Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kilo Grill @ Publika

Yet, another food entry - that explains the sudden weight gain.

Anyway, I shall start on that topic soon.

So, after researching about this place called Kilo Grill @ Publika for quite some time, finally, we have decided to try it out last February.

If you have no idea, well, this restaurant serves mainly meat and seafood - buffet style! Well, if you're a meat and seafood lover, why not, right? If you're a Korean BBQ lover, there's another reason for you to visit this restaurant!

The interior of the restaurant isn't exactly Korean, Japanese or anything - for me, it's just overall a BBQ restaurant with great big exhausts to suck out the smoke.

For once, I have to emphasize that I love anything BBQ provided the the source of heat comes from charcoal because one can never deny anything cooked with direct heat from charcoal smells nicer and tastes more delicious!

Kilo Grill does use charcoal!

Each of us were given our own share of different dipping sauces as seen in the picture above. We were also served with tea. If you're wondering, tea is refillable. Side dishes like kimchi, pumpkin, spinach and tofu are served as well. Those are refillable as well - which is always a good news.

Okay, once you're seated, menu will be given to you and you are allowed to basically order anything on the menu. There is no limit of how many plates of meat or seafood you can order as long as your tummy is able to accommodate all those food.

Pictures credit to HeroralHighness

However, you do have to bear in mind that there are certain orders that are ala carte. Well, it means, those orders will not be included in the buffet. If you insist on paying, yes, you can order them. Those are Iberian Black Pig and Argentinian Sea Prawns.

So, what happened was, we kinda ordered everything on the menu because we were starving that day.

Yakitori has to be my favourite! As long as it's marinated meat, I'll be sold! If you do notice, Kilo Grill is serving three yakitori with 3 different marinades of which, cajun chiken and cumin lamb are my favourites!

My brother has obsession with yakitori scallops hence he ordered them for quite a number of times.

Honestly, I don't really fancy scallops or anything hence, for me, it was just okay with nothing to shout about. If your love for scallops is higher than the moon and stars, definitely pay Kilo Grill a visit because you can keep on ordering them for a minimum amount of money.

The waiter told us that he had to separate our orders into batches because we ordered too much and there wasn't much space on our table to put all our orders.

Part 1 of our orders arrived around 5 minutes later on a trolley.

We were ecstatic and tried to put everything on the charcoal grill. Hungry pang was killing us just from looking at the food.

Beef was served first.

Okay, now, there goes all the meat onto the grill!

The thing about grilling - it's gonna take around 8 to 10 minutes before the meat is fully cooked.

We were basically devouring all the meat as soon as we were done with the grilling.

Part 2 of our orders - seafood!

We ordered squids, tiger prawns, shishamo and mackerels.

The best seafood that I had that day was definitely the shishamos! I love, love, love shishamos!  The feeling that you have when you take the first bite onto the shishamo and the eggs explode in your mouth? That's pure heaven!

Aside from those seafood apart - the highlight of the day was definitely gonna be the oysters.

As for me, I am not so much of a fan of oyster because first of all, whenever I see people eating raw oysters, my brain just shuts down - are the oysters actually clean enough to be eaten raw?

Don't take me wrongly, I mean I do take raw seafood like salmon and tuna but still, oysters for me is on another level where I am not even willing to try to eat them raw.

If you do see clearly in the pictures above and below, Kilo Grill actually added some kick to the oysters that they serve.

They sprinkled cheese powder, I believe, on the oysters. I am quite unsure why they sprinkled cheese powder but hey, I'm not gonna question them too.

Since none of us wanted to eat raw oysters, we decided to just grill them.

Like always, I am the skeptical one hence, I actually waited for around 20 minutes for the oysters to be fully cooked before eating them.

On the taste of the oysters - seriously, I don't think those oysters that we had the other day were fresh and clean. My brother actually found few pieces of pebbles in his oysters while Mister A noticed something like a thread in one of the oysters he ate. I could taste the sand in the oysters!

I freaked out - I told myself, "Let's not order anymore oysters."

We settled for other orders instead of oysters.

Our last order were king mushrooms.

I believe they brushed the mushrooms with butter before serving them. Well, they were quite good to be honest - we ordered 3 plates of king mushrooms.

Total bill came up to RM159.60 for 4 persons. That's RM39.90 per head, inclusive of GST. I would say it's a steal for the quality and quantity of food you get at Kilo Grill.

For those of you who are interested to pay Kilo Grill @ Publika a visit anytime soon, don't forget they are closed on Mondays. If you go there anytime from 3.30pm to 5.30pm every day, you'll get to enjoy their buffet at RM39.90 only. For the price you're paying, you'll be given a grace period of 2 hours to enjoy grilling and eating. However, if you're not going to leave because your tummy can accommodate more food, you can opt for RM49.90 buffet without time limit on weekdays and RM59.90 on weekends.

Friday, February 10, 2017

2016, how did you just flown by so quickly?

Well, it's officially the second month of 2017 and honestly, I wouldn't say I'm ready or anything because everyday passes by quite monotonously for people around my age. Everyday is like a routine - you wake up in the morning, you do your stuff and then, you head to work for 9 hours before heading home for the night.

Does that sound familiar to you?

Anyway, I'm gonna share some of my 2016 best products with you today. These are the products that I tend to reach more almost every day of my life. In 2016, I kinda stopped dolling myself up to work because I found out that in my line of job, it's kinda unnecessary to even put effort to make-up. However, there were still days when I woke up, feeling like putting some make-up on.

In no particular order, these would be my picks.

Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Colour Quad in Sandstorm

These shades are not exactly your most pigmented shades but for an everyday look, I definitely think this quad does it's job well. It's not overly on the top for work and if you want to wear this for functions, yes, just layer them up and you're good to go!

I love the fact that you can easily bring this on-the-go. I used to pack a big palette if I ever go traveling but ever since I bought this earlier in 2016, I found myself reaching out for this quad every time when I travel around. It fits easily in my handbag too!

Maybelline Hypersharp Power Black Eyeliner
I have always been using Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner in the past but due to unforeseen circumstances, I decided to switch to cheaper alternative. I had tried so many liquid eyeliners in the past that promise being waterproof and smudge-proof but more than often, I ended up being a panda. Until when I almost gave up, I discovered Maybelline's liquid eyeliners. These eyeliners are cheap and best of all, they're waterproof!

I especially love the one in Power Black (red packaging) because it is really black and yeah, it's waterproof, baby!

IOPE Air Cushion XP Cover 

Honestly, I started using cushion foundation sometime around November 2015 and decided to love it as the application is easy. Over the duration of one year I have tested out a lot of cushion foundations yet, I still find myself reaching for this particular cushion foundation from IOPE.

The coverage is just nice - not too thin and not too thick. If you need more coverage on certain days, you can still layer it up to suit your make-up.

Missha Tension Blusher in Lavender Basket

Ever since I jumped onto the bandwagon of using cushion foundations, I have started to test out cushion blushers as well. Out of a number of cushion blushers I have tried, I have fallen in love with this particular formula and shade from Missha.

The product, although is not very, very pigmented, does leave a healthy glow on my skin whenever I use it. I did try layering the product to make the blush shade shown, yeah, it worked - every single time!

SKII Facial Treatment Advanced Protect Loose Powder UV
I received this loose powder from my brother as my birthday gift 1.5 years ago and have been using this ever since then. This is by far the best loose powder I have ever tried and I have eliminated other loose powders ever since this baby came into my life. The powder is finely milled and it always leaves my skin feeling smooth whenever I use this powder.

Although I did make-up every single day, there is still a whole lot of product left! The only downside to it is that it is not travel friendly as it it quite bulky.

True Dimensions® Lipstick in Pink Chérie
This is my go-to lipstick whenever I go to work or even if I have any function to attend to. I don't really wear a lot of pinks but this particular shade of pink from Mary Kay really kills it! It is not overly pink to the point it is difficult for Asian skintones to wear this color.

I am a MAC NC20 to NC25 and this shade looks beautiful on my lips!

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water

Biore has always been my No. 1 make-up remover brand. I started using Biore make-up remover in my early 20's and been loving it so, so much even up to now. Quite some time back, they actually introduced micellar cleansing water and ever since then, I've been using this one.

This particular cleansing water removes even the most stubborn mascara but with a few tries, of course! This is water based after all.

banila co. clean it ZERO 'PURITY' for Sensitive Skin

On those days when I use waterproof and smudge-proof make-up, this product will be my saviour! It removes even the waterproof mascara without much effort needed.

Do bear in mind that this make-up remover isn't exactly cheap, that's why I don't really use it all the times.

Burberry Brit Sheer Eau De Toilete

No matter how many perfumes I have tried in the past, I found myself always going back to this particular perfume from Burberry for more.

I don't know how to describe the smell but well... elegant? It's not fruity nor flowery. I'd say it's close to musky but it's not so heavy to the point that it's overpowering.

Laneige Firming Sleeping Pack
For lazy nights when I don't feel like using any sheet masks, this is what I've been using and by far, the best sleeping mask I've used. 

In 2016 alone, I have used 3 jars of this sleeping packs and yes, I am on my 4th jar now. This sleeping mask promises to firm up your skin as you sleep. Best of all, you wake up with nice skin!

However, just like any other sleeping masks, you have to wash it off in the morning. If you don't, probably you'll be prone to break outs later in the day since this is much heavier than their water sleeping pack.

Laneige Multi Cleanser
Hands down - best cleanser ever in 2016. 

It washes off make-up and any impurities on my skin every single time I use it. It's magic that the cleanser doesn't strip off my skin's natural moisture!

Those are all my HGs for 2016.

In 2017, I'm hoping to discover more gems out there if possible.

What are the products that you enjoy using in 2016?