Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Song River Cafe, Gurney Drive Penang

This is a way way way belated post. So way belated I cannot recall the name of the dishes nor the price of each. Nevertheless, the good feel after a delicious meal at reasonable price lingers to this day.

Date: Many many suns & moons ago (about 1/2 year ago)
Place: Pearl of the Orient or has it been dethroned? (Penang)
Time: Late brunch
Pax: 4 big 1 medium (4 adults 1 teen)

We had those dishes which came highly recommended by an old family friend who's a relentless food hunter in Penang. Please note that the pictures are ranked according to my personal favourites:-

Vermicelli with Steamed PomfretBraised Prawn Noodles. Green bean Noodles in Fishball SoupSpecial stir-fry taufu ("soya bean cakes") Long beans in Sambal ("chili mixture")'Heng-gein-teh'. Almond Tea. Tastewise? Quote 'It tastes like milk with cough mixture'. Got that from a comment here -Precious Pea It's actually quite a common drink at most Penang coffee shops. Actually am not a fan either. To me, similar to cockcoach smell. =P

Location: It's one of the old coffeeshops along Gurney Drive facing the straits. Just do a slow drive and you cannot possibly miss it. The crowd is unmistakeably thick at this place as well as the coffeeshop next to it.

Note: Much much cheaper to park on the designated roadside parking space which charges by half hourly if I remember correctly, than to park at open spaces and pay at flat rates unless plan to spend a very long time there. Instead of parking meters, there are charismatic wrinkled parking fee attendants who go around on bicycles to collect from car to car. A blast from the yesteryears.*sigh*


sc said...

wow, so very interesting! never tried vermicelli with steam pomfret before and it sure looks divine!

Tummythoz said...

Wow, u r fast! Quite easy to do a homemade version actually. Just steam the pomfret as usual and add in the soften threads when it's almost done. Good with lots of Chinese wine. I added DOM Perignon. *hic*

Rarebeet said...

I know what you mean about the cockroach smell. For me its a cross between that and nail varnish! Having said that, I'm fine with almond tofu fah though. Love the stuff.

Xiu Long Bao said...

why the fish so funny one? steamed with bihun :O Btw, i hate drinks/ pudding wiv almond flavour. Wonder y they taste so different from the almond nuts which i like.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I like the signboard. :-D
Fish with bee hoon? Looks nice though. Must try some day. Long beans in sambal look potent. I want.

Anonymous said...

That's first time to see pomfret served with vermicelli. I don't fancy almond drinks too.. tastes like some sort of western medication..

Tummythoz said...

paprika, xiu long bao & jason, those nuts in choc = heaven sent.
In liquid form = yucky. ;)

lyrical lemongrass, knew u'll appreciate that antique touch!

Melting Wok said...

wahhh, again, the pomfret got a nice portion, aiyo, I want tt mung bean noodle fishball soupppppp nowwwwwww !!! :PP wait, and the prawn noodles tooooooo :PPP

Tummythoz said...

melting wok, nx time I eat, I'll think of u. Hehe.

Julian Si said...

Truly magnificent meal :-) I love Penang!!

This was one of the best meals I had ... burrrp!

Tummythoz said...

julian si, hi5!

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