I get to know this place during my last trip back to Penang during Chinese New Year and came across that I peep from the outside entrance and caught my attention that I will try this restaurant during next trip. So here am I back to Penang again. As I got a review from my friend, as he celebrated his Valentine Day here, he gave a good feedback, good environment and food not bad.
When I walked in here, I thought this was the area of having dinner but then see see the place so empty, aii…like wrong place like that, but turn out to be a Salsa bar, got to know it after I finish my dinner as there are a few couple having fun with their Salsa dancing which is pretty cool. Salsa lovers, here might be one of the place to hang out.
As you walked in, you will just fall in love with the environment that they have, very environment friendly and it is just so nice that you can sit there and eat and chat for the whole night.
This is one of the best place to walk with, it is full with flowers scent which is so refreshing with the mixture of water lilies, roses, sunflower and don know what other other.
It was raining that day so cant really enjoy sitting outside which make it a bit dissapointing so have to dine indoor. If not can enjoy the sound of the waterfall. For those people who enjoy cam whoring, totally highly recommend this place.
They did not use candle light as the romantic thing instead I find it interesting which is using the mini oil lamp to put on table. It was very classic though. Did thought of stealing it back..kekekke
Their interior was pretty classic classy, with wood table and chairs, a cosy environment to dine in especially with the one you love or your close friend to celebrate any occasions.
As usual, I will start my meal with a soup as this is the ‘Mushroom Soup’. It was quite a big serving so for a couple would encourage to be shared. This soup you can really taste wild mushroom, which is so not nice we only manage to finish half cause it had one weird taste. Do not know how to describe.
This is complementary from the house as what I have been told but seems like it comes with the soup if not mistaken. I would called it ‘Cheeze bread’ cuz no garlic in there. Very nice cheezy baked taste. Freshly from the oven.
Here comes our main course, as we decided to share, do not know what to eat as during some where already eat some apong, mua chi before coming up. Ordered this because have 3 selection in there, it is called ‘Ferringhi Mixed Grilled’. Tried the salmon, and it was bad, not fresh, overcooked, fish smell very strong, again I ask the waitress to come and ask them get a new piece for me as told them not fresh, well, manage to get me a new piece of salmon after waiting of 30 minutes, sure do the second piece is much better, the fish meat is much softer even though it is over cooked again, the salmon gravy on top just goes along very well.
Second is the lamb, well, we do prefer the lamb has the very strong smell of the lamb whereby alot people do not prefer, as it will go along very well with the mint sauce. So the lamb was well marinated to cover up the lamb smell, so we were quite disappointed on it. For people who do not like lamb with the strong taste, so I would highly recommend to order here.
Third piece is the chicken, the first thing when I use my fork to poke it in, Shit..overcook again. What is wrong with the chef in here la..every thing that I have is like overcook or is it their style of cooking. What the hell. No quality. The chicken was spread with some garlic spread on top. It would be very nice if the chicken is cooked 80% from the condition that I got then will be perfectly nice.
The potato with sour cream doesnt not taste good, the whole dish for this we were totally disappointed, lagi lagi with the price tag slap on this dish RM72.80. We feel that it is over price which make the quality of the food and the pieces that served out comes to be DAMM EXPENSIVE!!!!!
I always end my meal with a desert if not, I will feel like my meal is not complete. Ordered this ‘Home Made Creme Brulee‘. A big plate serve with small little potato portion. Do not mind on it but the best thing was the taste of the brulee is cold. Shock us abit. As all the time we dine it is warm with the top crust is fire burn to make the crust crispy, so it taste more like a pudding. Did not finish the desert also even thought it was so bloody small cup with the price of RM17.80. Maybe it was their style to make it cold.
It is because of the great environment they have I would give them 9/10 for that, but I cannot deny that I have bad experience in the dining for this restaurant, maybe I did order the wrong dish, will come back again to try some other food during special occasion and the best thing as they do offer other ala cart as low as RM11 such as Fried Rice and so on. So please do not think that this place is gonna be expensive. They offer from local food to western or even can order a few fried dish and rice and eat along. The total bill that came out was RM 124.
As for last, I must thank that waitress for serving us so well, as she had been very helpful. Thank you even though I do not know your name.
After they meal, we head to second round which is Sunset Bistro just in front of the restaurant.
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Food rating 4.5/10 , BAD -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Ferringhi Garden Restaurant
34C, Batu Ferringhi
(just beside Parkroyal Hotel or infront of Sunset Bistro)