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DCOVA Cafe, Georgetown – The New Delicious Menu

Known for its great coffee and pasta, Dcova has introduced a new list of food items which look exciting and promising. They are set to cater for current needs. The new menu of this cafe has brought the standard of the cafe to a whole new level.

Spaghetti Alle Vongole – RM27.90. Cooked with an abundance of clams, garlic, olive oil, bird’s eye chili and a touch of pepper.

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This spaghetti was packed with freshness and sweetness of the clams. The slight spiciness of the spaghetti was an additional booster to its flavours. This is one of the dishes that I would come back for.

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Tomato Spaghetti – RM26.90, cooked with fresh tomatoes and tossed with herbs, clams and prawns before topping it with pepper and coriander.

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This pasta is an appetizing alternative as the sauce was made from fresh tomatoes which tasted sourish and refreshing. Topping it with clams and prawns had further enhanced the dish to give it some richness from the seafood.

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Pesta Pesto – RM25.90, This dish is a combination of pesto sauce which was made from fresh basil leaves, garlic and olive oil. Serving together with it were fresh mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and back bacon.

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The taste of fresh green pesto sauce blended very well with the bacon. This dish was so addictive that I would not be able to stop myself for more.

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Pasta Al Nero di Seppia – RM27.90. Squid ink is said to be beneficial to our health. So why not trying Dcova’s squid ink pasta? The shiny black texture of the pasta was contrasted with the bright orange ebiko, slices of squids and cherry tomatoes.

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Compare to some other squid ink pasta, the uniqueness of this dish is the ink itself which had no fishy seafood scent and the inclusion of ebiko made this dish even more outstanding.

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Sakura Ebi Pasta – RM26.90, pasta which was cooked with sakura ebi imported from Japan. This dish is only available during the Sakura Ebi season.

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The fusion of pasta with Japanese Ebi is something really special. The crunchiness of the ebi complemented very well with the pasta.

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Italian-Japanese fusion Teriyaki Tori – RM26.90. Succulent chunks of marinated chicken thigh sauteed in Teriyaki sauce all the way from Japan.

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This is another great fusion by the chef. The slightly sweet teriyaki sauce certainly made a nice twist when it is served with pasta.

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 Minty White Igloo, this unique dessert was made from mint mousse, crunchy chocolate disc, 64% dark ganache, pâte sablée. The dessert was not too sweet and serving it with refreshing mint mousse was an excellent combination.

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Raspberry White Chocolate, the cake was baked with white chocolate mousse, raspberry gelée and vanilla sponge. This is something sweet and rich to end our meal.

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To welcome this coming festive season, which is Christmas, DCOVA has prepared a great take away for their diners. With a minimum spending of RM150 and above, a loaf of fruit cake will be yours to take home!

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Overall, the food here was prepared with passion and great innovation. The price was definitely resonable as the portion was generous and the ingredients used were of top grade quality. The only drawback is the difficulty to get parking around this place.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Taste
Price (more stars, more reasonable)
Food Presentation
Service
Overall

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol (beer)
Credit Card
Smoking
Reservation
Private Room
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 9:00am – 10:00pm, Open Daily.
Contact: 04-261 3121
Address:  Logan Heritage No.4, Bishop Street, Georgetown, 10300 Penang
GPS: 5° 41′ 80.75″ N, 100° 34′ 26.19″ E

E & O Hotel, Farquhar’s Bar – Fullfilling Weekend Roast

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Due to popular demand, E & O is glad to announce that the Sunday Roast has been extended to Weekend Roast! Now, you will be able to enjoy their traditional roast on Fridays and Saturdays too! Check out the video for more information:

If you are enjoying your roast on Sundays, then do grab the opportunity to enjoy their Really Happy Hours at 50% off on selected beverages.
Really Happy Hours 50%
Mondays-Saturday:  3pm-7pm
Every Sunday: 12pm – 7pm
Selected Beverages :
House Pouring Spirits, House Wines, Draught Beers, Soft Drinks and Juices.
Weekend Roast
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
12pm-4pm
RM 68 nett per person.
Christmas Day Sunday Roast
25 December 2016
12pm-4pm
RM 158 nett per person
Inclusive of 2 glasses of 1/2 Pint Tiger Beer or 2 Glasses of Wine or 2 Glasses of Mulled Wine
Hangover’s Sunday Roast
1 January 2017
12pm-4pm
RM 128 nett per person
Inclusive of 1 glass of Champagne (sparkling wine) or 1 glass of Bloody Mary
For reservations, kindly contact Farquhar’s Bar at 04-222 2000 ext 3177
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Taste
Price (more stars, more reasonable)
Food Presentation
Service
Overall

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Credit Card
Smoking
Reservation
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 11:00am – 12:00am (7 days a week)
Contact: 04-222 2000 ext 3177
Address: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, 10, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang
GPS: 5° 42′ 33.46″ N, 100° 33′ 58.91″ E

TeddyVille Meseum Penang, Batu Ferringhi – A Place for Teddy Lovers

TeddyVille Museum has one of the largest teddy bear collection in the world. It is the first of its kind in Malaysia and it proudly resides in Penang, Malaysia. Have you seen the first animated teddy? Which teddies are limited editions? Do you know the history of teddy bears? If you don’t know and have not known much about these, please visit TeddyVille Museum in Penang. For a brief introduction of TeddyVille Museum please see my video below:

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Hard Rock Penang Christmas And New Year Eve Buffet 2016

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It is never too early to plan a Christmas and New Year’s celebration with friends and family. Whether you are planning a short family getaway, a dining celebration or a party, Hard Rock Hotel Penang has it all. For more details, check out this video……

StevenGo Travel Hong Kong – Day Three

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The series of my StevenGo Travel videos is brining to my Day 3 of my visit to Hong Kong. During this video, I will provide some tips on where to get the great local delicacies at Lantau Island.

Click the video below and I hope this will give you a guide and some inspirations when planning for a trip to Hong Kong.

Kacang Phool Penang, Desiran Tanjung – Uniquely Breakfast in Penang

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Kacang Phool, which is also known as broad bean, is one of the major ingredients in serving as breakfast in the Middle East. In fact, Roti Bakar Kacang Phool is also very famous in Johor. But now you don’t have to travel all the way to Johor to enjoy this unique delicacy as it is now available in Penang. To know more about what is kacang phool roti bakar, please have a look at my video below:

 

Hard Rock Cafe, Batu Ferringhi – Holiday Platter for Holiday Season

The Hard Rock Cafe Penang adapts a classy and stylish concept adorned with red-painted walls and splashes of gold.   The walls of the cafe are decorated with authentic memorabilia of artists from different decades. During this festive holiday season, Hard Rock Cafe has prepared a “Holiday Rock Platter” catered for families or even group of people who can celebrate the happiness together.

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The “Holiday Rock Platter” has the following dishes:

Starter:
Shellfish bisque with sweet basil soup

Main Course:
Onion Rings
BBQ Beef Ribs
Penne Arabiatta
Piri Piri Chicken Wings
Legendary Hollywood Burgers
Grilled Shrimp skewer with Kalbi sauce
Baked Fish with Charmoula sauce

Dessert:
Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream

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Shellfish bisque with sweet basil soup – This is a French origin soup. It is a very thick and creamy based soup cooked with shellfish. This soup should be taken when it is hot, else it will be very thick and salty.

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Onion Rings – The battered onion slices were deep fried till golden perfection and served with home-mixed barbecue sauce. No one can resist this simple and delicious crunchy goodness.

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Grilled Shrimp skewer with Kalbi sauce – Kalbi sauce is Korean’s favorite barbecue sauce. It is sweet based and with a hint of saltiness as well. The coating of this sauce made the chewy fresh shrimps even more appetizing.

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Penne Arabiatta – The pasta which has been mixed with some chili pepper and tomato paste, topped with some cheese and chopped onion, it is simple and satisfying.

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Legendary Hollywood Burgers – The classic and yet compacted patty, the taste was very rich and packed with flavours.

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Piri Piri Chicken Wings – The chicken wings were marinated with piri-piri sauce which consisted of crushed chilies, citrus peel, onion, pepper, salt, lemon juice and some paprika. This dish was quite spicy, but will be very exciting for those who love spiciness.

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BBQ Beef Ribs – The grilled tender and juicy BBQ beef ribs, which is the main highlight for the platter. The barbecue ribs were covered with the tempting home-mixed barbecue sauce and overall it was a fulfilling and divine dish.

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Cowboy bean – this was cooked with pinto beans, garlic and slices of onion which tasted like baked beans to me.

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Baked Fish with Charmoula sauce – This Moroccan sauce was made from fresh herbs, garlic, lemon, and warm spices. The taste was similar to our “ikan bakar” (Malay Style Baked Fish).

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For those who do not take beef, you can opt to replace the beef ribs and beef burger to chicken thighs and chicken burger.

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Barbecue chicken thigh – Comparatively, the barbecue ribs were more juicy, flavourful and tender. However, the chicken thighs could be a good option as well when served with their signature barbecue sauce.

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Chicken burger patty instead of beef patty.

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Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream – This is a heavenly enjoyment towards the end of the meal. The hot brownie was served with chilled vanilla ice cream which made a great combo. I simply love this dessert.

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Overall, this platter is great for sharing among family and friends. The portion is guaranteed to last you till the end of the day.

The platter is currently offered at Hard Rock Cafe Penang  from 1 November – 23 December 2016.
Rock Platter for 2 persons at RM160 nett
Rock Platter for 3 persons at RM240 nett

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Taste
Price
Food Presentation
Service
Overall

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Corkage Charge (RM200 per bottle)
Credit Card
Smoking (available outdoor)
Reservation
Private Room

Operation hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm (7 days a week)
Contact: 04-881 1711
Address: Hard Rock Hotel Cafe,Batu Ferringhi Beach,11100 Penang, Malaysia
GPS: 5° 46′ 75.95″ N, 100° 24′ 20.47″ E