Thursday, March 29, 2007

Other Men Dream Of Fast Cars....

... but I get my kick out of kitchen gadgetry. So, it was with great anticipation when I saw the hoarding for the ONE SHOP that I might possibly be interested in in the new Bangsar Village II. The KITCHEN SHOP. Anyway, the main reason I headed for BVII today was coz MPH is having a 20% sale, and I had just seen Delia's How To Cook Series in the MPH in mid valley on Monday night. I breathed a sigh of relief that I hadn't been my usual compulsive self and bought all three, at RM101 each.... so when I saw that it is now 20% cheaper, ie, translating to a saving of RM60 if I bought all three, I had to get myself to MPH asap. Slap forehead!!! Aiyo, I forgot to check the older MPH in BV1. Anyway, they only had books 2 & 3 in BVII, and I hate buying missing sets. So I'll head to mid valley tonight. But along my way back, I thought I'd glance up at the hoarding for Kitchen shop, and lo and behold, it was opened!!!!!

Figuring that I had just saved RM60, buy not buying Delia's book earlier, and another RM60, by finding out my IXUS has an extended warranty, so I didn't have to pay for the diagnostic , (I think), with the RM120 saving, I was itching to spend. Kitchen Shop is a subsidiary of House of Presentation, but more for everyday items, but certainly not at everyday prices.

Before I forget, two items on my wish list, ARE, a big glass measuring jug, that Nigella and Delia use, I think it can measure up to 2 litres ( I already have a 1 litre one, and its indispensable. I use it to melt chocolate in microwave, etc etc), AND, that big herb cutter that Nigella uses. (the sickle with handles). There was a miniature one, (not that mini la, I mean miniature in relation to Nigella's), at Kitchen shop for RM69.90. They also have that hand held citrus squeezer. It looks like your normal orange juice squeezer on a stick. Speaking of the herb cutter, I have the one from IKEA, which isn't bad value for money. It costs like RM40 I think for the cutter and board.

But the two items on SPECIAL for their opening, are.....


the 100 cookie cutter set, usually priced at 89.90, today at 49.90, (and you know my fettish for cookie cutters, albeit plastic. Still haven't used any of the Wilton ones that I bought though)...hmm, I just realised got letters of the alphabet there too...and numbers. AIYO, that's already 35 pieces. (26 letters, and 9 numbers. Hangon, maybe M and W are interchangeable, so maybe 34 pieces).

AND...

The herb chopper, apparently also normally at 89.90, but reduced to 39.90!!! I can't resist such gadgetry. Call me a sucker. Anyway, now I think I have about 200 cookie cutters. I shall be sure to hold a big garage sale when/if I get bored with baking...I was thinking ha, if I sell 4 cookie cutters for RM10, can make money leh.

21 comments:

myCoffee said...

What great bargains! Do you know when is the last day of their opening specials? Or is it already over?

fatboybakes said...

no not over yet. i think on for a few days...probably till 1st april. faiti faiti.

HL said...

hey is there a term for kitchen gadget geekery? hehe. see your cookie cutter collection. eh, I also get excited about amassing kitchen gadgets. however, since i only novice, i'm still working on building up a 'basics etc.' workable collection. no cookie cutters for me yet!

delia's how to cook is very practical! the first book has a really neat section on eggs. now i know all about making the perfect scrambled eggs ;) and no, i don't have a copy (though i'd love to collect all 3 parts).. I just borrowed it from the library for two months (that's about 5 renewals!).

HL said...

oh, oh, re your saving on them alphabet cookie cutters, apart from M & W, you can use N for Z or vice versa oso. and C for U. E for a robotic M. P for small 'b'. and so on.

Tummythoz said...

I like to browse among those innovative kitchen gadgetry too. But since I'm a female, guess I'm expected too. Bleh.
Unfortunately only see touch but no buy. How do you keep all these stuff? Big big kitchen with endless lines of kitchen top & cupboards?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I love playing with kitchen gadgets. I go wild when I'm in UK or the US. So many choices! Gotta check out this place...maybe Saturday.
How come I dunno about the MPH sale? Hmmm. I'm outta touch with the world.

fatboybakes said...

lemongrass, dun worry, i oso didnt know until i walked past MPH. (next to my orfis mah). actually they dam slack, TIMES always informs us via email, of world book day, etc etc..AND even sent a statement for submission for income tax, summarising your entire purchases for the year.

HL, well, i've hardly used my cookie cutter collection. i would be a serious case of kitchen gadget geekery. yes, i did think about N for Z but unless they're square, you might not get even sized letters.


tummy, why so gender biased one? i dont think the domain of kitchen gadgetry is female at all. my mother probably doesnt even know how to switch on the stove. in fact, the only person who can reproduce my late granny's recipes is my uncle...

Spot said...

Aiyak...how can you donno what that herb cutter thing is called...Mezzaluna lar. How to qualify for Nigella fandom lidat? :)

Speaking of kitchen gadgets, I just got me a microplane zester!!!! Yahoozes! It grates like a dream...effortless in seconds, and the lemon(any citrus, really) rind it produces is like ummm...bonito flakes, ie not claggy and damp. Happy Dance!

Back to your post. Yay, I'll hit the kitchen shop tomorrow, since I'm on leave. Bonus - can eat at my fav Saravana! (used to work at Telawi 2, how I miss my regular dose of Indian food!)

fatboybakes said...

long life, was just wondering where u guys have been yesterday.

ooh, where u got microplaner from? must invest in one of those. u bought from gourmandines? grates like a dream, i know.

dont expect too much from kitchen shop. i hope to drop by in pantry magic this aft in singapore.

oh, MPH got 20% sale till 1st april for MRC, and 15% for the rakyat.

boo_licious said...

u bad boy - S saw yr blog and rushed there last nite. Now I also have those cookie cutters as she kindly bought me one set too. Go check out Pantry Magic pls as I'm planning to visit it also when I'm down there.

HL said...

ooo!

pantry magic is a delightful place to browse in. their stuff is pleasing to the eye (and very functional, I'm sure!) and the way they've decked out their shops (here in HK at least, but I'm sure they would've retained their signature look in other jurisdictions) just make you think of lovely golden buttercups and summer.

a bit expensive though. :p

Flower said...

Wah like this when I balik Malaysia, I will have to ronda2 everywhere. Here in Perth I have to go to so many shops just to get different types of thing. To get a simple multidesign cupcakes/muffin casing also susah. Like you too, I'm addicted to kitchen gadget but unlike you, I'm not a good cook or baker. I just like to hoard.....

team BSG said...

anymore such sexy kitchen gadget posts like this u gonna tempt some unconfirmed gluttons to bake oso, that will be
b a d !

snowdrop said...

*sob* i havent managed to go to the Kitchen Shop yet...and Pantry Magic... can only dream, for now. new job, new hours, no time to surf, let alone go shopping!!! havent even read your other recent posts yet.

oh - spot got the microplane from Rohani Jelani when she went for one of her classes recently. (have you been to any? really good, and only about RM200 for a half day)

fatboybakes said...

hl & boo, i just got back from my trans malaysia + singapore QING MING trip. while i was in singapore, visiting my uncle, my cousin very kind brought me to holland village, where Pantry Magic is located. Well, I guess it deserves it's own blog post.

snowie, how much was the microplaner from Rohani? they sell for about RM80 at gourmandines i think.

flower, so modest. i'm sure you're a great cook.

team bsg...hor!

anyone one to JV to set up a shop like pantry magic? i think there's great potential. source out some of our own manufacturers to bring the price down as well.

babe_kl said...

lemme know when u r having a kitchen garage sale :p

btw the owner of pantry magic sent me a mail sometime back inviting to take up the franchise wahliau eh he really looked us so up! so expensive, how to get the finance?? :( apparently still no takers in KL!!!!

oh yeah there is this place call Euro Chef on the 1st floor of Wisma MPL, opposite the weld. they supply kitchen equipments, big and small, to the restaurants and hotels. you can browse there too. plenty of stuff and gadgets you can find there. they'll give you discounts too for walk-in customers.

fatboybakes said...

babe, wisma MPL is what ah? the old HLA? (thats the only building i can think of opposite the weld). ooh, i wonder if they have tart rings.

cheh, quite honestly, i think the pantry magic franchise wouldnt be worthwhile to take up la. nothing you cant really replicate, i feel. its now my dream to open one of these kinda places.

Spot said...

Got the microplane from Rohani for RM80 for the one without handle. With handle is Rm90.

You were right...the Kitchen Shop was only a tease. Sigh.

babe_kl said...

fbb, yup Wisma MPL is the old HLA, near my office. if you can come down town around 12.30pm i can meet you up for lunchie then we adjourn to Euro Chef. the prices though, you check gourmandine first cos sometimes its cheaper over there. at least in Euro Chef you can touch and feel the stuff while browsing. the staff told me their prices are higher cos the goods were made for industrial purposes, so the quality is there. send me a mail when you're coming ;-)

HL said...

hey if you go behind wisma MPL and keep walking for a great distance, at the end of the row of shophouses and stalls is a dingy old shop that has fabulous chee yuk fun!!!

breadpitt said...

same over here . a typical pastry lover like u , haha! i rather buy pastry book r tool rather than others , cheers!