Thursday, April 12, 2018

FREE Flow Champagne Saturday Brunch @ Vino Vino Bistro, Penang

Henry Tan | 10:13 PM | | | Be the first to comment!
Last weekend, Bae and I got to indulged in a luxurious Saturday brunch at a decent restaurant, Vino Vino Bistro, which located at Bay Avenue, Penang. Champagne brunch  that offers mouthwatering seafood like grilled mud crab and fresh prawns, Japanese brunch staples and of course, free flow of champagne. Definitely a perfect way to enjoy the weekend with the loved ones! 

Free Flow Champagne Saturday Brunch

Every 1st Saturday of the month
11.30am - 2.00pm
RM180++ per pax

Vino Vino Bistro located inside Bay Avenue where you can easily spot it on the right side after the ticket entrance. There is ample of parking space around Vino Vino Bistro since most of the office will be closed on weekend in Bay Avenue.  

For the Free Flow Champagne Saturday Brunch, Vino Vino Bistro will be offering the French champagne collection of One Fo(u)r by Nicolas Feuillatte, which consists of both One Fo(u)r (1/4) Brut, as well as the One Fo(u)r ROSÉ. Unlike the typical big tall champagne bottle, One Fo(u)r comes in a cute 200ml small bottle! It costs about RM80 per bottle according to the boss.

One Fo(u)r by Nicolas Feuillatte is the Champagne to enjoy any place, anywhere. The most Bohemian of all Champagnes, One Fo(u)r is totally unique, with a handy wrist strap attached to each bottle, an exclusive design by Nicolas Feuillatte to add a practical, stylish touch and carry it with ease wherever you may go.

The 12% alcohol percentage of Nicolas Feuillatte One Fo(u)r is a blend of 40% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. This is a deliciously floral, light-bodied, wonderfully subtle yet effervescent Champagne that would brighten your day! 

While enjoying the free flow of champagne, the Japanese brunch staples are up for grab with unlimited refill. The free flow brunch staples include Fried Garlic Rice, Fresh Salad with Japanese dressing, Potato Salad, Fruits as well as the Miso Soup! The executive chef is an experienced Japanese chef, so the food are all above par, especially the fried garlic rice, which sounds simple but not easy to make a perfect one! 

Besides the free flow of Japanese brunch staples, Vino Vino Bistro also provides huge mud crab, succulent fresh prawns as well as deep fried small prawns as food pairing to the Nicolas Feuillatte One Fo(u)r champagne. Do note that these three food pairing are not free flow. Nevertheless, it is more than sufficient to kick-start your weekend on a high note.

Overall, Bae and I enjoyed the lovely Saturday brunch very much. The mud crabs and prawns are both huge in size and fresh enough for us to taste the sweetness, kudos to the chef for grilling it to perfection without losing the juice. The deep fried small prawns definitely a good tidbits to pair with the champagne! 

Personally, I love the Nicolas Feuillatte One Fo(u)r Rose simply for the pale pink appearance and a little sweetness in it. So if you are same like me, a big fan of champagne and good food, Vino Vino Bistro is the place you should pay a visit to! 

Reserve now for 5th May 2018! 

Call 04-645 9922

Block H-10-1, Bay Avenue, 
Lorong Bayan Indah 2, 11900 Penang.


Best Mother's Day Gifts for Mom in Malaysia

Henry Tan | 4:19 PM | Be the first to comment!
Mother's Day is coming real soon like in a month, which will be 13th May 2018, the second Sunday of May. So if you are looking for ideas on the Best Mother's Day Gifts for your mom in Malaysia,  this is it, read on this post! 

Taking your mom to some fancy restaurant to eat or enjoy watching a movie together could be great, but you could do it better by giving a gift that is going to last longer than a day! I used to give things like cookbook which mom usually would like. But these are probably not customized enough to make them feel special

Being the new generation where Google is our best friend, I stumbled upon this website with Mother's Day Special!

Printcious - Touching Moments

On first quick browse, it looks like just any other typical online gifts store selling mugs, puzzles and T-shirts. But after scrolling all the way down, I saw "Can't find the gift that you want? Why not create it yourself?".

So there are actually a lot more of other products to choose from, some unique products that caught my attention are phone cases, ceramic tiles, bags and aprons! I was thinking like either tote bag for groceries shopping since we don't use plastic bag anymore or aprons for cooking which both would be useful for mom.

There are only 4 simple steps to create the customized Mother's Day Gift for mom. Simply just Choose Your Product, Upload the Design, Add & Edit Text then Place Order! I ended up choosing tote bag instead of aprons because I figured that mom usually does not use aprons for home cook, not like those professional chefs preparing for banquet meals. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

As usual, you always need to know what you are buying. Incredible strength with maximum weight of 20kg, environmentally friendly and made of soft & comfortable fabric certainly helped me to make decision easier. is thoughtful enough to provide some design ideas for inspiration too! 

Well, I always like caption Tees. So caption tote bags would be cool too especially with quotes that is meaningful! So I added with this design at the front side with the quote "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take!"

On the other side, I decided to go for short and a bit funny one, "Mom turned upside down spells WOW!" I think I am pretty satisfied with this! I am sure you are interested to get one for your mom too right! 😝😝😝 No worry, there's no copyright, you can follow my design too! 

Once the design is done, then proceed to Add to Cart and payment! Then wait for the arrival of the delivery! As simple as that and I could get a customized Best Mother's Day Gift for mom for just RM36.90 of captioned Tote Bag. 

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Or if you have any upcoming birthday party and would like to impress your guest, party photo booth is your best entertainment.


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

MATTA Fair Penang 2018 Giveaway

Henry Tan | 2:57 PM | | 1 Comment so far
The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is organizing the MATTA Fair Penang 2018 on 30 March – 1 April 2018 at Straits Quay Convention Centre (SQCC), Penang! 

Check it out to find the best travel package!

30 March 2018 - 1 April 2018
Friday - Sunday
10am to 9pm
Straits Quay Convention Centre

This year there will be a total number of 134 booths with 45 participating organizations such as Tour & Travel Agents, Local State Government Tourist Offices, National Tourist Offices, Participating Hotels, Resorts & Theme Parks as well as other travel related services. 

The National Tourist Office Representatives such as Ministry of Tourism of The Republic of Indonesia and Macao Government Tourism Office will be exhibiting at MATTA Fair Penang 2018 as well. A line-up of exciting activities that will introduce both Macao and Indonesia to Penangites, so don't missed out!

Some of the exclusive deals during MATTA Fair Penang 2018 includes 4D3N Bali Honeymoon for only RM1499/couple as well as the 4D3N Lombok Honeymoon for only RM1899/couple! The package includes 3 Stars Hotel, transportation, tour and meals. Find out more about all the other packages from Almaziah Mobility Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd at Booth 21 to 23.

Another good deal would be from Travelsmart Vacation Sdn Bhd, whereby a 4D3N 5 Stars Resort with Water Villa experience and full board costs from RM6699/couple and even come with a FREE 2x RM100 cash vouchers per couple for Koh Lipe package! So basically you can honeymoon twice! Find out more during MATTA Fair Penang 2018 from Travelsmart Vacation at booth 9 to 11.

Personally, I would be very interested in 7D6N Summer Lavender in Hokkaido whereby the trip provides 4 star Hotel Accommodation & Onsen, colorful flower fields at Furano Tomita Farm & Shikisai Hill, a day in Edo Period at Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura, and most importantly, indulge myself in Hokkaido Crabs Buffet!!! The price starts from RM 5,888, find out more at Parlo Tours at Booth 88 to 92! 

Many other exciting deals and even prizes up for grab! You can win yourself a Vespa sponsored by MATTA, 4D3N Costa Fortuna Cruise Packages for 2 by Costa & Hwajing Travels, Roundtrip economy class ticket from Penang to any European destination by Qatar Airways, Roundtrip economy class ticket from Kuala Lumpur to Perth by MAS and many more exciting prizes! 

Here's another one that you can join as I Blog My Way collaborate with MATTA Fair Penang 2018 to giveaway a RM500 preloaded MasterCard Debit Card. All you have to do is just go to this link and follow the instruction! 

See you at MATTA Fair Penang 2018!


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sunday Buffet Lunch @ Eastin Hotel Penang

Henry Tan | 1:34 PM | | | | 1 Comment so far
Eastin Hotel Penang is offering Sunday Buffet Lunch with the theme of "Journey Throughout Malaysia" which features delicious traditional flavors of the yester-year. 4 different menus will be rotated every Sunday and it would ends on 30th June, 2018. So don't missed your chance to try it out!

Journey Throughout Malaysia
Sunday Buffet Lunch
12pm - 2.30pm

Adult - RM58 nett per pax
Senior Citizen - RM38 nett per pax
Children 6 to 11 years old - 50% Discount

Flavors of Malaysia
Starting 1st April 2018, price will be amended accordingly:
Adult - RM68 nett per pax
Senior Citizen - RM48 nett per pax
Children 6 to 11 years old - 50% Discount

As usual, baby and I started off the Sunday Buffet Lunch with their wide selection of appetizer and soup. Salad bar with dressing and condiment, Kerabu Mango, Acar Jelatah, Jelly Fish with Sesame Salad, Local Jeruk-Jeruk and ulam-ulaman are some of the highlights of Appetizer. Crab Meat with Corn Kernel Soup and Sup Soto Ayam with Chilli Sambal are available too.

We tried a little of everything, including the Miang Kham which is the traditional appetizer from Thailand. Chinese styled Tau Kua (beancurd) Sumbat is available too together with the sweet and sour sauce. We took a little bit of sambal belaccan and cencaluk to mix with our western ulam-ulaman - rocket salad/arugula. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Meanwhile for the main course, Eastin Hotel Penang offers Daging Percik Berempah, Ikan Masak Tempoyak, Sotong Sumbat Ketupat Masak Sambal, Lamb Varural with Green Peas, Stir Fried Kailan with Salted Fish and Fried Garlic, and many more! 

Among all the dishes that we tried, personally, I like Belacan Chicken and Soft Bean Curd with Mapo Sauce. Maybe these are the dishes I always eat growing up. Another special dish that we never try it elsewhere is the Gulai Nangka. It's unusual to see it at any stall, let alone at hotel buffet lunch, so you can tell how traditional the dish is! 

Besides the main course, there are some other dishes at the Action Stall such as Cendol, Mee Sotong, Ikan Bakar Padang, Keropok Lekor and many more. I had my Char Koay Teow which the chef would prepares on the spot and you can see them in action.

Lastly, we had the dessert with variable options such as assorted fruit platter, assorted French pastries, Chinese Pancake, Jelly in Cup, Banana cake, Pandan cake, Kaseri with Raisin Cashew Nut, and many more. Overall, given the affordable price, I think it would be a great family and friend gathering place for lunch on Sunday then maybe followed by movie or Karaoke session at Queensbay Mall. 

Make your reservation now!

Eastin Hotel Penang
Tel: 04-612 1111
Fax: 04-612 1199

Happy food hunting!
Till then! ;)


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Canton Buffet Lunch @ Ixora Hotel Penang

Henry Tan | 4:27 PM | | | | 1 Comment so far
Starting from March to April 2018, Ixora Hotel Penang will be offering Canton Buffet Lunch. A total of 6 menus will be rotated every weekday from Monday to Friday even if is a Public Holiday! So if you are looking for a buffet lunch venue, this could be a great option for you! 

🍴Canton Buffet Lunch🍴
01 Mar 2018 until 30 Apr 2018
12.00pm to 2.30pm
The Straits CafΓ© and Lounge

RM 45 nett (Adult), 
           RM 28 nett(Senior Citizen aged 60 years old and above)
           RM 28 nett(Child aged 4-12 years old)

Ixora Hotel Penang offers a wide selection of food in their Canton Buffet Lunch ranging from soup, salad, Dim Sum, porridge, roasted chicken and duck, hot dishes and even dessert. From the dishes such as Lotus Leaf Steamed Rice, Marinated Salted Bean Duck, Dim Sum and many more, you can tell these are the highlights for Cantonese style of cooking.

Personally, I like the fish soup with green mustard vegetables, which was a hearty clear soup that warms my empty stomach. The sweetness and flavor from the star anise made the Hainanese Beef Stew a delightful dish for me. I like the Fried Mutton with Butter Cream as well! Egg tart was good especially the creamy custard filling but could be even better if is served hot with crispy flaky puff pastry right from the oven! 

Ixora Hotel Penang also introduced their Cocktail and Mocktail of the month which feature Cocktail Wealthy at RM22 nett and Mocktail Healthy at RM18 nett. I tried the Mocktail Healthy which made of red watermelon juice, date juice, lemon juice and garnished with watermelon ball and date fruit. 

Lastly we tried the Cake of the Month by Ixora Hotel Penang, which is a Cendol Cake selling at RM12 nett. I was never a big fan of real cendol, let alone a cendol cake. But surprisingly, it tastes better than I thought, just like the saying, never try never know!

Go try it today!

3096 Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
T:+60 4 382 8888 (Ext 1404) | F:+60 4 382 8800 | M:+60 16 498 5823  
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Happy Food Hunting! 


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Day 1 @ 3D2N Langkawi Trip

Henry Tan | 4:39 PM | | 2 Comments so far
It has been a long while since my last visit to Langkawi. Since Airasia got cheap flight to Langkawi, baby and I went on a getaway and so here's our first ever 3D2N Langkawi Trip together. As usual, I will split the post to Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3. Enjoy reading! Too lazy to read? No worry, check out the short video at the bottom! 

We took the Monday afternoon flight with AirAsia from Penang International Airport direct to Langkawi International Airport. In fact, this was my first time taking flight to Langkawi as all my previous visits were by ferry. Surprisingly, the flight was full even on weekday, probably because it is the peak season starting from November until April.  

During our 3D2N Langkawi Trip, baby and I spent our 2 nights in The Smith House hotel which is located strategically in Padang Matsirat, nearby to the Langkawi International Airport. I reckon that Padang Matsirat is located in the middle of Langkawi, making it convenient to explore to many point of interest such as Kuah, Pantai Cenang and even the Langkawi Cable Car. 

After arriving at the airport, The Smith House arranged our hotel transfer where we were being fetched to our hotel which is less than 5 minutes away. The Smith House is a new boutique hotel in Langkawi with contemporary interior design. Baby and I were totally amazed and glad that we have chosen this hotel! Read more on a separate post about The Smith House. 

The next thing to do after checking in was to rent a car. We got ourselves a brand new red Toyota Vios at RM150 for 2 days. We were required to pay RM50 as deposit which is refundable too. If you are interested to rent a car in Langkawi, you can contact Hafiz at 016-4020855. Petrol station is located nearby to our hotel, so we went for refuel too before our exploration begins. 

We went down north to Kuah where we stopped at Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall for McDonald's as our late lunch. We walked around the shopping mall as well as the Billion Duty Free Supermarket which located inside the mall itself. Baby and I just check out all the prices of chocolate and alcohol there that we wanted to buy so that we can take as reference.

Around evening, we dropped by Eagle Square to take some photos since the 12 meter tall eagle statue is like the icon of Langkawi. As usual, full of people right below the eagle and I supposed you can't say you have been to Langkawi without taking a photo with the eagle! πŸ˜‚ 

We went around Kuah Town to do some window shopping for chocolate and alcohol as well. We came across this shop, PL Soon Huat which located along Jalan Pandak Mayah 1, few shops next to RHB Bank! The lady boss was really friendly to chit chat with us and taught us a thing or two about wines. So we ended up buying 3 bottles of wines and 1 bottle of Baileys Irish Cream from her! 😁

After sunset of the Day 1 of 3D2N Langkawi Trip, I brought baby to Teo Seafood Restaurant, the place I ate at for every of my past visits. We were starving by then, so we ordered 5 dishes and 1 fried beehun at a total price of RM73.50. Thankfully, we still managed to finish them all! To find out what we had, click here to read this post! 

Maybe we were feeling guilty of the heavy dinner, so we decided to make a turn to Pantai Cenang to do some walking. We parked our rented car at Cenang Mall and went to walk around there. We bought some chocolate inside Cenang Mall as well. Believe it or not, baby and I finally walked 10,000 steps (recorded by our smart phone) in a day for the first time ever during our Day 1! πŸ˜‚

Since we had surpassed the 10,000 steps a day, we forgiven ourselves for the heavy dinner and headed back to hotel to sleep! To find out more on where we went and what we ate, stay tuned for the Day 2 for our 3D2N Langkawi Trip! 

In the meantime, check out our Langkawi Day 1 Youtube!

Stay tuned!
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