Friday, 31 July 2009

Invited Review ~ Ivy's Kitchen @ Jalan Chow Thye, Penang

Would you like to have some Nyonya Cuisine? Steamboat dinner? Penang hawker delights? If you are undecided what you want to have, perhaps, you can drop by to Ivy's Kitchen.
Ivy's Kitchen is located @
58 Jalan Chow Thye, 102520 Penang
(It is situated next to ISARIBI Japanese Restaurant and near to 127 Food Court Centre)
Tel: 013-4337878 (Tan) and 0164337130 (Ivy)
Business Hours: 9.00am - 9.00pm
(except Saturday from 12 noon onwards)
A wide range of menu and free newspaper for reading while waiting for your foods being served. Currently, Ivy's kitchen is installing air condition for the interior dinning. For the outside dining, there are fans too!
Wide ranges of fruit juices such as Honey Dew Juice, Ambala Sour Plum, Watermelon Juice, Cucumber Mint Juice, Orange Juice, Apple with Lime (New) and Carrot with Milk Juice.
Criz asked Tan to make us wide range of juices as we are undecided what to have except for Allen. So, Tan came out with the wide range of juices for us to choose from. ^-^
Tan new invention is Apple with Lime. Cynthia have this and she feels that it has too much lime in there for her personal liking. Chan took the cucumber mint and he reckon that there are more cucumber in there than mint. ^-^ All the drinks cost RM2.20 each.
Tofu Seaweed Soup ~ RM8 (S), RM10 (M) and RM14 (L)
I start off by writing the soup first as my gal kept telling me that her teacher told them that they should finished the soup first before start with the other dishes. So prevent her from nagging me, I better write this first. ^-^
There are lots of ingredients in the soup such as seaweed, vegetables, tofu, fish balls, prawn, hand made chicken balls and........ The soup are very tasty although it is an simple soup. I guess my gal will loves it very much.
White Rice
Sweet and sour flower crab ~ RM30 per 600g
Ah.... this is one of their signature dishes. Since it is sweet and sour flower crab, it does not taste spicy at all. But I think my gal will find it a hint of spicyness. But if you want to have more spicy crab, you can always tell them when you placed your order. Or the other way round when you have kids dinning with you, you can always asked them to reduce the spicyness. I think most of us love the sauces very much to go with the rice. The crab is very fresh and nice. We were thinking that if there are mantou to go with that will be GREAT. But according to Tan, it needs lots of preparing for the mantou. So they did not served it with mantou at the time being.
Joo Hu Char ~ RM10
One thing that I should mention here is that Ivy's Kitchen is a Pork Free Traditional Nyonya Cuisine. So, there are no pork being served here. All the ingredients use are mainly chicken. So as the Joo Hu Char, although it did not used pork, it still tastes good and juicy. I love Joo Hu Char but I never prepared it by myself. Most of the time, I saw my MIL and hubby aunt prepared this dish as it needs plenty of time to cut all the ingredients into small tiny slices. You can always have Joo Hu Char with the rice or even with the vegetables provided.
Lor Bak ~ RM6
Ah.... another one of my favorite food - lor bak. Please reminded again this is chicken lor bak. I like the lor bak that wrap very tightly and firm. And this shop serves the lor bak that I like. It is very crispy in the outer part.
Assam Prawn ~ RM4-5
Prawn....... that's my favorite food. I eat lots of prawn since I am young. I recall that I had whole plate of prawn by myself when I am small. ^-^ Assam Prawn is one of the finger licking food. Why I said that it's finger licking food? As because all the assam flavor is inact with the prawn shells. And when you suck the prawn, all the flavour is there. Some prefer their assam a bit wet but this shop Assam Prawn is a dry version. I enjoyed having this. ^-^
Gulai Tumis Ikan ~ RM9 Per 100gm
Next, we had some gulai tumis ikan. I think everyone enjoy it very much. The fish is very fresh. There are lots of herbs used in this gulai tumis ikan. For me, the curry is not very spicy. I guessed my gal might like to try this when she wants some curry fish next time. This is one of the recipes that passed down by Tan's mother. Give it a try!
Sambak Kailan ~ RM8 (Small), RM10 (Medium), RM14 (Large)
I loves this dish very much. The kailan use is very "young". And the sambal is very nicely blend and delicious. Next time, I will order a large plate for my next visit. ^-^
Beef Rendang
This is a complimentary dish for us to try. Since, I did not take beef, I did not try it. But Cheryl and Alan, love it very much.
Dessert - Red Bean Longan ~ RM2 each
Last but not least, here comes the dessert. It is Red Bean Longan dessert. I personally love the red bean longan dessert as it is not very sweet. And the red bean cooked to the perfect timing. I don't mind to have many bowl of this dessert. ^-^
I would like to thanks Criz for organising this review for us as I missed the last review. And also Tan and Ivy for inviting us to try their delicious foods. Apart from the chu char they serves, they also serve some set meal. Give it a try! and let me know what you think about this place. I am going back to try their Cincaru. ^-^
Ivy's Kitchen is also running some promotion where each RM5 you spent, you are entitled for one stamp. Once you accumulate 10 stamps in one card, you entitle for a free set meal, or RM7.50 discount on total bill. But for bill discount on total bill, maximum 2 cards are allowed per visit.
*******Please note that they also offer catering services********
You can pop by to other attendee review:
And many thanks to Mr. Tan, Ivy and Criz for this invited review.


Duckie said...

yays it's up!!! and yays i'm the first to comment!!!

New Kid on the Blog said...

oh dear... am the last to post???

Little Inbox said...

I never know kai lan can stir fry with sambal prawns. :) I learned a new recipe.

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! I love those different kinds of juices..

SimpleGirl said...

i just had my chicken loh bak for lunch...not bad ya...normally have pork!in fact, chicken loh bak is equally good

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Duckie - Yes, it's up and you are the first to comment. But no prize bor.... ^-^

NKOTB - No pressure, blog it when you are free ya. Hope to see your posts soon. ^-^

Little Inbox - Yes, tastes awesome. ^-^

peachkins - The colourful juices are nice. ^-^

SimpleGirl - Yes, I agree with you. Chicken lor bak are not bad. ^-^ Try Ivy's chicken lor bak when you come to Penang next time.

Food For Tots said...

The more I scroll down, the more I salivate. Can't wait to go back and try their ala-carte dishes.

buzzingbee said...

looks like you all had a nice meal :)
the assam prawns looks very good!!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Food For Tots - wow.... that's good. The more you salivate means you will come back soon. ^-^

buzzingbee - Yes, it indeed a pleasant meal. Nice companions and foods. ^-^ Assam prawn are great, you should try it!

Big Boys Oven said...

niceplace to be got lots of varieties!

thenomadGourmand said...

My my..looks wayyy better than Hot wok anytime!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

BBO - yes, indeed. ^-^

thenomadGourmand - Give it a try when you are back. ^-^

Steven Goh said...

wah.... most of the dishes are same, from wat u posted i think ivy already got improvement on their dishes, like that we have to rombongan and go back there to try out the food dee.

My Taste Heaven said...

I like the asam prawn. Looks yummy!Looks like a lot of ppl visiting this place but I still have not!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Steven Goh - Yes, you should go back and try it. The dinner we had at the invited review are nice. ^-^

My Taste Heaven - Bring your family and give it a try! The assam prawn taste nice. ^-^

Becklee said...

So lucky, you get invited to eat and review the food.

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Becklee - lol

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