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.
It was a long Saturday in which we had to work from nine to six. Our eyes were like Mashimaro when we arrived at Thai Original Boat Noodle – a restaurant we decided to give it a try when venturing in Teras Jaya Business Park at Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang. Our eyes immediately opened after having a sip of the soup.
For those who like waffle, they will probably fall in love with Hong Kong’s famous egg puff 鸡蛋仔 as well. The making of egg puff is pretty similar to our local waffle, except that it is molded into shape of eggs (and hence egg puff). Now, there is no need to travel to Hong Kong to enjoy this street food since 1950’s as you can grab one in Penang.
Smoked Duck is our favorite cold platter usually found in buffet line. How about a sizzling hot pan fried smoke duck breast with sweet garlic sauce? This is just one of 105 items you will find in new Tao menu.
Whole spring chicken marinated with rosemary oil and Balsimic vinegar – a premium Italy vinegar made from white grape juice. According to the chef, chicken and balsamic vinegar is the perfect combination because the vinegar flavors suits the method in making sauces and is perfect as marinade for a chicken dish. This Chicken Rosmarino (RM58) was just one of the main dishes we sampled at the new Hotel Jen Penang, George Town, Penang.
We first introduced Glow Hotel in our previous Father’s Day post. It is actually a Thai’s hotel under the management of Zinc with five outlets in Thailand and one offshore, that is, the Penang branch. Today, we introduce the new set lunch and ala carte menu, which we found it rather special compared to other Penang hotels.
Staying in Penang island during weekend and thinking of trying some Hakka food, we went to the new Balik Pulau Lodge 客家分寨. Reaching there is quite easy. Assuming you coming from Paya Terubung, after reaching Balik Pulau Town’s small roundabout, take the second exit (2 o’clock) to Teluk Bahang. Drive about 1km and the new lodge is on your left. Remember to drive slowly because we almost missed the entrance, drifted our car and scared the shxx out of a patrol there.