Archive | August, 2013

Banana J Foodstation

15 Aug

Hubby and I first came across Banana J Foodstation a few weeks ago when we were passing by these two rows of shops in Section 17, Petaling Jaya. We decided to check it out and bought their mango bread for a gathering that night. It was an interesting version of the banana bread and we decided to visit again to try their other offerings.

This time, we dropped by for lunch.

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Simple, kitchen-inspired decor.

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Some of their available cakes for the day. I was offered a sample of the Chocolate Bar which you can see at the top right corner of the picture. It consists of chocolate (dark, I believe), biscuit and marshmallow. It was delicious. Not too sweet, and at RM1.50 each, quite reasonable too.

For lunch, I ordered the spaghetti bolognese (which I had been craving) and hubby took the English Breakfast. The pasta sets come with a glass of iced lemon tea and a choice of spaghetti or fettucine. The English Breakfast comes with a choice of turkey ham, chicken ham and beef bacon. Hubby opted for the bacon.

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Hubby was happy with the portion, especially the serving of bacon. I found my spaghetti satisfying. The sauce was quite chunky, although maybe could do with more ‘body’. Anyway, I was happy.

The waitress then served us two complimentary mini cupcakes.

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The inside of the carrot and red velvet cupcakes. You can see the bits of carrot in the first. Quite moist and with a hint of cinnamon. The red velvet was quite chocolatey, although maybe a tad dry.

Banana J is having a promotion where you get a slice of cake of the day if your bill amounts to more than RM20.

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We were served the chocolate cake. The shell on the outside was a bit hard so we flipped the cake on the side. I found the shell a bit sweet but loved the cake underneath.

All in all, I thought it was a satisfying meal which is good value for money at RM22.90.

On another note, we were at the Mayang Oasis foodcourt for dinner the previous day and guess what we saw?

double rainbow

A rainbow! A double rainbow actually. I take it as a sign of great things to come!

So check out Banana J Foodstation’s Facebook page. All items on the menu are available for catering as well. Or pop over to the cafe at:

Banana J Foodstation

609,jalan 17/10, 46400 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Phone: 03-7931 6289

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Modbox Relaunched!

15 Aug

I’ve heard of Modbox months back and was quite tempted to jump in but never really did. Then when I decided to try them out, they announced that they were taking a break to revamp the company. Boy was I excited when they finally relaunched in August! At an even lower price of RM9 at that!

This time, the concept was a little different. We get to actually choose the items we want to try out. It was not easy choosing because they all looked good but here’s what I got:

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The small but functional box. I like it!

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The personalised welcome note. I appreciate it when people get my name right 🙂

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First up, Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Hand Therapy (25g). A good size, delicate scent, and I like how it feels on the skin. This came together with:

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A Tarocco Orange body lotion sample and a Somerset Meadow EDT sample vial. Somerset Meadow smells really green and fresh, something different.

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Next, I got the Unico Advanced UV Defense SPF50/PA+++ (7g)

SPF indicates protection against UVB rays which are responsible for sunburns while PA indicates protection against UVA rays which penetrate deep into the skin and is responsible for premature ageing. + shows the least amount of protection and +++ shows the most so this product has got some really good protection! This one comes with a 20% off voucher for the full-sized item.

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Last but not least, Murad Eye Lift Illuminator (0.44ml)

This one claims to depuff and firm skin in 15 minutes as well as cover and treat the delicate under-eye skin. I have dark circles so I’m excited to see how this works for me.

So the value of my first Modbox:

1) Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Hand Therapy, RM35/25g

2) Unico Advanced UV Defense SPF50/PA+++, RM198/30ml |RM46/7g

3) Murad Eye Lift Illuminator, RM165/1.8ml |RM40/0.44ml

Excluding the voucher and Crabtree samples, this box comes up to RM121! Not bad for the RM15 (RM9 + RM6 for shipping) I paid.

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