Restoran & Hotel Pen Mutiara
Pelabuhan LKIM Batu Maung
11960 Bayan Lepas
Phone #: 604 626 4615
Taste - Average
Price - RM 70.95 for 2 pax
Ambiance - Air conditioned, cozy. Good for family dining and company events. Ventilation should be improved, though.
I went there for lunch on a weekend. From outside, the building appeared to be under renovation and not too busy. As soon as I stepped in, I realised that I was wrong. Many of the tables were occupied and the smell of curry was in the air!
A waitress greeted us before directing us to an available table. Saw that a couple of nearby tables were reserved. We were given the menu.
|Sets for up to 10 pax|
It was only 2 of us so we chose only a couple of dishes to have with rice.
|Press when you're ready to order. It's LOUD! Keep it away from the kids.|
|Vegetable soup (small)|
It wasn't the best prawns I had but I love the soup. I didn't eat the vegetable but my date did and he loved it! Fresh & delicious, he said.
I might return if I'm in Penang and try the fish curry. It seems like the curry is their specialty. The service of the staff was commendable. My date made an offhand comment about no soup bowl and apparently a manager was so attentive, he heard the soft complaint and a couple of bowls and soup spoons arrived at our table within seconds =))
When asked where to pay, a staff took the card to the counter. As I saw that the counter was near the exit (reminded me of a mamak restaurant), I walked to the counter and the staff gestured politely to direct me. So sopan! The good service team is enough a reason to return.