The pieces mee hoon kueh is actually pinched by hand, thus making the texture chewy and soft. The other ingredients in the bowl are pretty basic. No fancy stuff. Deep fried crispy anchovies, sayur manis leaves and minced pork stewed in soya sauce. The broth is sweet, making the whole combination an excellent bowl of pan mee. The price? RM3.80 for a small bowl and RM4.50 for a big one. Affordable!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken (RM9.80) was pretty good. The currry chicken was cooked pretty well with the spices and they serve fresh sambal (chili paste - the one here uses fresh chilies). The steamed rice was not too rich in coconut which was just nice for me. I don't really like the rice to be too rich in coconut as it will give me a bad case of flatuence!
Being a halal place, normally Prawn Mee (RM9.80) would be served with pork slices. They have substituted it with shredded chicken. The portion is big and the soup is pretty good. The broth was pretty rich and thick. The prawns were big compared to those you would normally find in hawker centers (Of course la..the price more than double :p)
The Gurney Rojak (RM7.50) was just alright. They use the usual condiments found in fruit rojaks like green mangoes, cucumber, sengkuang and they do add cuttlefish! Just that I normally like crackers to go with it and this one doesn't have it.
I wouldn't mind coming back for the prawn noodle and other dishes. They do serve dishes to go with rice. There is a 10% service charge and 5% govenment tax. No charge for plain water!
G49, Ground Floor,
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Old Penang Poster
The Mui Choy Groundnut Tofu (RM10.90) was pretty tasty and there were loads of gravy to go with the rice. The groundnuts were really soft and the mui choy has been stewed well. Pretty good in my opinion.
Mui Choy with Groundnuts
The food here has not failed me so far (dishes). However, I have tried their single portion meals like noodle and rice which kind of disappointed me. The ingredients that they use in the noodles and rice was not fresh and that really turned me off.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Here we have another substute which is the PHOP (but I still prefer the ones in IHOP much much more, oh well!) Recently PHOP has been introducing this Around the World Set Lunches (RM13.80). Basically it is a two course meal with a theme of a place and a drink. Hey they even have a set for vegetarians too! :D
The Mexican set tasted very odd. A no-no from my friends and me. I think it is some kind of spice they have added. Basically it is minced beef with tomato base but having tasted anthentic Mexican before, this is not really authentic. The mash potatos tasted pretty good though.
Not sure how the vegetarian set tasted but according to my friend, it was just alright.Honolulu Set is a little like a hawaiian pizza but the base is the thin type. If you like hawaiian pizza, you like this :D
San Francisco Set is pretty big. Has got a large piece of fish (Dory - mind you). A vegetable spring roll and mashed potatoes. The fish tastes pretty good (but I have something against Dory fish haha so it really does have to taste good to make me say that it is good)
Classic Buckleberry Set was pretty nice. The pancake has blueberries embedded into it but the berries were sour! So pour the honey to cover it up if you don't like the sourish taste. The scrambled eggs with mushrooms are a little too bland but got that fixed with a dash of salt and pepper. The beef bacon was a little on the odd side. Never tried beef bacon like this before and it was just ok. Prefer the traditional ones but pork bacon is still the best! Ha ha :p
The American Set concept is similar to American Breakfast..haha. No pancake burgers :p Three pieces of pancakes (plain ones but yummy) two chicken sausages, baked beans and a small side salad. The chicken sausages we pretty good but the whole main course is a little too small.
Lastly, there's the dessert which was really good. Nice simply vanilla ice cream drizzled in strawberry sauce with mini pancakes. It was not overly sweet, just nice!
Friday, May 15, 2009
The rice that they serve here is the Unpolished Brown Rice mixed with White Rice. Pretty good and it's healthy! You get unlimited refills for this.
Brown Rice + White Rice
The Thai Spring Rolls were just alright. Nothing really to shout about.
Thai Spring Rolls
The Lemon Grass Grilled Chicken is on the dry side. I wish the chicken would be more succulent and moist. Overall the marinade was good. Just that I find the chicken pieces dry and a little on the unfresh side.
Som Tam with fish was excellent. The soup is well flavoured with all the Thai herbs and there were generous slices of fish in it. Mind you, it is not the Dory variety but some other type of fish that is really fresh and tasty. You can choose to have the soup with chicken or seafood or fish. I find the fish one really value for money.
Their vegetable of the day (they have a few varieties but it is normally limited to a few - need to ask the waiter what they have) that we ordered which is Stir Fried Young Fern Shoots with Belanchan was really good. The fern shoots are really tender and well fried. Tasty stuff!
The total price for the dinner is about RM70+. It is considered a pretty affordable Thai fare. Some of the dishes are good and some are just mediocre. I guess it depends on what you order/ prefer. Pretty nice ambiance too and parking is a breeze!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The clams in superior broth was really good. The clams were fresh and fat unlike some places where the clams are too skinny. The broth is cooked with chinese wolfberries, shredded ginger, if not mistaken some rice wine and it was so good. The chinese wolfberries tasted sweet. We were still slurping the broth til the last drop.
Fried Chicken Wings with Chinese Cheese (Nam Yue) was pretty alright. The batter is a bit crispy but taste wise it is just ok in my opinion. I feel the chicken could do better is the batter is lesser and crispier.
The Banana Leaf Squid and Prawns were good. The sauce is really different from anywhere else I have tried. It tasted in between cheese, butter, a little on the spicy side but not too creamy. Oh, they do add some cili padi into it making it so fragrant.
The Stingray Curry was really nice. The fish was really fresh. Normally outside, the stingray flesh would be on the tough side. For this, the fish meat was really soft and tender and fresh. Moreover, the curry gravy was good. Not too spicy nor too bland. Just right for out palate. Generous amounts of okra, taufu pok and brinjals are added into this curry dish.
The total damage? With tea for four and four full and satisfied stomachs, RM99.90. Considering the seafood that we had and the portion sizes, it is really worth it.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Another reason to visit in the mornings would be the breakfast fare that is available. Infamous Chee Cheong Fun, Koon Kee Wantan Noodle, Yong Tau Foo at Madras Lane, crispy deep fried potato balls, Hon Kee smooth Fish/Pork porridges and do get the deep fried chinese cruellers from the nearby stall and many more. Another favourite of mine would be having dim sum at Yook Woo Hin. It is a very well established dim sum place since my mother's days.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Siew Loong Pau
Steamed Rice Sheets with Prawns