Archive for October, 2012

* This is a reproduction of my article published in New Straits Times (Northern Streets) on 29th October 2012

BY CK Lam

Bayview Hotel Georgetown’s Revolving Restaurant presents a Thai dinner buffet to go with its 360-degree, bird’s eye view of Penang island. Laden with appetisers, hot dishes and desserts, the buffet table offers an exciting blend of flavours.

Diners can choose from the many varieties of refreshing salads and cold dishes. On display are grilled beef salad, green papaya salad, Thai clam salad with young mango, Thai glass noodle salad, Thai pomelo salad and leaf -wrapped savoury morsels (miang kham). The last is a riot of fragrances and textures from the combination of daun kaduk, onions, chilies, roasted peanuts and lime.

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Leaf wrapped savory morsels (miang kham)

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BY CK Lam

In Penang there are many alleys and walking down a right one gives the opportunity of finding delicious street food. Located in a short alley on Hutton Lane, Penang is a cosy stall that wowed customers with its simple breakfast menu and nasi dalca.

We popped into the stall owned by M.M. Abdul Jaafar which has been operating before 1957.

Nasi dalca & charcoal toasted Bengali bread in Hutton Lane Penang by what2seeonline.com

Abdul Jaafar serving the breakfast crowd

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BY CK Lam

Opened in January last year, The Leaf Healthy House on Penang Street serves vegetarian dishes that have been prepared using organic seasonings and natural ingredients. It has a short menu that includes a la carte dishes and rice sets.

A rice set comes with three main dishes, a soup and rice. The dishes are changed daily. Patrons can choose from a variety of rice, including brown rice, butterfly pea flower rice and mustard seed rice.

The Leaf Healthy House – Healthy Vegetarian Dishes and Bike Rentals by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Many dessert outlets are sprouting across Penang Island and one popular one is Hui Lau Shan. This Hong Kong’s dessert chain journeyed to Penang with its first location in Gurney Plaza. The healthy dessert outlet has since been attracting stream of customers.

The attraction at Hui Lau Shan (HLS) is mango and its menu offers a whole wide range of selections of this tropical fruit. According to senior manager Yvonne Tan, the outlet is using two varieties of quality mango. One is the golden water lily mango from Thailand and the other from Philippines. Each variety is slightly different in flavor, with the sweetness of Thai mangoes for the ice blended and aromatic Philippines mango for topping.

At the food review, we are offered many tempting sweet desserts and not to mention some savory ones.

Fruitties Combo Series
The Fresh Fruitties Sweetie Ball with Double Juices (RM14.90) is an eye-appealing colourful dish. One can choose from a selection of juices which include watermelon, coconut, honeydew melon, mango, papaya and cantaloupe with a fragrant smell.

This dessert is presented with watermelon and mango juice together with glutinous rice balls. The natural sweetness of both the juices was delicious eaten with the chewy glutinous rice balls and the fruit balls.

Hui Lau Shan @Gurney Plaza, Penang offers mangolicious fun by what2seeonline.com

Juicy fruits – strawberry, kiwi, mango, honey dew, cantaloupe and watermelon

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BY CK Lam

September 23, 2012 marked the soft opening of Tao Authentic Asian Cuisine in Penang Times Square. This is the third outlet to serve customers in Penang besides its popular outlets in E-gate and Auto City.

A press conference was held on the day of its opening with a short speech from Mr Alex Oung, sharing the insight of the restaurant which specializes in all-u-can-eat buffet, with Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Taiwan and Thai cuisine.

Tao Authentic Asian Cuisine opening at Penang Times Square by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

This month, Eastin Hotel Penang is going deutsche with its German Galore promotion at its halal Swez Brasserie Restaurant. The buffet features classic German appetisers and entrees such as sauerkraut salad, goulash soup, bratwurst (German sausages) and scrumptious desserts to satisfy your taste buds.

German food galore at Eastin Hotel, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

October has been declared as the month in a worldwide annual campaign for bringing about the awareness of breast cancer. In conjunction with raising funds for this campaign, Macalister Mansion (MM) has its white front facade glowing in pink.

Macalister Mansion launches Breast Cancer Awareness campaign by what2seeonline.com

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