August is here. It will be a special month for me… first is my convocation after failing to graduate from primary school for years, then is my 19 years old birthday :birthday2: Two weeks ago we also celebrated one of my friends birthday at Eastern Wishes at i-Avenue. So I took that opportunity to review the food there.
First we have the “Three Cup Chicken” which is made of 1 cup of rice wine (米酒), 1 cup of dark sauce (酱油), and 1 cup of fragrant oil (香油) (and hence “3 cup”). “Three Cup Chicken” is also one of the signature dishes in Double Good @ Bukit Jambul, with the different that this one comes with sweet basil (金不换/九层塔). It had been a while since I ate sweet basil and it tasted good.
The cabbage was young and nicely fried.
This looks like salad prawn I usually ordered. For salad prawn, I prefer the shell to be taken off before putting into fry pan. However, this basil butter prawn was creamy and tasted good even with shell attached.
The dried shrimp tofu tastes OK. Hopefully it was homemade.
The dried string bean was slightly salty.
If you like spicy food, you should try this Pad Ped Seafood, which came with fish cutlets, shrimps, and cuttlefishes. Fried with chili, string bean, and onions, this one sure :sweat:
The “savory soup” is just average. Instead of salty, it was spicy. Reminded me of Thai-style’s base soup on steamed fish.
Dessert, anyone? I like this “Tab Tim Grob” (mock pomegranate seeds in coconut ice syrup). It has water chestnut colored in red, jackfruit (nangka), and corn crunched in ice. Tasted yummy.
If you don’t like “choo char” kind of dished, you can order set meals as well. The set meal usually comes with one veggie and one soup of the day. Photo above shows “Five Taste Fish“… I wonder what’s the five tastes it refers to (sweet, spicy, sour, salty, and bitter?)
The Black Pepper Chicken was salty according to my friend.
I ordered signature fried rice noodle. It was the mixture of glass noodle as well as rice noodle. It was tasteless but fortunately it came with sambal which you can spice the dish up.
The salted fish kailan also tasted good. Initially I thought they missed out salted fish. They were actually “hidden” below the veggie.
This Lemon Steam Squid is a plus. The squid was steamed with garlic, chili, celery, and a slice of lemon. Tasted very nice especially if you pour it on your tasteless noodle or rice.
As a whole, I would recommend this restaurant. The food are good and the price is reasonable. It is proven during lunch time in which some customers have to wait outside waiting for tables. It may be little difficult to find parking around but you can always park in shaded multilevel car park behind. Don’t park beside main road as I saw some cars receive “winner notification” there :stunt:
|Place Name:||Eastern Wishes|
|Address:||No. 1-1-49, i-Avenue, Jalan Tun Dr. Awang, Bayan Lepas, 11900, Penang, Malaysia|
|Tel:||04-6410191 (Tel), 04-6591272 (Fax)|