A couple months since my previous visit to DCOVA, I was delighted to know that the cafe has devised a sturdy menu. It dishes out mains now, with a few types of home-made desserts. We were deeply impressed by the redefined quality of Pasta dishes; additionally, the cafe takes a step further by offering a whole new blend of Coffee Beans right now- Papa Palheta Coffee Beans sourced from Singapore. Coffee lovers should not be too new to the brand; I am no coffee connoisseur but some tasting notes shared by other friends were: balanced, smooth and not too acidic. A wonderful place not only for a meal but to have a sip on their freshly brewed Cup of Joe too! For my previous blog entry about DCOVA, kindly visit the link here.
Many Thanks to DCOVA for extending the invitation.
A great starter for weight-watchers: Teriyaki Chicken Salad (Rm 17.90), juicy Teriyaki glazed Chicken served on a bed of Fresh Greens (dressed with Goma Sauce/ Japanese Sesame Dressing). The Teriyaki Chicken was good on its own but I thought the flavors (of Goma and Teriyaki Sauce) were vying for attention. I thought it could be more refreshing if they could dress the Salad with a simple citrus or Balsamic dressing for a more refreshing bite. This is a great choice for the health-conscious nevertheless.
Many returning customers' favorite- Cheesy Tuna Baked Rice (Rm 18.90) comes in a hearty portion. The stretchy globules of Cheese will make cheese lovers weak in the knees. We thought the Tuna-Rice would be fishy but it turned out that it was brilliantly covered by the deftly seasoned Herbs and Spices. Fans of Cheeses would probably love to try this dish out.
The star dish of the day has got to be Spicy Seafood Aglio Olio (Rm 18.90), this dish received unanimous votes as the best dish of the day. It may seem deceivingly bland but the spiciness kicks in after a few bites. The restaurateur shared with us that they use Bangladeshi Bird's Eye Chilies and yes, it was hot! We like the extra touch that diners get to grind some Himalayan Rock Salt/ Black Pepper/ Shichimi Powder to their dishes accordingly. We were also impressed by the generous amount of Seafood added. The sincerity of serving quality food can be seen from the Chef's initiative of deveining the Shrimps. Other available Pasta dishes include Carbonara DCOVA (Rm 16.90), Pasta Al-Funghi (Rm 15.90) and Ebiko Alfredo (Rm 19.90).
Using recipe brought back from Taiwan, Chicken Rice A-La DCOVA (Rm 18.90) is not something that you can find elsewhere. The Chicken Rice was nicely cooked, with an aromatic hint of Chicken Lard, jeweled with a well-executed Sunny Side-Up. The real draw of the dish was the Chili Sauce. Spicy, savory with a mild acidic tilt, the Chili Sauce managed to tick all the boxes to a good Chicken Rice Chili Sauce. The Chicken, on the other hand, was disappointingly average. It did not leave me a very strong impression, a fine-tune is needed to the Chicken (recipe).
Sweet ending was Cheese Full of Lemon/ Lemon-Oreo Cake (Rm 11.90), a lovely marriage between Chocolate, Lemon and Cheese. Not too sweet nor cheesy.
Another sweet treat we had was Creme Brulee (Rm 13.90), nicely torched with a pleasingly burnt aroma to complement with the sweet, custardy-Vanilla filling. Nothing spectacular but good complement to a cup of good Coffee.
Something different and unique- Salted Caramel Walnut Tart served with Vanilla Ice Cream (Rm 13.90). Toasted Walnuts evenly coated with Salted Caramel, the salty-sweet notes of the Tart worked beautifully with the icy cold Vanilla Ice Cream.
Affogato (Rm 8.50)
Summer Strawberry (Rm 12.50)
Shanghai Rose (Rm 15.90)
Latte (Rm 9)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Non-Halal/ Wifi-availableAddress: Logan Heritage, No. 4, Bishop Street, 10200, Georgetown, Penang. (previously Lighthouse Coffeebar)
Business Hours: 9 am to 10 pm on every Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 12 am on Fridays and Saturdays and 8 am to 9 pm on Sundays.
Contact Number: 604- 261 3121