Tau Sar Pneah 豆沙饼, Hneoh Pneah 香饼, Beh Teh Saw 马蹄酥… these are just few traditional pastries from Ghee Hiang 义香 we buy since childhood days, be it as souvenir for friends visiting Penang or as own consumption. Today, the 160 years old naked baby is offering not just pastries and sesame oil, but also coffee products and a cafe called Teels Heritage which we will be covering in this article.
By The Sea Lifestyle Store 沿海地带生活馆 is one of the first few cafes we visited in Raja Uda with its signature sea-themed interior and sandy floor. Recently, the cafe was moved to a new location at Jalan Ong Yi How, not far away from its previous location. We decided to pay it a visit after half a decade since we first visited it.
Tired of commercialized chicken rice with arrogant attitude, we decided to try modern cafe in Ipoh instead. JJ Cafe (GPS: 4.58354,101.09360) is an accidental discovery and it surprised us with its coffee, Swiss roll and more important, the sinful Signature “Siew Yuk” Pasta. Since then, we visited the outlet twice despite 160 km away from Penang.
“If I get promoted, I will treat you lobster.” In Penang, do not simply make promise like this as there is really a place for lobster in George Town. We recently burned a hole in our pocket after visiting The Book Sandwich Cafe (GPS: 5.41397,100.33783) for their signature Succulent Lobster Sandwich. Is the hole worth burning? Let’s find out.
[17-December-2016] For frequent grocery shoppers, you may heard of Pacific West – the premium frozen seafood brand under Golden Fresh with light blue packaging. Living in The Pearl of the Orient, to be honest, we seldom purchase frozen seafood as fresh seafood can be obtained easily around the island. Recently, we were fortunate enough to be invited to Golden Fresh factory at Butterworth, Penang to celebrate Christmas and to witness the making of the premium seafood.
…. This is probably the first time we are consuming pasta in a paper cup just like a take-away Chinese food. Our parents have thought us that “Do not judge a book based on its cover” so let’s try our Tomyam Seafood Spaghetti from 178 Cafe before giving comments.
If A.Maze (GPS: 5.42067,100.32609) is going to participate in Malaysia Book of Records, it probably will walk away with few awards, including:
- Probably the smallest “restaurant” in Penang with
- only one staff and
- has no menu.
Welcome to the world of Omakase – a Japanese dining concept with dishes selected by chef for you.
About six months ago, DCOVA (GPS: 5.41806,100.34250) introduced two new items (Teriyaki Tori and Ebiko Alfredo). Today, DCOVA completely redesigned its menu and at the same time, introduced more items to indulge customers with more pasta and beverage. We recently visited it for its preview session.
Bouncy is not difficult to spot as it is one of the resident-turns-commerce house at Jalan Mahsuri next to 888 Hokkien Mee (after Sunshine Square and before FIZ3 traffic light under the flyover) (GPS: 5.32684,100.29037). Parking-wise, there is a car porch for two cars in front of the cafe. Alternatively, you may park your car along the main road.