G-Xiang (奇香港式风味云吞面) @ Taman Lip Sin, Penang.
** This place has since ceased its operation.**
Being an ardent fan of noodles, I have been constantly looking for some decent Wanton Noodles and Shrimp Roe Noodles (虾子面), coincidentally, this place was introduced by a friend of mine- Sunflower. Located at Taman Lip Sin, where Sunshine Lip Sin and Red Tea Garden Dim Sum are situated. G-Xiang is facing the main road and should be quite obvious if you were to enter to Sunshine Lip Sin using the main entrance. Wanton Noodles and Shrimp Roe Noodles are some of their signature dishes, their menu is simple and earnest, offering their best dishes to diners. Despite the foods were not mind-blowing, but they do give me some standard satisfactions, I thought the prices are reasonable too; with ample parking spaces available at the basement of the building, I'd coming back for more!
It is simply too futile to resist this Hong Kong Shrimp Roe Noodles/ 香港虾子面 (Rm 6 for small). The perfectly cooked noodles were speckled with toasted Shrimp Roe, giving a orange hue to the noodles. Don't look down on these Shrimp Roe, albeit they are small in size but they are big in flavors! Cooked al-dente, the noodles possessed the perfect texture to my liking, with the extra touch of seafood sweetness and salty essence from the Shrimp Roe, it was indeed, a glorious combination. It was quite obvious that some Pork Lards were being added, however, the noodles were in a dire need of sauce, probably measly drops of Soya Sauce would be great. The bowl of noodles comes with three Wanton/ Prawn Dumplings too; with fresh and "bursty" prawns within, the Prawn Dumplings are the must-have items in G-Xiang. However, the portion could be too small for most of us, unless you have petite appetite, I would recommend the larger ones.
The star dish of the day has to be this Char Siew/ Barbecue Pork Wanton Noodles/ 叉烧云吞面 (Rm 4.50 for small), the soul to this gloriously good dish was the extra dribble of their starchy gravy which was able to cling well on the noodles. One slurp and my eyes widen, in fact, I thought this was better than their Shrimp Roe Noodles. Similarly, it comes with some of their Barbecue Pork slices, Braised Shitake Mushrooms and Prawn Dumplings/ Wanton. The noodles were great but even better with some Chilies for the extra "kick". However, I would not say this was the best as I have eaten some better ones, nevertheless, quite a decent one to satiate my cravings for Wanton Noodles.
We had an extra order of their Sui Kow/ Prawn Dumplings/ 鲜虾水饺汤 too (Rm 7 for 6 pieces). The dumplings were average-okay and the prawns were plump and succulent, however, the dish seems to lack of something. My guess would be the sauce, something to amp up the flavor. On the other hand, the clear soup was good though, straight-forward and abundant flavorsome.
Braised Chicken Feet/ 五香卤鸡脚 (Rm 4) might not be something that can be accepted by all. Their Chicken Feet were well-executed and braised till fall-apart-tender. The sauce seems to be able to provide the necessary flavors to the Chicken Feet, however, one slipshod in serving the Chicken Feet was the lack of some sweet Chili Sauce. It's a norm to have Chicken Feet with Chili Sauce, Curry Mee with Chili Paste and Chicken Rice with Garlic Chili Sauce right? Also, I wish the portion was larger for that price though.
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 2A-1-1, Lengkok Nipah, Taman Lip Sin, Sungai Nibong, 11900, Penang.
Business Hours: 10am to 3pm; 6pm to 10pm. Closed on alternate Monday.
Contact Number: 6016- 410 4675