Sunday, January 21, 2018

Champignons' Opening Ceremony at Oasis Damansara

I feel grad to be invited for the grand opening of Champignons restaurant recently. Champignons is located at Oasis Damansara which is named after the French word for mushrooms that are often used in western cuisine.

Congrats to the founder and chef Mr.Gary for the grand official opening of Champignons on 17 Jan 2018. The founder, Mr.Gary, a passion-ate foodie who has been in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Gary has worked in hotels and restaurants in Switzerland, London, Dubai and Macau. Their focus is on the quality of food, and to ensure that the food tastes excellent through sourcing the freshest ingredients, prepare carefully to bring out the best taste.

Champignons serves contemporary European dishes featuring selected,fresh Asian ingredients and flavors. Site in Oasis Damansara, this gourmet restaurant offers food with a focus on quality, led by a team of seasoned veterans who have explored cuisines from various corners of the world, including Switzerland, London, Dubai and Macau. Thanks Mr.Gary and his team that preparing all well decorated and delicious finger foods for the opening ceremony.

I was so tempted with the desert mushroom forest. You can just pick one of the mushroom to put in your mouse. All these special food are only prepared for the opening and special request for events or functions in future.

The ceremony was started by the opening speech and ribbon cutting. The opening look great with the lion dance performance. Wish Champignons always have a good business!

Let's visit Champignons  to enjoy the opening promotions:
  • Lunch - Every LIKE on Facebook and Instagram gets a cup of complimentary coffee or tea. (17/1/18 - 17/02/18)
  • Dinner - Every guest get complementary grilled US pork rib with plum sake glaze as amuse bouche. (17/1/18 - 16/3/18)
See you there! My food review is coming soon. For more information, please refer to Champignons Facebook!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Herbalife Nutrition Encourages Malaysians To Start Their Day Right With A Healthy Breakfast

Herbalife Nutrition has embarked on a healthy breakfast campaign to help raise awareness of the issue of obesity plaguing the country. With obesity levels in Malaysia at an all-time high, it is evident that awareness is vital to help inculcate better eating habits among Malaysians.

“The obesity rate in Malaysia has been steadily increasing over the years,” said Sridhar Rajagopalan, Sub-Regional General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Malaysia & Singapore. “It is of the utmost importance that we start taking action to curb this problem, as obesity is associated with many negative health effects, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes and high blood pressure – all of which reduce quality of life.” 

According to Dr. Julian Alvarez, a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, the first meal of the day is essential as it sets the tone for the day. Breakfast-eaters usually have healthier eating habits throughout the day, which results in a positive impact on their overall health, better weight management, as well as improved disease prevention from having the right nutrients. 

“The recommended amount of kilojoules that a balanced breakfast should provide is 15%-25% of the total daily energy intake. This range will vary according to the person’s age, sex, daily energy requirements and lifestyle,” he said.

“Skipping breakfast has been associated with poorer diet quality, increased central adiposity and cardio-metabolic risk factors. It can also lead to overeating during different parts of the day, whereas a quality breakfast, with the right amount of protein and other nutrients, can potentially enhance the metabolic and hormonal responses of individuals, and consequently decrease total kilojoule intake during the rest of the day,” he added. 

In line with Herbalife Nutrition’s purpose of helping people live healthier and happier, the campaign also encourages Malaysians to exercise more, and avoid succumbing to the trap of becoming sedentary.

“One of the key contributors of obesity in Malaysia, aside from food consumption, is the fact that we do not engage in as much physical activity that we should. In the past, playing football and cycling around the neighbourhood was just a part of daily life. However, with increasing urbanization, there have been significant lifestyle and dietary changes – leading us to gain weight and become unhealthy,” said Steven Chin, General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Malaysia. 

“Whilst the obesity trends can be worrying, Malaysians need to bear in mind that there are ways in which they can combat this. By eating right, especially at breakfast, and through enough physical activity, a healthy active lifestyle can be achieved,” he added.

As part of this campaign, Herbalife Nutrition, the #1 brand in the world in meal replacement and protein supplements combined*, launched the Healthy Breakfast Pack at their annual kickstart Spectacular event with about 5,000 attendees. The Pack is made up of the Formula 1 Nutritious Mixed Soy Protein Drink, Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mix and Tea Mix. 

The Healthy Breakfast Pack makes an ideal combination as the low-glycemic Formula 1 Nutritious Mixed Soy Protein Drink provides quality protein, fibre and carbohydrates to kick start the day, whilst Herbal Aloe Concentrate Mix aids nutrient absorption as well as supports a healthy digestive system. To round it up, Tea Mix, which contains naturally occurring caffeine, serves as a low-calorie alternative to providing an energy boost. 
For more information, please refer to Herbalife Official Website.