Western Food at Strada

*Update: This restaurant has moved to 26Q Codrington Ave, Pulau Tikus.

Strada was rated one of the best restaurant in Penang and highly recommended by blogger. Taking the opportunity to celebrate my father birthday in Strada and it was a good dining experience.

Good ambient, recommended for couple to enjoy dinner together.
Strada accommodate less than 10 tables hence advance booking is recommended during peak hour.

Some selected dishes are specially recommended but we did not order this pork knuckles, instead we order the other 3 dishes from this special menu.

Ice lemon tea come together with set meal, additional RM17 for each set meal. We took 3 set meal.

Set meal come with drink, fried squid, soup of the day and dessert. First glance I assume it was a fried onion but it was actually squid, together with soup of the day.
Not really appreciate the soup as it was too salty and I not really know what it is.

Barbeque Pork Ribs with Maple Syrup Glaze RM33, pork is tender and barbeque to perfection.
Something special about Strada is they don’t use potato instead replace with sweet potato, which make them unique and combination with pork is surprisingly match.

Grill Chicken Tingh with Rosemary Sauce RM27.50, two piece of drumstick with Rosemary sauce.

Osso Bucco(braised lamb shank) served on butterd Rissoto and grilled local grown vegetables RM38, my experience on good lamb shank is from Secret Recipe but after visit Strada I change my mind. The portion is big and the sauce is really perfect.

Today Special (Garupa Fish) RM33, I hate the fishy smell which make the dish totally a failure. Negative.

Slow Roasted Pork Rib with Herbs RM33, Pork ribs is always nice to eat with extra herbs on top make it even tasty.

Grilled Pork Chop with Rosemary Sauce RM28, cook to medium well. I never know pork can cook like steak which so tender and a little bit raw in middle. It taste almost like steak and extremely delicious. Recommended.

Total of 6 main dishes, very good food presentation for all dishes.

Finally, our dessert Cheese Cake. Marble Cheese and New York Cheese cake.

No doubt Tiramisu is what I am waiting for, no disappointment as it was the second best Tiramisu I ever tasted. Top with a lot chocolate powder and soft inside. Perfect.

Total of RM273.90 for 6 pax is consider reasonable and good dining experience.

Strada menu.

238 Burmah Road 10350 Georgetown Penang
604-229 0882.
N5 25.809 E100 18.796
Lunch and Dinner

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Chef’s Delights Western Food

Chef’s Delight Western Food is highly recommended by my friend hence we took the 2 hour lunch time to drive so far just to try it out.
Chef’s Delight Western Food located inside Sin Hup Aun Kopitiam which located just next to Pulau Tikus market.
Very easy to get parking as big parking lot just opposite, but hard to get table in kopitiam as it very pack with people and hawker stall.

Chef’s Delight Western Food

Chefs’ Delight Menu, overall the price is reasonable.

While waiting for the chef to prepared our food, fill my stomach with Curry Puff RM1.50.

Full of potato and a small piece of chicken meat, a little bit of spicy and sweet.

My Chicken Gordon Blue RM8.50, a piece of drumstick with cheese and ham inside, fries and small portion of salad.

The pieces of ham inside taste like sausage to me, anyhow Chef is generous as you can see the thickness of ham and amount of cheese inside chicken drumstick.
Drumstick is tender with the right amount of flour fried to golden color, it is very delicious.

Chief Chicken Special RM6.50, Chicken meat cut into pieces with some sauce, salad and fries. According to my friend is just normal nothing to shout about.

Chicken Chop, nothing special.

Overall, my Chicken Gordon Blue is good but not for my friend order. Next visit going to try Port Gordon Blue, it look to be interesting.

Chef’s Delights Western Food
Sin Hup Aun Kopitiam
Pulau Tikus
N5 25.794 E100 18.741
Lunch only

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Baby Back Ribs at Tony Roma’s Mid Valley

Tony Roma’s pretty famous in KL but too bad it doesn’t have branch in Penang. Hopefully they will open one in Penang soon.

Our drink

Start with complimentary bread and butter.

Tony’s Sampler RM39.90, A trio of appetizers – Red Hot Buffalo Wings and signature Onion Loaf matched with Bleu cheese dressing, salsa, sour cream and house BBQ dipping sauce.

Onion Loaf is very big portion, and surprisingly the onion is crunchy and juicy, the thickness of onion almost 5mm. Buffalo Wings is spicy and salty, not so nice.

The Original Baby Back Ribs RM60.90, Basted with TR’s Original or your choice of sauce.
It look small but the meat make you total full, unfortunately in Malaysia they don’t serve pork instead replace with beef.
Beef ribs grill with TR original sauce, sweet sauce and the beef ribs is very tender
According to my friend, in Singapore they server pork ribs, which sound more attractive.

Spaghetti portion RM31.90 is too big, we only manage to finish half of it.

Overall recommended restaurant, always remember to order less as the portion is way too big even I have big stomach also can’t finish.

Kuala Lumpur – Mid Valley Mall – The Gardens
Lot No. LG 217, The Gardens
Mid Valley Center, No. 1, Medan Syed Putra
Kuala Lumpur 59200

Kuala Lumpur – Pavilion Mall
Tony Roma’s Pavilion
Lot No. 1.15, Level 1, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur 55100

Kuala Lumpur-CineLeisure
G-29(II), G-32 & G-33,
Ground Floor, Mutiara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan

Sunway Pyramid
LL 1.43, Lower Level One, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall,
No 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Eshan
Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur

J.COOL Yogurt Ice Cream at Queensbay Mall

Long queue waiting in front of J.CO, wonder what are they queuing for…..Donut? Coffee?
Curiosity told me to queue and wait for my turn! 5….4…3….2..1…My turn….

J COOL …! You would expect sweet ice cream but instead it is sour as it so called “Yogurt Ais Cream”
The level is sourness is quite high and way out of our expectation, first few spoon not really nice but a few more make you addicted.
It cost RM9.10 (RM8.67 + RM0.43) for a couple sharing with 2 + 1 (free) topping.
Strawberry, Grape, Peach, Nut, Gem, Sweet, Chocolate….etc topping to be choose.

Lot No.GF 55-56, Queensbay Mall
Persiaran Bayan Lepas, 11900
Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 017 – 3780177

Ah’ Basri Asian Chicken Satay

Ah’ Basri Satay previously located in Sungai Ara but they have move to D’ Piazza Mall at Bayan Lepas.
As we know that Satay stall is normally small and selling only few variety but Ahmad Basri make it business big and now they have their own shop lot selling more than 7 types of different Satay.

You have to place your order and pay at counter like KFC style then chef will prepare your satay and deliver to your table.
They have chicken, beef, beef stomach, lamb, deer, squid, prawn and tomyam chicken in their menu, or you can order set meal which consists of 3 satay and rice.

We opt for the orange juice, it actually syrup instead of pure orange juice.

This shop has two floor, second floor has air-conditioning room but not on the first floor, photo taken while waiting for our satay.

Finally our order is here, 2xBeef (RM1.50/each), 2xChicken (RM1/each), and 2xSquid(Calamari RM2.50/each) with satay source.
Beef is very soft and delicious, Chicken is normal and a little bit hard, nothing special.
Squid is the best, marinated with homemade source and grill to perfection. Must TRY.

Lamb Satay Set Meal RM8.90, the lamb is quite tough and it more like eating chewing gum. Not recommended.

Star of the day, Prawn Satay Set Meal RM12.90. Best of the best and it is the most expensive Satay serve in Ah’ Basri Restaurant.
Even though it was expensive but value for money as the prawn is big and shell is removed.

Close up to the STAR, honestly we would really like to order more and more…..superb delicious.

Receipt. Reasonable since they provide air-conditioning and delicious Satay.

Ah’ Basri Asian Satay just located next to main road, you can easily spot it. No parking concern as most of the shop lot in D’ Piazza still empty.

Ah’ Basri Asian Satay
D’ Piazza Mall, 56, Jalan Mahsuri
11900 Bayan Baru, Penang
Tel: 012 410 0080
N05 19.588 E100 16.932

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