Well it is now extended until 29 July, which means I’m going to be making more trips to the area for those delicious icy treats!
there is no free lunch, but ice cream? yes!
Fruttare have been giving out these refreshing burst of surprise since 16th of June and every time I walked by during lunch hour there were plenty of happy people enjoying the free ice cream.
find yourself on Fruttare Surprise gallery
Other than just free ice cream, Fruttare is also giving out exciting prizes too. All you need to do is snap a photo of yourself at Fruttare’s Surprise giant kiosk at Lot 10, and share the experience on your facebook page.
If you’ve taken photos there while claiming the free ice cream, check out http://www.walls.com.my/fruttare/fruttaresurprise.html and try to spot yourself in the gallery of photos and video taken during the event. You can download and share it via email or facebook. Make sure to use #Fruttare@Lot10 hashtag too.
my colleague is certainly impressed by the taste of Fruttare
As for the ice cream itself, they taste excellent, my colleague’s description was “you know sometimes when suck the ‘juice’ off the ice cream and then it’s just ice left? This one isn’t like that“. It’s positively juicy and absolutely delicious.
They say there’s no free lunch in this world, but nothing was mentioned about ice cream.
Just a couple days ago after having lunch with Jean at Lot 10′s Hutong food court, we walked around the building and guess what did we see? FREE ICE CREAM!
This was especially awesome since the weather wasn’t exactly cooling at all lately, seeing the WALL’S tent was not exactly unlike a thirsty camel spotting an oasis in the middle of the dessert.
best thing that ever happened to me after a CKT lunch at Hutong
The free ice cream is Fruttare, a product from WALL’S that’s made from 100% real fruit juice and they come in these two varieties:
Fruttare Red Grape
Fruttare Lychee and Red Grape
I had the Lychee version (Asian maaa!) and it was tasty and certainly uber refreshing. I think I’m gonna take advantage and have the red grape versions soon. They are made with real fruits with no artificial coloring or flavor, a good thing for sure.
Jean with two varieties of Fruttare ice creams – strawberry and lychee
So get yourself to Lot 10, and all you need to do is snap a photo of yourself at Fruttare Surprise giant kiosk, then share it on your facebook page.
Free ice cream ensue!
But wait, the Fruttare Surprise is not only ice creams. You stand a chance to win exciting prizes, such as “YES 4G Mobile Broadband”, multi-coloured iPods and other AWESOME prizes too.
The kiosk will be there until 8th July 2012. Be quick!
plenty of joy to go around, just right ouside Lot 10
I’ve read about the new kid in town – Magnolia Sherbet for a little while now, and today I finally got my hands on some from the Petronas station at Damansara Jaya. It was just laying there beautifully, little containers with 85 ml of delicious goodness in them.
Magnolia Sherbet is finally here!
I picked up one of each flavors available from the lot – Delightful Orange, Marvellous Mangosteen, and Magnificent Melon. Unfortunately Luscious Lychee flavor is sold out at this location, bummer, but 3 out of 4 isn’t too bad I suppose.
Suggested retail price is RM 2.50 (RM 2.80 at East Malaysia), but I think I paid RM 2.70 at Mesra store, usually convenient stores at gas station impose a bit of a premium, oh well. I’m not complaining though.
Cendawan approves Magnolia Sherbet – Melon, Orange, and Mangosteen
The sherbet is kept in little plastic container of their own, and underneath the cap you’ll find a little plastic spoon. This is a pretty smart and messy-less packaging, I like.
The biggest difference between Magnolia Sherbet and just any ice cream is it’s texture. The sherbet comes with real fruit stuff in them – there’s real orange sacs in orange flavored sherbet, mangosteen puree in Mangosteen variety, and nata de coco in Magnificent Melon. Real lychee pieces can be found in the lychee variant too.
In a nutshell, you not only lick, you chew a little too.
this thing actually tastes very good!
The orange flavor is tangy and gives the taste bud a kick, on the other hand, I like the melon varient’s nata de coco pieces too. The mangosteen flavor though, takes a little getting used to, but I guess it’s because that’s the first time I had any sherbet with mangosteen flavor. I have a feeling my mom will like it though.
(by the way mangosteen flavor seems to be Cendawan’s favorite, emmmm..
Since less dairy product is found in sherbet compared to ice cream, the sherbet is also a lot lighter, kinda in between ice and ice cream. Very refreshing, and we can all indulge in them pretty much guilt free. After all, it’s 2011, and I’ve started jogging/exercise a little bit more, so must also eat healthier lah.
That said, I’m contemplating finishing the last one in the fridge before Haze comes back, hehehe.
P/S: There’s a contest going on too, write a blog post that starts with “A Magnolia Sherbet A Day…” and win up to RM 1500 cash! Check here for more info!
While frozen yogurt isn’t technically ice cream in the strictest sense, they do look like it and actually tastes even better. Very low to no fat, and that wholesome goodness of yogurt, I don’t think I can ask for more.
looks almost like the McD sundae but a whole lot tastier!
Ever since I discovered YOGURplus a few weeks ago, I’ve been purposely going to Tropicana City Mall just to have my fix of yogurt ice cream. I introduced it to Mellissa and she too, was hooked instantly.
I love my yogurt ice cream plain, with no flavor but that original yogurt sourness that is just so addictive. A small cup here costs RM 4, medium goes for RM 5, and I have yet to order the biggest cup so you’d have to find that out for yourself.
YOGURplus also offers 1-2 types of flavored yogurt ice cream as well as normal ice cream. You can add toppings to your selection too. I’ve tried their normal ice cream, and while they are alright, I still prefer the yogurt version.
Tropicana City Mall is located at Damansara Intan
Address: YOGUR plus
Tropicana City Mall
Damansara Intan, PJ GPS:3.130757,101.626421
Before heading to this somewhat ridiculously named restaurant for my last review on Guinness-infused Christmas main course promotion, I was a little apprehensive and thus I did a bit of research online. The reviews are certainly positive for The Magnificent Fish and Chips, so I brought Cindy of MDG fame (I know, overused line) along with me on this particular mission.
Magnificent Fish & Chips bar, with menu on the wall
The restaurant is situated at Changkat Bukit Bintang, just directly opposite Gypsy Wine & Bar, and a stone’s throw away from Bermuda & Onion, the other two places I have visited along the stretch of shops that is frequented by more expats than locals.
The owner Paul James is from England and a season ticket holder of Hull City Football Club, a friendly figure who made a quick escape when I tried to take a picture of him, possibly being not comfortable with his almost tragic hairstyle. He explained that all the fish served is from fresh stock except for the Atlantic cod (frozen), and that the name of the restaurant was invented after a particularly heavy drinking night.
the little cup Cindy holds is a Guinness miniature glass premium, comes in 4 different designs
The very helpful waiter, Zam, came to our assistance as we sat down, and politely explained that there is no “small” menu available. Everything they serve is written on giant blackboards hung on the walls inside the restaurant, which is not exactly very convenient if you happen to sit alfresco, or upstairs.
I ordered the Guinness steak pie from their Guinness-infused Christmas main course promotion, which carries the following deal you might have read from my previous posts:
order a Guinness-infused Christmas main course
fill up a voucher with your details
tear it in half and give the side with your details to the restaurant to redeem a small pint of Guinness Draught
keep the other half of the voucher to get RM12 off 3 pint of Guinness Draught on next visit
Cindy got the grilled butter fish, we also asked for gaujons as appetizer, with the Guinness ice cream and sticky date pudding as desserts.
Guinness steak pie, a Guinness-infused dish
The Guinness steak pie comes with a choice of mash potato, chips, salad, or these mini potatos soaked in buttery sauce. The pie itself was steamy hot and cooked with beef of very tender cuts. The taste of Guinness used to make the sauce and beef adds character to it and provide a very appetizing aroma, coupled with the crunchy skin of the pie, it was very delicious. I liked it a lot.
grilled butter fish and goujons
Cindy’s chose to have salad with her grilled butter fish. Both the salad and grilled fish is draped with balsamic vinegar, the fish with some black pepper on top too. A healthier choice I suppose, but certainly not lacking in the taste department either. Personally I love balsamic vinegar with salad and never understand the whole fascination on Thousand Island dressing (which is basically mayonnaise and ketchup.)
Goujons is basically a fancy name in French for fish fingers. We had some ten strips of deep fried fish served with tartar sauce and a slice of lemon. They were as tasty as they are hearty and went well with my Guinness Draught.
sticky date pudding, Cindy, and Guinness ice cream
For dessert, the Guinness ice cream is a must order item. Just slightly different from the sorbet made by Chef in Black during the event I attended but certainly offering the same character and unique taste of that thin bitterness and caramelized sweetness. Do try it.
The sticky date pudding though, was a bit of a disappointment with too much custard. I wish that it comes with more fruits and ice cream that is a lot more sour too. The message has been conveyed to Paul James and he said they will be working on improving it.
Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar is located along the stretch of restaurants/pubs at Changkat Bukit Bintang
The final bill came to RM 138+ with the steak pie at RM32, butter fish RM28, goujons RM20, a couple drinks, and two desserts. I would say that the price is pretty reasonable considering the fresh ingredients, nice ambiance, and very good service we enjoyed. I have a feeling I am going there again to try out some of their other stuff.
Address: 28, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur GPS:3.147749, 101.707209 Tel: 03-2142 7021
Other restaurants running the Guinness-infused Christmas main course promotion reviewed in this blog: