Ma Ma Tei 麻麻地 in Cantonese means average. Is the food in Ma Ma Tei restaurant at Elit Avenue, Bayan Baru, Penang really tastes like it sounds? Let’s find out.
Prawn – a dish we seldom order because we are lazy to peel off the shell. We forgot when was our last time having prawn in restaurant, until we visited Chia Bee Restaurant 佳美河鲜美食馆 for a plate of Steamed Giant River Prawn w. Wine 酒蒸大头虾.
Our first encounter with Thai coffee was when we were in Changmai for holiday trip in year 2014. We visited Wawee for a cup of coffee while walking near university district. The coffee shop is similar to Starbucks with air-conditioned environment, soft music in the background and WIFI, allowing customers to online for various purposes. Today, we introduce you another Thai coffee – Doi Chaang.
Telur Ikan Masak Lemak – the daily special not found in the menu. This is not an ordinary fish dish as “Telur Ikan” means fish eggs and is cooked with coconut milk. The exotic fish egg has an unfamiliar “sandy” texture in which we believe most of us need some time to adapt to it. This is just one of 70+ dishes found in Eastin Hotel Penang.
Filleto di Manzo (RM38) – so juicy and tender. Marinated with herbs, the steak is weighted 220g and is imported from New Zealand. This is the highlight of the day at La Bella Ristorante – the Italian restaurant at Leith Street, Penang. By the way, Filleto di Manzo = Beef Fillet. Ristorante = Restaurant. Welcome to Italy.
BBQ is perhaps one of the activities we enjoyed back in school days in which a group of friends bring along raw ingredients, drinks, paper plates/cups, and charcoal to setup fire in an open space or BBQ corner in some apartments. This group activity is getting lesser and lesser as we started working or moving into city. In Penang islalnd, if you miss the smokey chicken, Beep Beep Q is the answer.
While 22 April is Earth Day in the calendar, every day is Earth Day in the Shangri-La Kitchens
Sustainable sources is perhaps a trending keyword among hoteliers nowadays. Our first encounter with this keyword was during our visit to Hotel Jen Penang – one of the Shangri-La’s hotel properties, for its new Italian A la carte menu. Recently, we were invited by Shangri-La’s sister properties – Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa and Golden Sands Resort to witness the global rollout of their culinary sustainability initiative – Rooted in Nature.
As long as Japanese food is concerned, our immediate reaction is to order a cup of hot green tea without any thinking. How about sushi with a cup of coffee? You will find this “clash of cuisine” at The Alley, Raja Uda.
Our first thought of St Presso was that it could be just another franchised cafe but it turned out that we were wrong. It is a Penang cafe established by entrepreneur – Mr. Lor in 15-Aug-2014 with its first and only outlet located at Elit Avenue – the new SOHO building located opposite of Giant and Pantai Hospital of Bayan Baru.