There are many posts on Hainanese Delights Restaurant. However, most of them are on their ala-carte menu. So far I have yet to see any posts on their Set Dinner Menu.
Many times we wanted to check out the ambiance and tastes of 1 or 2 dishes of that place, yet we have limited budget on hand. Therefore, set dinners are easier to be estimated on the cost compared to ala-carte. This round I will be emphasizing more on the set dinner at Hainanese Delights.
Actually, a lot of people are not aware what is this restaurant famous for. If you can read Chinese, you will realize the restaurant’s signboard stated “Famous Hainanese Chicken Rice” just below its name.
Not to divert any further from the main topic, the direction to this restaurant is not hard to locate. If you know how to drive to Burma Road, Union Primary School is on your left and you are on a one way drive. Just follow the road for another 200 meters and you will see Heritage Hotel 1926 is on your left. Turn left at the side entrance and there are plenty of parking space available.
As for the dining area, there are 3 sections for you to choose from. The first section is the main dining area which uses fluorescent lights. This section is mainly preferred by the elderly who want to have a clearer view on the food and surrounding.
Besides the main dining area, the next and the third session is the extension of the restaurant which have a dimmer lighting.
Dinner Set Choice:
- Lamb Chop (New Zealand) – RM24
- Grilled Fish Fillet (Catch of the day) – RM26
- Fish & Chip (Catch of the day) – RM26
- Rib-Eye Steak (Choice Australian Beef) – RM32
- Chicken Chop – RM20
Soup of the day – Cream of mushroom soup. Mushrooms were chopped and cooked in thick creamy soup and with sprinkle of herbs and pepper.
The taste of the soup was delicious, it was slightly on the salty side but I just love the thickness and the aroma of the mushroom.
Chicken Chop – Chicken Thigh Coated with batter and then deep fried. It was then covered with homemade gravy and slices of tomato, corn, carrot and onions. The dish completed with some salad and fries.
The taste of the chicken chop gravy was the standard type. It was slightly on the sweet side. It had a crispy skin and juicy meat.
Grilled Fish Fillet – The fish fillet was battered and grilled to perfection. It was served together with a piece of lemon, some tartar sauce and finished with fries, salad and some mixed veggie.
The batter tasted slightly salty but still at the acceptable level. The fish fillet was quite fresh and blended very well with the lemon juice. It was one of my favorites.
Fried Hor Fun – RM9.50, this dish is not included in the set dinner list. It is for those who prefer oriental style cooking. The hor fun was stir- fried with seasoning and it was then fried again with starch and egg. There were vegetable, squid slices, prawn and chicken on it.
The taste of the starch was good. However, the hor fun still has room for improvement as the taste was blunt without any seasoning taste.
Dessert of the day – Mango pudding with caramel syrup, the pudding in mango flavor was served with caramel syrup and topped with fresh cream and cherry.
This was a delightful dessert as it was not too sweet and heavy.
Coffee/ Tea – The coffee served was the standard Nescafe while the tea was Lipton Tea. They were served together with fresh milk and sugar.
Luckily the taste of the coffee was acceptable unlike some other restaurants where the set dinner usually end with tasteless coffee.
Overall, the taste of the food here are acceptable and it is halal. The price for the set dinner is reasonable and there are plenty of parking space available.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 11:45am – 2:30pm; 6:00pm – 9:30pm (Close On Monday)
Contact: 04-226 1926
Address:227, Burma Road, 10050 Georgetown, Penang
GPS: 5° 42′ 39.81″ N, 100° 32′ 05.18″ E