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Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert @1 Utama SOULed OUT Bangsar South Mom’s Time Out

September 24, 2014

SOULed OUT Bangsar South

August 25, 2014

Mom’s Time Out


Cosans Coffee at Kota Damansara

Cafes has been brewing everywhere in the city lately.  Not left out is my residential area. I’ve heard about Cosans Coffee and always wanted to pay them a visit in Solaris Mont Kiara but never got around to it.  Then I sighted Cosans Coffee in my area, so near :D

We went for brunch one weekend and the outlet is big and spacious.  Love their deco too.

The hubs had his usual Latte. I took a sip and before that sip, the strong coffee aroma tingles my nose. Smell already got oomppphh!!!

For me I ordered the Hazelnut Latte but then changed my mind and went for Earl Grey Chocolate.  The name attracted me for I’m an Earl Grey lover. Secondly my boys can share the chocolate drink with me :P

Not very nice art on the Earl Grey Chocolate but the aroma of Earl Grey won it all.  Strong Earl Grey flavour which makes the usual chocolate drink so much more interesting!

The boys had cake and croissant…..

Caden waits patiently while the mummy takes a picha first.  No touching first muahahaha…  We opted for the moist chocolate cake for him as besides his usual cheesecake in S*******s,  he  don’t really like other flavour cheesecake and we don’t want to end up finishing the cake for him.

Cavan went for the croissant.  Nothing special, just a plain croissant with butter.

We ordered the Slippery Turkey Ham and opted for the Black Pepper Cheese bread.  I find the items here not cheap but luckily the sandwich that arrives is big so okay-lah kinda make up for the $$$ we’re paying.

Looks messy huh with the dressing coming out and the serviette that I’m supposed to clean myself with is now also drenched with dressing.

Looks aside, one bite and ooohhmai the sandwich is good!!  Fresh crisp lettuce, iceberg whatever, the greens are fresh.  Dressing is sufficient and its yummy. Bread is not dry too. I super love my sandwich.  Supposed to be shared between me and hubby, da boys ended up having their fair share.  Even Caden who dislikes greeens is willing to have a bite or two of the sandwich.

At one corner, I noticed some props available. So curious I went and check it out.  It’s props with the Ribba Family.  Got the boys to pose with the props and this is what they did.

Covered their face with it @.@  Anyway, we submitted just for fun. Who knows if we won, then we can splurge on Cosan’s menu again :P

I love this corner and told Caden to go over for me to take a picha and this boy with his many pattern, poses like this. Kinda nice too hehehe….

Overall, I like Cosans Coffee with their drinks and food.  Believe in Great Coffee it says when I finished my cup. Just that I’m not drinking coffee that day ;)

Cosans Coffee is located in the new commercial area ~ Cascades which is right next to Giant Hypermarket.

*this is not an invited review, merely my own visitation and comments*

Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert @1 Utama

One very convenient mall near my residence is 1 Utama. It has in my opinion what I need – shop, food and entertainment!

So here I was in 1 Utama one lovely evening and was surprised to see many new outlets. One of them being Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert.  Mention the word Hong Kong and lots and lots of delectable yummy food comes to mind!

Located on the Lower Ground Floor New Wing, you won’t missed this. It’s quite near to Cold Storage. As I was walking the mall from one end to the other, I happily quenched my thirst with my choice of Green Lime with Plum Juice.

A real thirst quencher! It contains bits of aloe which gave it texture.  I’m then ready for food!

Started off with an appetizer and came this Crispy Salmon Skin with Pork Floss. Crispy yes and I found that it’s thick due to salmon skin.  It gave my mouth a great work-out! Great combination with Pork Floss.

This is not your traditional Char Siew Bun, this is called Char Siew Snowy Bun. I learnt that this is Sheng Kee’s original creation.  This bun is baked and thus you have to eat it while its warm.  The char siew is wrapped with soft bun with a crisp skin.  Yes the skin is crispy!

I took a bite of this savoury bun and ohhlala…. I want more of it and ended up having the whole bun to myself! The feeling was great satisfaction!! :P

While we are on buns, there’s this Yolk Custard Pau that you must try.  The soft pau encased homemade custard yolk filing. Becareful when you take a bite for you’ll be sure to get the yolk oozing out!  I love this as well.

It’s not sweet yah, for this is actually salted egg yolk pau.  I really don’t mind another one of this.

Next came the Duo of HK Siew Mai and Carrot Cake.  My fav is Carrot Cake and needless to say, one look and I know it’ll be good. True enough it did not disappoint me.

Although I’m not one to really fancy Siew Mai, I do eat it and surprisingly this siew mai is good.  Each bite is meaty.

For those who wants more “heavy” stuff, Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert have varieties of noodles and rice.  I had the chance to try the SK Signature Combination Noodle and Braised Pork Belly with Mui Choy.

The noodles is springy and it’s good to have it with the chili oil. See it beside my bowl of noodle? Be sure to ask for it.

I always love mui choy and the Braised Pork Belly with Mui Choy is really appetizing.  I always find having mui choy gives me the home cooked comfort food.

By now I’m really really stuffed but not before I try out their dessert.

Yuan Yang Paste is made out of grind almonds and black sesame.  Sheng Kee grinds their own and thus the aroma is strong especially the almond.  If you’re an almond lover, you will definitely love this.

For something cold, there’s the Mango Pomelo Sago. A refreshing cold end to your meal. The mango paste is from Philippines for the flavour whereas the cubed mangoes are from Thai. Mix with pomelo bits,  it became my favourite dessert :P

If you’re a frequent traveler to Singapore, you may have come across Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert outlets.  The have 17 branches in Singapore alone! The outlet here in 1 Utama is the first concept restaurant that opened beyond the shores of Singapore. So head over to 1 Utama and have a try at Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert.  I’ll recommend you to try the Char Siew Snowy Bun and Yolk Custard Pau.

Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert @ 1 Utama
Lot LG311b Lower Ground Floor
No. 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama
Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya

Turtle Release Campaign @ Impiana Resort, Cherating

The recent Hari Raya Haji break saw us taking a beach break.  We went back to our favourite place in Cherating – Impiana Resort.  Over the years, we stayed at different hotels in Cherating but Impiana still remains our favourite :D

We hit the pool in the evening and as I was registering to get our towels, I noticed a sign that says “Charity Turtle Release Campaign” at 6.45pm.  Ooh it perked up my interest and I’m sure my boys will be equally excited to have the chance to release a turtle. Enquired further and its RM15 for one turtle. Registered and enjoyed the pool while waiting for the clock to strike 6.45pm. We are to meet at the beach where we will be guided before the turtle release ceremony. Sharp at 6.45pm we were lined up at the beach and was given a short introduction.

Impiana Cherating Resort is the only resort that has teamed up with the Turtle Sanctuary in this Charity Turtle Release Campaign.  The campaign period runs from April to November.

After explaining to us the method to hold the turtle, we were given 1 minute for photo taking. Our turtles are only 3 days old! and thus we need to be really gentle to them.  Survival rate out in the vast sea is really slim due to the many predators both in the sea ie. big fishes and above ie. birds that regards these turtles as food.  But we need to release them to their home and inwardly I wish they will be able to find and meet their mother.  We also need to ensure that they don’t go extinct and our future generations is able to see them all fully grown! My next wish is to be able to witness turtle laying eggs.

On the signal of the horn, we all released our baby turtles and it’s a wonder to see them head out towards the sea directly.  Baby turtle, I wish you well.