Thursday, December 29, 2011

Desserts @ Tong Pak Fu, Sunway Giza

Wandered into Sunway Giza after dinner the other night and ended up at Tong Pak Fu. The bright colours of the interior caught my eye and since the place had a decent crowd, we went in to try out Tong Pak Fu's desserts.

Tong Pak Fu

Tong Pak Fu

Friday, December 23, 2011

Oh, oh, Candylicious Is Here At 1 Utama! - Candy & Christmas

Hahaha...Oh, oh, indeed! Candylicious is now operating (minus the Gelato counter which is still bare, not sure when that will be) in 1 Utama.  So, it's good news and bad news.  It is really candy heaven at this place ...  Like it or not, this place will surely bring a smile to your place with it's bright and cheery look.  And yes, Garrett's here too ... I.Have.To.Resist!!!

 Candylicious' version of the Tree Of Life ... hahaha... talk about having sweet dreams.

Monday, December 19, 2011

"Sunny Side Up" Cupcake by O

"Sunny Side Up" Cupcake

Does it look like a sunny side up egg to you? It did to me ... was I fooled! hahaha...This is O's (my nephew) version of "Sunny Side Up" Cupcake.  It's so cute! One of the rare occasions where I was truly pleased that my nephew fooled me! Hahah..

"Sunny Side Up" Cupcake
Lovely...Great job O! Keep it up!

There are many versions out there if one Goggle "Egg Cupcake"...makes me wanna try making one of these cute cupcakes too. Sweet or savoury ones? I would add bacon to a savoury one for sure :o) O, watcha gonna do next?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Memorable For All The Right Reasons - Le Cochon Dingue, Champlain, Quebec

I had blogged on my tea time at Le Petit Cochon Dingue (Little Crazy Pig) back in October and mentioned about us doing dinner at Le Cochon Dingue (no longer Petit or Little).  It's a bigger place that caters to lots of hungry diners for breakfast, lunch and dinner with its French/European flavours.  It's a charming restaurant that's been around since 1979 - even before you set foot in...the bright orange boots around the building sets you in mood that's just as bright :o).

Le Cochon Dingue, Champlain

Le Cochon Dingue, Champlain

Lovely Bread!
Well, I didn't take a photo of the soup we had but the bread basket that we were given was "attacked" - the bread was simply so delicious ... with a slight crusty exterior and its soft fluffy dough on the inside, we all loved it.  We had to stop ourselves from asking for more as we had to leave some room for our main meals! Actually, most of the bread and pastries we had in Quebec were all marvelous - they never go wrong!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Friday Quick Bites - Garrett Popcorn Indulgence!

Once upon a time...I tried Poppycock candied popcorn and it was love at first bite for me.  Last checked at, a 30 oz tin is retailing at USD20!  Yes, there is a price to pay in the quest of finding true love! hahaha....

Unchanged For 60 Years

Well, one can find Poppycock at some of the supermarkets here but now that Garrett has arrived on our shores (KLCC), nothing beats fresh candied popcorn indulgence! 

Garrett - Caramel Macadamia Popcorn

However, only two things can stop the frequency of such indulgence ...
1) The awareness of one's risk of turning into a diabetic
2) The awareness of a hole being burned in your pocket

Monday, December 05, 2011

Tis The Season To Be Jolly - Snow Bear from Lavender Bakery

A quick post to perk one up on Mondays :o).  When I dropped by Lavender's Bakery in Midvalley, this bread, the size of my big palm, was the only one left on the tray.  It's slightly out of proportion; one hand bigger than the other, one feet smaller than the other, a bow tie with a frayed end and most noticeably - a cross belly button that was off center.  When I showed Owen this pic, he lamented that this was one "bad" bear (as in badly made) as the one he had a few days earlier was "better".

It was still a cute Snow Bear (RM4.80) to me, in my eyes, it still had all the attributes of bringing me the festive feeling regardless of its imperfections to others.  It was there, alone on the tray and still brought a smile to my face. I had to take it home and with the help of Glorious Jade's backdrop, took a pic of it...didn't have the heart to eat it.  But it was made for that, ate it in the end we did (except for the bow tie).  Well, better than to let this white chocolate covered bread go mouldy and thrown away.  Now, that would be a waste...

Yes, it's the month of December.  Christmas decorations are all up around the shopping malls and Christmas songs being played on loop across the sound system in every shop/restaurant.  Let's get into the Christmas spirit.  Yup, tis the season to be jolly ... Happy Christmas shopping folks!