Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Brother Kuan @ Bandar Puteri Puchong

Puchong is like another part of the world to me. Although I live 20 mins away from there, I've never ventured into the area except for a few occasions where I had no choice but to make a trip down. Now that my sister is working there, she's been telling us about some of the nice restaurants she found and one night, we decided to take Lim Ba Ba there for dinner.

Ziling recommended this restaurant called Brother Kuan. Located on the same row as Bumbu Bali. you won't miss this place with its red facade and huge banner. The irony about this place is that the facade is done very nicely, but the interior looks like any other coffeeshops. The tables and chairs are those similar to the ones used at hawker centres. What a combination!

See that stainless steel steamer there? It's not a dim sum trolley but this is used to house the bamboo steamer that keeps the rice warm. When the dishes are served, a guy would push the steamer to your table and scoop the white rice onto the plates.

The difference between a baby boomer and a Gen Y.

After having ordered our food, we were served drinks. There's a variety of herbal drinks available such as the Chrysanthenum with water chestnut and winter melon with longan. Some are only available warm and some only chilled. That's another irony.


 BBQ Pork (Medium RM20)

The one thing that you should order here is their barbequed pork which is caramelised and has a dark red appearance with bits of the burnt sides. I like the BBQ pork this way where you get some charcoal notes, a little sweet sticky caramel on the pork and some fats surrounding the meat. I would say the fat content in this "char siew" is only one third and it makes a guilt-free indulgence for me.


 Steamed Chicken (Quarter RM10)

 The steamed chicken Hailam style is commendable although it's not giving me the WOW effects. The chicken is smooth and the shallot oil with soya sauce is a nice compliment to it.


 Bayam Soup (RM8)

The spinach in superior soup with wolfberries serves 4. I find this dish here a bit bland as there are many other restaurants that do it better. There's a lack of taste from the soup probably due to either the anchovies or the dried shrimps.


 MaMa Steamed Pork (RM10)

The steamed pork is also another let down here. I liked the version with a distinctive cuttlefish flavour intertwined with the pork but this one here just tasted plain and uninteresting. If you like light flavours, this is the dish for you but for me, I like more robust flavours.

 
 Roast Duck with Herbal Sauce (Half RM24)

Another dish to try at this outlet would be their Roast Duck served with a herbal sauce. The roast duck maintains it crispy skin while the meat is immersed in a light herbal soup-like sauce. This is very new to me as I have not seen any other restaurant offering such a dish. The roast duck did not turn soggy and the additional herbal flavours compliments the roast duck well. I would recommend this to those who like roast ducks!

There's some hits and misses here but I guess the price made up for the lack of perfect dining experience. The bill for 4 of us is just RM84. This is one of the better BBQ Pork around. The BBQ pork and roast duck are definitely the winners here and if you are looking for something to eat in Puchong, Bandar Puteri is the place to go. There's rows and rows of restaurants and eating outlets and I wonder why I've never been here?!!


Restaurant Brother Kuan
No.2A, Jalan Persiaran Puteri 1,
Bandar Puteri Puchong,
47100 Puchong, Selangor
Tel: +603-8062 1733






Friday, August 24, 2012

Glenfarclas & Por Larranaga


Last week have been quite an exciting one because I finally get to taste a few expressions of Glenfarclas side by side.The vertical tasting was done at a friend's place and he managed to collect these 4 expressions - 15yo, 25yo, 30yo and a 40yo. I did ask him what happened to the 17yo and the 20yo ones? He said he didn't bother looking for them! Anyways, 4 bottles to taste is already good enough for the evening.

Before we start the tasting, we had so light food at Bier, a German pub & bistro beside El Cerdo at Changkat Bukit Bintang. We need to line our stomach before filling ourselves with Glenfarclas.


I noticed one thing about these bottles. They have a very dark tint and it makes it difficult for the consumers to see the colour of the whisky. I don't know about you but I like clear whisky bottles where I can admire its hue right from the bottle itself. However, its 10yo and 12yo expressions both had a clear glass bottle.


The 1st step is to taste the whisky neat, in its pure form. I poured from each bottle into individual glasses. Take a sniff, nose the aroma and then have a sip. When moving on to the next glass, I took some water to cleanse my palate before tasting the next expression.

15 years
It's a very lively whisky, young and full bodied and long lasting finish. It has malty tones, gentle peat and also high abv of 46%. It's bottled at 46% simply because the family's grandfather preferred it at this strength. In his 2007 Whisky Bible, Jim Murray gave Glenfarclas 15 Years Old a score of 95/100, one of the highest scores he has awarded.

25 years
On the nose, I get the vanilla, citrus and musk bouquet. It has a sherry sweetness and nutty which gave it a robust and full-bodied texture. There's also some oak tannins, peat and chocolate to its finish. 43% ABV

30 years
This one tastes of cognac and brandy. There's sherry and fruits note. The finish is short and there's a slight burnt note at the end. I didn't really like the 30yo expression because of the short finish and its lacked of complexity. 43% ABV

40 years
On the nose, there's a leathery, honey comb bouquet. On the palate, there's orange zest, burnt brown sugar and chocolatey notes. It's smooth, balanced and has a dry finish. 46% ABV

 

On the 2nd round, I added a drop or two of water into each glass and taste them glass by glass again. The flavours changes and I found that the 15yo expression has improved by having a more balanced acidity. All the other expressions also spotted slight changes to their tastes.

On the 3rd round, I added a cube of ice into each glass and taste them all individually again. This time, the changes observed are more apparent. The 15yo has opened up to sweeter notes. The 25yo tasted much better with more robust flavours but the 30yo was disappointing. The ice somehow diluted its flavour and reduced it to a mild and lack of finish expression. The 40yo is still drinking very well with notes of dark cocoa beans.

Conclusion, I would prefer the 25yo than the 30yo as price is concerned. But if it's not, the 40yo is also worth acquiring. If you're tight on budget, the 15yo is also very pleasant for drinking minus the smoothness of an aged malt.



In addition to those bottles, I received 2 surprise tiny bottles of the Glenfarclas from the 1968 casks. When asked what are in these 2 tiny bottles, I told my friend that these are urine samples! Haha... they do look like urine samples from a clinic, don't they?



This is a friend who is a whisky collector who sent me those 2 bottles through a visiting friend in Singapore. Luc Timmermans is not only a respected Glenfarclas collector, he's also a whisky connoisseur too.

Glenfarclas 1968 / Bottled 2010
70cl / 49.7% OB for Thosop BVBA, Belgium
A special bottling of two single sherry casks (fino and oloroso) of 1968 selected for Luc (his birth year), who couldn't decide between them and made the sensible decision to vat them both together. I liked this bottling. There's nice layers of ripe tangerine, cinnamon and dried fruits such as raisins and dates. The colour is of dark gold. After sometime, the wood, leather and cigar notes surfaces and it has a very nice long and lingering fruity finish. The label on the bottle is also unusual as it looks like an old hand-written note.

Glenfarclas 1968/ Bottled 2009/
70cl / 51.2% OB for Lindores Whisky Society 5th Anniversary cask #699
A very special bottling of Glenfarclas 1968, bottled for Lindores Whisky Society 5th Anniversary by Luc Timmermans. Just 11 bottles of this were produced. It has a light golden hue compared to the earlier one which is of a darker gold. This one here has a very nice vanilla and fruity notes. There's a very slight peat but with distinctive woody and oaky flavours. It's a balanced whisky with complex flavours. The finish is smooth, lingering, with hints of spice and powerful.
I'm truly impressed by these 2 bottles and I prefer the Thosop bottling more than the one. It's always a pleasure to taste whiskies that are much older than me. Thanks to Luc for the wonderful samples from his favourite vintage and Emmanuel for bringing them back for me!




"There's peace in a Larranaga, there's calm in Henry Clay"

The phrase was written by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) the famous English writer in his 1890 poem "The Betrothed". Por Larranage Petit Corona is one of my all-time-favourite smoke. Although it's surprisingly mild for a cigar with such nice brown wrapper, it makes a very pleasant smoke due to its velvety vanilla spiced notes. The burn is even and the draw is smooth. This makes a nice complement to the Glenfarclas 25yo. 

Ok, what's on the drinking menu next?


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Your Guide to Tim Ho Wan Dim Sum @ Hong Kong

When in Hong Kong, do what the HongKongese do - eat dim sum! Hong Kong Dim Sum 点心 is the city's most famous and delicious experiences. If you do an online search by entering "Hong Kong Dim Sum", one of the first few names that came up would be Tim Ho Wan  添好運點心. It means "to add good luck" this outlet is tremendously popular due to its 1 Michelin Star status, making it the cheapest Michelin Star restaurant in the city and probably the world?!!

Before you conjure all wonderful memories of a Michelin starred restaurant from the deco to its food and service, let me pre-warn you that Tim Ho Wan defies all that. I also found out that it was former chef of Lung King Heen at Four Seasons, Chef Mak Pui Gor started this hole-in-the-wall outlet.

Looking for this place here can be a trick due to its facade that is covered with a bamboo scaffolding and motorcycles parked at the front. Although currently there's 4 branches, I chose coming to the one at Kwong Wa Street in Mong Kok due to its proximity to the hotel I'm staying. It's located right across a 7-Eleven outlet and you can definitely spot it from far due to the queue or crowd.

1st Step:
Get in queue. Start thinking hard if you really want to wait if you already spot a long queue.


2nd Step:
Take this menu card from the rostrum located right in front of the shop entrance. Tick what you would like to order. There's no picture on the menu card except for the giant food poster at the shop entrance. The pictures are no way professionally taken and thus the pictures might not entice you at all.

 These are the recommended dishes by the restaurant. I secretly think that I am capable to take better pictures with my not-so-pro camera.

There's no space in the shop to even fit this baby stroller.

3rd Step:
See this guy here? Hand over your order card, take a number from him and he will advice the number of hours you'll have to wait. No kidding... The first time I was there, I waited for 45 mins and I returned on the 2nd day wanting to have a late lunch at 3pm thinking that there would be no queue. Guess what did the guy tell me? He told me to wait for 2 hours!! Of course I didn't wait. By the time it's my turn, I probably would have starved to death.

4th Step:
Once it's your turn, you'll be ushered to your table. Lo and behold... the seating capacity of this place is only around 26 seats and the space is really tight. The tables are no more than the width of your body (that depends on how wide your body is) but I can see that some not-so-thin customers are struggling. I would strictly advise anyone not to dine here after a shopping escapade because there's no space to fit the many shopping bags. The tables and chairs are quite small and I thought they were made for kids!

Steamed Fresh Shrimp Dumplings (HKD$24)

These 4 pieces of fresh shrimp dumplings costing RM10 would definitely be one of the most expensive price I've paid for at a dim sum outlet but I really have no complains about the price. Inside every neatly hand-made sealed delicate translucent rice flour skin, there's 2 pieces of fresh and succulent average sized prawns. Steamed to perfection, these are so good to even eat it on its own without any accompanying sauce.

Steamed Pork Dumpling with Shrimp (HKD$24)

This is also another obligatory dish for me at any Dim Sum outlet. A good pork dumpling with shrimp should have the right mix of these two meats so that you get the succulent texture from the fresh shrimps and the flavours from pork. The water chestnut and diced mushrooms added sweetness to this dumpling.


Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce ($14)

I'm such a huge fan of chicken feet! And I was quite eager to try the chicken feet here as I know that this delicacy is very popular in HK and especially in China. In HK, they would usually call this "Phoenix Claws" 鳯爪 (feng zhao) which is a more "upmarket" name than just calling it chicken feet. These delectable chicken feet are deepfried before they were steamed to achieve such a flavourful palate. It's soft and gelatinous which tasted so good with the sweet black bean sauce. The combination was excellent. I still wax lyrical about their chicken feet until today.

Vermicelli Roll Stuffed with Pig's Liver ($18)

There were 4 types of steamed vermicelli roll with the usual stuffings of BBQ pork, shrimps and beef but I was attracted to the one with pig's liver. Feeling rather brave, I gave this a try. It has a different texture than the usual pork and the steamed rice roll is soft and silky. There was also ample sauce to give the otherwise plain tasting rice rolls a dash of saltiness and the chives takes away its gamey taste. One caution though - this should be taken while it's warm or else it'll not taste as good as the first bite when it's served.

Baked Bun with BBQ Pork ($17)

The baked buns filled with a rich and flavourful BBQ pork stuffings is most raved after at any Tim Ho Wan outlet. It is afterall their specialty and I've not seen anywhere else that can replicate such buns. They come in a plate of 3's in average sizes that can be gobbled up in 3-4 bites. Oh my, those pork buns were simply irresistible. It has a coarse, airy, and crispy outer layer and stuffed with a generoulsy thick, flavourful diced BBQ pork cutlets and sweet dark sauce. Every bite is a delight. I was wrong to think that these buns are just a gimmick in replace of the ordinary Char Siew Pau that are steamed. We even saw 1 guy feasting on 2 plates of these baked buns by himself.

Tonic Medlar & Petal Cake ($12)

A meal would no be complete without a sweet ending. But I'm not a believer of such practice. However, I spotted this dessert and I am a fan of jellies and no prize for guessing that I would definitely order this. Also called the Osmanthus jelly 杞子桂花糕, this wobbly dessert is made of osmanthus petals and wolfberries. This dessert dates back to the Ming Dynasty. It is said that in Ming dynasty, osmanthus jelly was invented by a packman named Liu Jixiang who inspired from the osmanthus school of a Number-One-Scholar Yang Sheng’an, he decided to make a dessert with osmanthus. This sweet jelly is indeed a must-try!

A check in the internet reviews have shown that the price has increased by $2 for every dish this year. Our total bill came up to about HKD$150 for 2. It's definitely the cheapest Michelin star restaurant! There's a $2 charge for refillable Pu-Er tea and don't expect it to come with a nice porcelain teapot. The staff will be coming with a kettle to pour the tea into your plastic mugs. The highlight here is that the dim sum is only made fresh once you place and order and thus you might have to wait for at least 15-20mins before you're served.

Don't expect a stellar dining experice here because its affordable prices, humble exterior and informal atmosphere come in stark contrast with the quality of the food. If you really want to taste some really good dim sum and don't mind that waiting time, try Tim Ho Wan. I will be back!


Shop 8, Taui Yuen Mansion Phase 2, 
2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mong Kok.
旺角廣華街2-20號翠園大樓2期地下8號舖
Tel: +852-2332 2896
Opening Hours: 10am to 9.30pm


Friday, August 17, 2012

Namoo on the Park @ Publika KL


I first read about this cafe on EatDrinkKL and I told myself, "Hey, I've gotta give this place a try". Partly it was due to the nice decor, and the other is due to its menu. I've always have this impression about Korean cuisine that it's all about Bulgogi, BBQ meats and Kimchi. Last weekend, one of my girlfriends suggested to go to Publika and her motive was to eat the orgasmic chilli pan mee but ended up at Namoo instead. Ok, it was my fault.


 Hoong is hanging the menu to her dress!

Namoo is easy to locate. It's just one floor above MPH bookstores in Publika Mall. Namoo means "tree" in Korean and that is why you can see this cute icon that adorned the wall at the entrance. The concept is simple, lots of natural wood and even the menu is clipped with a wooden hanger. There's an indoor and al fresco dining which has a children playground.


   Bibi Rice Burger (RM19.90)

One of their specialties would be the rice burgers. In between the grilled rice bun, there's a juicy piece of grilled chicken breast with bibi sauce and accompanied by mixed vegetables and fried potato wedges. Although I'm not a fan of rice burgers, I could always be adventurous and give this a try.



 Kimchi Soup with Rice (RM16.90)

There's a choice of chicken or beef sausage for this set. Served with Korean rice and white kimchi. Since my girlfriends doesn't take beef, we had the chicken sausage. There's pickled cabbage, chilli, spring onion and tofu in the kimchi soup. I find it a little spicy but it's still bearable for me. It's also quite refreshing to drink kimchi soup for a change.

 Snow Flower Rice Punch Granita (RM8.90)

They do carry an array of interesting beverages. One of them is the Snow Flower Rice Punch Granita which is served cold. It's called "sikhye" in Korean which is a traditional sweet rice beverage. There's really rice grains inside the drink and it has a texture almost like barley and it's sweet. Before I ordered this drink, I asked the waitress how would this drink taste like and she couldn't answer. She could even tell me that it's sour when it's actually sweet!

 Spicy Seafood Ramen (RM16.90)

This is Korean Ramen noodles with baby Octopus, prawns and clams in their own chef's special broth. I love it. The noodles are springy and the broth is very flavourful. Though it's spicy, I still enjoyed it.

It's really a refreshing concept and I don't mind coming back here again and again. The food portion here is small and I think it's the right size for a single serving. All dishes come with a complimentary white kimchi and I actually prefer the white kimchi over the traditional kimchi. One drawback though would be its service. It would have been better if the service is as good as their food.

Girls Day Out

After such a satisfying meal, Luan treated us all a massage and Gee has a pedicure at Aspen Spa in TTDI. What a nice weekend! Thank you girls...



Namoo on the Park: Korean Dessert Cafe N Bistro
Publika, Lot 4A,
Level G3, Solaris Dutamas,
1 Jalan Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-6411-6698
Open daily, last orders around 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The New Dunhill Aged Cigars


It's a rebranding move for Connecticut-wrapped Dunhill Aged cigars recently which resulted in a new look and was launched into the market a few months ago.
Dunhill Aged cigars series was originally a Cuban brand was born in the Dominican Republic in 1989. This cigar series is owned by British American Tobacco International (British American Tobacco), the first from now on the manufacturing and distribution of the United Cigar Company is a subsidiary of Altria American companies. - International Tobacco Online -

I've managed to grab a box of the old packaging Dunhill Robustos before the manufacturing and distribution changed hands. 


I called them the Dunhill "Blue Label" and did a search online and was surprised that it's also casually known as the “blue label”. It has an updated look as well, sporting a modern band design instead of the old scripted logo. The "blue" made the cigars more outstanding and easily spotted. I think it's a good sign towards brand awareness.





I'm not sure which size does this one belong in the categorisation of Dunhill Aged cigars but the ring gauge is the size of a corona. If I'm not wrong, this should be their Diamantes (6.6" X 42). Every Dunhill Aged Dominican Diamantes Natural cigar is handmade from a special selection of Piloto Cubano and Olor tobaccos grown in the Dominican Republic's fertile Cibao Valley. After being wrapped in a Dominican binder, the cigars are encased in the finest quality USA-Connecticut shade-grown leaves. The final stage of blending includes aging for one year in cedar-lined rooms to produce a mellow, well-rounded, and fine cigar.



It was very kind of my friend to bring some for me to try. I had one during dinner at El Rincon and it was an enjoyable smoke. It's a light cigar, nothing like the powerful Cohibas that overwhelms the palate.  Beautiful construction, the burn was very good but rather fast as well. I get an even burn and consistent draw although the draw at first seemed to be quite tight. It makes a very nice during dinner smoke. The drawback is, I don't know the price.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

El Rincon @ Changkat Bukit Bintang KL


El Rincon has taken over taken the previous Le Bouchon on Changkat Bukit Bintang. This place has been opened for a few months now and some of the deco has been reused and thus you can see the similarity of this place with the previous restaurant. It's also good to have an alternative for spanish cuisine on the same street besides Pinchos.


Sangria (Red) Glass-RM20 Jug-RM80
The Sangria here isn't really the best but it's still quaffable. A bit diluted in my opinion.


Pan Tumaca
Complimentary toasted bread with olive oil and preserved olives to start the meal. Better than the usual bread with olive oil and balsamic.


Deep fried Wild Spanish Mushrooms (RM19.90)
Fried with breadcrumbs, the juiciness of the mushrooms is still intact. Good to have this as an appetiser or a side dish.


Huevos Rotos (RM26)
This is a very interesting dish. It has fried "broken eggs" on potatoes and topped with cured ham. I loved it.


Angel's Hair Seafood Paella (RM78/148)
The small portion is meant for 2 people and the large one serves up to 4. Since we had so much food, the small one is already more than enough for the 4 of us. This is one of the better angel's hair paella I've tried and I truly recommend this. It's a change from the normal paella.

Paella de Marisco (RM88/168)
This is a seafood paella using the Aborio rice. Although it's not the type of grain I wanted in a paella, they do cook a decent dish with a nice sauce but too bad it was a little too wet. It could have been better.

Cabrito asado en su jugo RM89
 This is a roast suckling goat! This is a one portion serving and it's quite expensive too but the four of us shared this dish and it's enough because the taste is very rich. It's not too overpowering or gamey and the meat is tender and flavourful due to the process of roasting it in its own juices. It's worth a try.


During the dinner, since we are seated at the open air section, I managed to lit up a cigar which my friend had asked me to try. It's a new aged Dunhill blue label and I shall write about it soon.

I would recommend this place for its few specialties such as the suckling goat and angel's hair paella. Corkage charges here is exorbitant and no negotiation allowed at all for BYO and their wine list is rather limited and you can also imagine the prices of a drinkable wine. I'll just stick to Sangria and tap water thank you.


El Rincon
14, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 
50200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-21427633
Open daily for dinner 6pm - 1am (11.30pm last call)

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

My Crib Part 2 - Sharing Bathroom

Sharing Bathroom

After I have started the renovation of my house only to find out that there are a lot of nitty gritty matters that I have to look into. The story is like this - I can save a lot of hassle and time if I would just hire a contractor to take care of everything but of course this would cost lots more. Instead, I decide to save some big bucks by getting someone who would just supply the labour and I do the rest ie. buying tiles, wc units, basins, taps, shower units & lights.

And thus by saving some big bucks, I embark on a journey where every weekend instead of shopping for clothes, I went shopping for bathroom accessories! How fun...not. I didn't know that I was such a noob when it comes to home matters.

But of course I was also very lucky to have the right contacts to start with.

 WC unit from Trendline

Firstly, I had to shop for some wc units, 3 units to be exact. After 2-3 weeks, I managed to buy the ones I needed. I didn't know that looking for wc units does involve some skills and knowledge. To know if it's the right WC unit, you need to know what are your requirements. You can either go for a swirling flush or the wash down type. And then, you'll need to sit on every display unit to see which one fits your bottom the best! I did sat on every unit and I finally found my perfect wc unit.

Here comes the important part. If you like a certain design, it doesn't mean that you can buy it because you still have to know the measurement of the S-Trap of your toilet.


This picture illustrates how you can measure the size of the S-Trap. It's measured by the distance of the CENTRE of the discharge outlet on the floor from the wall. Most of the time, you would need to dismantle the wc unit to measure it correctly but I was lucky because my wc unit is an old design one where you can clearly see the S-Trap and thus I was able to take a a mseasurement even before the worker remove the unit. The distance is what is needed when you buy a wc unit because many times, the shop staff will ask you what's the measurement and they are talking about the S-Trap!

It's just disappointing to know that if you like a certain WC unit but the measurement was too big/small for your existing bathroom. Sigh... So, to avoid disappointment, get the measurement first and choose the design based on the available measurements. Always start with asking for a 50% discount. I'm serious because most of the places I went to, they offer a 50% discount!

 Grohe Faucets & Shower Unit

After I've sorted out my WC unit and wash basin, I had to buy some faucets and shower units. For this, I chose Grohe because I trust the quality of this brand. Many times when I stay at a 5 star hotel, I noticed that they all use Grohe for their bathroom shower units and faucets. I was also told that there are 2 types of Grohe, one made in Germany and the other made in Thailand. The Thailand made ones will be cheaper than the ones made in Germany. The difference of the quality lies in the smoothness of the faucet mechanism. For me, I used a mixture of Grohe made in Germany & Thailand due to the design & price. The total price for the shower unit , mixer & the wash basin tap costs RM3k+. I'm lucky to get a good discount from Trendline. A normal discount that one can get from these shops are around 35%.

 
 Day 2 of tiling progress

As for tiles, I got mine all from MML. You might call me a brand conscious person buying all these Grohe and MML stuffs for my toilet but I believe in the brand and its quality. Of course the main deciding factor is also the price. Actually if you know how to shop around and when to shop, you'll be surprised how much money you can save even by purchasing these branded bathroom accessories. The tiles I bought were during their warehouse sales and it was on 50% discount! Straightaway, I bought these tiles for all my 3 toilets. On normal days, you can only get a 10% discount from MML. Total price for tiles of 3 bathrooms is RM3.5k after 50% discount.

 Day 3 of tiling in progress

I really like the look of these 1x2ft ceramic tiles. It certainly made the toilet looked more modern and stylish. Can't wait to see the finished bathroom together with the other bathroom accessories!

Another type of bathroom accessories needed would be the marble slabs for the soap/bottles and as well as the mirror shelf. The reason why I use a marble instead of the usual stainless steel/chromed racks is due to its durability and easy maintenance.


As you can see, there are many colours and types of marbles to choose from. These marble can match the colour of the tiles, easy to clean and most importantly, they don't rust. Adding marbles to the bathroom will certainly bring out a luxurious feeling, almost like having a 5 star hotel toilet!


These marble slabs can be customised in terms of width, length and thickness. I had the shampoo shelf marble measuring 10" for RM 30 each, the mirror shelf 6" X 24" X 12mm at RM 80 each. This is for the sharing bathroom and as for the masterbedroom, I had the same items but in white marble.

Can't wait to see the finished bathroom when I come back from Langkawi in a few days!


For Bathroom faucets, showers and accessories:
Trendline Sdn Bhd
No. 192 Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah
51100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2148 6884/ 2145 6884

For marble, stones & tiles:
S.R. Marble Sdn Bhd
Lot 37635, Jalan 6/37A,
SPK Industrial Estate, Taman Maluri, Kepong
52100 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-6274 0000
Or Contact David Teh @ +6012-5477388

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