Category: E-Gate

Tao Cuisine All-You-Can-Eat Japanese Buffet @ E-Gate, Penang

**This is about TAO Restaurant in Penang. Click here for the new restaurant at Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara**

Tao Cuisine Japanese Restaurant serves all you can eat Japanese cuisine for RM45++. As far as I know there are two outlets in Penang, E-Gate and Autocity. My last department dinner was held in E-Gate’s Tao so here I am presenting the food we had.

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Some photos are crappy.. I had to snap them quick so that the others can start eating lol.

**This is about TAO Restaurant in Penang. Click here for the new restaurant at Sunway Giza, Kota Damansara** Tao Cuisine...

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Old Town Kopitiam @ E-Gate

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.

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So the next day we went to the Old Town in E-Gate for dinner. Yeah I admit I always fall into temptations lol.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Iced White Coffee costs a little more @ RM2.30.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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...

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Hongkie Kopitiam @ E-Gate

Hongkie Kopitiam is a restaurant serving Hong Kong style food, this should be very obvious just by looking at its name. It is located in E-Gate’s ground floor. You will find that Hongkie Kopitiam is very similar with Kim Gary and Wong Kok Char Chan Teng. I have been to all of them so I will compare Hongkie Kopitiam’s food with the other two.

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This is actually my second visit to Hongkie Kopitiam. My first visit was a unpleasant one because the waiters serve the food without proper order and made us wait very long. Reason was, they did not have enough plates and eating utensils.. Anyway I gave them another try, to see if they improved their service.

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To order, choose from the menu and fill in the ordering form. I noticed more and more restaurants are using this method of ordering now, especially those kopitiam themed. This lets you to take all the time needed to browse through the menu. And best of all you won’t have to worry that a poor waiter is waiting for your decisions. Just alert them when you’re done and they will re-verify your orders. The food is given interesting English name like ‘We Strive, You Thrive’ and ‘The world’s local bank’ – HSBC? :lol:

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I ordered a set meal of pork chop rice with green vegetables @ RM10.90. Also included in the set are mushroom soup, a drink and dessert. I chose cold yin yong as drink – a mix of tea and coffee.

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The mushroom soup is very thick and had black pepper sprinkled on top. Very nice.

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The pork chop rice is good. It looks colorful and tempting too don’t you think ;)

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This is a side dish we ordered, a plate of fried dumplings @ RM4.90. They named this dish Golden Triangle. Tasted so-so only.

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Siang Leng’s order – Cheese Curry rice @ RM 10.80. Compared to Kim Gary (which totally sucks), Hongkie’s cheese curry packed more cheese and curry gravy. It tastes better too!

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Lets see what’s underneath the layer of cheese.. WHOA :P This type of dish may certainly cause one to develop cheese phobia lol. We didn’t finish the cheese.. already starting to get sick of it.

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Ice cold Hong Kong Milk Tea @ RM2.50. No difference with any teh peng found in Penang actually.

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And lastly our dessert, rainbow colored ice cream that reminds me of paddle pop :P


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Hongkie Kopitiam is a restaurant serving Hong Kong style food, this should be very obvious just by looking at its name....

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Subway Sandwiches @ E-Gate

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[tag]Penang[/tag] has a new restaurant franchise now – Subway. [tag]Subway[/tag] sells sandwiches and salads, a healthy alternative to fatty fast food. To date, there are only 6 Subway restaurants in Malaysia, with 5 of them in Kuala Lumpur. I have always wanted to try Subway’s sandwiches since I saw its restaurants in One Utama and Wisma Uoa, that was like 6 months ago.. So no doubt I am quite excited about Subway’s latest restaurant opening in [tag]E-Gate[/tag].

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On a Friday afternoon the restaurant was jam packed, customers were queueing till the entrance from the sandwich counter. The interior of Subway E-Gate resembles the design of American restaurants, using red bricks and bright lighting.

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There are 4 steps in creating your own Subway sandwich. First, you have to choose the bread from Wheat, Italian, Parmesan Oregano or Harvest Wheat – you can opt for six inch or a foot long. Then, select your choice of Subway meal from the menu board. There are 12 Subway meals available in Malaysia, categorized into Classics, Hot Subs and Basics. Then, the Sandwich Artist (the person who prepares your sandwich) will prepare the orders right before you. After that, choose your sandwich’s vegetable from onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, green peppers and black olives. Lastly, choose your preferred sandwich dressing. It can a combination of cheese, mayonnaise, mustard, thousand island dressing or pepper. The sandwich preparation process is very interesting and I recorded it in a video lol.

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We paid an extra RM3.50 that upgraded our meal to a Subway meal. A Subway meal has a soft drink and a choice of chips or cookie. We wanted to opt for the cookie but it was sold out due to the crowd.. Too bad, the cookie looked nice, Mr.Potato chips is available everywhere :( FYI, it costs RM1 to refill soft drinks here.

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This is how my [tag]sandwich[/tag] looked like, its called the Italian BMT (Biggest, Meatiest, Tastiest) @ RM9.80. I chose mayonnaise and mustard as the dressing.

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Turkey Breast and Ham sandwich, RM9.80 – this tasted better than Italian BMT.

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The fillings were too much to hold in the bread :drool:

[tag]Penang[/tag] has a new restaurant franchise now - Subway. [tag]Subway[/tag] sells sandwiches and salads, a healthy...

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