Azuma Japanese Restaurant @ Queensbay Mall (Revisit)November 30, 2009 | 6,100 views
Penang food has never ceased to amaze me. Or any self-respecting foodie for that matter. The abundance of hawker stalls selling famous street food at dirt-cheap prices (ok, maybe not ALL but still, a lavish meal of everything will never cost you an arm or a leg), the flourishing number of restaurants and cafes on the island, and not to mention the wide array of cuisines, a perfect epitome of REAL 1Malaysia concept, whereby you’ll see people of all races hanging out at Mamak stalls more often than not.
But pardon me for the shorter than usual post today, for I was stuck in a most horrendous jam on the highway yesterday evening. For a good 6 hours on the expressway, traveling southbound from Penang back to Ipoh. Needless to say, the temptation to skip work could not get any greater. 🙂
Anyway, I wrote about Azuma Japanese Restaurant @ Queensbay Mall before, the much-relished, celebration feast after the much dreaded 5 days of imprisonment on an island known as Langkawi. So let me just share some photos of the food we had this time around, for a quick lunch in Queensbay Mall.
If you’re wondering what the heck were we doing eating Japanese food in Penang, when people from all over the world visit the island for her signature street foods, think again. When the weather’s darn scorching, and you’ve jostled, elbowed, gnawed your way into the over-crowded shopping mall equipped with air-conditioning at full blast, you probably will not think of driving out anymore tp search for hawker food on the streets of Penang.
Still, Azuma serves reasonably priced Japanese food, and worthy of a visit for the slightly unorthodox dishes, such as their pizzas with a crispy base made from battered rice cakes, and the sushi rolls (maki) with melted cheese. From time to time, they will be holding special promotions to cater to the eager gluttons in and around Penang. For instance during this visit, we got to purchase a set of Shake Sashimi (Raw salmon cuts) at RM10/USD2.80 only, when the usual serving retails for RM25/USD7. Five thick slices of fresh, fatty salmon, what more can one ask for?
Azuma Japanese Restaurant
No 100-2F87, Queensbay Mall,
Persiaran Bayan Indah,
11900 Bayan Lepas,
Tel No : 04 6413118
Okay. More of Penang Street Food in the next post. For now, let me rest my aching back. 6 hours of non-stop journey can be really, really detrimental, I tell ya …….