MICHAEL YIP

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I'm Michael Yip

I am a video producer and photographer by profession. As a photographer, one of my core skills is in dance event photography, as one of only a handful of photographers experienced in covering dance events, performances and portraits. I got a chance to countries around the Asian region capturing visuals to help participants of the events immortalize their moments. If you are interested in bringing me over to your festivals/events. Just head over to the contact section and drop me a message.

Through GEMNUINE - the idea co., my team and I also provides Brand Management and PR services. Our core expertise is in helping brands evolve and attract the current market. We also provides Digital Marketing and Management services, from web designs to social media management. Drop me an email today at mike@gemnuine.com and let us know how you want us to help you.

If you are stumped by the photo, yes, I dance as well, mainly Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, West Coast Swing and Argentine Tango. I have since stopped performing due to injuries but if you are looking for performers for corporate events/functions/parties/festivals. Do drop me a message as well as I manages some of the dance teams that is currently making the rounds performing for various clients.


Education
Kolej Bandar Utama/Central St. Martin

Diploma in Arts and Design

Kolej Damansara Utama

Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering

SMK Damansara Utama

SPM


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Photographer/Video Producer

MIKE YIP STUDIO

Branding and PR

GEMNUINE - the idea co.

Digital Marketing Solutions

Abood Media Sdn Bhd


My Skills
Photography and Video Production
Brand Management and Solutions
Public Relations
Digital Marketing Solutions

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As our core business, this is what we are good at, capturing visuals that brings out the best for your brand.

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Abood Media Sdn Bhd's core strenght in Digital Marketing Services focuses on Social Media Management and promotions.

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Showing posts with label Food. Show all posts

Dinner @ Stoked Kuala Lumpur


A friend decide that we should have a nice dinner to celebrate my birthday and I decided on a nice romantic place for it. Well, that was the hope. When we got there, there was 2 big groups celebrating birthdays at the same time and it got pretty noisy after awhile. But the restaurant itself is nice and cozy and we believe that it would have been a nice quiet dinner if not for the celebrations.

The menu was simple, which is great as we don't have to flip through pages just to decide on what to eat. So choosing what we want for dinner was easy.




To start off the dinner, we ordered the Truffle, King Mushroom, Maitake, Mushroom Broth, a clear broth with a strong earthy scent. The mushrooms are fresh and crunchy to the bite but as a person that's not into mushroom, it didn't appeal to me. But a restaurant doesn't produce food to cater to a single person's taste bud, right? If you're a fan of mushroom, definitely give it a try.

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My friend ordered the Wild Mushroom Pasta with fresh autumn truffle. The cream isn't too heavy and the pasta is just at the perfect texture. Portion wise, if you are a small eater, and you ordered the dish as a main course, then share as there was plenty to go around. We shared this plate of pasta and couldn't finish, but then, maybe  because I also had another dish for dinner.

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Yup, this is what I ordered, 450g of Spanish Iberico Pork Ribs. The 450g made it look like a huge thing but it isn't. Beautifully roasted but the flesh take a bit of effort to be removed from the bones though. Maybe because I've been eating ribs that just melts in your mouth that I forgot how much of a fight it takes to do this. The glaze on the meat itself is beautifully caramelized and doesn't need any additional sauces or dips to go with the meat. Personally, wish the pork ribs to be bigger but then, I'm a huge pork person and a small rib like this is never enough. 

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Before the starters arrive though, we had these House Baked Breads, smokey and crunchy.


And these caramelized potato chips. Pretty addictive stuff simply because it is at the right sweetness and the inside was soft to the bite.


Will definitely visit the place again for another meal at a more quieter time. At least to enjoy the night because this trip, by the time we were done with our meal and planned to sit around and chat over a bottle of wine was spoiled by the noise of the party.

Yes, for a man who spend a lot of his time in loud music environment, there are more days than not that I prefer a quiet time to unwind and have a nice conversation. Especially in a cozy environment like Stoke. Price wise, it is a tad on the pricey side but I don't state the price of the meals I eat as I always believe that if you want to eat, be certain that you can afford to pay for it.

STOKED

120-122, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2096-1645
Opening Hours: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Waze: https://waze.com/ul/hw283c78u9

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It's the row behind Victoria Station / El Sid's ... Below Vintry.

Note: Since a lot of friends asked whether I get sponsored food for reviews. Meals was not sponsored, we pay for our own meal so that I write the review based on what I feel and not hampered by the restaurant's need to have the review done in a positive manner. Photos taken on this page was shot using my old smartphone. 

1 Day 3 Meals in Kuantan, Pahang

Just want to do something different from the usual food review, instead of writing an elaborated review of a single restaurant/cafe, here's a summarized version of the 3 meals I had when I was in Kuantan. Hence the title, 1 Day 3 Meals. This is just going to be especially for meals where I didn't order a lot of variety of dishes but just what I ate.


Now, there's no advance planning for what I'm going to eat for the day, the plan is just to reach, drive around a bit to look at the various locations around town and see which one to go for. Of course, as the day tick away, I had to also put a shout out in Social Media for some hint of places to go, as it's a Monday, I know it'll be tough for me to hunt for pork dishes.


Kicking off the day, for breakfast, I head to Restoran T&L, seems it's quite a popular place in the evening but during the day, there's only 1 stall that's open and their poached chicken and noodles seem to be a crowd favorite as the flow of people going in throughout the morning was endless. The poached chicken was quite tender and the soy sauce they used compliments the taste and texture of the chicken.


Price wise, pretty cheap. It would have easily cost me RM20 in Kuala Lumpur but here, with 1/4 chicken and a large bowl of Kuey Teow noodle with shredded chicken. It cost me about RM10 which is cheap in comparison. Right?

Restoran T&L
Lorong Seri Kuantan 46,
East Coast Garden, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang
Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw29mz2q3w

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Lunch time, one of the hardest meal to figure out on a Monday as a lot of shops I went to seem to be closed for the day, eventually, found a place with what I'm looking for at Lot 66 Food Court, I was told that there's quite a number of stalls here that's pretty nice but most of them are closed, so I decide to go for the Chicken Rice with Roast Pork and Barbecue Pork as the side dishes. The Roast Pork's skin are quite crispy and the barbeque despite without much fat is pretty tender. The Roast Chicken are quite nice and the meat is pretty juicy. Again, like the noodle shop in T&L, they are pretty generous with the soy sauce.


Price wise, I ordered portion enough for 2 person and the price is equivalent to the amount we pay for a single person's meal. Pretty cheap if we want to compare to Kuala Lumpur's price which is good.
 
Lot66 肥佬生煲肉骨茶.
Lot 66, Jalan Haji Abdul Aziz, Pahang, Kuantan
Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw29mxmgq5

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For dinner, a friend recommended me to go check out Oui Chef that's just around the corner (5 minutes drive) from the hotel I'm staying in and that's where I went for dinner. Been having noodles and rice for both breakfast and lunch, might as well go western for dinner. Right?


I ordered the Beef Strip Loin steak and a Chocolate Shake. According to the waiter, these are one of their more popular dishes. I'll write a separate post on the various dishes I ordered at the place but for now, it's about the main dish.

I asked for Medium Rare and that's what was served, Temperature was just right with a nice sear, the meat is juicy and is pretty much on par with most of the western restaurant of the same price bracket in KL.  In terms of price, it's similar to what we would order in KL, after eating all those cheaper than KL food during the day, to pay the price similar to what I'd pay in Kuala Lumpur felt a bit weird.

Oui Chef Restaurant
Lorong Seri Kuantan 79,
East Coast Garden, 25250 Kuantan
Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw29mz2q3w

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At the end of the day, I was pretty filled, with all the sitting down during meetings and the 3 meals, I'm expanding sideways again after taking considerable amount of time slimming down last year. Oh well, guess I'll have to start again .... After Chinese New Year.

What do you think? Should I do more of this kind of post at the various locations I go to? Do let me know by commenting below.

Desserts @ Moody Cow Cafe Penang


It's one of those specialist cake house, or in this case, cafe located at the little island known as Penang (Pulau Pinang), As I wasn't familiar with the Island, and coming from the Komtar direction, I had problem finding the place as the only indication of the place is a signage that faces Transfer Road and not one that faces Lebuh Dickens. But a quick phone call to the cafe and they were more than happy to direct me to their place.

It's a dimly lit cafe so for those going in the afternoon, prepare for some adjustment when you step out of the cafe into the sun. It can get disorienting. I decided that, with an empty stomach hungry for dinner, that's the best time to go, especially if you're a cake person. Stepping in to the cafe, you'd find a narrow little space with a row of cakes and counter top on one side which is mind blowing to me. From the window to the end of the counter are massive cakes ready for all to devour. But the other thing that I thought of was, whether we are supposed to take our food to go or stay to eat as there's a limited number of seats.


That didn't really matter anyway as the fragrant of the cakes I'm after beckons me with open arms. Like a kid in a cake shop, I skipped along from cake to cake, looking at the names to hunt for the gems among the mountain of gems... um... wait.... what? Placed the order for the cakes I'm after (but took a bit of convincing as the staffs of the cake shop had to ask me a million times if I really ordered what I ordered), the boss man guides me to the back of the premise (I started to get worried, thinking maybe he see a big round man, all juicy and fattened up properly like a wagyu beef ready to be send to slaughter) and through a curtain into another space with more tables and chairs. Ah... more space which, from the outside looked like a closed shop. Sneaky bunch of cows these people are.




In about 5 minutes, one of the young staffs appears from beyond the curtain with my victims on plates ready for me to devour. Again, she looked at me again like I'm a crazed lunatic in a candy store. Guess she must be wondering if she is at the wrong place at the wrong time. First of the trio that I ordered was the Nutella King, a big slice of cake, filled with Nutella covering a few layer of chocolate. Giving it that extra oomph that I like in my chocolate cakes. Did I mention that their slices are pretty big? The amount of Nutella on the cake are quite generous too. It can be quite filling, now that I think back to it. Maybe another raid of that cafe is in order to clarify on this.
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Next to enter my domain is the Chempedak Madness, it's truly madness with a hearty amount of chempedak sitting on top of the cake, after a while, I would surmised that the cake themselves are all the same, just the topping that is different, but then, trying to ask the staffs and boss of the place is like duck & chicken talk as they answer everything I asked in fast flowing mandarin and I stand there repeating my questions again not knowing whether they have answered me or not. Best of all, the chempedak is awesomely pungent, giving me the wonderful fragrant with every bite I take, with every move I make.
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This is the kicker that wins it all, for me. A tourist actually got up and left when this was served. The wonderful Durian Madness, with the aromatic durian meat sitting atop the layers of cake that slaps every unsuspecting tourists awake with aplomb. As I'm a Malaysian, the slap did nothing to me but just makes me beg for more. By this time, the staff actually poke her head in to see if I'm still alive or not. The meat themselves are quite rich, but not Musang King rich as the boss say those are hard to come by these days (not in season). Doesn't matter if it's Musang King or not, it was still delicious and satisfied my cravings for durian and cakes in 1 slice.
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Would I go there again when I step into Penang island? Yes, I would, there are still quite a variety of cakes for me to try. I spoke to a Penangite friend about the place after my adventure there and to think back, now I realized why the staffs of the place constantly checks on me when I was there. According to my friend, normally, people would go in, order a slice and shared it with friends as it can be quite filling and most people wouldn't be able to finish one by themselves, let alone 3 in my case. Guess that's why I'm growing sideways these days more than vertically.


Price wise, depending on what you order, some of the cakes are quite pricey. Like the ones I ordered along with 2 glasses of Iced Lemongrass Tea set me back quite a bit but you have to keep in mind the food that was served and the atmosphere of the cafe. It's not a lot for working people but for travelers on a budget, pick the right stuff and you'll be fine.


MOODY COW CAFE PENANG

170 Transfer Road, George Town, Malaysia
Tel: +604-226 2646
Opening Hours: 11:00am - 12:00am
Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw0zqg4d53

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