Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Metal Q Caffe @ Taman Inderawasih, Perai, Penang.

There's a new cafe at Perai that has drawn a lot of attention lately and the location's odd. One needs to travel approximately 5 to 10 minutes from Sunway Carnival Mall to reach there and one might not even notice its existence. The signage is not flashy nor eye-catchy but what they could offer may lure you in. Metal Q offers a Western-Fusion menu but some of the dishes are uncommon (especially in Perai) and are cleverly priced. There are many knick-knacks in the cafe but some of them are insensible... while the seating arrangement is standard and nothing to shout over. We've only managed to try a couple of their dishes and thought they fared well. We certainly look forward to try more of their creations.

Salted Caramel Cheese Cake (Rm 7.90)

Egg Ben (Rm 7.90)

We were there in late afternoon and did not want something too heavy. We had their Egg Ben, poached Egg and Smoked Salmon served on top of a burger bun, doused with Hollandaise sauce. The presentation was impressive with generous serving of Smoked Salmon but a pity that the egg was overcooked. The Hollandaise was beautifully cooked though, a hint of acidic but luxuriously creamy. The Burger Bun was closed enough (to English Muffin) but the texture was still less-satisfying. I am not complaining for that price.

We took a look at the display fridge near the entrance and found their Salted Caramel Cheese Cake especially tempting... especially at the price of Rm 7.90. The top layer of Salted Caramel was gooey and sticky, while the middle layer of Cheese Cake was rich and dense... the bottom layer was filled with crushed biscuits. The entire concoction was toothsome though the salty element was not as strong as we would have hoped.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7.5/10 (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

Additional Information:
Address: 8, Jalan Kikik, Taman Inderawasih, 13600, Perai, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Closed on Sundays (fortnightly).
Contact Number: 6012- 429 3755

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