Showing posts with label Non Halal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Non Halal. Show all posts

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Brussels Beer Café - table for four


By the time we realised that we had definitely overordered , perched on the high chair area right in the corner , we made a quiet resolve to systematically remove some plates bit by bit because if you assembled them all at once , it would have looked like we had just been let out of prison .

Right , let's see what we shared amongst ourselves .

Beer Food Platter comprising ...
Blind finches ( I could drink the sauce provided together with it , all day , and get drunk on that alone lolz ), roast pork ( mouthwatering crackling skin is always such a bonus ) , squid tentacles , smoked duck breast ( fantastic ! ) , Belgian frites .


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Good Luck Bah Kut Teh - Bayan Baru


Well , well , well .
Just when you least expect cheap , clean and fast to exist side by side on Penang island , walla , a place like this pops up .

And when I say cheap , I am not referring to those places where bah kut teh still costs MYR 5.50 per portion for per person . Don't know about elsewhere , but if it costs that little on the island , you're freaking risking it ! Not gonna elaborate on that matter further .

Anyway , the cheap I am talking about , hovers around ( more or less ) 10 ringgit per person . 
Certain places command two times that amount but don't expect premium meat . Sometimes , I think those expensive joints are either scams or pure herd mentality hype .

Lemme explain further with regards to the pricing ....if you order a bowl of bah kut teh soup for 2 pax , at Good Luck , it is just gonna cost you around 20 ringgit , not inclusive of drinks , rice and any add ons .
3 persons = 30ish , 4 = 40 ish .



Monday, 12 June 2017

Loke Sok Seafood - fast forward 2017


This kopitiam is actually famous for its fish noodle . But if anything is to go by and you observe like I did , and notice that most of their loyal old customers end up looking like garoupas with too many visible age spots on their skin , that's a huge No Thank You from me . 

We are what we eat after all .
I hardly take belacan and prawn paste but I do like fish occasionally , so what am I doing here actually ?
Well , there is a chu cha operator that opens till around 2 pm or so . The old cook from last time is no more around but these guys are just as good and this is what we called for .


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Morganfield's - Queensbay Mall



To avoid the crazy crowds at 7ish who are about to break their fast during this Ramadhan period , we could not decide between S.Wine and Morganfield's , but ah , he wanted beef .

Thus , to Morganfield's we went . 


Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Gan En Wu Tang Shui - new , clean kid on the block


It's 6pm and the crowd at Kimberley Street is not yet building up .
That gives us plenty of room to manouvre and table space to choose from which we will be hard pressed to do so at say ....8 ish .

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Authentic Mun Chee Kee - Sam Leong Road



Can't think of anything more perfect to put back the glow on the cheeks , than a steaming hot bowl of soup for supper . And since this shop claims to be the King of Pig Organ's Soup , we're gonna give it a try .



Monday, 23 January 2017

Late night supper at Khidthung in Jelutong



At 11pm , Jelutong is a locale which offers many food options for night owls . However , if you ask my honest opinion , a lot of the foods after dark is " beh chiak " ( awful ) .

Until , I recalled this place , so rather than go to the nearest Mamak or fastfood , let's have something more exciting for supper tonight .

Tomyam Maggi .
We Malaysians , refer to every instant noodle brand as Maggi you see , even though what they currently use here are noodles imported from China , we still call it Maggi .



Wednesday, 18 January 2017

K-Pot ( Prima Tanjung ) - authentic Korean comfort food in Penang


There are two or three K-Pots between Tanjong Bungah and Prima Tanjong . The outlet I am referring to is the one in Prima Tanjung , just 2 doors away from that lovely Aji Noren which reminds me of dark nights darting in and out of hidden food alleys in the more serene parts of Tokyo .


Monday, 9 January 2017

Ah Gu Pan Mee - yummy clam pan mee


Ah Gu Pan Mee is one half of the two famous brothers who used to run a Pan Mee stall in the old Yi Garden Kopitiam .
They were in the same shop as the other famous operator , Hongkee Bamboo Wantan Mee .

We used to patronise them , then  followed them to Kampung Malabar before discovering that they have another shop here . 
Update : have since discovered that they have closed the Kampung Malabar stall and are now here in their own shoplot .

Before you read further , I'd like you to know that this is NOT your regular tasting Hakka pan mee . Think of it as a richer , different flavoured version , made by other clans , especially when it comes to the soup stock . The noodles on the other hand , are equal to any lovingly homemade pan mee made in Hakka households .


Monday, 2 January 2017

Friday, 9 December 2016

Little Corner Cafe - first time having Picotea


" The stall is run by an angmoh kia "
Which made me scrutinise the cook as he whizzed to the back of the kopitiam . I noticed a lot of New York yellow cab toys placed like a recurring theme, from the stall to the display cabinet behind .
When I checked their facebook page , someone mentioned that this was an American burger joint .

He looked middle eastern at first glance , though he could be a Lebanese , Puerto Rican or some other nationality . Didn't ask . Just wild guessing .

What mattered was , why , of all places , would a foreigner choose this far flung kopitiam to set up shop .

As well as how he could whip up a Picotea dish that tastes so yummily addictive even with flattened buns that really reminded me of that marvellous Arab bread served in Dubai airport .



Friday, 4 November 2016

Wild Boar Curry in my Chap Fun


Found a new chap fun economy rice place today . This wasn't your regular mediocre run down place . 
Everything was fresh , clean , the oil was of good quality and best of all , the taste was so darned good !

In spite of all the current price increases , this enormous plate below cost only RM 5.40 only !
My goodness .


Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Henry Restaurant - Bukit Panchor



We had a choice . Between Heng Lee or Henry just a few doors down .
Heng Lee has Southern Thai chefs ( which could mean that foods would have a lot of sugar thrown in ) while Henry seemed to attract silver haired  customers . 

At around the same time , a car full of Ah Beng and Ah Lian occupants spilled out and rushed towards Henry . That decided it then , we would follow suit  . 

The instant they sat down , a humungous platter of crabs was served . Talk about fast service . I guess they must have placed their order via telephone first .

Anyway , the man who took our order was patient as well as polite . Other really good thing I noticed about this restaurant is , they're not stuck up in the least and won't pull a face if you want to order less or have just a one dish meal .

However , when the first of the 2 dishes arrived , we took one look at the size of the prawn and thought to ourselves ....
" die already , sure kena chop wan " 
Inside was 6 numbers of medium sized ( pek heh )prawns , plus one big slice of fish , a few pieces of squid and okra in claypot curry

Boy were we wrong .
When we got the bill , this was listed as RM 30 only !



Friday, 14 October 2016

Little Dragon Puffs in a bamboo steamer - Din Tai Fung


I love the set up of this restaurant . Clean lines , with guzheng and erhu music lilting softly in the background .Slightly spiffy but not too stiffling  , the staff approach is one that maintains a distance , is professionally non judgemental , yet remains attentive and quick to attend to every one of our needs and wants .
Makes you feel as if you fit right in , with thoughtful , polite diners that take care not to raise their voice to too many decibels .....my kinda place alright  .



Monday, 10 October 2016

Nepalese cooks ....what next ?


Would you believe it if I told you that this entire Malaysian Chinese meal , was cooked by Nepalese chefs in Penang ?
It was good , tasty and wholesome yet I still cannot get over the fact that a good number of them can cook better than today's local hotel chefs and many of us women .
Geez.

Whatever laws the Penang state government has put in motion , it's useless as these foreign chefs seem to be an increasing fixture in the chu cha and dimsum kitchens . 
First it began with the Thais , then Banglas , followed by a regretful period of terrible cooks who should NOT be given any licence to cook from ( 2 countries which I don't want to name because one of those are known to be super siew hei ) and now omg , now we have the Nepalese entering the fray  . Fast learners who can deliver the desired results !


Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Ah Soon Kor Har Mee - Carnavon Street


Never have I come across old Japanese men patronising any local Hokkien Mee stall until just now .
The soup though teeming with rich prawn flavour is so much more oilier than other versions of Hokkien Mee on the island , that it looks so wrong  but of course it tastes so darned good lah otherwise why you think the Japanese would eat it , no ? 

Even then , notwithstanding the fact that I am one of his fans , I was still very surprised to see with my own four eyes that Ah Soon Kor has managed to snare at least one foreigner in his apron .



Friday, 30 September 2016

Maneki-neko murals at Mall ' s Cafe - Prangin tomyam paradise on level 3


Somehow , Southern Thai tomyam seems to smell and taste better when served within air conditioned premises .
There's no way you are not going to get your appetite worked up when you pass by the shop . The aroma is enough to floor you .

That's how , even though Prangin Mall seems to be on the decline after the exit of their anchor tenant , the 4 main tomyam players on the 3rd floor , still manage to draw in all of us sadistic makan freaks .

I'll show you the first outlet . My personal favourite.

1. Mall's Cafe .

The ahbeng ahlian chop shop where I once scoffed at a Korean guy who popped in but was so shocked when he drank up every last bit of the soup without breaking a sweat .
Respect !

Was surprised to see that they now serve their tomyam maggi in nicer ceramic Maneki - neko bowls . Not only that , the entire shop is filled with Lucky Cat murals too .


Monday, 19 September 2016

CRC Penang - small table in a big restaurant



It's a big restaurant and we're such a small party of people that I'm really worried if we're gonna be ignored . 
So we decided to arrive early .....like really , really , really early and yes , since we were so obviously visible , the kepala ( head ) of the ladies squad personally attended to us . Phew !