Penang Delight

Penang Delight Cafe 馬來檳城美食 on UrbanspoonA narrow restaurant that was jam packed with people lined up. Luckily, we had reservations, though we did have to wait about 10 minutes. The waiting area is extremely cramped and uncomfortable.

As we sat at our table, we were shocked to see the server at the other table pour some of the tea from their pot onto the table to ‘clean’ it after the dishes were cleared off.

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Unfortunately, my seat was right where the AC was blowing at my forehead. It was unpleasant considering I was a bit sick with low fever that day. But even if I was well, I am not a fan of sitting in direct wind of ACs.

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Roti Canai (crispy Indian style pancake served with curry dipping sauce) $5.95 I found the roti greasy and oily, though it did taste alright. I found it to be pricey for what you got.
idearabbit-penangdelight3Hainanese Chicken $13.95. Steamed Hainanese chicken didn’t really wow me. In fact, I wasn’t a huge fan of it. The pieces were too large, and without knives provided, eating it was a bit of a challenge without making a mess. The chicken itself was nicely cooked, but the all the skin and fat is not my favourite part. The sauce did go well with it, but I thought the chicken itself could have had more seasoning to start of with.

idearabbit-penangdelight5 idearabbit-penangdelight4Deluxe Curry Platter (curry chicken, rendang beef and rendang lamb) $21.95 and steam rice $. This one is quite pricey for the quality and quantity. I found the meat to be hard and dry. The Rendang beef from Banana Leaf is super soft, juicy and just melts in your mouth. It is soooo good! This in comparison was really bad. Hence, I mostly ate the potatoes from the curry chicken portion.

The bathroom was dirty and not taken care off. By the bathroom, there were food trays out in the hallways with food and old dishes. The service was mediocre. They weren’t happy but we did get our tea fills and food as expected.

I didn’t enjoy much from this restaurant so I don’t think I’ll be returning.

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Ro Sushi

Ro Sushi on UrbanspoonSo I recently drove by and noticed a new restaurant. Apparently, they had existed a block down but I never noticed it because it was your typical cheap sushi place that seemed like all the others. After looking up on it on Urbanspoon, I found out that it had moved and renovated, so I thought it would be good to check it out.

When Sheepie and I got there around 9pm, there was only one table occupied. The place seemed decent, but upon looking closer, I saw that the wall by our table was a bit dirty. The table and chairs were all worn out and comparing the old photos of the place, it seems like they just brought the old furniture with them.

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The TV hanging by the sushi bar was a bit loud for Sheepie, especially since there weren’t really any customers. He asked the staff for it to be turned down, and she did without any hesitancy. She was quite friendly and happy and the other guy served us well.

I ordered the Negitoro Roll $2.95 and Salmon+Avocado Roll $3.50 which were satisfactory. I later ordered a miso soup $1.00 when Sheepie was hungry still for another roll.

Near the end of our dining, 4 staff started eating out in the dining area which accounted for half the people eating there. I saw one take out order, but the evening was quite quiet and slow for them, although I must say, it was late.

I thought the food, price and service was decent and would go back if I was in the area.

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Germany & Italy Travel

Hi everyone!

Thanks for reading my blog! I’m off to Germany today, and will be traveling through Germany and Italy until Sept 17th. I was in Germany just last year, and I was hoping to be more fluent in German, but unfortunately not :P It’s been 6 years since I was in Italy, but this time we will be hitting some small villages instead of the major cities with their touristy attractions. Should be exciting!

Hope to blog about it when I return. I will still be posting Vancouver food blog posts every 3 days, so keep checking back!

Enjoy your summer! :D