Monday, November 28, 2022

Seasonal Delights - Buddha Jumps over the Walls and Mudskippers @ Putien, Penang Gurney Paragon Mall

When it comes to Putien restaurant, it is all about good food and great memories especially this is a perfect restaurant for family gathering or bringing important guests for a good treat. 

Special thanks to Putien management for inviting us again and let us try some of the new seasonal dishes with the new premium Buddha Jumps Over The Wall dish available on their menu.

Being one of the most premium dishes on Chinese cuisine, Fatt Tiew Cheong 佛跳墙 Buddha Jumps Over The Wall is definitely the kind of dish that you should try at least once in your lifetime. 
Fatt Tiew Cheong 佛跳墙 Buddha Jumps Over The Wall cooked with 8 types of premium ingredients and Chinese herbs and simmer over low heat for 10 hours to make this bowl of perfectly nutritious soup. Priced at RM288.60
The special thing in Putien is that they will add a shot of MaoTai(Chinese White Wine) to further enhance the flavour of the soup and it is really good. Portion is really big and enough to feed more than one mouth. 

Fatt Tiew Cheong 佛跳墙 Buddha Jumps Over The Wall consists of Nanri Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Dried Scallop, Shark's Fin, Deep Sea Fish Skin, Suizhou Mushroom, Pork Tendon and Pigeon Egg.

Another seasonal special would be their Mudskippers 跳跳鱼 that is imported all the way from Putien, Fujian. 

Available in three cooking style, you can choose to have it in deep fried, which is my favourite among all, or have it braised or in soup.
With lightly salted and spiciness from the pepper, the mudskippers are fried until very crispy and you can basically consume the whole fish except the head. I was expecting the some fishy smell from this fish as we all know that mudskippers taste kinda muddy but surprisingly it is not fishy at all.

The one with Tender Bean Curd version is the one that is soup version where you can enjoy hearty fish soup that goes well with your meal.

The Braised version is the flavourful version where you can have it with Putien's Signature vermicelli noodle. It is the perfect pair with the sauce rich in flavour. 

Seaweed Egg Drop Soup (紫菜蛋花汤)

All time favourite and one of the most popular dishes - 风味松鼠鱼 Deep Fried Squirrel Fish
It is always my favourite with the sweet and sour sauce that makes my meal very appetising and for someone who don't really know how to eat fish like me would be perfect because I wouldn't have to worry about getting choke by fishbones. 

If you are bored with the local Penang Oyster Omelette, you can give this Fujian Fried Oyster Omelette 福建海蠣煎 a try as it is very flavourful and they also added quite a lot of scallions that makes it really enjoyable. 

PUTIEN Sweet & Sour Pork with Lychees 莆田荔枝肉
Definitely a must whenever you visit Putien restaurant. It is always my top favourite as it is something that you can't find in any other restaurants. 

Overall it is another great dining experience getting to try some of the new dishes available in Putien restaurant. It is always the kind of restaurant that suitable to dine with your friends and family when it comes to organising gathering or any celebrations.

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:
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GPS: 5.4356583,100.3114466

Monday, August 8, 2022

Weekday Set Lunch @ Timur Coffee, Ascott Gurney Penang

It is not easy to find some good reasonable set lunch in Penang these days, especially after MCO life that most restaurants, cafes, and hotels changed their menu and increased pricing due to inflation too. 

However, here in Timur Coffee, Ascott Gurney Penang you can find really reasonable set lunch on weekdays with great environment. Located on the 1st floor of Ascott Gurney Penang, right above the lobby is Timur Coffee restaurant where they serve some international cuisine, local delights and many more on their a la carte menu and set lunch menu.

The restaurant is spacious and can accommodate more than hundred people at the same time. Table arrangements were really comfortable too that you won't feel very packed sitting in the restaurant. 

From RM18.90+ with free soup or salad, Timur Coffee at Ascott Gurney Penang offers a list of menu on rotation basis featuring some local's favourites or western delights. Menu comes with free soft drinks or you can add another RM5 to upgrade your drinks to coffee or tea and add another RM10 for a slice of cake. 

Ordered the Tempura Fish & Chips cause I thought that's what very suitable for lunchtime and it surprises me that I'm paying only around RM20 for this big portion of lunch served with crispy wedges and hot soup. Definitely worth paying for freshly prepared lunch like this, very filling and value for money.

 Country Deep Fried Chicken Chop was really crispy and delish with the gravy on top. All western lunch set comes with some side veges and crispy wedges which are great, and you get to choose either hot soup or salad to go with your main course too. 
Even the Chicken Chop that sells in hawker are almost RM15 and does not come with drinks nor soup, so why not dine in this great environment and enjoy not just the food but also the service of Timur Coffee.

If you are into something for sharing or if you don't feel like having any mains you can choose to have something lighter like their Egg & Tuna Croissant which comes in 4 pieces(2 pieces of Tuna & 2 pieces of Egg Mayo). However it is very filling if you were to have them all by yourself too.

Set lunch here is really worth it with the big portion and great ambience in this new hotel.

Finish your meal with a cup of coffee or tea at an additional of RM5 only.

All meals come with a glass of soft drinks, we had Coke and Sprite.

It is not bad for the first visit to Ascott Gurney Penang and definitely will come back for more other promotions available. A la carte menu is also available in the restaurant so you can order something extra from the menu too. 
Set lunch is only available on weekdays and except Public Holidays too. 

Weekday Set Lunch @ Timur Coffee, Ascott Gurney Penang
18, Gurney Drive 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Contact: 604-3707000 /
GPS: 5.4303962,100.3193137

Monday, May 2, 2022

Weekend BBQ Night - Mediterranean @ Planters Lounge, Eastern & Oriental Hotel


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If you are looking for another place for buffet beast, now that Eastern & Oriental Hotel is offering Weekend BBQ Night - Mediterranean at Planters Lounge offering wide variety of food selections and comes with nice sea view. 

Planters Lounge is located on the 6th floor of the Victory Annexe building which overlooking the beautiful Straits of Malacca hence dining here is a good option where you get to enjoy nice food and nice view, especially during sunset hours. 

Ranging from starters to mains to variety of desserts, you can enjoy this buffet feast at the iconic 5 star hotel located in Penang George Town while overlooking the beautiful Straits of Malacca. 
The Weekend BBQ Night - Mediterranean is available every Friday & Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:30pm(No time limit) and priced at RM168nett per adult and RM88nett for child and senior citizen. 
If you are an alcohol lover, do grab the free flow of wines, beers and house pouring spirits promotion at only RM108 per pax. 

Seafood Soup
Roma Tomato & Basil Soup

All kinds of Cold Cuts for starters. You can enjoy Salmon Gravlax, Seared Tuna and all these before you go for something heavier.

For seafood on ice we had slipper lobster, crayfish, scallops, prawns, green mussels and black mussels. 
All are fresh and juicy. 

All kinds of condiments, antipasto, dips and salads available.

Truffle Scented Mousseline Potato
Oven Baked Baby Potatoes with Herbs
Vegetable Lasagne
Butter Glazed Seasonal Vegetables
Roasted Root Vegetables with Pesto
Corn on Cob

In grilling station, you can select your favourite ingredients and the chef will cook for you on the spot. 
Also they have grilled slipper lobsters and chicken kebab skewers available, all are juicy and delightful.

Don't miss the mouthwatering desserts as they have more wide variety of desserts available on the buffet line. Those bite size cakes are just nice for tasting and after a heavy meal. 

If you are a bread lovers, you definitely should not miss the breads in Eastern & Oriental Hotel.
Their freshly baked breads are one of the best in Penang. 

For reservations or enquiries, contact Planters Lounge from 9am - 10pm.
Call / Whatsapp 016-4198094 / 016-4198438
Call 04-2222151 or email

Friday, April 29, 2022

2022 New Menu Launching & DUOTOU Clam Festival by Putien Malaysia @ Putien Restaurant, Gurney Paragon Mall

It's been so many years having the same menu at Putien Malaysia and now that they finally launched their new menu introducing numerous new dishes while keeping their popular dishes available. 
Apart from the new menu, Putien Malaysia also launches their Putien's Duotou Clam festival as the clam is back in season. 

For the 5th year this year, Putien Malaysia is bringing back the juicy and delish Duotou clams with 9 cooking styles to ease your cravings. Only available limited time as there are limited supplies only.
Among all the available options, we have tried the Scrambled Eggs with Duotou Clams which are good like our local oyster omelette but you can see the plate of omelette is full of these juicy clams. These clams went well with eggs as always.

What could be better way to prove that a seafood is fresh than simply steaming it?
The Steamed Duotou Clams with Minced Garlic is very appetising and perfect ways to taste the clams. These perfectly steamed clams are so juicy and it is best to pair with a bowl of rice. 

Now that Putien Malaysia is having promotions, you can order this "100-second" Stewed Yellow Croaker where they cook this dish for exactly 100 seconds to keep the flesh soft and sweet with the broth in it. You can order this dish for RM50 per fish(250g+-) and taste the premium croaker flew it all the way Fujian, China.

Starters Platter(RM36.60) where you can taste some of the popular starters in Putien, or you can order each of them in bigger portion at a la carte price. 

One of their latest dishes would be the Fujian Red Mushroom Seafood Lor Mee. This starchy noodle is so hearty and perfect for sharing in a family. The newly introduced Fujian Red Mushroom does taste unique and it painted the noodle red as they cook it. It is kinda chewy and you can taste the earthy flavour of the mushroom. Priced at RM12.60 per pax or RM29.60 for the regular portion(per pot).

For a light-flavour soup preference, you can try the Kelp Miao Pork Rib Soup which is very healthy and delicious. The imported Kelp Miao is used in this soup and the pork ribs are also very tender, makes you feel like home-cooked soup even though you are dining out. 
Priced at RM33.60 per pot.  

If you are intestine food lovers, you definitely must try their new dish, Fried Pork Liver where it is smooth and tender. It is stir-fried quickly to lock the moisture so it can still remain juicy even though it is mix with sides and sauces. For those who are not really into pork liver, you can also give it a try as it is sliced thinly and the taste of liver wasn't too strong and the sauce is covered most of the taste already. 
This exotic dish is priced at  RM27.60 per plate.

For those who love spicy dishes, you can try their new Stir-fried Abalone with Red & Chili Peppers. This dish is so big portion and perfect for sharing. It is priced at RM118.60, slightly higher due to the premium ingredients used in this dish. However it is healthy and nutritious. 

For a sweet ending, we were served with their new dessert, Double-boiled Pear with Osmanthus and Aged Mandarin Peel. This dessert cooked with whole fresh pear and it is really juicy with nice fragrant of osmanthus and mandarin peel. The pear can be easily scoop with the spoon given and it melts in your mouth when you eat it. Priced at RM16.60 each. 

- Special thanks to Putien Malaysia for extending the invitation for new menu tasting -

There are many more new dishes which we haven't get to tried yet. I will definitely go back other time with friends or family just to try their new dishes. Putien Malaysia is a perfect place for family gathering, company treats or even friends who would like to gather for a meal. 

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

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Khoon Pastry House @ Jalan Argyll, Penang

As we all know, Penang has been flooded with so many cafes and restaurants that people are confused with so many options they have when they come to think of lunch or dinner. 
There are so many nostalgic places that have been left forgotten by many as people are so familiar with some places that they would never think of them when it comes to suggested places to eat. 

Khoon Pastry House located in Jalan Argyll Penang is one of the many cafes that most people have forgotten. They are still one of the best restaurants to dine when you are located for some classic and authentic Hainan food like Hainanese Chicken Chop, Hainanese Spring Roll, Hainanese Chicken Rice and etc. 

The restaurant is so nostalgic and cozy, just like the olden days where your parents or grandparents will bring you to a kopitiam and enjoy a glass of coffee and piece of cake. The restaurant is quite small and only limited seats available hence it may be a bit crowded during lunch or dinner hours. 

Khoon Pastry House has a limited menu featuring some Hainanese dishes, one of them is their Hainanese Chicken Rice(RM13.90) with very smooth, juicy and succulent steamed chicken served with fragrant rice and paired with Hainanese chili sauce which was just perfect.

If you know Hainanese food, you will surely know that Hainanese Spring Roll(RM8.00) is one of the most popular snacks with the stir-fried jicama wrapped in spring roll skin and then deep fried it, served with lea & perrins sauce and chopped chili. 
This is my favourite side dish since I was young and still I will order this whenever I visit Khoon Pastry House. 

My top favourite dish in Khoon Pastry House will be none other than the Hainanese Chicken Chop(RM17.90) which served exactly like how it should be, with the mix vege, onion and tomatoes.
By far this is one of the best Hainanese Chicken Chop I've tasted yet. The sauce is perfectly like what I've had when I was young and there were a lot of western food stalls that serve Hainanese Chicken Chop. 

One of the must try dishes in Khoon Pastry House would be none other than their signature Shepherd's Pie. We ordered the Chicken Shepherd's Pie(RM19.90) and there will be a 20 minutes waiting time as they will prepare this dish upon order. 
The mash on top of the dish was toasted perfectly and it was smooth, perfect to go with the chicken fillings. 

Like how the restaurant is named, Khoon Pastry House is specialised in making traditional pastries, something that you don't often get to see anymore in kopitiam or any other pastry house these days. 
We tried the Cup Cake(RM4.00), Butter Moon Cake(RM4.00), Sliced Fruit Cake(RM3.00) and Sliced Coconut Candy(RM2.50). 
These pastries may not be the best but the nostalgic feelings is still priceless as you may hardly see these type of pastry anymore. 

For those who really like some good food and cozy, nostalgic cafe, Khoon Pastry House is where you should visit in Penang. Don't let this type of cafe be forgotten and bring your parents or grandparents over where I'm sure it will bring back some memories to them. 

Khoon Pastry House
29, Jalan Argyll, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
11:00am - 3:00pm, 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Closed on Sunday)
Contact no: 04-2632858
Coordinates: 5.420445,100.331806