Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 and 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang

Zi Zai Restaurant's main Chef, Mr Hock Chai has been practicing their family recipe, determine to serve the guest with authentic and kochabi homey dishes as their shop's name suggest. "Poon Choi" 盆菜 has been their signature dishes especially during Chinese New Year season, advance booking required. Though striving to keep the tradition, they have been creatively add on new menu such as Mistake Pot to cater for everyone needs. Though the location is somehow secluded, Zi Zai would be a great place for you to dine as if at home with variety of choices tagged in reasonable price.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang


Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Mistake Pot 不对锅 (RM 68 small/RM 98 large), available upon preorder through 016-4217392
They have recently refined their Mistake Pot with more luxurious ingredients. It is akin the Korean's Army Stew (Budae Jijigae 部队锅), one of the most popular hot pot dish that made of easy ingredients and processed meat. Zi Zai has upgraded their Mistake Pot with lotsa fresh big prawns, coated with sinfully dense cheese. Challenge yourself by pulling the cheese as tall as you can. Tips, best savour the pot right after served.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Assam Curry Fish (RM 60)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Three Flavour Black Pomfret 三味黑鯧 (RM 40) that crisp at the outside but tender inside, topped with generous portion of onion, spicy hot chilipadi and golden garlic flake.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Signature Fish Fillet Claypot 魚肉豆腐 (RM 26 small/ RM 35 medium/  RM50 large), silky soft tofu complemented with fried snapper fillet. 

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Fish fillet with bean sauce 豆醬魚片 (RM 26 small/ RM 35 medium/ RM 50 large)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Signature Assam Prawns 阿三蝦 (RM 20 small/ RM 40 medium/ RM 50 large), chewy and juicy prawn capsuled with tamarind sauce.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Sambal Prawns 三拜蝦 (RM20 small/ RM20 medium/ RM50 large)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Ulala 原味拉拉 (RM13), fresh lala stir fried with their unique spicy sauce.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Clams with hot bean sauce (RM 13)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Sour Plum Chicken 酸梅雞 (RM 14) with crispy nugget ladled with appetizing sour plum sauce. Crunch the nugget with onion for more exciting sensual.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Ahma Fried Chicken 阿嬤煎雞 (RM 12)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Belachan Chicken 馬來煎雞 (RM 12)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Chicken with Sesame Oil 麻油雞 (RM 14)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Steamed Pork with salted fish 鹹魚篜豬肉 (RM 14)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Orbak Dark Soy Pork 黑肉 (RM 14)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Tukachor 豬腳醋 (RM 20 small/ RM 35 large) , tender meat after hours of simmering with palate-excite ginger and garlic.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Chung Ling Sambal Egg 碎蛋 (RM 6 small/ RM 10 large) that makes you reminiscence your schooling time in Chung Ling High School.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Yaomak Chinese Cheese 腐乳油麥 (RM 12)

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Taogeh Salted Fish 鹹魚芽菜 (RM 12) The taogeh has been thoughtfully removed the brown end, then wok-fried with ginger slices, chili, spring onion and salted fish. Feel the crunch and freshness in every bite.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Kang Kong 馬來風光 (RM 12 ), with family unique sambal recipe and fresh shrimp to give you irresistible savoury experience.

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Upcoming Menu: Super Curry Chicken 超級咖哩雞 (RM 20) topped with melting cheese

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang
Part of our 21 dishes feast

Zi Zai Restaurant 自在饭店 with 21 dishes Challenge @ Air Itam, Penang

Zi Zai Restaurant自在飯店
1239-G, Ground Floor, Jalan Paya Terubong, 11060 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 04-8265713/ 016-42173920 (Hock Chai)
Operation Hours: 6 pm - 10.30 pm (Closed on Tuesday)


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