Saturday, May 31, 2008

Garden Ferringhi

Heard from What2See on Feringghi Garden not long ago as well as my other colleagues on the ambience and surrounding. Thus, with our special occasion the other day, we decided to give it a try.

We drove all the way from one side of the island to the others just to find out how good is this place. Despite the traffic jams and the long journey, we both take it as enjoying the sceneries’ along the way. However, when we reached Feringghi area, I was very upset and sad to see it became so developed. I see lots of developments up there on the hill, eg. Moonlight Bay, Shamrock, etc…

Anyway, let’s talk about that later in my other blog.

When we reached Feringghi Garden, I was a bit sceptical about it, cuz, it doesn’t look that nice to me. While we both were debating should we give it a try or should we go back to our favourite spot Feringghi Grill in Rasa Sayang; one of their staff came to us and direct us to their private car park.

Hubby & I were telling ourselves, let’s give it a shot, if this doesn’t up to our expectation, we’ll not come back that’s all. After all, we have nothing to lose. Thus, we drove in to their private car park, when I saw the back yard decoration; I know this is the place for our anniversary.

I was excited taking pictures every where of this place, but hubby was busy scrutinizing their menu.

I told him, What2See was the one that recommended this place and also recommended the garlic bread too. Without second thought, hubby ordered the mixture of their home made garlic bread and tomato bread.

It turns out to be some differences compared with lots of restaurant in the island. I believe they were slightly toasted the bread, and you would need to apply those garlic sauce and tomato sauce on the bread yourself.

I have mushroom soup for myself, where else, hubby has the mixed salad for starter.

We both quite like the mushroom soup and the mixed salad that they prepared for us. Though it’s not anything different, but it tastes good.

Here comes the main course.

I made a mistake by getting myself a baked garoupa and other seafood. It turns out to be a bit bland, and it turns out to be not to my liking. In fact, I did not finish the entire plate.

Hubby got himself a Char Grilled Lemon Grass Chicken. His plate of chicken is definitely looked much better than mine, isn’t it?

We didn’t order any dessert then after, cuz, it’s kind of full to me.

After meal, their staff was kind enough to take us for a walk and also explained to us when was this established and things like that. He was telling us that this place has been established for 16 years and some phases were only established few months ago. For example, the place where we were just now was only 6 months old. Another corner of the restaurant is about 3 years old, things like that.

This place is definitely for couple that are into courtship, cuz, the ambience is absolutely amazing and cozy. And it’s a good place for proposal too. [wink]

Look at the decorations... it's so Balinese style, right? It gives their customers a pleasant dining experience.

Other Review

Address & Contact Number
34-C Batu Ferringhi
11100 Penang
Tel: +604-881 1193
Fax: +604-881 1195

Contact Person
Peh Yeoh Woei Liang
(Executive Chef – Fine Cuisine)
Tel: +6012-416 2819

Friday, May 30, 2008

68 Kelawai

Dear all.... especially for Penangite.....

Does anyone know who took over 68 Kelawai?? It's been demolished, and it's been closing down for almost 2 months?!

Everytime I passed by, I'm sad to see this place is knocked down. There's no notification or giant board that placed outside the famous eatery outlet.

This place is one of the best fine dining restaurant in the island...

If anyone knows what's happening, pls drop me a line, ya??!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Colonial Restaurant 雅品阁

One afternoon, we were on our hunt for food after decided to have fried dish course menu as our lunch. Well, where to as we were scratching our head to find a place and ended up at Colonial Restaurant at Armenian Street, diagonally opposite Edelweiss Café, the Swiss cuisine which I had published not long ago.

Colonial restaurant is also an old dilapidated building which had since been renovated and put on a new coat of paint. The owner of this restaurant also owned and managed Fisherman Grill in Sungai Ara, Hai Beng Coffee Shop and Lor Mee at Jones Road Shop and the Kuan Yim Theng Lor Mee stall at Goddess of Mercy Temple. The food served in the restaurant are of Hainanese style, they have ala carte and set menu. The choices are not many but are enough to have a good lunch.
We were not too sure what is the specialties food of this restaurant, we asked the waiter and he provided a few choices. We ordered Juhu Char served with lettuce and sambai, lobak and Kapitan Chicken curry and fried fish with curry paste dressing on top of the fish, rice cooked in coconut husk with pandan leave that make it a fragrance smell. We waited about 10 minutes before all the dish being served to us.

Finally when the dish arrived, we can savour from the kapitan chicken curry, the fried fish with curry paste, and the juhu char. It was deliciously cooked and the smell really made our empty stomach knocking.

Set menu are done entirely by the boss itself. Only a few helper were employed by the boss as the restaurant is still not known to the outside world yet due to its secluded place, not noticeable unless you pay attention while driving pass Armenian Street.

Here are some of the pictures which we had taken there... isn't it a typical olden days decorations and reminds you of those memories?

Other Review
La Joie de Vivre

Address & Contact Number
Colonial Restaurant 雅品阁
No. 35 Lebuh Amenian
10200 Penang
Tel: +604-261 4489

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Golden Claypot Restaurant 金砂煲



Few months ago, when we had our dinner in Teow Chew Meng in Chai Leng Park, we saw its next door was doing some renovation work.

Hubby and I were wondering what are they intend to do with this shop? Cuz, formerly this shop was a night club, and it’s been operating for many years already.

Today we decided to check it out after these few months, and now it has turn out to be another eatery outlet in Chai Leng Park. The decorations is so pleasant, the only thing is if you have lots of people dining in perhaps you need to sit at the long table. Cuz, they do not have any big round table cater for 10 or 6. Oh yes, this is the place where the restaurant name tells it all, all dishes are serve in a claypot. That’s why you could see many claypots down here.

What’s good about this place is, dishes were serving pretty fast. So, it’s literally good news for those are hungry. [grin]

While we were scrutinizing the menu, I saw almost every table will order a fish head claypot (紅燒魚頭). I supposed this is one of the recommended dish.

Ever since some time last year, I had the 薑蔥田雞 in Cheang Kee, Nibong Tebal. I’ve not been having Paddy Field Frog; so a pot of 薑蔥田雞 is a must.

Hubby loves pork ribs… so, a pot of Chinese fermented black beans Pork Ribs (豆豉排骨) just for him.

Finally a plate of mixed vegetables that ends the order.

It took only less than 30mins, the dishes are served. The fish head is among the best that we ordered, the ribs isn’t that good, guess something is missing. The Paddy Field Frog isn’t that bad either, it’s good to try.

A simple dinner that satisfied all the gluttons here.

18 & 20, Jalan Kurau
Chai Leng Park
13700 Perai

Note: Free WiFi