Monday, 18 May 2015

Food Review; Idealite, Malaysia's 1st Wholesome Dining Place.

Hello people and today I’m going to do a food review for Idealite, Malaysia’s First Wholesome Dining Place. As a new member of Sarawak Bloggers, I was lucky enough to get invited for the restaurant grand opening and food tasting event today. The restaurant itself has been operating since February but it is now officially open for business.

What is Idealite? What is the idea of a wholesome dining place? According to Mr Tan Yong Jeng,the founder and nutritionist himself believes in healthy dining. Idealite is a restaurant founded by Mr Tan Yong Jeng and 5 of his associates who are recognized by Malaysia Homeopathy Medical Council as a registered Homeopath Theraphist and Nutritionist that is registered under the FCPAA Malaysia. You can say Mr Tan Yong Jeng sure does know his foods very well and what is in it. Idealite is not entirely a vegetarian restaurant, it’s more to a wholesome restaurant where they served nutritious and delicious vegetables and with some dash of onions and garlic whereby some vegetarians don’t eat. As well as egg and the use of organic oat milk. And I must say the use of the organic oat milk to substitute the coconut milk in curry was genius!

Idealite insisted on 8 balanced nutrients tasty shu food. Which are;
1. Wholemeal carbohydrates
2. Plant-based proteins
3. Essential fatty acids
4. Vitamins
5. Minerals
6. Filtered water
7. Fibre
8. Phytonutrients
(And that is why you can see the number 8 on the walls. )

Shu food? What on earth is a shu food?
Shu food is a type of food whereby they served no MSG, no synthetic coloring, no canned food, no vegetarian gluten meat, no peanut and no microwave cooking.
In preparing foods, Idealite emphasized on the usage of olive oil, brown sugar, Himalaya salt, brown rice, pumpkin ramen, and organic oat milk. Which surprisingly taste better than some of the ingredients that we are used to (the unhealthy type if you know what I mean)

The opening of Idealite in Kuching marks the fourth franchise of this Idealite restaurant. And guess what? It is the first one in Sarawak and even Borneo! Indeed the Kuching-ites are so lucky to have Idealite around. The first 3 franchise are all in Penang and they are quite famous in Penang with their Bak Kut Teh which was voted as one of the top Bak Kut Teh in Penang and duh there were no meat(pork) used at all! I didn't even know it was possible at all. But with Idealite, you can find food that you usually had anywhere but with a vegetable and nutritious twist.

Mr Tan did shared some of the good news he received, he is about to open up new franchises in China, Kuala Lumpur and also Johor. This healthy dining lifestyle sure does growing fast and I must say rapidly too. It is indeed a great idea to open up more and more healthy dining restaurant instead of more warungs cause I am such a pig (metaphorically) when it comes to eating at warung/kopitiam with such an unhealthy treats indeed.

The first floor of the restaurant and guess what, if you need to dine in with your family or friends privately, there are two VIP rooms available.


Doesn't this picture screams "Eat me, eat me, come over and order me!"

If you're planning to eat healthy, head over to Idealite at Lot 2667, Block 10 Kcld, Jalan Rock.
And here is the map, just incase!

Click here for the Idealite's website!

And a group photo with the founder, Mr Tan (Third from left)

Friday, 15 May 2015

Rest In Peace Inik, we love you

Hi there and I am so sorry for neglecting my blog for almost 4 months.

I had too many things going on in my life. It has been pretty hectic and so fast. I swear I lost track of time. 2015 has been a really tough year for me. I don't know where to begin it with. It is by far one of the worst year my family and I had. And I just could not believe everything that had happened. It goes by with just a blink of an eye.

See this pretty lady over here, this is my late grandmother Jane Jenie anak Jilum. She is the strongest, bravest, courageous, kindest, lovely woman I have known in my entire short almost 20 years of life. My grandmother was the one that will always be there for me through thick and thin since both of my parents divorced when I was still a little baby. She took care of me ever since. It has been  a rough 3 weeks without her. She passed away on the 24th of April 2015 and only God knows how heart broken I am deep inside. I broke down too many time that day because half of me was gone with her. I could not imagine a life without her and now I am actually living a life without her and it is devastating. I miss her a lot. But I need to be strong for my family and I. My grandmother has only one dream for us, the grandchildren and that is to graduate from university. She emphasizes on the importance of education for us because all she wants was the best for each and everyone of us. The saddest thing about it is that she could not attend any of her grandchildren's graduation. She could not be in the crowd cheering for us when we are up on the stage receiving our certificate or even be in the picture with us .

I am sorry I could not buy you things with my very own hard earned money, I am sorry for not being able to buy you the things I've dreamed of giving you once I had a job, I am sorry for all the wrongdoings I did to you, and out of all I am sorry for being such a pain in the ass.

This sadness within me is something I could not describe literately or verbally because my love for her is beyond words. A week before she passed away, I was leaving Bintulu for Kuching. I was there taking care of her every need for a week since it was a mid term break. Never would I ever imagined that it was the last kiss and farewell we had.

I will forever cherish the moment I had with her and I promised to take good care of my grandpa because he is the only one I had left. I will make you proud inik, I will fulfill the dreams you had set up for me. I want you to be happy up above.

"We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God". - Acts 14:22 NIV