An interesting cafe located along the stretch of Jalan Awan Hijau at Taman OUG, the 95tap8 I'm Chef Cafe is opened by popular Malaysian comedian-actress Miau Miau run by her mother who hails from Penang. All the food here are cooked by her mum, Penang style. Checked out what we had that evening.
|95tap8 I'm Chef Cafe @ Taman OUG, Old Klang Road|
95tap8 I'm Chef Cafe
46, Jalan Awan Hijau,
Taman OUG, Old Klang Road
Tel: 011-3901 1201
Daily : 10.00 AM - 11.00 PM
|95tap8 I'm Chef Cafe|
Initially the name 95tap8 got me confused, but on a second look, it actually translates to the meaning 'random' when you say it in Cantonese. Beats me, as I am not exactly very well versed in the Cantonese language. Anyway. the cafe is a rather homely one, managed by the family, with home made Penang styled cuisine. Inside, the walls had posters of our local movie productions pasted everywhere.
|Penang Rojak - RM5|
Hailing from Penang myself, I always find it tough to get a fruit rojak that tasted like what I would have gotten from the island itself. Here at 95tap8 I'm Chef Cafe, they do serve some very authentic and crispy Penang Rojak as shown above. Freshly cut fruits, apples, and that distinctive crispy double fried "you char kwey" is thrown into the mix, with gooey rojak sauce poured on top.
|Penang Lobak - RM 5 (Big), RM 3 (Small)|
One of my favourite non-halal fare, the Penang Lobak had these pork meat wrapped in beancurd skin and deep fried to a crisp. Not too oily, yet very meaty inside, 95tap8 had one of the largest serving of Penang Lobak for a rather reasonable price.
|Penang Hokkien Mee - RM 7.90|
Not to be confused with the KL Hokkien Mee which is of the darker, blacker variant, Penang Hokkien Mee is this fusion of prawn noodles and lam mee. Now I'm used to this dish, not so for the KL folks that were there that night with me. The noodles goes well with 95tap8's home made 'sambal belacan' which was really spicy but complemented the noodles well.
|Aunty Chicken Chop - RM 12.90|
If you're into some western fare, then do try out their Aunty Chicken Chop, with juicy chicken thigh fried to a crisp outside, yet tender on the inside. Served with accompanying fries and coleslaw, the special sauce used is made from baked bean, chilli sauce and a dap of soy sauce. It wasn't much to shout about in terms of the taste though, as I felt the chicken meat itself lacked flavour.
|Three Taste Fish with Rice & Egg - RM 8.90|
|Some of the foodies that evening, Pancake, Clarrisha and Pui Yen|
Another fusion dish, the Three Taste Fish with Rice & Egg consist of deep fried dory fish served with a sauce which is sweet, spicy and sour at the same time. This is pretty good, but I still recommend going to 95tap8 I'm Chef Cafe @ Taman OUG, Old Klang Road for their Penang dishes rather than the western or fusion ones. Overall a pretty decent place to go to satisfy your craving for Penang food in this part of the world.