Thursday, July 24, 2014

Gartien Pineapple Cakes - Mid Autumn Edition 2014

Gartien 小田佳园 Pineapple Cake
*slurps* look at the pineapple fillings, it looks way too attractive. 

The chewy golden pineapple feelings in the pineapple cake is juicy yet not overly sweet. They are made of 100% fresh pineapples pick directly from their plantation in Penang. As for the milky and buttery golden pastries which are made with natural ingredients and pure butter, taste fluffy yet not oily at all. The pineapple cakes taste just perfect to my liking. 

Ain't this looks familiar to you if you have been reading my blog? :D. I have blogged about it previously for their CNY promotion! Gartien CNY 2014

I simply love the superb and impressive design on the cover of the box!
Mid Autumn Festival is just around the corner. This year Mid Autumn Festival is not only all about mooncake for me but pineapple cake too! Gartien 小田佳园 has just released its new packaging design specially to celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival - Mid Autumn Edition.

I received a box too, courtesy to Gartien! 




The packets of pineapple cakes is so convenient for me to stuff in my bag and bring to class as snacks. They are in my favourite colour - purple too! :D. I have shared it with my housemates and all of them love it. Most importantly, no preservatives and artificial flavoring added! Looking for gifts? This is definitely the one.


There are 10 pieces of pineapple cake in each box. 

 Here's the exciting part! Promotion for Mid Autumn : -
1. Booking order BEFORE 4 AUGUST 2014 for 5 boxes and above will be entitled to A BOX FREE.
2. Booking order AFTER 4 AUGUST 2014 (upon availability) for 10 boxes and above will be entitled to A BOX FREE.
3. The selling price per box with 10 pieces of pineapple cakes is RM45 (self collect only). A fix courier charge of RM10 & RM40 will be applicable to all deliveries within Peninsular Malaysia & East Malaysia respectively.
4. Each box is fixed price throughout the year.


Gartien has just relocated to their new retail outlet anyway. Free Parking are available for Gartien's customers too. 

Gartien 小田佳园
Address: 380, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang, Malaysia. (next to Kek Seng Coffee Shop/格成茶室)
Contact: 604-229 0068
Website: www.gartien.com
Email: info@gartien.com
Business Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm daily
GPS: 5.416298, 100.329380


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Let It Out!


"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."

Sometimes I really wish to turn back to the time where I was surrounded with lots of good friends back in Penang. Those times where we spend most of our times playing, studying and doing stupid stuffs together in school and tuition classes. I feel so sad that most of them are leaving very soon to further their studies. Who else to bring me for good foods when I am back in Penang? :(

It's fun and interesting to meet many different people with different personalities from all around the world. I feel so blessed that I get to meet nice people that bring laughter, accompany me and even help me to go through tough moments.

However, at times I feel very tired too. I have been meeting some weird people lately in this scary, complicated and realistic city. Although I have that 'cincai' personality that I will try my best to compromise and tolerate with every of them, but bear in mind that I have a border line too.

There are people that tends to take others for granted and thinks that everyone should serves them and follows their ways. I don't easily get angry, you should know your limit when I showed you that I was pissed. I understand that everyone has their demanding side, but at the same time, you should respect others' too. You are the not the King nor the Queen, you have no right to command me. I would lend a hand more willingly if you treat me sincerely instead of commanding me. Besides, is not a must for everyone to help you. We will definitely try our best to get alternative ways to help you when you need. I am disappointed that in return, you reward us with your angry face. 

I have also met a friend that is very arrogant. I know you are extremely proud of yourself. You sounds very professional when you talk and most adults like you after communicating with you cause you sounds very knowledgeable. Yes, I gotta admit you know all sort of working stuffs but hey, your social skill is sucks! In fact, I feel very disappointed in you. You never do what you promised. It's fine that you keep showing off about yourself but I hate that you look down on others. Oh, come on, no one is perfect, neither you are. So what of having all sort of knowledge when no one trust you?

Well, just rant over here to express my feelings, avoid myself from autism as I prefer hide my feelings. I'd prefer to rant in this platform than to tell it to others. People come and go. Don't worry although you may think that it's you, I won't hate anyone, cause it is tiring to hate a person and I am too lazy for it.
To everyone, thanks for being part of my life and giving me a life lesson. :D

"Dont regret knowing the people who came into your life, good people give you happiness, bad ones give you experience, the worst ones give you lessons, and the best people gives you memories."



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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Time Out Penang Food & Beverage Guide Launch @ Gurney Paragon Mall Penang

Hunza Group Executive Director, Ms Khor Tze Ming, Penang State Exco for Tourism Development, YB Danny Law, and Mongoose Publishing Chief Content Office, Mr Matt Bellotti. 

Back in May, I was invited to St.Jo's Level 1 at Gurney Paragon Mall to witness the official launching of Time Out Penang Food and Beverage Guide.

If you are the kind of person that always have no idea of where to have your lunch or dinner, or to have high tea with your friend at Gurney Paragon Mall, here's a good news for you! You need not worry anymore as Gurney Paragon Mall has just published their first ever comprehensive food and beverage guide.


The launching ceremony was officiated by the Penang State Exco For Tourism Development, YB Danny Law, Hunza Group Executive Director, Ms. Khor Tze Ming, Mongoose Publishing Chief Content Officer, Mr. Matt Bellotti, with the witnesses by Gurney Paragon Mall's F&B outlets' owners and representatives, food bloggers and the media.

Hunza Group Executive Director, Ms. Khor Tze Ming giving her speech.

Penang State Exco For Tourism Development, YB Danny Law giving his speech.

Mongoose Publishing Chief Content Officer, Mr. Matt Bellotti giving his speech.


Gurney Paragon Mall's food and beverage guide covers all the food and beverage outlets in the mall, from the world-renowned franchise brand like TGI Friday's, Starbucks to cosmopolitan local outlets such as Ben's ad Brussels Beer Cafe. The booklet is pocket size and it's user-friendly. You can get information such as outlets' business hours, contact numbers, websites and even the price rating in the guide.

Every entry has been reviewed by the Time Out team to present the most comprehensive guide possible to the food and beverage treats at Gurney Paragon Mall.


On the same day, Time Out Penang 2014/15 annual magazine is also being launched and is now opened for sale to the public. The magazine provides an array of information such as the best place to shop in Penang, the best heritage sites, the best education institutions and include all the best food you can find in Penang!


There was a Penang Laksa Eating Competition, followed by Penang Laksa Cooking Competition after the launching of the food and beverage guide. Each contestant had to finish a bowl of 1kg Laksa as fast as they could in order to win the grand prize!

I find that the Gurney Paragon Mall's food and beverage guide and the Time Out Penang annual magazine are very useful to me. I can just look through both the guide and magazine when I am out of idea of where to hang out with my friends or as a tour guide when I friends travel in Penang.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Weekend Specialties & A La Carte Menu @ Sarkies Corner, E&O Hotel Penang

Chef Henry

Sarkies Corner is located at the heritage wing @ E&O Hotel Penang. It is a colonial coffee shop that offers local and international cuisine á la carte. Previously, it was a place for buffet, but now it offers A La Carte while the buffet had moved to the new wing.


I blogged about desserts that The Bakery at E&O Hotel offers in the last post.

Let's see what Sarkies Corner offers for Weekend Local Specialties.
It opens every Saturday and Sunday from 12.00noon to 3.00pm. RM20++ per dish.


Week 1: Roasted Chicken and Duck Rice 
Popiah and Pie Tee
Sarkies Corner is famous of their roasted duck.


Week 2: Laksa Lemak
Bubur Pulut Hitam
Laksa Lemak, in other word, my family calls it Nyonya Laksa. We thinks that the laksa lemak soup taste like otak-otak tho. 


Week 3: Penang Prawn Mee
Rojak Buah Buahan
Everyone got attracted by the big prawns! I immediately took one once it's served. xP


Week 4: Nasi Lemak
Ice Kacang
Look! The Ice Kacang even has banana!

Now for A La Carte Menu at Sarkies Corner!
It operates from 11.00am to 11.00pm everyday.

Char Koay Teow
which was wrapped with a banana leaf.

Tadahhh! Char Koay Teow with crab meat!! *sorry for the blur photo, I didnt realise it and didnt retake :/*
Just like those typical Char Koay Teow out there, it consists of wok fried flat rice noodles, dark soya sauce and chicken egg or duck egg.

Beef Rendang
Another must try local food which consists of local spices beef stew, coconut milk, chili and lemongrass.

Mee Goreng Mamak
It consists of wok fried yellow noodles, prawn, chicken meat, chicken egg, beansprout, hard beancurd, potatoes, peanut sauce.
However, it's a little too salty to my liking.

American Beef Burger
One of my favourite! I like the juicy beef patty! :D The burger consists of cheese, mayonnaise, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion rings, gherkins, lettuce, sesame seed bun, chicken egg.

Grilled Grass Fed Beef Sirloin
with wild mushroom ragout, tomato relish and shallot sauce

Spaghetti Pomodoro
Oh, tomato spaghetti serves with olives :D
Tagliatelle Carbonara
with roasted chicken breast, mushroom, cream. However, it wasn't that creamy as I expected.

Koay Teow Soup
flat rice noodles, rich chicken broth, fish balls, fish cakes, chicken meat, choy sum

Seasonal Tropical Fruits


Sarkies Corner, E&O Hotel Penang
10 Lebuh Farquhar,
10200 Georgetown,
Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-222 2000 ext. 3175
www.eohotels.com


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

The Bakery @ Sarkies Corner, E&O Hotel Penang

Hello pretties and handsome sekalian! :D
How's your day? Have you taken your meal? Are you feeling full now? 
No matter what, I think that you will have the love/hate feeling towards me after reading this blogpost, but it's okay dear, Imma still gonna tempt you. :P


Let me bring you to The Bakery @ Sarkies Corner, E&O Hotel Penang. You will definitely love the place because it has various kinds of yummy desserts and the environment there is really cozy.

note that Sarkies Corner is at the heritage wing.

Look! All the cakes and desserts are waving at you, dessert lovers! :D
Put your hands up if you love desserts! I bet most of you do. ;)

The Bakery - Cakes and Pastries Straight from the Oven! 

The Bakery operates daily from 11am to 9pm at RM12++ per slice of cake. Order a cup of hot beverage with a slice of cake from the pastry counter and you can enjoy the deal at RM18++. The deal is valid for dine-in only. They have Happy Hour which you can enjoy 50% off bakery items from 6pm onwards. In other words, they will not serve overnight leftover desserts!

Baked Cheese Cake
Looking at the colourful decoration itself already makes me feel happy! The cheese taste just right, wouldn't feel greasy at all.

Tiramisu
Instead of using cocoa powder as the topping like those typical tiramisu, the chef used thin slices of chocolate as the topping!

Chocolate Banana Cake
Chocolate and banana is always one of the best combination. It tastes really good and the combination is just right to my liking.

Dark Chocolate Mousse
This is my favorite of all! So excited when I see this cause I am a loyal chocolate fans! I love it cause the chocolate taste just right, not too sweet nor too bitter(cause it's dark chocolate). It makes me feel so happy after eating it, chocolate is always the best solution to cheer me!

Mango Chill Cheese Cake
Fyi, I am also a mango lover! Loving the smooth and soft cheese with mango topping, also it doesn't makes you feel greasy at all. :)

Noisettines

Pavlova
For those that like sweet and sour desserts. The sour strawberries and blueberries as the topping and the crust below is crispy outside but soft and sweet inside. 

Lemon Meringue

Choc Eclair and Berry Pavlova
I like the Choc Eclair too! Chocolate and strawberry is also a perfect combination. 

Hazelnut Cream Puff

Muffins

Croissant


Scones with raisins.

Chef Naza told us that his objective is simple, to let us enjoy eating the cake even till the last scope. He also emphasized that he used more fruits, less egg white and high quality ingredients to make all the cakes and desserts. 


The Bakery, Sarkies Corner, E&O Hotel Penang
10 Lebuh Farquhar, 
10200 Georgetown, 
Pulau Pinang 
Tel: 04-222 2000