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Monday, October 31, 2011

Hong Kong 2011 ~ Day 1

After so so many years of planning to visit Hong Kong, it has finally happened this year. This is a trip with my lovely family and really brought back alot of great memories with us. So follow me on my journey as I write about it.

Mya waiting anxiously for the flight. Its Air Asia to Hong Kong direct from Penang. Flight got delayed by 30 minutes, so not that bad luckily.

 Apple and Mya. Mya first time sitting on an airplane. So excited she is.

 Like a big boss....

 This is the Chicken Spaghetti from Air Asia. This one is actually quite worth it. Taste pretty good too

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chicago Rib House : New Menu for Pork"Fection"!

For those not familiar with Gurney Plaza, well, there is a place for pork lovers to munch on their favorite type of meat. This is the Chicago Rib House which is located on the ground floor of Gurney Plaza where many of the al fresco dining outlets are located. At first, I thought that they only serve limited pork items but boy was I wrong. Here, they have many great pork dishes that will truly satisfy the taste buds.
I was lucky enough to be invited to try their new menu and I must say, I do not regret attending this review. Do keep reading as I will explain it via the pictures as we go along.

Chicago Rib House
GP-170-G-43, Gurney Plaza
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang
Tel : 04-2290763
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The entrance to the Chicago Rib House!
Signs on the doors. Rib House here I come!
And this is the highlight sneakpeak! Pork Ribs in Flaming Kansas City Sauce!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Restoran Zi Zai ~ Tradisional Poon Choi & many more!

For those that stay in Paya Terubong in Penang, they might have heard of this place called Restoran Zi Zai. It's located off the main road to the left after the Shell station if you are coming from Relau, and on the right after the fire station for those coming from Air Itam. This restaurant is started by its owner who is also the chef, Mr Tan Hock Chai (You can find him on Facebook). He has started this restaurant for slightly more than 2 years now and he now boast a very special dish which has become the signature of this restaurant, the Poon Choi. So I guess what exactly is Poon Choi? In direct translation, this means a basin or bowl dish, and once you see the photo of it, I'm sure you will agree why its called that.
Basically, to prepare the Poon Choi, the chef needs to prepare all the ingredients individually, and then painstakingly arrange them in the basin and top with a gravy, so that one can savour the layers of flavor and ingredients within. The Poon Choi that can be found here at Restoran Zi Zai boast some very exquisite items, which includes Abalone, Roasted Duck, Braised 3 Layers Pork, Steamed Chicken, Sea Cucumber, Fish Maw, Mushrooms, Hock Chew Fish Balls, Fried Fish Fillets, Sweet & Sour Prawns and vegetables such as Broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Yam and Sweet Turnip. 
There are 2 sizes to choose from, one for 4-5 pax (RM258) and another for 10 pax (RM400). I can definitely say that the recommended serving portion is an understatement, as the Poon Choi holds more than one would imagine. There is just so much items compressed in it that it seems like an endless treasure pot! Moreover, for the price, it includes free flow of steamed white rice and herbal tea. What a great deal indeed. Besides the Poon Choi, there are also many other great dishes on offer and keep reading to find out.

Address : 1239-G Ground Floor, Jalan Paya Terubong, Paya Terubong, 11060, Air Itam, penang
Tel : 04-8265718, 016-4217392
Email :
Operating hours : 4.00pm-10.30pm, closed on Tuesday
GPS : N5.387212 E100.274013

The signboard of the restaurant
 Some ornamental lanterns hanging in front
 A sneak peak of the Poon Choi!