Jaloux on King Street, George Town, Penang

Jaloux on King Street in George Town, Penang (right next to Wa Coffee Cafe) is touted as the place for pasta. The air-conditioned cafe with a heritage old look was opened recently by the same people behind Cozy in the Rocket at Armenian Street which has since ceased operations.

While we were there for lunch, the tables were filled with mostly working locals. Pasta is on the lunch and dinner menu in addition to risotto and several other small dishes of grilled country bread, cold cuts, pork bacon and ham.

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Before the main dishes, we had the Pain de Champagne with salted cane caramel. The grilled French buttered country bread with crispy light bite is lifted by the fragrant thick luscious caramel spread.

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A starter dish of Pain de Champagne RM12

 

Another dish we shared was the Ragu di Maiale, packed with grilled country bread, pork sausage, belly and meatballs slow cooked in red wine. There’s nothing better than spooning up the red fragrant sauce with the bread.

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Ragu di Maiale RM38

 

As for the pasta, the owner has that house-made with flour and free range eggs, cooked to al-dente texture. From the kids menu, young ones can choose the Spaghettini alla Burro (RM19) or the Spaghettini alla Pomodoro in Bianco (RM19).

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Prices of the pasta dishes are from RM28 to RM33. Despite the smaller plating portion, it is worth the price in terms of taste and quality. We shared an order of Tagliatelle alla Carbonara, Tagliatelle ai Funghi and Pasta Piccolo Gambero.

Tagliatelle alla Carbonara was the first plate of thick pasta set down for us. Made with pork bacon, parmesan, free range egg yolk and spiked with black pepper, it was delicious and satisfying. The egg was cooked just right, offering a semi-oozing yolk.

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Tagliatelle alla Carbonara RM28

 

The Pasta Piccolo Gambero hogs the spotlight. The dish prepared with spaghettini was a perfect combination of briny prawn taste, bacon, cherry tomatoes and white wine.

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Pasta Piccolo Gambero RM33

 

The Tagliatelle ai Funghi prepared with varieties of mushroom, white wine, French butter and onion confit had gratings of parmesan and droplets of white truffle oil binding the flavors. It was smartly done, oozing earthy complex flavors.

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Tagliatelle ai Funghi RM33

 

Besides pasta, risotto also have an important place in the menu. There are two choices: Risotto Gambero and Risotto ai Funghi.

The Risotto Gambero thrills with fresh nice taste of prawns but I wished enough salt was added during cooking.

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Risotto Gambero RM33

 

Moving on to the desserts, the choices include Pound Cake, Panna Cotta and the Creme Brulee.

We were surprised with the Creme Brulee which was taken beyond the traditional version. The smooth and creamy dessert topped with a thin layer of caramalized sugar was full of the seasonal cempedak fruit flavor. For cempedak lovers, this is a dessert not to be missed.

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Creme Brulee RM12 – sweet end to the lunch meal

 

Jaloux also offers water, soft drinks, beer and wines but diners can still bring their own wines, with a RM20 corkage fee per person.

Overall, we had a fun lunch time at this food spot. The business hours are from 12pm till 3pm and from 6pm till 9pm. Closing days are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Jaloux
24 King Street
10300 Georgetown
Penang

Tel: 016- 4529882

 

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