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Heee, as some of you might have seen my previous post on Famous Yew Char Kuih & Ham Chi Peng that is located next to them, is actually related as I went on the same day. Lets head to next door which is the famous Zi Wei Yuen Steamboat Restaurant which is very famous in Raja Uda. One of the reason they are famous is because of the soup base, which is the only super important ingredient for steamboat.

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I have been talking with my family and friends to come and dine at this restaurant for like bout 1 n half years already till date it was all wrong timing and since this round I am quite free and my friends love this restaurant, the agreed without any hesitation since its their favorite also.

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To make an efford here, it is highly advise to reach here before 7pm or after 9pm as during peak dinner hours, you have to fight with  many families to get a spot in the area as its super pack.

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This is what I mean as those who are standing are hunting for a table, so you better disperse your family members or friends to get a spot.

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We lazy to order what is in the menu therefore we go for their set dinner, my friends opted for the most expensive set RM220 that consist of at least 10-14 items if I am not mistaken.

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All the hungry people are ready in action . .

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One of the thing that they are famous for is their special signature Fish Head Steamboat that available in two version, with fried fish head or the steam type. We choose the steam type then another attraction is that their soup base is milky version that you cant really find that in Penang and mostly I would say its the KL version.

Not only that, they use charcoal steamboat version to make it more nice. I only have charcoal steamboat when I went back to my grandmother’s village at some where deep in mainland only get to enjoy it.

 

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This is what happen when the pour everything inside and waiting for it to boil as charcoal takes time to make it cook.

Find that the soup base is aromatic and sweet, as you can taste that they really take something to boil it long time to make it there and milky version of soup just make it look interesting. As you refill the soup many times then the soup gets more salty towards the end and the base.

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Another thing that best pair with the steamboat is their own homemade chili sauce, that dip along with the ingredient is just perfect.

After a while after the dinner most of us gets very thirsty and I guess that they have added on alot of MSG to make us drink lots of water after that. No doubt that the soup base is good that we drank alot of the soup and just need to drink alot of water hours later. 😀

Its pretty good and worth to try. . .

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10 pretty good . . -stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat
紫薇園魚頭火炭爐
No. 6525, Jalan Raja Uda
12300 Butterworth
Penang

Tel: 04-331 2736 / 012-452 4741

Biz Hour: 6pm to 11pm, off every Wednesday

I have work around PJ for quite a while and it excites me during lunch time that I have seen many bloggers blog nice food around this area. It was something that I have discover recently as I have been craving for nice Koay Teow Th’ng or Koay Teow Noodle soup and asked my friend, he said. . You siau ah, one of the best Koay Teow Noodle Soup one just located opposite your office la which is at Section 17, walk also can reach. I am a bit stun when he answer me that.Restaurant Chang Jiang White Coffee offer a Penang version of Koay Teow Soup.

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Then Ken (Foodpoi.com) with his good effort, he purposely drive all the way from Kota Damansara to bring me opposite to eat. kekek~ Its a small little stall that operate below the low cost flat and one of the BIG setback is the parking. Very limited parking space and some idiot drivers will double park infront of the shop to make it worst.

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According to my friend, normally you have to wait for an hour to wait for it as its one of the famous one. Best to head to this stall before 12.30pm to enjoy the

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This is where you place your order with what kind of noodle you want.

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Lunch time its usually filled with office crowd. Its a bit warm here so you  might be just sweating away.

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If you are a coffee lover, just do not miss their cofffee, strong and thick as to my liking. I had 2 glass and the ffect on me was dead sleepy after that. – Highly Recommended!

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Here is my bowl of Koay Teow Soup Noodle

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I always prefer mine in Koay Teow + Noodle for this and the koay teow is smooth and silky. Soup base is sweet that know they have make their efford in boiling it with other ingredients to make it there, add on with fried garlic. For add on’s they add on chicken for me which is also one of their signature as you can order the whole plate by yourself. as we reach there late, it was already sold out. Portion is pretty big for a bowl of RM5

I have dine here couple of times after that only just blogged about it. hehe

If you are looking for Penang Version Koay Teow Soup, definately this is one of the recommended place as its quite near to Penang taste version. Service is quite okay too on their buzy’ness level.

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, kinda good value for money~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Locations:
Ipoh Chang Jiang Restaurant
Along Jalan 17/1A
Section 17
Petaling Jaya

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Genre: Adventure/ Comedy/ Drama

A fairy tale stories Snow White had turn into a movie. an evil queen trying to take over the kingdom with magic spell and guess what Snow White did. Well, need not to mention much about the movie as every one will enjoy it if you do read it when you were a kid.

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 7/10, not bad lah . .  . .

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –

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Genre:Drama/ Romance

A movie on a true story that a guy that just got married and met with an accident then his wife lost their memory. During that period, the guy doing his best to make her recall about them on the past and it just dont happen. Much after efford and the broke off, and things seems to patch up again a little while and they got married with 2 kids. His wife never got back the memory.

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 7/10, not bad lah . .  . .

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –

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Genre:Action/ Drama/ Sci-fi

Its on the modern future era, that the rich had made a game out to let the young kids got selected from 12 districts to be represented in this annual game. All the kids have to survive in this game and the winner will be given wealth.

With this round, from district 12 the girl volunteer herself to be replace her sister and things got more interesting when she was presented to all the crowds. Let the game begin.

One set back about this movie is the movements of camera is fast and I find myself quite dizzy after the movie.

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 7/10, not bad lah . .  . .

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –

 

 

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Genre: Action/ Adventure/ Fantasy

Some people say this is not a nice movie but I find it quite okay ah, cuz its about the myth of zeus and his son half god half human where this round the god are being killed and left his son to fight for the world.

If you can accept myth then its a great movie to watch.

– Tik Ching, Pass, Stamped –

Overall ratings 7.5/10, okay ah . .  . .

– The movie rated by me is by my own personal preference. Watch it at your own risk –

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Remember on the video that been widely circulated on what’s the fuzz about the girl over her relationship?

Sometimes when quarrel and problems happens, is it the guys fault or girls fault? To me, it really depends either one or both might be wrong too.

Well Well, Have you ever make your Girlfriend this mad before?

Humans just love to assume things when one of the bad point that they do not really communicate properly. What happens when the girl decided to pick up the call?

Followed by these 3 scenes on what happen to them .. .
1) Is that Lipstick?
2) Is he buying jewellery for another girl?
3) He’s proposing to someone else?

(click here to view)

You know what is the ending after that? Found out that the boyfriend was innocent after all.

For me, I always believe that to make both parties happy, just let them know in advance what you are doing just to prevent any misunderstanding happens or any gossip happens if some one saw you from far and report it to another half, as you know human mouth and thoughts never balance as it would add in something more extra?

That is why a mobile phone is invented to make it for us conveniently call some one when we need. See how a simple call could cure this things very much easy. just that at times, by calling it make things better as you actually hear and feel them.

An island up in the north, which is rich with heritage and famous for its food, who does not know this island Penang? Well, one thing cannot be denied that, after a few areas have got awarded as UNESCO heritage area. . tourism industry had push up to another level, with a mark on the map by knowing its one of heritage spot! Nostalgie Cafe

[UPdate: No Longer in Operation]

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Good thing is this heritage area had attracted many tourist and many pre-wedding photoshoot had taken place with amazing work from many photographers along with many new cafe’s and boutique hotel bustling up around the area, one of the most recent place we found is this little family operate cafe, Nostalgie Cafe that stood alone in Steward Lane, which is just directly across Muntri Street.

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All the operates in the area have their very own catchy name, not to be surprise that Nostalgie actually come by from French which evolve from the word Nostalgia with the meaning of yearning for the past. As this place is know with its rich heritage, therefore this word been chosen that preserve the whole building outlook and do with a bit more touch up to bring back the look and feel of the place.

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Its like many cafe around the area and every cafe have their very own style preserving the whole building, and I must say this outlet is one of my favourite, as they did it with different style. A bit of art, antique which is a combination of east and west combination. Why is that so? Below is running operate cafe and upstairs is a boutique hotel which expected to be complete by Febuary 2012 and there are already people book the place. I got a chance to preview the place and its nice without completion yet. 😀

Back to my question, why is that so and with following pictures you will understand. . .

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The cafe is operated with chinese antique where the family really put in efford and import it back from China on a certain furniture. .

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This is the running cafe area . ..

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and this is what I mean a touch from the West with classic art paintings been put up on the wall . .

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A glimpse for the room upstairs .. . 😉

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Right in the middle, they have a mini garden  . ..

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and this is how people enjoying the place, a classic touch with a bit of simple contemporary design to make it very comfortable to chill for a morning. They are just a very friendly couple~

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As the cafe are moving forward, soon to be they will have many drinks to be introduce into the menu which is coming soon~

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On a hot sunny day, you would not want to miss this 2 drinks which is Ice Lemon Tea @ RM 5 & Cranberry Longan @ RM 9. Which is really a thirst quencher.

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If you are a Lime drink lover, try not to miss this as not many places can serve nice Lime Juice drink and the colour and tone of the drink already tell, made fresh~

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The menu is pretty simple as the have spaghetti, pizza and sandwich, the rest are drinks~ Food range are more like Italian homecook!

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A simple dish to start off with Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Prawns @ RM 24, taste is light with olive oil and well coated along the spaghetti,  sprinkle upon some cheese powder on top that serve along with two huge prawns. . .

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a meal that cook with their very own homemade sauce is Spaghetti Marinara with Prawns @ RM 24,   sourish in taste with the tomato sauce well coated on which is not too dry and by the time you finish the whole plate, there are little sauce that left on the plate that makes it look like you have lick it off~

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Fettuccine Carbonara with Turkey Bacon @ RM 21, as not many people can take too creamy taste as that’s one of my favourite, a bit salty with bacon that cook along, and enough cream to make it as I prefer.

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The star of the day is this Chicken and Feta Cheese Pizza @ RM 28, a home made base dough which you can see the chef roll in the kitchem that comes with the crust not too thick nor thin which is just perfect! Rich in feta cheeze taste and the flavor is a bit more strong, and a bit sourish with the cherry tomato that makes it blend so well. – Recommended!

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A pizza which is generous with prawns is this Prawns and Chili Pizza @ RM30  that you can see each slice of pizza comes with decent size of prawns. This pizza bends towards more on sourish size because of its tomato base~

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Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich @ RM 14

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Sandwich lovers, you must not miss this with its fluffy homemade bread daily on a very limited bread available that once sold out, you have to come back the next day. I love the bread so much and the chicken is perfectly grill that make it a great sandwich to start your day off. – Recommended!

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Under desert menu, this is the supper star or known as the cafe’s signature cake, Carrot Cake @ RM 12. This cake is also made fresh daily and one of the best seller in the outlet. Often get sold out over the day very fast, and some of the customers even come a few rounds for this cake. The cake is huge enough to feed for 2 person and if you are a cake lover like me, once slice is just perfecT! Its rich in ingredient, that every bite is filled with walnut and add on with a bit of raisins to sweeten it a bit. The cake is not too compact yet its a bit bouncy when you bite on it. A cake that I prefer, soft and not too sweet~

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Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts are a bit on the bitter side because of the chocolate used, and some of you might not used to it. They are not dry, very moist and with chocolate sauce added on makes it even better. RM10

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White Coffee @ RM 5 and Black Coffee @ RM 4

If you are coming to this outlet for dining, my recommendations is do not miss their pizza and sandwich, as their spaghetti taste are more towards authentic taste, therefore some people might find the taste a bit bland or sourish.

Its a good thing to see another cafe pop up around the area, one set back of this outlet is there are very limited parking space around the area, as you can park in the small lane oppsite the cafe or you have to park nearby area with just about 3 minutes walk by strolling down this rich heritage area`

Now they also have special Christmas Menu in da house check it out and make your reservations:

Location:
Nostalgie Cafe
34, Stewart Lane,
10200, Penang.
(Few shop lots away from Coffee Atelier)

Business Hour: 11am to 9pm, Closed on every Thursday.

Contact Number: 604- 261 0977

Email: [email protected]


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Well, since I am back to Penang for the weekend and decided to join the latest hype in Penang is about this newly open Charlie Brown Café which is first in Malaysia at Straits Quay which will become one of the hottest spot for F n B area. I am quite surprise that they choose to open in Penang first instead of Kuala Lumpur.

When I see many people check in this outlet, I have no clue who is Charlie Brown until I saw Snoopy in it. I guess we do know who is Snoopy since when we are a kid then I google bout it and only realise that Snoopy is actually a pet of Charlie Brown, well, till date I still called it Snoopy Café which I felt more suitable for it. 😀

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it was Monday for public holiday, many people throng Straits Quey for a family gateway or tea with friends.

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Charlie Brown Cafe which is easily to be found as they are located directly above Papa Rich as once you take the escalator up here, you will see alot of flashes and once you are up you will be greet with lots of Charlie Brown n gang on the wall . .

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The whole place is decorated with Charlie Brown n gang that many pictures you can be seen right like the comic feel.

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Big and spacious place for you to hang out.

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and there are 2 counters for you to line up to place your order, as they do not have menu on the wall something like Starbucks, their menu is a booklet menu place right beside the cashier, while waiting you can just pick it up and look at it where by it will cause the long queue because not many people notice on that.

It was quite okay, as in the chiller, they offer cakes of the day, and cashier was very friendly to introduce what they have for the day and what is their signature, I would say, she over promote the cakes but good efford. 🙂

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You can be also seated right at this sofa area that can enjoy the view of the harbour  .. . .

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If you do plan to by any souvenir, they have this souvenir shop that you are able to purchase their product directly.

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and if you do plan to have little kids birthday party, I guess this function room will be the right choice to host on it, and also can do discussion . ..

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Moost of their table are decorated with different Charlie Brown Character.

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One of the most interesting thing is, I love their menu, as they do it in Comic Style. . .

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and their cake section, with all the colourful design of cake that filled with individual character.

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So what I say the cashier promote this Blueberry Cheese Cake as I find it very tempting also, as honestly, its just the look only. The cake tasted so so with too much sponge cake in it and the cheese taste is not impressive yet the taste of it was spoilt by the solid glitter candy which is too sweet that overpower the taste of the cheeze and blueberry. RM 9 (if not mistaken)

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Here comes my ‘Mocha’ that turns out to be not bad, as I didnt expect it to be good as usually this kind of cafe do not serve good coffee. Just that the milk is burn, that makes it too hot to sip . . RM 11 ( if not mistaken)

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This is one of their signature drink, as I cannot really remember the name of it as its more like a Oreo drink, I would say I have tasted much better ones. RM13.90 (If not mistaken)

Well, I do heard feedback from my friend saying that their food did not impress and I would say that, if you love camwhore and taking pictures, this would definately a place to come by and enjoy. For Food and drinks, I have no comment as with the price I am paying, I certainly can find much better one.

– I forgot to take my receipt and price n name is just base on my agak agak memory .. .

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10,okay loh..for a hang out place as new style in Penang~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Address:
3A-1-17 & 3A-1-18,
Straits Quay Marina Mall,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 3,
10470 Tanjong Bungah, Penang

Tel: 04-899 8602 ‎

Finally, the long awaited musical is here to stage in Malaysia, Peter Pan the Musical and I was all excited when we got a chance to get a mini preview on the cast and crew that Mr. Aaron (CEO) of Sunway explains all the whole project and scene to us. (click here)

It was the premier night that I got invited along and the whole stage complete with the LED lightings and effect sure do impress me compare to the half done when we were there to get a glimpse. As this musical show is held at Sunway Lagoon Amphitheater. 

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Right from the main entrance till to the ground level of Sunway Lagoon and you can either choose to be transported into a buggy to the theater location or you can choose to walk. For me, I choose to walk to trying to take a few shots around the area and this certainly makes me want to come back in here for purely photoshoot which is now Sunway Lagoon do have Night Parks for RM10 per entry.

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We were there early around 7.30pm and nearly all the front seats already got filled up. The stage lighting is pretty impresive as their final work, and we like it~

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Hehe, with the usual suspect there, Louise, Emeryn and her sister and Esther got dissapear somehwere in the theater.

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As the waiting time is very draggy and we were told to start at 8pm and it started around 9ishpm which is far behind schedule.

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Started off with Chris Colby, the director of Production introducing the musical and welcoming all the VIP guest and sponsors. Its quite impressive how he manage to say out all in Bahasa although its a bit funny but great efford~

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Then come David Cort, experience choreographer telling us how he get hold of all his crew through casting.

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