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

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Yulitide Season @ Olive Tree Hotel Penang

Christmas scene extended this year when you are spending your festive seasons with Olive Tree Hotel Penang. This year, Olive Tree Hotel Penang is celebrating Christmas with beautiful decorations available from the first week of December 2018 up until 7 January 2019 accompany with feast whole month long at Sukkah Coffee House.

For the third annual celebrating Christmas, Olive Tree Hotel has been turned into a fairyland with all the beautiful decorations around the hotel, perfect for photography in every single corner.

In conjunction with this festive, Olive Tree Hotel is serving festive buffets whole month long until 7 January with a Christmas theme where it is time for you to bring your family and friends to enjoy feast specially crafted for you.

On the cold cuts corner, you can find several types of ham, salads, cheese and many more. There was also handmade sushi available as well as fresh sashimi. You get to have something light before starting your meal, perhaps some fresh vegetable salad to clean your palate before a heavy meal. Don't forget there are also seafood on ice of scallops, prawns, mussels and many more.

Alternatively, you can also make your own salad with the fresh vegetables provided or a bowl of hot and hearty pumpkin soup to warm up your stomach before you begin feasting.

On the hot dish selections, we have all sorts of roasted and grilled vegetables. Honey glazed turkey square is pretty delicious to eat with those vegetables, or even better when you can enjoy it with seafood paella. There are plenty of selections that you just want to try them all.

What's Christmas without a big fat and juicy Turkey?
Grab a few slices and top it up with Raisin & Chestnut Stuffing, don't forget to grab yourself a piece of Yorkshire pudding too! Other than Turkey, the roasted beef wellington is rather special that they serve with rendang sauce and the roasted beef with plum sauce too.

Looking at the dessert station really made me drool all the way. You can check out all the delicious and mouthwatering desserts nicely displayed at the buffet spread. I really like the decorations and also the beautiful gingerbread house made to match the Christmas theme.

You can find all sorts of Christmas cookies, puddings and Christmas stollen available on the spread. Not forgetting the soft and chewy fruit cakes too!

Other than that, there are also creme brulee, log cake, crepe Suzette, jelly and much more available.
If you are a sweet tooth, you definitely wouldn't wanna miss the dessert spread.

So if you have no plans on Christmas yet, consider spending your quality time with your friends and family at Olive Tree Hotel. Furthermore you can enjoy Early Bird discounts when you book your meals before 16 December 2018.

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
24 December 2018 | 7:00pm – 10:00pm
RM138+ (Adult) | RM69+ (Child aged 5 – 12 years old)
Sukkah Coffee House, Level 1
Top up RM30+ for free-flow of beer and wine.
Diners enjoy 20% discount on adult pricing for bookings made and paid before 16 December 2018.

Christmas Day Buffet Brunch
25 December 2018 | 12pm – 3pm
RM95+ (Adult) | RM47+ (Child aged 5 – 12 years old)
Sukkah Coffee House, Level 1

Olive Tree Hotel @ Penang
76, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Sunway Tunas, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Enquiries & bookings: +604-637 7856 /
GPS: 5.3270943,100.2790682

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Factors to Consider in Choosing Graduation Bouquet Singapore

Now that they have finally done college well and it is time for graduation, the best thing that you can do is to give them a beautiful graduation bouquet Singapore. You can never go wrong with a Flower Delivery Singapore on graduation. A special flower arrangement or bouquet made by the Florist Singapore can be enough to send your greetings and thoughts to a family, friend, or loved one celebrating graduation today. If you are choosing a graduation bouquet, here are some of the important factors you need to consider:

Level of education completed

In choosing graduation bouquet, it is important and essential to consider the level of education completed. The florist in Singapore creates a different design of bouquet for graduates on primary and elementary school, high school and middle school, and college. In addition to that, the flower shop Singapore provides large selections of hampers Singapore that can also be delivered as gifts to the graduate. There is a perfect hamper for each graduate depending on the completed level of education.

Relationship with the graduate

In choosing graduation bouquet, it is also important to consider your relationship with the graduate. If you are sending one for a son or daughter who graduated on elementary, you may choose to give a beautiful hand bouquet of impressive flowers paired with hampers of snacks or sweet treats, while for a college graduate, you may choose to give graduation leis on the ceremony and festive hampers for the celebration. There is a perfect gift to send to everyone at the florist’s shop.

The things needed for a new chapter in life

In choosing graduation bouquet, it is important to consider the things that the person will need after graduation. If he or she is on to a new life in college, you may choose to send a florist delivery of bouquets of flowers on the ceremony or a hamper of essential gifts as the person enters college life. You may include items needed in a college dorm, books, and school supplies for college, more shirts and socks, or gift certificates to allow the person to choose. 
There are plenty of bouquets, gift items, hampers, and baskets to choose from aside from the graduation flowers. You can send the best gifts to the people important to you who are graduating today. With these factors, choosing the right Flower Delivery Singapore to greet the graduates is more convenient and sure. 

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