Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hokkaido Ice Cream @ Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya

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If you haven't noticed that the weather has been getting really warm these days, you must be an alien or just plainly insensitive to whatever that is going on around you. No, I am serious, the weather is getting so warm these days, it's unlikely that you don't feel it at all!

And in conjunction of the heatwave, El Nino, Global Warming and everything warm, I present to you a post all about this premium ice cream that I absolutely love! :) Hokkaido Ice Cream!

Owned by Supersushi Sdn Bhd, which operates one of the very popular and well-known Japanese restaurants such as Sushi Zanmai, this ice cream parlour serves some of the best imported Japanese Ice Cream you could get around in Klang Valley with a fairly decent price.

There are only two outlets in Malaysia, one is located right outside their premium sushi restaurant - Hokkaido Sushi One Utama and another one is situated outside their popular restaurant Sushi Zanmai at Paradigm Mall. Oh, I think there's one in The Gardens, Mid Valley too!

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A single scoop of ice cream (40ML) is as low as RM4.80. For me, that's a good price because the single scoop, as small as it sounds is actually very satisfying; just enough to make you feel happy. :)

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Apart from serving the ice cream in scoops, they have an extensive menus of desserts available like the typical mochi. You can also serve your ice cream with crepe or waffles. For those who are thirsty, there is also a wide array of drink choices available.
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One my favourite is definitely their lavendar ice cream. The flavour itself is rare in Malaysia and could only be found usually from Japanese Restaurants. At the affordable price you're paying for, Hokkaido Ice Cream sure serves one of the better quality of ice cream around. I love the fact their ice creams aren't too sweet to annoy your taste bud and they definitely leave a pleasant after taste. Also, the texture is milky smooth, so delicious, so good, so easily melt in your mouth and engulf all your senses with happiness.

And to top it off, you could feel the essence of the ice cream itself and I am thoroughly convinced that they are actually using the real ingredients to make the ice cream instead of the manufactured flavouring that a lot of ice cream parlours use these days.

I had my Lavendar Ice Cream with the fresh and crispy waffles that absolutely complement with the ice cream itself. Having tried the same flavour from other Japanese restaurants, I can safely tell you that their ice creams at top notch quality. ;)

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Black Sesame is one of the more popular flavour when it comes to Japanese Ice Cream. Their is so creamy that you won't have any doubt that they are actually using the real thing to produce this icy delicacy. We have paired it with French Vanilla Ice Cream and if you are wondering why is the ice cream yellow in color instead of the usual white?

I was once told by a Chef that to differentiate the ice cream that uses the real flower to make than those that uses only the flavouring, the secret is in the colour and there's a slight difference in their fragrance. It's something you will know when you put it in your mouth, needless to say, the one that uses the real flower to produce is better and definitely pricier! So next time look at the colour, there should be slight tint of yellow to the texture. As for the taste, you should really try them yourself so that you will know the difference. Remember to close your eyes while savouring it!

I will definitely head back to this place. And I expect that it will be returning quite often to enjoy my ice creams. And I get to enjoy superior quality ice creams for the prices I pay? FINE! Take my bank account! After all, desserts are everyone's best friends, aren't they? ;)


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For more information:

Visit Supersushi Sdn Bhd Website here!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

5 Reasons Why I left You, Apple.

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I am a smartphone enthusiast . I won't say I am ADDICT OR FANATIC OR EXPERT in that sense but I love it enough to always keep a lookout on the latest smartphone news. And I can't help to notice the big hype on the latest Mi3, released by a underdog brand - XiaoMi from China. Maybe being underdog is understatement, because most of the important executives they hire are ex-Google employees or android developers. And on top of that, he is like the founder of MIUI, one of the most popular Android Custom ROM in the world.

So yeah, in short, I jumped ship - from Apple to XiaoMi3.

I first started off with Android when I first entered the smartphone market and then changed to iPhone later. Now that I have switched back to Android, I couldn't tell you how much I actually missed this operating system by Google. I am so glad that I did! As much as I love and appreciate the simplicity and straight forwardness that Apple provides, I have some like 10 solid, valid, totally profound reasons why I change.

And if you are considering making the ditch, read this:
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Once you go big, you never go small. This is true, the moment you are used to the bigger screen, it's really difficult to change to something smaller and you will be squinting your eyes to do so. While Apple products only limit you to one specific design and specifications.

Need something with bigger ram then go pick one of the brands that offer that; an expandable slot maybe? Aluminium bodies perhaps? or want plastic body for its light weight. The choices are all in your hands.
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One thing about Android phones or plenty of modern gadgets in the market use the universal USB cable except for Apple products. And I don't know how that makes certain loyal fanatics (or extremists) feel so proud of it because they are literally sucking cash by making you purchasing their cables, chargers, connectors or whatever. To me, that's horribly inconvenient! And I don't want to deal with having multiple cables inside my bag for all the different gadgets I want to own! (NOTE: I WANT TO OWN)
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An avid Apple user will not be able experience the true feeling of using a third party keyboards. Whatever they tell you about how original keyboard is better is bullshit until they have tried Swiftkeys or heck, even Google Keyboards itself are that good! You don't even need to lift your finger these days and the prediction/correction feature is so intelligent. This function alone is enough for me to throw Apple products of the windows! It makes all my surfing and chatting so speedy, fun and easy.

Apparently now iOS8 will be supporting third party keyboards soon so this proves that Apple is only starting to realise what the consumer wants when Android has already done so for so long!
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Believe it or not, whether you're Apple or Android users, you have a GMAIL account and you are probably actively using all the features and website owned by Google. Using Android allows you to integrate everything into one without compromising security. If that doesn't spell c-o-n-v-e-n-i-e-n-c-e to you then I don't know what is. Besides, let's admit it, most of the features that google offers is that good and so helpful in our lives, think gmail, sheets and docs.
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While having iPhone is cool (or used to), but it's like dealing with communist in general. Apple shoves you a device, making you think it's cool and then you are forced to use whatever software they give you and make you purchase the accessories because you aren't allowed to share with others. Unless you jailbreak the iOS but still what you can do with it is limited unless you are allowed to change custom ROM entirely, can you? But with Android (rooted) you can totally customise whatever you want, even if you are not familiar with rooting your android, it's fine. Tons of themes and customisation apps for you to explore and have lotsa fun!


Just like how my friend has said it:
"I want to use my device how i want to.. not to be told how to use it."

I couldn't agree more with how true this statement this! Using iPhone feels like being locked in a jail. (Thus the word jailbroken.) Nope, it's not something I want to head back for a long while. It feels like I have found my wings again. So maleficent.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


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Hey there!

So this is the big announcement I promised you on my old blog HoneyLemonGirl.com! We are actually having a rebrand from Honey Lemon Girl to Mini Red, thus you have been redirected to here.

Well, things have been doing very well for Honey Lemon Girl honestly but as time passes, we need to grow up so a rebranding is kinda necessary to move forward further!

We are doing this long term so for those readers who have been around with us, thank you so much for your support and please continue doing so because we are sharing all this just for you!

Okay, enough of all the words! Feel free to browse around and remember to come visit again.


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