Friday, 19 July 2013
Foodie's Best - Most Creative and Unique - Old House Restaurant
Ever been to a restaurant where you do not need to decide what to order?
Well this was a first for Foodie :-)
You just walk in a let them know how many people having the meal.
So, why don't you need to decide on what you are having ...
Here is why ...
The boss, Mr Tan, is also the boss of Bee Chin Heang.
His passion of cooking has inspired him to open this unique place.
He does the marketing every morning and picks the fresh ingredients from the market.
The 'menu' therefore, is based on what is fresh from the market on that day.
So, you just walk in and wait for your surprise :-)
Best thing is you know whatever being served is fresh.
For those who have more to splurge, you can make reservations (minimum 6 pax) to try the more expensive cuisines like braised abalone, scallops, lobster dishes etc etc
Menu with prices depending on choices is available.
Decor inside is rather haphazard with loads of Chinese antiques, ambience is quite nice.
Really is very unique, you will never see another similar place like that in Penang.
So this is a MUST visit !
Dish of the day when Foodie went was, roast pork, char siew and roast duck platter ...
... pork lard (bak eow por) fried with beans ...
health freaks may not like this, check out the oil ... but its ok, only once in a blue moon ...
... steam fish ... really nice simple and fresh ...
So, the meal always comes with 3 dishes + 1 soup + 1 drink + 1 huge bowl of white rice.
Portions are generous.
For lunch is RM 13.80 per pax no service charge, no tax
For such fresh food, generous portion, and a surprise ...
Foodie feels it is all well worth it :-p
Here's the address and relevant information
Old House Restaurant
No.145-153 Kimberley Street.
You won't miss it - stretch of pink shop houses on the right of Kimberley Street
Closed on Tuesdays
Business Hours 12pm to 3pm; 6pm to 10:30pm