The three best pleasures in life are scratching, digging nose and eating chocolate. Since i love chocolate so much, today i’ll just gonna tell a little bit of here and there i know about awesomeness of chocolates.
where it came from ?
Cocoa Beans, almond-shaped seeds from Cacao Tree, is the source of all chocolate and cocoa products we enjoy today. Not gonna explain anymore than this, cause..it’ll get boring.
how chocolate are made ?
The Cocoa beans are processed depending on the cocoa content in a chocolate, guess what. It’s known as “Chocolate Liquor” once it’s processed into a thick creamy paste, it’s known as cocoa paste as well. Most of the chocolate were further processed by mixing with butter, vanilla and sugar. There’s where all the additional sweenest comes from.
some facts about chocolate a bit of history on chocolate
Decades ago, there’s this place called “Theobroma Cacao”, ish the name of the Cacao Tree’s Botanical. It pays homage to it’s mythical origins. In greek, theobroma actually means “food of the gods”. So for those who knows about Chocolate lounge around M’sia =P Now you know where the names comes from. At the same time, the Chocolate drink were known as the divine drink as well. All Hail Chocolate !
As time pass by, chocolate drink has become one of the healthy drink, and once the steam engine were introduce, that’s where chocolate envolve into solid-eating-bars and start taking over the world.
That’s when our dear Switzer Daniel Petter, added Milk into these chocolate, and thus…MILK CHOCOLATE(My favourite) are born in Switzerland ! Now that’s why they say Swiss made the best chocolate around !
since then, chocolate has been produced in solid forms, it’s been use as ingredient on many food as well; Ice creams, breads, flavoured milk, candies, and guess what; it has been used by soldiers during the Civil War as well as portable food for energy and morale ! (During the Second World War, the U.S. Government commissioned Milton Hershey to create a candy bar to be included in soldier’s rations. The candy bar chosen was the famous Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar.)
ALL HAIL CHOCOLATE !
chocolate and our health
In a bar of chocolate, there is existence of caffeine. Just that it’s significantly lower than those in coffee, tea or cola drinks. That’s why it’s the best food when you wanna stay awake =P
i can only say, a bar of chocolate is lower cholesterol than a piece of cheddar cheese.
i’m the living prove where chocolate actually contains low calories and it’s not the main cause of being fat. As long as you’re eating healthy meal each day, and your chocolate intake(sugar intake) is NOT AS MUCH as your lunch/dinner, then it’s considered healthy intake already.
chocolate has no any relation with acne wey, unless you’re eating fake chocolate. Else, it wont cause more acne -_-
if you’re allergy to chocolate, i may eat all the choco on your behalf
Benefits of eating Chocolates
Chocolate contains high level of flavonoids where it benefits our transportation within our body. It’s called Ciculatory system where it transport your nutrients, gases and waste to and from Cell. and thus it help to fight deseases and stabilize body temperature and maintain our body living oranism, thus making sure we’re in constant and stable condition of the body. In short, you don’t get sick that often and more active in sports.
The amount of the antioxidants (which exist in fruits and vegetable) is twice as much as those in Red Wines (now u know why they say redwine is good for the heart), its a good source of those antioxidants that exist in our body. Let’s just say that, it’s not bad anyway to eat chocolate to fight heart diseases.
chocolate at it’s best ?
Chocolate should be kept in a cool, dry place. The ideal Sotrage is about 65 Fahrenheit (about 20 ~ 22 Celcius) and 50% Humidity. Chocolate’s worst enemy is the heat and direct sunlight. It’ll fade the colour, and causes tackiness and melting, which made the chocolate doesn’t taste as nice as it should be.
Chocolates are easily attracted to flavours and odors. So keep your perfumes and air refresheners away from these lovely bits.
In general, solid chocolate which is not mixed with other products will have a shelf life of at least six to twelve months or longer, depending on the environmental storage conditions. When mixed with other products (nuts, cream, etc.) the shelf life will be reduced.
and so, go grab a chocolate to makan before i continue in next section ~
Wahaha, went for a day trip to Melacca again, that makes 4 times in a row, within four months la…not very often, but still =P
Here’s what happened, we went for a nice Breakfast at Serdang, this wonderful and yet addictive place where they have the most delicious food on earth where you shouldn’t miss when you’re still alive, which is..the marvolous fantastica TOMOYAM ! wops, i mean TomYam lar !
TOMYAM BEEHON LA ! WILL SEND U TO HEAVEN ONE LEH !
I think most people love tomyam, especially Malaysian since their cuisine mostly pedas pedas belaka also, like most people, someone like me who can’t eat pedas pedas stuff, still can take and love tomyam =P Trust me, i’m very crazy about tomyam beehon, especially delicious one…wahaha
Kindly be informed that they only sell tomyam during Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, on normal day they only sell normal fish paste noodles.
Moving forward, without waiting we headed to Melacca after the wonderful breakie, it’s a 1 1/2 drive for those who don’t know. Reached at Melacca around 140PM, guess what..we went for ….
Hahaha, ya..the famous Chicken RiceBall that can only be found in Melacca, trust me, these evil small little ball taste so good with the chicken. For those who going melacca, don’t forget these la..
After that we went to walk around the Jonker street, and stop by for Nyonya Cendol.
My favourite food during the heat cause : It’s sweet, and damn sweet, where sweet enough to satisfy my sweetie tastebud =P
After a nice round of sweetness dessert, we went for bowling at Mahkota Parade..Wa seh, my bowling skill damn lousy dy, who ever still bowl often can find me lar…lalala
Went to look for Satay Babi after bowling, but sadly, these evil satay only open till late afternoon…bah…and so we take our own very sweet time to the Portugese Village for Seafood, and we had :
The aMaZinG PortuGese gRiLL FISH !
ChiLi Padi Lala
the grill fish is freaking amazing i would say, but that day not pedas enuff tho, but the Lala damn suck la, please don’t order lala if you’re there, or probably it’s just my luck =P since i know a few places serve better lala’s,i shall blacklist melacca one for now =D
After a round of dinner, we went and follow the lights =P lights, where they always beam out from
FUN FAIR !
damn cute la these duckie
they have lotsa sponge bob also x_x
and they have these game where you change money for these drink cans, then u bet 1:1 on the colours, so let’s say if you bet 2 tins on black, this is where u bet with tins x_x
and the balls drop on the black, and so u wont another 2 tins =P These tins can be used to change prize one orh ! OR, if you’re feeling thirsty you could just drink it on the spot..Lol
headed straight for SATAY CELUP ! wahaha, no picture la cause we eat a bit only =P
And so i would say, if you’re in Melacca, these are the definitely must eat stuff when you’re there, else you can’t be joking to me saying you’ve been to Melacca :-
1. Baba Nyonya Laksa
3. Chicken Rice Balls
4. Satay Babi/Satay Celup
5. Jonker Streets Night Market (Char Kuey Teow, Oh Jian, Strawberry on stick and etc etc u can find there)
S.H.E, a famous taiwanese girl group consist of Selina Ren, Hebe Tian and Ella Chen and releasing their whopping of 11th album this year. This time they came back to Sungai Wang Rooftop in conjuction with the launching of their 11th Album. I’m lucky enough to have a friend to get us All Access Passes which enable me to get close to them =) Since i’m not covering this event, i’ll just share picture i took that night, i mean..LOTSA PICTURES ! enjoy !
and also, for more picture you guys can view from ma friend blog here : Kennedy
Wa seh, this year spent ma christmas at Yew Huoi’s place, lotsa Wine, Chivas, Bacadi, Cakes, Lovely Nuggets, Pizza, and of course damn lotsa laugther and nonsense la. I would call it as a chilling xmas since i’ve been chilling and emo all the while. Guess what, i still enjoyed it =P
We had this Hold em’up Poker style most of the time, siao one lar they all can talk so much just playing, and i didn’t know being a dealer is so fun, so next time hor if you wanna host a casino game in your house, you know who to find la..Hahaha…
So much for our christmas party just ended at 6AM just now, now our New year eve party gonna start soon @ Awana xD this will be organize by Kennedy, and assist by me of course..It’s party all the time yo ~
And also, a trip to Kuantan, Melaka, Taiping, Cameron Highland, Penang and Ipoh will be on in the next 2 week =P stay tuned people for more update after i come back from those places.
*sneezing now, i think i’m gonna fall sick, and blood are spoted when i sneeze, but who cares !*
Went to this place in Pyramid for Pasta yesterday with ChoonWen and Momori after their work… so called Japanese restaurant called Pasta de gohan is freaking from Singapore..and dear momori, it’s really my first time there la, please believe me =P
They have this lotsa fake pasta displaying all around their walls la, but honestly put it was so boring that i don’t even wanna take a picture of it.
Had this Pasta de Vongole. Honestly put, the pasta too damn dry la, even the foodJunction @ Midvalley Vongole much better and tastier than this one =P Much cheaaaaaaaaaaper somemore..
Vongole =P damn small la the stupid lala..this plate of pasta cost about Rm19 wey
ChoonWen on my left, holding her Mushroom Pasta. The pasta sure look tastier with her holding it =P or was it the other way around ? lol..try to find mushroom in her plate x_x
Momori on ma right, it look tastier with a girl holding it..aaaaahahaha
This is what Momori had, pasta dunno what what what liaoz..Lol, she killed the taste for putting too much chilies and cheese x_x so i’m not even sure what’s the taste anymore
this is exactly what i meant ::
and then we saw this damn curious kid who keep looking at ChoonWen (Not me la ok =P there’s no way i can attract little kid)
DAMN CUTE RIGHT ?!!?!
Anyway, next time if wanna eat Japanese Pasta, please go :: PASTA ZANMAI LA ! haha
This place had the best Japanese Pasta around, a little bit more expensive (RM20 ~ 30 per plate) and damn worth it wey..you can find it at MidValley and 1Utama =)
Even the food look tastier without anyone behind =P with ma w900 somemore..