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The Sire Museum Restaurant

If recently anyone ask me, “Which place would you recommend for a romantic dinner?”, I’d definitely suggest The Sire Museum Restaurant. Are you getting any confuse; is it a museum or a restaurant? It’s both actually.

The Sire Museum Restaurant is previously the house of Yeap Chor Ee. His grandson ‘transformed’ his house into a museum based restaurant to commemorate Yeap Chor Ee’s birthday. The restaurant has a very cosy and romantic environment. The moment I entered this restaurant, I’ve fallen in luv with it. It was warmly lighted with soft music playing in the background.

As we were being seated at the inner part of the restaurant, I noticed that there is another hall which lead to the museum. The museum of peranakan (baba & nyonya). In the museum, there are a series of facts on how Mr. Yeap Chor Ee begin his career. It was very inspiring! There are a lot more things to be seen in the museum, guess you’ll enjoy it more if you find if out yourself then I describing it here. :)

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Manila Place, Gurney Plaza

Birthday girl chose to have her birthday dinner at Manila Place, Gurney Plaza. Initially I suggested Chili’s hoping to give her a birthday surprise where the Chili’s Restaurant’s staff will sing her a birthday song and compliment her a birthday cake just like the Hard Rock Cafe Birthday Dinner.

But Birthday girl wanted to have light dinner and she prefer Manila Place. Well, birthday girl is the queen of the night right. So Manila Place it is.

Browsing thru the menu, I got attracted by the 100% fresh fruit juice with NO sugar added.

Birthday girl and me ordered Pineapple + guava + orange + lemon (if I remember correctly). It tasted sourish with minimal sweetness. So tasty yet healthy!

The carrot + lemon juice tasted weird :P Carrot taste does not blend with lemon.

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Birthday Celebration @ Hard Rock Cafe

My birthday dinner this year is a very memorable one. My bf treated me a meal at Hard Rock Cafe.

I just love the environment there. Yellow and warm lightings created a cosy ambient in the restaurant. Every night, starting from 10.30pm onwards, there will be a live band performing in the restaurant. This creates a more lively ambient.

Most of the drinks in the menu has alcoholic content in it. As I am allergy to alcohol, I ordered something fruity and without any alcohol. Berrilicious is the name of the drink.

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Christmas Lunch Buffet at The Brasserie, Traders

Jingle Bell! Jingle Bell! Yay! Christmas is coming and I bet people are starting to plan for Christmas meal with family, love ones and friends.

In conjunction with Christmas,  The Brasserie at Traders Hotel offers Festive Semi Buffet Lunch for the whole month of December.

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Smocky Jack (Re-visited) | Penang Restaurant


My first visit to Smoky Jack was a pleasent one. The set lunch in their menu attracted me, and I went back for their set lunch with my buddies. But this encounter is not as pleasent as the first one though. I’ll talk about it later in the end of the post. Let’s talk about food first. 

Smoky Jack offers 3 categories of set lunch; Set A: RM 15.80++, Set B: RM18.80++ and Set C: RM 25.80 – Rm 28.80. Their set lunch comes with either soup of the day or salad and dessert. There’s no drink comes together with their set lunch though. 

Complimentary bread which tasted good. 

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Smoky Jack (Ribs & Steak House) | Penang Restaurant


There’s a newly opened restaurant in town which adopt the ‘theme’ design. Theme based design restaurant is blooming around us. It’s kind of like ‘life after end of world + outer space‘ theme to me.

From the exterior, you’ll see a lot of tree branches ‘growing’ out from the restaurant. CreepY?

This restaurant is located at Upper Penang Road just beside Segafredo. No problem to locate this restaurant right. Anyway, as usual I’ll post a link of the map to it at the end of the post. So, no worry ya :)

Let’s talk about food before I proceed with the interior environment. When we entered the restaurant that Friday night, the restaurant was quite packed with customers. And we noticed that there’s a few tables were put under reservation. We were seated in a table which is suppose to cater for 4 person. Since the tables for 2 are fully occupied, it left us no choice.

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100% rebate @ Swensen | Penang Restaurant

The 100% rebate sound interesting rite? You can get this at Swensen Queensbay. Pretty attractive promotions which lasts till 30th November. This promo only valid from Monday to Thursday.

We ordered one set dinner and one Ala ca rte.
Prawn dipper is one of the choices of appetizer of the set dinner. The size of the prawn dipper is quite small. Don’t get cheated by my picture ya. hehehe

Although the size is tiny but the taste is good. Bits of prawn can be found inside.
BBQ half chicken was served with baked potato and vegetables. The chicken taste good, but when it come to breast, the meat is slightly dry. The served pumpkin as one of the vegetable, which is something new to me. Or they are running out of carrots? hehe…

Grilled fish with sambal. When I ordered this, I thought the fish would be topped with sambal then being grilled. But when the dish arrived, the sambal is served separately.

Anyway, it’s a very delicious dish. The fish is slightly crispy on top and very tender and juicy inside. Even without dipping it into the sambal, it tasted so good.


A single scoop of vanilla ice-cream is the dessert for the set dinner. The ice cream is top with a layer of frozen chocolate.

It’s dessert time. I ordered sticky chewy chocolate. This is very interesting for a chocolate fan like myself. Very thick chocolate flavour ice cream with some chocolate chip on top. Everything is chocolate. Even the cherry and the waffle is coated with chocolate.
We’ve spend Rm75++ for the dinner. Thus we got RM70 cash voucher which we can use during our next visits.

Breeks Cafe | Penang Restaurant

It has been 3 yrs since the last time I’ve visited Breeks Cafe @ Gurney Plaza. I only remember one thing about it which is the serving portion is very big.

This time I visited the branch at Qbay. It was Friday night and not much people were sitting in the cafe.

We ordered 2 main course and one drink which is Goldilock Freeze. It’s a mock cocktail which means no alcohol. It tasted like mango yogurt to me with some jelly thingy inside it.

I ordered Baked Dory glazed with Lime Chili Sauce. This is available in a set (come with a soup). The price is even cheaper by RM1 compare to the ala carte. So, I’ve ordered the set instead of ala carte. As for ala carte, a scoop of ice cream will be given as a complimentary.

The serving size is very big consist of a big piece of dory fish and a medium portion of spaghetti with some vegetables. It’s less oily which is a very healthy dish. The fish is very tender with no fishy smell. As spelled in the dish name, lime chilli sauce were used. This make the fish very appetising.

As for BBQ Half Chicken with Smoked BBQ Sauce, this is only available in ala carte. The half chicken is served with some butter rice and garden salad. This taste is okay. The breast meat is too dry to me even though I like breast meat.
The soup was served last. Hmm.. weird.. I suppose the soup should be served first? It’s just a normal borsch soup. I thought they would serve cream soup. This soup taste normal only. Anyway, it’s free. Hehe

Swensen | Penang Restaurant

Swensen – one of my favourite place for ice-creams. As this visit is tea time purpose, we didn’t ordered much.

We ordered 2 finger foods and 2 ice-creams.
Rodeo chicken wings. This one tasted like ayamas brand spicy chicken wings. But it was topped with some special sauce.

Fun fries. I luv this fries as it’s very thick. It’s served with 2 sauces which is BBQ sauce and mayonnaise.
Chocolate Frosted Malt. This flavour is recommended by my fren, YH. Wow! It tasted great! There are some choco chips and choco balls on top of it. At the bottom (see the white colour thingy), it’s malt. I was wondering… Malt suppose to be brownish in colour?

I ordered mango madness. Mango flavour ice-cream topped with strawberry, mango syrup and cream. This ice-cream is simple yet tasty. Rich in mango flavour.

p/s: why is the picture I’ve taken is yellowish? Any advice for me?

Paddington House of Pancakes

Everytime I pass this restaurant when I go shopping at Queensbay Mall, the thing that always popped up in my mind is “pancake as main course”? Wouldn’t the taste be so weird. I always feel that pancake should be serve as dessert – sweet sweet pancake. Therefore, I never thought to dine at this restaurant.


But, after I read the food blog regarding the food in Paddington house in Lingzie Tummy Treats (http://lingzie.com/paddington-house-of-pancakes-queensbay-mall/), I decided to give it a try. As usual, we go to Qbay Mall for shopping. And always end up with the same problem which is we can’t figure out what to eat. Suddenly thought of Paddington House of Pancakes, so we decided to give it a try.

First glance at the menu, the price for the food is quite expensive. There are so many choices which I can’t make up my mind which one to choose. End up, we decided to choose one main course and one dessert pancake. We order the one with gourment sausage as recommended by Lingzie and another is … pancake with banana and ice-cream. I forgot the name of the dish.

First came the sausage. Smell so tasty :-) It’s served with hash potato & chicken ham.
I dig my knife into the sausage. Wow! Melting cheese was oozing from the sausage. It was so tasty. The pancake taste like bread fried with eggs. The pancake alone taste normal to me but the sausage taste very good!

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