Poon Choi at Zi Zai Restaurant Paya Terubong

We are venturing into Paya Terubong area for good food tonight and Zi Zai Restaurant is on top of our list since we know this restaurant is famous for its home cooked food. Tonight we going to try it signature Treasure Pot aka Poon Choi, can’t wait for it. The restaurant is located at Paya Terubong opposite Terubong Seafood (阿水海鮮茶餐室), simple restaurant without fancy decoration.


Treasure Pot RM418, served for 12 persons. We always call this as Poon Choi which has lot of luxury ingredients in it. The whole plate is extremely presentable with abalone on top and surrounded with prawn and vegetable, it not only what you can see instead inside it has whole lot other ingredients such as sea cucumber, chicken, duck, fish maw, yam, vegetable, pork…etc. Eating from top to the bottom each layer has it very own specialty and unique taste.
Treasure Pot Treasure Pot


Big prawn served which slightly deep fried before putting into the big pot, it is extremely fresh and delicious.




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Pork meat that has layer of fat and meat, it gave a good fragrance and smooth texture.




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Big chunks of chicken and duck meat at the bottom of the pot, fully absorbing the gravy which gave a very strong flavor.




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Mantis Shrimp Thermidor with Yaki Udon is a new dishes that is not in the menu yet, it very closed to baked cheese but inside it use Udon and Mantis Shrimp. Mantis Shrimp is not big enough hence hardly can get a bite on it, it would be good if they deep fried it before bake with cheese. No doubt there is creativity from chef on this dish.




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Zi Zai Pork Knuckle RM20, very well cooked dishes which full of flavor and the tenderness of meat is just right.




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Sauté Bacon with Preserved Egg Yolk and Bean Sprouts, it is very rare that Chinese chef use bacon in their dish but chef make good use of the bacon to make the simple stir fried bean sprouts to another level and create its own unique taste.




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Uhaha RM12 is actually sambal prawn where the prawn is extremely springy and the sambal is very delicious.




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Ulala RM12, stir fried clam with some chili which bring out great natural sweetness of clam, it has very rich flavor but slightly salty for my liking.




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Korean Kimchi Claypot is another “not in menu” dish, trust me you will like this and it going to be on the menu very soon. Chef told us that since their objective is to offer affordable price hence this dish going to be half of the price you get from Korean restaurant like Daore. It taste a little bit spicy and sour which very appetizing, putting in the Korean noodle making it taste very good.




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Kimchi Claypot best companion is definitely Korean instant noodle.




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Stir Fried Vegetable




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Whole table full of food.




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Restoran Zi Zai located at Payu Terubong.




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No. 1239-G, Ground Floor, Jalan Paya Terubong, Paya Terubong, 11060 Air Itam, Penang.
04- 826 5713
N5 23.243 E100 16.433



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