Tuesday, September 9, 2014 0 comments By: Chan

Gold medal food review and Signature of the World International Buffet at Eastin Hotel Penang

Thailand's largest international culinary competition, the Pattaya city culinary cup 2014 was held from 13 to 17 August 2014 at Peach Royal Cliff Hotel Convention Center. This yearly event was organize in conjunction with the Food & Hoteliers Expo 2014. Led by team manager, Chef Daniel Tan Chia Yang, team captain chef Mohd Fauzi Bin Llias, team members Chef Vince Tan Zhi Hong, Chef Chuah Lay Yen and Chef Ch'ng Fu Wuey.

The winning dishes are shown below:

Tapas, Crab cake with papaya mango dressing served with apple & chilies salsa. Very refreshing tapas to start our meal :) 

Baked Fish With Spicy Pineapple Chutney & Fragrant Coconut Milk Rice. A typical Malaysia food were brought to eyes of world :) Fish perfectly cooked and spicy and tangy pineapple sauce bring the dish to the next level.

Chilled Oyster with Vietnamese Dressing Style, yum!

Roasted Pumpkin Ginger with Seafood Chowder. Great soup, great flavor :)

Let our feast started.

Here are the 4 winning dishes.

Here are Chef Vince Tan Zhi Hong and Chef Mohd Fauzi Bin Llias.

Wok Fried Chicken with Salted Egg Yolk. Perfect cooked chicken and golden salted egg. This is a dish that you can't get to make at home and it is a signature dish for world international buffet from 1 September 2014 to 31 October 2014.

Sambal Squid Malay Traditional Style

Bailing Mushroom with Garden Green

Rasberry Chilled Cheese, Cream Brulee, Chocolate Brownies

Signature of The World International Cuisine is available during Lunch, Hi-Tea and Semi Buffet from 1 September 2014 to 31 October 2014.

Lunch : Mon - Fri
12.00 pm - 2.30pm
Adult : RM 50 ++  Child: RM 25 ++

Hi-Tea : Sat - Sun
12.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Adult : RM 58 ++  Child: RM 29 ++

Semi Buffer Dinner : Mon - Thu
6.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Adult : RM 50 ++ perpax

For any enquiries or reservation :

Contact Swez Brasserie at +604 - 612 1128

For further information about Eastin Hotel Penang
Eastin Hotel Penang , Eastin Facebook
1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queensbay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Tel : +604 - 612 1111
Email : info.pg@eastin.com

Disclaimer: This is a personal food blog. The opinions expressed here are my own, based on my personal taste buds; others may have different opinions. Also, as we all know, qualities & standards of individual restaurants/food may change over time, so do note the time stamp on this review.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 0 comments By: Chan

Gurney Paragon Mall's Mid Autumn Celebration 2014 Penang

The Mid-Autumn Festival is an official harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese peoples. The festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar and Vietnamese calendar, during a full moon, which is in September or early October in the Gregorian calendar, within 15 days to the autumnal equinox.

This year, Gurney Paragon Mall is organizing a mooncakes fair which features an exquisite selection of mooncakes in baked skin and snow skin from the all-time favourite brands such as Kam Lun Tai, Casahana, The Baker’s Cottage, Leong Yin, Foh San, Fai Fong, Purple Cane, Canton-i and Hong Kong Mei- Xin.had showcasing at St. Jo (Level 1) and “Penang On 6” (Level 6). 

The promotion will be ongoing from 16 August 2014 until 8 September 2014. Shoppers with a minimum spending of RM 200 and above, in a single receipt, at any of their shopping outlets, can redeem a complimentary Leong Yin pastry’s mooncake (only valid from 5-7 September 2014).

View at Penag On 6

Different type and brand were served for us to try out and thanks to Selene for serving us :)

Tea and mooncakes were best friend :)

Dragon-I: http://www.dragon-i.com.my/promotion.asp

Clockwise: Frosty Durian Musang King (RM28 for 2 pcs), frosty Durian D24, Organic Charcoal Skin with Coffee Paste (RM20/pc) and Hong Kong White Lotus Paste With Single Yolk (Less Sugar) (RM2/pcs).

Organic Charcoal Skin with Coffee Paste (RM20/pc)

Frosty Durian Musang King (RM28 for 2 pcs)

Really full of strong aromatic Durian fulling, Yummy Yummy :)

Purple Cane: http://www.purplecane.my/en/31-tea-mooncake

It is Halal & vegetarian Mooncakes !!! All the mooncakes were blend in some tea to complement with the paste flavor, If you are bored with traditional mooncakes you can choose this for healthier, less sweet and some hints of tea flavor for a go this year :)

White Tea Purple Potato Lotus Paste, RM9.80/Pc. It is Light and delicate. 

Purple Tea, Dang Gui, Chinese wolfberry and assorted nuts paste, RM11.30/pc. It is like eating chinese herb but it is kind of interesting flavor for a mooncake. 

Leong Yin: http://www.leongyinpastry.com/

Halal & vegetarian !!! Clockwise: Intense Wheatgrass Jujube Splendor, RM17.20/pc, Ballad of the moon, RM17.20/pc and Lunar Delight, RM17.50/pc.

Lunar Delight, RM17.50/pc. It is white coffee (Made from real coffee bean) with pure durian paste. When you cut it, strong durian aroma like durian kuih but when you taste the whole combination it is another story. Bitterness from the coffee cover most of the durian taste when you bite in, durian come after taste. The whole combination was perfectly balance. Highly recommended

Intense Wheatgrass Jujube Splendor, RM17.20/pc. Wheatgrass aromo at the skin with read dates paste. 

Ballad of the moon, RM17.20/pc. Custard paste with slated egg custard paste. It really taste like custard bun we had at dim sum :)
Kam Lun Tai: http://www.klt.com.my/welcome/

Shanghai 1 Yolk, RM17.20/pc.

Mei Xin: http://www.facebook.com/meixinmooncake

Egg Custard Mooncake (RM50 for 4 pcs or RM98 for 8 pcs)

Fled all the way from Hong Kong :) Small but packed with custard bun flavor.

The Baker’s Cottage: http://www.thebakerscottage.com.my/mooncake.asp

Casahana: http://www.hytfood.com/casahana/about.php. It always been my choice of selection when go to mooncakes because they are not as sweet as most of the brand :)
Crimson Opera , RM18.90/pc.

Foh San: http://fohsan.com.my/

Fai Fong: http://www.faifong.com.my/
For more information, please visit Gurney Paragon Mall’s FaceBook Page.
Disclaimer: This is a personal food blog. The opinions expressed here are my own, based on my personal taste buds; others may have different opinions. Also, as we all know, qualities & standards of individual restaurants/food may change over time, so do note the time stamp on this review.