Bros.Cafe, a Korean Dessert Cafe @Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2

I noticed the blooming numbers of Korean cafe in Klang Valley.

Not going to be a loser…Seremban here also has a nice & cosy Korean cafe. Hehehe…. Anyeong Anyeong ;-)

Fret not…its featured on this web leh… *wasehhh*

http://hype.my/noms/9-kickass-korean-cafes-we-love/

Bros cafe occupying both ground and first floor of the building, strategically located at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2. Merely 10 minutes drive after the Seremban toll exit.

I visited this cafe on 2 different occasions.

First visit was with my schoolmate@buddy, Wei Chi for a tea break.

Self service and only *cash term.

Orders are separated for ground and first floor. Cakes and drinks, you’ll have to place your order at ground floor. While for desserts/ bingsoo you gotto order it upstairs. Which I felt its quite troublesome. Imagine carrying the tray of bingsoo walking down the stairs. Luckily I didn’t roll down the steps. LMAO!

The upstairs counter to order bingsoo.

The all round windows made the cafe look bright and spacious.

some deco on the counter.

A guitar for display and some Korean products for sale.

Latte – RM9

The kind waitress gave up some colorful glutinous rice to go along with the drink.

Cappuccino – RM9

*I like the heart shape ♥ drawn on my drink*

“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.

~Howard Schultz
Bingsoo is a signature dessert in a Korean cafe. So we decided to order one and to share the serving.
~Types of Bingsoo served here~
I couldn’t decide which flavor to choose…the waiter recommended this Strawberry (RM20).
Snow ice mountain dish topped with cornflakes, red bean, and Haagen-dazs vanilla ice cream with glaze of strawberry syrup.
On a different occasion, I visited Bros cafe for the 2nd time during my sister’s birthday.
Dislike coffee? Perhaps you can go for Yuja Tea(RM9). A traditional Korean tea (herbal tea) made from the citrus fruit yuzu. Yuja (유자) fruit is thinly sliced with its peel and combined with honey or sugar, prepared as fruit preserves or marmalade.
Iced Latte – RM9
Nok Cha Milky – RM12 *recommended*
Nok-cha (green tea) is organic one all the way from Jeju Island, Korea. Its milky, creamy hence rich green tea taste for green tea lovers.
Cakes for the birthday gal… Choc Ganache Cake (RM13).
Banana Cloud Cakes – RM13
Not overwhelmed with the cakes. Somehow felt its a lil pricey.
Cacao Island Bingsoo – RM20 *recommended*
Snow ice mountain dish topped with cocoa puffs, cocoa Powder, Sweet Chocolate,
Haagen-dazs vanilla ice cream with glaze of milky chocolate syrup. Ideal for chocolate lovers….. like me! :-)
Before you leave…you can bring home some coffee grounds use for eliminating foul smell/ household odors. Its FOC anyway.

Bros. Cafe

Address: No. 297, Jalan S2 B13, Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan.

Operation Hours: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 11pm)

Contact Number: 066014880

More beautiful photos, hover to this blog:- http://wallace-leong.blogspot.com/2014/10/bros-cafe-jeju-island-nok-cha-bingsoo.html

Product Review: SKIN & LAB Dr.Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask

Do you have large pores problem just like an orange skin? Awww…. don’t feel sad. Today I am going to share something to fix your problem. Something which able to minimizes the enlarged pores.

When I received a parcel from Natta, I got my lil helper to unbox it. *buat kecoh* LOL!

Attached with a small gift and and a handwritten greeting card.

This is the product that I’m sharing today.

SKIN & LAB Dr.Pore Tightening Glacial Clay Facial Mask,
a product of Korea.

It comes in a tub size of 100ml. A lid to maintain the moisture content so that it will not dries up easily. For hygiene purposes, a spatula is also provided in every boxes. Using the provided spatula to scoop the sufficient amount to spread over your clean face.

How it smells?

Smells like fresh mud with hints of herbs.

How’s the texture?

Grainy & very cooling.

A gentle reminder to user before you use the mask. You will feel a sharp pain or tingling sensation the moment you spread the mask over your face. But the “pain” will gradually fade a few minutes later.

Above are the main ingredients used in this tub of mask and a diaphragm on how it works.

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A clay mask is a beauty product that is used to improve the look and health of the skin. The mask should completely cover the skin but should also not be too thick. This is because one of the key functions of the clay, which is to draw dirt and excess oil out of the pores, cannot be completed if the mask stays wet. If they layer of clay is too thick, it can take too long to dry.

When a clay mask is applied to the face, it should kept off of the skin around the eyes and mouth. This is because the skin in these areas is delicate and may become irritated by the clay. Once the clay has dried on the face, it should be washed away with warm water. Sometimes, when a clay mask is completely dry and ready to be removed, it looks as though it has become polka dotted, especially around the T-zone. These dots are actually little spots of oil that have been sucked out of the skin by the clay as it dried.

Spread the mask evenly on your clean face and leave for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse the mask off with warm water. Wipe the clay off with upward, sweeping motions. Remove any clay facial mask that remains with a washcloth and gently rub in circular motions. Do a final rinse with cold water to close the pores. Finish the facial with a toner and moisturizer

A note of reminder:- When you use a clay mask, don’t wait for it to reach the flaky stage before you start rinsing. Do the touch test: When you start to see it drying (which usually means it gets lighter in color) but it still feels a bit sticky, it’s time to wash. Reason is because There are three phases of a clay mask. There’s the damp phase where your skin drinks in the beneficial minerals from the outside. Then you have the start of the dry phase, which exercises your capillaries and stimulates blood flow as the mask cools and contracts. But then there’s the dry phase, which draws out moisture from the surface of your skin, causing dehydration and irritation. Not only does skin then feel dry, tight, and sometimes itchy, but when you counteract it by slathering on extra face cream, you’re just smothering your freshly cleansed skin.

 *on 1st trial*
pores are slightly reduced on certain areas.
*on 2nd trial*
Noticed the more even skin tone and the red patches are less visible. It also dries up my ‘whiteheads’
Retail Price : RM71
Click HERE to make your purchase or view more about products from Skin & Lab.

Dinner @Nichinan Jidoriya, Midvalley Megamall

I came across Groupon was having this deal from a Japanese Restaurant. Looks like a Japanese restaurant which I’ve not tried before. So, I thought since I’ll be going Boulevard Hotel for a family stay vacation, why not I purchase the coupon to bring my family there for dinner.

The deal was:-

  • Weekdays: RM20 for RM40 cash voucher
  • Weekends: RM24 for RM40 cash voucher
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the AL-fresco dining section.

Nichinan Jidoriya is a non-halal Japanese restaurant. Offering an extensive menu and its reasonably priced!

I like this wooden partition filled with all kinds of Japanese cups. Very creative!

From left:-

Seseri (RM5)

Hotate Buta Maki (RM6)

Kappa Maki (RM6)

Soft Shell Crab Nama Harumaki (RM18)

Soft Shell Crab Nama Harumaki was very nice. Light, crunchy and fresh.

Sashimi Set – RM26

Besides a plate of sashimi, this set comes with rice, miso soup, salad, watermelon and a chanwanmushi. The chawanmushi was so smooth and slippery.

Buta Suki Set – RM18

Buta Suki Set serves in a boiling kimchi soup.

Curry Nabeyaki Udon to Mini Tori Karaage Don Set – RM20

Everything look so colorful!

My baby, already 11 months old now.

Christmas deco at Midvalley Megamall.

Despite dining with coupon, we were served like a regular customers. The good service and food made us wanting to re-visit once again. We enjoyed dining here :-)

Click here for the MENU

Nichinan Jidoriya

G(E) 010 & TL(E) 09/02,

Ground Floor Mid Valley Megamall,

Lingkaran Syed Putra Kuala Lumpur 59200 

Lunch @Simply d, NU Sentral

Simply d offers an array of Western & Asian infused Pastas,Salads,Sandwiches & more. I was told that Simply d is from The Delicious group. A few friends shared about this place. Made me wanna try it too. Currently there are only 3 outlets available in Klang Valley. Located at Avenue K, NU Sentral, The Curve. The outlet at NU Sentral would be very convenient if you are using the public transport. Because NU Sentral is linked to KL Sentral :-)

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photo by my.locatedat.com

A simple and casual looking cafe. It was quite crowded on weekdays during lunch hour. Patrons are mostly white collar people.

photo by my.locatedat.com

Menu also simple.

My sis and I decided to go for this set. We both chose pasta inclusive of a drink. Top up another RM5 for an additional skewer. Choose between chicken or mushroom skewer.

Its self service here. You gotto place your order at the counter. Look what I got! Free ice cream! *showing my happy face to sis* You can claim your free ice cream on the same day or the next visit before the expiry date.

Sis chose Chili Chicken Pastamee using Angelhair pasta.

The chicken skewer was tasty & juicy.

Unfortunately the mushroom skewer was disappointing. Still quite raw leh… :-(

We had Iced Lemonade. Was quite bland. Instead of lemonade, I felt like it was a cuppa iced water with hint of lemon taste.

I had Sweet Basil & Cashew Nut Pesto with char grilled chicken. I chose linguine.

Love the vibrant color of the pesto coating the pasta. It was delicious.

Redeemed the ice cream after our meal. *check out flavor of the day from the counter* You can have a choice of ice cream in a cup or in a cone. I want cone!! I felt the taste of its soft ice cream more like a frozen yogurt. Probably because of its flavor. I like the Mango flavor. But not the white chocolate one.

wow…they also provide delivery which is good for sharing especially if there’s any occasions in offices.

Check out their website for further info:- www.simplyd.com.my

Simply d

(Opposite KL Sentral Arrival Hall)
Ground Floor – LOT G9
Jalan Stesen Sentral 5, Brickfields, 50470, Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03 2276 6607

Operation Hours: Daily 8am – 10pm

Happy Halloween @The Coffee Parlour, Seremban 2

What is Halloween?

Halloween is a secular holiday combining vestiges of traditional harvest festival celebrations with customs more peculiar to the occasion such as costume wearing, trick-or-treating, pranksterism, and decorative imagery based on the changing of the seasons, death, and the supernatural. It takes place on October 31.

Though it was regarded up until the last few decades of the 20th century as primarily a children’s holiday, in more recent years activities such as costume parties, themed decorations, and even trick-or-treating have grown increasingly popular with adults as well, making Halloween a celebration for all ages.

 

Did you participated in any Halloween party?

The Coffee Parlour at Seremban 2 has came up with the idea of introducing Halloween set meal in conjunction to Halloween day. The Halloween set meal was available from 25/10/2014 till 31/10/2014 for just RM18.80.

At The Coffee Parlour, they also serve aromatic coffee and cakes are made fresh.

This was the Halloween Set Meal. Eerie? Gross?

Earthworms topped with Brain Sauce

Its actually Spaghetti Bolognaise. Fingers are made of sausages. Nails are made of almond flakes. Eyes are made of hard boiled egg with olives.

The Witch’s Potion

Its actually F&N carbonated drinks with lychees+cherry.

Sweetened Graveyard

Its actually cookie crumbs+chocolate mousse

Lets eat dirt! Hahaha :-D :-D

It was a fun Halloween lunch! The menu was creative and the food was good. Although I felt the fingers (sausages) were quite ‘geli’ while eating it.

Wishing everyone Happy Halloween and have a nice weekend :-)

The Coffee Parlour

  • 230, Jalan S2 B10, Seksyen B, Uptown Avenue, 70300 Seremban
Tel: 06-601 5536

J.CO Donuts & Coffee @Palm Mall, Seremban

J.CO, the popular donut brand, originally from Indonesia has finally made its way to Seremban. The only J.CO outlet that you can find in Seremban is now located at Palm Mall. Are you also a donut lover?

“J.CO Donuts & Coffee is a lifestyle cafe retailer in Indonesia specializing in donuts, coffee and frozen yogurt.”

The ambiance, the environment is relaxing to have a drink or to gather with family & friends.

Spacious cafe with comfy seats. Do you spot a see through glass on this white wall? Its the production area behind this white wall. You could witness how’s the donuts are made there.

The Al Fresco dining area.

I need more J. Coffee in order to come up with more great ideas! :-D

HAHA! The quote on the wall is pretty true! :-D

J.CO merchandises

Do you like yogurt? How about a smooth frozen yogurt plus toppings (fruit)? And what matters most is…it is FAT FREE! ;-)

J.COOL yogurt served in 3 different sizes. Single, Couple & Sharing.

Assorted toppings to add on the yogurt.

Using coffee beans from Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Indonesia, your freshly brewed drink is served here at J. Coffee section. The drinks come in 3 different sizes. (Uno, Due, Tre)

The weather was hot. I needed something cooling and comes along with my favorite caramel. :-D

A cuppa Iced Caramelelo. (Caramel Latte)

Hot J.Coccino (Cappuccino + Latte)

Those baby donuts above are called J.Pops. Sold in a box of 12.

The donuts are made fresh everyday.

I was told that there are 30 over flavors.

Spoil with choice. Can’t decide?

Sampling their signature donuts.  Glazzy & Alcapone. Glazzy, the original honey and sugar that melts in your mouth. Alcapone, name similar to American gangster Al Capone. This donut has a smooth texture flavors, with the original Belgian white chocolate topping and almond California.

Another best seller donut here, Cheezy Rich, filled with cream cheese and topped with shredded cheese that comes from New Zealand. Ohhh…so cheezy!

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The donuts are fresh, soft and fluffy. Moreover its not too sweet. Besides that, the donut goes pretty well with a cuppa hot coffee.

10678867_10152629608462740_4422673924125355537_nSo, what’s your favorite pick?

JCO Donuts & Coffee

Lot 32, UG Floor, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 70200 Seremban.

(Near the main entrance of the mall)

www.jcodonuts.com.my

The Opening Promo of J.CO Donuts & Coffee @Palm Mall

Hey….good news to all my Seremban readers & all my sweet tooth readers!!

J.CO Donuts & Coffee has finally arrived Seremban!

In conjunction to the opening day on 17 October 2014, J.CO is giving out offer of:-

  • A FREE glazzy donut
  • Discount up to RM3 for any beverage at any size
  • Buy J.COOL Sharing with the price of Single

Simply by just Liking J.CO Donuts Malaysia FB page and claim this voucher(as attached) at the outlet..limited to first 1000 customers only.

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Location:-

Lot 32, UG Floor, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 70200 Seremban.

(Near Nandos)

Baby Jet 1st Experience @Wonder Pool Baby Spa & Wellness, Seremban

We often hear the adults went for spa. A way to pamper ourselves.

But these days babies too get the opportunity to go for spa. Hmm…the person who came up with this business is brilliant!

Before this, I’ve heard about baby spa. But they are all located in KL.

To my surprise, this newly opened Wonder Pool Baby Spa & Wellness in Seremban has given me a chance to bring Baby Jet to experience it!*Happy Mode*

I paid RM58 (NP RM88) during the opening promo and entitled for 30 minutes swim & 30 minutes yoga/massage session.

Here at Wonder Pool Baby Spa & Wellness, they offers Baby Yoga/Massage & Baby Swim. Consists of 2 small and 1 large pool. These small pools are suitable for smaller babies. The baby spa program, provides a supervised and social environment for parents and their babies to nurture the brain development, strengthen the respiratory and enhance motor movement of newborn babies.

 

Some stretching before going into the pool

Baby swim is for infants up to 3 years of age and is conducted in a warm-water tub within a temperature-controlled room.

What’s up mummy? Baby, are you ready to go for swim? (Swimming diaper is provided for the session)

The Benefits of Swim:-

  • Train motor movement (foot & body)
  • Improved muscle development
  • Build up confidence & self-esteem

Guess my niece would love to join in the fun too!

Baby Jet had a relaxing swim

After swim, the therapist will continue with massaging session using sunflower seed oil.

Benefits of massage:-

  • Improved baby sleep quality
  • Better sense of relaxation
  • Improved muscle development

Quite satisfied with their service and probably next month will bring Baby Jet here again . Baby feels happy, mummy’s pocket not happy. HAHAHA!
Hope they will come up with the idea to include mummy in the massage too. Hehe….

 

Contact Info:-

 

 

Ninja Joe has arrived Seremban

Hiak Hiak Hiak…… good news to Serembanian. Ninja Joe has arrived Seremban. Heard so much about their ‘pork burger’… somehow this was my first time trying it. *malunya… :-D

Located at Matrix Court, Jalan Lobak… the ninja arrived on June 13, 2014. Received overwhelming response from the Seremban folks!

You know what… the founder of Ninja Joe is actually a Serembanian. But how come they don’t open it in Seremban first hor? *feeling curious*

*trying to decide what to order from the simple one page menu*

Ninja Joe is an original Japanese quick serve concept best known for delicious pork burgers!

Chefs at work. More grilling and frying of pork patties and bacon. Yummss…

The dining area is rather small with limited seating place. Hmm… I suggest they should improvise their ventilation system. Because the kitchen area is quite open. In result the place was kinda smokey.

Chuck – RM15.90/set

Named after the one and only Chuck Norris, this burger is packed with everything = Juicy quarter pound pork patty, a whole egg, cheese, crunchy veg, topped with crispy onion rings and most importantly…REAL BACON!!

Spicy Ninja – RM8.90/ set (comes with crinkle cut fries & a drink)

Oriental Ninja – RM8.90/set (substitute fries with Shurikens by topping up RM2). Shurikens are deep fried mashed potato + pork patties. I felt the texture was abit tad soft but tasty!

Shuko – RM6.90. Like our Chinese mantao with pork belly. The warm and soft mantao sandwiched with tasty pork belly was delicious.

Look at my baby’s face expression! I think he was drooling too. Just like mummy….. hehehe….

Verdict : I like their soft burger buns and also the tasty and moist pork patties! Yummeh….

Ninja Joe Seremban

No. 20, Matrix Court,Seremban.

Brunch @Coffee & Dreams, Seremban 2

I am not a heavy coffee drinker. But I love the fact that there are more coffee joints opened in Seremban 2. Currently there are 4 (did I miss out any?). 4 is definitely a small number compared to KL. Anyhow…quality is more important than quantity right? hehe….

I’ve just visited Coffee & Dreams located at Uptown Avenue, Seremban 2. The so-called happening place in Seremban 2 with restaurants and pubs.

I enjoyed having a cuppa aromatic coffee in a cosy environment.

“A coffee a day keeps the doctor away”

Lets see if Coffee & Dreams is ‘my cup of tea’.

Cakes, muffins, pudding and pastries are served here.

I also like the quiet and calm environment when I was there. Service was not bad too.

Selections of ‘hot drinks’ on their menu.

The current on going promotion for breakfast, lunch and tea time which I thought its a good deal.

The free glass of watermelon juice upon ordering lunch from their on going promotion.

Latte

Chocolate Mint

Cappuccino

Full Spaghetti with Ham – RM15.90

The spaghetti bolognese was alright but not memorable.

Chicken Chop

Skinless and boneless chicken chop was grilled to perfection and drizzled with fragrant black pepper sauce. Alongside with some greens. The chicken meat was tender and also tasty. Quite good.

I wanted to try their waffle. Therefore I went for original flavor;

Butter & Syrup Waffle – RM6.90

The waffle turn out to be quite nice. Not dry but fluffy.

Mille Crepe (Vanilla). There were actually few other flavors…but I chose to try the original flavor. Want to try the originality ma… hehe.. Unfortunately I felt that their mille crepe was just average. Too much cream I felt. A nice mille crepe shouldn’t look collapsing, right?

This “I dunno what name” chocolate cake was better.

Yay…I finally got the chance to taste this handmade pudding by Sweet Montage. There were few other flavors, but I chose Salted Gula Melaka. Price at RM7.90 for a small jar… a lil pricey?? But I love everything from the packaging, the taste and the texture. Wobbly texture and wasn’t too sweet. Like a combination of custard & tau fu fah :-)

Verdict: If you notices… I actually visited Coffee & Dreams on 2 different occasions. First round was for drinks and cakes…2nd round to sample the food. Eventually the drinks (coffee) tasted better on my 2nd visit… first visit made me felt that the coffee taste was rather mild. I hope they will be more consistent in brewing their coffee. Will definitely return for more coffee and food ;-)

Click HERE for Menu.

ADDRESSNo.199 Jalan S2 B14, Uptown Avenue,
Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban, N.S.D.K. Malaysia

HOURS OF OPERATIONMonday-Sunday: 8.30am-11pm

CONTACT INFOEmail: enquiries@coffeeanddreams.com.my
Telephone: 06-601 3855