Kim Tavern @ Sunway Carnival Mall, Penang

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It has been a while that I last meet my buddy Andy, one of my crazy buddies when we were studying in Australia back in those days. Have not heard from this siau kia for quite a while till 2 weeks ago, got a sms from him saying that he is opening a new restaurant. I was like wow..he is progressing liau..

How I get to know this siau kia..? Get to know this crazy guy through my housemate. One thing that I really respect him was how he supported himself all the way from paying his own tuition fees, living expenses till he bought his own car. He studies engineering back in those days but work as a assistant chef as part time. When we on form, we would ask him cook for us and we assist as he really do cook good food. Our quote on that time was play hard never study hard! Lol~

We came back to Malaysia for good 3 years ago, and he decided to open a small restaurant shop when he came back. I still remember what he told me about his plan when he ventures into this industry and now he is slowly growing his empire and walking towards his dreams. His very first shop is still located at Megamall, Butterworth, this is the second branch and the 3rd branch is opening soon at middle of this month at Kulim industrial park same row as Secret Recepi there.

Now, his 2nd new restaurant is located strategically in Sunway Carnival that I would say one of a inn mall at Butterworth. In Penang, people are always hunting for something cheap and nice and being a lot of franchises available out in the market like O-Town, Kopitiam, Papa Rich yet I must say that, the food quality not only match the competitor but taste much better compare to what available in those shops. With the price tag charge on his food, what could you ask for more but only to enjoy.


With his own idea and design interior had created a great combination of ambiance and the food style which he is serving in the shop.

A wide range of selection available. If you find that Locals doesnt suit your taste bud then you can go for Western.If you too feel that is not good enough, Japanese choices are available too.

In this menu, the siau kia mention that its only 40% of the range that what he had in mind and we got a bit shock after hearing it but yet excited with the wide variety going to be available. Siau..its already so many choice available its like will take you half a month to try every food individually.His food range in this shop are the favourites based on customers favourite and feedback with improvise of taste that what he had done on his old shop.

We start off with a wide range of drinks with his recommendation that would be peoples favorite. 'Fresh Carrot-Orange' (RM3.50), 'Mango Smoothies' (RM5.50), 'Wheatgrass Smoothies' (RM5.50), 'Peppermint Mocha' (RM7.80), 'Blueberry Chocolate' (RM7.80), 'Hazelnut Latte' (RM7.80), 'Almond Latte' (RM7.80), and 'Tiramisu' (RM7.80). My personal favorite are Wheatgrass Smoothies, Blueberry Chocolate and Hazelnut Latte.

'Honey Lime Ice' RM3.80 looks like a hit drink in the shop. I ask him why use lime because lemon finish he replace that with Lime. Something new to us.

When this place was serve all eyes was on this plate and it was past to Ck that side and the aroma of the fried travels. Look so delicious whereby if you did not eat this its a sin. 'Honey Pepper Roast Chicken Drumlet' The request were, fast fast take picture we cannot tahan and want to eat this. RM6.90 yet I was thinking it sure would be nice to be accompany by a bottle of beer.

'Spaghetti Chicken Bolognese' is something that is very simple yet I enjoy it very much. RM6.90

It has beena while since I last ate this, but yet, this is good with strong taste of cheeze which doesnt over power the taste of tomato and chicken. 'C'heesy Chicken Lasagna' RM9.90.

Not only available at Murni but has Penang version too. 'Mushroom Chicken Chop with Garlic Butter Rice' RM9.90

I have never thought that 'Sweet & Spicy Fish Bento' with a bit of Asian taste could taste so nice. Well fried on the outer layer with the fish meat is soft in the inside just goes amazingly well with the sauce. RM8.50

I love this very much, with the taste of japanese soy sauce yet with the taste of onion and the egg was not cook too dry is just too good to resist. 'Unagi Fried Egg Rice' RM12.90,

Fragrance rice filled with some 'santan' flavor is something you are looking for ''Nasi Lemak Curry Chicken' (RM7-90)

If you dislike santan then something with home made chili and well fried anchovis with onion and peanuts comes with the gravy that is 'Nasi Lemak Rendang Chicken' is something you are looking for. RM7.90

Fresh big prawns cook with aromatic homemade sambal just makes your taste bud dance and ask for more. 'Udang Sambal Rice' RM7.90

If you are craving for 'Ipoh Chicken Slice Noodle' it is quite okay, no complain but still Ipoh is the best. RM6.90

If you are a big fan of tomyam, this is one of the dish 'Seafood Tomyam Soup' that you must not miss. Taste to perfection that well balance sour and spiness at the right level is something you could not ask for more. RM8.50.

It might look normal for 'Capsicum Prawn Fried Rice' filled with wok hei yet home made sambal is add in the extra kick in it. We did ask for more of it. RM7.90

Besides of soup version they definately do have 'Tomyam Seafood Fried Noodle' RM8.50 its a similiar version to the soup taste, yet of course I prefer very much on the soup version.

'Dry Curry Stir Fried Chicken Rice aka Kam Hiong Chicken' Very fragrance and filled stir fried to the right condition, yet we felt that it would taste even better with seafood like sotongz or ikan pari. RM6.90

When you are sick, something mild in taste yet smooth for your taste bud, 'Seafood Mushroom Porridge' is the right choice. Filled with the sweetness of the seafood taste yet its like 'chuk' I could not resist it but its a bit salty in the end of your first few mouth. RM7.90

Many thanks to CK for helping me to arrange Penang Blogger's to attend on this event and of course thanks to my buddy Andy for hosting us. Indeed it I was happy that manage to know some of the food bloggers from Penang that are Lingzie, Chris Lai, Mary Teo, Alan and Amanda, NKOTB

With most of the food are up on the stardard with the cheap pricing, a shop that I would highly recommend. One of the latest news I got from him was yesterday he told me that, there is one Malaysia artist had dine at his place which I have no idea also. I ask my friend and they said its quite a local celebrity from a radio station.

= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, Hoh chiak!!~ Recommended -Stamped-

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

Location:
Kim Tavern
LG 04, Sunway Carnival Mall,
Jalan Todak, 13700
Seberang Jaya, Penang.

Tel: 604-399 9879, 012-428 8066 - Andy Liew

Business Hours: 11.30am-9.30pm daily


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