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Penang Food Hunt 2008

Posted by Food Promotions On Sunday, November 30, 2008 0 comments
Hi Readers,

Food Promotions team went for the Penang Food Hunt 2008! This hunt is organized by Rasa Rasa together with Time Out Solutions. We paid RM 100 per person for the hunt without the hotel stay and RM 150 for non-locals who wish to stay in Paradise Sandy Beach Resort. Overall, the hunt was a great one! Well done.

Registration starts at 9 in the morning and the briefing at 11am. Participants will receive a goodie bag, consists of a Rasa Rasa Penang book, RM 10 voucher for New World Park Food Court, RM 5 BBQ Chicken voucher, Candies from Chocolate Boutique and many brochures of Penang Heritage and maps of Penang.

Start Station: Hotel Car Park near Dalat School at 11.30am & flag off at 12.00pm
Finish Station: Fort Cornwallis 7.00pm
The Hunt is categorize into 3 parts: Leg 1, Leg 2 and Leg 3.

LEG 1:

"Going by Google" where we have to get stamp/chop on paper from the 4 selected restaurants and have lunch at 1 place of our choice. On the way to the 4 selected restaurants, we have to also take 3 photos of the Heritage that is in the Google map provided and 1 photo during our lunch to prove that we ate.

Next is to collect Challenge 1 @ Digi Centre 3rd floor Gurney Plaza, complete it and submit it in Cititell Penang.

Our answers!

LEG 2: Shell We Walk & Wok

Submit Leg 1 “Going by Google” and collect control sheet containing: Leg 3 Questions, Treasure Questions, Road Safety Questions and Challenge 2 (walk hunt Qs) for hunt within New World Food Court

Task 1 - Answer 10 clues at New World Park (Answers are around the New World park Area)
Q: Scared!! And avoid American political figure? They are common fare in Malaysia.
A: Chicken & Duck Rice (clues? Scared!! and avoid...)

Q: Unagi back from the siblings here.
A: Lee Brothers (clues? Unagi= Eel; and eel back? Lee!)

Q: DNA before short relative owns a supporter.
A: Genesis (clues? DNA=Gene, short relative=sis, Haha!)

Task 2 - The Shell Challenge on stage to cook. The challenge is to cook our local sweet pancake, Apom manis. It’s not as easy as ABC! Try asking her.

Collect Leg 3 Tulips and drive hunt Qs after finish and submitted the answers in Challenge 2.

Leg 3: The Spice Trail

Task - answer 20 clues on route from New World to Fort Cornwallis following the tulips provided.

Q: Rocket man’s latest food business.
A: New Kit Siang (clues? Lim Kit Siang’s new biz?)

Q: Saya dengar ini itek-itek punya
A: Duxone (clues? Duck’s one...)

Q: Sounds like the order our clues are in on this leg.
A: Sequins (clues? In sequence lar!)

Q: Sounds like furniture people in the food business.
A: eKia (clues? It’s simple isn’t it?)

Q: Local Fish having swallowed piranha’s head, is the one clearly ahead.
A: Topman (This one is hard. Local fish=Toman, and it swallowed a “P” head, thus toPman)

Q: Right in to this transporter makes, a fruitful topping on your cakes.
A: Chery (clues? Chery is a Chevrolet car show house, and yes, cherry makes a fruitful topping on your cake)

Q: Well done, Johnny!! Eat here.
A: Bravo (clues? Johnny Bravo cartoon, Bravo=Well done!)

Q: You’ll never walk alone, these supporters cry.
A: Liverpool FC (clues? All football fans know! But we can’t find it, we related Liverpool with the Reds and wrote our answers at Red Chopstick :( The answer is in the advertisement board that we did not notice)
Q: This eatery in pink has cooked food.
A: Sin Kan Pin (clues? Pink? We are not sure why we can get this right. Pure luck?)

While cracking our heads with all the clues, we also have to complete the treasure clues and buy them on the way. Allow us to share one of the easiest treasures that we didn’t even manage to solve!

“At last the issue that remains is what you need.
When all is consumed after a good feed,
A new pocket size one to clean you out will do nicely.
Roti canai and Thosai have it in part in their variety,
This treasure that is found at our dinner, lunch or tea,
But I need proof that it was purchased from a Shell station only.”

Guess the answer! (No prizes to be won though...)

To end the race, we need to complete treasure clues, road safety and Leg 3 clues before finish station. Don’t forget to develop and submit the 4 photos took from Leg 1. Voila, we finished our race early at 6.30pm.

The very next day, breakfast is served. Here’s the variety of food.

Out of a total of 97 teams, 2 teams are rewarded with the best photographs while top 30 teams with the highest score receive prizes from the sponsors.

Top 3 teams will walk away with cash prizes. And the team which came first scored full marks, 170/170! It’s amazing how perfect people can be when they work in a team. Congratulations to Team 46!

Congratulations Hunter R Us!!!

Dinner at a cozy Ecco Café

Posted by Food Promotions On Tuesday, November 25, 2008 0 comments
Hi Readers,
It's a great pleasure for us to introduce you this very nice casual dining place among the locals and back packers, Ecco Café. It is famous for serving great italian food with wide variety of pizza and pasta, and is located along the pre war shop houses.

The uniqueness of this restaurant is, it has an open kitchen and the chef's cooking in action is easily seen by the customers. Diners can enjoy viewing the chef's rolling the pizza dough and how the food is served. Another special thing about the food here, is the pizza and noodles are made from scratch upon ordering.
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The interior of the café are classic, antique and unique.

Let me introduce the menu, first there are a wide varieties of Pizzas. We ordered Louisiana (RM17) that has thinly slices of salami, onion, tomato, fresh chili, olives and basil . Its delicious as it has a thin crust and is crispy at the edge. You can taste the freshness of the tomato paste and the tasty salami.
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Next will be the Hawaiian Pizza (RM17) with thin slices of turkey ham, olives, capsicum, onion and pineapple. This taste a bit mild but it is good.
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Second is the great choice of pasta. The pasta is served with freshly grated cheese and two stick of bread. Let me present to you the most special pasta of the day that is the Truz (RM17) as it comes with Cajun spiced chicken, bananas in the cream sauce. There are tiny slices of bananas that enhances and creates a very nice taste towards the pasta. I could say it really has a unique taste in it compare to other pastas. For banana lover, you will definitely give thumbs up on this dish.
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Next would be the Confetti Corleone (RM17) that has chicken with capsicum, peas, onion, olives in roasted garlic cream sauce. As for this dish you can either choose for chicken, beef pepperoni or vegetarian. The roasted huge chuck of garlic in this dish does create an unbelievable aroma.
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These are a few of the chef specialty we ordered. Calzone (RM18) would be a wrapped up pizza dough baked with turkey ham, tomato, basil, capsicum, onion, tomato sauce and cheese. The dough will rise when its baked till golden brown. It taste really good and its indeed a very creative dish.
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Next would be the Chicken Pot Pie (RM16) with the filling chucks of chicken, peas, carrots, and potatoes, white cream sauce baked with pie-crust cover and served together with some side salad. The cream sauce is not too creamy, good for my liking come with the nice salad.
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We also ordered mushroom soup but we find the soup kind of bland thought they have nice minced mushroom in it. It could be nice if it is creamier.
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The orange color pumpkin soup did not catch my attention at first but surprisingly it taste awesome. It is much richer compare to the mushroom soup and you are able to taste the boiled pumpkin sweetness.
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Last but not least comes the one and only dessert left available at the shop for us. Let me present to you the Crème Brulee. The egg custard pudding topped with a layer of hard caramel. It is a bit cold when it’s been served to us. The top layer of the sugar is slightly burned as not in perfection. You are able to find some raisin and coffee inside of it. Overall we still did enjoy the last piece of dessert that each of us only manage to have few scoop as it comes in small portion.
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We had the fresh brew coffee (RM5) as drinks. This is real ‘kopi o’ coffee that you are able to find it any at coffee shop.
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Besides this, the café serves sandwiches, salad and fresh juices as well. All their breads are handmade and served together with their dishes. They are also famous for their brunch that serves fresh yogurt and muesli.

For interested readers, here's the address:
Ecco Café
402, Chulia Street, Penang (a couple shops up from the junction of Cintra Street)
Open: Daily except Sunday
11.30am - 2.30pm
6pm - 10.30pm
Contact: 04-262 3178

Enjoy dining!

Dining Experience at The View

Posted by Food Promotions On Tuesday, November 04, 2008 1 comments
Hi Readers,
Recently, I have a chance to visit a nice restaurant and I would like to share my experience in Foodpromotions with all of you here.
Do share your experience anywhere and anytime with us too! Let's start now ;)

About the restaurant I dine:

Name: The View, Hotel Equatorial Penang
Address: 1, Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, 11900 Penang
Tel: 604-643 8111
Website: http://www.equatorial.com/pen/

The View is a French Cuisine restaurant located on the 3rd floor of the hotel. With visible glass wall, patrons will enjoy the wonderful display of lights Bayan Lepas and Penang Bridge has to offer. In the heart of the restaurant, there is a pianist will serenade your heart with beautiful compositions. For a relaxing and romantic atmosphere, there is nothing better than dim lights, candle and orchid as the centerpiece on each table. It's a perfect place for diners who look for a nice and comfortable feeling.

The View has a great variety of main dishes and it comes together with a semi buffet which consists mouth-watering appetizers and dessert. The smoked Salmon and oysters served among the appetizers in the semi-buffet session were very fresh and I was tempted to have another serving. The main dishes are well presented. Here goes:

Grilled Mixed Seafood: RM 98+
One of the main course we had was the Grilled Mixed Seafood. The sweet seafood taste of seared scallop and mussels mixes well with unique light sauce and is certainly worth a rating beyond delicious.

Grilled Rib Eye Beef Steak: RM 98+
The medium well perfectly grilled steak: tender, juicy, hot, and covered with steak sauce.

Spring Chicken: RM 78+
The Spring Chicken that I ate has a very special spicy sauce which complements well with the crispy skin. Mixed vegetables and mashed pumpkin completed this dish.

Desserts from Semi-Buffet
Their famous desserts that are served in the semi-buffet are the tiramisu cake, sweet chocolates, and cheesecake; which lived up to its reputation.

Evian water: RM 9+ /bottle
Orange Juice: RM 18+
Starfruit Juice: RM 18+

On the ratings:
Overall: 7.5
Food: 7.5
Environment: 8.5
Service: 7
Pricing: ~RM100 per person
Recomendations: Can dine for special occasion :)
Blog reference: http://duckies-food-blog.blogspot.com/2008/10/view-hotel-equitorial-penang.html

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