Monday, December 31, 2012

Hong Kong Egg Noodles @ Jalan Aziz Ibrahim, Penang.

I have been well known as a super duper Wan Ton Mee fan, as such, one of my friends have introduced a very good Wan Ton Mee to me. It's a bit hard to locate this place since it does not have any unique landmarks. I have actually posted a review on Kampar Fish Jelly/ Yong Tau Foo few doors away from this Wan Ton Mee, please refer to the link for a more detailed directions. This humble little stall here sells Egg Noodles/ Wan Ton Mee only but believe me, it is good enough to worth your visit. You may find this stall inside a hawker named JB Restoran/ Bak Kut Teh, just opposite to the flyover bridge to Queensbay Mall and the usual Pasar Tani is held.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Miraku Japanese Restaurant @ G-Hotel, Penang.

Miraku Japanese Restaurant, is a one of the well-renowned restaurants in Penang which offers fine dining experience. The word "Miraku" simple means the great place for customers to enjoy great food. Located at first floor of G-Hotel (right beside Gurney plaza), Miraku offers a wide variety of quality Japanese food, prices might be a bit steep. They do have some unique course-dinner (prices vary, starting from Rm100++) and the menu changes everyday depending on the availability, you will just have to check with the management. Anyway, we had some of their Bento sets instead of the course-dinner. Service was just okay (as in we need to ask for refill of water for a few times) and there are rooms of improvements. I find the foods were quite good overall but in terms of prices, i'd rather go for Edo Ichi Japanese Restaurant instead (their service was better too).

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Kome Sushi (米寿司) @ Taman Kheng Tian, Penang.

**Kome Sushi has since ceased its operations. New management has taken over and has been renamed as Sushi Kyodai**

Kome Sushi is a newly opened Japanese restaurant situated at Taman Kheng Tian (previously Big Tomato Western Food), right beside Old Town at Perak Road. I get to know this restaurant via a brochure sent to my house few days ago and the "Rm 8.80 for Salmon Sashi" promotion caught my attention. Price-wise, I'd say that most of the dishes here are reasonably priced. The variety was rather limited during my visit, particularly Bento sets and Ramen. Service was attentive but parking can be a problem around the area, especially on Friday night due to the night market. One thing amuses me was that, Kome Sushi doesn't serve pork at all, which makes me question about its authenticness. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fa Guo San (花果山) @ All Seasons Place, Air Itam, Penang.

Well I guess this is my first time posting about eateries in All Seasons Place... You must be wondering... where is this All Seasons Place is located at? Well, if you are a resident of Penang and have been to Air Itam/Farlim/Paya Terubong area for the past few months, you would have noticed that there is this new building opening right beside the Air Itam market, where GIANT hypermarket has moved in approximately five months ago.... So 5th of December 2012 marked the a new milestone for Fa Guo San as it was the Grand Opening of the shop, where customers will receive a Mini Cheese Cup with a purchase of Honey Toast or their Waffle desserts. Fa Guo San is a new dessert eatery that offers some unique desserts which most of the menu can be categorized into Honey Toast, Waffles, Panna Cotta (Italian Pudding-like dessert) and Sandwiches. Choices are pretty limited and prices are slightly on the higher side, service-wise was attentive, I reckon its a decent place to have a short meet-up with friends.

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Twelve Cups @ Beach Street, Penang.

With the recent hype of the Mille Crepe cake which the word "Crepe" originated from French, meaning to stack few layers of the thin pancake and spread with flavored cream. I have been receiving plenty of complaints regarding Humble Beginnings due to its below-par quality, I have decided to hunt for another eatery/cafe which offers similar product and I have came across this place, The Twelve Cups. The Twelve Cups is a newly opened cafeteria which located at The Whiteaways Arcade, Beach Street (few door steps away from Standard Chartered Bank and opposite to Am Bank/ Maybank). Apart from the palatable Mille Crepe cakes, The Twelve Cups offers distinct and freshly brewed coffee. Price-wise, I'd say reasonable as the prices listed are nett and service was attentive. It has a very good and homely ambiance too, you can even find a couple of comfortable couches towards the end of the place. The only cons would be the parking, do avoid peak hours as the area is always packed with cars.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Khun De Thai Restaurant @ Jelutong, Penang.

If you have been following my blog for the past one year, you would have read my review on this restaurant before, so I was invited to this restaurant (along with some bloggers) for a review again recently and we get to sample some of their signature dishes. Khun De Thai is a humble Thai restaurant located in the bustling street of Jalan Teh Ewe Lim, from Green Lane/ Jalan Masjid Negeri, drive into Jalan Teh Ewe Lim (you will find Lam Wah Ee hospital on your right hand side), drive straight until you reach a traffic light, drive pass that traffic light and pay attention to your left hand side. You should able to find Khun De Thai restaurant shortly. As the name of the restaurant suggested, the place serves Thai food with affordable prices. There are quite a lot of choices to choose from, where Thai food lovers might find it an interesting place to dine in. The only problem is that they have limited parking (can only fit in up to 3 cars right in front of their restaurant), otherwise, you would have to find yourself a parking space at the road side.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Manila Place @ Gurney Plaza, Penang.

**This place has since ceased its operations. The same management is now operating Pit Stop Cafe*. 

If you are pondering on where to get yourself a decent place to enjoy your lovely weekend breakfast, Manila Place at Gurney Plaza Penang might be an option for you. Located at new wing of Gurney Plaza (Ground Floor), right next to Dragon-I. Manila Place offers quality Western Cuisine as well as a very homely ambiance for their customers to dine in. As for this blog entry, I will have my focus on their Breakfast menu instead. Customers are more than welcome to choose their own favorite breakfast OR they can opt for the pre-fixed breakfast set listed on their menu. As for me, I had an enjoyable brunch with my family during the past weekend and I reckon I'll definitely come back for more (mainly due to their good value Breakfast set)!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Stick ARTS Ice Cream @ 1st Avenue Mall, Penang.

I was rather amused by the colorful ice cream when I first passed by the place, as well as the kiosk's name- Stick ARTS. Out of curiosity, I've decided to check it out, so this kiosk was opened at 8th floor of 1st Avenue Mall earlier ago, it sells hand-made ice cream serve with wood stick and come with 3 base of Yogurt, Gelato and Sorbets (ingredients imported from Italy and no artificial coloring used). My overall verdict on their ice cream will be: Prices on the slightly steeper side and the taste wasn't too unique to me, nothing much worth of mentioning. I was told that there will be 2 sizes available but there was only 1 size available during my visit, which was the Large ones, priced at Rm 6.90 each.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Million Loh Mee @ Farlim, Penang.

Loh Mee, direct translation would be Braised Noodles, a type of noodles topped with thick and flavorful gravy/broth. I am very particular when it comes to Loh Mee, it is either the broth is too watery or too thick to my liking, or the broth is too bland etc. I am a regular at one of the famous Loh Mee stalls in Jelutong area but now, I've found another place (which offers Loh Mee) which believe to be on par with it. Located at the shop houses at Farlim, Million Loh Mee not only serves Loh Mee, they do serve Koay Teow Th'ng, Pig's Trotter in Sweetened Vinegar and some Dim Sum dishes. Prices are very affordable and there are ample parking spaces available nearby.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nadeje Cafe @ Mahkota Parade, Malacca.

I suppose many will agree with me that Nadeje is one of the must-visit when it comes to Malacca, the Mille Crepe cakes found in Nadeje is so famous that every single foodie should at least heard of it. Nadeje was one of the first/pioneer when it comes to Mille Crepe Cake, established since the year 2006, Nadeje prides itself with their freshly hand made Mille Crepe. There are three outlets in total but due to its strategic location at Mahkota Parade (one of the largest shopping malls in Malacca), we've decided to pay them a visit here. The name- Mille Crepe cake has received its name from the French, meaning layering. It is not easy to make a Mille Crepe cake as one would have to spread cream layer over layer. I've actually tried Nadeje before few months back during my visit to Malacca, however, due to time constraint, we couldn't actually savor the cake in the restaurant and have opted to take away instead. The taste was a total disaster and differ from my experience this time. Hence, I would recommend my readers to dine in instead of take away as it affects the taste and the texture.