April 20, 2014

Affordable AHMO chiak!

When my friends ask me which restaurant to dine with affordable price, I read some review and give them a list to chose from; AHMO is always in the list. It's a shame that I never been here but keep recommend my friends to come over, so I found a time and decided to give it a try, like finally! It's located at Irrawaddi Road but do not worry about the parking space (it's hard to get a parking whenever I dine in Harvest Inn) as they do provide a private parking. If you know Hokkien, the restaurant name AHMO is with a meaning, I view their website and it goes like this:
AHMO is an epithet describing Westerner or the West in Chinese Hokkien dialect. It literally means red hair and the usage is similar to the Japanese word Kōmō or Cantonese term Gweilo. In general, local Hokkien people often used the term Ang Mo to distinguish whatever originates from the West. Some examples are Ang Mo Lang (Westerner), Ang Mo Mia (Western name), Ang Mo Kio (Red Tomato) and Ang Mo Chiak (Western Cuisine).
It's separate to indoor and outdoor dining area, I thought it would be better to dine indoor unless you wish to get mosquito bite. Scroll down for more photos before I hit you with the food photos:
Belly Berry . RM8.90
AHMO provides a list of mixed fruits smoothies and I got the belly berry which consist of apple and strawberry, it's more like a juice than smoothies for me as it's quite watery. I got some orange taste on the first sip (might come from the previous blend) and slowly with the apple taste, it's quite refreshing and not sour even it mixed with strawberries. 
Italian Bruschetta . RM9.90
I like to have some small bites before the main course and they recommended Escargots at first which I dare not to try yet, maybe I have the gut to try it next time. So we got ourselves the Italian Bruschetta, the toasted garlic baguette (aka French loaf) is topped with marinated tomato in Italian herbs. I like this appetizer as the tomatoes are so fresh and savoury, the side greens which come along is fresh as well. Oh yeah, good news for vegan as they provide vegetarian food in their menu. 
Teriyaki Chicken . RM15.90
I'm quite impressed with this as the chicken is not over-cooked but I personally thought the teriyaki sauce is a little bit too much over here. The vegetables here are not fully cook so I left some untouched till the end, on the other hand the potato salad is tasty if you have it while it's still warm. Overall it's quite good so I think I would give it another try on my next visit.
Mixed Grilled Seafood . RM22.90
I like this the most, get to have different types of seafood in a plate. The sides are the same with teriyaki chicken and come together with prawns, salmon, dory fish and squid. I expected the slices of squid but it turn out to be baby octopus when they served this to me, it seems to be quite weird to mix with those seafood. Thumb up to their prawn and salmon, the sauce is awesome but I do not know what was that. Laugh.

Wanted to go back again for their lunch set as it's worth till drop, just add another RM7.90 to your main course to get soup of the day and a beverage. Till then.

2, Jalan Irrawaddi, 10500 Penang.

Business Hours
11am - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm (Daily)

Contact Number


AHMO Penang

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April 11, 2014

Getaway Treat Campaign: Outdoors & Beautiful by Seeties Beta

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April 6, 2014

Brekkie moment . Pit Stop Cafe

I'm so inspired to blog this week, maybe I just don't feel to do anything else from my lappie; on the same time I always told myself I need to start reading on my new books (I have more than 5 books now) and it's not good to face lappie that often after all. The moment I flip on my book, I started to dozed off sometimes or switch my mind to play some easy game on iPad, what happen to me? I just couldn't get it right sometimes, the thing that I feel I'm totally all right doing it is to EAT. This is how I gain weight, yesiambutidontcare! 
Been to Pit Stop Cafe twice in a month, I went there for the second time before I have time to blog on my first attempt; I'll join both days into one post since we ordered different food, easier mah. It was Saturday on my first time and Friday on the second time, I prefer the latter as it was a total disaster to go there during weekend unless you are there early in the morning; it was crowded. I did not have time to take photo in the cafe (I should say I did not have space to squeeze around). The table arrangement seems okay if there are not much people but you will find it's quite difficult to walk around if the cafe is full of people. 
The cafe is quaint with wall paintings, antiques, prints and even chairs hanging on the walls; it would be a good laid-back moment over there. The shelf that place magazine make me think of Levain Boulangerie Patisserie, didn't much related actually just a similar feel.
Cappuccino . RM8
My friend's drink with snoopy chocolate painting on top, can't really recall what is the price for that, hope that I share the correct information over here, more or less around that range. Didn't try on it but my friend said she had the thing on previous visit and they served exactly the same thing, taste didn't vary much and with snoopy as well (guess she expecting another coffee art). Like most of the coffee, it only taste good if it's still warm, started to taste weird once the coffee become cold and she didn't finished it tho.
Macha Latte (RM9) . Orange Juice (RM2.90 with any All Day Breakfast)
If you order one of their all day breakfast, just add on another RM2.90 for a cup of Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea or Orange Juice, well I expected a bigger glass of orange juice, lol. It will not enough, I can just finish it while waiting my breakfast to serve, so just request another cup of ice water from them (refillable). While ordering the macha latte, I did not expect any coffee art on top (since it's not coffee) and I saw the Donald Duck chocolate painting, I was so surprised and try to get a good shot on it, cute no? When I had my first sip on it, I realized that the chocolate didn't even match the macha latte at all, not to my liking, I used the teaspoon to clear the foam and chocolate before I had my second sip. This macha latte will be better with lesser milk, good but not the best I had. 
Mushy Mushy (RM10) . 3 Little Pigs (RM10)
Pit Stop Cafe offers all day breakfast set from 9am to 6pm, as well as pasta dishes and rice set; since we went there for breakfast, I didn't look at other dishes than the breakfast set. We had mushy mushy and 3 little pigs, the side for these breakfast sets are the same, come together with a piece of wholewheat bread, hash brown and side greens. The most important food in this set would be the omelet, one stuffed with fresh Shitake Mushrooms & Cheese, another one stuffed with Bacon & Cheese. The Mushy Mushy one is quite special but it seems to be a little bit tasteless if compare to 3 Little Pigs, all I can tasted was the cheese. You may request chili sauce or ketchup from waiter; yet you'll notice there is a handmade paste come together in the breakfast set, couldn't tell what it is but it really taste good. 
Big Breakfast . RM16
If you are the big eater, you can try their Big Breakfast which cost only RM16, is is not too expensive after all, all their price range is quite affordable. Compare to the earlier breakfast set, it come together with more sides such as wholewheat bread, hash brown, side greens, bacon, smoked salmon and 2 eggs (you can choose sunny side or scramble egg). I like their bacon, not too oily and of course their smoked salmons are really fresh. Thumb up. Other than breakfast set, I saw people also ordered pancake and the most famous would be their Berry Banana Pancake, I save it for my next visit. Wahaha

12, Lorong Chulia, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.

Business Hours
9am - 6pm (Daily)

Contact Number


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April 5, 2014

First attempt at Isaribi Tei Japanese Restaurant

Always passed by Burmah Road and I know the existing of Isaribi Tei Japanese Restaurant but I never been there before until this time. Same with some of my friends, I thought it's quite hard to find a parking lot around the Chow Thye Road; they do provide a free car park at their back entrance, click here to find the map where I found from net, it teaches you on how to turn into their free parking area. I do not have a photo on the exterior of the restaurant, just google it and you will find it's familiar to Penangites. Not really into shutterbug mood that night, just simply take some photos and thought to share to you who love fine food. 
The owner of the restaurant (I think he is a Japanese) blending Western and Japanese element into his interior decorations. 
You can see everything they serve to you are simple yet nice; no printed napkins, no fancy chopsticks but it gives you a feel, home. 
Rainbow Maki . RM25
Talk no more, let's start with their food. I'm kind of suffering myself now by posting the food photos here, I'm really hungry as I only had porridge for my brunch and my tummy is playing drums rapidly now. Awwh. Back to the topic, the rainbow maki came first; the sashimi rolls are laid on top with variety of fishes which give it a colorful look (that's why they named it Rainbow). I really like these sushi as the sushi here is unlike those you can find elsewhere, it's full with plenty of ingredients with less rice. You can really taste the freshness from the raw fishes and you can see how my salmon shine on the top! 
Grilled Mackerel, Yakitori, Kimuchi & Potato Salad . RM22
I had a difficulty to choose what to have for my main course, they provide a lot of bento and I end up choosing this with a lot of ingredients. Let's talk about the kimuchi first, this is the Japanese style kimchi, more or less the same like the Korean kimchi but less spicy and sour, it's quite a good starter together with the potato salad. I chose the grilled mackerel instead of salmon (if not mistaken the grilled salmon is more expensive and I thought to have something else that night), the portion isn't big for the mackerel maybe because this bento already come with yakitori and skewered squid. For your information yakitori is grilled chicken, and these skewered chicken and squid are up to my liking, it's so juicy!
Garlic Rice (RM4) . Teriyaki Chicken (RM16)
If you do not like bento, you can order a garlic rice like this and add-pn another side dishes, I highly recommended the teriyaki chicken to you. I realized that the way they grilled chicken (or squid, fishes and etc) is really up to standard; this teriyaki chicken is grilled and with a little bit of char (but not too much) on the chicken, perfect match with the teriyaki sauce. The dish is come along with a scoop of potato salad too. The garlic rice is really cheap which cost only RM4 and it come together with a miso soup, they didn't do a slipshod cooking either, the garlic rice is not greasy at all.
Lastly, the complimentary watermelon slices is provided once you had done your main course. Even the price of this restaurant is a little bit higher than those outlets you can find in a mall, but I saw lots of people still coming here to have their fine Japanese food, I don't mind spending more to have good food either. 

60 & 62 Chow Thye Road, 10050 Penang.

Business Hours
12pm - 3pm and 6pm - 10pm (Daily)

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I wish everyday is Saturday.