health and enjoy either any of the five yee sang namely Australian lobster in kumquat dressing; Octopus and assorted vegetables; Soft shell crab and snow pear; salmon and assorted vegetables; and Assorted vegetables with shredded fruits in sesame dressing available during lunch and dinner from RM 88 nett to RM 368 nett for half portion and full portion respectively.

Lai Po Heen offers three exclusive set menus for the festive season namely Fortune, Prosperity and Wealth that are priced at RM 288, RM 388 and RM 488 nett per person respectively. The Fortune and Prosperity menus require a minimum of four diners. Each dish in the Wealth menu is individually plated and requires a minimum of two diners.

Fortune

Yee Sang with salmon and assorted vegetables

Double boiled abalone soup with sea treasures

Stead deep sea grouper with cordyceps bulb

Oil poached cord fed chicken with Chef’s creation dipping sauce



Sautéed prawns with fresh kumquat in mild chili paste

Braised money bag filled with sea treasures and wok-fried garden greens Fried jasmine rice with Chinese waxed meat and sun-dried tomatoes Chilled mango puree with palm seed, pomelo drops and vanilla ice cream

Prosperity

Yee Sang with soft shell crab and snow pear

Double boiled fish maw soup with agaricus and Peruvian maca Steamed Omega rich grouper with preserved radish and birds’ eye chili

Deep fried crispy chicken stuffed with fish paste and almond flakes Wok fried buttered Ming prawns with chicken floss, egg and curry leaf Lai Po Heen’s Chinese New Year “Fatt Choy” and sun-fried seafood pot Fried basmati rice with Chinese waxed meat and seafood

Batter fried glutinous rice cakes with cheese and red bean ice cream


Wealth

Double boiled fish maw and morel mushroom soup with Peruvian maca Smoked duck drumstick with glutinous rice and sea treasures stuffing Wok-fried blue river prawn with tomatoes and chili sauce

Slow cooked 6-head whole Australian abalone with sea cucumber served with pan fried Matsutake mushroom

Wok-fried fragrant rice cakes with Hokkaido scallop and spicy chili paste Chilled kumquat pudding and deep fried sesame lava ball with Oreo stuffing

Dim Sum aficionados will be pleased to learn that Chef Ricky and his dim sum masters have specially crafted two menus for the season. The Longevity Dim Sum set will tempt any palate with Steamed seafood and chicken Siew Mai with baby abalone; Steamed bean curd skin rolls filled with minced prawns and chicken in barbeque sauce; Steamed fluffy buns filled with barbeque chicken; Golden fried prawn and mango rolls with bread crumbs; Seafood dumpling soup with yellow chives; Braised fish maw with wild mushrooms, sea moss and garden greens;



Slow cooked corn fed chicken with pepper and basil, served in clay pot; Fried jasmine rice with Chinese waxed meat and sun-dried tomatoes; and Chilled mango puree with palm seed, pomelo drops and vanilla ice cream.

The Happiness Dim Sum set on the other hand allow diners to savour Steamed prawn and water chestnut dumplings with gold leaf; Pan fried Shanghai dumplings filled with seafood, chicken and crab meat; Steamed cod fish and prawn dumplings filled with spicy shrimp sauce; Crispy breaded foie gras dumplings; Pan fried bean curd rolls filled with shrimps and cheese;

Traditional sea treasure soup with dumplings; Oil poached corn fed chicken with Chef’s creation dipping sauce; Braised money bag filled with sea treasures and wok fried garden greens; Fried fragrant rice cakes with seafood and spicy chili sauce; and Double boiled peach resin tea with five treasures.

Available for lunch only, both menus are priced at RM 168 and RM 228 nett per person respectively, with a minimum of four diners.

For dining reservations and more information, please contact +60(3) 2179 8885 or email mokul-lpoheen@mohg.com.

Let the celebration continue and enjoy the season in other venues:


Lounge on the Park & The Mandarin Cake Shop

9 January to 12 February 2017

Indulge in an exquisite Afternoon Tea at Lounge on the Park inspired by the season. Nibble from a 3-tier platter with classic scones, as well as traditional Chinese delicacies.

Ideal as festive giveaways, splurge on assorted Chinese New Year gifts, cookies and hampers for family and friends. Festive gifts are available at The Mandarin Cake Shop from now until 12 February 2017. To place an order, please call +60(3) 2330 8797 extension 5072 or email mokul-fb@mohg.com. Elite Club members are entitled to 10% savings.



Mosaic

23 January until 12 February 2017

Delight in an array of local and international favourites that include Chinese New Year– inspired dishes. Priced at RM 128 nett for lunch while dinner is RM 158 nett per person. For dinners on Friday and Saturday,

In addition, the “God of Prosperity” will be distributing traditional “Lai See” packets to bestow blessings of wealth and abundance at Lai Po Heen, Mosaic and Lounge on the Park on 27 January, dinner and 28 & 29 January, lunch and dinner.


For dining reservations at these outlets, please contact +60 (3) 2380 8888 or e-mail mokul-fb@mohg.com.




About Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Situated adjacent to the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is the city’s leading luxury hotel with 643 well appointed rooms, suites and serviced apartments. Delight your senses with an array of cuisines showcased in ten innovative outlets.

Escape Kuala Lumpur’s urban bustle at The Spa with rejuvenating facials, body treatments and award winning Signature Therapies for a holistic wellbeing. Take a dip at the infinity edge pool overlooking the spectacular city skyline or be mesmerized by the magnificent display of KLCC Lake Symphony Fountain at the Esplanade KLCC. For more information and reservations, visit www.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels and resorts. The Group now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing 11,000 rooms in 28 countries, with 19 hotels in Asia, 13 in The Americas and 13 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 14 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.







BIKINI BEAUTIES---BEAUTIFUL BODIES SPEAK A THOUSAND WORDS!

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16 BEAUTIES MADE MORE BEWITCHING IN BIKINIS PARADED BEFORE A CLOSED-DOOR EVENT ON 14 JANUARY 2017, ONE DAY BEFORE THE GRAND FINALS OF MISS CHINESE INTERNATIONAL. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THE PRESTIGIOUS AND MOST IMPORTANT CHINESE-CENTRIC BEAUTY CONTEST WAS HELD OUTSIDE TVB'S STUDIO IN HONG KONG! A GREAT FEATHER IN RESORTS WORLD GENTING'S CAP AS THE PAGEANT WAS HELD IN ARENA OF STARS IN GENTING! KUDOS TO KEVIN TANN, VICE-PRESIDENT OF PROMOTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT WHO SPENT 2 YEARS NEGOTIATING WITH TVB! 

THE BATHING BEAUTIES BELOW APPEAR IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER THOUGH THEIR SEXY BODIES CAUSED MUCH DISORDER AND DISRUPTION AMONG RED BLOODED MEN!


Contestant no 1: Christina Liu, Auckand
Contestant no 2: Gam Wonglappanich, Bangkok
Contestant no 3: Crystal Fung, Hong Kong
Contestant no 4: Addy Lee, Johannesburg
Contestant no 5: Serene Lim, Kuala Lumpu
Contestant no 6: Lili Qu, Los Angeles
Contestant no 7: Janne Zeng, Manila
Contestant no 8: Gloria Rong, Melbourne
Contestant no 9: Bella Li, Foshan
Contestant no 10: Alice Zhang, Montreal
Contestant no 11: Stitch Yu, New York
Contestant no 12: Steph Wong, San Francisco
Contestant no 13: Lovelle Cengya, Singapore
Contestant no 14: Emily Yu, Sydney
Contestant no 15: Gloria Li, Toronto
Contestant no 16: Maria Rincon, Vancouver

Winner of Miss Chinese International Pageant 2017-  Stitch Yu, New York
First Runner Up- Serene Lim, Kuala Lumpur
Second Runner up- Crystal Fung, Hong Kong
Miss Friendship- Addy Lee, Johannesberg


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