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Pearl Palace Restaurant

Pearl Palace Restaurant is residing humbly at Setia Pearl Island Country Club. Considering the location of this restaurant, I don’t think that anyone would have walk-in into this restaurant for lunch or dinner purpose. But I personally feel that it’s a nice place for a function such as wedding, reunion dinner, friends gathering and etc.

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Mid Autumn Package Meal @ Young Heart Restaurant

Mid Autumn Festival is near. Looking for a place to have a reunion dinner with your family or loves one?

Young Heart Restaurant offers 2 set meal packages (4 pax package & 2 pax package) in conjunction to the Mid Autumn Festival / Mooncake Festival. Thanks to Ms. Kee, the proprietor of Young Heart owner &  Jason, a few of us got to enjoy both of this set meals prior to its launching.

Young Heart serves dishes which are prepared, cooked with care and healthy eating is the main key that is being emphasized here.

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Haven Delights (Part II) |Invited Review

Haven Delights is a newly opened restaurant located at Times Square which served Japanese, Korean, Hong Kong and Shanghai cuisines. 
In Part I, some review on the restaurant interior and desserts had been posted. I truly enjoyed the ice creams and the chef’s special finger food served in Haven Delights. Let’s move on to main dishes.

We were first served with Hotzzz Abalone which is available in the buffet menu. The abalone slices were topped with homemade spicy paste and eel sauce.

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Haven Delights (Part I) | Invited Review


More and more restaurants are blooming in Penang island. Apart from the new Smoky Jack Restaurant, I’ve noticed there’s another new restaurant; Haven Delights opened in Times Square few months ago. I got attracted by the buffet dinner they offered but I’ve yet to have chance to try it out. 

Anyway, I’m lucky as I got the opportunity to try out some dishes from this restaurant thanks to Criz who invited me to this session. Of course, I would like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Ng Boon Tong the chairman and MD of the restaurant for organising this food session for us. 

For this post, I would like to talk about the restaurant and the desserts. As for the main dishes, I’ll write it in a part II post to avoid slow loading of the post.

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Bravo Italiana Part II (Heavenly Desserts) | Penang Restaurant


As promised, the second part of the review would be on desserts! After a great meal on appetizers and main course, some desserts were served. Desserts play an important role in a meal as it give the last impression on the meal you just had.

Let’s start with a very special drink, Caffe Romano (RM14). It’s an orange coffee with added vodka and a scoop of ice cream on top. Just like the A&W Rootbeer float. Hard to imagine how that’d taste like rite? Coffee + orange + vodka + ice cream?

At first, I dare not try out this drink as I heard the word ‘vodka’. I don’t like alcoholic drinks for 2 reasons. One would be the bitter taste of it and throat stinging feel when the liquor flow down my throat. Another would be, I would have rashes over my body when I have alcoholic drinks. :(

But I just can’t resist the nicely presented drink seated right in front of my eyes. Before I had my first sip, I got a warning from Tam Ciak that I should mix the drink well first. Else I’d have a shock of sipping just the vodka layer like he experienced few minutes ago.

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Bravo Italiana @ I-Avenue (Part I) | Penang Restaurant


“Tiramisu”, this is the one thing that willl pop up in my mind everytime Bravo Italiana is mentioned. :D I like the tiramisu served there from my first visit during my birthday celebration.

Now, I get the chance to savour more and new dishes thanks to PenangTuaPui for organizing the food tasting session. Of course not forgetting the restaurant owner, Mr. Lim for preparing the meal for us.

This restaurant is considered quite a new restaurant in Bayan Lepas area. Bravo Italiana aged less than 2 years old. It’s located at I-Avenue.

The interior of the restaurant is very cosy with dim yellow lighting and soft music playing at the background.

Mixed Bean Soup (RM6) was one of the first few dishes served. Few types of beans and pasta were cooked together with this soup. The portion was quite big. If I were to finish a bowl all by myself, I don’t think my stomach will have room for other dishes. As apart from the big portion, beans and pasta are quite filling too.

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Young Heart Restaurant | Penang Restaurant


Chinese New Year (CNY) is just 2 weeks away. Many restaurants have already start promoting their CNY dishes which are specially created for this festival.

Young Heart Restaurant too had created some CNY special dishes and I have the opportunity to try them out thanks to CK who invited me to this dinner.

Young Heart Restaurant 1

Steamed dumplings (jiao zhi) and pan fried dumplings (guo tie) are their speciality.
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Dragon-i @ Queensbay Mall | Penang Restaurant


I was being invited by Penang Tua Pui to a gathering cum food review at Dragon-i with the famous baker Big Boys Oven (BBO) and other bloggers. It was a great experience to dine with all of them. Thanks again to BBO for arranging the dinner!

Sid from BBO shared his blogging idea with us. It was very informative listening to him sharing on some blogging experiences and his thought.

Dragon-i Restaurant Entrance

We were first served with a few cold dishes. One of it was Chilled Chicken Marinated with ‘Hua Diao’ Wine. The chicken was steam to perfect timing which produce tender and smooth meat. The chicken was then chilled and served with hua diao wine. The small amount of wolf berries added some sweetness to the chicken.
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Ms. Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine @ E-Gate | Penang Restaurant

I was invited by Criz to attend this food review session organized by Ms. Saigon at E-gate. It’s the first time I join a food review session together with other food bloggers, so it’s kinda interesting. I’ve never visited this restaurant before.

Back to the food review. Miss Saigon Vietnamese Cuisine is located next to Old Town Kopitiam at E-gate. Upon arrival, we were served with pandan taste water.

Ms. Saigon RestaurantThe Street Food Corner menu is categorized in a few categories and it’s distinguish by colours in the menu. There are summer rolls, exotic side, salad, rice noodles and vietnamese sandwiches.

Ms. Saigon Menu I will pick and review a few of the food served but not all of them due to I did not get to taste some of them.

First they served us with all types of summer rolls available in their menu which are Traditional Northern and Southern Rolls, Farmer’s Egg Rolls, Fresh Vegetable Rolls, Southern fish Rolls, Classic Hor Fun Rolls (Chicken / Beef).

Farmer’s Egg Rolls
- vegetables wrapped in thinly fried egg. It was served with some sauce which tasted sweet and sour to me. Nothing special bout this dish though.

Farmer's Egg Rolls Traditional Northern Rolls – A very thin layer of rice paper were used to wrapped vege and sliced prawn. Taste wise – taste just like salad without any mayo.
Traditional Northern Rolls Crisp Fried Hanoi Rolls – This one taste good where the mushroom added fragrant into this dish. Some minced meat, mushroom, egg and vegetables are wrapped in rice paper then deep fried. Although it’s fried, but it’s not too oily. Pardon me for the blurred picture.
Crisp Fried Hanoi Rolls
Wok-fried Flower Chicken – This is a special dish where Pergularia flowers are used to stir fried with chicken breast. The Pergularia flower taste mild and sweet. But overall this dish tasted more at the salty side to my tastebud.
For beef lovers, there’s a Beef version for this dish.
Wok Fried Flower Chicken
Ms. Saigon served a wide variety of salad from mango salad, papaya salad, Ms. Saigon Salad, glass noodle salad to jellyfish salad. Most of their salad taste more to sourly side which is appetizing.

Sour Green Mango Salad
– Except mangoes, grounded peanuts, sesame, onion and prawns are used to garnished the salad. The prawn used is very fresh and not over cooked.
Sour Green Mango Salad
Jellyfish Salad – The jellyfish is very crunchy. Taste is similar to other type of salad.
Jellyfish Salad
Traditional Southern Chicken BUN – Laksa noodle served with chicken, mint leaves, bean sprout, lettuce and cucumber strips in clear broth which taste a bit like our laksa taste. It tasted sour but not spicy.
A beef version is available too.>Traditional Southern Chicken Bun
Frog Curry with Garlic Spiced Baguette – The curry is too thick to my liking. According to my bf, the garlic spiced baguette is very garlicky. Suitable for those who love garlic. I am a big NO NO to garlic. But the baguette tasted slightly burnt.
Frog Curry with Garlic Spiced Baguette Vietnamese Street Baguette (Chicken / Beef) – According to the owner, the speciality for this sandwich is the spread. There are some tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, ham and sausage in this sandwich. The spread tasted slightly weird to me. I prefer mine with thousand island spread still.
Vietnamese Street Baguette (Chicken / Beef)
Grilled chicken T-shaped wings – I like this chicken wings. The shape looks more like a mini drumstick to me. It’s nicely grilled with a hint of lemongrass fragrant in it. The meat is tender and juicy.
Grilled chicken T-shaped wings Traditional Vietnamese Chicken PHO – taste like a Malay version of koay teow teng to me. This dish was served with some yau char koay (which taste pretty hard), some lettuce and bean sprout. The presentation of the vegetables is very unique. You were supposed to add in some of the lettuce and bean sprout into the noddles before you eat it.
This is also available in beef version.
Traditional Vietnamese Chicken PHO
The prawns and lettuce used are fresh. As the ingredients use for most dishes are normal, I feel that food prices are slightly over priced.
Overall I feel that the food served were not agreeable with my tastebud. Maybe Vietnamese cuisine is not my cup of tea?
Anyway, thanks to Ms. Saigon for organizing this food review as I get to taste so many Vietnamese food at the same time.

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