On the way to Kek Lok Si to photograph the beautiful lanterns displayed in the temple during Chinese New Year, Siang Leng and I stopped at Asia Cafe for dinner. I blogged about this rather classy hawker centre before and it has been a year since my last visit. I noticed the oyster noodle stall is not there anymore. A pity because the oyster noodle quite good. We were undecided on what to eat as the foods there don’t seem appealing.. At last we chose to order from Hainan Lou Western Food.
Hainan Lou Western Food has many types of Western food available. For economical ones there are Hawaiian chicken, mushroom chicken, oriental chicken, Cordon Bleu, chicken Maryland etc priced at RM7 and below. Then there are steak, mixed grill, lamb chop and combos if you want something special.
I wanted something special yet cheap so I ordered the Hawaiian chicken chop. A slice of pineapple is served on a pan fried boneless chicken drumstick with ham sandwiched in between. Looks simple but tastes great. I didn’t have high expectations but it turned out very well. The juicy chicken was very flavorful even though it’s pan fried and no gravy.
The mushroom chicken was equally good too. It would seem that both chicken are cooked the same way, just with different toppings. But that’s not the case. They taste totally different and I prefer the Hawaiian chicken more.
It took quite a long time for the cook to prepare the food due to the large number of orders. But we weren’t complaining, as looking at him cook is like watching a cooking performance lol. It’s very impressive how he could manage to do all the frying, boiling, dressing and dishing out alone. Best of all he made it all looked so easy! I never thought I would say this but Asia Cafe’s Hainan Lou Western Food in conclusion is cheap, nice and very recommended.
Yummy western food! XD
I still like good o’ mushroom chicken chop XD
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ooo…din try the oriental chicken chop?
hehehe looks good. I hard go there makan now…even the beef noodles also tutup stall ady…
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Hawaiian chicken chop looks delicious. It’s hard to go wrong pairing fruit with fowl.
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eh, so long din go here la. that time i ate char kuey teow i think. ais kacang was not a memorable affair. Is the Kuey Chiap still at the market grounds around the foot of Kek Lok Si? how bout the laksa beside the drain?
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Laksa beside the drain. Is it nice? Many people told me that the Air Itam’s laksa is no longer nice anymore, because they’ve moved or closed? I’m not too sure about that. Someone please clarify. Thanks.
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hey vkeong! been a loyal follower of your blog for a while… cos i’m a penangite who is working in the US and this keeps me thinking of home!
i’m back for a week and am completely spoilt for choice for the food i’m going to have for the next 5 days. i looked through your blog, but really cannot decide… and it’s information overload too.
any suggestions on MUST try penang (island) food? I’m open to anything from seafood to sushi to hawker fair to … yes, actually there’s no ceiling.
Hopefully this won’t take too much of your time, I would just compile my own list based on your posts, but say, when i looked up CKT posts, you did say a few were good… so I can’t really tell.
Is the name suppose to me Hainan Man? The Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Chop looks good.
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Never know there’s a western food there…. thks for sharing.
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How come I always run into a nice food blog with delicious pictures of food when I’m hungry! LOL!
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VKeong, i lazy to search, but have u blog bout the western food manned by Francis on Jln Burma? It is at a corner shop, right opposite Bee Cheng Hiang i think. He sells various types of chops etc, service pretty slow as he cooks everything, but very generous portion! his garlic bread is crunchy! yummy …..
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Nope, I don’t know about the restaurant, and didn’t blog about it also :P Thanks for the recommendation.. maybe will try next time I return to Penang
Aiya, this Asia Cafe at Penang one? I thought is the one at Subang Jaya. -_-
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the Mushroom Chicken looks so delicious! i love the photos. :-)
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