February 28, 2011

Bella Marino @ Straits Quay

Had a good catch up dinner with Suchi & Andy - I was the one who recommended to check this place out since MC said all the dishes he tried to far were good.

Table setting & menu

My Mixed Fruit Punch & Andy's Apple Juice

Refreshing - I liked my fruit punch

Suchi's Mango Smoothie

We ordered 3 dishes for sharing:-

Fettucine Carbonara

I liked this a lot - Carbonara sauce was not too runny yet not too thick; fettucine cooked to the right softness. It was a pleasure to indulge.

Pizza Con Pollo

As per described in its menu, the Pizza has roasted chicken meat, turkey ham and pineapple as topping. This was just okay for me since I don't fancy breast meat :P

Seafood Risotto

This was below expectation - the risotto was too wet, the seafood had an overpowering seafood smell and the whole taste was just odd in a bad way. The sauce tasted as if it had been cooked with undiluted water. If I were to make a return I'd definitely be checking out its steak since MC said that it's one of the best he had in the whole of Penang - what a statement!

February 27, 2011

Huck's Cafe - Private Kitchen Dining Experience

Chanced upon a blog post on this unique private kitchen and decided to give it a go based upon its sumptuous spread and varieties of cuisines on its menu.

We've visited Huck's Cafe twice so far and found it to be a cosy place serving warm yet one-of-a-kind dishes :)

Nice ambience and surroundings...

First visit : end Dec 2010

Basil Seed Mint Soda &
Ambarellar Sour Plum

Wild Mushroom Soup

Huck's Lemon Roasted Chicken

The Classic Creme Brulee

Hot Chocolate Brownies with Ice Cream

Second visit : Pre-Valentine's Day Dinner

Appetizer : Daun Kedok Coconut

This is made up of Daun Kedok, peanut, dried prawn, kantang flower, coconut, chili sauce, shallots

French Onion Soup

Wild Mushroom Soup

Twin Tender Steak

Cottage Lamb Stew Pie

Chocolate Mud Pie Ice Cream

The Classic Creme Brulee

The man behind this place - who is also the Master Chef - Huck Seng - thanks for such marvelous food! We'll definitely be coming back for more ^,^