Friday, December 6, 2019

Xiao Long Kan Ma La Hotpot 小龙坎老火锅 @ Sunrise Tower, Gurney Penang.

What's the best thing to do during rainy or cold weather?
A pot of boiling hotpot is definitely the answer!

Ma La Hotpot 麻辣火锅 is a current trend in Malaysia. Good food from all over the world are now invading Malaysia and bringing us all the taste that we never get to try in the past decade. Especially recently years where we are more accessible to all the imported ingredients and also exposed to more information from all over the world hence we have got more and more China food coming into Malaysia.
Xiao Long Kan 小龙坎老火锅 is an original brand that came from Chengdu 成都 of China. They specialize in their Ma La 麻辣 broth that made with nearly 100 types of spices and then top it up with rendered beef fats that make it a healthier option for processed oils. 
Xiao Long Kan brings you the authentic flavors of Cheng Du Ma La Hotpot and teaches you how to savor Ma La Hotpot with their imported ingredients. 

Xiao Long Kan Hotpot 小龙坎老火锅 has taken over the shop lot that used to be Wendy's located at Sunrise Tower, Gurney Drive. As we all know that this is a very popular area in Penang and sometimes it is really difficult to find parking around this area.
Also because Xiao Long Kan Hotpot just opened recently so I would recommend you guys to make bookings to avoid any disappointment. 

Xiao Long Kan Hotpot is an award-winning brand that has won numerous awards and mostly listed as one of the top Ma La Hotpot and also a leading brand in China. It is good that we are able to taste it here also in Malaysia without the need to travel to Chengdu China. 

3 Flavoured Pot (RM50)
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Xiao Long Kan Hotpot serves 3 main broths: Ma La(spicy and numbing) broth, tomato broth and mushroom broth(vegetarian). The main focus is definitely the Ma La broth that adds in 1kg of rendered beef fats to make the spicy and numbing pot flavourful and smells really fragrant. 
For vegetarians, the only option is the mushroom broth which also cooked with spices and herbs but don't worry because it is really flavorful.

The server will teach you how to prepare your own sauce so you can enjoy their hotpot the Chengdu style. Charges for the sauce is RM6/pax and tea is at RM3/pax
They will prepare garlic, chili, spring onion, vegetable oil and several sauces for you, you can also mix according to your own preference so you can enjoy it best. 

Apart from tea, you can also try their imported apple cider(RM22) which was rather refreshing and good to have it after a good hotpot meal.

In Xiao Long Kan, you can find plenty of homemade ingredients for you to go with your hotpot. They practice making their own hotpot ingredients so that they are extraordinary as compared to other hotpot restaurants. 
Shrimp Paste RM38

Meatballs Platter RM26
(Rose Meatballs + Coriander Meatballs)

If you would like to try something before the hotpot meal, they do have some snacks on the menu and this one below is definitely a must try!
The Rice Cake with Brown Sugar 红糖糍粑(RM8) is so cripy on the outside but chewy on the inside. Something delicious and I've never had anything similar before. It tastes like our rice balls but the fried version.

Vegetable Platter RM20

Apart from all the homemade ingredients, we must try some exotic ingredients they have such as the Crystal Glass Duck Intestine RM28 which rather chewy and tasted even better and smoother than pork intestine. 

Pig Blood Curd RM10

Deep Sea White Prawn RM52

Grouper Slices RM38 

Something we all must have with hotpot, the Ring Rolls(RM18)! 

Pork Belly Slices RM28

There are also some of their specialty such as the two ingredients below which I've never tasted anything similar locally. The Thinly Sliced Green Bamboo Shoot(RM15) was crunchy and refreshing after cooking it in the boiling hotpot for only 30seconds. 
Chinese Yam(RM8) is very popular among Chinese in China but this ingredient is not very common in Malaysia. It is one of the most popular ingredients where people use it to stir fry or cook soup as it is quite nutritious. 

Service here is excellent as the servers will always be walking around and attend to you whenever you need help. They can always recommend you on how you could enjoy Xiao Long Kan better.

Don't forget to stand in front of the machine that has been prepared to remove the bad odor on your clothes. But to be honest, it wasn't very helpful anyway hahahaha. 

You can also bring back their ready pack so you can enjoy it anytime and anywhere you go.
There were several flavors available.

VIP rooms with great ambiance are also available for private booking.

Xiao Long Kan Ma La Hotpot 小龙坎老火锅
Address: Lot 190-192, Persiaran Gurney, Sunrise Tower 10250 Penang.
Business hours: 12:00pm - 2:00am(Daily)
Contact no: 010-220 9618
GPS: 5.4399298,100.3081552


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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

(Review + Discount Code) Sudio FEM, The best Sudio Yet.

If you are still looking for that special pair of wireless bluetooth earphone, Sudio has just launched something for you at the right time.

Be it Christmas gifts, birthday gifts or even gifts for your special someone. Sudio FEM has just been launched and perfect for this Yuletide season. This could be the right gift for you to buy for someone or even reward yourself for your hard work throughout the year of 2019.

Sudio FEM is pretty chic and stylish and it is also small enough to fit into your pockets so you can carry it with you anytime and anywhere you go. The charging dock has been improved and now being so light and small yet becoming even better and gives you a good 20 hours of total playtime.

Sudio FEM is going to be your great gym partner
Going on the treadmill for a running session?  Put on your Sudio FEM and starts running on the treadmill without worrying about tangled-wires, and the suction earpiece provides you a comfortable fit and don't have to worry that it will fall off from your ears.

It is even better if you are doing a weight-workout as the sound quality Sudio FEM allows you to enjoy music while working on your muscles. Good music must always be paired with good earphones to ensures a good listening experience. 

Fem also includes a portable charging case that offers 2 additional charges for up to 20 hours of battery-life. Combined with a graphene driver, individual automatic pairing (IAP), IPX 5 water protection, touch controls, and Type-C quick charging, these earphones are built to keep up with the most demanding of days. 

The design of Sudio FEM is not only chic and stylish, but it is so comfortable to wear and you can just enjoy the music without the feeling of irritation of something stuck in your ears. 
I think Sudio managed to solve the irritation problems with this latest design.

Also can pair with your PCs & Smartwatches
Left your phone behind?
Don't have to worry as long as you have any other smart devices to connect to Sudio FEM.
You can also play music through your computers as long as it has bluetooth features.

Apart from computers, you can also pair it with your smartwatch so you can play music directly from your music app in your watches. That's what I did with my Apple Watch when I work out, so I don't have to carry my phones with me all the time.

Available in 2 colours (FOR NOW)
Sudio FEM has just launched in Malaysia and available in 2 colours which are BLACK and WHITE. They are both handsome and pretty at the same time.

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To be honest, I have been using Sudio Sweden for years and I can really see that they are improving quite well in all their new products. By far Sudio FEM is the best product yet judging on sound quality and comfortability. Sudio FEM will definitely worth the price you are paying for.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Putien Eel Festival @ PUTIEN 莆田, Gurney Paragon Mall

It is the new quarter again and PUTIEN just recently launched their new promotions and this time they are featuring the live eel cooking in conjunction with PUTIEN Eel Festival. You will get to enjoy not only the best taste of eel but also the freshest because all ingredients are freshly flown-in by Putien.

Eel has been a popular dish among Asians and Unagi is the most common Asian's favourite from Japan. Little did we know that we can also cook eel in Chinese style and it has been implemented by PUTIEN Malaysia. 

Special thanks to PUTIEN Malaysia for inviting us bloggers to try out the new menu.

Basically, there are two ways of cooking the live eel, but worry not because they won't do it in front of you. 
This ensures the freshness of the eel and also it gives you the freshest taste of eel so you can enjoy it completely. 

1. Pan-fried Live Eel on Hot Plate 铁板香煎活鳗鱼
This way of cooking eel not only you can taste the freshness of the fish but also removes the fishy taste and leaves you with the fragrant of char-grilled on the outer later of the fish.
The eel itself is quite chewy and then you can further squeeze some fresh lemon juice onto it to make it taste more refreshing and makes it more delicious too. Everything will be prepared from the kitchen so you don't have to worry about it.
I personally prefer this way of cooking eel and it is great if we can go with a glass of wine / beer with this dish.

2. Live Eel Cooked in Natural Spring Water 泉水现煮活鳗鱼

To savour eel the best way is of course to cook it under clear water. You will get to taste not only it's freshness but also you will get to watch the live cooking in front of you.
Worry not because they will not kill the eel in front of you, they will prepare everything and only do the cooking beside your table like a tableside service.
The fresh eel was cooked under the spring water that harvested from nature spring and that is how the locals Putien enjoy it. 
They will only cook the eel for 14 minutes, and that's the best timing to ensure you a chewy and smooth texture of the eel and also it does not lose its nutrients. 

Also, PUTIEN will add some salt and herbal to make the soup even nicer when it is served.
I would say that the soup is slightly sweet and you can tell how good the eel is when it is freshly served to you.

Also, we had some of the all-time favourites from local market.
The Iced Bitter Gourd(RM12.90) served with honey, my favourite and it is also the best appetizer.

Braised Pig Intestines(RM18.90) is also the best seller with PUTIEN's cooking style where they wash it thoroughly for 3 hours and then use 12 types of spices to braise it.
Not only the pig intestines here are tender but also it completely eliminated the awful taste of it.

Cold Pork Trotters Jelly(RM15.90)

Stir Fried Yam (RM20.90)
Love it as you can taste the yam and it is crispy on the outside and soft inside.

Deep Fried Chicken with Garlic

A must when you visit Putien Malaysia, the Spinach in Supreme Stock.

Stir Fried Chilli Clams

As a token of appreciation to all PUTIEN customers, PUTIEN Malaysia is now serving their homegrown longan imported directly from China to all customers.
It is available in all outlets and stocks are limited, so don't be hesitate and head over to any Putien to try it now.

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
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GPS: 5.4356583,100.3114466