The branding of Doutor Coffee might caught you in curiosity. With many might have thought that Japanese cuisine is all about sushi and ramen, but Japan's Doutor Coffee is here to introduce a different Japanese's coffee lifestyle. Doutor coffee started their European style cafe in Tokyo's Harajuku district and today, they established an international presence throughout the outlets in Taiwan, Singapore and now Malaysia. With 30 years roasting coffee bean experience, Doutor Malaysia's fourth outlet has landed at Gurney Plaza in Penang (first three outlet in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor) The Doutor chain in Malaysia is designed to cater for different Malaysian's taste buds and practicing the pork free concept. We were honoured to be invited to their opening ceremony and be part of the coffee performance. Other than their signature single origin hand brewed coffee, they offered a wide range of Japanese influenced Western dishes at undefeatable price, nothing more than RM 20 in the menu. This makes Doutor coffee be your next frequent dine-in place in Gurney Plaza.
Many thanks to Doutor Coffee for inviting and hosting us.
|Hand brew coffee performance by Master Roaster Masahiro Kanno.|
|Doutor's hand brewed coffee, freshly brewed with Hario V60.|
|Signature: Military Latte (RM 15.90), mixture of green tea and espresso|
|Signature: Creeme Brulee Latte (RM 15.90)|
|Our personal favourite would be both of their signature drinks: Military Latte and Creme Brulee Latte. The unconventional latte you could not find it else where.|
|Honey Latte (RM 12.90)|
|Caramel French Toast (RM 15.90)|
|Vanilla Souffle (RM 8.90)|
|Matcha Souffle (RM 8.90)|
|Matcha Souffle Pancake (RM 14.90)|
|Vanilla Souffle Pancake without ice cream|
Doutor Coffee has creatively twisted the conventional perception of crisp crunch toast by serving their toast in light and pillow like texture. For best savoury, sink your fork into the light and pillow like texture of toast, lightly glanced it with caramel honey, and then coated it with refreshing creamy vanila ice cream. Be prepared to get caught in surprise by the sudden melt of the inter-mixture. At first, the taste seems to be complex but it amazingly blended together well, with the sweetness perfectly balanced.
The Asian's favourite French dessert, Soufflé served for the price tag of just RM 8.90 but the quality did not compromise for the price at all. The soft and airy eggy cloud like dessert looks as if it is going to drop out from the cup, our heroic instinct make us sticking our fork into the dessert one after another. Do enjoy it hot for best savoury. A tips to enjoy your souffle at different setting, take a bite of souffle then followed by a sip of the hand brew coffee, you will somehow find the taste of sweetness and bitterness coalesced well.
|Signature spaghetti (RM 14.90), Mentai Shrimp Spaghetti (RM 18.90), Seafood Tomato Sauce Spaghetti (RM 16.90), Carbonara with yolk & bacon spaghetti (RM 15.90)|
|Fluffy Souffle Doria (RM 19.90)|
|Fluffy Omu Tomato Rice (RM 17.90)|
Their Japanese influenced Signature Spaghetti has left us with deep impression. One might be deceived from it's appearance that it could be another Aglio Olio, but it is actually their unique Japanese mix sauce, accompanied by chicken ham, sausage, shimeji mushroom, egglant, tomato and spinach. A balanced meal not only nutrient but colours as well. The onsen egg and sesame topped shall draw the kids yearnings for this every time.
If rice is your daily crave, give their Fluffy rice range a try. It is a therapy to admire their fluffy souffle doria, but do not over indulged in photo bomb with it as the souffle egg will sink after the temperature drop. Sink your spoon through the egg deep to the bottom of the bowl, and savour the sauteed tomato rice reacting with the melting egg and Parmesan cheese.
Perhaps mayo sandwich should be your mood of the day, there are 5 types of sandwiches with choices of tuna, chicken, beef or shrimp. Besides the regular mayonnaise, wasabi mayo and mentai mayo are offered here. Healthy lifestyle practice could give their Shrimp Avocado sandwich a try. The toast's texture are made much crunchier comparing to their French toast, and thus holding the filling and sauces really well.
|Opening speech by Group Executive Chairman of Texchem Resources Bhd. Tan Sri Dato's Seri (Dr) Fumihiko Konishi.|
|Ribbon cutting ceremony|
|Press conference commence with Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr) Fumihiko Konishi, Mr. Masanori Hoshino and Mr. Akihiko Hijioka|
Doutor Coffee @ Gurney Plaza
170-G-41, Ground Floor of Gurney Plaza, 10250, Penang.
Operation hours: 10 am - 10 pm (Sunday to Thursday); 10 am - 11 pm (Fridays &Saturdays)