A second invited review was organised on 5th May by Criz and this time around I get to meet the more bloggers (Buzzing Bee & New Kid on the Blog) besides the usual makan geng (Steven, Gourmet Garden, Criz). Too bad Cariso wasn't able to make it :P

I reached Village Coffee Shop earlier than the mentioned time (7.30pm). So I decided to walk into the coffee shop first and check out the place before heading to another location nearby. Luckily, the sun starts to shine despite the cloudy weathers recently.

I wasn't sure if the place was the one Criz mentioned until I saw this sign board XD Definitely its the stall he meant.





The seafood available at this stall is pretty fresh. The picture below is a huge bowl of grouper fish fillet. The glistening on the fillets tells it all doesn't it?

Besides the fillets, grouper fish head is also part of the seafood options. Pinkish red flesh...so fresh...

When I said seafood, of course there would be huge prawns :D ...

Very meaty frogs :D ...

My personal pick, very active and lively crab :D ...

Bloody pig kidneys...

Very high cholestrol perfectly hard boiled quail eggs...

Fish balls, meat balls and local penang squids X)

The friendly boss/chef was willingly to pose with the fresh grouper fish head for us to snap some photos.

There were also nicely fried sea bass fillets and heads.

As you can see, the colour of the fried sea bass is golden brown which is good. This shows the oil used to fry the fish is clean and changed everyday.

Other than the main ingredients, he also has side ingredients which would be added accordingly based on your orders. Mints, chillies, tomatoes and oyster mushrooms would be for tom yam.

While the preserved vegetable shreds and fried garlic bits are used for the usual noodle soup.

A variety of noodles and vermicellis choices were given. The thick bee hoon, normal bee hoon, maggi, mee suah and flat noodles. The thin bee hoon brand is one of the reputable ones, Dong Guan (东莞米粉)as its smoother and it doesn't soak up all the soup fast compare to other bee hoon. The maggi noodles are not exactly from Maggi but they are using Vit's Noodle, a brand I normally pick out of the shelves.

So boss, let's start cooking up a storm!

The boss was very quick. As we took photos, huge bowls of noodles came streaming in. Lucky thing, Criz had already asked the boss to serve the food in batches :P

First thing that attracts my attention was the tom yam. Looks so fiery hot but its not actually. For a person like me who couldn't take very spicy food, the spiciness level is still acceptable XD I just love the prawns. They are sweet, fresh and crunchy.

Tom Yam Prawn Maggi Mee - RM9 for 3 large prawns

In case the fiery red colour shocks the life out of you, don't worry. The others are normal soup noodles XD

Below is a picture of Fried Bass (Kalak Fish) Fillet Mee Suah - RM5

The mee sua wasn't overcooked and by the time its served, the texture's just nice. Besides fried sea bass, fried soy beancurd sheet was added in too.

If you find that the fried garlic bits are insufficient and you can always ask the waiter. He would pass you a container of it and you can happilly add them to your hearts content :P

Prawn Bee Hoon Soup (RM9 for 3 large prawns) was good. The soup's naturally sweet and clear with crunchy sweet prawns. Shweet~

Squid Maggi Mee Soup (RM5) was slightly more flavourful as the noodle itself has some flavouring. Forgot to ask the boss to cook the noodles separately before adding into the soup.

Nevertheless, squid's nicely done and not rubbery. They had properly cleaned the squids too.

Then comes my pick XD Crab Thick Bee Hoon Soup - RM10 (RM5/100gms) The crab was the one I picked for sure as the crab on the scale weighed 200gm XD

Firm and sweet...yummie...I haven't really tasted crabs that are sweet. Great stuff.

Nope we were not done yet. Shortly after finishing the noodle batch, we were presented with an array of porridges XD

Frog Porridge - RM12 (RM6/100gms) The frog really looks like chicken right? So chunky and meaty.

Fresh Grouper Fillet Porridge - RM7.50 (75gms) Hmm...this fillet doesn't look like a grouper to me :S Anyway towards the bottom of the porridge, there's grouper head and its believed to be the best part of the fish. Rich with collagen and the meat was smoother compare to the fillets.

I say the grouper fish porridge is worth a try. Absolutely no bad fishy smell.

Just as we thought everything is over, we were presented with a huge claypot of tom yam O.o Oh gosh! At that point everyone was bloated still we slurp the bowl clean.

Mixed Seafood Tom Yam Soup - RM17 (based on selection of ingredients)

Coming to think of it, each of us only ordered a glass of nutmeg juice. So I confirm there's no trace of MSG in any of the noodle soup.

I forgot to take a picture of the nutmeg juice but anyway, its the white variety. Meaning, they used preserved nutmegs instead of fresh ones. It can be very sweet to some people but do try it out.

Hot & Cold Blended White Nutmeg Juice with Plum - RM1.70/glass

By the time we finished, little did we know, we'd actually swallowed 10 bowls of noodle soups and porridges together O.0 NKOTB and Buzzing Bee had already given up earlier. I was filled to the neck :S and geng have name me as the new addition to their MPPP fleet...wahahaha kidding. Anyway, nice meeting both of ya!

Venue:
SIONG HO FISH HEAD NOODLES AND PORRIDGE @ VILLAGE CAFE
Address:
107-A, Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay), 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 12.00noon-11.30pm
Contact: 019-458 8693 (Mr. Teh/Ah Ho)
GPS: 5.411414, 100.336897

Happy reading~

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9 comments

  1. cariso // May 13, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

    Gosh, you ppl really keng! 10 bowls! *I salute u all* :)

  2. Cokeworld Citizen // May 13, 2009 at 11:18 PM  

    cariso:
    Hahaha I also dunno there would be 10 bowls...the boss keep serving and I lost count! At the end only realise LOL

  3. Jason // May 14, 2009 at 12:11 PM  

    Sometimes the owner/chef can be over excited to really cook up a storm!

  4. Cokeworld Citizen // May 14, 2009 at 5:17 PM  

    Jason:
    :D ya ya! The food came at lightning speed and all of us weren't able to eat fast enough! XD

  5. CRIZ LAI // May 15, 2009 at 3:23 AM  

    Now I can officially award you with the title MPPP (2nd Class). 1st Class still goes to Jason... wakaka. Unfortunately, the boss only gave us few seats or else I would think 20 bowls or more would be on our table. :P

    http://crizfood.com/

  6. Cokeworld Citizen // May 15, 2009 at 5:04 AM  

    Criz:
    Kenot beat that guy lah...siao meh...Gosh 20 bowl???? O.o another 3 MPPP also not enuf XD

  7. New Kid on the Blog // May 17, 2009 at 7:52 PM  

    heheheh... nice meeting you, MPPP.
    finally see you post this already. :)

  8. FoOd PaRaDiSe // May 18, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

    Too bad that I cannot attend. IF not, I will have the honour to meet you. ^-^

  9. Cokeworld Citizen // May 18, 2009 at 10:37 AM  

    NKOTB:
    Wahahaha yalo finally post up. Very the panjang XP

    FoOd PaRaDiSe:
    Hahaha we still have many reviews to come :D No worries~