Friday, May 31, 2019

《妈妈好 Supermum》Special Screening by Halabo @ GSC Queensbay Mall

Late actress Datuk Lai Meng left a few words before she left us.
"Supermum" is a parting gift she left for us. It is not her own story nor her biography, it is more like a message she would like to convey to all her fans.
Her final words to all Malaysians is that she hopes to get more support from all Malaysians as well as hoping to promote this movie worldwide and let more people watch it.


"Supermum" tells a story about an elder mum who fell ill and hospitalized then story begins with her four children having different past and background.
This local production is filmed by Sabah film director Bjarne Wong who fulfilled Aunty Lai Meng's last wish. There wouldn't be "Supermum" without the existence of Aunty Lai Meng. 



Very lucky of us and special thanks to Ha'labo Hair & Scalp Management, we get to catch the premier screening of "Supermum" on the 21 May before the movie went up on 30 May.

"We Care about Children"
‘我们关爱儿童’ 

For the past 18 years, our Ha'Labo family has adhered to our core values which is to love, share  and serve those close to our hearts. With the support received from everyone, we would like to continue to uphold  our core values by introducing our brand new charity campaign, 'We Care about Children'.
在过去的18年,我们Halabo 这个大家庭一直都相信 一个 由心而发的三大理念, ‘ 爱, 分享 与 服务’,很幸运的,今天秉持我们的信念及在座每一位的支持,我可以在这里通过大银幕向大家介绍这项 ‘我们关爱儿童’ 公益活动。


We are lucky, as we are blessed with good health and a good environment to live in. I believe every child should have access to education, food & medical care. However, we are saddened that not every child in this world is able to enjoy a life that entails such components and as such, are deprived of childhood like ours.
我和在座的每一位都是幸运,幸福的,因为我和您至少 现在已经是 安全健康成长的一个人。我相信您也 和我一样,  从小到大的基本生活需求,教育,饮食还是医疗保健 都是不愁没有的。可是您是否和我一样这样想过,在这个世界上总会有一群儿童 没有我们那么幸运,和我们的童年不能相比。

For the past years, it has been my vision for the Ha'Labo family to reach out and lend our hands to improve the lives of the children in need. With the passion for helping those in need, we have been able to provide support to many children through our charity campaigns since 2007.
这么多年来,我一直希望可以借由我和Halabo大家庭的能力帮助需要我们的儿童们。也因为我们对儿童福利的热情,所以促使我们从2007年起就开始实施儿童公益活动。

With this in mind, our current campaign  'We Care about Children' is tailored to help children in need. For every Ha’Labo product or treatment purchased, Ha'Labo will donate RM 1 from your purchase to children around the world to fight against hunger, poverty & sickness. Besides, we are also providing education opportunity and medical support to a total of 101 countries with the hope that more children will be able to receive protection and education to lead an improved life.
简单来说,通过’我们关爱儿童‘ 公益活动,凡是在Halabo任何一家分店消费,购买产品或是疗程, Halabo将会从你的消费中捐出RM1 捐助 需要帮助的儿童慈善机构。就这么简单的一个步骤,我就可以一起为生活在世界各地遭受饥饿蹂躏的儿童对抗饥饿,疾病和贫困。除此之外,我们还致力于为101个国家的儿童提供教育机会和医疗支持,希望更多的儿童能够获得适当的护理和教育,藉此改善他们的生活。


In conclusion,  I hope the help extended by the Ha'Labo family can aid in providing proper education and resources for these children, and further create a safer place to live which is free from any sort of danger. Please be reminded that your kind gesture will make a huge difference to them. As every child deserves happiness, our hope is for them to stay healthy and to be able to fully live their dreams and life!
最后,我希望Halabo大家庭的这些捐款可以为更多的儿童提供教育,安全的空间和资源,让儿童免于恐惧。无论现在还是将来,您的礼物都会对有需要的儿童产生积极的影响。您和我都希望看到他们在梦想中成长,成为一个有影响力的一代。


This movie is starred by some of the very senior actor & actresses in Malaysia together with a group of new stars in Malaysia. It is worth to grab your friends and family and buy tickets to support local production like this.
Of course, don't forget to bring some tissue papers with you as well if you are someone who is easily emotionally affected.

My personal opinion after watching "Supermum"?
I wouldn't want to spoil it movie and I'm not supposed to. So I would suggest you head over to the cinemas and grab your own tickets and watch it.
This local production is a family-oriented movie and suitable for a family, couple or even watch it alone.
Fulfill Aunty Lai Meng's wish and support this film today!


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
香甜蒜味干煎大虾
Pan Fried Prawn with Garlic
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特色巴东蒸石斑
Steamed Garoupa Fish with Patong Sauce
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招牌一支骨
Signature Pork Rib
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经典明炉烧鸡
Crispy Roasted Chicken
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酥炸七彩八爪鱼
Deep Fried Octopus
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避风塘炒蟹
Sauteed Crab with Garlic & Chili
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沙律芝士焗生蠔
Salad Oyster with Baked Cheese
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黑松露炆鲍鱼
Braised Abalone with Black Truffle
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淮山菇菌炒西芹
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
椒盐哆头蛏
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
叁芭爆蛏肉
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
蒜蓉蒸蛏
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
哆头蛏炒蛋
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
姜葱炒蛏
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
风味泰式蛏
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
铁板盐焗蛏
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
老酒竖蛏
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: paragon@putien.com.my
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/putienmy/
Website: www.putien.com.my
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