Nasi Lemak Dinner At Gurney Hotel

I went to Gurney Hotel for dinner yesterday. I tried their nasi lemak, which can be ordered from their a la carte menu. I ordered honeydew juice without ice as well.

 

I took a live video about my meal. Tried out YouTube’s live video. My voice is a bit soft when I see the video playback. I was using earphones when I took the video, so it sounded just nice that time. The video is a bit shaky at certain parts and video movements were also too swift when I took the live video as compared to how I would deliberately slow down for a recorded video for editing. Lighting wise, I wanted the soft lighting, so I turned off the flash but it ended up too yellowish in the video. Can be improved and I’m glad that I tried out something new (YouTube’s live video, apart from trying out the food).

 

 

Food wise, it’s nice of the hotel to change the curry chicken to fried chicken because I have allergies to chilli. I’m not sure how the allergies developed because I wasn’t allergic to chilli or spicy food last time, I just chose not to eat spicy food because it was hot. Now I can’t eat it because I will get inflammation and allergies. However, a small part of the fried chicken was still spicy. I’m not sure if they accidentally touched some chilly spices onto certain parts of the wings. With allergies told to restaurants, people preparing food have to be careful what they serve because like for those with allergies to peanut (which is more common in the US), even if they don’t eat the peanut but touch it, it might cause anaphylactic shock. I’m wondering what happens and what alternative remedy can be used if someone doesn’t carry an epi-pen around when they have anaphylactic shock.

 

All in all, food was alright. Honeydew juice was delicious. Comfortable environment with air conditioning and would have been much better if not for the noisy people running around. Why were they running around the hotel anyway ? I don’t think it’s suitable for people to run and shout about in the hotel, it’s not like it’s a marathon. I know people would rent hotel ballrooms or seminar rooms for team buildings or events that have games but at the open area of a hotel like the lobby and the dining area… just not appropriate. I usually don’t see this at Gurney Hotel. Perhaps you can go on a day when there are no noisy people to enjoy your food.

 

Nasi lemak dinner Gurney Hotel

 

Hotel Neo+ Penang’s Art & Soul Café, May & June 2018 Promotion

I went to Art & Soul Café at Hotel Neo+ Penang for dinner recently. They are having their May and June promotion now. They have some set meals for you to choose from. If you order their set meal, it comes with soup and their beverage of the month, which is lemongrass infused ice tea. Their set meals range between RM20 to RM25 nett per person.

 

Here’s their flyer regarding the promotion.

Art & Soul Cafe Hotel Neo+ Penang May & June 2018 promotion flyer

 

I made a video regarding my dinner at Art & Soul Café and here’s the video : https://youtu.be/_DU8AmA7OWc

 

Check out their promotion and try some of their set meals before June 2018 is over.

 

ART & SOUL CAFÉ

Hotel Neo+ Penang

1st floor (hotel lobby level),

68, Jalan Gurdwara, 10300 George Town, Penang.

04-255 1000

Open 11a.m. -11p.m.

https://www.neohotels.com/artandsoulcafe

 

Gentlemen’s League

Last weekend, I went out for a drink and ended up at Gentlemen’s League. It was my first time there. The place looks nice especially with their renovation, their furnitures and decoration. Very posh looking.

 

Even their door looks so nice from the outside. You’ll have to press the panel to enter.

Gentlemen's League door

 

The lighting is slightly dimmed in there, to give it a posh and relaxed ambience.

Gentlemen's League interior

 

They have this chair in there that looks so grand. It was in a deep navy blue colour with gold frames and diamond buttons. So posh. Even the lamp on the table and the flowers in the black vase complemented the chair so nicely.

Gentlemen's League chair

 

Where’s Carrots looking at ? Hello, Carrots… the camera is in front, not so high up.

Gentlemen's League chair

 

They have these beautifully crafted coasters.

Gentlemen's League coaster

Gentlemen's League cocktail utensils

 

That’s their resident DJ Neil at the bar top counter. I haven’t met Neil for over 2 years already. When I heard him play last time, he plays good music and spins well. Caught him halfway talking and laughing. Look at the shelves behind him. Pretty nice, isn’t it ?

Gentlemen's League DJ Neil at counter

 

I didn’t want to drink alcohol, so I ordered a customised mocktail. They were short on one ingredient, so it ended up being more like a mixed fruit juice/fruit punch. A+ for effort on the part of the waitress. I joked with her and asked her if they served teh tarik (direct English translation : “pulled tea”. It’s basically milk tea which is stirred extensively and “pulled”.) there, to which she laughed and said they don’t.

Gentlemen's League mocktail drink

 

It is possible to go into an alcoholic drinking place and not drink alcohol. There’s always water, juices or soft drinks. There was a hot topic in the news a few months ago about some public figures in Malaysia being caught in a club and they were Malay. The said they were just drinking coffee in there. Masuklah club untuk minum kopi ye, macam tak da tempat lain lagi kan. So maybe some clubs or bars want to start serving teh tarik.

Gentlemen's League mocktail drink

 

That’s Dino behind me, followed by DJ Neil (with his head tilted to the left), James who is the owner of Gentlemen’s League (in the black blazer) and Wee Sin who works there. Neil asked us to give him an English name and he ended up being called “Wellington Worchestershire Damien”. Worchestershire like the Worchestershire sauce. Very English indeed and suitable for a place like this.

Gentlemen's League owner, staff and friends

 

That’s the waitress on the left who made the mocktail drink for me. So patient to cater to my requests. By the way, Dino (third from left) is the Sales Manager of Gurney Hotel, so if you need an event venue with a function room or ballroom in a hotel or if you have any hotel needs, you can look for him. This is a group picture of us at the end of the night, when they have closed. Nice place indeed.

Group picture at Gentlemen's League