Many times, a lot people asked me where to go for dinner at Bayan Baru area. In fact, there are really not many nice places to dine at Bayan Baru and Bayan Lepas area during dinner hours. However, I have managed to discover a nice restaurant recently. For those who love spicy and sour food, there is a restaurant that serves good spicy food yet at a reasonable pricing, which is Wok’s restaurant. However, due to the high rental of the shop lot, the owner plans to cease the operation of this restaurant and move to other place if the business is still unable to sustain until the end this month.
The location of this restaurant is inside D’ Piazza Mall near PISA Stadium at Bayan Baru. The Wok’s is just facing Jalan Mahsuri which is at the opposite of PDC.
For those who have your company listed under the restaurant’s corporate customers, you will be entitled to 10% discount. However, even for those companies that are not in the list, you will also be entitled to 20% off for any ala-carte order.
Seafood Green Tomyam – RM12.80, the name of this green tomyam was the main ingredient of this dish. It was cooked with prawns, fish fillet and maggie noodle. It was garnished with some mint leaves.
The spiciness and sourness of this soup were up to the maximum level. For those who appreciate spicy and sour flavour, this is a must-order dish. The taste of the soup was delicious. As for me this is a lovable yet hatred dish. The reason being is the “oomph” of the sour and spicy flavour, but it made me sweat profusely.
Wok’s Golden Fried Rice – RM6.80 – Rice fried with egg and butter, mixed with chicken cubes and veggie. It was then finished with deep fried mini shrimps on the top.
The rice was fried till golden. The aroma of pan fried was very nice. To me the taste was still average due to fried rice has never been my cup of tea.
Fried Soft Shell Crab with Nestum – RM25 – The soft shell crab was battered with flour and oat and it was then deep fried to crispiness.
The meat and the shell of the crab was so soft and it blended very well with the crunchy batter. The taste of this dish was neither too salty nor too sweet, it was just nice.
Set Lunch – RM9.80 / Set Dinner – RM12.80. Sour and Spicy Fish Head Bee Hoon Soup. Clear soup with hot, spicy and sourish taste. Cooked together with fish head slices and added with ginger, lemon grass, chili and mushroom slices. It was then topped with some coriander. Besides the main dish, there were also a cup of drink and jelly served together with the set meal.
The soup tasted fishy and the sense of lemon grass was very strong. The taste of sour and spicy was also very strong. The fish head was quite fresh indeed and I really love this soup. The only draw back to this dish was the slices of fish head had many bones in it and needs to be careful when having this dish.
Overall, the taste of the food here was acceptable and the ambiance here was very cozy. There is a private dining area available for those who need privacy. Car park is not a problem as there are plentiful of lots around D’ Piazza Mall. The only problem here is the place is closing soon after April, as the owner claimed that the restaurant is unable to sustain due to the high rental cost.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm (Close on Sunday)
Contact: 04-642 9536
Address:70-1-27, D’ Piaza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bayan Baru, 11900, Penang
GPS: 5° 32′ 66.98″ N, 100° 28′ 32.14″ E