Monday, September 29, 2008

Island Red Café

I was very much indeed wanted to attend the 2nd Food Bloggers Gathering which was held in Edelweiss that organized by Lingzie, What2See and group. However, I was tied down with this important family dinner which I can’t run away.

It was an in-law gathering at Island Red Café, and in such gathering, being a daughter-in-law is good to be around but not to absent. Right?

Well, let’s cut the craps, this is a new eatery outlet located in Krystal Point premises, and it’s operates by a few enthusiastic and energetic young men not long ago. This place was formerly owned by TM Net, and it was vacant for couple of months. Now it has turned into eatery shop. And it’s also many FTZ (Free Trade Zone) employees favourite place to have their lunch too, reason is simple cuz, there are many choices to choose from the menu and the price is absolutely reasonable.
This place is much cater for the young generation, there’s sofa set meant for people to wait or even hang around after working hours, though they do not have beer and other liquors. Oh, not that I forget this is a Halal café too. And, there’s a computer area for people to online unlimitedly, spacious dining area for smoking area and non-smoking area.

What my in-law told me that their Chicken Meat Lobak is one of the best selling dish as well as the Seafood Home Made Tofu.

Apart from those finger foods, we also have Chicken Nuggets, Chicken Wings and Bread Toast to much before we have our main dish.

We also have a Seafood Tomyam for a start, hubby told me that it isn’t that bad, however, Tomyam is something very subjective. Many would want it sour and spicy, some may just want to taste it averagely. But, we received pretty good comment about it.

I’ve got myself a Black Pepper Chicken Chop, which is good to have it, cuz, it’s marinated with lots of black pepper and rosemary. I supposed they pan friend it and the meat is tender and smooth.
Hubby likes to have a New Zealand Lamb Chop with Mint Sauce, in fact, he’s been yearning for it for quite sometime. You would be surprised it’s about 4 pieces on the plate with only RM13.90!

The others of the family member ordered local delight like Nasi Lemak, before I could take any shots, there they go, gone into their stomach. [LOL]

Oh yes, not to forget Rib Eye Steak with BBQ sauce. It was 70% well done and the meat was tender and delicious.

After the meal, my brother-in-law brought us 2 slices of cheese cake. The cheese cake is rich and yummy. In fact, I like the chocolate cheese cake better, cuz, chocolate is my favourite. [LOL]

You may find Coffee Bean, Starbucks, or Secret Recipes a bit pricey for the cakes, am sure you will not find this costly yet delicious. Further, the place is so convenient and it’s rather spacious for friends gathering too.

Address & Contact Number
Unit 1-1-12, 1-1-13, 1-1-14
Krystal Point Corporate Park
Lebuh Bukit Kecil 6
11900 Bayan Lepas
Penang
Tel: +604-642 1133

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant

For those living in Ipoh will never find this place strange, in fact, it’s many families’ favourite place. Whether it’s for wedding, birthday dinner or lunch or any gathering, this place is full of people all the time.

I was invited for a gathering last weekend and this is the venue for the gathering. And the food that serves were absolutely thumbs up.

Foods that served were all the restaurant’s signature dishes.

It was so delicious that my relative got to show me his empty bowl.

First was served prawn crackers. It was an extra order for the chicken dish. This dish was named Winning Chicken (勝利雞), which I don’t know why they named it such a name. I was told it got to be pre-ordered, otherwise, you will not be able to have it on the day. Taste wise, it was too salty for my liking.

2nd signature dish is the Mixed Vegetables with Macadamia Nuts.

3rd signature dish, fish paste steam with tofu. This is something that I can’t seem to find it in Penang. And, it’s absolutely delicious and yummy!

4th signature dish… the Pan Fried Fresh Water Prawns (生煎大頭蝦). And this is like now you see and now you don’t kind of scene… this is most of the people’s favourite. Look at the plate, full of prawns’ shells … that could tell how yummy it is.

5th dish, Spring Onion Fish (薑蔥魚)

Apart from these dishes (家常便飯), the restaurant also serves GeoDuck, Giant Crabs, Giant Fishes, Lobsters…. And I supposed those are expensive stuff.

Well, after all these, fruits are on the house - aka complimentary from the restaurant. So, it's not only a fruitful gathering but also a sumptuous lunch too.

Other Review

Address & Contact Number
Pusing Public Seafood Restaurant
No. G 57-65 Jalan Verasamy Ipoh
(Horley Road)
30300 Ipoh
Perak Darul Ridzuan
Malaysia
Tel: +605 2419 348, +605 2410 306, +605 2533 428

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wedding Banquet in Gurney Resort

I know I have been missing in action for a long long time…. Not because of am lazy or what, I was completely have no time to blog anything. Thus, I’ve neglected this small corner of mine for quite some time.

On top of that, many of you know that I’ve gone thru some op, thus, I have no chance to eat out too. Beside the point, I was absolutely busy with my annual task and also my brother’s wedding.

I guess you could imagine why I didn’t show all the full course dishes when you read thru. Cuz, I was busy attending to relatives and friends. And also busy running around too.

I was managed to take a few of those dishes and post it here. The banquet took place in Gurney Resort, which located along the Gurney Drive area.

1st dish… nobody could miss this out. The Four Season Palate, that comprises of money bag, jelly fish, prawn fritters, fried shark fin, and a sweet and sour seaweed wrapped with chicken meat.

2nd dish… The usual Shark Fin Soup.

3rd dish… Chicken with Prawn Crackers.

4th dish… Butter Milk Prawns.

5th dish… Thai Sauce Steam Fish.

6th dish… Assorted mushrooms with broccoli.

7th dish… Yong Chow Fried Rice.

8th dish… Honeydew and Sago.

Overall on the food taste, nothing much could complain, and secondly the food served were hot too.

Since I've not been submitting my homework for awhile, this would be something for a start. Enjoy!