It has always been a dream of mine to own a man cave that is equipped with the state-of-the-art personal home theater system. Even though I am still trying hard to make that dream a reality, at least I had the chance to experience the real thing at the recent LG Fiesta Roadshow held at The Curve’s Piazza.
At least 30 other bloggers attended the event and we had fun and enjoyed the activities organized by LG and Advertlets. Besides LG’s World First 84″ Ultra HDTV and CINEMA 3D Smart TV, an array of LG’s latest products were also introduced to the public such including home theater, mini Hi Fi and DJ system and Pocket Photo. The Pocket Photo is a mobile printer which you can use to print photos from your smartphones wireless. This neat device was a hit among the bloggers, many were queuing up to have their photo taken and printed on the spot.
So how big is 84″ really? Easy math will tell you that it is basically four 42″ TVs put together. So can you imagine the sheer size of this beauty? Hopefully the photo above of a man standing next to it can give you an idea of its relative size.
Never thought I would find a decent Japanese restaurant in 1 Utama but I did, so I am highly recommending Ichiro Sushi Bar to you all. This is one of the most enjoyable meal I have had recently and more importantly the food here does not cost a bomb. I always find shopping malls’ restaurants tend to be chain restaurants and I usually avoid them mainly because of their erratic food quality. Well, fast food and kopitiams excluded.
Ichiro Sushi Bar is located at Isetan’s Eat Paradise just diagonally behind the noisy Menya Musashi. The setting is true to its name, where a relaxed sushi bar occupies most of the restaurant’s space and a few tables are laid out at the side for group dining and better conversation. And like many newer Japanese restaurants, iPads are used as menus here – although not as impressive as Ishin‘s.
The iPad menu lets you order your food without bothering the staff and you can check the items’ statuses too while waiting, pretty cool.
For RM20, there’s nothing to complain about the Mini Salmon Sashimi Don. Thick slices of fresh and smooth salmon? Check. Well-cooked short grain Japanese rice? Check. Delicious? You bet. It’s amazing how two seemingly simple ingredients could taste so good together. I’d return to Ichiro again and again just for this dish alone.
Pudu Plaza is the place to go whenever I need to service my camera. I always make it a point to go only in the morning because the traffic getting there could get really ugly after that. The newly renovated Pudu Plaza is surrounded with food and the great thing is most of them are within walking distance.
We have always noticed this particularly busy stall called 168 but it was only last weekend that we finally decided to give it a try. Looking at the food they sell, they appear to be a jack of all trades serving curry mee, wantan mee, BBQ meat rice and even porridge. One thing is clear though, and that is their curry mee is the most popular dish here because almost everyone orders it.
Bonjour! Surprised to find a French bistro in Langkawi? So am I. La Chocolatine does not call themselves a French bakery just because they bake and sell French pastries. Patrick, the owner himself is originally from Essonne and is an experienced pastry chef who have worked more than 25 years in the Caribbean before relocating to Langkawi in 2009.
The croissants (RM4 each) here are to die for and I am not exaggerating even one bit. Most croissants churned out by the local bakeries often taste like normal bread, and usually had to be eaten like a sandwich with various fillings in order to appeal. But the croissants here are already good on their own and could even match those I have tasted in Europe. Golden on the outside with an unmistakable buttery aroma, these delectable treats along with the other products are made with high quality imported ingredients (butter, yeast, flour, chocolate) from as far as France.