Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hakka Tree @ Tesco Tanjung Pinang

The newly opened Tesco Tanjung Pinang (two mins walk from straits quay, full address for the restaurant will be given) has plenty of new restaurants that never be seen before, Hakka Tree is one of them, they are having their opening promotion, but i find it funny that they are actually offering two types of set meals only, no other food can be found. Reason given was they are new and they need more time to set things up. Oh well, i just gave the set meals a try. The place was abit crowded during that time (lunch hour) and customers actually need to queue up for the tables. The decoration was okay but i think the situation for the restaurant was abit chaotic, there was an uncle, and i was trying to order and he just seemed blur and uncleared about the situation.

That's all you can find in the restaurant during this period of time ( 22nd until 29th of June) according to the brochure.

This is set one. Hakka Noodles Set (rm 13.90), it comes with six pieces of yong tau foo together. The noodles were topped with minced pork and some salted fish inside of it, it was pretty dry from what it looks, but the serving of yong tau foo comes with a bowl of soup, so you can actually mix and match yourself. The noodles were quite chewy and the minced pork was very nice indeed. Just the portion might be abit small for a big eater like me.

The soup version of yong tau foo in set meal one. Three pieces of yong tau foo were given, the bitter gourd yong tau foo, ladies finger yong tau foo and the chili yong tau foo. Some seaweed was added to the soup too, making it more attractive. The yong tau foo-s were okay, but instead of using a lot of fish meat, they used pork, making the texture abit soft.

The another three pieces of yong tau foo (fried version), egg plant yong tau foo, toufu yong tau foo and fried dumplings(wanton). I found them abit oily, they could just drain the oil off before serving them to their customers....

Set two -- Hakka Special Thunder Tea Rice (rm 9.90), inclusive of a drink and dessert. The green coloured soup was actually a blended juice of those mixed vegetables, no doubt its very nutritious and healthy. The usual way of eating this thunder tea was to pour the green soup into the rice and mix all of them together. The rice will be surrounded by some peanuts, fried tofu, parsley, long beans, dried shrimps and some other green vegetables. The green vegetable soup has a very special aroma which i think it comes from basil, and its abit salty. Its not acceptable by everyone but since its a very healthy dish, why not give it a try ?

The drinks given for the day were barley. Nothing much special, pretty much like the usual ones we are getting in hawker centers.

The dessert for the day was few slices of green apple....................

Chinese Herbal Jelly (Rm 3.90), it comes in a rather okay portion, but the texture was abit soft for me and it wasn't as smooth as i think it should be. Sugar was added although I'm ok with that but i would prefer they provide us sugar syrup instead so we can control the level of sweetness we want, more flexibility to the customers. I think their new menu will be offered after next week, I'll definitely come back and check them out.

Ratings:
Taste: 6.5/10
Price: 6/10
Parking: 8/10
Services: Okay
Government Tax: No
Service Charge: Yes
Additional Information:
Service Charge: Yes, 10%
Business Hour: 9.30am - 10.00pm daily
Address: F27, Tesco Tanjung Pinang, No. 1, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong 10470, Penang.
Phone Number: 04- 899 3887
Website: http://www.hakkatree.my/