JanxDen Greenlife Cafe
Location: 21 Jalan Chow Thye, Georgetown, Penang
Opening Hours: Mon-Tue & Fri-Sun 12.00pm-3.00pm & 6.00pm-9.00pm. Wednesday 12.00pm-3.00pm
Vietnamese Roll. This is a perfect snack to start any meal. Known as goi cuo in Vietnamese, these spring rolls use rice paper sheets (banh trang) to encase freshly chopped vegetables, and in the non-vegetarian version pork is also added. The key to success of this snack is in the herbs - Particularly mint. The Vietnamese rolls at JanxDen didn't quite have enough mint flavour, and thus was ultimately a little bland for my liking.
Price: RM4.90. 6/10
Grilled Mushroom. Visually it must be said that this dish looked outstanding on the plate. The mushrooms had a great crunchy texture, yet were still wonderfully juicy. The mushrooms were made all the more delicious when dipped in the oil.
Price: RM8.80. 7/10
Pumpkin Pasta was the next dish that made its way to our table. I had mixed feelings about this dish overall. I certainly liked the pumpkin sauce, which had a nice sweetness. This sweetness was matched well with the sourness from the lime. Ingredients wise, however, I found that something more exciting could have been added inside. Not a bad dish overall, though.
Price: RM12.90. 7/10
Nasi Lemak. This was probably my favourite dish of all - I loved the fried mock fish, which was along side a delectable chilli tofu mixture. The rice was a little on the bland side, and failed to capture the glorious aroma of coconut, but aside from that this was an excellent dish, one I wouldn't hesitate to order again.
Price: RM8.90. 8/10
Conclusion - The Janxden series of vegetarian restaurants are certainly some of the most impressive that I saw when living in Penang. I love their variety of cuisines that are present at these restaurants, and the quality seems to be above average.
Food - 7/10
Service - 6/10
Value - 7/10