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BY CK Lam

Penang is home to a few German restaurants, including the hardly touristy Lecker Ecke. Located on Burma Road, the quaint restaurant welcomes diners with simple and pleasant decor.

The restaurant’s wall is dominated by a chalkboard with daily specials. Owner cum chef Nicholas Cheng mentioned that he is sticking closely to the recipes used during his culinary career in Hamburg, Germany.  While pork and beef are the standard meaty selections, the menu also features poultry and seafood.

 Lecker Ecke German Cuisine Restaurant  by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Tucked away near the entrance of Spice Market Cafe, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Penang, the Rasa Deli has been attracting diners with its delectable selection of Swiss rolls.

The deli offers seven varieties of sweet and savoury Swiss rolls, including chocolate mango, green tea with red bean, spring onion, dill and thyme, and Nutella hazelnut made with tiger skin sponge cake.

Swiss Roll (Switch Roll) at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa by what2seeonline.com

Executive pastry chef Dino Wan Teik Boon

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BY CK LAM

The Asia Food Festival 2014 (AFF) is set to kick off with a host of activities for five days from Oct 22 at the Subterranean Penang International Convention & Exhibition Centre (SPICE).

The festival will feature a Fine Arts of Tea and Coffee Appreciation seminar, Asian Barista and Latte Art competition, Malaysian Association of Hotels Waiters’ Race and Bed Making competition as well as Wine and Spirits seminars.

The inaugural festival is themed Celebrating Our Culinary Cultural Diversity.

Celebrating Culinary Cultural Diversity at Asia Food Festival 2014 by what2seeonline.com

Unveiling logos of sponsors and partners for the food festival

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BY CK Lam

Happy Mid-Autumn festival and happy mooncake feasting!

With the Mid-Autumn Festival just around the corner, a group of us had an enjoyable time savoring many baked and snowskin mooncakes at the mooncake tasting event hosted by Gurney Paragon Mall Penang.

We saw the introduction of the latest trends and new gourmet ingredients featured in mooncakes from Canton-i, The Baker’s Cottage, Casahana, Leong Yin, Foh San, Purple Cane, Fai Fong, Kum Lun Tai and Hong Kong Mei Xin.

Canton-i introduced the Frosty Skin Series made with six new flavors. Be prepared to pay RM28 for two pieces of their renowned Frosty Durian Musang King mooncake, made with aromatic and quality musang king durian filling. Also included is the Organic Charcoal Skin with Coffee Paste mooncake. I would have preferred if it comes with a stronger amount of coffee.

Premium grade lotus seed imported from Hunan, China is used in the baked Hong Kong White Lotus Paste mooncake with single yolk (less sugar). Canton-i got it right with the amount of sugar and delicate lotus paste.

Mid-Autumn Mooncake Celebration at Gurney Paragon Mall Penang by what2seeonline.com

Hong Kong white lotus paste with single yolk (less sugar) – per piece RM21

Mid-Autumn Mooncake Celebration at Gurney Paragon Mall Penang by what2seeonline.comMid-Autumn Mooncake Celebration at Gurney Paragon Mall Penang by what2seeonline.com

Frosty durian musang king – per pack  of two pieces RM28

 

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BY CK Lam

The Tedeschis’ name is one of the oldest wine producers of the Valpolicella region, in Italy. Its collection comprises classic wines of the Valpolicella and Veronese regions.

The family winery is run by Renzo Tedeschi together with his children Antonietta, Riccardo and Sabrina. I had the pleasure of meeting Sabrina when Asiaeuro held a wine dinner in Vino Vino Bistro Penang.

Tedeschi Wine Dinner at Vino Vino Bistro, Penang by what2seeonline.com
Sabrina Tedeschi

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BY CK Lam

DCOVA Cafe on Bishop Street in George Town Penang caters to a diverse downtown clientele of corporate types and town visitors. The cafe housed in the Logan Heritage Building takes over the space that was once Lighthouse Cafe. The all day dining cafe welcomes visitors with its food, cakes, tea and a vast selection of coffee.

We started exploring the several varieties of hot coffee drinks made using throwback coffee beans from Papa Pahleta. The throwback is a composition of Brazil Cerrado, Sumatra Ratawali Valley and Tobing Estate. I enjoyed the espresso solo, which gave satisfying flavors of dark chocolate.

Dcova Cafe at Logan Heritage Building Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The Wirra Wirra Wine Dinner hosted by Vino Vino Bistro had many looking closely at the Wirra Wirra wines from McLaren Vale in South Australia. On hand sharing more about the selection of wines was Sam Temme, international sales manager for Wirra Wirra.

Wirra Wirra Wine Dinner at Vino Vino Bistro by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

For the coming holy Ramadan, Sarkies at E &O Hotel Penang will be introducing the Jamuan Buka Puasa buffet.

“Besides the Jamuan Buka Puasa buffet, other ongoing buffets are the Salam Aidilfitri Hi-Tea and Salam Aidilfitri Buffet Dinner. You will find rotating menus, incorporating spread of traditional Malay delicacies prepared with fresh local ingredients,” says communications and public relations manager Eileen Chong.

Enjoy A Delectable Jamuan Buka Puasa Buffet at Sharkies, E & O Hotel Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Food and wine connoisseurs attending the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Wine Dinner at the Feringgi Grill at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Penang had an enjoyable evening of fine indulgence.

A general presentation of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte was presented by David Ornon

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BY CK Lam

If you are looking for a place to buka puasa during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan, an evening at Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul is well worth it.

The hotel will be presenting the Ramadhan feast with 101 delightful recipes inspired by Tok Wan – Tok Wan being a colloquial Pahang state term for grandmother.

Buka Puasa Ramadhan with Tok Wan 101 Recipes at Vistana Hotel Penang by what2seeonline.com

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