Thursday, 26 August 2010

STRADA caffe @ Krystal Point, Penang (Invited Review)

I spotted STRADA caffe when the caffe was doing it's renovation. When I saw the name STRADA caffe, I thought that it was the same as the one in town. But I was wrong. I think some of you also have the same thinking as me, right?
Thanks to the invited review arrange by Alan and also the staff and management of STRADA caffe let me know more about their foods and beverages.
Before we kicked start with our review, we were told that STRADA does not offers "Fine Dining". It is more toward places for relaxing and catch up with friends. While we were doing our review, there were live EPL shows going on. But guess no one have the time to watch it since every one were busy with the foods, beverages and photo taking.
Following are the menu for our review:
Menu for food blogger review
Green Garden Salad (RM8.90)
This salad consist of lettuce, capsicum, onion, croutons, sun flower, seed, egg and smoked chicken, served with house salad dressing.
Seafood Chowder in Bread Bowl (RM15.90)
Wonder what inside the seafood chowder?
It consist of chunks of seafood which simmered with potatoes, onions, celery, real heavy cream and a touch of butter. Served in bread bowl.
Club Sandwich (RM12.90)
Toasted sandwich with filling of smoked chicken breast, cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce and dressing. Served with chips and coleslaw.
Caffe Strada BBQ Chicken Wing, served with house chicken wing sauce (2pcs RM5.90, 4pcs RM9.90)
The chicken wing sauce have some hint of spiciness. It is on house specialty sauce.
Kam Heong Seafood Combo (RM8.90)
Stir fried with kam heong sauce, served with prawn crackers, fried egg and rice.
Bao Zhiang Mien (RM11.90)
Noodle in house-blended gravy, with minced chicken and 3-colored vegetables.
Salted Fish and Chicken Fried Rice (RM8.90)
Salted fish fried rice served with prawn crackers, fried egg and chicken wing.
Tom Yam Seafood (RM8.90)
You have a choice of bee hoon or instant noodles with assorted seafood's and vegetables.
Spaghetti Bolognese (RM9.90)
Minced Chicken spaghetti with bolognese sauce. A bit of spiciness from the spaghetti.
Caffe Strada Roast Chicken (RM13.90)
1/4 roasted chicken covered with brown sauce. Served with corn, steamed vegetables and mashed potato.
Cheezy Grilled Chicken (RM17.90)
Grilled chicken in melted parmesan and mozzarella cheese, sprinkled with herbs.
Mongolian Chicken (RM15.90)
Grilled chicken coated with spicy Mongolian sauce.
Fish and Chip (RM8.90)
Deep fried fish fillet with choice of tartar sauce or onion mayonnaise dressing. Served with coleslaw and chips.
Grilled Butter Fish (RM19.90)
Grilled butter fish in butter sauce and lemon. Served with corn, steamed vegetables and mashed potato.
Grilled Lamb Shoulder (RM19.90)
Lamb chop marinated with butter and mint grilled to perfection. Served with mint sauce.
Next section, I am going to introduce you to STRADA caffe beverages - Hot and Cold.
Fluffy Hot Chocolate (RM6.90)
Cappuccino (RM6.90 hot, RM7.90 cold)
Cafe Latte (RM6.90 hot, RM7.90 cold)
Strawberry Kiss Frappes (RM8.90), Choco Banana Frappes (RM8.90), Chocolate Chips Frappes (RM8.90), Mango Frappes (RM8.90) and Orange Jewel Milk Shake (RM7.90)
Ice Bear (RM6.90)
Italian Lime Soda Float (RM6.90)
Oreo Chilled Cheese (RM6.90), Chocolate Float Rm6.90), Marble Cheese (RM6.90) and Caffe Strada's Ice Coffee Slush RM9.90
Apart from the coffees, they also offer varieties of cakes. If coffee are not your choice, you can also get assorted beers from STRADA such as:

Strada Caffe
Block 1-01-12, 13 & 14, Krystal Point Corp Park, Lebuh Bukit Kecil 6, Krystal Point II, Bayan Lepas, Penang.Tel: 04-643 6643
Business Hours: 12pm - 12am (Happy hour - 9pm onwards)

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Restaurant Hing Kee @ Lebuh China, Penang

Few weeks ago, hubby and I went down to town to do some banking. So before we do some banking stuff, we went to have breakfast. Hubby was asking me what shall we have for breakfast when we were on the way down to town? As most of the time we will go to the usual few spots to have breakfast. Since we still have some time before we do our banking stuff, we decided to have something different. Since my gal was not with us as she was schooling on that day. I told hubby that we shall try something that my gal don't like.
Then all of the sudden, my mind flashes the words ~~~~~~~"CONGEE". Congee is one of the things that my gal does not like since baby.
I have been wanted to try the Chee Cheong Chok from Restaurant Hing Kee for long long time. And finally, my wish came through. Finally got the chance to try:

Chee Cheong Chok
When we arrived at the shop, only one table of customer enjoys their hot pipping congee. So we sat down and order 2 bowls of Chee Cheong Chok and additional plate of Char Siew. This is not the first time that we dine in here. We have been here for many times but for their "Chu Char" only. Their Chu Char is really cheap but only limited dishes to order.
However, this is the first time we try their chee cheong chok. As this congee is only available in the morning session from Friday to Sunday only.
At the first look of the congee, there are nothing special. Just a plain congee look. But one thing that we noticed were the congee still boiling while being served in front of us. It's like congee is doing the dancing. lol If you really want a hot pipping congee, I suggest you give this place a try!
After I dig into the congee, I found many treasures deep down the bowl of congee. There are bbq pork, pig intestines, roast pork, spring onion and..........
I did not add any peppers or soya sauce in my bowl of congee. I just like the ordinary taste of it. But if you are person that like very "salty" foods, perhaps you can add some soya sauce to go with it. Since my age are catching up fast, guess something light would be better for my health. lol
Before we left, there are more people flocking in just to have this simple and yet nice aroma of congee. ^o^

Char Siew
Hubby ordered another plate of char siew to go with the porridge. Actually, Chee Cheong Chok itself have many ingredients in it. But hubby saw the char siew hanging on the shelf and can't resist to order some to try! Well, hubby make a right choice! As the char siew is very tender. But I feel a tiny bit of saltiness. Still acceptable to go with the congee. Look at the plate of the char siew? They still use the olden days of plate. You also can opt for the roast pork as well. I believed that the roast pork will be very delicious too!
So if you run out of idea where to have some congee for breakfast, perhaps you can drop by and try it out!
(Note: They only served congee in the morning session only!!!)
And guess how much we paid for two bowls of Chee Cheong Chok and a plate of Char Siew? It's only RM9.00. ^o^

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Yee Hong Food Court @ Sungai Nibong, Penang

Occasionally during the weekend, I will drop by Yee Hong to have my brunch. As I am too lazy to go down to town for breakfast. ^.^ Most of the time I will go for the pan mee, which I blog here before. But during one outing, feel like to have something different. So I browse through and I saw "Kuantan Road Curry Mee". So decided to have a try!

Kuantan Road Curry Mee Stall
Kuantan Road Curry Mee
The curry mee is white in colour when it were being served. After I took a shots of it, then I mix the paste into the curry. Viola! It turn out to be a fiery red colour curry mee. I thought that it would fiery spicy but lucky I still can accept the spiciness of the curry mee. The curry soup base have a nice fragrant and there are fair amount of ingredients added. The noodles were just nice.
Hokkien Mee
My sister is having this hokkien mee. And the verdict from her is not bad and has a nice prawn aroma in the soup base. She enjoys her bowl of hokkien mee very much.
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