Thursday, February 28, 2013

Eam Huat Charcoal Steamboat at Batu Lanchang

Nestled amongst the high rise apartments along batu lanchang road, this steamboat is a hidden gem. It is one of the many stalls operating at the corner coffee shop just opposite central park apartments.

I've read reviews that their hand-made meatballs are a must try! It's fish-based soup is sweet but the ginger a bit too much for my liking. The sukiyaki sauce is good but is not the best I've tasted.

The coffee shop is breezy and ventilation is excellent. I would avoid the seats under the tree if I were you.

Overall good value for money and perfect for a family outing.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

English Afternoon Tea at David Brown's

Fancy having scones and tea in cool climate with a view to behold?

Then you should make the trip up Penang Hill to dine at David Brown's restaurant. With the new funicular completed, it will take only a 5-minute trip to the peak as compared to a 30-minute ride before. The only annoying experience is the permanent long queues at the ticketing booth.

Of course, english afternoon tea at elevated locations comes at a premium. At rm78++ for a couple's tea set, it is not cheap. But that is the price that people is willing to pay to experience the environment and to taste the quality delights.

The scones and apple tarts are good though. My advice is to avoid the peak seasons and always carry an umbrella with you :)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Mini Steamboat Set @Ko Cha Taiwanese Delight

What I loved about this eatery is its mini steamboat dishes at very reasonable prices. Nestled along the ever busy Burmah road, just beside the 1926 Heritage Hotel this Taiwanese diner is always packed to the rim. Parking spaces are limited but there are ample spots along the neighbouring street.

The mini steamboat soup is surprisingly sweet without the hint of MSG. At less than rm25 per set, it can easily satisfy the palate of 2 light eaters. Of course there are other choices on the menu. But this for me is my favourite pick.