Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Mott 9 Restaurant 九號公館 @ E-Gate, Gelugor, Penang.

Found right next to The Seven Restaurant  and under the same management team, Mott 9 Restaurant 九號公館 is one of the latest additions to E-Gate. Though both restaurants are sitting next to each other, both offer different menu. The Seven offers a Hunan-inspired menu while Mott 9 has a slightly localized Chinese menu. It would be easier for Penangites to relate as most of the dishes are familiar and can be found in any established Chinese restaurants. The price points however, are slightly on the higher side; also, the tables are not as well-spaced as we would have hoped... so it feels like a little cramped dining over there. 

Roasted Duck with Mah Hiang Sauce (Rm 29.80)

Famous Fish Head and Clam Soup (Rm 33.80)

Braised Beancurd with Crab Meat (Rm 17.80)

Stir Fried Ramen with Seafood (Rm 18.80)

Signature Seafood Fried Rice (Rm 18.80)

For a start, we had their Famous Fish Head and Clam Soup which was served to us piping hot. The Soup was creamy and burst with seafood sweetness. It was most comforting and beautifully seasoned. Equally good was the Braised Beancurd with Crab Meat, the gravy was best spooned over rice while the Beancurd has an addictive, silky smooth texture. Roasted Duck with Mah Hiang Sauce was not too bad but we did not manage to get the parts with meat and in fact, most were just bones. The Mah Hiang sauce was some Dark Soy Sauce with Chili oil concoction; but for Rm 29.80, we thought the serving portion was small and did not offer good value in return. For mains, we had Stir Fried Ramen with Seafood and Signature Seafood Fried Rice; the former one was brimming with Wok Hei but disappointingly, it was over-seasoned. The latter one... was nothing out of the ordinary. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
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)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: Yes 6%

Business Hours: 11 am to 12 am. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 04- 604 4956

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