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The 13th Penang International Salon Gastronomique or commonly known as the “Battle of the Chefs (BOTC)” is currently held at Straits Quay Penang from 3rd June 2011 until 5th June 2011. Ever since the inaugural event was held in July 1988 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Penang with only 60 chefs from major hotels in Penang, […]


Posted by crizlai On May - 31 - 20112 COMMENTS

A new trade program that would inspire trade partners to excel in their field was launched at Hard Rock Hotel, Penang yesterday. The program, known as the “A” Class Experience (ACE) Program, which was specially designed by Carlsberg Malaysia in collaboration with Taylor’s University, aims to provide supportive trade partners and F&B operators a series […]


Posted by crizlai On May - 29 - 20111 COMMENT

After a disastrous meal at Bahtera Santai Seafood & Ikan Bakar, finally there’s a nice and cozy Malay restaurant with some heritage feels down in the heart of George Town. At least I can have a proper venue to enjoy authentic Malay flavors in a more comfortable environment without the disturbance from some pesky insects. […]


Posted by crizlai On May - 28 - 20114 COMMENTS

With the success of Hammer Bay Seafood next to the Gold Coast Resort Condominium, Bayan Lepas, Penang, more and more of such beachside seafood sheds wannabes have started to mushroom along the coastal highway nearby the inhabited beach areas of Bayan Mutiara near to the jetty to Pulau Jerejak, Penang. How successful are those “I […]


Posted by crizlai On May - 25 - 20115 COMMENTS

Nowadays, when you visit some of the Chinese restaurants, you would be served with braised peanuts prior to your meal. The trend of serving roasted or deep fried peanuts has changed as many diners are more health conscious now and refrained from consuming too much oily tidbits. Moreover, the peanuts might be too hard for […]

If you feel like having some BBQ and steamboat at an open area while enjoying the cool and soft breeze from the Andaman Sea, you should check out Asian Heritage Restaurant within the premises of Paradise Sandy Beach Resort Penang. The “Eat All You Can” BBQ and Steamboat would only cost you RM28+ (adult) / […]

On and off, I would love to cook a big pot of NYONYA STYLE PORK BELLY IN SOY SAUCE (TAU EWE BAK) to go with my meal, whether it’s on hot steaming rice, on some plain instant noodles or just as a dip with some fresh bread or buns. It’s so simple to cook and […]

Penangites finally have the opportunity to lead a healthier lifestyle with the opening of You Shan Fine Soup House, located at Auto World Complex, Penang. The restaurant was officially opened on 14 May 2011 by our YB Ms. Betty Chew, wife of the Penang Chief Minister, YB Mr. Lim Guan Eng. The one and only […]

Yesterday marked another great journey for Tropical Spice Garden (TSG) with the launching of their cooking school – the Tropical Spice Garden Cooking School (TSGCS), by none other than our Food Ambassador of Malaysia and celebrity chef, Datuk Redzuawan Ismail or better known as Chef Wan. With Chef Wan’s vast experience in the usage of […]

Note: Surprisingly with such good business, this outlet has ceased its operation. All that was left is the Heritage Coffee. Many of you might not be aware the along the heritage stretch of Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah (previously known as Northam Road) lies a cozy colonial building which houses two restaurants with pork dishes. The […]



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