Sunday, March 18, 2012

Yong Tau Foo at Big Tree Foot 大树脚

This is Ipoh's famous Big Tree Foot or Dai Syu Keok in Cantonese because it's under large trees. It's famous for the yong tau fu 娘豆腐. Here's the location.

This is the stall. They have plenty types of yong tau fu to choose from. This is how you order: You pick your desired yong tau fu into a bowl, then, tell the waitress the noodle and the soup/dry that you want.

Lai Fun 濑粉 in Laksa soup with Yong Taufus RM6.80 

Big Tree Foot 大树脚 Roadside Hawker
652, Jalan King
Pasir Pinji,
31650 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 012 - 524 5408 (Rico)
Business Hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Closed on Sundays

Thursday, March 15, 2012

China House @ Beach Street

China House is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings, linked by an open air courtyard and converted into 14 spaces comprising shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and multi-purpose performance theatre.
Here's the location.

Entrance to: Kopi C. Espresso and BTB & Restaurant (Beach Street)
Kopi C. Espresso (opens from 9am till midnight) has a very Australian style with breakfast all day and brunch on Sunday. Salads and sandwiches for lunch and mezze and simple fast mains for dinner. Single origin and blended coffee beans espresso style are available from the trained baristas.
Breakfast 9am-6pm
Breakfast Wrap with Egg, Semi-dried Tomatoes, Marinated Eggplant and Rocket.
Big Breakfast with Fried Egg, Lamb Sausage, Beef Patty, Mushroom, Spinach, Caramelized Onion served with Lemon Hollandaise Sauce and Chilli Jam.
Avocado with Lemon & Basil, Sliced Tomato with Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper, Marinated Feta & Country Bread.
Lunch 12pm-6pm
Mezza Plate - Capsicum and Feta Dip, Coriander and Tahini Yoghurt, Date and Onion Chutney, Chilli Hummus, Dukkah and Olive Oil served with Pita Bread.
Chinese Pear Salad with Cashews, Pickled Shallots, Dried Cranberries, Shaved Parmesan and Green Chilli Dressing.
Roast Sliced Beef Sandwich with Onion Relish, Avocado, Tomato, Dijon Mustard Aioli and Lettuce.
Dinner 6pm-11pm
Ginger Bud Pesto Vegetarian Spaghetti.
Beef Short Rib, Sweet Potato and Roasted Garlic Puree, Marinated Eggplant, Cherry Tomatoes and Baby Spinach House Made Lamb.
Homemade Lamb Sausages, Cous Cous Salad with a Warm Feta Dressing
Chocolate Marquis with Salted Caramel Ice-cream
Steamed Apple and Macademia Pudding with Gula Melaka Ice-cream

BTB & Restaurant (opens from 6.30pm till 10.30pm) serves modern western style dishes influenced by an eclectic mix of asian and middle eastern cuisines. Dining at a leisurely pace, complemented by a great selection of fine wines. Food are prepared by Chef Mathijs, from Holland via Australia, now Malaysia. Following the Bon Ton tradition, desserts are also very special.
Sweet Corn and Basil Soup with Seared Scallops and Preserved Lemon.
Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Tortellini, Tea Soaked Raisins, Spiced Cashews with Cumin Vinaigrette.
BBQ King Prawns, Apple and Guava Salad with Warm Peanut Dressing.
Prawn Crusted Sea Bass, Braised Potato and Coconut, Green Pea and Lime Sauce, Chilli Oil.
Seafood Special of Fish, Prawns, Seared Scallop with Harissa and Dukkah Dressing, Warm Brown Rice Salad.
Open Lasagna of Duck Ragu, Garlic and Ginger Braised Cannelini Beans with Dried Cranberry.
Roasted Fillet of Beef, Potato Puree, Baby Spinach and Caramelized Onion, Mustard Aioli.
Chocolate and Vietnamese Coffee Tart with Condensed Milk Ice-cream and Chilli Caramel.
White Chocolate Parfait, Chocolate Delice, Chocolate Tullie, Chocolate Sorbet.

Beach St. Bakery 
Beach St. Bakery (opens from 9am till midnight) is just next to the cafe, for eat in or take out. Muffins, biscuits, breads, pies - sweet and savoury, cakes and ice-creams are all made on the premises. A deli fridge has lots of accompaniments to take away, plus the deli freezer is stacked with homemade ice-creams and ice pops.
Homemade Cakes and Pies

  • Pear & Ginger Upside Down Cake
  • Tiramisu Cake
  • Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake
  • Salted Caramel and Apple Pie
  • Bakewell Tart
  • Double Chocolate Brownies with Pecans
  • Lemon Shortbreads
  • Malteser Slice
  • Coconut Cake with LimeCurd
  • Crunch Cashew Nut Cheesecake
  • Manhattan Cheesecake Passionfruit and Lime Slice
  • Kahlua Creme Caramel
  • Chocolate and Vietnamese Coffee Tart
  • Chicken and 3 Mushroom Pie
  • Beef and Guiness Pie
  • Quiche Lorraine
Homemade Ice-creams

  • Condensed Milk
  • Gula Melaka
  • Salted Caramel
  • Coconut
  • Vietnamese Coffee
  • Chocolate Sorbet
  • Eggnog
  • Aztec hot Chocolate
  • Mint Ice-cream with Fudge Ripple
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Frozen Yoghurt
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Chocolate with Peppermint Patties
  • Vanilla
  • Margarita
  • Strawberry

Tiramisu RM15.00

Sticky Banana Pecan & Date Loaf RM8.00

Wine and Single (opens from 9am till midnight) has a special wine selection imported by French Sebastien in KL and only available at Mezze restaurant, KL and O'Gourmet at Bangsar Shopping Centre. An interesting assortment of good fresh wines. Scottish and Japanese Single Malts are also available.

14 Chairs (opens from 9am till midnight) is a unique concept, a mixed use private dining space. This concept is inspired by a wonderful 12 ft marble table which dominates the room. There is also a small private indoor kitchen and an old fashioned outdoor kitchen. This space is available for rent for private parties and cooking schools. A weekly chef's dinner will be held on Fridays and a wine dinner on Thursday.

Courtyard Cafe & Burger Bar 
Relax in the outdoor courtyard, under the mango trees. Good old style burgers are served with lots of layers and homemade relishes and sauces. Complimented by a ceasar salad, lots of potato chips and the best Mississippi mud cake and ice-cream sundaes.
Duo of Mini Burgers, Onion Jam, Avocado and Mustard Relish
Chickpea, Basil & Coriander Burger with Rocket, Tomato Chutney, Mango & Sour Cream
Chocolate Mississippi Mud Pie with Chocolate Raspberry Ice cream

Canteen & Bar 
Canteen and Bar is where to head for street and comfort food. Lunch is a one bowl special at RM12 and ranges from Burmese Laksa to Southern Thai Rice. The street truck food of America and Mexico is available all day and night as tapas. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Margaritas and Mojitos the specialty.

Canteen & Bar Menu

Budweiser RM18.00 

Kilkenny RM20.00 

China House
153 & 155 Beach Street
183B Victoria Street, Georgetown
Tel: 04 - 263 7299
Web site:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Wen Chang Hainan Chicken Rice 文昌海南鸡饭

Wen Chang Hainan Chicken Rice is one of the best chicken rice in Penang. It's famous of its tender chicken meat. I'm even drooling when I'm blogging this. =P
Here's the location.




Chicken 鸡肉 
All the above of the portion for 5 pax cost RM36.00

Wen Chang Hainan Chicken Rice 文昌海南鸡饭
63, Lebuh Cintra,
10100 Georgetown, Penang.
Tel: 016 - 480 8373 / 04 - 264 3810 (Mr. Lim Jit Tan)
Business Hours:
10:30am - 7:30pm

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Il Bacara @ Campbell House

Here's a Venetian Restaurant at Campbell House named Il Bacaro.

Decoration outside Campbell House

The Menu

Leg of Chicken with Mushrooms on Potato Puree RM32.00

Grilled Fillets of Snapper with Clams and Roast Potatoes RM38.00 

Homemade Duck Cannelloni RM31.00

Tiramisu RM16.00
It's a lil' bit alcoholic. Tasted a bit sour and bitter.
It's somewhat watery. I don't like this at all. I prefer those the cake at Secret Recipe. Haha.

Il Bacaro
106, Lebuh Campbell
10100 Georgetown, Penang
Tel: 04 - 261 8290
Business Hours: 12:30pm - 3:00pm & 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Closed on Monday
Web site:

Farlim Shell Station Laksa Cafe @ Farlim

There's nice Laksa in Farlim. It's just next to the Pasar Malam in Farlim on Wednesday nights.
Here's the location.

There's a stall there selling Roti Bak Kua too.

The laksa stall sells fish crackers.. The aluminium basin is where they place all the Ikan Kembung.. 

Laksa RM3.00
The special thing of the laksa here is that they serve it with big piece of Ikan Kembung (Indian Markarel)

Farlim Shell Station Laksa Cafe
Medan Angsana 4, Bandar Baru Air Itam,
11500 Penang
Tel: 016 - 459 7179 (Ms. Tanti)
Business Hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm (Closed on Alternate Tuesday)

Ee Beng Vegetarian Food Restaurant @ Dickens Street

Ee Beng Vegetarian Restaurant is so far the best vegetarian restaurant I've ever been to in Penang.
It has actually two shops.. One serves local vegetarian food like Hokkien Mee and economic rice, while the other serves western food.
Both serve good food :)
Here's the location.

The one features here are the western food.

The Menu

Satay(10 Pcs) RM9.00

Thai Style Vegetarian Grill Fish Rice RM8.50
*the sauce on the fish really taste like those on Ikan Bakar.

Vegetarian Chicken Cordon Bleu RM9.50
*Highly recommended

Vegetarian Lamp Chop with Black Pepper Sauce RM8.50

Ee Beng Vegetarian
20, Lebuh Dickens,
10500 Penang.
Tel: 012 - 545 4711
Business Hours:
Local food side: 7:00am - 4:00pm (Closed on Sunday)
Western food side 12:00pm - 10:00pm (Closed on Thursday)