Friday, June 20, 2014

Lang Hoose @ Beach Street, Georgetown, Penang.

It's very easy to miss this place- drive along the bustling one-way Beach Street in the heart of Georgetown, you will find a curious and no-frills cafe on your right. It seeks to serve up more than an ordinary cup of Coffee and some less-exciting sandwiches. "Lang Hoose", which refers to"Long House" in Scottish; is a hotel cum cafe and bar. Traipse yourself up the steep flight of stairs and you will arrive at an open-space bar full of playful and eclectic tables with personal touch. The cozy setting of the bar channels a calm and restful vibe, making it an ideal spot to wind down and chill out with your friends. The cafe, on the other hand, is not a hipster place where you get to find some quirky elements to take a couple of selfies. However, it is definitely worth a look as the place offers some great dishes at very affordable prices (Carrot Cake for Rm 5 nett, seriously Alyson?). 

Ignite your taste buds with their Home-made Yogurt with Honey, toasted Muesli and completed with a dollop of Lemon Curd (Rm 10). The simplicity of the combination translates into an amiable and lip-smacking dish. I was enraptured when I dropped the concoction in my mouth, the Honey introduced a little sweetness to the Yogurt while the toasted Muesli added a bit of crunch and texture. It was absolutely brilliant to have Lemon Curd added. The flavor of the Yogurt was heightened with the addition of tangy sour-sweet Lemon Curd. Recommended. 

Full Breakfast (Rm 16) may seem nice but nothing is overly exciting. The dish includes Turkey Ham, Chicken Sausage, Scrambled Egg, Heinz Baked Beans, sauteed Mushrooms and a slice of grilled Tomato. While I did enjoy their sauteed Mushrooms but I thought the Scrambled Egg was slightly overcooked and could be fluffier in texture. 

Their Nasi Lemak (Rm 4) is a note-worthy choice. Despite that the dish may seem less-exciting, the real draw of the dish is the home-made Sambal sauce. Flavors were precisely calibrated, delicately salted with a nice acidic tilt, however, please be warned that their Sambal sauce can be very hot to some. More add-on will be made available in the near future (Beef Rendang or Curry Chicken) and it's definitely worth a second look. 

Taste: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 8/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 8/10 (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
Pork-Free/ Wifi-available

Additional Information:
Address: 269, Lebuh Pantai, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 8am to 3pm (for cafe); 5pm till late (for bar). Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 261 4254

269 Lebuh Pantai, Georgetown, 10300 Pulau Pinang

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