Archive for the ‘Teluk Bahang’ Category

BY C K Lam

Tropical Spice Garden recently sees the book launching and cooking demo by Dr Ong Jin Teong at the al-fresco style Pavilion next to the cooking school. The event highlighted Dr Ong’s culinary biography Penang Heritage Food, a collection of recipes for the classic and forgotten dishes of Penang.

Penang Heritage Food also sheds light on the different cultural influences that has made Penang’s fusion cuisine a unique national heritage. Dishes with Malay, Hokkien, Indian, Thai and Hainanese influences are included.

Penang Heritage Food Book Launch by what2seeonline.com

Read the rest of this entry »

BY CK Lam

Recently, I was invited to a cooking session at Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School in Teluk Bahang, Penang. The school offers cooking classes for Nyonya, Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisine and is set in a building surrounded by the lush Tropical Spice Garden.

Under the guidance of Pearly Kee, who is well-versed in Nyonya cooking, the participants and I gained some insight into Nyonya cuisine. We were handed recipe sheets for otak-otak and jiu hu char and Kee guided us through the two dishes.

Both recipes were simple. The jiu hu char had several ingredients put together, each with its unique flavour and texture. This stir-fried dish was so fresh and light and paired nicely with lettuce and sambal belacan.

Read the rest of this entry »

* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Northern Streets) on 19th May 2011.

The Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School was officially launched in May 2011. The event took place in the pavilion of the beautifully landscaped Tropical Spice Garden in Teluk Bahang, Penang. Named after the four and a half acre garden itself, the cooking school began operation in late April.

The official launching of the Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School was graced by the presence of Food Ambassador of Malaysia, Chef Wan and YB Danny Law Heng Kiang, Penang state exco for tourist development and culture.

Official Launching of Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Read the rest of this entry »

*This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 27th September 2010.

Teluk Bahang, in the northwestern tip of Penang Island, is a perfect paradise for relaxation. Free of the bustling hotels that encroach the beachfront, it gives an open sight of the roaring sea and a stretch of beach that seems to run endlessly.

Seafood at Fishing Village Restaurant, Teluk Bahang by what2seeonline.com

The makeshift and uneven wooden jetties that extend from the shore outwards into the sea exemplify the beauty of this village. Not to be missed is the sunset. As the sun draw to a close and hide behind the hills each day, it performs its final act by bathing the sky in amber for few minutes.

Seafood at Fishing Village Restaurant, Teluk Bahang by what2seeonline.com

Read the rest of this entry »

*This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 5th September 2010.

The Tree Monkey Restaurant is perched on the hill of Tropical Spice Garden in Penang’s Teluk Bahang. Surrounded by serene greens overlooking the Andaman Sea, this tranquil and romantic restaurant opened for business in July this year.

Tree Monkey @Tropical Spice Garden, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Read the rest of this entry »

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin