Friday, October 28, 2011

Green House Bak Kut Teh Penang

 Some foodies would know this place I am talking about. It's been raining for the past 2 weeks(This is why I can't get a pic of the front of the shop with my cheap camera) but nonetheless, I found this place where the bak kut teh is one of the best I have had in Penang so far. It's located opposite the 7th Day Adventist Church/Him Hiang at Jalan Burma. You can see that even on a rainy day they are on full mode. The restaurant is usually full. On a note you can't see the stall as it's located towards the end of the shop hidden from the main street but the Green House Bak Kut Teh is unmissable to the left of the main street of Jalan Burma headed from Komtar.
 Everything is made to order. You choose what you want and they cook it.
 Selection ranging from ribs, lean meat, taufu, internal organs, meatballs, mushrooms and a few other
 The smoking hot pot of soup could be smelled from a street away.
 My claypot for 2 person with rice and yau char kuai costs RM19.50. Quite worth the money if you ask me.
 Close up on my claypot..
 The other side..
This is one thing you cannot miss as I can swear they fry their yau char kuai with butter.. The butter taste is distinct in it. Makes soaking them in the soup base more flavourful...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Z-Classroom Penang with free beer!!!

Was invited to Z-Classroom for a review over the last weekend. It's located in Penang Times Square.. You could easily just pass by this place mistaking this as one of the colorful restaurants without knowing it but it's at the ground floor facing where the fountains are.
Look up and you will see the signs.
An ambient place if you asked me. Good for late meetings where you discuss not so classified stuffs, have cake over coffee and wants to directly grab a beer after that. Condusive and quiet during late evenings.
This is how the top floor looks like. The joke on this pic was that someone failed their science or was asleep during class. This is why they opened a cafe cum bar.
They have a private Karaoke room for more private functions where you can start singing when you are half drunk. Good for parties too.
Cakes for coffee or tea. Nice presentation here and clean too.
Hot coffee with strawberry cake.
Tiramisu cake and ice cold white coffee. Oh yes, you get liquid papers to actually write, draw or mess with their tables too.
Imported beers available there when you finally decide to be done with their coffee and tea and have some fun.
King of beers!!
They have this spiral tower that dispenses beer which are kept cold. First and only one in Penang as we were told.
My glass of beer with liquid paper scribbles of my blog on the table.
Special made glasses.
Oh yeah did I mention free beer? Oh yes I did. Here is it. How are you gonna get it? Wear this and you get a pint free.. This is crazy but if you are planning to get that hot female friend or colleague of yours to dress sexy, this is the place.. Or you could attempt it yourself... I think the owner would give you guys one too for "attempting" but don't quote me on this yea?
Group picture of the group who was there.

Conclusion of the place, ambience was quite good and nice for discussions, drinks and hang out. The price is a little on the expensive side for the coffees, teas and cakes but for beers, they are always having promotions like buy 1 free 1 or buy 2 free 1 on certain time of the day.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Pulau Aman Seafood Trip

Went on a food trip all the way to Pulau Aman the last weekend..
To and fro journey from the Batu Kawan jetty is only RM6... A short but enjoyable trip if I may say.
Guess what I found on the boat. See this picture without seeing the next...
I found superboy!!! Seriously this kid had been staring at me with that facial expression for the entire journey.
Arriving at the old Jetty in Pulau Aman.
The new jetty is still under "renovation"... The last I remembered it was completed and somehow they are rebuilding it...
Only found on the island. I didn't even try as my main intentions was the seafood there...
Fresh from the sea. The fishermans will drop their cargo into these little tanks and you just choose which one that you want..
Mantis prawn, I CHOOSE YOU!!!! This big bugger was caught swimming real fast running away from the net when I wanna haul him up... It's a little on the expensive side but I would say it's worth it. RM85/Kg.
Horseshoe crab!!!
The underside of it reminds me of Aliens vs Predators... Of course this is the Predators...
My 1kg of big prawns.. I found that their price varies according to their seasonal catch.. At this moment they are at RM38/Kg. Steaming them at the restaurant costs another RM5.
Just ordered the normal mee udang as I had the whole kg of big prawns in the steamer screaming for help... RM6/plate for normal.
Finally my Mantis prawn "jumped" out of the steamer...
The size of one of the buggers compared to a plate...
You know what this reminds me of? Cockroaches... see the lower abdomen part? exactly like a cockroach more than a mantis if you ask me.. Those sharp spikes are what you really wanna avoid in a fight with the prawn..
The whole KG of prawns out of the steamer which also symbolizes how it shoot my cholestrol level out of the calculatable range...
I was thinking of if my company were to suddenly make us all go for a mandatory medical checkup and I am sure I wouldn't be a good news but hell who cares... Guess what happened next? There wasn't a single one left on the plate...

Conclusion? They are good for freshness if you steam it then and there but if you are looking for variety, you should prepare your own icebox and cook them any way you want when you are home.
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