When it comes to pasta offerings, expect to tuck into the Seafood Risotto prepared with al dente Arborio rice. The creamy umami-rich risotto with many flavors and ingredients of tiger prawn, clams, calamari, and semi-dried tomato offers abundant heartiness.
Carbonara Smoked Duck – RM28, Smoked Duck Slices, Carbonara Cream, Egg Yolk, Speghetti Parmesan Cheese & Fresh Egg Yolk, Cracked a la minute. Even though this dish is not the signature here, yet the taste of this dish was simply delicious. The fresh eggs yolk made the pasta creamy when mixed together. On the other hand, the taste of the smock duck slices were tender and packed with aroma.
Was a bit disappointed la cause they looked like a restaurant/cafe that has it all. But then again, there were quite a lot of food items on their menu. But the Salted Egg Yolk Pasta is really the bomb!
Lamb Shank (RM 49) The 18 hours sous vide Lamb Shank comes really good with no gammy taste but the juiciness of the lamb shank remains. Served together with the spiced Cardamom Sauce, Roasted Garlic and Herbs Mash. Sided with the crispy lotus roots chips.
Ham Béchamel & Cheese. The latter filled with slices of turkey ham, bechamel sauce, mix cheese, and coleslaw, comes with a fresh and crispy garden salad.
If you have a soft spot for spicy food, their Peri Peri Chicken is worth a look. Perfectly grilled boneless Chicken Thigh served with Black Kettle's Peri Peri sauce can be painful on the lips but sheer enjoyment on the palate; the Peri Peri sauce is more than just condiment... probably the soul and real draw of this dish.
One of the most unique dish we tried was Baby Octopus & Angel Hair Pasta (RM 30). Just like any expectations you would have in a plate of great pasta, the angel hair pasta noodles were cooked to al-dente. However, it was semi-drenched in a coconut & lemongrass creamy broth and served with a pair of chopsticks instead of fork and spoons, highlighting the traits of localization.
the food in Black Kettle is entirely pork-free.
If you have not visited Black Kettle before, I highly recommended that you give it a shot.
The fresh menu created personally by Chef James Won is about higher quality ingredients, mostly made from scratch and yet still more affordable than before. The best part is the dishes on the menu starts at RM12, with many of the mains at RM19. On a daily basis, the kitchen at Black Kettle is helmed by European chef Fabrizio Littera, and it heavily revolves around French European cuisine. Subsequently, the principal of cooking is all French techniques. During the re-launch event, chef Fabrizio Littera charms us with his take on the new dishes, with several infused with local produce.
Ever since Black Kettle joined the Penang cafe scene, there's no shortage of customers. The place has been operating in almost full swing on weekends and we are not surprised. The cafe has been setting the bar high by introducing a variety of high-quality food with impeccable warm cafe ambiance. Located at the start of Beach Street, Black Kettle welcomes visitors with its huge bakery at the front. Keep walking and you will find "jungle-image" adorning the wall with plants perching above; natural lights pour in via the window, suggesting a welcoming hug to visitors. The menu is Western-skewed and offers a variety of Western-Fusion dishes; with their latest addition being the Brunch menu. Whether it's a simple basket of Loaves, a freshly brewed cup of Joe, gratifying lunch item or a simple cake to end the meal, Black Kettle has something for everyone.