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CRIZ BON APPETITE 2ND ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAYS

Posted by crizlai On December - 4 - 2009

Gosh! I almost could not make it due to a month plus of office relocation and crashed hard backups, followed by the promised “2 weeks of delivery” of internet connectivity by Telekom Malaysia (still waiting since 23 October 2009 and still not fixed!!!). Alternatively, I had to borrow a P1W1max Broadband modem to go online, which was replaced with a new one yesterday due to some latest firmware upgrades. Due to some unforeseen technical setup error, the data was not properly updated and 24 hours were wasted unnecessarily. Let’s hope things would go smoother for Criz Bon Appetite with the beginning of another new year.

Today, the 4th of December 2009, marked my 2 years of food blogging, humbly started in two blogger.com accounts to the presently owned crizfood.com. To show my appreciation to my fellow readers, Criz Bon Appetite is giving away free food vouchers to anyone who would love to try out some of the best food around the Food Paradise of Malaysia – Penang. There are many options ranging from Midnight Dim Sum, Klang Bak Kut Teh, Pan Mee, Tom Yam/Clear Soup Fish Noodles, Nasi Lemak, Hainanese Chicken Rice to authentic dessert such and Glutinous Rice Ball Soup (Tang Yuan) from some of the notable stalls within the island and mainland Penang.

Anniversary Giveaways

The procedure of claiming the vouchers is real simple. All you need to do is to email your particulars (name & mailing address) to [email protected] and a randomly selected voucher would be sent to you in no time. The giveaway would be available until 17 December 2009 or until stocks last. Each person would be entitled to only one voucher. The voucher would be valid until 16 January 2010. Start emailing now to claim your voucher to avoid disappointment.

Do check out the website more often from now onwards for more hidden food treasures in Penang! Have a great meal everyone and a happy 2nd birthday to Criz Bon Appetite!

VALENTINE’S DAY WISHES 2009

Posted by crizlai On February - 13 - 2009

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Although Valentine’s Day may happen only once a year; the love, passion and romance as described ought to be enjoyed every single day. Try to make a commitment by doing something romantic at least once a week and your love will appreciate the emotional gesture throughout his or her life.

Some say the roots of Valentine’s Day are with Saint Valentine, a Roman who was killed for his faith on February 14, 269 A.D. St. Valentine’s Day happened to fall on the Roman festival of Lupercalia, a Roman festival of wolves in which men and women would choose partners for the day and celebrate fertility. Over the centuries, February 14th has become firmly associated with love, romance and sweethearts in every country around the world.

There are many traditions involved with Valentine’s Day. In most countries it is a traditional day to become engaged. In Italy, it’s a day when men and women listen to music together and share poetry. In Victorian England, elaborate Valentine’s Day cards were shared with family and friends. In Germany, flowers were definitely expected!

The key to a tradition is that it comes from the heart as Valentine’s Day is not a day to spend lavishly on meals and expensive gifts. It’s about that connection between two people, a connection that money can’t buy. It is all about showing your love how much you care deep within your heart… Let’s say with a pot of your handmade heart-shaped steamboat! 🙂

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY EVERYONE!

CRIZ BON APPETITE WAS MENTIONED IN KWONG WAH YIT POH

Posted by Criz Lai On January - 28 - 2009

The Year of the Ox looks rather promising for the future of CRIZ BON APPETITE as the website was mentioned in the local Chinese daily,  Kwong Wah Yit Poh today. I found out about the news last night through a friend and subsequently by a SMS from Carrie this morning. It was on an article I wrote in early December 2008 regarding the longest Chinese cruller in Malaysia. I did not expect my website to be mentioned as it was still a brand new site but I guessed all the hard work done to acquire a new domain surely did help a lot. At least now the public would be aware of the existence of http://crizfood.com/.

For those who can read in Chinese, here’s the special feature on Page C16 of Kwong Wah Yit Poh dated 28 January 2009.

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You can also check it out at the daily’s Kwong Wah eNewspaper website in case you cannot get hold of the actual newspaper. This is how it was shown there.

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To ease those who like to know what had been written in the newspaper, I had the article translated to English as accurate as I can. Here is how it goes.

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Moving towards the path of creativity and fusion, Te Chang You Tiao Wang had already gained the acceptance in flavors by the public. Local food blog, CRIZ BON APPETITE, had introduced Mr. Tan Teik Hin’s business for free to the world of internet.

Blog author, Criz Lai, introduced the extra long Chinese crullers in his December post. With English as a medium, the blog introduced on the products as well as posted up a road map to the location.

The blog also provided a score with 10 points as maximum for categories such as Ambience, Food Choices, Taste, Pricing and Service. Mr. Tan’s Chinese crullers scored a minimum of 6 points for some categories, with a maximum of 8 points for another.

The Te Chang You Tiao Wang article also received 15 comments from the public. If you are interested to view more, you may wish to visit http://crizfood.com/

I would like to thank Mr. Tan for his free publicity by printing and posting up my article at his stall as well as the staff of Kwong Wah Yit Poh for the publicity. Penang definitely has a lot of hidden treasures and together we shall make the food known to the world.

CHINESE NEW YEAR WISHES

Posted by Criz Lai On January - 23 - 2009

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As the Year of the Rat from the Chinese Zodiac calendar would be coming to an end within the next few days and the Year of the Ox would follow, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers who would be celebrating the auspicious Chinese New Year a big GONG XI FA CAI! Don’t forget to pack all your goodies and courier some to me for food tasting. LOL!

Anyway, those born in the year of the Ox (1901: Metal Ox, 1913: Water Ox, 1925: Wood Ox, 1937: Fire Ox, 1949: Earth Ox, 1961: Metal Ox, 1973: Water Ox, 1985: Wood Ox, 1997: Fire Ox, 2009: Earth Ox, 2021: Metal Ox, 2033: Water Ox) are believed to be compassionate, conservative, hardworking, focused, patient and serious in their daily matters. This year would be the year where the stubborn Earth Ox would challenge the Feng Shui fire year. Moreover, the ox’s true nature is earth so this year is a double earth over fire year. Earth can resist change but would come around after there’s time to process and double earth will insistently resist.

This year is going to be a sociable and relaxing year as in the characteristic of the Ox. You would be expecting lots of social gatherings but do watch out on your budget. It’s better to be thrifty than to be sorry towards the end of the year. Well, I won’t touch more on the topic of predictions for the coming Ox year as everyone has his or her own belief. Anyway, I’ll be busy in the kitchen for the next few days preparing for my family reunion dinner. So, you won’t be seeing many postings within the next few days. Let’s hope fatigue won’t overcome me and I can still have the energy to slot in a few posts in between. See you all real soon! 🙂

WELCOME TO A BRAND NEW PLATFORM

Posted by Criz Lai On December - 4 - 2008

Welcome to the all new CRIZ BON APPETITE. Thank you for all your supports that have made what the site is today. Do enjoy browsing through the more user-friendly features here to find out what’s the best in town. More new reviews and recipes will be up in no time.

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Wishing everyone a prosperous year ahead!

FUN TEA GARDEN REVIEW CONTEST 飯點心茶樓回顧比賽

Posted by Criz Lai On August - 31 - 2008

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Do you want to win something for all the hard work you have put in for your websites or blogs? Here is the opportunity for you to win RM100 worth of food vouchers for your next visit to Fun Tea Garden. The rules are rather simple. Just blog about the Dim Sum shop in Penang and leave your name and post link in the Mister Linky’s attached and the panel of judges will get back to you if you are a winner. There will be THREE RM100 worth of vouchers to be won. The closing date for the contest is on 31 AUGUST 2008.

GREAT NEWS: Effective 4 August 2008, Fun Tea Garden would be extending its business hours to 12 hours a day, from 12.00 midnight until 12.00 noon.

RULES & REGULATIONS:

  1. This contest is open to all non-Muslim Malaysian bloggers, especially those around Penang area.
  2. You will need to pay a visit to the Fun Tea Garden Dim Sum shop (address and location map as in the link above) anytime between 12.00 midnight and 12.00noon daily and shoot whatever photos you deemed right and blog about it. You can print and use the voucher above to claim your 10% discount. Make sure you write your NAME, EMAIL and BLOG ADDRESS behind your printout.
  3. Sign in your NAME and POST LINK CORRECTLY in the Mister Linky’s attached once you have posted the review for easy tracking.
  4. The review can be in either ENGLISH or MANDARIN.
  5. Photographs must be originals. Anyone found to have copied from others would be disqualified.
  6. There are no restrictions to how many websites/blogs reviews you can submit but ONLY ONE would be awarded the prize.
  7. Closing date will be before midnight on 31 AUGUST 2008.
  8. Results would be announced here on 8 SEPTEMBER 2008.
  9. All winners would be contacted by email.
  10. The organizer and sponsor reserved the right to publish any photos submitted for contest publicity purposes.
  11. The panel of judges’ decisions would be final and no correspondences would be entertained.

您是否想要為您的網站或部落格贏取免費的食物證件呢?參加規則是相當的簡單。您只要在您網站或部落格裏回顧有關飯點心茶樓的資料及產品,並有機會贏取價值RM100的食物證件。回顧寄上網站或部落格之後,請把您的名字及網站或部落格地址回顧留下MISTER LINKY’S。比賽將會有三份價值RM100的食物證件會被贏取。比賽截止日期是在2008年8月31日

好消息:從200884日起,飯點心茶樓將會延長營業時間由12.00午夜至12.00中午。

參加規則以下:

  1. 這場比賽是公開給所有非回教徒的馬來西亞部落客,特别是那些檳城地區附近的人民。
  2. 您只需要在每日12.00午夜至12.00中午之間訪問飯點心茶樓 (地址和地圖在以上的鏈接裏) 而把它的資料及產品寄上您的網站或部落格 。您可以印下以上的證件來獲取10%折扣。別忘記在紙後面寫上您的名字、電子郵件和部落格地址。
  3. 回顧寄上網站或部落格後,請把您的名字及網站或部落格回顧地址正確的留下MISTER LINKY’S 裏。
  4. 回顧可以用英語或華語
  5. 照片必須本人作品。如果發現任何人抄袭他人作品的話,資格將會被取消。
  6. 您可以在網站或部落格寄上無限的回顧,但只能贏取一份食物證件。
  7. 比賽截止日期將在2008年8月31日的午夜之前。
  8. 比賽結果將會在2008年9月8日在此宣佈。
  9. 所有勝利者將會由電子郵件聯係。
  10. 組織者和主辦者擁有得獎作品的使用權以網路公開宣傳。
  11. 評選团決定是最終,并且不會再考慮任何的疑問。

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CONTEST FOR BLOGGERS

Posted by Criz Lai On July - 30 - 2008

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About Me

Howdy from the Isle of delicious Asian food and the UNESCO Heritage City of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. Just call me Criz Lai and I am here to share with you on what’s the best food you can get in town as well as from many other parts of Malaysia.

By the way, you might not notice it but CRIZ BON APPETITE is iPhone/Mobile Compatible. Please do feel free to hop over to http://ip.crizfood.com to get the latest updates! If you want to contact me for any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at crizlai [at] hotmail [dot] com. Spamming would not be tolerated – you are being tracked here!

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