Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mizi Bistro @ New World Park

I must be the latest addition to the list of bloggers who have already tried and talked about this place.
Located in the New World Park food complex, this is an American-styled restaurant cum bistro which serves value worth set lunches and dinners.
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The interior of the place looked really simple in an American bar or diner kind of way.
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They even have a bar
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I was there for dinner; and they serve set dinners priced at RM19.90 which comes with a soup of your choice, a main course, a drink, and of course, dessert.
The interesting part of their set dinner which set them apart from the other western-food outlets is the option of the drinks and even the soup where you can select from a list of more than 5 for your preferred choice.
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The others, on the contrary typically pre-sets the soup and the drink if you were to opt for the set meal.

You can choose your drink which includes peach tea, lemon tea, blackcurrant juice, orange juice, mango juice and green tea.
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I call that a lot of choices; for a western set dinner.

We ordered our orange and mango juice
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Now, can you tell me which is which?:p
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The bread and butter are on the house
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They use porcelain bottles for the salt and pepper which was placed at the side of the table
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There are these beautifully carved tiles embedded within the wall in a rather rhythmic pattern along the wall.
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I ordered the Organic Pea Soup
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It was one of the soup which left a rather memorable taste on my taste buds.
Being a non-soup person, I have to say this soup was rather nice for my liking; and it was light tasting with a hint of crushed and grinded peas in the soup. The croutons were also blended to create that thick paste-like texture in the liquid soup.
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The best part of the soup was the really light taste which indicated the light touch of flavoring or conditioning ingredients, such as additives, salt, etc which made it a more enjoyable start for a meal.

The mushroom soup, which was the most praised soup by most bloggers turned out to have that same effect on us.
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This is the first mushroom soup I tasted in a simple bistro which had a stronger taste of mushroom instead of cream.
This is the best mushroom soup I've tasted and it even had actual thinly sliced button mushrooms in it!~
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For the main course, we can choose from almost the entire menu except from the Chef's Specialties which will incur an additional RM6 to the set.
We can choose from the poultry, pasta, seafood, chicken as our main course.

Being seafood lovers, we chose from the seafood menu of course.
Seafood A'la King, however, turned out different from our expectation
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The 'seafood', consisting of little shrimps, fish fillets cut up in smaller chunks, mussels, and cuttle fish were all served in the counts of more than one and in thick yellow gravy.
The gravy was slightly spicy and had a hint of melted cheese in its taste.
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This was served with a small serving of rice and a side portion of fresh and boiled vegetables; cauliflower, broccoli and carrots.
The rice went well with the really creamy and thick gravy, kinda balanced the taste in your mouth.
It is originally priced at RM14 if you were to order it off the menu in ala carte way.

This is the Fish fillet ala Vera Cruz style.
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The fish fillet was slightly pan fried before being served with the thick puree of tomato sauce.
They put effort into making this gravy which had a really strong taste of tomato puree and it was cooked with the extra ingredients; such as cubed capsicums, carrots, mushrooms and onions thrown into the sauce.
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This is a view of the fish; the snapper-like fillet which was generously served in a portion for two.
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We were already stuffed by the time we were done with our dinner.
Dessert is DIY, where they serve free ice cream from the ice-cream bar near the main entrance to the bistro
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Imagine, it's included in the set but you can still help yourself to an ice cream dessert buffet after your meal!~
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For a simple dinner for 2, it only costed RM43 including taxes.
I must say their service was really great (or was it the camera thing again, as all the bloggers mentioned?)
Also, I've listed this place as one of my favorite place for good-for-value western meal

It's not hard to find this place; wherever you park your car within their carpark.
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Did I mention this place was nice?:)

42 comments:

  1. The food is nice here. Whenever I pass by, this restaurant is always pack with guests.

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  2. the mushroom soup is a bit salty for us but the mushroom taste well...


    for the Seafood A'la King... hmm.... totally unexpected dish... the dish is not matching the name... so disappointed when we ordered during last visit... :(

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  3. My unpleasant experience with them was the chicken teriyaki. It was not fully cooked and blood oozing in the center of the piece of chicken.

    They took it back and it came out overcooked and dried.

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  4. hmm, read bout this in Star before.
    the fruit juices are cordial one? looks so artificial and thick.
    from the photos of the Seafood Ala King also I felt slightly cheated. =P

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  5. I love the free ice cream! :)

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  6. Both dishes look kinda weird. First one looked like some curry rice while second one... fish smothered with bolognaise sauce?

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  7. the snapper fillet got the looks of a sphagetti dish !

    such big voluptuous green brown ice creams, must be fresh n cool

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  8. hie allie, oh yes, my first time here but definitely not the last:)

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  9. penangtuapui, oh yeah, the Seafood A'la King came out less than what we expected!
    Salty, hmmmm...think ours was okay...or were we lucky:D

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  10. hie ck, ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....that sounds really disgusting! I am so sorry how the experience turned out to be...sighs, when everyone has praises and when you look forward to try at the highly-acclaimed place, and you had to be the unfortunate one...oh my:(

    I guess you won't be considering to go back....I won't if I had that same experience too:p

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  11. j2kfm, yalar!! Cheated hor....aiks, but it wasn't that bad lar:)

    Yeah, and to answer the question on the mango and orange juice, it's cordial....it tasted like cordial!:p

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  12. ning, hahaha....you can really help yourself there huh?:D

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  13. jason...hahahaha......but it tasted not bad though:)
    Never judge a book by its cover;)

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  14. backstreetgluttons, oh yeah, the fish was definitely covered with the spaghetti sauce - the making of tomato puree:)

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  15. I'm still waiting for the food to be improved from all the reviews I have read about before stepping into this place.. haha :P

    http://crizfood.blogspot.com/

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  16. I feel like trying it. Somemore you say it's nice. Where is it? Bring me there to go try the food.. Me want it badly. Hehe...

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  17. samyeap8:39 AM

    i have been to this restaurant b4 with friends of 10. The only recommended one is the mushroom soup. Nothing else taste as good as the mushroom soup.

    If I ever go there again,I'll order the mushroom soup only.

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  18. hie Criz, like you said, it depends on individual taste buds.
    Some may turn out nice and some bad...haha, depends on luck...but I also waited...hehe, read a few reviews before I went too:P

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  19. cutie, in Penang....inside the New World Park Complex....you let me know when you're free...we can go together..hehe;)

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  20. samyeap, ohhhh....individual taste...but at least you liked the mushroom soup?:D

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  21. looks gud! must make a mental note to swing by:D

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  22. The pea soup look not very appetizing ler ~~~ :P I prefer mushroom soup ;)

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  23. Nice restaurantl. Good for a peaceful dining lorrr!

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  24. i think this place has improved on their service lately. when it first opened there were lots of complaints about service and i think the management took some time to get it all sorted out. i went again a few months ago and yeah service has improved! :)

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  25. When I first tried out their signature mushroom soup, I was like...."Oh...am I over-expecting or what?!"

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  26. The price seems reasonable to me. Must give it a try when I am in Pg. ;)

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  27. aww this place looks nice :) and that seafood dish is really playing with my hunger pangs now. x

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  28. I want to try this place someday! The mushroom is calling me

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  29. hie cumi&ciki, yeah....do swing by!:D

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  30. hahaha mimi...but trust me, it's nice...:D
    Organic==healthy!:)

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  31. pete....YALORRR!:D

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  32. lingzie, really? That's great to hear...and I felt lucky to come here after some time, once everything's settled...hehe
    I made the right choice;)

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  33. cariso, ohh, you didn't like it? Hahaha...or you read too many great reviews that you harboured great expectations when you were there:p

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  34. cariso, ohh, you didn't like it? Hahaha...or you read too many great reviews that you harboured great expectations when you were there:p

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  35. food for tots, sure you should...see you in PG:D

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  36. diva, oh yea, it is really nice and the food is good too:D
    Since you're hungry, are you gonna make something with your recipes?;)

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  37. durianberry, yeah....calling loud and clear...when are you trying me?:D

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  38. i like the food there but they are rather slow sometimes!!!

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  39. sounds like a charming place :)

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  40. duckie, really? must be early like me then...hehehe:D

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  41. noobcook, oh yea...you have no idea:D

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  42. i like the food there, especially the ice cream. i eat for few rounds. LOL. last time was only RM16.90. they increase the price to RM19.90. they have another one in prangin mall, JL gourmet. you can have a try if you go there and compare which one is nicer. both aer from same boss, i assume.

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