Monday, January 26, 2015

Party of The Century at Empire City


Empire City Threw The Party of The Century in Style!



It was certainly a night of glitzy glamour at the red carpet of Party of The Century at Empire City a few days ago! Many distinguished guests, media and bloggers were treated to an unforgettable evening of a glamorous party filled with loads of entertainment from stars and lots of cocktails and food. My invitation was extended by Sidney and Empire City so it was such an honor to be able to attend the coolest event that evening.


Since it was a Friday, traffic was heavy but we made it there fairly early and parking was easy and well organized. Although the upcoming Empire City is not fully completed, the area where the Party of The Century was held was gorgeously decorated to its magnificent grandeur fill with red carpet, lots of glitzy light and floors after floors of beautifully setup décor. The stage itself was majestic and stood out in full glory.



Thanks to a very multi-talented friend Eddy, I was styled to the theme of 1920s by him that evening! Never have I ever felt so chic and it’s all thanks to Eddy’s skills.

Photo credit to Kevin Tee

All the guys were also dressed up in smart suits… from left, Patmund Sor, Eddy Kwong, Kevin Tee and Leo Yap.


We also got to hang out with our friends, Lesvin Diong and Fang that evening.

It was certainly a well-organized party as guests were treated to endless fills of food and beverages that evening before the party kicked off.


We also got to pose for photo session with classic cars prior to the event kicking off and we happily collected our photos from the photo booth.


The evening went off to a great start when I found out we had access to the VIP lounge area with these gold hang tags. Everyone one couldn’t be any happier as we headed up to the VIP area to wait for the stars to arrive.

Photo credit to Xiangcool.com

It was certainly a party well planned and executed as the stars like Paris Hilton, Taboo, 2am, Him Law, Sharon Chan and the rest arrived and made their way to the VVIP area. Some lucky gals and even guys managed to pose with the stars for photos!

Photo credit to Xiangcool.com

Photo credit to Xiangcool.com




Video credit goes to NewsKaki

2AM

The evening’s entertainment kicked off with all the females in the house screaming as Korean pop group 2AM took center stage with their magnificent performances of their 3 famous hit singles. I must say the smart 4 male Korean artist really won many hearts that night, including mine!

 

Speeches were carried out by Empire City’s Director and Management and the whole distinguished Management team were invited to stage to officiate Empire City’s bash.

Photo credit to Kevin Tee


Video credit goes to Jeffrey Chan

Speed Painters

There were also other performances which included Shadow Dance, Aerial Violinist, Drum Performances, Speed Painters and Australian Tenor Mark Vincent after the performances of 2AM.

Photo credit to Kevin Tee

Photo credit to Kevin Tee

Mark Vincent was super talented and belted out You Raised Me Up and The Prayer, both of my all-time favorite songs.

 
Video credit goes to Jeffrey Chan

Mark Vincent

Socialite, model, singer, DJ and heiress, Paris Hilton took stage and spin-out some of her own singles and other songs with dancers and everyone went wild!

Photo credit to Kevin Tee


Dj Ken and Taboo took stage next and the crowd went even wilder. Taboo, of famed Black Eye Peas, hit all the right notes with his performances of I Gotta Feeling!

Photo credit to Fang

Photo credit to Fang

A fabulous Party of The Century! Besides the unforgettable evening, I am so looking forward to the newest integrated lifestyle commercial development, Empire City with its majestic 2.5 million square feet of entertainment, hotel, corporate and shopping mall. Thanks again to Empire City for an awesome Party of The Century!

For more information, check out:

Monday, January 19, 2015

Party of The Century at Empire City


Empire City Kicks Off with A Glamorous 20s Party!


If you still haven’t heard of the latest grapevines on the hottest Party of The Century, then you need to find out soon because its taking place in 5 DAYS! By exclusive invites only, Mammoth Empire Holding is proud to host The Party of The Century on 23 January 2015 this Friday at Empire City, Damansara Perdana. It’s going to be the hottest and biggest party of the year with a list of star-studded guest list!


Empire City, the newest integrated lifestyle commercial development, strategically located in Damansara Perdana, is a self-contained city of commercial, entertainment and leisure. It is the city for for everything from business to leisure dining and shopping. Designed specifically to connect the past and the future, Empire City’s architecture is a merger of old architecture and modern architecture designs.


“Empire City is a major project for us as well as for the entire Klang Valley,” commented Mark Farquhar, Director of Leasing for Empire City. “The 2.5 million square feet of net lettable retail area, 8 corporate towers and office suites, 3 international 5+ star and 5 star hotels and a cinema themed hotel are built around the 5 pillars that are at the core of Empire City; Design, Art, Music, Performance and Culture.

Included within Empire City will be a number of unique offerings, such as the cinematic world’s first multi-projection theatre, an Olympic-specification ice rink and stylized boulevards, like Asian Food Street, that will bring the international luxury feel to life for residents and visitors alike.


Kicking off the 2015, Empire City is launching their preview of the development with a Glamorous 20’s themed Party of The Century.  Aiming for the sky, many international and local artist and performers will be making their presence together to party with all the invited guests.

*All photos without watermark are taken from their respective websites.

Leading the pack will be socialite Paris Hilton who will be performing that evening together with Taboo of the Black Eye Peas and Australian tenor Mark Vincent. From Korea, 2AM will be rocking the party with their performances too. It’s going to be an eclectic mix of entertainment from the coolest to the stylish and the talented that evening!

From Asia, movie stars like guests Him Law (羅仲謙), Sharon Chan (陈敏芝), and Eliza Sum (岑麗香) are among the star-studded list to grace the carpet of the party. There will also be more special stars from local and international entertainments so get yourself an invite to find catch all of them this coming Friday.


*All photos without watermark are taken from their respective websites.

Themed Glamorous 20s, the event is going to be truly a fashion statement as everyone is dressing up as stylish and retro as they can for The Party of The Century. It’s going to be impressively big, loud, fun and stylish. If you are going to play dress up, what will you be wearing? I can’t wait to play dressed up for The Party of The Century!!

See You There!!


For more information on The Party of The Century by Empire City and how to snag some exclusive invitation passes, check out:

Website: www.partyofthecentury.my
Facebook: www.facebook.com/partyofthecenturymy
Instagram: www.instagram.com/PartyOfTheCenturyMY


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Simple and Affordable Western Fare at Foodilicious Kitchen



Foodilicious Kitchen Spice Up Western Cuisine!


Talk about hidden good eats! We came across Foodilicious Kitchen located at Komplex Anjung 7 Sek in Shah Alam with some foodie buddies upon the invite from Lyssa and her family through Chris @PureGlutton. We were told that Foodilicious Kitchen’s signature 7 spices steaks and lamb chops were their specialties. Run by Lyssa and her brother Azlan Hamzah, who is the chef, Foodilicious Kitchen is a no-frill casual Western dining café housed in a shop lot food court in the complex.


The Hamzah siblings have been in the food industry for quite a while. They started the business as they really enjoy good and delicious food but couldn’t find a place that serves the flavours they enjoy in Western fare. And so Lyssa and her family came up with their own secret recipes to kick start their own place which they named Foodilicious Kitchen. Besides running the café, Lyssa also provides catering for private functions.


We met up with Lyssa one Sunday together with other foodies in tow. Lyssa was really bubbly and friendly and quickly settled us in while letting us know what their signatures are. I am not going to paint a pretty picture for the ambience as it is in an open air food court ambience but I will say that the food served are honest, humble, affordable and delicious, especially their signatures. Foodilicious Kitchen has also garnered quite a few good reviews in Tripadvisor and also received a Pilihan TV3 Jalan Jalan Cari Makan as the number 1 restaurant in Shah Alam.

Drinks are basic and if you order their Rose Sirap drink, its free and refillable. Soft drinks are also available. Almost everything is cooked by Azlan himself. Meats are marinade with their own secret recipes and sauces are cooked from scratch.


The menu is basically a three page easy to read one as it is filled with photos of the dishes. Snacks, Steaks, Lamb Chops, Chicken, Seafood, Pasta and Dessert sum up the menu. We started off with some snacks of Bolognese Nachos (RM7.90), Bolognese Fries (RM7.90) and Shitake Mushroom Soup (RM5.90).


I really enjoyed their Bolognese sauce cooked from scratch by Azlan. The sauce has a good depth of rich tomato cooked with beef mince. When smothered on nachos or French fries and drizzled with cheese sauce, it’s practically a dish that makes me want to keep munching on. The richness of the sauce has the right balance of tangy, savory and sweet note, pairing well with the creamy cheddar cheese sauce and salty nachos or fries.


Shitake Mushroom Soup was mediocre but the price is super affordable so no complaints on this as it even come with a nice piece of Garlic Bread.

It took Lyssa and Azlan a while to perfect their secret marinade but they did it after sessions running through their family with the guidance of their mother. Foodilicious Kitchen signatures using their 7 spices recipe proof to be a hit with many and so the meat dishes all uses this spice recipes before it its grilled or cooked.


We tried their 7 Spices Striploin Steak (RM20.90), 7 Spices Ribeye Steak (RM24.90) and 7 Spices Lamb Chop (RM25.90) since these were their signatures.


Both 7 Spices Striploin Steak and 7 Spices Ribeye Steak came with nicely chargrilled marks and are served with black pepper sauce,  homemade mashed potato with gravy and homemade coleslaw. They tasted really flavorful with a nice hint of spices. If you don’t let them know how you like your meat done, it would usually be well done so make sure you prompt them when you order if you like your meat medium pink like us. Based on the price for the dishes, I must say the steaks are very decent for its value. Our steaks had a good juicy and meaty note and were sufficiently tender. I enjoyed the steaks with the 7 spices and personally felt they didn’t need the black pepper sauce that came with it on the side.


The 7 Spices Lamb Chop is super scrumptious! Its Foodilicious Kitchen’s best seller and I can see why. For only RM25.90, one gets two lamb cutlets that are wonderfully grilled and seasoned. The secret spices gave the lamb a beautiful savory sweetness with notes of smokiness. The lamb is tender and does not have that gamey meaty smell like some lamb meat I have tasted. I also enjoyed the lamb cutlets as it is without the sauce because I think the spice marinade already created the right balance of flavours for the meat. The sides are standard and decent.


If you prefer pasta over the sides, then you might want to check out the Carbonara Combo Lamb Chop (RM25.80). Combining the luscious creamy carbonara pasta cooked with chicken and mushrooms and a piece of the 7 Spice Lamb Chop, the dish is quite rich. The chef added some chili heat to the carbonara which is nice as it added more flavours to counter the richness.


Chicken lovers will be please with their Sizzling Shitake Chicken (RM18.90), Spicy Cajun Grilled Chicken (RM13.90) and BBQ Grilled Chicken (RM13.90). Sizzling Shitake Chicken resembles our usual chicken chop with mushroom brown gravy but this one is set on a heated plate. It comes with mashed potato and coleslaw and loads of brown gravy and sautéed mushrooms.


Spicy Cajun Grilled Chicken looked too charred but when we tasted it, it was just the right. The spices on the chicken are aromatic and moreish. The chicken breast was also very juicy. I prefer this dish over the Sizzling Shitake Chicken as it is more flavourful with lots of Cajun spices to give it extra oomph. The BBQ Grilled Chicken also fared decent. Nicely cooked and juicy, the chicken fillet comes with BBQ sauce, French fries and coleslaw.


Fish is limited on the menu but there is the Grilled Salmon (RM19.90) featuring a whole cutlet of salmon grilled and flavoured with more herbs with the usual sidekicks. This one needed some gravy or sauce in my books as it was a tad dry.


I love a good rendition of Spicy Aglio Olio (RM10.90). The version here had a good note of the intense garlicky and spicy flavours with a robust breathe of wok. It makes a nice simple pasta dish with chicken and mushroom.


Lyssa makes her own dessert which is the Homemade Brownies with Ice Cream (RM7.90). The brownie is decadently rich and chocolatey with the pool of chocolate sauce. One can opt to have the brownie plain or with ice cream or even go for a double piece of brownie. I’d say go for the one with the ice cream.

Food here is one of those simple street café Western food and for the price charged, I really think its value-for-money. I like how Lyssa and her family try to put their own marinade and twist in their menu. If you are ever in the Shah Alam area and is looking for casual homemade Western food, you might want to check out Foodilicious Kitchen!



FOODILICIOUS KITCHEN
Komplex Anjung 7 Sek Shah Alam
Ground Floor Kompleks Anjung 7,
Jalan Zirkon 7/B,
Seksyen 7,
Shah Alam
Tel: 017-641-9945


Business Hours:
Opens daily Mon to Sun from 6pm-11pm
*Halal

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