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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Norwegian Charm and Seafood Gala Dinner 2017

The Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner 2017 is a splendid showcase of Norway’s bounty seafood from the sea.

Hosted by Her Excellency Gunn Jorid Roset, Norway’s Ambassador to Malaysia, it took place on October 13 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 

It’s an annual gastronomic event is orchestrated by renowned Norwegian chef Frank Naesheim and his team of culinary professionals from Norway, Malaysia and Singapore.

Abundant fresh seafood for the dinner is flown in from Norway and this includes Norwegian salmon, shrimps, Norwegian cod, king crab, snow crab, lobster, crayfish, scallops, mackerel, Atlantic halibut and monkfish, among several other varieties.  
 Salmon Salmon everywhere, I just can't wait to eat!

Yummy King Crabs
This fantastic produce will be presented in a wide range of cooking styles, including Norwegian and Asian.
Delectable cuisine

For this dinner chefs Markus Dybwad, Anderson Ho, Kenneth Loke Mun Kit, William Ng, Mathew Leong and James Han will be contributing their culinary skills to the table, alongside Naesheim, who is Head Chef and CEO of Snorre Food Pte Ltd in Singapore.

Markus Dybwad was formerly junior sous chef at Heston Blumenthal’s 3-Michelin star Fat Duck and is now consultant chef with Snorre Food. 

Chef Markus Dybwad 

 Chef Kenneth Loke Mun Kit
Mathew Leong is from the 1 Michelin star Chef Renaa Restaurant in Stavanger, Norway.
Penang-born Anderson Ho has worked with masterchefs Alain Ducasse, Alain Senderens and Gerard Boyer in Raffles Singapore and is chef advisor and mentor to Singapore’s National Culinary Team. Kenneth Loke Mun Kit, from Johor, is corporate chef with Park Hotel Group Singapore while William Ng is Chief Fishmonger at FISK Seafood Bar. James Han is from Snorre Food. 

 Among the guests present at the event enjoying a wide spread of fresh seafood.

 A great platform for networking too!
The Guest of Honour for the night was the Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato Sri Mustapa Mohamed presenting an award to the CEO of Invest KL, Zainal Amanshah.

 Chef Frank Naesheim and his team of culinary professionals from Norway, Malaysia and Singapore taking centrestage.

Now back to some happy food πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜„
Let's not forget about dessert! The dessert spread located outside is an amazing spread of endless delectable mouthwatering goodies. I had two rounds but could not even try them all.
Indeed guests were all spoilt for choice with so much to choose from.

Towering Delights

 To die for Blueberry Cheesecakes
 My tummy was already so full! I could not try everything! My favourite is their incredible and distinctive flavoured ice creams at the dessert counter managed by these 2 sweet ladies.
It was indeed a remarkable event  that surpassed expectations. A Taste of Norway brought to you by the The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur

Thank you so much for having me! Seen here with me is Rio Yamase from Japan who played the Violin in last year's event.

About Chef Frank Naesheim
Chef Frank Naesheim’s seafood dinners have become an annual highlight for the Norwegian business community in Malaysia.
Naesheim has worked in two and three-star Michelin restaurants in France. He was chef de cuisine at the Bagatelle in Oslo when it was awarded a Michelin star, the first restaurant in Norway to be honoured this way.
Known as the Salmon King in Asia, Naesheim first came to work as executive chef at the Vikings Restaurant in Singapore in 1987.
A few years later he established Snorre Food Pte Ltd, to import quality Norwegian seafood and promote it in Asia.
He launched cooking competitions, highlighting Norwegian salmon, as part of the Salon Culinaire, a high-profiled Asian culinary event in Singapore. 
Naesheim has written a cookbook Norwegian Salmon in Asia, produced recipe booklets for salmon and organised the Salmon Buffet of the Century in Singapore. He has been guest chef in numerous food promotions in Asia and Norway.
Naesheim has been serving on the Singapore Bocuse D’or committee since 2000 and is the director of Continental WACS Asia (World Association of Chefs Societies).

Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Emperor's New Clothes (And Collar)

Hello friends, pet lovers and furkid owners! Let me introduce to you my pet dog, Rascal. Rascal has quite a number of admirers since I always shared photos of this "little Rascal" on my Facebook and Instagram. He has his own instagram hastag you know. #RascalYong. 
Lately we have been trying to play dress up with him. 

Rascal is the King of the House (More like my house....and hence, the title of this blogpost, "The Emperor's New Clothes" and yes, he has a new collar that is super cool and practical to show off too.  All these new clothes and LED Collar are from of LOVE PETS ACCESSORIES. Some of my friends have also been asking where to get some of these items. If you see something you like, PM them for details and quotation. Contact details will be at the bottom of this blogpost.

Love Pets Accessories is an online pet accessories and clothing store which sells very interesting pet clothing. I will share some of my top picks later.
And we picked this! (More like Mom picked this cute blue shirt for Rascal)

Doesn't he look adorable in that striking blue top? 
Make sure you order the right size when making your purchases. LOVE PETS ACCESSORIES have detailed size indications on their Facebook postings. Make sure you measure your dog well before ordering.

The next cool gadget we got for Rascal was this super cool and practical LED Collar that lights up with a click of a button!

#RascalYong now is highly visible at night! We can spot him easily and cars can see him too in the dark.  My Neighbour, a cheeky uncle next door sayz it's the lantern festival and he is all lit up too! We all had a good laugh. Look, an LED Collar also can start a conversation. He is gonna be the talk of my street/neighbourhood when more people see him walking around with that BLING BLING on his neck. 

We picked yellow. But these are the variety of colours available.

You can get your very own LED Collar for your furry kid #dog 🐢🐾 Rascal is now visible and easily spotted during his night walks. I think this is a very useful gadget since he roams around freely during his walks with me and my dad and runs around here there and everywhere...but with us watching closely of course! According to my dad, my dog feels special when this LED Collar was put on him during his walks. 
LED Collar can be purchased from LOVE PETS ACCESSORIES.

Have I got some interesting picks from LOVE PETS ACCESSORIES to share with you!

These pictures will definitely melt your heart.
Dog in Bath Robe

Dog rockin' in their jackets.
And this cute little costume.....awwww...with fake hands that look so real!
And Halloween is coming soon. In case you're looking for Halloween themed costumes for your dogs too, look no further. LOVE PETS ACCESSORIES has it all!
A Witch Dog?
And not forgetting Halloween themed collars too!

I love anything Japanese. Automatically this attracted me! A dog Kimono Costume!!! too cute. LOVE PETS ACCESSORIES sells them too. What can they think of next?
This got me burst out laughing. A Minion Impersonator!
I thought this was cute but mom didn't like it. Hence we got Rascal a more normal looking shirt instead. Besides clothes and accessories, LOVE PETS ACCESSORIES also offer a wide range of cushion covers in dogs and cat theme. All also I like.......

Interested to find out more? Get in touch with  LOVE PETS ACCESSORIES via :
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Fore more details you can also whatsapp or call 011-31938626

Happy shopping for your furkid!