Thursday, April 30, 2009

Strada Restaurant & Patisserie

Strada is a fairly new restaurant in Pulau Tikus, whipping up primarily Western cuisine.

The thing I liked most about the restaurant is the comfortable and contemporary setting. The slow music they play in the background also enhanced the ambiance (they were playing Norah Jones songs when we were there).

P/S: All pictures are taken with a mobile phone camera

It was 5:30 pm and we didn't feel very hungry so we opted for one set dinner to share. We went for the Exclusive Set Dinner at RM45.

Crab Cake with Orange Vinaigrette Salad
The orange vinaigrette dressing is quite light but the crab cake was a bit hard, not sure if it was thawed completely.

Manhattan Clam Chowder

I think I was in the mood for a thicker New England clam chowder that day but this Manhattan version is quite okay.

Baked ‘Catch of the Day’ (Sole Fish) with Cilantro Sauce

I liked the mashed potato (P/S: You can also opt for Beef Bourguignon Or Grilled Lamb Loin with Coriander Sauce)

Dessert (We upgraded our dessert to Tiramisu at an additional RM5.80)

The Tiramisu was good and worth the additional RM5.80

Overall it was a good dining experience. I would recommend this restaurant for a relaxed and quiet dinner.

They also serve set lunch from RM16.95 onwards including Soup of the Day or Salad, Dessert, Coffee, Tea or Ice Lemon Tea.

There is a tie-in with Citibank credit card now for an afternoon tea set including a slice of cake with coffee or tea at RM9.90.

It's also good to note that they bake all their breads in-house.

Strada Restaurant & Patisserie
238 Burma Road
10350 Georgetown
Penang Malaysia
604 229 0882
(You can print a 5% discount voucher from their website)

Mother's Day Special

With Mother's Day just around the corner, I have received the following promotional materials from Traders Hotel and Strada Restaurant & Patisserie respectively.

I have tried the semi-buffet at The Brasserie on a separate private occasion and I have to say it was a great dining experience and really worth it.

I have also recently tried the daily set dinner at Strada and definitely loved the ambiance. Watch this space for my post on Strada soon.

(picture from Traders Hotel promotional e-mail)

The Brasserie To Mom with Love

Mom deserves the best - bring her to The Brasserie for a Semi Buffet Lunch with fine Continental cuisine

Sunday, 10 May 2009 12:00noon to 2:30pm
RM64.00nett (adult) RM32.00nett (child)
including a special mother's day gift

The Islander Mother's Day Brunch Give Mom a break - take her away from the kitchen to The Islander's scrumptious brunch. Our Mother's Day special is a savoury spread that include Penang delights, Asian and international fare as well as dessert temptations. It's a treat Mom will truly appreciate.

Sunday, 10 May 2009 12:00noon to 3:30pm
RM58.00nett (adult) RM29.00nett (child)
including a special mother's day gift

Magazine Road, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: (604) 262 2622 Fax: (604) 262 6526

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Strada Restaurant
with purchase 3 Special meals and get 1
FREE for Mother.
Offer is VALID on May 8, 9, 10

15% Early Bird Discount
For Mother’s Day Cakes
Pre-order on or before May 8th
(Term & Condition Apply)

Mother’s Day Dinner Special RM35.00
Calamari served with Tartar Sauce
Cream of Pumpkin Soup or Tomato Carpaccio with Mixed Green Salad
Moroccan Grilled Lemon Chicken
Almond Crusted Cod Fish with Yoghurt Béchamel
Spaghetti Alfredo
Mixed Fruits Tart
Fresh Brewed Americano or Pot of Tea

Address: 238 Burma Road 10350 Georgetown Penang Malaysia
Tel: 604 229 0882

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Golden Triangle IndoChine Restaurant

The Golden Triangle in Queensbay Mall is a restaurant serving Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese food. As mentiond in their website, their chefs are all from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam so you can be rest assured of the authenticity of the food served here. It also has another outlet at the Juru Auto City in Penang and one at Solaris Mont Kiara in KL.

The interior of the restaurant exudes a rustic and elegant feel and is perfect for meals in a business setting. The food was excellent and very full of flavours.

Honey Dew and Watermelon Juice

We opted for the special promotion set meals at RM26.70+ per set. There are six special sets to choose from.

Bangkok Special
Choo Chee Prawns with Bun, Mango Salad, Thap Thim Krop

The Choo Chee Prawns dish is a must try. The prawns gravy was very thick, fragrant and lemak and went very well with the deep fried mini bun. The mango salad was very fresh. Thap Thim Frop is my all-time favourite Thai dessert and Golden Triangle has not failed me.

Indochine Special
Tom Yam Udon Soup (we requested to swap with Bee Hoon), Yam Cake, Rice Cracker with Minced Chicken Dipping, Thap Thim Krop

This is another higly recommended set. The Tom Yam Bee Hoon was very flavourful, spicy and sour enough for our taste. At first the minced chicken dip didn't look too appetising but it turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. It was very fragrant and full of flavours with Thai fish sauce and lots of fresh coriander. The rice crackers were a great accompaniment to the chicken dip.

They have have other value-for-money promotions e.g. the "Eat All You Can" promotion at RM45+ per pax. This promotion is valid for dine-in from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm only with a minimum of 2 pax. Ask within for terms and conditions.

Hand made clay bowl

The Golden Triangle IndoChine Restaurant
3F-22A, Queensbay Mall, Persiaran Bayan Indah,
Sungai Nibong, Bayan Lepas, 11900 Penang
Tel/Fax: 604-644 0969
Business hours: 11:30am - 10:30pm

Friday, April 17, 2009

Jiufen Pedestrian Street Food

If there is one place that I will remember for its street food then it will be Taipei. There is the street food at the Shih Lin Night Market and now the street food at Jiufen.

The sheer amount and variety of food is enough to excite any street food enthusiast visiting this pedestrian street.

Local non-food products and souvenirs are also sold at the Jiufen pedestrian street.

Jogoya Taipei

When I was in Taipei in December last year, I took the opportunity to dine at the Jogoya flagship store in Taipei (

The Japanese buffet dining concept is similar to its branch in Kuala Lumpur. Oddly enough, I still feel that Jogoya KL has more extensive buffet spread than it's original restaurant in Taipei.

Some photos of Taipei:

Taipei skyline at day

Taipei skyline at night

Taipei 101

P/S: Air Asia now flies direct from KL to Taipei five times weekly :)

Taipei Shilin Night Market

The Shilin Night Market is often rendered as the largest and most famous night market in Taipei.

This night market is undoubtedly the best I have seen so far, in terms of the variety of street food available.

Baby tomato with preserved plum on skewer

Smelly Tofu

Oyster Mee Sua

Soya Beancurd with special ingredients

Giant sausages

Bubble tea

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