Far from Malaysia and close to the Arctic, it's uncommon for Penangites to have a taste of Russia but with the opening of Vkusno Dom, Penangites can now relate themselves closer to the host country of World Cup 2018. The restaurant offers homely Russian classics in a sophisticated setting, expect to see traditional Russian dishes like Borscht, Salat Olivier, Pelmenis or if you are in the mood, start with a shot of Vodka. The restaurant is manned by Russians (or perhaps Ukrainians?) so the authenticity factor is definitely there... but be prepared to bear with the strong Russian accent (if you speak English with them but that's part of the experience of course). Dishes are reasonably priced, cozy dining atmosphere and friendly servers; definitely a place to experience Russian culture if you have not already done so.
Vkusno Dom has since ceased its business operations.
Borscht Soup (Rm 15)
Vareniki Dumplings (Rm 16.50)
Olivier Salad (Rm 15)
Carrot Cake (Rm 9)
What's a better way to start the meal by having the Borscht Soup, the dish best represent Russia... Vkusno Dom's rendition has heaps of vegetables- Beet Root, Carrots, Tomatoes and some Beef. It was mildly seasoned, it relies heavily on the natural sweetness of the vegetables and meat. It was most comforting on its own but even better with a touch of Sour Cream... for that extra creaminess. Sour Cream seems like the magical touch here, it worked equally well with Vareniki, dumplings with Mushroom and Cheese filling. The skin was somewhat like Pasta... slightly chewy but in a delightful way; a dish best for sharing (might be a little flat for one to finish them entirely).
Olivier Salad... a mix of crunchy elements like Peas, Potatoes and Cucumber with Ham... dressed in Mayonnaise. It was alright though we thought it was nothing out of the ordinary. We ended with a slice of home-made Carrot Cake... beautifully spread with Cream Cheese and flavored with Cinnamon.
Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (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: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 150, Lebuh Campbell, 10450, Georgetown, Penang (few shops away from Hameediyah).
Business Hours: 11 am to 11 pm. Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 6019- 507 6769