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April 30, 2012

Last one for this year



Since we had holiday at Labour Day, a night before the holiday, me and Shaun went to Mario's Ristorante at Batu Ferringhi, my last birthday celebration, finally. Laugh. Went there for great food since it is recommended by his sister.
I always passed by the restaurant but never discovered this lovely place yet until that night; most of the customers in the restaurant were foreigners, because Mario's is known for its Italian cuisine and also a wine list that suit many palates. 
Got our seats at indoor instead of road side, the area is quite huge, and suitable for any occasions.
This restaurant has an open kitchen that give us the opportunity to see how are the food were prepared, in the woodfire brick oven.
Antique phone that caught my eyes that night, and look at the wine bottles, they have become a candle stand for decoration purpose.
Some snapshot while waiting for our food; impressed with the bottle design that they used to put olive oil and vinegar, pine nut-like.
Pina Colada . RM18
Finally get to have another try on it aftersince I had one at Chicago Rib House which they had obsoleted from their menu. That's something like cocktail which mixed with rum, malibu and pineapple juice; my satisfaction of the day.
Carpacio Alla Salmon . RM20.50
A layer of smoked salmon, sliced parmesan cheese accompanied on a bed of fresh lettuce, drizzled with balsamic sauce, and capers.
Cheese and Spinach Patties . RM15.50
Their signature starter: lightly steamed spinach, blended with ricotta cheese, rolled and topped with a napoletana sauce. 
Fettucine Carbonara . RM29.50
Fettucine is cooked with crispy bacon, chopped onions, butter, egg, whipped cream, parmesan cheese and parsley, rich yet yummy!
Mario's Pizza Special . RM34.50
Every restaurant will have their own signature dish, Mario's own one as well, they topped their pizza with red and green capsicum, onions, red tomatoes and artichoke hearts, not to forget the slice pepperoni.


Mario's Ristorante
Add: 152B, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang.
Business Hours: 8.30am-11.30pm (Daily)
Contact Number: 604-8813775


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I could be the driver, smile




April 29, 2012

Lush Greenery . Part 2



While we were eating our dinner, waiter handed us an invitation card a.k.a post card, for the Helen's Handmade Bear Solo Exhibition at Ferrighi Garden Art Terrace. The owner, Helen claimed that all the bears are handmade and she used for months just to finish a bear, impressed with her hard-work. Bears are for sales too, and part of the sale will go to Penang's Child Protection Centre.
Little bears that placed on top of the cake, most of the bears are quite costly as she created all of Teddy Bears her own.
Love this colorful button bear which cost around RM700, the only bear in the exhibition without its face features. 
She also has a few of theme collections, which are not for sale, some are gifts from her friends, she unveil all the design to us.
The bears that I could own, which only cost RM10, obviously not a handmade bear from Helen.
Saw this pair of love bears on the exhibition, which cost about RM4000! Helen said the fur is real wool and she sew it on top one by one, their eyes are made from glass, you may store them up to 90 years and the bears are still that good. Worth? 


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I miss the bear with christmas hat.




April 28, 2012

Lush Greenery . Part 1



Even my birthday had passed, yet celebration with friends yet finished as some of my friends will just be in Penang for weekends. Met up with Xiang Yuan and we went to watch The Avengers before the dinner, my second time for the movie, great movie!
Went to Ferringhi Garden for dinner and reservation is needed because it's hard to get a table among the crowds during weekends.
The restaurant divided into a few sections, perfect for your any kind of occasion; this is the more romantic section with dim light where you will get to see it once you step into the restaurant.
The bar section at aside, order a glass of cocktail and chill-out with friends sound relax ain't them? 
Candle on top of the bar table, and collection of antique dishware from former Dynasty also display in the restaurant.
If you like dining in the natural then you will definitely like the lush greenery at the alfresco seating area that they provided; where you are surrounded with garden-like plants, it means you are more exposed to mosquitoes too.
They also prepare sofa area for us so that we can relax ourselves and have more space to do chit-chatting after your meal.
Napkins on every table and seat, either in red or goldish brown; waiters will placed them on your lap after you settle down everything.
Everytime I was here (my second times at here), I could not resist taking a shot of this beautiful lamp on the table.
Cream of Wild Mushroom . RM20.80
The plate is huge for that portion of mushroom soup, they need some space to decorate the breads that served together with the soup.
Grilled Chicken . RM34.80
The chicken is marinated with rosemary, that's why they taste good, together they served baby potatoes, vegetables and mushroom. 
Air-Flown Broiled Sirloin Steak . RM68.80
You will get your 250gm chilled Australian sirloin broiled to our preference - half cooked and you still able to taste the juiciness.
For their washroom part, they ever slack the decoration, you will found flowers place besides basins.
The part that love the most, where they played with colors to bring out the images of different seasons. Lovely


Ferringhi Garden Restaurant
Add: 34C, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang.
Business Hours: 2pm-12am (Daily)
Contact Number: 604-8811193


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Surprise!




April 26, 2012

My turn now



It's my birthday and thanks to all my friends that wished me on the day, that celebrated with me, many thanks with love. Celebrated with my colleagues on the day at Azuma, first time to get into the big room which isolated from outside customers. Loved!
They actually bought me a cake, and peep the half macaron on the top of the cake, cute no? A simple celebration yet a good one.
What cause the mess? Laugh. Like usual, our activities after work, bowling at sunshine square, and so lucky my team win!
We played for long hours, from waiting our turn to get the lane until they nearly wan to close the place, until I just manage to have a shower and hit on the bed. Tired but fun.


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It haven't ended.




April 25, 2012

Tsuruya time



Dinner with Ee Kee, Jie Xiang and Poh Khoon after work at Tsuruya, surprisingly she brought a cake for me and she always remember I don't like chocolate, sweet one I mean. Simple dinner with some laughter just make the whole environment so good. 
Thanks for the cake, and everything.


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Tick tock, tick tock!




April 24, 2012

Arigato!



After done with Italian food, it is time to have Japanese food; it was my first attempt on the new hot spot - Precinct 10. Dined together with Darren at Sushi Zento a couple days ago before my birthday. 
The restaurant is quite big and they are actually divided into 2 parts, quite special.
While waiting waitress to serve us, saw this cute lamp besides the entrance, I just can say the designer is quite creative with this.
Oyako Don . RM16
Takoyaki . RM10 for 5 pcs
Yaki Gyoza . RM8 for 5 pcs
Like other Japanese restaurant, they do have the Kaiser Belt sushi and I realize some of them even cheaper than Sushi King and Sakae.
My all time favorite! A must-eat sushi every time I go to Japanese restaurant, I need to control my desire towards them but failed.


Sushi Zento
Add: 10-A 11&12, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Precinct 10, 10470 Penang.
Business Hours: 11am-11pm (Daily)
Contact Number: 604-8992725


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Will only write as simple as possible. Laugh.




April 23, 2012

Venetian back street Tavern



I'm always loved, she said which I'm quite agree with her about this, love that I have people around me that care me so much and always want me to try on something that I never did. Scratch head to bring me somewhere I never been, she, Ppwen brought me to the Il Bacaro week ago, sad case that Wei Wen couldn't joined us for the lunch. 
Il Bacaro, which is the restaurant of Campbell House, a place where we can enjoy authentic Italian dishes; it's not hard to locate it.
You can find this beautiful tricycle beside the entrance of Campbell House.
Felt good when I stepped on the tiles, it's like we walk into a heritage world and forget about the city life. They hang quite a number of portraits and photos on the wall; there is the lobby part behind the door.
The restaurant is mainly in brown color series, quite warm and cozy ambiance they have.
Decoration on top of our table. Oops, I saw the crack line on the wall, laugh
Italian restaurant is quite daintily when they placed their tableware, they will served us the proper dishware according to our orders.
My Earl Grey which they served with a cup of hot water and a tea pack. Love the cup which have the flower pattern.
It was a delightful change as the bread being served in a traditional Chinese bamboo steamer that you can find in dim sum restaurants. Differ with other Italian restaurants, they served crispy caky bread instead of baguette. 
Spices served on a plate in case you need to add some into your dishes. I thought this is a little bit of Indian feel.
Salmon Tartare . RM22
Recommended by the waiter, and it did amazed me with the taste; I truly like the combination of only raw salmon and fresh tomatoes. 
Cappellini with Grilled Chicken, Mushrooms and Tomatoes . RM32
Ppwen's main course, and the portion is quite big; the taste is quite special, might because of the grilled chicken and tomatoes.
Scaloppine of Chicken on Mash Potato with White Wine Sauce . RM32
Love the mash potato, yet I think there's too much pepper on the top of chicken, laugh; I can taste the white wine!
Thanks to her for the lunch, I think we both were enjoyed that day; watched Battleship and had a little walk in the mall after that. 


Il Bacaro
Add: Campbell House, 106 Lebuh Campbell, 10100 Penang.
Business Hours: 12pm-10.30pm (Daily)
Contact Number: 604-2618290


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I had one week of birthday celebration, thank you!