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
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!
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
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