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