I have been to Starview a few times when I was younger. This is my first visit to Starview's new premise at New World Park since its opening on 8th October 2008.

Some people might called it as Ma Jiok Keng in Hokkien as mahjong elements were part of the decoration. Anyway, Starview Restaurant (仙景樓) has been a household name for more than 20 years when it comes to good restaurant food.

It's pretty ironic when you knew that when the restaurant first started out, there wasn't much business and almost closed down. One day, the kitchen prepared fish steamboat (魚鍋) for staff consumption and a walk-in customer happened to see the steamboat. So, he decided to give it a try. The steamboat became an immediate hit with the customer and the rest is history.

At least 6 out of 10 tables ordered the fish hot pot (RM55) but yesterday, my family and I were there for their ala carte dishes instead. Usual condiments like roasted peanuts (RM2) and herbal braised (RM2) peanuts are served.

First dish arrived was simple stir fried vege with garlic (RM15).

Next up, stuffed brinjal with egg white and crab meat sauce (茄子炒奶, RM16) . This is a classic dish created by a chef (now retired) more than 10 years ago. The egg white sauce (炒奶, chao lai in Canto) is an old school sauce. Egg whites would be mixed with a bit of evaporated milk and cooked in low heat oil, resulting a fluffy texture sauce. Unfortunately, the egg white was overcooked (slightly rough) and the stuffed brinjals with prawn paste should be more flavourful. The 'cottony-soft' feel wasn't there :(

Then came the home made tofu with dried scallop sauce (RM16). Not bad. The tofu was silky soft and the sauce was just nice with addition of dried scallops.

We also ordered steam cod fish (RM50). The fish was normal but funny because it did not have that usual creamy rich flavour.

Stir fried Prawn in Soy Sauce (酱油皇炒虾, RM27) was served moments later. The prawns were shelled. Very thoughtful of them. It's very crunchy too. Flavour was alright and not overly salty.

Finally the Roast Peking Duck Platter (RM60) arrived. Starview is famous for their peking ducks too.

The carved duck skins were placed on prawn crackers. The duck meat was prepared in kerabu style and stuffed into pai tee cups.

The carved skins were not crispy as I thought tho.

I did not like the sauce. The sweet bean paste (甜酱) was too overwhelming. The duck meat pai tee tasted refreshing but I still prefer their signature Peking Duck served with jelly fish.

Kerabu flavour duck meat, first time try :P

As for dessert, we picked heneydew sago. We did asked if there were any hot variety dessert and the only option available was soya drink :S Bummer...

:P The Honeydew Sago (蜜汁西米露, RM15) 'puree' was packed with unripe honeydew smell and I hardly see any sago in it :S

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Starview Restaurant (仙景樓)
102-B-1 - 102-B-4, New World Park,
102, Burmah Road, 10050 Penang.

(Tel) 04-2266544 / 04-2265213
(Fax) 04-2274507

Happy reading~

Starview Restaurant was also visited by:
BM Kia!
Lingzie's Tummy Treats
Penang Tua Pui

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  1. Anonymous // April 29, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

    wow is the food nice

  2. Cokeworld Citizen // April 29, 2009 at 8:45 PM  

    Some are okay...maybe we ordered the wrong food lol...