Monday, September 21, 2020

Kuantan-Johor Bahru Makan Road Trip

 Malaysia is full of good eats. So while we cuti cuti Malaysia as the border is still closed, we ought to Jalan Jalan Cari Makan as well! This is one of the many road trips we took recently from Kuantan to Johor Bahru and back. Hope this can become a guide for everyone else who has decided to take this route!

We drove from Kuantan towards Muadzam Shah heading to Segamat. The road is non toll but the road condition has improved a lot -- much wider, less windy and flatter. 

The first pit stop was morning tea at Segamat. This Chinese eatery is famous for the crispy Roti Canai with flavours like egg, sardine and onion. Their Mee Siam is equally delicious. 

Tengah Chinese Roti Canai

16, Jalan Cheng Kuok Tong, Kampung Tengah, 85000 Segamat, Johor

07-932 2681

We then stopped by this traditional bakery. The must buys are Tau Sha Peah (Mung Bean Cookies- with sweet/savoury variety), Hong Peah and Ma Fan (Twistie Biscuits). They have various packaging, catering to both own consumption as well as gifting purposes. 

Hock Hoe Seng Confectionery 福和成糕饼厂

B, 25, Jalan Segamat, Labis, 85300 Labis, Johor

07-925 1714

If you decide to stop halfway for lunch, I will suggest to try the famous fish ball noodles and grab the famous ogura cake from Family Bakery, both in Yong Peng town along Jalan Besar.

We took PLUS highway from Yong Peng to Johor Bahru. These are the two places that you should try as well. Both located along the cultural street in JB. 

Hiap Joo Bakery

13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor


They have the best charcoal baked banana cake in town. It's fragrant, fresh and soft without artificial preservatives, best consumed within the same day.

Salahudin Bakery

26, Jalan Dhoby,  80000 Johor Bahru, Johor.


This bakery is full of the memories from the old days. Their signature puff pastry with fillings are best eaten after being microwaved for 10 seconds-- mutton curry, classic potato curry, sardine and chicken curry. Their buns are also rich in the aroma of charcoal. 

If you fancy street food, you should definitely pay a visit to Tea Garden.  Fried tofu with dried squid and peanut rojak sauce, nasi lemak with fried chicken, egg tart, fried radish cake are among the must order items here. 

Tea Garden Bukit Indah

11, Jalan Indah 15/1, Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru.

From JB, we headed back to Kuantan by driving through Kluang. 

Restoran Hock Mun

3, Jalan Tembikai, Taman Suria, Kluang

Yum cha with their signature dim sums is the way to go when you are after some brunch. Prawn dumplings, custard lava bun, Cheong fun, fried yam balls with mince pork filling, Char Siew bun, bun with braised pork in caramel sauce and chive dumplings were all fresh and finger licking good. Musang King mochis are also their signature dessert. 

Yuen Fatt Biskut Sdn Bhd.

39, Jalan Haji Manap Nordin, Kluang Baru.

This is the place to be if you are after some traditionally baked pastries, especially great for gifts. Their Shang Hai Mooncakes are famous throughout the nation and we were lucky enough to be able to grab a dozen of boxes as we were disappointed on many occasions as they were sold out like hot cakes. They came in flavours such as red bean paste, lotus seed paste and pandan lotus seed paste with 0/1/2 salted egg yolks. Other pastries like Tau Sha Peah, Shao Bao and egg tarts are available all year long. 

There you go, our complete list of Kuantan- Johor Makan loop! *non-halal*

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Jiang Moi 姜小妹Bentong Ginger Tea

 Bentong is a piece of fertile land in the Western part of the Pahang state— with weather and mountainous terrain suitable for the cultivation of the famous Bentong ginger.

Bentong ginger has a distinct aroma and spiciness that is unlike other ginger. Those who have tried it will fall in love with it. We usually get our own Bentong ginger supply from the local farmers in the Bukit Tinggi area.  As Kuantan is about 2 hours drive away, we often store our ginger supply under piles of sand to maintain its freshness until our next visit. 

There are many ways to enjoy Bentong ginger. Julienne some and add them on top of a reared Patin fish fillet with some Bentong soy sauce to create a wholesome and nutritious meal for the family in 10minutes. Or julienne and deep fry them then garnish your pan fried red fish. Bentong ginger can also be fermented to transform into confinement wine which is a great ingredient for wine braised Kampung chicken aka free range chicken. One can also drink ginger wine to improve general well-being.

Besides that, Bentong ginger can also be made into tea. Ginger is rich in anti-oxidants which are vital to protect our cells against damage and illnesses such as common cold. In traditional Chinese Medicine, ginger is touted to warm up and strengthen the lungs, stomach and spleen. Ginger can also ease indigestion, stomach and menstrual cramps, nausea, vomiting and motion sickness. It helps to decongest the nose and lungs when one is down with cold.

Jiang Moi 姜小妹is a fully Malaysian owned company which produces Bentong Ginger Tea. Jiang Moi's tea is brewed for 5-6 hours under this strictest condition using organic brown sugar and 100% Bentong Ginger. It does not contain preservatives, artificial colouring and harmful additives. 

It is very easy to prepare Jiang Moi Ginger Tea. Each bag contains 24 individual vacuumed packed ginger tea powder. Add 200ml of hot water to dissolve and recreate that warm cuppa. The bag is resealable for convenience. 

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

I first came across ginger tea 姜母茶 during my travel to Taiwan. I was very much attracted to the spiciness and sweetness that immediately chased away the frigid winter. As long as it is consumed in moderation (1-2 servings a day), it can be an useful adjunct to ease medical conditions as stated. 

Get your own Jiang Moi Ginger Tea here. Don't forget to apply JiangMoi05 for more discounts upon check out!

It’s Hero Time with the new Ben 10 movie on Cartoon Network on 10.10.2020



It’s Hero Time with the new Ben 10 movie on Cartoon Network on 10.10.2020



Catch the Special First-Look Clip from the TV Movie Here!

“Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie” Images and Key Art

(Credit: Cartoon Network)


MALAYSIA, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020: The entire galaxy will come to a grinding halt as Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 takes over your screen right on the dot of 10am with the worldwide premiere of Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie.


On Saturday, October 10, fans of the Emmy Award-winning show from across the globe can catch the highly anticipated movie on Cartoon Network (Astro Ch 615 HD / 635), as well as on other WarnerMedia channels - HBO, Boomerang and Warner TV, and via the streaming service HBO GO. 


The action-packed TV movie will focus around a blast from Ben’s past returning to do double the damage on Team Tennyson and planet Earth itself, forcing Ben to go interstellar to save the day. Meanwhile, Gwen and Grandpa Max team up to help protect the world in Ben’s absence. But when our boy hero is confused for the villain in space, Ben must figure out a way to get back to Earth to help save it!


Leading up the movie’s premiere, loyal fans can also enjoy the Ben 10 “Power of 10” stunt airing every Saturday on Cartoon Network. These special episodes feature riveting moments with several of Ben 10’s most forceful adversaries such as Kevin 11, Steam Smythe and Vilgax, the insufferable intergalactic alien warlord.


Fans who want to embark on a thrilling mission with Ben 10 can also participate in the online Ben 10 Fan Challenge. From building their own epic Ben 10 battle to searching for hidden animated GIF graphics on the Ben 10 microsite, they will need to complete a maze of challenges to be rewarded with a downloadable Ben 10 Watch Party Pack. Visit the Ben 10 microsite: for more details.


The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and created, and executive produced by Man of Action Entertainment (Big Hero 6, Generator Rex), with John Fang (Mixels, Generator Rex) as executive producer.


Just remember – it’s hero time at 10am on 10.10.2020! Tune in to “Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movieon Saturday, October 10 at 10am simulcast on Cartoon Network, HBO, Boomerang, Warner TV and HBO GO.




Channel Details:

·        Cartoon Network: Astro Ch 615 HD / 635

·        Boomerang: UnifiTV Ch 555

·        Warner TV: Astro Ch 712 HD / UnifiTV Ch 451

·        HBO: Astro Ch 411 HD

·        HBO GO: download the HBO GO app at App Store or Play Store and get a 7-day free trial. HBO GO can now be accessed via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality



About Cartoon Network Asia Pacific

Cartoon Network, the leading kids’ channel in Asia Pacific, offers the best in original animated content including the multi-award-winning global hits Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Teen Titans Go!, Adventure Time and We Bare Bears; and Asia Pacific originals including Monster Beach and the International Emmy-nominated Lamput.


Cartoon Network is available in 17 languages and in more than 135 million pay-TV homes in 29 countries throughout Asia Pacific. Internationally, it is seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, and is an industry leader with a global offering of the best in award-winning animated entertainment for kids and families.


The brand is known for putting its fans at the centre of everything by applying creative thinking and innovation across multiple platforms. Cartoon Network also reaches millions more through its websites, games, partner platforms like HBO GO, and apps including Cartoon Network Watch and Play. In Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network, companion brand to Boomerang and POGO, is created and distributed by WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks.


Issued on behalf of Cartoon Network by IN.Deed Communications. For more information, please contact:

Sophia Lee

Tel: (6016) 229 7727



Rubini Maruthian

Tel: (6012) 220 7457





Friday, September 4, 2020

Gong Cha Introduces Its First-ever e-Drink Series with Shopee

Malaysians’ favourite bubble tea chain Gong Cha and Malaysia’s no.1 e-commerce platform Shopee are joining forces to bring all Shopee users an exciting range called the Shopee 9.9 Super Drinks that will sure tingle the taste buds, put a smile on everyone’s faces and have them wanting more. 

Introducing three special brews - the Mango MatchaLatte, Mango Latte & Mango Marble, these exclusive and special beverages are introduced in celebration of Shopee’s flagship annual shopping event - the Shopee9.9 Super Shopping Day. 

Mango Matcha Latte

The triple-layered and eye-catching Mango MatchaLatte consists of tangy mango puree, rich-flavoured matcha and creamy fresh milk. While some may wonder at the odd coupling and contrasting bitterness of the matcha and sweetness from the mango, they actually complement each other well when mixed together. Be bold and adventurous with this Mango Matcha Latte that will sure to stir your gastronomic senses. 


Mango Latte

The Mango Latte’s flavours are subtle and on point. The Gong Cha's freshly brewed green tea blends perfectly with the fresh milk while the bits and pieces of mango offers a unique and addictive texture to the drink. This refreshing and fruity version of a green tea latte is something you can’t afford to miss!


Mango Marble

The blend of mango, paired with milk green tea and Gong Cha's signature milk foam, creates a beautiful marble texture which gives the drink its name. The combination of rich, creamy milk foam and the floral taste of mango may just be that refreshing drink for you to sip on during a fun, road trip with friends. 

Gong Cha is introducing their e-drink series for the very first time where the drinks can only be purchased digitally via the Shopee app and collected at their outlets. Get the Shopee x Gong Cha e-drink series now exclusively on Shopee through the Food & Services Vouchers in-app portal. The Shopee 9.9 Super Drink vouchers can be redeemed at all Gong Cha outlets nationwide from now to 27 September. 

Fans can enjoy the drinks at an introductory price of RM7 (Normal price: RM10) from now to 13 September. Save more when you purchase the drinks at RM5 only on these special dates: 6 Sept and 9 Sept. 

Apply the code GC99 upon checkout to enjoy 30% coinscashback (capped at RM5) when you purchase the e-drink series on Shopee from 1 - 9 September.

The Shopee 9.9 Super Drink is introduced in conjunction with the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day, happening from now to 9 September 2020. Users who visit Shopeeare in for an exciting shopping event - free shipping with minimum spend of RM9, daily Shocking Sale with RM9 deals, 50% off vouchers as well as prizes worth up to RM 99,000 to be won through Shopee Games.

What are you waiting for? Visit now! 


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