Monday, January 22, 2018

Konoba Kantun @ Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is terrific town to get lost in, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with centuries-old homes & cat-filled streets set amid the rugged mountains of the Balkan nation of Montenegro. The local food is far less unforgettable, but a plate of seafood-studded 'red risotto' should still make for a satisfactory lunch in a traditional restaurant like Konoba Kantun.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

SeChangkir @ Taman Tun Dr Ismail

SeChangkir's Sarawak-born founders take legitimate pride in their produce and their recipes; nasi lemak (RM17) is made here with Adan rice from the highlands of Borneo, specifically the paddy fields of the Ba'kelalan settlement, which is home to the indigenous Lun Bawang community. 

SeChangkir is run by family members from the Lun Bawang and Kelabit tribes, and they try to honour their heritage while catering to KL's consumer market of Taman Tun Dr Ismail. The Adan rice for the nasi lemak and nasi goreng is noteworthy, cultivated through traditional methods with fresh, clean water in a cool climate. The result is rice that tastes wholesome, with a pleasant purity of texture.

You'll also find a satisfactory Sarawak laksa here, with well-balanced nuances (RM16). Even the Western-inspired offerings showcase the kitchen's commitment to hard, honest work - the signature burger boasts a beef patty, tomato jam and bun that are all house-made every morning (RM25).

27, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur. Open Monday-Saturday, 10am-10pm. Tel:  03-7732-1142

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Bee Cheng Hiang's Warehouse Sale @ Puchong

It's time to shop for Chinese New Year tidbits by taking a trip to Puchong: Beloved barbecued meat brand Bee Cheng Hiang is holding its warehouse sale from now until the eve of Chinese New Year at its Puchong factory, where you'll find everything you'll need to stock up for your home ahead of February's festivities!

During the Warehouse Sale, every item at Bee Cheng Hiang's Puchong warehouse will be discounted, with most items at a flat 10 percent off the retail price.

There will also be handmade cookies, Gold Bakkwa, and Nougats, which are exclusively available for Chinese New Year. Premium Hampers are going for only RM 198 (regular price RM 238) when you purchase RM 300 worth of non-promotion items. F&N soft drinks are going at RM 1 per bottle (for carton sales only). Mandarin oranges are also offered.

Currently, there is a massive discount on 300 grams of Loose Meat Bakkwa, going for only RM 19.90 (originally RM 36). 

If you visit Bee Cheng Hiang's factory and show that you like its Facebook page, you'll enjoy 200 grams of Loose Meat Bakkwa (worth RM24) for free!

For even bigger discounts, you can order online via a bulk order form (minimum order of 3kg) and receive 15 percent off the purchase price. You can also add just 1kg above the minimum order to receive a cash voucher. If your order reaches 10kg, you'll receive a free thermos flask (worth RM155); you'll receive another flask for every additional 5kg ordered.

If you print out your order form and bring it to Puchong to complete your 50 percent down-payment, you'll also be eligible to purchase up to two RM100 vouchers for only RM70 each! The vouchers can be used on the spot, so if you see anything you like, be sure to snap it up.

The last applicable date for bulk orders is 7 February 2018. Collection period is from 8 February to 14 February.

As we move closer to Chinese New Year, the opening hours for the Warehouse Sale will be extended. The full schedule is as follows:

Now 31 January: From 8.30am to 8.30pm
1 February - 8 February: From 8.30am to 10pm
9 February - 14 February: From 8.30am to 1am
9 February - 14 February: From 11pm to 1am - The Midnight Sale!

The Midnight Sale will feature promotions with up to a 50 percent discount, and will be valid not just at the Puchong factory, but also at Bee Cheng Hiang's SS2 outlet and USJ outlet. These promotions will also change periodically, so it's worth returning!

All promotions, discounts and events mentioned here are not applicable at any of Bee Cheng Hiang's retail outlets unless stated otherwise.

Bee Cheng Hiang Puchong Factory
No. 16, Jalan Industri PBP 9, Taman Perindustrian Pusat Bandar Puchong, Selangor. Tel: 03-5891-0938