Chinese New Year Buffet 2018 @ DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Penang

The sunny island of Penang welcomes the arrival of the first DoubleTree Resort by Hilton. We recently had the opportunity to visit the new resort, high on anticipation. Being a resort, the hotel’s ambiance is more relaxed and inviting.

Plenty of lounging space…

The signature DoubleTree cookie

The glorious pool

After soaking in the relaxing vibes, we made our way to their restaurant Makan Kitchen – where an array of local and international flavours await, as part of the Chinese New Year buffet to usher in the Lunar New Year.

Reunion Buffet Dinner

15th Feb – 17th Feb 2018 (6.30pm-10.30pm)

RM138 per adult 

Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner

18th Feb – 2nd Mac 2018 (6.30pm-10.30pm)

RM118 per adult (weekdays)

Chinese New Year Weekend Hi Tea Buffet

16th Feb – 18th Feb; 24th Feb – 25th Feb (12.30pm-3pm)

RM98 per adult

*Complimentary Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang available in the buffet line

*One child below 12yrs old eats for free with 1 paying adult

* 50% off for children aged 6-12yrs old

We sampled a few of the dishes that would be the highlight of the Chinese New Year buffet. These include the Steamed Fish with fine soy sauce, Slow Braised Duck, Wok Fried Prawns and an auspicious vegetable dish made up of fresh mushrooms, dried oysters, chinese cabbage & sea moss.

Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang for Good Luck!

Emperor Eight Treasure Chinese Broth

Best with a splash of black vinegar to bring out the flavours of the soup

Braised Chinese Cabbage, Fresh Mushrooms, Dried Oyster & Sea Moss in oyster sauce

Wok Fried Prawn (with golden egg yolk & curry leaves)

Steamed Fish with fine soy sauce & ginger olive dressing

My favourite of the night from the savoury dishes was the steamed fish with fine soy sauce. The fish meat was fresh and firm, steamed just right. Soy sauce and ginger is always a winning combination for steamed fish, in my books.

Meanwhile the Wok Fried Prawns were pretty good too.

Slow Braised Duck with Chestnut & Assorted Mushrooms

served with Szechuan Sauce

Meanwhile, the slow braised duck looked promising but I would have preferred a spicier kick to the Szechuan sauce and expected the duck meat to be more tender.

Cream Puff Petit Four

The Cream Puff Petit Four was a delight – both in looks and in taste. Not overly sweet, these bite sized delights were easy on the palate without being too rich or heavy.

Lotus Paste Pancake

Finally, most of us heartily agreed that the Lotus Paste pancake was delicious! Crispy and hot, the ratio of pastry to filling was just right too. Makan Kitchen’s version easily rivals any of the pancakes served in Chinese restaurants in Penang.

You’ll notice that DoubleTree Resort by Hilton serves their drinks with paper straws instead of plastic ones in their efforts to be more environmental friendly. I personally love the cute look of the paper straws and applaud this move!

Comfortable open air seating at Makan Kitchen

Seating in air conditioned space is also available

*Many thanks to DoubleTree Resort by Hilton for extending this invitation

For reservations, do call 04-8928000

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton

56 Jalan Low Yat

11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Facebook Page

Chinese New Year 2018 Steamboat Buffet @ Sarkies Corner, E&O Hotel Penang

Once again, to usher in the year of the Dog, E&O Hotel rolls out their Steamboat Buffet dinner especially for Chinese New Year 2018. This limited edition Steamboat Buffet dinner is available only from 15th – 17th February 2018 (eve of CNY to the 2nd day of CNY)

This steamboat buffet is worth considering for those who prefer the convenience of eating out during reunion dinner.

Each table is provided with a complimentary Yee Sang too!

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Chinese New Year Steamboat Buffet 2018

Sarkies Corner

Available from 15th to 17th Feb 2018 (Thurs-Sun)

7pm – 10.30pm

RM129.60 NETT (ADULT); RM64.80 NETT (CHILD)

Choice of broth include – Chicken broth, Tom yam & Herbal Broth

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Chinese New Year 2018, Steamboat Buffet, E&O Hotel Penang, Reunion Dinner, Penang Food Blog

Seafood galore…

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Chinese New Year 2018, Steamboat Buffet, E&O Hotel Penang, Reunion Dinner, Penang Food Blog

Crab

Salmon & Bamboo Mussels

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Stuffed vegetables with fish paste

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Chinese New Year 2018, Steamboat Buffet, E&O Hotel Penang, Reunion Dinner, Penang Food Blog

Chinese New Year 2018, Steamboat Buffet, E&O Hotel Penang, Reunion Dinner, Penang Food Blog

Sea Cucumber

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Meats (sliced beef, lamb, chicken & duck) & Eggs

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Assorted vegetables & fish balls

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Chinese New Year 2018, Steamboat Buffet, E&O Hotel Penang, Reunion Dinner, Penang Food Blog

Dipping sauces and condiments

  • Homemade special chilli sauce
  • Coriander oyster garlic sauce
  • White radish spicy sauce
  • Sweet sauce, tomato sauce, chilli sauce, Peanut sauce
  • Garlic oil, cut red chilli & chopped garlic

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Chinese New Year 2018, Steamboat Buffet, E&O Hotel Penang, Reunion Dinner, Penang Food Blog

Chinese New Year 2018, Steamboat Buffet, E&O Hotel Penang, Reunion Dinner, Penang Food Blog

An array of desserts are also available including egg tarts, Chinese Tea chiffon Cake, Mango Pudding, Festive Cookies, Semolina almond cake, Red bean glutinous rice ball soup, assorted pastries and fresh tropical fruits to end dinner on a sweet note.

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Chinese New Year 2018, Steamboat Buffet, E&O Hotel Penang, Reunion Dinner, Penang Food Blog

Chinese New Year 2018, Steamboat Buffet, E&O Hotel Penang, Reunion Dinner, Penang Food Blog

*Many thanks to E&O Hotel for extending this invitation

For reservations, do call 04 – 222 2000

Eastern & Oriental Hotel
10 Lebuh Farquhar
10200 Penang
Malaysia

Connect with Eastern & Oriental Hotel Facebook Page

An Viet Vietnamese Casual Dining @ Gurney Plaza, Penang

Vietnamese restaurants are pretty common in Penang of late and one of the newest places to open on the island – An Viet, a chain restaurant from KL, seeks to vie for a slice of the pie.  An Viet which literally translates to “Eat Viet”, offers authentic Vietnamese food in a casual dining environment.

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Since their opening in November 2017 at the Lower Ground floor of Gurney Plaza, Penang, a steady stream of customers have been patronizing the outlet. An Viet is committed to their food philosophy of using quality ingredients, made-from-scratch stocks, sauces, marinades, drinks etc and cooked-to-order mains.

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Also, perhaps most notable when one dines in An Viet is their vision for minimizing global food wastage.  This ties in well with the traditional methods of Vietnamese cooking where the chef creatively uses every part of the plant or animal to turn into a delicious dish. How does one minimise food wastage at An Viet? For rice and noodle dishes, patrons can choose the grammage of rice/noodle which suits their appetite. If one initially chooses a smaller portion but feel it is not enough, they can opt to top up to the maximum grammage free of charge. In return, for every finished meal, An Viet donates RM0.10 to the Food Aid Foundation. Personally I’m all for this cause as I normally do not eat so much rice/noodles and I always ask for less rice whenever eating out.

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Happiness Yee Sang RM39.90

For a festive touch, An Viet rolls our their Happiness Yee Sang with a delightful Vietnamese touch with the addition of Banana Blossom and Crunchy Lotus Seeds. Other ingredients that make up the refreshingly vibrant yee sang include radish, water apple, pomelo, carrots, green mango and toasted peanuts. Topped off with fresh Salmon sashimi and a specially made Kaffir Lime Leaf dressing, An Viet’s Happiness Yee Sang tastes more like a healthy salad. But I totally loved it! Portion size is hearty too – sufficient for about 4-6 pax.

Don’t miss this delicious Happiness Yee Sang, available now until the end of Chinese New Year 2018.

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Banh Trang Nu’ong (Grilled Rice Paper with Minced Chicken) RM9.90

For appetizers, the Grilled Rice Paper with Minced Chicken managed to whet our appetites. The crispy rice paper encases a slightly spicy and creamy minced chicken filling. I thoroughly enjoyed this and would order it if I’m feeling peckish.

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Canh Chua Ngao Nu’oc Du’a (Clam in Coconut Broth) RM14.90

Next, we tried the Clam in Coconut Broth. We were told that An Viet uses live clams that are brought in daily to ensure freshness. The freshness of the clams were indeed apparent in this hearty, tangy and soothing soup. The use of coconut water in the broth adds an extra sweetness to the soup. I did not expect to like this dish so much, but it easily won me over. I’m happy to note that if you order a set meal with their mains, a small portion of this clam broth is included!

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An Viet, Penang Food Blog, Gurney Plaza, Vietnamese food in Penang, Lingzie Food Blog

Pho Bo Dac Biet (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Special) 

Ala Carte RM23.90

Set Meal RM27.90

Pho is ubiquitous in Vietnamese cuisine, hence it must make its appearance on the menu. We tried An Viet’s Vietnamese Beef Noodle Special which includes raw beef slices, beef brisket, shank, tripe, tendon and their special homemade 100% Pure Beef Ball.  The broth was made from simmering beef bones for long hours with 18 secret herbs & ingredients. It was interesting to note that other than the usual beansprouts, basil & lime, the Pho also comes with a side of fried Chinese Cruellers.

I found the broth to be rich and thick with deep beef-y notes. And I must highlight the homemade Sriraha chilli sauce which gives the dish an exciting spicy kick.

The regular version of Vietnamese Pho is also available, served with Raw beef slices & beef brisket at RM18.90

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An Viet, Penang Food Blog, Gurney Plaza, Vietnamese food in Penang, Lingzie Food Blog

Banh Mi – Ga Nu’ong Xa Ot (Vietnamese Baguette with Grilled Lemongrass Chicken) RM14.90

I’ve been hearing good reviews about the Banh Mi at An Viet. So I was pretty excited to taste this. Our Banh Mi came with Grilled Lemongrass Chicken filling. The baguette had a lovely crisp crust which gave way to a fluffy interior. I happily sank my teeth into the juicy and flavourful lemongrass chicken, while enjoying the crispness of the vegetables and pickles.

Other Banh Mi fillings include:- Grilled Pork Chop & Tofu Patties with Mushroom Pate (vegetarian)

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An Viet, Penang Food Blog, Gurney Plaza, Vietnamese food in Penang, Lingzie Food Blog

Cha Ca La Vong (Hanoian Style Fish with Turmeric & Dill)

Ala Carte: RM23.90

Set Meal: RM27.90

Next, we tried a Hanoian dish that I’m not familiar with – Cha Ca La Vong. This Hanoian style fish is cooked with turmeric and dill. Herbs and spices are used generously in this dish resulting in bold flavours that may be rather overpowering for some. But I found it tasty and the flavours complimented the rice vermicelli well. The fish pieces also had a nice char on the outside which added more flavour.

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An Viet, Penang Food Blog, Gurney Plaza, Vietnamese food in Penang, Lingzie Food Blog

Caramel Pudding RM6.90

To end the meal on a sweet note, we tried An Viet’s caramel pudding. I did not have high expectations for the pudding since they are not a specialty dessert shop. But I was quickly proven wrong. The pudding was silky smooth and well chilled. My tad complaint would be that the caramel sauce could be cooked a lil’ longer for a deeper flavour.

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Lime Juice with Lemongrass Lime Sorbet RM10.90

We managed to try a variety of drinks at An Viet. My favourite would be the Ice Blended Coconut which was refreshing and not too sweet. The lime juice with lemongrass lime sorbet meanwhile is made with freshly squeezed lime juice. A must try for fans of lime juice.

The Vietnamese Drip Coffee with egg was a novelty for me. The egg foam is not too thick in this version so as to prevent the ‘eggy’ flavour being too apparent. Best to drink this while its hot.

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Ice Blended Coconut RM10.90

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Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Egg RM9.90

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*Many thanks to An Viet for extending this invitation

The Essentials:

An Viet

Address: B1-32S, Gurney Plaza, 170, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Georgetown, Penang
 
Business Hours: 11am-10pm (Mon-Fri)
                              10am-10pm (Sat, Sun & Public Holidays)
                              Opens Daily
 
Contact Number: 604- 293 3481

Website: www.anviet.com.my

Facebook Page: An Viet

Plaza Premium First @ Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA

Travelling has become part and parcel of life for most people these days, be it for business or holiday. As the world becomes smaller and more connected, many go on long haul flights spending quite a lot of time at airports either in transit or waiting for flights. And while airports to me are always an exciting place for the promise of new adventures at new destinations, sometimes it can be exhausting looking for a comfortable spot to relax and unwind while waiting to board the aircraft. This is where Plaza Premium Lounge comes in.

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Plaza Premium Group‘s founder Malaysian CEO Mr Song recognized a unique business concept after having spent a large amount of time at airports. While travelling on his own, he found it was difficult to work efficiently and comfortably at an airport. Hence, the birth of Plaza Premium Lounge, which has grown to be the world’s largest independent airport lounge network. Plaza Premium Lounge’s concept is to offer comprehensive services and seamless connectivity to the everyday traveller, regardless of airline or class of travel. The Plaza Premium Group seeks to enhance and raise the Airport Service Quality for all travellers via four core businessesAirport Lounge service (Plaza Premiun Lounge & Plaza Premium First), Airport Transit Hotel, Airport Meet & Greet Service and Airport Dining.

On my recent trip overseas, I had a few hours layover at Kuala Lumpur International Airport KLIA and had the opportunity to visit the new Plaza Premium First – a new addition to the Plaza Premium Group.

KLIA has the privilege of housing the very first Plaza Premium First, with plans to open this premium lounge soon at other airports around the world.  Plaza Premium Group currently operates in more than 150 locations in 36 international airports worldwide.

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Plaza Premium First, KLIA, Plaza Premium Lounge, Lingzie Food Blog

Plaza Premium First offers an exclusive premium experience with a personal touch to the weary traveller. It incorporates A La Carte Dining services in addition to the buffet, lounge seating, relaxation area, beverage and coffee bar, shower and amenities, Wi-Fi and charging stations as well as entertainment and even massage treatments.

Open 24 hours a day, Plaza Premium First’s goal is to ensure that travellers are refreshed and re-energized for their onward journey. Thus, making it an essential pit stop while in transit.

During my visit, I had a long 14-hour journey ahead of me which left me feeling rather drained even before the journey began. Hence I tucked into a warm and hearty meal, having a choice of food from the A La Carte dining menu. And ended with some dessert from the buffet bar.

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Plaza Premium First, KLIA, Plaza Premium Lounge, Lingzie Food Blog

Chicken Teriyaki Don with Chawanmushi

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Plaza Premium First, KLIA, Plaza Premium Lounge, Lingzie Food Blog

Wasabi Chicken – featuring a tender and juicy pan seared sous vide chicken thigh served with a light wasabi sauce

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Lemongrass Chicken with Rice

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Plaza Premium First A La Carte Dining Menu

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From the buffet spread… a variety of appetizers, light snacks, fresh fruit and desserts to choose from

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There were plenty of drinks, alcohol, coffee and tea at the beverage bar to keep one feeling quenched.

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Beverage Bar

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Efficient work stations with plenty of power sockets for all our electronic devices

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Plaza Premium First, KLIA, Plaza Premium Lounge, Lingzie Food Blog

Relaxation area (each plush couch has in built power socket & usb slot to charge our phones/tablets/devices too)

While I was there, there were plenty of travellers who came in to charge their electronic devices while calling home to keep in touch with loved ones, keep abreast on the latest news over newspapers and magazines and overall to relax in a comfortable and cozy environment.

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Shower Facilities

I was looking forward to a hot shower before my long haul flight, and the shower facilities at Plaza Premium First did not disappoint. It left me feeling much more relaxed and rested as I stepped out of the shower and dried off with their thick, fluffy towels!

My few hours at the lounge flew by and pretty soon it was time for me to head to my boarding gate. I walked off in anticipation to catch my flight, feeling invigorated from the warm and friendly service which I had experienced at Plaza Premium First.

Plaza Premium First and Plaza Premium Lounge is open to all travellers (not just those with affiliated credit cards).

Plaza Premium First Lounge Use Packages (per person)

2 hours – RM238

5 hours – RM318

10 hours – RM358

All rates inclusive of 6% GST 

Plaza Premium First is located at the East Zone, Level 2, Mezzanine Floor, Satellite Building of KLIA

To get to Plaza Premium First – Alight from Aerotrain, head for Gate C21-27 (East Zone). Take lift no.3 to Level 2. Step out, turn right and head towards the end of the passageway.

 

Men, Men & Dawgs @ Curtis Crest, The Habitat, Penang Hill

I’ve blogged about the attraction in Penang Hill – The Habitat prior to this. Aside from being a ecotourism attraction, Curtis Crest inside The Habitat is also a lovely venue to host events. We recently had the opportunity to attend a concert performance called Men, Men & Dawgs which is a part of Georgetown Heritage Festival 2017. The party ticket includes tram tickets up the hill, entrance to The Habitat and of course enables the ticket owner to attend the concert performance (with complimentary food & a drink).
To be honest I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but we headed up Penang Hill just in time to catch the glorious sunset up on the TreetopWalk at Curtis Crest inside The Habitat 

 

The breathtaking sunset at the Treetop Walk

 After admiring the sunset and the view from the Treetop Walk we headed back down to Curtis Crest where the stage was already lit and ready for the night’s performance.

We also had a complimentary snack and cocktail from Mish Mash.

Complimentary Snack

Shelah – our emcee for the night

Soon the performance started with our emcee for the night Shelah making her grand entrance. The hilariously funny Shelah had everyone in stitches and put us in the right mood to enjoy the rest of the night.

Dina Nadzir

Nikki Palikai

Elvira Arul

Junji Delfino

Bizhu

The crowd having a good time

We were treated to songs from classics  to current hits belted out soulfully by Junji Delfino, Bizhu, Dina Nadzir, Nikki Palikai & Elvira Arul

DJ Mickey McLean

In between sets, the crowday was treated to the beats of DJ Mickey McLean. And of course more jokes and puns by Shelah.

The crowd dancing the night away

The awesome band

Wefies galore

 

I was indeed blown away by their awesome voices. Men, Men & Dawgs had me spending the night singing along to crowd favourites, dancing to the faster more upbeat tunes and chuckling at Shelahs jokes. Coupled with the lovely cool air up in Penang Hill, it was indeed an enjoyable, relaxing and unforgettable night!

*Many thanks to The Habitat for extending this invitation

3 Reasons Melaka Is The Best Holiday Spot To Go To

Melaka is a state located at the Southern region of peninsula Malaysia and has long been known as the “historic state” of the coutntry. Thus, it has been attracting a steady stream of visitors both local and international. Melaka’s city center was listed as UNESCO Heritage Site since July 2008 further strenghtening its status as Malaysia’s “Historical State”. Local tourists love visiting Melaka for a quick getaway as there is good mix of the historical sites with modern attractions. Plus, a selection of must eat foods that are unique to Melaka make the city even more inviting. Melaka is a city that never gets old and I personally love visiting this charming place. Here are my top 3 reasons for visiting Melaka for a fun filled and exciting holiday!

There are hotels everywhere you turn

Melaka does not lack in hospitable places for weary travellers to rest their feet after an exciting day of exploring the city. Dotted with hotels, relaxing resorts, charming chalets, nostalgic homestays and flashpacking rentals for the buget conscious, Melaka has it all, which makes it easy for tourists to visit. Some of the hotels in Melaka include Hatten Hotel Melaka (4 Star Hotel), The Sterling, Eco Tree Hotel, Estadia Hotel, La Boss Hotel Melaka and many more. If you are thinking of booking Hatten Hotel Melaka online, you could always try hotel booking using Traveloka because from what I gather, they have great prices on room stays and plenty of hotel deals!

Hatten Hotel Melaka (Image Source: Hatten Hotel Melaka’s official website)

Hatten Hotel Melaka Junior Suite (Image Source: Hatten Hotel Melaka’s official website)

Hatten Hotel Melaka Splash Pool (Image Source: Hatten Hotel Melaka’s official website)

The food is to die for

It is probably no secret that Melaka is a haven for foodies. There are plenty of foods that are unique to Melaka which make it a must eat when visiting the city! The lively food scene here largely has Peranakan influences due to the marriage of early Chinese settlers with the local Malay dwellers giving birth to a rich and historically unique Baba & Nyonya culture. Having also been conquered by the Portuguese in 1511, some Portugese influences are also present in the food and architecture of the city.

Jonker Street is by far the most popular destination in Melaka as it offers an array of delicious eateries and quaint gift shops. Famous eats around the Jonker Street vicinity include Chung Wah Chicken Rice Ball, Jonker 88 for Chendol doused in Melaka’s super fragrant Palm Sugar (gula melaka), East and West Rendezvous for Nyonya Dumplings and Chendol, Lung Ann Refreshment Kopitiam for an old school ‘kopi O’ and homemade kaya on toasts paired with soft boiled eggs. And of course not forgetting the Jonker Street Night Market which is opened from Fridays-Sundays 6pm onwards for a pleathora of street food, clothes, accessories and knick knacks.

Melaka’s signature Chicken Rice Balls

For something a lil off the beaten track, one can also hop over to Jalan Bunga Raya for the famous Bunga Raya Popiah and to Baba Charlie Nyonya Cake at Jalan Tengkera for an array of mouthwatering nyonya ‘kueh’.

History, culture and architecture

Melaka is indeed a place where many cultures collide. Resulting from its early colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, and the birth of Baba Nyonya culture, Melaka is rich in historical, cultural and architectural sites that are one of a kind.

A visit to Melaka is incomplete if one misses the iconic red building The Stadhuys, the legacy left behind by the Dutch. It is now a history musuem which charts Melaka’s majestic and colorful journey from the great Malay Sultanate to various colonizations to present day.

Another site that is a must see is A Famosa, a fort built by the Portuguese in 1511. The fortress was built overlooking the river and is one of the oldest surviving European remains in South East Asia.

Other interesting attractions include the Baba Nyonya Heritage Musuem, St. Paul Church Melaka, Melaka Sultanate Palace, Portuguese Square and Cheng Hoon Teng Chinese temple.

The Stadhuys (Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ultraman0069/)

Crab B Restaurant @ Butterworth, Penang

The famous crab joint from Puchong – Crab B (or Crab Brother in Mandarin) has branched out to Penang, with its new outlet at Taman Regency Oren (off Jalan Ong Yi How), Butterworth. We made our way there for lunch recently and just managed to beat the lunch crowd which started to build just as we sat down and placed our orders. Located off Jalan Ong Yi How opposite Garden Feel Restaurant, it’s easy to spot the restaurant with its bright orange & black exterior.

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Crab B, Crab Brother Penang, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog, Butterworth Food Hunt

Their specialty – CRAB

One will notice right off the bat that Crab B offers many unusual flavours such as Honey Lemon Crab, Musang King Crab, Oreo Cheese Crab, Honeydew Sago Crab and Milo Butter Crab. Their bestseller would be the Creamy Salted Egg Crab which made its appearance at almost every other table.

Each order of crab has a minimum order of two crabs and we were informed that they only had the XXL size crabs for the day. Since there were only 3 of us, our plans to try two different preparations of crab did not seem feasible. So, we decided to take the plunge and go for the Milo Butter Crab!

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XXL Crab in Milo Butter Sauce RM158/kg during our visit (Market Price)

The XXL crab arrived, impressively sized with a creamy looking sauce and lots of Milo sprinkled on top. Not quite knowing what to expect, we found the Milo Butter Sauce surprisingly tasty. It was a well balanced sweet and savoury sauce with hints of spice from the curry leaves.  The crab itself was fresh and I enjoyed savouring the sweet and firm meat from the huge crab claw.

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Crab B, Crab Brother Penang, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog, Butterworth Food Hunt

Deep Fried Mantao RM5 per portion

The deep fried mantao was also delicious side pairing to the crab.

2012 – Fried Chicken Cubes & Pork with Yam Ring RM30

Next, we tried another one of their signature dishes named 2012 – consisting of fried chicken cubes in a yam ring and fried pork coated in peanut sauce. Overall, I found this dish enjoyable especially the yam ring which was well executed. The pork ribs were coated in a fragrant peanut sauce which was well caramelized resulting in a lovely slightly chewy texture. The chicken cubes on the other hand needed some tweaking. It had pleasant flavour but was otherwise rather hard and dry.

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Kai Lan & Black Fungus in Rice Wine RM18

For greens, the wait staff recommended the Kai Lan & Black Fungus in Rice Wine. It was a simple and light dish which was much needed to balance out the heavier dishes. Also, I appreciated the fact that the kai lan was cooked just right and still maintained its crunchy texture.

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XO Steamed Chicken RM38 (half bird)

Next, we tried the XO Steamed Chicken (the dish uses ‘kampung chicken’) which took quite a while to arrive due to the steaming process. It looked rather ordinary but easily won over my heart and stomach! In fact this ‘ordinary chicken dish’ really gave the crabs stiff competition for best dish of the meal! What made this chicken dish extraordinary is the well balanced XO sauce with its umami flavours and a hint of spiciness from ginger slices and red chillies. I’m told that this Thai variant of red chilly is more fragrant and spicier than the local variants. I whole heartedly agree for it indeed brought this dish to another level. I would definitely return just for this dish alone! A must try!

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Crab B Menu

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Crab B Menu

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Overall, we had a really satisfying meal at Crab B. Although price wise it was on the high side, we felt it reflected the quality and the dishes also really suited our taste buds.

I look forward to returning to try their signature Creamy Salted Egg crab which seems to have won praises from many. Even my friends in Puchong who deem Crab B as their usual crab haunt highly recommend the Creamy Salted Egg. And if we return in a bigger group, we can perhaps try another one of their more unusual flavours… Musang King Crab anyone? hehe

The Essentials:-

Crab B Restaurant

Opening Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm; 5pm-11pm (Open DAILY FOR NOW, Closed on Mondays from Dec 1st Onwards)

Address: 7520, 7521 & 7522 Lorong Seri Tanjung 1 , Taman Regency Oren ,13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang. (Off Jalan Ong Yi How, opposite Garden Feel Restaurant)

TEL: 017-332 1543/017-390 1230

NO GST NO SERVICE CHARGE

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Art Sim Kitchen offers Delicious Nyonya Kuih & Nasi Lemak @ Jalan Kelawai, Penang

Art Sim Kitchen which was previously operating at Tanjung Bungah has now moved to Kelawai Road, Penang opposite Gurney Plaza. Housed inside a boutique called Just’s Wardrobe, one would be hardpressed to find this obscure lil’ kitchen if you are not in the know, for there are currently no sign boards indicating its presence. But do not be deterred because this hidden gem offers local delicacies that will surely whet your appetite.

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Art Sim Kitchen, Nyonya Kuih, Nasi Lemak, Just Wardrobe, Kelawei Road, Lingzie Food Blog, Penang Food Blog

A small area inside Just’s Wardrobe is cordoned off for a cozy dining experience at Art Sim Kitchen. Dotted with oil paintings by local artists, one can admire these paintings while having a good meal.

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Kerabu Bihun RM8.90

The Kerabu bihun was an excellent way to kick off our meal with its spicy and sour notes. Definitely not for those who can’t take spicy food!

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Steamed Yam Cake RM6.90 (fried version also available)

The steamed yam cake was fare, not the best I’ve tried but also not the shabbiest. Overall it was a decent steamed yam cake which should satisfy any cravings for this dish.

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Nasi Lemak (Tri Colour Rice) with Ayam Berempah RM11.90

Next up is their Signature Nasi Lemak with Tri Colour Rice consisting of blue pea flower rice, ‘nasi kuning’ (natural yellow colour is from tumeric) and white coconut milk infused rice.  Each of the different colored rice has its own distinctive taste. All of them were equally enjoyable although I leaned slightly more towards the ‘nasi kuning’ 🙂 The white ‘nasi lemak’ itself was very fragrant and rich, all the things you would hope for in a nasi lemak.

Diners have the option to choose from Ayam Rendang, Kapitan Chicken or Ayam Berempah to go with their nasi lemak. I chose the Ayam Berempah and did not regret my choice. The chicken was well fried and still piping hot when served, coated & marinated in spices I enjoyed every crunchy bite!

Fried Assam Fish is also available to add on.

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Another signature dish at Art Sim Kitchen is their Kwang Jiang – a Teochew vegetarian roll made up of yam, white radish and peanuts which is wrapped in beancurd skin and then deep fried. But alas the kitchen ran out of this item during our visit. So we shall have to reserve it for the next visit!

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Selection of Nyonya Kuih (RM1.50- RM1.80 per piece)

Art Sim Kitchen offers a selection of Nyonya Kuih made fresh daily and we sampled a few that were available during our visit. We thoroughly enjoyed them especially the Pulut Inti!

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Pulut Inti

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Art Sim Kitchen and look forward to returning! I’ve eyed the Sambal Toast on the menu which sounds promising. hehe

Though the service was rather haphazard as they are a small team (mostly the chef herself is running a one woman show) but we did not mind it as we could spend some time admiring the oil paintings. However, hopefully the service will improve once they get a hang of the operations.

As the space is rather small, do call for reservations if you are planning to visit in a big group. Also,

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Art Sim Kitchen, Nyonya Kuih, Nasi Lemak, Just Wardrobe, Kelawei Road, Lingzie Food Blog, Penang Food Blog

Art Sim Kitchen, Nyonya Kuih, Nasi Lemak, Just Wardrobe, Kelawei Road, Lingzie Food Blog, Penang Food Blog

 

The Essentials:-

Art Sim Kitchen @ Just’s Wardrobe 
161B, Jalan Kelawai  (opposite Gurney Plaza; next to Wag N Romp Pet Shop)
Business hours : 11am – 5pm
Closed on Monday & Tuesday
Tel : 04 2276229, 0126696486

Mr Dakgalbi @ Gurney Plaza, Penang

Korean food lovers now have another option to choose from with the arrival of Mr Dakgalbi at Gurney Plaza! Located on the 3rd floor (next to Kim Gary) the international franchise which has various branches in KL, has finally landed in Penang!

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Mr Dakgalbi Gurney Plaza Penang, Korean Food in Penang, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

We lucked out and got a table fairly quickly, because right after we sat down, a long line of customers started to form outside the restaurant. Mr Dakgalbi’s star item seems to be the cheese ring with dakgalbi (pan grilled chicken) so we placed our order for the Medium promo set. The medium promo set priced at RM76 NETT includes:-

Medium Cheese Ring Dakgalbi

Ramen

Fried Rice (S) 

+ 100g extra cheese

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Mr Dakgalbi Gurney Plaza Penang, Korean Food in Penang, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

Mr Dakgalbi Gurney Plaza Penang, Korean Food in Penang, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

The menu includes from Pan Fried rice items too which would be suitable for diners dining alone. Plus some add on items to the Dakgalbi main course. We had originally wanted to try the Seafood Pancake as well but was told that it was not available at the moment.

After being served free water and banchan (refillable kimchi, shredded cabbage and pickled radish), our Dakgalbi came along shortly. It is cooked on our table tops so do expect some smoke and perhaps leaving the restaurant with your hair smelling like dakgalbi 😛

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Mr Dakgalbi Gurney Plaza Penang, Korean Food in Penang, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

Cheese Ring & Ramen

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Fried Rice (which will be fried towards the end of the meal)

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After cooking the chicken and vegetables for a while… comes the cheese ring!

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Then, ramen is added!

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Finally all done and ready to be eaten!! nom nom nom~

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Mr Dakgalbi Gurney Plaza Penang, Korean Food in Penang, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

All that cheeseeeeeeee………….. <3 <3 <3

The chicken dakgalbi was delicious and thankfully not overly sweet. I have had some dakgalbis that border on the sweet side which I don’t fancy. I do enjoy Mr Dakgalbi’s version but wished it could have been a lil spicier! Perhaps I can ask for more gochujang and gochugaru next time? hehe

The chicken was good on its own with its rich marinade but of course even better with the cheese!! It adds more richness and savoury flavour. Meanwhile, the abundant vegetables and kimchi helped to cut through the richness.

The Ramen texture was just right – springy with a lovely bite. I haven’t had ramen in a long while so this really satisfied my ramen cravings. There were some toppoki included in the dakgalbi but I think I will add on more the next time.

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Rice is added towards the end of the meal

When we had a few pieces of dakgalbi left, we felt ready for rice and asked for the rice to be fried.

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We unanimously agreed that the fried rice was better than the ramen (although the ramen will always have a place in my heart… or more specifically stomach :P) I wasn’t sure why the rice tasted better…. perhaps it absorbed the flavours more than the ramen? Whatever it is, we had a satisfying meal at Mr Dakgalbi.

The Medium promo set is advertise to be sufficient for 2-3 pax. Personally for me the portion is sufficient for 3 but for guys or for those with bigger appetites, the portion is more for 2pax.

I look forward to returning to try the pancake and whenever I get hit by dakgalbi cravings 😛

The Essentials:-

Mr. Dakgalbi

L3-61A Gurney Plaza, Penang (next to Kim Gary)

TEL: 016-765 0514

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Evergarden Serves up Halal Chinese Cuisine & Sze Chuan Cuisine @ Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

Evergreen Laurel Hotel is no stranger to Penangites, located along the stunning coastline of Gurney Drive, it is arguably one of the long standing 5 star hotels on the island. Evergarden Chinese Restaurant is one of the few Chinese restaurants on the island that provide HALAL Chinese cuisine. Recently, we were invited to have a taste of their food, under the deft hands of Chinese chef Lim Kim Hai and his team. Evergarden Chinese Restaurant provides an array of Chinese cuisine in the form of ala-carte items and course dinner set menus. Also for the month of August, a Sze Chuan Delights promotion is on going.

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, Halal Chinese Restaurant, Evergarden Chinese Restaurant, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

Evergarden Chinese Restaurant is located on the 1st Floor of Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

The restaurant boasts a spacious dining area with high ceilings for an opulent ambiance. Various Private rooms are also available.

Now, let’s take a look at the food shall we? Kicking things of with Evergarden’s August Promotion – Szechuan Delights featuring a variety of well-loved Szechuan dishes such as Hot & Sour Szechuan Soup and Fried Beef with Szechuan Sauce. Other dishes include Sauteed King Prawns with Mince Garlic & Chilli, Steamed Golden Snapper with Crispy Bean, Fried Shredded Chicken with Fish Gravy Sauce, Braised Beancurd with Minced Beef & Chilli Bean Sauce and Fried French Bean with minced chicken & dried shrimp.

On the whole the Szechuan dishes were pretty good though a lot less spicy than what I would have expected. Perhaps this is to cater to the tastebuds of the masses.

The dish that impressed me the most was the Deep Fried Golden Duck “Sze Chuan” Style. The duck was expertly deep fried resulting in a crispy skin which gave way to juicy meat on the inside. Served with a sweet dipping sauce, I couldn’t get enough of this dish and it comes highly recommended!

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Deep Fried Golden Duck “Sze Chuan” Style

RM40 (half bird)

Highly recommended!

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, Halal Chinese Restaurant, Evergarden Chinese Restaurant, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

Fried Shredded Chicken with Fish Gravy Sauce

RM30 (Small)

Coming a close second to my favourite dish from the Szechuan Food promotion is the deceivingly ordinary looking Fried Shredded Chicken with Fish Gravy Sauce. While it didn’t look like much, the flavours were deep and rich. I found myself reaching out for this dish constantly. Perfect accompaniment with some rice.

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Steamed Golden Snapper with Crispy Bean

RM110 per fish

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Fried French Beans with Mince Chicken & Dry Shrimp

RM25 (Small)

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Fried Beef with Szechuan Sauce 

RM35 (Small)

If you do take beef, Evergarden’s Fried Beef with Szechuan Sauce is promising. The slices of beef are tender and juicy while the flavours are spicy but not overly so.

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Sauteed King Prawn with Mince Garlic & Chilli

RM70 (Small)

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Braised Beancurd with Mince Beef & Chilli Bean Sauce

RM30 (Small)

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Szechuan Delights Food Promotion at Evergarden Chinese Restaurant

If Szechuan cuisine is not up your alley, let’s take a look at Evergarden Chinese Restaurant’s Chinese Set Menu Speciality. We were treated to the Chef’s recommended dishes which are prepared using the freshest ingredients. The Chinese Set Menu for a table of 10 persons starts from RM810 (INCLUSIVE OF 10% Service Charge & 6% GST). A variety of set menus are available priced at RM930, RM1050, RM1160 and RM1450.

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Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Ginseng Herbs

A heartwarming and nutritious soup 

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Roasted Peking Duck (Two Course)

We thoroughly enjoyed the Peking Duck and I also loved the creative presentation of the dish!

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, Halal Chinese Restaurant, Evergarden Chinese Restaurant, Penang Food Blog, Lingzie Food Blog

Laurel Precious Four Dish Combination

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Laurel Precious Four Dish Combination

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Laurel Precious Four Dish Combination

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Steamed Red Snapper in “Teow Chew” Style

I always enjoy a good ‘Teow Chew’ style steamed fish and this version does not disappoint. I just loved the meaty fish and the clean taste of the broth with a sour tang.

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Sauteed King Prawns with Mayonnaise & Fresh Fruits

This prawn dish was another favourite of the night. Bouncy King Prawns with a nice crunchy outer layer, it’s sweet and salty and would suit all palates young and old.

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Baked Stuffed Crab Meat with Cream Sauce

The baked stuffed crab meat was another crowd pleaser. We couldn’t get enough of the super crispy prawn crackers (yes, I do abhor soft prawn crackers that have gone ‘off’ and unfortunately, many a restaurant have dared to serve them!) The baked stuffed crab was a joy to eat with a lovely cream sauce. It kinda reminds of lobster thermidor but done with crab meat instead of lobster.

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Again, my hats off to the chef for their creative presentation. Speaking of creative presentation, check out the next dish below…

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Fried Vegetables with Mushrooms in Basket

The quail egg ‘birds’ are just too cute!!

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Chinese Pancake with Lotus Paste

It was hot, crispy and sweet!

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Chilled Herbal Jelly with Honey & Longan

Overall we had a satisfying meal at Evergarden Chinese Restaurant. Some standout dishes for me personally include the Deep Fried Golden Duck Szechuan Style, the Roasted Peking Duck (yep, both duck dishes were good!), Fried Shredded Chicken with Fish Gravy Sauce, Fried Beef with Szechuan Sauce, Sauteed King Prawns with Mayonnaise & fresh fruits and Baked Stuffed Crab Meat with Cream Sauce.

Evergarden Chinese Restaurant (HALAL certified) is open from 6.30pm-10pm Tuesdays to Sundays (Closed on Monday)

The Essentials:-

Evergarden Chinese Restaurant

1st Floor of Evergreen Laurel Hotel

53 Persiaran Gurney

10250 Penang

FOR RESERVATIONS, Please CALL 04-2269988 

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