Belated Mother’s Day Dinner @ Perut Rumah, Kelawai Road

20140630-205732-75452951.jpgI’m really happy Aun Ling recommended this place to me. Very seldom do we find good nyonya food and great atmosphere here in Penang. Decided to bring mum here for a belated Mother’s Day treat. She loves Chinese/local food anyway. And it was a good decision to try out this place cause she loves it! Β πŸ™‚ And for the record, I love it too!20140630-205735-75455524.jpgWe ordered about 4 different dishes and they were all delicious. This place has now become quite a favourite for both my mum and I. πŸ™‚

First up, we had the ‘Kapitan Curry Chicken’.Β 20140630-205736-75456920.jpgThis were utterly yummy. The chicken was tender and well cooked. The curry was thick and rich in flavour. No complaints at all. Seriously.

We also ordered the ‘Jiu Hu Char’.Β 20140630-205739-75459654.jpgThis place is the first place I went to that serves this dish with a separate dish of green veggie leaves. Great idea if you asked me. The dish mixed with rice? Yummy. The dish wrapped in the veggie? Delicious!

And a must try at any nyonya restaurant is the ‘Lor Bak’.Β 20140630-205742-75462998.jpgThankfully, the ‘Lor Bak’ here didn’t disappoint. As a matter of fact, it was seasoned so perfectly, mum and I actually ordered a second helping. Yes. We did. It was delish! πŸ˜€ This has now become our ‘regular dish’ every time we have dinner there. πŸ™‚

Just to top it off, we ordered the ‘Otak-otak’.Β 20140630-205745-75465776.jpgThis comes in small ‘1-person serving’ packet, and by packet, we mean wrapped in leaves. Even though this is not the best ‘otak-otak’ I’ve had, it’s still pretty good. Personal opinion, as good as it is, it’s a step behind the other dishes in taste. That, like I mentioned, is just my personal opinion. πŸ™‚

Overall, I love the place. 20140630-211607-76567753.jpgGreat food, nice ambiance, pretty good service and pretty easy parking (it’s actually a bungalow with its own carpark). And best of all, mum loves the place! Only the best for my mum! πŸ™‚20140701-154348-56628375.jpg


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.Β 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.Β 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. πŸ˜›

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. πŸ˜‰ 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.Β 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. πŸ˜‰ 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! πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ˜‰

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.Β 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 Β taste matches the smell. I hope I’m making sense. πŸ˜‰

Then there’s the Traditional Minced Meat With Rice. Love this.Β 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. πŸ˜‰

Dinner @ Kwong Sang Cafe

20130930-191614.jpgIt took me more than six months to finally dine here. Haha. I’ve heard about this place quite a number of times from a couple different people and the reviews seem to be quite averagely good. So, I was glad that I finally made my way to this little cafe along Leith Street, Penang, with Michelle.

It’s quite a cozy little shop, decorated with a tailor’s shop theme.20130930-191722.jpg20130930-191704.jpg20130930-191739.jpgEven the menu cover is made from fabric adn decorated with buttons and buckles.Β 20130930-191757.jpgGotta say though, was a little disappointed at first with the menu because there’s only a limited number of dishes available. But thank God the averagely good food made up for it. πŸ˜‰

I decided to get the Spaghetti Carbonara. Took a while for the dish to arrive though.Β 20130930-191833.jpgNot the best I’ve taken, but it’s pretty much above average. What I like about it is that I don’t get sick of it after eating half the plate. Usually, if its white sauce, I’d get sick of it by the time I finish half the plate. But this time, not only I don’t get sick of it, I finishes the entire plate like I’m starving. Or maybe I am? πŸ˜› Haha! But I’m definitely planning to go back for more soon!

Can’t help wondering though if the shop owners are fan of The Beatles. Cause I caught sight of these.Β 20130930-191914.jpg20130930-191928.jpgTeehee! πŸ™‚ Would definitely recommend this place to my friends. It’s a nice little place with averagely good food (at least the spaghetti I had is averagely good) and a cozy atmosphere to sit, chat and chill with friends. πŸ˜‰

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.Β 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. πŸ˜‰

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.Β 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.Β 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.Β 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.Β 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. πŸ˜‰ I’d definitely recommend this to anyone. Hell, I sometimes buy and treat some of my close friends this satay. πŸ˜‰