Mushroom Chicken Hor Fun @ Tuck Sai Coffee House, Georgetown, Penang.
We hear that there's a mysterious stall (behind the former Federal Cinema) housed under the Sri Pelangi Apartment that sells decent Mushroom Chicken Hor Fun. Out of curiosity, we decided to explore. The owner runs the business with an attitude... that he is never punctual for his business operations; depending on your luck, you might need to wait for a while before your bowl of Hor Fun is served. Finding a place to park is an issue, especially on weekends. To find Tuck Sai Coffee House, drive from KOMTAR to Dato Keramat and turn left before Starview Restaurant (formerly known as Federal Cinema). Follow the road and turn right once you hit the T-junction. Once your right, the first apartment is Sri Pelangi Apartment.
[Dry] Mushroom Chicken Hor Fun (Rm 4.50/ small)
[Soup] Mushroom Chicken Hor Fun (Rm 5/ medium)
Regulars start to flood in the place once the clock ticks 7 pm. Empty tables were beginning to be occupied with patrons anxiously waiting for their bowl of soup-licious Hor Fun. We had both Dry and Soup versions, the former one had a slightly bolder flavor than the latter one. We believe the pull factor of this stall is their home-made Mushroom Chicken that lightens up the entire Hor Fun dish. To my dismay, it was exactly as delicious as we would have hoped. The meat was rough and the Mushrooms were thinly sliced. We thought it was just average.
Seafood Porridge (Rm 15.20)
Deep Fried Black Pomfret (Rm 6/ 5 pieces)
To add in variety to your dinner, walk up to this humble stall behind to see what they can offer for the day. On our visit, we were lucky that their Deep Fried Black Pomfret was available. Every single piece of the Black Pomfret was deep fried till perfection... so crispy that the entire fish was edible. For a refreshing touch to the fish, we added a dash of Lime Juice to counter-balance the greasiness.
If you are in the mood for some Seafood, try their Seafood Porridge or Noodles. Diners are to pick their preferred Seafood at the display counter; some of the fresh catch on our visit- Prawns, Squids, Fish Fillet, Flower Crabs and Frogs. The broth was brimming with Seafood sweetness and a nary of oil was seen. It would be even better if they could provide the mushy-watery Cantonese Porridge in lieu of Hokkien Rice-Porridge.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 5.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: Sri Pelangi Apartment, Jalan Bukom, 10150, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: [Mushroom Chicken Hor Fun] 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.
[Seafood Noodles] 5 pm to 12 am. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: N/A