It’s Her Turn!

So, my bestie is getting married and me & the girls are all super stoked! Just goes to show that if a person is nice and likable, everyone will be happy when there’s something happy happening for the person. ๐Ÿ™‚

Think sometimes we girls may even appear to be more excited than the bride-to-be herself. Lol! That’s what happens when your good friends are getting married . ๐Ÿ˜› Can’t wait for the wedding ceremony this year end! And I realized, it’s also like another marker or checker to our years of friendship. I mean, how many close friends will we have at our wedding who has been our good friends since we’re 7 years old and have never grown apart?! Gosh!

Anyways coming back, she and her fiancรฉ are always adorable together. ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is one fairytale that am sure will have a happily ever after.

a.m. Cups For Brekkie

Caught up with Imee for breakfast over one of the weekends. I recommended her this particular dish simply cause I know she loves bacon, just like me. Teehee! Located at a small coffee shop along the row of shophouses, ‘a.m. cups’ are 3/4 cooked eggs wrapped in bacon, ham or sausage.ย am cupsI really love this simply but yummy breakfast, preferably either the one with the bacon or the sausage. The one wrapped in ham is somehow lacking in taste, maybe cause the taste of the egg manages to overpower that of the ham. Huh. Anyway, its still tasty. Each cup costs RM3.50.

20140118-181452.jpgYou can even order it as a set. The set comes with 2 cups and a bowl of mushroom soup.ย 20140118-181437.jpgHowever, as yummy as it is, I don’t think this is something that I can take everyday. Prolly only once in 2 weeks. Oh well, still happy I found a nice breakfast dish, even though the coffee shop is really not an ideal place to sit and chat. ๐Ÿ˜›

Lunch @ Maa Roy Thai Restaurant

Located at Krystal Point, this is not one of my top favourite place for Thai food. However, they serve decent Thai food, and provide really cheap nice set lunches. Perfect for weekdays lunch. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s only RM 9.90 for each of the sets below. It comes with a drink and a choice of either a bowl of clear tom yum soup or a dessert.

First up was the Fried Rice.ย 20140118-182146.jpgIt was fairly average. I’m kinda amused at how they placed the rice. Start-shaped! Haha! Mum ordered this with the Lemongrass Juice and the Clear Tom Yum Soup, and it costs RM 9.90. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The Clear Tom Yum Soup is quite yummy actually.

Then there’s the Green Curry Chicken Rice. Mine. It comes with a glass of Ice Lemon Tea and Tum Tim Krop. RM 9.90.20140118-182131.jpgMy rice came in a heart shape. Haha! Gotta say, the green curry is quite nice. Wouldn’t say the same about the Tub Tim Krop though.20140118-182203.jpgI actually hate it that it comes with ice CUBES. I’ve had this dessert that comes with grinded ice, and that was delicious. Somehow, it just doesn’t go well with ice cubes. Oh well, too bad. Next time I go there, I’m gonna pick the soup instead of the dessert for the set lunch then. Teehee! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Gotta say though, as decent as the food is, personally, I don’t think it’s a place where you can frequent cause it gets a little kinda stale. But it’s definitely not my last time lunching here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lunch @ Xuan Feng Restaurant

Well, it’s actually more of a cafe than a restaurant, if you ask me. However, I gotta say I like the simple concept of the store. Situated at Krystal Point Penang, it’s comfortable and air-conditioned. Best of all, the food is pretty good and cheap. Well, at least the ones I’ve tried is good.

The Fried Rice, without prawns but with Chinese sausages instead.ย 20140118-181850.jpgWhen I first saw it, I thought it would just be average, but I was surprised. I think it must be the Chinese sausage, but it made the fried rice taste pretty good. The entire place smelled good and the ย taste matches the smell. I hope I’m making sense. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Then there’s the Traditional Minced Meat With Rice. Love this.ย 20140118-181911.jpgThey sure don’t scrimp on the meat, and its served hot. Sometimes small cafes like this make their food beforehand so that service is quick. The service here is definitely not slow and the food served is hot and freshly cooked. At least the times I’ve been here, it’s been like that.

As it can be seen, the dish is served with a bowl of soup. Bonus points from me. I love soup! Haha. I’ll definitely frequent this place whenever I’m working cause its nice, cheap and the service is satisfactory. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lunch @ Golden Claypot, Chai Leng Park

Mum and I decided to try this place when we went over to Butterworth last week. It’s called Golden Claypot, located in Chai Leng Park, Butterworth.ย 20130918-002400.jpgFrom the outside, the place looks huge. Maybe it’s because of the sign board. But when you step in, it’s just like any chinese restaurant. The kind that’s big enough to host a wedding dinner, that is. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Gotta say, I was a little shocked when they put this plate of groundnuts on the table for us. No, not because they gave us groundnuts (cause it is customary for chinese restaurants to serve a plate of groundnuts), but because of the quantity that was given.ย 20130918-002421.jpgI have never, and I mean never, ever gone to a restaurant who gave such scrappy portion of groundnuts. Kinda shocking. Meh.

Anyways, we ordered the Spinach Soup with Century Eggs.20130918-002447.jpgKinda disappointing. It’s actually a little too salty for my liking. It’s as if they scooped a ladle of salt into this dish.

We also had the Guinness Stout Chicken.ย 20130918-002437.jpgThis was okay. Not particularly tasty. It was just normal. I’ve definitely had better Guinness Stout Chicken, much better actually.

So my lunch at this Golden Claypot Restaurant? Really disappointing and unimpressive. I’m pretty sure I’m not going back for more. At least not in any foreseeable future. Meh.

Eaton Satay @ Hans Food Centre, Batu Lanchang

20130916-105917.jpgI daresay, this is one of the best satay I’ve ever had in Penang island. Been a customer of this Eaton Satay since I was a teenager. A normal satay is usually coated with the sauce before it is barbecued. But the satay sold here is coated before and after barbecuing the meat. And the sauce in my opinion is quite nice and well flavoured. Better than most that I’ve eaten before.

Situated right outside the Hans Food Centre which is along Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim, this Eaton Satay has now become a local food attraction for satay lovers.ย 20130916-105941.jpgIt is just a small stall placed right outside the coffee shop, but it’s business is really good and has been consistently growing. What I don’t understand is, why did they face the front of their stalls inwards, facing the coffee shop, instead of outwards, facing the road where passerby can easily see.ย 20130916-105932.jpgWeird. But that still doesn’t change the face that they sell yummy satay. Been a customer for more than 10 years, and will continue being their customer as long as their business continues or until the quality drops. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’d definitely recommend this to anyone. Hell, I sometimes buy and treat some of my close friends this satay. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Steamed Dishes @ Hai Beng Coffee Shop, Pitt Street

Been having lunch at this coffee shop a couple times now. Apparently, it’s famous for it’s Hainan Lor Mee, but every time I go there, I’ll have the steamed dishes set. It’s from a stall called ‘Wang Yee Steamed Rice’, and it sells a few different type of dishes. Every dished is steamed, hence, less oil, a little healthier. At least I hope so. ๐Ÿ˜›

My favourite set is the Steamed Black Pepper Chicken set.ย 20130905-093427.jpgThe set comes with a bowl of steamed rice and a bowl of soup. When I first heard the name of this dish, Steamed Black Pepper Chicken, I thought it would be a dish with strong black pepper taste and smell, but I was proven wrong. It’s actually really yummy. There’s none of the overwhelming taste of black pepper where almost every other ‘black pepper related food’ that I’ve tried have. 20130905-093439.jpgThe portion is just nice for one person. This set cost RM 7.

Of course, sometimes, you can order another dishย ร  la carte at RM 5.50 if you want varieties for your lunch. Even better if you go with a friend and each order a set, then you can have 2 dishes to share among the two of you. Last weekend, I ordered theย ร  la carte Steamed Fish to share with my mum, besides my usual black pepper chicken set.ย 20130905-093446.jpgThe fish is surprisingly fresh. A little bland compared to some of the steamed fish dishes that I’ve tried before elsewhere. So whenever I want something with a little more taste, I’ll usually order the Steamed ‘Otak-otak’ (which I forgot to take a picture of).

Definitely won’t get bored of this place anytime soon. Cheap, nice and healthy (sort of). Haha!