Friday, February 21, 2014

Estilo Spanish Tapas Bar & Grill @ Publika, KL

Estilo Spanish Tapas Bar & Charcoal Grill
(same row as The Bee)
No 34, Level G2 Block C5, 
Publika Solaris Dutamas, 
Jln Dutamas 1, 
50480, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 6203 9883

My weekends (if they aren't spent sleeping in) usually see me out trying new places to eat. As much as I like to cook, I also enjoy eating out. Look how fresh and vibrant the colours are in the dishes below!

Chicken Salad
Foie Gras
Can't remember what this was
Estilo Paella
Everything was tasty, but what surprised me was the Foie Gras. For the price it was listed (MYR 28//USD 9) we really weren't expecting much. But it turned out quite good. Affordable, tasty and great ambience.

Would definitely be back for seconds, posting this is making me hungry!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

An Exceptional week


I am so thankful and grateful for all the experiences that have been given to me. Last week was exceptional, I received a gift every day from Wednesday onwards. Two were belated birthday gifts and one is actually from myself to mark an achievement. I really really love everything which I have received!

I've been looking for a small sling, but never came across one which I liked or was willing to pay an arm for. This Longchamp sling is a tan leather and fits all my essentials. Perfect, really!

I used to be a Thomas Sabo girl, but after collecting all the charms I liked, my interest just stopped there. Now I have a new one to customise from Pandora! Simple and chic, I can even wear this on its own.

The Pandora boxes were gifted back to back. When I received the second box a day later, I was crossing my fingers that they wouldn't be the same item! These Cherry Blossom earrings are so pretty and dainty, plus I love the meaning behind this flower. 

My pearl collection grows each year, and each piece has been a gift so far. This is a beautiful classic piece which I will definitely treasure for years to come. The jeweller from Imayo, Isetan KLCC, mentioned he just brought this batch of pearls back from Tokyo just a few weeks back. This is set with 3 little diamonds on the dangle and the chain is adjustable so I can wear it long or very short/choker style- ingenious! 

And lastly, this beautiful leather bag from Gucci in a champagne colour with light gold hardware. I have not seen this colour on another bag aside from a Chanel jumbo lambskin and was super excited when I got this. The chains on the Soho Shoulder Bag can be pulled to one side to lengthen/shorten and carried 2 ways. Perfection!

Thank you all so so much for the beautiful gifts, words can not describe how lucky and blessed I feel to be showered with such material gifts and love.

The value of a gift is not measured by the price tag on it, but by the thoughts and consideration which were put into the gift selection..


Monday, February 10, 2014

Stolen heart

Spending our lunar new year out of the country is a norm in my family. Our travel destination this year was Japan, and we managed to cover quite a few cities and towns- Kyoto, Osaka, Odaiba, Shizuoka, and Tokyo.

Before we left, I already knew how much I would love Japan and was eagerly anticipating my first visit. All I can say is that, Japan has left me wanting more. The convenience of the cities, cleanliness, the people, THE FOOD!! I did not expect to like this country so much.

I had Japanese cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner the whole trip and when I came back, I still wanted more. I liked it so much that I even went to the extent of making them at home.

It's only been 2 days since we got back and I'm already trawling the web for good and easy Japanese cooking sites (Just One Cook Book is an excellent site!).

Toasting sesame seeds
My first attempt at Tamago-yaki, pretty easy! I used the recipe from Just One Cookbook, but would definitely add more mirin next time as I prefer them a little sweeter.

I also made Salmon Fish Head Miso Soup (doesn't look appetizing but I assure you was DELICIOUS!), a Coral, Rocket & Baby Tomatoes Salad with Citrus Sauce and Tamagoyaki. So simple yet hearty.

I've also always been interested in making bentos for lunch but never made the effort. This morning I actually got up earlier and made my sister and I each a set of the below:

Would love to make more bentos to take to work, and will be sharing them along the way.

Please do share if you have any links to easy cooking/bento making tips!