Sunday, June 19, 2011

Tainan Restaurant 台湾小吃店(Invited Review)

This is a 13-yr-old restaurant taken over by a young man last year. If you still recall, this is the first Taiwanese restaurant in Penang.

At this restaurant, you will not be seeing commercial type of typical taiwanese food, but the homecook style (blended with local taste) instead. If you are looking for a cheap and yet good meal, this probably suits you!

Saucy Chicken Rice 贵妃鸡饭 RM8

Sweet-based of sauce cooked with wolfberries/goji berry.

Taiwan Beef Noodle RM7

Ingredients : Beef (you will expect ngau lam and muscle here), pickled Chinese cabbage and pakchoy.

Beef is freshly bought from the market by the restaurant owner. Therefore you can let go the worry of consuming 黑心牛肉 from supplier.

Their noodles are flat version, unlike other Taiwanese restaurants in Penang.

Their soup base is very thick and resembles OXTAIL soup, non-spicy version. Therefore you are advised to bottom-it- up when it is served hot!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Face To Face (面对面版面专卖店)Sarawak Kolok Mee

I was aiming at their Sarawak Noodles, not Pan Mee.

Traditional Sarawak Noodles RM6.90

They used homemade noodles, which is genuine version. One main difference is their version is far healthier than those actual ones in Sarawak - meaning less oily. It is drier too.

Ingredients - minced pork, char siew and fish ball. (Genuine kolok mee doesn't have fish ball right?! :) )


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Sunday, June 12, 2011

De Title Dining Cabin (Invited Review)

Apart from the Lorong Selamat's Char Koay Teow, did you notice there is one PURPLE building there?

Yes, this is another new one (not too new though, already half year old since Dec last year), a restaurant run by two young ladies who have traveled around the world in search of recipes.

Their passion can be seen from every décor in the premise wihich is self-decorated. If you are observant enough, then you will notice that every exterior window frame is made of different design too!

Downstair dining area.

The wall alongside the staircase.

They have many menus. One for 1st & 3rd wk, one for 2nd & 4th wk; and further divided into Lunch and Dinner. It's kind of confusing for me! I shall slip in part of the menu in between photos as reference (only).

This restaurant is one of the few restaurants that never use MSG. Most of their sauces are homemade too!

Well, you don't get shocked when you see the LONGGGGGGGGG list of sauce choices in their menu (scroll till the btm).

Homemade Mushroom Soup - A version with many types of mushrooms blended into one. [My rating : 8/10]

PizzaiolaVeggie Pizzailo RM9.90
Chicken Ham Pizzailo RM13.90
Beef Pepperoni Pizzailo RM14.90

Chicken Ham Pizzailo with Roti Canai Base (RM13.90) - Chicken Ham + Pineapple + Sweet Corn [My rating : Nil, no chance to taste :)]


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Monday, June 06, 2011

James Foo Western Food

Finally I was able to squeeze into this restaurant after driving past there thrice. It always looks FULL HOUSE mah!

This premise is far more comfortable and eye-catching than the old one.

Modern and hygienic interior deco.

Under the same pricing standard, I would definitely opt for this restaurant rather than 'the other one nearby'. :)

Still, under such 'comfortable' ambience, NO additional charges (service tax/gov tax) is imposed. THIS IS THE BEST!

Blackcurrent Jumbo RM5.50 / Chrysanthemum tea RM1.50

Real big! See? Big jumbo glass which is taller than the chilli sauce bottle.

Fresh Oxtail Soup RM8.00 (only served during weekends). Two pcs of tender oxtail rings in this bowl.

Accompanied with potatoes and carrots. Hmm......bei pai leh!


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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Spaghetti Marinara (El Casa vs No Eyed Deer)

El Casa Restaurant

During the El Casa invited review session I didn't manage to taste its spaghetti marinara, therefore this round I decided to taste those that are not included in the past.

Linguine Seafood Marinara RM18.90+

Cheng-cheng-tei! Their version of this pasta was light in sauce with 'sea'- taste, not the usual sauces like those we could get off- rack from supermarket. The ingredients were not many, it came with fish slices, squids and prawns.

They served you halfway de-shelled prawns.

Fish & Chip de El Casa RM16.90+

Again, I found this dish to be light-weight, meaning everything seemed to be 'non-oily'.


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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Plus 2 Restaurant (加二餐厅)云吞面档 Good meh?!

This is a restaurant that gains wide popularity among USM students and some FIZ workers due to its location and price.

Their price for wanton noodles has been revised since 1st May.

Wanton Noodles : RM3.00, RM3.50, RM3.80
Wanton soup : RM4.00, RM6.00, RM8.00
Shui kao soup RM 1.20 (1 pc), RM6, RM12, RM18

This is RM3.50 serving. This is the look of their wanton noodles. Attractive? Not for me.

I would have got better ones elsewhere with price still below RM3.00


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