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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!

I confess, I’m a guy with way too many hobbies, and perhaps uninterestingly, driving happens to be one of them. So just over a year ago, I sold my beloved Toyota MR2 after owning it for over a decade, bit the bullet and bought the car I’ve always wanted – a Lotus, then still owned by Proton.

the Exige, finally shines like it should
the Exige, finally shines like it should

I’ve driven the car to Bentong, Genting, and Cameron Highlands. It’s a little car that loves hugging the corner. Light, nimble, and extremely unfriendly to older ladies with weak knees. Which is why my mom hasn’t want to sit in it, even though the car’s photo serves as her WhatsApp profile photo.

Anyway.. lest I digress. Today I actually want to talk about Ceramic Pro Nano Coating.

Ceramic Pro Nano Coating - before & after comparison
Ceramic Pro Nano Coating – before & after comparison

See, the car was actually manufactured back in 2010, and as it’s been some 9 years since rolling out of the factory floor, there’re some signs of blemishes and imperfections on the paint as well as interior. While I did send the car for detailing once and waxed it myself a couple times, this was the first time she’s treated with a proper coating.

In this case, the Ceramic Pro Permanent Nano-Ceramic Coating Gold Package.

Ceramic Pro Nano Coating - Gold Package
Ceramic Pro Nano Coating – Gold Package

The procedure takes pretty much a whole day, I dropped off my car on a Sunday evening and let them work on it over the next day. So what was done to the car?

paint correction, coating, curing
paint correction, coating, curing

Well, as I can understand, it’s the following:

  • first, the car is thoroughly washed both inside and out
  • clay bar decontamination is then done
  • paint correction goes next, which includes a 3-step polishing
  • window glass coating goes next, with plastic & rubber after
  • headlight is treated (they essentially renewed my dull-ish headlights too)
  • chrome trims, wheels & brake calipers goes next
  • then it’s the full interior & exterior coating, in this package, 6 layers of nanoceramic coating for the exterior to give it that shine and protection
  • Then the car is cured under IR lights to seal in the coating

Additionally, they also applied the Magnus Pro Protection films on the headlight to prevent and cloudiness & stone chips.

they really did a great job on the car
they really did a great job on the car

I really like it that throughout the entire process, the representative kept me updated with photos of any imperfections as well as the step by step progress of what was being done to the car. This was after explaining to me the different products being used here when I dropped the car off. Impressive service, and super informative.

three different packages to choose from
three different packages to choose from

The coating is also protected with a 7 year warranty. If it shows signs of wear (not hydrophobic anymore, for example), they’ll fix it. If you have a minor accident and changed a door, for example, they’ll coat that door for you with no additional charge thereafter.

I have to admit that I didn’t know this 9 year old car can look so good after a proper coating job. It was something that I used to think of as a “waste of money” or “why not just repaint it”, but the results speak for itself, I am convinced.

Address:
Ceramic Pro Malaysia – Car Coating & Auto Detailing
10, Jalan Pemberita U1/49,
Persiaran Kerjaya, Temasya Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor
Tel018-200 0828

Great news for fans of Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) mobile in Malaysia, Yoodo, our country’s first truly customisable digital mobile service just announced that it is the official telco Official Digital Telco for Malaysia’s First Official PUBG MOBILE National Championship (PMNC).

Yoodo PUBG MOBILE National Championship

For the uninitiated, PUBG MOBILE is one of the most popular games among gamers and for this competition we will see 256 teams from all across Malaysia trying to get a piece of the total RM 60,000 prize pool. Grand Prize winners will also walk away with a free 1-year mobile plan from Yoodo.

Yoodo PMNC Qualifier breakdown

The competition is organised by PUBG Corporation and Tencent Games and start on 22 December in Johor Bahru, from there on it will turn to Sabah (25 December), Sarawak (6 January) and then Kuala Lumpur (12 January). The partnership with Yoodo is a sign that the brand plans on getting into gaming in a major way.

The grand finale will happen on 26 January in Kuala Lumpur for the gamers who went through from the regional qualifiers.

For more information, do check out: www.yoodo.com.my/pmnc2018

Yoodo PMNC Prize Pool Breakdown

Yoodo will also introduce a PUBG MOBILE add-on to allow Yoodo users greater freedom to game with increased data quotas dedicated to the game.

To stay up to date on Yoodo’s latest announcements please visit please visit www.yoodo.com.my and follow Yoodo on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/yoodoMY/

#youdoitbetter #PUBGMOBILE#YoodoxPMNC2018 #PMNC #1Squad1Goal

Alcohol and food pairing is a combination as old as time, but for some reasons, the attention has almost always been on wine and “higher end” dishes. For a country like Malaysia where street food is our pride and joy, why not then beer and street food?

Well, here are a few dishes I like to enjoy with a bottle of cold Tiger beer.

satey with Tiger can't go wrong
satey with Tiger can’t go wrong

One of my favorite things to do on a lazy weekend nights is Netflix and chill, and sometimes all you need to go with an episode of great TV is a cold Tiger Beer and some satay from the neighborhood stall.

Those slightly charred chicken (or beef if you like) on stick plus peanut sauce is great to get washed down with Tiger beer for sure.

Eng Ann pohpiah with Tiger Beer
Eng Ann popiah, with lard!

First, popiah!

If you find yourself at Eng Ann in Klang, Tan Kee popiah is one to check out. The popiah has got lap cheong and lard, in addition to your usual seng kuang and lettuce. A cold Tiger Beer compliments those porky bits very well.

Aik prawn mee, Tiger beer
Aik Prawn Mee from Seapark, with Tiger

Being from Penang, I always enjoy a bowl of good prawn mee. For afternoon “snack” session, Aik Prawn mee  at Seapark serves up a rather good version, and what is better to wash down some spicy prawn mee with a cold beer especially on a hot afternoon?

What’s your favorite street food to go with Tiger beer?

These are my three picks of Tiger beer + Street Food pairing, what’s yours?

tiger uncage

If street food is your passion, like me, head over to Tiger Uncage Street Food Festival at The Gasket Alley, 1st & 2nd December from 5pm onwards. There will be over 40 distinctive street food delights to challenge your senses!

RSVP at their FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/302413323704742/

More details: http://tigerbeer.com.my/uncage/

Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10 is turning 2.

How time has passed, it didn’t seem that long ago that the iconic departmental store reopened in the heart of Bukit Bintang with a focus on premium Japanese products.

To make this occasion more special, the exclusive Japan Local Speciality Fair is held in conjunction of the 2nd anniversary celebration from Oct 26 to Nov 4, 2018 from 11 am-9 pm.

There’s also the Lucky Dip activity happening this period, with 1000 Fabulous Prizes to be won with minimum spend of RM 100 at Japan Local Speciality Fair.

Japan Local Speciality Fair - Oct 26 to Nov 4, 2018
Japan Local Speciality Fair – Oct 26 to Nov 4, 2018

Over this period, The Market, Lower Ground Floor, Isetan the Japan Store @ Lot 10 is transformed to a bustling market with 20 of the best Japanese food products and 7 sake brewers from 16 prefectures and a city directly from Japan to KL.

organic miso paste, dried pickled radish, hariharizuke (pickleed daikon)
organic miso paste, dried pickled radish, pickled daikon, konnyaku jelly

Head down to the lower ground floor and start with some eat-in menu and you’ll find the Aichi Speciality with Seafood Kishimen Noodle, served with shrimp, squid, and sugiyo (imitation crab meat made from cod fish), or try the Royal Caribbean with Crabmeat at RM 3 a piece. I did sample both as my “appetizer” for the night.

Aomori apple, with apple soup, apple jelly, ringo otome
Aomori apple, with apple soup, apple jelly, ringo otome

As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and what’s better than fulfilling that quote with some Aomori apple flown directly from the prefecture that is famous for this particular fruit?

You’ll find different types of Aomori apple such as Hirosaki Toki & Horisaki Fuji at RM 17 a piece, or try the rather unique apple soup or apple jelee. There’s also ringo otome, or thin-baked cookie made with apples mixed in with flour and eggs, sort of an exquisite “kuih kapit” type of product. I love it.

black garlic from Aomori, Shizuouka Hon Wasabi, ramen
black garlic from Aomori, Shizuouka Hon Wasabi, ramen

One of the other product that piqued my interest was the black garlic. Via the chemical reaction called “Maillard chemistry” between sugar and amino acid from the white garlic during the maturing process, the garlic became black and obtain its special unique taste. It is believed to have good antioxidant properties.

Jabara water, yuzu, ramen, grilled/smoked oyster
Jabara water, yuzu, ramen, grilled/smoked oyster

Then there’s also yuzu and jabara water for those who love the taste of these Japanese citrus, and if you like ready-to-eat oysters, they have these rather yummy grilled and smoked oysters in packets too, perfect with some sake or beer if you ask me.

green tea - matcha latte, houjicha latte, matcha kyo mukashi, iced macha
green tea – matcha latte, houjicha latte, matcha kyo mukashi, iced macha

No Japanese food fair is complete without proper green tea. Here the master serves up authentic version of matcha latte, houjicha latte, matcha kyo mukashi, iced macha using quality tea powder at RM 14 per glass. You can also purchase the green tea powder that won the 2015 Nihon Cha Award.

organic mirin, and a big selection of sake
organic mirin, and a big selection of sake

Then of course, there’s sake.

There are a total of 7 sake brands represented at the Japan local Speciality Fair

  • Gassan Sake Brewery, Yamagata Prefecture
  • Shibata Brewery, Aichi Prefecture
  • Matunami Shuzo, Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Umetsu Shuzo, Tottori Prefecture
  • Nikki, Fukushima Prefecture
  • Chigonoiwa Sake Brewery, Gifu Prefecture
  • Sumiya Bunjiro Brewery, Aichii Prefecture

more selection of sake, cold or hot sake for you?
more selection of sake, cold or hot sake for you?

Whatever your preference, be it sparkling sake, sake that’s specifically brewed to be drank warm, or cold, or even mirin,  you’ll find one that suits your taste here. The representatives from the brands are here to explain to you what their sake is all about as well.

various food at 4F Tthe Table with Japan Local Speciality
various food at 4F The Table with Japan Local Speciality

Instead of buying the products to be enjoyed at home, you can also head up to 4th Floor The Table Restaurants to enjoy some of these products during this period.

We sampled the pork fillet with plum at Tonkatsu Anzu, avocado wasabi with Camembert cheese, sweet potato fries, grilled tai fish and octopus, and my favorite of the night – tai fish ochazuke. These are as fine quality as they come and priced pretty pretty reasonably as well. Of course, fittingly I washed it down with a glass of yuzu cocktail.

If you’re a fan of Japanese goodness, don’t miss out the Japan Local Speciality Fair at Isetan The Japan Store, KL

For more info head their FB page.

#isetanthejapanstore #japanlocalspecialityfair