Movie: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

June 28

Movie: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Film Synopsis:
Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced — as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter brings to the screen the secret life of our nation’s favorite president…as history’s greatest hunter of the undead.

Views and opinion:
If you’re looking for an action-packed film, you’ll probably be disappointed because there isn’t much. The first few vampires died in lightning speed. I believe they decided to include vampires into Abraham Lincoln’s film because not everyone would be interested in his real life story and to attract more audiences. Overall, it’s just an OK film for me. Just need to keep in mind that the focus is on Abraham Lincoln’s life and not the vampires LOL!

Action scene in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter


* Thanks to Nuffnang for the tickets! :)

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Worthy Book F&B Special Edition

June 27

Hello guys!! Guess where am I now? It’s Malaysia food heaven – PENANG!!! Yes, I’ll be introducing them in my blog soon yea so don’t worry! Speaking of food, there are a lot of yummy food in Klang Valley now that I haven’t tried yet. Some are quite expensive and thus I’ll normally look for deals in the Internet so that I can try it at cheapest price possible. Lately though, there has been a lot of problems related not only to one deal site but almost all of them that made me feel really annoyed. I guess I’ll stay away from buying deals in the meantime until they improve their system.

As an alternative, I’ve got myself this book called Worthy Book that is full of F&B vouchers! Most of the vouchers will only expire on 31st March 2013 so I have a lot of time to use it.

Worthy Book

Love how they categorize the restaurants based on type of food

Some of my favorite vouchers include:

Buy 1 Free 1 – 6″ sandwich from Subway

Free drinks and discounts from Brotzeit!!

IMHO, the vouchers in Worthy Book™ F&B Special Edition 2012-2013 are really worth the price of RM 29.90 because the vouchers are worth much more than that. It’s available in all major bookstores like MPH, Popular, Times, Borders, Kinokuniya and selected outlets in Klang Valley. Alternatively, you can order from their Facebook page at or their website at

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Wagyu Beef Promotion @ The Restaurant, The Club Saujana Resort

June 25

Well, if someone asked you what is the best meal you’ve ever had in your entire life, will you be able to come out with an answer? I couldn’t. Until Clumsy Boy told me that THIS was the best meal he has ever tasted in his whole life. I even said that he’s exaggerating because that’s exactly the trait of an Aries. But when he asked me back, I couldn’t help but to agree that this was indeed the best meal I’ve ever had too! A big thank you to the people at The Club Saujana Resort for inviting me to this Wagyu Beef Promotion food tasting session.

Exquisite decorations and menu in front of The Restaurant
Exquisite decorations and menu in front of The Restaurant

The Club Saujana Resort is a 5-star boutique resort surrounded by 160 hectares of lush tropical gardens and equipped with golf courses perfect for leisure and business travellers. Inside this resort, there is an elegant and posh restaurant that overlooks the garden and water feature namely, The Restaurant.

Posh settings in The Restaurant
Posh settings in The Restaurant

Private dining area
Private dining area

Outdoor dining area that overlooks the garden and water feature
Outdoor dining area that overlooks the garden and water feature

Cheese sticks with sour cream and butter
Cheese sticks with sour cream and butter

Before starting our set dinner, we had some casual chit-chatting while munching on handmade breadsticks and wafers provided. The Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Alexander Waschl, came from Austria and is part of the team that earned 16 Gault Millau points (equivalent of a Michelin Star) in Switzerland. During the whole month of July, you will get to enjoy an array of Wagyu beef-based dishes carefully crafted by Chef Alexander at a very attractive price!

Chef Alexander Waschl

According to Chef Alexander Waschl, they’re using premium Australian Wagyu Beef Grade 5 (BMS No. 8-9) for main courses and Grade 4 (BMS No. 6-7) for the rest of the dishes.

Spiced Wagyu Beef Tartar
A La Carte Price: RM 128

In order to open up our appetite, we were served Spiced Wagyu Beef Tartar accompanied by a thin and crispy potato roesti and pan-roasted quaill egg with sour cream as appetizer. I especially like the crispy potato roesti because it’s not as thick as the conventional one and tasted like snack instead.

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
A La Carte Price: RM 128

Of all the dishes served, this is my favorite and the main reason why I enjoyed this set dinner so much. Wagyu Beef Carpaccio is a thin and long slice of raw wagyu beef served with Parmesan Cream, Parmesan Shavings, Aged Balsamic and a dash of extra virgin olive oil. I recommend that you first eat without dipping on the parmesan cream and then only try another mouthful by dipping it because the taste varies a lot. Personally, I’d prefer to eat it as it is because I wanted to enjoy every millimetre of the fresh wagyu beef.

Wagyu Beef Cheek Consommé
A La Carte Price: RM 42

In this course, Homemade Wagyu Beef Cheek Ravioli was presented in 2 ways: with Vegetable Balls Shavings in beef broth just like the ones in Chinese beef noodle and .in a creamy thick sauce with minced beef. I preferred the latter because it has a stronger taste and I’m actually quite curious to taste the wagyu beef cheek on its own to feel the smoothness.

Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek
A La Carte Price: RM 98

In the next dish, braised Wagyu Beef Cheek was wrapped into a ravioli, IMHO it’s similar to Chinese fried wanton but this is with wagyu beef filling. The inside tasted really juicy and flavorful while the outside is crispy and crunchy. Very fun to munch on!

Wagyu Beef Striploin
A La Carte Price: RM 218

The main course in this set was this juicy and tender Wagyu Beef Striploin with a perfectly paired black pepper sauce. I normally avoid from eating steaks with black pepper sauce because it normally tastes too hot for me but this black pepper sauce that they used was just right; no spicy hot taste and yet contains the black pepper taste. I’d love it more if it’s prepared Medium-rare instead of Medium.

Chocolate Cake

Last but not least, our dessert – Chocolate Cake!! Delectable and sinful chocolate coupled with fresh raspberries is just perfect to end our course on a sweet note.

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sorbet

Oh wait! There’s Raspberry Sorbet too! The chef personally came out to add it for us :) It tastes quite sour but I really love the smoothness of it.

Chef Alexander Waschl and I

You can now get a 5 course Wagyu Beef set (excluding the first dish) at only RM 350++ in the entire month of July. I think it’ll be perfect to break fast (buka puasa) there too!

If it’s too heavy for you, you can also order it in a la carte style:

Spiced Wagyu Beef Tartar (RM 128)
Crispy Potato Roesti, Pickle, Pan-Roasted Quaill Egg, Sour Cream

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio (RM 128)
Parmesan Cream, Parmesan Shavings, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Aged Balsamic

Light Smoked Wagyu Beef Striploin (RM 155)
Arugula Salad, Parmesan Shavings, Aged Balsamic

Wagyu Beef Cheek Consommé (RM 42)
Homemade Wagyu Beef Cheek Ravioli and Vegetable Balls Shavings

Braised Wagyu Beef Cheek (RM 98)
Wagyu Beef Cheek Ravioli, Brown Butter, Sage, Parmesan Shavings

Grilled Wagyu Beef Tenderloin (RM 245)
Black Pepper sauce, Truffle Risotto, Sautéed Spinach

Red Wine Poached Wagyu Beef Tenderloin (RM 255)
Horseradish Cream, Roasted Potato, Garlic, Roasted Beans

Deluxe Wagyu Beef Burger (RM 188)
Foiegras Shavings, Sautéed Onion, Portobello Mushroom, Cheddar Cheese, Home Pickle Gherkin, Hand-cut Potato Chips

Wagyu Beef Skewer (RM 210)
BBQ Sauce, Yellow and Red Pepper, Hand-cut Potato chips

Wok Roasted Wagyu Beef Striploin (RM 218)
“Teriyaki Style”, Spring Onion, Braised Vegetable

Wagyu Beef Striploin (RM 218)
Herb Butter Jus, Grilled Vegetable, Baked Potato, Sour Cream

The Club Saujana Resort
Jalan Lapangan Terbang SAAS,
40150 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,

Tel: 03-7806 7000 (for reservation)



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