Eastern Wishes is a long-standing brand in Penang (at least for a decade to say the least) and has probably served many of the factory workers in the neighborhood, the restaurant is known to serve Malaysian and Thai delights. It has recently expanded, opening a new branch at Elit Avenue. The new air-conditioned shop is more spacious while the menu retains most of its signature dishes and best-sellers. It has a long list of dishes to offer, with middle-high price points. The quick serving speed is one of the reasons why this place is suitable for a casual lunch or dinner.
Green Curry Chicken (Rm 14/ small)
Hot Pot Tanghoon (Rm 18/ small)
Thai-styled Mango Kerabu (Rm 10/ small)
Stir Fried Potatoes Leaves with Garlic (Rm 15/ medium)
Eastern Stir Fried Vermicelli Noodles (Rm 10.90)
Most of the dishes did not disappoint but we thought they were boldly seasoned. The Green Curry Chicken possessed the distinctive flavors but the indelible sweetness left us underwhelmed. Equally sweet was the Hot Pot Tanghoon. We did not expect the dish to be drenched in soup as we were expecting a Thai-styled Claypot Glass Noodles instead. The taste was decent but not exactly what we hoped for. The Thai-styled Mango Kerabu on the other hand was good. The Mango was perfectly ripened and carried the unique acidic touch and fruity essence. The Eastern Stir Fried Vermicelli Noodles resembles Mee Goreng, it was again on the sweeter side but with the quintessential Wok Hei and delightful spicy touch, we thought the dish was beautifully executed. With the small serving portion, we did not think it was a cheap meal so it shall remain as an occasional place for lunch.
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: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
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: Yes 6%
Address: No. 1-1-32, Elit Avenue, 11950, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 604- 609 4092