Friday, August 20, 2010

Bee See Heong 美時香餐室

It’s been awhile I didn’t visit this place, last weekend two couples were sat down at this place and have tasted their signature dishes. What make us very pleasant is our friend is happy with the food there.

Now that we got to go out together and shopping together, not because of anything but we shared the same objective right now. At times, am thinking isn’t this is like a beauty affair? At times we both pairs were like in such a dilemma that should we do this or that. Will that make it nice and comfort… and also is this practical if we fix this and that… and these questions are always pop into our conversation. Both women’s husband would also agree to have a day off for some sourcing work, comparing quotation and also sourcing some materials for that ‘objective’.

Probably some people find it fun, and some find it enjoyable… but all these while I don’t quite like it. That’s why many of my friends find me really abnormal, cuz, that’s something in life that it’s hard to achieve now especially with the current inflation circumstances. Secondly, when comes to this such huge project in life, somehow, the other party that helps you to erect or demolish, they just count every single penny from you. Whether you like it or not, this is the fact of life.

Especially at the time you’re rushing them, they will give all sorts of excuses… I wonder to myself, how could some owner could have so many ‘objectives’ in life? I truly wonder, I find that truly amazing! Don’t you think so?

Many will curse like hell when come to an extend that every dollar and cents is flowing out from your pocket like pouring water. And yet, you don’t seem to see much of the thing from whatever you’d spent.

The worst… you will be under tremendous of stress that you can’t even sleep well, or eat well, or eat a lot till stomach bloated up. Well, for my case, I can’t even coop with this and whatever stress that I currently have at work. Can you imagine that stress till that you could get up at 3am and start wondering what in the world that I missed out for my project? Gee… that’s damn frustrating.

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The signature Indonesian Prawns.

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Simple stir fried Bitter Gourd.

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Protein input, Fry Egg. Cantonese called this “Foo Yong”.

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Some evil sin… like Belachan Chicken.

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Seaweed soup, with some fish balls.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sri Malaya Heritage Restaurant

** Sri Malaya has stopped operation **
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Lately Penang has a lot of those cafés popping up in town, especially in UNESCO area. It gives many of us and even the tourist the choice of food and also a place for relaxing our mind.

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I’ve found a few in Penang, though time is always a problem to compromise, despite heavy work load. But am proud to see more and more this energetic young people came out to invent into this. Sri Malaya is one of them, a few good friends joint venture into this café business and decorated the entire place beautiful and pleasant. In fact, many of the furniture down there are basically old furniture but with their dedicated mind and finger, they turn each of these furniture into what it is now.

I would have to give them a big applause for their creativity and dedication. How many of us will have the heart and mind to safe whatever it’s still usable. Anything that is barely usable couldn’t survive in many people’s life now. Perhaps the technology world has change the entire generation and making more of these nowadays.

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Well, technology and generation gap aside… what attracts me down here is the air well, the air well is where the place attracts the natural light and the it’s cooling. Looking up, you could see those sophisticated chandelier dangling crystal lamp, according to Sam, one of the partner, those are old chandelier, they refurbished it all.

They turned the old building that along Rope Walk Road into this stunning beautiful place for us to dine, good food, good environment, and good music. And some good interior design magazines to read too. Nothing could you ask for more from Sri Malaya. Oh yes, not to forget is reasonable price too.

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Every dishes name sound boring and normal to many of us, but till you have the first bite, honestly it gives us a surprise after that bite. For example, this Pineapple Fried Rice (RM12-00). What would you think of this Pineapple Fried Rice, well, many would think that is pretty normal and it’s uses pineapple cubes to fry it. But what surprises us was, they also added in some lychee fruit in it that makes the rice some lychee and pineapple fragrant too. Food presentation is also another factor that could make the entire dish delicious. I was the one that couldn’t resist to keep having a few spoon.

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Whenever I see Aglio Olio (RM15-00), I just can’t stop myself from getting one. Well, this time it isn’t any surprise for not having one for myself. Perhaps, it looks bland to many people’s eyes. But the olive chunks that fried together that makes a difference on this plate.

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Fish & Chip (RM19-00) is honestly very ordinary to many people, well, when this was ordered, I was asking myself, why Fish & Chips of all the dishes in the menu. I just couldn’t comprehend when he has made up this mind. But when it serves, I was like… ok, that isn’t a bad choice. It looks beautiful from the outlook, but what would it tastes like when you have the bite. Ta daa… the first bite was full of unexpected surprises, it was fresh and juicy.

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Teriyaki Chicken Burger (RM15-00) was another item that I kept eyeing on it when I first read the menu. This is something that I never come across; it should be something unique to attract me for the bite. And true enough, it was absolutely delicious with the caramelized teriyaki sauce. Looking at the burger nicely sitting on the French fries, it was really a beautiful picture to snap on.

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Chocolate Brownie (RM9-00), needless to mention at all, especially when I first looking at it, I could smell the strong chocolate when it served right to me. Looking at the melted chocolate dripping down from the top, I just can’t stop biting it. It’s definitely lovely to have one.

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Avocado Smoothie (RM8-00) with a pinch of coffee that make this Avocado Smoothie a kick. This smoothie is the star for Sri Malaya Heritage Restaurant.

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Mango Smoothie (RM8-00), uses fresh mango and the sweetness of the mango need not use any sugar syrup to add on for this glass of smoothie.

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Iced Black Brew (RM7-00), uses the fresh illy coffee bean and brew. The coffee aroma just make you wide awake when they make this glass of coffee.

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Black Brew (RM6-00), isn’t any bad choice if you op for a hot coffee for the day. Definitely would if you know it brews from illy coffee bean.

Currently Sri Malaya is having promotion, if you order their main, pasta or Little Malaya’s dishes, a free fruit juice is serve.

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Choices are Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Watermelon & Carrot. Customer can also op for mixed fruit like mixed apple, carrot and orange as well.

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Apart from what I have written above, Sri Malaya also caters private function in their restaurant. A spacious in their living hall upstairs and also very breezy even on a hot weather.

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Sri Malaya also have the outdoor environment that is specially cater for smokers. Cooling and nice place to hang out.




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Address & Contact Number
Sri Malaya Heritage Restaurant
No. 1 Rope Walk
10100 Georgetown
Penang
Tel: +604-261 3763

Business Hours:
12pm – 3pm
6pm – 11pm

Closed on Tuesday

Friday, August 6, 2010

Soul Kitchen Trattoria

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By the time I read My Food Fetish’s post, it was the last day of the promotion. But I guess I was considered lucky to taste the best Tiramisu in town. A special recipe that Tonio’s family has been making this Tiramisu, honestly it is making you wanting for more.

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Apart from Tiramisu that am keep talking about it, since this is newly opened, thus, what they have at that time was merely pasta.

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Pasta sauce was homemade and the only drawback was the pasta wasn’t handmade. However it didn’t fail the taste especially an unique flavor for this Penne Chicken al Limone (RM19).

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My all time favourite Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Olives (RM17). It was al dente, but it is absolutely perfectly suit my preference. Especially with the olive and capsicum fragrant, that makes the aglio olio fantastic.

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Tiramisu (RM7) per piece was the dessert gave away during that promotion if you order a cup of coffee.

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What makes that complete is to have a cup of Black Coffee (RM6) or a cup of Cappuccino (RM5). That ends the wonderful lunch down here.


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Address & Contact Number
Soul Kitchen
No.102 Lebuh Muntri
10200 Georgetown
Penang
Tel: +604-261 3118 / +6012-5943 522
http://soulkitchencafe.blogspot.com/