Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Godiva Chocolatier Soft Serve Ice Cream @ Gurney Paragon Mall Penang

It has been a great trend having soft serve in Penang recently.
It is really getting popular and also the best to counter this kind hot weather in Penang with some nice and chilling soft serve. 

I've been hearing a lot about Godiva Chocolatier's soft serve and saw it launched in Kuala Lumpur outlets and other countries but not in Penang yet.
Recently in the beginning of April, Godiva Chocolatier in Gurney Paragon Mall Penang also decided to launch their soft serve in Penang and ended everyone's waiting. 

Available from April 7th 2016 onwards, Godiva Chocolatier @ Gurney Paragon Mall  will be serving their signature soft serve and their Chocolixir (Ice Blended) to all the Penangites. 

Godiva Chocolatier's soft serve is available in 3 flavours (Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Twist and Vanilla White Chocolate) whereas their Chocolixir is available in 5 flavours (Dark Chocolate Decadence, Milk Chocolate Decadence, Dark Chocolate Earl Grey, Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Dark Mint Chocolate). Both the soft serve and Chocolixir are priced at RM22.25 each. 

It was our first time so we gave the Chocolate Twist a try.
The staff will prepare the soft serve on the spot.

Since it was our first try, we ordered the Chocolate Twist flavour, which is the combination of Dark Chocolate and Vanilla White Chocolate as we are afraid that the Vanilla White Chocolate flavour could be too sweet.
It turns out to be really great as the bitterness from the dark chocolate and sweetness from the vanilla white chocolate blended so well together. We like the soft and milky texture and it is really addictive. Now that we know why is it so popular.

Though it was a bit expensive paying RM22.25 for a soft serve ice cream. But judging from the taste and quality. We wouldn't mind to reward ourselves once in a while aren't we?

Godiva Chocolatier Soft Serve Ice Cream @ Gurney Paragon Mall Penang
Address: L1-10A, Gurney Paragon, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang, Malaysia
Contact no: 604-218-9522
Business hour: Daily 10:00am - 10:00pm
GPS: 5.4357039,100.311094

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Monday, May 9, 2016

[Kuala Lumpur] Infusion: Specialty Coffee Co @ 1 Utama | Let's take a break from shopping!

Being one of the specialty coffees in Kuala Lumpur. A decent cafe has been humbly operating coffee business July 2014. Infusion: Specialty Coffee Co is located inside 1 Utama Shopping Centre.

Secretly located at the Old Wing of 1 Utama, Infusion: Specialty Coffee Co has been serving coffee, juices, some savouries to caters to all the workers around the area and also visitors of the mall.
The store is not very big, and it is located at the center of the mall where it can be easily seen if you are doing your shopping on level 2.

Simple setting and humble cafe in the mid of a major shopping mall in KL.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Penang Fashion Week 2016 | Fashion Show by House of Alden & Keith Kee Couture

Penang Fashion Week 2016 by Gurney Paragon Mall kicked off with the first day of fashion shows by Alden Leong from House of Alden and Keith Kee from Keith Kee Couture.
Both of them are very talented fashion designer with all sorts of contemporary designs featuring different styles.
With the theme of Street Vogue this year, Penang Fashion Week 2016 will showcase all the special designs for this year's Spring / Summer 2016 collections. 

It was a pleasure to be invited by Alden himself for his personal show. But I rejected at the first place and told him that I've got no sense of fashion and I did not know what to wear for the event.
In the end I attend the event and didn't regret it when I get to see all his beautiful creations.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Plan B Restaurant @ Gurney Paragon Mall | Your New Local

I believe all or most of you who have tried Ben's in Gurney Paragon Mall will sure miss their food a lot. Especially the delicious Spicy Soft Shell Crab Pasta, Crispy Duck Carbonara, or what about the heavenly Macadamia Cheesecake Sundae?

We were all saddened to hear that Ben's was no more. But also welcomes a good news that Plan B, which is under the same company, B.I.G Group has taken over the slot and introducing their all new a la carte menu this round! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

243,000 Healthy Ayam Brand™ Bento Meals For Charity CSR Brings Japanese Cuisine To Penang with Workshop By Celebrity Chef Loke

Ayam Brand has been in Malaysia for 124 years. I was like literarily WOW when I came to know that the brand is actually old but still doing so well in Malaysia!
There are everything we know about Ayam Brand, ranging from tomato beans, canned tuna to all sorts of can food.

Recently I got invited to their CSR event and find it rather interesting that Ayam Brand do contribute a lot to charity body especially all the next generation leaders.
They are introducing an affordable Japanese-style bento to more Malaysians and also promote healthy lifestyle with their healthy canned food.
Also they have invited participants from Cheshire Home Penang, Persatuan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Islam Pulau Pinang, The Salvation Army Children Home Penang and Shan Children’s Home and their representatives to attend the event and learn how to prepare the Japanese bento set together.

As you can see, Ayam Brand promotes a much easier ways to prepare bento that even kids could do. All you need is just grab some of their ready-to-consume canned food like baked beans, fruits, sardine, tuna, sweet corns and so on.

The event started with representatives from Ayam Brand telling us that they have been very active on CSR and give back to the charity. They have been having this campaign for several years and this year they are reaching out to 1350 children, disabled, old folks and single mothers from 50 charity homes in Malaysia and Brunei. Providing them with two months supply of Ayam Brand products sufficient for daily consumption for all residents, while introducing a healthy meal alternative for children and adults.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Barista Haus @ Ropewalk Piazza, Jalan Pintai Tali | Make Your Own Latte Art

Being innovative is really crucial to survive in this high competitive market and Barista Haus just created another concept to serve all the curious Penangites.
Do you always wonder how those baristas make those beautiful and artistic latte art for your coffee?

I believe some or most of you are really interested whenever you see a barista serve you a cup of latte with some really nice latte art. And some of you are eager to learn, perhaps even if you just go and buy a coffee machine and seeing all the videos online, you just couldn't get it right.

Barista Haus is a newly joined tenant at Ropewalk Piazza, a new commercial shoplot located at Jalan Pintai Tali, directly opposite Prangin Mall Penang. Parking could be a problem depending on weekdays or weekends, but there are public carparks surrounding this whole area. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Up and Above European Cuisine @ Pulau Tikus Penang

An interesting restaurant that offers interesting menu, Up and Above European Cuisine is a newly joined restaurant in the Pulau Tikus area. Mainly focus on affordable yet quality cuisine to be served to the customers, Up and Above European Cuisine is ready to give everyone an extraordinary yet afforable semi fine dining experience. 

Up and Above European Cuisine focus on creative cooking and modern way to present their dishes, giving customers a unique dining experience from the moment they stepped into the restaurant until the moment they leave the restaurant. 

Up and Above European Cuisine is located at Cantonment Road, next to the famous Sister Cook, or directly opposite Maybank / Public Bank. You will see it on your left if you are on your way to Gurney or Kelawei Road and going through Cantonment Road. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Hai Nan Town (海南) @ Weld Quay, Georgetown, Penang | Nyonya & Hainanese Cuisine

What is on your mind whenever people talk about Hainanese food?
Is it always the typical Hainanese Spring Roll? Or Hainan Chicken Rice?

Well that's what I always thought of until I dine at the Hai Nan Town (海南) Nyonya & Hainanese Cuisine that has been around the town for so many years.
Hai Nan Town (海南) Nyonya & Hainanese Cuisine is located at Tanjong City Marina, Weld Quay area and next to Muchacha (formerly known as QEII).
Hai Nan Town (海南) Nyonya & Hainanese Cuisine can be easily spotted if you are drives into Weld Quay from Esplanade. You will see a beautiful classic building located on your left before reaching the Penang Ferry Terminal.

Monday, March 28, 2016

ECC Coffee @ Gurney Tower, Penang

Being one of the coffee-selling businesse, ECC Coffee opened its first branch in Penang. The same location was formerly Starbucks Malaysia Gurney Tower, and not has taken over by ECC Coffee that emphasizes on the quality of coffee as well as some creative flavoured coffees, teas and other beverages to cater to the different demands of Penangites.

ECC Coffee  has added a little something to Penang as they focus on selling their coffee and also encourages customers to purchase their coffee beans, instant coffee and ready made teabags. After ECC Coffee took over this slot, the cafe has became slightly bigger and more comfortable to hang out at the cafe.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Tea Factory [Occupy Beach Street] | Healthy & Beauty Teas in Penang

Though all the non-stop eating, I do really concern about my own health and weight sometimes, or all the time. I'm really guilty after consuming carbo or all sorts of oily food and sometimes it is really out of my control.

Recently, I was introduce to this brand called The Tea Factory that features healthy and beauty teas specially caters to all the tea lovers and health enthusiast. The Tea Factory offers a wide range of tea leaves combinations with their own recipes with different functions to suit all needs of customers.

For the time being, The Tea Factory does not have a shop yet but they can be found in most events in Penang. It is manufactured and also packaged in Penang and now available in Occupy Beach Street event that happens every Sunday at Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street) Penang.