I like this Black color Charcoal Lao Sha Bao...yummy....
The Promenade is one of the latest dining places in Bayan Baru.
One of my favorite dishes is the steamed glutinous rice 糯米饭. It is certainly not a dish I expected to find in a restaurant. Unlike the more common lor mai kai, this humble dish of lor mai fan is served with only dried shrimps, roasted peanuts, and spring onions. The sticky rice turned out well with firm chewy texture. Steamed glutinous rice RM7.50nett
Verdict: I was largely contented with my Hokkien Mee supper. I know there are many good Hokkien Mee at Penang but 888 Hokkien Mee will definitely scores up to your expectation.
What I like most about this dish is the soup – very rich in taste; the rice vermicelli is also just nice and not too soggy (I know we are not talking about pasta here but what the hell, it is perfectly al dente!) We added some extra ingredients (roast pork) and it goes very well with the overall dish.
What I liked is there are many side dishes like pork ribs, crisp pork, porkballs, fish balls and many more. There aren't many hokkien mee here with such variety. Prices starts from rm4 for a large bowl with surcharges for its side dishes ranging from rm1-rm2. The outlet is still new so cleanliness and comfort is not an issue. Staff are friendly unlike the 888 hokkien mee nearby. Another new place to add to my lunch list.
Here's the location.
The Volcano Ramen broth had a bolder meaty notes but with the bed of Chili paste added, the broth was multi-dimensional with a cleaner taste (comparing to the Miso Butter Yasai Ramen).
We had both Wafu Signature Ramen and Volcano Ramen in the 6 in 1 set. Between these 2 options, we preferred the Volcano Ramen due to its heat component. The Wafu Signature Ramen is moderate in terms of their depth of flavour and did not really intrigue us to enjoy more of it.
Most of the dishes did not disappoint but we thought they were boldly seasoned. The Green Curry Chicken possessed the distinctive flavors but the indelible sweetness left us underwhelmed. Equally sweet was the Hot Pot Tanghoon. We did not expect the dish to be drenched in soup as we were expecting a Thai-styled Claypot Glass Noodles instead. The taste was decent but not exactly what we hoped for. The Thai-styled Mango Kerabu on the other hand was good. The Mango was perfectly ripened and carried the unique acidic touch and fruity essence. The Eastern Stir Fried Vermicelli Noodles resembles Mee Goreng, it was again on the sweeter side but with the quintessential Wok Hei and delightful spicy touch, we thought the dish was beautifully executed. With the small serving portion, we did not think it was a cheap meal so it shall remain as an occasional place for lunch.
Here's the location.
Set Nasi Ayam Cabe Ijo (RM 18.80) is priced exorbitantly in our opinion. At the very first impression (attributed to the misleading pictures), we thought it would be a glamorous lunch set with the items on the menu - tauhu goreng (at least few pieces we thought), Emping (Indonesia chips) and Sayur Asem (Indonesia vegetable in tamarind soup) served separately in a generous quantity. However, what we got is a mini buffet platter with a bowl of white rice, served along with the Ayam Cabe Ijo (no doubt it was good), a few pieces of small Emping, a piece of tauhu goreng and a small bowl of Soto alike soup. The Ayam Cabe Ijo, which is a nicely fried chicken whole leg marinated with green chili and various vegetables is delicious. Pairing it with the sambal nenas gives it a more spicy kick. However, the price tag RM 18.80 is still not justifiable.
Pempek is definitely the signature dish here. We had the Single Set which comes in few huge pieces fit for at least 2 diners. They were deep fried and possessed resilient texture, definitely not bouncy but not mushy soft either. One of them contained Egg and to be eaten together with a thick, sweet Vinegar-like dip as well as condiments like Dried Shrimp (in powder form) and Cucumber. Not addictive but not too shabby for a change.
Taste wise? Not bad for us, at least. The koay teow noodles are smooth, and comes with a decent wok hei. Gravy is more to a sweet side and gives a slightly oily texture which is acceptable. Portion is small so order two plates or special if you are really hungry. The prawns can be neglected.
Here's the location.
We started with Salmon Mentai Island Roll... Sushi Rolls topped with torched Salmon piece and creamy, sweet Mentai sauce and complete with crispy Dried Fish. The concoction was delicious... the bite was multi-dimensional and satisfying. If there was one thing that we could nitpick, it would be the texture of the Japanese Rice, which we thought it was a little too soft to our liking.
他们家的三文鱼还可以接受，可是Shoyu Ramen 却完全没味道。
The cream sauce is really creamy and rich, with hint of herbs taste. The salmon cubes are quite fresh too, and I wish it could be more in my plate. Overall the portion size are considered good enough to me, and this dish is very delicious. (Rate: 4/5)
Actually to taste whether it is a nice pizza or not? Usually we would order the most simple pizza to taste. Therefore Margherita pizza. Actually we had high hope for the pizza as we saw that they are using the Italian style pizza oven. The tastes of the pizza were just average for our liking. With the price, it is acceptable for an Italian restaurant.
They have another branch at Gurney Paragon
Yun Ssäm Bar sources their Fresh Oysters well and served them with Kimchi Puree. The Oysters were very fresh and plump... no additional sauces were required. We did not enjoy the Kimchi Puree though, we thought it would be a tad too salty to go with the Oysters which had salty essence of the sea. They were so addictive that we needed to go for another round of order