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BY CK Lam

A Malaysian team of chefs did our country proud by winning the Pattaya City Culinary Cup 2014 recently. The three-day competition, which was held at the Royal Cliff Hotel Convention Center in Thailand, started on Aug 15.

The team received a gold medal in the Pattaya City Gourmet Seafood Challenge at the Food and Hoteliers Expo 2014. Daniel Tan Chia Yang, the team manager, and Mohd Fauzi Ilias, the captain, were from Eastin Hotel. The other members included Vince Tan Zhi Hong (Eastin Hotel), Chuah Lay Yen and Chng Fu Wuey, both from the Penang chapter of the Chefs Association of Malaysia.

A Gold Win for Malaysian Chefs in the Pattaya City Culinary Cup 2014

photo via Wuey Ch’ng

 (From left) Mohd Fauzi Bin Ilias, Ch’ng Fu Wuey, Daniel Tan Chia Yang, Chuah Lay Yen, and Vince Tan Zhi Hong

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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

The long line of people in front of the stall would suggest that the answer is “yes”.

Although wedged in the alley between Masjid Kapitan Keling and a shop, the stall is not hard to find. A queue of customers waiting for it to open at 10pm is a common sight.

Nasi Kandar Beratur, which moved into its present premises in 1943, has long been renowned for halal Indian-Muslim food. Its recipes have remained unchanged through the years.

 Is Nasi Kandar Beratur worth waiting for?

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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 Jawi House Cafe Gallery, offers an eclectic Jawi Peranakan (Straits Muslim) interior with a comfortable atmosphere to entertain friends and family.

Located on Armenian Street in the heritage zone of George Town, Penang, the cafe is owned by Datuk Dr Wazir Jahan Karim, an anthropologist and culture conservationist.

Although Wazir is a good cook herself, having learned from her mother, she often leaves food preparation at the restaurant to her son and head chef Nurilkarim Razha.

A Spread of Jawi Peranakan Delights at Jawi House Cafe Gallery  by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Starz Diner in Hard Rock Hotel Penang is offering diners a delectable treat  from its a la carte menu which features Asian and international dishes. Food is prepared upon order at the open concept kitchen.

Colorful and vibrant interior of Starz Diner

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BY CK Lam

Eastin Hotel Penang is offering a pirate-themed seafood buffet. Held at Swez Brasserie, the menu features fresh seafood, along with pasta, sushi, fresh fruits, ice cream, cakes and a chocolate fountain.

Feast of Seafood on Pirates Seafood Night at Eastin Hotel, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Tuck into the Chinese New Year Prosperity set menus with traditional-style dishes crafted by chef de cuisine Chiam Choon Heng and his team at Sesame + Soy Pan Asian Chinese Cuisine restaurant, at G Hotel, Penang.

The six-course Year of the Horse Prosperity set dinner comes with two menus priced at RM98++ and RM128++ per person. “This menu is suitable for any number of people,” said Chiam.

The RM128++ six course prosperity set starts with the traditional yee sang made with kwei fei abalone and Norwegian salmon.

G Hotel’s 2014 Chinese New Year Prosperity Set Dinner by what2seeonline.com

富贵七彩齐捞生

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BY CK LAM

Burger joints have been around Penang for decades but over the last year the number has increased significantly. Presently the island offers many places for burgers prepared with delicious fresh meat, homemade sauce and selected buns from bakeries.

Burgers Around Penang Island by what2seeonline.com

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