Hello, friends! We have some happy news! Haidilao will be opening really soon in Gurney Paragon. From the looks of it, everything is prepared. We are really excited considering that it is the first store to be located in Penang. Right before the grand opening, here are the 10 Things You Need To Know About Haidilao. Trust us, this list is going to make your visit even better!
10 Things To Know About Haidilao
1. Snack For Free While Queueing
In general, queueing can be the most tedious thing ever. Especially when you’re queueing for food while you’re hungry. Well, not in Haidilao! While queueing, you can get your hands on free snacks. Sweet and savoury snacks may include popcorn, fruit slices, and even ice-cream. Additionally, we have heard that these snacks are refillable upon request too!
2. Get Free Gel Nails, Too.
Of course, the fun doesn’t end with snacks only. It doesn’t get any better than this. There will be free manicures while you’re waiting to be seated too! In some branches, reservations are allowed from Mondays to Thursdays. Hopefully, we get to enjoy the same perk here too. If you missed out on getting your nails done, you can get a voucher to use it upon your next visit.
3. But, You Can Skip The Queue
If you have friends visiting Haidilao in Kuala Lumpur before, you might have heard that the queue can be really long at times. Some people even queued for three hours just to get a table! Lucky for us, the famous hot pot chain has just rolled out an online queueing system. That’s right, you can shop around in Gurney Paragon while queueing! Here’s how it works.
4. Get Free Hair Ties Upon Request
If you have long hair, you will know that it always gets in the way when you eat! Fear not, as Haidilao provides free hair ties! Forget about rummaging your bag, or asking from your friends. On top of that, the famous hot pot chain also provides bibs. So, if you are wearing your favourite outfit, ask for one to prevent stains. Pretty clever, huh? Pst, there are free plastic pouches for your phones too!
5. Try Out Malaysian Inspired Broth, Local Laksa Hot Pot
Unlike conventional hot pots with two broth options, Hadilao famously comes with four broth pots. Have the time of your lives trying out different varieties of broth at the same time. Saving some bucks at the same time, of course. It is definitely fun to plan out your broth strategies with your buddies! Save one slot to try out Malaysian inspired broth, Local Laksa Hot Pot.
6. Solve Puzzles & Fold Paper Cranes To Get Free Side Dishes
It is time to get your game face on! So far, we have been getting free things upon request. Now, it is time to work for it. Solve a puzzle while you’re queueing, and redeem free side dishes while you’re seated. Of course, these freebies are capped at a certain amount. Puzzles include Sudoku and Rubik’s cube. Or, you can fold 30 paper cranes to redeem a side dish too!
7. Prawn Peeling Services Available
If you have just gotten your free manicures done, and ordered some prawns, not to worry! Prawns are one of the best seafood ever. Even better when somebody else peels it for you! At Haidilao, there are free prawn peeling services available. All you need to do is get the attention of the staffs, and they will be here to help you. Talk about top-notch services!
8. Celebrate Birthdays With Free Fruit Platters
On birthday months, Haidilao gives out fruit platters! Fruit platters may vary from types of fruits, and sizes. Some of the fruits include local favourites such as mangoes, and imported fruits such as watermelon, grapes, and even kiwis. Don’t forget to get a LED display sign to complete the birthday look. Sounds like a really good place for birthday dinners.
9. Get Branded Gifts Via Free Membership Programme
If you have tried Haidilao and you can’t get enough of it, Haidilao’s membership is something worth having. Upon signing up, you will receive points for every Ringgit spent. These points will be used to redeem really good branded prizes. That’s right, branded. The membership programme is completely free, just let the staff know that you’re keen to be a part of the fam!
10. Bring Your Own Beverages Are Allowed
Although there are no bubble teas available on its menu, you still can have them anyway. You can bring your own beverages into the famous hot pot chain, for free. Yup, forget about corkage fees as you are free to enter with a beverage in hand! This also includes alcoholic beverages! Yes, you can enjoy your meal while having your favourite beverage!
Opening Soon In Gurney Paragon
With all of these in mind, you will be having a very good time in Haidilao. Of course, there are other perks and freebies that are not listed here. If you have other hacks at your fingertips, feel free to share them with other Penangites in the comment section! Are you excited about the first store opening in Gurney Paragon? Let us know in the comments!
Opening soon in Gurney Paragon.
Address: Gurney Paragon, 163D-L4-13 & 13A, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m (Tentatively).
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