Friday, July 29, 2011 0 comments By: Chan

Starbucks Mooncake Festival & Frappuccino Press Release

I always been a fan of Starbucks and not kopibean. My favourite combo from Starbucks will be Banana Chocolate Chip muffin and hot Green Tea latte. What the Heck is However-You-Want-It-Frappuccino that Startbucks has been promoting? Lucky I was invited to the Frappuccino School to understand what is going on :). Our headmaster is Mr Salleharon and lecturer is Miss Yee Lin and Mr Akmal. 

About Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd
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Frappuccino class start at 11am, 27 July 2001 at Starbucks Egate. 

Without further ado, Mr Salleharon, introduce us the TRUE meaning of Frappuccino? However-You-Want-It Frappuccino® is to customize how you want beverage to be. More excitement, more choices at Starbucks® yet again that suit you very own taste bud. 

Have you ever wanted to personalize your own Frappuccino®, giving it your own dose of intensity and twist? Starbucks is now giving you that opportunity to do so with your very own However-You-Want-It Frappuccino®.

Give a sip to soy twist with Soy Chocolate Cream Frappuccino®. Blended along in ice, topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of rich chocolate sauce, this new Frappuccino® blended beverage allows you to personalize the choice of milk in your beverage. Now you may choose from low fat or soy milk options, just as you would for your favorite espresso beverage.

Extra Coffee Java Chip Frappuccino® is a coffee-intense blended beverage. With bittersweet chocolate sauce with Java chips combined with Starbucks® Frappuccino® Roast coffee and milk. This lip-smacking beverage is blended with ice and topped with whipped cream and finished with a drizzle of rich chocolate sauce.

“Ordering a beverage just as you like it has always been an important part of the Starbucks Experience. This summer, mix up for Frappuccino’s® anyway you like for that personal touch, replace milk with soy if that tickles your taste buds” said Sydney Quays, Marketing and Communications Director of Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company
Followed by the Miss Yee Lin, demonstrating us how to make a good cup of Extra Coffee Mocha Frappuccino. 1- Add 3 full pumps of Frappuccino Roast to cup and pour milk to the lower line on cup. 2- Empty all the of the cup's contents into blender pitcher. 3- Add 2 full pumps of mocha sauce to blender pitcher. 4- Add a level scoop ice with the appropriate size with volumetric ice scoop and pour directly into the blender pitcher. After that pump in 2 full pump of coffee Frappuccino Base into the blender pitcher. 5- Blend the beverage by pressing button number 1 to start blender. 6- Pour out the ready beverage to cup that was marked. 7- Shake the bottle 3 times before topping the beverage with whipped cream. 8- Place domed lid on cup and present to customer with a smiley face :)

Mr Salleharon also explain the hassle might happen if the barista careless. They might create a "snow house" at the counter if  they accidentally open the can of the whipping cream or spill of beverage if they never close the blender properly. 

Video showing the making of Soy Green tea Frappuccino Blended Beverage

Here you go, the 2 best seller at Starbucks. Soy Green Tea Cream Frappuccino® and Extra Coffee Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage.

"Student" participating on job training making themself a cup of Extra Coffee Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage. 1- Mistake happened, pressing to hard on the nozzle and the beverage spill out of the cup. 2- Headmaster, Mr Salleharon guild the Student how to do it correctly. 3- Close up shoot on how to top the whipped cream. 4- Yeah this is really his very own However-You-Want-It Frappuccino®.

1- CK Lam from what2seeonline showing her very own  Extra Coffee Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage . 2- Had a taste. 3- Yeah she love it :)

Here are extra tips from Miss Yee Lin, you can add the chocolate sauce or caramel sauce or java chip on top of the beverage. 

Here is 3 of my very own However-You-Want-It Frappuccino®. From left is Soy Green Tea Cream Frappuccino®, Extra Coffee Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage and third one is my version of Green Tea. Low Fat Milk, Green Tea with 1 spoon of Mocha and 2 spoon of Java Chips. I used Hazelnut syrup and top with Caramel and chocolate sauce.  

Here are all the work we done for the "Best-However-You-Want-It Frappuccino®"

Ok, i lost the contest, it was won by CK from What2seeonline, CK from Guang Ming Daily and Chong from Guang Ming Daily.

Group photo after the school.

After that we were shown and taste Starbucks Mooncake. Yup mooncake festival is around the corner. Here is a good choice for you. 

Kuala Lumpur, July 28 2011 Mid-Autumn Festival, better known as the Mooncake Festival is a yearly tradition celebration for the Chinese community around the world. This year Starbucks® provides you with a unique experience that will enhance and tantalize your taste buds to a brand new level of excitement!

The brand new Starbucks® Mooncakes comes with four (4) delightful treats with flavors that will tickle your senses. Starbucks® has set the benchmark once again with a unique blend with a twist of fusion Japanese and modern Western Mooncake. .

Caramel Macchiato Mooncake that is inspired by the premium offerings gives the coffee lovers a delectable savor that they will never forget. Wrapped in a mixture of ground coffee centre with Swedish Caramel and Butterscotch Chips, this exciting treat adds in a touch of indulgence in every bite.

Hazelnut Latte Mooncake, is certainly a perfection of taste that brings you the familiarity of the premium brand. With the blend of Starbucks® Coffee and chunky hazelnuts, this scrumptious mooncake taste brings you more than joy with every single bite!

Filled with the sweet taste of zen, Green Tea Chocolate Mooncake gives you a healthier choice that satisfy your cravings during this auspicious season. This refreshing recipes centre with luscious chocolate filling and balanced up the outer layer of Green Tea and lotus. With a combination of traditional and contemporary that soothes and entices your senses, this unique lip-smacking and mouthwatering creation will defiantly be the talk around town!

Tiramisu Mooncake, perfectly wrapped up with Starbucks® Coffee and lotus paste entices your taste buds. This sweet delicacy centres with the taste of cheesiness combined with mung beans. A loving treats that everyone will enjoy!

Presented in a traditional Die Cut Hard Board Box, Caramel Macchiato Mooncake, Hazelnut Latte Mooncake, Green Tea Chocolate Mooncake and Tiramisu Chocolate Mooncake is the best gifts for family, friends and business associates!

Priced at only RM 32.80 for the Regular Package that consist of two (2) scrumptious mooncakes and RM 148.80 for the Premium Package of all four (4) plus exclusive Limited Edition Ceramic Starbucks® Logo Coasters. Cherish the mooncake celebration now by heading down to the nearest Starbucks® outlet.

For more information on Starbucks® Baked Cantonese Skin Mooncakes, please visit, and  

 All the mooncakes will be available at the market from 2nd August 2011. Regular Package, RM32.80. Two scrumptious mooncakes. 

Premium Package, RM 148.80 of all four (4) plus exclusive Limited Edition Ceramic Starbucks® Logo Coasters.

Flavours of the Starbucks Mooncake. 

Green Tea Chocolate Mooncake, Caramel Macchiato Mooncake, Hazelnut Latte Mooncake and Tiramisu Chocolate Mooncake

Other interesting photo taken during the press. 1- Cream base is a type of syrup that are used to create thick and smooth texture or else the beverage will be very plain. 2- Button 1 is a typical blend. When you ask for double blend mean the barista will press twice button 1. FYI, it will be very watery as the ice melted too fast. 3- This is the secret recipe for Extra Coffee Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage and  Soy Green Tea Cream Frappuccino® . 4- There are 3 type of syrup used, they are Vanilla, caramel and hazelnut. 

After everything, we were invited for lunch. This is where all you can order lunch. Since i always eat the muffin so i ask the barista for recommendation. They recommend me Raisin Cream Cheese, RM4.80 and Tuna Melt, RM12.90. Another one is Shepherd's Pie, RM7.50. Picture shown 1- Shepherd's Pie, the filling taste so good. 2- Raisin Cream Cheese, cheese melt must serve hot. Another Tuna melt is super good but i kind of forget to take the picture of it before i finish :)  

Here is the Press release give away, I get a Pen, marker pen, apron (Not shown), 5 Starbucks voucher,  Regular Package Mooncakes set and key chain.  

Here you go, me with the apron. Don't forget my Extra Coffee Mocha Frappuccino Blended Beverage. * Thank you CK Lam for the photo.

Disclaimer: This is a personal food blog. The opinions expressed here are my own, based on my personal taste buds; others may have different opinions. Also, as we all know, qualities & standards of individual restaurants/food may change over time, so do note the time stamp on this review.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 0 comments By: Chan

Transformer phone by CSL, interested?

How much do you love transformer? It can be seen when you're holding it, and i am going to show it you. CSL had launch the world 1st transformer mobile. Transformers mobile? Yeah you read it right, it is Transformers mobile - CSL Transformers DS700. Three transformers were selected. They are Megatron Red Optimus Prime, Yellow Bumblebee and Grey Megatron. So which one do you like? Personally i choose Yellow bumblebee not because of BERSIH 2.0 :) 

They give out the small gift when you purchase that day, figuring phone deco. 

"Ready to die"

CSL got their mascot running around to attract people attention during the promotion and another guy wearing a signboard walking around. 

These are all the pretty sales gal that worked during the CSL promotion.

We were invited to Austin Chase for product review.

Oh, with Citibank card you get a discount of 10 + 5 %. 

Nice ambient actually. 

Product introduction. 

These are all the highlight for the CSL Transformers DS700 phone. 

Why they called it CSL transformer DS700? This is because they come in two set of  body, long one and short one. You can change you phone according to mood :)

Megatron Red Optimus Prime, i love the red :)

Grey Megatron, not a fan of grey phone.

Finally our tea break after the phone review, Hazelnut Latte (RM12.50), Signature Black Chocolate (RM13.00) and Strawberry Cream Frappe (RM14.00).

The Smoked Salmon Sandwich (RM11.90 – it’s 1/3 of the original size in photo)
If you are a fan of Transformer, you shouldn't miss this phone. Collect all three now! How much? Only at RM299, and it comes with touch screen with lots of features. So don't miss these if you are a transformers fan. GET it now!!! For more info please visit CSL.

Let me end with a transformers joke :

我:爸,你知道 Transformer 吗?
爸:Transformer 不就是那些电板上的...
我:不是啦,是会动的机器人啦,就很有力的,车会变成机器人那个​啊。那我问你,Transformer 的妹妹是什么?
我:那不是有Transmother 和 Transfath​er 咯?
弟:那Transformer 迟到了就叫 Translate 了.​..
我:Transformer 的毛就叫 Transfer,Tran​sformer 的任务叫 Transmissions !!!

Disclaimer: This is a personal food blog. The opinions expressed here are my own, based on my personal taste buds; others may have different opinions. Also, as we all know, qualities & standards of individual restaurants/food may change over time, so do note the time stamp on this review.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 0 comments By: Chan

Pulau Aman Trip 3 - Joy and fun at Pulau Aman

After reach the Pulau, we start exploring the side with our eyes. Although this is not a modern stylish place but it definitely best place for relaxation. Away from dirty ashes, lousy air quality, noisy environment and busy road. FYI, here you can hardly see any car as it have no road for car :)
You can have a cycling in the Pulau if you want. Canoeing as well. Pricing is cheap compare to city :)

This is the map for the whole island. Although you see two island but they actually connected during low tie :) Wah as you can see there are 18 places to explore. 

1- I just love the unplanned building like this, in hectic city, Penang all we can see is those well planned building structure where here we feel more relax as thing is not we used to see. 2- Ever dream of your house above the sea? 3- This is the famous floating restaurant.  

Some shots on the Pulau Aman Floating restaurant (Restoran Terapung Pulau Aman). 

Now not yet food time be patient, we still have alot of shooting to do. So let me bring you around Pulau Aman before we talk about the mouth watering mee udang, ya :)

No far from the Pulau Aman Floating Restaurant, there is a building which i not sure what is it for but it definitely good for fishing. 

I think this always one of the best spot for wedding pic, don't you think so?

Small wave that make the shot a marvelous one :)

Free time activity by the villager.

1- Small stall beside the road, let see what they selling in the stall?  2- The menu they showing don't look like what should be selling on a stall like this, LOL. I though they sell nasi lemak or goreng pisang. 3- Very romantic look chalet by the sea, IS PINK!!! 

This is one of their a very unique fruit they have in the Pulau Aman. It is call Buah Sukun in malay or Breadfruit. By its name we know that the fruit sure taste like bread smell like bread. As a food hunter i should have tasted it but i was too tired during shooting and didn't thought of trying out new food. How fail i am as a foodtok founder... Anyway outlook look like cempedak and inside taste like bread and potato. For such error of not being taste this unique fruit to offer at Pulau Aman, i will definately pay them another visit to correct my false action. 

This is how they get a new Buah Sukun tree. 

Here is the new chalet by the sea. See how near the sea is to the chalet? It is located just at the swallow path to the other side of the Island. Yeah i agree the local have to learn how to clear up the rubbish. Anyway it is a good location to spend a night with you love one. 

Next stop we went to the Telaga Emas. It have road sign along the way and some chalet above the sea as well. Not much thing to see although it is just another history places at Pulau Aman. 

Here is the history of the Telaga Mas. Telaga Mas? not sure typo or what. 

Our happy host Stephy, showing her excitement during the shooting.

Finally makan time. This is the menu at the Pulau Aman floating restaurant. 

Yeah this is the famous Pulau Aman Mee Goreng Udang. It tasted like Mee goreng that we can have in island but some how taste milder. The more you eat the stronger the aromo of the fresh prawn give out. It taste better every month. 

Here you go the Pulau Aman Famous Mee Udanag. Again the taste is flat and boring during the first mouth, then the more i eat the better it gets. It taste like tasteless hokkien mee at the first bite, but it taste better and better. Not to forget the fresh big prawn they gave us. Yummy yummy. 

This is the Mantis prawn i shoot at Pulau Aman. This is another must try item at Pulau Aman. It miss out the chance of trying out this as well. This is because we though RM18/KG is expensive. WTH, how stupid i am, i knew that the price for medium size mantis prawn cost around RM20++ but i am so blur that time though it is extremely expensive because of this i will be back at Pulau Aman again. 

Beside beautiful environment, relaxing building, fresh air, wonderful sea view, delicious food. Pulau also have alot to offer such as beautiful wild flora. As picture shown, green berry (Young berry), red berry (ripe berry which ready to be eaten) and black berry (not sure can use as a herb or not :)) Anyway i look this shot cause showing 3 level of life cycle of the berry :)

you can also see how they children spend their free time at the sea. Without worry and fear enjoying what mother nature got to offer. I believe we can't have all this in the city. some time i wish to be one of them. 

Time to go back, it is late afternoon. All the fisherman boat is park beside the jetty. 

Before you leave don't forget to grab some suvinial for you love one. 3 pack RM10 and depend on which one you want, anyway it is local made product. I am sure it will be nicer, fresher and cheaper too.

Yeah we reach back Penang with happy and sad cross emotional. Don't forget with a nicely tanned skin. 

Disclaimer: This is a personal food blog. The opinions expressed here are my own, based on my personal taste buds; others may have different opinions. Also, as we all know, qualities & standards of individual restaurants/food may change over time, so do note the time stamp on this review.