• Leyla Hur, as featured in Munaty Cooking

    Leyla Hur, as featured in Munaty Cooking

    "In Hong Kong, everything revolves around food, and it was not different in my family. In my family, each meal was truly an event and that is something I still hold close. Right after we finished one meal, Dad would discuss with us what we would have for our next meal..."

  • About Leyla

    About Leyla

    "Even from my earliest years, I liked to feed people and share my food with others. I have been privileged enough to grow up in Hong Kong, live in Malaysia, Australia, Canada, and now the United States; and I have travelled extensively throughout the world, sampling the delicacies of..."

  • Asian Beef Lettuce Cups (with Vegetarian Alternative)

    Asian Beef Lettuce Cups (with Vegetarian Alternative)

    "In Hong Kong, this is very famous and usually comes when you order Peking Duck. The restaurant will then make three dishes from the duck. You will usually get the skin (Peking Duck) which is served with..."

Give-Aways and Contests

Kicking Off the New Year Give-Away!

We're right at the end of 2010 and as we're about to start a brand new year, I have finally gotten around to creating a Facebook profile page, as well as a Twitter page for my blog. In honour of that, I wanted to do something really exciting to jump-start 2011, so I am holding my very first competition and giving away something that I just know you will love.

If you love Olive Garden as much as I do, you'll understand how excited I am about launching this give-away. If you look closely at my banner, you'll see that it is actually a plate of OG's salad and bread stick. Yes, I love Olive Garden, and I really like that they have so many cost-effective meals. Their lunch special of all-you-can-eat soup and salad for $6.95 is a favourite of my girlfriends and me. It's lovely to sit and chat over delicious bowls of soup, crisp salad, and fresh-from-the-oven breadsticks for such a great price. 

So to kick off 2011, one lucky reader is going to have a chance to win a gift certificate to Olive Garden!

Make sure you join my Facebook page as well as my Twitter page to get regular updates about new recipes, restaurant reviews, and give-aways. 

There are three seperate ways you can enter the competition:

(1) Just leave a comment below telling me what your favorite dish at Olive Garden is! To comment, you must be a follower on Facebook, Twitter and/or Google Friend Connect!

(2)  Share my blog with your Twitter friends. Just @ reply "CookingWLeyla" and tell your friends to enter this contest give-away.

(3) Update your Facebook status and be sure to tag Cooking With Leyla; of course, share my blog and social profiles with your friends and tell them about this contest.

There is no limit to the number of times you can enter this give-away. 

This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents and will end Monday, January 31st at Midnight (PST). The winner will be chosen randomly and there is no purchase necessary to enter. The winner will be announced here on the blog sometime during that week. Good Luck!