Monday, August 30, 2010

EasiYo Yogurt - Delicious Yogurt Made Easy

I have a newfound interest lately, making my own natural yogurt using the EasiYo yogurt maker. The EasiYo yogurt is really easy to make in just three simple steps.

Source: EasiYo website

Not only is it easy to make, it also tastes great. There is an abundance of flavours to choose from its extensive Family, Low Fat, Probiotic and Premium range of yogurts.

All EasiYo yogurts include the probiotic acidophilus. The BioLife range have additional Probiotic cultures such as bifidus and casei. All EasiYo yougurts do not contain artificial colours or preservatives and is gluten free.

Flavours from the Family range are Natural, Banana, Boysenberry, Caramel, Mango, Peach, Strawberry, Lemon, Vanilla, Boysenberry, Toffee, Cherry, Rasberry, Blackcurrants, Forest Fruits, Apple & Blackberry and Apricot.

The range of Low Fat yogurts contain less than 2g of fat per 200g serve. They are also unsweetened making them ideal for diabetics or for anyone wanting to sweeten their yogurt to their own taste using sugar, honey or other sweeteners. Low Fat yogurt flavours: Reduced Fat, Skimmers, Apricot, Berry, Vanilla.

The Premium range of yogurts include thick and creamy Mediterranean style Greek plus a smooth, rich Vanilla Custard flavour. The Greek flavour also comes in the Greek 'n Honey, Sweet Greek, Low Fat Greek or Low Lactose version.

The Bio-Life or Probiotic range contains all three of the l.acidophilus, b.bifidum and l.casei cultures. They are unsweetened and comes in a variety of flavours i.e. Reduced Fat, Boysenberry, Nectarine and Organic.

We haven't tried all of the flavours but our favourite so far is the Vanilla from the Family range.  We find it thicker and creamier than other flavours and is a great alternative to vanilla ice cream. Simply decadent!

The EasiYo hardware and yogurt mix is quite easily available at Cold Storage, Jaya Jusco, some pharmacies and organic shops. Find out more about this wholesome and natural yogurt at

If you have been making your own EasiYo yogurt, write to me. I'd like to hear what you have to say about the yogurt since I am still a newbie in this field. :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Eastin Hotel Penang - Swez Brasserie Semi Buffet Dinner

Swez Brasserie is the all-day dining restaurant at Eastin Hotel Penang. The restaurant has lined up an extensive showcase of buffet spreads daily including Buffet Lunch (Monday - Friday), Semi Buffet Dinner (Sunday - Thursday), Japanese Buffet Dinner (Friday), Seafood Buffet Dinner (Saturday) and Hi Tea (Saturday, Sunday, Public Holiday).

(This is an outdated post. Photos were taken not long after Eastin Hotel opened in Penang end of 2009)

Open Kitchen

Desserts and Appetizers Buffet Spread 

The deal about the Semi Buffet Dinner is you choose your main from an ala-carte menu ranging from grilled seafood and meat to vegetarian dishes while you take your pick of unlimited appetizers and desserts from the buffet spread.




I was bowled over by the extensive spread of appetizers and desserts.

Priced at RM45++ for an adult and RM27++ for a child, the semi buffet dinner is available from Sundays to Thursdays

For more information, please call Swez Brasserie at +604-612 1128

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Arabic Bread at Ivory Plaza Bukit Gambier

I found freshly baked Arabic breads at a most unlikely place, a little shop at Ivory Plaza..

The little shop is void of furniture except for a really big oven. The oven churns out a variety of Arabic breads on a daily basis.

The shop serves more as a kitchen where the breads are baked and packed before being transported to be sold inside USM. We were told that the baker will start baking at 10am and by 2pm they should have piping hot breads available. They have plain breads and a variety of stuffed breads e.g. bread stuffed with chicken and potato, pizza bread, shawarma etc.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Starduzz Jelly Mooncakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival is just around the corner. If you are spoilt for choice and can't decide which mooncake to buy, try jelly mooncakes!

Jelly mooncakes are gaining popularity in the recent years, especially among the health-conscious. Starduzz Homemade Delicacies also makes these dainty and colourful jelly mooncakes.

The Starduzz jelly mooncakes are made with real fruits and natural ingredients. No preservative is added and only natural fruit colouring is used. They are best eaten chilled and while fresh. (Not for Vegetarian)

The mooncakes come in six different flavours and fillings i.e. Nangka (Jackfruit), Cendol, Strawberry Yogurt, Kiwi with Sesame Seeds, Dragon Fruit and Cappucino for coffee lovers.

Nangka (Jackfruit)

Strawberry Yogurt

Kiwi with Sesame Seeds

The mooncakes are sold in a box of four with each mooncake priced at RM6.

A box of four jelly mooncakes (RM24)

Every jelly mooncake flavour and filling is unique in its' own way and equally good. The Nangka mooncake is rich and has real nangka flesh.

Real nangka flesh
Coconut and cendol filling

The fragrant brown sugar jelly with coconut and cendol filling is a great combination. This Cendol mooncake is our family's favourite

Real strawberry flesh

The Strawberry Yogurt mooncake is little sourish but very light. I love its refreshing taste and real strawberry flesh.

Black sesame filling

The kiwi and black sesame combination is surprisingly good. The sweetness from the sesame filling complements the sourish kiwi jelly. A unique concoction indeed.

The jelly mooncakes are packed in a nice paper box, ideal for giving away as gifts to relatives, associates and friends.

Call now to order. Delivery available for orders above 10 boxes.

Starduzz Homemade Delicacies
Sharon (012-4239025) or Foong (012-4770962)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Saturday Seafood Buffet Dinner at Starz Diner Hard Rock Hotel

Starz Diner is the all-day dining restaurant at Hard Rock Hotel Penang. The diner has a main show kitchen where you can see the chefs in action.

If you crave for unlimited seafood in a casual and relaxed buffet setting, you can consider the Saturday Seafood Buffet Dinner at Starz Diner.

The buffet features quite an extensive array of fresh seafood prepared in a variety of style ranging from Sushi and Sashimi to Grill Items and more.

Casual and relaxed atmosphere

Salad and Appetizer Station

Prawns and Tuna Sashimi


Slipper Lobsters



Grill Items Station

Grill Items


Grilled Tuna Steaks with Mint and Pineapple

Seafood Paella with Saffron

Slipper Lobsters


Cocktail (not included in buffet)

Delectable Desserts

Coffee or Tea
Priced at RM108++ per person
Call +604 8811 711 ext 8703

Starz Diner
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
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