Monday, June 15, 2020

Chili Head Bar & Eatery @ Straits Quay, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.

A new branch to Tree Monkey- a popular Thai restaurant found in Tropical Spice Garden, Batu Ferringhi; Chili Head Bar and Eatery is a place that embodies both Thai food and alcohol in one place. Right next to Healy Macs, the restaurant at Straits Quay offers the charming sea view in which diners can opt to dine-in at an air-conditioned environment or the outdoorsy al-fresco setting. Like most Thai restaurants, the menu consists of many familiar Thai delights but the price tags will set you back a bit (just so you can imagine the steepness- one small portion of Mango Salad may cost up to Rm 24 after tax). Great atmosphere, consistent quality but the price points are too steep to justify. 

Lime and Chili Seabass (Rm 48.80/ whole fish)

Sizzling Beef (Rm 38.80)

Thai Mango Salad (Rm 20.80)

Thai-Styled Beef Noodles (Rm 24.80)

We started the meal with the Thai Mango Salad with crunchy raw Mangoes, Shallots, Tomatoes and toasted Cashew Nuts. The combination was amazing and the seasoning was spot on. a pity that the portion was way too small for the price. Moving on next was the Steamed Seabass with Lime and Chili, a classic Thai dish. Chili Head's rendition was good... a perfect mix of Sour and Spiciness with a generous amount of Chilies and Garlic; the let down was again, the small portion (we expected bigger fish for that price). The star dish of the day was Sizzling Beef... tender, juicy and flavorful meat served on a sizzling hot pan... with Black Pepper sauce; not too Thai but definitely very delicious. We also had a bowl of Thai-styled Beef Noodles.... flavorful and herbaceous broth, tender meat but nothing out of the ordinary (not disappointed but just okay).

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Non-Halal (Full menu available here)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: Yes 6%

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 12 pm to 1 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 604- 890 3009

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