Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mai Thanh Vietnamese Noodle Soup @ CY Choy, Georgetown, Penang.

Mai Thanh is one friendly Vietnamese eatery found right smack in the heartland of Georgetown. The relatively new Vietnamese eatery has been opened for few months and has received positive responses from the Vietnamese community living in the neighborhood. The place has not been well-patronized by the locals though... probably due to the less-attractive and easy-to-miss signage. But don't let that deter you from visiting this place... Mai Thanh is manned by true-blue Vietnamese whom speaks fluent Mandarin. The menu has all the popular Vietnamese delights that any Malaysians can name- from the usual Pho to Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Omelette, Banh Mi to some rather uncommon barbecue items. The serving portions over here are generally quite large with reasonable prices, the only shortcoming is the lack of air-conditioners... which may be frustrating for the heat-intolerant. 

Grilled Beef Noodles/ Bun Cha (Rm 10)

Beef Pho (Rm 10)

Vietnamese Spring Rolls/ Goi Cuon (Rm 10)

Papaya Salad (Rm 10)

We were a little disappointed with the Beef Pho... the broth could be more flavorful and the Beef could be more tender. The choice of noodles was a little unusual here... more like the Thai Pad Thai instead of the usual Pho noodles. The Grilled Beef Noodles on the other hand, fared better than the Pho. The seasoning was spot on and with the tangy-spicy Vietnamese dipping sauce, the flavor-combo worked for us. For sides, we had the quintessential Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Papaya Salad... the former one was pretty standard average while the latter one possessed a peculiar smell... almost similar to bamboo shoots. Bits of Pork and Shrimp were also found in the Papaya Salad. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 6.5/10 (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: No

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 10 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6016- 435 5333

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