Comeback Update: Passion fruit Cake and Lemon Tart

Hey everyone, I’m back. So sorry that I have been neglecting this blog for such a long time. Really didn’t get to try out good food in Melbourne, that’s why no reviews to write. So sad TT

Now, I will TRY to update every week because my hostel is giving us FORMAL HALL DINNER every Wednesday, which is the only day with super duper good food LOL

In the meantime, I am sharing some of my favourite desserts which are being served in my hostel during dinner, occasionally.

Passion fruit cake 😀

I always chose passion fruit over blueberry and strawberry, that’s why I only have this photo. OOPS :/

Lemon tart

Sometimes me and my friends would pack this for next day’s breakfast. Feel so blissful eating this early in the morning especially taken right from the fridge~awww…

Such guilty indulgence for me!

I am on a diet right now TT Planning to slim down by 1 inch on my waist and all these desserts and meals are always seducing me, OMG! Slimming down is such a challenging task for me :S

**By the way, I started another blog to for me to blog about my personal life and it acts as a place for me to put all my thoughts and rants. Because this is purely a foodie blog, I think it’s better to not have things jumbled up, right?

My personal blog is called Intuition-MagicDrag. This is the screenshot of it. And the link to it is here ^^ Feel free to visit 😀 and don’t forget to drop me a comment as well IF you feel like it.

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I PROMISE TO UPDATE MORE FREQUENTLY HERE from now onwards okay?? PLEASE keep checking 🙂 I thank every single of you for never stop visiting even though I had been abandoning the blog for such a bloody long time.

Love you all so much xoxo THANK YOU!

Pineapple upside down!

Hey guys, I haven’t been blogging for a long time already. There’s something that I wanna update you: I am currently living in Melbourne on my own. Yes….a thousand miles away from home, all on my own, just for the sake of studying. I’m now studying at Trinity College, drop by and say hi if you happen to see me walking around in the sun, trying my best to walk under the shades and carrying a bunch of books, or even struggling to deal with my stupid umbrella which is hard to open in the wind (plus, I suck at keeping my umbrella under control when the wind’s strong)….so if you happen to bump into someone with those “characteristics”., most likely it would be me

Alright, end of my nonsense! I wanna clarify something: staying in a students’ hostel, we don’t have good food to eat. Of cos it’s impossible to find char koay teow, hokkien mee and my favorite wan ton mee and roti canai here. Maybe these dishes can be found in the city but apparently the prices are enough to make your jaw drop till your knees :p

Right now my mom’s having her vacation in Melbourne and also for visiting me and bringing me my daily supplies from Malaysia. I’m not going to return to my hostel today, instead I’m staying at her friends’ house at Port Melbourne AND I am now blogging at the dining table because I am eating this so so so so delicious home made pineapple upside down cake! That’s why I MUST blog instantly! 🙂

Funny name for the cake! Bear in mind, it’s NOT me who made this, this is made by the super talented aunty 😀 wonderful dessert after a tempting meal! Nice thursday night! ><

The Sire Museum Restaurant @ King Street, Georgetown

Last Saturday was my mom’s best friend’s birthday. She and the others planned to give a surprise for her at Ferringhi Garden (at Batu Ferringhi), but due to the serious traffic jam, which I heard was about 2 hours jam just to get to Batu Ferringhi, they called off the plan. However, they switched the venue to The Sire Museum Restaurant, which has the same owner as Ferringhi Garden.

The Sire restaurant was previously the home of a prominent businessman and philanthropist named Yeap Chor Ee who was born in Fujian, China in 1867. He came to Penang at a mere age of 17 in the 1890s, virtually penniless and later on emerged as the richest man in Penang. Over a course of 30 years, he built an empire with real banking, real estate and commodities trading activities. And he also founded the Ban Hin Lee Bank and many other companies. With his massive fortune, he became a philanthropist who contributed in the education field. His elegant mansion “Homestead” located at No.54 Northam Road was donated to the Wawasan
Education Foundation in 2006. He passed away in 1952 at the age of 85 and was known as the Grand Old Man of Penang, well known for his courtesy, generosity and integrity.

This is the photo of Yeap Chor Ee which I downloaded from Google Images 🙂

This is the dining part. And there’s a small dining area at the 2nd level as well, but the tables are rather small. So for big groups, like us, haha…definitely we had to sit at the ground floor. Amazing isn’t it? Can you believe this is actually a house? In the olden days, the houses were much much much larger than our current ones as many of them lived with their own families, which include their great grandmother and grandmother and many more. Unlike our modern era, most homes consist only parents and kids :/ Oh yeah, of course this house had been renovated before it established as a restaurant, just saying, because it’s funny to imagine people in the earlier days have this kind of house :p

I loved the spiral staircases, and this fountain part, so exquisite!

Tiny me in the mirror…….

Alright, let’s head upstairs!

A small art gallery on the 2nd floor which displays many perfectly shot photos around the house.

I think this might be the actual dining room where Yeap Chor Ee and his family used to dine in. Really grand isn’t it? Just take a look at the furniture….all with amazing carvings. What do we modern people have in our homes?! Ikea table and chairs…LOL~! Look at the dragon carved on the wood…it’s perfect!

Not everyday you get to have a chance to camwhore in an antique mirror, am I right?! Haha…nevermind me. Just being plain random. That’s my outfit of the day 🙂

This is the 3rd floor of the house. Probably a resting area. I was being freaked out by the buddha statue there once I crept upstairs alone…I admit, I’m a coward, but it’s quite eerie to go to the 3rd floor on your own whereas everyone was at the ground floor.

Collection of antiques. How wealthy was the family in the past?! Nearly every corner of the house has at least 1 antique. Salute and applause!
ps: I couldn’t take a picture of every single piece of antique there…there were too many of them. Sorry~

My personal favourite among all the antiques. If next time I were to have a huge mansion, surely I will put one in my living room :p hehehe!

This honey bear was a gift to the Yeap family by Tun Tan Cheng Lock (a famous local politician, whom I used to read about a lot in my high school History textbooks) who’s a close family friend. It is said that Tun Tan Cheng Lock had the similar honey bear in his home in Malacca as well.

Even the fan’s an antique, but it wasn’t on as the whole museum has air conditioners.

Mom asking me to get back to the dining table. She was in a rather weird pose with a funny expression, and I called out “You are so gonna go up my blog, mom!” Surprisingly, she was totally alright with that…Rare case for a mom, cause aren’t all moms preventing their kids from uploading stuffs onto the net publicly :S

Camwhoring with my mom and her friend, and her friend’s son while waiting for the meal to be served. I was dead hungry at that time x) ps: The one on my right is my mom, pretty huh?!? 😀

I was very fond of their table set up. So neat and clean and also…high class ^^

*Sigh* The lighting of The Sire restaurant was too dim for close up photographing. This is the result. Dull and boring…Even the food doesn’t LOOK good…

Thankfully, ever since I discovered the benefit of using my cellphone’s camera light in Sushi Kitchen, I begin to love my phone more than I used to. The photos below were taken by my Canon Ixus camera with the help of my phone’s flashlight. See the differences?

After waiting for a long time, finally the appetizer’s here. Something like garlic bread but it’s not as solid as the ordinary garlic bread. Pretty good though. A savior for a hunger, i.e. ME!

The similar unique glasses as Ferringhi Garden‘s. It’s slant! How I wish I could bring one back home! To my astonishment, my mom’s friend’s son, who’s only 4 years old enjoyed this a lot….and it’s COCKTAIL juice. I was teasing him if he would get drunk.

Salad with Scallops. I like the scallops but the salad there didn’t match my likings. I only ate up the scallops and the tomatoes and the rest was given to my mom’s friend :p

Tomato soup with garlic bread. The colour of the soup changed because of the flashlight, I’m SO SORRY. But I couldn’t take a clear picture of it if there’s no light 🙁 This and the dessert were my only favourites throughout the night. The only flaw of this soup was that it’s a little too spicy. Did they put a whole load pepper into it o.O

Another bad shot. Come to think of it, flashlights don’t guarantee good quality shots. Now I get it….

Lamb chop and fish. The lamb chop was okay to me, nothing special about it, just a normal one. The fish…….I think the fish that I had was not fresh, it had a pretty weird smell, but I still managed to force myself to swallow half of it.

Another favourite of mine. For those who know me, I am a 100% dessert junkie! Ice cream was such an indulgence after dealing with the awful fish.

The birthday girl’s birthday cake. It’s a chocolate moist cake which we ordered from Jenni Cake House. (Click here for my previous birthday cake made by Jenni Cake House as well)

Frankly speaking, you pay more for the ambience in The Sire restaurant than the food. To me, the food there isn’t really special. Exclude the birthday cake, the sum of the dishes that I showed above was approximately RM100. Over-rated. No offense, but it’s the truth. Fortunately, their desserts were great. So for those dessert lovers, I recommend you to come here after your meals. Order a dessert and some cocktails and this place shall be a perfect hangout for you and your friends!

THE SIRE MUSEUM RESTAURANT

Address:
4, King Street,
Georgetown 10200,
Penang.

Contact Number:
04-264 5088

Business Hours:
Tue – Sun
11:30 am-3:00 pm
6:00 pm-10:30 pm
(closed on Monday)