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Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Private Property... Malihom

It's a private property whereby trespassers will be prosecuted; They serve only the hotel's guests; They take only the private function that is minimum 10 pax and above; this special place is called Malihom. Direction from Bayan Lepas, entrance to the hill of Malihom is 6 km before arriving Balik Pulau. Thanks to Frank for allowing us to join the dinner for his subordinates that we can see this place by ourselves.
The way up to the Malihom is very steep whereby the guests are requested to inform in advanced for the arrangement of the transportation. Alternatively, you can drive with the jeep or ride with the bike if you own one that has sufficient engine's capacity. Just be cautious for your safety! The small bungalows or resorts are scattered on top of the hill. Looking either to the city or to the outskirt of Penang, I think here is a perfect spot for both the sunrise and sunset. This is completed by the high tower for the 360 degrees' view.

Based on the policy of Malihom, we're only allowed a maximum 3 types of main courses in order to cater for their hotel's guests. The policy is indeed quite troublesome and inappropriate especially we don't observe any other guests during our visit. The dinner set costs RM 110++ per pax. We're firstly served with the appetiser that consists of Grilled Prawns and Fried Mushroom. The prawns are grilled with the stick alike "Satay" while the mushroom is coated with bread crumbs to give the crunchiness. Nothing special about the taste yet I'm amazed completely by the dipping sauce that consists of garlic, coriander, black pepper, lemon juice and fish sauce. It's very refreshing and appetising that we've decided to keep it for next dish. We're then served with the Pumpkin Soup. The colour isn't alike pumpkin while it tastes a little alike curry with coconut milk. The Garlic Toast is topped with a lot of thyme leaf and I find a little weird with the idea of using sugar to give a little sweetness to the toast.

Our main courses for the night are the Sirloin Steak with Creamy Mushroom Sauce, Pollo En Escabeche Con Chile (Smoked Chipotle Chicken) and Salmon with Balsamic Vinegar served with Salsa & Mash. My first try ever that the sauce is made of Enoki Mushroom. It's very milky yet the taste is not appealing at all that I prefer indeed to use button mushroom for the sauce. The steak is chewy and the whole combinations with the sauce have kind of wasted the meat. The juicy chicken meat is delicious especially with the topping that tastes a little spicy. The Salsa that consists of tomato, onion and orange is very appetising as well. I just dislike the part that the soft tendon is not removed instead. Lastly, the idea of matching the Salmon with Balsamic Vinegar is really awesome except to combine the mash potatoes with Salsa.

To end the dinner, the dessert is the Meringue with Passion Fruit and Fresh Fruit. I personally find that the Meringue tastes weird. Anyway, this is definitely not my favourite dessert ever.

Malihom is a perfect getaway from the busy city. But, being at the center of the jungle means surrounded by the mosquitoes. And for the quality of the food that I've tasted, I'm not motivated to come here again.

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