Thursday, June 21, 2012

台牛後雲吞麵


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Stumble upon an article from Guang Meng Press on Malay Street’s Wanton Mee, and also a post by vKeong too. I’ve been searching for this stall almost every weekend when I am free, unfortunately this stall only opens on week days, that means I can only try this out on either a replacement holiday or a day off.

That sounds pretty pathetic, isn’t it? Well, that’s not entirely true, when comes to food, whether it’s good or bad, it’s the enthusiasm in you to find it out and try it yourself, even others have told you how good or bad it is. It was on one of the Monday, I was trying my luck to see whether the stall is open for business or not. From far, I see a polypropylene shade covered the stall and I see smoke from the hot pot of boiler. I was telling myself, hey, that’s the lucky day for me.

Instead of sitting under the polypropylene cover near the stall, I opted to sit opposite where they have lined a few tables along the opposite houses. Say about 3 to 4 tables and a few chairs… looking across the street, seeing the owner Ah Hock focusing in cooking the wanton mee for his customers.

A young lady came forward and asked us what kind of drink we would like to have; and also to confirm our order. A few minutes passed by, a middle age lady send us 2 bowls of dried Wanton Mee and a bowl of Wanton Soup.  I could smell the fragrant of the bowls of Wanton mee across the road.

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The noodle has cooked till its al dente and it has its springy feel too. The sauce has also made the noodle fully blend into it and complement with the wanton and others side dishes like Char Siew and cooked vegetable. Ah Hock also garnished each bowl of the Wanton noodle with a little bit of spring onions as well.

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The wanton soup that we have it’s nicely soaked in the hot soup and with a few spring onions swimming on top of the soup. Each of these wanton wrapped with marinated meat and the juices will flow out to your mouth each time you bite on it.

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That explains why people are still crawling over to this stall despite a hot weather.


Address & Contact Number
Ah Hock Wanton Mee
The stall at the intersection of Lebuh Melayu (Malay Street) and Lorong Ikan
Tel: +6016-4373 096

Business Hours: Monday to Friday (12.30pm to 5.30pm), close on Weekends & Public Holidays.
Price: RM2.70 (small), RM3.20 (medium), RM3.70 (big)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Kwong Sang House 廣生洋服

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Well, I believe this is the place – Kwong Sang House.

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It’s funny to see a tailor shop transformed into a café and still keeping the originality in this shop. I would have to give a big applause to the owner that has such a creativity idea.  When we walked in, some 50’s or 60’s oldies was playing, and only a table that is occupied. Saw the lady busy capturing photo of this place, I believe this is going to post up in their blog.

Briefly went thru their menu, from the pictures it looks yummy. But again, it’s all the typical bistro, café kind of food. As for the drinks, it wasn’t freshly blend… some how it’s the deco that attracts many of us.

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Each sets comes with a drink, either Hot Green Tea or Dragon Fruit Drink, a salad or a bowl of soup for today, and the main course, finally a dessert aka a scoop of ice cream.  You can also op for a cup of coffee with extra charge RM2.00 if am not mistaken.


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House Salad, consists of lettuce, olive, tomatoes, onions, etc.

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Mushroom Soup, garnished with some dried herbs, and given 2 slices of garlic bread.

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Aglio Olio, slightly spicy. But it does definitely have its kick!!

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Butter Fish, pan fried the fish slightly on both side, and having side dishes like mashed potato and broccoli to complement with the main course.

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Single scoop ice cream that ends the simple meal at Kwong Sang House.


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Address & Contact Number
Kwong Sang House 廣生洋服
36 Leith Street
10220 Georgetown
Penang
Tel: +6012-556 5509 / +6012-4939 230

Business Hour: 12pm to 11pm (close on Thursday)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Via-Pre Tavern on Habour


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Via-Pre…. Is an authentic Italian Restaurant that is talked of the town right now. Whoever asked what to go for dinner, for farewell, for lunch, or for gathering. This is definitely the place that I would recommend. All the foods are imported, even their chefs are from overseas, and at least I could spot a few of the good looking Italian folks!

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You know you will just get pretty annoying when you know your other half has been to this new place for couple of times, and none of these you were in the dining opportunity. When you know at times you gotta make use of your Ace and demand for one. Well… it wasn’t a bad idea if you demand a good dinner on your anniversary, right? In fact, recommended this to one of my colleague, and he texted me while dining, and commented, the food is absolutely thumb up for its quality!

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Sometimes a food review doesn’t have to write a lot about its food but to share its picture and its presentation of the food. Of course, this little corner main objective is to write down that is something I didn’t want to forget when I age. You will never know what will happen when you’re old, whether your kids will be with you or overseas, or you’ll be in the old folks home and making new friends. Thus, the blog does serve it purpose of writing the day to day journal.

I believe I have written a few of my anniversary’s dining out experience… can never forget our favourite place, Feringghi Grill in Rasa Sayang, Hard Rock Café in Hard Rock Resort, Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant, etc. Each year, we’ll have something to try out eventhough Ferringhi Grill is our all time favourite place, and a stay in Hard Rock was to celebrate the 10th Year Anniversary, Vintage Bulgaria was a last minute place for dinner cuz, we both took it for granted for not making any reservation in Ferringhi Grill.

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This year, we opted for Via-Pre because this is something that reminds me of Peppeno where it used to be in Golden Sands Resort. It was another authentic Italian restaurant that could find in Penang Island. Since Golden Sands Resort was closed down for renovation, I believe they have made away the restaurant for others.  For a regular like anyone would definitely miss those hot from the oven Pizza, Hand Made Pasta, and other dishes.

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Via-Pre… do not have a spectacular dining area, but, it came with a simple place with a few chairs and tables. A bar counter that cater for all sorts of wines, and a table that place all the imported food like olive, pasta, anchovies, etc.  I’ve been searching for Parma Ham for a longer period since I know how to cook, it’s not easy to find it in Penang, am sure it’s easy obtain in Kuala Lumpur. Parma Ham is something that I know that has marinated for a long period of time and slices the meat as thin as a piece of tissue paper. Some will eat with cheese, all types of cheese, some will eat with rock melon. Think I’ll opt for rock melon cuz, it gives me a refreshing taste, sweet plus salty taste.

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Heard so much about their most expensive pasta, that’s Aglio Olio Seafood Spaghetti which costs RM78 per plate. Many will say what is that so special, Aglio Olio is only needed olive oil and garlic and stir fry the pasta that’s all. Well, what costs the expensive noodle is all the seafood that’s on the plate, you can find big fresh scallops, prawns, mussels, squids, octopus, etc…

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Next… thin slice of pork meat wrap with ham. Well, this dish is not in their menu, it was a special dish for that day. It was something special, but the meat was too hard, perhaps it was over cooked.

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Minestrone Soup literally call Big Soup, is a thick soup of Italian origin made with vegetables, often with the addition of pasta or rice. Common ingredients include beans, onions, celery, carrots, stock, and tomatoes (source: Wikipedia).

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It’s always good to end with a good dessert, eventhough you do not have enough room anymore in your stomach. Ever since Bakerzin has ceased its operation in Penang, I can’t find any good Tiramisu till I found it here in Via-Pre. I could taste a strong coffee and liquor in it, and the aroma of the dessert is so strong. How can I decline such a good offer, isn’t it?

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Sachertorte … a long time cake that I want to try all these while. Though I know it’s not that difficult to make, however, it gives me an impression that is something should not be missed in your life time. I guess it has his history, it’s invented from a Vienna chef Franz Sacher in 1832.

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While my eyes are on these desserts, but I also found some other desserts catching my attention, I could see Ricotta Cheese Cake, Apple Pie, Lemon Pie, Black Forest, etc… I think I will come back for more!!




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Address & Contact Number
5 Weld Quay
Georgetown
10300 Penang
Tel: +604-2619 800
Fax: +604-2630 560

Note: Bistro/Lounge will be opening in end Jun’12

Sunday, June 3, 2012

阿裕鹵麵


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May 28 is a special day for both of us. A day that we made our vow and also a day that my brother-in-law was born. The wife and I made an appointment to meet up for breakfast and chit-chat. Sometimes, is good to have such close tie within the family. Since my in-law don’t really fancy American breakfast, hubby and I would have to blend along their preference.

This is the place that we both have never got a chance to try, well… all sort of reasons and excuses, either parking lot not sufficient or this is just not for that day breakfast. Since, this initiated by my sister-in-law and we’ll just follow.

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A shop that is only selling Lor Mee, specialist into Lor Mee and operates by husband and wife… apart from Lor Mee, you can also find other side dishes like Vegetarian Otak Otak, Nasi Lemak, etc. The place is clean, and spacious, few small tables and a couple of big tables that cater for a big group.

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Noticed this Lor Mee is slightly ticker compared to those that I’d tried along the years. And the Chinese five spices powder did not over power the soup and it makes the bowl of noodle has its special aroma. The vinegar minced garlic is honestly fragrant and yet not sour, with this added into the bowl of noodle and a teaspoon of homemade chili that would definitely give it a kick!

It’s worth a try if you ever come across this area, do swing by and hop into for a bowl. Well, at times finding excuses like insufficient of parking lot that really needs to give a break on it!



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Address & Contact Number
Kafe Fong Sheng
阿裕鹵麵
6 Lorong Selamat
10400 Penang
Note: Near junction with Burmah Road, to be exact next to Kurnia Insurance building

Business hour:
7.30am to 2.30pm (Sun to Fri), closed on Sat

Price List
Small RM3.00
Big RM3.50
Additional Noodle RM3.80
Additional Side Dishes RM5.00
Otak-Otak RM2.40
Yau Mak Vegetables RM2.00 / RM3.00