Pride plaza hotel aerocity, new delhi appoints vikas pant as executive chef

Pride plaza hotel aerocity, new delhi appoints vikas pant as executive chef

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New Delhi, July 05, 2019: Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi announced the appointment of Vikas Pant as Executive Chef. With over 22 years of culinary management expertise, he brings on table the best of innovative practices to the hotels’ diverse culinary scene. A seasoned F& B professional, he will helm the kitchen team and present a refreshing dining experience at the hotel’s flagship restaurants, which includes a tranquil poolside barbecue – Angare, a global all- day restaurant – Café Pride, a Pan-Asian Restaurant – Oriental Spice and a bakery & confectionary outlet – Mr. Confectioner.
Mohammad Shoeb, Associate Vice President, Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi says, “We are delighted to welcome Vikas Pant as our new Executive Chef. He brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, innovative skills and adds new dimensions to the culinary table. We are confident that he will deliver a memorable dining experience to satisfy the taste buds of our discerning patrons from across the world. In his new role, Chef Vikas Pant will oversee the planning, managing and organizing all the food offerings at the hotel”
Chef Vikas Pant has an impeccable taste for International and Indian cuisine along with a flair for syncing classical favorites with the latest global trends. He started his career from Hyatt Regency Delhi; he then stepped up and accepted Executive Sous Chef position at Crowne Plaza Gurgaon, Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa and Hilton New Delhi. He went on helm some of the finest restaurants at Radisson Blu Greater Noida and Hilton Garden Gurgaon. He has also played a crucial role in the pre-opening of many of these properties. Prior to joining Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi is was the Director of Culinary, The Suryaa, New Delhi.
Chef Vikas is an expert in designing and picking international culinary classics and in coupling taste- enhancing drinks with meals. He is also attuned to the latest trends in the culinary world and does frequent revamp of F & B offerings.His strong leadership, leveraging on the importance of teamwork, allows him to head his team for any challenge. Extremely capable, inventive, passionate and self-directed Chef Pant re-looks at his own creation again to make it better.
Pride Plaza Hotel:5A, Aerocity, Hospitality District, IGI Airport, New Delhi – 110037. Tel: +91 1171600700Website: www.pridehotel.com

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Oak Grills Five Year Anniversary

Oak Grills Five Year Anniversary 18 July 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone 2019-07-12T19:00:00-07:00 2019-07-12T21:00:00-07:00 Where: Anniversary Celebrations Coastal Orange County Events Neighborhood Events
Cheers to five years!
This July marks five exceptional years of Oak Grill being part of the Newport Beach community. Join Oak Grill for their five year anniversary party! Enjoy: signature bites including award-winning short ribs, creative cocktails with their private reserve labels and California wines, a photo booth, gifts, and a DJ!
For more information or tickets visit here .
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For more information, visit www.wmoysters.com Friday Five: Fries and Flights @ Aqua Lounge – Newport Beach Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday Five: Fries and Flights At Aqua Lounge, there’s a wonderful way to celebrate TGIF. It’s a fry-day special offering $5 servings of fries with three housemade rotating dipping sauces such as curry ketchup, honey[…] Friday Night Flights @ Colony Wine Merchant – Anaheim Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm Join Colony Wine Merchant for some food and drink deals! Take advantage of $10 wine flights, $8 beer flights, and $6 cheese flights. For more information, visit colonywinemerchant.com

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Curry’s Cumin Home to Kolkata!

Curry’s Cumin Home to Kolkata! BWI July 4, 2019 1 minute read Business Wire India ​Raajkutir, the new boutique heritage property by Ambuja Neotia Hospitality for the first time hosted the ‘Taste of Britain Curry Festival’ in Kolkata. Once the proud seat of the British Raj in India, Kolkata is the place where the curry trail of UK really started. This globetrotting event is vital part of Curry Life Magazine’s strategy to promote culinary skills of British curry chefs and highlight their leading role for making this food popular in the UK and beyond. His Excellency Bruce Bucknell, the British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata inaugurated the festival along with Chef Subrata Debnath, Business Head and General Manager of Raajkutir. Hot, mild, creamy or dry, any way you like it, the fact remains: CURRY has come to be the UK’s number one national food. The curry now outsells even fish and chips. Some twelve thousand Indian restaurants in the UK cater to ever-increasing love of Indian food. Michelin Chef Mark Poynton, who appeared on the BBC’s Great British Menu series served ‘Best of British’ menu, which ranged from new dishes with a spicy twist to traditional British meals – as well as classic high street favourites like Chicken Tikka Masala, Balti and Zalfrezi. Festival founder and organiser, Syed Belal Ahmed, Editor of the UK based Curry Life Magazine, said: “Hopefully this festival will create the opportunity not only to showcase the Best of British Cuisine, but also help our chefs from Britain bring fresh ideas to their own menus by working alongside the culinary masters of India.” Highly acclaimed British Michelin Laureate Chef Mark Poynton said, “I’m really looking forward to showcasing high quality British food in Kolkata using a menu of fresh, original dishes full of vibrant flavours. I’m sure diners will be impressed.” Mr. Subrata Debnath, Business Head and General Manager, Raajkutir said, “We are delighted to welcome the British chefs and host the “Taste of Britain Curry Festival” at, “East India Room” which serves British colonial cuisine. In this ever-evolving age of experiential hospitality, being an Executive Chef for a decade, I am delighted to share my culinary skills with Michelin Chef Mark Poynton for the grand sit down dinner at our ballroom,” Rang Manch on 7 th July & carry forward the legacy of the Ambuja Neotia Group.

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5 Restaurants You Need to Visit While in Manhattan

5 Restaurants You Need to Visit While in Manhattan Thursday 4th July, 2019 / Reading time: . Facebook Twitter TripAdvisor Pinterest Google LinkedIn
After a long day walking down the streets of Manhattan, or after a busy meeting with clients, you may be in the mood for some new eats and flavors. New York City has more than 10,000 restaurants, it’s definitely possible to find every type of imaginable cuisine. Make a gastronomic journey around the world without leaving the city – we’re listing 5 New York City restaurants you need to visit!
Hangawi
The Lombardy Hotel is your home away from home during your summer days in NYC. We delight in hosting everyone, from tourists to the business traveler with our uniquely decorated and impeccably served rooms. When not dining at American Cut, check out these nearby restaurants for some good eats!
Hangawi is known as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in New York City. The menu (including gluten-free options) is balanced and full of healthy/delicious options. Upon arriving at this tranquil space, you are asked to take off your shoes at the door and are seated at a traditional Korean low table. If you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city this restaurant is the perfect place to find a harmonious exploration of all 5 senses.
Hangawi recreates an authentic Korean experience. The interior is reminiscent of a Korean temple with traditional pillars, natural wood, stone, and copper. Wondering if a restaurant could double a spiritual sanctuary? We think so, give Hangawi a try and see for yourself!
Where: Hangawi 12 East 32nd St , Midtown Manhattan (11 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Tuesday-Thursday: 12 pm – 2:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 10:15 pm; Friday: 12 pm – 2:30 pm / 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm; Saturday: 1 pm -10:30 pm; Sunday: 5 pm – 9:30 pm
Petite Boucherie
Petite Boucherie is inspired by the spirit of French joie de vivre . Serving traditional French brasserie and steakhouse classics, this intimate bistro brings French dining to the West Village. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with gorgeous roses around the door and Belle Époque posters. Special touches are also added with a curated wine offering and unique absinthe-driven signature cocktails. Petite Boucherie is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. Bon Appétit!
Where: Petite Boucherie 14th Christopher St, West Village (15 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 12 am; Friday: 9 am – 1 am; Saturday: 10 am – 1 am; Sunday:10 am – 12 am
Manhatta
Whether you have a client lunch or special celebration dinner, Manhatta is a great choice to enjoy some of the best views of New York’s skyline, bridges, and waterways. Standing sixty stories above Lower Manhattan, this elegant yet down-to-earth restaurant combines amazing views with a menu focused on seasonal and soulful food. Manhatta also offers two private event spaces for booking, a great location to host a party with 360-degree views of the City!
Where: Manhatta Lower Manhattan, 28 Liberty St Building, 60th floor (20 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Daily : Lunch 11:30 am – 2:00 pm; Sunday – Wednesday: Dinner: 5 pm – 9:30 pm; Thursday – Saturday: 5 pm – 10 pm
Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine
Craving spice and rich curry? Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine has all the classic Indian dishes you love. With its prime location in midtown Manhattan, this is the perfect spot to hop in for an authentic Indian lunch buffet. The dinner menu is also robust with flavor, indulge in a wide selection of appetizers, soups, salads, desserts, and drinks.
Where: Darbar Fine Indian Cuisine 152 East 46th Street First Floor, Midtown Manhattan (3 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Daily : Lunch 11:30 am – 4:00 pm; Sunday – Thursday: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm; Friday – Saturday: 11:30 am – 11 pm
Il Punto Ristorante
Escape to Italy at Il Punto Ristorante. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the restaurant features traditional Italian dishes in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. It’s a great place to meet friends over wine and pasta and to have Sunday dinner! Owner Antonino Pecora envisioned his restaurant as “the destination point”, for all to gather and enjoy a true Italian culinary experience. The lunch and dinner menus feature homemade pastas, seafood, and more. Buon Appetito!
Where: Il Punto Ristorante 507 9th Avenue corner, 38th street, Midtown Manhattan (14 min drive from The Lombardy Hotel)
When: Daily : 12 pm – 10 pm
Staying in New York City – About The Lombardy Hotel
The Lombardy Hotel is your home away from home during your summer days in NYC. We delight in hosting everyone, from tourists to the business traveler with our uniquely decorated and impeccably served rooms. When not dining at American Cut, check out these nearby restaurants for some good eats!

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BizHawk: Apna Indian Cuisine Opens on State Street in Santa Barbara

by BizHawk: Apna Indian Cuisine Opens on State Street in Santa Barbara
Share your business news, including employee announcements and …”Indian food has a bad reputation for being too spicy,” Josan told Noozhawk.

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Meet The Michelin Chef: Srijith Gopinathan Of Campton Place

Recently awarded a second Michelin star, The Wordrobe gets up close and professional with Srijith Gopinathan. Head Chef of Campton Place in San Fransisco, the only Indian-influenced restaurant in the US and Europe to be awarded two Michelin-stars, here’s what keeps this chef at the top of his gourmet game. What inspired you to become a chef? Good food was always a thing of prime importance in my life. And so was cooking for fun. But professional cooking/becoming a chef was something which I developed while I was doing my bachelors in hotel management in my late teens. I quickly realised cooking certainly was something I found joy in and I was passionate about. Where did you train? Tell us more about your culinary background. I don’t think just one piece of training should get any credit. I feel it is many years of training with different people teaching me to cook and inspiring me. Starting from my grandmother’s kitchen to Michelin starred restaurants like Le Manoir Quat Saison and of course, one learns a lot from co-workers, colleagues and friends. What’s your favourite summer dish? A good heirloom tomato salad with basil anchovies and olive oil makes me happy. What can guests expect from a meal at Campton Place? Californian cuisine with many Indian surprises. What, in your opinion, makes a great restaurant? Fresh seasonal ingredients, a motivated team and honest cooking. What does it take to achieve a second Michelin star? Consistency, consistency, consistency! Do you have any role models? I have different role models for different times and different activities What does hospitality mean to you? Personal, thoughtful and joyous. Name three of your top restaurants. These days the world ‘Top’ changes very often. I love Liho liho in San Francisco, and my neighbourhood Thai restaurant Thai Time. A restaurant I would love to try is Ikoyi London What advice would you offer to aspiring chefs? Work hard, get your basics straightened up and then try your own tricks when the time is right. Finally… what’s your favourite midnight snack? Rum and raisin chocolate bars! Make it happen Find out more and book a table via tajcamptonplace.com PLUS: Click here for more of The Wordrobe’s Michelin chef interviews

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Restaurant Review: Bundobust, Bold Street, Liverpool

> Restaurant Review: Bundobust, Bold Street, Liverpool Restaurant Review: Bundobust, Bold Street, Liverpool Posted by Natasha Young in Featured , Food & Drink , Restaurants Jul, 04 2019 10:28 am No Comments Restaurant Review Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4DN By Natasha Young | Indian street food & craft beer | ££ £ | 0151 705 1688 Back in February 2018 YM Liverpool first reported that Bundobust was eyeing a space on Bold Street. The Indian street food and craft beer specialist had already built up foodie followings in Leeds and Manchester and so, after more than 15 months of waiting, anticipation here in Liverpool was high for its recent opening. My partner and I paid a visit to see if the new addition to our city’s food and drink offering lived up to expectations. Warmly welcomed with a vibrant colour scheme and the smell of incense, which made a cheerful change from the unseasonably drab weather outside, we snapped up one of the upper floor venue’s smaller tables. With an order-at-the-bar arrangement – an efficient approach in a venue so big – we got straight to work on studying the menu, which was ready and waiting alongside disposable cutlery and paper plates.
The food is also served in throwaway pots at Bundobust, the reasoning for which appeared unexplained although I’d presume it’s to further push the ‘street food’ concept. The menu does boldly state, though, that it’s all plastic-free and fully compostable.
Entirely without meat, Bundobust’s food offering is brimming with choices for diners seeking a vegan or gluten free feast, and there’s also a range of set ‘combo’ platters for those who are happy to have the difficult choice of which dishes to go for taken out of their hands. My dinner date and I were keen to handpick our meal from the small plate-esque selection which, on paper, sounded flavour-packed and ideal for a couple of spicy food fans like ourselves. I was advised during ordering that two to three picks per person works for a meal, depending on how hungry you are, and two-and-a-half plates is actually the perfect serving so sharing works well. By this point though, we were so set on our carefully chosen three dishes each that we couldn’t possibly compromise one of them. I ordered the Bundo Chaat (£4.75) – layers of samosa pastry, chickpeas, potato, tamarind chutney, yoghurt, onion, turmeric noodles and chilli sauce; the Pav Bhaji (£6.50) – mashed cauliflower, potato and peas flavoured with garam masala and served with a spiced toasted brioche bun; and the Idli Sambhar (£5) – a lentil, aubergine and bottle gourd soup with steamed rice cakes and a mustard seed and curry leaf chutney.
The Bundo Chaat was a refreshing mix of flavours and textures, with the tamarind and spices gently warming the cool dish. It was a great accompaniment to my other choices, which slowly built up some heat. The tasty, vegetable-filled Pav Bhaji’s brioche was beautifully soft; while the steamed rice cakes soaked up the soup of the Idli Sambhar to create hearty perfection. My partner, meanwhile, chose the Paneer and Mushroom Tikka (£6.50) – skewers of barbecued paneer, peppers and mushrooms marinated in yoghurt curd and tikka masala, and served with red pepper ketchup and spinach chutney; the Chole Saag (£6.50) – Bundobust’s version of a traditional chickpea and spinach masala which came with a portion of the deep fried Puri bread; and Gobi Mushroom Manchurian (£5.50) – mushroom and cauliflower pakoras in an Indo-Chinese sauce. The tikka dish’s red pepper ketchup and spinach chutney toppings were a particular hit, credited with bringing the plate to life. Meanwhile the Gobi Mushroom Manchurian was satisfying with its sticky sauce; and the Chole Saag, with its tried and tested combination of chickpeas and spinach, didn’t disappoint. When it comes to drinks, Bundobust’s selection is broad. Wines, cocktails – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – and Indian-style beverages like the House Chai and Mango Lassi provide a tipple to suit all tastes, but we felt inclined to check out the bar’s speciality – its beer selection.
Craft creations by guest breweries from Liverpool and beyond were on offer, varying from sours and stouts to pilsner and IPA. Playing it safe on a work night, the strengths went some way to dictate our choices. Steering well clear of the 12% Marshmallow Pyscho, I went for Northern Monk’s 4.1% Eternal session IPA (£3.20 for 2/3 pint) and my partner picked De Molen’s 3.5% Hugs and Kisses session IPA (£5 for 2/3 pint) . Although somewhat pricey for under a pint, our brews of choice were both deliciously thirst quenching with well-balanced flavours. My dinner date, who would usually opt for a higher percentage, was pleasantly surprised by the taste. The inclusive, well thought out drinks selection and pots of comfort food with great flavours are combined with a casual, friendly atmosphere at Bundobust and, as a result, it brings an offering which, in my view, truly enhances Liverpool’s food and drink scene. You can make a meal of it and go there for the food, or simply drop by for drinks and satisfy that sudden peckish pang with a tub of easy to order, efficiently served, Indian inspired cuisine. Either way, there’s quality across the board. Visit our Instagram profile ( @ym_liverpool ) for more food photos. Share this…

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The Best Singapore Travel Tips From Our Readers | Lifehacker Australia

Like Tom Waits, we sailed this week to Singapore. We asked readers for their best travel tips for the tropical island city-state, and we received dozens. These are are some highlights. Eat and drink “Try all the food. Char kuey teow, nasi lemak, roti canai, assam laksa, Hokkien mee, satay, fish head curry, durian (be brave!).” — bananananarama “You get authentic world cuisine here, not their version of it. I can say that because Indian food gets butchered the most, and I can safely say that’s not the case in Singapore.” — ShivamSharma “Char kway teow, Hainanese chicken rice and especially chilli crabs are must-haves. Jumbo Seafood is a good place to go for chilli crab; good taste and it’s a nice sit-down restaurant.” — MikePenceNoneTheRicherNowVP “Skip tourist trap Jumbo and replace with New Ubin Seafood for your chilli crab fix. Also get the spam fries, cereal prawns, salted egg anything and bee hoon. Hell, eat the whole menu.” — PaulCypert “Try Iced Barley Drink if you want something refreshing. It’s not so sweet and the barley adds an interesting texture to the drink.” — Bob5123 “Hawker centres and coffeeshops (which are more like foodcourts than Starbucks). You can get a good meal and drinks in Singapore for about 5USD. I highly recommend Changi Village, Newton Food Centre, Adam Road Hawker Centre, Tiong Bahru Market and Old Airport Road Food Centre.” — MoonlightMasquerade “Get Hokkaido Ice Cream. Best Ice Cream you’ll ever eat. Try a flavour that sounds weird to you.” — James “Go to the Brix bar under the Hyatt. Word’s can’t describe this place. Don’t judge the reviews online, its a whole other level of crazy.” — BG1980 “Be sure to grab a drink and meal in Haji lane area (Arab street). It’s getting a bit too precious but there’s some fun shops and I love the halal Scandinavian restaurant (think upscale IKEA food LOL).” — PaulCypert “Have dinner at Folklore and order the Sambal Buah Keluak rice. I also loved the Babi Assam and Ayam Lemak Chilli Padi. If you can roll away from your table, finish the night in Atlas, which is a cavernous art deco former bank that has been repurposed into a lounge with an impressive gin collection.” — Architart Buddha Tooth Relic Temple (Photo: Ryan Custodio ) See and do “If you’re a history buff, I recommend the National History Museum or the Asian Civilisations Museum. For something you won’t find anywhere but Singapore, try the Peranakan Museum (Peranakans are a local cultural group that’s unique to Singapore and Malaysia).” — MoonlightMasquerade “Do go to Gardens by the Bay. Touristy and pricey, but spectacular and in the middle of everything.” — UncleTravelingMatt “One of the most interesting areas is Telok Ayer Street where you have various places of worship all on the same street: Chinese temples, churches, Hindu temples, mosques.” — Zeemirg “You can swim with dolphins at Sentosa! I did it when I was 15 and over 10 years later it was still one of the best experiences.” — Hannah “Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum is very nice. Take your shoes off, go in and don’t forget the upper floors for free museum with tons of ancient Buddha statues etc. Be respectful, dress properly if you plan on going.” — montreal514 “Go to hawker centres [food courts] outside of the city center. The ones downtown are more touristy.” — Skshrews “Escape the bustle and visit Singapore’s little island Pulau Ubin with a nice little ferry or boat ride from Changi Village. Can hire a push bike and explore, see wild monkeys, etc. Amazing something so unspoilt is so close to Singapore.” — A Edwards “Haw Par Villa: Chinese mythology theme park that was built by the guy who created Tiger Balm. It’s free to enter and it’s amazing.” — mamey “Ride the Singapore Flyer (until recently, the largest Ferris wheel in the world). Go to the Singapore Zoo. Really, I’ve been to some of the best zoos in the US: Henry Dorley Zoo in Omaha, San Diego Zoo, Smithsonian Zoo in DC… This zoo knocks ‘em all off. The Singapore Botanical Gardens are OUT-FREAKIN’-standing. Seriously, if you are into orchids, you will feel like you’ve died and gone to the afterlife.” — csweiner “If you come around during a public holiday like Chinese New Year or Hari Raya or Deepavali or National Day, you see a lot of neat decor and cultural stuff. National Day we have a big parade with lots of fireworks.” — Zeemirg Know your stuff “It is tropical and very humid, so make sure you wear cool fabrics. If you are heading indoors, you may need an extra layer so the air conditioning does not give your system a shock. It often rains unexpectedly and it can be torrential, so pack an umbrella.” — Nellie “Get an EZ-Link card for public transportation. The MRT (subway) is the best subway on earth. It just is. The EZ-Link can also be used for buses, and paying for things at various places so you don’t have to carry as much cash (7-11, tea houses, McDonalds, etc).” — James “At shift change drivers are reluctant to travel anywhere except the general direction of their home, be polite and tell them where you want to go before getting in.” — Tarquin Shrapnel-Carruthers “We are a ‘fine’ country. Littering, spitting, and graffiti can all get you fined $1000. Also, you won’t get arrested for chewing gum, but please throw it into the rubbish bin when you’re done.” — MoonlightMasquerade “Yes, it’s illegal to have man on man gay sex (lesbian sex is not against the law), but no one is bursting through doors arresting them. Really, ZERO. Why do we have this law then? It’s a leftover from the Brits during the colonial time, and keeping it in our legal system also keeps the religious people happy (many have been trying to get it abolished for years, but so far, no dice).” — dZus “We stayed at Hotel Clover 7, nicely located, decent, etc, but the nice thing is they provided (with safety deposit) a smartphone with free unlimited local calls, free google maps with GPS, an app with discounts (we bought all our tickets from this). The phone is locked to a few single apps but so very helpful.” — montreal514 “Walk around, you will probably never feel unsafe at any time. If you smoke do it only in designated areas and never, ever litter. Really, the city is almost pristine.” — Professor Acksman Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang, Malaysia (Photo: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas ) Get out of town While you’re in the area, hop over the water to Malaysia, say several readers. That’s what the Crazy Rich Asians shoot did. Reader bananananarama lists some Malaysian locations featured in the movie that are worth visiting: “The bible study house (Be-landa House), Grandma’s house (Carcosa Seri Negara), the mahjong place (Cheong Fatt Tze mansion), and the bachelor/bachelorette parties (Langkawi).” “Malaysia is the only country you can travel to from Singapore by bus or train, though bus is definitely the cheapest option. Instead of booking a bus to your final destination in Singapore, take SBS bus 170X from Kranji MRT Station across the border to the bus terminal in Jurong Bahru. Once there, you can buy bus tickets to wherever you want to go for a third of what you would’ve paid if you booked in Singapore.” — Charzar89 “Kuala Lumpur is not far away and I always liked it a lot more than Singapore, which seemed like a more expensive, clean cut version of KL.” — Ara_Richards

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True taste of Japan – Eat & Drink

CRAVING for good Japanese food? Sakurajima at Penang Golf Club (PGC) in Bukit Jambul delivers authentic Japanese cuisine and signature originals.
PGC food and beverage director C.K. Ong said club chairman Datuk Eiro Sakamoto ensured that the restaurant maintained its authenticity by personally bringing in ingredients from Japan.
“Emphasis is also placed on quality and the originality of our recipes which have remained the same since Day 1.
“The kitchen team may come and go but the true taste of Japan prevails,” he elaborated.
The club also has its own vegetable plots growing pesticide-free greens and herbs for the restaurant.
Yosenabe Japanese steamboat are among the favourites at Sakurajima restaurant at the Penang Golf Club.
Favourites here include nabeyaki udon (noodle soup served in clay pot), special salmon bento set, tori shoyu ramen (chicken broth noodle) and yosenabe (Japanese steamboat).
The bento set is a hearty and satisfying meal comprising salmon teriyaki, sashimi, tempura, agedashi tofu (deep-fried tofu coated with potato starch), inari tuna mayo, soba, mixed salad and jelly.
For the yosenabe, the deliciousness of the dish lies in the special base stock used.
Select from the RM75 (two persons) or RM165 (four persons) set consisting of oyster, king prawn salmon, scallop, udon and kamaboko (cured surimi).
The extensive menu also features appetisers such as onsen tamago (hot spring egg), chuka idako (baby octopus) and dobin mushi (seafood broth) as well as salads including salmon skin and seafood onsen.
Other must-haves are of course the delectable selection of sushi and sashimi, temaki, inari, nigiri sushi, aburi inari, hosomaki, sushi maki, teppanyaki and yaki.
There are also agemono like fried ebi and hanpen cheese, tori karaage curry udon, seafood kimchi ramen, tori cha soba and oyako don (Japanese rice bowl).
Nabeyaki udon
More options are bento sets and combo sets of tempura moriawase, unagi kabayaki, beef shogayaki or mini una don.
The uniqueness of Sakurajima, which means cherry blossom island, is that it also serves a wide variety of other local cuisines such as Chinese, Malay, Indian, Western and nasi kandar.
Lined up are also the popular Buffet Brunch on Sundays (11.30am to 2.30pm), Hawker Delights Buffet Dinner on Saturdays (6.30pm to 9.30pm) and daily High Tea (3pm to 6pm).
Both the buffets are priced at RM48++ per adult, RM38++ per senior citizen and RM28++ per child while the high tea is at RM68++ or RM128++ per set.
Due to its exclusive location within the club, many Penangites are not aware that Sakurajima is open to the public.
The restaurant is open from 11am to 10pm daily.
For more information and reservations, kindly contact 04-6442255 or 012-4860338.
“Emphasis is also placed on quality and the originality of our recipes which have remained the same since Day 1.
“The kitchen team may come and go but the true taste of Japan prevails,” he elaborated.
The club also has its own vegetable plots growing pesticide-free greens and herbs for the restaurant.
Yosenabe Japanese steamboat are among the favourites at Sakurajima restaurant at the Penang Golf Club.
Favourites here include nabeyaki udon (noodle soup served in clay pot), special salmon bento set, tori shoyu ramen (chicken broth noodle) and yosenabe (Japanese steamboat).
The bento set is a hearty and satisfying meal comprising salmon teriyaki, sashimi, tempura, agedashi tofu (deep-fried tofu coated with potato starch), inari tuna mayo, soba, mixed salad and jelly.
For the yosenabe, the deliciousness of the dish lies in the special base stock used.
Select from the RM75 (two persons) or RM165 (four persons) set consisting of oyster, king prawn salmon, scallop, udon and kamaboko (cured surimi).
The extensive menu also features appetisers such as onsen tamago (hot spring egg), chuka idako (baby octopus) and dobin mushi (seafood broth) as well as salads including salmon skin and seafood onsen.
Other must-haves are of course the delectable selection of sushi and sashimi, temaki, inari, nigiri sushi, aburi inari, hosomaki, sushi maki, teppanyaki and yaki.
There are also agemono like fried ebi and hanpen cheese, tori karaage curry udon, seafood kimchi ramen, tori cha soba and oyako don (Japanese rice bowl).
Nabeyaki udon
More options are bento sets and combo sets of tempura moriawase, unagi kabayaki, beef shogayaki or mini una don.
The uniqueness of Sakurajima, which means cherry blossom island, is that it also serves a wide variety of other local cuisines such as Chinese, Malay, Indian, Western and nasi kandar.
Lined up are also the popular Buffet Brunch on Sundays (11.30am to 2.30pm), Hawker Delights Buffet Dinner on Saturdays (6.30pm to 9.30pm) and daily High Tea (3pm to 6pm).
Both the buffets are priced at RM48++ per adult, RM38++ per senior citizen and RM28++ per child while the high tea is at RM68++ or RM128++ per set.
Due to its exclusive location within the club, many Penangites are not aware that Sakurajima is open to the public.
The restaurant is open from 11am to 10pm daily.
For more information and reservations, kindly contact 04-6442255 or 012-4860338.

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Celebrity Travel Addicts: Macca Sherifi of An Adventurous World

July 3, 2019 0
In this edition of Celebrity Travel Addicts , we meet Macca Sherifi, the world traveler, photographer, and presenter behind the travel blog An Adventurous World . We chat with Macca about his journey from biochemistry student to travel blogger, his best travel advice, why it was important for him to share his mistakes with his readers, and much more. Check out his favorite restaurant in the world and find out what’s next for him! How did your passion for travel get started?
I want to say before I was born as I was conceived in Jordan! I was lucky to have very intrepid parents though, so to them a family holiday involved going to the Gambia instead of somewhere like Spain. They weren’t even put off by the fact that there was a military coup going on at the time in 1994!
I didn’t really discover the love for backpacking and travelling on my own until I was 20 when I went off to Thailand with a few friends. It was on that trip I realised I wanted to travel as much as I could and experience other people’s cultures. How many days/weeks are you traveling in any given year? What are the types of places you like to visit?
Usually I’m on the road for about 6 months of the year and it’s all travelling over the world. I always love exploring new places I’ve never been to before, but I also adore Southeast Asia and South America too. I have a particular soft spot for those two regions and am always happy going back there. Your travel blog, An Adventurous World, was established in 2014 after many years of travel. It has since won awards and has been featured in publications around the world. To what do you attribute its success?
Good question! Honestly, it’s been a lot of hard work over the years to even get to this point, and I’m tiny compared to other bloggers/vloggers out there. But I’ve always tried to tell it the way things are and to find the positivity in everywhere I go – I think that resonates with people a lot. You started out studying biochemistry and later worked as a journalist and then a travel journalist before becoming a full-time traveler and blogger. What was that journey like? Is there anything you wish you had known beforehand?
It’s easy to say over a decade later but I guess it would’ve been a lot more useful to study film or photography at uni rather than biochemistry!
Saying that, biochemistry gave me a really analytical mind which really helped with the journalism and travel journalism, and I’ve carried that through into blogging too. I always make sure I write in a very easy to digest way. One of your most unique blog posts is one where you share different ways you’ve “f***ed up” while traveling, including an illness you picked up in Bangladesh, getting your camera stolen in Colombia, and more. Why was it important for you to share these moments with your readers?
I think in today’s Instagram-driven society everyone thinks life’s perfect. And if it’s not, it should be.
Life isn’t like that at all though. It’s a journey with lots of ups and downs and weird experiences along the way. I think it’s really important to share those downs with people to empathise with them. I’ve always found I’ve learned a lot more about myself when something goes wrong than just taking it easy on a beach somewhere! Life’s not perfect, I’m certainly not perfect, and I think it’s important to document that and remind people that that’s okay too. What do you want audiences to gain and learn from your work?
I genuinely just want to inspire people to travel and see the world. There are so many amazing cultures and experiences out there – if I can get people do find that out for themselves then I’m happy! What are the top three destinations you’ve visited?
This is always such a hard question but I’m not one to sit on the fence. I would say Greenland, India and Colombia. Give us your ‘Top 5’ list for one of your top 3 destinations. Like a mini-guide or a to-do list of sorts. It can be anything from your favorite hotel, best place to have lunch, best sightseeing, etc.
For Greenland, I would say: Go on a boat tour and see icebergs for the first time (you’ll most likely see a few whales along the way too) Bathe in the beautiful Uunartoq hot springs Fly over the largest ice cap in the world Learn all about the food and culture from the local Greenlandics (especially if it involves kaffemik when you celebrate someone’s birthday) Go on the 2-day cruise along the western coast of Greenland abroad the Arctic Umiaq Line How many countries have you visited so far?
I think I’m at the 77 mark? Around that number. What are your top 3 favorite cuisines?
Thai, Italian, Indian. I’m happy with any of those. What is your favorite restaurant in the world? What dish do you recommend there?
Disfrutar in Barcelona. It was recently voted as the 9th best restaurant in the world. When I was there I had a 27-course banquet and it was by far the best meal I’ve ever had. Honestly, it’s just so so so good. Worth visiting Barcelona just for this place. What is your favorite travel movie?
Into the Wild. What a movie that is (makes me cry every time too…) What is your favorite international airport?
Changi International Airport in Singapore is great (an obvious choice), but the tiny airport in Cornwall, UK, is brilliant too. You can get off the plane to your hire car in less than 10 minutes – not many places where you can do that! Which city had the friendliest people?
I would probably say the people in Copenhagen. I always have an amazing time there and I love partying with the locals too. Who is your favorite travel companion?
This is an easy one. My fiancé and fellow travel blogger Wanderlust Chloe ! What is the best way to kill time while traveling?
I’d probably say reading and listening to music. I wish I wasn’t on my phone so much but that definitely comes with the job. What is the most exotic place your career has taken you?
Maybe Raja Ampat in Indonesia? It’s one of the most beautiful and pristine places in the world, very secluded and hard to get to. That was a real “pinch me” moment. What is your best bit of travel advice for someone who wants to, or is about to, embark on a life of travel?
Make sure you do it for the love of travelling. I see so many people wanting to become bloggers these days just to make money. You should want to become a blogger for the love of telling stories, not for the money. What are 4 things you could never travel without?
Always a good question! My camera, phone (mostly for the music), Kindle and laptop? When I’m travelling on my own my Kindle is my most prized possession because when I want to switch off from it all then that’s the first thing I go to. What is your ultimate dream destination?
I would say somewhere like Ecuador which has a little bit of everything – the big cosmopolitan cities with incredible restaurants, beautiful beaches where you can go surfing, and some other incredible adventures like hiking Cotopaxi volcano. Oh, then there’s the Galapagos Islands too! I would love to do another long trip through South America though that’s for sure! What is your favorite travel quote?
“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.” – St Augustine Where are you headed next?
Dominica in the Caribbean Bio
An Adventurous World is all about capturing the world one place at a time.
Learn more about Macca Sherifi and follow his adventures around the world via his website , YouTube , Facebook , Instagram , Pinterest , and Twitter ! Related

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