Sunday, 27 June 2010

MIHAS 2010

MIHAS (Malaysia International Halal Exhibition) 2010 berlangsung dari 23 - 27 Jun 2010 di Martrade. Hari ni last day, saya melawatnya.

Dalam putra lrt (yang panjang tu) on the way untuk naik shuttle bus ke MIHAS. Mira dah tunggu ni.

Shuttle bus yang saya naik ke MIHAS di Martrade, Jln Duta, Kuala Lumpur.

Bas yang sama dari sudut berlainan.

Pintu gerbang MIHAS dari depan gate Martrade.

Dah sampai di gate Martrade.

Pintu Gerbang ke MIHAS 2010 selepas melepasi gate Martrade.

Pintu gerbang semakin dekat.

Ikan beku dari USA keluaran Schafer Fisheries untuk fish fillet dan lain-lain hasil ikan bagi keluaran di Malaysia. Kata wakilnya di situ ikan-ikan begini tidak terdapat di Malaysia, menyebabkan mereka terpaksa mengimportnya.

Schafer Fisheries. Sungguh bertuah kerana mempunyai seorang wakil yang mesra dan informatif di boothnya.

Ikan-ikan di Pembangunan Buku Hijau. Tempat ni macam tak ada orang jaga. Ikan-ikan, udang, sotong dan lain-lain ada tapi mana orang yang jaga?

Pembangunan buku hijau.

Kuih-muih yang dipamirkan di booth yang lain.

Lagi sekali gambar tu.

Ini syarikat dari Pahang.

Gambar produk dari sudut lain.

Lagi produk mereka.

Saya dah keluar dari dewan pamiran. Gambar pintu gerbang dari sudut tersebut.

Saya bergambar pulak:-)

Selain dari shuttle bus, shuttle van pun ada. Lihat.... Gambar dari bas saya semasa dalam perjalanan balik selepas keluar dari Martrade.

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Lawatan ke Sarawak

Desa Budaya sebuah "muzium hidup" terletak di Santubong, 45 minit dari Kuching dengan kereta. Terdapat rumah dari pelbagai kumpulan etnik yang tinggal di negeri ini seperti Melayu, Cina, Iban, Orang Ulu, Bidayuh, Melanau dan Penan.

dari rumah ini masih memaparkan tengkorak musuh mereka. Api kecil dinyalakan di bawah tengkorak untuk mencegah korban jiwa dari menghantui mereka.

Di Rumah Panjang, ada persembahan kebudayaan yang diadakan dua kali setiap hari pada jam 11:00 dan 14:00 di mana penari disertai dengan lagu dari hutan hujan. Sungguh mempersona.

Seorang perempuan tua kelihatan menggunakan peralatan tradisional untuk membuat tenunan kain.

Tempat lain yang harus dilawati di Sarawak adalah Sanktuari Orang Utan Semenggoh, kira-kira 25km dari Kuching.

Terdapat sebuah muzium mini yang mengandungi boneka binatang dan haiwan yang diawetkan seperti embrio siamang dan anak kucing yang baru lahir.

Ladang Buaya Jong, terletak di sebuah kawasan paya yang merupakan habitat semulajadi buaya kira-kira 30km dari Kuching. Terdapat sebuah ruang pameran dengan gambar buaya Bujang Senang yang terkenal itu.

Ada juga koleksi burung hidup dan haiwan yang dibenarkan untuk berkeliaran bebas dalam kawasan terhad.

Di sepanjang perjalanan, terdapa
t pelbagai jenis dan warna kek lapis. Satu rasa yang luar biasa ialah kek lapis keju. Selain dari itu ada mihun belacan dan mee kolok.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

> Diets rich in certain fruits and vegetables can keep illnesses at bay

Food to chew on

by Steve Yap

In nutritional medicine, fibre is recognised as an essential bulk nutrient just like protein, carbohydrate and fats. However, too much fibre could bring about a reduction in the absorption of micro-nutrients.

>> Banana

Research shows that regular consumption of banana in place of refined carbohydrates could reduce colon cancer by some 40%. Colon cancer has the highest fatality rate for men and third highest for women in this country.

Banana (actually a berry) has rich dietary fibre and mineral contents and it should be consumed when slightly ripe. Overly ripe banana contains higher fructose and may be infested with fungi.

Like potato, more potassium is found in its skin.

>> Bamboo shoot

It is high on dietary fibre and research suggests it possesses strong anti-tumour properties.

Its bitter taste is believed to come from rare phyto-chemicals and vitamin B17 (amygdalins) found in grass and in some plants and seeds eaten in olden days.

Limited in-vitro studies have shown positive results against some cancer cell lines.

>> Bittermelon (Bitter gourd)

This fruit – not a vegetable – helps to lower elevated blood sugar and is helpful to those who consume refined starch on a daily basis.

It can be served fresh or cooked. Its protein – charantin – acts like the hormone insulin, but without the possible adverse health effects of elevated insulin from repeated injections.

Excessive insulin promotes weight gain, hunger spell, and possibly tumour growth. So, maintaining healthy blood glucose can pay rich dividends since the majority of those who suffer from diabetes are likely to die from heart attacks and/or strokes.

>> Chinese cabbage

Local research demonstrates very strong in-vitro anti-tumour properties against colon cancer cell line for this vegetable though some Chinese traditional medicine practitioners believe it to be "too cooling".

Since most chronic diseases are linked to inflammation (‘fire’), it may explain why we need to consume Chinese cabbage regularly to ‘extinguish’ the fire from within.

>> Cucumber

This fruit (not a vegetable) stands out as being extremely low in fructose, yet rich in soluble fibre. It possesses anti-tumour properties too.

Contrary to popular belief, regular consumption of sweet fruits high in fructose greatly accelerates the onset of diabetes despite fruit sugar having a very low glycemic (GI) index due to its different metabolism.

Cucumber is a rather low GI food. The lower the GI, the lower our risks of contracting chronic health disorders. It’s healthy to consume cucumber after a meal containing lots of refined starch, simple sugars and fats.

>> Garlic

Allicin in this root vegetable helps keep our arteries clean. Garlic also raises good cholesterol and reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol. It is helpful in promoting detoxification since it’s rich in sulphur amino acid called L-cysteine needed in conjugation (binding of toxins for excretion).

Garlic is also a rich source of the amino acid L-arginine. Arginine-derived nitric oxide promotes cardiovascular health.

>> Guava

The vitamin C content in this fruit is much higher than that of other fruits like apples. Chronic deficiency of vitamin C has been linked to elevated stress and toxic load, heart disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, stroke, low collagen production and accelerated ageing.

Guava and its leaves contain quercetin, which is used to treat allergies via its positive actions on IgE.

However, its seeds should be avoided as well as the genetically-modified seedless guava since its nutritional and health properties have yet to be fully studied.

>> Pineapple

It is rich in the enzyme bromelain, which is used in nutritional medicine to treat the No.1 cause of most chronic health disorders: inflammation.

Unfortunately, most of the enzyme is found in the stem which is usually discarded before serving.

Unlike many other sweet fruits, the pineapple helps make our body more alkaline. Its detoxification properties are highly valued in natural medicine.

>> Sengkuang (white turnip)

Of all local produce, this root vegetable contains probably the highest potassium content, which is useful for reversing the adverse effect of excessive sodium in our modern diets.

Too much sodium is linked to hypertension, kidney damage, stroke, anxiety, edema and elevated stress.

>> Sweet potato

The local purple- or orange-coloured sweet potato is an excellent substitute for the starchy potato or chips or fries. It is rich in alpha- and beta-carotene, which is a pro-vitamin A.

Carotene is an oil-soluble antioxidant and should be consumed with some dietary fats to enhance its absorption. Unlike other popular antioxidants, this vitamin is not recycled by other nutrients. Liver toxicity should be monitored when consuming high dosages.

Views expressed are those of the author, who’s president of the Federation of Complementary & Natural Medical Associations, and not necessarily those of the professional bodies and government committees of which he’s a member. Dato’ Steve Yap can be contacted at


Thursday, 17 June 2010

Meeting di PBS 16/6/2010

About 11am this morning, I found that I had 3 miscalled from PBS office (63000). I called Siti Azlina and asked, what's up?

She said it's a reminder for tonights meeting at 8pm. Oh dear! I totally forgot about it. I said I'll bring Mira together.

At 8pm, we gathered at office and the agenda started.
  1. Preview for DKSJ2.
  2. Personal product preview & what each PBS member need from PBS and members.
  3. Q&A and brainstorming about future plan for the second half of year 2010.
Meeting were conducted by Mr Alen & Mr Jefri.

Once Mr Alen said, Shasha & Mira what is your product? I answer him and said "I'm stuck on my internet business, when I have problems, I cannot find people to help........". He said PBS member can help. But I'm not very sure....

Overall it was informative and exciting.
But where is Sifu?

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Nak Buat Kek?

Kepada anda yang ingin mencuba membuat Kek Walnut dan Hazelnut yang special ini sila lihat resepi di bawah. Selamat memasak...:-)

Kek Walnut dan Hazelnut

525 gram mentega
75 gram gula halus
15 biji telur putih
15 biji telur kuning
375 gram gula
412.5 gram tepung
60 gram serbuk penaik
175 gram hazelnut
175 gram walnut

Cara membuatnya:
1. Sukat semua bahan mengikut resipi yang ditetapkan.
2. Masukkan mentega dan gula halus dalam mangkuk penguli dan kacau.
3. Asingkan telur putih daripada telur kuning.
4. Masukkan satu demi satu telur kuning ke dalam mangkuk dan kacau sehingga berbentuk krim.
5. Masukkan tepung dan serbuk penaik, di ikuti dengan campuran hazelnut dan walnut.
6. Pukul telur putih pada bekas berasingan sehingga ringan dan masukkan ke dalam adunan pertama.
7. .Kacau perlahan-lahan bagi megelakkan telur putih melimpah.
8. Tuangkan adunan ke dalam acuan kek berukuran 22cm x 4.5cm tinggi yang telah di alas dengan kertas minyak.
9. Bakar di dalam oven pada suhu 180 darjah celcius sehingga masak.
10. Sejukkan dan keluarkan dari acuan. Potong kek kepada tiga bahagian dan sapukan krim mentega berperisa hazelnut pada lapisan tengah.

.Resepi disediakan oleh The Pan Pacific Glenmarie

Amazing Cambodia

Jika anda mempunyai hobi melancung maka artikel ini tentu menarik perhatian anda. Cambodia adalah satu tempat yang menarik untuk dilawati.

DURING the last Chinese New Year holidays, my family and I visited Cambodia, a county of contrast and historical appeal.

We visited not only the historical monument of Angkor Wat at Siem Reap, but also witnessed the very moving and tragic heritage left behind at Tuol Sleng Museum in the capital city of Phnom Penh.

This is the site of a former secondary school used by Pol Pot, the mad, misguided prime minister of Cambodia in the 1970s, as a torture centre. He purportedly led three million (out of the population of eight million!) Cambodians to their death during his short four-year reign.

We then took a boat ride on the Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Asia, which is also a Unesco heritage site. We saw how the Vietnamese immigrants live their daily lives on boats – even their church, mosque, schools, clinic and basketball court were on boats!

It was an added bonus that we managed to catch the partial eclipse of the sun on Feb 28 and watched the fabulous sunset on the lake.

Cambodia is a country at a crossroad. While the people in the more popular areas like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are used to the influx of tourists, the locals in places such as Stung Treng or Banlung are less so.

Always ask permission before you take somebody’s picture, as many in the more remote areas do not like to be photographed, and some in the urban areas will ask for payment.

A surprising thing in Cambodia is that almost everything is more expensive than in Malaysia. Petrol is about US$1(RM3.20) per litre whereas in Malaysia, it is RM1.80. We silently said a prayer of thanks to our government for subsidising our fuel.

The cheapest food in Cambodia cost US$1.20 for a bowl of rice or noodles. Our guide, Ravin, told us that prices have rocketed in the last two years and many poor people are suffering the effects.

Some could only afford plain rice for their meals. Salaries remain very low – and the disparity between the poor and rich is getting wider by the day.

As this tiny country grows as the result of the boom in tourism, more and more international eateries have sprung up. You can even find roti canai, puri and capati in Siem Reap.

We had expected Chinese and Thai cuisine (due to the proximity of Thailand and China) and western too (because of the influx of western tourists) but certainly not food from a place as far away as India!

But be careful about the accommodation especially if you are on a self-planned tour like we were. The hotel we booked through the Air Asia website (Khemera Angkor Hotel) was touted to be a four-star hotel but hardly can be called three stars.

At the promotional price of RM225 per night, we had expected a suite or at least a reasonably big room. But the room we got was standard (although the staff insisted that it was a deluxe) and the pool was tiny.

The hotel was badly lit at night, the corridors dark and the buffet breakfast was only average. And when we asked for another room, they wanted to charge us US$120 (RM420) per night!

We felt even worse when a Singaporean couple we met told us they were staying in a four-star hotel at only US$40 a night.

Luckily for us, our Cambodian tour operator got us US$15 (RM49) rooms in the Angkor Deluxe Inn, waiving his commission of US$5 after hearing of our experience. We moved out of the hotel even though we had already paid for three other nights.

The three-month-old inn had clean rooms with all the basic facilities like TV, aircon and even a ceiling fan. The only thing it doesn’t have are tea- and coffee-making facilities.

But at that rate and with friendly and helpful staff to boot, we certainly didn’t mind.

Another thing to be aware in Cambodia is hiring your own transport and guide.

The van driver who picked us up from the airport wanted us to hire his van for US$40 (RM131) a day to Angkor Wat. When our tour guide came to pick us up, the van driver became quite rude to the poor man when he discovered the guide was charging us only US$25 (RM82) a day.

All in, it was a truly memorable trip and we were thankful to have seen and learnt so much about the country in the short span of six days.

Article from

Monday, 7 June 2010

Our Ganesh

Hari ini Mr Ganesh, our ex-manager datang melawat kami di Latest Recipe seperti yang dijanjikannya dalam sms.
Selepas kira-kira 3 bulan bersama kami dia telah meletak jawatan pada hari Khamis, 3/6/2010. Hampir semua staff bersedih di atas kehilangannya.

He was so soothes. If I can describe him in 1 word.

All the best to you. May your dreams come through! Good Luck!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Makanan di Malaysia

Anda suka makanan Malaysia?
Malaysia sebuah negara yang mempunyai berbilang kaum begitulah juga dengan jenis makanannya yang pelbagai.

Makanan Ruji

Beras adalah makanan ruji bagi rakyat Malaysia. Walaupun begitu ada juga sebilangan kaum yang mengambil tepung gandum malah sagu sebagai makanan harian mereka.

Kepelbagaian makanan di Malaysia
  1. Makanan Melayu
  2. Makanan Cina
  3. Makanan India
  4. Lain-lain seperti makanan nyonya, makanan kadazan, makanan kaum chetty, makanan portugis, makanan iban, makanan kaum melanau dan sebagainya.
Daging yang menjadi kegemaran di Malaysia ialah ayam dan lembu walaupun tak kurang juga yang menyukai ikan dan kambing.

Jemput makan....:-)