A new kid on the block, Colonial Kitchen Hainanese Cuisine is one of the latest eateries at Pulau Tikus (opposite Wisma Perkeso). The place serves an unassuming and unabashed Hainanese menu with some classic highlights such as Hainanese Pies, Chicken Chop and Pork Chop etc. It has been receiving positive remarks since its opening. Colonial Kitchen has a simple interior decor, not unnecessary frills but some basic tables and chairs (not even air-conditioner) but this does not stop gourmands from visiting the place; those who are in the know are particularly contented with their home-made Pies. Prices are however, slightly on the higher side.
Mushroom Pie (Rm 7)
Traditional Hainanese Chicken Chop (Rm 20)
We were uncertain as we were not quite convinced by the look of the Pies but to our surprise, the Mushroom Pie we had was delicious. The pastry was flaky and buttery-fragrant, though not as substantial as we would have hoped (overly thin) but the filling was beyond amazing. The Chef has picked the right size of Mushroom (thick and meaty ones), the texture was slightly bouncy and the flavor was most earthy. Together with the buttery pastry, the combination was toothsome.
Another traditional Hainanese delight by Colonial Kitchen would be their Chicken Chop, served in the form of a huge piece of Chicken Thigh with Worcestershire sauce and Baked Potatoes as well as Carrots. The meat was neither tender nor hard, the texture was just perfect (the way I like) and the marination was spot on. The sauce however, registered mild flavors (might not be preferred by those who enjoy dishes with bold flavors); we thought Rm 20 was a little steep for that portion.
Kopi O' (Rm 2.50)
Taste: 7.5/10 (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: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 218, Burmah Road, 10350, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 3 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm. Closed on every Tuesday and Wednesday.
Contact Number: 6017- 434 3316