Since PUTIEN (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112) opens its door to Penangites on April this year, we visited this One-Michelin Starred Restaurant at Gurney Paragon, Penang a few times thanks to its quality Fujian food and upscale dining environment suitable for special occasions. If you are yet to visit this Chinese restaurant, now is the best time to stop by as it has new Oyster menu launched. Even better, you may start ordering Pot of Goodies 盆菜 for upcoming Chinese New Year.
Introducing the 4-Course Set Lunch in Spoon Café, G Hotel Kelawai (GPS: 5.43560,100.31005) for only RM25 which is value of money as you are dining in an iconic, exclusive and stylish venue! The set lunch starts from 12pm – 3pm daily. There are 5 different menus rotating weekly till the end of 2018, bringing you more options for your lunch selections.
Trying out new restaurants is in the gene of foodies and usually we don’t revisit the same restaurant again in near future but Putien (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112) is an exception in which we re-visited the Michellin-starred again for more dishes. Read more to find out which dishes we tried this time.
Eatsy Bitsy (GPS: 5.64015,100.50205) is perhaps the only cafe in Sungai Petani with large kid playground at the central of the dining area with toys occasionally flying out and kids crawling between your legs. Despite being a play zone, the food is surprisingly not bad at all especially its fried rice in which we ordered second plate while watching kids wrestling in the ring.
Few years ago, when someone mentions charcoal steamboat in George Town, Penang, it must be the legendary Goh Huat Seng. Just like many big players in year 2018, it went into history and if you are looking for a placement, we recommend Huo Tan Wang 火炭皇 Charcoal Steamboat at Nagore Road (GPS: 5.42166,100.32632). We had a wonderful evening there with its signature Sour and Spicy base soup.
Tired of sharing tables with others and with waiting customers staring at you in hoping you finish the subpar pre-steamed Dim Sum ASAP? Head to Dim Sum Yuen 点心苑 (GPS: 4.61177,101.11120) in Taman Canning for innovative make-to-order Dim Sum including lovely Cold Water Chestnut Cake 鸟吞马蹄 (RM5.50). Even our anti-Dim Sum friend plans to return here again.
Strategically located along Tanjung Tokong’s main road and right in front of Hotel Sentral Seaview, Viva Local Food Haven (GPS: 5.46270,100.30512) is always crowded with both local and foreign customers. Thanks to our friends who stayed in Hotel Sentral Seaview recently, we had a chance to revisit the food court after our initial visit 8 years ago.
Wonton is also known as Bian Rou in the mainland of China and is Fujianese’s hundreds year specialty. Do you know that the skin is actually made of meat? Yes, the fresh minced pork is pounded for 3 hours before forming into paper-like springy wrapper. PUTIEN Style Bian Rou Soup (with Vinegar) 傳統扁肉湯 (加醋) (RM9.90/pax) is a must-try in the new PUTIEN, Gurney Paragon Mall (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112).
With new designer furniture and refurbished interior, one hardly notices that the famous hotel next to Komtar was once known as a business hotel called Traders Hotel. Welcome to the new Hotel Jen Penang (GPS: 5.41361,100.33028) with younger and more elegant look. We recently revisited it for one-of-its-kind Chinese New Year dinner course meal.