Monday, January 6, 2014

Kochabi Double Content (古早味锅加锅) @ Times Square, Penang.

Previously Taiwan Kochabi, Kochabi Double Content is the new name for the Taiwanese food specialist at Times Square Penang. Most of the dishes remain unchanged but there are quite a number of new items being added to the menu. The food menu isn't extensive but there are sufficient options to please everyone. The restaurant is no longer manned by the same owner as before but most of the dishes are prepared by the same chefs as before. I wasn't quite impressed by the food quality, this place worth a second visit probably for novelty than absolute taste. 

The dish Beef Noodles is the quintessential Taiwanese comfort food. Their Beef Soup Ramen (Rm 12.90) comes in a very small portion which can be insufficient for some. The broth was abundant flavorsome, with a medley of sweet and savory, however, I found the broth slightly too sweet for my palates. The Ramen lacked the bite either as I was expecting it to be springy but it turned out to be other way round. 

Hitting the top notch of the day was this beautifully presented dessert- Strawberry Volcano Toast (Rm 10.90); Roti Benggali (which means Shareholders' bread in Tamil) cubes were lightly spread with butter and perfectly toasted to a crunch, 3 scoops of Strawberry Ice Cream were added, dribbled with some Strawberry Syrup. This dessert will make dessert lovers weak in the knees. The fluffy yet crunchy toast goes perfectly well with the icy cold Ice Cream, the hot and cold sensation just struck my palates. Sharing is highly recommended as the serving portion might be too big for one. 

Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
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: Yes 5%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 77-G-69, Penang Times Square, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150, Georgetown, Penang.
Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm. Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 228 7296

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