Christmas Parade with Tony Roma’s

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Thanksgiving has just passed, and we are now well on our way to Christmas! Who doesn’t love Christmas? It’s a season of joy, warmth, laughter, jingles, carols and of course, FOOD! This year, Tony Roma’s will be decking the halls with its very own Christmas extravaganza. Succulent, juicy, tender, delicious, one-of-a-kind flavour, hefty parade of ribs galore!

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Beef ribs galore

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Private table at Tony Roma’s

In preparation for the array of ribs that we would be having that night, we ordered two soothing drinks created in conjunction with Christmas. The Yellow Submarine is a combination of smooth tasting ice-cream soda and tantalizing citrus of lime juice and the Cranberry-O, a clever concoction combining ice-cream soda, cranberry juice and hints of orange juice for a more familiar and welcoming taste.

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Yellow Submarine

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Cranberry-O

As usual, before we set our fork and knife ( I meant fingers!) onto the ribs, the waiter described the various sauces to us, while making a smiley on the plate! :) There are four signature sauces from Tony Roma’s – Smokey, Red Hot, Carolina Honey and Original. Apparently, the Smokey sauce is the most popular one among all.

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Carolina Honey, Red Hot, Smokey and Original

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Smiley face made from the sauces!

The first dish we had that night was the Roma’s Sampler, which consisted of the Onion loaf, Potato skin and Boneless Buffalo bites. Among these, I enjoyed the Potato skin the most!

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Roma’s Sampler

I loved the generous amount of cheese on top of the potato skin, sprinkled with some crispy beef bacon. The whole combination gave the otherwise bland potato skin a very flavourful and savoury touch. And though it would add some extra pounds to my waist, I couldn’t resist them! *LOL*

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Onion Loaf

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Potato skin and Boneless Buffalo bites

Then we had the Beef Short Ribs, which are actually ribs from the front part of the cow. They are visibly shorter but with more substantial and thick meat. Just look at the picture below! Even though thick, the meat was surprisingly juicy and tender inside. They were slowly cooked to maintain the original juices and tenderness. Thank goodness we were sharing or I would have been full by just eating one piece of this!

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Beef Short Ribs (RM58.90)

For first-timers to Tony Roma’s, it might be a bit difficult for us to choose the preferred sauce for their ribs to be cooked with. And for this reason alone, the Beef Ribs Sampler is the perfect order! A combination of four ribs prepared in four different flavours to excite our taste buds, this platter is perfect for sharing and for us to find that special sauce that we love. :)

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Beef Ribs Sampler (RM60.90)

If you already know what sauce you love, you could perhaps go for the Full Slab which comes with 5 ribs cooked with your choice of sauce, accompanied with 2 side dishes.

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Full Slab (RM69.90)

Last but not least, the gigantic Beef 10, which comes with 10 (!) ribs and 2 side dishes. Definitely meant for sharing, I could only muster 3 ribs the most! Now, if you look carefully, except for the Beef Short Ribs, the rest are actually the same back ribs just cooked with different sauces and presented in different quantity. I first tasted Tony Roma’s ribs about 2 years ago and now, I thought that the quality of their ribs have improved tremendously!

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Beef 10 (RM99.90)

I used to think that Tony Roma’s ribs were too soft for my liking, with texture much like boiled meat instead of grilled. But now, the ribs are flame-grilled to perfection, with a slightly charred edge and a juicy and tender interior – it is no wonder why Tony Roma’s is Famous for Ribs!

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How many can you eat?

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Our spread to be shared!

Oh, we were also given these cute little Tony Roma’s bibs before we had our ribs! :)

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witch and Saucer with bibs :)

Before we left, I couldn’t help but snap the picture of the entrance to Tony Roma’s at e@Curve! It was a picture of a plate of Beef 10 held by Santa himself! So CUTE!! I wonder if Santa would be able to finish 10 ribs by himself eh? ;)

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Entrance to Tony Roma’s at e@Curve

WIN A LIFETIME SUPPLY OF TONY ROMA’S RIBS!

For the first time ever in the history, Tony Roma’s is throwing a Tony’s Day party in conjunction with the Grand Opening of its latest outlet at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. “Tony’s Day” is inviting all named Tony or similar to the sound of Tony, to sign up by registering your name, contact number, email address and a recent photograph to be in the running to win exclusive invites to the Tony’s Day Party on the 9th of December 2010. Also, 20 lucky Tony’s will be participating in the Tony of Tonys competition for a chance to win a lifetime supply of World’s Famous Ribs! Sign up now at www.twitter.com/trmalaysia or www.facebook.com/TRMALAYSIA or lilian_tan@tonyromas.com.my.

Home Cooked Delight at Mums

It is always nice to have a hearty and home-cooked dinner after working a long day out, isn’t it? And it’s even better if the home cooked food is prepared by Mum. Well, not my mum, but the one at Mum’s Seafood Noodle House. :) I finally had the chance to head over there for a good and proper home-cooked meal with a group of friends.

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May the business proper

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Only cash term

Before dinner started, we had an appetizer of ‘Acar‘ which is actually a combination of pickled vegetables mixed with sesame seeds and grounded nuts. Needless to say, it’s very appetizing especially with the sour and spicy finish, plus it’s also healthy! :)

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Acar for appetizer

Since we’re in Mum’s Seafood Noodle House, how could we miss trying out on their noodles right? The Mum’s seafood noodle soup came in a large bowl filled with seafood goodness! The bamboo clams were huge and meaty, the prawn was succulent and fresh, and there were also a few slices of baby abalone! What’s not to like? Not to mention the delicious soup which was moreish and not overly milky.

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Mum’s seafood noodle (RM13.80)

The dinner continued with a plate of Bean Paste Garoupa Fish. I love garoupa fish! It’s the fish that my grandma likes to cook whenever we have family dinners, and I love it because of its firm and flaky but smooth texture. Of course, this is only true if the fish is fresh. Fortunately, the one at Mum’s did not lose out, and coupling it with its own bean paste sauce, I thought it was really delicious!

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Bean paste garoupa fish

The Stuffed Squid was also fresh with plenty of fillings inside! However I prefer to have squid on its own to preserve its chewiness. Somehow, with the addition of filling inside, it resulted in the squid being softer than usual.

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Stuffed Squid (RM18.80)

Ah.. when Lor Bak was served, I immediately reminisced about my life in Penang. Now, I can have one of Penang’s signature dishes here! This was huge, with thin and crispy skin and plenty of meat fillings! Yummy!

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Lor Bak (RM9.80)

Curry Fish Head came next, and though it was aromatic, I felt that it lacked the spiciness and kick. Perhaps I am too used to eating spicy food? Other than that, it was really fragrant with the smell of coconut milk.

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Curry Fish Head

My favourite dish that night was the Salted Egg Yolk Fish Head! It was my first time eating something like this and I thought it was really unique! The smell was really aromatic, while the taste was just tantalizing! I am beginning to love anything that is fried with egg yolk. It just brings out a new dimension to the term salty. Very good, this one.

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Egg yolk Fish Head (RM16.80)

Sambal Petai with Prawns might be an attraction for most but I’m not fan of petai so I can’t really comment. But judging from how Saucer was stuffing himself with the petai (and me having to put up with bad gas afterwards LOL! ) I suppose this must be a commendable dish.

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Petai Prawns (RM15.80)

The Jiuhu Char is a Nyonya dish in origin but it’s been pretty popular lately in restaurants. And I love it because it’s rather healthy, delicious and a delight to eat! One is supposed to place the combination of vegetables (yam bean) and cuttlefish onto a piece of lettuce, add on some chilli sauce for that kick, and wrap it before putting it in one’s mouth. Glorious!

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Jiuhu Char (RM10.80)

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Fresh lettuce for wraps

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This is the way to eat Jiuju Char

Nyonya Chicken for those who love good old nyonya cooking which is very flavourful.

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Nyonya Chicken (RM16.80)

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Assam fish

Of course, the lady who made it all possible – the “Mum” from Mum’s Seafood restaurant herself!

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“Mum” herself

Overall I had a pleasant experience dining here, especially eating food which was really homely and reminded me of my grandma’s cooking. I will definitely return, if not for the lor bak then for the soupy noodles! :)

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Mum’s Seafood Noodle House

Mum’s Seafood Noodle House
22G Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Malaysia.
Contact no.: 016-6666650 / 016-2222250
GPS coordinates: N3 09.270 E101 35.552
Business hours: Mon-Sun 11am – 10pm

Going Porky at The Pork Place

Staying in Puchong, I have always passed by Pork Place but whenever I asked Saucer to try it out with me, he was always either not in the mood or he didn’t want to eat meat.

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Yummy!

One fine day though, he suggested that we should try it out. So we went there during Sunday night, to find that the place was pretty packed! Luckily there was a small table available for the two of us, so we started ordering away.

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Fully packed restaurant

The restaurant was brightly lit, with clean and straightforward furnishing. The walls and floor are also at their raw form of bricks and cement, giving it a very original look. Interestingly, Pork Place is not only a restaurant, but a butchery too! There’s a small section within the restaurant that is enclosed and sells pork meat.

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Butchery within the restaurant

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Selection of pork for sale

Before long, our first order arrived. It was a plate of Home Made Meatballs Linguine. Of course, by meatballs, I mean pork meatballs. My first impression was that the portion was not very big, perhaps just nice for a female eater. Also, the smell of pork from the meatballs was pungent, so one might either like it or hate it. The meatballs were considerably large, springy, tender and a delight to eat. I actually found the combination of the savoury meatballs with  the soury tomato-based linguine a pretty enjoyable dish.

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Homemade Meatballs with Linguine (RM20)

The star of the night though, was Bacon and Cheese Burger. Also known as the signature dish of Pork Place, this burger has a thick layer of homemade pork patty, a slice of cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and a piece of bacon. Again, the smell of pork was pretty strong, while the bacon gave it an aromatic touch.

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Bacon and Cheese Burger (RM19)

The dish came with a side of salad and a substantial amount of fries.

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The layers between the burger

Of course, what was most important was really the pork patty. It was considerably thick, juicy and tender with traces of melt-in-your-mouth fats embedded within. The edges and outer layers were grilled until slightly charred, giving it a nice finish, but it was a tad too salty in taste.

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Pork patty in between

Also, eating the burger together with the pork patty, cheese and bacon which are all savoury might be a little overwhelming for some, but I quite enjoyed it. The trick is you have to eat it together with the bread or you might find it too salty for your liking.

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Juicy and tender pork patty

The last dish was ordered t be shared, since we were having a rather huge appetite that night. :P It was called  Roasted Pork Sandwich in the menu, but what came out didn’t look like a sandwich at all! It was, in fact a wrap!

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Roasted Pork Sandwich (RM21)

The roasted pork was smoked and roasted, giving it a smoky finish while maintaining its moist. However, I still thought the whole combination of it was on the bland side, while the accompanying sauce was light. I guess it’s supposed to be one of the ‘healthier’ choices in the menu?

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Roasted pork in a wrap

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Soft and tender roasted pork

If you ask me, I would say just go with the Bacon and Cheese burger! It’s the best among the three dishes that I tried that night, and yes, I would probably return again for that! ;) Oh, I also spotted a dish of Sausage platter in the “Today’s Special” menu, so I could try that one too!

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Pork Place – was still full when we left!

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Al-fresco dining

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The Pork Place at IOI Boulevard, Puchong

The Pork Place
31, IOI Boulevard, Jalan Kenari 7,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
47100 Puchong,
Selangor, Malaysia.
Contact No.: +603 7729 4600

My Long Shiny Legs at 62% Discount!

*Note: GroupsMore is now Groupon Malaysia.

Now before you go on hoping to ogle at sexy long legs (as if!), let me just share with you something exciting that I found out! Groupsmore.com is this young and trendy website founded by a group of Malaysians who believe that life should be exciting.

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Groupsmore Logo

As a member of the GroupsMore movement:

  1. You get up to 90% discounts on exciting things to do every week.
    We work with the best retailers to give you great deals on the best food, entertainment, travel, group activities, and more in Malaysia. This makes it super affordable to try something new every week, without hurting your wallet!
  2. You get to meet and connect with people who want to do exciting stuff.
    As a member of GroupsMore, you not only get to enjoy member discounts – you’re also invited to exciting activities & events where you could meet other awesome people like you.
  3. You get tips on how to lead an exciting life.
    Our team is made out of young people who are passionate about living life to its fullest. Every week, we are committed to do something out of the ordinary. It could be as outrageous as wakeboarding, or as simple as giving a stranger a hug. And when we do that, we share them with you on our blog.

In other words, Groupsmore.com gets amazing deals from various merchants, some of them up to 90% discount, and shares it with all of us! If you don’t believe me, you can start browsing their website to check out their latest discounts. As for me, I spotted a voucher that tickled the girly in me – that is a Full Leg Wax Session at Apronbay at 62% off! Originally RM105, now I only need to pay RM39 to enjoy this service. This is where I got the deal:  http://www.groupsmore.com/cities/selangor/deals/apronbay

How Groupsmore works

Once I got my voucher, I printed it and went to the store to redeem it. That’s it! Simple and fuss-free. I’d say it’s a pretty good idea for a gift too!

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My Groupsmore voucher

So one fine day, I went to Apronbay in Bangsar for my Full Leg Wax appointment. It was my first ever time doing a leg wax so I was pretty nervous! Would it be painful? Would it take a long time? Would my leg hair come off? *LOL*

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Apronbay counter

I reached Apronbay and noticed the soothing and calming interior of the place. The white roses were already enough to put me at peace as they’re my favourite!

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Pretty flowers on the desk

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Various rooms for appointments

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Different types of wax

I had a talk with the lady in charge where she reassured me that it as going to be all right, even though some might find the waxing a little painful. She even showed me the list of services offered and the price list. Click on the picture below for a bigger view.

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List of services and price

Soon, I was shown in a room to do my full leg wax. I was asked to change and wrap my legs with a towel.

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The bed in my private room

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Some FAQs for first-timers :)

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Lamp in the room

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Here we go :)

First of all, the Waxing Lady/Specialist cleaned my legs with some wet wipes.

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Laying my legs bare

Then she applied some piping hot wax on my leg. Ouch! I have to admit, the first touch was pretty hot but I got used to it in no time!

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Applying a layer of wax on the leg

Then, she started her work by removing the hair on my legs with wax strips. And guess what? It wasn’t painful at all! I half-expected this to be a painful process but surprisingly it’s not! It’s almost like removing a loosely-adhered plaster from your skin. After a while I was almost oblivious to it and wanted to fall asleep! *LOL*

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Waxing my leg

She continued the process for the whole length of my leg and on both sides, bless her soul. My legs are so long I’m sure she was wondering why she had to use more wax strips than usual. :P Then she applied a layer of lotion on my legs to moisturize them.

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Applying lotion

And then it’s done! All within 45 minutes, I think. I was pretty impressed with their service that I decided to add-on another service on my own! I requested to do eye brow shaping (threading) after that since it was only RM12! For this, I was shown into another room, this one with a chair in it instead of a bed.

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Mirror inside the room

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My uneven eyebrows before that :P

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Picture from the room

The same lady did her magic with her fingers and mouth (literally!) and worked her way with my eyebrow. Again, this process was also not painful. Perhaps my tolerance towards pain is pretty high? Or perhaps I’m already used to tweezing my eyebrows so this felt similar to that. :)

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Threading my eyebrow

All in all, I was really happy with the outcome of the waxing and threading! Best of all, I did it at 62% off! I mean, where else can you do a full leg wax at RM39? Thanks to Groupsmore for bringing in this awesome deal. :)

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Entrance to Apronbay

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Apronbay on first floor

The next day, I took a picture of my leg and brows, just to see the after-effect. My legs are super smooth and hairless! :P

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Hairless leg

And my brows are neater and more even now too! Yay! :)

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Even brows finally :)

Apronbay (Just opposite Delicious, Bangsar Village II)
6-1, 1st Floor, Jalan Telawi 4,
59100 Bangsar Baru,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Contact no.: +603-2287 8081

Delicious Fish Head Noodles

A short post today! What’s for lunch later? A few days ago, my colleagues recommended a place for Fish Head Noodles in Sri Petaling. The restaurant called Yue Mic Ka is relatively new with clean and modern interior. One thing that is rather important to me during lunch is the availability of air-conditioning in the restaurant. The weather during lunch is usually searing hot, so it wouldn’t be very comfortable to eat in a place which is warm and stuffy, would it? Thankfully Yue Mic Ka provides the comfort factor on top of their cleanliness.

*Pictures taken with iPhone 3GS

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Clean and straightforward furniture

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The home made chilli sauce

Most of us ended up ordering either the famous Fish Head or Fish Paste noodles, while one of my colleagues had the Fried fish cake.

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Fried fish cake

I had their signature Fish Head with Pork Soft Bone Meehoon. I thought the portion was pretty generous, and I had at least three big pieces of fish meat. The fish was fresh with flaky meat, without a strong fishy smell. Also, the Pork soft bone gave the soup a delightful savoury twist, plus the pork itself was soft and melt-in-your-mouth. All in all a very flavourful combination for the soup.

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Fish Head Pork Soft Bone Meehoon (RM8.50)

It is also important to order the thick vermicelli noodles which I thought was more springy, smooth and delicious to eat! It was slurp slurp all the way. :)

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Fish head meat

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Thick vermicelli noodles

Overall, I am pretty satisfied with the fish head noodles here, which is a good place for lunch. I would definitely return again especially during gloomy days when I need a little pick-me-up! :)

Yue Mic Ka Fish Head Noodles

Yue Mic Ka Restaurant

Yue Mic Ka Restaurant
No. 69, Jalan Radin Tengah,
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia.
Tel No.: +603-9058 3988
Business hours: 9:00am-11:30pm (Mon-Sun)

A Place for Your Girly Secrets

Hello everybody! Today I shall blog about something out of the ordinary, something that I never blog about – that is lingerie! :) Surprised? The truth is, I found this new online shop called Girly Secret, selling good quality lingerie in Malaysia.

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Girly Secret website – www.girlysecret.com

This online lingerie store has just been launched recently, and the Opening Promotion is just too good to resist!

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For a LIMITED period only, Girly Secret will be having an OPENING PROMOTION of 50% discount off ALL items! Not only that, we will be offering FREE DELIVERY to anywhere within Malaysia!

Of course, with such a brilliant offer, I didn’t waste much time and started browsing through the site and placed my orders. I have in fact, placed my orders for the two items below! Waiting excitedly for my items to arrive within the next 2 days. :)

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Sexy black lingerie

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Lacy nightwear

The models looked really sexy, don’t they? LOL! The items are really cheap too, costing RM40+ per piece.

About Girly Secret:

Girly Secret is all about serving girls’ needs and helping them achieve the intimacy needed either within the bedroom or out of it. “Secret” because all of us have a secret inner desire to feel sexy, sometimes without the knowledge of the public. Therefore, purchasing lingerie online would be the perfect idea to guarantee anonymity and to unleash your inner desires.

Girly Secret sells only top quality merchandise with excellent customer service. We appreciate your testimonials after receiving the items, to share the love with the rest of the female community. No worries, anonymity is guaranteed. ;) After all, it’s our little Secret. :)

Loving their concept of intimacy. Quick, check out their site and place your orders before the Opening Promotion ends! :)