Y Food Box Restaurant, a brand hailed from Ipoh, has recently expanded its business operations up north to Penang. The branch at All Seasons Place is the brand's 4th outlet (5th outlet opening at Gurney Drive); though the English name does not right a bell but the mandarin name of this place gives a better picture. It offers Teo Chew dishes like braised meat, Teo Chew Porridge and some stir-fried dishes. Prices are of middle range but the air-conditioned restaurant has the comfortable setting and appropriate menu for any casual family dining occasions.
Teo Chew Braised Duck (Rm 16/ quarter bird)
Teo Chew Braised Egg (Rm 1.50 each)
Teo Chew Braised Tofu (Rm 2.50 each)
Seafood Porridge (Rm 38/ serves 2 pax)
Omelette with Pickled Radish (Rm 9/ small)
Y Food Box's signature Teo Chew braised Duck was alright, though the meat was tender, it possessed the unpleasant duck-gamey taste and fortunately, the home-made Chili paste was able to cover the taste. The braised Egg and Tofu on the other hand, were good. The Seafood Porridge was good for 2, the portion was rather huge with a copious amount Seafood- Squid, Prawn and Flower Clams but we did not enjoy the texture of the Porridge. We would prefer the Cantonese version and the Porridge did not seem to capture the Seafood sweetness; we thought it was mediocre.
Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 6.5/10 (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: 6H-1-6, Level 1, All Seasons Place, Lebuh Raya Thean Teik, 11500, Bandar Baru Air Hitam, Penang.
Business Hours: 11 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 371 2148
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