Kim Tavern is a newly opened cafe in the vicinity of Sunway Carnival Mall, Butterworth which serves meals and light snack throughout the day. A small group of Penang Food Bloggers with Taufuloh from Kuala Lumpur paid a visit to the place recently. It’s the first visit for all of us as it has opened its door less than two weeks ago. This cafe with casual settings is the second branch for proprietor Andy with the first one in Megamall. The upcoming branch in Kulim Industrial Park is expected to be open in this month.

After settling down comfortably in the cafe with orange, black and white color scheme Andy introduces to us the many varieties of food in the menu.

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We were first severed with their cool and refreshing beverages ranging from fresh fruit juice, smoothies and ice blended. My favorite was the Wheatgrass Smoothies and the Honey Lime Ice which were surprisingly very refreshing.


D16 Fresh Carrot-Orange (RM3.50) & D20 Honey Lemon Ice (RM3.80)


D29 Mango Smoothies (RM5.50) & D32 Wheatgrass Smoothies (RM5.50)


D40 Peppermint Mocha (RM7.80)
D41 Blueberry chocolate (RM7.80)
D42 Hazelnut Latte (RM7.80)
D43 Almond Latte (RM7.80)
D44 Tiramisu (RM7.80)

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A few of the beverages that we had


E5 Honey Pepper Roast Chicken Drumlet (5pcs – RM6.90) – Kim Tavern came out with the idea of serving drumlets which is easy to hold on to eat. The chicken drumlets were well marinated and absolutely divine.

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In Kim Tavern, the all time favorite Nasi Lemak is served with plain rice as a healthy alternative to the coconut milk rice as the curry dishes are already cooked with coconut milk. One will be able to taste the aroma of the curries better with white rice too. The Nasi Lemak is served in a variety of meat.

S01 Nasi Lemak Curry Chicken (RM7.90) – This Nasi Lemak dish comes with curry chicken and condiments of roasted peanuts, deep fried anchovies, papadam, fresh cut cucumber and halved hard-boiled egg.

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S02 Nasi Lemak Rendang Chicken (RM7.90) – It has a very appetizing sweet and sour sambal served on top of the hard boiled egg. The rendang chicken has a more pungent fragrant of lemongrass.

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S04 Udang Sambal Rice (RM7.90) – The fresh and juicy prawn stir fried in the sweet and sour assam chili paste was delicious eaten together with the plain rice and condiments.

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S06 Dry Curry Stir Fried Chicken Rice (RM6.90) is commonly known as Kam Heong Kai. Pieces of chicken meat were stir fried with plenty of onion slices, spring onions, curry leaves and flavorful chili paste. A generous serving was laid on top of the lettuce accompanied with white rice.

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B02 Sweet & Spicy Fish Bento (RM8.50) – The bento includes Miso soup, pieces of deep fried pink dory fish, halved hard boiled egg, normal white rice and salad of shredded carrot and cabbage with Thousand Island sauce dressing. The sauce that goes with the fish has the right sweetness and spiciness.

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All the food neatly lay inside the bento box


J01 Unagi Fried Egg Rice (RM12.90) was up next. This is an interesting serving of unagi. The fish cooked with egg, sliced onions in a creamy thick sauce went well with the rice and Japanese sweet soy sauce. This sell-able dish looks a bit blend but don’t be deceived by its look as the taste is definitely there…delicious. It is good to share this dish due to its creaminess.

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Interesting combination of ingredients

Click here for the noodles and Western servings…

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16 comments so far


wow… seems like u all have a great time..

not bad…..

November 20th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

I love drumlets, but the danger with those are once you start… you can’t stop with just one… or two… or even half a dozen! :P

November 20th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

PenangTuaPui – Thankful to all the blogger friends that joined in even at a last minute notice.
Do try out the food when you are there!

Life for Beginners – Agree with you…I could finish the whole plate myself lol

November 20th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

the food look delicious and prices also reasonable~ ;-)

November 21st, 2009 at 9:17 am

looking back at this post makes me crave for the tomyom and certainly we sure do have a great time. . thanks to you Ck for arranging..

see you tomorrow~

November 21st, 2009 at 6:09 pm
Ang Kah Thiam

been to the place last week. food is so so only.

November 24th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

the ambience – 70 marks
the services – less than 40 marks
the foods – 30 marks
the prices – absolutely absurd
that are my evaluation.

December 2nd, 2009 at 7:12 pm
Mr Been

After my 1st visit there, my ratings :
Ambiance: >70/100
Service: +/- 40/100
F&B: <30/100 (esp. those “3-in-1″ alike hot beverages)
Prices: would rather spend my $ in any other fast food chain

A complete let down despite all the hype!

December 5th, 2009 at 12:12 am

Lousy service.

December 31st, 2009 at 12:48 am

The service was really terrible…. Please hire well trained waiter and waitress…

January 1st, 2010 at 1:47 am

To be honest, the food and service were both terrible

February 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

the food ok,quite nice….
but the hot coffee really lik”3 in 1″.pls la…..i can make myself.but the fried rice really nice

July 13th, 2010 at 9:03 pm
Miss chew

The Food is very nice…like the hoeny pepper roast drumlet and ipoh chicken hor fun so much…
No comment about the drink taste.

July 18th, 2010 at 11:46 am
Veggie lover

Is there any vegetarian edible dishes there ? :O

March 27th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

i love their spagetti :)

June 9th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

May i know if anyone do meal delivery in butterworth? Urgently needed.

March 17th, 2013 at 8:45 pm

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