17 July, 2019

*NEW MENU* Tapas Club Spanish Restaurant & Lounge @ Pavilion KL

Hey, are you up for some tapas and sangria? 

I have long heard about Tapas Club Malaysia, which has been taking the center stage of Spanish food scene in town since its grand opening exactly 1 year ago at the Dining Loft, Level 7 of Pavilion KL, but this is my first time indulging into the authentic Spanish delights at this swanky restaurant cum bar.

Being a specialist in tapas, paella and desserts, Tapas Club has been constantly creating new, innovative dishes so diners can enjoy myriad of flavours from time to time. Just couple of weeks before its anniversary, Tapas Club has rolled out a brand-new menu featuring 17 new dishes of which we get to try some today.

Tapas Club not only aims for the best quality (from careful selection of ingredients to interesting combination of flavours) food, but it also does not compromise on every detail of the restaurant setting.

Look at the beautiful wine display, how can you miss such lovely picture-worthy spot?

[Bestseller] Garlic Prawns @ RM25.00

We begin our gastronomical journey here with some best-selling and new tapa dishes. Like many concur, the pan-fried garlic prawn served in olive oil tops our list of favourites, all thanks to its rich seafood goodness coming from the prawn stock.

[Bestseller] Spanish Omelette with Truffle Aioli @ RM25.00

Not a fan of seafood? Try another crowd pleaser - Spanish-style confit potato pancake with caramelised onion and eggs. It has a very nice chunky texture on the mouth while the truffle aioli heightens the overall taste and aroma of the dish.

[*NEW*] Txistorra and Quail Egg on Toast @ RM25.00

One of the new creations that interests me is the pan-fried txistorra sausage and quail egg served on toasted bread (4 pieces per platter). - so incredibly cute and it reminds me of "mini American breakfast". I like how the cured sausage is bursting with incredibly rich flavours of spices too.

[*NEW*] Pork Cheek with Spanish Puquillo Pepper @ RM25.00

Those who prefer more subtle flavours should try the sous vide pork cheek. Although mildly spiced, it is well-complemented with incredibly creamy mash that enhances the overall flavours altogether.

[*NEW*] Garlic Chicken @ RM25.00

[Bestseller] Chicken and Seafood Paella @ RM68.00

As much as we enjoy our tapas, we also have a great time digging into the vibrant and unpretentious pan of signature paella studded with seafood. Personally, I prefer the squid ink paella for that added depth of flavours from the umami-rich squid ink.

[Bestseller] Squid Ink Paella with Clams @ RM68.00

[Bestseller] Tapas Club Cheesecake @ RM28.00

Apart from tapas and paella, I am equally impressed by Tapas Club's homemade desserts. Our visit to Tapas Club wouldn't be complete without digging into the luscious deconstructed cheesecake which is beautifully composed of cream cheese, caramelised crumbs and berries compote. 

Thanks to its creamy, smooth and melt-in-the-mouth texture, it definitely wins the hearts of cheese lovers like myself.

[Bestseller] Churros with Chocolate Sauce @ RM28.00

Of course, being the home of authentic Spanish cuisine, you just can't go wrong with the Spanish No.1 traditional dessert - churros served with chocolate dip. The version served here is slightly crunchier and denser than usual, but nevertheless tastes superb when dipped with the lightly sweet chocolate sauce.

1. Tapas Club is a great place for dine and wine by both the day and night. Highly recommended for special occasions, celebrations or private functions too.
2. Overall, Tapas Club has far exceeded our expectations in almost all aspects, be it the quality of food, ambiance or service. If I were to have any complaints at all, it would be the overall taste of food leaning towards the heavier (stronger) side. But no worries, pairing them with some boozes will help balance out the flavours.
3. Recommended: Garlic Prawn, Squid Ink Paella, Tapas Club Cheesecake

Tapas Club Malaysia
Lot 7.01.01, Level 7 @ Dining Loft,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
+603-2110 2718
Website: woodpeckers.asia/tapas
Facebook: fb.com/tapasclubmsia
Instagram: @tapasclubmsia 

16 July, 2019

Beat the Heat While Staying Fashionably "Hot"

Temperatures are flaring up this summer across the world. So, wanna know how to stay looking sexy and attractive whilst feeling sweaty and sticky in the heat and humidity? Then you gotta watch out for a few important things during the months when the sun is shining down on you so that you are able to stay “hot”, even in this kind of heat!

15 July, 2019

How To Be Healthy When Working Night Shifts

Many people are not aware that working night shifts can create a number of problems. From missing out on moments with the family to disruption of the work-life balance, the list of problems is quite long. Some of the health maladies associated with night shift work include obesity, cardiovascular problems, ulcers and cancer. The truth is that working through the night hours is unnatural to the way your body operates.

Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to solve some of the problems associated with working at night. Since your body’s circadian rhythm is disrupted, the first thing you need to do is implement a schedule that is healthy and easy to follow. This way, your body will be able to adjust to your routine and you will be able to maintain regular eating times.

Here are some tips on how to be healthy when working night shifts:

14 July, 2019

PUBG MOBILE Malaysia National Championship (PMNC) 2019, sponsored by Yoodo

Woohoo, I'm here at PUBG MOBILE Malaysia National Championship (PMNC) 2019! 

Are you a fan of PUBG? If yes, I am sure you are as excited as I am for the grand finale of PUBG MOBILE Malaysia National Championship (PMNC) 2019 organised by Tencent, the world's largest gaming company together with Yoodo as one of the main sponsors.

11 July, 2019

Can You Have A Clear Environmental Conscience While Travelling?

Most of us love to travel. And most of us really care about the environment. But not everyone can afford to offset their carbon use or pay for the exclusive low-carbon travel options so-loved by celebrities.

So how can the rest of us travel while minimising our environmental impact? There are a few options. For example, travelers in Europe have great options of low carbon transport such as trains and boats, and the European Interrail scheme is a wonderful way to see the continent on a budget, without leaving a big carbon impact behind.

If you’re travelling around the United States, you probably need to fly, but there are plenty of destinations that now offer low carbon vacation options. One of the most surprising ones is Las Vegas. Sin City? Yes, Las Vegas isn’t what you might picture when thinking of an environmentally-friendly holiday destination, but it really can be.

On the surface, Las Vegas must be an environmentalist's idea of hell. Light pollution is part of the appeal and it is one of the most air-conditioned cities in the world. Yet it surprises me to find that element of the Las Vegas experience can be done with a much reduced impact than anticipated. So how exactly does the brightest city on the face of the Earth propose to realise its green aspirations?

The first place a visitor is likely to encounter is McCarran International Airport - a dowdy and tired looking building which belies the overstated glitz that awaits - but nevertheless, it has green credentials. Initiatives including the aptly named Silver Dollar Recycling scheme and the novel Earth Square recycling programme, in which individual worn out carpet tiles are returned to the manufacturer to be cleaned and re-sold - just some of the ways in which this old airport is compensating for its quite hefty carbon contributions.

Being in a desert, you'd rightly expect food miles to be a concern. But things are moving in the right direction. Chef Jason Labahn, a tutor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, is a member of a farmer's cooperative and believes that Las Vegas diners have a right to expect sensibly sourced food.

What about driving?

It is one of the world’s most popular forms of travel and a big deal in North America when it comes to family road trip vacations. And a study conducted by researchers at UK ethical car recycling company Scrap Car Network revealed that motorists may be more environmentally conscious than they are often given credit for.

When asked about their driving habits, more than half (54%) of motorists demonstrated a solid commitment to lowering their environmental impact. 71% of drivers said they avoid making journeys of less than a mile. 72% said they carpool or liftshare when possible and 20% said they would consider leaving their car at home if possible.

When quizzed on the environmental impact of driving, the UK’s motorists demonstrated an impressive degree of understanding too. Almost two thirds (61%) disagreed with some of the most commonly believed myths about cars and the environment. For example, 68% understood that vehicle excise duty is based on emissions and that electric cars are normally exempt. 85% correctly identified that tyre pressure had a large impact on a car’s emissions and 86% agreed that idling wastes fuel, is harmful to the environment and that switching off and restarting the engine is typically less harmful.

The most commonly-held myth about cars and the environment was related to car size. 72% of drivers incorrectly agreed that small cars are always more environmentally friendly than larger cars, despite not necessarily being the case.

Says William Fletcher, managing director of scrapcarnetwork.org, who commissioned the research:

"Despite what many people assume, motorists are environmentally conscious and many drive because they have to, in-spite of their concerns for the environment, not due to ignorance. This research shows that the majority of motorists understand how to lower the environmental impact of driving and are committed to doing it.” 

“While discouraging people from making unnecessary journeys and reducing the impact cars have on the environment is an important part of the overall picture, motorists would also benefit from more support with alternate options to driving too, especially those poorly served by public transport."

05 July, 2019

FiSh's Diary: First Half of 2019

The title says it all. Here comes the end of June 2019 and it's self-reflection time. As much as I wanted to 'change for a better year', honestly life hasn't really changed much but my perception towards life has changed tremendously. 

Let's see how had the past 6 months been thus far...

03 July, 2019

[BEAUTY] Review: NUViT MoistLoc Hydrating Skincare Series

Do you know that more than 60% of our skin is composed of water? Regardless of the skin type we have, staying hydrated is important since water is the foundation of our skin. Therefore, NUViT, a Taiwanese brand has recently introduced the latest MoistLoc Hydrating skincare series, suitable for all skin types especially dry skin.

NUViT combines science and natural plant extracts to deliver maximum results for the best of our skin. For MoistLoc Hydrating series, it uses 3 simple principles to achieve a long-lasting moisturising effect: "Repair, Rejuvenate and Revitalise".

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