Archive for August, 2011

BY CK Lam

Penang is left with a handful of places serving simple breakfast of local coffee, toasts as well as hearty nasi kandar. One such place is Kedai Kopi Toon Leong, an old-style kopitiam located in a heritage shop house at the corner of Transfer Road and Argyll Road.

Deen Nasi Kandar at Kedai Kopi Toon Leong onTransfer Road, Penang

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 9th September 2011.

BY CK Lam

Vino Vino Bistro is the latest concept of wine bar to be launched in Penang. Incorporating a whisky bar as well as a coffee bar with a high tech twist, the outlet carries a wide and fine selection of wines in Penang. The cozy interior is lined with wine cabinet stacked with a variety of wines, Japanese sake and shochu.

Its drawing point is the Vino Tech dispensing system, whereby single malt whisky and premier wine are offered to customers by glass at the perfect temperature.

Vino Vino Bistro at Bayan Lepas,Penang by what2seeonline.com

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 13th August 2011.

When looking for food to break fast, the pasar malam bazaars can be a change from the traditional food bazaar. The one at Pantai Jerjak, Penang, opens every Wednesday from early afternoon. There is a good crowd of all races.

Delicious local fare at the pasar malam bazaar at Pantai Jerjak, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Northern Streets) on 6th August 2011.

BY CK Lam

If you are looking for a romantic place to celebrate that special day, nothing beats celebrating it at Sigi’s Bar and Grill in Shangri-La’s Golden Sands Resort. Executive Sous Chef John Brock, who helms the kitchen, recently created a romantic set dinner by candlelight for two.

The menu incorporates great food in a cozy private dining tent on the beach under the starry sky. The tent is shielded by sheer curtains for privacy and the intimate interior is softly candle-lit.

Romantic Set Dinner by Candlelight at Sigi’s  by what2seeonline.com

Dining in a cozy private tent on the beach under the starry sky

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BY CK Lam

Starbucks is one of the favorite coffee cafes in Penang, providing quality coffee in comfortable surroundings. The café with a passion for coffee launches the new, “However-You-Want-It Frappuccino” blended beverages in Malaysia.

Invited guests and media enjoyed an unforgettable coffee experience at the indoor event held at Starbucks E-gate, Penang. Under the guidance and demonstration by Salleharon and Yee Lin, we started taking baby steps in making the Soy Green Tea Cream Frappuccino® and Extra Coffee Mocha Frappuccino® Blended Beverage. These are the two best sellers at Starbucks.

However-You-Want-It Frappuccino® Blended Beverage at Starbucks

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Penang’s Assam Laksa has been voted No. 7 under CNNGo International Food Survey as “foods worth traveling the world to gorge on”. This is indeed a great testament to the hawkers who work hard to make sure Penang Assam Laksa is not only delicious but as authentic as to what their forefathers did.

CNNGo voted Penang Assam Laksa as World's No.7 most delicious foods

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