Asian in Jalan Paya Terubong
Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 Restaurant
Open HourWed - Mon : 5:30pm - 10:30pm
1239-G, Jalan Paya Terubong, Paya Terubong, 11060 Air Itam, Penang
If you have the time to wait for Hock Chai to finish his cooking, you will know more about each dish and his explanation on his food passion to you. First of all, the introductory dish among that day’s long list of dishes was Korean Army Hotpot – RM45. This dish is actually prepared to suit those American soldiers who were stationed in South Korea. This dish is a mixture of Korean and Western. The ingredients of this hotpot consist of Cheese, Kimchi, Ham, Luncheon Meat, Cheese Sausage, Spring Onions, Chili Slices, Mushroom, Baked Beans and Tofu.
Overall, Zi Zai Restaurant offers a nice dining experience and offers a reminiscence of home cook style dishes, as their restaurant signboard also suggests the title "ko zha bi". The taste still lingering in my taste buds during recalling and it truely reflects the authentic home cook dishes. Price and quantity is user friendly at the same time and it would be an excellent choice for family dine in. Plenty of parking spaces available but the numbers of tables in the restaurant is somehow limited but I believe extra tables can be added at the external area of the restaurant.
Zi Zai Restaurant's started by chef, Mr Tan Hock Chai who strive to offer the cheapest and most delicious food for his customers. Signature dish of this restaurant is the "Poon Choi" (basin dish) which you need to make reservation few days in advance. The Poon Choi that can be found here at Restoran Zi Zai boast some very exquisite items, which includes Abalone, Roasted Duck, Braised 3 Layers Pork, Steamed Chicken, Sea Cucumber, Fish Maw, Mushrooms, Hock Chew Fish Balls, Fried Fish Fillets, Sweet & Sour Prawns and vegetables such as Broccoli, Chinese Cabbage, Yam and Sweet Turnip. Advance booking require if you are here for "Poon Choi".