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NAKED Urban Decay Petite Heat

One of the Urban Decay palettes, NAKED PETITE HEAT.

This palette holds an all-new lineup of scorched neutrals, which has six different shades. Top 5 matte shades for lid, crease and liner, with the last one semi-matte highlighting shade.


 

Shades (swipe down for my swatches) :-
1. Vibrate
2. Hot Spell
3. Wild Thing
4. Heist
5. Strike
6. Inhale

Vibrate is a peachy brown with warm tones and matte finish, which is relatively light and hence is buidable.

Hot Spell is a light-medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. This color stayed on well for long hours.

Wild Thing is the brightest tone among all, medium-orange which might not be suitable for all events. It has rich pigmentation but it could be blended out so well.

Heist is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones. With a slight touch, it feels really smooth and velvety.

Strike is dark brown which is different from the others, its texture feels more grainy and drier. But this color is suitable to finish the dewy and matte makeup.

Inhale is a light beige tone with a satin sheen. The texture is powdery and hence not really buildable on bare skin. It would preferably to apply primer prior to applying eyeshadow which would stay well for longer hours.



Overall, this palette is long lasting, up to at least 8 - 10 hours (even without the use of setting spray), as compared to other products. If you like the tone of peachy orange, you can give this palette a try!


Here is my finishing look of the Urban Decay Petite Heat!

You can get it now from Sephora stores or via online shopping.

Website : Sephora.my (They are having FREE SHIPPING for RM80 and above spend, as well as FREE SAMPLE for every purchase)


Lash Extensions Review

LASH EXTENSIONS, one of the most struggling decisions to be made.

Are they worth it? Any issue of cleanliness? How long does it last? Which provider would provide the best services?

Yes, these kind of questions really did pop up in my mind before I made an appointment for Lash Extensions.

Among all the lash extension providers, I have chosen Lash Lab Subang. 

According to the consultation from the beautician, you would need a fairly healthy amount of real eyelashes for the application of eyelash extensions. Hence, my extension is much thicker than others.

Prior to that, you would need to fill in your information then the beautician would take around 5 minutes to understand your needs and preference, such as your preference over the types of extensions, its curl and length.

Extension offers :-
1. Korean Lash Extensions - RM178
2. Japanese Lash Extensions - RM228
3. Sugar Lash Extensions - RM238
4. Nova Lash Extensions  - RM278
5. 3D Lash Extensions - RM298

For me, I have chosen Korean Lash Extensions, D curl, 14-11mm.



It looks like I have applied heavy makeup, like smokey eyes. However, it gets more natural after several days, which you would slowly get used to it.

To be honest, it does not feel really heavy on my eyelids, but if you were to create a more natural-looking extensions, you could request for Camellia Lash, as it is thinner and lighter in a way.

After you have chosen your treatment, you would be led into a relatively comfy treatment room by your beautician. The beautician would first clean your eyelids with warm water, then place a damp pad on your bottom lashes and followed by a gauze sticker on your top eyelid to find a perfect angle for the new lashes! She would then gently brush through the eyelash extension with a spiral brush just to keep it neat.

Overall, it took about 2 hours. Long enough, for you to have a nice rest.

Some of my friends and followers asked me, :"Does it hurt?"

For me, it does not! But some of my friends told me that it could sometimes be painful, during the session. I guess this depends on your beautician and its provider. Hence, you would really need to go through quite a number of reviews or feedback, either from friends or online.

According to the beautician, the extension would last about 30 days but more or less depends on your own eyelashes. Mine has lasted for more than 2 months (50% left.), so it kind of depends on how you take care of them as well.







Things to take note after having extension :
1. Do not rub your eyes
2. Use Water-based cleanser instead of Oil-based, as it would ruin the eyelashes and make it fall
3. Brush your eyelashes with spiral brush, on a daily basis

TADAAAA!! Once you have done your hassle-free extension, you could even go to work or outing without makeup, which would definitely speed up your prep time!

After you have read this post, why not give Lash Lab Subang a try! As they are now having a RM60 off the bill for first timer, until further notice! (Only available in Subang outlet)



Lash Lab Subang (with RM60 discount)

Address : 5, Jalan SS15/4E, 1st Floor, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Hours : 10am - 8pm
Phone : 03- 5612 2281

Lash Lab KL (WITHOUT RM60 discount)

Address : 9, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours : 10am - 8pm
Phone : 03- 2282 5275

** Both outlets are packed with appointments, hence it is advisable to make an appointment through phone.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation Review

One of the best foundations I've used, would definitely be the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation.



In the past, Estee Lauder did not offer an impressive amount of shades. But, they have now stepped up their game, launching different colors that suit different skin types and tone.

Despite there is online shopping available, I have gotten mine from one of the Estee Lauder stores. I would still recommend to directly buy or at least try the shade in the store. As you could request for assistance, for that you could tell them about your skin type (oily, dry, combination) and your preference over the foundation (yellowish or pinkish tone).

Normally they would help you try on 3 different shades on your jaws and you could decide which shade you would love to give it a try. My skin condition is combination skin type, and I personally favor pinkish foundation. Therefore, I have chosen the tone of 1N0.

Just by applying a thin layer, with a damp beauty blender, it smoothed out on my skin. ELDW gives full coverage foundation on face. It is lightweight and feels comfy on skin, but it definitely showed that you have applied makeup. Thus, it would not be suitable if you intend to create a skin-like natural looking makeup.

With ELDW, it has created a nice and dewy matte finished look for me. (scroll down for my finishing look! )

ELDW has definitely guaranteed that no touch-up is needed, which means you could still look flawless even under a hot sun or after exercised and swimming. It does not budge and stays put all day, neither does it smudge or come off on clothes which is a plus point for OL as most of the time, we would wear white top or dress.

For every bottle you purchase, it does not come with a pump (which was not available previously), but now they do (separate purchase needed).

On a side note, you REALLY need to make sure that you have removed the foundation and cleansed your skin properly to avoid pores clogged which might further lead to skin problems.


Immortelle Reset Oil-In-Serum Review

L'Occitane Malaysia has recently launched a new serum - Immortelle Reset Oil-In-Serum (RM 248)

Every bottle consists of a trio of powerful ingredients :-

1. Acmella Oleacera Extract 
2. Marjoram Extract
3. Immortelle Essential Oil

Acmella Oleacera Extract helps relax your facial muscles, for skin that looks rested.

Majoram Extract reawakens skin at a cellular level, resetting moisture from the inside out.

Immortelle Essential Oil could reactivate skin and boost skin radiance.



Give it a try for 28 days to witness the improvement on your skin! This Serum is suitable for all skin types.

This Oil-In-Serum has more than 3,000 micro suspended golden bubbles which could deliver a powerful dose of immortelle oil extracts that can be slowly released deep into the skin, which is 2 times more than the antioxidant in Vitamin E.

Upon application, without feeling greasy on face, instead its texture is super-light water-gel. Light massaging into your skin, thousands of suspended golden bubbles would be released which is easily absorbed and quick to act.

As I was previously preparing myself for an exam, for a couple of months, I was tensed up and stressed until I noticed my skin has lost its glow. It slowly became dull, but the Immortelle Reset just came in time.

It couples with a floral fragrance which makes every touch on your skin even more relaxing.

After trying for a week, I have felt the difference that it calmed and relaxed my skin. Having seen the effectiveness, I continued my daily skincare routine to see if it would have better results in a month's time.

Eventually, a satin smooth finish leaves an instant hydration without any greasiness or residue. In 28 days' time, my skin has definitely become smoother and plumped, while my skin texture looks more even, radiant and well moisturized!

This would definitely be one of my holy grail products, L'Occitane Immortelle Reset! (saw the tiny little bubbles in the bottle?)



#MyResetMoments
#Immortelle Reset
#LOccitaneMalaysia 

You could now get this online, through https://my.loccitane.com/, you could get an immediate instant discount of RM10 just by signing up the newsletter, with your email address!

Naruko Rose & Botanic Aqua Cubic Series EX

As from the previous post, I have posted a review on the Naruko Tea Tree series that I used to cure my acne and improve my oily skin. (Kindly take a look should you have not!)

After curing my acne, I have moved onto another series of Naruko - which is the Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Series Ex. Prior to ordering this series, I was actually worried that it might not be suitable for my combination skin type. However, being amazed by the previous series, I was willing to give it a try.

So, I actually did some research online, on the benefits on Rose Water & I'd love to share it to all of you :

Rose Water Benefits

1. Help maintain skin's PH balance
2. Reduce redness of irritated skin and acne
3. Help hydrate, revitalise and moisturise the skin
4. Healing scars, cuts and wounds
5. Help strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin tissues
6. Help clear pores & tone the skin
7. Rid the feeling of anxiety
8. Help keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay




1. Rose water foaming wash (RM 29)
2. Rose & Aqua-In Super Hydrating Lotion (RM 42)
3. Rose & Aqua-In Super Hydrating Moisturizer (RM 45)
4. Rose & Aqua-In Super Hydrating Night Jelly (RM 45)



Oily skin, probably the biggest nightmare that ladies might face, it is a pain to deal with. Not only does it clog pores, but also lead to ruining make-ups. Up till here, you might think? If you were having oily skin issue, then why would you proceed to the Rose Water series? Would you not go back to the previous stage and lose all the effort that you've put it?

The answer is NO.

Before having to decide which type of skin care products that you might need, it is more crucial to know the reason of the formation of oily skin. When your skin is dehydrated, the skin can become swallow, dry and cracked. The oil glands in the skin will start to overproduce oil and sebum to compensate the lacking of hydration, which it further leads to oily skin and acne.

Therefore, to rectify the overproduction of oil in skin, it is important to consume enough water, or, choosing the right skin care products that would give hydration to your skin.

This time, I have chosen the Naruko Rose Water series.

Having mentioned the benefits of rose water, now let's start with the 1. Facial Foaming Wash. Unlike the deep cleansing of Purifying Clay Mask & Cleanser in 1 (Tea Tree series), this foaming wash actually focuses on soft cleansing with strong hydrating, while it helps remove dirt while retaining tenderness.

Followed by the 2. Rose & Aqua-In Super Hydrating Lotion (i.e : Toner). It is known as the 4 in 1 Active Moisture Repair that it would give you an instant moisture and radiance boost. By using this right after the facial wash, it would help replenish your skin and seal the skin cells properties to quench skin's thirst.

Should you are applying make-up after that, you could actually soak the cotton pads with the lotion, and leave it on your face for a few minutes. This will give your skin extra boost of hydration and help your make-up to last longer.

Next, 3. Rose & Aqua-In Super Hydrating Moisturizer.
I have to admit that this moisturizer really helps infuse skin with moisture in order to reveal visibility plumper, softer and supple skin. After applying it for the whole day, I would not feel oily nor greasy, but moisturized, as the ingredients in this product (Exo-P + Vitamin A palmitate + Vitamin E + Bisabolol + Phytoferulin) would help defend your skin against the environmental stressors and stop aging.

After using it for a period of time, it actually brings out the radiance of your skin that creates a refreshing and dewy skin.

What's next before going to bed? A short movie? A chat with love? Nah, it's a very much needed overnight thirsty relief - the 4. Rose & Aqua-In Super Hydrating Night Jelly!

After putting on make-up for the whole day, your skin would definitely need some moisture and hydration. But if you don't really have time to put on a sheet of mask, or you are simply lazy (like me haha), why not give this Night Jelly a try!

This night jelly helps refine skin texture, plumps skin with hydration and restore elasticity. The most important thing is that, it really gives your skin an intensive boost at night and you could go straight to bed after applying it without needing to wash it off.

The next morning, you would wake up to dewy and luminous skin, again. What more could you ask for?

However, Watson's has run out of stock for the Rose & Aqua-In Super Hydrating Complex (i.e. Serum). So I am trying out a different serum that I would post a review about it sooner or later! Click onto the Subscribe button for my future posts!

This series is more towards relaxing followed by the calming rose water scent. Yet, I personally favour the strong scent of Tea Tree because it awakes me early in the morning by using those products. (Kindly head over to my previous post for Tea Tree series review if you haven't read)


You could get the Naruko products from :-

1. Watsons Malaysia
2. www.naruko.com.my
3.  www.hermo.my



My Naruko Tea Tree Skincare Routine

Yes, I'm finally back after a month! After having my audit peak, I realised getting enough rest and spending some quality time with my loved ones are so crucial. So, I took some time off, just laying on my bed, surfing the net, playing Sims (okay, I know I'm childish haha, don't judge) and enjoying the company of my family. A very much needed bonding time!

When I was recharging, I went through the private messages on my Instagram (jeslynchia_), that I realised quite a number of you actually asked me about my skincare products. Thus, I'd like to start something new - to share my Daily Skincare Routine in this post!


 My usual skincare products brand - NARUKO. (A Taiwanese Brand by 牛尔老师)


Naruko, you might not have heard about this brand or you probably have heard about it, but you think the hype is dying, thinking that : No, this is not famous, why should I risk to give it a try? Trust me, this thought came through my mind as well.  

However, this is an honest skincare review from the huge fan of Naruko products, as I have been using it since I was 19. So, using it for 3 years in a row, I would say it really did help me improve my skin condition. I never really had any breakouts after Naruko came into my life, which is the reason that I am always with Naruko.

Now, let's take a look on my first set of Naruko skincare products - Tea Tree, the skincare series for Pores and Oil Controlling - the potent antibacterial properties.


1. Tea Tree Purifying Clay Mask & Cleanser in 1 (RM29)
2. Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Serum (RM55)
3. Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Lotion (RM45)
4. Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Toner (RM42)
5. Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Night Jelly (RM45) - Award Winning

As the weather in Malaysia is relatively warm, our skins are very likely to turn oily and greasy. Hence, Tea Tree products would be a great helper if you are facing such problem. Before I gave it a try, I actually had some acne, and we all know the reason of having acne, that is due to unbalance oil-water.

With the use of the Purifying Clay Mask & Cleanser in 1, you get deep cleansing, then Toner would help the reduce the pores and restore the pH balance of your skin. Besides tightening the cell gaps of your skin, Toner also acts as a layer of protection to it, as it reduces the penetration of impurities and environment contaminants into the skin.

You shall then follow by the Lotion / Moisturizer, the texture of this is slightly different from the others. The lotion is thicker and viscous, giving you the refreshing and hydrated skin, meanwhile it also brightened up your skin.

Tea Tree Shine Control & Blemish Clear Serum, a 4-in-1 booster, which was targeted to reduce acnes and control blemishes. I would say, this 4-in-1 serum actually plays a big part of the skincare routine, without it, the effect of using the Naruko Tea Tree set would possibly be cut down to 50%. This proves how important it is, and it is better to use full set of skincare products than choosing it at ala carte basis.

When it comes to the end of the day, the Award Winning - Night Jelly is a MUST. You could treat it as your night cream or apply a thin layer of jelly at the last stage of your skincare. It might feel a little viscous at first, but it will slowly be absorbed and eventually you feel hydrated with no greasy feeling. For you have been continuously applying before going to bed, it will have the effect of calming redness and oil balancing.

As you have seen the prices that I listed below my photo, this skincare set is very much affordable and it has positive reviews from most of the users. Now, why not give it a try to get over your acne & oily skin issue?


P/S : The Tea Tree set is relatively strong in fragrances, kindly seek advice from respective consultants before using it, should you are sensitive to strong scents. 


You could get the Naruko products from :-

1. Watsons Malaysia
2. www.naruko.com.my
3.  www.hermo.my

Stay tuned for the next post, that I have changed to another series of Naruko as my acnes and oil balancing are under control! 

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Steamboat in Uptown

March and April, the drizzling season in Malaysia. What's on your mind, on a blustery day? What would you crave for, when it drizzles? A power nap, or food? For me, the answer would definitely be - A hot and piping Steamboat, that would keep me warm!

STEAMBOAT, one of the best choices, be it a gathering with friends, family dinner, or even a date with your Love.

But, the question is, now that we have so many choices of Steamboat, WHICH IS WORTH A TRY? So, I have tried a few of them recently, and would love to share some with you all. Let's get started!

I would share 2 different Steamboat restaurants in this post, they are both located in Damansara Uptown, next to each other. (I'll be sharing the address and number at the end of this post!)

1. JIRO Shabu 

 

We ordered a set for Two, that comes with 9 choices of soup base. The Kimchi soup is highly recommended, as we had tried the others, and eventually, we still opted for Kimchi soup base after a few visits. (And that proves how scrumptious it is!)

The 9 choices of soup base are :-
1. Kimchi
2. Clear Kombu Dashi
3. Clear Chicken Soup
4. Vegetarian Clear Kombu Dashi
5. Suki-Shabu Dashi
6. Miso Dashi
7. Soy Milk Dashi
8. Spicy Miso Dashi
9. Tom Yum Soup

Even if you are a vegetarian, you could still attend the gathering because they actually provide Vegetarian Clear Kombu Dashi! (This makes life a lot easier! As I used to have my "vege days" that I often turned my friends down when they suggested for gathering or we will have to change to some vegetarian restaurants.)

We are also given the options for noodles :-
1. Yee Mee
2. Instant Noodles
3. Udon and etc. (I'd prefer to go for Udon as it is made of wheat flour and hence, healthier!)



Steamboat restaurants are very likely to have their spices and seasoning sections, but Jiro's one is to my liking because they do provide fried garlic, a.k.a my favourite! You know, by putting a scoop of fried garlic into your soup and keep it boiling, it will actually add some credit to it, it will taste flavourful. Trust me, try it out!


Then, introducing the Jiro Homemade fish cake to you. You could cut them into smaller pieces like slicing cakes. While a pinch of Salmon Roe would definitely bring some crispness to the chewy fishcake.


Look at the layers and the serving of Jiro's pork belly!


This set actually comes with watermelons, and a cup of refreshing lime juice to wash down your spiciness, which will be served after meal.

It will roughly cost about MYR80 for 2 persons, which I think is affordable as the serving is considered reasonable.

2. Next, I'll share about the Steamboat which is located at the next doorstep - Xiao Fei Yang



XFY is a very famous Mongolian-style steamboat, if you are a fan of Szechuan food, this is a MUST TRY!

They are serving 2 broth, but having 4 types of choices :-
1. Hot & Spicy Soup - Their Signature
2. Herbal Soup - for those who can't handle spicy food
3. Mixed
4. Extra SPICY (with a MYR5.00 top up) - worth the money $$

XFY also has their spices and seasoning sections, they are famous with their homemade peanut sauce. Never heard of it? Not sure how to mix it with other spices? 

Here's a way from HIM (mix it!) :-
A. Garlic
B. Green Onion
C. Coriander
D. Vinegar
E. Soy Sauce
F. Chili Oil
G. Peanut Sauce

 
We ordered beef, mutton and pork at XFY, but it doesn't taste as good as the sliced Pork belly at Jiro (my own preference). Overall, it costs about MYR200 for 4 pax, which is slightly higher than Jiro. Moreover, not to ignore that the steamboat in XFY is ala carte that it does not come with any drinks or fruits.

Yet, it respects their customers by offering a wider choice to let their customers choose what they would like. While Jiro has customized the sets for their customers, embodied the time-efficiency.

Address :-
Jiro Shabu
1. Damansara Uptown
48, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact  - 012-582 5502

2. Taipan (This branch actually has conveyor belt)
7, Jalan USJ 10/1a, Taipan Business Centre, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Contact - 03-8020 6661

XFY
40, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact - 03-7728 7633


Healthy Breakfast for HIM

HE's normally the one giving me surprises, so I was thinking, it's my time to surprise him. Of course, guys need to be pampered as well. To be honest, HE's one of the most disciplined people I've ever met. HE's always on his clean diet, hence, I think HE would definitely love the Healthy Breakfast that I prepare for him.

So I kinda did some online research, trying to get some inspiration, to make sure the healthy breakfast does not compensate its looks with nutritional value. Therefore, I decided to prepare a Salad Bowl, Fruits & his favourite - Yogurt Pot.

As I had just done with my audit peak, finally having some free time to myself, to go for grocery shopping after work. In fact, this is one of my favourite activities that I would definitely do during my free time, and I'm crazily in love with those yogurt sections!

Guys, so these were the OUTCOMES! Scroll down to know the ways to prepare them!




The ingredients I bought are shown as below :-



(1) Salad Bowl -
- Wash the vegetables (I would personally go for Organic vegetables, but it's still up to your own preference, you could add some cherry tomatoes as well)
- Start boiling the eggs (& I pre set the timer at 10 minutes - Try Organic Kampung eggs, you would be amazed by the taste, it's unbeatable)
- Cut the Chicken Breasts into small cube sizes (I chose Antibiotics free, Less Fat & Cholesterol Chicken Breasts)
- Put the Chicken Breasts into the boiling water for 5 - 6 minutes (Boil it instead of frying it because it requires no oil and hence, healthier)
p/s : I normally boil the eggs for 10 minutes, but I would put the chicken in after 5 minutes, so you could get both done together.
- After 10 minutes, you could start decorating your own Salad Bowl, as the way you want
- In the end, I would put a little bit of Sesame Salad Sauce on the vegetables and a pinch of Black Pepper on the Chicken Breasts, because it adds flavour to the Salad Bowl.




(2) Fruits
- So I picked both Strawberries & Blueberries because both of us are always on our laptops, these types of fruits would definitely help us with vision improving.
- Also, I chose them because they are playing a part in my Yogurt Pot. As I am always having the thought of, creating different dishes with the same ingredients.




(3) Yogurt Pot
- I wanted a crunchy layer at the bottom of the Yogurt Pot, but I had forgotten to buy Oats. Thus, I had replaced Oats with Digestive Biscuits. I placed a layer of biscuit crumbs at the bottom, after decorating the sides with Strawberries slices, I poured in the flavoured yogurt which I got from supermarket.
- Then, I used Blueberries as my topping and decoration, following by a spoon of Honey








I always believe, to be able to receive, is blissful. Yet, it's even more satisfying & meaningful, when you have the ability to GIVE. I'm still learning, on this. Being able to put a genuine SMILE on his face, definitely worth all the effort.

Someday in the future, I hope I would have the ability to give & inspire others to join me. Stay tune for my future blog post & I hope you enjoyed this! :)

Random Surprise by HIM

So one of the random Saturdays, he was secretly having a surprise plan. He got me dressed up in the new dress that he bought, and took me out for a dinner date. Where to? I was guessing.

I once told him, you don't have to always surprise and pamper me like this.  
I just love to see you smile, because your happiness matters, YOU MATTER. (I melted & this is what he always says!)

Another Japanese restaurant from Tokyo, SHIN NIHON, which located in Desa Sri Hartamas, Mont Kiara, so you can tell how well he knows me & how much I love Japanese food! (I'll share the address and link to the restaurant at the end of this post.)

Having thoughts of difficulties in finding parking, don't worry, there's a lot of free parking & Valet Parking right in front of Shin Nihon (if you wouldn't mind to spend a little on parking). It's really convenient especially on a rainy day, because they would help you to take care of everything & all you have to do is to get prepared for dinner!

If you are a Beef Lover, Shin Nihon is definitely a must-go restaurant as most of their dishes are made of Beef & the pricing is reasonable.

They are famous for their wagyu beef, but we had decided to go for the Thick Ox Tongue this time. Be frank, this was the best amongst other dishes that we had ordered, & we would definitely come back for this!




For a moment, I was having the thought of whether should we order this? Because we don't know how to cook it perfectly & it might ruin the dish. But this thought had varnished into the thin air as one of the waitresses would assist us in both cutting and cooking the beef.

Lemon, Salt & Sauce were provided for this dish. But my favourite combination was Lemon + Salt, as lemon could bring the refreshing taste and reduce the grease on the beef. While a pinch of salt made this perfect!

Yet, there's something that should be noted. You shouldn't squeeze the lemon juice directly on the Ox tongue (because chances are, you may over do it), and when you dip it into the salt, it would be too salty as the salt would just stick on the whole piece of meat (you would waste it).

So there is a little tip for you. 
1. Squeeze the lemon juice on the sauceplate.
2. Put a pinch of salt into the lemon juice.
3. Mix it.
4. Dip your beef into the mixture & Enjoy it.

Also, if you are liking Raw Beef, you should definitely give this a try - Premium Beef Tartare. At your first glance, yes, you may think, Ewww this looks pretty gross. Trust me, this thought did come across my mind and for a second, I wasn't willing to try it. But, why not?


Raw Beef being mixed with egg yolk & coupled with some marinated vegetables, it turned out to be surprisingly good!
p/s : There is another similar dish which comes with Avocado, but too bad, I'm not a fan of it so we didn't order that. It'd be nice for avocado lovers, and of course, more nutrients in it.

 

The Beef Tongue Bowl next to it was pretty scrumptious as well, it came with a chopped of chilly, adding a little spiciness into this dish, along with their special sauce & Japanese rice. As it is pretty filling, it is quite a good choice for lunch and for those who don't like raw food. 

Guess we had over ordered, because there was another Roasted Beef Rice Bowl being served. As it looked a little raw, I hesitated, again. But i was impressed right after I gave it a try. 


To be honest, by comparing both of it, I would suggest you to go for the Roasted Beef Rice Bowl instead of the other one.

 
Previously I have mentioned that we ordered Ox tongue instead of wagyu beef, because we had already ordered another Wagyu Beef Sushi, which I would recommend to you guys as well. In fact, it was the first dish that caught my eyes & he could read me when he saw me eyeing on this.

Premium Roasted Wagyu Beef Sushi being topped off with a pinch of wasabi and sesame, the spice immediately brings out the freshness & sweetness of the beef, forming a perfect combination with the heavenly ingredients. Definitely a must try, for Steak Lovers!



Looking for a place for dinner date? Why not give Shin Nihon a try, definitely satisfying with reasonable pricing! However, you are advised to make an early reservation with them because it's quite packed, & I saw some of them had to leave when they had no luck on getting a table.

SHIN NIHON - No. 26, Jalan 24/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Reservation - 03-2856-7350 / 012-373-9554

Business Hours - Dinner (5.30 pm to 1 am midnight) [Last Order 12am]
                          - Lunch (12pm to 3pm, only Sat & Sun) [Last Order 2.30pm]

Menu -http://shinnihonkl.com/menu/




 

 

My Very First Valentine's Dinner

Hey guys, as this is my FIRST BLOGPOST so I'd like to kickstart it with something lovely, My Valentine's Dinner. Be frank, this was my very first time celebrating Valentine's Day. Just so you know, Valentine's Day fell on a weekday and I was having audit peak that time (Yes, I'm an auditor!) Due to my tight schedule, I wouldn't be able to make it on that day itself.

So HE kinda arranged everything, in advance, and it surprised me. Indeed, he's been very understanding and supportive on my goals. As I'm a big fan of Japanese food, he had planned and brought me to a Japanese Fine Dining Restaurant - ISHIN, which located in Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur. (I'll share the address and menu link of Ishin at the end of this post.)





The environment was warmly cozy and not to forget that the service in Ishin was pretty satisfying. Customer service of a restaurant actually plays a big part of the business, while their friendly staff would give some recommendation on the best sellers, and assisted us in finding parking as well.





At first, we had the appetizer - Deep Fried Shrimp Head, even though it came with mayo sauce, which was to cover the grease taste of the deep fried noms. However, the mayo sauce was slightly strong that it did not balance up with the appetizer. But in the mean time, I was impressed with the use of their ingredients, as Ishin also serves Tempura Shrimp, that equals to one shrimp could be turned into 2 different dishes. This has saved them from wasting food and to making more profits! (Such a smart idea!)



For main course, we have ordered Salmon Shioyaki Fish Head (salt grilled) and Unagi Zen set. The portion of the Unagi set was pretty big and filling, as it came with the eel and tempura. To be honest, the Unagi in Ishin was by far the best I've ever had, it was so mouth-watering. Even now, I could still recall the taste of it (This is the bomb!) Yet, the Salmon Head was a little disappointing as compared to the Unagi, it was over grilled and was not juicy. So yeah, I would suggest you all to go with the Unagi Set, definitely worth the price.





HE knows me so well that I really love Raw Salmon, so he ordered one. Besides that, we also ordered Grilled Oysters with Cheese & ChawanMushi (It's another must try). Grilled oysters with cheese came with some onions, but if you're not a fan of onions, you may inform the waiter that you do not want onions in your dish. It was good, but the portion was too big because there was only 2 of us and we had already ordered a lot. It would be good as a sharing platter with 3 pax and above.





Before I tried the Chawanmushi, I thought it would just taste like the other Chawanmushi, so I didn't bother to try. When HE handed one to me, I was like Uhm..... because I was too busy eating other food haha. I still tried, and it immediately got me like, Omg this is so gooooood! How could I not try this just now? As you can see, unlike the ordinary Chawanmushi, it served with Caviar, Fish Roe and Uni.



Just when I thought it's gonna end like this, he surprised me by pulling out a bouquet of flowers from his boot. Thank you, for pampering me!xx

In fact, not only did he pamper me on Valentine's Day, even on an ordinary day, he would just randomly give me some surprises and I'm beyond blessed!

ISHINNo. 202, Persiaran Klang, Batu 3 3/4, Off 58000, Jalan Kelang Lama, Taman Shanghai, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Reservation - www.ishin.my (Online) / 03 - 7980 8228 (Phone)

Menu - You could refer to zomato.com for your reference