Saturday, January 28, 2012

Delicious @ Straits Quay, Penang

I recently brought my folks to try out the much talk-about restaurant names Delicious, located at Straits Quay. Delicious has a few other outlets in KL as well. They are actually famous for their desserts.

pretty nicely-set seatings

However, we went there for the main dishes and I was just trying out their service as usual before deciding if I want to visit again. Sadly to say, their service can only be summarized into 1 word i.e. "horrible". I could still remember walking into the place and having waited for 30 seconds before we decided to look on our own for a place to sit. Then, a sweet-looking waitress came to us and told us that we should have been instructed by them as to where to sit and not choose our own seats. But, hello!! We stood there for 30 seconds. 30 seconds is long enough to notice that your customers are waiting to be seated. But, they did nothing and the sweet-looking waitress even showed a sulky face when we told her that nobody attended to us, resulting in us selecting our own place to sit. She didn't even apologise on Delicious' behalf before turning around and walking away rudely.
As we sat rather near to the entrance, we could see how the other customers were turned away as well by the other waitresses. I wonder how did these people even pass their interview, earning themselves a place at such prestigious restaurant, which hosted the "afc's next celebrity chef".

I was really disappointed in the service given that day and am doubting if I should return.
However, so much said on the service, I must still commend on the food.
chicken and leek pie RM20.90 (recommended)

cappuccino RM9.90

pesto chicken RM39.90 (recommended)

Where at?
3C-G-3; 3A, Ground Floor Straits Quay

Tel no: 04-8998555

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wang Chao, Gurney Drive

It it not easy to find a place with good service and good food. At Wang Chao, you get a personal waitress (dressed pretty sexily too). Although I would say prices of the food, the taste do match up to the prices you pay. Plus the good service, I do not see any reasons why I am not returning there to dine again. :)

fried brocolli and tofu RM12 (recommended)

century egg soup RM38 (recommended)

fried vegetables with brinjal RM15

dong bo rou RM22

steamed fish with spicy sauce RM39 (recommended)

claypot sea cucumber RM38 (a little too salty)

Besides this outlet, Wang Chao also has another outlet at Taman Pekaka.

Chinese New Year is just 2 days away. I hope you've all got what you've wanted; cookies, sweets, new clothes and prepare to collect angpaos~~
Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

Where at?
104, Gurney Drive

Tel no: 04-2260090

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Santorini, Penang

A Christmas meeting with old pals brought us to this small but full of Christmas spirit cafe. Santorini located along Burmah Road, right next to Little Cottage and a few doors away from "Zhou Tian Yang'.

wall decorations include patrons' well-wishes


oat fish RM12.90

her-mus-ney chicken RM11.90

chendol jelly

coffee dance (RM5.50) and chocolate (RM5.00)

grill fish in mushroom sauce RM9.90

vegetable fried rice RM6.90

mushroom soup in thick toast RM6.00

tomyam fried rice RM5.90

If I were to choose between Western or Oriental, my vote would go to the Oriental-style. First of all, I am pretty disappointed that their Western are not authentic; i.e. no chips. Maybe I am a little conventional, I have to see chips when I order Western food. However, someone must have "complained" about this, so Santorini is pretty clever to add the statement in their menu "Western food side dishes are subject to changes from day to day". So, no more dispute! :)
Anyway, I must always commend their fried rice is indeed good! So, perhaps they should focus more on Oriental food instead.

Where at?
94, Jalan Burmah, 10050 Penang

Tel no: 04-2292776

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hameed Mee Goreng + Jalil Ais Kacang @ Padang Kota Lama (Esplanade) Penang

Padang Kota Lama or better known as Fort Cornwallis among the foreign tourists is definitely a family place as it not only has a a big field for recreational purposes, it also has a huge food court serving all kinds of delicious and famous hawker's of Penangites'. 
My personal choice of meal at the food court would be the Hameed's mee goreng (fried noodle, Indian style) and Jalil's ais kacang definitely blends in well as a dessert for this meal.

look at the number of plates of noodles they have to prepare to fulfil the demands for it

as you can see above, there were 3 groups of long queue in just 30 minutes!

nice open-air seats with lots of greens

mee goreng with chilli squids on top (RM4 for small and RM5 for big)

if you are a "non-spicy" person, order the non-spicy one

Jalil special ice kacang (they claimed to have been around for 32 years!)

RM3 for this is definitely worth!

I guess my tolerance for spiciness has increase along the way, I definitely think that I can bring my spiciness to whole new level with the "constant practice" of eating this mee goreng. ;p
Oh ya, if Hameed's queue is too long, you are requested to self-serve as well but no worries about orders because these people have really great memories!

Where at?
Kota Selera Food Court at Padang Kota Lama, 10200 Penang