Showing posts from March, 2008


I will not be able to blog anything for now, till I walk out from the pain and grief that I recently had.

The 1885, E&O Hotel

Almost all the fine dining restaurants in Penang I’ve been visited, except The 1885 from E&O Hotel. I didn’t blog about it because at that time I don’t have a camera with me and I have not started to blog about food. So, I’m sure doing it if I have a chance to visit again. The 1885 is E&O Hotel fine dining restaurant and the colonial decoration of its own style could bring you back to that era. I’ve heard a lot about this place, things like politicians in town like to host their honour guests to dine here, as they have private room and the place is quiet and cosy. It’s not only good for them, for lover birds too. Apart from dinner which serves from 6.30pm to 10.30pm, they do serve English Afternoon Tea from 2.30pm to 5.00pm as well. It was a special day that I brought my husband to The 1885 for dinner. The staff led us to a table for two where I could smell lilies’ blossom. It was so pleasant, and nice. Then they handed us the menu. Oh my, it is very expensive for a starter

Maple Gold Restaurant

I know I have not been updating this for ages… and now Chinese New Year is past overdue, and it’s coming to March now.This is one of the long, overdue, outdated post that I could call. This is a family lunch that we had some time on the 3rd day of Chinese New Year in Maple Gold Restaurant. This restaurant is located along Northam Road aka the rich man’s road, and it’s just opposite the Open University too. Apart from Chinese New Year dishes, basically nothing much we could order. First dish is the famous Yu Sung , apparently this is a must have dish for every people during Chinese New Year. In fact, this was pretty well accepted in the recent years. In fact, I remember clearly when I was small, in the early 80’s and 70’s this was pretty famous for Cantonese family. But now, it’s getting so commercialize. Shark fin soup can never be got away as 2nd dish. I was a bit puzzled when they served this as 2nd dish, cuz, normally all restaurant will serve four seasons first. After this, that