Savoring The Best All Over Town…


Posted by crizlai On December - 21 - 2009|

More than two years of food blogging was nothing to brag about. In fact, it’s not the experience that I had acquired through time that pushed me to withstand the pressure and pleasure to get the best detail on the greatest places for dining. It’s the support and encouragement from you, my fellow floggers and readers. The friendship, the communication, the interpersonal skills and most of all the mini gatherings and reviews we had together indeed fostered our relationships even closer. We are like a big family now and hope to remain so for years to come. Even the responses and comments from readers (although I saw quite a large number of silent stalkers :P) surely kept Criz Bon Appetite moving even more diligently to bring the best place to eat to you. One thing I have noticed, Penangites are always in search of great food. It’s even obvious when it’s free as I had posted up in my anniversary giveaway. Within a mere two weeks, almost RM3,000 of free food vouchers had been sent out through snail mails from Northern up to Central Malaysia.

Well, don’t thank me for that. I’m only the postman. If not for the wonderful sponsors who wished to share out the best there are in Penang/Butterworth, you won’t have the privilege to try out their wonderful culinary skills. Let’s officially thank them for promoting Penang’s best to the dining community. They are Fun Tea Garden Dim Sum, Ki Xiang Klang Bak Kut Teh, Village Café Tom Yam Fish Head Noodles, I Mum Mum Pan Mee, Ivy’s Kitchen Nyonya Cuisine, Kowloon Hainan Chicken Rice and Magazine Road Tang Yuan. Let’s hope there would be more sponsors around next year since there were some late requests during the end of the project. I sincerely hope that those who had received their free vouchers had a great dining experience. 🙂

Last Friday night was the ending of the giveaways and saw a memorable anniversary celebration for close friends and floggers at Fun Tea Garden for the “eat-until-you-drop” dim sum and noodles party. Everyone was indeed stuffed until the brim by trying out almost everything from the restaurant. Well, that’s another few inches to the waistline. LOL! In fact, the whole atmosphere was filled with the laughs of the wackiest floggers and shutterbugs around town. Jokes can be heard at every table while ghost stories at another. I hope Steven Goh did not have bad dreams that night for the story telling. Haha! It was indeed a fun filling event for many including our new flogger-to-be in town, Lay Min and friend, Kok Ann, who drove all the way from Butterworth to attend this function. You would be surprised that the oldies and the newbies can click really well that night. Won’t it be great if we were to have more of such happy moments? Gals and guys… plan more in 2010! Hehe!

Since I was the host for the night, shooting great shots was quite impossible. Why not let the rest of the attendees show you how great the food was that night? Here’s a glimpse of some of the food we had.

The celebration ended with a large anniversary Marble Cheese Cake from Jenni Homemade Cakes, courtesy of Carrie, Mary and CW Chan. It was a bonus for all of us and also a few more pounds gained. Haha!

Here’s the group photo of the attendees with the boss of Fun Tea Garden, Mr. Danny, courtesy of CW Chan who has also bought a new RM3.1K Lumix camera on that night to provide better shots for his readers in the future. Thanks for de“virgin”ized your camera for that night. LOL!

Not in photo: NKOTB & hubby

Criz Lai
Alan & Amanda
NKOTB & hubby
Little Inbox & hubby
Eunice, Siew Ying & Kelvin
Lay Min & Kok Ann
Jason & Gill
CW Chan
Steven Goh
Mary Teo
Carrie Soon
Jian Ming


  1. Selba says:

    I surely did miss all the yummy food and a wonderful time with other floggers… but there’ll be the next blogganniversary, right? 😉

    Sure there would be and I hope you can make it next year. 😛

  2. NKOTB says:

    what did I miss?? what’s the story telling??

    As usual the haunted ghost stories 😛

  3. Little Inbox says:

    It was a really nice get together celebration!

    It’s great to have both of you out again too. 🙂

  4. lingzie says:

    aiks i missed out on this 🙁
    but happy anniversary to you criz!! definitely a job well done 🙂

    merry christmas to you and your cute lil kitties!! hehehe

    Thanks Lingzie… it’s a waste you were not there… we were all bloated up.. haha 😛

  5. Wow, what a great nite!

    Thanks for the meal vouchers:-)

    No problem JT… I hope you can try some of the food out. 🙂

  6. it was a fun gathering. ^-^

    Yea it was… I’m glad you did not freak out after the ghost story telling.. haha!

  7. allie says:

    hope it’s not too late to wish you happy anniversary! Sorry that I forget to reply your email. 🙁

    No problem Allie… there are still many gatherings more in the future. 🙂

  8. LayMin says:

    Criz, thanks for the invitation.. enjoy it indeed.. looking forward the ne^^

    Happy Anniversary ya~

    Thanks Min… I’m glad you felt at home with the wacky group.. haha!

  9. When are u comin to KL?? Its been a year that i know u and u hv not a made a trip here yet!!

    Not sure yet… a bit short of time here until after Chinese New Year.

  10. taufulou says:

    hey…Happy 2nd Anniersary to your blog..pai seh lei.that nite could not attend to your thing cuz reach back pg quite late~

    Thanks Bok! 🙂

  11. buzzingbee says:

    Sorry I couldn’t make it that day! Anyway congrats and hope there’s many more anniversaries to come ::)

    Of course there would be. Thanks for the wishes Bee!

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