Today’s post actually should be about the outing with Criz, Allen and myself. However, I still have to skip that post for now and place this as a higher priority as there is a new place that I am going to introduce to you all before Penang Tua Pui and CK Lam did.
The location that I am introducing is just below Krystal Point Corp Park, for those who are not sure where the location is, you may find it from the Wikimapia GPS link:
The name of the cafe is called Island Red Cafe. I find the concept is very similar to OLD TOWN CAFE. Infact the facade of the cafe is also very like Old Town’s. The food served here is HALAL and people that work at Crystal Point will entitle for 10% discount if show their name card.
The entrance of Island Red Cafe is a design of semi classical, a mixture of old and contemporary syle.
Inside the cafe, there is a living area which allows customers to sit on the sofa and have a cuppa which is more comfortable than sitting on the dining corner. There is also a LCD TV which plays music videos of all kinds.
The cafe also provides Internet service and also computers for patrons to use free of charge.
The slogan of Island Red Cafe is “Your Celebrity Cafe”. I am not sure why they name it celebrity cafe? Anyway, other than me I haven’t see any celebrity there 😆
They have “special drinks” with lovely names like Fall in Love and 2nd Heaven which makes them different from Old Town Cafe. However, I haven’t had the change to order those as I am still recovering from a bad cough. 😥
The cafe is full with people although it is Monday. I was told that it is unusual to be full except today.
The cheese cakes are sold at promotional price of RM5.60 per slice. It is considered reasonable compared to other cafe’s.
The drinks that we ordered – Hot Lemon Tea, RM2.60 and Hot Island Milk Tea, RM2.00.
The snack that I’ve ordered, Seafood Tofu, RM5.40 for small portion as shown below. Actually I find it a bit expensive. I am not sure how the tofu is made, maybe I should check with the owner on my next visit
The first meal, “Island Red Tom Yam Soup” with rice at RM7.90. The soup includes fish ball, fish cake and also fish fillets. The fish fillets taste fresh, and the texture of fish ball and fish cake taste QQ. No doubt the fish ball, cake and fillet taste nice, the tom yam soup is a bit too salty. Slightly less Perfecto.
The next meal is the springy noodle “Nissin Noodle with Seafood & Egg” for RM6.90 which the price is considered slightly above average. This is also the difference between Island Red Cafe and Old Town Cafe. Noodles at Old Town comes with fake prawns in which the prawns have already been “modified”. Whereas Island Red Cafe provides real prawns although the prawns are not that fresh.
Overall, Island Red Cafe is OK with some improvements still needed. Some of the foods are great but not all. The service here is excellent as we ordered wrong items but he still offered to change to our desired item.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):