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Monday, January 30, 2012

Missing Pictures to blog post

Update : Seems like only pictures served by 3.bp.blogspot are affected and this could be due to my laptops updates. Seems like other computer works fine :p

Dear readers

I notice that some of the pictures seems to be missing
Contacting blogger to check what is wrong and I'm surprise by this as well
Sorry for the inconvenience ya
Thanks for supporting

Mong Kok ~ Hong Kong 2011

Hahah, well, I guess I dozed off on my Hong Kong trip last year. Time really does flies doesn't it. Well, today I got to catch up abit and got to add some pictures while we walked around Mong Kok. This place is packed in the day but really comes alive at night. The streets are just filled with people and stalls and shops! This is really a happening place!

Restaurants everywhere

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner at Home

What better way to spend the eve of Chinese New Year than be at home with the family and enjoying a meal together right? Well, my family and I were back in KL and mom prepared some simple dishes for us and just want to wish everyone a Wonderful Chinese New Year (yeah its the 7th day now). Have a great one!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Chez Weng @ Precinct 10, Penang

I guess I was labeled as fast and you are in for this invited review where the fastest respondents got invited for a food review at one of the latest restaurant in Penang which is Chez Weng! No its not a typo but "again" a French word meaning place, aka, Weng's Place! How catchy right?
So Chez Weng is located at the new hood haven which is Precinct 10 located in Tanjung Tokong right beside Island Plaza. With a simple design and eccentric deco, this is probably going to be another happening place. Read on to find out more!

The simple yet chic interior. There is also a bar area

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Kwong Sang House, Penang

Its never ending the many lovely places to hangout and dine in Penang. Really salute all these creative and happening people for providing us with all their hardwork. So today, from the creators of Behind 50 (which I have wrote about before here and here), they have now started another semi concept cafe/restaurant, this time at Leith Street. It happens that the building in which the cafe now stands used to be a tailors shop and thus, they have adopted this as their concept, a place to chill out and dine at a toilors shop! How interesting ya. My wife, Apple, already has plans to get all her patchwork friends over pretty soon as this place just makes them feel at home. So my family and I decided to give them a try on only their first week of opening, and we were overall pretty happy with the place. Read on to read and see more of this place.

Location : 36, Leith Street,, 10220 Penang, Malaysia
Operating hours : 12noon - 11pm (close on Thursdays)
Contact : +6012-5565509
GPS : N5.420433, E100.333352

The building facade 

 The interior. Each table has been nicely setup with lovely decorations everywhere

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Eco Park at Gopeng

While at Gopeng, we took a drive through the small kampung roads through some orang asli settlements and was shown this Eco Park retreat by my uncle. This is quite an interesting place as they have chalets which are actually tree houses! How cool is that? Well, cool if you like the outdoors, not cool if you do not like bugs and especially mosquitos! I will add the GPS coordinates later as I do not have my device right now but enjoy the pictures first. Now only I know so much to do at Gopeng! Definitely need a more thorough visit there soon. Enjoy.

Interesting tree houses!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Paya Terubong Seafood, Ah Sui

Just some random shots of one of my favorite seafood place in Penang. This place is located along Jalan Paya Terubong right after the cemetary and before the fire station :) So this is another great place to share. The owner, Ah Sui Ko gets the fish fresh from their village in Balik Pulau thus you can guarantee the seafood here is fresh. Should I reveal the GPS coordinates of this place? Worry that even more people will flood this place and I have to wait longer. Hahah. So enjoy the pictures

Thats tenggiri looking at you! Crystal clear eyes!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Padang Brown Hawkers, Penang

So one of my friends was asking me to recommend more local Penang food and I happen to have a collection of photos from one of my favorite afternoon time hawker place which is at Padang Brown along Jalan Perak. There is 2 different rows of hawkers at Padang Brown thus the one which I really enjoy is the one along Jalan Perak. This place is open daily except Thursdays from about 1.30pm till about 6-7pm. On some Mondays its closed too so try your luck. So hope you enjoy this place as much as I do ya. Its great for that weekend afternoon yum char! Oh ya the GPS coordinates : N5.41432,E100.316548

One of the best kuih and also kerabu bihun you can find in Penang!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sushi Kitchen revisited

Since my family were up in Penang, wanted to let them try out the special sushi from Sushi Kitchen. And by luck, we managed to have the Golden Age which is their speciality coffee with fresh mango! My previous writeup about Sushi Kitchen is here. Hope you enjoy this one too!

The highly acclaimed Golden Age!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Penang Heritage Foodtrail

Well, about a month back, I had the opportunity to participate in the Penang Heritage Foodtrail program that was organized by with sponsorship from HTC, Squarelet, IN Penang and Visit Penang. It was a really fun experience as we got to visit some great places that have a historical and heritage value and at the same time serve some excellent food.

I got to visit every place in the program but sadly, missed the food served at Soul Kitchen
Below are links to my writeup

Joyous Cafe
Coffee Atelier
Lighthouse Coffee

They will be rolling out the programs as below (its a recorded video program)

Episode #1: Soul Kitchen - 2nd January 2012
Episode #2: Joyous Cafe - 2nd January 2012
Episode #3: 55 Cafe @ Coffee Atelier - 6th January 2012
Episode #4: Nostalgie Cafe - 6th January 2012
Episode #5: Behind 50 - 9th January 2012
Episode #6: Lighthouse Coffee - 9th January 2012

Do checkout as the videos get rolled out ya

Cheers and have a great 2012 year ahead!

Hai Boey Seafood Restaurant, Another visit

As my mom and sister came to Penang for a visit, decided to bring them to Hai Boey Seafood at Teluk Kumbar for dinner. Reason for coming here is that besides seafood, they do get to have some non seafood items as well which is the nice part about Hai Boey. The other of course is that its by the beach, and one can get a nice sunset evening almost daily here. Do check this place out if you like to have some good food by the beach.

The picturesque view here! 

Yee Kee Restaurant at Simpang Pulai, Perak

The bunch of family members had a simple dinner at Yee Kee Restaurant located at Simpang Pulai. GPS coordinates here N4.526367,E101.120342. The restaurant is very simple, and doesn't even have a proper sign board. Food is reasonably priced and pretty good tasting too.

The first dish of the night, fried minced pork with salted fish. This looked really simple and not special, but as always, looks can be deceiving. It tastes really good and the saltiness makes it go so well with rice! Its also crispy and crunchy since its fried.

Breakfast at Gopeng!

On Christmas of 2011, my family and I were at Gopeng and thus we managed to have breakfast at the local market foodcourt. Among the famous items here were the noodles "Lai Fun" and also the chicken porridge. We had the noodles as the chicken porridge seller was not exactly the friendly kind and its really tough to even order a bowl from him.
Back to this place, its located at N4.475765,E101.167906 for GPS coordinates and there is ample parking thus this should not be a problem. As we woke up late, we reach there about 10.30am for Anyway, this is a covered foodcourt and there is also ample tables. But we chose to sit outside under the tree, much cooler and relaxing than inside. So keep reading ya and if you happen to drop by Gopeng, you can try this place out. Since this is my first post on my blog for 2012, Happy New Year all foodies and fans!

The outside of the foodcourt! Colorful umbrellas