Monday, December 30, 2013

Tean Ean 田园 @ Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang Georgetown

Tean Ean is founded in year 1995, and it is located in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, where you will definitely see it when you are heading to Gurney from Gleneagles Medical Hospital.

Tean Ean sells more than 300 local products in their store, there are varieties of local products and also their homemade products.

When my friends come to Penang, they will surely ask me to bring them to some shops just to grab some Tambun Biscuit, which is also known as Tau Sar Pneah.

Let this gentleman serve you with some Tau Sar Pneah perhaps? 
 Tau Sar Pneah is one of Tean Ean's main products, a lot of tourists came to Penang will surely buy some Tambun Biscuits before they go back.
Tean Ean make their Tau Sar Pneah and other pastries in an "Open Kitchen", where public can see how they work on their products from scratch to packaging to serving.
The "Open Kitchen" shows the customers that they do not add any preservatives or MSG into their products.
Tean Ean can sell up to 700 - 800 boxes of Tau Sar Pneah a day.

For now, we all get to learn how to "DIY a.k.a Do It Yourself" Tar Sau Pneah on our own at only RM15 per class. Teach by the Master Chef Mr.Teh Kok Chee himself.
You only have to pay RM15 will include the charges of making 4 pieces of Tau Sar Pneah and you can bring them home. You will also receive a miniature magnet Tau Sar Pneah as souvenir and 8 pieces of Tau Sar Pneah.
The class will takes you around 10 to 15 minutes, and you will have to wait for another 20 minutes while the Tau Sar Pneah is being baked in the oven.

 After we wore our aprons, we are good to go!
From left: Emily, Angelia, Chloe and I

The doughs are ready made by the Master Chef

And also the Tau Sar fillings

Then Master Chef brief us on what should we do and all the details we need to know

Master Chef start preparing doughs in smaller pieces to make us easier for our DIY sessions

First, make the dough flat, and put the fillings together with the dough

Secondly, slowly rotate the dough while wrap the fillings a bit by a bit

Then, make it round and cover the filling completely with the dough

There, a Tau Sar Pneah is ready for bake

I'm the first to demo this to all of them
*Act Proud*

Also thanks the sifu for the class

Before baking, you need to apply a layer of whisked egg on top

See, they are all shining and ready for baking

Put into the hot oven for 20 minutes

Tadaaaa~~~ My own Tau Sar Pneah is ready!

Do you want to have some?

Bak Kut Teh is also one of the speciality of Tean Ean, their homemade Bak Kut Teh spices are really nice and special. 

Each box is priced at RM48.90 and each box contains 6 sachets of Bak Kut Teh mixed herbs and spieces

Below are the herbs included in every pack, except garlic.
You can cook it with beef, lamb, pork or even chicken, or you can also cook vegetarian Bak Kut Teh if you like.

It was also Barry's Birthday when we have the class, Happy Birthday Barry!

Not forget to take some group photos
Left to right: Angelia, Chloe, Criz and I

You will get to bring back your own DIY Tau Sar Pneah, and also a miniature magnet Tau Sar Pneah as souvenir.

It was really fun having this kind of DIY class, I wish that I could have this kind of experiences again.
Class availability: Monday to Saturday
4 classes a day: 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm or 3.30pm.

田园 :一站式土产专卖店 
Tean Ean: Local Products Sdn. Bhd.
Address: 90, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang.
Contact Number: 04-229 8130
Fax: 04-229 8134
Business Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm daily
GPS: 5.428441, 100.320853

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

大姐中国沙县小吃 Sister Cook @ Jalan Cantonment, Pulau Tikus Penang.

Sister Cook is a restaurant that opened for a while in Penang Cantonment Road.
They serve very traditional Sha Xian cuisine with partially localized taste to suits the local people.
The cuisines they serve are pretty special, which some of their dishes is not commonly seen around Penang.
I went there previously and I had a good experience, my 2nd visit is even more surprising!

 It is located at Cantonment Road, opposite the Pos Office

The restaurant is quite big, a great place for lunch or dinner 

They also serve set lunch to suits all the office workers around this area

The menu

They have their homemade herbal tea, and also instant green tea

Fried Scallop with Egg
(RM 16.90)
This dish tasted rather good, at first we thought that it is a plate of fried rice but it is actually not. They fried it with Chinese white wine and that made this dish rather appetizing and it is also quite sweet. The taste is a little bit similar to one of the dish in cold platter when we attend Chinese wedding dinner, the dish that usually fried with egg, only the one in here tasted better.

Fried Sauce Noodles
(RM 6.90)
The Fried Sauce Noodle here came with half piece of their braised tofu, it was really nice mixing up all the vegetables, minced meat and the noodle. Don't forget to have it together with their homemade chilli, I guess you can also mix it together in the noodle and I'm pretty sure that it tasted good!

Sea Bass Cooked with Authentic Sauce
(RM 13.90 ala carte)
The slice of Sea Bass is already deep fried and it was quite crispy. Together with the authentic sauce, it made this dish rather good. The sauce tasted salty and something like fermented bean curd, rather special I would say. Very surprising and new to me.
Must try!

Scallop Fried Rice
(RM 12.90)
You can also try their Scallop Fried Rice if you are a rice lover. The fried rice comes with fried wonton. The fried rice is rather sweet. The sweetness came from the scallop, told by the lady boss.
The wanton here is very different from what we have out there, the meat is actually mixed meat and prawns, where the chewy feeling is like having fish wonton instead.

Famous Prosperity Chicken
(RM 12.90 ala carte)
This is something like herbal chicken, at the same time it tasted like salted chicken too, but definitely tasted more juicy and tasty than that. The sauce was very tasty and the chicken is juicy. Only I personally think that the portion is too small and it is little bit pricey with just a piece of chicken charging at that price. But it really taste good, best to go with rice.

Wonton Soup
(RM 3.90 for 6 pieces)
When you chew the wonton, you will feel like you are having fish balls instead of wonton. Instead of chopped meat, they blended the meat together with the prawns and other ingredients. Which made their wonton tasted rather special, and I find it quite cheap for 6 pieces of wonton charging at only RM 3.90

Braised Tofu
(RM 3.00 for 2 pieces)
The braised tofu here is really delicious. Tofu fully absorb the sauce and tasted rather good compare to outside where people usually use taukua instead of tofu. It is soft, smooth and every bite tasted so good in your mouth!
Highly recommended!

Honey Styled Chicken
(RM 12.90 ala carte)
This is another dish that tasted sweet. The chicken was deep fried and kinda crispy, while it is not dry nor hard, simply juicy and yummy when it has already absorb the sauce. Only the portion was a bit small for this dish.

Braised Combo Dish (Chicken & Pork)
(RM 15.90)
This pot of tastiness is hard to describe. All the ingredients were braised to perfection, and everything is just well cooked, even the chicken feet was soft but tender. The mixture of pork, chicken and all the intestines are just perfectly blended and made this pot of yummy dish!
Highly recommended!

Freezing Broccoli
(RM 10.90)
This is a bomb! Why?
You will be surprise by this dish! Never thought that broccoli could go so well with just soy sauce and wasabi. At first I doubted whether is it good, but it really amazed me that it is so refreshing and very appetizing.
Highly recommended!

Steamed "Siao Long Bao"
(RM 8.80 4 pieces in a tray)
The Siao Long Bao they served here is rather special compared to other restaurants. They also blended the meats together with other ingredients and the chewy feeling of this Siao Long Bao is like meat balls instead. 

Sister Cook is really worth trying, there are so many more new dishes that I have yet to try!
They all looks so special and full with surprises.
You might wanna give it a try so that you can know more.
大姐中国沙县小吃 Sister Cook
Address: 37E, Cantonment Road, 10350, Pulau Tikus, Penang.
Business Hours: 11am to 10pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 228 2377