Friday, April 27, 2012

The Salad Bar : Simply Healthy

When someone mention SALAD what comes to your mind?  Only green leafs or something more??  I used to conjure the image of green leafs alone but not anymore now for Salad has evolved to be as "exciting" as any other dishes.  You just gotta use your imagination! :D

The Salad Bar located at upbeat Damansara Utama is one that you must visit if you think that having Salad alone is boring.


Interior of The Salad Bar @ Damansara Utama eludes freshness for the walls are painted green and orange.  Colour plays an important part and I must say that these two colours suits The Salad Bar beautifully.  Check out those knife, fork and spoon mirrors.


The bar where your salads are tossed before your eyes.  There's various salad leafs (local produce), toppings and dressings available (9 types!!).  You just have to decide and choose your choice.



I started my meal with a freshly squeezed orange juice.  The Juice & Smoothies Bar is located outside the shop and the first that you'll see before entering The Salad Bar.  There's other juices available but good ol' orange is still the no. 1 drink I order if I want a juice anywhere anytime of the day.


My glass of Plain Ol' Orange juice (RM4.90) to complement my meal

Soup of the day (RM3.90) was served and it was Brocolli soup.  The broth is thick for it's the main ingredients is brocolli and potato puree.  It a comfort food whenever I have such warm bowl of soup on a cold night.  A great way to ensure I have all the sufficient nutrients of greens in me >.<

Platters of salad came soon after and you'll get my drift when I say Salad has evolved to be "exciting" dishes.  Let's roll now....

Old Granny's Caeser Salad.  Unlike your usual caesar salad, this is a complete meal to me for it has veggies, meat and cheese.  So we are not talking about having only veggies alone here....


Next the R.E.D. Salad.  As the name indicated RED, it's red stuff we see here.  All things orangey red can be found here.  I find this salad a bit to the sweet side but it's nice.


High Energy Superman Salad.  After you finish this, you'll become a Superman!! hehehehe.....  If you want more punch to your salad, opt for this for it has more carbs and protein.  Topped with wheat flakes, it surely make you fly :p


This is my favourite salad that night - Spicy Salad! Give me anything spicy anytime and I'll be sure to love it.  Topped with sunflower seeds and bits of terriyaki chicken, this is a must order for me next time I pay The Salad Bar a visit.  I love the spicy vinegar dressing.  The sourish spicy dressing is a real appetizer opener for me.


For fruit lovers, you can opt to have this - Tropical Fruit Salad. It's a delightful platter to dig into for you find an assortment of fruits in between the veggies.  Simply delightful :)

All the salads are served in two sizes, the FULL size at RM11.90 or HALF size at RM6.90.  All the above salads you saw is the FULL size.

Alright for those who really really just cannot have a platter of salad and say full, The Salad Bar serves pastas as well which are cooked upon order so you are guaranteed you'll get freshly cook pastas.  All Pasta are priced at RM7.90.

Tomato Pasta.  Dont be deceived seeing that it's all plain only with tomato for one mouthful and I'm sold.  It's flavourful for it contains basil, carrot and onion.  A great pasta for kids and adult alike.


If you want something more omph, go for Spicy Chicken Pasta.  However, I found this dish a bit sweet rather than spicy? Could be the sauce used tho...nevertheless it's another option that you can try out.


Chili Mushroom Pasta.  My favourite besides the Tomato Pasta.  Mushroom my favourite plus chili another favourite of mine and yep! this is definitely for me.


If you find pastas a bit too much, go for Club Sandwich (RM8.90).  Layered with chef's special sauce and served with a small bowl of salad, it's a complete meal.


Find that you dont want to have bread, then go for Hugo Special Tortilla Wrap (RM9.90). Told ya there's a lot of choices here and not only limit to salad alone.


And to end off your meal, there's Homemade Yogurt (RM4.50) with your choice of toppings.  And ooh, see those yellowish thing in between the yogurt?  It's actually honey.


So now who says that only having salad cannot give you a satisfied meal where you can pat your tummy and say I'm full?


The Salad Bar Sdn Bhd 
(same row as Hong Leong Bank)
No. 41 Jalan SS 21/60
Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya
(T) 603 - 7731 2228

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Reversal Diamond Mineriotheraphy Facial

I always love a good facial for it can really relaxes your face and mind.  I can just shut off and doze away while the therapist work their wonders on me.  Just recently I went to Skintalk Face.Body Wellness located at Aman Suria to try out their facial.

 Skintalk Face.Body Wellness by Cellnique

As usual therapist would need to conduct a one on one consultation to understand your skin better before treatment begins.  As it is my first time here, I was given a form to fill up before the therapist came to ask further questions.

After looking at my skin, I was recommended to go for their Reversal Diamond Mineriotheraphy Treatment.  I was then ushered in to keep my belongings in one of the lockers and to change before treatment begins.


I'm ready for my facial to be "diamond-fied" hehehehe.....  One look at the treatment bed and I can't wait to snooze!!

Doesn't it look comfortable? :p

My therapist Jessie was good for she made sure that I'm comfortable throughout the treatment.  The Diamond Mineriotheraphy Facial that I had as the name suggested, contains minerals.  The treatment was formulated with Diamond and Platinum and it allows anti degenerative minerals to be delivered to regulate cellular functions, reinforce skin resilience and restore skin luminosity.  The end results is that you'll have youthful radiance that mimics the effect of light bouncing off a diamond thus the name Diamond Mineriotheraphy :))


For this treatment, the products that will be used has been conveniently packed in a box.  I used up ALL the above in my 1.5 hours of facial!  My face was really layered up to the max, a deep intense facial!!  It consists of Silhouette Shaping Concentrate, Minero Platinum Concentrate, Minero Platinum Masque and Minero Regenerative Masque.


 The facial started with cleansing and what felt to be like a scrub is actually clay mask infused with fresh fruit enzymes.  This Advanced Bio Renewal Mask works effectively in exfoliating dead cells, optimise cellular renewal performance and deep pore cleansing.  The smell is pleasant.  Just gotta love it and after cleaning it off, I felt refresh already.


Extractions started and soon after I snoozed off!  What a lovely way to enjoy my facial eh....Soothing music in the background, mind totally relaxed with layers of mask on me it's bliss :D


Alas my facial came to an end too soon.  I can feel and see the difference immediately.  Diamond Mineriotheraphy Facial has the benefit of immediate lifting effect, reduces the appearance of fine lines, hydrates and nourishes skin and lighten pigmentation marks and even up skin tone.


Immediate result I felt and saw -  felt that my skin from deeply cleanse within, glowing for I definitely look brighter, skin felt firmer and bouncier! This will definitely be in my to visit again list for I love their facial. I was also given a serum to try out at home and I left a satisfied and happy gal! :D :D

Skintalk Face.Body Wellness (by Cellnique)
No. C-G-9 Block C
Jalan PJU1/45
47301 Petaling Jaya
(T) 603  - 7805 5105
http://my.cellnique.com/
FB : https://www.facebook.com/cellnique

Courtesy of Cellnique, readers can get a RM100 Treatment Discount Voucher just by commenting at my blog post link in Cellnique's Facebook page wall.

What you have to do is :

1.  Like Cellnique Facebook page -> https://www.facebook.com/cellnique
2.  Locate my blog post link at their wall.
3.  Leave a comment, any comments and Cellnique will be in touch with you thru FB message.

T&C
* Open for all aged 18 years old and above.
* Only 1 redemption of discount voucher per person is allowed

Pretty simple right? So go on now and locate my blog post link and leave your comment :D
I hope you enjoy your facial as much as I did!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Jarrod & Rawlins @ Jalan Bangkung Bangsar

Have you visited Jarrod & Rawlins before?  A recent invite to their new outlet launch brought me there so I'm no longer a "newbie" now.


One of Kuala Lumpur's favourite restaurant pub, Jarrod & Rawlins opens its third branch in upscale Bangsar neighbourhood.  Located along tranquil and cosy strip of Jalan Bangkung, Jarrod & Rawlins Bangkung is modelled after a modern British gastro pub serving wholesome and hearty food in a smart yet inviting environment suitable for all occassions be it a private party or a business luncheon.


Upon entry elegant sage green walls with comfy booths and large mirrors just invited me to make myself comfortable by settling down with a glass of wine and enjoy the night away with drinks, good food and great company!


We were treated to canapes that night and even though it's bite size, the goodness of the food can be tasted.  I can just imagine the wonders of having a full serving all by myself! :p




As with other Jarrod & Rawlins branches, J&R Bangkung is the perfect foodie destination.  The menu features J&R's all time favourite sausages, hearty sandwiches and gourmet burgers along with satisfying pastas and well like pub classics.  Due to space constraints, the popular Jarrod & Rawlins delicatessen is not a feature at Jalan Bangkung's branch but fret not for it is easily found in its neighbouring branch in Damansara Heights and in their branch in Ampwalk.


There's free flow of red wine, white wine, beer and guinness draft during the launch. My pick for that night is white wine, my favourite over red. Although I love guinness draft as well, wine would still be my choice *wink* *wink*




I must say that I love the "Full Works", Breaded Pork Schnitzel & Onion Relish with Apple Sauce and Grilled Prime Tenderloin & Horseradish Chive Butter a lot.  I also challenged myself to try the Watermelon & Feta with Mint Salsa.  Am surprised by the taste of sweet and salty which is quite unusual but nice.

Another two that I would like to mention is the Chili Con Carne and Dynamite Chili Pizza.  Being a spicy food lover, I love these two to bits!!


Chili Con Carne - looks simple but dont be deceived for one mouth and I'm hooked.  Kept going back for more.  Cant stop! just cant stop.... for it's spicy enough to perk me up and the warmed con carne with meat and beans just warm me up.  It eludes comfort and coziness for me...


I had a slice of this and went "WOW" but alas it was all gone in a jiffy.  It's also spicy as the name dynamite chili suggested but not overly spicy till you can't feel your tongue.  Addictive.  I think I can just finish it all up myself.


Jarrod & Rawlins with it's fine selection of quality wine, champagne, whiskey and beer, you are guaranteed to have a complete and memorable dining experience.  With this recent addition of J&R Bangkung in Bangsar, Jarrod & Rawlins now has branches in prime locations across Kuala Lumpur and one in Kota Kinabalu.


Now for me to hint to hubby to bring me here again.  For my coming birthday maybe?? I hope you are reading this :p

Jarrod & Rawlins Bangkung
63 Jalan Bangkung
Bangsar
Kuala Lumpur
(T) 603 - 2095 1608

Mondays to Fridays : 11am to late
Saturday & Sundays : 10am to late

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Mix @ Holiday Inn Glenmarie

I was invited to The Mix @ Holiday Inn Glenmarie to attend their CEO's night.  Am not anywhere near a CEO level but it was a great place to be amongst all the rich and famous! Who knows whose shoulder I rub well with eh? ^.^


Before the crowd started coming in, I went round and managed to snap some of the goodies prepared for the very high level people in the corporate world.  The Mix was decorated beautifully with the stage all prepared for what lies ahead for da nite.

 balloons in black and white streaming down all over the place

It was my 1st time in The Mix although I'm not a stranger at Holiday Inn Glenmarie. I was there recently for some launch and attended a training by my Company some years back. But it's The Mix that I've not stepped foot in before.

the stage that will rock da nite!

Canapes and some great food was served throughout the night.  Let the drooling starts!

There's a station set-up near the entrance where fresh mussels can be seen.  It's called the Bonchot Mussel - mussels with vegetables saffron and mustard cream sauce cooked before you.


I also spotted something I like - Grilled Stuffed Quail with mushroom.  There's also New Orleans Crayfish Beiguets, Kohitsuji-Niji No Sumibi Yaki Charcoal-boiled Lamb Chops.  Okay okay the names are a mouthful, in short, there's quail, crayfish and lamb :p  All as yummy as their names [yes! I tried it :))]


There's more items on the other side of the place where you'll find petite canapes are laid out.  There's the Red & White Gazpacho with Fresh Vegetables en Brochette and Ike Dako No Butsu Giri - Octopus Sasimi.


The Sesame Coated Green Asparagus was nice to munch on.  Gonna try it at home one fine day and see if it turns out the same way @.@.  There's also Quinoa with Mango and Curried Yogurt, Hokkai Gamo To Ringo No Rosuto - Roasted North Sea Duck and Apple which was beautifully decorated and Crab Meat with Spciy Aioli and Cheese.


For the sweet tooth, there dessert as well which ranges from Banana Chocolate and Mint Samaso, Spiced Apple and Cranberry Compote with Yogurt and Cinnamon, Jellie Citrus Fruit, Red Rubbies and Banana in Coconut Milk to Assorted Chocolate Praline <3 <3 <3

The CEO nite started with an impressive magic show.  Someone name me this hunky magician... It's Dr. Moudini in the house that night.


He's so good that I think my eyes is having problem.  Each time I'm in a magic show, I tend to keep a look out on their tricks heheehe....they just move so fast and fluid that it's hard to detect!!


After a spectacular magical show, we were treated to feast our eyes on beauties.  We had the Miss Kebaya Johor parading on the short runway.


All very lenglui, slim, fit and young!  Check out those kebayas, intricately design.  It just amazes me how well the kebayas are.  One lil bit of fat and you had it for kebayas are tight fighted and made of tender material. You would not want to  risk hearing a tear sound when you bend or something like that :p

Lovely song were sang by a live band thereafter.  Love their Bruno Mars - It Will Rain song. Well sang and with the lights illuminating all over, it's almost surreal!


Not only we had a live band perfoming lovely songs for us, Miss Cheongsam 2012 also performed a number she wrote herself.  She is only 19 years old *gasp*.
note : I recorded her singing but am having problem loading it up at YouTube!! :((  will try again and load it here if I managed to figure what's wrong with the video ggrrr.....

We then had another round of fashion parade by the Miss Kebaya Johor.  This time they were in their sports attire adorning jewelleries by Kelvin Gems.


As a wrap up for the night, Kelvin Gems gave out a token of appreciation to each Ms Kebaya Johor and we saw Adrian Loh doing a short cat walk before guests were left to mingle and enjoy the night away catching up with lovely songs sang at the back.


Thanks to The Mix for this wonderful experience. I myself bade goodbye and went home smiling.... :D  Made a mental note for hub to bring me here again for the food is delish! and it's a great place to chill out...


The Mix
Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie
1 Jalan Usahawan U1/8, Seksyen U1
40250 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan
(T) 603 - 7802 5200

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