Monday, January 21, 2019

Chicken + honey 关丹美食分享

太好了 久违的东海岸博客组又聚在一起了。这一次要带大家到 Chicken+ Honey 尝试一下大马人都爱的炸鸡。我是应店主的要求转身为华文部落客 呵呵

Chicken + Honey
20a, Jalan Putra Square 6, Pekan Melayu, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang
013-399 8889

在炎热的天气,这里的用餐环境很舒适。店面摆设典雅,也设有冷气 。

这里的招牌菜是韩式炸鸡翅。这是一份十二个鸡翅的单点。如果叫套餐,也附送茶水和鸡饭。口味方面我们选了六个蜜制鸡翅,另外六个韩式辣酱。这鸡翅表面是稍微带有黏性的,炸的正好,肉质口感鲜嫩,鸡汁香浓。

当然也少不了传统的炸鸡翅。原味带有盐和胡椒的香气,是小朋友们的最爱。他们家独特的超辣炸鸡翅还真是个极限挑战啊。真鸡不可漏相,味蕾马上就被辣麻了。店长还很客气的说他们只是用一般的辣椒粉罢了。

这里店主贴心的附上手套。大家可安心吃鸡翅,不怕弄脏手 。

想吃正餐的食客我会介绍烤鸡饭。香喷喷的鸡饭配上了烤的嫩嫩的鸡大腿,脂肪都被烤溶了,剩下香香有嚼劲的鸡皮。辣椒很好吃,也是鸡饭的必加佐料。

只是如果您饭量大的话,就要加饭啦。

专为小斌点的清汤鱼丸米粉。清清淡淡的,很适合解油,吃了暖胃。他超爱的,吃了大半碗。

其他小吃包括炸饺子。这一直来都是我的弱点。超爱香脆的外皮,鸡肉与香菜组成了多汁的内陷,赞!

炸金针菇。脆的不得了,咬的很上口。就像零食咬着咬着就完啦。

这里饮料的种类也是相当多的。从左起,荔枝、泰式奶茶、柠檬酸梅、烧仙草、荔枝茶、柠檬汁。冷冻甜甜的味道很解暑,也很解辣。缓和了鸡翅的辛辣 。

甜点方面就来份榴莲起司蛋糕吧 。这里的蛋糕偏奶油味,带了淡淡的榴莲清香,不油腻,也不过甜。冷冷的,口感倾向冰淇淋。一家大小都超爱哦。

就介绍到此。评评分我们给了7.5星。大家不妨试一试,觉得我写的到位的,不忘点赞分享噢。

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Asian skin care featuring Elle foaming facial cleanser and water oil


No discriminations intended. But Asian skin is indeed very different from their Caucasian counterparts. Therefore our skincare needs differ too. How different is it?

Asian skin generally
  1. Tans more and burns less because of more melanin
  2. Has early pigmentation in 20s is common
  3. Has dull and uneven skin tone
  4. Is more sensitive and drier
  5. Is more oily

Read more about Asian skin on femalemag

So I love Asian skincare products! Elle has s range of skincare products designed in Taiwan. This series mainly tackle skin problem 2+3+4+anti-aging!

Elle skincare foaming facial cleanser

The main active ingredient is red algae procured in France. It contains sulfated polysaccharides (carrageenan), peptides, carotenoids, and fatty acids. This forms powerful antioxidants that not only helps to protect the skin from damaging UV, but also neutralizes free radicals formed as a result of air pollution.

When applied, the cream cleanser foams up slightly in contact with water. The foams can penetrate deeper into the pores and cleanse the impurities away.

I love the 'oceanic scent’ of the cleanser which is a bit salty sort of smell and lingers for some time after it's washed off. My face felt so clean and fresh without being over dried.

Would I buy again? Yes because the last time I bought a red algae cleanser cost 3 times more than this from my previous facial salon. Definitely value for money!

Get it from AllYoung Malaysia here.

Elle Iris Water-like Oil

This is such a mind boggling name when I first came across it. I'm sure you are wondering what it does for your skin. It's a facial oil that is so lightweight and non greasy that it looks and feels like water! In short, it works like a moisturiser.

The list of active ingredients are all oils!
-argan oil (high vitamin E and fatty acid content)
-plantasens AJO (a brand itself that boasts the use of plant-based actives, multi-functional emulsifiers, and a broad selection of emollients)
- squalene (antioxidant and anti-inflammatory for aging and acne prone skin)
- kalpariane (boosts synthesis of hyaluronic acid)
- dipeptide and hexapeptide (stimulates collagen production)

How to use it?
Use it after cleansing and toning. Squeeze 1-2 drops onto the palm and rub until microbubbles form. Gently massage it onto the face. Cup the face with the warmth of the palms to enhance absorption.

This water-like oil is absorbed so well that I felt a boost to my skin condition. At the same time, my face maintains non greasy after a long day out. I have been going out with my bare face recently because I feel more confident with my skin condition now.

Not only can it be used on the face, it can also transform into hair oil, lip balm, cuticle oil, body oil and mix it with blush to create a ruddy complexion.

I love how hydrated my lips are are after a drop. Note that I have developed problems with dry and cracked lips after recovering from a severe bout of lip ezcema.

Would I buy again? The price is a bit steep but with the CNY promotion, I would. Because I can get a free Swissvita travel kit set haha with the current campaign. The multiple functions is really useful especially while traveling to downsize my luggage.

Get this at AllYoung Malaysia website here.

And a healthy skin must be well hydrated! Adequate water consumption is the key. Therefore, having this A5 size memo bottle by Elle makes it so much easier. I love how it's transparent and lack of difficult small corner so I can clean it easily. The size of 420ml makes it fit easily into my handbag so no more excuse of not bringing my own water.

Besides that, it can keep water from -20 to 90 degrees Celsius! Being BPA free, the memo bottle is definitely safe for use. And its shape also makes it easier to hold.

These 3 great Elle products really rejuvenates one inside out. My complexion has started to glow despite being severely sleep deprived caring for baby Yi. The duty of a mother :)

Monday, January 14, 2019

All About Mouth Ulcers Featuring PerioLacer Bioadhesive Gel



Hands up if you have never suffered from the pain of mouth ulcers! Lucky you! Because you are the rare ones. I particularly dislike the feeling of having to eat or brush my teeth when I have mouth ulcers but they are common.

Why mouth ulcers develop? Mainly we have ourselves to blame :(

  1. Accidentally biting and injuring the inside of my cheek (the damn moment when eating)
  2. Injured by toothbrush (cursing under my breath while brushing)
  3. Injured by the friction against misaligned or sharp teeth
  4. Injured by friction against dentures or braces
  5. Poor oral hygiene
  6. Burnt from eating hot food (ehem, guilty as charged for a food lover like me)
  7. Vs being too health conscious by using strong antiseptic or mouthwash (Ironic, yeah?)
Most of the time they are harmless and heals around a week without treatment. If they don’t clear up by 10days or they happens too frequent, watch out for the following causes and see your friendly dentist ok.
  1. Cold sore aka Herpes simplex infections
  2. Oral thrush
  3. Mouth ulcers
  4. Autoimmune disease such as SLE, lichen planus
  5. Drug reactions
  6. Crohn's disease

The annoying symptoms of mouth ulcers can be managed with good oral hygiene, regular mouth rinsing, hydration and avoiding spicy and sour food.


PerioLacer Bioadhesive Gel is one of the effective treatments for mouth ulcers. The main active ingredients are chlorhexidine (medical grade antiseptic which at a different concentration is used in skin preparations before surgeries and procedures) and salicylate (reduces inflammation, hence alleviates swelling and pain).

Interestingly, the effect of chlorhexidine in this preparation lasts as long as 48hours!

The tube comes with an applicator tip which makes it easier to direct the medication. After brushing, either use a soft toothbrush or clean finger to apply the gel 2-3 times daily to affected areas. Do not rinse and avoid drinking for about 30 minutes to make sure the medication stays there.

Besides mouth ulcers, PerioLacer Bioadhesive Gel can also be used in the following conditions:
  1. Frequent dental caries
  2. Gingivitis (inflamed gum)
  3. Stomatitis (inflamed corner of mouth)
  4. Periodontitis (inflamed tissue around the teeth)
  5. After dental surgeries such as scaling, wisdom tooth surgery

I like how the gel is not runny and stays easily in the mouth after application. The slight menthol flavour helps to lessen the pain too.

As with my recent post about SensiLacer, PerioLacer Bioadhesive Gel is a product of Lacer company from Spain. It costs RM37.50 from PMMII.com

Or shop for other LACER products here.

My lucky readers. You get 15% off all Lacer products straight imported from Spain when you use this code PMANGEL until end of this month. Hurry now!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Chinese Malay fusion at Muar E Kopitiam


Nestled in the Beserah area is a well loved kopitiam by local Kuantanese. It's been around for the past 10 years. People used to come here for breakfast/brunch with its excellent coffee and bread. Now the menu has expanded so much that it's even full during lunch and afternoon tea.

Muar E Kopitiam
a643, Jalan Beserah, Kampung Alor Akar, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang
09-567 9324
https://g.co/kgs/DgAUEh
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Muar-E-Kopitiam-204565746235371/

By the way, there's another smaller branch opposite Grand City Hotel which very few knows.

Our small Blogger Pantai Timur group- Is, Amer and I had the honor of doing a food review here recently.Read Amer's and Iskandar's blogs here


On a lazy Saturday morning, we enjoyed a hearty breakfast at Muar E which means satisfying in Chinese.

The must orders in their beverage menu are these!

Bottom right-
Traditional Muar E hot coffee- a special coffee blend from Muar made with both evaporated and condensed milk. Its smooth taste owes to the open secret technique of making the cuppa with a cup scalded with boiling water.
Muar E milk tea- using the same combination of milk and replacing the coffee with fresh tea leaves straight from Bharat tea plantation at Cameron Highlands. Definitely a must try for milk tea lovers.

Upper right-
Muar E green coffee- those who love their coffee a bit stronger and more aromatic made by vanilla.

Lower left-
Muar E black coffee- for the hardcore black coffee fans. This cup is strong and more bitter. A great kick start for the day.

Upper left-
If you can't have enough of Muar E coffee, bring their coffee sachets home! It contains 30 sachets excellent for gifting too. And it's all without sugar for the health conscious.

Not a fan of coffee? Muar E has you covered. There are 3 special types of cold pressed juice (a way of extracting fruit and vegetable juice without destroying the molecules). These boosts the immune system and energy level. No added sugar/preservatives.

Immuno orange (apple, orange, carrot)- a classic juice that all children will love
Sharpy red (beet root, apple, orange, carrot)- the sharp earthy taste of beet root is much harmonized by the other ingredients
Glorious green ( apple, pineapple, mint, spinach)- surprisingly refreshing and minty. Taste more like pineapple juice.

Their food, has heavy influence by the lovely manager Jo Ann- Chinese Kelantanese heritage.

Stir fry pan mee is one of their signature. Slightly chewy homemade dough shredded by hand, blanched, then stir fried with caramel sauce. Topped with crunchy fried anchovies and shallots to create a complex texture. A great comfort food. For more punch, choose the spicy version.

Mee Siam is the second signature dish. Instead of the usual sweet sambal taste, it's stir fried with lime leaves which creates a taste similar to TomYum.

The rendang chicken here has a very generous portion of kerisik aka coconut butter ( Coconut grated, toasted, then ground to a paste). A yummy twist as it matches so well with the yam rice.

Chee Cheong Fun is of the famous Pulau Tikus style. It's a thin pastry, much like laksam for the Malay version, steamed and eaten with a sweet sauce. This special recipe contains prawn paste and peanut butter, sprinkled with the freshest sesame seeds.

Even the achar here is so unique. Vegetables boiled then preserved with vinegar and a special combinations of spices or rempah together with crunchy grounded peanut.

There's just so many more to introduce! With 60 options in the menu which is improvised every year.

Nasi goreng kampung fried with just enough heat or wok hei in Cantonese.

Otak-otak crumbed and fried. A great crowd pleaser that goes well with mayonnaise.

Garlic bread made with sliced French toast, Tartura butter and coriander. Crispy outside, soft inside :)

Toast/steam wholemeal bread with Tartura butter and smooth kaya.


Pulu Lepa kelantan. Only available when there's fresh supply from Kelantan. Just like how nasi dagang is only available on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Our verdict 8/10 for the authenticity and yumminess at an affordable price tag :)

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Oral care for the sensitive teeth featuring SensiLacer



I am very lucky because I have never had dental caries before. You may ask my secret- I don’t have Darlie’s white teeth but I do make sure I brush my teeth at least twice a day, as well as avoiding sugary food.

I don’t floss (which any dentist will tell you rightly to floss) but I am blessed with small teeth so there are gaps in between them and food doesn’t get stuck. And I am guilty of missing my half yearly dentist appointment now and again :p But my last scaling was up to date in mid 2018 which is important to avoid plaque buildup.

But I do have problems with sensitive teeth. Sometimes, hot or cold drinks don’t agree with me. Sadly, this is most likely that some of my enamel has worn away.

These are the possible causes of teeth sensitivity-
  1. Excessive abrasive brushing
  2. Excessive acidic food (soda, sticky candy and high sugar carbs)
  3. Teeth grinding
  4. Bleaching
  5. Shrinking gums due to aging (after 40s)
  6. Gum disease
  7. Cracked tooth/filling

Read more about sensitive teeth on webMD

Unfortunately or fortunately, there was no obvious cause found for me. So I resort to the help of toothpaste for sensitive teeth which is the first line of treatment.

SensiLacer hails from Spain in which it’s been leading the market for the past 70 years. Interestingly, SensiLacer does not only alleviate teeth sensitivity, but it also treats it by blocking the dentinal tubules, reducing pain nerve activation and remineralizing the enamel.

Again, studies have shown solid evidence of SensiLacer providing pain relief in 3 days and eliminating sensitivity in 1 month. As for me, I have noticed significant improvement within 2 days of using the product.

The main ingredients that get the job done are
  1. Potassium nitrate- reduces teeth sensitivity
  2. Fluoride- remineralizes the enamel, reduces teeth sensitivity, avoids teeth decay
  3. Silicon dioxide obliterates- barrier against substances which cause teeth sensitivity

I love the mild minty and sweet pleasant taste of the toothpaste. It can be used daily by brushing after each meal or even by applying directly onto the sensitive teeth when the pain gets intolerable for quick relief.

Being gluten free also makes SensiLacer suitable for patients who suffer from coeliac disease, which is a condition whereby gluten consumption can cause small bowel inflammation, malabsorption and diarrhea.

SensiLacer Toothgel 75ml is now available on PMMII.com at RM31.50

Or shop for other LACER products here


But my lucky readers. You get 15% off all Lacer products straight imported from Spain when you use this code PMANGEL until end of this month.

Give it a try if you have sensitive teeth like me to avoid suffering from feasting this CNY :)

Friday, January 11, 2019

Sothys products to your doorstep

Do you know that now Malaysians can get Sothys products online! Now I am sure many of us are familiar with Sothys’s products. You are missing out if you have not heard about Sothys. Originating from Paris, it’s a famous skincare brand that has established itself over the past 70 years.


It is so well known that it’s being featured in many female lifestyle magazines such as Marie Claire, Cleo and Nuyou. The list of prestigious awards won is equally impressive including the brandiaureate Best Brands- the most celebrated brand, skincare and beauty from 2013 to 2016. In fact it has also received the world’s most iconic brands award last year.

But Sothys has not gotten complacent. Besides the coveted exclusive Christmas Collection, Sothys has also introduced a range of anti-ageing skincare regime after 2 years of extensive research and development. The 3 coffret sets-     nutritive, energizing and rejuvenate sets are what I really want for Christmas this year. They aim to save our skin from all those nights partying away with powerful night cream and serum.


With the slogan, age does not have to be a secret anymore, the Secrets de Sothys range harnesses the power of  peach leave glucans, hynea algae and retinol like chicory extract as well as collagen. The set includes premium youth cream, eye and lip youth cream.

There’s even certain technique in applying the creams for optimal results.

Sothys girls are also there to help if you have any questions. They are skincare professionals who have undergone extensive training in the beauty industry and are there to assist and make individualized plans for your skincare regime.


There are many physical stores throughout Malaysia including Klang Valley, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Johor. To make things even more convenient for folks like us from the East Coast for example, head to their e store for exclusive deals and free shipping for orders RM200 and above.


For busy working ladies like me, you can also opt for the Auto Recurring Order Program in which order will be done automatically every 2 months at discounted price ( I calculated about 23% discounts for each recurring order). I suppose this is a form of loyalty program offered by Sothys.


Of course, men nowadays are becoming more conscious about their skin too and the girls at Sothys have it covered with the simple regime consists of eye roll-on, facial cleanser , hair and body revitalizing gel.


What’s more, grab your RM15 off now by subscribing to Sothys’s newsletter. And another RM20 off when you refer your friends to become a member of Sothys.

Hurry up and get shopping this Christmas at Sothys!



Thursday, January 10, 2019

Non invasive facial contouring featuring ID. AZ Face Fit Cu-V Tensioning Sleeping Pack


Welcoming a newborn home brings so much joy and of course many sleepless nights. I can't recall a non-fragmented sleep since the Bing's birth in 2016 to be honest. And we all know the importance of beauty sleep for glowing complexion.

Since it's nearly impossible for me to have good sleep in the next few years, sadly, I depend on good beauty products. For a busy person like me, being a full-time doctor and mother of 2, as well as a part-time blogger, my beauty regime needs to be simple.

Therefore, sleeping mask is one of the essential items in my beauty cabinet. Why do we need face mask? It hydrates, deeply cleanses, unclog pores, stimulates circulation and also increases the penetration of the other skincare products applied beforehand. But the typical sheet mask can undo all the good if applied for too long. For someone who almost always falls asleep all relaxed by the mask, sleeping mask is the solution.

I'm sharing about the latest sleeping mask from the holy land of the beauty industry-- Korea. ID.AV sleeping mask is manufactured under the ID group which is a reputable company specializing in cosmetic surgeries as well as non invasive beauty products-- for facial contouring called Placosmetics (plastic surgery+cosmetics).

There's even an ID hospital which has plastic surgery, dermatology and dentistry services all under one roof. It's the only certified plastic surgery in Korea with more than 18 Years of experience led by Dr Park Sang Hoon.

ID. AZ Face Fit Cu-V Tensioning Sleeping Pack

I love how sleek the design is. I'm excited to look at the 'shiny' contents of the jar.

This sleep mask aims to lift, slim, whiten and smoothen the face. These are the main culprits which make people appear aged.

ID has conducted its own small scale study to prove the effectiveness of this sleeping mask which looks at elasticity, density and lifting effect with significant improvement. That's all without surgery or filler injections! Being a doctor myself, I always look for research evidence in the usefulness of the product and this ID product is impressive. 

There's an extensive list of ingredients stated on the packaging. I would like to bring your attention to the many botanical extracts used like Shea butter, chondrus ciprus, sugarcane, macadamia, turmeric root, sage, synthetic beewax as well as plant based oils. This harnesses the power of nature and phytonutrients, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin too.

All of these goodness compressed into 30ml.

It's so simple to use. After cleansing, toning and moisturising, just apply the mask on the face (just small amount like in my photo) then gently tap the face to ensure absorption. And let the mask do its magic. It can be used on a daily basis. I do have a big square face so I really look forward to seeing the results.

The texture is more on the creamy, slightly sticky and oily side but easy to spread and doesn't congeal. Surprisingly, my face was not oily at all after application. Even though it's lightly perfumed, there's no significant scent left after a few minutes.

Me a few days after using the mask. My skin felt firmer and smoother. And I did notice a more V shaped face. Time to lose some fat after delivery.

I can't wait to look my best during this CNY with the help of this sleeping mask. My perfect confinement companion besides soiled diapers and wet wipes :p

Want to reap the benefits of a facelift without plastic surgery? Grab your own ID. AZ Face Fit Cu-V Tensioning Sleeping Pack from Watson's now at RM199 (original price)- either from your local store or online.


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