Gourmet Garden

Hunting For The Flavors & Texture Of Yesteryears'

Gourmet Garden hunts for the flavours and texture of yesteryears’, and review eateries for their values worth. We strive to conserve the rich food heritage and culture that are slowly fading, and to share the enjoyment of wining and dining.

We expect every dining experience to be a tasteful journey for our palates and senses. EAT WELL, LIVE LIFE!

BERLIN’S BIER HOUZ, German & European Bistro at Straits Quay

Posted by Jason Wong On February - 14 - 20114 COMMENTS |

There is another German Bistro in Straits Quay that goes by the name of BERLIN’S BIER HOUZ(BBH). This is their second outlet in the whole of Malaysia as I was told. Their first flagship outlet was established in May 2010 in Ipoh’s infamous Green Town area. Berlin’s concept is to provide proper sit in dining for German and European food at an affordable price with an extensive range of beers to compliment their available dishes. We were told that they currently have about 43 types or... (more...)

Chee Meng Wantan Mee is Back!

Posted by Jason Wong On February - 13 - 2011ADD COMMENTS |

After loosing touch with Chee Meng Wantan Mee, we have finally got them back on our radar. They are now back in their old spot at “Tai Wah Cafe” on Agryll Road. After moving out of Thong Seng late last year, they went for a self proclaim holiday until the 7th day of the Chinese Lunar calender. Business is as usual and will be closed on every Tuesdays. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s);... (more...)

Poon Choi(盆菜) Home-Cook vs Commercial

Posted by Jason Wong On February - 7 - 20112 COMMENTS |

On the second(2nd) day of this Chinese Lunar New Year my sister decided to have “Poon Choi” (盆菜) from Dragon-i for dinner to celebrate the beginning of Spring or lì chūn (立春)。The Dragon-i’s ‘Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot’ set is priced at RM 388 and RM338 for CIMB Bank customers, and boast to have 16ingredients with an approximate weight of 8.5 pounds or 3.85kg. The ingredients listed in the broacher are Australian premium abalone (10head), Australian... (more...)

It is a month full of celebrations! After Chinese New Year, it is time again to spend attention to your love ones. “Love ones” doesn’t just have to be your girlfriend or wife, it includes people that you love and care about like best friends, work buddies, etc… Here are the promotions for Valentines from Golden Sands Resort and Hard rock Hotel. GOLDEN SANDS RESORT Batu Feringghi Beach 11100 Penang Malaysia Phone: 604-886 1911 HARD ROCK HOTEL PENANG Batu Ferringhi Beach 11100... (more...)

Masu Sake

Posted by Jason Wong On February - 1 - 2011ADD COMMENTS |

Most local Japanese food patron would have one or many encounters with sake (酒) or to be more precise Nihonshu (日本酒)  in their course of dining out in their favourite Japanese restaurant, but not many would have been introduced to masu sake(枡酒). Masu is a square wooden box that was originally used to measure rice in Japan during the feudal period. One masu was supposedly enough rice to feed a person for one day. Today the masu is largely used for drinking sake with standard... (more...)

This Chinese New Year is the year of the Rabbit. Many hotels have come up with their own unique packages and promotions to encourage patronage in their respective F&B establishments. Here are some of the promotions that can be found in some of the hotels in Batu Ferrigghi: RASA SAYANG RESORT & SPA Batu Feringghi Beach 11100 Penang Malaysia Phone:604-888 8888 Fax:604-881 1180 GOLDEN SANDS RESORT Batu Feringghi Beach 11100 Penang Malaysia Phone: 604-886 1911 HARD ROCK HOTEL PENANG Batu... (more...)

Dhoby Ghuat Wantan Mee At Tong Seng Kafe 洗布桥云吞面

Posted by Jason Wong On January - 16 - 20112 COMMENTS |

A different person was manning the Wantan Mee stall during our last trip (6th Feb). One or two months back we wrote about “Chee Meng Cafe”, but it has since changed to “Tong Seng”. And the Chee Meng Wantan Mee that we have mentioned has moved to a new location that we have yet to find out. Anyway, the replacement wantan mee stall is no lesser in uniqueness as compared to Uncle Chee Meng. We were sceptical when we approached the shop due to the unfamiliar faces at the shop,... (more...)

Fresh Fruit Tea Expert 鲜茶工坊

Posted by Jason Wong On January - 12 - 20115 COMMENTS |

            A few weeks back we are ask to sample this particular brand, Fresh 鲜茶工坊,  of  fruit tea business that works on a distributorship  concept. The distributor who invited us was located at 16, Lebuh Macallum in Penang. It is at a row of shop houses just before the Macallum Street wholesale market. This particular outlet caters to the dine-in, take-away and also deliveries to a stipulated area at certain time... (more...)