|Penang Kids (Toddlers) Friendly Restaurant | Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Cuisine @ Queensbay Mall Penang|
|Sunday, 06 November 2011 00:00|
What do you think of a restaurant if we visited on one weekend and again on the following weekend? Sounds like either it is darn good (to us) or we are out of mind, right? We are sane, so I guess you get the clue :)
Recently, we revisited Xian Ding Wei with our little one. Twice. I hope my palate did a better job!
To our favor, the restaurant welcomes kids and treat them with a set of attractive cutlery made from melamine. This restaurant serves the little people too, so that they can share the big people's meals. Even if not, the eating utensils keep the little one occupied for a while. How we wish we could spot the same thing in most restaurants in Penang! High chairs? Yes, they have with seat belt. As a parent, I appreciate their thoughts and commitment to take care of the little ones. This explains why families love this eatery.
Well, what does Xian Ding Wei serve? A glance on the menu, it features more or less like the typical Chinese dishes of the non-Halal variety. A huge array of a-la-carte dishes from meats, seafood, vegetables and soups that are great to go alone or with steamed rice/noodles. Choices from set are also featured. Presented on a wooden tray, each is offered with a bowl of soup, three tit-bits (side dishes), a main such as fish/beef/chicken/pork and steamed rice/minced pork rice. If one zooms a bit further, salivating dishes includes the Buddha Jump Over The Wall (Taiwanese version), potato buns, beef noodles, tofu, seafood twists with vermicelli/egg/congee, bubble tea and snow/shaved ice (bàobīng) dessert perhaps bring us even closer to Taiwan and what one may have been longing for!
Our experience obviously gives Xian Ding Wei a plus above average in term of service. Flavors in general are good (again to us!). Their signature - Buddha Jump Over the Wall (Taiwanese version) is worth trying. Rich in taste without shark fin (no guilt!), I found sea cucumber, fish maw, red date, wolfberry, pork, sliced pork intestine & chestnut in the soup.
Despite the food was not served almost immediate, the waitstaff were humble and polite, putting on smiles when they approached us. They left us with good feeling, in gesture welcomes us to return when we wish to. Keep up!
Level 3 Queensbay Mall (in-between Sake Sushi & Jusco) - Phone: +60 4 6461332
Another outlet in Penang is at Juru Auto City - Phone: +60 4 5021317
|Last Updated on Monday, 07 November 2011 04:29|