Last week was a busy week for me… not because of the work, but busy attending events and enjoying food such as buddy/birthday lunch/dinner.
Last Friday, we visited Pan Muatiara Curry House at Batu Maung to celebrate one of my friends’ birthday. Judging on the restaurant name you already know you will eat curry there. That was my first visit there so I busy becoming camera man and “register” food.
It was an afternoon and the moment I got down the car, I walked around and started taking some photos of the building.
The environment was really nice. There is an outdoor man-made mountain and waterfall.
This one looked like not so realistic (but who care).
It even has an indoor pond, which is really nice to have your meal beside it. Unfortunately my favorite Koi is not in it 🙁
There is a piano there but unfortunately nobody is playing there during lunch time. I wonder whether it is necessary to have one piano there while customers are sweating eating curry fish. Plus there is no wine served.
The dining area is nicely decorated as well. There are two sections, one with nicer looking glass tables and staircase. We sat at another area which was, unfortunately again, too warm until my underwear also wet ~ Perhaps it was an afternoon and we sat next to an entrance.
Let’s talk about the food. The kangkung was really nice. Nicely fried, not so spicy and came with fresh shrimps.
The Karabu was slightly disappointed as the mango was too young and sour and lack of some flavoring ingredients such as ginger flower (laksa flower) and dried shredded squid. It was spicy and dried.
Telur Dadar (Simple Omelette) is just okay. I still prefer Chinese’s Fuu Yong Egg (芙蓉蛋), which stuffed with shrimps and Char Siew (chopped honey BBQ pork) in addition to onion and red chilies.
Here came the main course of the day – the saliva-dropping curry fish. Served in a big claypot, the curry smelled so nice until you can continue smelling it from your shirt after going back to office/home. The fish was cooked with ladyfingers, chilies, tomatoes, onions, and curry spices. The fish was fresh.
Ayam Masak Merah (Cooked Red Chicken) tasted good as well, but was kind of oily. Perhaps they put chili oil on it, making it looks red and oily.
The squid fritters were just okay. Kind of cold when it came.
We made an extra order that day – Tomyam Shrimps. This was another dish of the day. It is not so spicy (since we told them to make it less spicy) but I still :sweat: like hell thanks to the warm environment. Shrimps are fresh as well. Unfortunately, they did not count the number of person on the table and some of us did not get the shrimp.
Rice is self-service.Take as much as you like.
I ordered young coconut as my drink. C.O.C.O.N.U.T ya~
As a whole, the restaurant is recommended with its nice environment (they also have Wifi ready) and some nice food (e.g. curry fish and tomyam). They also have ballrooms in which you can conduct events there. Perhaps it is one of the best halal restaurants for workers around that area.
|Place Name:||Restoran Pan Mutiara|
|Address:||Wisma Nelayan, Pelabuhan LKIM Batu Maung, Bayan Lepas, 11960, Penang, Malaysia|
|Tel:||Tel: 04-626 4615 or 04-626 1084 |
Fax: 04-626 4615