Self-service ordering system and a counter LED as seen in public service offices. Basically you queue up in front of that touch-screen monitor, enter food orders, took number, wait your number to be called, take food, eat, and finally pay at the counter before leaving. Question is: Do you really need this system in a small restaurant?
House of Kolomee is located in D’Piazza opposite of PISA (Penang International Stadium and Arena). The same shop lot used to be a restaurant which I patronized once but before I was a able to revisit and blog about it, the restaurant closed. Not sure why, it is quite common for tenants moving in and out in D’Piazza. High rental fee? Poor location? Poor marketing? Insufficient car park (thanks to Mayang Mall folks who like to park their cars here for free)? Or just being “cursed”?
Anyway, we do hope that this restaurant will sustain. If you forget about the instructions just now, you can refer to the big notice board in the restaurant. As you can see, there are only six items available – Kolomee in different style.
It was heard that House of Kolomee is actually a “subsidiary” from Carpenter Street cafe which is located at a walking distance from here. I could see that the same waitress was in this restaurant during my first vist. The owner was actually from an MNC in Bayan Lepas (and could be an IT savvy as well). Pricing-wise, House of Kolomee is cheaper than Carpenter Street. By the way, the soup and drink are actually free in this House of Kolomee.
We ordered 3 items during our first visit. First one is Original Kolomee (RM4.00). Kolomee is originated from Sarawak. Texture-wise it is similar to Wan Tan Mee, except that the noodle is more springy and the does not mix with dark soy sauce. The topping consists of minced pork and vegetables.
Similar to Wan Tan Mee, you may opt for soup version (RM4.00) as well. Personally I prefer the dry version.
Unlike Carpenter Street, House of Kolomee has Seafood Kolomee (RM5.00) as well. Be aware that those “seafood” are just some squid rings, crab stick, and fish cake. Basically same dry noodle, different topping.
House of Kolomee is indeed only selling Kolomee in six different variations. Having a ticketing system and waiting your number to be shown on LED board to collect food are somewhat funny in this restaurant (Do you really need that?). We do hope that House of Kolomee is able to sustain in D’Piazza.
|Place Name:||House of Kolomee|
|Address:||70-1-66, D'piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru, Bayan Lepas, 11950, Penang, Malaysia|
|Tel:||+6016 800 6717|
|Working Hour:||11am-3pm, 5:30pm-9pm. Close on Sunday.|