Aug 30, 2023

Meat & Livestock Australia- Grand Hyatt Masterclass Sushi Making Event

Australia’s finest halal beef and lamb are the result of lush green pastures, fresh air, sunshine and clean water. Aussie beef is always the superior choice, with its range of textures, tenderness, flavour profiles and eating quality. Its huge range includes high-quality grassfed, grainfed, organic and breed-specific beef products such as Wagyu, Hereford and Angus. Aussie lamb is top-grade, delicious and a healthy protein source too.

Halal Aussie beef and lamb are so fresh, flavourful and versatile that they fit right into Japanese sushi making. After all good sushi does not always have to be with seafood. Sushi made with Aussie Wagyu, Hereford and Angus beef, for instance, would push it up several notches in taste and texture. Little wonder that sushi with these breed-specific beef is becoming a trend.

Lamb in Sushi is really unheard of and actually lends another exciting flavour dimension to sushi and onigiri. Aussie lamb is a healthy protein choice. 

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) in collaboration with Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur held  a Masterclass on Sushi Making with Aussie Beef and Lamb on Thursday 24 August. 

The event is also in conjunction with the hotel’s #DinewithChef Series featuring Chef Cash Fong -- A Japanese and Australian Epicurean Affair -- from 24 August to 3 September.

Chef Cash Fong who is the Executive Japanese Chef from the Tung Lok group of restaurants in Singapore, conducted this exclusive masterclass at THIRTY8 Restaurant, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. Chef Fong showed delicious ways of making sushi and onigiri using Aussie beef and lamb.

The media was also invited to a tasting of Japanese dishes in the #DinewithChef Series.  Among which were Australian Wagyu Tasting Platter, Australian Wagyu Tataki, Kohitsuji Miso Steak (Australian lamb) and Australian Wasabi Steak.

Aussie Grassfed beef is said to have a robust, earthy flavour and excellent texture. As a natural wholesome food, grassfed beef is seen as a vital component to a healthy diet, being naturally low in fat and cholesterol. It contains 12 essential nutrients required for good health, including Iron, Zinc, Omega-3 and B vitamins.

Grainfed Aussie beef including Aussie Wagyu beef comes from cattle that have been fed a nutritionally balanced, high energy finished rations for a specific period. This results in enhanced marbling, with improved tenderness, juiciness and flavour.

Aussie lamb, raised predominantly on pastures, produces nutritious lean meat which contains the same 12 essential nutrients as Aussie beef.

Chef Cash is the executive Japanese chef in the Tung Lok Group of Restaurants, Singapore. He takes charge of Tung Lok’s Ushio Sumiyaki Restaurant, a modern Japanese Charcoal Grill Bar and Douraku Sushi @ Park Regis.      

He is an award-winning chef, specialising not only in Japanese cuisine but also Chinese and western cuisines too. Chef Cash holds a Singapore ITE Sushi Certification. 

The awards he has won include Taste of Japan Bronze Medal in 2017 and Singapore Masterchef Award 2019.

He is also an event chef, but he shows his exclusivity and creativity in private dining too. He has been involved in coaching and training for F&B outlets, conducting cooking demos and culinary courses and providing mentoring and coaching for international culinary competitions.

About Meat & Livestock Australia
A producer-owned company, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) delivers world-class marketing, research and development services for Australian beef, lamb and goat producers, while supporting exporters to get their product into the market.

Australia currently exports red meat and livestock to more than 100 countries, exports representing over 70% of the industry’s production. Representing Australia’s high quality and sustainably produced red meat, MLA also designs and delivers marketing programs tailored to each market with the overall objectives of increasing market access, market share and sales of beef, lamb and goat meat.

Aug 28, 2023


BABY GRAVY—the most dynamic of duos Yung Gravy and bbno$ (baby no money)—has serve up their mega-anticipated collaborative album, Baby Gravy 3, with a music video for “No Way Jose,” out soon via IMPERIAL. Additionally the best friends add another plaque to their collection as they announce that their hit song “shining on my ex” is RIAA Gold Certified.
Listen HERE. Video  HERE. 

As always, these two icons sizzle all over twelve timeless bangers. Among many highlights, neon keys and funkified guitar glow as a head-nodding groove brings “Super Smash Bros” straight to the center of the dancefloor. Handclaps anchor the chantable chorus as they trade hilarious verses back-and-forth with a disco swing. Then, there’s “Onomatopoeia.” A snake-charming whistle sways on top of the glitchy beat as Gravy flexes, “Why you tweakin, bro? Your b*tch caught the Gravy about a week ago!” A Spanish guitar loop sets the tone for “Pasadena” as Gravy gets his charm on, “Pasadena, speaking Elvish with a bad Latina!” Then, there’s “Swipin.” Boisterous horns herald a shuffling bounce as the hook hypnotically repeats like a mantra, “Swipe swipe swipe, swiper I’m swipin’.” Check out the full tracklisting below.

In advance of Baby Gravy 3, they dropped off “Nightmare on Peachtree Street” (feat. Freddie Dredd). Beyond posting up millions of Spotify streams, HotNewHipHop raved, “It might sound like a horror-themed track, but the charisma on here is more infectious than the dramatic Halloween strings.”
It landed as the final single before the album and in the wake of “You Need Jesus,” which has already amassed 5 million Spotify streams and nearly 1 Million YouTube views on the music video. Meanwhile, VICE shared, “Life Advice You Didn’t Know You Needed From Yung Gravy and BBNO$” and hailed their “musical love affair.”
They kicked this season off with “Goodness Gracious,” which has already piled up millions of streams and counting. In addition to plugs from Spin, Hits Daily Double, and more, HYPEBEAST hailed it as one of its “Best New Tracks”.
Be sure to catch the duo at the multiple state fairs that they’ll be hitting up across Michigan, New York, Utah and Washington.
Baby Gravy 3 satisfies like nothing else!
TOUR DATES 08/30 – BABY GRAVY LIVE @ Minnesota State Fair 09/15 – BABY GRAVY LIVE @ Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City, UT) 09/22 – BABY GRAVY LIVE @ Washington State Fair (Puyallup, WA)

As legend has it, Yung Gravy and bbno$ first stirred up the simmering sauce at the heart of their union on the 2017 Baby Gravy EP. It’s an ever evolving love affair between these two best friends and musical soulmates who locked into a once-in-a-generation chemistry blown up widescreen on the likes of “Rotisserie,” which cranked out 80 million Spotify streams.

In 2019, they reteamed on the gold-certified “Whip A Tesla” from Gravy’s Sensational album only to reheat their partnership to a boiling point on 2021’s Baby Gravy 2. The latter tallied over half-a-billion streams powered by the gold-certified “Welcome To Chilis” and gold-certified “shining on my ex.” With countless memories, sold out tours, and one appearance on Family Feud under their collective fly designer belt, they are back with “Goodness Gracious” and a whole lot more heat in 2023.
Baby Gravy 3 Full Tracklisting: 1. No Way Jose 2. Super Smash Bros 3. Nightmare On Peachtree Street (feat. Freddie Dredd) 4. back 2 back 2 back 5. Pasadena 6. You Need Jesus 7. Onomatopoeia 8. swiper no swiping! 9. Despicable G’s 10. Goodness Gracious 11. Touch Grass 12. Cest La Vie About Yung Gravy Only the best things get better with age—wine, cheddar, 401ks, the list goes on. It turns out Yung Gravy gets better with age too.
When you think about it, the name Yung Gravy says a great deal. It’s perpetually youthful, and it oozes “sauce.” As such, Yung Gravy uses his own special recipe to bring originality and positivity to make his one-of-a-kind impact on the genre. Gravy flexes his passion for soul music and oldies in his production, sampling a wide range of musical styles dating from the 1940’s to the present-day. Nostalgic and often-jubilant melodies paired with heavy trap drums form the usual canvas for his signature baritone voice—reminiscent of Barry White. Showcasing effortless flows and endlessly quotable lyrics, Yung Gravy paints something truly unique while clearly having a good time doing so. In the span of six short years, Gravy has transformed from Soundcloud stalwart to platinum powerhouse. To date, his accolades include three platinum and four gold singles as well as 10 sold out tours of North America, Europe, and Australia. He has collaborated with his self-proclaimed musical heroes, including Lil Wayne, Chief Keef, Juicy J, T-Pain, and the late Young Dolph. Gravy became the soundtrack, and unofficial second mascot, of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and was given an honorary Stanley Cup Ring. He starred in a worldwide commercial campaign with Martha Stewart, and weeks later performed for the VMAs and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Not to mention, he partnered with Samsung and Jimmy John’s for campaigns. Tallying 6 billion streams and selling 5 million units thus far, he’s notched four entries on the Billboard 200, two in the Top 30 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, and two on the Top 20 of the Top Album Sales Chart. He’ll hit the stage at Bottlerock and Hangout Music Festival in 2023.
For all of the swagger and style he exhibited upon his arrival, he managed to become even smoother since his introduction in 2016. After streams in the billions, packed venues, and “side missions” with Martha Stewart, he stirred up his tastiest sauce yet on his 2022 third full-length opus, Marvelous [Republic Records] introduced by the chart-topping platinum-certified Billboard Hot 100 Top 30 single “Betty (Get Money).”
About bbno$ (baby no money) Hailed by Rolling Stone as “A Viral Pioneer” and named one of 2020’s “Breakthrough Artists of the Year “, bbno$ (baby no money) is no stranger to producing addictive hooks, having released the first ever TikTok hit, “Lalala” with Y2K in 2019, which has gone multi-platinum across the globe. 2021 marked a breakthrough year for bbno$’ with the successful release of his fifth studio album eat ya veggies, the brilliant 12-track album featured hit singles “edamame” with 88Rising’s Rich Brian, “yoga” with Rebecca Black as well as audience favorites ”i remember” and “wussup” with Yung Gravy and was streamed collectively over 1 billion times. “edemame” with Rich Brian has now gone 2x Platinum in Canada, Platinum in Finland, Platinum in Indonesia, and Gold. 
He had opportunities flow in from this with a performance at the JUNO’s, guest appearance during Rich Brian's set at Coachella, a Capital Jingle Bell Ball performance in the UK, and a Late Night TV performance on Jimmy Kimmel. Over the years, bbno$ has become a case study in how to succeed as an independent artist. The sheer success accumulated by the young artist is evidenced by the fact that his tracks have now been streamed more than 5 billion times. He has amassed more than 2.9 million TikTok followers, and over 1.2 million Instagram followers, and his tracks have been used in over 15 million TikTok videos which have been watched a total of 2 billion+ times. He has been featured in Billboard, Flaunt, tmrw, Rolling Stone, NME, LadyGunn, SPIN, Euphoria, i-D, Ones to Watch and many other publications. His work as an artist and songwriter has received praise and support from the likes of both Capital FM and BBC R1’s Jack Saunders (Tune of The Week + Jingle Ball performance), and Triple J. Previous headline tours in 1-2k cap rooms across North America, China, Australia and Europe have all been sold out. In 2023 bbno$ plans to release his 8th studio album and 3rd album with Yung Gravy, Baby Gravy 3. He will also be returning to North America, Europe, and Australia on headline and festival runs throughout the course of the year.

08/28 – Alaska State Fair (Palmer, AK) 08/30 – Minnesota State Fair (Saint Paul, MN) 09/02 – The Great Allentown Fair (Allentown, PA)
09/03 – New York State Fair (Syracuse, NY) 09/09 – Worcester Parking Lot Party (Worcester, MA)
09/15 – Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City, UT) 09/16 – Music Midtown Festival (Atlanta, GA) 09/22 – Washington State Fair (Puyallup, WA) 09/23 – Live is Beautiful (Las Vegas, NV)
BBNO$ UPCOMING DATES: 08/26 – Riot Games VCT finals (Los Angeles, CA)
08/30 – Minnesota State Fair (St. Paul, MN) 09/02 – The Great Allentown Fair (Allentown, PA)
09/03 – New York State Fair (Syracuse NY) 09/08 – MacEwan University (Edmonton, AB) 09/15 – Utah State Fair (Salt Lake City, UT) 09/22 – Washington State Fair (Puyallup, WA)

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Aug 21, 2023

KEPCI Music Fest Kicks Off in Kuala Lumpur In Conjunction with KFC's Golden Jubilee Celebration

KFC has been serving up 50 years of finger lickin' good memories, and to celebrate that, the KEPCI Music Fest is set to sweep through the nation, starting with an explosive first location at the Melawati Indoor Stadium, Selangor on Saturday, August 26, 2023!!!

As KEPCI Music Fest takes centre stage to celebrate half a century of shared joy and moments with Malaysians, KFC promises a fusion of music, culture, and delicious food. The festival line-up boasts an array of local musical legends and home-grown talents, including Dato' Sri Siti Nurhaliza, Amy Search, Misha Omar, and the sensational Budak Nakal Hujung Simpang, among others. 

KEPCI Music Fest is more than just a music event; it's a celebration of Malaysian culture, community, and unity.

Delve into a day filled with fun activities, immersive cultural performances, and mouth-watering KFC treats. 

Commemorate 66 years of Malaysian independence alongside 50 years of cherished memories with KFC. 

QSR Brands CEO Nehchal Khanna said the KMF was a celebration of all things Malaysia and stands as a tribute to the Malaysian spirit as well as the bond between KFC and its loyal patrons. This festival goes beyond music, embracing the essence of friendship, unity, and diversity that have shaped the nation's identity.

“This is a Malaysian Festival, For Malaysians, By Malaysians! We are doing this not just to celebrate 50 years of KFC but that all important significance of Merdeka. In a sense, it is our way of giving back to Malaysia, by celebrating our rich history and culture by showcasing these truly authentic Malaysian talents.

"The KEPCI Music Fest stands as a testament to the enduring connection between KFC and the people of Malaysia. With this celebration, we honour not only five decades of culinary excellence but also the unbreakable bond that has enriched our nation's cultural tapestry. It's a moment to reflect on the shared joy KFC has brought to countless homes and to look forward to a future of continued growth and cherished memories," 

Secure tickets now to be in the heart of the action at the Melawati Indoor Stadium, Selangor on Saturday, August 26, 2023. For ticket details, event updates, and inquiries, visit or contact the KEPCI Music Fest team at 

A Finger Lickin' Good Experience from Start to Finish 

Attending the KEPCI Music Fest is a breeze. Follow these simple steps to secure a spot and relish in the festivities:

Step 1: Purchase KEPCI Music Fest Set 
Choose from a selection of delectable KEPCI Music Fest Sets, including the Box Meal, 3 Piece Combo, Juicy Whole Chicken, and Buddy Meal. Each set purchased entitles one ticket. 

Step 2: Upload Receipt 
Visit, provide information, and upload receipt. Make sure the receipt includes clear details such as Store ID, Date, Order/Transaction ID, and Product Name. 

Step 3: Receive Unique E-Codes via Email 
Upon successful submission, receive a confirmation email containing unique e-codes. These codes will be used for e-tickets registration. 

Step 4: Register and Redeem E-Tickets
Click the registration link in confirmation email and use e-codes to register for e-tickets. E-tickets will be delivered via email for easy access. So, come celebrate half a century of finger lickin' good moments, music, and unity at KEPCI Music Fest. 

Aug 12, 2023

BOH Pure Green Tea - Wellness in a Cup Relaunched with new look and same great taste!!!

Thanks to a kind invitation, I was invited to witness the relaunch of BOH Pure Green Tea offering a new look, same great taste

The new packaging is definitely striking with a fresh new look with bright colours and modern design elements, with the packaging made with sustainable sourced material certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

Authentic and pure, BOH Pure Green Tea soothes, refreshes and revitalises our mind and body…

If you do not know, Green Tea has been regarded as one of the healthiest beverages in the world. It is known to have the highest amounts of a certain type of catechin called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG has antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which can have various health benefits for the human body, including the largest organ, the skin. Regular consumption of green tea and usage of products with green tea extract may help to prevent various skin conditions like oily skin and acne….

There has also been studies which have shown that the consumption of green tea can increase longevity and that the natural antioxidants in green tea can help protect against cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. Habitual tea drinkers had lower risk of heart diseases, strokes as well as a 29% decreased risk of all-cause death compared to non-habitual tea drinkers or completely non tea drinkers…..

Aptly considered, Wellness in a Cup, BOH Pure Green Tea is made with 100% green tea for that delicious taste of authentic green tea and is perfect for customers who want a healthier alternative beverage….

Do be on the look out for the BOH Pure Green Tea Truck which will be visiting selected areas this August to share some Wellness in a Cup

Those of us who attended the relaunch of BOH Pure Green Tea got to Meet & Greet with Azira Shafinaz, BOH Pure Green Tea Brand Ambassador who quips, “No matter what my day demands, I know I can count on my Wellness in a Cup”


Aug 11, 2023

A Trend-Setting Crunchy Adventure with KitKat® Salted Caramel Cookies!

NestlĂ©’s KitKat® launched its latest, limited-edition KitKat® Salted Caramel Cookies, that came with a fusion of flavours and unexpected texture to take consumers on a new multi-sensorial chocolatey indulgence journey.

The new variant comes with a delightful combination of KitKat®’s rich milk chocolate, signature crispy wafer and deliciously crisp caramelised cookie bits, and is definitely the most anticipated treat coming from KitKat® in Malaysia this year.

Food trends around the world have significantly evolved over the years, as consumers continuously look for refreshing ways to enjoy fulfilling pleasure in life. When it comes to confectionery, consumers had shown a marked affection particularly for cookies and the caramel flavor, amongst others - as they both clinched the Top 10 spots of the most desired flavours in Asia Pacific.

According to studies conducted iwithin Asia Pacific, 70% of consumers were seeking new and exciting chocolates whilst more than 60% desired chocolates which offer multiple textures and flavours. While taste and enjoyment remain consumers’ key motivations, crunchy textures took the top spot as the most desired experience. 

Carlota Casellas, Business Executive Officer of NestlĂ© Confectionery says,”In creating our new KitKat® variant, we took inspiration from the latest market insights and trends, especially from the Generation Zs, who are the most forthcoming in expressing their aspirations for unique food experiences. KitKat® has reinvented our chocolatey fingers, combining cookies with salted caramel together with our signature crispy wafer to create this sensational new limited-edition flavour!”

We also got the opportunity to decorate some delicious JUNANDUS cupcakes after watching a couple of skillful dessert artists from JUNANDUS demonstrating the versatility of the KitKat® Salted Caramel Cookies through a dessert decoration workshop which was held at p the IOI City Mall in Putrajaya.

Jun Chong of JUNANDUS said, “Indeed, everyone can indulge in a KitKat® experience on its own or be truly creative about it; and that is the best way to enjoy a break – to have a great chocolatey treat while having some fun at the same time!”

“Just like our catchphrase “Have a Break, Have a KitKat®, we want all Malaysians to take their well-deserved break and there is no better way to do that than by indulging in the new KitKat® Salted Caramel Cookies – a perfect me-time break partner. The added texture of crunchiness from the cookie bits enrobed in a smooth milk chocolatey coating will surely uplift the experience of every chocolate lover instantly,” said Carlota.

In conjunction with the rollout of the KitKat® Salted Caramel Cookies, a 5-day consumer roadshow will be held at IOI City Mall in Putrajaya from 9 to 13 August 2023. KitKat® Salted Caramel Cookies comes in two product offerings – the 4-Finger single-pack and the Multipack containing five pieces of 2-Finger packs.

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Aug 7, 2023

The wonders of Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Milk Moisturizer

Rohto-Mentholatum presents Melano CC, a highly sought-after line of Vitamin C-based skincare products. With a steadfast commitment to harnessing the potent properties of Vitamin C, Melano CC has become a household name, revolutionizing the way we approach brightening and rejuvenating our skin.

Vitamin C is now recognised as the gold standard ingredient in the skincare industry, renowned for its extraordinary antioxidant properties, brightening prowess, and remarkable anti-aging benefits.

Recognizing its exceptional potential, Melano CC has made Vitamin C the centerpiece of its innovative formulations, creating a range of products that deliver transformative results. 

Influencers, beauty enthusiasts, and skincare connoisseurs around the globe have championed Melano CC, wholeheartedly endorsed its efficacy and sang praises for its remarkable impact on their skin. By sharing their genuine experiences and recommendations, these advocates have played an instrumental role in propelling Melano CC to the forefront of the skincare industry.

Being well-known for its No. 1 Brightening Essence brand in Japan, Melano CC would like to unveil its latest skincare breakthrough: the Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Milk Moisturizer. With its unique formulation and advanced technology, this highly moisturizing facial emulsion promises to address a range of skin concerns, including pimple marks, dark spots, dullness, and uneven skin tone.

Developed by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. Japan, the Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Milk Moisturizer features an original Vitamin C formula meticulously refined to optimize its efficacy in reviving dullness, restoring a more balanced skin tone, and promoting a healthy, radiant glow from within.

One of the key distinguishing factors of this revolutionary moisturizer is its rapid absorption into the skin, providing long-lasting hydration without any unpleasant stickiness or greasy residue. Not only does it visibly brighten the skin tone and enhance clarity, but it also minimizes the appearance of pores, resulting in a smoother, more refined complexion. The powerful Vitamin C component penetrates deep into the skin, effectively lightening pimple marks and dark spots while reducing the visibility of imperfections and blemishes. 

The Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Milk Moisturizer boasts a carefully curated blend of anti-inflammatory Vitamin C derivatives, ensuring its remarkable effectiveness for all skin types. Some of its key ingredients include: 

Alpinia Seed Extract: Brightens and evens out skin tone, revealing a more radiant complexion. 

Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate: Effectively soothes redness and calms irritated skin, promoting a healthy, balanced appearance. 

Lemon & Grapefruit Extract: Provides intense hydration, leaving the skin remarkably soft, smooth, and supple. 

Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Milk Moisturizer is free from alcohol and parabens, making it suitable even for sensitive skin. To enhance the overall effectiveness of the product, we recommend pairing it with our Vitamin C Brightening Lotion and Essence.

Furthermore, this innovative moisturizer envelops your skin in a refreshing Yuzu scent, leaving you feeling revitalized and invigorated throughout the day. 

Discover the transformative power of Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Milk Moisturizer and unlock your skin's true radiance.

Retailing at RM59 (120ml), Melano CC Vitamin C Brightening Milk Moisturizer is available at Watson’s outlets nationwide and Rohto-Mentholatum’s official store in Shopee and Lazada. To find out more about the product, log on to