Sunday, March 17, 2013

Yamagoya Ramen @ Publika

As you all know, I'm a huge fan of Japanese Ramen (In fact all kind of noodles). Many fancy a bowl of pork based soup with their noodles, claiming that its the original flavour and irreplaceable. In my case, it doesn't matter whether its pork or chicken, I love it as long as it creates the perfect explosion of flavours.

I've had enough cookies and bak gua back at home so I decided to come back to KL on the third day of Chinese New Year to do some CNY visits. The boyf was working and I decided to drive around in the traffic-free city.

I went to Publika, Solaris Dutamas around lunch time. Many of the shops were closed because of the CNY break. It took me 30 minutes to decide what to go for (women!)  until I came across Yamagoya Ramen!
The bestie and I wanted to try it a while ago but the crowd was mad and we couldn't get any. Lucky for me, it was less crowded when I walked pass and immediately, I took my seat outdoor enjoying the beautiful weather.

Yamagoya Ramen  w Tamago. 

Gone through the menu quickly and I ordered their signature Yamagoya Ramen with extra Tamago. The service was great and my ramen was served within 10 minutes. Disappointment kicked in before eating by looking at the Tamago, it was obviously overcooked. Why they can never do it right? Dig into the good looking bowl, the flavour was good but nothing extraordinary. I liked the char siew but there was only two slices of them. Noodles were too soft for my personal preference. :(

My meal cost around RM30 including a glass of green tea. It was a 'so-so' experience for me. I probably will never queue for average quality ramen at such price.
Now that they opened another outlet in Fahrenheit 6th floor, Im wondering if its gonna be the same?

Yamagoya Ramen
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur,

Or maybe I should just stick to my favourite ramen at Marutama :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Win Passes to Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge March 2013

One party after another. It's about time for the vroom-vrooooom party!
Aren't you loveliest excited?

Since the first Johnnie Walker Black Circuit Lounge in Malaysia back in 2010, JOHNNIE WALKER® has consistently delivered money-can’t-buy insider access into the elite world of the pioneering Vodafone McLaren Mercedes™ Formula One® Team.

The collaboration between JOHNNIE WALKER® and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes™ goes back to 2005 and has forged an enduring partnership with a shared belief in innovation and progress, creating exclusive and exciting experiences that enhance and amplify the status of their fans.


This time round, JOHNNIE WALKER® presents the JOHNNIE WALKER® CIRCUIT LOUNGE, the new signature race party series succeeding BLACK CIRCUIT LOUNGE on 23 March 2013, which will see an exclusive gathering of A-list celebrities, leaders of commerce, and privileged competition winners to celebrate the race weekend at the Terminal 2, Skypark.

The JOHNNIE WALKER® CIRCUIT LOUNGE takes the glamour and sophistication of the iconic race party series to the next level by taking inspiration from across the JOHNNIE WALKER® range of whiskies, from the familiar BLACK LABEL® to the intense smokiness of DOUBLE BLACK™ and the creamy smoothness of the celebratory GOLD LABEL RESERVE™.

Simply put, we get to enjoy more flavours and some wonderful new drinks inspired by Johnnie Walker!

Charles James Wright, Senior Brand Manager, JOHNNIE WALKER® Malaysia, says “The JOHNNIE WALKER® BLACK CIRCUIT LOUNGE grew into one of the most anticipated race parties on the calendar over the past three years. In 2013 we intend to elevate STEP INSIDE THE CIRCUIT™ by fully immersing our fans in a more luxurious and exclusive VIP party experience that is CIRCUIT LOUNGE. The
launch of the new CIRCUIT LOUNGE signature race party series is complemented with the most audacious prize offerings that will give our consumers an unforgettable motorsport lifestyle experience that money cannot buy.”

Guests at the JOHNNIE WALKER® CIRCUIT LOUNGE can expect to revel in the exceptional taste of newly crafted, original whisky cocktails based on big bold flavours, created exclusively for the party:


The BLACK FLAVOUR LAB will feature top class international mixologists prepare and personally serve guests with a series of BLACK LABEL® cocktails designed to challenge and delight the palette.

The GOLD LABEL RESERVE™ bar will serve a variety of exquisite serves and cocktails, including the popular signature tipple “Fresh Gold”.

Also look out for the JOHNNIE WALKER® DOUBLE BLACK™ cocktail which is a new addition to the party.


The upcoming party will feature celebrated producer and DJ Ivan Gough, known for his eclectic remixes and legendary tracks over the past 10 years, along with the groovy beats of DJ Vogue Williams, the vivacious Irish model and DJ, and IMMA*BLEEP*YOUUP!, one of the most energetic local DJ trios in Kuala Lumpur.

As committed advocates of responsible drinking and in addition to the JOIN THE PACT initiative, JOHNNIE WALKER® will also be actively engaging guests with complimentary Evian® mineral water to reinforce the message of Never Drink and Drive and always staying in control.
Taxi services will also be on standby to ferry party guests home late.



Want to attend one of the most exclusive parties? Answer two simple questions and complete the slogan below in not more than 50 words to stand a chance to win 2 x Exclusive Passes to JOHNNIE WALKER® CIRCUIT LOUNGE!


1. How long has Jenson Button been in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes™ formula One™ team?
2. Who is the Global Responsible Drinking Ambassador for JOHNNIE WALKER®?

JOHNNIE WALKER® CIRCUIT LOUNGE is the definitive Malaysian race party because_____________ (not more than 50 words.)



Email your entries together with your full name, NRIC, address and mobile number to by 1.00pm on 19 March 2013.

Terms and Conditions apply. Judges decisions are finals and no correspondence will be entertained.

More info and photos at

Hope to see you at the party!

xx, LouiseXin

Saturday, March 9, 2013

9 Things To Do in Bali.

Gosh! The weather that burns lately is driving me nuts! 
Don't forget to drink more water and have a lot a lot a lot a lot of ice cream okie lovelies? :x
I couldn't help but recall our trip to Bali back in December 2012. Eventhou the rainy days didn't treat us well but what the hell, I could really use some love from rain God right now! 

So, if you're going on a trip to Bali. Here are the tips. 

1. Swim with Dolphins
One of the most ridiculous yet hell of an unique experience in life was the day R and I decided to swim with Ricky, our new best friend! It is not unusual to swim with dolphins in Bali as there are many agencies that offer you packages and etc. But why did I mention the word r-i-d-i-c-u-l-o-u-s? Because we jumped into the usually-friendly deep sea in it's unusual-cold temperature under the rain. :( 

We were brought to a floating sea pen in the ocean in a long tail boat that takes approximately 15 minutes. 
I was of course cursing like F because of the weather! But the moment we got introduced to Ricky, the cutest baby on earth! I almost forgot about the cold and shiver and cheated on R right in front of him! 

We hugged, kissed, played, and so much moreeeee. 
I never imagined I'll have such close contact with a dolphin in my life. The entire tour took us approximately 3 hours including shuttle for 79 Dollars/person. Like I said, it was a hell of a lifetime experience! 


I miss you dearly, Ricky!

2. See Uluwatu
There is a small temple on the cliff. You can google the story of the temple.
It is fine if you don't want to go visit the interior of the temple (crowded like no one's business), but you simply can't skip the magnificent cliff view that lays in front of you!





Be careful with the monkeys, they do steal!

3. Visit the shopping district in Seminyak
The street that gathered most of the high end spas & boutique lots from both sides of the road. You'll fall in love with the creative designs of each store; chic and trendy. 
Shopping or window shopping its up to you. But spending an afternoon there or more will never do you wrong. 

Fluffy pillows oh so love!

How do you like my new flip flops?


There are tons of restaurants, pubs or cafes door to door. 
Comfy atmosphere is always my pick. 
We walked into a neighbourhood-style coffee shop that reminded me of Artisans Coffee after spending hours exploring the street. 

Anomali Coffee @ Seminyak, Bali.


Latte latte @ Rp 25,000.00 


Beautiful Salmon sandwich, fresh ingredients unfortunately the taste was off  probably because of the sauce. 

Random pic that I thought it looks quite cool.

4. Visit Potato Head & Ku De Ta
Because it is a MUST. 
Yes, you must see the windows, you must hear the sea waves hitting on shore, you must have dinner or at least a drink in either or both of them! Why? - Because you need to #takepicha! 
Simply for - show off purposes. *runsss*


Skip the shit. 
I think it's great to spoil yourself once or twice during vacation. Yes, the prices at both places were a little high for Bali standards but what the hell, where else could you spend the night with delectable drinks on sunbeds by a huge pool facing the sea? Go at sunset hour, you'll have no regrets. 


Our dinner at Lilin's, Potato Head.



5.  Street Food
Street food often captures the character of the country.
The daily supply and fuel for life for the locals. It usually comes under a tent anywhere on the street, or as a motorbike with carriage with an attached light bulb; selling you the real taste of the country. If you take a second to doubt about it, you have no idea what you're missing.


My fav - Bakso

6. Balinese Massage
I don't know what you will be doing in Bali if you missed this.
Take one or two hours break and visit the massage centre. It is SO MUCH BETTER and cheaper compared to goddamn KL, price as low as RM 20 or slightly above depending on places and services you pick.
Tell me its expensive and I will __________ you.




7. Visit Tanah Lot
Although highly commercialized, it definitely deserves this ranking.
So beautiful it almost took my breath away.
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8. Visit Ubud, the city that features art and culture.
Browse through the local markets and have some fun bargaining for your best deal. Spend some time at the boutiques too, there are tons of beautiful steals waiting for you just around the corner.


Stargate; an unordinary gold & silver shop that customize unique pieces of jewellery.
Met some people who came all the way from Europe or others just to customize their favourite design of jewellery; lovely.




9. Go to the beach.
Although not as beautiful as some other gorgeous islands that you've visited before, Bali reserves some less crowded secluded beaches that are worth the dip. :P
I love staring at the black sand beach during sunset, it perfectly reflects everything in it's own way.


No I'm not narcissist, I wasn't looking at my own reflection. :P

Looks familiar?

They usually say 'last but not least' or 'keep the best to the end'.
In my case, I couldn't decide which attraction would deserve the last/best spot.
Kopi Luwak or Barong and Kris Dance? For this, please read my previous post. [Read]

Bon Voyage,

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

St Patrick's 2013 - It's going to be March More Fun!

The celebration of everything's green is back for the 7th year of Guinness St Patrick's celebrations in Malaysia with the the promises to be "March More Fun"! Last night, we celebrated the the first day of the month-long happiness at Havana, Changkat Bukit Bintang.

We arrived the area pretty early in order to avoid the after-office hour traffic. Being the first few early birds at the party, there was nothing better than a pint of ice cold beer to quench our thirst of the burning afternoon.


Stepped into the second floor of Havana, we were served with pints of happiness within second!
Instant cool down effect with air conditional blasting and drinks, you couldn't ask for anything better in life. :P


While waiting for the event to start, we were invited for game activities to win some "green" stuff.


Next thing you know who's the proud ones. ;)


At the event, we were told that only 200 odd lucky fans and friends of GUINNESS will get a chance to be part of the largest GUINNESS pub crawl in Malaysia. These selected participants will receive a special St Patrick’s kit consisting of 2 free pints of GUINNESS® and an exclusive GUINNESS® St. Patrick’s Pub crawl T-Shirt. They will also qualify to be part of the St. Paddy’s Hunt. During the journey, it will so March fun as the St Patty’s crawlers will be entertained by some of Malaysia’s most renowned comedians adding good humour to the trip.


Now, how do you gain the chance for being part of the biggest GUINNES St Patrick’s Pub Crawl,
you may:

1) Join to win exclusive pub crawl tickets by participating in our ‘Spot the Reveler Contest’! More than 200 tickets are up for grabs and more than 800 prizes including Limited edition Guinness Merchandise to be won daily!

2) Visit OR


More than 70 parties in a month! *Please visit GuinnessMY for activities schedule*

If you're a fan of the pint of black magic like I do, I bet you're interested of being a part of the country's biggest Guinness St Patrick's Pub Crawl! Promising you "March" more parties, "March" more exciting promotions on your favourite black brew, what are you waiting for to grab you pint that brings you "March" more fun & laughter?

A bit of 

Back to your drink,