You know what? Cheese Fondue is like our local steamboat in some foreign countries notably Switzerland where it is a tradition here.
From wikipedia, Cheese Fondue is a Swiss and French dish of melted cheese served in a communal pot over a spirit lamp and eaten by dipping long-stemmed forks with bread into the cheese.
It is truly hard to find one here in Penang and even if you found one, i wonder what is the price tag on it.
During my previous visit to De Title in which i first met junior as well as senior Penang bloggers, i was really glad to hear that it does serve Cheese Fondue but sadly it was not in the food tasting list.
However, i finally tasted it and i am going to share the unique experience with you all.
For dinner section, you get to enjoy unlimited buffet which consists of soup, toasted bread, cookies, cakes, jellies, ice cream and flavoured ice sticks for only an additional RM3.00 with one main course on hand.
The mushroom soup was awesome with a rich mushroom aroma and decent creaminess until i along with my other half consumed at least five bowls of it.
Unfortunately, big pots of mushroom soup were prepared and placed at the buffet corner, each with a different thickness, a different hotness and a different taste, quite inconsistent huh?
There were only two types of cookies offered: Marie biscuits and Chipsmore.
Besides, there was one dessert, cold refrigerated Cellophane noodles (冬粉) topped with some red chili, nice!
Credits to Qyzzy, i actually won a voucher which entitles me to a free Iced Peach Tea plus Guangdong Yaki Udon.
I got nothing to say regarding the tea but the vegetarian-friendly main course was 'special'.
Where on earth can you find a stir-fried Udon? Don't tell me Tai Lok Mee.
The thick smooth Japanese noodles were stir-fried along with only some cabbage, onion, carrot and black pepper.
Honestly, i did not adore this dish as it was extremely oily with cabbage taste dominating the flavours and i am not a vegetable person.
The best or perhaps i should say the only good thing was the noodles which were very well cooked and had an al dente, firm texture.
Here came the protagonist, Cheese Fondue aka Ostfondue (RM25.90 for 1 pax / RM40.90 for 2 pax) which was overpriced.
What i have ordered and what you see below is the set for one person.
I had a pretty hard time while having my Fondue, the table was small enough and the white ceramic plate of the Udon has already occupied half of it.
The set included a metal pot of warm melted cheese, some chicken, bread, sausages and small square crackers.
A couple of long-stemmed fork was provided and i really enjoyed using them throughout the dining process.
The cheese was mouth-watering with a mix of sweetness, sourness and saltiness as well as rich creaminess, strong tanginess but it was full of a strong trace of Mayonnaise which made me doubt its authenticness (please correct if i am wrong, this is the first time i have savoured a Cheese Fondue).
It is worth a try but i personally feel that the price is high, it is your shot.
No tax is imposed.
No 97, Lorong Selamat, 10400 Penang
Operation Hours :
12.00pm - 3pm , 6pm - 9pm, Closed on Wednesdays
Contact no. :
04 - 2297961