Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Super One Pot Restaurant (超集一锅) @ Bukit Bendera, Air Hitam, Penang.

The well-received help-yourself concept of Tom Yum is being taken to a different level at Super One Pot Restaurant, Bukit Bendera; it plays a brilliant bet on food presentation. The name might have suggested how... all self-picked ingredients are cooked then served in a small pot... individually. But that's all we reckon, variety is pretty standard-average here (with reasonable prices), with one or two special add ons such as Lor Bak, Pork Chop and Grilled Shrimps. If I must recommend one item, it would be their fiery hot Tom Yum. To find Super One Pot Restaurant, drive along Jalan Bukit Bendera, before reaching to the cable car station, Super Ont Pot Restaurant is on your right (beside the entrance to the Jade Emperor God Temple (天公坛).

Tom Yum with Glass Noodles (Our order- Rm 10.60)

Clear Soup with Glass Noodles (our order- Rm 13.90)

Kam Heong Stir Fried Clams (Rm 10)

Choose between Tom Yum or Clear Soup for the soup bases, we had both and we thought Tom Yum out-shined the latter option. The Tom Yum was lip-burningly hot with a thick and rich texture; it was boldly flavored and paired especially well with Seafood. Clear Soup on the other hand, paled when in comparison with Tom Yum but there was nothing wrong. The flavor was alright but we found nothing particularly exciting about the soup... just an average one.

We tried our luck with one of their stir-fry offering but unfortunately, luck was not on our side. The Clams were overcooked and the sauce was disappointing. It was heavily doused with Dark Soy Sauce and a touch of Hae Bee/ Dried Shrimps. The seasonings seemed promising to us at first but we unanimously agreed that it was a tad too salty towards the end. It was a complete let-down. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *5/10 for the Stir Fried Clams*
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: 6.5/10 (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: No. 1, Jalan Bukit Bendera, Selekoh Jalan Pokok Ceri, 11500, Air Hitam, Penang.
Business Hours: 6 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6019- 464 9639

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