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FOODBALL FEVER WITH PACIFIC WEST PRODUCTS

Posted by crizlai On June - 25 - 2018

Since its inception in Australia in 1995, Pacific West’s product range has become a family’s choice. Its products have graced major international events such as the Sydney Olympic Games, Wimbledon Tennis Tournaments, Manchester United Football Club, and World Rugby among many others. Pacific West’s products are available in over 20 countries worldwide and most recently; in Disneyland (Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai). In conjunction with the FIFA World Cup 2018, Pacific West is committed to bringing people of all cultures together to celebrate the world event and share their delicious food with the people while fostering healthy and binding relationships. Thus, Pacific West has launched its “FOODball Fever” campaign from 16 April 2018 until 15 July 2018. Yup, you read it right. It’s FOODball, meaning enjoying some great Pacific West products while watching your favorite football team in action.

During this campaign period, customers who purchase any packet of Pacific West value-added seafood products in a single receipt at any retail stores will stand a chance to Win a Fantabulous Trip to Your Favourite Football Country worth RM10,000. There are also 100 Pacific West FOODball Fever Merchandises to be won too!

For more information, please contact Pacific West careline at 1800 888 389 or log on to their Official Website and Facebook Page. To try to win some attractive prizes, please visit their Official FOODball Fever Campaign Website.

Most recent, Pacific West brand has won the Best Innovative Seafood Product in Asia Halal Brand Awards 2017. This award is judged by representatives from JAKIM, HDC, MITTI, MATRADE and ENTREPRENEUR INSIGHT respectively. With our continuous improvement and best practices to quality and innovation, Pacific West offers you EVER THE BEST! Pacific West range of products are carefully developed by our team of Culinary Chefs and Food Technologists to add value and enrich consumer lifestyles with their C.I.Q. the concept of Convenience, Innovative & Quality. It’s as convenient as to get their existing and innovatively created products served from freezer to table with quality assured. Other than being HALAL certified, their premium choice of seafood and ingredients complied with international food safety and process standards with BRC, IFS, HACCP and YUM! accreditation. Their products are available at all major and independent retail outlets in Malaysia such as Cold Storage, Sam’s Groceria, AEON, AEON Big, Tesco, Giant, Sunshine, Village Grocer and many more.

Recently, a group of us had the opportunity to try out some of their skillfully pepped up dishes in their Get-Together Dinner in collaboration with More by Arang Coffee in Penang. The café had prepared Crumb Fish Fingers, Tempura Natural Calamari Rings, Popcorn Fish and Tempura Prawns with their homemade dipping sauce for the salad bar.

On top of that, we were also presented with a 5-course meal which included Charcoal Croissant Burger with Cheezy Fish Fillet and Dusted Baby Squids & Torpedo Prawns with Green Curry Pasta as the main course. As I had always told my group of friends, if you put on your thinking hat, Pacific West’s products can be extremely flexible for your every meal.

We were also introduced to two great products for exports to Europe, Australia and USA – The Red Velvet Prawns (Beetroot Breadcrumbs Coated) and the Seafood Excellence Global 2017’s “Innovative Product of the Year” – the Kuro Prawns (Charcoal Breadcrumbs Coated). Both were product-perfect with the sweetness of the Argentine Red Shrimps used.

There were also some new products which we were asked to give our feedbacks prior to their launch such as the Southern Fried Fish Cocktail, Firecracker Fish Cocktail and Peri-Peri Fish Cocktail. All of them had their different level of spiciness to suit the consumers.

It was an enlightening experience during the Get-Together Dinner and thank you Pacific West for sharing with us “the taste the world loves”.

RECOMMENDED RAMADAN BUFFET DINNERS 2018 IN PENANG

Posted by crizlai On May - 15 - 2018

Ramadan, being the 9th month in the Islamic calendar, is the holiest of Islamic months, to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Nabi Muhammad. Muslims throughout Malaysia would attend mosque and start a month of fasting between sunrise and sunset. During the breaking of fast, there are many Ramadan Buffet Dinner Promotions available in Penang. Here are some of the recommended venues to break your fast with your family members and friends.

Name: SPICE BRASSERIE, THE LIGHT HOTEL
Address: Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 1111
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.394646, 100.397951
Promotion Period: 18 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM110nett (Adults), RM90nett (Child & Senior Citizen)

With the experiences of serving the best with international and local flavors, The Light Hotel has always impressed me with their innovative recipes. They even sent their chefs to various Malaysian states to learn up the trick of the trades of the local culinary scenes. Some of their recommendations would be their signature Kambing Golek Warisan Tok Wan served with delicious Briyani rice, Ayam Bawang, Gulai Udang, Kambing Hitam Manis, Gulai Kepala lkan, Gulai Ketam, Dalca Telur, Sup Gear Box, Ayam Nangka Pucuk Ubi, lkan Patin Gulai Tempoyak, lkan Goreng Achak-Achak, Teluk ltik Lemak Cili Api Belimbing Buluh and more. Don’t miss out their signature Teh Tarik too.

Name: [email protected], THE LIGHT HOTEL
Address: Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 1111
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.394646, 100.397951
Promotion Period: 21 May 2018 – 13 June 2018
Price: RM90nett (Adults), RM70nett (Child & Senior Citizen)

There’s also the alfresco dining where you would be pampered with a variety of action-packed meat and seafood grills at [email protected], Level 3, of the hotel. The options would include sirloin steak, lamb cutlet, fresh prawn, squid, fish wrapped in banana leaf, chicken drumstick, sausages and more.

Name: SPICE BRASSERIE, THE LIGHT HOTEL
Address: Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 1111
Business Hours: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
GPS: 5.394646, 100.397951
Promotion Period: 16 May 2018 – 13 June 2018
Price: RM250nett (Juadah Qash’ah Set for 4 pax)

To foster togetherness, goodness and patience with a touch of kampung tradition with a mild twist of Arabian influence during the holy month of Ramadan, The Light Hotel Penang is the only hotel in this region to serve Juadah Qash’ah, a big tray of great signature dish to be shared with a group of 4 persons.

Name: ROSELLE COFFEE HOUSE @ LEXIS SUITES PENANG
Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-628 2888
Business Hours: 6.30pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.287210, 100.232760
Promotion Period: 17 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM98nett (Adults), RM70nett (Senior Citizen), RM50nett (Child)

With the years of experiences from the newly appointed Executive Chef, Chef Johnno Fong, you are assured of some unique twists on their food choices. Some of their recommendations would include Kambing Golek served with Nasi Impit, Gulai Udang Galah, Ayam Percik, Siput Sedut Masak Lemak Cili Padi, Daging Kuzi Daun Pudina, Ikan Tenggiri Gulai Kampung, Paru-paru Masak Berlada, Sup Gearbox and many more.

Name: SARKIES @ EASTERN & ORIENTAL HOTEL
Address: 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-222 2000
Business Hours: 7.30pm-10.30pm
GPS: 5.423624, 100.334988
Promotion Period: 17 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM166nett (Adults), RM83nett (Child)

Being the oldest boy in the hospitality industry, Sarkies @ E& O Hotel, has a reputation for serving one of the best roasts and grills in Penang. Other than their signature Roasted Duck, Roasted Beef and Lamb, variety of Sushi and Shashimi, some of their Ramadan spread recommendations would consist of BBQ Whole Roast Australian Lamb, Gulai Kawah of the Day, Ikan Bakar, Mongolian BBQ, Daging Rendang Tok, Gulai Ketam Kampung, Ayam Masak Madu, Opor Daging Kambing and more.

Name: SWEZ BRASSERIE @ EASTIN HOTEL PENANG
Address: 1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-612 1128, +604-612 1138
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.33643, 100.306345
Promotion Period: 16 May 2018 – 13 June 2018
Price: RM120nett (Adults), RM69nett (Senior Citizen), RM60nett (Child)

Swez Brasserie @ Eastin Hotel Penang, has been one of the top hotels on the island to serve many unique dishes during Ramadan. With a former personal chef for royalty at helm, you would surely be pampered even more during this holy month of Ramadan. Some of the recommendations would include Kambing Panggang BBQ, Sup Tulang Rusuk Kambing Berempah, Sup Gearbox Utara, Gulai Kawah Kepala Ikan Salmon, Udang Masak Tempoyak, Daging Kuzi, Sotong Kembang Masak Cili Kering dengan Kekacang, Ketam Masak Cili Ala Temasik, Ekor Lembu Masak Ros, Pajeri Belimbing Buluh, Nasi Minyak Puspawangi and more.

Name: TOP VIEW RESTAURANT & LOUNGE @ THE TOP, PENANG
Address: Level 59 & 60, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-262 5960
Business Hours: 6.30pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.414741, 100.329771
Promotion Period: 15 May 2018 – 15 June 2018
Price: RM98nett (Adults), RM78nett (Child)

Who could resist dining at the tallest restaurant during this Ramadan while experiencing the best view in Penang? At Top View Restaurant & Lounge, you would be spoiled for choices. Some of the recommendations for this Ramadan would include Roast Whole Lamb ” Kambing Golek ” With Harissa Sauce & Lamb Juz, served with Roasted Vegetables & Potatoes, Tandoori Lamb Chop, Kambing Masak Kurma, Kepah Masak Lemak Chilli Api, Udang Masak Asam, Ikan Masak Masam Manis, Ketam Masak Kari, Ayam Masak Merah and more.

Name: UMI @ THE TOP, PENANG
Address: Level 5, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-262 3800
Business Hours: 6.30pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.414741, 100.329771
Promotion Period: 15 May 2018 – 15 June 2018
Price: RM48nett (Adults), RM35nett (Child)

Uni @ The Top, is one of the restaurants in Penang serving authentic Malay cuisine. During this Ramadan, there will also be a buffet promotion on top of their usual ala carte order. Some of the recommendations are Ayam Percik, Ayam Masak Kicap Madu, Gulai Kambing Kawah, Assam Pedas Melaka, Udang Petai, Badak Berendam and more.

Name: GROUND FLOOR BALLROOM @ VISTANA HOTEL PENANG
Address: 213 Jalan Bukit Gambir, 11950 Bukit Jambul, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-646 8000
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.336334, 100.291527
Promotion Period: 16 May 2018 – 13 June 2018
Price: RM70nett (Adults), RM30nett (Child)

Vistana Hotel Penang’s Ramadan promotion is one of the more visited venues for breaking fast due to its low pricing as well as its large spreads of dishes. Some of recommended dishes this year would be their Kambing Panggang, Nasi Kerabu, Ayam Goreng Telur Masin, Ayam Panggang Madu, Daging Gulai Pantai Timur, Udang Masak Lemak Batang Keladi, Kambing Masak Kari and more.

Name: 6TH FLOOR CAR PARK @ ICONIC HOTEL PENANG
Address: 71 Jalan Icon City, Bukit Tengah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-505 9988
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.342106, 100.432846
Promotion Period: 17 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM65+ (Adults), RM32.50+ (Child)

With the whole Level 6 car park being converted into a fishing village theme, accompanied by a life size sampan displaying a variety of delicious hot dishes, you are sure to be mesmerized with the whole new experience. Some of their recommendations would be their Kambing Panggang, Ikan Bawal Goreng Berempah, Nasi Hujan Panas, Ayam Percik Kelantan, Ketam Masak Lemak Nenas and more.

Name: STRAITS CAFÉ & LOUNGE @ IXORA HOTEL PENANG
Address: Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 8888
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.378357, 100.398322
Promotion Period: 21 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM86nett (Adults), RM56nett (Child)

Ixora Hotel Penang has a reputation in providing some of the best food, especially in roasts and grills at a reasonable price. Some of their meat has been marinated for a long period of time to produce the best in taste and texture. Some of recommended dishes this Ramadan would be their signature Kambing Panggang Bergolek, Ayam Kuzi Berempah dengan Kismis, Udang Goreng Nestum Daun Kari, Shawarma Ayam and more.

 

Penang is a surely a paradise for any visiting gourmets or gourmands with its diversified food options. There are hundreds of choices from street food, restaurants up to international cuisine. With many Japanese expats in Penang, more and more Japanese restaurants had popped up in Penang recently. Instead of flying to the Land of the Rising Sun to savor all the delicious Japanese cuisine, are you aware that there’s a Japan Food Street, located at Level 5, The Top, Komtar, Penang? With both sides of the “street” accommodating stalls and a sit-down restaurant, you can be assured of a variety of delicious Japanese cuisine, such as bento, sushi, tako, teppanyaki, ramen, udon, senbei and more at reasonable prices. Moreover, the food served are pork-free.

Coming this Mothers’ Day 2018, Japan Food Street is promoting one of the best budget-friendly semi-buffets in Penang. For a duration of two hours (12.00pm-2.00pm, 4.00pm-6.00pm and 7.00pm-9.00pm) on 12 & 13 May 2018, you could savour over 100 signature Japanese dishes for a mere RM50nett per pax. The best news is that it’s only RM39nett each if you purchased the vouchers before 10 May 2018. Vouchers are selling off real fast and don’t miss this golden opportunity to grab them now. For purchases, please call +604-375 9953 to obtain your vouchers and pre-book your time frame now to avoid any disappointment.

Here are some of the items available during the promotion, which would include ala carte orders as well as semi-buffet items available at the stalls.

 

Of all the gifts that life could offer, a Mother’s love is the greatest gift of them all. She’s the one whom had selflessly brought you up to be on the top of the world. Of course, to appreciate her endless sacrifices, you should bring her to celebrate Mothers’ Day at the Top View Restaurant & Lounge, the tallest restaurant in Penang, at Level 59, Komtar, Penang. Priced at RM98nett per person, a 6-course set meal would be available from 13 May 2018 until 14 June 2018. The best news is that all senior citizens from 60 years old and above would get a 50% off SOLELY on Mothers’ Day.

Here’s the menu for the one-month period promotion.

Here’s what you would be expecting to be served.

AMUSE BOUCHES: Saffron Tempura Oyster | Ratatouille | Blue Pea Flower Vinaigrette Edible Soil & Arugula Leaf

APPETIZER: Salad of Mirin Glazed Tiger Prawn | Seared Tuna Sashimi with black Sesame | Wasabi Cream

SALAD: Traditional English Caesar Salad

SOUP: Wild Mushroom & Chamomile Tea | White Truffle Oil Tempura Mushroom

CHOICE OF MAIN COURSE:

Cured & Pan-seared Salmon | Broccoli Floret | Char-Artichoke & Wild Momotaro Chutney Lemon Butter Sauce

OR

Carved Beef Tenderloin | Pommes Marseilles | Young Carrot | Natural wine juz

DESSERT: Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry and Basil Ice-cream

COFFEE/TEA:

The Top View Restaurant & Lounge @ The Top, Penang can be accessible through the information counter next to Maybank Komtar @ Lebuh Tek Soon. Please make prior reservation prior to your dining there as it’s a restricted access area and only the authorized ushers could lead you up to the top of the building. To get there, you have to drive along Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong into Jalan Ria and then turn right into Lebuh Tek Soon. It’ll easier if you were to park nearby there. There are 3 car parks available here – Ground Floor Komtar (after Pos Malaysia Komtar), Komtar Multi-Storey Car Park (on your right), Open Space Car Park (after the Komtar Multi-Storey Car Park on your right via a small lane/exit for the car park).

Name: TOP VIEW RESTAURANT & LOUNGE @ THE TOP, PENANG
Address: Level 59 & 60 Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-262 5960
Business Hours: 12.00pm-2.30pm/11.30am-5.00pm (Saturday & Sundays), 6.30pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.414741, 100.329771

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

With the multi-ethnic makeup of its population, Malaysia had inherited a melting pot of culture and cuisine that has preserved its own unique flavors until today. To pamper diners with such cuisine, especially the tastes of yesteryears, Swez Brasserie @ Eastin Hotel, Penang would be storming up an array of delicious dishes from various states, to impress your taste buds during the current “Flavours of Malaysia” Sunday Buffet Lunch from 12.00 noon until 2.30pm, from now until 24 June 2018. Priced at RM68nett for adults, RM48nett for Senior Citizens and 50% off for children, you are assured of tantalizing dishes to satisfy your appetite. For more information and reservations, contact Eastin Hotel Penang at +604-612 1111 or you can also email at [email protected] / log in to the website www.eastin.com. All the prices above are not applicable with any other discounts including credit card discounts.

We could resist traditionally cooked Malaysian cuisine which had been pepped up with loads of fresh herbs and spices, especially on relaxing Sundays? Just go casual and head to Swez Brasserie @ Eastin Hotel, Penang, to enjoy your hassle-free buffet lunch with great tasting dishes such as Daging Percik Berempah, Ikan Masak Tempoyak, Sotong Sumbat Ketupat Masak Sambal, Chili Prawns, Otak-Otak, Lontong, Kam Heong Chicken, Terung Masak Sambal Belacan, Lala Masak Padrik and many more. Don’t forget to try out their signature dish of Fish Curry with Ladies Fingers.

You would also get to try out some of the famous Penang street food at their Action Counters such as Mee Goreng Sotong, Curry Mee, Sotong Kangkong, Curry Laksa, Char Hor Fun, Nasi Dagang, Bebola Ikan Goreng, Popiah Basah, Ikan Pari Bakar Sambal Tumis, Fried Seafood Wantan Noodles, Cucur Bawang, Ikan Bilis with Thai Chilli Sauce and more.

Nothing beats the inner satisfaction of finishing off the meal with sweet temptations of Malaysian favorites sweet “bubur”, local delicacies aka kuih-muih, cakes & pastries, fresh fruits and more, over a hot cup of Teh Tarik.

Overall, I quite like the buffet spread as they were simple and yet delicious, with many items brought back the good old flavors of yesteryears. Bon Appetit!

The Swez Brasserie is located at the ring wing of Eastin Hotel, Penang (next to Queensbay Mall). If you are coming from Georgetown towards Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone via Bayan Lepas Expressway, do watch out for the Pulau Jerejak signboard (leading to Pulau Jerejak jetty). Ignore the turning and drive on to the next left junction. Turn left into Jalan Aziz Ibrahim and drive on until you a roundabout. Turn 3 o’clock and drive on until you see a big Eastin Hotel signboard at the first right junction. Turn right and drive on. Park your car at the basement car park. Take a lift to the first floor lobby and you would see the restaurant there.

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Name: SWEZ BRASSERIE @ EASTIN HOTEL
Address: 1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-612 1128
Business Hours: 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.30pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.33643, 100.306345

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Eastin Hotel Penang: Eastin Hotel Penang is a contemporary International business class hotel. Strategically located within the integrated waterfront development of Queensbay, Eastin Penang is adjacent to Queensbay Mall. Its superb location is minutes’ drive away from the Penang International Airport and the iconic Penang Bridge as well as in the vicinity of the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone. It features 328 meticulously decorated guest rooms and suites, facing the shimmering blue sea and the verdant green hills of Pulau Jerejak, home to the tropical rainforest that is over 130 million years old. For more information, please visit www.eastin.com

 

In conjunction with the coming Chinese New Year 2018, let’s indulge in a variety of promotions offered by Lexis Suites Penang this year. Prices quoted are all in nett and are not applicable with any other discounts or promotions. For details and reservations, call 04-6282888 or email to [email protected] today. To start off, you can try out their Steamboat Set Dinner, starting 5 February 2018 until 23 February 2018.

You have the option to choose either two of the soup options such as creamy fish soup, herbal soup, clear soup or tomyam soup. Some of the ingredients for your steamboat would include as chicken meat slices, fish fillets, flower crabs, prawns, mushrooms, fish balls, vegetables, noodles and more. Why trouble yourself with all the preparations when you could relax and enjoy your meals and be served like royals at Lexis Suites Penang?

Alternatively, you could just join in their Reunion Buffet Dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year on 15 February 2018 from 6.00pm until 10.00pm for a sumptuous selection of delicacies which would include dishes such as Eight Treasure Soup, Salmon Wellington, Braised Dried Oyster & ‘Fatt Choi’ with Green Garden, Mini Lotus Leaf Rice Bag, Steamed Seafood Platter and many more.

For those planning for early festive gatherings, there are a few splendid 8-course set menus available at Roselle Coffee House for dinner, from now until l2 March 2018. The are priced at RM788, RM888 and RM1188 respectively for a table of 10 persons. Depending on which set you would choose, you might get to enjoy signature dishes such as Crispy Golden Roasted Chicken with BBQ Sauce, Steamed Red Snapper with Superior Soya Sauce or Seafood Treasure Fried Rice with Ebiko and every 8-course set menu ordered would also come a complimentary set of Yee Sang with Salmon Trout.

If you are into Japanese style of claypot shabu-shabu, you could always drop by Umi Japanese Restaurant, located at the ground floor, next to the lobby area. The set would include a vast selection of shabu-shabu such as Enoki, Leek, Shitake, Tamanegi, Udon and more.

There are also other promotions available as shown in the posters below:

Overall, I quite love the simple and yet delectable dishes served at Roselle Coffee House, especially on the spreads available at the Japanese, appetizer and carving sections. As for the rest of the sections, there are still some rooms for improvements as the eatery caters mostly for ala carte orders rather than buffets.

Lexis Suites Penang is located right at the end of Teluk Kumbar before the main road into Gertak Sanggul. In fact, it’s located just next to the Hao You Teluk Kumbar Seafood (公巴好友海鲜). The Roselle Coffee House is located at level 1 of Lexis Suites Penang. Just walk into the main lobby of the resort and move towards the right side of the lobby and you will see the elevator there. Take the lift to the first floor and you would see the restaurant there.

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Name: ROSELLE COFFEE HOUSE @ LEXIS SUITES PENANG
Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-628 2888
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 6.30am-10.30am
All Day Menu: 11.30am-10.30pm
Buffet Menu: 6.30pm-11.00pm
Room Service: 24 hours
GPS: 5.287210, 100.232760

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Lexis Suites Penang: A luxurious resort by the beachfront that stands out as the only hotel on the island which offer guests the luxury of an individual private pool and steam room in every of its 222 suites. Located at the idyllic Teluk Kumbar, Lexis Suites Penang is about ten minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The guestrooms feature two king-sized beds and a host of practical amenities in a spacious enclave, with an awesome view of the sea.
About Lexis Hotel Group: Lexis Hotel Group provides discerning leisure and business guests with practical and luxurious accommodations across various properties in Malaysia. It is steadfast in offering professional management services for hotels and resorts, and has successfully built a strong, profitable and visible premier niche brand in the hospitality industry especially in managing award-winning unique water chalets as well as pool villas. The brand currently manages three properties, namely Lexis, Grand Lexis and the iconic Lexis Hibiscus, all located in Port Dickson. Another upscale property, Lexis Suites Penang, opened for business in first quarter of 2016.

WIN A FREE TRIP AND MORE WITH EACH PACIFIC WEST PRODUCT PURCHASE

Posted by crizlai On December - 18 - 2017

Pacific West is no longer a new name in the F&B industry as well as in many households throughout the Asia Pacific Region, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and the Middle East. Since its inception in Australia in 1995, Pacific West has evolved over time to become a caring household seafood brand name which exudes friendliness and warmth. It evokes a vibrant calibration that gels well with the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the people who enjoy good food and good health.

In conjunction with new improved Cheezy Fish Fillets launched, Pacific West is in collaboration with Holiday Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd. (Penang Office) to bring you the ‘Win Your Dream Holiday’ contest from 15th November 2017 until 15th January 2018. Stand a chance to experience the riverside capital of Western Australia, Perth (4D3N for 2 pax) or the famed island of the gods, Bali (4D3N for 2 pax) by purchasing a minimum of any one (1) Pacific West product in one receipt from any of the participating outlet in Malaysia within the contest period stated above. Joining the contest is easy as you could either fill up a form available at the outlets and send via Pos Malaysia or Whatsapp to +6013-601 9224 with all the necessary details stated in the poster below.

Pacific West Products can be real versatile if you just put on your thinking cap and think out-of-the-box or you could merely just fry them and enjoy with your family members and friends, especially during this coming festive seasons. Let’s me show you some simple preparations which you could use to impress your family members or guests. I’ll be using the newly formulated Cheezy Fish Fillets, natural white flaky fish fillet, topped with a mixture of premium Mozarella and Nacho cheese and coated with a crispy Japanese breadcrumbs, thus giving the product a unique aroma and taste for consumers.

You can check out the recipe below:

Other products usages might be as shown below:

Product: Pacific West Oven Baked Fish Fillets
Item Created: Cheezy Oven Baked Fish Puff

Product: Pacific West Calamari Rings
Item Created: Deep Fried Calamari Ring with Thai Style Mango Pomelo Salad on Cheezy Toast

Product: Pacific West Cheezy Fish Fillets/Pacific West Tempura Fish/etc
Item Created: Deep Fried Cheezy Fish Fillets with Wasabi Mayo on Greens with Sesame Dressing

#PacificWestMy #PWDreamHoliday

 

This season, do come to celebrate a “Starry Christmas 2017” at Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel, Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang, with delectable festive dishes under the culinary skills of Executive Chef, Chef Aikaun Beh and his dedicated team. Be impressed with the divine selection of food choices created by the team to make your Christmas experiences a memorable one with your friends and family members. Do check out the promotion below. Early birds would get a 15% the bill with advance payment before 20 December 2017.

Other than the various spreads of delicious savory and sweet items, you would also get to try out the Cocktail & Mocktail of the month (December 2017) which would consist of “Christmas Rudolph” (Cocktail – RM22nett) and “Santa Punch” (Mocktail – RM18nett).

For the whole month of December 2017, you could also order some of the festive desserts as below. 3 days advanced booking is required with a 50% deposit of the item.

– Christmas Yule Log – RM50 nett/cake (500g)
– Christmas Pudding 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Christmas Yule Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Fruit Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each

As for their “Turkey To Go” with various condiments, you could order the bird from 15th until 25th December 2017 at RM460nett per bird. 3 days advanced booking is required with a RM200 deposit and the item is only available for takeaways.

Do also check out their current European Cuisine Buffet Lunch for December 2017 from Monday until Friday, 12.00pm-2.30pm at Straits Café & Lounge with 4 different menus on rotation weekly.

Some of the highlights would include Cream of Garlic with Oysters, Prawn Gumbo Soup, Slow Braised Chicken Stew with Vegetables, Braised Lamb with Tomatoes and Capsicums, Fillet of Fish and Potato Baked, Braised Vegetables with Tomato Sauce-Ratatouille, Burnt Cream, Chocolate Choux Puff and more.

Overall, the dishes served here in the café can be remarkably interesting, flavorful, colorful and very skillfully presented. Thanks to the chef’s team for providing us with a different experience compared to others. For more information, please check out www.ixorahotel.com

Getting to the Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel won’t be hard as it’s just located next to the Megamall Shopping Complex at Bandar Perai Jaya. If you are coming from the island via the 1st Penang Bridge, just look out for the second exit on your left upon reaching the mainland. Drive all the way via Jalan Baru until you reach the 1st traffic lights. Turn left into Jalan Perai Jaya 1 and you can see Ixora Hotel at the junction of Jalan Baru/Jalan Perai Jaya 1. Drive straight for about 10m and you can see the basement car park on your left. Park your car and go up Level 1 and you can see the café & lounge there.

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Name: STRAITS CAFÉ & LOUNGE @ IXORA HOTEL
Address: Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-382 8888
Business Hours: 6.00am-10.00am (breakfast), 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.00pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.378357, 100.398322

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

Olive Tree Hotel Penang has always been serving unique buffet spreads during the of holy month of Ramadan with offering that would linger for a long time not only through your taste bud but also in your memories. This year, it would pay homage to the Minangkabau community from Negeri Sembilan by adopting the Minangkabau cultures & traditions, in which the hotel would feature Minangkabau-themed elements which would be portrayed through its outdoor lights and decorations, buffet stalls, photo corner and of course the month-long Olive Tree Hotel Ramadan Buffet at their Sukkah Coffee House.

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The promotion would be available from 27 May 2017 until 2 July 2017 from 6.30pm to 10.00pm with price tags of RM120+ (adult), RM60+ (child: 5-12 years old) and RM80+ (senior citizen: 55 years old & above). Do also check out various discounts available for on selected dates as below. For enquiries and reservations to enjoy the delicious iftar dishes, please contact Sukkah Coffee House at +604-637 7856 to make prior booking to avoid any disappointment.

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We were served with some of the highlights for the promotion which consisted of Appetizer, Soup, Main Course and Dessert.

To start off, we had the Kerabu Jantung Pisang, Nasi Ulam and Ulam-Ulaman with Sambal Balacan as condiment. I’m a fan of raw herbs and vegetables and these few salads alone would have made me contended in life.

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As for soup, we tried out their Sup Ayam Cendawan. It might sound simple but the overall taste was pepped with flavors, especially from the sweetness of the assorted vegetables. It was quite addictive to my liking.

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We also had Sambal Ikan Bilis Petai, Kambing Masak Keruntuk, Ayam Masak Ros, Rendang Daging Minang, Pucuk Paku Masak Lemak Cili Padi, Gulai Ikan, Udang Goreng Kunyit served with Nasi Putih. It was rather hard to rank any of the dishes stated above as every single dish has its unique texture and flavors. However, I would strongly recommend the Sambal Ikan Bilis Petai if you are a fan of stinky beans. The flavors from the pounded fried anchovies combined with the mild spiciness of the added pounded green chilies plus the crunchiness from the added stinky beans was enough for me to finish up my plate of rice. It was a superb dish. Moreover, the Kambing Masak Keruntuk and Rendang Daging Minang were so tender and juicy in their spiced up concoctions that I could not resist replenishing my plate with more rice~ Haha~ 😛

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Desserts consisted of Bubur Pulut Hitam and Badak Berendam. It would be a great experience for many to try out their pandan flavored glutinous rice balls (tang yuan) soaked in thick yet creamy coconut milk.

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Overall, the spreads at the Sukkah Coffee House @ Olive Tree Hotel’s Ramadan Buffet has always impressed me with their high standard and consistency.

More Olive Tree Hotel Deals below:

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The Sukkah Coffee House @ Olive Tree Hotel Penang is located just opposite the Subterranean Penang International Conference & Exhibition Centre (SPICE – formerly known as PISA aka Penang International Sports Arena) along Jalan Mahsuri. If you are coming from Bukit Jambul via Jalan Tun Dr. Awang towards the Penang International Airport (PIA), turn left into Jalan Mahsuri at the traffic lights immediately after you have passed the SPICE. Keep right and drive up until the traffic lights and make a U-Turn. You can see the hotel on your left. Park your car and use the elevator or escalator to Level 2 and you can see the Sukkah Coffee House there.

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Name: SUKKAH COFFEE HOUSE @ OLIVE TREE HOTEL PENANG
Address: 76, Jalan Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-637 7856
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 6.00am-10.30am
Lunch (Monday to Friday): 12.00noon-2.30pm
Lunch (Saturday & Sunday): 12.00noon-3.00pm
Dinner: 6.30pm-11.00pm
GPS: 5.327101, 100.279070

RATING:
Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Olive Tree Hotel: Nestled along the industrial and corporate corridors of Penang, the Olive Tree Hotel is a Green Building Index (GBI) compliant hotel that boasts easy access to major landmarks and hosts a convenient and conducive environment for business and leisure travelers alike. A 25-storey statement of well profound architecture and hospitality with a choice of 228 rooms and 24 suites, guests can expect not only a functional space that is sure to give the utmost comfort, but also a memorable experience. The Olive Tree Hotel Penang is also built to cater to meetings, conventions, banquets and weddings. It houses a Grand Ballroom with a mezzanine gallery that that can comfortably accommodate up to 720 people and 7 function rooms with various dimensions for various events.
 

Malaysia’s all-time favorite Halal certified Japanese restaurant, Sushi King from nationwide, would be promoting its “Japanese Curry with a Kick” from 1 April 2017 until 30 June 2017. Sushi King is introducing an exclusive Japanese curry menu with added punchy ‘kick’ to suit the local taste buds and spicy enough to fire up any Malaysian’s savory palate. The special menu would be available for a limited time in which various authentic Japanese fare would be merged with a spicy twist and mouthwatering flavors for those adventurous foodies who love to have “spicier” moments in their lives. Do click on the poster below to enlarge for a better view.

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To start off the new introductions, let’s personalize your order. Diners can choose any of the 3 options available for the curry rice, namely Chicken Katsu (deep fried chicken), Seafood Fry (deep fried prawns & fish) or Yakiniku (pan fried beef slices), followed by your choice of spiciness pairing level such as Curry, Tomato Curry and Spicy Curry. Please be warned that even the toughest and most seasoned ‘fiery-food-lover’ do find the Spicy Curry to be such a challenge without triggering the gustatory hyperhidrosis of profuse sweating~ Haha~ 🙂

Summarized Steps:
Step 1: Choose One (1) Main Curry Rice (Chicken Katsu, Seafood Fry or Yakiniku)
Step 2: Choose One (1) Spiciness Level (Curry, Tomato Curry or Spicy Curry)
Step 3: Wait for your personalized dish to arrive

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We were then served with the hot plate style Grilled Cheese Curry (RM13.90++), a heat infused version of the Chicken Katsu Curry Rice as above but with an additional piece of melted cheese. The combination was tasty, giving that extra umami flavor into the dish.

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The next dish which was the Curry Kiryu Udon (RM13.90++) was quite an interesting dish as it’s hardly available outside of Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan. The famous smooth textured flat and wide noodles complemented well with the mildly spiced up curry broth, topped with tempura prawn, kani sticks and a few chopped stalks of spring onions. In fact, I felt in love with the dish at first bite~ 😛

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Next on the list was the Agedashi Beef Curry (RM18.90). The dish came with a set of deliciously pepped up fried bean curd, pan fried beef, Shimeji mushrooms and cheese in a nicely spiced up curry base, served with a bowl of steamed Japanese rice, miso soup and chawanmushi. It was indeed a heavenly combination. However, it would be great if the kitchen would have the option for chicken for those non beef consumers.

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Sushi King did also introduce 4 other curry based sushi in this promotion, namely Aburi Curry Tamago (flame grilled egg with cheese and curry mayonnaise – RM3.00++), Curry Tori Katsu Gunkan (deep fried chicken with curry mayonnaise – RM4.00++), Curryfornia Roll (crabstick, cucumber, egg and flying fish roe, served with curry piri-piri sauce – RM5.00++) and Curry Ebi Fry Nigiri (deep fried prawn with curry mayonnaise – RM6.00++). I really could not decide which one out of the 4 items served were the best as each item has their unique flavors.

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We were also introduced to two new desserts in Sushi King, which were the Matcha Ice Cream Doughnut (RM4.90++) and Vanilla Ice Cream Doughnut (RM4.90++). Both were simply refreshing after a hefty meal of curried meals.

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MOTHERS’ DAY GIVEAWAY!

Since Mothers’ Day would be here on 14 May 2017, why not celebrate this eventful day with your loving mother by trying to win yourself some Sushi King cash vouchers? The steps are rather simple as below. Good luck to all~ 🙂

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Step 1: LEAVE a short comment in this blog post. (Eg. Nice giveaway, Great place for family gathering, etc.)
Step 2: Go to SUSHI KING FACEBOOK CONTEST, LIKE, SHARE the post and TAG 3 friends. Please end with the hashtag #MySKCurry (Eg. Name 1, Name 2, Name 3 #MySKCurry)
Step 3: COMMENT on my FACEBOOK POST in not more than 20 words after the next sentence, “I want to win some Sushi King cash vouchers to celebrate Mothers’ Day as my Mum …” and end the sentence with the hashtag #MySKCurry (Eg. I want to win some Sushi King cash vouchers to celebrate Mothers’ Day as my Mum is the greatest in this world. #MySKCurry)

Terms & Conditions:
1. This giveaway is only valid for those residing in Malaysia only.
2. Contest period ends at 12.00pm, 22 April 2017
3. The participant will be disqualified if failed to comply to any of the abovementioned step
4. Each participant can only win ONE (1) prize.
5. Winners will be tagged on the Facebook giveaway post by 12.00pm, 23 April 2017. The most creative comments will win prizes as stated below.
6. The organizer’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entertained

Prizes:
– Grand Prize: RM100 x 1
– 2nd Prize: RM50 x 1
– Consolation Prize: RM30 x 1

Overall, I’m so happy that finally Sushi King has finally introduced spicier dishes into their menu, though it’s just for a short period of time. I’m sure Malaysians, who are used to various spicy dishes in their daily meals would be pleased with the many options available. The Kiryu Udon is not something that is common in this region and Sushi King made it possible for us to try it out. It was indeed a great experience for all of us.

The Sushi King @ Gurney Plaza is located at level 2 of the new wing. Just use the escalator up to level 2 and you can see the outlet on the right.

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Name: Sushi King @ Gurney Plaza
Address: Lot No. Lot 170-02-58, Plaza Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-227 5285
Business Hours: 10.00am-10.00pm
GPS: 5.437096, 100.309867

RATING:
Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 9/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Sushi King: Sushi Kin Sdn Bhd was established in 1995, introducing sushi on the kaiten (conveyor belt) to Malaysia through its well-known brand, Sushi King. This chain of restaurants serves quality sushi and other Japanese cuisine at affordable prices in a warm and friendly environment. What sets Sushi King apart is the personal touch of serving freshly made sushi on the kaiten for customers to pick up and enjoy. From a single outlet in Kuala Lumpur, Sushi King has expanded to 100 outlets and counting throughout the Klang Valley and even covering nearly every state across the nation, making it the largest Japanese kaiten concept chain of restaurants in Malaysia. Sushi Kin Sdn Bhd is a member of the Texchem Group of Companies, being one of over thirty-five subsidiaries under Texchem Resources Bhd (Texchem), a Malaysia-based multinational, listed on the main board of Bursa Malaysia. Texchem has four core business divisions – Restaurant Division, Industrial Division, Food Division and Polymer Engineering Division.
 

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