Friday, 14 August 2009

Western cuisine

It's not often that I show any enthusiasm about new places to eat but yesterday, my colleagues and I chanced upon this stall at the Bayan Baru market food centre. Funny, we hadn't noticed it earlier but never that we've seen the stall, we'd give the food a try.

Turned out that the partners who set up this stall - which opened only three days ago - were former cooks at the Rasa Sayang Hotel in Batu Ferringhi. So obviously, they knew what they were cooking and they sure cooked up a storm for us. The two partners said they were also into catering for home or office functions, and claimed to be equally at home with German and Japanese cuisine. But no pork for the moment because their operating licence from the Penang Island Municipal Council forbade them from including pork into their menu. I found that rather absurd because the stalls around them were all merrily selling pork hawker fare.

Anyway, give the stall a try. We didn't regret it and it was a refreshing change from the standard, everyday fare of economy rice, hokkien mee, curry mee, tok tok mee, banana leaf rice, chicken rice, etc.

Clockwise from top left: fish and chips, grilled dory fish, barbeque chicken, chicken cordon bleu

1 comment:

Jeffrey Chew said...

so...since you invited me, lunch is on you..okay? see you next monday