Thursday, July 2, 2015

Revisiting Beep Beep Q @ Bangkok Lane, Penang

It's been awhile since I last went back to Beep Beep Q Restaurant
I've been missing it a lot especially those juicy and tender barbecue meats that make every bite so delicious and satisfying.
I have heard many people have been saying that why Beep Beep Q is only opens at night but not during lunch time?
Good news is, Beep Beep Q is now available during lunch time as well as a la carte menu is now available in the restaurant as they also came to know that some people have small appetite but they wish to try those delicious barbecue dishes in Beep Beep Q. Other than that, they have also got some new items on the menu that will catch your attention for sure!

My previous post

Beep Beep Q Restaurant could be a great dining place, especially when you are planning for a bbq party and lazy to prepare. Furthermore you don't need to get your hands dirty, everything can be solved at Beep Beep Q Restaurant. 

Little W of Beep Beep Q do change style from time to time.
I've seen Imin decorated it as Rudolph during Christmas too!

Introducing one of the new drink, Mojito priced at RM15.90 per glass(bottle). A refreshing mocktail that surely goes well with barbecue meats. Mojito is full with the taste of mint, not really my regular drink but it is indeed good to go with grilled meats. Or you can also try their Mojito with Rum (RM25.90) if you would like alcohol in your Mojito.  

Salad is available all night long for those who go with buffet, as well as mashed potatoes, soup and drinks too.

Introducing one of the new item on Beep Beep Q's menu, the ultimate Thai Style Grilled Fish!
This is a picture of how the fish is cook. Wrapped in Aluminium Foil, and there's salt in there!

This is how it looks on the table!
A whole delicious Thai Style Grilled Fish!

Beep Beep Q uses fresh water fish for this dish. The fish was perfectly cook and maintained its moist. As we all know that barbecue fish will tend to become overcooked and the meat will be dry and stick all over the aluminium foil. This one was perfectly done without any mistakes. It is a little salty with a hint of lemongrass. I was told by Imin that this is Thai's traditional grilled fish that they brought over the recipe from Thai. 
Their Thai Style Grilled Fish is only available for advance order only as Beep Beep Q would like to make sure the fish they serve are fresh. So if you would like to try this dish, make sure you make your booking in advance. It is available on the buffet with pre order or a la carte pre order at RM30.00 each. 

Grilled Prawns is priced at RM20.00 per plate. A plate of fresh prawns grilled to perfections. The portion is rather generous for that kind of price. Most importantly is you don't have to stand beside the hot stove yourself and someone will get it done for you. Another highlight would be the lime chilli sauce that went perfectly with the prawns. Simply delicious!


If you have read my previous post.  Then you should know that my top favourite in Beep Beep Q would be this Bacon Wrapped! Now it is also available on the a la carte menu at only RM15 for 8 Bacon Wrapped! It is simply juicy and delicious that golden mushrooms wrapped with bacon and grilled to perfection!


Next would be this thick, juicy and tender Porkloin Chop! It is grilled with their homemade sweet honey sauce. 2 big pieces of pork loin with sides of salad and mashed potato priced at only RM16.00. Don't you think it is consider very cheap?


My previous post also mentioned about how delicious the Lamb Shoulder was. It is also one of the highly recommended item on the a la carte menu priced at RM25.00 per plate. The seasoning was still how it tasted last time, maintaining its quality making me still in love with it and also want more of it! Good job!




The Chicken Thigh on a la carte menu is served along with black pepper sausage. Seasoned with homemade barbecue sauce is also one of the wise choice that made the chicken tasted delicious. I only find it a bit over priced for this dish, RM16.00. I would go for Porkloin Chop for the same price since I'm a big eater. 


Another favourite of mine would be Grilled Fish. The Dory fishes were seasoned with garlic butter sauce and priced at only RM20.00 for a generous portion. Squeeze the sliced lemon into the grilled fish and it will taste heavenly! This dish would just be perfect to me because I'm a big fan of Dory fish as well as garlic butter! They made a perfect match! Highly recommended!


Last but not least, I believe this is also what you guys want! Spicy Chicken Wings!
The a la carte order of Spicy Chicken Wings is priced at RM15.00 per plate. For me, barbecue will not be completed without chicken wings, especially a hot and spicy chicken wings that will stimulate your taste buds. 

I was really happy that I get to try all the delicious dishes in Beep Beep Q Restaurant again! And my newly added favourite would be the Thai Style Grilled Fish! So remember to call them up before going so that you can try out the new dish too!


Beep Beep Q Restaurant
Address: 11, Bangkok Lane, Pulau Tikus, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact No: Imin Chan 017 - 754 1228 / Benjamin Tan 012 - 421 1134
Business hours: Daily 6:00pm - 10:30pm (Buffet & a la carte) & Friday to Sunday 12:00pm - 4:30pm(a la carte only)
Price: Adult @ RM60.00 nett, children @ RM30.00 nett / a la carte
GPS: 5.4321864,100.3129891
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Obsession of Photography with VSCO (Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters @ Udini Square Penang)

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When it comes to nice pictures, I think I'm very passionate and willing to spend some time on brewing a nice photo.
Taking photos is one of my hobby also also my passion. I'm the type that could just pull over just to capture some nice shoots or scenes that I saw and share it with my friends.

If you were to follow my social media, you will realize that my Instagram (www.instagram.com/jjzai) is totally different from my other social media.
Some of my friends keep asking me how did I edit my photos and make those photos look so nice.
What I always told my friends was:
1. To make a photo looks nice, you have to imagine that your object is beautiful.
2. Spend more time on taking photos, if you do not have a the passion of taking photos, then don't talk about photo editing.
3. Play with your photo editing apps, get familiar with it. (Recommended apps: VSCO, Fotorus, Phonto and etc)
4. Visit other instagrammers' profiles, learn more about photography.
5. Take more photos, edit more photos and get familiar with it.

Life is full with uncertainties, why not we just spend a little bit more time and capture the beautiful moments we saw and share it with others?

Anyway, photo shown is captured with Sony Nex 5T, edited with VSCO.
Location: Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters @ Udini Square
Address: Udini Square, Lebuh Tunku Kudin 3, 11700 Gelugor, Penang.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jamuan Berbuka Puasa @ Sarkies, Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

Sarkies in Eastern & Oriental Hotel would be my last Ramadhan food review.
Named as one of the best buffet restaurant in Penang, Sarkies still deserved the title they have earned.
Serving more than 100 dishes, they are offering more than what customers could have expected. 

The E&O Hotel's ever-popular breaking fast buffet will run from 18th June until 16th July 2015 and offers a delightful blend of traditional dishes served during the Hari Raya Season as well as Malaysia and international favourites from all over the world. 

Jamuan Berbuka Puasa
Date: 18th June 2015 - 16th July 2015
Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Price: RM128.30 nett(adult), RM55.95 nett (children 6years old to 12 years old)
*children below 6 years old dine for free

From the appetizer corner, they have salad along with different kind of dressing as well as pickles

Ulam is available on the menu to meet the theme of the buffet, which is Jamuan Berbuka Puasa to celebrate the month of Ramadhan. 

Other than just the Ramadhan dishes, they still maintain some of the dishes available during the International Buffet Dinner.

Some Malay Salads like Spicy Chicken Salad, Acar Rampai, Chicken Mango and many more also available on the buffet spread. I'm pretty sure they would be served as one of the best appetizers. 

The signature cold cuts on ice like Tuna, Yellow Tail and Salmon are also available during the Jamuan Berbuka Puasa Buffet

Some of the must have at Sarkies are like Oyster Cocktail, Blanched Shrimps, Spanner Crab and Green Mussels are also available on the cold cut corner, too bad the Snow Crab is not available during our visit.

Moving to the roasted corner, we still have the signature E&O Roasted Duck, Roasted Chicken, Roasted Lamb and Roasted Beef. All still maintain its quality, juicy and tender. 

There are all sorts of Traditional Malay Dishes available on the hot dishes section. Pictures below from left to right(top to bottom) are Lamb Stew with Carrot & Potato, Steamed Seabass King Soya & Coriander Chili, Lamb Rojan Josh, and Chicken Tikka. I really like how they chopped their lamb into small cubes and it is very easy to eat along with rice or just nice to eat like that. Chicken Tikka was pretty good too, only I find it a bit too oily on the surface of the dish. 

Chicken Tangine with Green Olive & Lemon Zest, Sze Chuan Chicken, Fried Squid Ring Tom Yam, Nasi Tomato, Lamb Korma, and Mutton Curry. All of the available dishes were equally good, especially Lamb Korma, which is tender and juicy. I'm surprise to find out that the Tomato Rice is good to go with the Malay dishes available here, making my meal more complete and appetizing. 

Beef Goulash, Foo Young Stir Fried Eggs, Sautéed Vegetables, Udang Kering Bersantan and Ayam Percik with Peanut Sauce. Apart from Malay dishes, Sarkies also offers Asian dishes including Chinese and Indian on their buffet spread. Which is rather friendly to all Malaysians and more varieties for us to choose.

Fried Spring Rolls & Fried Samosa

Baked whole Salmon & Cheese Baked Oyster
Both were heavenly good!

Roasted Whole Lamb, a must for Ramadhan! Though the lamb looks rather skinny, but the meat was real damn good! I personally love the outer layer of the lamb very much as it is much more crispier and tasted nicer served with mint and black pepper sauce.

Chef in action! Cutting the lamb for all the customers

Another dish that blew me off was the Curry Salmon Fish Head, the curry was sweet and creamy. Best to go with the breads available at the bread corner. Or you can also order the Roti Canai from the chef and they will prepare for you on the spot.

Other than that, they also have Satay that grill on the spot, choices available are Chicken, Lamb and Beef. Best to go with Peanut Sauce

Everything is grill on the spot, even better when the satay is a bit burnt.

One of my favourite would be Teh Tarik!
Look at the barista in action!
Remember to ask for less sweet if you are not a fan of sweet Teh Tarik

Kebab was also available this year, which is something that wasn't available last year.
But I do find that the kebab was a bit too dry, anyway it tastes good with the sauce. 

The also have Indian Corner, Char Koay Teow and Noodle Station available for the customers

Char Koay Teow at Sarkies was not bad, furthermore it is Pork Free!
Look at the size of the shrimps!

The noodle of the day was Prawn Noodle, you can actually choose whatever ingredients you like on the selection table to be added into your noodle and enjoy a bowl of delicious prawn noodle!

Moving to desserts, there were more than 20 types of desserts available. Rojak was one of the most favourable desserts. Mixture of all sorts of fruits like pineapple, cucumber, pink guava and many more with the heavenly Rojak Sauce is one of the signature food of Penang. 

Look at all the colourful and attractive desserts! And my favourite macarons are available too!

Mixture of fruit sticks

How can we forget about the mouth watering Malay Kuih-Muih when we talk about Ramadhan buffet? The Pulut Inti is one of the best that I've ever tasted as I'm a big fan of sticky glutinous rice. Kuih Talam is also my top favourite, and the one here was really great! 

When we are talking about varieties, I believe Sarkies @ E&O Hotel would be the only that offered the most varieties in their buffet spread. Even their desserts corner are full with gems! Perfect for people with sweet tooth! Don't you think? Below are photos of Cream Puffs, Chocolate Brownies, Tiramisu, Green Tea Cake and etc. 

Pecan Pie & White Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Lastly, there are also Ice Kacang and Chendol available on the dessert corner too. Or you may go for ice cream with the available toppings to finish your meal.

That sums up of my reviews for Ramadhan buffet.
I believe that Sarkies @ E&O Hotel would be the one that offered the most varieties. Though the price is slightly higher than other hotels, but I'm sure it will be a great opportunity for people with big appetite to have a big feast here in E&O Hotel. 

Jamuan Berbuka Puasa @ Sarkies, Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang
Address: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact number: 04-222 2000 ext:3151 / 3139
Duration: 18th June 2015 - 16th July 2015
Opening hours: Daily 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Email: fbcentral.resv@eohotels.com
GPS: 5.4233619,100.335615
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