Yellow Lips (澳日咖啡馆) @ Beach Street, Georgetown, Penang.
*During my second visit with friends to the cafe, we had to wait for more than 1 hour before they could serve our orders.*
Yellow Lips is now the new tenant of The Mangoes Cafe's previous location at Beach Street, Georgetown. The former brand is a new establishment that serves Japanese-Aussie fusion dishes while the latter one has since relocated to Gurney Paragon Mall. The interior decor has not changed much since then but Yellow Lips' sturdy menu is something that one should be looking forward to. It is now an ordinary restaurant/ cafe but rather, one can expect to see interesting dishes like Sashimi Don, Soft Shell Crab Burger, Sirloin Steak Risotto, Crab Carbonara etc. A place especially suitable for gathering.
We were introduced to their signature dish- Bara Chirashi Sushi (Rm 26), a bowl of seafood wholesomeness beautifully sitting atop of Japanese Rice. The Sashimi was fresh but they might need to fine-tune their way of slicing Sashimi, the Japanese Rice, on the other hand, could be softer. On top of that, it would be better if they could serve a bowl of piping hot Miso Soup; to provide that extra comforting factor to the meal. Good value though.
One of the best-sellers of Yellow Lips- Crab Carbonara (Rm 16), a unique variation of combining creamy-savory sauce to Squid Ink pasta. The sauce was toothsome. No, not the ordinary Carbonara sauce but it carried a hint of seafood sweetness, heightened by the flaky crab meat. The addition of fresh Parsley introduced another herbaceous flavor to the dish. However, we thought the Pasta was somewhat overcooked. Also, we thought the dish was a little monotonous, more seafood- Squid, Shrimps could further intensify the flavors.
Unagi Don (Rm 28)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/ 10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: 496, Lebuh Pantai, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6018- 949 4018