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Gourmet Classroom Cafe. Taman Setia Tropika, Johor Bahru.

Gourmet Classroom Cafe (N1.54502 E103.71303) is located along Jalan Setia Tropika 1/25, Taman Setia Ttropika of Johor Bahru.
This cafeteria has a Total New Concept and a First in Johor Bahru! The singular approach is, we select what we wish in a Cafe, and a Friendly Chef – Ms Candy will prepare it for you. Another choice is…she will learn we all a recipe that we be means to prepare it yourself during home.

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Ms Candy said, they yield a alien ‘Good Quality’ of beef, lamb, salmon, scallop and many more. Beefs are alien from Australia and we can have a possibility to ambience a Best Aussie Wagyu and Angus here, even a Aussie Prime Angus! Beside a good peculiarity meat, a mixture they use are also imported. That’s meant we can have a possibility to ambience a Best of it! This is also a First Cafe in Johor Bahru that offer this form of peculiarity western cuisine!

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Another good indicate we like to emphasize is, all a cuisines that offer on list are prepare without preservative, though seasoning, organic vegetables and ‘Original’. You have to prepare it this approach generally for a Good beef. Another First in Johor Bahru.

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The cafeteria has a elementary environment and it was comfort.
The owners do sell and supply a alien tender (uncook) beef, lamb, salmon scallop to their business and hotels, that’s a reason we can see a freezers and chillers beside a dining area.

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And not usually meat, they have alien milk, ingredients, yogurt and tea (photo below) too…

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Before we place a order, a Chef (lady boss) patiently explain to us about a cooking approach and accepted that she offer Healthy food to her business on a priority though someday she also follow their business ambience blossom to fit everyone. Great!

We attempted out their Aussie Rib-eyes with a strange ambience for a initial dish…

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Medium doneness was served for a rib-eyes, and it tasted Excellent! The rib-eyes was baked ideally with pepper, salt and rosemary…without cooking and seasoning. It supposing a strange ambience of a Good Aussie Rib-eyes! My First time carrying a Rib-eye beef with a strange taste! Marvellous!
The cuisine served with US alien (Lamb Weston) french fries though salt also had a strange ambience of “French Fries”, distinct a one we always have it during McDonald. The salads was from all organic uninformed vegetables!

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The second plate was a Hokkaido Scallop, served with Premium Grade Green Coral and On Vine Tomato.
The distance was most some-more bigger and thinker review with a internal scallop. This 3 pieces of scallops will be adequate for a unchanging eater.

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The scallops were grilled on a aspect that gave a good aroma on a initial punch (if I’m not mistaken, it grilled with some butter), and it was luscious inside. Delicious!

The third plate was a good peculiarity Spaghetti Aglio e Olio. Simple and Nice! Served with olive oil and excellent chopped parsley though a dusty red chili flakes, we cite though a chili flakes cos we can smell a olive oil nicely…it was strange again! It’s formidable to have this form of good spaghetti around Johor Bahru area beside Gourmet Classroom.  
Another ride adult plate in a restaurant!

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After a meal, Ms Candy let us attempted a alien French Macaron as dessert….oh! Very good! Soft and moist! Unliike a internal Macaron that is abit tough and dry…Fantastic!

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The alien Yoplait Yogurt was a final we had that evening…this is also one of their product that sell directly to customer. If we are a Yoplait Yogurt lover, we can simply get it from a grill right now!

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We had prolonged discuss with Mr Timothy and Ms Candy after a meals. Ms Candy, who worked and gained knowledge on western cuisine in Italy many years ago, we dignified her cooking ability really much!

Please try out a Western Cuisine from Gourmet Classroom Cafe generally those Beef lover, they have all kind of Good quality beef start from Sirloin to Prime Angus. we trust we will surprise with a dishes and feel a opposite review with other Western Cuisine Restaurant around Johor Bahru, different experience!

For me, we will really behind for thier Wagyu and Angus Beef!

*  Note : a cafeteria is traffic CASH Only for a moment.

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Frist in a World LEGO STAR WARS Miniland DEATH STAR indication arrangement during LEGOLAND MALAYSIA

Miniland during LEGOLAND® Malaysia currently geared adult for a new purpose as gateway to a together star today. The family thesis park denounced a LEGO® Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star indication arrangement that will open to open on Friday 26th Jul 2013. 

Star Wars Costumers and members from a Force Action Stunt Team (FAST ) were also present. They achieved a Light Saber display. They are a usually Star Wars Light Saber arrangement performers in Malaysia.

Master Model Builders from LEGOLAND built a LEGO indication arrangement regulating some-more than 750,000 LEGO bricks and 10 thousand special glow-in-the dim tiles. It is a initial time that a LEGO Death Star indication of this scale has been constructed, creation it a largest in a world.

We were invited for a Media Preview on a 26th Jul 2013 to declare a Largest LEGO Death Star indication in Miniland LEGOLAND Malaysia today. Before we ensue to a Miniland, a brief debate by Obiwan-Kenobi a Jedi MasterMr Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Malaysia, follow by a video arrangement by Mr Nikolaus Ehm, Model Builder for pattern concepts and execution of LEGO Star Wars Miniland Death Star indication display. And a opening by Force Action Stunt Team (FAST).

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After performance, we proceeded to Miniland…

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Once we reached a Miniland, Mr Siegfried Boerst, General Manager pulpy a symbol for a Star Wars™ Miniland Death Star indication arrangement immediatelly, strictly open for a Star Wars arrangement indication in Miniland.

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The photography event started …

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This was my First time we mount so tighten to The Darth Wader and Storm Tropper!
I listened him pronounced : The force is with you, immature Skywalker, though we are not a Jedi yet.

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And a quarrel started…

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Then we proceeded into a Death Star area…all a LEGO models are motorized and once we press a ‘button’, they will speak, pierce and with some movement between…

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When we demeanour adult there…The DEATH STAR!

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Where a X-Wing Fighter being follow by 2 TIE Fighters

The ‘white dots’ on a Death Star will heat when a night fall, we can see a whole Death Star will light adult during a evening, Mr Siegfried had showed us a little tiny square of LEGO that will ‘Glow in a dark’. So don’t only revisit a Star Wars LEGO area on day time, a night time will be really most different!

After a brief debate in a Star Wars arrangement area, a media started thier talk about a Largest LEGO Death Star in LEGOLAND Malaysia…

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Among all a Star Wars charactors, we like a Obiwan-Kenobi – The Jedi Master a most!

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And a guest in a park were squeeze a oppotunity to sketch with their idols…are we a Star Wars fan too?! ….I am…

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The ‘Death Star’ will not be henceforth hire in LEGOLAND Malaysia, it will go for a World Tour in another 6-9 months, so no wait! Please revisit a Miniland tomorrow to locate a Death Star! And if we are lucky, we competence accommodate my Idol – The Yoda Master.

May The Force Be With You.

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Travel apps a approach to go

TripAdvisor, now a world’s second many downloaded travel
app after Google Earth, skeleton to pull more
free mobile resources
to travellers.

Already, 31 million people have downloaded a apartment of TripAdvisor, City Guides and SeatGuru apps on their smartphone or other mobile devices, to assistance them tract journeys on a small screen.

TripAdvisor owners and arch executive Stephen Kaufer says: “We consider mobile has a event to change a approach folks correlate with information during a destination.�

Its City Guides, for instance, might be used offline during a end though incurring roaming fees. Each beam presents itineraries curated by experts, maps, reviews of attractions, a “Point Me There� underline that guides travellers to places regulating a GPS in a phone, and a biography that can be common with Facebook friends.

“From a perspective, that’s only a beginning. we would adore to ask my phone a ton some-more questions about what we should do, buy tickets on a phone, make reservations for cooking or use it to accommodate friends who are also in a same city or who live there,� he says.

TripAdvisor is not unconditionally there yet, though is banking on mobile and social-media technologies to open adult horizons.

After all, travellers, enamoured with mobile devices, have voted with their fingertips. Last year, mobile and inscription any accounted for 10-15% of sum sessions on TripAdvisor. The series of singular visitors regulating mobile inclination has doubled from 2011.

“There is copiousness of event for some unequivocally innovative expansion in that category,� Kaufer predicts.

TripAdvisor owners Stephen Kaufer himself explores a universe regulating a transport website he built. He is a inclusive reviewer, too. He recently spent a week in Istanbul and Cappadocia, and distils tips from that Turkey outing and other adventures. He travels about once a month.

Here’s his modus operandi:

Hotel: Check a ranking, afterwards strike a filter button, such as family or business to slight down a choice. For decent-sized cities, any hotel on a initial page of formula will appeal. Decide on a cost range.

Attractions: Skim reviews. Seek something new.

Queries: Use a transport forum. A response from someone with internal believe customarily pops adult within 24 hours.

He debunks a suspicion that TripAdvisor quashes extemporaneous travel, observant it forked him to a new experience: hot-air ballooning.

“Cappadocia has subterraneous cities 10 storeys deep. we suspicion that was fascinating.�

Ballooning was not on his to-do list there, though a reviews were all spectacular, so he attempted it for a initial time.

“It was really early in a morning and impossibly beautiful. If not for TripAdvisor, we wouldn’t have famous about it. we suspicion we was there to try history.�

Kaufer publishes reviews mostly underneath a pseudonym. “TripAdvisor offers badges for how mostly we review. we am one of a tip reviewers,� he says.

It is excellent for a skill owners to ask a guest to post reviews on TripAdvisor, he thinks. “But if we give a bonus or a giveaway bottle of wine, that’s clearly violating a rules. It’s excellent to ask though not to reward.�

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Riverside country Italian

Truth or myth: Don’t flip a Simply Roasted 7-star Seabass over when one side has been eaten; usually mislay a bone.Truth or myth: Don’t flip a Simply Roasted 7-star Seabass over when one side has been eaten; usually mislay a bone.

Satisfying, New York-style dining – in Shanghai.

NO consternation a expats here demeanour so self-satisfied.� The Lord Restrain leaned behind in his low chair in a “farm chic� loft during Mercato, located on Shanghai’s Bund.

“I would be, too, if we could come here to eat any day,� he declared, while scanning a large, open dining space. Here, reclaimed timber and comfortable leather tones element unprotected steel, iron and glass, and smashing cuisine.

On a cold Saturday dusk in January, it was positively an mouth-watering venue and was stuffing adult quick by 7pm.

Hardly surprising, then, that though reservations we couldn’t get a Mercato list during luminary cook Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s recently non-stop restaurant. The famed three-Michelin-star cook already had a participation in a building with his glorious dining namesake restaurant, Jean-Georges. So we took a window list offering nearby a bar, and with a not-too-restricted perspective of a world-famous waterway.

“The many glorious starters in decades,â€? admitted a Lord, not withdrawal a singular particle on his plate. we had to agree. The Housemade Ricotta with Cranberry Compote, Olive Oil and Grilled Bread (78 renminbi/RM38.20) was not what we expected; it looked elementary and, good … rustic. But a light and tawny ring of smoothly flavoured ricotta surfaced with a tasty cranberry baked solemnly with sugarine brought a palatable multiple of tastes and textures with any uninterrupted mouthful.

The Wood-oven Roasted Asparagus Fontina and Prosciutto (88 renminbi/RM43) that followed a cranberry fair was no reduction impressive. The simply grilled greens wrapped in soothing slices of prosciutto were crunchy, nonetheless moist. Slathered in olive oil, all it indispensable for a pointy spice was a extract of a lemon, and a crowd was already waiting.

The Lord is a large fan of Italian food and so, with a wood-fire oven adding regard to an already acceptable dining room, we could not assistance though collect a Spicy Pork Sausage, Kale and Pecorino Pizza (118 renminbi/RM57.70). And a country pizza did not disappoint.

This residence speciality was simply surfaced with sausage slices and kale, while a thin-crust pizza was surprisingly chewy and charmingly charred in spots. The mix of parmesan, mozzarella and pecorina cheeses artfully married their flavours, ensuing in a comfortingly artistic taste.

Aided by eyeglasses of Italian white, inexhaustible and cold usually right, a dusk was usually beginning. The wealthy mélange of Shanghai, both internal and expatriate, were in justification as they came for an dusk of bonhomie with partners, friends and families. Noted a Lord Restrain, “Elitist, magnificent fine-dining restaurants should be transposed by places like this.â€? “Like what?â€? we asked. He pondered and proclaimed: “Casual … stylish … unequivocally good food.â€?

By this time, a Simply Roasted 7-star Seabass (38 renminbi/RM18.60 per 100g) had arrived. Before we could even set my booze potion down, a tip half of a roasted fish was gone.

“Should we spin over a fish?� we asked, with some-more than a spirit of sarcasm.

“No!â€? He confided in me: “I was told by many Chinese friends over cooking that we should take a bone out, and not spin a fish over, generally if we are nearby a port. So that a fishermen’s boats will not spin over.â€? He paused and looked during me: “A myth, maybe?â€? Err …

The Spicy Pork Sausage, Kale and Pecorino Pizza is a residence speciality atMercato.The Spicy Pork Sausage, Kale and Pecorino Pizza is a residence speciality at
Mercato.

Roasted with sage, rosemary, tomato and lemon, a drum stewing in a prohibited salsa was basic and light. The transparent sauce, with sour hints of lemon, offering a uninformed savour to element a uninformed fish.

Chef Vongerichten’s signature aptitude for balancing flavours and textures was during work here. The flesh, really simply smashed in a crispy shell, slipped simply off a bone and shortly a fish had slipped simply off a plate, too. “The tomatoes are a small burnt …â€? a Lord announced as he popped another crowd into his mouth,â€?… though really juicy.â€?

Since a menu consists of Coastal Italian Cuisine, we motionless to finish a dish with a reliable Tiramisu (58 renminbi/RM28.40). This valid a correct choice, as a portion was some-more than adequate for two, even dual with such a conspicuous honeyed tooth. After such a good introduction to ambience and texture, unfortunately, a tiramisu didn’t live adult to a expectations. Not usually was it sheer and understated, a bottom was somewhat dry and it was formidable to finish.

Nevertheless, a unsatisfactory dessert did not detract us from a entirely beguiling evening. Great grill ambience, overwhelming views of night mountainous skyscrapers unaware and reflected in a shimmering river. Moreover, we was rather gratified as we had usually taken one punch of a dessert and left a rest to a Lord, who was eating it with most restraint.

“This is really relaxing,� pronounced a Lord, slumping behind in his chair, his mustard sweater resisting agreeably with a chair’s orange immature upholstery. “You won’t feel that approach when a check arrives,� we replied. With dual eyeglasses of wine, fish weighed by a gram and dual glorious coffees, a dusk set us behind roughly RM500.

But Lord Restrain now looked flattering cocksure to me. As if to confirm, he leaned behind in his low chair in Mercato’s loft, and muttered: “Ve-e-ery satisfying.�

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Hotels for health-minded travellers

Feeling healthy? There are hotels now that offer healthy holiday packages with perks like a loaned pairof sneakers or even a using friend called a ‘running concierge’.Feeling healthy? There are hotels now that offer healthy holiday packages with perks like a loaned pair
of sneakers or even a using friend called a ‘running concierge’.

Wellness is one of a hottest hotel trends this year.

HEALTH-minded travellers have never been so marred for choice – there are now hotels charity aptness concierges and allocated using buddies.

Here are a few good places to stay while on a vacation.

InterContinental has launched a new hotel code called Even, a initial mainstream hotel code to concentration exclusively on wellness.

Exercise options embody in-room touches, such as a coat-rack that doubles as a pull-up bar, well-equipped gyms, personalised aptness recommendation for all guest and a Wellness Wall with practice ideas, walking distances and apparatus let information on display.

The initial Even hotel is slated to open in New York by a finish of 2014, while a association envisions opening another 100 US locations over a subsequent 5 years, InterContinental announced late final year.

Four Seasons in Canada uses wellness concierges, who devise your daily wellness itinerary, including sauna appointments, healthy dishes and workouts.

In addition, Four Seasons Resort Whistler offers a Path To Wellness package, a three-night stay charity meditation, aromatherapy and a yoga mat, as good as a aptness devise and outside beam to approach guest on towering adventures.

At a New York boutique hotel, guest can steal a new “Forgot It? We’ve Got It – Runner’s Edition� pack that includes a music-filled iPod shuffle, a sports watch with a built-in pedometer, a using belt, H2O bottles and a map of a Hudson River
running path.

Return from your run and you’ll find
a Gatorade and a Power Bar watchful in
your room.

Perks being charity during Sheraton Hotels and Resorts embody a “workout in a bag�, that includes enlightening cards, froth rollers and a mat.

Westin Hotels and Resorts will loan guest a span of New Balance sneakers and examination garments only in box they’ve left theirs during home. If we need a using buddy, a “running concierge� can lead a way.

Launched as a health bar business in 2000, Europe’s Aspria recently combined 4 civic wellness hotels – Berlin, Brussels, Hanover, Hamburg – that offer a sports club, spa, and healthy dishes during a “vital lounges�.

Las Vegas’s MGM Grand recently converted countless bedrooms into “Stay Well� rooms, chock full of 16 health amenities. Expect personalised sauna menus, wake-up light therapy, atmosphere catharsis and aromatherapy, vitamin C-infused showers and wellness videos from Deepak Chopra.

Fairmont Hotels and Resorts now offer a new “Fairmont Fit� programme, rolling out in 80 of their hotels around a universe this year.

The package includes aptness gear, mp3 players and cruiser bikes to borrow, with some hotels charity organisation aptness and “run clubs�.

London’s Eccleston Square Hotel offers Hastens’ “Mind Spa� decrease programming, that broadcasts sleep-inducing healthy images and sounds in your room to foster improved sleep.

Hotel Rio Sagrado nearby Cuzco, Peru, also offers a package called “A Good Night’s Sleep�, where yoga instructors accommodate guest in their room for sleep-inducing yoga sessions and herbal massage sessions. – AFP

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