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: paragon@putien.com.my
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/putienmy/
Website: www.putien.com.my
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 / restaurant.mgr@olivetreehotel.com.my
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. 

Little Flower Hut in Singapore is here to solve all your gifts ideas mess!
Whether you are planning a special occasion for your loved ones or family and friends, you can always surprise them with a beautiful gift and now Little Flower Hut can provide you with a better solution on that!
Fresh flowers available daily in store!
Check out https://www.littleflowerhut.co/ to know more about their services and products!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

[Review+Discount Code] Sudio NIVÅ, True Wireless Earphones from Sudio Sweden

Sudio has been our favourite brand for wireless earphones since our first review at http://www.jjzai.com/2016/12/sudiomalaysia.html
Sudio Sweden is well known in the market for its chic design, good sound performance and easy to carry headphones and earphones. They offer wired and wireless earphones & headphones with high performance and yet at a reasonable price in the market.

Sudio is not only about sound system, it is also about modern designs that made the brand Sudio became well known worldwide. Sudio earphones and headphones are priced reasonably as compare to other brands with the same sound quality and yet Sudio can always come out with better designs.


You may have heard a lot about the brand but not that you can get it everywhere especially in Penang.
Now it is much more convenient when you can just grab a pair of Sudio NIVÅ online directly from the website at www.sudios.com with 15% discount!
How?
Upon checking out after you are done with your shopping, simply key in the code
"JJzai2018"

Sudio NIVÅ comes in 4 different colours(Black, White, Pastel Blue & Pastel Pink)
The chic and stylish Swedish design of Sudio NIVÅ is even better than Sudio TRE and Sudio VASA BLÅ. Making this earbuds wireless earphone pretty eye catching and makes people feel like having them.
 


 Whether are you having a cup of coffee in a cafe, listening to music will definitely be better with the companion of Sudio NIVÅ that can perform well even in a busy cafe. The earbuds can help you isolate yourself from all the noise happening around the cafe. It gets quite frustrated when you are sitting in your favourite cafe and had to bear with all the loud talking of other people especially when you plan to be there just to have some "Me" time. 


Sudio always offer different free gifts from time to time and when I got my Sudio NIVÅ it came with a set of specially Swedish design coasters. A set of it consists of 4 different beautiful and modern designs. Not forget to mention that whatever purchases you made through Sudio Sweden website(www.sudio.com), they also provide FREE DELIVERY to whole Malaysia. It is even better when you don't have to pay additional for shipping fee when you purchase other brands.

Even when I was working out at the gym, no matter what exercise I was doing such as running on the treadmill, doing burpees and such, Sudio NIVÅ fitted into my ears perfectly and didn't drop out at all. This is what impressed me most because even the previous earphones that I used before are not that perfectly fit.

Sudio NIVÅ comes with a very beautiful charging box that enables 4 full charges. A pair fully charged Sudio NIVÅ wireless earbuds can last for 3.5hours so with the charging box you can enjoy total of 17hours of great music with your earphones.

It is always hard to make decision when it comes to brand selections. I do always go back to the brand that I trust as long as I've experienced it myself. Sudio Sweden was kind to me since Sudio VASA BLÅ and I'm impressed after I've tested Sudio NIVÅ to find that it is even better than the previous ones. 

Don't forget!
When you make any purchases with my code here "JJzai2018" on Sudio Sweden website www.sudio.com you can enjoy a total of 15% discount from your purchase.
Buy now while the code still valid!

Friday, September 14, 2018

M'atural @ Lorong Carnavon[Penang]

A person who loves gardening or in some plant air stuff will be delighted to find this newly added hidden gem in Penang. 
Secretly opened at one of the quietest streets located at the heart of George Town, M'atural is a place for people who love bonsai art and also for those who are looking for a cozy place to chill for a relaxing afternoon.
The moment you arrive at M'atural's doorstep, you can see yourself surrounded by greens! There are so many plants in almost every corner of the cafe and it feels rather relaxing to be in there, not forget to mention every corner is also perfect for photos. 



There are many of their own creations displayed around the cafe. Some are for sale and some for display only, you can always check it out from the cafe to ask for the best price or you can also create your own by participating in their workshops! 

A relaxing corner, perfect for picture opportunity too.


We had this Kiwi Yoghurt drink and it was rather thick and creamy that you can tell there was a generous amount of Yoghurt added to the drink. It was refreshing yet feeling so healthy at the same time. M'atural has a very limited menu but you can tell that all the dishes available are quite interesting.


We have tried the Cheese & Potato Quiche which was surprisingly good! Though the dish wasn't very quiche looking and tasting, but I must say that the combination of all ingredients including the refreshing salad on the side was really good. It has a freshly baked crispy puff together with cheesy potato that cooked with bacon slices, every bite is a sin!
 

We also ordered a Pear Pie from the pie menu. They focus on using fresh fruits for their pies so we got a perfectly poached pear sandwiched with puff pastry and cornflakes side. The pear was quite soft and comforting, we love the nicely poached texture and the juicy pear flesh. I can say that the food here are really creative yet so delicious.

M'atural is a Bonsai theme cafe where gardeners can meet up for chit chat and catch up while enjoying their beautiful creations. You may find the preparation time for food may take a bit longer compare to other cafes but trust me, they worth your wait.

M'atural
Address: 
72, Lorong Carnavon, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 
11:00am - 7:00pm(Weekdays), & 11:00am to 9:00pm(Sat & Sun)
Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact no: 
6014-909 2163
Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/maturalpenang/

GPS
5.4138209,100.3358822

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