Thursday, 21 August 2014
I´ve had my fair share of miss vs hit when choosing a place to eat in a shopping mall especially a neighbourhood mall such as Ikano Power Centre. But like the locals, try something new if you spot one and O´Penang that is!
The menu as I recall is not too bad. From typical Penang offering such as Char Kuey Teow to Prawn Mee, it was pretty extensive if I remember correctly. But one offering stood out and that is the Penang White Curry Mee which took Malaysian´s instant noodle world by storm.
I was quite appalled by its pale appearance when it arrived. It was white! And not in a good way. A quick taste of the soup before mixing the killer chilli in proved to reconfirmed my initial reaction. It was light, too light infact as I can´t detect much coconut milk flavour. The chilli paste they provided elevated it a bit. The spiciness is there, but I can´t help feeling sorry for all the tofupok, seeham, boiled egg, noodles and the likes because it could have been more flavourful. Will I try them again? Perhaps not. But, I will give their other dishes a try when I fly back in few months time.
Cendol is good though ...
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
The Great Grandfather of Face to Face Noodle House chain owner learned how to make noodles traditionally in Hong Kong before starting on his own in Sarawak later. If I am the Great Grandfather, I would be very proud today of what his grandson/daughter have achieved. Their noodles were done right. It is a pity that the chain is so low profile.
Kin Kin made a name for herself with their Chilli Pan Mee. While I have not tasted the real thing, I thought these were already good. Apart from the noodle, the chilli plays such an important role and I really did wish that I could buy a bottle of it back to enjoy. But no, they don´t sell them.
So lucky you Klang Valley folks ...