Friday, 17 February 2017

Food: Hwa Ga Korean Restaurant @ Sunway Mentari

I'm always enthusiastic about trying out new Korean outlets in town. One that I have recently had the chance to enjoy and tantalize my taste buds was Hwa Ga Korean Restaurant @ Sunway Mentari. They actually have a few branches, the rest of it is in Ara Damansara, Solaris Mont Kiara, Sri Petaling and Damansara Perdana. So, if you're living close by to those areas, you can definitely pay this restaurant a visit.

Hwa Ga mainly serve the A-La Carte Buffet where you can sit down comfortably and order whatever you like from the a-la carte menu. There is a dining time of 2 hours in which you can enjoy your food without much rush or hassle. 

The selection of meat

Korean Pancake

Banchan (side dishes)

The selection of soups

Barbecued Meat

There are more than 30 items which are available for barbecue including pork, beef, chicken and squid.  The pricing is as below:

Time: Lunch 11am- 3pm 
           【Dinner 5pm- 11pm
Price: Lunch RM 39++ Child: RM 20++ 
           【Dinner RM 45++ Child: RM 25++

Child: 6- 11 years old
Below 5 years old free of charge 

One of the highlights and the latest addition to the menu is the Nurungji Tongdak which means grilled chicken and scorched rice!

The chicken being grilled in the oven! Fresh off the stove :)

Nurungji Cheese Buldak (Grilled Chicken and Scorched Rice with Cheese and Spicy sauce) 

RM 65

For cheese lovers, you will absolutely love the overflowing cheese in this dish. The chicken is crispy on the outside and the rice is sticky on the inside. Both this texture coupled with the cheesy flavour is enough to keep you wanting more!

 Nurungji Tongdak (Grilled Chicken with Scorched Rice) - RM 55

Nurungji Modeum (Assorted Grilled Chicken with Scorched Rice) - RM 75

For a chicken portion this size, you can easily share this with 3 of your friends if you are unable to finish it. It's basically a really large portion and is meant to be shared together.

They currently have 5 outlets in Malaysia at the moment and you may refer to the list below:

5 Outlets in Malaysia

Hwa Ga Ara Damansara
Address: R-08 1st floor, Oasis Square, No 2, Jalan PJU, A/7A Ara Damansara, PJU 1A, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603- 7734 6538
Business Hours: 11am- 11pm

Hwa Ga Sunway Mentari
Address: Dataran Mentari Sunway, 28, Jalan PJS 8/18, Bandar Sunway, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603- 5630 0648
Business Hours: 11am- 11pm

Hwa Ga Sri Petaling
Address: 55-57G, Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +603- 9055 3555
Business Hours: 11am- 11pm

Hwa Ga Mont Kiara Solaris
Address: 7, Block K Soho KL Solaris Mont Kiara, 504800, Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +6010- 243 6547
Business Hours: 11am- 11pm

Hwa Ga Damansara Perdana (Pork Free) (No Ala Carte Buffet)
Address: Lot F05 Empire Gallery Heritage Lane No2, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, 47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Contact: +603- 7732 6151
Business Hours: 11am- 11pm

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Daily: Chinese New Year Celebration with HYPPTV & PJ Caring Home


Mindful of its social responsibilities and with the intention to share the joy of Chinese New Year celebration this year with  the underprivileged and less fortunate groups, HyppTV, Malaysia’s largest and an award winning IPTV service powered by Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) today paid a visit to PJ Caring Home in Petaling Jaya, Selangor

The delegates from TM and HyppTV to the charity home was joined by Jeremy Kung, Executive Vice President, New Media, TM together with Emily Wee, Vice President, Business and Media Operation, New Media, TM.

The delegates brought additional joy to the home with fun-filled activities such as a group sing along session, blind tasting, aerobic exercise, origami folding as well as performances by magicians and clowns to uplift the spirit this festive season.

Lion dance performances to bring good luck, eternal happiness and prosperity to the people of PJ Caring Home!

Mr Magician entertaining the crowd with his various antics and kept them wanting more!

In line with TM’s promise of “Life Made Easier” for the community at large, HyppTV also provided FREE UniFi access complete with HyppTV Ruby Pack for PJ Caring Home. The residents of PJ Caring Home who mainly consist of old folks and mentally-challenged adults, will now be able to enjoy the high speed internet experience of UniFi and watch HyppTV’s world class entertainment content FREE for 3 years. To complement the internet and IPTV service, Samsung, as the official TV partner, contributed a 65” HD TV for the charity establishment bringing more joy for the residents! In addition, the folks at the home also received exclusive merchandise from HyppTV and TM Info-Media Sdn. Bhd. (TMIM), a subsidiary of TM. In total more than RM40,000 is contributed to ease the burden of the residents at PJ Caring Home.

With the all-new Ruby Pack by HyppTV and FREE UniFi access, the folks at PJ Caring Home can enjoy their latest dramas and have karaoke sessions frequently as well.

According to Jeremy: “The visit to the PJ Caring Home is just a way of giving the residents the chance to enjoy the company of others in a fun, joyful environment during this Chinese New Year celebration while providing our staff a chance to reach out to the communities and doing a good deed at the same time.”

“HyppTV has started our community-based activities since 2013 with local communities during Ramadan month where we collaborated with local mosque committee at Menara TM, Kuala Lumpur, Bangi and Taman Melawati. Starting this year, we intend to expand our reach via more programmes to share the warm celebration of festivals and contribute to the community especially to those underprivileged. Besides contribution and visit to PJ Caring Home, HyppTV has lined up more activities with the communities throughout the year. We are indeed blessed to be in a position to uplift the lives of people through great entertainment and giving back to the community is a great way to start the year,” he added.

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration this year, HyppTV also ran a promotion to offer its viewers free viewing of its highly popular Ruby Pack from 28 January 2017 to 11 February 2017. Dubbed HyppTV “Chick It Out!”, the 15 days free viewing promotion ushers in the new Rooster Year with an amazing entertainment feast and viewers can look forward to exclusive movie premieres as well as latest movies and series on channels such as Now Baogu HD (Channel 225), SCM HD (Channel 228), SCM Legend (Channel 226) and RED by HBO HD (Channel 227) including on HyppTV Everywhere mobile app. In addition, HyppTV viewers can also enjoy their favorite karaoke tunes on HyppStars (Channel 901), which offers a selection of popular Chinese songs; all for free this festive season, courtesy of HyppTV.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Food: Pablo Matcha & Chocolate Cheesetart @ 1 Utama

Pablo Malaysia has recently launched two new flavours for their famous cheese tart! Calling all fans of chocolate and matcha (green tea), you can now satisfy your cravings at Pablo Malaysia, 1 Utama :)

Introducing the Freshly Baked Matcha Cheese Tart with Shiratama & Azuki (RM 49.90) and the Freshly Baked Chocolate Cheese Tart (RM 49.90)!

This is best served cold where the filling is creamy and the crust is crispy.

I like the chewy texture of the shiratama (white mochi) coupled with the creamy texture of the cheese tart. 

For those who love red beans, this cheese tart is the one to go for!

For chocolate lovers who are craving for chocolate, I suggest you try this for that chocolate fix you need. This is extremely rich, so all you need is a small piece.

Savour this addictive sweet delight with a cup of tea :)

Matcha with Shiratma (RM 15.90)

This one has red bean whipping cream as the topping.

Special Chocolate (RM 15.90)

Matcha Cheese Soft Serve (RM 11.90)

Pablo Cheese Tart

No 130, 2nd floor, One Utama Shopping Mall (Old Wing)
1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Selangor

Food: Golden Abundance CNY Dinner @ Armada Hotel, PJ

In celebration of the Year of the Rooster, celebrate with a golden abundance of Cantonese cuisine at Utara Coffee House @ Armada Hotel, PJ where a decadent Chinese New Year dinner buffet which also includes an International spread awaits.

From 3rd January till 11th February 2017, our buffet line will be featuring a wide variety of 'good luck’ dishes leading up to the Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Dinner such as Steamed Chicken with Keong Chung, Chinese Longevity Noodles with Kow Wong, Deep fried Whole Fish with Cheong Cheng Sauce, Treasures Hot Pot (Poon Choy), Roast Duck with Plum Sauce, Stir-fried Prawns with Butter Coconut Flakes, and Stir-fried Black Pepper Crabs to name a few.

The Chinese New Year Reunion Buffet Dinner is priced at RM88+ per adult, RM62+ for senior citizens and RM44+ per child.

Prosperity Yee Sang with Salmon and Soft Shell Crab in Roasted Sesame Sauce

In addition, kick off a prosperous new year by raising your chopsticks and Loh Hei to boost good luck and prosperity with exciting Yee Sang Selections such as our specially created King Salmon and Coral Clams with Special Ayam Percik Sauce and Salmon and Soft Shell Crab with Roasted Sesame Sauce Yee Sang priced at RM77+ per portion. Other classic Yee Sang available are the Salmon Yee Sang and Butterfish Yee Sang also priced at RM77+ per portion and the Fruitti Veggie Yee Sang (vegetarian option) is priced at RM65+ per portion.

Check out some of the food which you can try out on the reunion dinner!

For guests who wish to indulge in exclusive set menus, Chef Chew and his team has whipped up four spectacular Prosperity Set Menus (per table of 10 pax with minimum 2 tables for private dining) ideal for private dining with family, friends or business.

Health, Wealth, and Luck awaits you when you dine privately in our Banquet Rooms with the :
  • Blissful Longevity Set Menu priced at RM 988+
  • Everlasting Success Set Menu priced at RM 1188+
  • Bountiful Treasures Set Menu priced at RM 1298+
  • Golden Health & Prosperity Set Menu priced at RM 1308+
In addition, the hotel will also be selling CNY dining vouchers:
  • Diners who purchase 10 dining vouchers between 1st January - 11th February 2017 will receive one free dining voucher.
  • Bookings between 10 – 19 pax will receive ONE complimentary bottle of wine
  • Bookings of 20 pax and above will receive TWO complimentary bottles of wine

For reservations or enquiries on our Chinese New Year specials, please call +603 7954 6888 ext 4557 – Utara Coffee House or email