Thursday, May 17, 2007

My Final Year Project Survey, Please Help!

So sorry that this is a food-unrelated post. I'm very busy with my projects and final year project. I need to do a survey regarding my final year project. It's actually a plus size women apparel website. This website will sells all types of trendy clothes plus other features available. Features are like allowing users to design their clothes on the website (Ie: Choose, the material, color, etc).

I know that there aren't any websites in Malaysia that sells full figure women clothes. I really do hope to see more shops in shopping malls that sells trendy and appealing clothes for full figure women. I know I got my mom and my aunties who have difficulties in finding clothes that they want because all you can see in shopping malls are clothes with stylish/trendy/up-to-date designs which their size label could be XS to a merely XL. The XL are not even a normal XL that you can get in other countries.

I want to do this survey so that I can know what are the women's opinions. In that way, I wish to develop a website which can suits all the users who uses it and make it an interesting website. Here is the survey, Plus Size Women Apparel Survey

I really do hope that you guys could help me out. Thanks a lot! :D

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Korean B.B.Q at Low Yat Plaza

It's been quite some time since I last went to a Korean restaurant. Indeed, I don't usually frequent to Korean Restaurants. A friend of mine asked me to join her to have dinner at a Korean Restaurant one day. I felt quite weird cause I don't recall seeing any Korean Restaurant in Low Yat. So up we went and I saw a small but spacious Korean Restaurant located on the lower ground floor which is behind the Baoz outlet.

There were lots of food pictures from the menu attached on the wall. One thing that I noted is this restaurant don't serves complimentary appetisers like other Korean restaurants normally did. Only some of the food that you order will be served with a few appetisers. One of my friend wanted to order a snack. She asked if we would like to try fried spicy rice cake and of course we agreed to it. Known as a popular street food snack in Korea, "Tteokbokki" (떡볶기) (long cylinder shaped rice cakes) are usually stir fried with carrots, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, and cucumbers together with gochujang sauce.

"Gochujang" (고추장) sauce is actually a kind of fermented red pepper paste which is made of red chili powder, glutinous rice powder together with some soybeans, and salt. Some will add in honey, or sugar too. You can also see "Gochujang" being used when you're eating mixed rice "Dolsot Bibimbap" (돌솥 비빔밥) where you have a hot stone bowl with rice, different veges, meat and a raw egg accompanied with a bowl of "Gochujang" sauce for you to add in according to your own preference.

The "Tteokbokki" that I tried here is actually stir fried together with some bean sprouts and onions together with the "Gochujang" sauce. Although it sounded very simple, trust me it is very delicious~! The spiciness with a little sweetness of the sauce, springy rice cakes with crunchy bean sprouts, plus aromatic spring onions and sesame seeds were just heavenly good. This plate of "Tteokbokki" costed RM10.

My two other friends ordered the "Jeyuk Bap which costed RM12 per plate. It was actually pork stir fried with bean sprouts and other ingredients. This is another very nice dish. Another lip smacking good dish I would say. Not sure if the cook also uses "Gochujang" sauce in this dish or not.

Shujin and another friend of mine ordered "Sundubu Jjigae" (순두부 찌개). Priced at RM15 per portion, it actually comes with 3 appetisers.

Kimchi Cabbage (Baechu Kimchi)

I guess this is called "Baechu Kimchi" cause it refers to Whole Cabbage Kimchi and it looked the same with the photo that I saw from one of the website.

Kimchi Radish (Ggakdugi)

Anchovies and Fragrant Roasted Peanuts

"Sundubu" is actually a spicy stew with tofu, crabs, clams, veges, and an egg. According to the website I read, it says that red pepper paste a.k.a "Gochujang" is also added into the soup. This one is less spicy and not so salty compared to the one I had. But, the eggy soup was nice and aromatic. :)

I also ordered a soup with rice called "Doenjang Jjigae" (된장찌개) which is priced at RM15. "Doenjang" was actually a type of fermented soybean paste. It is being cooked as soup with ingredients like tofu, vegetables, clams, and crabs. I find it very tasty and a little more spicy than the "Sundubu" with very aromatic fermented soybean. But be warned cause I find it getting saltier and saltier each time I sip the soup down to my throat. I guess it's because of the fermented soy bean but no doubt that the soup goes very well with my bowl of white rice. I'm missing the soup right now cause it tasted very delish. :)

Strange right cause we didn't order anything related to the restaurant's name? (BBQ) :P

I'm actually quite satisfied with the food served here. It's actually better than the one that I visited in Mid Valley. The cook of this B.B.Q Korean restaurant is actually a lady. I was wondering if she's a local or a Korean cause she has a very healthy and fair skin. While I was having my meal, a man walked into the restaurant. He began to speak Korean to the lady. Their conversations were purely in Korean language. So, the owner and the cook of the restaurant is a Korean. :) If given a chance to makan at Low Yat I would love to go back to this restaurant.

Some of the websites that I find it quite interesting to know more about Korean food are:
Wikipedia on Gochujang
Life in Korea-Food and Drink
Wikipedia on Korean Cuisine

B.B.Q Korean Restaurant
LG 23A(24), Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Kuala Lumpur

Saturday, May 05, 2007

A Scent Meme On What Perfumes I Love and Wear

I know that I've been dragging for a very long time to do a meme on this. A Whiff of Lemongrass tagged me on this. I know I've been tagged years a month ago, I finally got Shujin to help me to take some photos of my perfumes. I know I'm not rich still a student, therefore could only afford to buy a few. I only have very few bottles of perfumes and I was amazed when reading Lyrical's one as she has over 20 bottles of perfumes! I still have a long long way to catch up in order to be like her. :)

Well, here are a few of the photos that Shujin and I have experimented on how to take bottle photos. He said we should try to off the lights (room's light) and asked for a torchlight and an empty white paper. We then placed the paper on a chair and then put the a bottle of perfume on the paper. He asked me to hold the paper so that it can become a background for the bottle of perfume. Place the torchlight (switched on) behind the paper that I was holding. Well, we did adjust here and there. Trying to find the correct angle of the perfume for the correct angle of light. I was quite happy with this experiment and am happy about the photos too. Thanks Shujin!

Well, I remember that I started to like Truth from Calvin Klein when me and my cousin sis saw a mini bottle of Truth sample from a magazine. We bought that magazine because there was a free sample of perfume! =) After that, I bought 1 big bottle of Truth. Haha, funny or not? So, giving out samples of products in a mag or something works for me. :P

Then came one time when my aunt gave me a cute bottle of Dazzling Gold from Estee Lauder for one of my birthday. I really really like it very much!!! The scent makes me feel so elegant (although I'm not). :P This scent made me felt very comfortable everytime I put them on. Then, when I finished using it I became very sad cause I can't put them on anymore! Haha, but then I bought a bottle of Dazzling Gold months ago cause I really miss this scent very very much. Up til now, I'm still very in love with this scent. ;)

Then, on my 21st birthday I got a bottle of True Star perfume from Shujin. I'm so happy cause at that time True Star was just being released, I guess? I've gotten the sample before and it smelled wonderful! Erm, I like True Star because of the scent not because of Beyonce. Haha, although I love Beyonce but I certainly like the scent of True Star.

Two more perfume that I forgot to ask Shujin to take photos are Moschino's Couture and Body Shop's The Spirit of Moonflower. I loved Moschino's Couture cause everytime when I spray it onto my body I can feel the sexiness of this perfume! LOL. And as for the Spirit of Moonflower, it was very light and refreshing. It's very suitable if you just want to apply something that has some light flowery kinda scent to go out for yumcha session or just a normal "girls meet up".

Well, I know that I'm like an old lady who loves perfumes that are existed years ago. But I still love the scent very much. Maybe when I go work in future I will dare to go to those fragrance counters to try out all the new ones and buy them~! Hohoho, I'm not going to tag anyone for this cause I don't know who to tag about this topic. =)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Food Bloggers Gathering at Sandias, Bukit Damansara

After a long time of waiting, the day finally came! It was the first time for me to meet all of the food bloggers for the first time ever! I was really excited that I'm actually quite blur that night. If you notice me, I only post food, meme and nothing else. So, there'll only be food post and no bloggers' pics. (I only took a few pics with some of the bloggers~) :'(

Elina actually asked me if I know anyone and I quickly said Mei Yen! Haha, I think I can only recognise Mei Yen jie cause she posted her pics. :P I think I'm the latest who reached there for that night. When I walked in I was like...oh my...Who is who??? @_@ At first, I was like...where's Mei Yen jie???

I walked straight inside the restaurant and there she was. A very elegant and pretty lady dressed in a lovely + sexy black dress. =) So I went to say hi Mei Yen~! And she was ar? Then I said I'm food cookies! She was like who? My heart started to breaks...haha..(exaggerating!) I replied and said "food-cookies...cookies cream???" Then she was like..oh! Food-cookies, hi! LOL. I could also recognise a few of the bloggers like wmw, kampungboycitygal, and Jackson!

Most of the tables were filled with all the bloggers. There's only a few tables with 1 sit left. Luckily Elina tried to search for a place for me. Thank you so much Fezzaboy for moving one seat up so that me and Shujin could sit together! Thanks~! ;)

Well, we were so blurred and "Good Food. Good Life." told us that we could get some drinks at the mini bar. It was nice to know him and his gf. :) So Shujin took some drinks. I'm told that it's like some cocktail. There's a few slices of grapes and 1 slice of lime in the drink which is actually called "Sky High".

Then there was also one drink called Star Dust. I didn't know how to order that drink so I just pointed and said I would like to have the 1 with starfruit one top of the glass. LOL. The pretty Martell lady then said oh, Star Dust. This drink has a very aromatic jasmine tea smell.

Shujin also grabbed 1 glass of Martell that night.

Oh, there was also a complimentary chocolate on the table and a goodie bag for everyone.

Appetiser for the night, Taquitos Fritos. I was actually quite hungry that night so I started eating them straight. Hmm, taste nothing much to comment about it. I wasn't really expecting the food to be superb cause my main purpose was to meet with all the bloggers~! =)

Another appetiser, Sopa de Calabaza Con Salsa. At first I thought it was some kinda soup with chicken broth and chicken chunks cause I could taste the "chicken-ness" from the soup. I just took a few spoons from Shujin soup. I think it's not creamy enough. I didn't really like soup which is not hot enough as it was given to us while it's a little warm only. Can't expect much huh as there were sooo many ppl that night.

Next, Pollo a la Castellana. The chicken was quite overcooked and not tender. The vegetables served were tasteless.

Pescado a la Veracruzana. At first I thought the brownish looking tiny thing placed on the plate was some part of meat from the fish. But I'm wrong! It was actually grilled banana~! Haha, all the people on the table also thought that it was some fish egg but it's not~!

Ermm, the sauce of the fish was quite normal. The vegetables on the plate were really really tasteless! Ok, I know...stop commenting. Haha

The dessert for the night, Postre Helado de Eimon. The strawberry sauce was too sweet for me.

Although not really happy with the food, but hey! I get to meet with all of the food bloggers~! ^.^ After the gathering I decided to join the rest for the second round to Attic. But, it's all fated that I should go home cause I couldn't manage to follow lyrical's car. We couldn't turn over to the other lane quick enough as there's many cars coming from the back! A car even honked us cause we were trying to turn to his lane! My hp was dead...I did not save any other hp numbers to Shujin's hp. Well, I admit I was quite "stupiak". But nevermind, I'm sure there's another time~!

Anyway, nice to meet all of the bloggers~! I'm truly happy cause my wish to meet the bloggers especially boo_licious has finally came true! Can't wait for the next round! =)

Sandias Mexican Restaurant
44 Plaza Damansara,
Jalan Medan Setia 2,
Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.

Tel No. : +603- 2095 8431