Flogger’s Makan-Makan Get-Together @ Hai Nan Town, Tanjung City Marina

The place – Hai Nan Town restaurant

The occasion – to finally put faces to our online personalities

The result – Lots and lots of fun, food, laughter and photography!

I walked in at 7pm. Only to be intercepted by Buzzing Bee, who immediately stuck out her hand to say hi! I was a bit surprised that she could recognize me so fast! And in that moment, didn’t register in my brain that she was Buzzing Bee.(apologies yeah… I can be blur as a bat sometimes!)

The waiter had indicated that our table was inside the room… I thought we were early.. but the moment I entered the room, a vibrant shout of my name greeted me! It was CK Lam from What2See and seated next to her was Cariso.

And so the mood was set for the night. Everyone who came in later (PenangTuaPui, Criz Lai, Gill Gill and hubby) were just as friendly and warm. Excitement was clearly in the air, as we talked and talked and talked like we’ve known each other for years!

In fact we got so ‘distracted’ that we only managed to get around ordering the food at 8.30pm!

And for the night, the food was pretty much secondary to the company. Because the company… totally rocked!

But as a flogger…duty calls…so we excitedly snapped away at the food, the guys being gracious enough to let us ladies do the snapping first. πŸ™‚ As our room had full glass doors, all our photography antics were in full view of the other patrons outside. 1 table, 10 cameras. Mai siao siao! (Dun play play in Hokkien)

Hai Nan Town

You must be thinking…hmmm 10 floggers and only 5 dishes?? Sure or not?

Well… fear not. We definitely brought our appetites. But we had to leave room for the other more exciting ‘side dishes’…. πŸ™‚

Mini Tarts

These mini tarts were courtesy of Criz Lai. You can read more about them in his review here.

Then we had these lovely fruit tarts made by Bee… they were really delicious Bee! And on your very first attempt too! Kudos!

Bee’s Fruit Tarts

And since it was Cariso’s birthday… I had originally wanted to bake cupcakes. But was unable to do so due to time constraints. So, I did the next best thing, walk into one of my favourite bakeries in Penang and bought a green tea cake. Which incidentally turned out to be Cariso’s favourite cake from Ritz! πŸ™‚

Cariso’s cake

Before we knew it, it was almost 11pm. Time really flies when you’re with good company!

We had so much fun meeting kindred spirits that a second gathering is in the works… scheduled for the end of September, it’s gonna be a pot luck this time! Stay tuned for details really soon! πŸ™‚

Oh and as for Hai Nan Town Restaurant? It’s now got a nice outdoor bar area. And we spotted some people Salsa dancing too. I’d come here more for the ambience than the food.

To CK Lam, Bee, Cariso, PenangTuaPui (all 3 of you), Criz Lai and Gill Gill & hubby, thank you for being so warm and friendly and for really fun evening. Pot luck here I come!


  1. finally get you posted… haha…

    at least you are not the last one to post…. I think so la… gill gill yet to post…


    happy to meet up you all and we really enjoy the gathering. Thanks for puting this together…

  2. penangtuapui – thanks for being so patient with me hoh… lol i am too slow d compared to you guys.. πŸ˜›

    ck lam – no worries! can chat some more while waiting with you mah.. πŸ˜‰

    BB0 – yeah!! hope you guys can make it for the next one!

    ah shui – oh you’re most welcomed to join us for the next one yeah! πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you so much for your kind compliments…but I’ve gotta improve more or else will be too ‘paiseh’ to bring any food for you all to try next time.

    It’s great to meet up with everyone and have a good chat. Thanks!!

    *now brain starts thinking what to make for potluck*

  4. Yeo, i guess we will be the last blogger to post the gathering, i was right!…haha, if Huat Kuay never pushing me…guess we still never post any updates!

    Thanks Lingzie for organised the first and ever wonderful penang food flogger’s gathering. look forward to catch up with all of you, and ofcoz with new face as well πŸ™‚

  5. Waited for so long, and finally you’ve posted.

    Hope I can join you guys for the Sept gathering. But I saw that the gathering will be in 20th Sept rite? So bad that I have a friend’s wedding dinner to attend. *sob* *sob*

  6. bee – no worries!! we are willing to be your ‘guinea pigs’ and try out your cooking! lol

    criz – it was great to meet you too! next time we meet, i must ask you more abt your cats… hehe i love cats!

    email2me – yeah! pot luck’s are really fun. get to try everyone’s ‘signature dish’!

    gill gill – haha… better late than never right? πŸ˜›

    rasa malaysia – oh we will be sooo thrilled to meet you! it’s a date! πŸ˜›

    allie – sorry yeah..make you wait so long…but no worries i’ve got my blogging ‘mojo’ back after meeting with the rest of the floggers πŸ™‚ i think the next gathering we’re changing the date to sept27. so you can come!! yay!! will post it up once confirmed πŸ™‚

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