Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Resemble. Similar. Lookalike.

While reviewing some photos from last Saturday *enjoying an ice-cold cider at Sid's, Bangsar South on a breezy Sunday afternoon* I realised that my friend, Phei had a certain similarity to a certain model...

Of course, Phei is cuter ;o)

On me
Top: Promod
Denim Shorts: Tea & Sympathy, Bangsar 

Belt: Lee Denim
Necklace: Liz Claiborne

On Phei
Dress: Topshop
Sunnies: Ray-ban
Earrings: Tiffany&Co
Crystal Bangle: Random crystal shop
Bag: Louis Vuitton

 Tao Okamoto image from

Monday, November 23, 2009

One FUGU-tastic Experience

When Akira-san @ Munakata, told us a few months ago about the upcoming Fugu (pufferfish) season in November/December, we were counting down the days to sample this elusive sea creature.

We started off with the Zensai (Appetizer) which I think had parts of a Fugu...The dish was cold with a gelatin texture and is salty to "open" your appetite for the next dish.

Next up, our favourite, sashimi! With, of course, the star of the night, Fugu! *doh* The texture was tender but jellyfish-like with a slight fish taste without the fishy smell. Hard to describe the feeling in your mouth but the distinct freshness and quality of the fish gave me goosebumps! 

After the sashimi, we proceeded to our Fugu Shiri (steamboat) which was a nice, pleasant touch to a cold rainy night...The soup tasted very "green" from all the fresh veggies and a hint of fugu from the bones and leaner parts. There were a few grilled mochi which was thrown in soup that became total mush...not sure what that was for thicken the soup from the starch? Who knows...

The stock from the steamboat is then used for Fugu Zosui (porridge). The process was easy - just put in some salt, japonica (short-grain variety of rice) and the magic touch of raw eggs, added in at the end, to bring the dish together.

The eggy porridge eaten with Oshinko (pickles) was pure porridge bliss...I could have eaten that all night long!

Some other delectable treats we couldn't resist...How could we say no to Akira-san and OTOROOOOOOOOOOOOO~!

Oops, forgot to add my sister's fave, garlic fried rice which was super yum~!

Of course, I could never miss out on dessert at Munakata. Classic Japanese Green Tea ice-cream with Adzuki beans always a winner...

Cutely peeled grapes that tasted so sweet and yet had a slight fermented taste - which felt as if you were having a juicy wine ball *awesome*

Overall, it was an great dinner with fabulous company (as always) in a cosy environment...

A hot cup of o-cha that complemented this loverly meal 

Sunday, November 22, 2009

You call it Aubergine, I call it Purple...

As long as you don't call me Barney :P

On me
Cardigan: Ambassador Mall, Jakarta
Top (worn as dress): Miss & Mrs, Damansara Uptown
Tights: Unbranded from a random flea market
Boots: Chinese Laundry @ Robinsons 
Bag: Promod
Necklace: Soak Republic
Ring: Central Market, Siem Reap
Watch: Timex

Thursday, November 19, 2009

On rainy days, all I think about is sunshine...

Since it is the monsoon season, we have not seen the sun in days, the sky looks concrete-like and honestly, it has been pretty depressing...

So, I have been looking for ways to brighten up my days!

Of late, E has been trying to get me to bake and he's shared with me a nifty recipe which was pretty easy to make, the Magical Orange Cake. Don't ask me why it's magical but I guess its because of the simple steps putting everything in the processor/mixer and voila, you have a cake 2 hours later! It had a really tangy/zesty, fresh taste from the whole orange, but am still trying to achieve the desired texture...overall still a tasty cake!

Also spent some time at the Journey Malaysia office 'cos they literally have a petting zoo with 5 rabbits, 5 cats, 2 dogs, 1 turtle and some fishies! After a long day at work, it is very therapeutic to just hangout with the animals!

The elusive Teh C Peng!

Cheeky Dexter who grabs cream crackers off you!

Doesn't orange and furry animals just make you so cherry and happy? It does for me :)
I wish for sunrays all day, everyday ♥

It's Black, It's White...

This is not really a Michael Jackson tribute but more an event party theme...I'm not usually the type to follow party themes, but Black & White seemed pretty easy to dress up to...

On me
Top: sevendays, Bangsar
Belt: taken from one of my dresses
Tights: Forever 21
Shoes: Giordano Concepts