Saturday, 26 December 2009

Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar @ Tanjung Bungah, Penang (Penang Floggers 4th Gathering)

When I am browing through my photo folder, I realised that I had not blogged about "Penang Floggers 4th Gathering" took place on 15th August 2009 few months ago @

Vintage Bulgaria Restaurant & Bar
Location: 1E Jalan Sungai Kelian. 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Tel: 604 - 8981890
Fax: 604 - 8982890
Business Hours: Monday to Friday ~ 3.00pm - 12.00am
Saturday & Sunday ~ 12.00pm - 12.00am
GPS: 5°27.870′ N 100°17.560′ E
Some of you might read posts from the other bloggers about the gathering few months back and you should know that it is a nice and fun gathering where we get to meet many bloggers. I enjoyed such a gathering as we could come together and exchange our view from foods and also the way of capturing photos. Discuss about new camera function, travelling details and many many more......
Let's me bring you to some of the interior looks of Vintage Bulgaria:

Vintage Bulgaria interior looks
For the night we are gather in the top floor of Vintage Bulgaria. So we have some spaces all by ourselves. All the bloggers....... ^-^
First of all, I would like to thank the both "A" for this success gathering. They are "Alan" and "Allie". They came out with the idea to vote which restaurants should we dine in for the gathering. End up we had :Vintage Bulgaria" the most popular choice. So end up we were there.
We had a nice package of RM40 nett per person which includes: soup, main course, dessert and beverages (Cordial drinks, coffee/tea).
Seafood Soup and Mushroom soup served with "vintage" garlic bread
I am glad that there are 6 of us in our tables for the night. So we decided to order everything that we could get for the night to try. Isn't it a good idea right?
So we ordered 3 seafood soup and 3 mushroom soup. Let's start with the seafood soup. The soup has many flavours in there. We can still find some crab meats and tuna in there. As for the mushroom soup, you will love it if you like blended type of mushroom soup. As it has no chunk of mushroom in there. For the garlic bread, I am quite disappointed as there are no taste of garlic that we had but out of surprise that some have a nice aroma in theirs. So we kinda bad luck in our garlic bread. lol
Next..... to the main course:
We had 5 different types of main course to choose from. And we decided to order one each to try. And the extra one, we requested for Bulgarian Pork Djolan. So we had 2 plates of Bulgarian Pork Djolan in our table. ^-^
Bulgarian Pork Djolan ~ Traditional Roasted Pork Knuckle
Before I went to the gathering, I already saw many review about this pork knuckles. And all of them are a very good review. So this is a must for me to try during the gathering. At first I was worried that it is very oily. But the outcomes came out to be not as oily as I expected it to be. Even Cariso who are not a fans of pork knuckles falls in love with this. Out of surprise that I saw her ate quite lots of the pork knuckle.
The pork knuckle is marinated with sauces and herbs. It is quite a nice main course to try but I personally found that it is a bit too salty and dried in some part of the pork knuckle.
Plovdiv Ribs ~ Tasty pork ribs grill till tender
The second main course of the day would be Plovdiv ribs. The bloggers in our table love the ribs. And they enjoyed it very much. We did not expected the ribs to be so tender and nice. However, I personally still think that it is a bit too salty. Perhaps due to the marinate sauces used. But some comments that are too sweet. ^-^
Bulgarian Platter ~ Mixed grill trio of kebapche, kyofte, karnatche (traditional recipe of in-house homemade Bulgarian sausages and succulent pork fillet)
I found that the Bulgarian platter is a bit too dry for me.
Photo in Upper Section: Baked Cod Fish filet
The cod fish baked to the right amount of time. And it is very moist and juicy. But heard that some tables have different textures. ^-^ It is all depending on the different part of cod fish used to cook the dish. ^-^
Photo in Lower section: Chicken Stroganov ~ boneless chicken drumstick cut in strips, cooked with mushroom, wine, cream, herbs and spices.
The chicken is very tender and if you are mushroom lover, you will definitely love the taste of the coated sauces. If you are the type pf person that worried that it will be too "rich" due to the cream used. Then you don't have to worried about this for this dish. As it is a nice balance of ingredients used that will not make you have the too "rich" feeling.
After the main course, here comes the desserts:
Chocolate Soup with Vanila ice-cream and chocolate creme brulee
There are two types of desserts and once again we ordered 3 Chocolate soup with vanilla ice-cream and 3 chocolate creme brulee. Well, most ladies were after the chocolate soup with vanilla ice-cream. Something sweet and cold for the night. Surprisingly that the chocolate soup with vanilla ice-cream is not too sweet. As for chocolate creme brulee it is a bit too sweet. But something different as I get to try the plain creme brulee before and this one is chocolate creme brulee.
Apart from the desserts from Vintage Bulgaria, we als have some cakes and gelato for desserts. Thanks to Winter Butterfly Homemade Cake and also Gelatissmo for their contribution of cakes and gelato.
Winter Butterfly Homemade Cake ~ Oreo Cheese cake, Chocolate Brownies and Cream Cheese Mousse Cake.
If you are interested in their cake, please booked the cake online from them @
Winter Butterfly Homemade Cake
Location: 46 Taylor Road, 11600 Penang.
Phone: 016-4455667
* All cake orders comes with free delivery within Penang island.*
* All cakes order must be place 3 days in advance.*
Next, gelato...........
For the night we get to try the 5 different types of gelato. Please refer to my review of gelato here. As we get to review them and see the process of doing gelato. Which is a fun outing. Want to know more, please check out the link above.


wenn said...

wow, yummy grilled pork ribs!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love this restaurant! Merry Christmas!

New Kid on the Blog said...

well, you're not alone... I have not post up mine too! ;)

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

wenn - yes..^-^

peachkins - Merry Christmas to you and your family too! ^-^

NKOTB - hahhaha..... well.... we are too busy! ^-^

Little Inbox said...

We just talked about it on last week's gathering, and finally you posted it. :)

cariso said...

The pork knuckle of that night was really good. The quality doesn't seem to be consistent as I found out that the later visit which I went alone was too dry.

NaNcY tEo's page... said...

i m hungry

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Little inbox - ya.... I have too many back log to clear. lol

cariso - really? then we are fortunate huh. ^-^

Nancy - yum! Yum! ^-^

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