Annathai Kitchen Thai Economy Rice @ Penang

Economy rice is found everywhere, as it’s to cater people who just want to grab a fast lunch or maybe dinner, and most importantly, not paying too much on it. It’s sorta Malaysian version of fast food, as in fast fast food. Hence, most economy rice stall are found in normal coffee shop only, without bother much about the place of dining.

However, Annathai Kitchen at Pulau Tikus, Penang is doing something different. Not only it’s located inside a house which give you some small little cafe style feeling when you are inside, it also serve Thai food instead of the normal Chinese food we found in most economy rice stall.

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Due to LY is a Siam Laksa freak, and as long as it’s on the menu, she will order it. And yes, although Annathai Kitchen is selling economy rice, they do have a small menu for few other Thai dishes that you can order.

The Siam laksa here come with a very different setting from what you usually get when you order a bowl of noodle.Yea, we have to mix all the ingredients including the noodles ourself, and the only reasons I see them doing this is they can speed up their preparation time only. However, this had certainly lead to the noodles and ingredients are not hot enough when served, especially the soup is not piping hot too.

However, the Siam Laksa here is still good. It only cost RM3 but it taste really really good. LY even say that this is her favorite now as it taste much more better than the one at Tan Jetty.

I beg to differ though. Besides, although the first time we ate it was awesome, and when we return here after 2 weeks, the standard drop a lot. Consistency is very important for anyone in F&B business, and if you can’t freaking maintain your standard it’s a fail. All of us were disappointed one our 2nd trip and surely I will come back again once soon to see what happened in the next trip. (8.5 for 1st trip, 6.8 for 2nd trip)

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Chicken and pork rice @ Bukit Mertajam

I actually don’t really know what’s the name of this rice, hence I simply give it a name. Well, can’t blame me, as the conversation between me and the introducer is as below:

Introducer: Wei, I bring you go eat good rice. Want?

Me: Ooo. OK ar, what rice?

Introducer: Er…. Rice la.

Me: Hmm. I know la, what rice? Economy Rice? Chicken rice? Fried rice?

Introducer: Tell you rice means rice la, as so much for what? It’s rice with xio bak (roasted pork) on top la…happy?

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Er…. Ok lo. The stall is small, and passerby will not notice it if not because of the queue in front of the stall.

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Tua Bek Gong Wantan Mee @ Bukit Mertajam

Tok Tok Tok….Tok Tok Tok….Tok Tok Mee is one of the first few food I wanted to try ever since I read it from Vkeong’s Blog. However, since it only sold in the morning, and with a wet market nearby to it only means parking space is hard to find. The long waiting time doesn’t help too. Hence, I am too lazy to go there just for a plate of noodles.

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This was until 1 fine day, I was in Bukit Mertajam for the St. Anne’s Annual Novena & Feast Day Celebration, I decided, yes, it’s time to give this a try. The long queue before me when I want to made my order only lead to me thinking, man, this is true, I really gonna wait for sometime until my noodle was served.

Besides, it seems to me that they do not operate in 1st come 1st serve basic. They tend to served few tables located in the same area all at once, which I think is very unfair as some people might only need to wait for 5 minutes, while some like me, need to wait for more than 30 minutes!

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