More Feature on OpenRice App Android and IOS

Hey Foodies! You must have heard of OpenRice before and if not then you have to take immediate action to have this app install at your mobile phone. This awesome application has huge community that share whole lot of hidden gem for FOOD! We has been using this application for years and recently they introduce more feature that make us feel like writing an article just to share how great it is. Another main reason is people keep asking us where to eat! Sometime we are so busy and not able to reply each and everyone, we are so sorry. We hope this app can help those who looking for answer a quick tips on where to go.
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Let get started by installing the App, you can search for OpenRice in Android Market or IOS AppStore. Look for a yellow bowl of rice icon and that is the app you should be installing.
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On first startup, it will prompt for Region and Language Selection. As of now the app cover Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, further breakdown to state and city for more specific search. Which mean i can even use this app when i travel to those country, sweet! While for language selection English, Chinese, Tamil, Malay and Japanese are available. My mum are using Chinese and she is now travelling around to look for good food.
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Here is the main screen of the OpenRice App. You can easily switch to different location and language from the main screen by touching on the top screen. On the bottom of the screen there is a + button that allow you to add review, add new restaurant or upload photo. Just a few touch and you are one of the contributor to the big foodies community.
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By searching for restaurant with certain keyword, you can bookmark individual restaurant into your personal bookmark list for future reference. I hate this feature, it is so convenient that make my To-Eat list so long. How can i finish all those restaurant? Anyhow, to make your search more specific you can use the Filter/Sort By option that help to narrow down your search, i use distance the most as it give me the idea where should i go next. User rating also very important.
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Back to main screen, there is some feature item such as Editor Pick which always show some great location that i never heard before. District help to group the location together into more specific location, Cuisine breakdown type of food for easy search. Other than that there is some great article available as well, I found some good recipe and prepare for my family over the weekend.
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We encourage you to write review like what we did instead of searching for food. By combining everyone contribution we will have even bigger community and we can eat MORE! Example of our recent sharing on BarBQ Plaza Gurney. The sharing is so simple, click on the + sign and you just need to key in a few item to get it published. You can give an overall rating follow by specific rating for each area such as Taste, Decor, Service, Hygiene and Value for Money. Writing a review can be so simple that you give a title of the review that can be anything, brief description, upload photo and answer a few simple question. That All! you have contributed to the food community.
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Invite Friends! Yes, search for a restaurant and click on it, look for the bottom right “Invite” then key in a date and time follow by event name then share it with you friends on any messaging application. Your friends will received a notification and a reminder will be automatically added. Never know that invite a friends can be so easy now.
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Hong La Jiao 红辣椒火锅

Hong La Jiao 红辣椒火锅 is one of the very famous steamboat restaurant in Penang especially it signature Dry Steamboat. Restaurant operation hour is a little bit odd as they only start business from 6pm and close on 5am. Hong La Jiao offer rather authentic Sze Chuan type mala (spicy) steamboat but I am not very sure whether Dry Steamboat is origin from Sze Chuan or not. Hehe! Let it be, as long as it taste good.
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Traditional China style decoration with wooden chair and table, nicely decorated and comfortable.
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Assorted dipping sauce available and RM1 charge per head, that is how it work in China as well where dipping sauce are not provided FREE. Well, personally RM1 for all this unlimited condiments is CHEAP! You can mix and match whatever you want as long as no wastage.
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assorted dipping sauce

Our secret recipe, don’t ask me how I make it because i totally forgot, i just simply put a little bit of this, a little bit of that…mix mix mix. So the recipe is go by your heart.
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Huge variety of steamboat ingredients available. More than 100 ingredients available from the A4 size menu! We are so greedy to order so many ingredients. Price is reasonable, vegetable around RM2 – RM5, Meat around RM4 – RM8.
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steamboat ingredients

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Here is our dry steamboat! Teng Teng! The long awaited dry steamboat with mud crab. RM88 for 2 mud crab in the dry steamboat while the white color soup is radish duck soup RM58. Refillable soup! So is the dry steamboat really good? YES, it is really really good. Crab are extremely fresh and fully absorb chili fragrance, we thought the spicy taste will overpower the crab sweetness but we are wrong, the crab still taste sweet and delicious. So how to eat dry steamboat? Well, they recommend us to finish all crab then they will pour water and we start eat soup steamboat as usual. The soup really taste good, spicy but flavorful.
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Hong La Jiao 红辣椒火锅
251-A, Ground Floor, Jalan Burmah, 10350, Georgetown, Penang.
6 pm to 5 am. Opens Daily.
604- 226 5778

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Din Tai Fung Gurney Plaza Penang

Yea! Finally we visited Din Tai Fung Gurney Plaza, we miss Din Tai Fung food so much. Last year we visited KL Din Tai Fung and always have a thought to visit them again, luck is on our side now, we can easily get to taste Din Tai Fung at Penang Island. YEA!
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Great environment with excellent service, although we are required to wait for 10minutes but they do provide us menu to screen though and guide us to table very soon.
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Fragrant Spring Onion & Shredded Pork Noodle RM19.30, we love the noodle so much as it has very springy texture together with the soy sauce making it taste good.
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Spicy Shrimp & Pork Wonton RM14/6pcs, big and generous amount filling wanton boiled and served with spicy shrimp sauce. It is excellent in flavor and texture especially the chili oil from spicy shrimp sauce is just awesome.
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Jia Siang Cafe Pulau Betong Seafood Restaurant

Pulau Betong is a small fisherman village located at Balik Pulau area, recently we heard from a relative there is a seafood restaurant selling fresh seafood and taste very good. After some searching on Internet i found the restaurant name Jia Siang Cafe. It is not too far from Air Itam, with smooth traffic we can reach around 40 minutes, navigate with GPS make life easy.
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Jia Siang Cafe

We reach around 1pm and the whole restaurant is fully occupied, waited for 5 minute and we are so lucky to secure a table. The restaurant is pretty small and only have around 15 tables, they can’t put more table as only 2 chef available and food serving is extremely slow. we waited for 1 hour to get our drink and another 45 minutes for our food to served.
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Fish market behind restaurant have fresh seafood for sell and you can buy here and send to restaurant for cooking. There is 5 stall that selling seafood.
Pulau Betong Fish Market

This shop seem to be having the most variety of seafood.
Pulau Betong Fish Market

Assorted seafood avaialble, according to my mum price are not really cheap but reasonable, the big different is the freshness. We bought lala, prawn and fish.
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Pulau Betong Fish Market

Pulau Betong Fish Market

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How Enqvist Lose 18 KG in 6 Months

Finally I decided to share my weight loss experience after 6 months of hard work, although I did not have 6 pax body shape now but at least I am on healthy level of BMI. I manage to reduce a total of 18kg off my total weight which equivalent to 21% of me just gone. A lot people asking me how you make it, do you eat? Exercise? Diet? Supplement? flooded with question. Lot of my friends and relative are very happy with my result and hope I can share with them the journey I took in the past 6 months.
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Here is my 6 months progress, I have really good progress on first few weeks but slow down after that, I even got a minor spike in weight in between. I work harder and it continue to drop till my target weight of 65kg. So now my new challenge is to sustain, the journey just start and I hope I can sustain and build some muscle.
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