In my personal opinion, a great chef is someone who cooks with heart, has strong self-improvement and is willing to accept comments. I am happy to find that the chef of BeyondTaste Cafe has all the above qualities. For my readers, you will find a banner at the bottom of this post which you will be entitled to a 10% discount off total bill at BeyondTaste. Flash this banner when you are ordering to enjoy this offer.
BeyondTaste Cafe is a very new cafe located behind Scotiabank of i-Avenue. This place has a typical cafe ambience which was cozy. There is ample parking space around the area. At the same time, you may also find an underground car park on the next block of this cafe.
Not long ago when I visited this cafe, I made a video of the food and gave some comments about the food here. Never did I realize that the chef took my comments seriously and improvised the dishes. I can really feel that the chef took his job seriously and is passionate about the food. It is not easy for a chef to amend their recipe to suit a customer.
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Below are some of the signature dishes at BeyondTaste.
Cheesy Fried Tofu RM6.90 – The tofu was deep fried and topped with cheese sauce.
This is a fusion of east meets west appetizer. The tofu originated from the East is covered with Cheese originated from the West. The taste of the tofu was enhanced with the addition of cheese sauce.
Yellow Rice Wine Mee – RM12.90, this Fuzhou “mee sua” noodle was prepared using goji berries, black fungus, yellow rice wine and served with a chicken drumstick.
The taste of the soup was packed with Chinese rice wine fragrance and it was a nutritional and delicious dish. You may request the chef to adjust the level of rice wine according to your preference as some may prefer stronger or lower alcohol taste. This is my favorite dish at BeyondTaste and it would be good if the portion of mee sua could be more.
Mexican Quesadillas (Coming Soon) – This is one of the new dishes that will be launched soon. The price is yet to be determined.
The outer layer of Quesadillas felt and tasted like roti canai while the inner filling contained cheese, tomato slices and meat slices. The meat was juicy and it blended well wit the melted cheese and fresh tomato slices. This is something special which are not easily found in regular cafes.
Beyond Taste Skewer – RM18.90. The look and the taste of this dish was similar to our local satay. However, the meat of this skewer was made of selected chicken drumsticks while the sauce was also Beyond Taste’s secret recipe.
The meat of the skewer was so tender and soft, the meat was well marinated and packed with the aroma of lemon grass, turmeric, black pepper and coriander seed. The sauce and the skewer was a perfect match.
Stewed Meat Congee – RM13.90, this bowl of congee was cooked using stewed meat slices, topped with spring onions and deep fried shallots.
This is the congee version of the famous Taiwanese stewed pork rice. The stew meat slices were cooked with soy sauce and black pepper. It was a strong taste congee with full of flavours.
Spice Seafood Congee – RM14.90, the congee was cooked with prawns and coconut milk, then topped with spring onions.
The taste of this congee or better known as porridge by most people was similar to sambal. Apparently, the congee was not cooked by sambal, instead it was cooked with coconut milk and surprisingly it blended well with the prawns and congee.
Red Oil Century Egg Spaghetti – RM14.90, this dish is similar to Taiwanese fried sauce noodle (Zha Jiang Mian). Instead of using typical Taiwanese noodle and braised egg, it was replaced with spaghetti and century egg pieces in red oil sauce.
This is another fusion dish that can be found at BeyondTaste.
Cheese Baked Rice – RM15.90, the rice was cooked with cheese and served with cheese sauce on top and some spring onions.
The usual baked cheese rice will have cheese covered on top of the cooked rice. In this version, the cheese was cooked together with the rice and served with cheese sauce. This is another dish that came from BeyondTaste’s innovative team.
Squid Ink Aglio Olio Bacon – RM19.90, the squid ink spaghetti was used to cook with bacon, dried chilies, garlic and onions.
The taste of aglio olio was an enhanced version compared to the first time I had. This time it was spicy enough and packed with garlic flavour like how it should. This dish also came with bacon slices for a more fulfilling taste.
Mexican Taco – RM14.90, the taco was wrapped with pork slices and served with cheese sauce and some greens.
The selling point of this dish was the pork slices were so juicy and without any pork odor. According to the chef, the high-quality pork slices were specially ordered hence they were more expensive than regular pork meat.
Pili-Pili Chicken Rice – RM16.90, the roasted chicken slices with in-house pili-pili sauce was served with rice and salad.
The taste of the pili-pili sauce was tasty and spicy. It was similar to a popular franchise outlet that serves roast chicken. The difference is this sauce prepared by BeyondTaste was more flavourful and spicy.
Overall, this is a nice hangout place for various kinds of fusion dishes. I particularly love the rice wine noodle as it reminded me of my granny’s cooking. There is ample public and private parking space around this area. The taste of the food here was great while the price was average. You may flash the banner above to enjoy 10% discount off your total bill for a limited time only.
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Business Hour:11:00am – 9:00pm (Sunday Off)
Address: 15-G-30, Medan Kampung Relau, Bayan Baru, Penang