Traditional-classic Foo Chow delights are not common in Penang's food scene, at least not ubiquitously found in any hawker centers but one particular coffee shop in town has been dishing out Foo Chow delicacies for years. Right smack in town, Cowboy Street Cafe is a stone's throw distance away from the famous mural art paint at Armenian Street. Foo Chow classics basically make up the menu, along with some localized Western dishes and nibbles but the price points are slightly above average (imagine Koay Teow Th'ng with Foo Chow Fish Balls at Rm 10). Hefty price tags but if you in dire need to satiate your craving for Foo Chow dishes, this is the place you should go.
Foo Chow Red Wine Chicken with Mee Shua (Rm 10)
Curry Chicken with Chee Cheong Fun (Rm 7)
Koay Teow Th'ng with Foo Chow Fish Balls (Rm 10)
Foo Chow Yong Tofu (Rm 10)
Unlike those Foo Chow Mee Sua in Sitiawan, Cowboy Street Cafe's a lot thicker and richer. The Red Yeast flavor was strong, too strong that it was a little exotic for us. Perhaps meant to be an acquired taste, the peculiar fermented-sourness lingered on the palate for quite some time. We could not get used to it; those with trained taste buds may find it otherwise. Nothing too shout about for the Curry Chicken Chee Cheong Fun and Koay Teow Th'ng, not that they were faulty but they were nothing out of the ordinary (except a little pricier than expected).
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: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 5.5/10 (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: 171-B, Lebuh Victoria, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 262 0713