Starters: Vietnamese Salad@RM10.80 -Crisp lettuce, cucumber, cherry tomatoes & carrots dressed with grated peanuts & a Vietnamese Vinaigrette- Nothing special. Just that the vinaigrette is light and sourish. But not exactly like balsamic vinaigrette, there’s a little sweet taste to it. The serving could be bigger for the price as it only consists of 3 types of vegetables.
Main Course: Ribeye Steak@RM29.80 -The steaks are thick, tender and juicy. The Ribeye have just the perfect amount of inter-layered fat which adds a wonderful flavor to the steak when its delicately grilled. It is served with homemade mashed potato, broccoli & carrots.-
Their description on this dish is pretty much true. The meat was tender and the sauce was a very simple but satisfying. But it is very value for money for quality ribeye steak. I definitely recommend this if you love a homecook kind of good steak.
Main Course: Laotian Laksa@RM12.80 (Beef or Chicken) -No Eyed Deer's signature dish of rice noodle in a spicy & piquant soup. It is served with a choice of tender beef slices (or chicken) and garnished with bean sprouts and fresh basil. It is very famous in No Eyed Deer and have gained a large number of fans from all over the world.-
We chose the Beef. The beef was tender and sliced not too thick. The piquant soup has a sour side which is very appetizing. The bean sprouts gave this dish a crunch while the fresh basil gave it a fresh taste. The portion is quite satisfying and value for money. I would recommend this if you want to try something other than western food.
Set Meals: Chicken ParmigianaSet @RM26.80 -Chicken Parmigiana with mashed potato & salad + soup of the day + upside down ice cream-
Soup of the day: Potato Soup with croutons Quite little Soup & not very flavorful.
The chicken was topped with a satisfying amount of melted Cheese, served with some tomato puree sauce. It is quite tasty. The sauce tasted like your average spaghetti sauce. The chicken itself was tender and tasty inside-out. Served with two good scoops of mashed potato.
Upside Down Ice Cream -Double scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with melted chocolate and roasted nuts served with a wafer cone in an ingenuous way-
Nothing special taste-wise. It’s just…an upside down ice cream! The ice cream isn’t any good quality but your average probably walls vanilla ice cream. And the wafer cone isn’t any special. But it is edible, And it is just like the average ice cream cones you can get outside.
Dessert: Coffee Jelly@RM5.80 -‘Fantastically refreshing’ Japanese Jelly dessert served with silky fresh cream and syrup- (Voted Best Jelly in Malaysia by readers of ‘The Star’ Newspaper 23rd March 2008).
The texture of the jelly is chewy and soft, nice to bite into. But I find the coffee taste in the jelly very faint. Instead, most of the coffee taste lies in the cream and syrup. It definitely risen my curiosity and expectations when I first heard of it cause I love my morning coffee boosts, but this didn’t exactly meet my expectations on it. It is worth a try tho’.
The ambience is very calming and quiet but cozy at the same time. Not freezing or intimidating. A friends and family kind of restaurant.
I’d say MOST their food are cheap and good in quality, not all food on the menu stand up to the other dishes’ standard. It may have western, Italian to Vietnamese food, but all of it are equally good and value for money.
Ratings:Food- 4/5 Value for Money-4/5Ambience- 3/5Service- 2.5/5 =13.5/20Total= 6.75/10
I do recommend No Eyed Deer for some cheap and good food of all kinds. Check out their menu, contacts & location at their website which will be show at the last slide. Definitely going back for more =P
Location: Jalan Fettes 98-1-26 Prima Tanjung, 11200 TanjungTokong, PULAU PINANG Phone Number: 04-899-0488
Do Check Out their Website: http://noeyeddeer.com/
All Photo Credits: Summer Tan. Camera: Olympus FE-370