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Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant is one of a famous restaurant among the locals, used to be known as Maple Gold. This place had been my childhood place till now. With the owner now who are constantly upgrading their restaurant to create more comfortable dining for their regulars. certainly is one of the best restaurant in Penang.maple goldUsually they have functions on weekend and it is constantly full house. Best advise to make reservation. 

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Maple Place offer classic Cantonese cuisine with its owner cum chef is the main person behind the menu. Not only that, with strong demand as more people have traveled across continents coming back with variety of expectation. The owner and team constantly challenge the team and by being creative to design their special new hidden menu which is Modern Cantonese cuisine. All the dishes are require to pre-order 24-48 hours in advance so that the chef team can prepare the freshest ingredient for this. 

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There are also constant demand on surprise me menu with customer giving them a budget. This have to be 7 days in advance booking and will be more like Omakase style. Diners would not know what will be serving out. It will be a suprise ingredient, style and dishes. So really depending on your budget that you wish the chef to surprise you with. this is also another segment that is growing its popularity besides the classic menu.

Part of their hidden or surprise me menu as below:

saladSeafood Ice Plant Salad (海鲜冰菜沙律)

This is indeed recommended. Its a entry dish that definitely stir up your appetite which is currently part of their current menu.  Nice bite of mixture of cripsy ice veggie, soft boil prawn. Sauce A great balance of sourish, hint of salty and more like Chinese Kerabu. It is like an uplift of classic veggie. Satisfying entree

One of their best seller dish.

crab foie gras

Stuffed assorted Seafood Crab Meat and Black Truffle on Crab Shell with Pan-seared Foir Gras (黑松露海鲜酿蟹盖拼香煎鹅肝)

For Chinese food, this is defiantely the elevated version. When I saw this, it is like woah, they moving to healthy eating too, as it is serve with bed of barley. Nicely presented with chunk of foie gras just top ontop of the crab.

Love this dish. Look simple yet taste is unique. Hint of truffle that is not ovepowering, with fresh crab meat and  I wish the foie gras to be torch burn to give me exxtra umami flavour, then will be perfecto.

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Four Treasure Soup (美宝阁秘制椰皇黄焖四宝羹)

A bowl of soup that is pack with flavour. Creamy yet every bite is generous with ingredients.  Serve with fresh scalllop and prawn. coconut soupDSCF8595Double-boiled Abalone,  Corn Lip Soup served in Coconut (椰皇鲍鱼螺唇鸡汤)

If creamy is not your preference then you can let them know you prefer clear soup. Love this too as the soup is packed with flavour. Simple yet satisfying.

best sesame chickenMaple Palace Style Golden Flaxseed Corn-fed Chicken (4 months Corn – fed Chicken) 名鸡*美宝阁脆皮金麻籽槽鸡

I used to have this dish in sesame seed. Yet they have make a slgiht twist on this by replacing with a unique healthy ingredient. Carefully selected with 4 months corn fed chicken as with this cooking style, it gives you the juicy flavour of chicken. Surprisingly soft even on the chicken breast area. Perfectly cooked as the skin is crispy on every bite. 

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One of my favourite dish is this Braised Aromatic Duck with Abalone Sauce &  5 Heads South Africa Abalone (鲍鱼汁焖香酥鸭扣5头南非鲍鱼)

Duck just sitted there that looks like a perfectly crips skin which is actaually not. A unique vision that give you a mind twist. Its soft skin is meant to go well with its 8 hours cooked abalone broth. White raddish is superbly good as it is cook in their superior soup stocked.  Duck is cook to perfection, juicy, soft and can even tear the meat with chopstick easily. 

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patin fish

Toasted Wild Patin Ulu with Scallion (葱烧油浸野生黑金巴丁)

I have never had wild Patin before and this certaily caught me off guard. Fish meat is so fresh that near to melt in your mouth fish meat texture. (I am not sure is this suppose to be but was told yes). Chef did not want to over do this fish as it is hard to get yet handle with stim and some dressing of fried garlic slices with its special soy sauce.

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DSCF8623Spinach w/ Egg White,  Dried Scallop and White Truffle Oil (白松露脆贝西施炒菜苗) 

Never had dishes that in this style. It is fried with white truffle sauce, not overpowering yet egg white can still be tasted. 

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BBQ Iberico Pork Loin Rib (香料2烤西班牙黑毛猪小排骨)

This is actually one of their best seller. Can be ordered with normal ribs or Iberico. They carefully curate Iberico ribs that suitable with their cooking style. Ribs that gets you finger licking good. Well carramelize, and every mini bite you take is pretty spot on

best chicken rice in penang

Boiled Superior Chicken Rice 名鸡*黄油槽鸡王,鸡油饭 ( 3.5kg 7 Months corn fed chicken) ( 3.5 公斤 7个月玉米饲喂槽鸡王)

I must say this is one of the best chicken rice I have eaten over the years. Not to mention those old classic this but this is cook with generous flavours. 

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Chicken is cook to the right style, soft inside out yet chicken skin is smooth and glistering. Meat is soft and juicy. Soy sauce with some hint of sesame oil is at the right amount.

The most addictive is their chicken stock rice with hint of ginger and oil rice. Once you start its hard for you to stop. just drech it with their side sauce with Chili, soy you can even just finish the rice it self.

I am sure this does not come cheap if you were to compare on those hawker/ kopitiam but indeed will be highly recommended by me.
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To end your meal, you can opt for Pork Lard Rice with Char Siew and Egg (黯然销魂饭) or even for your simple lunch to pair with some other dishes. A bowl of rice that is pack with flavours. top with pork lard and char siew sauce is just sweet caramelize that make it even more appetizing. 

For classic dessert you can go with their signature Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo,  Deep-fried Sesame Ball (杨枝美甘露,芝麻枣)

 

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This will be highly recommended dessert to end with. Chilled Herbal Jelly with Almond  Milk (杏汁龟苓膏) . I am not a fan of almond soup but this is so good. Creamy to a point that I like the taste of almond and the bitterness of Herbal jelly is just a perfect combination. 

Location:

Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant

47, Jln Sultan Ahmad Shah,

10050Penang

Operating Hours : 12pm – 2.30/ 6pm – 10pm

Tel: 042279690

Fresh Dim Sum at Yong Pin Restaurant at Kimberly Street, Penang is one of a signature dim sum around the area. They have been operating more than 40 years and this current one is their latest upgraded outlet. They used to be operating a street away.

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with the new modern classic vibe, certainly do attract alot of tourist too. Offerings here are pretty fresh and more choices than Tai Tong where is also one of my parents favourite which is just next street.

Enjoy fresh dim sum in Penang.


location:
59A, Lebuh Kimberley,
Penang

Operating hours: 7am – 2.30pm
(walk in only/ no reservation)

The Butcher’s Table at Sri Hartamas offers a variety of meat for you to choose from. more like cook kinda fresh from the choices you pick. They specialize in fresh pork dishes since 1992 till now. They have another outlet in SS2.restaurant in mont kiaraI think some of you KL peeps might heard of Mr Ho’s Fine Foods in Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) in the late 1990s. Well, its run by the same owner.
butcher table (4)Just pick your favourite meat at this counter then have your meat cooked. Freshly unpack then cook upon order or you can check the board behind for recommendations or meat of the day.  

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Worst of all you can be noob like me, just flip The Butcher’s Table menu and choose what you want.
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If I remember correctly, this dish should be Pork Neck  Chop @ RM 34.65 with Potato Salad. This is really good as cook to perfection. Grill pineapple just add on hint of pineapple and give you a nice bite when you eat along with soft pork neck.

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German sausage cook to perfection. Juicy and with mustard sauce, just perfecto!
butcher table (11)Smoked Pork Belly with  sauerkraut  @ RM28.90

It is not bad as the meat is cook nicely and sauerkrat is really good! moist and sourish enough with hint of vinegarish.pork restaurant in kl
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A decent place to swing by to a place to chill and I think BYO is foc or there is some small corkage. Advise to carry one over here to enjoy your porkie night. 

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad eh, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

 

Location:

The Butcher’s Table @ Sri Hartamas

11, Jalan Sri Hartamas 7,

Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, 

Tel: 014-723 6324

Operating Hours: 11am–3pm, 5:30–10pm

In Penang there is alot of famous street food, but but but where is the best Char Koay Teow? Again would like to highlight again, everyone have their own taste preference. this Penang Street Food Char Koay Teow In Lorong Selamat Penang run by this auntie is one of a famous char koay teow that many travelers regard as.

best char koay teow in penangShe had been running this stall easily for more than 30  years. Using Charcoal to fried her signature koay teow is indeed pretty good. The only set back is the inconsistantcy.

penang char koay teowI was lucky or during lock down, I do not have to wait 30 – 60 minutes in line to wait for a pack of this. Also I get to enjoy her slow cooking in charcoal fire filled with wok Hei. This was during last year August 2021 where state traveling is still restricted.street food in penang

till last month April when I was back in Penang and decided to give it a try. The taste indeed quite different to the time I had in CMCO. A pack of this Lorong Selamat Char Koay Teow serve with 2-3 big prawns is at RM 11-RM20. Depending you would want to add prawns.

lorong selamat Char Koey Teow

You can check this one of the most famous Siam Road Char Koey Teow

Location:

Lorong Selamat Char Koey Teow

Kafe Heng Huat

82, Lorong Selamat,  10400, Penang

Operating hours: 11am – 4pm (till finish)

Previously I was recommended to try Omega Pork Noodle as one of a famous pork noodle shop in Kota Damansara, PJ. As one of my favourite is actually Ten Noodle which is just 2 rows away which is also selling Pork Noodle.

So it is kinda Ten Noodle vs Omega Pork Noodle and which is your favourite?omega pork noodle (3)Omega Pork Noodle  operate slightly different as the ambiance for here is certaily more comfortable with air condition. There is a purchase of 1 cup then you get to refill your favourite drinks or try different drinks at your liking at only RM 3.90
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Price here is slightly more than Ten Noodle and with the difference, the portion here is also slightly bigger.

omega pork noodle side dish

There are some side dishes for you to choose .

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Here is my Omega Pork Noodle Soup and of course I add an egg. I add in all the spare parts and it is actually huge. Generous with ingredients and perhaps if you are really hungry, get one portion yourself. They have 2 sizes and mine is the regular. I cannot imagine the 1 in BIG! Starting from RM 9

Soup base is not as thick to my liking, however decent enough. I still like Ten Noodle over them. (individual preference) – however Ten noodle quality do drop compare to before MCO. To make it extra umph, I add on pork lard. Just too big and abit soggy. Can skip that next round.
best pork noodle in pjwhite curry meewhat caught my attention more is their Nanyang White curry Mee  starting  from  RM10.90. I order with vits noodle another additional RM 1 for this which I think can just sick to bee hoon and mee for my usual classic. I do like the soup base as it is slightly different from Penang white curry mee but the chili paste do make it a lot difference.

taste wise pretty spot on with its chili paste and just that on the saltier end side. 
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I would come here for their curry mee instead of pork noodle. 😀

*Non-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad la!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Omega Pork Noodle Kota Damansara

1G, 1, Jalan PJU 5/4, Dataran Sunway,

47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Operating Hours: 8am – 9.30pm

Tel: 0196060118

I was told that this place sells legendary Roti Bak Kwa. Of course Roti Bak Kwa in Penang and KL is totally different version. Since I am craving for one, decided to pay a visit to Uncle 6 Toast Bar In Pudu, that just operated not long. In the area, Uncle Chai is known as the motocycle Bak Kwa Man. He had been riding the same kapchai for 40 years moving around to sell his legendary charcoal roti Bak Kwa.

I think this is more like Uncle Chai Retirement shop with some relatives or cousins helping to run the shop and continue his legacy. Uncle Chai is also already 80 years old. standing strong and steady.

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of course Roti Bak Kwa can be consider as one of a street food. Alright, the diff between Penang and KL as I think this is the first time I eat Roti Bak Kwa in KL and this is the first one.

the difference is that Penang comes with steam bun and own special sauce bath onto the center bed of bread then add in with just charcoal bbq onto it.

KL is what yo usee below. Roti toast and with chili sauce. Ill show you guys Penang version when I go back Penang end of the month.

roti bak kwa in kl

Never the less, the uncle gives generous pork floos and bak kwa 2 pcs and I enjoy every mouth bite of it. Is it super good, I think it is decent enough to fix my cravings. I just enjoy the classic without egg.

  1. Classic @ RM 5.50
  2. Bak Kwa with Egg @ RM 6.50

egg roti bak kwa

uncle chai roti bak kwa

cham peng

The best combination is Roti Bak Kwa and Cham Peng @ RM 5. Fuh, enough liau. Just like this! Pretty spot on kauness of coffee and tea blend together.

dry clay pot pan mee

Then was introduce by the girl take order that Signature Claypot Dry Chili Pan Mee @ RM 11 is their signature. Smells good, drooling but I think its quite salty for me. I think price is a bit steep for this.

chee cheong fun

KL chee cheong fun I am never used to it. However still give it another try. Nahh, not my cup of tea.

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Uncle 6 Toast Bar

Oh well, if I am in the area, I do not  mind to drop by to tap pau Uncle 6 classic Bak Kwa.

remark: as they are new shop, please do give them 3-4 months to improve their food. 

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, okay la Roti Bak Kwa! Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk–

Location:
Uncle 6 Toast Bar
14, Lorong Brunei 3,
Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Operating Hours: 7.30am – 4.30pm

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