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When back to Penang usually, I always wanted to go back street food but my friend always end up bring me to this kind of places. When they told me to dinner is at Island Plaza, I thought they must be joking till they said I must try this Japanese Restaurant – Ido Ichi Japanese Cuisine. Who can really resist Japanese Food?

Well, Island Plaza used to be one of the hottest spot to hang out 15 years ago before Gurney Plaza was constructed. One of a major place that most teenagers to hang out at that time, with many prime brands hosted there. Now they have gone major upgrading work to make it another look and feel.

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I got to know thru a friend that Ido Ichi Japanese Cuisine is actually under the group which Azuma Japanese Restaurant is also one of theirs. When I arrive, I am surprise by huge crowd and have to wait for 20 minutes for a table. Seldom will see this situation happen in Penang and its located inside Island Plaza, that makes me curious.

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They are operating 2-3 lots that make the dining area spacious with a few sections including sushi bar and close up area.

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Price here are pretty decent and I compare to another of my favourite brand Sushi Tei in Gurney, its pretty much similiar

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 Then we ordered quite a lot for 5 pax and started of with Salmon Sashimi. Finely cut and its very fresh! @ RM 28

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For rolls, I would say that they have created their own signature style compare to others and tried both their Una Cheeze Maki @ RM 35 & Shake Mayo Mentai Roll @ RM 30. Both are equally good as ingredient are pretty generous and I like how the cheeze flavour makes it more unique with their own light sauce.

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I order something new that my friend have yet try is Tenderloin Cappaccio @ RM 35. It was all gone after I snap the picture. Thin slice beef that cut to perfection, with shoyu sauce and mayonnaise with the fine cut that makes it nearly melt in mouth. Order another plate again.

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Volcano Roll is not the best I have come across as I have tried better ones before. Overall, the cheese and mixture of ingredient in it is quite not bad for a Penang version. @ RM 28

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 This is the fellow who always wanted to maciam maciam places!

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Sukiyaki is pretty good too with the soup base quite salty as what I have learn, flavourfull that serve along with fine cut beef slice. It will be perfect during rainy season.  @ RM 30

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Yaki Gyuza @ RM 8 both item is nice to go along as Gyuza here won many places that I have tried, by pan fried the base perfectly to golden brown and ingredient in it a bit solid.

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Both Fried rice are equally good and I prefer more Scallop Fried Rice @ RM 12. Very fragrant with garlic with wok hei. We add extra garlic into our rice to make it extra kick. Seafood Fried Rice @ RM 12

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By the time comes to this Avocado Guratan  we are all very stuff. Ended up I finish all this. If you love cheeze potato and some seafood this would be ideal for [email protected] RM 18

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Kimuchi Ramen turns out to be pretty good, mild spicy and sour end with thin slice of pork in it. Ramen is slightly overcook and if they can make it al dante then would be perfect bowl of noodle. @ RM 18

At the end of the meal, it was a very satisfying dinner with great food. If you are looking for some nice Japanese Cuisine, this outlet certainly would be one of my recommendation.

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8.5/10 , Nice ambiance and great food~ Recommended! -Stamped-

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

Location:
Edo Ichi Japanese Cuisine 江戸一
G-05 & G-06 Island Plaza
118 Jalan Tanjung Tokong
10470 Penang
Tel: 04 – 890 3199
Business Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm & 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Mon – Thu)
11:30am – 10:00pm (Fri – Sun & Public Holidays)

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In KL most of us fancy certain brand of Taiwanese Dessert as for Penang people, there are certain brand that capture their attention too. Blackball in Penang seems to be doing pretty well that have won many hearts of dessert people. I realiase it works for them in Penang too as this brand have quite a no.of branches.

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First time testing out this brand, which it seems is another famous brand from Taiwan that certainly have no doubt in the taste.

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While waiting for movies, then chill here for a while. Interior are pretty similiar to the others.

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Try one of their new signature with corn base ice, with taro balls, grass jelly, corn, jelly and ice cream. First few bites of corn ice taste alright as the more we take, we could not finish it as if not mistaken pineapple was added in as there are sourish end. Taro balls wasnt done that well, as the texture is soft and non chewy. Not bad overall.

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Another Blackball signature is serve with Taro Ball, Taro Q, Pearl, grass jelly and red beans served with some fresh milk (if serve cold). This is not bad as pretty strong taste of grass jelly is there, red bean added the bite texture, and I find it too much pearl for me. Next time should request less pearls. 😀

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Try out their classic Pearl Milk Tea and 25% is too pale for us as other brand 25% is just perfect. For Blackball 50% sugar in their drinks is just perfect. I love their Winter Melon Tea. Strong in taste and not that sweet. Next time I know where to ta pau my drinks before movie.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, not bad lah~-Stamped-

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

Locations:
BlackBall Gurney Plaza
6th floor (Beside old town white coffee)
Tel : 04-2261224

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It has been quite a while since I last step into Gurney Plaza on its basement level that filled mostly with F&B outlets. Last round when I went back, while accompany my friend shopping my friend suggested this Xuan Xin Ramen Kitchen that its pretty good. To me, its like another new shop!

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Seeing this place so pack on odd hours as in 3pm and its still full house, then told my friend no problem, lets go especially anything with Ramen which is one of my favourite.

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There are quite  a number of Ramen to choose from and price of it are pretty reasonable. Most of the Ramen selection I would say a bit in fushion style.

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Sze Chuan Dan Dan Ramen @ RM 11.80 that usual will served with lots of peanuts in the noodle, soup taste a bit spicy and thick.

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Compare to another choice, the rest of us prefer Ramen with Sze Chuan Soup @ RM 11.80. Love the taste of it, sour more than spicy also soup its a bit thick and starchy that comes to my liking. Recommended~

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I have eaten quite many Shanghai Steamed Dumpling and find that for the price of RM 5.50 which will be very precent compare to alot other restaurant. Skin might be slightly thicker compare to the others, soup base in it and texture of the meat is good!

I could say that, I certainly do not mind to return to this shop again to try out other of its range.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, quite okay, for a outlet like this~ ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Gurney Plaza, Penang

One of the day, where we were pretty bored with our canteen food, so we decided to go out hunting for lunch again, that had landed me one of the newly open IOI mall new wing. It has been ages since I last step into this mall, but as it was not far from my company and one of my colleagues mention that the set lunch in Breeks Cafe is quite worth it and landed us here for the food. They do have one branch in Penang at Gurney Plaza but their menu had never temp me try it out.

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Their set lunch comes with types of drinks to choose from and we order the whole range of it. ‘Ices Strawberry Lemon, Iced Passion Fruit Tea, Iced Lemon Tea’

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with ‘Soup of the Day’ tasted so so. .

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‘Mozzie Balls’ were pretty good, with mozarella cheeze in it. RM6.90

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Next was the serving of ‘Chicken Patties Melted’ with cheeze covers on top and dip with the sauce given, taste not bad but it feels more like ramlee burger syle. RM19.90

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‘Grilled Chicken Chop’ at least it taste a bit better that its fried with some marinated herbs taste. RM19.90

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‘Grilled Chicken Chop’ RM19.90

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‘Lasagna’ was not up to my expectation as I find the layer in between the filling is thick and flour taste is there.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5.5/10, so so only la their set lunch~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Breeks Cafe
EG9, EG10,
101 Puchong Mall
Jalan Batu 9

Tel: 03-8076 8726

After looking at KL shopping mall decoration and decided to hunt for how is Penang Mall Christmas Decoration, and when I arrived at Gurney Plaza, to much dissapointment the theme is like ‘OMG’, ‘WTF’ Power Rangers?!! SHIT!!! What does they theme have to do with Christmas? When saw it, totally ‘si pek DOWN’.

The interior of Gurney Plaza with the Theme Power Rangers and Special appearence of Power Rangers.

At least still manage to gain back someting with Christmas Tree infront of the main entrance.
This is the Christmas Decoration at QueesBay Mall, Penang. I guess Penang this time, the mall has decided to go for cartoon and superhero’s character. At least this was not so down compare to Gurney Plaza.

Last week when I went back to Penang and drop by to new shopping site Gurney Plaza 2 and I came across this shop its Paranoid. It sells high end street ware like those I used to crave. This shop is selling Original Fake, Bape, Stussy, Neighbourhood and another brand. The pricing definitely its much cheaper compare I bought it in Melb or E-bay. I have no idea it is real or fake but for those who are into this brand, it is worth to check it out.

Located on the 3rd Floor if I am not mistaken. In front of Lovely Lace

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