Last week, we received an invitation from Tour Directions to revisit Pinetree Cafe @ Jalan Sungai Dua. Hosted by Mr Cheng partnering with another two bosses, we were introduced to their new menu and their top 9 dishes MUST TRY recommended to their customers. With their new concept, new revise prices at a more affordable range to cater for the students in USM and young working adults yet maintaining the quality of the food. Definitely a thumbs up!
To create the ambience, Pinetree also got Mr Rois to serenade us with his beautiful voice while strumming his guitar in the main hall. We are certainly most captivated by his oldies and modern pop songs.
Check out our 1st review (http://www.chasechin.com/2013/10/pinetree-cafe-jalan-sungai-dua-gelugor-penang/)
Shishamo Fish Rice Set (RM6.90)
The shishamo is served hot and crunchy when you eat it. Wherelse, the kimchi is abit spicy in taste for my liking and doesn’t suit the overall set meal. Nevertheless, if you are a huge shishamo fan, this is a MUST TRY.
Chicken Ramen Burger (RM10.90)
Crunchy ramen noodle, taste like mamee.The slice chicken thigh blends very well with the teriyaki sauce and the lettuce. For first time comers, you may want to have a taste of this unique combo.
Salmon Carbonara (RM11.90)
Very well done pan cooked salmon with a squeeze from the lemon slice. A flatter version of spaghetti (aka Tagliatelle) is used. A stronger cheese taste for cheese lovers and it has less creamy cabonara sauce so the overall dish is not too rich and filling.
Chicken Miso Ramen (RM8.90)
Breaded Chicken Breast (RM10.90)
This is a MUST TRY in their menu! I personally like how the chicken breast is deep fried together with the crumbs and dipping it with the bolognese sauce and sprinkled of cheddar on the top. It goes very well with the sliced deep fried potato. It may sound greasy but the overall taste is very healthy. With some added dressing on the salad to go with the hot plate dish.
Fish & Chip with Mushy Green Peas and Tartar Sauce (RM8.90)
We uniquely like the personalize sauces made by the chef himself. They customize the normal tartar sauce into a duo sauce. One is a mushy smashed green peas (right) and the typical tartar sauce (left), it sets a different taste when dipped with the fillet. They use the dory fish as the choice of fillet which is pretty common.
Onion Rings (RM3.90)
Their very homemade onion ring, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Just brings out the sweetness of the onion’s taste.
Shrimp Po Boy (RM8.00)
Teriyaki Chicken Burger (RM8.90)
The added enoki mushrooms with slice cheddar and spring onions makes the overall taste more unique. If you are looking for the teriyaki sweet sauce taste, this dish would be of your choice.
Sizzling Grilled Chicken with Mashed Potato and House Salad (RM10.90)
Another MUST TRY in the menu, the chicken is grilled very nicely where the skin is crispy on the outside and the additional slice garlic enhance the chicken’s flavouring. It may look a little burnt on the outside, but the chicken is still tender in the inside. The homemade mash potato is another must try in their list!
Hot Black Coffee (RM2.00) / Iced Honey Green Tea (RM2.50)
For the black coffee, you may want to have the choice on your own to add the sugar. It was slightly sweeter for my liking.
Overall another lovely place perfect for hang outs and get together. Simple layout with homey ambience
Food Rating :6.5 /10
Environment Rating :7 /10
Service Rating : 7 /10
Shishamo Fish Rice Set : RM6.90
Chicken Ramen Burger : RM10.90
Salmon Carbonara : RM11.90
Chicken Miso Ramen : RM8.90
Breaded Chicken Breast : RM10.90
Fish & Chip with Mushy Green Pea and Tartar Sauce : RM8.90
Onion Rings : RM3.90
Shrimp Po Boy : RM8.00
Teriyaki Chicken Burger : RM8.90
Sizzling Grilled Chicken with Mashed Potato and House Salad : RM10.90
Hot Black Coffee : RM2.00
Iced Honey Green Tea : RM2.50
559-D, Jalan Sungai Dua, Mk13, 11700 Gelugor, Penang
+604 656 2555
Opening Hours :
Mon – Sun (Daily) : 11:00am – 10:00pm
USM \ KFC \ Pelita Sg Dua \ Plus Two \ MCD Sg Dua
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