Archive for December, 2006
Most Chinese restaurants have their own [tag]Signature Tofu[/tag]. For some including me, this dish reflects the chef’s culinary skill. Although the tofu may differ in size, shape or taste, they are usually fried and come with the same sweet sour sauce. Shown here is a plate of rather bad fried tofu.. So far I haven’t tasted any outstanding Signature Tofu, except one in Melaka which was quite good. The image of the dish is still clear in my memory, steamed tofu layered with lots of minced meat.. yum! :drool:
[tag]Three Cup Chicken[/tag] 三杯雞 is a tradisional [tag]Chinese dish[/tag]. The three cups refer to the three key ingredients used to prepare this enticing dish: sesame oil, rice wine and soy sauce. Three Cup Chicken usually contains a lot of garlic and basil, but local chefs use curry leaves instead. It smells great and looks very much like kung pao chicken. In fact it does taste like kung pao chicken but sweeter and the sauce thicker. A very appetizing dish, recommended if you haven’t try it before.
Last Saturday I was in QB until it closed. On the way back to my car, I walked passed OldTown Kopitiam and saw the staff enjoying their supper – Nasi Lemak Rendang. Based on their eating speed (lol) and the satisfaction they had on their face, no doubt the nasi lemak should be very good.
So the next day we went to the Old Town in E-Gate for dinner. Yeah I admit I always fall into temptations lol.
This is only my second time patronizing Old Town. The first time I went was almost 6 months ago back in Petaling Street. I had their Nissin Noodles and disliked it, bleh. So it was kinda on my blacklist for that whole period haha. By the way, business is very good as seen. It was the only restaurant in E-Gate which was full that day.
Unfortunately for me, the Nasi Lemak Rendang I wanted to try was not available. Man talk about luck, I purposely came for that leh lol.
Well this is no surprise, [tag]White Coffee[/tag] @ RM2.00 is a must-order. And I have to agree with megan that Chang Jiang White Coffee tastes better, it is thicker and more aromatic.
Iced White Coffee costs a little more @ RM2.30.
Siang Leng ordered Old Town [tag]Nasi Lemak[/tag] @ RM5.80. The ingredients are like what you will find in a normal pack of nasi lemak plus a piece of chicken. The most important element in nasi lemak – sambal, is really good! Recommended.
And this is what I had. Since I cannot get any rendang.. curry chicken is the next best thing. Old Town [tag]Curry Chicken[/tag] Rice @ RM6.80 consists of a plate of plain rice with some crackers and a curry chicken.
I love the curry! It is cooked just the way I like it with a lot of thick gravy to go with the rice. This has to be the nicer curry chicken I have had in [tag]Penang[/tag] recently.
One thing that caught my attention was Ice Fire [tag]Polo Bun[/tag] which is a chef recommendation at Old Town. Polo bun is a term for [tag]pineapple bun[/tag] for Hong Kong folks. The bun is actually quite crisp especially on the outer most layer where the pineapple is at. When held tightly, the butter melts from the heat between the bun.. Really nice and it costs only RM2.20 per piece! So ah, my advice is not to order any noodles because they really don’t taste that good. Go for the rice or toasts/buns, that’s what Old Town is really good at
It has been really long since the last time I had [tag]Bak Kut Teh[/tag] since returning to [tag]Penang[/tag]. The BKT here simply cannot match KL and Klang’s BKT. I think because I have already tasted a really good BKT, normal ones don’t attract me anymore. But recently a friend recommended me to try a BKT stall in BB food court just behind Sunshine Square Bayan Baru.
Lai Xiang Bak Kut Teh only opens at night and seats are quite limited. The day I went, it was drizzling and we were confined to sit along the shops’ corridor. Business was very brisk, customers were arriving non-stop. We ordered a person’s serving and a bowl of pork meat balls. Unfortunately for us, yiu char kueh was already finished by the other lucky customers..
I have no idea if the pork meat balls are made by themselves or bought from the market. They were really nice, sweet and tender. About the soup, it was thick and tasted heavily of Chinese herbs. This is different from Klang’s stlye which has a lighter taste.
Yau Choy was also on our meal, tasted good because of the meat floss. Really a lot, don’t you think? A meal for 2 like this costed around RM14-16, depending on the drinks ordered. Quite reasonable and I look forward to eat here again, my friend’s recommendation is good