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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

The ribbon cutting ceremony of Edo Ramen at Gurney Paragon Penang on 11th April 2014 saw the presence of Sushi Kin President & COO, Mr Akihiko Hijioka. He was joined by Mr Khor Siang Gin, Managing Director of Hunza Properties Berhad.

Located on the east wing of the building, this outlet branching off from Goku Raku Ramen offers a fresh approach to ramen indulgence. “The handmade Tokyo-style ramen created by Chef Tetsuya Fukino features four choices of soups and two categories of toppings. The handmade Japanese wheat ramen is made fresh daily and is pleasantly firm,” said Hijoka.

Opening ceremony of Edo Ramen at Gurney Paragon Penang  by what2seeonline.com
Chef Tetsuya Fukino, Mr Akihiko Hijioka and Mr Khor Siang Gin (right)

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BY CK Lam

Swez Brasserie at Eastin Hotel Penang is offering the Sensational Sakura buffet. The promotion is until the end of the month.

  Sensational Sakura Japanese Buffet at Eastin Hotel Penang by Chef Ricky Hui by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The Japan Sweets Fair event held in Isetan KLCC in Kuala Lumpur is a sweet extravaganza, featuring lots of Japanese sweets. I had the opportunity to attend the fair which runs in the concourse floor from 18th October to 30th October 2013.

The event is capped off with the special appearance of Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai who specializes in French cuisine. Another special guests is none other than patissiers Chef Toshihiko Yoroizuka, who has made headlines for designing hats, bags, shoes and dresses that are not only good to look at but also good enough to eat.

Japan Sweets Fair in Isetan with Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai and Chef Toshihiko Yoroizuka by what2seeonline.com

Chef Yoroizuka and Chef Sakai 

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BY CK Lam

Tucked away in Precinct 10, Sushi Zento has been serving up Japanese meal with pork besides other meats. The restaurant has two seating area, with an outdoor air-conditioned area with cosy setting. The other area has a Kaiten belt which services a number of tables and a teppanyaki section with an open kitchen concept.

Sushi Zento at Precinct 10, Penang

Shake Toro Sashimi RM38

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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

Spending your weekend in Penang? Do check out this 24-hour guide to eating on the island non-stop, written by me for TimeOut Penang 2012. Hope everyone have a great time indulging  in all the flavourful food, rich in spices and herbs from the many restaurants and hawker stalls in Penang.

6am – 7am: Special Famous Roti Canai
56 Jalan Transfer
Open daily, 6.30am-1pm, 3.30pm-7pm

Soak in the slow pace of life in Penang with breakfast at this road side stall, which is famous for its crispy roti canai. There are several varieties of curries to complement the roti canai – mutton, beef, chicken, fish and dhall. The place is usually packed with customers waiting for a table.

Roti Canai by CK Lam for TimeOut Penang 2012

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By CK Lam

Sushi Tei, the international Japanese Sushi Restaurant Chain which originates from Singapore is now opened in Penang. Located in Gurney Plaza, the dining place with a touch of Japanese interior has a great sea view. The signature open-kitchen concept is also seen in this outlet.

The menu offers one dish meal, ramen, sushi, sashimi, tempura, rolls and grill dishes. I adore the sashimi with four different types of raw fish, garnished with lemon slices. The fresh yellow-tail, salmon and butterfish goes well with wasabi but the marbled tuna belly is best eaten on its own. This highly prized fish is also available in a single plate with five thick pieces per order.

 Sushi Tei @Gurney Plaza, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Established under the Texchem Group, Miraku in G Hotel is a great place for customers to enjoy Japanese food. The main cuisine at this fine dining restaurant is Japanese food, with ala carte dishes and course menus.

Executive Chef Masaki Kurihara came up with creative dishes using seasonal and premium ingredients flown in from Japan, for traditional Japanese menus ranging from RM100.

Traditional Japanese course menus  in Miraku by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Goku Raku Ramen brings their specialty Horikiri style ramen to their new outlet in Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang. Located on the east wing of the building, Goku Raku Ramen is the latest branch opened by the Texchem group in Penang.

The ramen comes with three types of soups – Tonkotsu (pork-based), Shoyu Tonkotsu (Japanese soy sauce) and Miso Tonkotsu. The freshly made broths are simmered for 17 to 30 hours by Chef Kenji Nakagawa who leads the kitchen.

The signature dish  is  aptly named Goku Raku Ramen, and comes in a rich broth consisting of a complex blend of pork, chicken and fish which is simmered for 30 hours. Both the large (RM23.90) and small (RM18.90) servings are topped with char siew slices, flavoured egg, onions, Japanese leeks, bamboo shoots and seaweed. The texture of the fresh noodle is slightly springy. The ramen in Shoyu Tonkotsu broth is served with a swirl of fragrant garlic oil  giving it an appetising aroma.

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Ramen in Shoyu Tonkotsu broth.

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