“David Beckham lai liao.” (David Beckham is coming)! Although World Cup 2010 is coming soon, I don’t really believe he will be around in Penang. Again, I heard so when I walked in to CRC Cafe which is located on the left of CRC Restaurant. I was so surprised and excited as I am one of David Beckham’s fans. However, looking from left to right, all the patrons there were Chinese instead of any white man. With much disappointment I still walk to the seat which we had reserved.
To go to this place, it is very easy. If you know how to drive to CRC via Burma Road, it is just on your left. There are plenty of parking spaces around CRC. However, the availability of the parking lots are very much depended on the crowd that attended the dinner at CRC restaurant. You don’t expect to find a good parking lot when someone holds a wedding reception at the restaurant.
Patrons have been cautioned of slippery surface, and football boots are prohibited to be worn to this area as well.
Although football boots are prohibited, you can still see people wearing jerseys at the dining area.
David Beckham which has been mentioned just now is actually available on the drinks menu. Not only David Beckham, you can even find Cristiana Ronaldo and Ryan Giggs on the menu list.
David Beckham (Carrot, Tomato, Cucumber) – RM2.80, the taste a bit strange due to the taste of cucumber, but still acceptable for me.
Wayne Rooney (Pineapple, Orange, Mint) – RM2.80, The taste of mint is very strong and it really cools down your throat.
For those who prefer more original taste instead of mixture of vegetable and fruits, try the papaya, milk – RM2.20 which is more authentic.
Chicken Gordon Blue – RM9.00, chicken meat stuffed with ham and cheese, coated with batter and deep fried. I just love the crunchy taste of the skin. As for the inner stuff, it is very rich. If you are a chunk eater, this is a good option for you.
Grilled Fish With Cheese – RM8.50, for fish and cheese lover. It is simple yet nice dish.
Grilled Garlic Fish – RM7.00, this dish has a very strong smell of garlic. It is a healthy dish comparde to the rest. If you are a health conscious person, you will want to go for this dish.
Creamy Brown Chicken – RM7.50, the batter and the chicken are the same ingredients for chicken chop. However, the main difference is on the creamy brown sauce. I love the brown sauce here. Other than the brown sauce from Coliseum at Jalan T.A.R in KL, this is the best in Penang.
Creamy Brown Rib Eye – RM13.00, similar use of brown sauce, the only difference is on the meat, of course. The rib eye was medium-cooked. The tender of the rib eye plus the creamy brown sauce is definitely a divine dish. Other that the great taste, the price here is also very reasonable. They serve the most reasonably-priced steak in town.
Overall, the place here is very peaceful and relaxing. It is a perfect place for family gathering with the big green field beside. The food here is fabulous with very reasonable price and value for money. However, the availability of the parking space still depends on the season.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
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Operation hours: 8:30am – 10:00pm (7 days a week)
Contact: 012-488 7251
Address:3, Jalan Padang Victoria, 10400 Penang