New business strategy had Monkey Cup transformed into a cafe that serves up all kinds of Hakka delights. The management remains unchanged but with the new introduction of Hakka menu, diners can expect to find some classic Hakka dishes with pronounced flavors here while still enjoying the usual cafe fare. That being said, the place is now suitable for family eat outs with heavy mains and traditional dishes but as far as price is concerned, do expect the rates to be of restaurant-standard.
Abacus Beads 客家算盘子 (Rm 19.90)
Hakka Noodles 客家面 (Rm 12.90)
Yong ToFu 客家酿豆腐 (Rm 5.70 per plate)
Braised Pork Belly with Preserved Vegetables 梅菜扣肉 (Rm 19.90)
Both Abacus Beads and Hakka Noodles (a signature dish of theirs) shared the same ingredients and flavors... the soul to the dishes was the Dried Cuttlefish, minced Pork, Dried Shitake Mushrooms and Black Fungus. The Abacus was alright, nicely seasoned with addictive chewy texture, the Yam flavor was noticeable either; the Hakka Noodles on the other hand, could have better texture. The noodles were a little too soft to my liking. Yong Tofu was great, though not mind-blowingly delicious, we thought they were pretty alright for that price.
Home-made Soya Milk (Rm 4.90) and Herbal Tea (Rm 4.90)
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)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address:36 C, Jalan Chow Thye, 10350, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 11 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6012- 209 5536
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