Friday, August 24, 2018

Ages Ago (很久之前) @ Gurney Plaza, Penang.

Managed by the same management as Souper Tang, Ages Ago specializes in offering Sesame Oil Noodles. The brand is well-established in southern Malaysia but it is the first outlet in Penang. Ages Ago at Gurney Plaza occupies a small space at the lower ground floor of the mall, offering a small menu featuring their Sesame Oil Rice and Noodle, alongside with some sides. The seating space is however, very limited; dining there is not as comfortable as expected... probably the place is designed to cater for takeaways. While the serving portion is not very big, the price point is pretty reasonable and wallet-friendly. Not too shabby for a quick meal but definitely not the place to go especially on occasions or family dining.

Sesame Oil Chicken Soup Mee Suah 麻油鸡面线汤 (Rm 8.90)

Sesame Oil Chicken Rice麻油鸡饭 (Rm 8.90)

Okra Okra 秋葵云耳 (Rm 3.90)

Tossed Cucumber 小青瓜 (Rm 3.90)

Century Egg 凉拌皮蛋 (Rm 3.90)

Braised Tau Kee 卤豆支 (Rm 3.90)

Gula Melaka Beancurd 花生椰糖豆花 (Rm 3.90)

The signature Sesame Oil Chicken Soup Mee Suah was reasonably seasoned and the Mee Suah was silky smooth but the lack of bold Sesame Oil flavor and Ginger-aroma left us underwhelmed. We thought they could be bolder to bring out better flavors. They could be more generous with the Chicken either, or merely they were cut into small pieces and the texture was less-satisfying. The Rice version on the other hand, fared better in our opinion. The Rice seemed to absorb the flavors better... though the Ginger and Sesame Oil aroma was still too mild to be discerned. All sides were great except Braised Tau Kee... which registered a jolting sweetness... too sweet that we thought we were having some dessert. 

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

Additional Information:
Address: Lot B1-28, Gurney Plaza, 170, Gurney Drive, 10250, Georgetown, Penang. 
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6016- 627 2562

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