Friday, June 5, 2015

A Date with AHMO @ Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang

Henry Tan | 8:43 PM | |
AHMO restaurant is situated at the famous food street - Irrawaddy Road. Unlike most of the restaurants there with limited parking area, there're ample parking space right beside AHMO and you can park there for free after office hour. I'm pretty sure Penangites have heard about AHMO restaurant, as the name itself is very catchy, and it has been operating for more than 2 years.

Dating with AHMO


A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang

AHMO means Westerner in Hokkien, so you could expect this is a restaurant serving Western Cuisine (Ahmo Chiak), but please don't expect to see any handsome and pretty "Ahmo" or any "Mat Salleh" here, as you are going to be disappointed :P

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang

AHMO restaurant is running by Chinese bosses with a Western Cuisine International Hotel Chef. They offer high quality and affordable Ahmo Chiak with relaxing ambience. So, are you curious what do they have to offer? :)

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang

Oh, these are our AHMO Blends, I don't know why we were having such rapport to order this kind of healthy drink on that night, actually there're still many other options such as tea, coffee and alcoholic drinks. We have waited quite awhile for these 7 cups of AHMO Blends, as they have limited blender, so don't do the crazy thing like us, some of you can try other type of beverages kay :)

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
AHMO Blends

Our first dish was Escargots à la Bourguignonne! Wow, very nice name huh, but what's that? Escargots is snail in French, this was my first time eating snail! I wasn't dare to eat snail just like I am not dare to eat the whole fish or whole chicken, but the chef excludes the shell of the snail in this dish, that is why I gave it a try this time :) And.... Not bad, it taste like mushroom! hahahax..

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Escargots à la Bourguignonne - RM 25

Wey, this is Foie Gras Burger~ so luxurious, but I personally think the price is reasonable! As the rich and buttery Foie Gras has brought the overall texture and flavour of an ordinary burger to another level. I don't think you can find Foie Gras Burger in any other restaurant in Penang, and this is really good in taste, I give it a big LIKE! :D

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Foie Gras Burger - RM 28

We ordered 2 types of spaghetti, which are Soft Shell Crab Spaghetti and Prawn Olio Olio Spaghetti. I personally don't so fancy both of these, as I think they were a bit dry to my liking (Henry Darling feels the same way too). We were disappointed with the soft shell crab, as it was not crispy. 

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Soft Shell Crab Spaghetti - RM 25

Yes, I wrote it correctly, it is Prawn Olio Olio Spaghetti but not Aglio Olio. The name is a bit different, but there is no surprise in taste, and yes, it was a bit try to our liking too.

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Prawn Olio Olio Spaghetti - RM 18

Alright, forget about the spaghetti, look at this big-fat-cheesy lobster! AHMO Lobster Thermidor is their signature dish, this lobster is huge! Lobster is always taste great with creamy cheese, and they added onion pieces to enhance the texture as well as the flavour. I was so lucky to have the lovely foodie gang sharing this luxurious dish with me, it is suitable for special occasions or gatherings, as it tastes good and looks so cool :D

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
AHMO Lobster Thermidor - RM 138
A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
AHMO Lobster Thermidor - RM 138

We have tried 2 types of fish dishes too, both of them were good! Fish Capers Beurre Blanc is served with cream sauce while Grilled Salmon is served with tangy orange sauce. We love the orange sauce of Grilled Salmon very much, it was so appetizing and flavourful, I never knew salmon could go well with orange sauce.

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Fish Capers Beurre Blanc - RM 18
A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Grilled Salmon - RM 29

Okay, done with the seafood, here're the meats~ As for the Steak & Lamb, we all prefer lamb more. While another dish Ribeye Cafe de Paris, was not successfully gained the "Like" from those beef eaters.

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Steak & Lamb - RM 35
A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Ribeye Cafe de Paris - RM 38

Lamb Shank is always my favourite, AHMO Lamb Shank comes with really big portion! The sauce was flavoursome and the lamb was tender and juicy. Henry Darling was enjoying this dish a lot! :D

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
AHMO Lamb Shank - RM 36

Another my favourite cheesy stuffs, Lasagna al Forno! I love lasagna, but lots of restaurants only serve beef lasagna, finally I've found the chicken lasagna at AHMO, and it taste good! They are so thoughtful to serve salads together with their creamy lasagna, so that we won't feel too heavy after eating this.

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Lasagna al Forno - RM 20

You think it looks nothing special? Then you are gonna miss out this treasure, the Chicken Pot Pie at AHMO was superbly delicious! We all were amazed, I would say this is the best Chicken Pot Pie I've ever tasted, I'll definitely come back for this!

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Chicken Pot Pie - RM 20

Apricot Chicken is a creative dish, it is stuffed apricot drumstick with brown sauce. The taste was unique too, and the drumstick was grilled into perfection

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Apricot Chicken - RM 19

The chef chose to use chicken breast for their Chicken Schnitzel, we like it as the meat was thin enough and coated with right portion of flour. It was crispy outside even though it is served with brown sauce and the meat was still juicy.

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Chicken Schnitzel - RM 15

After so many heavy dishes, do you think we will skip dessert? The answer is NO! hahax.. We ended our enjoyable dinner with Crepe Suzette, a French dessert! The crepe is served with a sauce of caramelized sugar and orange juice, then topped with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, it was light and refreshing!

A Date with AHMO, Jalan Irrawaddi, Penang
Crepe Suzette - RM 13

Overall we think AHMO is a worth-to-visit restaurant, they are offering many other food choices, you may take a look at the menu below. On top of that, AHMO is serving set lunch with affordable price, there are choices with rice too! :) 


No.2 Irrawaddy Road,
10050, Penang.

Business Hours:
11am - 3pm | 6pm - 10pm
(Closed on Sunday)

For Reservations:
04-2299 223 / 019-403 6262



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3 comments:

  1. Food sure looks good, everything - would have a hard time trying to decide what to eat, may just have to eat all. LOL!!! Name sounds like the Hokkien word for "massage" too, I think - depending on the intonation and stress.

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  2. haha yeah in chinese is an mo! haha in Penang Hokkien... i dont think i know how to say for massage! LOL

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