Meeting Edgar Davids, Tiger Street Football 2012 @ The Curve

Due to the success in 2011, the Tiger Street Football is back for the second year!

This time the tournament brings a total of 32 street football teams including media teams selected through the preliminaries matches to battle it out at the Tiger Street Football National Finals, where only one team will represent Malaysia at the Grand Finals in Vietnam (September) to vie for the coveted grand prize of USD30,000 (RM90,000)!

The teams will battle it out on 25th August 2012 starts from 11am til late at The Curve, right in front of e@Curve main entrance or where Laundry Bar is.

On the second day of the National Finals (26th August), the teams from Malaysia will be playing against specially invited teams from Holland, France, Australia and Thailand.

That’s not all. This exciting street football action will also be broadcasted LIVE on ESPN STAR Sports.

The teams would be playing in this cage and I bet there will be some exciting matches with so many great teams playing.

Not only specially invited teams from overseas will be making an appearance in this tournament, I also got to meet one of the greatest footballers in the 90′s!

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First McCafe In Malaysia @ Kota Damansara, PJ

McDonald’s officially launched its first McCafe in Kota Damansara on 3rd July 2012.

When I was in Phuket last year, I’ve seen a McCafe at Jung Ceylon’s McDonald’s and I thought it’s something special that our Malaysian shore would not have it anytime in the near future because Malaysia is famous for its slow development in most things.

Well I was wrong because here comes the McCafe. The McCafe concept originated in Melbourne, Australia where McDonald’s created its first cafe inside an existing restaurant in 1993.

The McCafe counter is a separate counter from the normal counter. This counter is currently operates from 7am-12-midnight daily.

After this, we will see 10 more McDonald’s restaurants be fitted with McCafe counters by end of 2012 and another 50 new outlets slated for 2013!

So fret not if you are not staying nearby Kota Damansara.

McCafe offers an extensive menu of premium quality beverages such as cappuccino, latte macchiato, espresso, hot chocolate, and frappe together with a selection of pastries, cakes, and muffins.

Beverages range from RM4.50 for a latte or cappuccino and RM6.20 for a frappe. It’s quite a good deal for its premium quality as compared to other premium coffee outlets.

Pastries range from RM5.50 for brownies and RM9.90 for a slice of Blueberry Cheesecake.

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The Uma, Authentic Balinese Food @ The Strand, Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara

Few weeks back Ken invited the few of us for a makan session at The Uma, located at The Strand at Dataran Sunway in Kota Damansara, near Giant..

The location is somewhere HERE, behind Onking store, next to Nikonian Academy..

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*The Uma, pic taken from Wilson’s*

If you are not quite familiar with that place you might miss the restaurant coz it’s a bit dark from the outside and with its Balinese deco one might think it’s not a restaurant..

No pet is allowed in this restaurant, it’s NON-HALAL, and it has Wi-Fi..

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*Up on 1st floor*

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*Tatami concept*

The whole restaurant is very true to its original concept, Balinese deco and everything is fully imported from Bali, the tables, statues, etc etc..

The 1st floor can accommodate about 50 people, on my rough estimation..I even think of doing a small function like a reunion gathering here..Sweet!

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*Owner-cum-chef, Yau Chan*

A little bit of fun facts about Balinese food..As according to the owner-cum-chef, Yau Chan, you can never really find authentic Balinese food even in Bali itself..

The true authentic Balinese food can only be eaten in temples during festive seasons or occasions like important prayers or something like that, you get the drift..

Chef Yau Chan, not even a cook to begin with, learned how to cook Balinese food from his Balinese friends..He has stayed in Bali for more than 8 years..

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*The Uma menu*

Their menu has been changed few times to test the market as the dishes are still very broad in term of varieties..

I had a hard time when I go through the menu as the name of the dishes are in Indonesian, with some English description, which I think is very helpful indeed!

The choices are too vast that I advice you to ask the staff there directly..It’s easier, unless you want to be a bit adventurous, make a random order then..Hehe..

Please bear in mind that the portion is actually quite big that a person with big appetite like me actually satisfied with it..

So girls, I think you can order like 2 sets for 3 pax, or so..

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*Be Siap Mepanggang – Balinese Grilled Chicken With Beans Rice Set – RM18*

The set of Be Siap Mepanggang comes with the chicken and served with minced fish satay, shredded chicken salad, stir-fry long beans, spiced potato fries, sambal mbe (embok), and black-eyed pea rice..

The grilled half chicken marinated with Balinese spice is very tender that I couldn’t stop eating it..Definitely on my recommended list!

Oh a friendly reminder from the chef, never ask for the chicken to be chopped! Eat it the KFC way yo, finger licking good..

Continue on for more delicious authentic Balinese food!

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