Monday, April 23, 2012

Killing 3 birds with one stone

When my son, Nick chose to be an actor, 

A scene from the 7th BoH Cameronian Award
Winning play, AIRCON


a singer songwriter, 
Nick wrote this and
the music was jointly arranged
with his friend, Savy



a vocalist in a rock band, 

A big moment for Rosevelt.
They opened the show for the famous
American rock band Incubus 


I knew that Nick had chosen a tough road, especially here in Malaysia. We, Malaysians are not very supportive towards our artististic community. We are willing to spend big money to watch an international show but even if our local talent is comparable, we are not willing to spend much to see a local show. We have a mind set that local talent is not as good. If that were true, why are there so many of our local artists who have done well overseas? Then, when they have become famous overseas, they are recognized in our own country. There is truly something wrong with the logic. Don't you think?

Nick had not done any acting for about two years to concentrate on building his band’s name with his band mates in the local music scene. They had launched the first album last December.



and their song "Moment" has made it to No.1 on the MET 10 Chart
last month and stayed there for a few weeks.

Now he is back into acting and he was one of the actors in the recent play called “End of the world, now scream and run.”  My Quay Lo and I had planned to see the play but unfortunately, he was not well. Since I had to go alone, I thought it would be a good time to catch up with Yen of "Eat Your Heart Out"  and her hubby. I invited them to go to the play and she asked me to tag along to a food review at Millesime in Publika. That was very convenient since the play was one floor above this fine dining restaurant. This was like "killing two birds with one stone". We could do both and have a grand time of it. 

We were expected to be at Millesime at 5.30 pm and when we arrived, there were already other bloggers and writers present. The founder of Millesime introduced us to their happy hour promotion which is an offering of their delicious finger food on a complimentary basis, once you have ordered a drink. Nowadays in Kuala Lumpur, you can hardly even get a glass of water free. That sounded like a good deal, even better when the finger food was beautifully presented and was very scrumptious.  Millesime had indeed lived up to its reputation of being voted as the top 6 dining must-do’s in 2011 by "Singapore Food and Travel Magazine".


What I loved most was their wide selection of wines.  Wine lovers will find this place abundant with choices. 


You might want to check out their Wednesday or Friday Wine Lunch Menus. The price is affordable at Rm120.00 nett for the Wednesday Wine Lunch Menu and you will be served with delicious food and paired with a matching wine to taste.  The Friday Wine Lunch Menu offers a 5 courses of scrumptious food with the right wine to go with them and I cannot believe it is only RM150.00 nett. As for their Dinner Menu, you have three menus to choose from. Menu Degustation (5 courses), Menu Gourmet (4 courses) and Petite Menu (3 courses). In Millesime, there is no ala carte menu. The daily menu is prepared by their Chef  and offered on a pre fixe basis (one price for all)for your enjoyment. I will definitely be back for dinner one of these nights with my Quay Lo and our good friends who enjoy good food and good service.

After happy hour at Millesime, we adjourned to see the play and it was over at around 10.00pm. Since all of us felt hungry again, we decided to hunt for some food nearby and guess where we end up? Yamagoya Ramen @ Solaris Dutamas. Yen of "Eat Your Heart Out" wrote a great post on this little new Japanese ramen joint in KL. Head over to her blog to find out more. However, here are some photos which I took that evening.


We ordered two kinds of ramen and both were excellent.
They even have a little sesame mill so that you can have freshly ground sesame. How cool! I would love to have one of these in my home.




I will definitely go back with my Quay Lo because not only the ramen is good, the staff there are well trained, and service is top notch. The service of some "fine dining restaurants" that we have been to don't even come near to theirs. I am very impressed and if you like noodles like I do, I highly recommend that you check this ramen place out. I am very sure you will not be disappointed.


So with the Ramen supper we killed not two birds with one stone but three! LOL!



No fees or promotionl considerations were received
 and my remarks are purely my own.

46 comments:

  1. Oh yeah! That looks like a sexy place to eat-and I agree- I want the sesame mill as well!

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    1. If I can find it, I will get one for you.

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  2. Thank you for asking us to see your son in that play. He is a talented boy, will surely show my support for him in future shows/plays and I wish him all the best.

    We sure had a fun night hanging out with you again. The ramen is delicious, a great end to our outing. Hope Quay Lo is feeling much better!

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    1. Thanks Yen. Good that you want to show your support for local artists. Quay Lo is feeling better now:D

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  3. You can find the sesame mill at Daiso!
    If not, let me know, I can get one for you and pass to you when I go to KL.

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know where to get this sesame mill. I will check out Daiso one of these days. It is so kind of you to offer to get one for me. I will keep you posted.

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  4. Wonder how they taste like... the ramen, I mean... thanks for the momento you gave me in Sibu last time, indeed your son is in the artistic line... normally it comes from the family.. Yes, what you said is very true, local singers are "forced" to go overseas, for eg. Taiwan... and when they get famous there, it will be a grand affair over here when they come back... wonder why it is so.. "Soak in Salt water is always better?"

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    1. Don't wonder how the ramen taste like, come to KL, I will take you there.

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  5. Your Ramen really look very delicious! Thanks for showing that sesame mill/grinder, I never came across this before. Now I know now. And that interesting video you posted here.

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    1. Mel, you are most welcome. Don't this Ramen chain available at your end? If I find the sesame grinder in Daiso, do you want me to get one for you? Let me know okay?

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  6. The Ramen looks good.
    Your son is lucky to have such understanding and supportive parents.

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    1. We are lucky parents to have a talented son:D

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  7. It is so good of you to be so supportive to your son. He can pursue his dream in his life. Drooling over the picture of the Ramen.

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    1. Yes, parents are always happy to see their children's dream come true.

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  8. Oooooo....I love that first photograph! So very nice!!! Gosh!!! The food looks absolutely stunning. Nick's album should be doing well - or at least, the songs are. Nothing like living one's dreams... My dreams (see my post today) have remained mere dreams, unfortunately. Sigh!!!!

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    1. Arthur, Nick's album is doing well and their songs are well received in local radio stations. I am very proud of him. He is living his dream for sure and now even better, he found a job that is dealing with music everyday so looks like he may not be visiting you for a while. When one is doing something they are passionate about and put food on the table, that is not work anymore. I just got back from Singapore and have lots of your posts to catch up with.

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  9. Nice pics! How do you group them in bunches like that? It's a lovely effect.

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    1. Monica, I use a photo collage software to do that:D

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  10. wow, it's great to read about how you're totally behind your boy as he pursues his dreams! i'm pretty fortunate that my family has been supportive also. it's a blessing that way :D

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    1. Yes, when parents support you to pursue your dreams, it will be much easier do it. You are very blessed indeed.

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  11. How good to have good entertainment and good food in one place. Love that sesame mill - I want one!

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    1. Yes, very convenient. Oh if I can find this cute little sesame mill, I will get one for you:D

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  12. wine and champagne love it!!! XD


    long time didn't drop by here hope you doing well take care.

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    1. What a delight to see you again Sweetie:D Yes wine and champagne makes happy and I will drink as much as I can while I can still afford it! hehehe

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  13. You have a very talented son, he takes after Mum :) Sound like you had a good time out, I wonder what wines you get there as of course we have a great selection here. Take care Diane

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    1. Diane, yes Nick is very talented and it is a joy to see him achieve and live his dreams. OMG, that restaurant have all kinds of wine, the one I love is an Australian white wine.

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  14. *sigh* I'm one of those creative people. I decide to write for a living. Write novels, write scripts, write articles..and it's tough. People do not recognize our talents and we dun have much support group here in Malaysia.

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    1. You sure know how this is, you are one of those creative people. It is tough to make a living here.

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  15. All the best to Nick! It's great to be killing more than ONE bird with a single stone. I love ramen! Yums!

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    1. Thanks Merryn. There are many ramen places around but to find a good one like this is rare.

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  16. All the best to Nick! hahah macho-nye!

    It stated First and Original in Malaysia, suppose should be good eh :)

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    1. Kian Fai, thanks on behalf of Nick. You MUST go check this Ramen joint out. They deserved the claim to be first and original in Malaysia.

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  17. I didn't know Nick was an actor. He is a very talented boy. Yeah, the entertainment scene here has been like that for years. That's why they have no choice but to venture overseas. Looks like you had a lot of fun that day..killing three birds with one stone! And looks like you've found a new photo editor! Which one is this?

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    1. Carolyn, yes I did. It is an online photo editor. It is not as comprehensive as Piknik but it is good enough. I cannot complain as it the basic version is free. Here is the link: http://www.befunky.com/create/basic/#/basic

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  18. What a talent your son is! Congrats!

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  19. Wow... Your son is a versatile and talented artist!

    Gambateh :)

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    1. Jennie, he sure is and I am a very proud Mummy! hehe

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  20. Proud of your son!

    Nom...nom..Loving the ramen. So enticing.

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    1. Thanks Ling. Hey when you free, I take you go eat Ramen. Maybe can get Kathy, Wee Kean and Small kucing to go together.

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  21. Your son sounds very talented and this restaurant quite amazing~!

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  22. Your son are talented! How nice to be involved in acting and singing.

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    1. He is. I am very proud of him. It is always nice to be able to do something you are passionate about.

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  23. you're right when you talk about our local talent is just as comparable to international ones, i think we are just bias at times. From those days when i was schooling, i think our local acting and singing standard were not that good but now it''s different, i see a lot of good actors and actresses in our local movie scene, that people is even following to watch those movies every night. Just like jacqueline victor, the malaysian idol, she has a great strong voice..international standard!

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  24. Lena, I am so glad you agree with me. If only more people view our local talents the way we view them, they will have better opportunity to make a living here in their homeland.

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