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One of the most best things in modern living is convenience, we can contact anyone at anytime, have news delivered to us via the the internet, and of course, gets food delivered to us by a few clicks and swipes via services like GrabFood.

But of course, modern convenience also has some downsides, one of which is the increasing use of plastic as an enable. Plastic, however, is also linked to climate change and environmental pollution in several ways, from air quality to ocean toxicity, plastic wastes contribute to ecosystem disruption.

Upcycling Workshop, officiated by Shaz Mukhtar, GrabFood social media manager
Upcycling Workshop, officiated by Shaz Mukhtar, GrabFood social media manager

As the major player in food delivery business in the country, GrabFood is in a unique position to make an impact in reducing single-use plastic by working together with merchants & eaters to reduce the use of single-use plastics, starting with cutleries.

The first step GrabFood took is by introducing a toggle option in the app to allow customers to opt for single-use plastic cutlery. Next time you use GrabFood, please do not opt in for single-use plastic cutlery unless you are stranded somewhere and absolutely have to use them.

Jey of Biji-Biji Initiative showing us how it's done
Getting it done with otherwise waste material

REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE are the three major steps in saving our environment, in that order.

To send the message across, together with others, I was invited to participated at an  upcycling workshop conducted by GrabFood in ME.REKA, a makerspace in Publika. ME.REKA is a space where you have access to tools and expertise in making whatever you have in mind – be it wood & metal working, 3D printing, and so forth.

getting busy with it
getting busy with it

Our tools were hot glue, scissors, knife, spray paint, ropes, with material to be upcycled being plastic spoons and bottles.

By cutting the spoons and sticking them around cut up plastic bottles, we were able to make some pretty neat looking small vase. Check out some of them below, and of course, one made by yours truly. It was overall a pretty fun session and one that sent the message across pretty clearly.

succulent vase upcycled from single use plastic
succulent vase upcycled from single use plastic waste

So remember, for your next meal via GrabFood, please do not opt-in for single-use plastic cutlery and use those metal ones from your kitchen or office pantry. If your office doesn’t have cutlery, bring some metal ones to work.

For many of us who prefers a wide variety of food and sometimes just too busy or occupied to drive out for a sit-in-dining, the introduction of GrabFood has been a godsend. Day or night, just a few clicks away and we can have some of our favorite restaurants deliver their delicious meals right to the doorstep, how the world has changed for the better!

Makan Makan Malaysia - 31% off GrabFood

This year, for the celebration of Malaysia Day, GrabFood is bringing out the Makan-Makan Malaysia promo. From now until 6th of October, enjoy 31% OFF with your order (up to RM 31 discount, min RM 25 spend required) for up to 8 times.

Simply use the HOTDEALS promo code if you’re in Klang Valley with participating merchants, and HOTDEALS31 for all merchants in Outer Klang Valley ((Melaka, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu)

GrabFood, operating day or night
GrabFood, operating day or night

These are the participating outlets for those in Klang Valley:

  • YellowBrickRoad / Wizards At Tribeca/ The Red Beanbag
  • Village Park
  • A&W (First fast food chain in Malaysia)
  • KGB
  • Marrybrown (Malaysian fast food chain)
  • myBurgerLab + myPizzaLab
  • Old Klang Road Hokkien Mee
  • Hawker Hall
  • Secret Recipe (Born and bred in Malaysia)
  • San Francisco Coffee (Malaysian brand, with great coffee)
  • Inside Scoop
  • The Chicken Rice Shop

Additionally, there are  more than 100+ merchants that will be participating MAKAN-MAKAN MALAYSIA, memang plenty to choose from!

31% off MyBurgerLab, yesss
31% off myBurgerLab, yesss

I took the advantage and ordered two dishes from one of my favorite local brands – myPizzaLab and myBurgerLab, which worked out to be an excellent deal after the discounts.

Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger via GrabFood
Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger via GrabFood

My pick for MyBurgerLab was their Nasi Lemak Ayam Rendang Burger, which comes in their signature bamboo charcoal buns, a general piece of rendang chicken with telur goyang, sambal, fried anchovies, pickled, and even a layer of peanut butter jam. Take note, this burger is only exclusively available if you order on GrabFood or via GrabPay in-store! 

Definitely did not disappoint, it was rich, flavorful, and packs a punch.

Apam Baling Balik Pizza, one of a kind
Apam Baling Balik Pizza, one of a kind

Apam Baling Balik Pizza was the choice from myPizzaLab, a sister restaurant to myBurgerLab. The dish is a playful marriage between traditional pizza and Malaysia’s very own apam balik. Treat this as a dessert for sharing and you’d be delighted. The combination of sweetness and nutty flavor worked surprisingly well. The #ApamBalingBalikPizza too is exclusively available on GrabFood or via GrabPay in-store! 

Remember, you have until 6th of October to take advantage of the HOTDEALS promo!

Most human draws to the beauty of the ocean – crystal clear water, blue sky, and all that nature has to offer. I’ve had several fantastic experience in live aboard diving trips over the years at Thailand and Maldives, but if you’re looking for this type of experience in Mediterranean, then you would appreciate what Turkey Luxury Gulet has to offer.

While there are many ways to plan a group trip sailing across these water, Turkeyluxurygulet.com is the #1 gulet specialist for luxury cruises in Turkey. Starting out with how easy is it to plan: Simple describe the group with its composition, size, and dates of your holiday and they’ll do the rest.

The team has organized over 650+ such gulet charters so you know they’ve got it down when it comes to providing the best possible experience. Expectation is matched with the right type of gulet, crew, and itinerary with breath taking view.

Turkeyluxurygulet.com went on to inspect 573 different gulets and chose the best 50 to be in their fleet setting the standard in terms of quality, value, and customer service.

I also like the fact that they’ve listed their fleet with pricing information right on the website for easier budgeting. You can find these unique experience starting from 7,000 EUR on a 24 meter gulet with 4 cabins for 8 guests, all the way to something that’s upwards of 100,000+ EUR for an ultra luxurious experience on a 50m gulet for 6 cabins with 12 guests.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience over these beautiful water, check out Turkeyluxurygulet.com

Pretty much all of us has done the two following things:

  • visiting 24 hour convenient store
  • visiting 24 hour makan places

What if I told you that now, there’s a place where you can have both of these in one place? The wealth of choice offered by convenient stores, as well as a good selection of ready to eat hot food and chilled drinks at an always open location with comfortable seating area. Now wouldn’t that be a great concept?

KK Concept Store at Bukit Bintang
KK Concept Store at Bukit Bintang

Well, welcome to KK Concept Store where you find exactly that.

I was invited to the opening of this brand new concept at the very first KK Concept Store at Bukit Bintang to see what it is all about, and from the first impression, I think this is offering exactly what many of us didn’t know we needed.

packs with over 4-5000 items to choose from
packs with over 4-5000 items to choose from

So how is this concept store differ from the 400 outlets of “regular” KK Super Mart?

Well, to start with, there’s going to be many ready-to-eat and fresh food offered at the concept store – from premium satey sauce with kangkung, asam pedas oden, hainanese chicken chop, chicken rendang bento rice, to pao and even siu mai.

fresh food with proper seating area and even massage chairs
fresh food with proper seating area and even massage chairs

Additionally, heading upstairs you’ll find over 1000 square feet of dining/seating area with free wifi, power outlets, and even clean toilet, much like a proper cafe would. Interestingly, there’s even a couple massage chairs as well (I use these a lot especially at mall/airports)

the people behind KK Group, including CEO Datuk Seri Dr KK Chai
the people behind KK Group, including CEO Datuk Seri Dr KK Chai

On the opening day event, we were treated with a curated lunch expertly arranged by Eunice, and everything you see on the beautifully presented table are from food item available at this KK Concept Store.

The group aim to open another 40 more such KK Concept Store by 2020, which each outlet strategically located at both residential and high traffic area. I need one to be near me!

CEO Datuk Seri Dr KK Chai, Eunice & KY
CEO Datuk Seri Dr KK Chai, Taste Test, Eunice & KY

From 20th to 22nd July, 2019, there’s a Buy 1 Free 1 promotion on all food item at B Cafe, and subsequently a 20% off all Bento sets from 23rd July till 11th August, 2019. The promotion will continue with 20% off all make-to-order sandwiches from 12st August till 31st August, 2019.

Do check it out!

Weekends are for Netflix and relaxation, and what’s better than that with a meal-snack that’s good for the belly to pair with the movies that’s good for the soul?

For that, GrabFood has you covered with the Weekend BOKBOKBOKBuster™, read on!

GrabFood with BOKBOK Discount Code

GrabFood with BOKBOK Discount Code

Now what is this Weekend BOKBOKBOKBuster™ Deal?

Well, apply BOKBOK Promo Code during weekends (yes, that’s Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) on orders over RM 25 from restaurants under the chicken category and you’ll get 50% OFF. It’s that simple!

my wings from Wingstop is here via GrabFood!
My wings from Wingstop is here via GrabFood!

So is there any catch?

Well, this is applicable up to 3 orders per weekend per user, until 5 May, 2019 discount is capped at RM25 per order. So don’t lose out and start getting your chicken meals!

Spicy wings from Wingstop
Spicy wings from Wingstop

I gave it a try last weekend and ordered myself some chicken tenders and hand breaded wings from Wingstop with the promo code BOKBOK. Total bill came down to less than RM 20 all in after the BOKBOK discount.

Well satisfied with the simple & straight forward promotion, and yes, the wings and tenders were good too!

the chicken rice shop
The Chicken Rice Shop

If you prefer to have it more traditional, meals from The Chicken Rice Shop are in as well, granted this may fit the dining table a little better than in front of the TV.

Texas Chicken
Texas Chicken

Want some old fashioned Southern style fried chicken and those yummy biscuits? Well, Texas Chicken should fit the bill too.

Lim Fried Chicken
Lim Fried Chicken

Or how about home grown brand that we can all be proud of in Lim Fried Chicken? LFC too is one of the participating stores.

In fact, you can find the full list of participating chicken meal providers by heading over to https://www.grab.com/my/food-blog/bokbok/ or check it out via your Grab app on the phone.

The GrabFood Weekend BokBokBokBuster will run until 5 May, 2019 and it’s applicable on weekends only (Friday – Sunday), yes, Fridays should be considered part of weekends too!

The 50% off promotion is applicable up to 3 orders per weekend per user, with a minimum spend of RM25, for restaurants in the “Chicken” cuisine category.

For the full list of details, kindly refer to GrabFood Weekend BokBokBokBuster.

Happy eating!