[ID] Lotus Court @ Pondok Indah Plaza 2

Taystar @@ 2/5 This used to be our family’s fine dining Chinese restaurant at Pondok Indah back in the early 1990s. Times have changed and revisiting after 25 years ended up with a slight disappointment. First, Lotus Court was no longer a fine dining Chinese restaurant, rather a mediocre quality but high-priced dim sum place….

[ID] Mapo Galmaegi @ Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK)

Taystar @@@@ 4/5 Please refer to Mapo Galmaegi review at Senopati here https://goo.gl/Kf1sye We visited this place for a quick dinner before flying out to Korea. We intentionally ordered pork menu at Magal hoping for a different taste of pork at the northern part of Jakarta. The verdict – pork at Magal PIK was indeed…

[MY] Sigi’s Bar and Grill on the Beach @ Golden Sands Resort, Penang

Taystar @@@ 3/5 Nothing really special here. It’s just your average beach grill spot without the excitement. Food quality wise, there’s nothing to expect except the convenience of not going outside the resort. Meaning, Sigi takes advantage of the de facto monopoly restaurant status. Most of the dishes were literally normal.

[MY] Golden Thai Seafood Village @ Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Taystar @@@@ 4/5 We had fried rice, scallops w/ broccoli, tiger prawns and chili crab. Ingredients were fresh from the start, so the only thing to judge is the way they cook/ how they season the fresh ingredients. My guess is that they chef was a bit greedy in a sense that he/she wanted to…

[MY] Spice Market Cafe @ Shangri La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang

Taystar @@@ 3/5 Wide variety of cuisines were beautifully presented at the Spice Market Cafe. First impression – The place was a bit too cold and quite crowded. At the Spice Market Cafe, I would takeaway the Chicken Lorbak (not a regular menu), Croissant and the whole fruit section. In particular, Blueberry Yogurt was awesome.

[MY] Bora Bora @ Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Taystar @@@ 3/5 I guess it’s either the ambience or the food. I rate the place based on food, and I think 3 star is enough for Bora Bora. If you want to factor in the lively atmosphere and the beachfront location, well, you could tune it up a bit, I guess. All the dishes…

[MY] I Love You Cafe @ Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Taystar @@@ 3/5 I Love You Cafe (wonder who named this place) is a roofed shelter with various food stalls servicing customer who visit the place – the early version of food courts at malls. So, you sit down at a table and go around ordering food at different stalls. When they bring the food,…

[MY] Crab and Lobster Seafood Oyster Bar @ Straits Quay, Penang

Taystar @@@@ 4/5 Well, we ate too much that our bellies were about to burst. Great mix seafood platter, lobster, and shrimp. However, chicken wings were a bit shameful – wouldn’t order again. All the food had curry flavor in it, which I suspect was influenced by the Indian owner. Our family was satisfied and…