Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Village Kitchen @ D' Piazza Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang.

Village Kitchen boasts over a variety of classic Malaysian delights with a modern touch. The newly opened restaurant at D' Piazza Mall has been drawing great crowd since its opening earlier ago. The restaurant is Muslim-friendly and has quite a substantial choices to please the Malaysian in you; if you are as "sesat" as me, Village Kitchen offers a plenty of modern Malaysian-Fusion dishes. Notable highlights include Serunding Cheese Toast, Spicy Anchovies and Peanuts in Pita Bread, Spaghetti Beef Rendang, Lamb Shank Tom Yum etc. Though prices are mid-standard range, the lead time between order and serving can be infuriating; also, we did not think the food was all that great and worth the waiting time.

Village Pita (Rm 7.90)

Serunding Cheese Toast (Rm 5.90)

Spaghetti Beef Rendang (Rm 12.90)

Ais Kacang Village (Rm 5.90)

The Village Pita was a creative invention, the Bread was somewhat similar to Chinese's Ham Chim Peng and stuffed with Malaysian's favorite spicy Anchovies and Peanuts. The overall combination was good but we thought it was a little overly salty to our liking. Those who prefer bold flavors may find this appealing to them. Serunding Cheese Toast had a clever balance between sweet and savory notes but the edges were slightly burnt; the smokiness would offer a pleasant touch otherwise. 

While Beef Rendang is ubiquitous, Beef Rendang served with Spaghetti is uncommon. Village Kitchen's rendition was a little less-interesting. The Spaghetti was served as it was, with some sprinkles of Cheese Powder. The dish relied heavily on the Beef Rendang but the meat dish carried an indelible sweetness. It was probably sweeter than my Ais Kacang. Also, the texture was somewhat odd and not the type of Beef Rendang that I was expecting.

Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (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

Additional Information:
Address: 70-1-23, D' Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 10:30 am to 10:30 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6017- 401 7467