Heaven Gate Penang – A Fantastic Fine Dining Experience (Invited Review)
View From The Outside
The Soup Of The Day
I personally like this soup very much because the aroma of the herbs of oregano and thyme really increases my appetite.
The Main Courses
This lamb shank is totally different from what I had at other restaurant. I seldom order lamb shank to consume when I had western meal, simply because I am not the fan of it. To my surprise, I actually fell in love with the lamb shank in Heaven Gate! When I eat it, I feel like eating chicken, not lamb! It is amazingly soft and tender, minus the smell of lamb. Later, I am told that it is cooked for 4 hours, to achieve this result. Bravo to the cook!
Believe me, you never have paste like this else where. At first sight, I am not sure whether I will agree with it, as it looks greenish, and nothing like pasta I had seen before. After trying, I think it is the most unique pasta I have ever had. As we know, Laksa is a famous local food. Nobody ever mix Laksa with italian noodles like this before. It turns out to be a great combination. I actually enjoy the aroma of the Laksa flowers lingering in my mouth.
The chicken is carefully wrapped around the prawn, which is baked till done. Thus, the moisture and the taste of prawn still well preserve in it. The dish is crispy from the outside, but juicy and original in taste from the inside. I have to admit that the chicken is deliciously cooked. This is one of my favourite dish.
The cod fish is surprisingly in big portion. According to the person in charge, they normally serve 200g to 220g of cod fish, which is more than what we order in other restaurant.
Oh my God, I really love this dessert! I can’t stop taking it until it is finished. It looks like pudding but it doesn’t taste like any pudding I had in any hotel restaurant. It is so different. It magically melts in my mouth once it enters. It is so milky and creamy. It’s like sweet milky tauhu!
The cake is very rich in cheesy taste and really smooth. The biscuit-like thingy is made of cornflakes and chocolate. It has a very rich chocolatey taste. The best way to eat is to combine this two together. Wow, you will feel like you are in heaven!
Overall, the environment and the food is satisfying and worth the price. The service is not bad either. The most important is the food prepared here is very original, without MSG. The portion is big and the dishes are classical for fine dining. I really have an enjoyable experience here. Looking forward to come back to have another meal soon.
Heaven Gate Restaurant
Daily 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
1A, Lebuh King, Georgetown,