Lured by the promising images shared online, we paid a visit to 118 Bean Sprout Chicken Rice at Farlim.... housed in one of the shop houses a stone's throw distance away from the Farlim Night Market. Opened for less than a year, the place has proven to be one of the favorite Chicken Rice places for regular residents. It opens as early as 10:30 am and a steady inflow of customers were seen at 10:40 am (we were there early at 10:30 am). If not for takeaways, there are comfortable chairs and seats available for in-house dining; the menu is pretty standard with smooth blanched Chicken as the main highlight while tummy fillers include Wan Ton Mee, Ipoh Hor Fun; as well as sides like blanched Bean Sprouts, braised Tofu and Egg. Budget-friendly prices but none of the dishes we had impressed us....
Deboned Chicken (Rm 17/ half bird)
Blanched Bean Sprouts (Rm 2/ medium) and Braised Tofu (Rm 2)
Wanton Mee with Shrimp Dumplings (Rm 4.50)
Supposedly the main highlight of the dish, the Chicken was rather disappointing. The texture was alright- smooth and tender but the Soy Sauce barely registered any flavors, as though it was diluted. The home-made Chili Sauce failed to complement the Chicken, it lacked the "punch"... probably the Garlicky-element was too weak. Their overcooked Wan Ton Mee was equally bad... the texture was soft and slouchy, any Wan Ton Mee stall by the road side would probably churn out better Wan Ton Mee, omit this unless unnecessary. Other sides were just... mediocre.
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (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: 17A, Medan Angsana MK 13, Bandar Baru, 11500, Air Itam, Penang.
Business Hours: 10:30 am to 3 pm, 5:30 pm to 9 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6012- 577 0020