Monday, December 11, 2017

Ember Roast @ Lorong Selamat, Georgetown, Penang.

Chicken is easily one of the most common dishes in most restaurants but good chicken leaves deep impression to diners, especially when it hits all the right notes. Chicken lovers would be glad to be introduced to Ember Roast, a new wood-fire Roast Chicken specialist in town. It's inappropriate to call them rotisserie as they technically... only roast Chicken and Fish. The menu is small but dedicated entirely to roast meat with a few desserts; price points are middle-average but expect long-waiting hours due to the cooking process. It's wiser to call for reservation or to place your orders in advance to shorten the waiting time. 

Wood-fire Roast Chicken (Rm 30/ half bird)

Bacon & Mushroom Carbonara (Rm 15)

Pistachio Souffle (Rm 18)

The slowly roasted Chicken comes with a slightly crisp, bronze skin, served atop of mashed Potatoes, greens and roast Chicken juice as gravy. A slit over the Chicken resulted in a burst of meat juice, the meat was soft and tender while the skin remained its crisp state. It was reasonably seasoned but the Chicken juice had not done much in its aid in terms of offering the extra flavor. We thought the dish lacked the 'X factor', particularly the smoky-aroma from the wood-fire. It was good but not good enough for me to go all out for it. The Carbonara on the other hand, was quite a disappointment. It was mildly seasoned and was not as creamy as we would have hoped. 

For dessert, we had Pistachio Souffle... which was okay. The texture was fluffy but not as fluffy as what we would usually see. The introduction of Pistachio added a nutty dimension to the sweet treat but the Chef was brilliant in the sense that Sorbet was served together. The home-made Orange Sorbet cuts through the sweetness and refreshes the palate with an appetizing citrusy flavor. 

Taste: 7/10 (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)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 114, Lorong Selamat, 10400, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 8 am to 3 pm, 5 pm to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6016- 480 4752


  1. Lorong Selamat? Right away, Penang char kway teow comes to mind. :D

  2. Everything is ok. Thank you for your good review.
    Regards by:

  3. Your first pic looks like a very healthy plate.