Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bon Appetit Western Deli @ Paya Terubong, Penang.

**This place has ceased its business since then.**

Finding cheap and quality western food has never been an easy job especially for us who are staying in Penang. There is this newly opened stall that serves western food in Paya Terubong area, it is not a restaurant with good ambiance nor the service is very impressive but its the quality and the price of the food that count. Sitting inside a coffee house --EQ Kopitiam, Bon Appetit offers cheap and affordable western food to their customers. Bon Appetit literally means "Enjoy Your Meal" in French. My dining experience was pretty satisfying indeed, the owner was very friendly and polite to his customers based on my observation. The drinks were inexpensive, parking can be fairly easy too. However, the time required for the preparation of food was quite long.

Soup of the day -- Mushroom Soup (Rm3). The mushroom soup was very smooth and creamy. It comes in a rather big portion too. The mushroom flavor was rather strong and the taste was quite distinctive from those who uses canned mushroom soup to serve as their soup of the day. Recommended.

For every bowl of mushroom soup, a piece of garlic bread will be provided as well. The garlic bread was very crispy indeed but it was decent only to my liking, I would prefer those garlic breads with fluffy and softer texture. The garlic and butter flavor were very strong too. 

Grilled Chicken Chop (Rm7.50) As you can see, there were not any empty spaces left in the plate, every corner was filled with mouth-watering and appetizing side dishes. A generous amount of french fries, salad will be given, together with 2 slices of soft and fluffy buttered bread. The sauce was impressive indeed, more like its mushroom sauce. The chicken was grilled to perfection while the chicken still remains tender and juicy. Very nice indeed.

Grilled Lamb Chop (Rm9.50). The side dishes were pretty much similar to the grilled chicken chop but a small scoop of mint sauce was added. As we all knew, mint sauce and lamb chop will be a very good combination. I would not say that the lamb chop was tender but it was not very hard to cut/chew either, the texture was just nice. The portion was exceptionally large. Highly recommended.

The owner was very careful and thoughtful, he had prepared both the english version menu and the chinese version. Customers who can not understand english will find it useful or vice versa. As you can see, the prices are very affordable. The most expensive being steak (rm16) followed by salmon (Rm14). Where you can find such affordable and quality western food in Penang ?

Taste: 9/10
Service: 8.5/10
Price: 9.5/10
Parking: 9/10
Government Tax: No
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: No. 1049, Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060, Air Itam, Penang. (it should be facing the cemetery in  Paya Terubong, few shop houses (Pine Valley Business Center) away from Q Garden Steamboat).
Business Hour: 11am - 3pm; 6pm - 10pm (Closed on every Monday)
Contact Number: 012- 452 5311
Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 Air Itam, Penang

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