Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fizzy Cafe Mee Udang- Ketam @ Bayan Lepas, Penang.

Serving food on the table seems to be one of the coolest things to do for now; after the successful launch of Crab & Lobster at Straits Quay, the folks at the South-West district of Penang Island welcome another Seafood-eatery that serves Seafood with the similar style. Fizzy Cafe is manned by a Malay family, the place is well-known for serving on-the-table Seafood but Fizzy serves no imported Seafood and we are not surprised. The strategic location of Fizzy at Bayan Lepas grants easy access to Fishing Villages in Penang (ie: Teluk Kumbar) so sourcing fresh local produce is not a big concern for them. 

To find Fizzy Cafe, drive from Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah and head straight. You will find a T-junction after passing by Cargas Nasi Kandar shortly. Take the right turn into Taman Sri Bayu flats (along Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim). Follow the path and you will find Fizzy Cafe on your right.

Combo Set Shellrock (Rm 70/ serves 2 to 3 diners)

The most-ordered combo set in Fizzy Cafe is definitely Shellrock, the Rm 70-combo set consists of 2 large Flower Crabs, 3 medium-large Prawns, 300 grams of Flower Clams and 300 grams of Clams as well as some crunchy greens. Diners can opt to enjoy the Seafood with complimentary White Rice. The Flower Crabs and Flower Clams were doused in a sweet Chili sauce while the Clams were coated with peppery but addictive Black Pepper Sauce. It somehow reminds me of Chili Crabs in a way (too bad they don't offer Mantou here). The Clams and Prawns were fresh but the Flower Crabs were less-satisfying. There was a nary of meat contained within the shells (due to religious issues, Meat Crabs are not served here). To be frank, we thought the combo set was small and should only be sufficient to feed 2 small diners. 

Mee Udang Special (Rm 15)

If Rice is not your thing, try their Mee Udang Special. The Yellow Noodles were carefully cooked to the right al-dente texture (though some of us thought the noodles were underdone) and with the sweet chili sauce, the dish was especially tasty. The real draw of the dish was the huge Prawns; not only they were fresh and succulent, they were perfectly cooked to the right doneness. Our only possible criticism... the lack of crunchy greens in the dish. For that quality of fresh Prawns, we did not feel shortchanged (for Rm 15).

Limau Asam Boi Ais (Rm 1.50) and Barley Ais (Rm 1.50)

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (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: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 935, Jalan Kampung Bukit, 11920, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 6 pm to 12 am. Closed on Saturdays.
Contact Number: 6018- 974 2272

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