Remember when KayaButter were invited to DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru for their social media challenge called ‘Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar’, we get to sample their famous Makan Kitchen, an eclectic mix of local cuisines, mainly Chinese, Malay and Indian varieties. The first impression that we have for Makan Kitchen is that it is a very grand and spacious restaurant.
KayaButter goes town area or what the locals used to call Georgetown, Tanjung to buy a new dog food for our Pomeranian, Cupid. The pet supplies shop is located at the corner of Jalan Talipon called Puppy Love Saloon. Too bad that it is closed at the time we reached there, near 8pm. Since we are in town area, we decide to go to Old Green House coffee shop for our favourite bah kut teh aka pork rib soup and chicken porridge.
31st August is a date that means a lot to Malaysians. Well, to all Malaysians and those who work in Malaysia, it is a public holiday. It is also to recognize and mark the day that Peninsular Malaysia is free from the colonial rule. 31st August 1957 to be exact. So for this nationalistic month, Eastin Hotel Penang is proud to introduce their August’s buffet theme which is, of course, called as Magnificent Malaysia where many Malaysia’s multi-cultural dishes will be found. You can find cuisines of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian specialties.
Time for some desserts! We visit Ipoh’s famous soya bean milk and soya beancurd or what the locals call it as tau fu fah (in Cantonese) 🙂 This family-run business has been on-going for the past 60 years++. They definitely did something right with their soya bean milk and soya beancurd to last for so long.
When you think of dim sum whenever you are going to Kuala Lumpur or down south, the first that crosses your mind will be Foh San Dim Sum. Same thing happens when you tell your friends that you are going down to Kuala Lumpur or down south, I bet that many will tell you to stop by Foh Sam for breakfast. That’s how famous this dim sum restaurant is.
Finally KayaButter has a chance to try the famous Sungai Dua Fish Meat Bee Hoon. It is because KayaButter’s new shop is located nearby this stall. If you are interested to see KayaButter’s new shop, go to www.kenkoya.org to understand what business we are doing. 🙂 KayaButter do not what to eat in Sungai Dua. One of Butter’s friend who stayed near this area introduced us to this stall. It is actually 3-in-1 stall whereby the owners sell Fish Meat Bee Hoon, Tom Yam Noodles and Claypot Bah Kut Teh in one stall. This is our 1st time encountering such a stall. Haha 🙂
During the same day of review, Eastin Hotel Penang simultaneously introduced their July Buffet Theme which is Peranakan Cuisine for lunch (for non-Muslim) and dinner (after fasting month which is 28th-31st July 2014). Butter is very full after eating so many delicious dishes from the Ramadan Buffet Dinner. So, Butter will just introduce you some of the highlights of their Peranakan Cuisines. These dishes will definitely spark much nostalgia especially Baba & Nyonya ethnic people. Butter knows that Kaya will definitely miss the ‘lor bak’ 🙂
It is happy having the chance to review one of the latest Penang white curry mee. This version is from Kim Curry. It mentions that it is Penang traditional white curry noodle with natural ingredients of chili paste, on its packet. Above is the outlook of the instant white curry noodle. It comes in 4 packets per pack(RM6.80). I cannot wait to try out how it really taste like. Will it taste almost the same like the existing brands in the market? …or will it be different?
For June 2014, Eastin Hotel Penang will be introducing diverse selection of international cuisines from all over the world from China to Mexico under their buffet theme called Around the World in 80 Dishes. The ’80 dishes’ will be spread out over the days as 14 main dishes will selected from one of the 4-5 menus for the day and that does not includes the appetizers, soup and desserts. You will need roughly 5 visits to really taste all the 80 dishes of exotic cuisines from around the world. What KayaButter will be featuring is just a small part of the ’80 dishes’.