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BY CK Lam

Batang Rojak which is also known as chiam-chiam often draws crowds for its skewers of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables. This relatively cheap eat comes with a variety of seasonal fruits which includes young mangoes, jambu air, pineapples, guavas, star fruit, papaya, Chinese water chestnuts and umbras.

Skewers of fruity goodness in Penang by what2seeonline.com

Preparing the fruits and vegetables

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* 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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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 21st July 2012

BY CK Lam

For Ramadhan, Vistana Hotel in Penang is offering a full Ramadhan buffet with a traditional Kampung Nelayan theme from July 21 till August 17. The buka puasa spread has over 120 hearty as well as light traditional kampung dishes. There are western salads and plenty of appetisers. Ulam comes with plenty of choices — daun selon, timun, kacang panjang, petai, ulam pegaga and ulam raja — with a variety of condiments, notable ones being  sambal cincaluk and sambal belacan. Other appetisers include kerabu ulam and acar rampai.

 Value for money buka puasa Ramadhan buffet at Vistana Hotel, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Asian Food Channel’s (AFC) new cooking show, Chalk & Cheese, is presented by Penang’s very own Chef Tommes, owner of That Little Wine Bar and Irrawaddy Fine Foods, a New York- styled delicatessen.

In the show, Tommes and co-host JoJo Struys take us on a gastronomic tour of several locations in Malaysia. The focus is on fresh, natural ingredients that are used to make meat and seafood courses, pizzas, noodles and desserts. Some of these dishes are offered at That Little Wine Bar, and each week, the menu of the episode will also be available on the special’s board.

Chef Tommes with co-host JoJo Struys in Chalk & Cheese by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The traditional dish of Yee Sang dish is part and parcel of the Chinese New Year menu and this year, Sesame in G Hotel is serving its  Dragon salmon yee sang. The colorful dish has an assortment of shredded vegetables, jellyfish, salmon and dragon fruit and is served with swirls of sweet and lime sauce.

Chinese New Year Delights at Sesame, G Hotel by what2seeonline.com

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

Sukhothai Beef Noodles House is located on the ever bustling Burmah Road, right in the heart of the Pulau Tikus neighborhood. The restaurant is situated along a row of shop houses between the Pulau Tikus police station and the popular Jones Road Loh Mee.

Since its opening last month, Sukhothai Beef Noodles House with a short menu has been attracting customers with its Thai beef noodles. The short menu includes three desserts and five other dishes, namely the Pad Thai, Fish Maw Soup, Thai Fried Rice, Tong Yam Fried Rice and also the Green Curry or Massaman Curry.

Sukhothai Beef Noodles House in Pulau Tikus by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 19th October 2011

BY CK Lam

Located in the Sunway township of Seberang Jaya, Abbey Road is a trendsetting Beatles-inspired bistro and restaurant. The restaurant concept of this family-owned outlet is derived from the restaurant’s owner Cheong Chee Seng love for The Beatles. The walls are adorned with posters of the group, and diners get to enjoy their music too.

Opened in April 2011, this restaurant which occupies the ground floor of a shop house, offers dining in a casual mode. The kitchen is managed by chef Samuel Cheong, who has worked in many overseas establishments and fine dining restaurants. The simple menu focuses on Western cuisine with modern plating.

Casual Dining at Abbey Road Bistro Restaurant by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 19th November2011

BY CK Lam

It was an evening of dining and French wines at Tiffins, the fine dining restaurant in Parkroyal Penang Resort. The evening gave us the chance to explore wines from the estates of Baron Edmond de Rothschild.

Baron Edmond de Rothschild's French Winemakers Dinner at Tiffins by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Northern Streets) on 8th October 2011

Operating for more than 30 years, Ah Wang Cafe serves the standard fare of coffee and toast with home-made Kaya. The name is synonymous with the owner who runs the business with his wife and several helpers.

Toast with homemade kaya at Ah Wang Cafe by CK Lam of what2seeonline.com

 

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* Updated 2012 : This restaurant is no longer operating

* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Northern Streets) on 10th August 2011.

Located on the ground floor of a shophouse near Queensbay Mall is Woolloomooloo Modern Australia Cuisine Restaurant. This restaurant is led by chef Rico Teh, who has more than 15 years of cooking experience in Sydney, Australia. The menu is kept simple with Australian dishes as well as some Western fare.

Woolloomooloo Modern Australian Cuisine by what2seeonline.com

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