They take great pride in their cakes and pies. And their cakes are really good. Not too sweet, and reasonably-priced, even cheaper than Secret Recipe’s down-spiralling equivalents, the cakes are great tea-time accompaniments.
Dad’s omelette with prawns and white rice was misleading. He initially thought the dish would be drenched with gravy (in the menu, only stated Egg+Prawn), but amused (or rather, infuriated) by the plain, and dry presentation of simple omelette and rice. Hmmm … give this a miss.
Sporting new looks and a dazzling one at that, Ristorante L’Opera is an Italian fine dining restaurant, situated in the heart of the city. With an adjacent lounge bar, perfect for a drink or two, the restaurant seemed a tad intimidating, had it not for the CIMB Credit Card’s Buy-One-Free-Promotion, which ironically, ended on the 31st of October 2008.
Sorry, my posts are all delayed. =P
But Penang’s really kind to hawkers and traders. Building a revamped and spacious area to house the stalls, and then various other restaurants, cafes, and retail outlets, complete with a parking area, under the moniker, New World Park.
Though some might argue the place has lost its originality and authenticity, but slurping on an iced-cold ABC under the shades, with sufficient airflow and fans, and cleaner surroundings appeals more to tourists and locals alike. Of course, commercialization breeds inflation. But ever so slightly. Imagine a lady selling “Freshly (ahem)made Sushi” from table to table, and the prices of the food/beverages bumped up a notch. Small price to pay, really.
“What do YOU think?”
Arriving late for a dinner (at 9pm, mind you), we were surprised at the turnout at Chili’s in KLCC. Half-expecting an empty outlet, we were stumped as the place was packed, and a queue was forming. All non-smoking seats are taken, and we had to wait.
Hungry brain cells marred rationality, and I quickly opted for an available table right smack in the middle of the smoking area. With only tall stools, and little back support. Ouch.
Gopeng mee – Homemade (handmade?) egg noodles served with soy sauce, choy sum, bean sprouts, and garnished with scallions and fried shallots. Resembling Wanton Mee, right?