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The Signature 'Peking Duck' Promotion at Dynasty, Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Hello readers ..

Who likes to eat ducks? Well .. to be honest not me. When we were small, mom used to cook chicken more than duck. As times goes by, we learnt how to eat ducks .. Rendang Itik is among our favourites!!

I recently had an opportunity to enjoy Executive Sous Chef Kok Che Kin's Signature Peking Duck at Dynasty Restaurant.

Peking duck, which is made from the Pekin duck is a popular dish in the Chinese cuisine. It is also the most common duck meat consumed in the United State. This is because most commercially raised Pekins come from Long Island, New York. Pekins are also known as "Long Island" duck.

In conjunction with our 60th Merdeka Day, the award-winning Dynasty Restaurant (pork free), Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur is now having a Peking Duck promotion. 

Dynasty Restaurant is renowned for its Signature Peking Duck. Meticulously marinated with a combination of spices and Chinese herbs, they are roasted in a traditional charcoal-fired roasting oven. The roasting process takes about an hour, infusing into the bird with a delicious smoky aroma while keeping its skin scrumptiously crispy and the meat succulent.

Available for dinner from 30 August to 30 September 2017 at RM60.60nett per bird, these delicious ducks are normally priced at RM168nett and are available for dine-in only with an order of any main course or a side dish from the a la carte menu.

Pic credit to elanakhong.com

Every Signature Peking Duck ordered is hand-carved at the dining table and the crispy skin is served with homemade pancake, scallion, cucumber, carrot and plum sauce. 

Peking Duck Pancake

Meanwhile, the meat is taken back to the kitchen and cooked according to the diner’s choice of preparation.  

This is what we chosed~ Stir Fried Shredded Duck Meat with Chef's Savory Sauce.

Other options available in the Menu are ~ Stir fried savory shredded duck meat with garlic & chopped chilli, Cantonese style shredded duck meat, Sauteed sliced duck with sweet & sour sauce & pineapple, Stewed sliced duck with onion in oyster sauce, Stir fried sliced duck meat with sun-dried chili and scallion, Stir fried sliced duck with mango and capsicum and Stewed duck slices with picked vegetables.

The Signature 'Peking Duck' promotion will end this 30th September 2017. Special price of RM60.60nett (its our 60th Merdeka anniversary, remember!) with any order from the main course or side dish listed in the a la carte menu. It is available for dine-in and dinner only. Value for money! Do not miss the promotion! 

For reservation, please call 03-27716692 or email  rhi.kulrn.fb@renaissancehotels.com.

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Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Dynasty's handcrafted mooncakes

Hello readers ...

Mid-Autumn Festival are here and ... It's time for moon cake !!

Capture the spirit of Mid-Autumn Festival by indulging in the taste of tradition with Dynasty’s handcrafted mooncakes. A popular festival among the Chinese, mooncakes are a traditional delicacy and a must-eat during the festivities. 

Be it the baked classics or the snowskin ones, these mooncakes are available for purchase at Dynasty Restaurant from 29 August to 4 October 2017 and at Mid Valley Megamall from 14 September to 4 October 2017.

Offering a selection of 12 types of baked and snowskin mooncakes using pure and natural ingredients, Dynasty's classics such as the Pandan lotus paste with single salted yolk, low sugar White lotus paste with single salted yolkBamboo charcoal green tea black sesame and Red bean paste are perennial favorites on the menu annually. 

Traditionally made of lotus seed paste embedded with a salted egg yolk, Dynasty's modern makeover with memorable new flavors for this season include Red pitaya lotus paste with mangoHoney lotus paste with chocolateYam paste with single egg yolkAlisan tea paste with green tea and Chinese chestnut paste with egg yolk.

Besides the conventional baked mooncakes and the snow skin ones, Dynasty is also offering a range of baked mini mooncakes. 

Ideal as gifts for business associates, family and friends, the mooncakes are packaged in signature boxes with any choice of 4 pieces of traditional mooncake, 6 pieces of baked mini mooncake or 6 pieces of mini snow skin.

And as usual, Single egg yolk mooncake and mixed fruits mooncake is always my favourites!

Discounts and Specials:-
  Free delivery to one (1) location (within 5km radius of Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel) for purchase of 20 boxes and above. Additional charges apply for locations outside 5km radius.
  All pre-paid orders of minimum 10 boxes before 16 September for pick-up between 14 September to 4 October 2017 will receive a 25% discount.
   Selected credit card discounts apply.

So readers, if you are searching for mooncakes to enjoy with your family and friends during this Mid-Autumn Festival, place your order by calling  03 2771 6692 or email rhi.kulrn.fb@renaissancehotels.com.

GIVE : Fashion with passion charity Gala Dinner

Hello reader ..

Have you heard of GIVE MALAYSIA? GIVE MALAYSIA (Persatuan Amal Nasional 1Malaysia) is a non-profit organization established since May 2016 aims to provide assistance and to improve the lives of the disadvantaged and less fortunate people throughout Malaysia by alleviating human suffering and helping the distressed and the destitute with programs and fundraisers.

GIVE MALAYSIA was founded by our former Miss Malaysia, BettyAnne Brohier with Y Bhg Puan Sri To' Puan Datuk Shariffa Sabrina as its Patron.

GIVE MALAYSIA has recently held a press conference at M Cafe, Kuala Lumpur to announced their first GIVE : Fashion with passion charity Gala Dinner. 

Also presence at the press conference was Y Bhg Puan Sri To' Puan Datuk Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, Datuk Lai Voon Hon from Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan who is the event partners and Malaysian prominent fashion designers, Bill Keith, Bon Zainal, Calvin Thoo, Melinda Looi & jewellery from Elegance Club, who generously contribute their collections for Fashion with Passion Auction.

Sawit Kinabalu, one of the Sabah's leading plantation companies also joining hands in organising Fashion with Passion charity Gala dinner.

GIVE : Fashion with passion charity Gala Dinner will be held on 16th September 2017 at Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. 

Besides the dinner and the fashion auction, guests will be entertain by singer Poova, Noryn Aziz, Rozz and Sammy Ariff.

All tables are Sold and proceeds from the dinner will be channel to the Duchess of Kent Hospital Sandakan and to assist in improving the wildlife rehabilitation in the Orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Sanctuary. With a target of RM100,000.00, Give: Fashion with passion charity Gala dinner is definitely an event we should look forward too. 

Misz-ella.blogspot.com would like to congratulate GIVE's noble effort in organising this fundraising dinner in collaboration with Sawit Kinabalu and Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan. All the best!!

MPO Presents 'Live' Screening of the blockbuster movie OlaBola

Hello readers ..

What is a more befitting way to celebrate Malaysia Day than with the screening of OlaBola with its score presented ‘live’ by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO)!

The spectacular showcases are scheduled on Friday, 15 September 2017 and Saturday, 16 September 2017 at 8.30 pm at Dewan Fiharmonik PETRONAS (DFP).

This will be the first time the MPO accompanies the screening of a local movie; prior to this, the MPO has presented the ‘live’ soundtrack for the screenings of Hollywood movies such as Psycho, Home Alone, Casablanca, and Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times and The Gold Rush.

In true Malaysia Day spirit, this local blockbuster is lauded for its positive themes of national unity, patriotism, determination and teamwork. Released in January 2016 by Astro Shaw, OlaBola is a Malaysian football film directed by Chiu Keng Guan and was inspired by the glories of the Malaysian national football team which successfully qualified for the Summer Olympics in Moscow in 1980. The movie collected more than RM15 million at the box office.

OlaBola has won many awards at both local and international film festivals. Its theme song, Arena Cahaya, written and sung by Zee Avi and co-produced by her and Rendra Zawawi, won Best Original Theme Song at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, whilst Onn San, who wrote the movie score, won the coveted Best Original Score award at the 28th Malaysia Film Festival last year. The movie also won a Special Jury Award for its inspiring themes.

These concerts will be helmed by Australia-born Jessica Cottis. The music is orchestrated for the MPO by Isaac Chia and Onn San. Besides the original music score, the concerts will present new music for some scenes which was not in the movie.  

Singer Juwita Suwito will perform Arena Cahaya with the MPO. The orchestra will also present two other songs from the movie; We Are Heroes and We Will Believe Again. The concerts will feature the UCSI Chorale and vocalist Stephanie Van Driesen.

Astro Shaw is the Official Partner for these special showcases.

So readers, lets celebrate Malaysia Day with the magic of OlaBola only at DFP!

Concert Details

‘OlaBola – Movie With Live Music’


Friday, 15 September 2017 and Saturday, 16 September 2017 at 8.30 pm  


Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS


Orchestra / Conductor / Soloists / Choir   
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Jessica Cottis conductor

Juwita Suwito vocals

Stephanie Van Driesen vocals
UCSI Chorale

Ticket Prices

Premium: RM240, A Reserve: RM190, B Reserve: RM160, C Reserve: RM120

Box Office Hours

Tuesdays to Saturdays:10.30 am – 6.30 pm, 9.00 pm on performance nights

Sundays: 12.00 noon to performance time 
(Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays
except when there is a scheduled performance)

Telephone Bookings: 03-23317007
Email Bookings: boxoffice@dfp.com.my
MPO website: www.mpo.com.my

Facebook: fb.mpo.com.my

Ella at Work - WFW National Series & Anugerah Merdeka

It was a busy week. My schedule was tight with appointments, meetings and meet-up. A stressful week but most importantly, enjoyed and appreciate every moment.

Dolled up for World Fashion Week Gala Dinner ~ Evening dress from my own collection, own makeup and hairdo by my favorite Hair dresser, Aishah.

Minister suite, Palace of Golden Horses Hotel with my darling Aiman.

The dinner was graced by the Sultanah of Trengganu, Her Royal Highness Sultanah Nur Zahirah 

Paco de Jaimes, World Fashion Week President, HRH Sultanah Nur Zahirah and Y Bhg Puan Sri To' Puan Datuk Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil, PEKA President at World Fashion Week Gala Dinner

Attended Merdeka Award last night with Puan Sri To' Puan Datuk Shariffa Sabrina Syed Akil at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

The Merdeka Award was established by it founders, Petronas, ExxonMobil and Shell on August 2007 to recognise and reward Malaysian and non-malaysians who have made outstanding contribution to the people of Malaysia in their respective field.

The awards were presented by HRH Sultan of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah. Also present at the ceremony was the Queen of Perak, Tuanku Zara Salim.

Thank you for having us. It was truly a glorious night with the performance of Dayang Nurfaizah & Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

Well, that was only two ~ Bersyukur kerana diberi kesihatan yang baik untuk terus menikmati hari-hari bersama 'kesayangan' .. I appreciate quality time spent together with them. Alhamdulillah. Amin.

Absolue Lancome Luxury Pampering Service presented by Prestige

Hello beauty lovers

I recently was invited to attend a luxury pampering Hi-tea session by my lovely friend, Datin Viannie. Held at the Colonial Cafe, The Majestic Hotel, the event was hosted by Prestige Magazine with collaboration with Absolue by Lancome.

Absolue by Lancome is the gold standard of anti-ageing skincare products created with hand-picked summer rose petals, harvested at dawn to preserve the regenerating powers of their natural oils - for skin that's radiant, regenerated and softer than you could ever imagine.

Beautiful ladies at the Hi-tea

I was invited by the lovely Datin Viannie - A cute, pretty and humble friendly Datin who always laugh .. she is such a happy go lucky person .. always love her accompany

 Met my dear friend Dr. Maryati Maharon, the best Aesthetic doctor that you can rely on. 

Met Judith, the owner of Eka Roots who are responsible for my beautiful, shining hair

 Such a lovely afternoon tea with the luxury product of Lancome. Met new friend, a young lawyer Sharmila at the event

Datin Sue, Misz-ella, Sharmila and Datin Viannie ~ We had a nice talk!

I had an opportunity to meet a great business lady ~ Datuk Dr. Jessie Tang

 The last time I met Anne (in front of me) was in March and Hello Jenny

What I love more is the opportunity to meet more lovely ladies at the event ..

It was indeed a lovely afternoon tea. Thank you again Prestige and Datin Viannie for having me. I enjoyed spending quality time with you and the ladies. Thank you.

UMW Toyota is the main sponsor for SORR 2018

Hello readers ..

Remember my postings about SORR or Save Our Rainforest Race which I have been supported for years? 

SORR which was firstly introduced by Pertubuhan Pelindung Khazanah Alam Malaysia  PEKA in year 2013, is an annual race against time with the aim to increase the awareness of the public on how important it is to preserve our mother nature. 

In SORR, participants were taught on how important are trees and nature in our life through interactive educational activities and one of the most important task is tree planting where participants planted trees to show their love to the world. 

SORR 2018 will be held in the state of Selangor with UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd as the main sponsors.

UMW Toyota Motor Sdn Bhd, recently held a Media briefing to announced PEKA and Department of Music, Faculty of Human Ecology of University Putra Malaysia (UPM) as the beneficiary of Toyota Classics, a musical charity event presented annually by UMW Toyota Motor and Toyota Motor Corporation. This is via Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra of UK performance at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, KLCC on 31 October 2017.

The UK based orchestra is known for its versatile programming of classical, light classical and popular music. The orchestra has a worldwide reputation for working with international renowned artist ranging from opera luminaries such as Andrea Bocelli, Jose Carreras and late Luciano Pavarotti to popular cultural icons such as Liza Minnelli, Sting, Barry Manilow, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder among numerous other famous singers. They regularly appeared in UK most celebrated summer music festival and performed in major venues in the world, from Asia to North and South America.

The conductor, Anthony Weeden is known for his diverse musical style and its noted for stepping beyond musical boundaries. Anthony's award winning works include Johann Johannson's film score the Theory of Everything, a Golden Globe winner for Best original score which was also nominated for Oscar. His talent makes him frequently in demand with orchestras and ensembles worldwide.

Solo violinist David Juritz is well known for his recording of Vivaldi Four Seasons which has been widely hailed by critics as one of the finest interpretation of that much-recorded work.

The event is expected to be and excitement in the Malaysian cultural calender in the month of October. Apart from enriching art forms, the event aims to raise funds through tickets sales and corporate donations which will go towards youth engagement programs. 

Ravindaran Kurusamy, President of Toyota Motor, Sabrina Syed, President of PEKA and Akio Takeyama, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota.

The UMW Toyota Motor President, Ravindran Kurusamy in his speech said that "UMW Toyota has supported 65 charity organisations and NGOs to a total of more than RM8 Million so far and will continue to do so as these contributions represent our commitment to sustain our corporate citizenry efforts, which is one of the core values of our organisation". The gross proceeds of the Toyota Classic performance this year will go to two worthy recipients ~  PEKA and Department of Music, Faculty of Human Ecology of University Putra Malaysia (UPM).

So readers, let show our support to UMW Toyota's noble effort by watching Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra of UK at Toyota Classics 2017 on this 31 October 2017. The Toyota Classic tickets are reasonably priced at RM265, RM212, RM159 and RM156 and are now available for purchase at Box Office, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas or book online at toyota.com.my