Friday, 17 January 2014

LOKE THYE KEE

When you mention LOKE THYE KEE to Penangties, I am sure majority of the people will know about this place. It was very popular restaurant which served traditional Hainamese Chinese and Western Cuisines such as Curry Kapitan, Choon Piah and Chicken Chop in the past.
Before I visited this restaurant, I google about this place and know about some of the background of the restaurant itself. LOKE THYE KEE originated as LOKE HAI KEE in 1919 by brothers LOY LOK BOON AND LOY KOK DAI. The restaurant name LOKE THYE KEE which in Hainamese means “House of Happiniess”, which was very popular venue for birthday celebration, wedding reception and even for match making arrangements. The original owner of the LOKE THYE KEE building was owned by a local businessman and philanthropist Khoo Sian Ewe. He built the iconic ship – inspired building and rent to the Loy family till 1996. The original owner then sold the building and surrounding properties to a land developer. The current owner acquires the building in the mid 2000’s and its restoration completed in 2012. You can learn more about the history and restoration of LOKE THYE KEE @ http://lokethyekee.weebly.com/
 LOKE THYE KEE now is a Malaysian restaurant with a selection of Malaysian cuisines from the different ethnic (Malay, Chinese, Indian), Hainamese Cuisines and more. Lead by the Head chef - Chef Azlin, Chef Lim (Hainanese Cuisines Chef) and Chef Effendy (Pastry Chef). 
  
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We are having our dinner at first floor. Following are the setting of the first floor restaurant: 
Let me share with you the foods that I have tried out in this restaurant. It was Saturday that we visited LOKE THYE KEE. Therefore, we have the honour to try out theirs: 
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SATURDAY MALAYSIAN BUFFET
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Cost: RM60++ (Adult), RM30++ (Child)
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APPETISER & SALADS SECTION
* Photo of salad credit to noweating.com
MAIN COURSE SECTION
DESSERT CORNER
FRUITS AND JELLY CORNER
ICE-CREAM CORNER
ICE-KACANG CORNER
HOKKIEN PRAWN MEE CORNER
ROJAK CORNER
Following were some of the foods that I tried during the Saturday Malaysian buffet:
FoOd PaRaDiSe verdict for SATURDAY MALAYSIAN BUFFET:
Overall, the buffet have varieties of choice to choose from. For the appertiser section, I like the mango salad, spicy fish salad, shredded chicken salads. As for the main course section, braised lamb were quite delicious but it was a bit too salty for my liking. As for the duck with yam, I like the yam very much.
Hokkien prawn mee was nice.They also have the coffee and tea corner which I did not include in this post. However, I make myself a cup of snowman coffee from the coffee and ice-cream corner.
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Apart from the SATURDAY MALAYSIAN BUFFET, they also offer
 SUNDAY BUFFET BRUNCH
Time: 11am to 3pm
Cost: RM28++ (Adult), RM14++ (Child)
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If you are not interested at their buffet, you can try out their  


ALA CARTE MENU/SET LUNCH/SET DINNER
Time: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00am to 11:00pm (Last call @ 10:30pm)
Closed on MONDAY
Following were some of the ala carte that we tried:
HAINAMESE CHICKEN CHOP 
HAINAMESE CHICKEN RICE
The chicken rice looks dry by the looks of it. But when we tasted it it was nice but some claimed that it was a bit too oily. The chicken was tender though.
MACARONI PIE
Hmm........ if you are a cheese lovers, perhaps you can give this a try! I think my sister would love this very much as she is a cheese lover!
Following were the menu for the ala carte:
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LOKE THYE KEE ROOFTOP TERRACE BAR
Time: 11:00am to 11:00pm daily (Except Monday)
It is located on the roof terrace. It is simply just above the restaurant. It is quite a nice place to relax just before dinner or after dinner. There is a selection of wines, beers, drinks, cakes, snack and etc.


Following were the ROOFTOP TERRACE BAR set up:


 After our dinner, we decided to visit the ROOFTOP TERRACE BAR. 
Red and White wine.
I wrap up my day with a glass of white wine. It was a nice place to sit down, relax and catching up with friends. It will also be a nice place to hold private functions.
Following were the menu for the ROOFTOP TERRACE BAR:
FOR MORE DETAILS, you can contact them:
LOKE THYE KEE
Address: 2 Jalan Burma, Georgetown 10050, Penang, Malaysia.
Telephone number: +6042641919
Email: contactus@lokethyekee.com

2 comments:

Waco said...

I like their Kerabu salad.

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

Waco - me too!

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