Friday, May 4, 2018

Potato Leaf Cuisine (番薯叶煮炒饭店) @ Mount Erskine, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.

It's common to order vegetables and have the restaurant served to you but would you like the idea of picking your own vegetables before cooking them? Potato Leaf Cuisine is one of a kind that offers such service, diners may opt to go out to the garden next to the restaurant and pick the desired vegetables (in this case, refers to Potato Leaves only). The unusual service caught the attention of many, though the menu is rather common and indifferent from the usual Chu Char restaurants. The place has a simple layout with a range of affordably priced Chinese home-cooked dishes. The quiet, homey, air-conditioned restaurant is located along Jalan Fettes at Mount Erskine.... suitable and appropriate as a dining spot for casual family eat-out.

Steamed Minced Pork with Salted Egg 咸蛋蒸肉碎 (Rm 15)

Braised Chicken with Leeks 青蒜焖鸡 (Rm 24)

Curry Fish Head 咖喱鱼头 (Rm 33)

Fried Garlic Pork 蒜香炸肉 (Rm 14)

Stir Fried Potato Leaves 清炒番薯叶 (Rm 12)

Stir Fried Noodles with Soy Sauce 豉油王炒面 (Rm 10)

With a name like Potato Leaf Cuisine, it gives us impression that the place serves Potato Leaves with style; it turned out that giving the Potato Leaves a quick stir fry with Soy sauce was what they could do. Disappointed with the lack of innovation, the Stir Fried Potato Leaves further disappointed us... it was over-seasoned and a tad salty to our liking. It was nevertheless, tender and young (and crunchy). Most dishes were disappointingly average with the exception of Curry Fish Head, which we thought it was cleverly cooked with a touch of spiciness. 

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)
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: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 1A, Jalan Fettes, Mount Erskine, 11200, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Business Hours: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6011- 1138 3707


  1. The potato leaves farm seem quite "botak" wor.... =.="

  2. Hey! That plate of fried noodles looks like our Foochow fried noodles here in Sibu! I certainly would give them top marks for their presentation of their salted egg minced pork dish. Nice!