All my life, I've had a weird obsession with eating porridge. Chinese porridge is my favourite and my Mom makes the best porridge ever!
However because she doesn't really cook anymore, I have to resort to searching the city for good restaurants.
Recently I bumped into a lovely little place called I Love Yoo! It's a franchise chain of outlets which sells my favourite mix of porridge, yau char kwai (You Tiao) and Tau Foo Far!
It's also located at 8 different locations and the prices are cheap!
RM 3.90 for a delicious bowl of piping hot porridge and a large piece of yummy You Tiao. Is that a steal or what?
The newest outlet is located at the Lower Ground Floor, LG-36 right opposite Cold Storage
You can find out more about them at their website http://iloveyoo.com.my

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Some years ago architects developed the Ice Hotel- now the Treehotel in Harrads officially opened for business on July 3rd.
The treehotel in Harrads is a new concept based on a cooperation between well-known designers and architects around the world to blend hotels into nature.
 
Hotel rooms in the canopy of trees create a new and exciting perspective for holidaymakers. Created with nature in mind, these "Green Hotels" are in harmony with the ecological values favoured by patrons nowadays.

At the moment there are six uniquely themed "Tree Houses" which even come with sauna facilities.

Created by five separate architects. This will be the first Tree Hotel in the world with a Sauna and five star facilities.
 
The rooms are 15 – 30 square meters and between 4-6 meters away from the ground.  Set up in beautiful Pine Trees with views to die for, the Tree Hotel will definately me an unforgettable experience.

Prices for each Tree House: 360 Euro per night, single 190 Euro per night, both prices include breakfast.
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INGREDIENTS
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup solid-pack pumpkin
1/4 cup pineapple preserves
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 pretzel rod, broken in half
Dark rye bread, red bell pepper, black olive slices and fresh parsley
Assorted crackers
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Step One
Beat cheeses, pumpkin, preserves and spices in medium bowl until smooth. Cover; refrigerate 2 to 3 hours or until cheese is firm enough to shape.
Step Two
Shape mixture into round pumpkin; place on serving plate. Using knife, score vertical lines down pumpkin. Place pretzel rod in top for stem.
Step Three
Cut bread into triangles for eyes. Decorate pumpkin, using bread, pepper, olives and parsley.
Step Four
Cover loosely; refrigerate until serving time. Serve with crackers.  
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Ingredients
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup grape jelly
1/4 cup hickory smoked barbecue sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
48 frozen meatballs
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Step One 
Combine all ingredients, except meatballs, in large bowl; stir until well blended.

Step Two
Place 12-inch skillet over high heat until hot. Add meatballs and salsa mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened. Serve with toothpicks, if desired.

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I'm thinking of throwing a little Halloween party and these are some of the recipes I'm going to try!
Try them yourself and let me know how it went for you!


Monster Mini Burgers

Ingredients 8 assorted round and oblong sandwich rolls or mini burger buns
16 to 24 slices assorted cold cuts (salami, turkey, ham and/or bologna)
6 to 8 slices assorted cheeses (American, Swiss and/or Muenster)
Butter (plain or herb/garlic)
1 firm tomato, sliced
1 cucumber, sliced thinly
Assorted lettuce leaves (Romaine, curly and/or red leaf)
Cocktail onions, green and black olives, cherry tomatoes, pickled gherkins, radishes, baby corn and/or hard-boiled eggs
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Step One
Cut rolls open just below center; spread with butter.

Step Two
Layer meats, cheeses, tomato, cucumber and greens to make monster faces. Roll "tongues" from ham slices or make "lips" with tomato slices.

Step Three
Use toothpicks to affix remaining ingredients for eyes, ears, fins, horns and hair as desired.

Note


Remember to remove toothpicks before eating. Or substitute preztel sticks for the toothpicks.

  
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