Monday, September 19, 2011 | By: Grace Ann

Home Cooked Just for Me

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Thanks to Chef Yen for a scrumptious home cook meal.
I had an appetizer which is the cheese on the biscuit, hot from the oven and right into my mouth.
Then my main dishes of pasta and egg coupled with the delicious chicken. Love its lemony substance and i am sad to say i was clueless to the other ingredients.Bottom line, it was a fulfilling meal. Can't wait for more....
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Friday, September 16, 2011 | By: Grace Ann

Xuan Xin Restaurant at Gurney Plaza

The owner of Xuan Xin Restaurant and Xuan Xin Steamboat Buffet at Tanjung Bungah is known to be the same. I have not tried the latter, only the one at Gurney Plaza, 2nd floor, right next to Sakae Sushi.

We were busy settling in and ordering the dishes as you can see. My sister has been here a few times so she did the ordering while I was busy taking photos as usual. Drinks came first and how the colors attracted my shutters that I've got to stop anyone from drinking till I finish snapping the picture. There was the blue ice drink and the rest are fruit juices of many kinds.

Here are all the dishes we had for the lunch. Due to a small miscommunication, we ended up with two types of taufu but it is alright, both were pleasantly tasty. I liked the prawn dish, the 12 pieces of pork(Sioh Bak) and the vegetable dish the most.

Here is my small dumpling which my sister commented that the one in Dragon I is better(just for extra information). Just remember to let the juice leak out in your mouth and not out of it 'cos that is just the way to eat it. *smile*

So if you want to celebrate birthdays or have a reunion, this section is great for some private party. There are only two table with 10 seatings with a nice view facing the G hotel area. The bill for our lunch this day was around RM 200, thanks to my eldest sis for the treat. And a happy birthday to my dad! :)
Hailed from Hong Kong - not my nieces but the Kitty Kats dresses. Cute eh? 
Monday, September 12, 2011 | By: Grace Ann

Tree Monkey, Batu Feringghi, Penang

Tree Monkey restaurant at Tropical Spice Garden stands at a perched hill overlooking the Andaman Sea. Beautiful panoramic scenery depiction as I peered through the trees and saw the luscious sunset and sea. There is a slope to walk up and for those wearing stilettos may probably have a problem here, especially on the way down. The view is astounding from every angle and i am awed with beautiful nature we have around us.

Here is where we dine, at the standalone table, appearing under the 'hut'. We have a cosy corner and granted a bell service that is we were given a small bell to ring if we need any help. Sweet!
It is known that they have a pork free menu. This is Thai Tapas where you get to choose a mixture of appetizers. We picked the 12 pieces for RM45 and our choices were Prawn Sabai, Mussel Salsa, Darling Crab, and Lemongrass Skewer. My top best taste would be the Mussel Salsa, the chili and lime taste was superb. The darling crab and lemongrass skewer was stuffed with seafood filling.
Whole Fish with Lime and Chili with mint leaves - RM38.80
Tumeric Rice - Fried Rice with Tumeric and Celery - RM4.80
Masaman Curry - RM 10.80 (Small)

The Masaman curry is another Thai dish that contains cashew nuts, chicken, star anise and potatoes. I didn't know what Star Anise was when I read it on the menu but now i know after I go-ogled it. Here is all about Star Anise and how its been used in dished like this.
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Tree Monkey
@Tropical Spice Garden
Lone Grag Villa
Lot 595 Mkm 2
Teluk Bahang
11100 Penang
Tel: 04 8813494
Business Hour : 9am – 11pm (Sunday – Thursday) & 9am – midnight (Friday & Saturday)