On Penang island, Hakka cafe is like a needle in a haystack but it does not stop enthusiasts from offering Hakka cuisine at its best. Previously was Monkeycup Cafe serving Thai and Western cuisine, the cafe at Chow Thye Road is now rebranded to Hakkayin x Monkeycup Cafe (GPS: 5.42560,100.32130) serving mainly Hakka cuisine and gourmet coffee. We were there one quiet Saturday afternoon for the signature Yong Tau Fu and Hakka Mian to name a few…
Clay (GPS: 5.29892,100.26714) is one of first few restaurants opened in Summerskye near to Penang International Airport. Parking-wise, currently it is still free and you may get a space at multi-storey car park as it is usually hard to find parking in front of the shop. Just drive all the way to the end of ground level car park, park your car there and there is an exit leading you to Clay.
Siham, Kappa, Lala, and now we have Duotou! Introducing the seasonal clam imported from nowhere else but Putian City, China, brought to you by PUTIEN Malaysia. We recently visited Gurney Paragon’s outlet (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112) for its DUOTOU Clam Festival 哆头蛏节 with DUOTOU clam prepared in 8 ways, including the must-order Steamed DUOTOU Clam with Minced Garlic 蒜蓉蒸蛏.
Before we found “Long Time Ago”, having BBQ is a messy experience in which not only we have to rotate skewers on regular basis, keeping charcoal grill fire going under hot and humid weather is also a challenge. Fortunately, all these are history after visiting the new “Long Time Ago” (GPS: 5.43637,100.31128) in Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang.
Lexis Suites Penang (GPS: 5.28694,100.23289) – the prominent hotel in Teluk Kumbar, has 222 suites and is perhaps the only 5-star hotel at south part of Penang island. It was our second time visiting the premise, specifically its Roselle Coffe House, after having positive experience on their Christmas buffet last year. This round, we visited it for Chinese New Year buffet and steamboat preview session.
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.