Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tomyam (东炎) Town @ Icon City, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

The name "Tomyam Town" paints a picture, the place should not be new to Tom Yum devotees, the brand is well-established in the township of Bukit Mertajam. One of Tomyam Town's branches is located at Icon City, where clamoring crowd can be easily noticed during evenings on weekends. The restaurant adopts "help yourself" style- all possible ingredients are displayed right in front of the counter and diners are to pick their preferred ingredients to be added into the noodle-dish (though variety is limited to processed food mostly, with some frozen Seafood). Impossible to tell the prices but from our experience, it seems like the prices are reasonable and may not cause a dent on the wallet. 

Tom Yum Noodles (Rm 11.50)

Tomyam Town's rendition of Tom Yum reminds me of Assam Pedas in lieu of hot and spicy Thai-styled Tom Yum; not too sure if it was tuned to the local flavors. It lacked of the quintessential Tom Yum flavor and we thought it was alright.... for a change but definitely not the taste that I would like to revisit. It carried a jolting sourness with a mellow sweet-ending, herbs like Lemongrass and Mint were discernible but the flavors could be bolder. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: No. 30, Jalan Icon City, 14000, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 12:30 am on every Monday to Saturday; 1 pm to 12:30 am on Sundays. Closed for late Afternoon break from 3 pm to 5 pm daily. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 505 9187

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