Monday, 17 June 2013

Isaribi Tei Japanese Restaurant at Chow Thye Road, Penang

She saw this deal (AGAIN!) on Groupon and immediately bought it as she really wanted to try those mentioned in the set menu. RM88 for 2pax. That's like 44% discount of its original price. Actually, we will never order so much in a Japanese Restaurant and to total up to that amount! Imagine with that money, we could have better meals by the roadside. But again, cannot compare la since this is Japanese food whatt. Our favorite Japanese restaurant will still be Yuzu. Sadly, they don't have one in Penang. Oh well...

Do enjoy our photos as you can notice that we have included our name/brand into each photos. She discovered PicMonkey and she had fun editing pictures because it's very user friendly. Sort of. So yeah, enjoy reading us! :)

Front entrance of the Japanese Restaurant.

The very green-themed-garden-like walkway to the restaurant.

Inside of the restaurant. 

Grilled Tuna Maki (RM25.00)
Grilled maki sushi rolls with tuna.
He says: Grilled perfectly.. The sticky rice is a bit dry though..
She says: Very unique taste! I didn't even know that this is tuna! Yummy. Love this one.

Shima-aji Cavlor and Salmon Carpaccio (RM25.00)
Special Carpaccio dish made with striped jack fish and salmon.
He says: The best! what a combo right there! People go try this one.. =)
She says: Pretty colors right? The salmon and avocado is perfecto! It's very yummy! The avocado makes it so creamy and just compliments the raw fish. And it's so fresh! OH SO FRESH! Love this dish to the max!

Sanma Kabayaki (RM18.00)
Japanese saury marinated with teriyaki sauce and grilled.
He says:  Probably my first time eating Sanma fish. Smells like... fish oil? probably because of the rich fish oil inside this fish! Haha. 2 thumbs up! After eating this, I burped and it smells really fishy!
She says: I don't and never will like this kind of long fish. I don't know how to explain it. But the way they grill this goodness is heavenly! The sweet kind of sauce they used is finger licking good good! Sweet and tasty! :)

King Prawn Thermidor (RM40.00)
King prawn stuffed with cheese and cream and served au gratin style 
(au gratin refers to a dish that is baked with a topping of seasoned breadcrumbs and cheese)
He says: Look at that! Just imagine the cheese and prawn all over your mouth! fuuulah!
She says: Prawn is fresh. The cheese is very chewy which is such a lovely thing. And the sauce that accompanies the baked prawn is very nice. Quite creamy and delicious. Thumbs up for this one! :)

Tai Shabu Shabu (RM35.00)
Mini steamboat dish with fresh red snapper cuts.
He says:  The soup is really really really sweet. The mushroom and bean curd is really delicious too.. I think the can cut down on the sugar though..
She says: Mini steamboat! Yay! The cuts of fresh fish fillet is super fresh. The soup is sweet. perhaps too sweet for me. Too sweet to drink a lot of time. If its less sweet, then it'll be like so perfect! :)

Black Sesame Homemade Ice Cream (RM5 per scoop)
He says: No way I'm not gonna eat that again..
She says: Err.. it's alright. It's unique because I never tasted one ice cream like that. It's like eating the fried sesame bun called " han chin peng"! Haha.

Isaribi Tei Japanese Restaurant at Chow Thye Road, Penang
Location: 60 Chow Thye Road, 10350 Georgetown, Penang
Direction: Next to Jemputree.
Price: Quite expensive

His rating: 7/10
Her rating: 8/10

Monday, 10 June 2013

Famous Fried Fish and Chicken (Malay Food) at Tanjung Bungah, Penang


That's like our usual routined Sunday meals with a bunch of hungry people after our weekly captain ball games! We uaully settle for Malay food because.. actually I have no idea why.. It's like Sundays ARE for Malay meals. Haha.

Anyway, though this one was all the way up north just before Batu Ferringhi, it never stops us. Nothing stops us. Good meals like this makes everyone happy :) So yeah, we were there at 9pm and all their fried chicken, sold out! Only fried fish was left. A few of our friends managed to order a few fried chicken so good thing for us, we get to try both of their main dish out! :)

It was a good Sunday meal on a nice Sunday night :)

Freshly fried on the spot :)

Bowls of curry that comes together with the set meals.

Complimentary dish: Malaysian style salad.
He says: Not a big fan of sambal belachan but this one is a bit sour..
She says: The sambal belachan is yummy. Not super great but still, pretty yummy!

Thier signature black sauce with diced tomatoes, onions and cili padi.
He says: Yummy yummy! Its a must when i comes to eating the deep fried fish!
She says: The black sauce is sweet. The onions, tomatoes and cili padi in it just makes it even better. It's crunchy sweet and a lil juicy because of the tomatoes. LOVE THE SAUCE for sure! :)

Fish/Chicken Set (RM6/RM7)
Comes with a bowl of curry and a lady's finger.

He says: Typical curry..
She says: Just like any normal curry. Not that yummy.

Fried Fish (RM5 if you order only fish)
White Pomfret/Ikan Bawal
He says: Thumbs up! You can literally eat the whole fish! Crispy and hot. Love it!
She says: DELICIOUS when it's super hot. It's so crispy that you can chew every part of the fish. Even better when you eat it with their signature black sauce!

Fried Chicken
He says: Fried chicken! Very hard for any fried chicken to go wrong unless its cold and soft already.
She says: It's pretty huge for RM6 for one set. To me, it tasted a lot like any normal fried chicken. Nothing very special on this fried chicken. If I were to choose, I would choose the fried fish over the fried chicken anytime!

Famous Fried Fish/Chicken at Tanjung Bungah, Penang
Location: In front of Maybank Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Direction: Head towards Batu Feringghi, the stall is right in front of a Maybank on your left.
Price: Reasonable

His rating: 8/10
Her rating: 8/10

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Yada Thai Cuisine Restaurant at Burmah Road, Penang

We just came back from Thailand! WHAT A GREAT MISSION TRIP IT WAS. We stayed with the kids in a Christian Orphanage and eat the kind of food they eat everyday. We are blessed beyond anything. Oh and we loved loved the food there in this land of sawadeekaaa! So, here another Thai food review on a Thai restaurant that just started not too long ago :)

This one is also, another online meal. This time through LivingSocial. 4 pax 5 course meal at only RM36!  Get to try new restaurant, why not! She has this habit of spending on these online websites. I have no idea whether its a good thing or not also. Oh well, as long as it's still under control, I guess. Haha. 

Anyways, we were there with her sister and brother in law over dinner and we ordered extra one dish as the set ones are pretty dry. Let's see what we both think of this Thai Cuisine Restaurant in Penang. I have to say that Penang is over populated with Thai Restaurants. You can easily find them at almost every corner in Penang. So, I guess, our standards for Thai Food is pretty high, considering that she loves LOVES Thai food and we eat them quite often. Haha :)

Very few tables set-up in quite a spacious shop. It's not that crowded for sure. 

Stir Fry Kangkung with Sambal
He says: Kinda like this one. Just nice and not so oily.
She says: For a kangkung dish, it's pretty sucky. Nothing unique/special at all. Quite bland too actually.

Spicy Jelly Noodles with Kerabu

He says: A mixture of spiciness, sourness and sweetness. Like this one although I'm not a huge fan of this dish.
She says: Love this dish to the max! It's sour and sweet and a lil spicy. Okay, maybe not a lil spicy. I think it's pretty spicy but it's sooo good! I think the fish sauce that they use in this dish makes it very yummy. VERY YUMMY!

Stir Fry Lala Clams with Special Sauce

He says: Hahaha lala! Just okay..
She says: Seafood lover, me! These clams are pretty okay. Nothing special too.

Fried Pork with Garlic

He says: I like like like this one.. Smells really good.
She says: Another favorite of mine. The garlic-ish sauce that accompanies the pork is super delicious! I didn't like the pork meat so much though. It's too hard. So hard to chew and swallow! Definitely overcooked!

Tomyam Seafood Soup

He says: Just so so.. Not creamy, sour and spicy enough as it looks.
She says: At first, it looks creamy and looks so good. But I didn't like it. I had like only less than 10 spoonful of it. Not spicy enough. Not sour enough. The tomyam taste to it is also so not there. BIG no-no for me.

Green Curry Chicken
He says: No no.. This does not taste like green curryy!
She says: This one has a very weird/unique taste. I don't even know if I hate it or love it. I think I'm somewhere in between. It's pretty nice. It doesn't taste like any normal green curry I've tasted.

Thab Thim Krop (Thai Dessert with Water Chestnut and Jackfruit)
He says: Love it! =D
She says: Quite nice. Quite only la. Nothing really great! I think it should be a bit sweeter! :)

Yada Thai Cuisine Restaurant at Burma Road, Penang
Location: 124E, Burmah Road, 10050 Georgetown, Penang
Price: Expensive

His rating: 4/10
Her rating: 5/10

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