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Tsurukame Shabu Shabu Steamboat Buffet

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Tsurukame Shabu Shabu is a steamboat buffet restaurant located inside Queensbay Mall, it been quite sometime since they into operation but we never get a chance to try it out until lately Groupon offer 46% off only I bought 2 voucher to try it. It cost RM25 each person and for that price I think it might worth the value since we can enjoy sea view from the restaurant while enjoying our food. My first impression to the restaurant was good as the waiters is promptly served you and cater your need throughout the whole dining session.

We sit in a four person table which has two cooker that allow us to choose two different soup which is either tom yam, kimchi, miso or clear soup. We decided to go for Kim Chi and Tom Yam soup.
Tsurukame Shabu Shabu

All the steamboat ingredients as served on conveyor belt, deep fried item on another corner with some fried rice and noodle while fruit and ice cream is served side by side. There is huge variety for beverage such as ice lemon tea, ice peach tea, hot white coffee, hot coffee…etc.

At the very first round we are quite happy to take all food each, we have fish ball, golden needle mushroom, sushi, pork ball, vegetable…etc, around 15 different types of ingredients.
food served on conveyor belt

Simple salad with fresh vegetable.

Then we have deep fried fish ball, tofu and shishamo fish. Honestly their deep fried items is totally out, very cold, not crispy and oily, Shishamo fish is totally a waste as it totally not edible.
Deep Fried Item

Fried rice and noodle is another disappointment as it very cold, hard and not much flavor.
Fried rice and noodle

Back to our steamboat, the Tom Yam soup is just average with not much Tom Yam flavor while the Kim Chi soup is much better which more flavorful. Only one round and we are almost done as we keep waiting but nothing new served on conveyor belt anymore, it keep repeating the same thing. I am curious why don’t they put something else there, for the same cost they can serve many other thing. They do have slice meat but only pork and it very limited and not fresh.
Tom Yam Soup Steamboat

Kim Chi Soup Steamboat

There is oyster served but we dare not try it as it doesn’t look fresh.

We ended our meal with a few pieces of watermelon.

It was quite disappointed as the steamboat ingredients choice is too less and all other food is below average. You can join our Taste…iest Facebook Fanpage to keep yourself updated on all the latest from Taste…iest, Penang Food Blog.

1 Star Rating

Tsurukame Shabu Shabu
Central Zone 3F-23, 23(C1), 23(A) & 23(B)
Third Floor, Queensbay Mall
Persiaran Bayan Indah
11900 Bayan Lepas Penang
Tel: 04-6435260
N5 20.053 E100 18.378

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Disappointed Hai Nan Western Terengganu Road

Hai Nan Western is the new outlet for the famous Mount Erskine Western Food, it was crowded when we pass by and we tell our self that we must try it one day since so many people every day.

Mushroom Soup Set RM5 come with one bowl of mushroom soup and two pieces of garlic bread, the mushroom soup is taste like can mushroom soup that you and I can cook the worst is the garlic bread that is so chewy and totally lack of garlic butter, why not they toast it for a little bit longer and served when it still hot. We start to have a bad feeling after tasting the mushroom soup and garlic bread.
Mushroom Soup Set

Bolognese Chicken Meat RM10.50, the Bolognese gravy doesn’t has much tomato taste and the chicken meat is so less that we can even count how many piece it is, luckily the spaghetti is edible and not too hard but overall still very disappointed.
Bolognese Chicken Meat

German Sausage RM9, honestly the sausage it quite short as what normal german sausage we had previously but doesn’t matter as long as it taste good but we are wrong as the sausage doesn’t taste good at all, the worst come next is the mash potato, how wrong it can be right? Well, they really prove me right but giving us a flour made mash potato that totally flavorless and it so sticky. Yiak!
German Sausage

Come on, let pray hard that my Chicken Chop is edible. Chicken Chop RM10.50, at least it look nice when served and it indeed look quite interesting but that doesn’t last long after my bite taste, the deep fried chicken is succulent but the sauce is so disappointed again.
Chicken Chop

OMG, how come all our dish taste so bad, are we being cheated that this is their branch?
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1 Star Rating

Hai Nan Western
29-A, Jalan Terengganu, 10460, Georgetwon, Penang

Map is not provided since I don’t encourage you to try it.

Colorful Macaroons at Macaron Cafe

This article link from Penang Gurney Plaza Dining Guide

Macaron Café is one of my shortlisted restaurant to visit and so lucky they having promotion for RM19.90 three course meal, that my chance to try the long awaiting restaurant. Macaron Café located at the newly open floor in Gurney Plaza (it not that new actually), well known for its colorful Macaroons and Sponge Cake.

The tomato soup is very rich and full of tomato flavor, at first taste it is very sour but after a few scoop I start to enjoy it. It is very sour but that help to bring up my appetite.
Tomato Soup
 Tomato Soup

Mushroom soup look to be very good as well but when we first taste, it is so salty. The level of saltiness is totally unacceptable which cover almost every other taste, we complain to the restaurant but they has no intention to replace a proper mushroom soup for us. So DISAPPOINTED.
Mushroom Soup

Spaghetti Boscaiola taste not bad, the spaghetti is well cook and the sauce is delicious with pieces of mushroom.
 Spaghetti Boscaiola

Croque Monsieur is a ham and cheese. A pieces of ham is sandwich with bread then top with cheese and oven heat it to perfection. It doesn’t look interesting when served but it really taste good and special, I never had something like this before, the cheese is flavorful and the overall combination is just perfect.
 Croque Monsieur
 Croque Monsieur

Next we had Macaroon of our choice, three different flavor selected but all three flavor almost the same flavor, it is extremely sweet as well. Know that Macaroons tends to be very sweet but we just can’t take it.

Colorful Sponge Cake, it look so unacceptable and we only eat one small portion of it. I just can’t imagine how much coloring has been use for this cake, by the way this cake is extremely sweet as well.
Colorful cake
colorful cake

Macaron Café located at 6th floor of Gurney Plaza
Macaron Cafe

macaron cafe

 Macaron Cafe

How should I rate this restaurant? The taste of soup, main dish and dessert is so different. We decided to split into two and here is our conclusion.

We just love the main dish provided especially Croque Monsieur which really awesome.
4 Star Rating

But the mushroom soup is too salty and totally not human eatable, the dessert is just purely sweet and doesn’t has much flavor, too much coloring as well.
1 Star Rating

170-06-01A, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, Georgetown, 10250 Penang, Malaysia
04-229 4389
N5 26.288 E100 18.603

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Fullhouse Lifestyle Store & Cafe Penang Time Square

Fullhouse Lifestyle Store & Café located at Penang Time Square, it been quite some time since day one establish in Penang but unfortunately most of the comment I receive is negative. They spend so much on decoration, I need to give them a chance and pay a visit. I bought online voucher for quite reasonable price and hope I have a great dining experience there.

First step into the restaurant gave me a wow experience, I wonder how much they spend on the white theme well decorated restaurant. Other than restaurant they do offer one area selling some small items and upper floor is hair saloon and event hall.



Ice Lemon Tea served in big jug instead of cup but the drink is way too sweet.
Ice Lemon Tea

Loh Mee, honestly the taste of Loh Mee is way far from the original taste of Loh Mee, the Loh Mee doesn’t has the sticky gravy and it just taste sautéed and that all, even the fish ball is also tasteless. I strongly believe the food preparation is just someone who are not a chef.
Loh Mee

Loh Mee

Wan Tan Mee, one big plate serve a small portion of Wan Tan Mee with teriyaki chicken, the Wan Tan Mee is still acceptable but the Teriyaki Chicken is like last year cook chicken and keep in fridge. It is not chicken instead it taste like stone with no flavor.
Wan Tan Mee

As a food blogger I am very specific in food taste rather than environment, with that said I only give 1 star. I do not think they can sustain long if no improvement over their food quality especially they are expecting customer to pay premium price.
1 Star Rating

77-G-20 Penang Times Square, Jalan Dato Keramat, Georgetown, 10150 Penang
Sun-Thurs : 12.00pm – 12.00am
Fri-Sat : 12.00pm – 1.00am
N5 24.767 E100 19.520

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Table Twenty Three Restaurant

Another Online Voucher we bought from EziVoucher at Table Twenty-Three Restaurant for RM9.90 5 course meal. Restaurant located at Jalan Irrawady where parking space is extremely limited but nicely decorated interior that give them some score boost.

Salad served first where a few slice of vegetable in a place with tiny amount of dressing that you can’t even notice it present.

Mushroom soup with garlic bread, mushroom soup taste normal while the garlic bread is soft and lack of garlic flavor.
Soup of the day with a slice of garlic bread

Grilled Salmon Marinated in Orange Juice and Spice. Served with Vegetables, Wedges and Cream Sauce
I was like “OMG”, the wedges is burn, are you seriously serve this to your customer?
It making us lose our appetite, after tasting the salmon and it become even worst, the salmon is dry and fishy taste which is not fresh.
Grilled Salmon Marinated in Orange Juice and Spice. Served with Vegetables, Wedges and Cream Sauce

Grilled Chicken in Cajun Sauce with Sauté Vegetables and Spaghetti
Thanks god that I don’t see the burn wedges here but the spaghetti is rather bland and tasteless while the chicken meat is as well very dry, they overcook it.
Grilled Chicken in Cajun Sauce with Sauté Vegetables and Spaghetti

Fresh Fruit
Fresh Fruit

Table Twenty Three restaurant is rather disappointed for us, the service is slow and the food is not good.
Table Twenty Three Restaurant

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1 Star Rating

33, Jalan Irrawady, 10050 Penang
+60 42263892
Mon – Thu:
11:00 am-11:00 pm
5:00 pm -1:00 am
Fri – Sat:
11:00 am-11:00 pm
5:00 pm -2:00 am
4:00 pm -1:00 am
4:00 pm -11:00 pm
N5 25.547 E100 19.300

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