Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ivy's Kitchen

We have been blogging about hawker delight, Korean food, Japanese food, Western food, but how many of us blog about Local Authentic Malaysian Food??

Well, it’s not difficult to find now. In fact, recently we were invited for a food review session which organized by Criz to Ivy’s Kitchen which is few doors away from Jemputree & Isaribi Japanese Restaurant.

Food is serving is reasonable and the price is affordable too, especially each of everyone is under going this economy downturn, this is the place for you and me.

Let me share with you what does Ivy’s Kitchen offer.

Combo Set Meal
A – Chicken Rendang RM9.00
B – Beef Rendang RM8.50
C – Nasi Lemak RM7.50
D – Fried Fish Meal RM9.00 (choice of cintan noodles, bee hoon, tanghoon and porridge)
E – Curry Prawns RM9.00
F – Curry Lemak Fish RM9.00
G – Curry Assam Fish RM9.00

**All set meals will include fresh fruit juice and a jelly.
Add on desserts are as follow –
Rojak +RM2.00 (normal RM3.00)
Red Bean Soup +RM1.00 (normal RM1.60)

The combo sets range from RM7.50 to 9.00 is affordable and mostly cook by Ivy, that’s how the name came about.

We were served with all the combo sets which I had mentioned.

1st we were served the typical Malaysian all time favourite, the Nasi Lemak (Combo C). What I would like to really shout about this is the rice is fragrant and it’s real creamy as in ‘lemak’. Nasi lemak that is come with half hard boiled egg, some anchovies, cucumber, fish crackers, sambal, deep fried fish and chicken wing. Don’t find this tempting? I personally do!

2nd is the beef rendang (Combo B), what serves with this is plain rice, but of course you can op for nasi lemak too, come with it are papadum, pineapple and cucumber pickles, half hard boiled egg and some anchovies. Since I don’t take beef, but I know many had given good comment about it.

Chicken Rendang (Combo A). Very strong spices and the chicken meat is tender and juicy too.

Fried Fish Porridge & Bee Hoon (Combo D). First was served the porridge, taste wise was slightly bland, but it was nice to me, as such food is good for people like me that wants to on diet. (LOL) Then after follow by the bee hoon. It’s also the same type of food, but you can op for porridge or noodle.

Combo E, F, G is the set where it comes with the steam rice, half hard boiled egg, papadum, anchovies, pineapple pickles. And op for either assam fish, curry lemak fish or prawns.

All sets mentioned are nice, but am sure ladies will op for the assam fish.

Ivy’s Kitchen also has variety choice of beverages to offer, down from fresh orange, cucumber + mint, pineapple, watermelon, plum sour, carrot, etc.

Apart from all the set meals, they also have other snacks to offer. Snacks like lobak, popiah (spring roll), penang assam laksa, deep fried stuffed fish aka cincaru, ju hu char, deep fried chicken and many other more.

Guess what that end the review? Of course the dessert!!!

Everyday the base would be the red bean soup, and what combine into the soup is either dried lily bulb, white fungus, or dried longan.

Before I end this wonderful review, let me share something with you… with the creation of Food Point of Interest, here’s the fusion style of Ju Hu Char. Isn’t it creative?

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Address & Contact Number
Ivy’s Kitchen
58 Jalan Chow Thye
10250 Penang
Tel: +6013-433 7878 (Mr Tan)
+6016-433 7130 (Ms Ivy)

Notes:Business Hours: 8am - 9pm (except Saturday) & 6pm - 9pm (Saturday)

GPS Coordinates : N05 2529.0 E100 1914.6

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Seventies 70's Latin Coffea

More and more eatery outlet had set up in Upper Penang Road, well, I believe it’s all cater for those people that having their time in Momo, Slippery Senorita, etc.

And am sure some people after a few drinks would want to have some snacks. Found this Seventies 70’s down here, well, don’t get me wrong, am ain’t having any drinking session thus need some quick bite.

In fact, this was told by my cousin sister who recently came and visit. And during the day she has nothing to do, she and her younger son wandering around and they found this place.

Probably their food is acceptable; she told me that they had a good time that afternoon.

Well, with that in mind, we visited them once, and that time was in a rush, and hubby needed a quick bite.

So happened we were around the corner, and that’s how we landed at this place.

He has a cup of coffee and I have a glass of orange juice. I know it looks miserable, but the word juice has answered all the queries.

Fried Wonton. It’s about 12 pieces…. I guess. In fact, it’s over fried.

Mee Udang, to me it’s more of like Mee Rebus. It looks really good, but hubby said it was just too bland. He said he’ll bring me for better one. And I shall see when would that be, hahahaha!!!

Address & Contact Number
3G, Ground Floor
Upper Penang Road
10000 Penang
Tel: +604-264 5568

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Edgecumbe Mee Goreng

I was told this is one of the famous mee goring in town apart from the Esplanade & Bangkok Lane. Though I have not tried both of these mentioned. But it was very famous back in 1980s, and they were located in Edgecumbe Road which is off lane of Kelawai Road. That time, the customers will stand next to the smelly drain just to savour this famous mee goreng.

But seriously how many of us know this stall was originated from the Padang Brown? Well, I was told that time they were waned due to change of traffic flow in Padang Brown, then they shifted to Edgecumbe Road. Then from there they moved over to Kompleks Makanan Persiaran Gurney.

What’s surrounding the stall, they have Mamak’s Rojak aka Pasembur.

Drinks stall like Coconut drinks and even the cooling one like this…

Ais Kacang! This would be the best selling during this season, the El Nino attacks season. Right?

They were also featured in RasaRasa & also NST.

Though many had find them drop in their standards, however, once the master chef had left the place, some how the quality of the food will be slightly affected. And customers should anticipate that.

This is the plate that hubby had order. It looks so red, and I could only taste chili. It isn’t that bland or tasteless like others had mentioned. If one would willing to improve the quality of food and the hygiene of the stall perhaps that would give this plate of mee goreng a better taste.

Well, I may be wrong,… well, if one do not take the initiative, ended up the business will be slowly waned.

Here’s the price list of the additional, down from ordinary to special taste and squid only.

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Opening Hours:
8am to 7.30pm
Close on Friday

Monday, June 8, 2009

Food Loft / Ko-Fu-Loft 口福樓

I think I am too out-dated in blogging Food Loft as it has now changed to Ko-Fu-Loft (口福樓) since few days ago. Before I start with Ko-Fu-Loft, Food Loft used to have it’s conveniences to its customers’, as it’s a multi-racial of cuisine under one roof. You’ll have a choice to have Japanese cuisine, Italian cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, Indonesia cuisine, Thai cuisine, Vietnamese cuisine and so on.

I find it weird to show you what Food Loft had offered, but seriously food for a start wasn’t impressing, but after months and weeks of doing it, I supposed practice make perfect, the food honestly has improved a lot.

For example the Fried Hand Noodle that was once promoted in Food Loft and was told they hired somebody from China and make those noodles with the chef’s bare hand. It was tantalizing, and the food serving was reasonable too.
Even figure food like Pie Tee also quite tasty.

And now, 2 to 3 years later, from Food Loft to now Ko-Fu-Loft (口福樓), serving Dim Sum, some Chinese food like Jingdo Pork Ribs (京都排骨), Sweet & Sour Pork, Pork Ribs King (排骨王), etc.

For a start we tried a few of ordinary Dim Sum, and I personally believe we’ll have to come back for another try.

Simple Dim Sum as, Fresh Shrimp Dumplings or Har Kau (鮮明蝦餃) RM5-50.

Siew Mai (魚子燒賣皇) RM5-00.

Fried Carrot Cake (口福臘味蘿蔔糕) RM5-00. Crispy outside, spongy inside; absolutely different from others restaurant which they normally fried it with bean sprouts and other ingredients.

Deep Fried Prawn & Vegetable Spring Rolls (越南炸春卷) RM5-50.

Hong Kong Char Siew Roll (港式叉燒腸粉) RM4-50.

And, a pot of Chinese (菊堡茶, RM6-00, RM3-00 per pax, min 2 pax) for both of us, that helps to wash away the oily food.

Anyway, there will be a group of Penang Bloggers visiting them soon, please look out for their reviews.

Penang Blogger Community (Ko-Fu-Loft)
Criz Lai
Gourmet Garden
Food Paradise

Steven Goh

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Allie Food Talk
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Best of Penang Food!
Nutty Eve #9

Other Review (Food Loft)
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Shiok or Not?

Address & Contact Number
170-04-59 Gurney Plaza
Tel: +604-229 5011
Fax: +604-229 4011