Spade's Burger, a renowned Penang brand known for artisan Burgers, has recently launched a new venture.... Gohaniku which is a combination of Japanese "Gohan" (Rice) and "Yakiniku" (Grilled Meat). Gohaniku has a tagline which spells out... "Meat, Rice and Everything Nice", so expect to see an array of Rice dishes topped with meat. Pork lovers would be excited to know that the place offers a great variety of Pork options with only a couple of Chicken choices; look for other places if you are neither a fan of Chicken nor Pork. Prices are surprisingly wallet-friendly with generous portion; nothing spectacular on the interior decor but more to fast-food concept where you place the order and wait for your turn to collect the food (usually within minutes). Apart from the Japanese-influenced Rice Bowls, there are some with local twist (such as Nasi Lemak, Salted Egg variants).
Gohaniku Bowl (Rm 9.90)
Salted Egg Bowl (Rm 11.90/ Chicken)
We had both the signature Gohaniku Bowl and Salted Egg Bowl; the former one comes with crispy Pork Belly, Japanese-styled Stir Fried Pork, Mushrooms, Edamame and a half-cooked Egg, while the Salted Egg Bowl has crispy Fried Chicken dressed in Salted Egg sauce and blanketed with a sheet of Scrambled Egg. Gohaniku introduced a Malaysian touch to it by adding Sambal to it (almost like our Sambal Haebee). Gohaniku Bowl was alright, the seasoning was similar to those Japanese-styled Stir Fried meat dishes but the Salted Egg Bowl outshined it, the sauce was nicely executed. The beautiful part was the introduction of Kaffir Lime Leaves. Also note-worthy is that Gohaniku uses Japanese Rice in lieu of the conventional local White Rice.
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Taste: 7/10 (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: 6/10 (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: 1-1-8, Ideal Avenue, Medan Kampung Relau 1, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 9:30 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A