House Of Kolomee

Update: This business has ceased its operations.

Ever since QQ Ramen House at Vanda Business Park had closed down, its location has been taken over by House Of Kolomee (砂捞越干捞面专卖店). This is the latter's second outlet. The original location is at D'Piazza.
As the proprietors hail from Sarawak, House Of Kolomee specializes in Sarawak kolomee (砂捞越干捞面). This is a self-service restaurant. Customers place orders at the counter, then proceed to collect their food when their number is called.
Like most cases, I prefer to start with the signature dish during my first visit. In this case, it is the Original Pork Kolomee (原味猪肉干捞面), which I requested for the large size for RM6.00. The blanched egg noodles are served with minced pork (猪肉碎), barbecued pork (叉烧肉) and bok choy (小白菜). Chopped scallion (spring onion) and fried onion are used as garnish.
The most distinctive aspect of this dish is the minced pork, which has decent savoriness. The meat choice is also suitable as it provides delightfully good mouthfeel. On the other hand, the barbecued pork is quite bland; I think there is much room for improvement here.
The noodles are quite dry in my opinion. I usually prefer noodles that have at least decent amount of gravy or oil, such as the noodles at Mama One Ton Mee or Ya-Ka-Fook. I understand this is how Sarawakians enjoy kolomee, but I feel that this is just not my cup of tea.

As for condiments, kolomee is usually eaten with pickled chili peppers. Although the chili carries respectable load of tanginess, I feel that it lacks the crunchy juiciness that I am hoping for.
As for side orders, Braised Egg (卤蛋, RM1.20) is heavily seasoned in stark contrast to the kolomee. In fact, I feel that its strong flavor works in complement to kolomee.
The Fruit Pizza (水果比萨, RM3.00) is offered for limited time, and only available in this outlet. The dough itself is delectable indeed. As for toppings, there are pieces of nangka, kiwi and grapes, as well as cream cheese. I recommend this pizza if you are willing to try something new.
Meanwhile for desserts, Coconut Coolz (冷冻椰果) is available at promotional price of RM4.50.
Coconut water is made into jelly and allowed to solidify in its shell. There is also edible kernel on the interior surface of the young coconut. This is certainly a nice refreshing dessert.
Overall, House Of Kolomee offers pretty decent food quality at reasonable price. Not all aspects of its food suit my palate, but I appreciate the creativity embedded into the menu.
Address: 723W-GF-01, Vanda Business Park, Jalan Sungai Dua, 11700 Sungai Dua, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 016-537-5375
Business hours: 11:00am-10:00pm

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