Monday, 20 April 2009

Invited Review - Haven Delights @ Penang Times Square

Last Saturday, I was invited to attend the review of Haven Delights @ Penang Times Square by Criz Lai. First of all, I would like to thanks Criz Lai and Mr. Ng Boon Tong (Chairman and Managing Director of Haven Delights) for their invitation. And also to all the Chefs and staff of Haven Delights. We are very well take care by them.
Location: Penang Times Square, 77-L1-34, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: 604-210 8855, 604-210 8856
Business Hours: 10.30am -11.00pm
I did not took any of the interior photos for this visit as I already took that on my previous visit. My previous visit can be viewed from here. Apart from the  A la Carte dishes, Haven Delights  also serves buffet lunch and dinner.  It cost RM49.90++ per person and whereas for kid is 50% off. You can order from the buffet menu section as many as you could within the time frame of 2 hours from the time you step into the restaurant. Buffet would be open from 10.30am - 11pm daily.
You must be wonder what is this right? Well, it is a questionnaire prepared by Criz for us (Food Floggers) who attend this review. We have to tick on the appropriate box from bad to superb about the tastes and food presentation. Apart from that we can write our remarks (if any) and also overall rating of the restaurant ambience's, customer service, food choices, pricing........
Hotzz Abalone and Unagi Tofu
We started of by having the cold cuts. And we are honoured to try two types of cold cuts ~ Hotzzz Abalone and Unagi Tofu. Hotzz Abalone is basically abalone slices with home made spicy paste and eel sauce. For this dish, it is a bit spicy for kids. However, I find it very appetising.
For Unagi Tofu, the tofu is very silky, like Tau Fu Fah but it is firmer and cold. It is topped with grilled eel and garnished with sweet sauce. Which I found that it tastes nice.
Chicken Ban Ban ~ Rm10
Next, we had Chicken Ban Ban. Chicken Ban Ban is Fusion Japanese fried chicken with egg in chef's special mayo sauce. The Chicken texture is like chicken nuggets texture. It is a bit hard. I prefer the chicken to be more tender. Regarding this dish there are 2 other specialties which are the deep fried egg and the chef's special mayo sauce. The deep fried egg is very crunchy and nice. The sauces are actually mayonnaise, wasabi mayonnaise and Japanese special sweet sauce.
Tip: You should combine all the sauces together with the egg and chicken , that would be fabulous. ^o^
Red Dragon Prawn with Jammy Sauce ~ RM20
When I look at the menu list provided by Criz, I already spotted this dish as Criz blog about this dish before. This dish consists of deep fried prawns, white dragon fruit and jammy sauce. I found that this dish is very appetising as the sweet and sour is well blend together.
Motoyaki Scallop ~ RM14
Grilled scallop with home made spicy mayo sauce. It is a bit spicy for those who cannot take spicy food like my gal as I think the chef put some chili flakes, Tabasco sauce and mayonnaise on top of the scallop. ^o^
Korean Beef Kimchi ~ RM16
Basically the chef fry the home made kimchi with beef slices. The kimchi is very appetising.
Lamb Terriyaki ~ RM18
Grilled lamb with herbs in homemade sweet sauce. Well, I personally enjoyed this dish. As the grilled lamb is very tender, juicy and succulent.
Homemade Spicy Chicken ~ RM15
This is another nice dish that I enjoyed. It is deep fried chicken with home made spicy sauce. From the pictures you can see that they use fermented black bean, curry leaves, garlic, pepper.....
The chicken is very tender and succulent. Love it after the first bite. ^o^ And it is a bit spicy for those who cannot take spicy foods.
Shanghai Honey Spare Ribs ~ RM 18
Basically it is fried spare ribs with honey sauce. However, it is too salty towards my liking.
Chicken Bomb
This dish is not in the menu, it is a surprise dish by the executive chef.Basically the outer part is chicken and the inside of the chicken bomb is grilled salmon with onion, lots of herbs.........
The name is quite creative.......^o^
Tempura Cheese Maki
Hong Kong Special Wan Tan Noodle ~ RM22
The noodle is same as the noodle that I ordered previously ~ Silky Lau Mee. The textures of the noodles is very QQ. Their wantan is is very big. And the taste vice is nice. The soup base is very sweet.
Japanese Yaki Udon ~ RM12
It is basically a stir fry Japanese rice noodles with bonito flakes.
Next...... desserts time.........
We try their home made desserts - Kuru Goma Ice cream (RM8) and Macha Ice Cream (RM8). I have tried both of the desserts on my first visit but without the toppings.
Kuru Goma Ice Cream is black sesame ice cream. It is top with crushed peanuts. It has a strong aroma of black sesame and it tastes sweet. Whereas Macha Ice Cream is a bit bitter with a strong green tea aroma top with red bean paste and mochi. I find that it tastes better with red bean instead of the green tea ice-cream alone. As it balance up the bitterness from the green tea ice-cream.
You can drop by to other attended food floggers website to check out their review and they are:
Criz Lai from
Huat Koay and Albert Yap from
Steven Goh from
Nicholas Chan from
Jason and Gill from
Lingzie from


Anonymous said...

Looks yummny lol.How come Penang always come up with great food!!!Wish im there n im sure there r many more dishes i could take...

Faye fly said...

y dint ask me 2 try leh ?!? aik..
boh tang ciak lah !!

Unknown said...

Anonymous - Hahhaa.... then come Penang and try it out. ^o^ They have buffet too, so you can take as much as you can. ^o^

Gaye fly - hahhahaha.... I was invited mah..... we can always go makan together leh....^o^

New Kid on the Blog said...

this is the one that they told me about during lunch.... glad to see so many food and so many of you attended this review. :)

allie said...

I like the black sesame ice cream lol! Wish that I can have more that nite :P

Anonymous said...

Hehe im booking my next flight to Penang loh.Now i know where to head to,u belanja arr!!!???

Unknown said...

NKOTB - yes.... this is the review that they attend on Saturday night. You can go with your hubby and try their foods. ^o^ And hope to see you one day.

allie - hahahhaha.... you should come to our table and have it. Go there with your bf again and order that. They will serves you 2 big scoop of the ice-cream. ^o^

Anonymous - wow.... hope you enjoy your foods there and let me know after you have tested it. ^o^

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow! Everything so well phrased? Thanks anyway for your attendance and feedback. I missed the noisy and talkative crowd now. :P

Selba said...

Woohoooo... so much food!!! And it looks so yummy.... Great review! :)

foodbin said...

what a feast! the chicken bomb is unique.

gill gill said...

you are the winner among us! hehe. your starts dispaly photo step by step wor, nice!

Anonymous said...

Hi is the chicek ban ban a jap. or chinese food?the scallops looks great though.

cariso said...

The Tempura Cheese Maki how come no comment leh?! :)

J2Kfm said...

very tempting lah!
wait, why dun i see the night's before extravagant dining get-together? :)

i was pinching myself for missing this, trust me.

ai wei said...

cool! u have such a nice blog!

ck lam said...

Nice review...and it was nice catching up with you :)

Steven Goh said...

ya, I love the Japanese Yaki Udon leh. Is one of my favourite, but the price is slide high if I would fork out my own pocket. May be next time wanna ask Mr. Ng to give us VIP card dee.

email2me said...

Looking back at that much foods ..... =.=|| Burp .... lol ... really full

buzzingbee said...

ahh I'm missing the desserts now!!
It's great chatting with you that night. Hope we can meet again some other time! :)

Unknown said...

Criz - Thanks for the invitation. Sorry teacher...... for being noisy. ^o^

Selba - Thank u!

foodbin - yeah.... nice name. ^o^

gill gill - Thank you! Glad that you like it. ^o^

anonymous - Chicken Ban Ban is Fusion Japanese. Give it a try!

Unknown said...

cariso - wah.... your eye sight so good ah..... ^o^

J2Kfm - Hope to see you next time. When you come to Penang, you can arrange a get together with all of us. ^o^

ai wei - Thank you and hope you like it. Thanks for dropping by. ^o^

ck lam - Thanks! and nice to catching up with you too. ^o^

Unknown said...

Steven Goh - hahhaha.... no worry Mr. Ng know you liao..... ^o^

email2me - Yes.... too many foods... ^o^

buzzingbee - Yes.... nice chatting with you too. Hope we can meet up again soon. ^o^

Rebecca Saw said...

great to finally meet u that nite. Yr quite a high std foodie! I like! ;)

Unknown said...

thenomadGourmand - Nice to meet you too. ^-^

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