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California Raisins | A Healthy and Tasty Evening with World Class Chefs, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant !


Mouse mommy has a nice dining experience with the goodness of California Raisins. As we know, California Raisins are all naturally sweet without added sugar, a good source of fibre, potassium, cholesterol-free and low in sodium
Great as healthy snacks and as well as sugar replacement for many recipes in cooking and baking.


The Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) ushered in the auspicious new year with a sweet repertoire of specially-crafted delicious recipes using California Raisins at the Samplings On the Fourteen Restaurant at Berjaya University College.


All of the KOLs were pleasantly thrilled as we “eat close and personal with the chefs” - watching them demonstrate on the versatile California Raisins in a four-course dinner. 


The culinary gourmet recipes as prepared by the respective chefs:

Chef Emmanuel Stroobant (3 recipes)
1.    California Raisins, Crab & Cauliflower
2.    California Raisin Pasta With Fennel & Prawns
3.    California Raisins With Beef Short Ribs & Winter Fruits


Chef Erich Anton Roos (Dessert)
4.    Symphony of California Raisins consisting of :
·      California Raisin muffin with cream
·      California Raisin cinnamon ice cream
·      Apple puff


Mouse mommy was enjoying the dining moments with California Raisins. Creative recipes with nice combination of food served.


The California Raisins, Crab and Cauliflower is delicious and suits my tastebuds. Each bite of it was feeling satisfied. Well-blend and rich in food ingredients.


Chef Emmanuel Stroobant needs no introduction as the Belgian’s 2-star Michelin celebrity chef had his first brush with culinary business when he started working as a kitchen help as young as 16 years and worked his way in the culinary world within a span of a decade, notably hosting the AFC channel for many years and opening his first restaurant in Singapore called Saint Pierre.

Chef Erich Anton Roos, a Swiss national with 40 years of culinary and international  working experience which covers many Western and Asian countries. Currently based in Bangkok, his role are focused in consultancy and strategic planning for kitchen training needs in international hotel chains.


RAC’s Trade Promotions Director for Malaysia, Mr Richard Lieu says for most consumers, especially children, California Raisins are a healthy snack compared with other snack foods, as they are naturally sweet and do not contain any added sugar. California Raisins are also a very versatile ingredient and can inspire a wide repertoire of dishes—from appetisers and main dishes to desserts and beverages—especially as consumers are becoming more health conscious and more adventurous in their culinary endeavours. “We are very honoured and delighted to work with Chef Emmanuel and Chef Erich to create scrumptious recipes and amazing tastes using California Raisins this time to celebrate the start of 2020 with Malaysian influencers,” enthused Richard. 


More than just an appetising delight, raisins are a great source of nutrition which is  suitable to incorporate into meals amidst rising health issues due to unhealthy diets.


Richard adds that raisins are ideal for any occasion, as they are ready-to-eat, tasty and healthy. A package of California Raisins fits perfectly in a purse or briefcase They also conveniently fit in lunch boxes, gym bags, and in your desk drawer. California Raisins are also economical, do not bruise and are easy to use straight out of the box— no washing, peeling or chopping required—so one can create a simple meal.


Ms Tan Yen Sing, a certified clinical dietitian also was present to share on the goodness and benefits of California Raisins.


Ms Tan said studies have shown that increased consumption of fruits & vegetables more than 5 servings a day is related to a 17% reduction in coronary heart disease.
“Good nutrition is the best approach for preventing diseases and being healthy. Raisins, high level of polyphenol antioxidants containing about 3,037 ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity – a method in measuring antioxidants in food) in about 2/3 cup. This essential substance are vital for protection against oxidative stress which is related to aging and disease,” said Tan.  


Raisins, though small, must not be underestimated for their health benefits. Tan explained raisins containing 35% fructose and 35% glucose are natural fruit sugar which is a good source of energy and has no fat & no cholesterol.  It is a healthy snack and is also a sugar replacement for many recipes in cooking and baking.


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends that adults consume 1½ to 2 cups of fruit per day. A portable, readily available fruit, such as California Raisins, is ideal to help fulfill this quota. In fact, it only takes ½ cup of raisins to equal a whole fruit serving vs 1 full cup of fresh fruit.


There are many benefits of California Raisins. Naturally sweet, do not contain added sugar and great source of fibre. 

It is also a source of potassium (an important electrolyte that aids in muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function), cholesterol-free and naturally low in sodium. Suitable to eat as snacks or for cooking purpose.


California Raisins also known to contain phytonutrients that suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease. Good for children and adults.




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Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur | An Auspicious Year of the Rat Chinese New Year Celebration 2020



Gong Xi Fa Cai! With the Lunar New Year just round the corner, Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur is all set to welcome the auspicious Year of the Rat on a hearty note! Mouse mommy and family had joined this special Chinese New Year celebration together!


Friendly and welcoming staffs make us feel comfortable and have an enjoyable CNY dining moments with family and friends!


From 6 January 2020, leisure and business visitors to the hotel may look forward to kickstarting the celebrations early with dining promotions and a stay package customised just for the occasion.


Lunar New Year Feast

A Chinese New Year Six-Course Lunch will serve as a hearty start to the Lunar New Year. Available at Cafe Mint, this lunch-time feast comprises a Treasure Platter, soup, three main courses (one seafood, chicken and vegetable dish) and an auspicious dessert.


Diners have the luxury of choosing from an array of Chinese culinary favourites: Chinese Chicken Herbal Consommé or Szechuan Hot & Sour Soup; Steamed Fish Fillet with Nyonya Sauce, Buttermilk Prawns or Kam Heong Squid; Kung Pao Chicken, Chinese Lemon Chicken or Roast Sesame Chicken with Plum Sauce; Garlic Choy Sum, Stir Fried Broccoli in Oyster Sauce or Stir Fried Chinese Mixed Vegetables in Egg Sauce; and Chinese Longan with Snow Fungus or Assorted Fresh Fruits. These will be served with steamed rice and Chinese condiments on the side.

Flexible menu choosing allow us to choose the CNY menu that suit our taste buds. So considerate!  


As no Chinese New Year celebration is complete without the traditional toss of Yee Sang for good luck, prosperity, health and all things auspicious, a complimentary half portion of Yee Sang will be available for a table of eight persons and above. 


Diners are also entitled to one Ang Pow dip per reservation.


Yee Sang also got 2 choices, either vegetarian or served together with salmon


Yee Sang tossing is a MUST to kick start a healthy and wealthy Chinese New Year 2020! 



Let’s have a better world and environment in this New Year of Rat! Haha! Surprisingly MH loves the Yee Sang so much! Finish whole plate on his own.


Treasure Platter with 4 different yummy dishes to kick start Ong Ong Chinese New Year 2020!


Chinese Chicken Herbal Consommé is well-cooked with all herbs ingredients. Mouse mommy loves to drink herbal soup to revitalise our body, nice herbal soup!


Stir Fried Broccoli in Oyster Sauce with mushroom is delicious. 


Buttermilk Prawns is large in size and fresh for every bites! My mom was enjoy it so much! Fresh!


Kung Pao Chicken is slightly spicy and great to eat together with fried rice!


Chinese Lemon Chicken is well-blend in taste for the chicken and sauces, sweet and sour! MR and MH especially love this dish and its fresh lemon!


Steamed Fish Fillet with Soy Sauce is smooth and child-friendly dish. Simply delicious.


Garlic Choy Sum is fresh and good for health. Green leaf vegetables is a need for our body.


Chinese Longan with Snow Fungus is refreshing and sweet as dessert for the day!


The Lunar New Year Six-Course Lunch is priced at RM48.88 nett per person (inclusive of free flow of Chinese tea), subject to a minimum reservation of two persons and available at Cafe Mint from 6 January – 8 February 2020.


Dish of Prosperity: Yee Sang Promotion


Yee Sang, the symbolic dish of prosperity is now available at Cafe Mint for lunch, dinner and takeaway until 8 February 2020. ‘Lou Hei’ to another year filled with prosperity and success with a choice of Salmon Yee Sang; Jellyfish and Fresh Fruits Yee Sang or Mango and Vegetarian Yee Sang priced from RM48.00 nett per half-portion (suitable for two to four persons).


Have an early start to a prosperous year!  Gather your friends together and begin the ‘toss’ with a Full Portion of Salmon Yee Sang for just RM88.88 nett per portion between 10-20 January 2020 only (Regular price after 20 January: RM138.00 nett per portion)


For dining enquiries or reservations, call +60-3 2030 1888 ext. 607 or email info@cosmohotelkl.com  


Prosperity Room Package

Holidaymakers planning a Chinese New Year getaway in Kuala Lumpur city will find Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur the perfect accommodation venue with its strategic location close to the Masjid Jamek LRT and Pasar Seni MRT stations, Central Market, Dataran Merdeka and popular shopping districts. For those planning a bout of Lunar New Year shopping at Petaling Street (Chinatown), why not spend the weekend doing so and check into Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur to chillax thereafter and rejuvenate for more shopping sprees.  Petaling Street is approximately six-minutes walk from the hotel! More photos can click here to view


The hotel now offers a Prosperity Room Package which starts from RM188.00 nett per room per night for stays between now and 8 February 2020. Privileges include buffet breakfast for two persons, late check-out until 2.00pm (subject to availability) and one Ang Pow dip per booking upon check-in


For reservations, call +60-3 2030 1888 or email: info@cosmohotelkl.com

Traditional Lion Dance


A traditional lion dance performance will be held at Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur to bring prosperity and good luck for the upcoming year. The performance will be held at the Hotel’s main lobby on 6 February 2020 at 2.00pm.


The audience is in for a spectacular showcase of vibrant colourful costumes, skilled dance performances that mimic the moves of the lion, infectious drum beats and clashing cymbals that will add to the festive atmosphere and bring about a mood of happiness.


Mouse mommy and family wish you a blessing Chinese New Year in the year of Rat! Gong Xi Fa Cai! 

Interested to get more info about Cosmo Hotel Kuala Lumpur,
Reservations : +60320301888

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