Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Weekend Outing at Gurney Paragon Mall!

A few weekends back, I went back to Penang because I was feeling homesick and to celebrate my baby sister's birthday. On the Saturday, I had a half day outing to catch up with my brother,Henry at the new premier lifestyle shopping mall in Penang, Gurney Paragon Mall.

Gurney Paragon Mall is the newly built shopping mall in Penang which was opened on July last year. It is located next to Gurney Plaza, along Gurney Drive, a place commonly known not only to locals but foreigners as well. The building architecture was inspired by the former St.Joseph's Novitiate. They have brought many new brands to Penang like H&M, Victoria Secret's, Micheal Kors, Sephora, Rabeanco, La Martina and Sam's Groceria.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr Seuss-. 
Our first stop was at Times Bookstore because my brother loves book a lot. I really wonder how come his sister doesn't loves books? :P Why am I not a book-person? Times Bookstore is located at the fifth floor, beside Bentley Music. They provides book lovers of all ages and interests a wide selection of books of all genres, magazine, stationery and multimedia.  

My dream is to travel around the world. Paris is on top of the list!

my brother, Henry

The supervisor told us that Times Bookstore is celebrating this year's World Book Day from 6th March to 31th March 2014. World Book Day is a celebration of book and reading all over the world, designated by UNESCO as a world celebration and marked in over 100 countries across the globe. Special promotions are given to their Times Privilege Card(TPC) members as well as non members for books on the highlighted rack. They have prepared limited edition Times Water Bottle, Grandluxe Notebook and World Book Day voucher for their customers with nett purchase of RM100 at Times Bookstore.

Students that receive Baucer Buku 1Malaysia(BB1M) can spend your vouchers at Times Bookstore too! You can enjoy an instant rebate of 10% off upon purchasing  books and stationey at their outlets.

Their friendly staff asked for a photo together. I feel like a celebrity for the first time! hahaha just kidding :D

Henry and I were so lucky that day because we get to meet Andrew Tan 陈势安 when we were on the way to meet our friends! Andrew Tan 陈势安 was having an autograph signing event to promote his latest album "非你不可" at the ground floor of Gurney Paragon Mall.

Finally it's dinner time! My little stomach was already making noise. We ended up choose to have our dinner at newly opened, Qian Ri Ramen Restaurant. It is located at fifth floor, outdoor of Gurney Paragon Mall. Qian Ri Ramen is a Asian Fusion Restaurant(China and Hong Kong). They inspires to serve healthy and nutritious homemade dishes.

specially for their VIP.

One of their friendly staff attended to us. She introduced us various of the signature foods in Qian Ri Ramen Restaurant.
Let us begin with the appetizers!
Octopus- RM7

King Crab Meat Salad - RM18
It's one of my favourite appetizer! When the crab meat on top of the salad and tobiko on top of the crab meat...... just too yummy!

Fried Pork with Wine - RM18
Love the part of the pork they had chosen. Trust me, stuff the whole piece in your mouth at once and you will definitely give a thumbs up to the chewy fried pork!

Lemon Grass Chicken - RM12

Lotus Biscuit - RM12

Barbeque Pork - RM12

QianRi's Fried Dumpling - RM8

Salad Mini Bun - RM9

It's time for Main Course - Ramen!
Qian Ri Ramen Restaurant has special 8 flavours homemade wheat flour ramen. Their ramen are served with vegetarian soup. Most importantly, no preservative, sugar and colouring added in their homemade ramen. It's definitely suitable for those who opt for healthy and vegetarian food!  They have mix vegie ramen, spinach ramen, chili ramen, wheat ramen, black sesame ramen, beetroot ramen, green tea ramen and polygoni multiflori ramen. You can choose the ramen based on your preference.

Mix Vegie Ramen(Dry) -RM10

Spinach Ramen(Soup) - RM8

Here are the dessert and drinks,
Sea Bird Nest with Lychee.

Tapioca with Coconut Milk

Hawberry Tea - RM5                                                 Lemon Grass Juice with Honey - RM15
The staff told us that hawberry tea is good for those with uric acid, and wants to diet because it can eliminates fats.

Overall, Gurney Paragon Mall is a nice place to hang out with friends and family. I had a great time catching up with my brother and new friends, Megumi and JK. I get to escape from my scary tests and assignments thanks to the outing :D


LauraLeia said...

OMG all that yummy food! T^T Aaah so lucky to meet Andrew Tan there! I'm quite a fan of his, haha~

Ken said...

Bojio! p/s: can u don't post food photos at this hour? :/

wcchang said...

Yer~ U come Penang d, bo jio~

Evelyn Wann said...

You looking good in the picture!!! Yeah update more!!

Juliet Polilova said...

wow great pics and everything looks so delicious!
very nice blog by the way :)

kisses from Russia,

AnnTan said...

so many nice food T.T i didn't know got times bookstore in Paragon, haha i just went there on the day you wrote this post.

Fion Paris 별 ☮ said...

omg all the food!!! they make me drool!!

Henry Tan said...

hahahaha your bro is a bookworm! =p

Mindy Fan said...

ohh You are so lucky to meet Andrew Tan! It sounds like you had such a fun time and ohh you are your brother kinda do look like celebrities!!

Charmaine Pua Li Ping said...

Wah finally opened ady eh? :D

Maple Shuh Hong said...

Seriously, Henry is ur bro? Baru sekarang saya tahu!

Carolyn Tay said...

Woah yummy food <3 :D

HerYuan Lau said...

Laura, i know righttt! i met him twice de :/
Ken, kia kia kia. now jio u :P. copy me arr?
wcchang, hahha now i give u banana kay?
Evelyn, thanksssss. i shall tryyy :D
Juliet Poliova, thanksssss :D. yeah they are yummy
AnnTan, reallyy? i think u were there when i was there too! i saw ur checkin :/
Fion, *give u tissue :P
Henry, hi worm :D
Mindy, waaaaaaa. celebrity lorrr :D
Charmaine, yuppp nearly a year dee
Maple, hahaha "bro"
Carolyn. yeshhh :D