Friday, May 24, 2013

Porridge Time (丰衣粥食) @ Queen's Street, Queensbay Mall, Penang.

Another food eatery has opened at Queen’s Street, 3rd floor of Queensbay Mall, Penang (opposite to Habanero Mexican Dining). Porridge Time has opened more than 10 outlets in the whole Malaysia and the one in Queensbay Mall is their 11th outlet and also, the first outlet in Penang. Porridge Time basically serves a wide range of porridge (Frog Porridge, Seafood Porridge, Pork Porridge, Chicken Porridge etc) with some side dishes. Prices are reasonable and service was attentive.

Farm Frog Porridge (Rm 10.50) was served piping hot with a clay pot and generous amount of julienned Ginger and chopped Spring Onions. The porridge was well cooked with a very smooth and silky texture. The aroma was there too but I find it slightly too bland to my liking, of course, you can always add a dash of Soy Sauce to taste. Frog was fresh and succulent. However, some of my friends discover a mild thirst after the meal, not sure if they have added any MSG (monosodium glutamate) into the porridge.

I had Porridge Time Dry Noodles (Rm 8.50) which comes with some Deep Fried Fish Cakes and Beancurd Skin, topped with some Braised Minced Meat and some Choy Sum too. The noodles were slightly too dry to my liking but it was flavorful and delectable. The noodles were surprisingly springy too. However, I find the Deep Fried Fish Cakes were slightly too salty for me. It would be even better if they could come out with their own version of hot Chili Sauce for the extra kick. Nevertheless, it’s a very good option for those who prefer noodles over porridge.

We also had an extra order of Blanched Hong Kong Choy Sum (Rm 6.50) which came in perfectly cooked, with a slight touch of Soy Sauce and Oil; simply delicious. However, when I was biting through the greens, I have accidentally munched on some sand which proves that they did not wash the vegetables thoroughly.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) * not sure if the air-conditioner was functioning during our visit, it was a little warm*
Service Charge: 5%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 3F-10B, Queensbay Mall, Pesiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hour: 10am to 10pm. Daily.
Contact Number: N/A