Embark on a mystical gastronomical journey with Curioscity, a fairly new joint offering modern cuisine in town. Curioscity started its business operations slightly before the nationwide lockdown in 2021 but words spread as soon as the social bans being uplifted. The menu is handpicked by the owners and carefully designed to honor and describe their reverence to the proud Penang flavors. Ingredients are as local as possible where they try to source the freshest seasonal Penang produce- from Balik Pulau to Tanjung Tokong even to Batu Kawan; just to present the best of Penang flavors.... in a dazzling reinterpretation of classic, popular Penang dishes. The interior decor is one of its kind- a beautiful marriage of modern cuisine in present space but presented in old-vintage setting. Curioscity currently serves one menu at RM328+ per pax and the dishes regular change in every couple of months. One day of advance reservation is required. It is also note-worthy that interested parties can book the entire event space with customizable menu from RM200+ per pax, with maximum up to 50 pax.
Many Thanks to Curioscity for hosting us that evening.
For main course- the Wild Caught Brown Marbled Grouper was pretty straight-forward. The fish was generously cut and perfectly seared. We loved how meaty and succulent the fish was. For those who would appreciate premium cuts of Beef, the Japanese Wagyu A5 would fit for the spot. Diners are required to top up RM230 for this option. Needless to say, the quality was top-notch and the perfect pockets of fats was the exact reason that the meat melted in the mouth. Additional seasoning was not necessary, the quality of the ingredient spoke for itself.
Continuing the high note was the Risotto served with a humongous Prawn; the real draw was of course the juicy crustacean with a nice scorched flavor. The Risotto was made to suit the local palate- both texture and flavor wise. It can be quite hot to some but the spiciness was intimating... as the dish resembled shades of the popular Penang Hokkien Mee. We concluded the meal with Bird Nest, a concoction of Jujube Gelato, dried Rose petals and refreshing serving of Jasmine Tea over it.
Business Hours: 6:15 pm to 10 pm. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.