Friday, January 29, 2016

Yesterday's Classic Set Menu @ 1885, Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang

Do you fancy a fine dining experience but looking at the prices of all the fine dining restaurant kept holding you back?
Well now you can enjoy your fine dining experience in the famous 5 star heritage hotel in Penang!

1885 is one of the best fine dining restaurant that is located inside Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang offering one of the best fine dining experiences to all their diners. 
Recently they have just launched this new 3-course set menu starting from January 2016 onwards. Yesterday's Classic Set Menu is available daily from 7:00pm to 10:30pm, a more affordable menu to serve all the customers.

We were served with some breads before we start with our meal. It goes with a trio (Butter, Sun-dried Tomato Butter & Vinegar Olive Oil)
My personal favourite would be the maize bread which is also a corn bread, it is very crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. It is good to have it alone or to go with any of the butter, best is the sun-dried tomato butter.

Smoked Margret de Canard

One of the starter would be the Smoked Duck Salad that served with baby gem and shaved red radish in aged balsamic dressing.
The slices of smoked duck are pretty tempting don't you think?

Instead of the salad, I've chosen this Bisque of lobster ragout, chive and cream.
From the menu itself you would know that this soup is a rather creamy one.

Indeed this soup is rather creamy and you can also taste the freshness from the ingredients they used. It brings out the taste of lobsters and also the chives that further enhanced the taste of the soup and made it better. It is also good to go with the breads, I wouldn't mind to go for a second bowl after I finished my first.

For the main course, you will get to choose whether you want fish or beef. 
Picture shown below is Pan Fried Red Snapper Fillet that comes with spring vegetables and shellfish butter.

The fish fillet is rather big in size. I didn't expect that the portion would be big when it comes to fine dining dishes. But I believe this really worth for the money you paid to enjoy what they are offering and no doubt that the fish is rather fresh.
The pan fried fish is rather crispy, the moment you try to cut it and you hear the cracking sound is what excites me the most. And the red snapper was rather fresh, you can taste the sweetness from the fresh meat while enjoying the boneless fish fillet.

Another option would be the Grilled Grass Fed Fillet Mignon that comes with mousseline potato, baby vegetables, and served with your choice of shallot glaze or crushed pepper & thyme jus.
It looks really juicy and delicious too me but too bad I don't take beef so I went for the fish instead.

Kelly from order this beef in medium rare.
According to her, it was nicely done and the beef was really juicy and just soft and nice. Well judging by the texture you are seeing down there you can tell that this beef is really tempting.

Our dessert was this lovely Berries Summer Pudding "Bavarois"
It was a lovely dessert indeed, but I personally not really into mousse cake, but it is served with wild berries compote that made it rather mouthwatering and it was nice to go with the coffee served to us to end our meal.

Freshly Brewed Coffee / Selection of Gourmet Tea
& Pralines
Before ending your meal, you will get to choose whether a cup of freshly brew coffee or the selection of gourmet tea to go with some sweet pralines. A lovely touch to end your fine dining experience with 1885.

Yesterday's Classic Set Menu @ 1885
Available Daily | 7:00pm - 10:30pm
RM120.00 nett per person
3-course set menu

Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang
Address: 10, Lebuh Farquhar 10200 George Town, Penang.
Contact no: +604 - 2222000 ext:3170
GPS: 5.4231201,100.3362821

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Prosperity Buffet Lunch & Prosperity Buffet Dinner @ The Bungalow, Lone Pine Hotel Penang

Do you fancy a wide array of buffet dishes presented in front of you?
With some of the freshest seafood and all the golden roasted ducks, juicy and tender lambs, or some assorted sushi with some of the freshest sashimi? 

You can have it all with the offerings by The Bungalow @ Lone Pine Hotel Penang during their Prosperity Buffet Lunch and Prosperity Buffet Dinner this coming Chinese New Year!

To usher in the auspicious Year of Monkey, Lone Pine Hotel Penang has whipped up a variety of authentic Chinese New Year cuisine for you to celebrate with your loved ones, family and friends. If you are planning for a feast, you can now The Bungalow @ Lone Pine Hotel Penang add into your considerations!
Now let's see they are offering this year!

Lone Pine Hotel Penang is one of the best hotel in Penang and received numerous awards for best beach hotel, best hotels in Penang and many more. It is located at the Batu Ferringhi area, one of the best attractions in Penang. 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Butter & Olive Wholesome Pastry House @ Sungai Dua, Penang

It's always lovely when you walk into a bakery shop and what welcomes is the smell of some nice pastries and cakes.
Butter & Olive Wholesome Pastry House located at Sungai Dua area basically fulfilled the criteria to be one good bakery as the moment you open the door and its exceptionally aromatic smell of pastries came into directly into your face.

Butter & Olive Wholesome Pastry House was founded in year 2011 and now opened up to 7 outlets in total in Malaysia highlight all the delicious and healthy breads to all their customers and also offering baking academy courses for those who would like to venture into baking career. 

I've personally visited one of their new outlet in Sungai Dua that just opened last year located in the same building as the brand new U Hotel Penang. The building can easily be seen if you are driving along Jalan Sungai Dua as it is right next to Tesco Xtra Penang. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cheaper Rides with UberX by Uber!

UberX just announced that their prices will be cheaper from 18th January onwards in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bharu and Penang!
This time round they are dropped their charges to 15% lower and making people easier to travel around the cities!

By dropping their charges, now we can travel around Penang with cheaper rates and definitely a lot cheaper compare to Taxi in Penang!
Below picture clearly shown that you can choose to travel with taxi  for RM50 from George Town to Penang International Airport, or you can choose to travel with UberX which was RM23 previously and now charging at only RM20.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Gong Xi Fa Chai Buffet Dinner & Chinese New Year Steamboat Buffet Dinner @ Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

It's the time of the year again that we all will get together and sit down for feast and celebrations.
And this year, E&O Hotel is offering special promotions for this year's Chinese New Year with their newly added promotions. 

The well know restaurant Sarkies is serving their buffet feast as usual. But what most attractive are the highlighted delicious Chinese dishes that specially prepared on the buffet spreads for their Chinese New Year buffet dinner themed Gong Xi Fa Chai Buffet Dinner this year.
Let's run through some of the dishes that we have been served.

Gong Xi Fa Chai Buffet Dinner
7th to 13th February 2016 | 7:00pm - 10:30pm
RM133.30 nett (Adult)
RM60.95 nett (Child)
Add RM66 nett for free flow of wines & beers

Before we started our meal, we were served with a plate of prosperity Salmon & Baby Abalone Yee Sang and had the Yee Sang tossing ceremony to welcome a better year ahead. It was a warm welcome we bloggers had fun tossing the yee sang.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bark & Bean Pet Wellness Lounge @ Pantai Jerejak, Penang

Being one of the most unique cafes in Penang, Bark & Bean Pet Wellness Lounge has successfully caught the attentions of all pet owners at the Northern region.
Bark & Bean opened its door around September 2015 and started to serve all the cute doggies in Penang with their specialty pies, cakes, cookies and many more pet friendly foods specially prepared for your furkids.

I've visited the cafe somewhere around last month and it was a pleasant surprise for an animal lover like me to be surrounded by all the cute doggies at the cafe!

Bark & Bean is located near Terminal Sungai Nibong Penang. It is at the opposite side of the terminal, just about a stone throw away from the Petron Gas Station @ Pantai Jerejak.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

[Air Asia] Tony Fernandes invites you to be part of the #GREEN24 Movement

The Group CEO of Air Asia, Tony Fernandes is inviting everybody to be part of this CSR program #GREEN24 Movement. 
AirAsia continues its climate change awareness intiative, themed #GREEN24 which was first launched last November with a 24-hour climate awareness movement to educate and promote climate action, as part of the airline’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives throughout the Asean region.

Listen to what Tony has to say in his invitation!

The main activities of #GREEN24 will be carried out from 29th to 30th January 2016 throughout all the countries which the AirAsia Group serves, inviting the communities across the region to participate in promoting climate action at their respective home, workplaces, cities and countries.

The public can find out more information about this #GREEN24 climate awareness movement and how to participate by visiting

The initial activity held in November 2015 saw over 150 volunteers from across the AirAsia Group and Tune Group of companies come together to clean the Kanching Rainforest Waterfall in Rawang.
Nearly 600kgs of garbage was collected in a short duration of 90 minutes during this waterfall cleanup activity.

Climate change is now one of the biggest threat to all of us. If we do not do something to change now, then when should we?
Let's show our supports and do something to create awareness in climate change!
Do something this 29th and 30th January and post it on the social media and hashtag #GREEN24!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Face To Face Noodles House 面对面板面专卖店 @ Jalan Chow Thye

When it comes to some Malaysian dishes. I am particularly in love with Pan Mee.
Pan Mee (板面)is actually a Hakka style handmade noodles that should be made and consume fresh.
It is kinda sad that we can't really find a lot of stalls selling Pan Mee in Penang but whenever I spotted one, for sure it will be my first choice.

Recently I've drove through Chow Thye Road and noticed that there's this new Face To Face Noodles House Chain Outlet opened around this area. It has officially taken over the shop lot that used to be JanDex Vegetarian Restaurant.

It's been a while since the one in Times Square Penang closed down and since that I couldn't really find any good Pan Mee around town area. Honestly I'm really happy that they got this new outlet here in this strategic locations. Only parking will be a pain in the ass during weekdays afternoon.

My order was simple, a bowl of "Loh Pan Mee" at RM8.50 each (combination of Pan Mee & Loh Mee). It was rather good as I get to taste Loh Mee whereas I can also have Pan Mee in my bowl. The noodles was rather springy and texture was just perfect to my liking. Portion was good for one person too. I also completed my meal with a bowl of Sweet Leaves with Egg Soup (RM4.30), portion is good for sharing.
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It was indeed a pleasant surprise that I can have good Pan Mee again at somewhere so near my place.
Not forget to mention that Face To Face Noodles House 面对面板面专卖店's Pan Mee is rather creative that they kinda localized their Pan Mee in a sense that they came out with Sizzling Pan Mee, Loh Pan Mee, Vegetarian Pan Mee and many more.

Face To Face Noodles House 面对面板面专卖店 @ Jalan Chow Thye
Address: 21, Jalan Chow Thye, Georgetown, 10050 Penang. Malaysia.
Business hours: Daily 11:30am - 9:30pm
Contact no: 604-2189375
GPS: 5.425424,100.32124

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Grand Party With M Music Festival @ Auto City Penang

Sierra Flagship, GD333Asia and Blue Ocean proudly present M Music Festival, grand music festival party to welcome this brand new 2016!
This grand event is organized by a strategic partnership of Mogul Group International, Dream Factory Entertainment, Gig Studio Entertainment and Music Nation along together with supporting partners Momenz Creation, Mad Machine Design Studio and Mr Gift.
They are throwing this big party at Auto City Penang and bringing over some of the well known International Superstars like Redfoo from LMFAO, Taboo from Black Eyed Peas and many more well know celebrities and DJs on this coming 23rd January 2016 at 5:00pm

Monday, January 4, 2016

E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur | Luxury Apartment Stay Experience

The E&O Residences Kuala Lumpur is a luxury serviced residence that offers exclusive stays and synonymous with the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang. 
It is located at Jalan Tengah off Jalan Sultan Ismail, would be one of the ideal local to explore KL town also also good if you have business in KL. 

E&O Residences has got 200 units of chic and elegant fully furnished residential suites offering the best getaway you can ever experience with its luxurious setting. 

I've been to E&O Residences many years ago during my friend's birthday as he rented this place adn we all stayed over to celebrate his birthday. After many years, I'm here again now my recent trip to Kuala Lumpur in the mid of December and still, E&O Residences is one of the most luxurious hotels I've ever stayed. 

E&O Residences is not very difficult to locate if you are familiar with KL town area. Or you can simply use the GPS app "Waze" and it will guide you directly to E&O Residences, which is also located next to St.Mary Residences. It is also located within walking distance to Suria KLCC, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Starhill Gallery and many more.