Rabbit Teeth Gourmet @ Hillside, Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
If you are looking for a casual weekend brunch joint, where the meals are toothsome and menu is versatile... make a point to drop by Rabbit Teeth Gourmet. The name might not be new to the folks working nearby Church Street, Rabbit Teeth Gourmet was previously there and has since relocated to Hillside. The space is simple and straight-forward without unnecessary frills but some might find it overly simple and dull. It has a homey setting with a few seemingly funky yet frightening Rabbit murals on the wall. Rabbit Teeth Gourmet serves Western-inspired offerings with a couple types of fresh bakes like Sourdough. While the space does not provide cozy and sophisticated setting that may up the dining ante or to entice patrons, the main pull factor is the delicious and inexpensive offerings. Rabbit Teeth Gourmet is two doors away from Grumpiez Green Pepper.
Rabbit Teeth Gourmet executed the Salmon Steak perfectly and presented together with Lemon Cream Wine Sauce (Rm 23.90) and sides like greens and mashed. The fish carried a shattering skin and it was delicately seasoned. While everything on the fish was precisely measured, we thought the boozy component of the Lemon Cream Wine Sauce was paled and it did not really aid in enhancing the overall flavor but the Salmon Steak was good enough on its own.
We wanted to try their home-baked Sourdough badly so we decided to try their Chicken Cheese Sourdough Sandwich (Rm 14.90), a reasonably marinated, blanketed with Cheese grilled Chicken Thigh was sandwiched between two pieces of crusty-soft Sourdough. The Chicken was standard-ordinary but we enjoyed every bits of the Sourdough. It was fluffy and soft in the middle with a crispy crusty exterior. If you are interested in the bread, they are sold at Rm 6 per piece.
Those who are familiar with the Pasta-Bacon combination might like their Aglio E Olio House Bacon (Rm 15.90); al-dente Spaghetti cooked with Bacon bits to impart a delightful smoky flavor and introduce a savory meaty bite. The Garlic flavor was intense but it was also generously sprinkled with Cheese Powder. We thought it may be a little over-seasoned to our liking but we were also compromised by the bountiful Bacon.
Those with a sweet tooth can go for Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream (Rm 8.90)- warm, crumbly and sweet elements placed together and spiced with Cinnamon, jeweled with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream. The Cinnamon-flavored Apple bits were delicious on its own, but better to go with a funky combination of icy cold Ice Cream. A satisfying treat to put an end to the meal.
Vegetable Soup/ Soup of The Day (Rm 6.90) with a complimentary slice of Garlic Sourdough
Grilled Chicken Chop with Brown Sauce (Rm 14.90)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Address: No. 31, Jalan Sungai Kelian, Hillside, 11200, Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Business Hours: 11:30 am to 3 pm; 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6016- 626 1201