Friday, December 20, 2013

Takumi Japanese Fine Dining Restaurant, Grand Millennium Hotel.

MHB were being invited to a new restaurant named as Takumi Japanese Fine Dining Restaurant which is located in the Grand Millennium Hotel.

It has no relation with the previous Japanese restaurant which was over-priced for simple Japanese dishes.

We started off with this Appertizer platter - RM60.

It consists of Ika Karaage, Edamame, Koebi Karaage, Shishamo.
The items are allowed to order individually.
Of course, it is best paired with beer, Japanese beer.

A5 Grade Wagyu Shabu-shabu set - RM288 for 2 pax

I always love shabu-shabu.
I love the comfort feelings, the sharing of joy with your friends/family.
It was my 1st time trying Wagyu beef.

As I said, I am very concern about the "weird" taste of all kinds of food.
Each type of meat has its own unique(can be weird at times) taste.
Wagyu beef is....YUMMY!
I really must say that.

Anyway, just a little fact about Wagyu beef:
  • The cows are being provided with rich and varied diet
  • The cows are being offered beer to stimulate their appetite
  • No, there is no music for them. It was just a myth
  • Expensive beef(of course!)


Wagyu beef is being classified by grades which indicates the marbling of the beef.
A is the highest.
The higher the number, the fatter it is.

The best Shabu-shabu is always comes with the freshest ingredients with delicious clear broth.



Of course, Takumi serves lobsters too but you will need to book in advance as these are fresh lobsters and Takumi wants to ensure they can provide the freshest food to their customers.


Dragon Maki RM28(topped with fish roe)

Sapporo Beer.

Kinoko Tamago Toji RM48

Braised Wagyu beef with egg.
Tender, juicy wagyu beef with the soft egg. 


Salmon O-Toro Tai Braised Duck RM38

Fresh ingredients always provide the best taste.

Yours truly, Sarah and Andy. (From left to right)

Cozy with a touch of Japanese environment.
Suitable for friends' outing and family gathering.


There is one whole list of Sake.
You may choose a suitable sake for yourself as your preference.

Besides Beer and Sake, there are other liquor available.
For example like this Famour XO by Martell.

Or even some Limited Edition liquor such as this one.

A group picture of the MHB with the chef and Vincent.

Affordable lunch set meals are available from RM26++ and with a lot of varieties, from Sashimi to Wagyu beef!

This is a great location for gathering with friends or family. It will be a great place for couples to celebrate their anniversary or any memorable celebration as private rooms are available for booking in advance.

Takumi Fine Dining Japanese Restaurant
Grand Millennium Hotel Kuala Lumpur (next to Pavilion KL)
160, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.
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Telephone: 03-21106226.

Friday, December 13, 2013

WineTalk Wine Appreciation.


A great passion in wine has brought David Stephen, the founder of WineTalk the introduction of WineTalk. 

Before I continue with the brief introduction of WineTalk, I would like to do a very short introduction about David Stephen. David Stephen is born and raised in France. He fell in love with wines when he was only 17 years old. Since then, wine has became part of his life. He completed hospitality and sommelerie in professional school for 4 years which provided him the sufficient knowledge in wine. Not only that, he also did internships in various hotels and restaurants then followed by the professional career in the Caribbean and China. He has been passionate about wines for about 20 years.

WineTalk is an Online Wine Purchasing site. It promises the customers with GUARANTEED SATISFACTION, GUARANTEED PRICE, DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME.

With GUARANTEED SATISFACTION, it enables the customers to get a new bottle if they did not love the wine they received within 30 days of purchase.

With GUARANTEED PRICE, it enables the customers to get refunded with the price difference if they find the wine is cheaper in major super and hypermarkets in Peninsular Malaysia up to 14 days of purchase.
 
 Kiwi Walk Sauvignon Blanc - Mariborough, New Zealand.

It is a 100% Sauvignon Blanc. 
It has sour taste but no worries, it is not too sour for your preference.

Kiwi Walk is an additicvely crisp and fresh wine. It is sourced from premium vineyards in Mariborough and produced by Yealands Estate, New Zealand's premier sustainable winegrower.

 Super friendly SB, fresh and addictive wine for your choice!

 Gerard Bertrand 'Art De Vivre' Grenache Rose - Languedoc, France.

It is a 100% Grenache Gris. It is sour with the high acidic level with a little cooling sensation and the aroma of Rose.
It is the kind of Rose Wine you will love.
I personally love this wine because the unique smell of Rose.

France is the world's largest Rose producers. They combined wine and rose to create the unique sensation of wine. The Rose wine has then became the perfect introduction to the classics of the region

For prefect taste, pair it with a nice BBQ and shared it with your friends and family!

 Random food picture.

La Closerie des Lys Pinot Noir - Languedoc, France.

It is a 100% Pinot Noir. It has a light colour as compared to other types of Pinot Noir. It is fruitful, aromatic and stronger in terms of alcoholic level.

This Pinot Noir has an expressivenose of black cherry and spices with a beautiful attack. This is ample and fruity with a fresh final and delicate oak hints.

It is best served with some roast duck or grilled lamb chops.

 Finca Sobrenflo 'Crianza' - Toro Spain.

It is a 100% Tinta de Toro(Tempranillo).It has a pretty bouquet of blueberry jam and raspberry that is well-defined. The palate is well-balanced, with a smooth, silky texture, crisp acidity and a citrus, fresh, primal finish.

'Crianza' is part of the Spanish ageing classification, going in the order of Joven, Crianzo, Reservo and finally, Gran Reservo. The Crianza need to have aged for a minimum of two years, of which at least 6 months aged in oak barrels.

For the full enjoyment, pair it with grilled lamb.

 Random food picture.

 Random food picture.

 Patiently tasting the wines one by one. =)

A great experience as I learned more about wines and gained more knowledge about wines as well.

 Louis Guntrum 'Royal Blue' Riesling - Rheinhessen, Germany.

It is a 100% Riesling. It is sweet and smooth. It contains around 10g of sugar which it is called as a touch of sugar. 

Did you know that the sweeter the wine, the lower the alcohol level? *Fact*

The 'Royal Blue' is an off-dry wine, boasting some sugar and a very soft 9.5% alcohol level. 

Another fact to know:
12% & over - DRY
8% to 12% - OFF-DRY
Below 8% - SWEET

It is an excellent balance of sweetness and acidity. Best pair with lightly spicy food, roasted duck or smoked meats.

It is a very addictive fresh wine.


 Logan 'Apple Tree Flat' Shiraz - Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia.

It is a 100% Shiraz. It is strong but not the strongest among the wines we tasted in the night. The after-taste of this wine is surprisingly strong.

Shiraz comes the Rhone Valley, in South/Central France where it is called Syrah. Shiraz is named after an actual city in Iran, the birthplace of the varietal. It usually means it is a lighter, softer version of the wines. (Strong but not the strongest, as I said)

A softer version of Aussie Shiraz but still delicious.


A picture of myself during the appreciation event.

 A group picture with the MHB bloggers, other bloggers and David Stephen.

Anyway, WineTalk does offers another awesome service which named as WineClub. 
WineClub is the first of its kind in Malaysia. It is an exclusive service with no membership fee where the members will receive wine cases on a monthly or bi-monthly basis, depends on your preference. The members will be able to receive a great value of wine selection which personally handpicked by David. He promises a new selection of labels every time.

For 6 bottles, it is only RM428 as for 12 bottles, it is only RM788(free delivery included). 

A great moment with great wines and friends is the most wonderful moment at all time.

For more information, do visit http://www.winetalk.com.my/ or call 1300-88-9788. Check out their Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/winetalkmalaysia.

For more photos, do visit http://www.facebook.com/myhotbloggers.

David Stephen will definitely do a better explanation than me. Therefore, here's a video of him explaining about WineTalk.





Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SK Jewellery - Dancing Star.

SK Jewellery.

Have you ever heard about this jeweller?
I will do a very brief introduction about this company.

SK Jewellery
  1. founded in April 2004
  2. known as the market leader for quality jewellery
  3. in Asia, like China, Singapore and Malaysia
  4. famous of their diamond jewellery 
SK Jewellery is launching a new collection which is named as Dancing Star for this coming Valentine's Day.
Looking for a valentine's gift?

What else is girl's best friend?
A diamond, without hesitation.

Teatime were served during the launch of Dancing Star.

Interior of SK Jewellery Shop, Sunway Pyramid.

Just a random shot to show off my lens. =D

Now, the Valentine Day's collection - Dancing Star!

The Dancing Star diamond vibrates at 10 times per second and it gives 10 times of the brilliant shines and boost up the attractiveness of those who are wearing it. 

10 times per second = 1 time per 6 millisecond

You must be thinking that they have this motor engine to make it works.

No, it doesn't have.
It is all because of the best technique which is done by SK Jewellery.
They only select the premium Heart and Arrow cut diamonds for this collection.
It is more refined than other diamond jewellery.

I shall show you some of their lovely designs! =)


These are just two of their designs! For more details, do visit their outlet! =D







It shows the feminine side of a woman.
She will be the centre of attraction and it represents her love.

 
I was wearing the biggest and the most precious piece of Dancing Star collection.

It naturally made me the centre of attraction and everyone was looking at it.
Simultaneously, it boosts up a woman's self-confidence.


For every piece of Dancing Star collection, you will be entitled for this beautiful yet elegant piece of watches for free.

So what are you waiting for?
Get one for your love ones. =)

The prices start from RM1 249.



This is the main collection of SK - True Love.

They have lots of uniquely-designed rings and other jewellery for couples.
It's suitable for marriage or engagement.
The diamonds for True Love collection are in perfect shapes as marriage to everyone is important and once in a lifetime.

Their specially-designed inner design provides the best comfort for the couples.
According to the manager, a man will not wear the ring after 3 days if the ring is creating any discomfort.

I was wearing one of the design which I personally love it.
It's like a spiral-shaped with diamond circulating it.

You know what to do when you want to propose to your love ones? =D


This is to show consumers the shape of the diamond.

This is another personal favourite.
It's comfortable as I didn't feel any discomfort on my finger. =D

Marry me? Say I do.




These are the bloggers who went to the media launch. =)

SK Jewellery
Sunway Pyramid
Lot LG2.125
No.3, Jln PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03 5631 9033

AEON Bkt Tinggi
Lot G33
No.1, Persiaran Batu Nilam 1/KS6
Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2,
41200 Klang, Selangor
Tel: 03 3326 2933

 Lastly, Thanks to SK Jewellery for their courtesy! 
I am given a RM100 voucher to buy the Dancing Star necklace!

Last but not least, this beautiful crystal ball point pen!
It's in pink a.k.a. my favourite colour!

Thanks. =)