Sunday, September 27, 2009

Foo Heong Restaurant 富香酒樓

If you’re a Cantonese and not well verse in Hokkien dialague in Penang, and yet you need to look for food, where would be the place for you then?

Well, let’s be logical apart from fast food, you can actually drive down to town, to this place where mostly Cantonese staying in the island – Cintra Street. In Cantonese they called it 日本橫街.

Foo Heong has been in Penang for many decades, in fact down from hubby’s grandfather’s time, Foo Heong has been here in Cintra Street already. It used to be very famous but it has lost its shine.

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If am not mistaken, what famous is their Char Hor Fun, Hokkien Char, etc.

Well, we didn’t have those, but order their chu char for a simple meal, but it turned out to be our disappointment.

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Stir Fry Kailan with Garlics. The sauce was too starchy for us. And we both find it a bit too salty.

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Pai Kut Ong (排骨王), way too sour.

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Spring Onion Fish Fillet (薑蔥魚片), the fish was like over-cooked. Taste was a bit bland.

No wonder whenever we drove passed this place, the shop is rather quiet. I just wish they could do something about it, and at least it brings back to many people’s fond memories.

15 comments:

ck lam said...

It's been a while since I last ate at this place. It used to be quite crowded.

Little Inbox said...

Observed the starchy gravy for all 3 dishes that you order.

J2Kfm said...

geez .... that bad? or maybe they changed cooks?

SimpleGirl said...

sometimes it does happen....nvm...go for next one, since Penang has got so many delicious food to offer

Tummythoz said...

Like Little Inbox observed, almost like eating glue?

gill gill said...

big no no to me. got the same experience as yours, its already few years ago, still no improve ah?

email2me said...

They use newspaper to wrap their take away foods too ...... and the prawns used to fried the char hor fun were as big as dried shrimp only.

foodbin said...

a lot of tapioca starch in those dishes!

worldwindows said...

That bad? Tired place in need of a revamp.

Food For Tots said...

It used to be my favourite restaurant too but not anymore now....

tigerfish said...

I don't eat out too often recently but I hate those starch when I see them.

thenomadGourmand said...

Aiyo...time for them to "chap lup" soon! ;p

Big Boys Oven said...

hiya, sorry for not dropping by lately as we had been caught up with assignment lol! work and tour! lol!
great to be back looking at another of you awesome post, hope to meet up soon! bbo!

Big Boys Oven said...

it must be not your day! :)

Big Boys Oven said...

it must be not your day! :)