Siham, Kappa, Lala, and now we have Duotou! Introducing the seasonal clam imported from nowhere else but Putian City, China, brought to you by PUTIEN Malaysia. We recently visited Gurney Paragon’s outlet (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112) for its DUOTOU Clam Festival 哆头蛏节 with DUOTOU clam prepared in 8 ways, including the must-order Steamed DUOTOU Clam with Minced Garlic 蒜蓉蒸蛏.
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.
Trying out new restaurants is in the gene of foodies and usually we don’t revisit the same restaurant again in near future but Putien (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112) is an exception in which we re-visited the Michellin-starred again for more dishes. Read more to find out which dishes we tried this time.
About a year ago, Korean fried chicken was mushrooming Malaysia. Unlike fried chicken of well-known brands, the poultry was usually coated with spicy sauce. Personally, we tried once during our trip to Seoul but it was burning hot to our liking, to an extend that it was “painful” to eat it. Recently, we finally found a better alternative – 4FINGERS at Gurney Paragon, Penang (GPS: 5.43585,100.31113).
Wonton is also known as Bian Rou in the mainland of China and is Fujianese’s hundreds year specialty. Do you know that the skin is actually made of meat? Yes, the fresh minced pork is pounded for 3 hours before forming into paper-like springy wrapper. PUTIEN Style Bian Rou Soup (with Vinegar) 傳統扁肉湯 (加醋) (RM9.90/pax) is a must-try in the new PUTIEN, Gurney Paragon Mall (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112).
If you asked us about trending products in Penang nowadays, one of them would be Yoobi Ice Cream – a soft serve ice cream which can release “smoke”. It is one of the products sold by Magstore – a new mini-market in Gurney Paragon, Penang. (Figure: Himala Salt (Salty) ice cream).
Nyonya Nasi Ulam with Ayam Percik – one of the best items we sampled during our visit to the new Relish restaurant (Halal) at Gurney Paragon, Penang. It comes with our favorite Keropok Lekor – traditional fish cracker from East Coast. A uniquely Malaysian cuisine hardly found in other regions of the world.
This year, Gurney Paragon Mall is organizing a mooncakes fair which features an exquisite selection of mooncakes in baked skin and snow skin from the all-time favourite brands such as Kum Lun Tai, The Baker’s Cottage, Leong Yin, Foh San, Fai Fong, Purple Cane, Dragon-i, Hong Kong Mei Xin, and a few more.
This weekend (18 and 19th April), Gurney Paragon is having a public fashion show delivering almost 40 international and local brands which can be found in Gurney Paragon itself. What’s more, Penang On 6 is just having its grand opening on 17th April 2014 with a revamped appearance.