Dinner this evening at the latest modern-Penang eatery in town - the 5-week-old 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗽𝗵𝗲𝘂𝘀 on 26 Abu Siti Lane.
Fronted by fresh-faced Penang-born, 𝘓𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘰𝘯 𝘉𝘭𝘦𝘶 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴 alumnus, Andy Lai, who honed his skills at Alain Ducasse’s Hôtel Plaza Athénée, before returning to his hometown.
Marvelous dinner this evening, with simple, no-nonsense cooking that showcased well-balanced flavours and perfect textures. We started off with some very good bread, served with French butter & sea salt flakes.
House red - San Telmo Cabernet Sauvignon.
𝙊𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙪𝙨, 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙖 𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙨, 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙪𝙧𝙞 - pan-seared Spanish octopus tentacle, fried potatoes with paprika, house Chimmichuri sauce (chopped parsley, cilantro, garlic, olive oil, and spices).
𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝘾𝙖𝙚𝙨𝙖𝙧 𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙙 - Romaine lettuce, crispy chorizo, quail’s egg, Caesar dressing, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.
𝙁𝙤𝙞𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙨, 𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙢 𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙙 - Rougié foie gras with aromatic leaves & ulam sauce. Superb - I’d come back here just for this.
𝙋𝙤𝙧𝙠-𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙣 - Iberico pork-ribs, house Balinese sauce, and seared corn ribs.
𝙍𝙞𝙨𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙘𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙨 & 𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙛𝙛𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙞𝙡. Simple, straightforward, and he really got it 100% right in terms of flavours and textures.
𝘾𝙝𝙤𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙪𝙩 𝙗𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙨𝙚 - dacquoise with crushed peanuts.
𝙏𝙞𝙧𝙖𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙪 - best I’d tasted!
One of the most satisfactory meals I’d had in recent memory. The newest kid on the block shows some real talent here.
26, Lorong Abu Siti, George Town, Malaysia
Tel: +6012-273 9743
Opening hours: 5pm to 11pm, Tue to Sun. Closed on Modnays.