• Food,  Living

    First Look: Huckleberry Food & Fare

    When it comes to an opening of a new cafe, there’s a buzz and a curiousity to find out what’s behind those closed doors and what there is to come. An anticipation builds up and for us, when we heard of the opening of Huckleberry Food & Fare, we were very keen to find out what’s in store. This beauty of a place is brought to you by the team behind Kuala Lumpur’s Mezze Bistro. If you’ve been to Mezze Bistro before, you’ll understand why we’ve high hopes for this place. Nestled in Plaza Damansara in Bukit Damansara, it isn’t hard to find. Upon entering the establishment, we slide open white wooden…

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    [Food Review] The Curious Goat

    The Curious Goat – an interesting name for a cafe. If you happen to love coffee and cafe hopping, and have yet to visit this place, it’s time to try it out Nestled in the neighbourhood of Damansara Perdana, the place was opened by three baristas who wanted to express their individual creativity in the art of coffee making. The cafe isn’t fussy. You can easily walk past it as there isn’t a main signboard outside. However, it’s got its own charm and what we like about it is that it’s unpretentious and focuses on offering good coffee, which is essentially is what these boys are all about. The three owners,…

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    Cooking & Baking With Coca-Cola Zero!

    There’s a lot of talk these days about eating healthier, especially in reducing our sugar and calorie intake. This isn’t necessarily for weight loss purposes but for an overall healthier lifestyle. A lot of hidden sugars are found in our food and drinks that we consume. Drinks, in particular are a big culprit of those additional unwanted calories. If you’re a fan of flavoured drinks other than drinking plain water, you’d want to be aware of the calories that could creep up on you, so, stay hydrated wisely with the right kind of drinks. It is also important to read your food labels to know what you’re consuming. This way, you’ll…

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    Best 8 Romantic Dinner Picks For Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is this Saturday and when it comes to spending quality time with your partner in life, well, there’s nothing quite like it. There may be some of people who may not take to this particular celebration because they don’t want to get caught up in the commercialism of the day. Some of us on the other hand, would just like to bask in the sentimentality and soppiness of it all. Either way, there’s no right or wrong, because loving someone and having them love you in return is quite frankly one of the greatest things in life. Ever. So, that alone deserves to be celebrated So if you’re…

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    [Recipe] Flat Belly Brownies

    There are times when chocolate is the only answer. But don’t let chocolate ruin all your efforts in keeping to your diet and fitness regime. With this recipe, you’ll be able to get your chocolate fix without the guilt! This sweet solution to a serious craving for chocolate comes from the Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook. The good thing about these delicious morsels is that they contain a trio of MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acids)—healthier fats that can help you lose weight. Canola oil replaces butter to reduce saturated fat, the use of chocolate chips supply the rich chocolatey flavor without the excess sugar and the addition of walnuts add in the satisfying…

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    20 Classy Christmas Recipes (that are also Guilt-Free!)

    Christmas needn’t be all about over-indulging. Here are 20 recipes that’ll get you in a celebratory mood, without all the added inches to your waistline: It’s that time of the year again. That time of the year where we stuff ourselves silly. Oh wait no, there’s also Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali, the various wedding dinners and the days where you just need two plates of nasi lemak. It’s good to be Malaysian, eh? But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Because we know you don’t want to enjoy the holidays with a tinge of guilt, we’ve compiled some lovely and healthy recipes ranging from starters to desserts for a grand celebration:…

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    Top 5 Christmas Day Drinks Recipes

    Whilst the food is an important part of the feasting when it comes to Christmas, the drinks are also equally important because if the drinks aren’t good, you’ll find it’ll be difficult to get your party going! To ensure that you’ve got enough liquid arsenal up your sleeve and so your party won’t fall flat, check out these Christmas Day Drinks Recipes: 1. Cranberry Punch 32 oz. cranberry juice 1 cup orange juice 1 cup pineapple juice 2 cups ginger ale or ginger beer Mix all together & voila! A drink fit for the designated drivers and it’s even children friendly. 2. White Cranberry Mimosa Prosecco White Cranberry Juice Sparkling…

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    [Food Review] Mezze Wine Bar & Bistro (Non-Halal)

    Mezze Bistro has been around for some time. All our previous visits to Mezze Bistro have been rather spontaneous. This time, we planned our visit in a more organised manner, where we could also try out the offers that are featured on Offpeak.my. Upon walking in, it’s cosy, full of festive cheer and being greeted with warmth always helps. Our reservation was for 6:30pm, which was the last reservation allowed to qualify for the Offpeak.my offer. The other catch is that you have to order everything you want immediately to qualify for the offer since our reservation time slot was the last available one. The offer for Mezze that is…

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    [Recipe] Easy To Make Munchies For Christmas from Celebrity Chef Rachel Khoo!

    Aahhhh……Christmas. One of the best times of the year. The jolly festivities with all that delicious food and luxurious edible treats gives one something, if not a few things to look forward to. However, cooking or baking at festive times can be a rather stressful thing for some of us. Recently, we had the pleasure of meeting celebrity chef and author, Rachel Khoo. She was featured in the popular cooking show, The Little Paris Kitchen on BBC Lifestyle to great critical acclaim. And in the recent masterclass we attended, Rachel taught us some great recipes that are not only truly scrumptious to eat but more importantly, they are easy to…

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    [Food Review] IPPUDO BSC Chef’s December Specials (Non-halal)

    When it comes to ramen, a few places come to mind and IPPUDO is very likely to make it to the top few on the list. This month, Chef Kudo-san at IPPUDO (who is in charge of menu direction at IPPUDO) has created with some great Chef’s Specials. IPPUDO changes their Chef’s Specials every quarter and Chef Kudo-san creates his specials menu based on the change of seasons in Japan, but he’s tailor-made it to suit Malaysian palettes and what ingredients he could get here. In that creative process, Chef Kudo-san doesn’t lose sight of maintaining the Japanese essence of his creations. He perseveres to bring you the best quality…