FOOD REVIEW: SOUVENIR FROM TAIWAN


I don't get to travel a lot since but I am thankful whenever I get souvenir from others.  So, this is what people will usually buy when they came back from Taiwan.  This is the pineapple cake.


The packaging is not bad. There is actually a box but I have already tore it open and throw it away before realising what I did.  Ermm, the food monster in me XP. Told you before that I forget everything when I am hungry or if I see food right in front of me.  Do you know how much self control I need by just looking at food???

This is the pineapple cake
This is how the pineapple cake look.  Inside there is some pineapple and it is not a lot but okay.


Overall, this is the famous souvenir from Taiwan and the taste is not bad.  It is similar to our Pineapple tart.  It is just in form of cake.  Is it very soft?  Not really hard or soft.  So, it is just medium.  I don't know about everyone raving about this but I think it is just okay.  Not too bad.


The Japanese banana cake?  That one taste horrible for goodness sake.  I don't even want to review it.

Food is not sponsored.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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FOOD REVIEW ON AL-ARIP RESTAURANT


Al-Arip Restaurant
No. 44, Jalan Ismail, Mersing Kechil, Mersing Town, 86800


Anyone who comes to Tioman may pass by this restaurant if you are going to the Hotel Sri Malaysia or Giant.  Mersing town is pretty small.  I will write about it if I get enough 'push' to write about Mersing aka the place for tourist to disembark to go to Tioman Island if anyone request for it.  Many would envy me looking at the sea but currently this is the only place that is still with NO water.  I have to eat outside most of the time but let me save the ramble for another day.



DHAL  MUTTON CURRY
dhal and mutton curry


 Most people would like to seat outside since it is less hot and there is a LCD TV outside. I prefer to seat inside actually since I dislike noise. Taking order was really fast but slow in sending my food. I wonder why did I need to repeat my order few times. This place is just opposite the Giant store which is quite convenient.  They have all sort of drink except liquor because it is a HALAL place.


The roti canai is crispy and not burn. I really like it plus the nice curry actually but again stingy. I have to ask for a refill for the dhal. Overall, not expensive since it is RM0.90 for one piece of roti canai but one is never enough for me.


ROTI CANAI
roti canai




MALAYSIA MAMAK RICE
rice




Looking at their array of food which is very clean because it is totally covered up, I took a risk and took rice. The eggplants is really tasty-not too soft or hard. I like the level of the spiciness too and I think RM5 for eggplants, egg and also longbeans is really worth it. It is just that there is not much of rice. I wonder if it is because I look too thin to be able to eat a lot.


Overall, I think the food is great and yes I would come again.

Roti canai RM0.90
Rice RM5 depending on what you take

Food are not sponsored.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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KIEHL'S PARTY JUNE THE BUTTERFLY PROJECT






KIEHL'S PARTY: CAN I JOIN YOU PLEASE?


Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream:

Kiehl's manages shine and moisture levels for normal to oily skin with the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream Fresh Hydration, a new, refreshing, non-sticky formula that conditions normal to oily skin for a full 24 hours of fresh-feeling hydration! Formulated with moisture-replenishing the Ultra Facial Oil-Free range star ingredient, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract and Antarcticine, the gel-cream helps skin retain moisture for a full 24 hours. With moisture retained, the skin will be more balanced, and have a reduced appearance of shine. Used daily, this lightweight gel cream strengthens skin’s moisture barrier, leaving it velvety-soft and looking virtually shine-free minimizes. It’s fragrance-free and will not leave a residue!



The Butterfly Project- A community for bloggers are going to invite 30 bloggers to join them on 8th June, 2014 at 1Utama's Secret Garden 9.30am - 11.30am.  I am hoping to secure a place this time since I had never been able to attend any of the events. =(  *so sad*

So, here is my answers to the two questions .  I hope it is creatively or passionately????


1) Why do you need 24 hour no-shine fresh hydration?

I always have this weird problem. When I travels or go for trips, my skin will usually just turn dry to the point of peeling. When it is dry, then all sort of problem will appears. Not only my skin will turn super oily, pimples will start to pop up one by one. Who likes it when their skin just go crazy without warning. I found that my problem is with my moisturiser but then I haven't find a moisturiser than will really works with providing  hydration and doesn't cause me breakout.Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream is lightweight gel cream strengthens skin’s moisture barrier, leaving it velvety-soft and looking virtually shine-free minimizes. It’s fragrance-free and will not leave a residue! Great for my sensitive skin! I really wanted to try if the Kiehl's Ultra facial oil-free gel cream if it is really the moisturiser that will balance up my skin. I wish to try it tooooooooooooooooooooooooo.



2) What do you love about Kiehl’s?
I have a few things that I like about Kiehl.  One is getting samples to try before buying as well as the good customer service.  I mean who likes to be mistreated when we are going into the shop to buy right?  Besides that it would that Kiehl's product really works even for sensitive skin.  I also heard a lot about many wonderful experience with Kiehl's products =P  .  They have so many breakthrough products such as the Ultra Facial Cream, Super Multi-Corrective Cream and the Micro-Blur Skin Perfector that makes one look photo shopped!



How much do I love Kiehl?  I love you a lot actually but my hands is too short to express it.  XP


This is a contest organised by The Butterfly Project and Kiehl Malaysia.

Photos are taken from The butterfly project and from pininterest.  I do not own any of the photos in this post.
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SKINCARE TIPS: HOW TO CHOOSE SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN

HOW TO CHOOSE SKINCARE PRODUCTS FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN


It has been sometimes since I write about skincare tips and here I am back with another post on how to choose product for acne prone skin.


I am a skincare junkie and yes I love skincare products more than makeup =). I am not good in makeup, lazy and I think having a good skin is better than having the best concealer in the world.


Whenever I am in Kuala Lumpur, I would sure visit Sephora but now we can also order the products online through Zalora website . \ ^ v ^ /  How amazing is that???  My friends love Sephora eyeliner because they are cheap and it is really nice considering the price.  Oh, let go back to the skincare tips =)  .





1. First of all, know your skin type. It might be dry with acne , oily with acne or combination with acne. Do not assume that everyone has the same skin type.



2. Check your age. Acne products that works for adult is not the same as the acne products for teenagers as the skin built is not the same. Look for brands that cater to certain age.


3. Use a good simple cleanser for your skin. The Koreans follow the double cleaning method which is use oil cleanser first follow by the foam cleanser. Or you could use cleansing water which is also very popular for oily skin.  Treat your skin like a baby.
SEPHORA&ZALORA
SEPHORA&ZALORA




4. Then after lotion/toner, applied the essence or moisturizer.


SEPHORA&ZALORA




5. Apply eye cream to reduce the stress around the eyes and prolong your youth.


SEPHORA&ZALORA

6. Do pore cleansing mask and then sheet mask to reduce the flare up. Most Korean do “A sheet mask A day” and it does help but since I don’t have deep pockets, I can’t do that every day. Choose the mask for acne/sensitive/trouble/blemishes and ingredients such as green tea, honey and hydrating ones.

SEPHORA&ZALORASEPHORA&ZALORASEPHORA&ZALORA





I think that is some simple skincare tips on choosing products for acne prone skin.  If there is anything that you would like to know, feel free to let me know at the comment section.



For more information, please visit official website Zalora website . The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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REVIEW ON HUMAN NATURE NATURAL CLARIFYING SHAMPOO


This is the first time I stumbled upon a brand that offer 100% natural product and is very kind to my wallet *YES*! I would really recommend this brand if you do love natural product and it is surprisingly works very well too =) . Their products are animal cruelty free, 100%natural products and PETE.

HUMAN NATURE NATURAL CLARIFYING SHAMPOO
HUMAN NATURE NATURAL CLARIFYING SHAMPOO front

HUMAN NATURE NATURAL CLARIFYING SHAMPOO
HUMAN NATURE NATURAL CLARIFYING SHAMPOO back



HUMAN NATURE NATURAL CLARIFYING SHAMPOO
ingredient list
Here is the list of ingredients. It is made from natural products and no harmful ingredients. The fragrance is from natural oil. The shampoo smell nice and it is not chocking on me at all. It does smell a little like lychee or pamelo but I just couldn’t figure it out the exact scent.

HUMAN NATURE NATURAL CLARIFYING SHAMPOO
HUMAN NATURE NATURAL CLARIFYING SHAMPOO liquid -very watery


Before I start telling you how amazing this shampoo is to my hair, I would like to just update my scalp type and hair type. I have very oily scalp and normal hair. So, the problem with my hair is it gets oily fast. For this type of hair, it is best to use clarifying shampoo but not on daily basis as it will disrupt the scalp barrier.



If you're a fan of hair styling products like mousse, gels and serums, you'll love our new clarifying shampoo! It's our foamiest shampoo yet with a clean, fresh fragrance. Use just twice a week instead of your regular shampoo to remove residue and build up from hair products. Make sure you're getting a conditioner to use afterwards. You'll feel an extra deep clean like never before!

Key Natural Ingredients Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), Betaine, Naturally-derived glucosides, Anisic acid






The bottle is really very simple and white. It is non slippery type of bottle.



The shampoo is colourless and really very watery. However, do not look down upon it. The shampoo sure lathered up very well. I get a lot of foam just from a little amount of shampoo. It cleanses my scalp really well and to my surprise there is no residue left on my hair. Love the pampered feeling of the calming smell of the shampoo. The effect of having clean, oil free scalp lasted for three days which is marvelous because normal shampoo couldn't stop my scalp from being greasy when the sun sets. That is how greasy my scalp is.

This shampoo cleanses my hair really well and this is super cheap considering that it is only RM24.90 for 200ml! Normal clarifying shampoo normally cost more than that! I will sure buy this again once I finish my bottle of shampoo.

Here is the results =)
my hair is really clean after the wash

Head over to Down to Earth website to purchase affordable 100% natural products.



Products retails at RM24.90 for 200ml , RM46.90 for 500ml at Down to Earth website. Made in Philippine.
For more information, please visit official website Down to Earth Facebook and official website. Product are sponsored by Down to Earth. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

Here is the direct link to the product http://downtoearth.com.my/stuff-for-hair/new-100-natural-clarifying-shampoo.html
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FOOD REVIEW AT MACAU EXPRESS 2


This is the second time I come here again because of some reasons.  I had already write about this restaurant Here.  I am not familiar with JB so this is the only restaurant that my parents would go in Aeon Jusco because of the porridge.

MACAU EXPRESS

The seafood spaghetti sauce really tastes weird and I couldn’t finish my food.  If not because of the sauce, it would turn out great because prawns is sure crispy and tangy inside my mouth.  The vegetables are cooked just nice and not soggy.  Too bad about the fish fillet soak with the weird sauce tough.  The fish turned out soggy and not to my liking.
About Rm13.90 I think

MACAU EXPRESS

MACAU EXPRESS

The fish burger was exceptionally delicious because of the crunchy fried fish fillet in it.  Lettuce is fresh and the bread is heat up with a little margarine.  No bad for a person who likes fish burger.
About RM8 I think

MACAU EXPRESS

Green tea-RM2.50

MACAU EXPRESS

Mango sago is sure a disappointment.  They use the mango cordial and it taste nothing like fresh mango. The sago is okay but the few cubes of the mango doesn’t help with the mango cordial taste.  I won’t order this again.

Rm3.60

I am not sure of the price since they do not give me receipt even after I asked and I had totally forgotten about it since I was busy babysitting my family.

Food are not sponsored. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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FOOD REVIEW ON KYUNG JOO KOREAN RESTAURANT

This is not the first time I came to this Kyung Joo Korean Restaurant but that was before I started blogging.  I brought some of my friends here before and they immediately fell in love with Korean food.  This is the third time I brought few friends to this restaurant again.  This restaurant never fail to impress my friends.  It is perhaps of the Korean fever?

This is a non-halal Korean food restaurant in Midvalley.  They are most famous for the barbecue but because we wanted somthing filling that we had decided to just order this whole set of kimchi hot pot, the rice, a plate of beef and also the side dishes.  You can actually refill the side dishes but too bad that all of us are too full to be able to asked for refill at the end of the dinner.

The workers are mostly non Malaysian but they can understand and speak English. =) Just speak clearly.  They are very polite and bow to us the moment we entered the restaurant.

beef-i didn't ask what it is called
 It is a little salty but nice.  The meat is soft and tasty.


the side dishes
 The six side dishes are delicious on its own and one can for refill but it would be little troublesome since we have to either to go to the counter or shout waiter which I find rude for me.  The place is a little crowded since it is quite small and everyone can see what the other tables are eating.  Some even asked us what is the name of the hot pot we are having since we probably look like we enjoyed ourselves very much.

Bibimbap
 The rice is the famous Bibimbap is korean type of "mixed rice". Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul(sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce , or doenjang. A raw or fried egg and sliced beef are common additions.  We are supposed to mix it all together and eat it.  I only ate a bit because I don't really like cucumber especially fresh one.

The kimchi hot pot. Sorry finish eating by then XP
The kimchi hot pot contains seafood (two prawns, two la la, squid, some crystal looking vermicelli and lots of kimchi vegetables).  The kimchi is the common type which is the cabbage kimchi.  I like the kimchi soup very much but we couldn't finish the soup because we were so full.  Everyone enjoyed the hot pot very much although we wanted to order the barbecue plate if we could.  I am really sorry for the missing ingredients in the hot plate.  We finish eating it already and then only I realised I have not taken any photo of it. XP  So sorry.

So, between the barbecue pork and kimchi we decided on the kimchi hot pot since it is a must to try kimchi when one is in a Korean restaurant.  It is the same when one goes to Korea.  Kimchi is a must buy souvenir since it is what the country is most famous for other than their skincare products =).



Korean Green Tea RM3.80 (refillable if it is warm green tea since you are given tea bag)
Korean Citron Honey Tea RM6.80
Strawberry Shake RM7.80
Ice Water RM 0.50
Special Set RM98.80


Food are not sponsored by anyone.  So, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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FOOD REVIEW ON JAPANESE YUZU RESTAURANT KLCC

JAPANESE YUZU RESTAURANT KLCC
JAPANESE YUZU RESTAURANT KLCC

JAPANESE YUZU RESTAURANT KLCC

JAPANESE YUZU RESTAURANT KLCC Tai Nabeyaki Udon
Tai Nabeyaki Udon 

JAPANESE YUZU RESTAURANT KLCC Katsu Don
Katsu Don and carrot Juice

The exterior of the restaurant look expensive and being at KLCC on a public holiday doesn’t help with the crowd.  Everywhere was crowded and it is one reason I do not fancy going to KLCC.  I had to wait for 20 minutes after making reservation and had to wait for another 10minutes before we got seated.
The restaurant is clean with simple modern furnishing.  It is quite and serene inside.  This made me felt like I was transcended to another place.  It is just that I preferred a more reserved place which is next to the table were seated.  It was empty for more than 30minutes I was there.

The service is fast the moment we were seated.  The menu is very details because even children can understand the food because there are pictures next to the name of the dish.  I ordered Tai Nabeyaki Udon because I prefer something soupy.  I was expecting that the udon to be smaller than the photos but I was shocked when the waiter place a portable butane gas stove on my table and a huge bowl on it.  It was a surprise that the udon was not small like the katsu don (rice) but then I was wondering if I could finish eating it.  I was stuffed by the time I finish eating the Tai Nabeyaki.  It contains fish, vegetables, mushroom and tofu.

 So, share with another person if you do not normally large portion.  The portion is twice the noodles one normally eat at mamak.  I think it is worth the price for such a delicious udon and on top of that at KLCC.  The udon is just nice and not chewy at all.  The tofu is really soft.  Nothing that I do not like about the udon.  Overall, good experience at it other than high price tag.

I am not sure how katsu don taste like since I am too embarrassed to ask for a scoop.  However, I am sure it is not bad but again high price tag.

Honey Dew Juice RM10.00
Carrat Juice RM10
Katsu Don RM28
Nabeyaki Udon RM25
Tai Nabeyaki Udon RM27
Ocha RM1.50
Water RM0.50

There is a 10% service tax and 6% government tax

Went there on 1/5/2014
For more information, please visit Yuzu restaurant official website  and http://www.suriaklcc.com.my/dining/restaurants/yuzu/ . Food are not sponsored by anyone.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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REVIEW ON LC DERMA MOISTURISING SERUM 30ML

Hi everyone =)  .  How is your day?  Previously I wrote about the LC Derma CC cream and the 'plastic surgery' look.  If you have not visit it yet, head Here.  Today, I am going to introduce you to the moisturising serum that I am sure is suitable for the combination skin type since it doesn't make your skin oily at all!


LC DERMA MOISTURISING SERUM
 LC DERMA MOISTURISING SERUM



Stem Cell Hydra Moisturising Serum 


Optimal level of hydration to rejuvenate the skin 



We need to take care of our skin and keep our skin’s hydration level in optimum level in order to prevent our skin turn to uncomfortable condition: dry & flaky, scaling, itching 


and cracking. This formulation is non-drying to the skin and it gives you an intense sensation of softness to your skin. It is enriched with moisturizing complex that are kind 


to our skin and helps to keep our skin from drying out. It has excellent moisturizing effect and provides deeply improvement in skin hydration with its unique natural way. It is 


readily absorbed, providing intense nourishment and helps to preserve your skin moisture. 



With daily use of this specially designed non-greasy moisturizing serum, it helps to soften your skin, toning the skin from dryness and keep your skin smoother. Immediate moisturizing effect with a long term & sustained hydration belongs to you! Remember, “A good moisturization is a sustainable source of youth and beauty for the skin” 

The formulation contains:
NO preservative added 
NO mineral oil 
NO lanolin 
NO comedogenic ingredients 
NO animal derived ingredients 
NO colorant 
NO petrolchemicals 

Direction Of Use : After cleansing and toning, dab a small amount onto face and apply gently and evenly to the entire desired areas. For external use only.

LC DERMA MOISTURISING SERUM

LC DERMA MOISTURISING SERUM
Ingredients list-Can you see that there is no preservative?

LC DERMA MOISTURISING SERUM
Very light good German bottle
The Germany bottle is airtight so that the ingredients would not get oxidized fast.  You can check the bottom of the bottle. There is word Mega+ written there.

LC DERMA MOISTURISING SERUM
Ingredients list-the color doesn't come off easily
LC DERMA MOISTURISING SERUM
can you notice the obvious differences?

I do like this serum becausel it doesn't contain ingredients that cause sensitivity and harmful to our skin =)  .  There is some sort of fruity smell that disappear after 10minutes.  I prefer using serum to moisturise my skin since serum is generally lighter than lotion, cream or emulsion.  They get absorb into the skin faster and doesn't leave a greasy feeling after that.  It doesn't clog the pores too since it the ingredients are mostly plant based and beneficial for the skin. Tocopheryl Acetate is actually Vitamin E that can moisturise your skin and heal it at the same time =).  That is why it is good for anti-aging too.  I sure do feel the difference with this moisturising serum in long run =)

My skin is sure very hydrated when using this minus those greasy feeling after that.  Oh, it is really useful to use a moisturising serum if you are using a lot of products for acne since acne products are generally drying.  The skin can heal faster when it is moist. You certainly don't need to pile your skin with too many moisturising products. I generally use RM0.10cent for my whole face since I don't need too much for my type of skin.

Overall, moisturising serum is worth investing in if you do not like using heavy moisturiser in a country like Malaysia where everyday is either rain or scorching hot.  The serum makes my skin silky soft and smooth to the touch. =).



Product  LC DERMA MOISTURISING SERUM retails at RM89.90
LC Derma UV CC Cream SPF30 retails at RM89.90 at Hi Shop.

For more information, please visit official website LC Derma facebook.
Product are sponsored by LC Derma.
However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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REVIEW ON CLAIRE ORGANICS LAVENDAR OATMEAL SCRUB

Most of the time we do not have the time to go for spa or the price of spa will make us shocked.  Another option is to DIY ourselves with the products for spa.  One of spa product would be the bath salt. 

CLAIRE ORGANICS LAVENDAR OATMEAL SCRUB
CLAIRE ORGANICS LAVENDAR OATMEAL SCRUB

[ Best-Selling Home Spa Series ] 
Most popular Lavender Oatmeal Scrub with French Sea Salt.

Claire Organics products are organics product made to detox your body =)  .  It felt like a high class spa at the comfort of your own home.  I love the smell of the lavender oatmeal scrub very much.  It just felt heavenly and relaxing.  However, do not waste the product by using too much as it can hurt the skin.  I find that it cleanses the skin well and It does cleanses the skin very well.  One would find that the lotion absorb fast into the skin =) .




CLAIRE ORGANICS LAVENDAR SOAP
Sample of Claire Organics Lavendar Soap


Ingredients: Lavender Infused Organic Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Castor Oil, Palm Oil, Aqua, Ground Lavender Powder, Sodium Hydroxide, Essential Oil: Lavender, Lemongrass, Rosemary

RM19 each bar
Best for face & body • Suitable for sensitive skin and normal skin
100g (+/- 10g)
* Vegan soap against animal testing. Each bar is manually cut and carefully cured for 45 days. Superfatted 5% with Sweet Almond Oil (Superfatting makes a rich emollient soap: moisturizing, soothing, softening)


Just like the name lavender soap suggest, it smell like lavender.  =) The soap doesn't cause me allergic but since it is small I can only tell you how it is with the first few usage of the soap.  It doesn't dry my skin but not sure about other effects.  =) Do visit Claire organics for more fabulous products =) .


Products retails at
Claire Organics Lavendar Soap RM19 for each bar

Claire Organics Lavendar oatmeal scrub , RM25 per jar


For more information, please visit Claire Organics Facebook. Product are not sponsored.  The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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FOOD REVIEW ON NYONYA COLORS MIDVALLEY


NYONYA COLORS

One need to line up and know the number of the table so it is better to get a seat first before lining up to make the order. They will send the order to the table later. The nasi lemak is wrapped with the banana leaves and it will be heat up for the customer unless you requested that you want to eat it cold. It is quite small but it is really tasty considering that a common food such as nasi lemak is also well-made. The rice smell of fresh coconut milk and the sambal is just nice. It is not too spicy or salty. The rice comes with half hard-boiled egg, anchovies and groundnuts. RM2.50

NYONYA COLORS
ABC
ABC is cooling especially on hot weather such as Malaysia.  There are generous of amount of cendol, jelly and also groundnut.  The cendol jelly is not fragrant but it soft.  The ice cream is really soft and melt quickly. Overall, this is average.
RM4


NYONYA COLORS
Pulut Panggang
Mini Green Ku - Mung Bean Fill
Talam

Pulut Panggang was not bad. The filling is not much but it is okay. The ‘pulut’ is a little hard but okay. Not that delicious but okay.

On the other hand, the mini green ku is actually tasteless. If not for the filling, it wouldn’t be edible. It is soft and quite bouncy. Just that I don’t find it particularly delicious.

The talam is sticky, tasteless and hard. I don’t enjoy this kueh the most. The green comes from colouring and not from real pandan leaves.






NYONYA COLORS
Mee Jawa

Mee jawa gravy is thick and a little salty but it goes well with the plain ingredients. The yellow mee is cooked perfectly that it is not too soft or hard and it goes so well with the jawa gravy. The portion is of medium size and I think that the prawn cracker that comes with is okay. Too bad that there is no prawn on the crackers or else it will be better.


RM14





 There is a 6% government tax

Food is not sponsored.  However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.
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