It was my usual working day travel to customer’s place and also the usual worry on what to eat during my lunch time. My tension increased even more when my college was expecting good food recommended by me. I hate when I ask them what kind of food do they have in mind, and the answer that I always get is : Chin Chai (means “whatever”). When I suggested something hot and spicy, he or she will say not preferable for today. When I suggested another hawker centre, the answer is that the place is very hot. Another suggestion again with specialized food stall, the reply is the variety of the food is very limited there. Sigh… why are they still asking me these questions after all my intention of having this blog is to show direction and suggestion to them? For those who always asking me for good food recommendation, kindly visit my blog more often so that you won’t need to keep asking me for recommendation. Also, no more “Chin Chai”.
The recommendation for today menu is the cheapest buffet in Penang. All the while in my mind, the cheapest buffet is about RM10.99++. However, the one that I have found out lately is even cheaper than RM10.
The price for the buffet at Green Wellesley Restaurant is only RM9 nett on Wednesdays and Fridays, while Sunday and Public Holiday is RM10 nett. As for children is RM5 per person.
It is not hard to locate Green Wellesley Restaurant. If you are going from Penang Bridge and heading to Chai Leng Park, you will sure route through Jalan Besar. When you see Jalan Kurau, turn left into Chai Leng Park. Keep driving for 30 metres and you will see Lebuh Kurau 3 on your left. Just on your left hand side beside the junction, Green Wellesley Restaurant is there. The opposite of the restaurant is the famous Kuan Nan Coffee Shop.
The restaurant is fully air-conditioned.
There are over 20 varieties of food from the buffet line. It usually starts with the usual fried rice and fried “tao chiam” (Noodle that made from soy bean.)
Besides, you will find the usual sweet and sour fish here.
For those who love spices and excitement, you can always go for the sourish curry fish.
The lemon chicken is the most sell-able dish of all. Just 10 minutes after the buffet started, the lemon chicken only left a few pieces.
Fried veggie and also homemade tofu. The tofu is one of my favorites as it was soft and mild.
Next were the “Chai Kuih” and fried fish fillet.
Following was the salad fruit prawn. There were a lot of prawns in the salad, although the prawns tasted like fresh water prawns, they were fresh and there was an abundance of them.
The satay was well-marinated and tasted just as good as any famous satay stalls in Penang.
Orange cordial available at free-flow.
Besides the orange cordial, there were also ice kacang, cendol and laksa available.
My ice kacang which I couldn’t manage to finish up.
Overall, the food here tasted average. There are only some free car park slots available beside of the building, else you need to park at the city council parking slot. The food is worth the money, at only RM9 you can have so many varieties of food in an air conditioned place.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 12:00pm – 2:30pm (Wednesday and Friday)
Contact: 04-390 8899
Address: Lebuh Kurau 3, Chai Leng Park, 13700 Perai.
GPS: 5° 38′ 48.93″ N, 100° 39′ 25.99″ E