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Monday, September 16, 2019

Dining At Richard Rivalee Restaurant, Penang

SECOND DINNER IN PENANG....
We were looking forward to having a Nyonya dinner on the second night.  Heard from reviews that the food was great here at Richard Rivalee, the name of the designer cum chef.  So we made reservations for dinner at 6pm, tables are quite limited due to the small space of a shop lot.  However this place is now moved to a bigger lot at Jalan Datuk Keramat.  The Chef personally came out to welcome the guests, such as us... and others as well... I think he had his hands full that time, he lingered with the guests and there was also another friendly lady who kept apologising for the late servings.  Anyway, we did not really mind for our stomach were not really hungry that time due to to the overstuffed hawker food during the earlier part of the day.
We dined here before they moved to a bigger restaurant.... 

Richard Rivalee restaurant...
The real man himself is a friendly host... 
The decors inside the restaurant... 
Nyonya styled... 
Tables are limited, I think only 4-5 outside here...
Appetizers to start off with... 
Fragrant Sambal Belacan to go with cucumbers...
Joo Hoo Char... my favorite... to go with lettuce...
Stuffed Fish with Sambal Belacan...
Nyonya styled fried chicken....
And some greens to go with the rest... Spicy and...
Non spicy...
Pea flower rice.... 
Big servings actually...
This set dinner cost around RM105
And the diners before we left... 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Getaway To Penang Master Keong Restaurant

UP NORTH....

Don't waste time, my sister said.... And after a few days of settling down in Ipoh, we packed our bags for a two nights stay up north, our favourite state, Penang!  Driving there is not a problem for me, short journey of less than two hours, it feels good to be behind the wheels after so long. :)

We stayed in Cititel Express, good location, cheap and clean costing around RM150 per night.  Three of us squeezed in the small room and the only place to sit is on the bed.  Well, we did not mind a bit, after all, we were out almost the whole day and we  like squeezing cos someone is afraid of the dark!  LOL...

Daytime spent eating lots of food from different places, so much so that I did not take pictures.... and we had our first dinner at a new restaurant called Master Keong.
We went there around 7pm and the place was not crowded at all...
Maybe it was a weekday... 
That is how I remember the name of this restaurant...
We ordered soup to replenish our stamina... 
Wintermelon soup... 
Claypot curry fish head which is quite costly.. around RM80... 
Spinach in egg gravy which is a bit too thick...
Venison meat which is a bit too tough for me... 
Maybe due to weak teeth.. poor old me!
And a plate of meehoon fried with braised pork...
Four dishes which cost around RM160 over... 
I guess it is a bit overpriced...
Well, at least we tried.... and now we know... 


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Ipoh Hainan Chicken Rice

IPOH... Back to where I belong after being away for few months.... 

Spent a few days trying to settle my "mind" back to the current time, have been waking up at odd hours during the night to watch TV and then dozing off again during the early dawn... During the day, I felt like a zombie and did not have much appetite.  My sister followed me back this time and we had each other to keep company with during these "jetlag" moments.  

Anyway, we become "normal" again and spent the first few days in Ipoh hunting food and cravings.  There is this place which I have not been before, near the Desserts street... oh dear, I forgot to see the actual name of the restaurant.  My bad.. I tried googling for it but to no avail.  Will try to pass by the shop again to get the name one of these days..... 
We had half a chicken for the three of us.... 
Glass chicken feet... direct translation from Cantonese.... 
Long time I did not eat these... 
Sweet, sourish and spicy due to the chillies...



And fried eggplants which was done perfectly... 
Tasted like banana fritters.. LOL... 
Nice lunch which cost around RM70 for the 3 of us... 
And the jet-lag faces then.... 
*Now I am back to normal*