Friday, November 11, 2016

Eat Scream @ Noordin Road, Georgetown, Penang.

Eat then Scream sounds like the ideal case for Eat Scream but we are not too sure whether it's for the good or otherwise. The newly opened cafe at Noordin Road, Georgetown offers a range of Indonesian delights and a series of Ice Ganefo (also known as Popsicle). The place is clean with simple setting but more than comfortable enough for a casual meal. It's a cafe dedicated entirely to serve a local menu, though at affordable-reasonable price range, we thought Eat Scream's menu is rather weak and they will need to come out with something more sturdy to compete with its competitors. As far as location is concerned, Eat Scream can be found opposite to Noordin Mews at Noordin Road. 

Indonesian Nasi Lemak Rendang Chicken (Rm 13.80)

Indonesian Salad with Deep Fried Tofu (Rm 6.80)

Egg Lollies- Crabsticks (Rm 6.80)

Eat Scream poised their Indonesian Nasi Lemak and the waitress recommended us to try their Rendang Chicken... so we did. The Nasi Lemak comes in a hearty portion with huge Chicken Thigh, stir fried Vegetables, halved Hard Boiled Egg with home-made Sambal and topped with crispy Anchovies. The Chicken Rendang was good- robust curries with tender, succulent meat while the home-made Sambal adds a hint of spiciness as well and a touch of sweetness to the dish (but unfortunately the spiciness was too tame for us here). The rice however, was not as "lemak" and deeply fragrant as we would have hoped.

Another Indonesian delicacy- Indonesian Salad with Deep Fried Tofu was alright but we enjoyed the refreshing crunch of the greens. The Tofu was standard-average but the real draw was the sauce. It carried an indelible sweetness, not too bad for sharing but would not recommend this for solo-diner. Egg Lollies were disappointingly average though... mere Crabsticks wrapped with Fried Egg and served with Takoyaki-Mayonnaise dip. We found the taste below par. 

Ice Ganefo Lemak Platter (Rm 5.80)

Eat Scream has been very innovative with their Ice Ganefo (otherwise known as Popsicle) that comes with plenty of local flavors. We had their Lemak Platter, which consisted of Red Bean, Mung Bean and Pulut Hitam; truly resembles the qualities of local Tong Sui scene. Unfortunately, they were too cold when they were served and we could not really taste the true flavors until.... they were melted. They reminded us of Ice Cream Potong except, in an icier state. We were also given two new flavors to try (on the house)- Honeydew and Jackfruit-Sweet Corn, we found the latter flavor stood out, even better than those we had in the Lemak Platter.

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (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: 66, Lebuh Noordin, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact Number: 6016- 499 8807

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