Sunday, February 24, 2013 1 comments By: Chan

Bloggers Help to Spread Love for the Children at the Penang Shan Children’s Home Association



Penang, 3rd February 2013 — About 40 bloggers and public visited the Penang Shan Children’s Home Association to distribute food, beverages and gadgets, sponsored by various commercial entities. It’s a philanthropic exercise not only by businesses in executing their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) but by everyone to give back to the society, thus making life more bearable for everyone in need. The event is made possible by Crowdpot Sdn Bhd (Event Organizer), Ninetology Malaysia, SUBWAY® (Suntech, iAvenue, & Leith Street branches), Chatime Malaysia, Langkawi Saga Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd. and Alextan Artworks.


Penang Shan Children’s Home (PSCH) began as a dream and initiative of Dr. S Balakrishnan in the year 2005. This is a non-religious and a non-profit, non-governmental organization catering to the needs of orphans, neglected children, dysfunctional families and single parents. The home was built and officially launched on 14th December 2008 by Madam Chan Siew Har. PSCH’s mission is to maximize the attractive opportunities that are stored in the children; to make something happen; to change the ways that things are and to create something that no one else has ever created before for the children, to explore for opportunities; to provide guidance and course correction; maintaining focus on being consistent and persistent. The objectives are both short and on a long term basis. The short term objective is to provide all the children with a safe and supportive environment. The focus will be on the development of physical, mental, emotional, educational, social and recreational skills that will create awareness to structure and mould the child’s future. The longer term development includes the options that are available for the child’s future, supporting them to complete the tertiary education preferably to University level. For those who are unable to complete the basic education, they would be trained in developing their skills by educating them in skill training centers. Through home visits and working with parents, they would like to ensure that eventually the child is reunited with his/her family thus becoming the backbone of the family.


How to help Penang Shan Children’s Home Association?

1.       Adopt-A-Child Program
The average monthly expenditure per child amounts to RM400. This includes lodging, education, meals, transportation and pocket money. Interested members of the public can contact the home.

2.       Donation
The home solely depends on donation to meet the relatively high running cost. They would be very grateful members of the public or private companies can step forward to contribute a one-off or monthly fixed donation. Interested entity can contact the home.

Other Information:
Penang Shan Children’s Home Association
679-D, Jalan Mount Erskine, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-2292186 / 016-4127711
Fax: 04-2292186
Email: shanchildrenhomepg@yahoo.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.

Help to Spread Love for the Children at the Children’s Protection Society



Penang, 3rd February 2013 — About 40 bloggers and public the Children’s Protection Society to distribute food, beverages and gadgets, sponsored by various commercial entities. It’s a philanthropic exercise not only by businesses in executing their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) but by everyone to give back to the society, thus making life more bearable for everyone in need. The event is made possible by Crowdpot Sdn Bhd (Event Organizer), Ninetology Malaysia, SUBWAY® (Suntech, iAvenue, & Leith Street branches), Chatime Malaysia, Langkawi Saga Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd. and Alextan Artworks.


The Children’s Protection Society (CPS) began as an initiative of Dato’ Nazir Ariff when he was President of the Rotary Club in Penang (1991). It is a non-profit, non-governmental organization catering to the needs of neglected and/or abandoned children in Penang. It was officially launched in April 1992 by Puan Sri Chua Kah Peng. The objectives of CPS are both immediate and longer-term. The immediate objective is to provide children at risk with a safe, supportive and conducive environment (Shelter). Their concerned and focused areas include the emotional and physical development, education, social and recreational skills. At the same time, CPS aims to work with parents and other family members, so that the child can eventually be reunited with his/her family. In the pipeline, they hope to support projects to enhance community-based facilities for childcare and development in areas where such facilities are lacking. They also try to promote a more general awareness of the issues relating to children at risk by being involved in training and discussions. Hence they work together with various government and non-government organizations to help to develop longer-term strategies and goals.


 How to help Children’s Protection Society?

1.       Become a Volunteer: http://www.cpspg.org.my/webpages/help.html
Learning and Tuition is always needed - many of our children have missed a substantial amount of school due to their backgrounds, and often find it difficult to catch up with school work. If you are prepared for the extra challenges which many of our children face, and are prepared to commit a regular time a week (can be anything from an hour up).

2.        Sponsor-A-Child Program: http://www.cpspg.org.my/webpages/help02.html
 Talk to any of our staff if you are interested to sponsor a child

If you want to make a financial donation, please send cheques (payable to Children's Protection Society Pulau Pinang) to CPS at 118-A Jalan Scotland, 10450 Penang. CPS is a registered charity home with the Welfare Department so donations will be tax-exempt.

4.       Sponsoring an Activity or Outing: http://www.cpspg.org.my/webpages/help04.html
CPS organizes many activities for the children, staff and volunteers. We welcome sponsorship of specific activities. Give us a call if you have any ideas of your own, or would like to hear from us on what sort of activities you could sponsor.

Other Information:
Children’s Protection Society Pulau Pinang
118-A Jalan Scotland, 10450 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 04-8294046
Fax: 04-8294046
Email: cpspg@hotmail.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.

Bloggers Help to Spread Love for the Children at The Ramakrishna Ashrama


Penang, 3rd February 2013 — About 40 bloggers and public visited The Ramakrishna Ashrama to distribute food, beverages and gadgets, sponsored by various commercial entities. It’s a philanthropic exercise not only by businesses in executing their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) but by everyone to give back to the society, thus making life more bearable for everyone in need. The event is made possible by Crowdpot Sdn Bhd (Event Organizer), Ninetology Malaysia, SUBWAY® (Suntech, iAvenue, & Leith Street branches), Chatime Malaysia, Langkawi Saga Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd. and Alextan Artworks.



The Ramakrishna Ashrama (Orphanage), Penang is a charitable organization founded in 1938 under the inspiration and guidance of His Holiness Swami Bhaswarananda Maharaj who was then stationed at The Ramakrishna Mission, Singapore. Apart from spiritual activities, the Ashrama runs an orphanage, catering for both boys and girls with ages ranging from 6 to 20 years old. The orphanage admits needy orphaned children who are poor and need the help from the society to assist them with basic needs and education. The children in the home are given proper education and are well cared for so that they will grow up to be useful citizens. Besides education, the girls learn traditional dancing, cooking and housekeeping. Children excelling well academically are encouraged to pursue higher education.



How to help The Ramakrishna Ashrama?

1.       Sponsoring a Child Program: http://theramakrishnapg.org/2009/02/22/sponsor-a-child-program-in-ramakrishna-ashrama-penang/
The estimated cost to support a child at Ramakrishna Ashrama RM1,500 per annum. The breakdown cost is as follows.
 Education: RM500
Food: RM600
Maintenance: RM300
Miscellaneous: RM100
2.       Donation:     LINK
Donation to The Ramakrishna can be done only via CIMB Cares (www.cimbclicks.com.my)

Orphan Admission: http://theramakrishnapg.org/2009/02/22/orphan-admission/
A child with either no parents or with a single parent who supports the child can be admitted to the Ashrama under the following circumstances:
-          He/She is from age 6 and above.
-          The parent or relatives has no means of supporting the child.
-          The child has been mistreated or abused.
(Referred by the Jabatan Kebajikan Negeri or community leaders)

Other Information:
The Ramakrishna Ashrama
No 37, Jalan Scotland, 10450 Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04-2270869
Fax: 04-2278921
Email: ramkorp@hotmail.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.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 1 comments By: cyn~♥

Valentine's Dinner at Swez Brasserie Eastin Hotel Penang



Planning for a special day for your love one? Looking for a great place for a nice meal? The dedicated Eastin Hotel Penang staff will provide you a memorable date.  
Valentine’s Day Set Dinner at RM238++ per couple, inclusive of 2 glasses of house wine or mocktail and a surprise gift. The set include Duck Confit Lasagna, Seafood Consommé, Oven Roasted Sea Bass or Grilled Chicken Supreme and Spicy Mango Cheese Cake, deep Fried Iced Chocolate & Praline.

Duck Confit Lasagna

It was a award winning entry by Chef Daniel Tan in Bangkok. Slow braised duck meat served with spinach, lily bulb , sundries tomato and topped with alfalfa.

Seafood Consommé

It is a mild soup that compliment the duck conflit. It is too mild for my liking. Fresh boiled prawn topped with a egg custard and some expensive & salty black caviars. Finish with spring onion garnishing.  

Main course : Oven Roasted Sea Bass stuffed with lobster Mousse and served in their special spicy sauce. 
Grilled Chicken Supreme is another main course option to choose from. If you not a fish lover you can consider this tender & juicy stuffed cheeses  grilled chicken. 


Spicy Mango Cheese Cake, deep Fried Iced Chocolate & Praline.

Spicy mango cheese cake? yeah it contain chili padi in the cheese cake. This cake represent love in many way. Spicy, sweet and sour.

Chocolate dessert.

You got 2 glass of wine or mocktail.


beautiful setup for the special event during valentine's day. 

HAPPY VALENTINE'S to all love birds out there.

Your surprice gift while dine in at Eastin Hotel Penang.
Special stay over room rate of RM120++/night for only dine-in couples. This offer is only valid on Valentine’s Day.



Swez Brasserie Eastin Hotel Penang 

1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queensbay
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

GPS: 5.33698,100.30679





Tel: +604-612 1111, Fax: +604-612 1128
Email : info.pg@eastin.com

Irresistible Romance dinning hour : 14 Feb 2013, 6.30pm ~ 10.00pm


- Phua Chu Kang Eastin Hotel Penang charity event, CLICK HERE




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.

Sunday, February 3, 2013 1 comments By: Chan

Wong Kok Char Chan Teng at Gurney Paragon Penang



Wong Kok Char Chan Teng is one of the pioneer makan place that opened at Gurney Paragon, Penang Gurney Drive. Boasting delicious food at affordable prices, this shop is sure to be a hit with Penangites. They serve Hong Kong Style food. So folks, now you can enjoy delicious and yummy Hong Kong Style food, no travel needed. The menu is like a dictionary, over a hundred selections available for you to choose from. Great service, great ambience & great food, what more can a person ask for?

Wong Kok Char Chan Teng cashier desk.


Love what they done for their design as it is trendy and simple. All the reflective mirrors make the place look bigger. Comfort is a plus one to dine-in customers.


The colors in the restaurant are on the dark side but lots of lighting has the effect of brightening the place up.


This is their indoor air-con dining area. 


They also have a outdoor dining area for smokers. 


Their menu looks like a comic book, doesn't it?


Fried rice, RM 11.30. Love the species they use in this dish. Great flavor . 


Two different sauces available for your fried rice. Hong Kong Style chili oil and soy sauce with chili padi. 


Cheese Baked With Chicken Chop, RM16.20. The meltingly oozy goodness with the chicken is so good. You have 30++ choices to choose from. Their best selling sauce for this dish is their mushroom sauce. 

We also get to try out the prawn roe sauce. I thought it was good, but it may not be for everyone.  


Hot & spicy ramen, RM14.90. The soup is not too spicy. The use of spices was well controled. Great soupy dish. Moreover the chicken is tender and flavorful. Black fungus & spring onion are added for extra texture and flavor. If you like your noodles a little spicier just add in their special made chick powder. 


Baked dragon boat, RM10.20.  It is made up of minced fish, prawn paste with mushroom wrapped in a potato skin. To me it is best described as an Asian version of the potato jacket.  


Original milk tea in Hong Kong style, RM5.20. This is so good because it's served without ice in the drink, rather the drink is kept cold by putting it in a bowl filled with ice. You get the fully concentrated version of the milk tea. One the signature drinks they are serving.  


Double Delight Corn Ice, RM6.90. 

Corn Ice cream blended with sesame and coconut jelly. Yum!


Mango honeydew with sago, RM8.90. Mango ice blended served with honeydew cubes and some basil seed. Another refreshing dessert during hot day. 


Thank you Mr Ong for introducing us to all these delicious dishes.

Wong Kok Char Chan Teng  Gurney Paragon

163D-2-05, Level 2, Gurney Paragon Mall,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Pulau Pinang.

Contact: 04-226 1264, 014-253 9030
Business Hour: 10.00am-10.00pm Daily





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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.

Wang Thai Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, Penang



If you get a craving for good Thai food, drive around Pulau Tikus. You'll find tons of choices to satisfy your craving. Sour & Spicy is the main flavor of Thai food and also their main attraction to most customers to visit Wang Thai. The MD of Wang Thai, Fenny, is an experienced Thai Food restaurant owner. She is a very friendly and sweet person. When she decided to open her new shop, Wang Thai, the main cook follow her along.
Sawadeekap....

It is just along the main road near the t-junction of Pulau Tikus. So it's pretty to spot the restaurant.

The ambience is nice but it gave me a feeling that was a Chinese/Thai mix theme or maybe they have started putting up their CNY decoration when I was there.

Clean and simple.

Lovely mirror deco.


Typical Thai Art, the golden elephant. 

Some of the photos shown at the counter, Thai celebrities perhaps

First to come is my Lemongrass hot tea, RM 3.00.

Yum Woon Sen (hot & spicy Thai glass noodle salad) RM 15.90. It is actually a cold serving of grass noodle with prawn, black fungus, squids, tomato, garlic, and onion, garnished with fresh parsley. It is a great appetizer to start your meal. 

Gai Hor Bai Toey (pandan chicken) RM 3 per piece, is also another great appetizer. It is less oily and has a strong pandan aroma. The chicken is tender, fragrant and delicious. 

Close up of the Pandan Chicken.

You get two dipping sauces, Thai Chili sauce or chili padi soy sauce. 

Hor Mok Talay; Thai steamed seafood otak-otak flavoured with curry paste, fresh coconut milk, and basil, RM 23.90. It is totally different from our Muar otak-otak or Penang nyonya otak-otak. It is creamy yet spicy and flavorful. It has a touch of Penang Nyonya otak-otak but the flavor of the paste tastes like crab egg to me. I loved this dish.

Gaeng Phet Moo; a red curry pork with chili, long bean, and basil, RM 12.90.

Kar Moo Tod; deep fried pork leg, RM 27. Crispy, flavorful, and tender pork meat. Its crispy skin gives it extra texture, super good. According to Fenny, it is actually a complicated dish to make, steamed first then deep fried. It goes well with the sour & spicy Thai Chili. 

Tom Yam Goong (Thick); a traditionally prepared spicy Thai Tom Yam prawns, RM 24.90.  It is prepared in a traditional steamboat pot. The spiciness and sourness of the soup really packs a punch, but leaves people asking for more. 

Pla Kra Pong Neung Manow; steamed siakap with lime and chili sauce, RM 38.

The lime sauce is AWESOME!!! The fish was really fresh, and the sauce was sour, spicy, and sweet all in one. It goes really well with rice. 

The fish was garnished with some freshly chopped chili and Thai basil leaves.

Our sour, hot, and spicy meal at WANG THAI.

Special request to the chef for us to try out Wang Thai green curry chicken. Gaeng Keaw Wan Gai; green curry chicken, RM12.90.

After the filling meal, here comes our dessert. Khao Neow Mamuang; Thai sweet sticky rice topped with mango, RM 9.90. The mango was fresh and sweet, and the rice was cooked til it's soft and served warm. The dessert is topped with some baked green bean and a special made santan sauce. Thumbs up for this dessert

Tub Tim Krob; chilled water chestnut with jackfruit and fresh coconut, RM 4.50. Another awesome dessert after our meal. The rich and creamy santan goes well with the sweet water chestnut and jackfruit. 

Wang Thai also has a set lunch promotion going on right now, all the more reason to drop by and enjoy the authentic Thai food


Wang Thai Restaurant

294 Jalan Burma, 
10350 Penang, Malaysia.

Contact: 604-226 5168
Business Hours: 11.00am-2.30pm, 6.00pm-10.00pm 
(Closed Monday except on Public Holiday)
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.