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10 Minutes Quick Cook Recipe, Nutritious Borscht Soup

It is always too hectic and troublesome for a working couple to cook a healthy and nutritious meal. I know that as I am from the working class which I would also need to allocate some of my time for workout. Hence there won’t be much time for me to prepare a good and healthy meal. Therefore, for those looking for a quick preparation and also some nutritious food, other than plain ol’ salad you may want to try this recipe on how to cook borscht soup as an alternative.

Main Ingredients for Borscht Soup (portion of 3 – 4 bowls):

  1. Carrot – 1 -2 sticks, cut into cubes or chunks
  2. Mushrooms – 8 – 10 pieces, can be portobello or oyster mushrooms
  3. Fresh sweet corn kernels – 1 stick
  4. Tomatoes – 2 whole pieces
  5. Cabbage – 1/4
  6. Celery – 1 – 2 sticks
  7. Tomato sauce – 1/4 cup or 8 oz serving
  8. Butter – 2 tables spoon (can be replace by olive oil for a healthier option)
  9. Garlic – 2 cloves, finely-chopped
  10. Chicken broth – 1 bowl (can be replaced by vegetable broth for a healthier option)
  11. Apple Cider Vinegar – 3 table spoons (can be replaced with freshly squeezed lemon juice for a healthier option)
  12. Mixed herbs, sugar, salt and pepper – a pinch of each as seasoning

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Gartien Launches New Uji Matcha Pineapple Cake

From the previous Chinese New Year and the Mid Autumn Festival packages till the new Uji Matcha package, Gartien has marked a big step in the pineapple cake business. It was founded by a very young entrepreneur and then it has grown into becoming a well-known brand in the local industry. This is a very great achievement for a local producer.


The selling price per box with 6 pieces of Uji Matcha Pineapple Cakes is at RM36nett (self-collect only). A fix courier charge of RM10 & RM40 will be applicable to all deliveries within Peninsular Malaysia & East Malaysia respectively.

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Rasa Sayang Resort, F.I.P Lounge – Cakes and Coffee Buffet

Rasa Sayang simply means the feeling of love in Malay. It is also the name of one of the most exclusive hotels and resorts in Penang. It has always been a pleasure to chill and relax in this place.


F.I.P. (Fun, Interactive and Play) Lounge at Rasa Sayang Resort is the place where you can arrange for private functions or events.


Currently, F.I.P Lounge is also offering Coffee and Cake Buffet every Saturday and Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. This All-You-Can-Eat tea session includes 10 types of whole cakes, scones and cake pops with free flow coffee and tea. It is priced at RM 47 nett per adult and RM 24 nett for child (6 to 11 years old).

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Eastin Ku, Kampung Ku Ramadan Buffet – Eastin Hotel, Bayan Baru

Thinking of where to dine during the fasting month? Break your fast together with your loved ones during this holy month of Ramadan with Eastin Hotel! Enjoy an array of delicious, authentic and traditional fasting favorites! Selamat Berbuka Puasa!


For those who had read my post previously about Eastin Hotel, you will know how the ambience and food are like there. For reference: Swez Brasserie, Eastin Hotel – Showing You The Marvelous Malaysia Food


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David Brown’s Restaurant, Penang Hill – Relax and Elegant Dinner

David Brown’s Restaurant is the highest landed restaurant in Penang. The restaurant is located at the top of Penang Hill. The original owner of this house is David Brown who was one of the successful businessmen during British time. Among others which were owned by David Brown are significant places like Brown Road and Padang Brown.


This place used to grow strawberries back in the 80’s, hence it is also known as “Strawberry Hill”. However, due to climate changes, it is no longer possible to grow strawberries on this hill. However, with technology advancement the current owner is able to start growing strawberries again.


Although the restoration of strawberry plantation is still in progress, the place is beautiful enough with a huge lily pond right in front of the restaurant filled with gorgeous lilies.



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Laser OPS Laser Tagging Game, 1st Avenue – The License to Kill

Letting the imagination run wild is a way to enhance creativity. When I was a kid I used to imagine that one day we will be able to travel across galaxies and instead of mankind war, there will be inter-planet wars and the guns that we will loading  will not be bullets, but instead our primary weapon will be laser.


Activating the arcade mode in a dark environment with laser and LED lights to guide through the direction and targets is just like what was happening in the movie “TRON Legacy”.


Today, playing the futuristic laser shooting game is no longer the game for tomorrow, which we can only see on screen or based on imagination.


If you are looking for this kind of futuristic and adventurous shooting arena, you can always visit Laser OPS on the 3rd floor of 1st Avenue. It is just next to Break The Code. In fact, this place is still new where it was launched on last Saturday 23rd May 2015.


The game is usually segregated by missions. A mission is targeted for 20 minutes which includes briefing and vesting and actual game. The ticket pricing is as follows:

  • Off-peak (Mon – Fri) – 1 mission RM18/ person. 3 missions RM36/ person
  • Peak (Sat, Sun and PH) – RM21/ person. 3 missions RM42/ person


There are few types of mission, the most common one will be:

  • Free For All Non-Team Mode – Kill and shoot as much as possible regardless of which team
  • Free For All Team Mode – Kill and shoot as much as possible on opposition team
  • C.H.I.P.S Mode – Kill and shoot opposition team with lift on the vest. Once life drops to 0, reload at base is required. You can shoot at opponent base for 100 points for each shooting. You also have the super mode such as Deactivate Mode, Rapid Fire Mode or Spy Mode.


The team which was ready for the challenge on the launching day was in combat mode.


First to enter will be the briefing room where the rules and regulation of the game and mission were briefed to all the troops.


The mission rules which needed to be obeyed before any shooting.


After the briefing session, the next room will be the vesting room where all the troops will need to equip with their armor and gun.


The vest and gun are decided by computer and you are requireed to wear your number.


There will be green and red teams for the heads on.


The final room is the battlefield. This is where the shoot out and fire begins.


The futuristic war zone is a sneak preview for those who were invited on the launching day, which I am honored to bring my camera in this “no-camera zone”.


Red team base, get ready to shoot out!


Green team, on your mark!


Let the war begin!!!!


Well, lucky me. I am the top player for one of the missions.


Overall, LaserOPS is a nice sweat out game. It doesn’t require any physical contact yet you have to move fast to get as many points as possible. This is an ideal game for team building as well.

Operation hours: 11:am – 10:00pm (Open Daily)
Contact: –
Address: First Avenue Mall 3-13, 182 Jalan Magazine, 10300 Penang
GPS: 5.413293,100.331434
Instagram – @laserops

Nasi 7 Benua, KooBoo Kafe – A Different Way to Express Asia

Nasi 7 (seven) benua is known as the “Seven Continents Rice”. Some people also refer it as “Seven-coloured Rice”.


It is not easy to locate this place. Although there are many blogs about this place and also there is Facebook page about Koo Boo Cafe, yet the direction and accuracy to get to this place is still challenging. It took me almost 30 minutes to get to this place.


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