Sunday, June 3, 2012

Reflections Art and Nature Foods @ Burmah Road, Penang.

Hidden in a small road right beside one of the busiest streets in Penang- Burmah Road, the name of the road is Jalan Phuah Hin Leong which is right in front/opposite to SJK Union Primary school. Reflections serve lunch only and they do not actually have a menu, everything will be fixed (they will be changing their menu everyday, but the menu will be pre-fixed). You will be served a 3-course lunch which costs Rm11 (no service charge nor government tax), the best part is they only use organic ingredients and no MSG will be used. The portion was just good enough for me until the next meal but I am not sure if you can ask for a bigger portion. The 3-course meal will consists of a starter, mostly fresh greens salad; a main course, mostly brown/healthy rice served with three dishes; and a dessert. The restaurant does not have a very sophisticated setting but it feels so homely and comfortable. It might take a longer time for them to serve the food due to lack of man power, but its definitely worth the wait. Parking can be troublesome but try to park your car right in front of the restaurant since its nearly impossible to find any parking along the road.



For starter, we had this Salad with Sesame Paste. Assorted fresh organic vegetables topped with fresly blended sesame paste. It may look bland at first, but I was completely wrong, when I took my first bite, the whole mouthful was full of the strong aroma of black sesame, it brings a bit of sweetness and had successfully brought some flavor to the fresh greens. I previously had one of their mango salad before, but I find it a bit bland personally, I would definitely prefer this over the mango salad.


As mentioned, their main course will consists of rice and three side dishes. We had Black Rice, served with Stir Fried Chinese Cabbage (Nai Bai Cai/ 奶白菜 ), Sambal Bean Curd (素辣椒鸡), and Stir Fried Jicama (Mangkuang Char, 炒沙葛). Everything feels so homely and down to earth, especially their chinese cabbage, tasted so naturally, I doubt that they actually added oil too. As for the bean curd, it has a very similar texture as the real chicken, as for the sambal chili, it was just okay in my opinion, not spicy at all but was just perfect to spice things up. I do not really enjoy the stir fried jicama as I find it a bit bland but since it was meant to be a healthy meal, I don't think I should complain right ? Anyway, I do enjoy every single dish here.


Our meal ended with this Aloe Vera with Wolfberry dessert, the dessert was not sweet at all, although it brings a little bit of natural sweetness from the wolfberries, perfectly suitable for those who prefer to have less-sweetened desserts. 


Ratings:
Taste: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 8.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 16, Jalan Phua Hin Leong, Pulau Tikus, 10050, Penang. 
Business Hour: 11:30am to 3:30pm. Closed on Sunday and Public Holiday.
Contact Number: 604- 228 9981
Map/Directions to Reflections Art and Nature Foods

17 comments:

  1. oh i never tried the salad with sesame paste before... looks interesting leh! :D

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  2. i havent try sesame paste dressing before. it seems like the sesame chinese tang sui too :D

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    1. yea, abit sweet sweet tei geh LOL

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  3. Brilliantly colourful dishes. I like the sesame paste for salad. That gives me an idea to add sesame paste onto my salads soon.

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    1. yea, sesames are good and healthy in nature, mind to send some over ? :P

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  4. Gosh, these dishes look really yummy & healthy! I like the homely atmosphere :)

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    1. yea, they were delicious, healthy and down to earth =)

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  5. Black rice? I've never tried black rice before.. brown rice yes.. but not black rice.. black glutinous rice yes.. but not black rice. MUST TRY nih!

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    1. i think quite common and can be found anywhere in organic or healthy concept store bah :P

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    1. haha, yea, wanna lose some weight :P

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  7. The price is cheap, I could never get this price in Singapore. And it's healthy food some more.

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  8. Wahhh, that day at Julie's Cafe, I didn't get to eat most of the buffet because Aunty old and slow motion so I could not fight with you all youngsters. :P

    You get 3 servings, right? Didn't respect the old. :D

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    1. no lor, i went toilet that time, then went in to realize most of u all were eating, so i DON'T WANNA waste any food, so sapu the vegetables HAHAHAHA :P

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  9. Wahhh!!! Seems to be the in thing in Penang now - opening a cafe at one's house. Actually, cannot have such businesses in residential areas...and I'm sure the authorities have good valid reasons for that ruling. For one thing, if I do that, sure the neighbours would complain - all the parked cars blocking the small lane outside the house.

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    1. well, i'm not too sure about that rule, but as a customer, we just park in front of their house la, as long as their food is nice, don't care liao :P

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