Another food review arranged by Criz. Our destination for the review was Ivy’s Kitchen, located at 54 Chow Thye Road. Last month, there was a lunch review in Ivy’s Kitchen as well. I never attended but I have read the reviews by our food bloggers. This time, 6 of us were invited to try out the dinner instead.


A big banner is hang on top of the entrance. As you can see, Ivy’s Kitchen offers Steam Boat Dinner, Seafood Dinner and Fish Head Curry. Of course, these 3 are only some of the dishes among others.


You can choose to sit outside or inside with air conditioning. It’s your decision. However, order and payment need to be done inside.


Table setting inside the restaurant.


We suppose to order our own drink. Since we have no idea on what to choose, Mr Tan decided to give us different colors of drink, for the photo taking purposes. :) First, it comes with 5 colorful drinks.


Then, add in another one, become 6. But we have 7!


Here comes another one, to make it 7. All the 7 drinks are: Honeydew, Watermelon, Apple with Lime, Cucumber Mint, Carrot with Milk, Orange and Ambala Sour Plum. Each drink costs RM2.20. According to NKOTB who has the Apple with Lime, the lime is too strong against the apple. For Cucumber Mint, Waco said it tasted like cucumber. Hmmmmm, of course it tasted like cucumber, if not, it tasted like banana? LOL.


Our first dish of the night, Sweet and Sour Flower Crab. The gravy is very good. However, I never feel the sourness. Besides, I like it to be more spicy. Mr Tan explained, if it is too spicy, children are not able to take it. All the dishes are meant for whole family. This has cleared all the doubts. We suggested to have the level of spiciness:  mild, moderate and super spicy for customers to choose their desired level. Sounds great right? This dish will become perfect if Fried Man Tou is provided, to dip it with the gravy. Slurp…….

The charges for Sweet and Sour Flower Crab is RM30 per 600g. By looking and the photo below, can you guess how much we have eaten? Honestly, I have no idea. If you want to know, ask Mr Tan or Ms Ivy. Maybe, you can get a free treat from Mr Tan by guessing it right. I said, MAYBE.


Joo Hoo Char – RM10. This dish is very common. You can find it in most of the Nyonya restaurant. I just like it.


Whose hand? This one is pretty easy to guess. It is nice to have the Joo Hoo Char with the vege.


Lobak is the next. If Mr Tan never mentioned the meat was chicken, I did not notice also. I just eat. To me, it is just normal. I still prefer the one my mum made. Haha. RM6 for this plate of Lobak.


Here comes the Asam Prawn. The size of the prawn is small, if compare to other restaurant. But with the price of RM4-RM5, it’s worth it! I like this Asam Prawn. YUMMY!


Sambal Kai Lan. It has 3 categories: Small (RM8), Medium (RM10) and Large (RM14). If you dine in Ivy’s Kitchen, don’t forget to order this dish with more sambal or more spicy. The sambal is just fantastic.


Fish Curry or in Malay, Gulai Tumis Ikan. Black Promfret was being used in this curry. The curry is sour. Spicy wise, it is OK for me. The price is charged according to the weight of the fish. RM10 per 100g. Again, how much is the fish curry below costs? Same answer from me, ask Mr Tan.


Tofu Seaweed SoupSmall (RM8), Medium (RM10) and Large (RM14). It is a very normal soup. Nothing special.


Additional dish: Beef Rendang, courtesy of Mr Tan. The gravy was superb. However, the beef was not tender enough. Besides, maybe the beef can be replaced by chicken or pork, since some people don’t eat beef.


Red Bean LonganRM2 per bowl.


It is full of red bean, sago and longan, worth the price.


Overall, I was very full after this dinner. All dishes are delicious and great, especially Sweet and Sour Flower Crab, Asam Prawn, Sambal Kai Lan and Beef Rendang. If you cannot think of a place to go for your dinner, try Ivy’s Kitchen out. It’s simply delicious and yummy!


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58 Jalan Chow Thye
10250 Penang

013-433 7878 (Mr Tan)
016-433 7130 (Ms Ivy)

Business Hour:
Open Daily 12pm-9pm

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14 Comments on Ivy’s Kitchen @ Penang Chow Thye Road

  1. j2kfm says:

    interesting. never knew kai lan can be cooked with SAMBAL!
    that’s something new, though wonder how the combination tastes like.

  2. Everyone posts liao. Left NKOTB and me liao. ^-^ It was a nice outing. Nice foods and nice companion. lol

  3. NKOTB says:

    Wah,… faster than me…. :)

  4. Duckie says:

    nice meeting you!!

  5. allenooi says:

    It’s very nice with the sambal. Must try!

    You got pressure to post it? LOL.

    You faster post. Let Mary become the last. Haha.

    Nice to meet you too!

  6. Gosh…. I have done it already but thought of trying the cincaru and post together. lol Ok, let me be the last to posts ya. ^-^

  7. allenooi says:

    OK OK, you have a valid reason. :)

  8. wah the food here look so syiok! hehhehehehe next I must join in! lol!

  9. fattien says:

    the Sweet and Sour Flower Crab make me droolings. Thanks for the info, i will go there to try later.

  10. ck lam says:

    You are fast with this review…nice food.

  11. allenooi says:

    Big Boys Oven,
    You can try out when you come to Penang next time.

    Thanks for visiting my site. :)

    Faster than Mary. LOL.

  12. I just went, the laksa is good, just a little bit pricey, rm5 for a bowl … …

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