Wednesday, January 13, 2016

KOTA-When Francis Meets Rempah @ Fort Cornwallis

Me and the mental statue of Francis Light

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the latest cafe in Penang: KOTA- When Ferancis Meets Rempah @ Fort Cornwallis. Fort Cornwallis is the largest standing fort in Malaysia and also the oldest structures in Penang. That's how it became one of the well known tourism spot. So I think it's really cool to have a restaurant inside. 


The large dining room windows frame a view of the beautiful garden. It's a very relaxed environment, by matching interior brightness to outside light is another way for the restaurant to keep it's atmosphere relaxed and natural.

And the place is rather impressive and spacious

Believe it or not, Kota is the first restaurant that combined the local taste buds into a fusion style of foods. If you love fine foods as much as I do, you should really try it yourselves. 

Homemade juices are available in two flavors, you can go for your preference

Nutmeg? Ambarella or me? lolll. I would definitely go for the nutmeg for sure, as it is utterly refreshing during hot days. While Ambarella juice (commonly known as Ampula) is served with sour plum, so it taste a bit sour. Priced at RM14.00 per bottle. 

Dancing Goat Coffee

Dancing goat is a kind of hand drip coffee bean from Etophia Conga, one of their best selling coffee. Coffee is something that can be very addictive, so if you love coffee, this is for you. But I am not a coffee person, so I cant tell much about it. sooo sorry :(

The barista was doing live demonstration


The first dish was Briyani, it was really satisfying for an appetizer. The basmati rice really goes super well with the lamb and masala, and wrapper with banana leaf, that we usually call it as pulut panggang. Besides, it come with papadum which is a wafer thin spicy Indian cracker, it can be also eaten as snack! My favourite when I was a kid. 

Hokkien (Rm25.00)

The signature dish itself named as Hokkien, generously topped with blue prawn, shallot, chili,and caviar bisque. The broth was sweet and flavorful to my liking, and it wasn't spicy at all.  

Laksa (RM25.00)

Well the laksa is so different from what you've seen. It is wrapped with rice paper and laksa leaf to give a strong, mint and peppery flavor.Besides that, there's some other ingredients such as kesom, cucumber, pineapple, mackerel, and galangai. You have to dip it into the curry soup base, what a flavorful authentic recipe. yummy!!

Nyonya (RM25.00)

A dish that stood out to me was Nyonya, it is traditionally made with Otak-otak and butterfly pea flower coconut rice,often combined with achar and rendang chicken. Soo mouthwatering, highly recommended!!!


And the last dish was called as Satay! Chicken satay with peanut sauces accompanied by spices, brown sugar, lemongrass and ginger. It was wrapped in ice cubes and I mistakenly thought it was sushi LOLLL. Priced at RM25.00. 

Anyway, if you sometimes have cravings for those Nyonya dishes ( like me!) and want to try something different, I would personally recommend you to Kota! So here's the additional information for you, xoxo!
Kota @ When Francis Meet Rempah, Penang
Address: Fort Cornwallis, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, 10200 Georgetown Penang
Business hours: Daily 10am-10pm
Contact: 04-2519420

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

HER BEST GIFT: Coni Beauty Black Jelly Mask


Christmas is just around the corner and its the season of giving. Eliza is my best friend, partner in crime, my family (or more than that). Our friendship has lasted for more than 10 years. It's not easy to maintain a friendship but we managed to look out for each other. She deserves my love. She deserves my appreciation. So what better way to appreciate her than to give her a Christmas gift during gift exchange?

I was thinking about getting her the perfect gift for her. I thought how I was going to get her something online and deliver it to her doorstep without having to get caught in the Christmas shopping rush at the mall.

Then guess what? Just yesterday I received an email from Hermo.my, and this year, Hermo is having an awesome Christmas sale for the whole month of December. Wohoo! And in conjunction with Christmas, Hermo is organizing a BFF campaign: "HER BEST GIFT" to help every girl find the perfect gift for their best friends.



So what is "Her Best Gift"?

It's a site that features the various types of BFF out there and for each type of BFF personality, they have specially curated a list of gifts to suit their personality.


Hermo has listed 6 types of BFF, each unique and memorable in their own way. A list of speciality curated items have been carefully chosen to suit each BFF's personality- ranging from skincare to cosmetic to hair and body care.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2z_Fq-KL9w
  • The Nerd 
  • The Gossip Girl
  • The Foodie
  • The Motherly Figure 
  • The Wild One 
  • The Princess 


Well, Eliza is mixture of both Motherly and Wild. I guess you can say she's a wild motherly figure *LOL*. At times, she can be so caring and nurturing. She's there when I need her the most and sometimes I feel she understands me better than myself. And of course there are times when she goes crazy. She brings out the wild side in me. We party and do crazy silly stuff. She's a bff that never fails to put a smile on my face and at the same time brings warmth to my heart.
So guess what I got for my BFF? Coni Beauty Black Jelly Mask!


This cool Coni Beauty Black Jelly Mask has added black diamond charcoal, rich in whitening and moisturizing nutrients to regulate excessive oil. The essence isn't too bad too because it exudes Black Rose essence that provides sufficient energy to skin cells, enhancing brightening and anti-oxidant ability with comprehensive whitening effect. Simply perfect! This goes well with Eliza fair complexion.

And it has extra benefits which is particularly well suited to blemished complexions which require deep cleansing. It also helps remove melanin from the inside out and exfoliate. On top of that, it restores skin’s vitality and elasticity, rejuvenates & brightens dull skin.
Looks like my BFF is gonna be enjoying Christmas as well as welcoming the New Year with a fresh looking radiant skin. I hope she loves the gift.

Can't wait to see her reaction.



About Hermo Malaysia:
Hermo.my is the leading beauty e-commerce website in Malaysia that has partnered with more than 200 brands locally and internationally. Hermo was founded with a simple mission to save your time and money spent shopping for beauty products and hard to get overseas products. So the money well spent if you'd asked me. 

Besides that, Hermo Christmas sale which will be ongoing untill 29 December 2015. So if you need more information, here you go! Enjoy shopping xoxo!

Hermo: www.hermo.my

Monday, December 07, 2015

Christmas Giveaway

Advertorial:

Christmas is just around the corner and I thought it the best time to do a giveaway for my readers! I started my blog when I was just 19, and every success starts with passion. You guys are awesome, and I really need to express my gratitude for how supportive you have been *hugs*

So now I am giving out 5 batman touch & go cards by collaborating with Penang Amazing World Studio. As in conjunction to celebrate 75 years of batman anniversary, the design came out with limited edition.

All you have to do to win is, like the Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/penangamazingworldstudios/ and share my link to your Facebook hashtag “ I want to win batman touch & go #AWS". Make sure you send me the screenshot through Facebook @ Fione Ooi. The winner will be picked this Saturday 12th December. And for those who are intended to purchase, you can also message me for the price.


Best of luck! 


Penang Amazing World Studio

Address: No 4, Pengkalan Weld, 10400 Penang.
Tel:  016-4402154
Email: sandmar@amazingworld.com.my

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