Friday, December 19, 2014

Coffea Coffee @ Automall, Karpal Singh Drive, Georgetown, Penang.

The folks in KL should not be new to Coffea Coffee, the Korean-franchised Cafe has finally landed at Automall, Penang. The lure of this cafe is its wonderful assortment of light meals- home-made Quiches, Scones, Cakes and Sandwiches. It does not serve main, only Pastries, Cakes and Desserts. Coffea Coffee has its own blend of Coffee Beans and has since received quite a few number of awards according to their website. The location is strategic, it took the prominent spot of Automall, allowing it to place tables for their al-fresco dining area. It would be a great moment to enjoy the sea-breeze and their range of luscious Cakes while watching the world goes by. For the interior decor, Coffea Coffee uses wood to impart the homey and soothing feel to the space; with coffee tables neatly tucked. Interesting range of Pastry Cakes, cozy ambiance, energetic and lively service crew... one of the few cafes that I would love to revisit again in the near future.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Taste of Norway by Chef Markus, courtesy of GST Group.

Seafood plays an essential role in a well-balanced diet, containing a few nutrients that are crucial to humans. According to many engrossing research, it appears that there is an increasing demand for seafood lately which shows undoubtedly love for seafood. Chef Markus, a very young and talented Chef from Norway, was invited to showcase his signature Norwegian Seafood dishes to the members of the media; courtesy of the GST Group, one of the largest Seafood exporters and suppliers in Malaysia.

Many Thanks to GST Group for hosting us that evening.

Guest Chef- Chef Markus Peter Dybwad

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Bear Paw Cafe (熊手包) @ Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang.

One of the famous brands for Bear Paw Bun has finally invaded Gurney Paragon Mall, occupying a prominent spot on the Lower Ground floor of the mall (opposite to Sam's Groceria). The unique selling point of this brand will be their bear-paw-shaped Steamed Buns. Nothing to shout over for the food, pretty much a fast-food kiosk with burger-like concept or rather, a marriage between meat patty and steamed bun.

Four Points by Sheraton Penang Spreads The Christmas Love

It’s the season for celebration, while we are in the mood of celebration let us remember of the unfortunate ones too. The folks at Four Points by Sheraton Penang brighten the lives of the many children. In the spirit sharing joy, the hotel has invited some children from the Penang Children Protection Society (CPS) to fulfill the Christmas and New Year wishes of these children. The evening started with a simple ceremony by having the children to unveil and display their wishes on a special Christmas tree specially made by recycled materials- plastic bottles. The Christmas tree was then lit up followed by a short speech delivered by the General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Penang. 

Many Thanks to Starwood for extending the invitation. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

D' Chef Dining @ Lebuh Presgrave, Georgetown, Penang.

It's easy to miss D' Chef Dining at Lebuh Presgrave but the positive comments of the restaurant spread rapidly via words of mouth over the world of internet. Opened for just a few weeks, the place has already gathered an appreciate following. The popular space is manned by Chef Davine, a very talented Chef returned from Singapore. Due to shortage of manpower, the restaurant could offer a small menu at present but all of the dishes on the menu were meticulously designed. The menu will be changed once a month so stay tuned over their Facebook Page . Interior decor is minimalist, nothing fancy, no frills; but we could tell that the competitive advantage of D' Chef Dining will be the honed culinary skills of Chef Davine and her masterpiece, every single dish is a work of art.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Tok Tok Cuisine and Wine Bar @ Taman Pekaka, Sungai Dua, Penang.

It has been almost a year since Tok Tok Cuisine and Wine Bar's grand opening and many are still unaware of the place due to its concealed location at Taman Pekaka. To the right is Tok Tok Wine Bar, it has great setting with comfortable couches for a glass of leisure alcohol. It does not have much complicated setting but more towards minimalist sort of elegance in shades of wooden beam. On the left will be Tok Tok Cuisine, a restaurant offering a small Thai-menu with some local dishes. They do serve Thai food but the prices are slightly steeper (for the food) but fairly standard for alcohol so I can't see this as a regular dining place for me but I might step in for a glass of wine or so. Tok Tok Cuisine and Wine Bar is housed within Pekaka Square, next to Wang Chao Chinese Cuisine and same row as Maxim Dim Sum.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Thai Hao Chi Boat Noodle (泰好吃) @ Summerton, Bayan Baru, Penang.

It has been quite some time since the Thai Boat Noodles craze happened in KL; the newly built commercial building at Queensbay- Summerton welcomes the first Thai Boat Noodle-specialist in Penang. The outlet at Summerton is the brand's humble start up and it has certainly drawn quite some attention from local foodies lately. The place saw relentless queue everyday, with explorers waiting patiently to try the noodles. The place, however, needs to improve on their air-ventilation, air-conditioners and serving speed. The labor-intensive Thai Boat Noodles had all the workers occupied, the place had water on the floor; while the entire restaurant was warm and sweat-inducing. Thai Hao Chi Boat Noodle does not have much to offer, only Boat Noodles with a few Appetizers and a couple of Desserts. Prices are on the steeper side and with the bad experience I had, I am not sure if I am willing to return to this place in the near future.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Celebrate Christmas @ G Cafe, G Hotel Penang.

Christmas is about celebration and indulgence, celebrate the season of joy together with your friends and family at G Hotel as the in-house restaurant G Cafe rolls out a special Christmas buffet-feast, featuring some dishes uniquely to the festive season. These are some of the highlights that diners can expect to see in the buffet spread.

Christmas Eve Dinner (24th of December 2014)
Time: 6: 30 pm to 11 pm.
Price: Rm 148++/ adult; Rm 68++/ child (7- 12 years old)
A glass of traditional glue Wine on arrival.
Add Rm 99++ for free flow of house beer or wine.

Christmas Day Sparkling Brunch (25th of December 2014)
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm.
Price: Rm 138++/ adult; Rm 68++/ child (7- 12 years old)
A glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
Add Rm 99++ for free flow of house beer or wine.

Boxing Day Buffet Lunch (26th of December 2014)
Time: 12 pm to 3 pm.
Price: Rm 98++/ adult;Rm 50++/ child (7- 12 years old)
Free flow of soft drinks and juices.
Add Rm 99++ for free flow of house beer or wine.

Many Thanks to G Hotel for hosting us that evening.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Bricklin Bar Cafe @ Hin Bus Depot, Georgetown, Penang.

A bus depot that time has forgotten- the once forsaken Hin Bus Depot was revived in recent years. The authorities have been putting in efforts to turn the place into an artsy space for exhibitions and festivals. It is now one of the must-visit places in Penang especially if you are in the search of mural paints. Seeing this as a great opportunity, the management of Feeka extended their business here. The sister restaurant of Feeka is named after the road's name where Hin Bus Depot is situated- Bricklin Bar Cafe. Nestled at the corner of Hin Bus Depot, Bricklin Bar Cafe has the perfect setting for you to rewind and recharge, natural sunlight floods in via the glass window, illuminating the entire place; a perfect place to sip your cup of Joe and to read some of your favorite books. No mains are being served at the moment but they have plans on doing that early next year (2015). Right now, they have an array of home-made Pastries and Cakes, freshly delivered from their sister restaurant- Feeka.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Jit Seng Hong Kong Roast Duck (日昇香港烧鸭) @ Carnarvon Street, Georgetown, Penang.

Jit Seng Hong Kong Roast Duck at Carnarvon Street needs no further introduction as the place is well-known for its lip-smacking Roast Duck (ala Hong Kong style) and infamous for its extremely slow service. Spare yourself an hour if the coffee house is fully occupied with hungry regulars but expect no less than 30-minute wait otherwise. Albeit the items here (including Roast Pork Belly/ Sio Bak) are priced higher than market rate but it is still one of the few places that you can enjoy a decent plate of Hong Kong Roast Duck Rice. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mess Hall @ King Street, Georgetown, Penang.

The now defunct restaurant "The Sire Museum Restaurant" at King Street has turned into a new cafe that embodies not only Western dishes but some Asian delights as well. It is quite apparent that the cafe attempts to cater to the needs of office workers nearby; the prices shown on menu either include a starter or a drink or both. The place is spacious with natural light floods in through the raised ceiling, bestowing a warm and relaxed vibe. While we were not blown away by the food quality but both of us (my partner in crime) agreed that the place has the perfect setting for friends to catch up.

Masqurade Charity Night by Farquhar Mansion

I feel privileged to be invited to attend such a prestige and meaningful event hosted by Farquhar Mansion last Thursday (27th of November 2014)- a charity night with the main aim to raise fund for the Society of the Disabled Person Penang (SDPP). Entrance ticket to the Masquerade-themed Charity Night was priced at Rm 299 each. That includes a buffet dinner with Canapes, free flow of Wines and Whiskies, Shanghai Pop Live Jazz Performance, Jewellery Fashion Show and Charity Auction.

Many Thanks to Farquhar Mansion for extending the invitation.