Thursday, April 19, 2018

Creamy Durian Seafood and Golden Salted Egg Sauce at Just Seafood

Durian and seafood. What is Just Seafood thinking?!! Whatever made them risk it to put it in their menu is...brilliant! The sound of the pairing might leave your hair standing on ends (happened to me at least) but it could be something that you'd be glad you ordered- only under the condition that you LOVE durians. If not, stay away and save the displeasure. Check out my previous visit here.
What is Just Seafood up to this time
The one and only Just Seafood at Sunway Giza
Since the Creamy Durian Seafood can very well sit in the bizarre category, do give it a chance when you smell the aroma. Let the waiter pour it on the table for you and allow it to breathe before you judge.
Creamy Durian Seafood coming right up!
I must say that if I were to appoint a master of cream conundrums, I would drag the chef out of Just Seafood's kitchen. The secret to the fruition the Creamy Durian sauce is as easy as a good balance between cream, milk, cheese, black pepper and of course durian. But it is THE balance that makes it the indelible impression!
The 8-person spread
Mud crabs, prawns and Chilean clams
There was a sense of disbelief when I had my first taste of Creamy Durian. I did not think it was possible for the best of two worlds to co-exist so harmoniously in the same dish. When my taste buds recognized my favourite fruit in the form of a sauce, the warmth was as good as meeting a good old friend! The sauce cleverly compliments the seafood although from another realm. Get ready to be nuanced by sweetness and creaminess among the savouriness of the smooth pale yellow sauce.

Surprisingly too, the strong-smelling ingredient did not overpower the taste of seafood. The durian flavour dissipated while I shelled my seafood letting the freshness of the crustaceans emerge when I popped them in my mouth. I don't know how the chef does it but the whole experience was phenomenal and recommended!
Lip-smacking
Don't forget to wipe the table with those fried mantaos
Dad approves
The refreshing pandan lemongrass is strongly recommended when having seafood
While sipping on some refreshing pandan lemongrass to clean the palate, the fashionable Golden Salted Egg Seafood was waiting. Although I admit that salted egg yolks holds much yumminess on its own, Just Seafood managed to accentuate it with milk and spices. The grainy sauce is appetizing and sure to capture hearts- it's the salted egg yolk for goodness sake!
Golden salted egg
Look at that delicious hue
Scrumptious!
Too engrossed
Look at that chunk of meat!
Happiness in a shell
Check out Just Seafood's original Cajun and Butter Cream Milk review here.


Just Seafood
A-9-G, Sunway Giza
No. 2, Jalan PJU5/14
47810 Petaling Jaya 
Selangor
012-229 0855
info@justseafood.com.my 



Saturday, April 14, 2018

Can You Imagine the World Without WD-40?

From the days my dad sent me to fetch the blue can to the days I worked offshore, WD-40 always seemed to be the solution. You would concur if you had your squeaky door hinge muted, stiff bicycle chain oiled, rust removed and tools shining like brand new all with same spray. 


Best of all, it makes me solve what seems like will take 10 burly guys to do without scratching my manicure. And in case you are wondering, WD-40 doesn't mean the WonDer solution was founded by a 40-year-old person. It stands for Water Displacement at the 40th attempt of creating the recipe. Living up to its name, the American brand very well displaces water, preventing rust and oxidization.
At Bun Seng Hardware's launch of WD-40 distributorship
Many brands have attempted to emulate WD-40 whether in performance or packaging but the Real McCoy is always proven through its legendary results. Albeit its millions of uses, WD-40 pushed its limits by producing the Specialist range which is close to packing a mechanic into these cans. Other high performance products would be the Contact Cleaner that zaps out dust in electronics and Air Conditioner Cleaner that is bound to save you that technician's service cost.
The blue can with red cap
WD-40 specialist edition
Launch with Datuk Isham Ishak, Deputy Secretary General (Trade), Ministry of International Trade and Industry
As part of WD-40's expansion plan, Bun Seng Hardware Sdn. Bhd. is appointed as Malaysia's new marketing distributor. The hardware company will undertake the sales and distribution of all products registered under WD-40 including the populare multi-use product, Specialist range and Bike range. WD-40 expects sales of 2 million cans in 2018 with this partnership. 
WD-40 makes my rugged lifestyle easier
Content comparison with other brands
Water displacement test show that the solution protects the object even underwater
The EZ-Reach coming to Asia soon making easy easier
I have always known of WD-40's extensive uses but the brand has very much exceeded my expectations. The more I learned about its products, the more excited I was thinking about how many more things I could fix at home all by myself, not to mention the amount I would be saving on hiring services. 

  • A bus driver in Asia used WD-40® to remove a python, which had coiled itself around the undercarriage of his bus.
  • Police officers used WD-40® to remove a naked burglar trapped in an air conditioning vent.
  • Crayola® Stain Removal Tips recommends using WD-40® to remove (regular) crayon marks from a variety of surfaces.
  • The WD-40® Book, featuring many user testimonials and the wacky humor of Jim & Tim, The Duct Tape GuysTM, was published in 1997.  The familiar blue and yellow can has been featured in other books ranging from The Big Damn Book of Sheer Manliness (General Publishing 1997) Polish Your Furniture With Pantyhose (Hyperion 1995) to WD-40® for the Soul: A Guide To Mending Everything
  • Leslie Nielsen portrayed agent Dick Steele (a.k.a., Agent WD-40® ) in the 1996 movie Spy Hard
  • WD-40® has a Fan Club with more than 100,000 members.  Join today and share your stories, get free, fun downloads, check out the eNewsletter, receive the eTip of the week, and much more...
  • As The Duct Tape Guys say, “You only need two tools in life, Duct Tape® and WD-40®.  If it’s not stuck and it’s supposed to be, Duct Tape it.  If it’s stuck and it’s not supposed to be, WD-40® it.”

Read here for interesting legends and fun facts about WD-40.
The WD-40 contact cleaner
Mom would love the WD-40 grease remover on her stve
WD-40 Belt Dressing
WD-40 Brake & Parts Cleaner
WD-40 Throttle Body, Carb & Choke Cleaner
WD-40 AirCond Cleaner
WD-40 also saw the potential in the niche market of biking dedicating a whole range of products to maintain bicycles. The recipe is adapted specifically to biking needs that professional bikers like Geoff Kabush, Jeremy Powers and Courtenay McFadden vouch for the product.
WD-40 Bike range
Solutions dedicated to bikers
The trusted brand


For more info, go to http://wd40.asia/ or http://www.bunseng.com.my/



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Lee Kum Kee Vouches for Aspriring Chefs in Malaysia on Its 130th Anniversary

If not for Lee Kum Sheung's forgetfulness 130 years ago, Chinese cooking would not be what it is today. Lee, a tea seller who happened to also sell oysters, accidentally left his pot of oysters unattended until he smelled a strong aroma. By a stroke of luck, he returned at the right time to find that the supposedly clear soup has turned into delicious thick brownish sauce. [1] And that is how oyster sauce is discovered!
I have consumed oyster sauce my whole life
It is hard to not find a Lee Kum Kee product in Malaysian households. May it be its flagship oyster sauce or soy sauce, Lee Kum Kee has been flavouring dishes for generations! As far as I remember, I have had Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce in my fridge all my life! Whether it is to enhance a serious festive dish or to just make plain rice instantly appetizing, oyster sauce is always reliable, don't you agree?
The  range of Lee Kum Kee products
Lee Kum Kee's flagship products, the oyster sauce and soy sauce
In furthering its efforts to promote and celebrate Chinese culinary culture in South East Asia, Lee Kum Kee introduced its inaugural Hope as Chef Programme in Malaysia. Through the scholarship programme, the brand hopes to hatch new generation of young professional chefs to augment the Chinese cooking scene to professional levels worldwide.
Dishes created by students of KUSU students
The Hope as Chef Programme will help seal a partnership with the Malaysia Selangor and Federal Territory Ku Su Shin Choong Hung Restaurant Association (KUSU), a reputable professional Chinese cuisine chef training center in Malaysia.
Chinese cuisine has needs art and skill
KUSU chef students
Partnership between Lee Kum Kee and KUSU
Lee Kum Kee will be awarding over RM250,000 to 13 outstanding students of KUSU Chef Training Programme, supporting their 8-month culinary training leading to the completion of their diplomas.
Aspiring chefs receiving scholarships
Cooking class by KUSU's master chef
Learning how to make Chinese dumplings
Dexterity is important
A student chef showing me how it is done
Tadaa! Looks like the ones sold in dimsum shop?
Even prouder when I get to savour it
Scrumptious spread by students of KUSU
Salted egg fish skin! My favourite




For more information, visit https://malaysia.lkk.com/my/en/kitchen/ and http://www.kusu.com.my

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_sauce