Finding a place that serves nutritious yet affordable Italian food is not easy in Penang. If you still can’t recall one, keep reading this post and you will know below is the place you will be looking for.
The place that I am introducing this round is called Simply Nutritious. It is hidden from the main road. If you are driving from Jalan Dato Keramat, look for the signboard to turn into Lebuh Melaka and keep driving for about 100 meters. Look on your left and you will find a small shop with a banner called Simply Nutritious.
The shop is not very spacious and it can only cater for about 10 tables. However, this restaurant provides a very homey and cozy atmosphere.
Simply Nutritious serves not only nutritious food but even the drinks are also nutritious. Below are some of the famous drinks:
- Cucumber Sour Drink – RM3.80
- Grapefruit Juice – RM3.80
Cucumber sour drink is made of blended cucumber with sour plum. This drink was very refreshing and appetizing as cucumber can cool down your body temperature while sour plum makes the drink apppetizing.
Besides the cucumber sour drink, there is also another famous drink here which is the grape fruit juice. However, the taste of it is very depending on the fruit itself. Sometimes the grape fruit could be very sourish or at other times you could get very sweet grapes.
Fresh Pumpkin Soup – RM5.80, the fresh pumpkin was blended and cooked with dried squids then sprinkled with spring onion.
The soup was full of pumpkin flavour. The aroma of the dried squid also made this soup very tasty. Moreover, the soup was served in a beautiful bowl which made the soup even more pleasant looking.
Mushroom Cream Soup – RM5.80, the soup was full of chopped mushrooms and topped with spring onions.
The taste of the soup was very thick and creamy. For those that love mushroom soup this is a must try.
Mixed Salad Balsamic and Olive Oil – RM4.80. The salad was made up of romaine lettuce, cucumber and bean sprouts. It was served with some vinegar, seasoning and olive oil as dressing.
Sour, slightly salty and full of fresh garden flavor. It was a very delightful dish for veggie lovers.
Mushroom and Cheese with Spinach Chicken with Mushroom and Wolf Berries Spaghetti – RM12.50. Do not be confused by its long name. It is actually a combination dish. The chicken was covered in sauteed mushroom and spring onion and gratinated with mozzarella cheese. As for the spaghetti, it was pan fried with slices of mushroom, wolf berries and spinach.
You may choose what you would like with the spaghetti. For those that love mushroom the above combination will be very good as both the spaghetti and chicken contained an abundance of mushrooms. It was very delicious.
Parmigiano Fish with Tomato Concasse Spaghetti – RM13.80. The fish fillet was topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and then gratinated to perfection. As for the spaghetti, it was cooked with red pasta sauce and topped with cheese powder and spring onion.
The fish was coated with a layer of melted cheese and the spaghetti which was cooked in red sauce and sprinkled with cheese powder was appetizing and rich at the same time. This is a perfect selection for cheese lovers.
Overall, this place serves great Italian spaghetti which are also reasonably priced. It is also a place where you could find a selection of healthy drinks. However, there are a few drawbacks as this place is not easy to be located and there are limited parking space and tables in the restaurant.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 6pm – 10.30pm (Open from Wednesday to Sunday)
Contact: 016-425 8959
Address:129 Lebuh Melaka, 10050 Georgetown, Penang
GPS: 5° 41′ 42.56″ N, 100° 32′ 18.38″ E