Long Time Ago 很久以前 @ Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang

Skewers

Before we found “Long Time Ago”, having BBQ is a messy experience in which not only we have to rotate skewers on regular basis, keeping charcoal grill fire going under hot and humid weather is also a challenge. Fortunately, all these are history after visiting the new “Long Time Ago” (GPS: 5.43637,100.31128) in Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang.

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Yiku Yiku Cafe @ Sungai Petani, Kedah

Exterior

Exterior

N-City (GPS: 5.61833,100.47570) at Sungai Petani is a new commercial area opposite of Bakar Arang’s Sharp Roxy factory and is under construction. We were told that there was a cafe there. When we first arrived, we were a bit resisted to get into the cafe as it shares the same unit with Sales Gallery of N-City (We had phobia with hard-selling sales persons). Surprisingly, it was a positive experience with cozy and quiet environment. We even enjoyed looking at building model.

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CNY Buffet Dinner/Steamboat @ Lexis Suites Penang, Penang

CNY Buffet Dinner/Steamboat @ Lexis Suites Penang © noweating.com

Lexis Suites Penang (GPS: 5.28694,100.23289) – the prominent hotel in Teluk Kumbar, has 222 suites and is perhaps the only 5-star hotel at south part of Penang island. It was our second time visiting the premise, specifically its Roselle Coffe House, after having positive experience on their Christmas buffet last year. This round, we visited it for Chinese New Year buffet and steamboat preview session.

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PUTIEN Oyster Festival and Pot of Goodies

Pot of Goodies

Since PUTIEN (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112) opens its door to Penangites on April this year, we visited this One-Michelin Starred Restaurant at Gurney Paragon, Penang a few times thanks to its quality Fujian food and upscale dining environment suitable for special occasions. If you are yet to visit this Chinese restaurant, now is the best time to stop by as it has new Oyster menu launched. Even better, you may start ordering Pot of Goodies 盆菜 for upcoming Chinese New Year.

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An Enchanted Christmas @ Olive Tree Hotel

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The festivity scene at Olive Tree Hotel (GPS: 5.327201, 100.279068), Penang glows once again from the first week of December 2018 to 7 January 2019. For the third consecutive year, the hotel surroundings will be transformed into Christmas Land with huge, brightly lit Christmas trees, captivating decorations, reindeers and santa’s sleigh. Be sure to bring your family and friends, along with your best camera for some insta-worthy photos. We recently visited this popular hotel in Bayan Lepas area for a Christmas buffet preview session. Read more for the verdict and food photos on actual days.

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