Friday, May 10, 2019

Dragon Gate Banquet 龙门夜宴 @ The Six Premium Cantonese Restaurant, 六鼎轩经典粤菜

The Six Premium Restaurants 六鼎轩 has been in Penang for a very long time serving big and small families, hosting private events and all kinds of dining events. 
They are well known for their variety of food and all sorts of different dining style available in different outlets. 

The Six Premium Cantonese Restaurant, 六鼎轩经典粤菜 is the one located inside Penang Times Square ground floor, do not confuse it with the one inside M Mall as they are serving different cuisine. Special thanks to the management for the invitation that we get to try one of the most exquisite Chinese dinings ever. 

The Six Premium Cantonese Restaurant can host your private events up to a maximum of 80 pax with all kind of event facilities available. You can consider hosting your VIPs here at The Six Premium as they have exquisite interiors and delicious Chinese food to offer. 

Dragon Gate Banquet 龙门夜宴
Pan Fried Prawn with Garlic
Steamed Garoupa Fish with Patong Sauce
Signature Pork Rib
Crispy Roasted Chicken
Deep Fried Octopus
Sauteed Crab with Garlic & Chili
Salad Oyster with Baked Cheese
Braised Abalone with Black Truffle
Sauteed Rhizome with Celery

Dragon Gate Banquet is different from our usual Chinese dining as most of our cuisine will be served dish by dish whereas this in dining style, all the food will be served together.
It is pretty convenient as you don't have to take a long time to wait for every dishes to be served to your table and at the same time you get to choose which one you want to eat first and which one you want to eat later. 

The Six Premium Cantonese Restaurant saw the opportunity and introduces this cuisine to Penangites as this is not very common and also they are the very first restaurant in Penang that serve this cuisine.
The whole cuisine is so photogenic that the moment we all saw them serving it, we took out our phones and cameras then starting to capture every moment we can, boomerang, pictures, videos, slow-mo and etc.

The serving style is so special and it is also my first time seeing this kind of serving style. It was such an eye-opening experience to see this such grand and luxurious serving style. A sumptuous meal is served right in front of your eyes.

香甜蒜味干煎大虾 Pan Fried Prawn with Garlic
The tiger prawns are really fresh and big. They were properly skewed and cooked to perfection. Even the meat has absorbed the sauce and makes prawns rather tender and flavorful.
The sauce was sweet and rather appetizing with the garlic flavour since I am a garlic lover.

特色巴东蒸石斑 Steamed Garoupa Fish with Patong Sauce
Another dish that would make you crave for a bowl of hot and fragrant rice would be the steamed fish with Patong sauce. They use Garoupa which the meat are usually tender and soft, and this fish can was just nice for 10 pax. Patong sauce is something we Malaysians would definitely love with the strong and appetizing flavours.

招牌一支骨 Signature Pork Rib
One of the top favourites of the night are the delicious and tender pork ribs on the menu.
I love the flavour of the pork ribs which was a tad of sweet and sour, it tasted quite refreshing and appetizing. You could have wanted to ask for a bowl of rice just to go with it.

经典明炉烧鸡 Crispy Roasted Chicken
Another addicting dish was the roast chicken which was quite flavourful itself without any sauce.
The chicken was well seasoned before the roast it and the flavour absorbed into the meat. The skin was thin and crispy and the meat was juicy.

酥炸七彩八爪鱼 Deep Fried Octopus
Baby octopuses was deep fried and then cook with their homemade sauce. This dish suits our Asian's appetite perfectly as it was a little bit sweet and spicy. The octopus was fried to perfection hence it was chewy yet very addictive.

避风塘炒蟹 Sauteed Crab with Garlic & Chili
Your meal will always be better when you can feast on some fresh and delicious seafood. Crab is part of the menu and this dish was really addictive especially for garlic lovers like me.

沙律芝士焗生蠔 Salad Oyster with Baked Cheese

黑松露炆鲍鱼 Braised Abalone with Black Truffle
It feels really luxurious when you are able to feast on expensive food like abalone. Even better when they braised it with black truffle and these abalones are not just chewy but also very flavourful.

淮山菇菌炒西芹 Sauteed Rhizome with Celery

So that's 9-course set menu to form this Dragon Gate Banquet. This could be great when you can enjoy these good food with your friends and family or any kind of celebrations.
Dragon Gate Banquet is now priced at RM688++(Promotional price) whereas it is normally priced at RM988++. Advanced reservation is required, so make your bookings now to avoid disappointment.

六鼎轩经典粤菜 The Six Premium Cantonese Restaurant
Address: 77-G-63 Penang Time Square, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact no: 04- 296 9745 / 011-11101226
Business hours: Daily 11:00am – 9.45pm
GPS: 5.4126623,100.3230312

Saturday, April 13, 2019

莆田 PUTIEN DUOTOU Clams Galore @ Gurney Paragon

King of the Clams, the DUOTOU clams that are only available at Putien restaurant is now available again until stocks last. These seasonal dishes are only available during certain months of the year as it is directly harvested from the farm and import directly from China. 

DUOTOU clams by PUTIEN are available in 8 cooking styles which show how they can taste different from every unique cooking styles. These fusion cooking styles not only features the usual cuisines available in PUTIEN but also other ways of making DUOTOU clams taste better and juicier.

Salted Spicy DUOTOU Clam
This cooking style is one of the best way you can taste the original taste from the DUOTOU clams and how juicy it is. Lightly salted with the salt pepper makes it rather addictive in every bite when you have it on its own and it tastes just like some really good snack.

Stir-fried Sambal Chives with DUOTOU Clams
Enjoying clams in local style is to have it with stir-fried with sambal and chives. This dish is definitely delicious but we find the taste was too strong and overpowered the clams. However, this one is really good to go with some rice and you will just enjoy it like how most Malaysians does.

Steamed DUOTOU Clam with Minced Garlic
Another way of enjoying it is to steam it with some minced garlic where not only it removes any of the fishy smell but also it makes the clams taste really delicious and juicy. PUTIEN cut all the clams into half before steaming them hence you can enjoy them to the max when you let every piece of the slip into your mouth.

DUOTOU Clam Omelette
Another dish that could be great for a nice dinner with your family would be the omelette style that varies from the usual oyster omelette. The eggs match perfectly with clams and able to maintain the moist in those clams. No doubt this is one of the best ways to taste this enjoy the DUOTOU clams too.

Stir-fried DUOTOU Clams with Ginger & Spring Onion
Chinese always like to cook their favourite food in ginger & spring onion style. Not because this is very popular but it is because this cooking style can best bring out the taste of most ingredients and also it is one of the most simple cooking styles that most people love. 

Thai-Flavoured DUOTOU Clam
An exotic way of enjoying DUOTOU clams is to have it in kerabu style where you can taste spicy and sour yet very appetizing. We Malaysians would enjoy this dish whether as an appetizer or a main dish though the kids may not like it since it is a bit spicy. 

Baked DUOTOU Clam on Hot Plate
Another way of enjoying the clams' original flavour would be this option. It wasn't really salty but it is only a bit dry in this version. I would prefer the steam version more.

Steamed DUOTOU Clam in Fermented Wine
The one we all like the most is this steamed version with fermented wine where the clams absorbed most of the wine and tasted so flavourful. I believe most people would love it especially the elderly where they can enjoy the freshness of the clams cooked in wine.

DUOTOU Clam Feast

Don't forget to try other best sellers available at PUTIEN too!

Putien Malaysia @ Gurney Paragon Mall
Address: Lot 163-D-6, 16, 17&18, Gurney Paragon Mall,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Contact no: +604-2260828
Email address:
Facebook page:
GPS: 5.4356583,100.3114466

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Long Time Ago 很久苡前 @ Gurney Paragon Mall

As a newly joined tenant at Gurney Paragon, Long Time Ago 很久苡前 took over the space that was formerly Morganfield's. 
Barbeque lovers would be delighted to find that Long Time Ago 很久苡前 is now available with the barbeque concept that brought here by the owner from China, where the brand has more than 40 outlets across China and specialized in grill meats especially lamb skewers. Hence this is the first outlet in Malaysia. 
The restaurant is air-conditioned so you don't have to worry about sweating while eating, yet you can enjoy grilling all those meats and vegetables right in front of you. Save all the mess from doing it at home where you have to clean your house and kitchen.

Apart from skewer meats, customers can also try some of the signature dishes on the menu and save time from waiting when  you are darn hungry.

Barbeque Pork Ribs RM28

Barbeque Lamb Racks RM35
Juicy yet pretty well seasoned, grilled to perfection and meat was tender.
Definitely love it.

Grilled Brinjal RM8

The food at Long Time Ago are served in trays like this, so order as much as you want and let them do the arrangements for you. All food are prepared and ready to be grilled with their special custom made skewers where it will help you to cook everything perfectly.

There are plenty of choices available for barbeque ranging from meats, seafood to vegetables.
Meats: chicken, pork, beef & lamb
Seafood: fish, squid, prawn, scallop and etc.

I would really consider food here are priced reasonably judging on the ambiance of the place and how comfortable it was to dine here.
Lamb skewers: RM4.20/stick | RM23.50/half dozen | RM42.50/dozen
Some other meats are available ranging from RM3.00 - RM4.50 per stick
Vegetables are also available from RM2.00 to RM5.50 per stick

Most of the foods here are prepared fresh and without any seasoning. Mostly is because Long Time Ago's concept is to practice the origins of barbeque where most foods are grilled to perfection without any seasoning and you can taste the original flavors of all the foods. 
Alternatively, you can choose to have your barbeque meats with the sauce or chili powder provided depending on your level of tolerance towards spiciness. 

Long Time Ago uses their special machines to grill all the foods so you don't really have to do it yourself. Even the skewers were specially made to fit the machine so all your meats can be cooked perfectly and evenly. You just have to watch out your foods so it wont overcooked or burn.

The restaurant uses high-quality coals so you don't have to worry about smoke coming out from the barbeque machine throughout your meal. All you can smell was the flavors from the meats cooking and grilling.

What's better with grilled meats? Definitely some ice cold beer to go with your foods!
Perfect match especially when you have great company!

Special thanks to Gurney Paragon Mall for the invitation

Long Time Ago 很久苡前

163D-1-01, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, 10250 George Town
Business hours: 11.45 am - 11.30 pm (Daily)
Inquiries / bookings: 04-295 0869

Monday, January 14, 2019

Pot Of Goodies 聚宝盆菜 @ Putien 莆田

It is almost time for Chinese New Year again and we always gather around with friends and family celebrating this season with feast!

As a Chinese restaurant, Putien 莆田 always have lots of signature dishes to offer to their customers.  This time around they are also expanding their menu introducing more oyster dishes by popular demand. This limited menu will only available until 31 March 2019.

Seaweed Oysters with Fried Eggs RM29.90
This dish is cooked with the first harvest of seaweed and the big-fat oyster fried together with the seaweed made it rather delicious and juicy. Perfect to go with rice or even on its own.

Salt & Pepper Crispy Oyster RM36.90
If you are craving for some bites or someone who fancy fried stuff, this is definitely the best choice for you among the 3 oyster dishes. The big juicy oysters are nicely coated with flour and fried to perfection while maintaining its texture then seasoned with salt and pepper to make this dish perfect.

Fujian Extraordinary Fried Oysters RM29.90

Seaweed Oysters with Fried Eggs (RM29.90)
Another version that is very close to our local Oh Chien was simply amazing with the first harvest seaweed together with egg omelet was a great match. The less oily version oh chien tasted rather good with the big ass juicy oysters. Still amazes by how they can maintain the oysters so juicy even when they fry it with omelete.

To compliment a meal, there were other dishes we have tried.

Stir-Fried Green Dragon Vegetable RM21.90

Deep-fried chicken with garlic RM58.90 (whole bird)
I would say this fried chicken was kinda good but will be better if they choose to serve a bigger chicken.

Putien Cabbage Rice (Rm 20.90)
Portion is good for sharing with your family. Love the crunchy peanuts served with this rice.

To celebrate this Chinese New Year, Putien introduces their own version of Poon Choi named Pot Of Goodies 聚宝盆菜. Putien's Pot of Goodies consists of 11 premium ingredients such as 髮菜 Fat Choy、乾貝 Dried Scallop、魚漂 Fish Maw、海參 Sea Cucumber、花菇 Mushroom、蹄筋 Tendons、蟶乾 Razor Shells、老虎蝦 Tiger Prawn、大白菜 White Cabbage、燒肉 Roasted Pork、and 雞中翼 Chicken Wings. 

The portion of this Pot of Goodies is good for 10 pax hence it will be great to bring it home or dine in here with your family to share this great auspicious dish. There are 3 sizes available for Pot of Goodies: 4 pax set @ RM418, 6 pax set @ RM698, 10 pax set @ RM898.

Customers can place their orders for Pot of Goodies today onwards and collections will be starting from 16 January onwards. Available at all Putien outlets. 

Putien Malaysia @ Gurney Paragon Mall
Address: Lot 163-D-6, 16, 17&18, Gurney Paragon Mall,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Contact no: +604-2260828
Email address:
Facebook page:
GPS: 5.4356583,100.3114466