Monday, April 23, 2018

Hello Stranger Cafe

Hello Stranger Cafe is an Asian and Western fusion cafe located at The Walk, Riverson. Their menu are largely inspired by Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine, with a mix of western style breakfast. The perfect place to celebrate Mazel's early birthday on a Sunday afternoon.


Teriyaki Chicken

My choice of lunch as I love Teriyaki chicken and sunny side up egg, but only the egg white part. I always took out the egg yolk  part and placed it on my friend's plate, sometimes without them knowing, lmao. These chicken slices are quite tender, sweet and savoury.


Chicken Katsu Curry

Irene who just got back from Japan had chosen this menu because apparently her heart is still in Japan, lol. The chicken slices are crispy and the curry are quite tasteful but somehow this menu is lacking something that she can't put her finger on,  sentiments and nostlagia. ðŸ˜‚


Nevertheless it's still quite delicious, the perfect lunch for Japanese curry lovers. 


Yakitori Don

The most flavourful out of all the menu that we had chosen. A little salty for my taste but it's the right type of salty-ness for  an authentic Japanese style meal as they love their food a tad bit saltier. The flavour that burst in your mouth shows just how well these pieces of chicken are marinated.


Oyakodon

A mix of fried eggs with chicken. Martina's preferred choice of lunch. It's filled with scrambled eggs and chunks of chicken. A simple meal that's quite delicious.


Butter Chicken Banh Mi

This is a Vietnamese style sandwich which consist of french baguette with butter chicken filling. I love the flavourful butter chicken and the fresh lettuce, but the outer crust of the baguette is a little tough for my liking. 


Matcha Honey Cream Cake

Even though it's stated as a Matcha Honey Cream Cake, there's little hint of Matcha in it, it's very heavy on honey and it drowns away all the green tea flavour. Cayla who loves everything sweet really likes this but the rest of us were not too fond of it.


There's a book shelf at the end of the cafe, complete with a ladder, along with some cozy looking sofa. I even spotted Diary Of A Wimpy Kid on the shelf, if you haven't read the book series yet you should, because it's strangely hilarious, in a self deprecating way. Anyway it's perfect to browse around these books if you're waiting for a friend or in need of something to pass the time.


Overall we do enjoy ourselves here and the cozy ambience is definitely quite appealing. Hello Stranger Cafe serves no pork on their menu. If you're into Asian and Western fusion cafe, or if you're looking for a cafe that serves Viet Phin or Vietnamese Coffee, this should be on your list of cafe to try.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Sophie Monk Miracle Mask

These are my current favourite sheet mask, dubbed as The Miracle Mask from Taiwanese skincare brand Sophie Monk. They're available in 3 different variants, hydration, radiance & pore purifying, each specifically designed to target different skin needs. 

A) Hydrating

My favourite out of the 3 miracle mask. This silk mask is super saturated with hydrating essences that leaves my skin feeling plump and well hydrated. It's also gentle on my sensitive skin and doesn't cause any redness and flare ups.


B) Pore Purifying

Perfect for oily skin as it purifies and reduce the appearance of pores, leaving you with fresh and cleaner skin. 


C) Whitening

If you're in need of an instant brightening before a big day or a special event. This will be your perfect choice as it leaves you with brighter and glowing skin. Perfect for those with dull skin that needs an instant lift me up. 


The texture of this silk mask is super thin and soft, which makes it cling easier to my skin. It also makes it so much easier for my skin to absorb all the essences, leaving my skin feeling soft, glowing and well hydrate. Sophie Monk Miracle Mask are available at Sasa and each mask retails at RM7.90. Do check them out if you're a sheet mask lover, especially for those with sensitive skin as these are quite gentle on skin.




Monday, April 9, 2018

Dolce By Dolce & Gabbana

  1. Dolce By Dolce & Gabbana is a feminine fragrance which was released in 2014. It was meant to represent an emotional and sensual journey through Sicily, which is the home of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the dynamic duo behind the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.

  2. Top Notes
    • Neroli leaf, 
    • Papaya blossom
  3. Heart Notes
    • White amaryllis, 
    • Narcissus, 
    • Water lily
  4. Base Notes
    • Cashmeran, 
    • Musk


        • THE DESIGN 

        • Dolce & Gabbana Dolce’s elegant packaging is reminiscent of a vintage fragrance flacon. Thick, clear glass with softly curved lines lending a contemporary design edge. The flower stopper pays tribute to Sicilian customs, crafted to portray the marzipan sculptures seen in traditional Sicilian confectioners. A thin black grosgrain ribbon, presented in an elegant bow, conjures images of the white shirts and bow-ties that were a signature of early Dolce & Gabbana catwalk shows. The final, and most personal, touch: Dolce signed in a flourish of black script, a replica of Domenico Dolce’s father’s own signature.




    • I love the design of their bottle, the flower shape bottle opening and black ribbon bow really gives off a feminine appeal to it's overall look. Scent wise, Dolce By Dolce & Gabbana opens up with a sweet citrusy burst of Neroli leaf and Papaya blossoms. As the top notes dissipate, the heart notes of White amaryllis, Narcissus and Water lily starts blending together, creating an overall blend of white floral scent, which smells slightly aquatic at this point. It then dries down to a soft and warm cashmere-like scent. An elegant scent with moderate silage, people will catch a whiff of this fresh and crisp scent as you walk past. Subtle and never too much.

        • Strictly for floral scent lovers, especially for those with a penchant for white floral scent, this is a good perfume to try. It last for hours on my skin and it slightly reminds me of another perfume, J'adore by Christian Dior, where  they both share characteristic of a clean soapy scent...a very expensive luxury soap scent.