May 21, 2011

El Casa Restaurant

Another food joint mushroomed in Penang and the one we found was El Casa. El Casa is new to the eatery scene, only six months old. Housed in a heritage enclave, El Casa boasts both Asian and Western cuisine at the place.The place exudes a romantic atmosphere with its dim lights and quiet atmosphere. The tables placed wide apart from each other gave me dining comfort. I did not have to speak in whispers (of course, no shouting here). Ahh...Another new place to dine. Hubby settled for the Grilled Steak and Pan Roasted Salmon set. It was on promotion with a 50% off the rack rate (rm29.90). It came with a glass of white wine, a bowl of tomato soup, the main course and a dessert. The tomato soup was a disappointment as it was from a can and too bland. The salmon was not too bad and not too good either. Palatable was what both of us would describe it. Dessert came in the form of a soybean jelly. Actually, we were here to 'check out' the place.I was not too hungry so I settled for just a bowl of cream of mushroom soup and a main course. The cream of mushroom soup was delicious. I would say it was yummy and to my taste. The soup was creamy with a good amount of chopped mushrooms.
I had their signature dish the Chicken De El Casa for my main. It was a big piece of chicken drumstick deep-fried with a layer of Mozzarella cheese on top. For a price RM17.90, the portion served was generous. The chicken, seasoned with Italian herbs, was nothing spectacular. It was well marinated, deep-fried and crispy to the bite. The potato wedges was to my liking. It was tasty and properly deep-fried. (Some places seved them burnt and dry.) This dish also came with a deep-fried banana. I thought that was a good dessert to end the main course.
You can opt to dine alfresco if you like the outdoor feeling. El Casa has a nice patio with nice lightings and a ceiling fan. It was 'closed' when I took the picture (below). You do not have to worry about parking space, as there is ample. There are parking spaces in front of El Casa.:o) El Casa Restaurant is located at No.2 Jalan Irrawady, 10500 Penang. Tel No: 04-2299223 **10% Service Charge & zero Government Tax.

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