Last December 21, 2014, I treated the boys to watch a HI 5 concert as part of Andrei's week-long birthday celebration. AND, as our standard "pre-concert practice", we needed some "fuel" to energize ourselves up before the show. I don't really go to Resorts World often so I was clueless where to eat there. After checking out the restaurants in the vicinity and choosing where to eat, we were shocked when lo and behold, EVERYTHING was jam packed that Sunday! Oh well, I should've expected something like that already especially on a weekend. But my hungry tummy believed that food will always prevail, except of course, in that instance, it won for the other diners.
Blast you RECIPES!!! Why is your chicharon bulaklak so good that you coveted many more customers before me?!!!!
Anywho, the hungry Yub and I walked around like Sisa searching for her lost children. Although we looked nothing like the crazed woman, we still appeared pathetic because we were drooling all over ourselves. Tee Heee!!!!!
So we came upon this restaurant which was a floor above the venue for our HI 5 concert. At first I was hesitant to step inside because although there were available seats, I saw some customers getting impatient with their "delayed" orders. BUT, we didn't have a choice anymore because even our trusty MCDONALD's had lines extending to kingdom come. So we went inside, settled our bums on their wooden chairs and just hoped for the best.
Of course, upon getting a whiff of the hot and sizzling food beside us, all hesitations vanished. And for that short moment I actually forgot about the show and started looking forward for the grub to come.
Yep! That's what I love about food. It has that magic of making everything alright. PLUS, it smells good, looks good, and tastes good.... even more than my husband!
THAT'S what you get for snoring too loud last night!!!!
I wonder what RS means....
"Real Super restaurant?
The servers in OLD PENANG were actually quite nice. They were very helpful in explaining the dishes and really promised that they would get our food out in time for the show. I hate waiters in other restaurants who don't make their diners feel welcome with words like "food will come out late" or "there is a long wait". It's almost saying "Go somewhere else, we're too busy/popular to serve you here!"
Me and the boys!
The Chinese Adonis, who just had an oversized wart/mole/pimple/creature removed, felt that nobody would notice it if he covered his nose up with a Garfield band-aid.
Me!!! Using the pearl necklace my Yub gave me for Christmas!!!!
Enough with the YAPPERING.... Let's EAT!
The reason why I also wanted to try out OLD PENANG was because I saw they had LAKSA in the menu. We ordered a hot bowl and it did not disappoint!!
One order of the OLD PENANG Laksa (P300) was good for 2 hungry people. My son Mati shared my love for this spicy dish and said he'll have the other half.
I loved that the broth was milky and bursting with coconut milk and other herbs. However, I would've liked the soup to be thicker. But that's just MY preference. Mati loved it and almost asked for the whole bowl.
OLD PENANG'S 3 cup Chicken (P350.00)!
I was quite apprehensive with the look of this dish because I'm not a fan of brown sauce like what they have in patatim. But one taste of this glazed chicken and I was glad to discover that it was NOTHING like that! The brown gravy had the base of an oyster sauce but infused with lots of garlic and other spices! So perfect with rice!!!
My son Mati, who was only supposed to eat his laksa, asked for 2 servings of the chicken!!
Yang Chow Fried Rice (P300.00)!
We all loved the fried rice we ordered from OLD PENANG because it was well seasoned and sauteed in the wok. One tablespoonful got us all relishing the appetizing mixture of egg, slices of ham, vegetables, special sauce, and sesame oil. Super sarap!!! This went so well too with the 3 cup chicken! My husband swore he could finish this on his own!
ERICJAZ FOODIES with the little lords in OLD PENANG!
I CAN'T stop looking at that Garfield band aid!
Like I said, Mati was only supposed to have the Laksa (since the chicken and rice were for Yub and Andrei) BUT, he found it so good that he zoinked some for him.
If Mati had all the appetite in the world, the same could not be said for Andrei. We always need to force feed him!!! Good thing that he loved his rice and chicken from OLD PENANG. He only requested to remove the vegetables and to not put sauce on anything.
Yum! Soup and carbs!!! My favorite!
After this picture was taken, we put the leftover greens, sauce, and braised garlic on our rice. Still soooo good!
He he he he... Our messy plates!
Check out the plate beside me. Yup! No chicken for the mother. Just got the leftover garlic and leafy greens for my rice! Loved it still!
Guess who are still eating?
Our OLD PENANG bill!
After we were all stuffed and happy we went to the theater for the show.
It was Andrei's birthday wish to watch HI 5 live (again) and he forced his Kuya to join.
One thing's for sure, we enjoyed the show MORE because we were so high and energized from OLD PENANG!!!
He he he he he!
4th Level, The Newport Mall,
Newport Boulevard, Resorts World Manila,
Pasay City, Metro Manila