Tuesday, 26 January 2016

REVIEW ON JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015 SUBSCRIPTION &GIVEAWAY

Hi Foodies =),

I am really sorry for this slow update and everything.  I will just save those rambling for some other days. Life is currently a mess for me but I shall not dwell on it now. XP


Japan Candy Box is the sweetest monthly Japanese candy subscription box. Receive a box containing 8-10 hand-picked quirky candies and snacks from Japan, delivered directly to your home every month.

Candy Box will send you the tracking code once your box has been shipped from Singapore. I got the tracking codes by the end of November but then it was shipped from Singapore two weeks later.  That is if you are wondering why the box is not shipped from Singapore by the end of the Month.


Let's check out this box and there is a giveaway by the end of the post so do join this giveaway to win a box of the Japan Candy Box.


JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015

Here is how it looks like once you open the Japan Candy Box.  Such cute packaging.

JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015


There is a card with description of what is inside the box =). Such a sweet note with Sweet Xmas written by hand.

JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Here is the inside of the box. Full with assortment of candies XP!

Moko Moko Mokolet 3 Candy Toilet Kit
Puccho Pyramid Blue Soda Ball Candy
Coris Mizuame DIY Syrup Candy Kit
Meito Puku Puku Tai Fish Shaped Wafer
Pine Deka Pudding Candy
Meiji Pucca Chocolate Filled Pretzel
Fujiya Milky Sweets
Tohato Caramel Corn
Meiji Cola Flavored Popping Candy 



JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Moko Moko Mokolet 3 Candy Toilet Kit 

Moko Moko Mokolet Candy Toilet
You actually assembled the parts into tiny toilet.  There are two flavours in there-soda,lemon and strawberry.  Assembled the parts, pour some water and the sachets of powder into the tank. Then, foamy sweet drink will bubble out from the toilet bowl. XP  Not bad and it is fun for baby shower.

JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Puccho Pyramid Blue Soda Ball Candy 


JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Puccho Pyramid Blue Soda Ball Candy 

 Puccho Pyramid Candies  are special layered candies. The blue candies start with blueberry coating, then sour layer, sweet cola as third layer and lastly with soft yogurt core.  I love the adventurous taste.

JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Coris Mizuame DIY Syrup Candy Kit 
 Coris Mizuame DIY Syrup Candy kit is a DIY kit with three packets of syrups-soda, lemon, strawberry.  You mix those packets to get the grapes taste.  It is a really sweet liquid candy.




JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Meiji Pucca Chocolate Filled Pretzel 
Pucca Choco Pretzel Biscuits
crunchy biscuits shell containing chocolate cream filling. The assortment of shapes biscuits are cute and delicious made by Meiji.


JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Meito Puku Puku Tai Fish Shaped Wafer 
This is a fish shaped wafer called Taiyaki which is a really popular street food in Japan.  Puku Puku Tai Fish Shaped Wafer is made by Meito.  It has this thin crunchy wafer on the outside and delicious mouse like chocolate on the inside. It is my favourite among all the other candies in this box.

JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Pine Deka Pudding Candy 
Pine Deka Pudding Candy is a round shape hard shell candies on the outside. Chew passed the hard shell and you can taste the custard soft pudding inside.

JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Fujiya Milky Sweets

This the cute box containing the milk sweets. It won awards as one of the Asian sweets =).This candy box features Peko-Chan on the box.
JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Fujiya Milky Sweets

there are 7 milky sweet inside and they are so cute =).   Fujiya Milky is a brand which started production in 1951.  The high quality milk from the Hokkaido region of Japan are the ingredients for this candies. The candies is soft and taste like milk.

JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Tohato Caramel Corn 


JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Tohato Caramel Corn 
Tohato Caramel Corn treats is since 1971.  The corn is really crunchy and I like the sweet light delicious taste of caramel.  I wish there are more because it is really delicious!

JAPAN CANDY BOX NOVEMBER 2015
Meiji Cola Flavored Popping Candy 

Pachi Pachi Panic contains  cola popping candies mixed with ramune fizzy tablets! I love the sweet sour sensations and the popping feeling of the candies 'jumping' inside the mouth.  It like those exciting feeling XP.

If you asked me which one I like the best it will be Tohato Caramel Corn, Meito Puku Puku Tai Fish Shaped Wafer, Meito Puku Puku Tai Fish Shaped Wafer, Meiji Cola Flavored Popping Candy, Puccho Pyramid Blue Soda Ball Candy and Moko Moko Mokolet 3 Candy Toilet Kit



So here is the rafflecopter link to the giveaway. XP  I have no control over the results so do follow the correct instruction.

You can subscribe through paypal, credit cards and the subcription through Japan Candy Box is 100% safe. All payments are processed through a secure connection. The Japanese candy box will be shipped at the end of each month.  The shipping is free worldwide. If you are ordering the box as gift put in receiver’s address as the shipping address.


Product retails for
19.90/per month ( a box of 8-10 delicious candies) (free shipping worldwide)
18.90/per month  (6 months plan)
18.20/per month (1 year plan)
Here is the list of all the plan

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

REVIEW ON MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK


I think if you are with me, enjoying food and skincare are two blissful things.  Today review is skincare and food blended into one package- Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack.

It has really interesting ingredients and I am a sucker for something that can make my face like TOFU!  Who doesn't right?  Tofu is actually bean curd.  Moritaya tofu yogurt pack is actually part of my haul from Japan.

Pack is actually mask =).

Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack
Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack

Ah, such a cute packaging.  it is a plastic jar =).

Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack
Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack

Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack (Tama no Koshi) Very Famous Mask from Japan Brand

Description:
Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack (Tama no Koshi) is a Japanese facial mask rich in soy isoflavones to brighten, refine, and moisturize skin. It features nutrients-rich, food-grade ingredients including tofu, yogurt, honey, and royal jelly to stimulate cellular renewal, while replenishing moisture and nutrients to skin for smooth, bright skin like a freshly peeled egg.


Usage Instructions:
After cleansing skin, apply a thick layer of product to entire face and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes. Wipe off with cotton wool pad or tissue, then rinse well with warm water. Follow with normal skincare routine.


Ingredient:
Water, rice bran oil, glycerin, hydrogenated rapeseed alcohol, pentylene glycol, caprylic/capric trigyceride, stearic acid, polyglyceryl-2 disostearate, dipotassium, glycyrrhizate, phenoxyethanol, carbomer, potssium hydroxide, tocopherol, hydrogenated lecithin, honey, soymilk ferment filtrate, lactoferrin, perilla extract, butylene glycol, soybean seed extract, natto gum, yogurt filtrate, royal jelly extract, titanium dioxide, silica, alumina, squalane, dextrin palitate, carrot root extract, alcohol, fragrance.
Size: 150g
Made in Japan


Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack
Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack



Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack
Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack

Everything is in Japanese which I can't read. There is seal where you break it.

Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack
Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack

Tadaa, fresh bean curd yogurt. Not for consumption XP.

MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK
MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK
The masks does look yellowish curd like texture.

There is fragrance which is like baby powder and can be strong for those who do not like it.
MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK
MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK


Please excuse me looking like an idiot here.  I wet the cotton pad with toner/green tea water and apply really thick moritaya tofu mask on top of the cotton pad. You could use those compressed mask too. Just make sure the 'sheets' is really thin. The moritaya yogurt pack could double up as prevention for mask sheets to dry up slowly.

MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK
MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK


Here is the closer looking of the mask on the cotton pad

MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK
MORITAYA TOFU YOGURT PACK

The rice bran oil which has squalene makes the skin smooth.

The pack feels a little cooling on the face, application is very smooth and easy.  I wouldn't say the same for removing it > < .  You will have really buttery palm if you remove it with water alone.  I actually wet the cotton pad with green tea water and swipe it off my face or do the 'cotton pad method' .  It is easier that way.  Sure enough, I have really smooth skin after that.  the smooth skin is attributed to the rice bran oil which has vitamin E and squalene that keeps skin soft, supple and smooth.  I don't think you can see much of the effect on my skin.  It is more of the differences in the feeling when you touch your skin.

It is really great moisturising mask for dry skin or during winter but not so much for removing it because it is super problematic with direct application. The price is quite high at USD21.65 but it last really long since you actually use very little of it each time.

Overall, I think I will get those 30 sheet masks for USD16  or LuluLun new mask USD21 from the same website given that those is lesser of a hassle to remove the 'wash off mask'. Besides, I think many will find sheet masks less of a hassle than this wash off mask. Recommended for double masks if you don't like to use those silicon mask.


PS:warning. If you are living in Malaysia like I do, then please do not Order brands that is not in the notification list through EMS.  IF you are really lucky, you will get a warning letter like me. I am really grateful and can't thank my lucky star enough that my product arrived to me with just a warning letter.  Worse your things get stuck at the "custom" and destroyed just because some people is not holding the licence to import those product here.  Do read this problem written about another person here too  It has to comply with some healthy regulation which I don't know what.

Also added here from a reader, Nur Hanan that kindly provide me with information, try not to use EMS and opt for the cheaper registered mail(SAL) since our Malaysia kastam will open 90% EMS content, charged you if it is above RM500.  Even if it is cheap item, you will get charged or destroyed your things.  Sob, sob, sob.  Lucky you other people from other countries.




Product retails
Moritaya Tofu Yogurt Pack at 2660 (21.65USD)
(there is personal shopping which is affordable from the website)

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Friday, 22 January 2016

FOOD IN JONKER STREET, MELAKA , RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN TRADITIONAL CUISINE, FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE


Hi readers,

I think once in a while, you are interested to see something else than beauty and skincare.

The reason I don’t talk about my trip because most of the time, I forgot to take photos. XP

I told you before I am a glutton and when I remembered to take photos; I already gobbled them up. I can’t show you ugly looking half eaten food!

I figured that you might be interested in my recent trip to Malacca if you are coming to Malaysia somewhere in the future. What I am going to say is probably different from what others said so take it with bags of salt XP. After all, my taste buds are probably different from others because I am use to spices and flavorful food.

Malaysian’s food has stronger flavor compared to Taiwanese food and some people might not like it.

So what is good to eat in Malacca? That was my first question to her when I asked her what is good to eat there. I know because I am a glutton.

So I quote her answers “Her mum’s cooking is the best”. She was at lost for answers to my question because of course I expect something that will blow my mind away and she knew how high my expectation for food is. I do prefer home cook food actually.

You can actually find or Google up those common places for Top ten foods to eat in Malacca so I should not dwell into it.

I did not go for the famous satay celup because you need at least 3 people to eat them. It opens only at night. I did not go for ice cream cendol made with coconut water too. The main reason is because I hate waiting in line for food. Besides, there are tons of reviews for those so I don’t think I want to queue up outside the hot weather for 1 hour to just add into those review.

Better go somewhere else for food.

 RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN


This time I went to a friend’s place so she brought me to this Nyonya restaurant. There is no pork and they serve traditional cuisine. Nyonya cuisine is actually a blend of chinese and malays cuisine.  The speciality lies that is spicy so for those coming to Melaka, Nyonya cuisine is a must try. XP
 RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN Sour plum drink
Sour plum drink
Sour plum drink
Yeah, it is sour.LOL


 RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN Cendol drink
Cendol drink

Cendol drink with coconut milk
ermm, no idea how this taste like.  Malaysian don't double dip or drink from the same straw unless you are couple or something XP . Besides, I already have my drink.



RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN Sambal udang petai
Sambal udang petai

Sambal udang petai

This dish is for those can eat the traditional 'ulam'-raw herbal vegetables.  The toilet will stink so lucky we are outside that day. I love the fresh prawn.  It is not spicy in my opinion but to those who doesn't eat chillies this is going to burn your tongue.

RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN TRADITIONAL CUISINE Soup itik Tim
Soup itik Tim

Soup itik Tim

Itik means duck.  So, it is a duck soup.  It is sourish in clear broth. The meat is pretty soft XP.  I can't help to drink few bowl of this because I like sourish soup.=)

RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN TRADITIONAL CUISINE  Kangkung with sambal belacan

Kangkung with sambal belacan

Kangkung with sambal belacan
This is a local cuisine and I am surprise with the crunchy 'water spinach'.  Malaysian love their sambal belacan(dried up salted shrimps) . It is not spicy to me but if you have very low tolerance for chilies, don't order this.





 RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN
 RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN 
Here is the interior =) . they use 'Batik' as table cloth

 RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN
 RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN 

 RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN
 RESTORAN NYONYA SUAN 

Overall, it was a satisfying meal.  I think it is not over RM50 for all these so it is cheap for something as good as this. My friend was actually very full as the portion was actually big.  Even if you eat a lot like me you will find it a lot.  Overall, not bad and I will patron this restaurant again =) .  This is actually near Mahkota parade.


JONKER STREET , MELAKA
JONKER STREET , MELAKA
Here is the end of Jonker street.
JONKER STREET , MELAKA
JONKER STREET , MELAKA
These are some shops around Jonker street.

JONKER STREET , MELAKA
tau sa piah – traditional mung beans cookies.

Here is the Chinese tau sa piah – traditional mung beans cookies.

JONKER STREET , MELAKA
JONKER STREET, MELAKA

makam Mahsuri
makam Mahsuri

Passed by Makam Mahsuri(graveyard). There is a famous legend of her.  I am not interested to see graveyard and it was scorching hot so just walked away.



 Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong
 Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong

Here is the Datuk Wira Dr. Gan Boon Leong. Behind it is the toilet XP
I have no idea where else to find toilet in Jonker Street.



JONKER STREET, MELAKA
JONKER STREET, MELAKA




JONKER STREET, MELAKA Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice ball
Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice ball
Restoran Famosa Chicken Rice ball

Here is the most popular chicken rice ball which I did not go into. Ate it long ago and not interested in eating it anymore. This is less delicious. It is chicken with rice made into balls.

The reason I passed by this is because we are going to the popular café for coffee. I am a tea and coffee person XP .


 FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
 FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE

So here we are. Sorry that you have to keep seeing people back. The people here just want to be in my photo. I have waited under the hot scorching sun but they are just so ignorant or probably wanting to photo bomb everything.



 FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
 FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE

By the way, if you notice, Malaysian wears slippers everywhere because it is so hot. Most of the time, we will go out bare face even if they have bad skin and no one will bat an eye. However, if you do put something like a patch on your face, everyone will look at you! LOL

It is 35 celsius room temperature and outside it is 45 celsius so bring something breathable and light! Just wear t-shirts and pants will do. You can wear sleeveless and short pants too. Just no bikini.
 FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
 FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE

Here it the interior of the shop.
FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
Here is the menu book
FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE

FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
Melaka coffee

Calanthe Art Café named all the coffee with the name of 13 states in Malaysia. Mine one is Melaka and my friends one is Perak.(hers is not in photo) They look the same but taste different.

We have to order cold one as I was sweating so much from the scorching hot sun outside. 

It was around Rm12 per cup of coffee. I can’t remember the price.

Melaka coffee  FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
Melaka coffee

banana chocolate brownie.FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
Here is also the chocolate brownie.

Here is also the banana chocolate brownie.
FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
FIRST&ONLY CALANTHE ART CAFE MALAYSIA 13 STATES COFFEE
The photos of Malaysia divided by states.




Chicken rice ball JONKER STREET, MELAKA
Chicken rice ball
Here is the better tasting Chicken rice ball. If you want to try, this one is better. I can’t go because I already ate my lunch and dessert.

JONKER STREET, MELAKA
JONKER STREET, MELAKA


The Melaka river

JONKER STREET, MELAKA
JONKER STREET, MELAKA


The Cendol stalls

Cendol, JONKER STREET, MELAKA
cendol
The cendol from the stall next to the river and opposite the red house. My friend said the river used to stink so badly in the past. Not sure how much those cendol cost because it was my friend's treat. XP
It is nice to have a bowl of cold cendol on a scorching hot day.  It is hard to find seat here and we had to share the table with others.  One tiny table with five adults so one might have to quickly finish your cendol since we might not be comfortable enough to talk with others.  People though we are Singaporeans because well, I look Chinese but speaks English.  Locals speak Mandarin.

 San Shu Gong,JONKER STREET
 San Shu Gong


Before you got out from Jonker Street, remember to stop at a corner shop named San Shu Gong for souvenir. Their coconut cookies and candies are great. I also bought some herbal 'Ba Kut teh' herbs which is very famous and only available in Malaysia. XP Sorry I really forgot to take a photo of the shop.  The thought went out of my mind because it was too hot and we just want to go somewhere cold.





I am thankful of my friend for being such a kind host for bringing me around.  She had to follow me eating the whole day too. Pity her because I hate to be outside under the scorching sun.  Ermm, no photo of me because I look like an idiot and my friend dislike her photos up here XP  .  Well, looking at food photos are way better than looking at me right?  I actually gained like 4.37 kg when I weight myself at my friend's place!  OMG!



I think this is a very long post about food in Malacca. I hope that you will like it.  Let me know if you have any questions about Malacca or other things =) .



I will be writing another post about the things to see in Malacca so let me know if you are interested in that =) .



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