House Of Kolo Mee @ D'Piazza Mall, Penang.
Sarawak's Kolo Mee is not too common in Penang but I have found myself a decent place to enjoy Kolo Mee. Kolo Mee, blanched Egg Noodles served with minced meat with a touch of Pork Lard oil. House of Kolo Mee is rather a "specialized" eatery opened in D'Piazza Mall months ago which offers serves authentic Sarawak Kolo Mee. Choices are rather limited, but the prices are very economical. I was rather amused by the way they operate, as in customers will be asked to order their own noodles at the counter, with a computer attached. Customers will need to enter their respective orders into the computer and print the order receipt out. Numbers will be called upon and customers with the order receipt (with the same number being called) will need to collect their own orders at the small window right in front of the kitchen. Moreover, drinks and soups will not be served but instead, you will need to pour your own drink/soup at the soup kiosk beside. Customers will basically handle everything except the cooking part in this eatery.... I find it interesting at first, but my friend finds it annoying as it would be troublesome if you wish to customized your orders.....
Chicken Kolo Mee (Small- Rm 4) has some sliced Omelette and Stir Fried Chicken topped, with a touch of Spring Onions and Fried Onions. The portion was perfectly okay for normal eaters but I would recommend big eaters to go for the Large one. The whole dish was a bit dry to my liking but I do adore the fact that the whole dish wasn't too oily as they tend to add in quite a lot of Pork Lard Oil into Kolo Mee. I wouldn't say the noodles were springy but they weren't soggy either, in short, unique in its own way. As you might have expected by seeing the photo itself, the Chicken possessed a rather rough texture but they were flavorful enough to give the whole plate of noodles the sufficient flavor.
Vege Delight (Large- Rm 4.50) comes with some Stir Fried Mushrooms/ Radish, sliced Omelette and sprinkles of Spring Onions and Fried Onions. The Stir Fried Radish was just okay in my opinion, of course it can be a decent option for vegetarians but if you are a meat-lovers and prefer meaty texture, I would recommend you to go for the Chicken instead as I find the Chicken Kolo Mee was more flavorful and better in texture.
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: 3/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *no service at all, most of them self-service*
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 70-1-66, D'Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11950, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hour: 11am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 9pm. Daily.
Contact Number: 016- 800 6717
Fax: 604- 638 6059