Thursday, November 09, 2006

Revisiting Penang Village, Hartamas Shopping Centre



Following our
first visit to the newly revamped Penang Village, we went back to try their cooked dishes. On our first subsequent visit, the food was really good hence we made another trip there during Ramadan and this time round, I snapped pictures of the food.

We tried their stir fried black pepper beef which we liked as it came with tender beef slices and a sauce which went so well with rice.



Penang Village has always been famous for their Heh Bee (Prawn Sambal) dishes. Here it's done butter style with lots of curry leaves and fried with seafood. We tried their Heh Bee Butter Sotong instead. Sadly, this was really dissapointing as they had overcoated the squid with batter. Even though you removed the batter and just eat the sotong, it was chewy and tough. We ended up abandoning this dish and just picking the heh bee fried bits to eat with my rice.



Instead of green vegetables, we went for something different and ordered the lotusroot with cashewnut. It's pretty good with sliced crunchy lotus roots, chinese mushrooms, carrots and young corn all fried together and topped with cashewnuts.



The last time we ate here, we tried their Foo Yong Omelette which was really good as it came with fresh button mushrooms. This time round, they had omitted the fresh button mushrooms and added shitake mushroom or Chinese mushroom that were not as fragrant. I guess since this is more of a kitchen sink omelette, it's whatever there is available in the kitchen fridge that they will chop up and cook this in.

Since there was such a marked difference between the food quality from the other day, we suspect that the chef must have stepped out to break fast hence it was the assistant chef helming the kitchen at the time when we ordered our food. Incidentally, just after we paid the bill, the electricity went off in the shopping centre that threw the place into chaos. Luckily we had finished eating as I wouldn't have liked to eat my dinner in the dark or by candlelight.

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9 comments:

Jackson said...

OMG, right after i gave u a notes on the previous blog, u already update d new one!! Boo, im really a super fans of u now....the professional shooting skills, the day-to-day new food adventure, the detail and meaningful writting...... oohhh... Im drool.

boo_licious said...

jackson - wah! Me no pro, just an amateur who likes to eat.

babe_kl said...

i went to the one in TTDI recently and its not as great as i had remembered or maybe like you said it was off peak hour the chef is having his break

lanatir said...

heh bee is not prawn sambal. heh bee is udang kerin

wmw said...

I use to love Penang Village during its early days at the first outlet in Desa Sri Hartamas. Then the chef left and the food was never the same and standard seems to be deteriorating.

Timothy said...

Gosh .. you're killing me ... !!! I was packing up, about to leave . just one last click to check out your latest update .. and there you go ... you had to post the super-delicious looking black pepper beef photo to engage my gastric juice to go on Hyperdrive .... but, really .. it looks damn good !!!

FYI, my doggie photos are here ... I used to post in Fotopages .. until I migrated to Blogger....

http://timlow2002.fotopages.com/?entry=563218

boo_licious said...

babe - yeah the quality not consistent.

lanatir - thxs for the info.

wmw - it was ok the first few times we tried.

timothy - the beef was yummy. Will chk out the doggie pixs soon. Thxs.

Lannae said...

I could totally sink my teeth into the lotus root and cashews!

boo_licious said...

lannae - yeah, they use a variety from China that's nice and crunchy.

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