Saturday, June 27, 2009
We were back at Lily's Vegetarian Kitchen again in less than a week after the first visit to try the course dinner.
We loved the restaurant setting as we rarely find vegetarian restaurants so spacious to accommodate banquet-style seating.
We were immediately attended to by the lady owner (I presume she was Lily) of the restaurant who was very friendly and seemed very passionate about the food she serves at the restaurant.
We ordered a few of the famous items on their menu based on what I read from other blogs and based on the recommendations from the owner.
Mixed Fruit Tea
The fruit tea is quite interesting. According to their website, this tea is organic and caffeine free and flown in from United Kingdom and USA.
The lady owner swore by this dish and highly recommended it. It did turn out to be very fragrant and quite good
This otak otak tasted like the real thing :)
The butter prawn is also a famous dish and I have to say it was very fragrant with the curry leaves
Sambal Potato Leaves
The restaurant was enjoying very brisk business with almost 8 other tables being occupied when we were there including for a large group function. The restaurant is very clean with a simple and neat setting. I will anytime recommend Lily's for a sit-down vegetarian course meal.
The bill came to around RM140 including chrysanthemum tea.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Teow Chew Meng is no stranger to Penangites especially for its Mee Sua Khor (wheat vermicelli). The Mee Sua Khor here used to be served in a stainless steel pot but now it is served in a claypot. The taste is still as good and the seafood Mee Sua Khor (RM10 per pax) is laden with fish fillet, shrimps, crabmeat, fish maw, sea asparagus, fishball and mushroom.
They are always adding new dishes to their menu, the latest being Prosperity Oyster Noodle. They also serve some equally famous dishes e.g. Hai Sien Kien (Homemade seafood roll), 3-Taste Oyster, Apple Beancurd, Crunchy Mushroom, Kerabu Mango, Baby Octopus, Teow Chew Yam Paste (dessert). We also ordered their their refreshing cucumber lime juice which is a house specialty.
They are also serving set meals now.
Mee Suah Kor
Seafood Porridge or Tom Yam Noodle
Gui Ling Gao
5-6 pax RM98+
7-8 pax RM128+
9-10 pax RM168+
Mee Suah Kor
Seafood Porridge or Tom Yam Noodle
Homemade Seafood Roll
3 Taste Oyster
Teow Chew Meng Fried Rice
Gui Ling Gao
5-6 pax RM118+
7-8 pax RM148+
9-10 pax RM198+
Mee Sua Khor
Teow Chew Meng Bayan Baru (Opens daily) 10:00am to 10:00pm
40,Persiaran Mahsuri 2 11900 Sunway Tunas
It is located at the PDC flats at Pengkalan Weld, opposite the post office. The outlet is not visible from the main road but take the first left turn after the traffic lights in front of the post office (I am quite hopeless with directions, so call the outlet phone number below if you need further directions). There is a lot of small signs leading to the shop which you can see even from the highway so it shouldn't be too difficult to locate the shop.
The shop only sells Pan Mee. Pan Mee or Ban Mian (Chinese : 板麺) is a Hokkien-style egg noodle soup, some forms of Ban mian, comprises hand-kneaded pieces of dough, while others use regular strips of noodles (Source: Wikipedia)
They serve a small variety of Pan Mee namely the original Pan Mee in dry and soup version, Minced Pork Pan Mee, Spicy Pan Mee and Crispy Pork Pan Mee. Price ranges from RM2.80 to RM4 per plate / bowl depending on the type and size. You may also choose to add on additional ingredients e.g. fish dumpling, pork ball etc. The fish dumplings and pork balls are those that we normally buy ready made from the market for steamboat.
We ordered the Pan Mee in soup version and Crispy Pork Pan Mee. My mom loved her Pan Mee in soup and my dad said it's okay. My Crispy Pork Pan Mee was a bit sweet for my taste. The pork slices was indeed quite crispy. Overall the Pan Mee was quite tasty and the shop was enjoying quite brisk business during lunch hour.
I Mum Mum Pan Mee
No. 294, PDC Flats, Pengkalan Weld
Tel: 012-5181827 (Carmen)
Goh Huat Seng is probably the most famous Teow Chew and traditional steamboat restaurant in Penang. They are famous for their steamboat served in traditional copperware and signature dishes like the Oh Chien Nui (Fried Egg with Oyster), Chim Cho (Crab Roll), He Cho (Prawn Roll), Char Mee Teow (Stir Fried Noodles), Lor Ak (Braised Duck), Hai Som Pau Bak (Pork Wrapped in Sea Cucumber) etc.
They serve steamboat sets at RM70, RM80 and RM100. Since the steamboat is made of copper and they also provide a mini fan to fan the fire, eventhough the steamboat burns on charcoal, the soup still heated up very fast. The steamboat ingredients were fresh and the soup was just right.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Golden Phoenix is a Szechuan and Cantonese restaurant at the Equatorial Hotel in Penang. They also serve dim sum during lunch hour.
We were there on Sunday to celebrate Father's Day with grandpa. We haven't been to Golden Phoenix for a while and we found a noticeable improvement in the dim sum quality and the service of the crew. Every dim sum dish we ordered was good. The Tan Tatt (Egg Custard Tarts), Char Siew Soo (Baked Cripsy Chicken Rolls) and Char Siew Pau (Minced BBQ Chicken Dumplings) were my personal favourites. The only miss was the Far Sang Wu (Peanut Mousse) which was a tad too sweet for our taste.
They even presented grandpa with a Father's Day gift at the end of the meal. Happy Father's Day Grandpa!!!
Golden Phoenix’s Fried Noodles RM28 for Medium serving (enough for 9 pax)
Check out their Limitless Dim Sum promotion below at RM29++ per person as per their website.
Do note that the promotion is applicable on weekdays only and I tried booking on two occasions but was turned down because they were fully booked. So, book early to avoid dissapointment and check within for T&Cs.
Limitless Dim Sum (only in June 2009)
Penang's most talked-about eat-all-you-can dim sum extend its offer with a new array of must-try delicious bite-sized delights of steamed, pan-fried, deep-fried, baked items, rice rolls, congee, rice, noodles, vegetables and desserts dishes. Take advantage of this great place to combine your business meeting and a quick lunch. A great place to combine your business meeting and a quick lunch that will surely to dian xin - touch your heart.
Available: Monday to Friday, Lunch from 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm
Price: RM29++ per person
Rate is subject to 10% service charge and 5% Government tax