Sunday, April 20, 2008

747 Cafe, Penang

From the bad tasting durian, we prepped ourselves for a sumptuous dinner...
Cafe 747 was rather hard to find as the road and signage was so badly lighted; we didnt realise that we drove pass this eatery 2 times before we saw it..
Located inside YMCA Building, it was nearing 9 pm when we walked in.
Most of the diners were already busily tucking into their meals or were leaving the restuarant already. We were quickly seated and after a few recommendations from the waitress, we waited for ous dinner..
Luckily for us, the wait was short..
We had asparagus stir fried with sambal and prawns.. This is very scrumptious, the asparagus was young, hence it was crunchy and very sweet. The sauce which is spicy and sourish goes really well with the asparagus and the prawns..
The Guiness Stout pork ribs..Seriously, I could not really detect any guiness stout in this dish. It tasted like marmite pork ribs. The pork ribs were tender and juicy, the flavours were a little different from those I've tried in Klang Valley though. Quite tasty.
The waitress recommended the Salad Yu Char Kuey..And we got this. Not impressive at all, as the salad was a big portion of coleslaw. And the yu char kuey was stuffed with fish paste, which have a weird lingering after taste. Dont like this dish.
The star of the night..
The Assam Fish Head
Looks very pretty and rather impressive. We got a humonguous fish head, topped with thick assam gravy. The sauce was sour and spicy; very appetising to have it with white rice. All of us love the sauce, as it was really good.
Last dish was the belacan chicken..It was deep fried, very crunchy fried chicken. The belacan flavour was not there though; It was more like ayam goreng kampung. Some of my friends find the belacan chicken too hard and over fried..
Total bill was RM97.20. Overall, a satisfying meal.
747 Cafe is located inside Bangunan Y.M.C.A, 211-B, Jalan Macalister, 10450 Penang. Tel: 04-229 6897. You can park in the YMCA Building, walk in and look for this entrance (quite easily missed too)

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22 Comments:

Anonymous Motormouth said...

hi, where exatcly is this place? Near the UMNO building?
the ribs look tasty.

20 April, 2008  
Blogger Big Boys Oven said...

oh the food look so awesomely delicious!

21 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

motormouth: i only recalled it's near Island Hospital at Macalister road..maybe this helps? http://my.streetdirectory.com/malaysia/penang/travel/travel_id_4362/travel_site_182167/travel_no_/

bigboysoven:most of it were.. except for the weird salad yu char kuey..

21 April, 2008  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

assam fish head with sooo much bunga kantan...best nyer!

yeah, i realised all these marmite/guiness/red wine/pai kuat wong spare ribs taste almost identical...sweet with a pekat sauce coating....

21 April, 2008  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mayb for ymca standards..haha urs slightly on the more established side..

assam fish dont like..i think its a girl's thing..but i might b shot dwn immediately..

21 April, 2008  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

joe, ahem....

hehe...

21 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

nic: really best-shiok giler..haha. agree on the pork ribs, looks and taste (almost) the same..

joe: really? assam fish head a girly thing? but ryan was the one walloping the dish wor..are you implying my male friend is (and also nic)...:p

nic: b***h fight! hahahaha

21 April, 2008  
Blogger Hazza said...

I have always wanted to try making asparagus fried in sambal, but they are so expensive here and to make enough, I would need to spend about £2 on just the veg. Are they costly in Malaysia?

21 April, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice. but was this all we had? shoot. i though we had more. oh wait.. not here. now i remember.. ahhaha

21 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

hazza: well, a real small bunch of asparagus costs about RM6. imported frm aust/jap costs bout RM12. the cheapest i've bought was AUD1 for a huge bunch. had loads of asparagus when i was in australia..miss those days :(

ryan: and then, there was more...:D

21 April, 2008  
Blogger JOjo said...

But Pai Guak Wong and Marmite ribs taste distinctively diff ler... *scratch head*

21 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jojo: think nic may be referring to the sauce type: sticky, thick and sweetish gwa.. but marmite and guiness stout taste very much similar..

22 April, 2008  
OpenID kennymah said...

Methinks they need to be a bit more generous with the Guiness Stout and the belacan... :P

22 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: aye aye!

23 April, 2008  
Anonymous jason said...

Ooo.. can see the Assam Fish is very nice... :P

23 April, 2008  
Anonymous SF said...

Hey, I've been here before a few times during my many frequent trips to PG previously. But I normally have lunch, never dinner. I used to drown my rice with the assam sauce, as per our usual assam eating sessions! :)

24 April, 2008  
Anonymous SF said...

Hey, I've been here before a few times during my many frequent trips to PG previously. But I normally have lunch, never dinner. I used to drown my rice with the assam sauce, as per our usual assam eating sessions! :)

24 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jason: indeed, it's very very nice!

sf: yeah, i was drowing mine wth assam sauce too! gosh,really miss our eating sessions :(

24 April, 2008  
Blogger New Kid on the Blog said...

the curry fish head is one of their famous.

25 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

nkotb: yeah, i was told by my frens too :)

26 April, 2008  
Anonymous Stacy said...

always my favorite place to eat!!!

12 December, 2010  
Blogger Irene Pang said...

Thanks all!! I might be late but I appreciate it. Thanks!

05 January, 2011  

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