Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Aromas Cafe @ 4th Street Club, Lebuh Tye Sin Penang

Secretly hidden in a not-so-popular corner of Penang, Aromas Cafe recently opened its door at the Lebuh Tye Sin which located at George Town yet not so popular compared to those well known areas.
Aromas Cafe is the newly joined tenant at the 4th Street Club, a new row of shophouses located at Lebuh Tye Sin. The menu in Aromas Cafe features an interesting fusion menu which consist of dishes from different regions. But most importantly and what attracted us the most are their homemade cakes that were lovely and presentable.



The cafe looks really cozy and with pretty classic setting. You can indulge yourself and I'm sure it bring back some memories if you are born in the 80s or 90s.

Some delicious looking cakes displayed at the counter

Drinks menu.

Tom Yam Maggi Soup (RM9.00)
A very pocket friendly dish with generous amount of seafood used in the dish. The spiciness and sourness of the tom yam is pretty perfect that got me rather addicted.

Kimchi Fried Rice (RM9.00)
Aromas Cafe is some regular cafe that can be a best lunch place!
The fusion menu will make you get rather undecided and you just feel like trying them all.


Spaghetti Carbonara (RM18.00)
A pretty creamy sauce base with crispy bacon added, this pasta is pretty good to me. Only I find the texture was a bit hard. You could be very full if you have the whole plate with the garlic breads provided.

 Other than hot dishes, there are some some dishes available for sharing too.
We tried the Pizza Hawaii(RM20.00) with a rather big portion and you could order this if you are coming with your friends for hang out.

What we really liked were their homemade cakes that got us quite surprise!
Pandan Layer is selling at RM18.00 and the size of the cake is simply good for sharing. The texture was perfect it is not too sweet too. Perfect to my liking!

Another cake that got me quite addicted was their Nutella Cheesecake (RM18.00) with generous amount of Nutella used in their cake. The cake was rather cheesy as blended well with the Nutella. One could be impossible to finish it alone so I would suggest you to share it with your friends.

Oreo Cheesecake (RM18.00) is one of the most common favourite and yet Aromas could get the taste just right for us. We like the cheesy cake with cookies crumbs that made every bites crunchy and yet so smooth, even perfect to wash it down with a sip of coffee!

If you always hang around in Penang cafes, you would feel strange to find Cempedak Cheesecake(RM18.00) here. Honestly I have yet to try any other Cempedak Cheesecake yet but I find the one Aromas Cafe did was quite good and perfect to my liking. I didn't know Cempedak could blend so well with cheese until I tried it here!

Last but not least, we tried the Durian White Chocolate Cake that is pretty limited as they only get fresh durian to prepare it.
Though the cake texture was a bit hard, but we like the combination of white chocolate and durian that made every bite tasted so smooth and great. 

We washed down our meal with their signature Slow Press Juice (RM13.00 each).
Each type of juice has got different functions, there are Anti-Oxidant, Detox and Energy Plus. We were told that they prepare their juices fresh daily and they do not add any sugar or ice into their juices. Healthy and great!

Aromas Cafe @ 4th Street Club
Address: 38A, Lebuh Tye Sin,10300 Penang.
Contact no: 016-4109084
Business hours: Sunday to Thursday 12:00pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00am(Closed on Mondays)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/aromapenang/
GPS: 5.391549,100.304974
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The North Banquet (鸿宴) 2016 by CHT Network & Ichi Media

The North Banquet 2016 - The Hosts & The VIPs is the very first Red Carpet Gala Dinner in Butterworth that ambitiously organised by CHTNetwork in collaboration with Ichi Media for the first time, established to identify the influential personalities as hosts and provide them a platform to invite their VIPs to this momentous Red Carpet Event in Butterworth, hence further promote various business industries such as tourism, manufacturing and hospitality to strengthen the economy and business opportunities both local and abroad.

The North Banquet 2016 was held on 30th July 2016, Saturday at Sunway Carnival Convention Centre with great support from fellow sponsors :- Rado, Shiseido Professional, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Hotel, Royals Blue and Airmas Group. Other supporting sponsors included GST Group, Gartien, Starbucks, Redbox Karaoke, One East Museum, Passionis and DCOVA. Over 300 leaders and guests from various industries together with the media attended this Prestigious Red Carpet Event.

*Many thanks to Ichi Media for extending the invitation*

It is my pleasure to be able to attend to this event as a part of the media team.

The gorgeous lady, Ling Tze and I

Rado HyperChrome Automatic Chronograph Match Point - a limited edition of tennis-inspired plasma high-tech ceramic watch with only 999 pieces available in the whole world. It is also the official watch of the Kremlin Cup by Bank of Moscow and the Erste Bank Open (ATP Vienna).
The design is pretty impressive too and one that wears it could show their status and wealth, I believe every men who love watches will fall for it. It is a limited edition hence will be very valuable in the future.
This lovely piece was auctioned at the event and sold to a gentleman that could pair with it perfectly.

"The Heirloom" By Royals Blue
A lovely piece of jewellery that specially crafted and designed to celebrate the success story of The North Banquet. It was auctioned at a very high bid price at the event and fell into the hand of a lovely lady.

Relationship, a bronze sculptures from One East Museum’s Founder Ch’ng Huck Theng’s were also auctioned at the event. It is one lovely art piece that is perfect for collection.

Shiseido Professional is also part of the sponsored teams that made the event so successful with their products and also hair shows that presented in front of all VIPs.

The event was held at the Sunway Carnival Mall Convention Centre that can caters to big groups with their comfortable and spacious grand hall.

Beautiful set up at the VIPs table.

I kinda like the theme of the event that made the night looks grand and elegant.

The North Banquet 2016 - The Hosts & The VIPs

Menu for the evening

Welcome treats by Passionis. There are 2 pralines that was perfect for a sweet treat!

Speech by Ch'ng Huck Teng, the founder of CHT Network.

The event featured a spectacular Hair & Fashion Show (Theme: Evolution of the 60s) collaborated by Shiseido Professional, Signature Hair Expert and renowned fashion designer Richard Rivalee. It showcased the vogue and elegant vintage 1960s hairstyle with stunning and dramatic impression, using huge smooth high and low bun techniques.

I have to say that it is really impressive and amazed to see all the beautiful garments specially crafted for the event, not forgetting the beautiful hairdos and the live hair show that made the night rather special and interesting!

Meanwhile, Petr Feher, a European-born Celebrity Chef with over 20 years of culinary experience who is also the Executive Chef at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok and the Fine Food Consultant of GST Group has designed the fine dining menu for the gala dinner.

Hokkaido Scallop Carpaccio
Black Caviar, Spicy Orange Shallot & Coriander Vinaigrette
Featuring the freshest flavours from the fresh seafood supplied by GST, this dish made a great starter and perfectly fit for the elegant event with such luxurious dish.


Glorious Roasted Pumpkin Soup With Cheese Stick
A rather smooth and creamy in texture and every spoonful made me felt so hearty.

Blue Crab Meat & King Crab Leg
Marinated raw & cooked vegetables & beetroot lemon sauce
Another refreshing dish that can bring out the freshest taste of seafood and blended well with the sides and sauce.

Lemon Sorber with Mint Leaves
Simply refreshing and get you ready for your mains!

The unique coffee table book featuring both sponsors and the hosts was unveiled on the night to commemorate this important event and the books were distributed to every guest to achieve maximum exposure for the sponsors and hosts.
On the stage are all the influential members and award winners for the night. Their amazing performances at respective industries have made them great people with great reputations.

Two Combinations
Poached Black Cod Fish & Stuffed Chicken and Fine Leaves Served with Mango Salsas Sauce, Green Tea Puree & Neutral Juice
A flavourful combination that features surf and turf on the dish that beautifully crafted for the event. This special 5-course menu are specially prepared only to serve the VIPs for the event.

Double Chocolate Hazelnut Praline
A perfect sweet treat to end the night with. Chocolate lovers would not want to miss this lovely dessert. It is something you wouldn't want to miss even though you are pretty full from the previous courses. 

13 Influential Captains from different industries ranging from manufacturing to hospitality were honoured as The Hosts of the night. This one-of-its-kind Red Carpet Gala Dinner provided them with an evening of extensive networking to develop new customer prospects, reward their key clients and friends with a VIP experience and connect with the most influential personalities.


ABOUT THE ORGANISERS

CHT NETWORK
CHTNetwork with the motto “Where All Good Things in Life Meet...”, founded by Ch’ng Huck Theng, is the host of CHT Awards, iNPenang Awards and PIE Awards. All the past events were very successful and were covered by all major press and news networks in Malaysia, such as NTV7, 8TV, The Star, The New Straits Times, etc. CHTNetwork has also worked with many high brands such as MATRADE, Ulysse Nardin, Rado, Fujifilm, Kollektion, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Amee Philips, Lamborghini Kuala Lumpur, Nasim Carpets, etc.

ICHI MEDIA
Exclusive Luxury, Enriching Life. Ichi Media promotes the fabulous and luxuries in life, while being the frontier of branding and creating competitive platform for the best. With diversified strategies, Ichi Media also promotes cross-platform branding where publishing, digital and business networking come in one to achieve optimum results.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Penang Coffee & Desserts Festival 2016 (PCDF 2016) @ Gurney Paragon Mall


Penang Coffee & Desserts Festival is back!
Endorsed by the Penang State Goverment, Penang Coffee & Desserts Festival 2016 is back in Gurney Paragon Mall this year with bigger surprise and bringing together more coffee and dessert for all the coffee and dessert lovers. 

Happening from 12th to 14th August 2016 (Friday - Sunday), this festival is gonna bring you a whole new experience by putting together quite a number of well known brands in Penang to bring you all the mouth-watering desserts and aromatic coffee. 

It's time for us to indulge ourselves in this festival and fill our stomachs with some attractive coffee & desserts brought together by Gurney Paragon Mall. Mainly all the popular food trucks and brands in Penang and Kuala Lumpur that serve delicious desserts and exotic coffee.

One of the highlights of the event will be none other than the very first Nitrogen Ice Cream maker in Penang, The Safe Room!
Being famous for both coffee and the special desserts, The Safe Room will sure bring some excitement to the event itself with some desserts full with surprises.

Dragon’s Breath – caramel flavoured popcorn infused with liquid nitrogen. A rather interesting combination that you get the crispy but cold popcorn. I'm amazed how they maintain it's crispiness even after they have infused it with liquid nitrogen. Holding the bowl almost freeze my fingers but it was fun to play with.

One of their newly launched dessert would be the Cloud 9 Dream Affogato that infused with liquid nitrogen, their signature way of serving their dishes. This would be another highlight presented by  The Safe Room.
The whole thing looks rather dreamy covered with cotton candy and it is also fun to play with when you pour and melt it down with espresso.

Other highlights of the event are as follow, including some live presentations and performances that are gonna be very interesting especially to coffee & dessert enthusiasts. 








Also, you will get to meet several experts in coffee & desserts during the event. They are the ones that kept Coffee industry in Penang growing. Don't miss this chance to meet them personally and they are also open to questions during the event! 

This event is gonna be very interesting as it not only feature the popular food trucks in Penang but also bringing some of the food trucks from KL. It will be our great chance to explore what is available in KL too and also bring a greater exposure for the food truck industry!

So don't forget to head over to Gurney Paragon Mall this weekend from 10:00am to 9:00pm. This will be a 3 full-day event and you MUST fill yourself up with all the goodies!

P/S: I will also be doing some Instagram Stories tomorrow featuring all the goodies I'm going to explore tomorrow so do stay updated with my Instagram from 11:00am to 1:00pm tomorrow to know more!
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