Seafood lovers are not forsaken too.... the budget-watchers may visit the Lok-Lok stall to savor the range of Lok-Lok offering... served with their home-made dips while those with deeper pockets could try the baked Crabs... available in different sizes and price points. Otherwise, the BBQ Platter would satisfy both your meat cravings and seafood desire.
We had a number of Food items, but would like to highlight the following 3 items, Laksa, Pizza, and Hongkong Style Chee Cheong Fun which is unusually serve with some greens.
Fisherman's Wharf is very popular especially on weekends.
There is a range of main dishes should you need something to fill your stomach and we enjoyed Smoked Duck Creamy Mushroom Linguine (RM 24) much. This dish offers the traits of carbonara, which is a tad creamy and it had the slight briny smoked duck to balance the dish. Whenever you feel like having an extra dose of salt, take the unique parmesan chip and have a small bite of it. It will fill your oral cavity with a pleasant cheese of cheese immediately.
The next time if you're looking for a spot to sit back and relax over coffee or a spot for a delicious meal with family and friends, pop over to Coffee Signature, Penang.
Environment here is really calm and relaxing with green trees surrounding 三点三 Meet.
Many come here for their signature Polo Bun (RM 3.20), which is freshly baked by the owner. Although it looks appealing with its golden and crumbly crust, it lacks both the crisp texture and buttery scent which we were looking for. Its saviour actually came from the cheese slices and turkey ham, which we added at RM 1 and RM 1.50 respectively.
Stir-fried yellow noodles with clams is simplistic. Done with a pleasantly sweet taste of clams and mild zingy ginger kick, the noodle is served with accompanying spicy sambal.
There are many other selections recommended by the crew, namely kappa, sotong and etc but we had a Butter Mantis Prawn (RM 12) instead. The creamy and sleekness were well balanced, giving a rich taste if you take the sauce to complement the white rice.
The 3-flavored Black Pomfret did not impress us from the appearance but it was in fact, skillfully cooked. The flesh was moist and soft while the outer parts of the fish were deep fried to a crisp... slathered with a sweet-savory sauce. It can be dangerously addictive to munch on the crisp sides of the fish or to enjoy the meaty-bite with Rice
The Fish Meat Curry Mee is a creamy one bowl noodle in a flavorful broth with okra and eggs. It also comes with a scoop of homemade chili paste that will enhance the flavor and increase the level of spiciness. This bowl of noodles is so delicious and satisfying.
Its signature dish is fish meat curry mee, which is perhaps the first of its kind in Penang.
We opted for the Egg Benny With Mushrooms which was served in a thick slice of Brioche and a side of greens. The Egg Yolks were not as runny as we would have hoped and the Hollandaise sauce lacked the acidity as well as a pinch of Salt. The Brioche was great though- pillowy soft and nicely buttered; with the earthy fresh Button Mushrooms, the dish was pretty good (would be better if they could refine further).
Burnt Cheese Cake here is tasty, it is soft and creamy time, very tasty and is recommended to try when you are here in CAN By Haru Hari.
The most intriguing item on the menu ought to be The Bird Nest (RM 25). Its name must be derived from the presentation of the dish, as deep fried potatoes & leek resembles the wood sticks or dried leaves in bird nest, and there is a half-boiled egg in the center. To enjoy the dish, you have to crack the egg and mix it evenly with the katsuobushi, along with the veggie pancake at the bottom. It is a dish with an unique taste and presentation we would say, and worthy trying for the refreshing taste.
For me, i personally like the Coffee, Nasi Lemak and Kaya Toast, you may try these next time when you are here. In terms of price, it is reasonable !
The signature at Genki Canteen is Hokkien Mee and Nasi Lemak. The cafe offers Signature Hokkien Mee at RM 9.90 (which is about double of usual hawker price), while addition of pork rib and prawns to the noodle have the price tag of RM 15.90 and RM 16.90 respectively. Genki Canteen's Hokkien Mee are nicely presented, although it did not differ much in terms of the ingredients offerings and portion. The taste is good though, brimming with nice and rich prawn scent and sleek in taste.
The Signature Hokkien Mee is probably one of the best sellers on the menu. We had the basic one at Rm 9.90 per bowl and it was.... basic. While we must agree that it was a decent Hokkien Mee (discernible Prawn flavor with a hint of Porky notes), the portion was small.
A very well prepared Fried Chicken Nasi Lemak !
Another new dish is Oven Grilled Squid (RM 28) that best reflects Malaysian cuisine culture. The squid is cooked to perfection - firm and chewy, but not rubbery, which is easily sliced with a light touch of knife. It is coated with sweet sauce with a hint of spiciness which is soothing to the palate.
D' Fat Mona Lisa primarily serves coffee and Western dishes.
The large premises can accommodate over 100 guests. Food can be served in a buffet setting.
Peri-Peri Chicken (RM 18.80) immediately caught our attention. It is not that type of fiery and hot peri-peri sauce, but more a mild spicy sauce that drenched over a nicely roasted chicken with tender meat. The sauce blends well with the chicken and elevated its taste. Served with a baked corn and some fries, this set provides a balance of nutritional needs in terms of carbohydrate, protein and fat.
Spaghetti Aglio Olio – RM15.80 Vege, RM20.80 Seafood. Spaghetti sauteed with olive oil, chili flakes, olives, broccoli, squids and lots of garlic. There is a choice of either vegetarian or seafood for different tastebad. To me the simplest dish is the most challenging dish. This is because everyone knows how to cook it and the taste can easily be compared. Therefore, to determine a good cook, I usually will order Aglio Olio. At Papilicious Olivia’s Pasta & Pizza, the aglio olio tasted exciting and spicy. It had the right balance of saltiness, spiciness and garlic taste. I would definitely go back for this again.
Olivia's Cajun Seafood Pasta did not disappoint. The cream-based sauce was multi-dimensional and carefully seasoned on the dot. It carried a hint of spiciness and backed by a handful of Pepper, Seafood was great but we thought the Fettuccine could be more al-dente
Arabica Estate @ Karpal Singh Drive, Penang
Arabica Estate Cafe is a specialty coffee chain that serve specialty coffees, authentic Italian foods, delicious cakes and desserts.
Arabica Estate uses a stronger blend of coffee beans for chilled drinks.
As for taste wise, it appears to be lackluster for us and probably we will return if we were too lazy to commute to elsewhere for a morning dim sum.
Here's the location.
Unique ones include Fatt Choy Congee... Century Egg Pork Porridge with a touch of Fatt Choy (发菜)... reasonably seasoned with good texture, the consistency that we expected from a standard bowl of Congee
Loved the Salted Cheese Series which sounds off putting however it tastes amazing.
Having all these special and tasty food under one roof is awesome, I can pick and match what I want to eat from their menu, then enjoy a good relaxing breakfast under big shady tree.
The food at Golden Bowl Cafetiam is very affordable and appeals to local residents.
Here's the location.
On the other hand, Pork Cordon Blue totally exceed my expectation (I had medium expectations only). I have had a few Cordon Blue in normal hawker or restaurants but it usually ended up with disappointment with funny cheese flavour, hard cheese texture or odd taste but everything was alright here. The piece of protein was crispy in texture, then its filling comprises of cheese oozes slightly upon slicing it. Furthermore, the meat was not too dry and just nice. Overall, we were satisfied with what we ordered.
Sushi Ya offers Sushi at RM1.90 and RM2.90. Due to the relatively low price, it's quite popular among residents in Jelutong. It was crowded during my visit. However, the sashimi they served are not really that fresh. You can see from the maguro sushi below. I guess this is a trade-off for the price. Well, if you're not into raw fish, this might be a good place for you to have economical sushi.
Lovers of Sushi, Maki and Nigiri might be glad to know or not that Sushi Ya has opened a new outlet in Penang island. The brand is well-established at Raja Uda and is known for its economical offering. Many budget eaters flocked the place when it was first opened; the new branch at Straits Garden, Jelutong is highly visible from the bustling Jelutong Street. But how economical is economical, you wondered? The items run on the Sushi Belt are priced either at Rm 1.90 (for pink plates) and Rm 2.90 (for red plates); while those on the menu are priced relatively lower than most Japanese restaurants in town. The trade off is of course the quality, which equates to the prices- cheap. Oddly, though the prices seem cheap, the final bill came to (4) us was slightly over Rm 150 (plus surcharges). There was no satisfaction at all; unless required, we do not see ourselves patronizing the place in the future.
Nasi Lemak is probably the only main dish available at Sin Boon Kee, but it comes in 2 different variants- Fish and Chicken. We opted for the latter one, it was not the typical battered Fried Chicken but more like Kampung-styled spiced Fried Chicken. It carried a very strong spice flavor and worked well with the Nasi Lemak (with hint of Coconut Milk). A pity that the Sambal was not as spicy as we would have hoped though
If you are looking for a more stomach filling, the only option here will be Nasi Lemak, which you can have additional toppings such as prawns or fried chicken. Nevertheless, it was mediocre in taste and still has a margin to match those simple yet delicious street nasi lemak.
Here's the location.
The big pot with all our selected ingredients are painted in red colour with the exception of a slight green colours from the coriander leaves. Even the okra we selected were covered in red colour also, signifying the chef really fry everything altogether with chili. Having said that, the taste of course was spicy too (we chose moderate level of spiciness).
Now here's the interesting part that makes Akiyoshi unique in its own way.
Akiyoshi Automall, an informal Japanese drinking establishment that serves fresh seafood to compliment your drink with a breathtaking view of the ocean.
If you enjoy having some skewers, then Akiyoshi is one of the decent pick as you can see the chef preparing and grilling the skewers in kitchen. There are aplenty of choices but one of it we enjoyed is Gindara Teriyaki (Cod Fish). Its fatty acid gives it a greasy yet delectable taste, though we would have preferred a less bolder sauce. Otherwise, get a Shake Kama Syioyaki (Salmon Head) to have a taste on the chef's great grilling skills.