China House famous for their signature cake”S”, I mean a lot of cake. No doubt that it is one of the best cake shop in Penang and we had the impression that China House only served cake with drink but we are completely wrong, they do have awesome menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well.
Although the outlook of the shop look small but inside is actually very long with 3 connected area, right after the entrance is drinks counter with a couple of table and one table fill up with cakes, further down the hall is another seating area with book and some antique, follow through is an outdoor decoration pool and last area is a wine bar.
We had Lychee Cucumber Soda RM12.80 and Hot Latte RM12.80. Lychee Cucumber Soda are extremely refreshing especially on hot day, cucumber green and fresh taste mix extremely well with lychee and soda, it taste very good.
Ministrone & Chickpea Soup of quinoa, leek, fennel, pumpkin & beans with Chimichurri Pesto and Cheesy Focaccia RM20. We are impress with the rich flavor of soup, taste sourish and add on with the cheese slice provided making it taste even better. Cheesy Focaccia are really impressive, crunchy with strong butter fragrance.
Pizza of the Day RM29, crispy tortilla topped with chicken pepperoni, pineapple, capsicum and cheese. Tortilla are healthier compare to pizza dough and with it thickness, it is much more crispy as well. Topping with simple ingredients is good enough to make a good pizza, saltiness of chicken pepperoni and cheese mix with sweet pineapple is just awesome.
重庆老火锅 Kelawai Chong Qing Lao Huo Guo Georgetown located along Jalan Kelawai situated in a bungalow, ample of car park available in front of the restaurant. Inside of the restaurant are nicely decorated with Chinese theme with a small “river”. Our first impression one Chong Qing Steamboat is all about spicy but here they not only offer Steamboat instead Dry Pot, a-la-cart dishes and BBQ are also available.
RM2 per head for dipping sauce & fruits. More than 30 different type of dipping sauce available, it just too many to name all. The combination can be as many as you want but in order to get a good bowl of dipping sauce we found Sesame Sauce, Coriander, Garlic and Sesame is a must. Unlimited supply of watermelon or other fruits of the days.
If you are big fans of Chong Qing cuisine, try to grab some Chong Qing snack and instant noodle. We try Chong Qing instant noodle before and it taste really good, spicy with super “q” noodle.
We had twin pot with 干锅螃蟹 Hot “Dry Pot” with Flower Crab – Market Price and 药膳菌菇鸡汤 Herbal Mushroom Soup RM12.50. Dry Pot are filled with fresh flower crab, potato, onion, spices and chili. Crab fully absorb the spice and chili fragrance, it taste quite spicy with a little bit of numb feeling. After enjoying crab they will then pour in spicy soup for steamboat. Herbal Mushroom Soup taste a little bit sweet, it is good for those who doesn’t prefer spicy.
重庆水煮鱼 Chong Qing Boiled Fish RM48 is one of the signature classic food from Chong Qing, it has over 100 years of history. Fish are sliced into big pieces then cook with hot chili oil and soup with assorted vegetable. Fish meat are very soft and delicious.
十三香小龙虾 Spicy Crayfish RM79, cooking with spices and chili. Crayfish shell already pre-cut in the middle so taking out crayfish meat pretty easy, it taste spicy and numb, be remind that it is very addictive, we just can’t stop after eating.
On top of Steamboat, over 30+ ingredients available for barbecue as well. We highly recommend Mutton as it perfectly season to flavor with strong cumin fragrance. If you love mushroom, Bacon Enoki and Matsutake Mushroom is a must order, seasoning powder taste very good with juicy mushroom.
烧烤羊肉串 BBQ Mutton RM3
烧烤牛肉串 BBQ Beef RM3
烧烤肉干 BBQ Dried Meat RM4
烧烤韭菜 BBQ Chive RM4
烧烤培根金针菇 BBQ Bacon Enoki RM5
烧烤杏鲍菇 BBQ Matsutake Mushroom RM3
烧烤茄子 BBQ Eggplant RM8(Small) RM12(Big)
Impress with the long list item in steamboat menu, ranging from seafood, duck, beef, mushroom, chicken, pork, mutton, noodle…etc. Whatever you can think of is available, price are reasonable
We try all handmade ball and we found that beef ball is the best, it has chewy texture with strong beef fragrance. Black color Cuttlefish Ball are very special as well. Scallop are very big in size and fresh. Slice meat are thicker compare to others, it is a great way to enjoy dipping sauce with slice meat.
After fail for a couple time, finally i make a bread that is so soft and delicious. It indeed very simple but the waiting time is long, the whole process took me almost 3 hours. Ingredient shown below is for 2 bread, it depend on the size of pan you have.
Ingredients for 2 Bread
2 cup warm water
60g of sugar
2 tablespoons instant yeast (11g)
1.5 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons oil/butter
4 cups flour (roughly) – add slowly
Step by Step
1. Prepare a super big bowl.
2. Pour 2 Cup of Warm Water.
3. Add in 60g of Sugar, can be adjust based on your preference.
4. Allow 10minutes for Yeast to activate, if no bubble after 10minutes which mean Yeast is expired. Please do not proceed further.
5. Add in 1.5 Tablespoons of Salt
6. Add in 2 Tablespoons of Butter/Oil, personally i recommend butter for extra fragrance.
7. Add 4 cup of flour slowly, mix well and add if only too wet. Keep adding till the dough dry and non sticky, not too much else it will be very dry.
8. Knead with hand for 10-15minutes.
9. Add in raisin, you may add cheese or other ingredients as well. *I soak raisin before add in to make the raisin soft.
10. Transfer dough to grease pan and let it rise for 60minutes or double in size. *Depend on your environment temperature, it can be more than 60minutes.
11. After it rise to double or triple in size, gently push out all the air and knead for another few minutes.
12. Equally split into two pan and cover. *I did not split equally end up one bread is much bigger.
13. Let it rise for another 60minutes or double in size.
14. Apply a layer of oil/butter/egg white on top.
15. Send straight to cold oven and start baking with 180C for 30minutes. Add one cup of hot water to keep bread moist throughout cooking process.
16. If bread become too brown (black), cover with aluminium foil.
17. Remove from oven after 30minutes and apply a layer of oil/butter on top.
18. Let it rest to room temperature before cutting.
19. Hualla! Delicious raisin bread is ready.
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We follow traditional way of eating Ramadan buffet which is to break fast by eating Dates Fruits first, 8 different type of dates available but we only manage to try 2 which are Tunisia & Safia, Tunisia is coated with a layer of sugar while Safia is dried on outer layer. Both are equally sweet and delicious to get start with.
Moving on to main dish counter, assorted traditional Malay cuisine such as Kacang Panjang Goreng, Sambal Taukua, Sotong Goreng Kunyit, Daging Rendang, Ikan Masak Lemak and many more dishes. Sotong Goreng Kunyit is my favorite as it has very strong Kunyit fragrance and it doesn’t has chewy texture.
Signature of the night is Kambing Golek, whole lamb is perfectly marinated and grilled to perfection. It has very strong flavor on skin and meat are extremely succulent, so delicious that i ate a few plate of it (small plate…).
The street of Penang are full of awesome food, that is one of the reason Penang name food paradise. You can get food pretty much anytime, anywhere. No worry if you are hungry at midnight where Nasi Kandar are available or if you are early bird who woke up at 6am then Dim Sum is there for you. Other than Chinese, Malay and Indian food, you can get pretty much any food here, Western, Japanese, Korean, Middle East…etc. Cafe Restaurant has become a trend in Penang as well where you can find a bunch of Cafe located at heritage building in Georgetown. Here are some awesome restaurant we highly recommended, we will keep adding or create Part 2 to share more food soon. You may join our Facebook to stay updated.