Zuan Yuan

Special thanks to One World Hotel for extending this food review invitation.

To welcome the auspicious Year of the Ox, Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant (钻苑) at One World Hotel is currently offering Ox-picious Yee Sang. There are 5 versions to choose from; each comes in either half portion or full portion.
Yee sang (鱼生) literally translates as "raw fish". The dish is often served during Chinese New Year because "fish" (鱼) is a homonym of "abundance" (余). Diners typically toss yee sang with chopsticks before eating. It is believed that the higher one tosses yee sang, the greater heights one attains in the upcoming year.
For today's preview, Zuan Yuan has prepared Yee Sang With Crispy Whitebait, Crispy Salmon Skin And Crystal Pear. The dish is presented in a nice tray in line with the festive atmosphere.
The salmon skin is delectable indeed. The platter also includes jellyfish (海蜇), pomelo (柚子), orange peels (橙皮), chopped peanuts (花生碎) and crackers (薄脆). Meanwhile, plum sauce (酸梅酱), fragrant oil (香油), five-spice powder (五香粉) and pepper serve as condiments.
Zuan Yuan's Ox-picious Yee Sang is available for dine-in and take-away. This promotion runs from 18 December 2020 to 5 March 2021. To order, simply call the restaurant by phone at (+60) 3-7681 1159 or by email to zuanyuan@oneworldhotel.com.my.

Name: Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant (钻苑)
Address: One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Contact: 03-7681-1159
Business hours: 12:00pm-2:30pm, 6:00pm-10:30pm (Monday-Friday), 10:00am-2:30pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm (Saturday-Sunday)
Website: http://www.oneworldhotel.com.my/restaurants/zuan-yuan-chinese-restaurant
Coordinates: 3.14728 N, 101.61747 E
Directions: One World Hotel is located at Bandar Utama in Petaling Jaya, right next to 1 Utama Shopping Centre. The hotel is accessible from First Avenue off Dataran Bandar Utama. Zuan Yuan is located at the Lobby Level. The hotel has basement parking.

Sos Cili Ramsen

Special thanks to Yiu Marketing Sdn. Bhd. for extending this product review invitation.

Operating since 1993, Sos Cili Ramsen is a local brand of chili sauce. The condiment has a delightful combination of sweet and tangy flavors, making it ideal as a dipping sauce for meat and seafood. The sauce can also be used for cooking like in preparing sweet and sour sauce.
Sos Cili Ramsen has halal certification. This product is currently on sale at Shopee in 400 ml and 2 liter bottles. For enquiries, please check out the official Facebook page or drop an email to ramsenchilisauce@gmail.com.

Name: Sos Cili Ramsen
Address: Yiu Marketing Sdn. Bhd., 29, Jalan Seksyen 1/25, Taman Kajang Utama, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Contact: 03-8737-4539
Business hours: N/A
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ramsenchilisauce
Coordinates: N/A
Directions: N/A

Red Chinese Cuisine

Special thanks to Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre for extending this food review invitation.

For the upcoming Chinese New Year, Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre welcomes the Year of the Ox with a medley of festive meals. The hotel's flagship Chinese restaurant, Red Chinese Cuisine, has curated 3 special menus for this auspicious occasion.
Each of these 9-course meals is available in portions of 5 or 10 persons. The meal also includes a bottle of Spanish wine, Vina Albali Cabernet Sauvignon. Today's media review combines signature dishes across several menus.
The meal begins with Red Signature Superfood Healthy Yee Sang (招牌五谷丰收健康齐捞生). The dish uses premium ingredients such as quinoa, almonds, walnuts, pumpkins, dragon fruit, wolfberries, mandarin oranges and cherry tomatoes.
Next, the Homestyle Steamed Cod Fish Fillet (家乡蒸鳕鱼片) has an exquisite texture that strikes a chord with my palate. The fish is served with ginger slivers and savory dark sauce.
This is followed by Stir-Fried Tiger Prawns With Marmite Sauce (蜜汁老虎虾). The shrimps are fresh and crunchy indeed. The sweet-tangy dish also carries a hint of spiciness.
Roasted Australian Lamb Rack With Cumin Crust (小茴香烤澳洲羊架) is one the main highlights today. Marinated to perfection, the lamb is succulent to the last morsel.
I am also impressed with the Braised Beancurd With Pumpkin Sauce & Green Vegetables (翠绿金汁烩金砖). The vegetarian dish is served with shimeji and shiitake mushrooms too.
As for something filling, Steamed Yam Rice With Wax Meat (腊味芋头蒸饭) is an ideal choice. The homemade Chinese sausages are simply delectable!
Double-Boiled Clam Meat, Conpoy & Sikie Fowl Soup (明目鱼瑶柱炖乌鸡汤) helps to cleanse the palate after a heavy meal.
Moving on to sweet desserts, we are greeted by a lovely pair of Steamed Koi Fish-Shaped Nian Gao (鲤鱼年糕). These glutinous rice cakes are considered auspicious because "nian gao" (年糕) is a homonym for "higher year" (年高).
Last but not least, Double-Boiled Dried Longan With Candied Dates & Swiftlet Nest (蜜枣龙眼雪燕茶) ends the meal on a sweet note.
As for customers who prefer to dine at home, Red Chinese Cuisine offers individual dishes like yee sang (鱼生), poon choi (盆菜) and dim sum (点心) for take-away. All these festive delicacies are available from 19 January 2021 to 26 February 2021. Customers can place orders via WhatsApp (+60) 16-290 3864 or by email restaurants@pullman-klcc.com.
Name: Red Chinese Cuisine
Address: Pullman KLCC, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2170-8888
Business hours: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm (Monday-Friday), 11:00am-3:00pm, 6:30pm-10:30pm (Saturday-Sunday)
Website: https://www.pullman-kualalumpur-citycentre.com/restaurants-bars/red
Coordinates: 3.15041 N, 101.71449 E
Directions: Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre is situated at Jalan Conlay, just within a short walk from Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Red Chinese Cuisine is located at Level 2 of the hotel. Dine-in customers may park for a flat rate of RM10.00 per entry.


Special thanks to SUPE for extending this food review invitation.

SUPE Japanese Vegan Restaurant is located at the ground floor of Wisma Noble Land, Bukit Bintang. The eatery is one of three SUPE outlets; the other two are at Gurney Plaza and Gat Lebuh Acheh in George Town.
SUPE (pronounced "sue pea") is a portmanteau of its founders, Summer and Hope. The restaurant aims to bring vegan cuisine to mainstream customers. Although vegetarian restaurants are increasingly popular nowadays, it is quite rare to find Japanese ones because Japanese vegan dishes are somewhat difficult to prepare.
SUPE prepares all ingredients from scratch in the kitchen. All dishes are cooked to order with premium ingredients such as olive oil and Himalayan salt. In spite of that, the menu prices are surprisingly affordable. Unlike the vast majority of vegetarian establishments, SUPE refrains from using mock meat.

All In One Sushi (RM40.00) is an assortment of Rainbow Maki, Crispy G-ken Floss Inside-Out Rolls, Chuka Wakame Gunkan, Pure Inari and Climate Maki. It is recommended to consume sushi from lightest to heaviest flavor.
Kinoko Fried Rice (RM10.00) is cooked with olive oil for added aroma. The peppery dish contains enoki or abalone mushrooms. Japanese cucumber and papadum crackers are served on the side. Customers have a choice of white rice or brown rice. Kinoko Fried Rice is best enjoyed while piping hot from the wok.
SUPE Ramen (RM17.00) is one of the restaurant's bestselling dishes. The broth is concocted from red chili, turmeric, lemongrass and other pungent spices. The result is a rich soup that is appetizing to the last drop. The noodle dish is topped with kombu (kelp), tofu, sesame seeds and flaxseeds.
SUPE Tempeh (RM12.00) adds a unique twist to the Indonesian soy product. Bite-size pieces of tempeh are coated with homemade flour and deep-fried to golden perfection. Also provided are julienned Japanese cucumber and vegan mayonnaise as dipping sauce.
Last but not least, Summer Fried Salad (RM12.00) comprises of fresh romaine lettuce, Japanese cucumbers, red apples, grapes, toasted black sesame and vegan mayonnaise.
SUPE's dining area is fine-tuned to present a comfortable ambience for casual dining. Indeed, the vegan restaurant has a substantial number of regular customers, some of whom stay outstation and never miss a meal during their visit to Kuala Lumpur!
Name: SUPE Japanese Vegan Restaurant
Address: Unit G2, Wisma Noble Land, Lorong Ceylon, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: 03-2859-2462
Business hours: 11:00am-3:00pm, 5:00pm-10:00pm, closed on Tuesdays
Website: https://supevegan.com
Coordinates: 3.14899 N, 101.70756 E
Directions: Wisma Noble Land is an office building at Lorong Ceylon in Bukit Bintang, just across the street from Ramada Suites By Wyndham. SUPE occupies the ground floor of Wisma Noble Land. Wisma Noble Land has underground parking.

Eat Healthy Taste Italy

Special thanks to Sevenvault for extending this event invitation.

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA) is launching a campaign called "Eat Healthy Taste Italy" in conjunction with the Authentic Italian Food Excellence Week. The program aims to promote awareness of made-in-Italy products in Malaysia. To this end, the organizer is having a roadshow event at the atrium of Intermark Mall.
Today's event is officiated by the Italian Ambassador to Malaysia, Cristiano Maggipinto. The launch begins with a cheese-cutting ceremony by representatives of ITA, Jaya Grocer and Intermark Mall.
Throughout the campaign, authentic Italian products are made available to consumers at selected Jaya Grocer outlets. In today's roadshow event, the grocery chain has handpicked several renowned brands that best represent the wholesome nature of Italian cuisine.
While Italian expatriates will be thrilled to see familiar brands, this is also a great opportunity for Malaysians to savor popular Italian snacks. Interesting ones include sfogliatine (puff pastries), savoiardi (ladyfingers), crostini (mini toasts), grissini (breadsticks), potato chips, rice crackers and more! Samples are available.
Do you love baking? Jaya Grocer has wheat flour for pastries, breads and even pizzas. And if you like risotto, you can also buy starchy rice that is cultivated in Italy.
In addition, Jaya Grocer carries Italian canned products such as beans, peas and lentils. Ciao products are certified by the Halal International Authority.
Looking for extra virgin olive oil, truffle oil, grape seed oil or balsamic vinegar? Jaya Grocer has these condiments covered too. Do you know that white truffle can only be found in Italy?
Italian cheese varies from region to region. For instance, Parmigiano-Reggiano (commonly known as parmesan cheese) only comes from Parma and Reggio Emilia provinces in northern Italy.
Jaya Grocer also imports fresh, air-flown produce from Italy. Notable vegetables on sale are mâche (corn salad), fennel, radicchio rosso, onions boretana and cactus figs.
Today's event includes a cooking demonstration by Chef Domenico Piras, the Italian Chef de Cuisine of Favola, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. Chef Domenico presented several easy-to-prepare Italian dishes like Caprese salad. All ingredients can be purchased at Jaya Grocer.
The roadshow event at Intermark Mall's atrium will be around till 4 October 2020. During this period, customers who spend at least RM25.00 on Italian products stand a chance to win a 1-night stay for two at Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur. In case you missed the deadline, you can still participate at selected Jaya Grocery stores until 18 October 2020.

Hard Rock Hotel

Special thanks to Hard Rock Hotel for extending this hotel review invitation.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a popular resort along the idyllic Batu Ferringhi Beach. The rock n' roll-theme hotel greets arriving guests with an enormous guitar monument at the main entrance.
The 4-star resort has 250 guestrooms spread across 6 floors. In my opinion, the building looks like a guitar when viewed from above. Check out the aerial view and decide whether you agree!
Hard Rock Hotel offers 11 room categories to suit the needs of each guest. For instance, the Lagoon Deluxe gives direct access to the swimming pool from the balcony! Meanwhile, guests who need extra space may take advantage of the large patio afforded by the Seaview Deluxe Terrace.
We are staying at the Seaview Deluxe this weekend. The room is quite spacious for two people. Staying faithful to Hard Rock Hotel's rock n' roll theme, our room is decorated with imagery of various music artists. I love the iconic Hard Rock vibe presented by neon-like lighting!
The ensuite see-through bathroom is another feature unique to Hard Rock Hotel. The vanity mirrors can be slid across to serve as the screen. You may want to check out what's behind these mirrors!
The Seaview Deluxe commands a good view of the resort grounds. Numerous palm trees dot the poolside area, providing ample shade from the warm tropical sun.
Do you know that Hard Rock Hotel has the largest free-form swimming pool in Penang? A substantial section of the pool is bedded with fine sand. Now there is no need to go to the beach!
Quite recently, Hard Rock Hotel enhanced the swimming experience with underwater speakers. Believe it or not, you can now hear the beat while submerged!
As a children-friendly resort, Hard Rock Hotel has a non-slip splash pad equipped with water slides, sprinkler jets and tipping buckets. And fret not if you forgot to pack your swimwear; you can easily rent one at the towel counter.
Not feeling like getting wet? There are cozy sunloungers, daybeds and hammocks surrounding the swimming pool. The cooling marine breeze is most rejuvenating!
Facing the sea are several private cabanas that can be rented for RM60.00 daily. Guests can also request for body massages in the comfort of these cabanas.
Speaking of massages, the award-winning Rock Spa provides a range of spa treatments from body scrubs to pedicures. Customers can opt for treatment indoors or at an outdoor villa. Be sure to experience Rhythm & Motion, a one-of-a-kind immersive music spa!
Body Rock Gym is equipped with exercise equipment like treadmills, stationary bicycles and weight machines. The fitness center affords a nice view of the swimming pool.
Parents with young children can take advantage of Roxity Kids Club. The club has interactive activities throughout the day such as arts and craft, puzzles and cooking. Roxity Kids Club is meant for children between ages 4 and 12.
Meanwhile, TABU Teens Club keeps older children entertained with foosball, pool and video games. As for outdoor recreation, rent a bicycle and explore Batu Ferringhi at your own leisure!
In effort to inspire the next generation of musical talent, Hard Rock Hotel loans electric guitars for free under the Sound of Your Stay program. Just pick a Fender guitar at TABU Teens Club and start jamming in your own room! Headphones are provided, so don't worry about disturbing other guests.
Hard Rock Hotel Penang is home to more than 500 pieces of music memorabilia. These collectibles are proudly displayed at the lobby, corridors and restaurants. Rock n' roll buffs can request for a guided tour with the Rock Agents at TABU Teens Club. The tour starts at 11:00am on selected days and usually takes about an hour.
Hard Rock's memorabilia tradition started in Hard Rock Cafe London when Eric Clapton hung his guitar on the wall to lay claim on his favorite seat. At present, Hard Rock International is the world's largest private collector of rock n' roll memorabilia with over 80,000 pieces and still counting.
Starz Diner is Hard Rock Hotel's all-day dining outlet. The restaurant serves local and international fare that appeals to the whole family. Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are available.
Starz Diner features two open kitchens where diners can watch the chefs in action. The extended dining section has a glass ceiling to take advantage of natural light during daytime.
Starz Diner is also where in-house guests have breakfast every morning. Breakfast is served from 6:30am to 11:00am daily. On weekends, it is advisable to arrive before 8:00am to avoid the crowd.
The breakfast menu primarily consists of à la minute dishes like pancakes, omelettes and noodles. Just place an order at the food counter and food will be sent to your table momentarily!
Local favorites include nasi lemak, fried rice, congee, dim sum and more. As for drinks, quench your thirst with coffee, tea and fruit juice. Starz Diner serves premium espresso from Chicco D'oro.
Every Saturday, Starz Diner also serves Saturday Night Live! from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The all-you-can-eat menu features a variety of à la minute dishes especially seafood.
Lobby Lounge and Sand Bar are conveniently located at the lobby and poolside respectively. These outlets serve alcoholic beverages such as beers, wines, cocktails and liquors. Meanwhile, Pizzeria and The Shack Swim-Up Bar are temporarily closed.
Hard Rock Cafe is the resort's most iconic dining outlet. The restaurant features a statue of Michael Jackson at the entrance. Hard Rock Cafe is known for serving American comfort foods in humongous portions. In-house guests enjoy priority seating and 10% discount on the bill!
Hard Rock Cafe received an extensive facelift last year. The eatery now has a rustic ambience thanks to the use of wooden finish. Like the hotel, Hard Rock Cafe is decorated with priceless music memorabilia.
During your stay, visit any of the three Rock Shops to purchase limited-edition souvenirs, some of which are exclusively sold at Hard Rock Hotel Penang. Be sure to flash your keycard to get 10% discount on selected merchandise. Hard Rock collectibles have a large fan following, so you know you are in good company!
Although Hard Rock Hotel primarily attracts leisure travelers, the resort also has MICE facilities like conference halls and meeting rooms. The largest venue is the marquee-style Hall of Fame Ballroom, which can be partitioned into halves. As for business travelers who need printing services, there is a @Bizz business centre on Level 2.
While vacationing, in-house guests can keep abreast of the outside world through PressReader. PressReader has over 4,000 newspapers and magazines in electronic format. Simply connect your device to Hard Rock Hotel's Wi-Fi to access PressReader for free.
In addition, guests of Hard Rock Hotel Penang enjoy a long list of complimentary perks such as in-room blockbuster movies, Bose Bluetooth sound systems and high speed Internet access. Future holidaymakers can book through Hard Rock Hotel's official website to take advantage of the resort's Best Rate Guarantee!
Name: Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-881-1711
Business hours: 24 hours
Website: https://penang.hardrockhotels.net
Coordinates: 5.46776 N, 100.24164 E
Directions: From Tanjung Bungah, travel west towards Batu Ferringhi. Hard Rock Hotel is approximately 6 kilometers from Tanjung Bungah's floating mosque, located on the right of the road. There are parking spaces in front of the hotel.