It was one evening when we had an appointment at food truck corner of Chulia Lane (Lorong Chulia). As usual, we departed early to avoid traffic,jam, so early that we had enough time to visit both Kuan Yin Temple and 20 Chulia Lane Cafe (GPS: 5.41901,100.33768) before our appointment. The cafe occupies ground floor of Penang Hainan Tan Clan Association. Parking-wise, not sure about you but we were grateful that we usually found a slot along the narrow Chulia Lane.
With modern and relaxing ambient, Carbo & Bites (GPS: 5.33890,100.30478) can easily give visitors misconception that it is a cafe with gourmet coffee, chicken chop and pasta at minimum but in reality, it is not the case. It only has three Western dishes to be considered as a Western food cafe. So, what Carbo & Bites actually is? Let’s find out.
With restaurants come and go in Elit Avenue, Bayan Baru, Penang, sometimes we think our “Publish this post” button is equivalent to “Close this business” in which restaurants closed for good (for whatever reasons) the moment we publish our post. Break n Eat Cafe (GPS: 5.32211,100.28222), however, is a dark horse.
After Thai restaurants, Vietnamese restaurants show significant grow in Penang in recent years. Saigon House Cuisine (GPS: 5.42152,100.33164) is located at Sri Bahari Road (same road in which The Ship and Foong Wei Heong Restaurant 风味小食馆 are located) occupying a unit of the renovated heritage shoplot. It was one evening when we were craving for Tomyam and planned to visit a Thai Fusion Cafe at Sri Bahari Road, just to find out that the cafe was under renovation. As a result, we walked few shops away and stumbled upon this Vietnamese restaurant. No Thai, Vietnamese also OK.
If you are like us who miss morning Dim Sum during week days due to 9-5 job, the new Chia Foo Restaurant 吃福餐馆 (GPS: 5.33270,100.29478) at Bayan Point is a great place for lunch in which you can have both Dim Sum and egg noodle/rice set at the same time. Now, how should we classify this restaurant? Dim Sum or “Choo Char” restaurant?
Previously located at Bangkok Lane near Pulau Tikus, Richard Rivalee – the fashion designer cum chef is now relocated to M Mall with more spacious dining environment, an event room, and more important, you can walk in 7 days a week for tantalizing Nyonya cuisine.