N-City (GPS: 5.61833,100.47570) at Sungai Petani is a new commercial area opposite of Bakar Arang’s Sharp Roxy factory and is under construction. We were told that there was a cafe there. When we first arrived, we were a bit resisted to get into the cafe as it shares the same unit with Sales Gallery of N-City (We had phobia with hard-selling sales persons). Surprisingly, it was a positive experience with cozy and quiet environment. We even enjoyed looking at building model.
Swens Pastry Cafe @ Jelutong, Penang
Wake up early in the morning and craving for English breakfast, a slice of homemade cake with a cup of coffee? Head to Swens Pastry Cafe (GPS: 5.39087,100.31418) at Nova Business Center, Jelutong. Very good!
Myarte Cafe @ Bishop Street, Penang
In George Town, Penang, if you fold one’s eye and let him/her walk, there is a high chance that he/she will walk into a cafe (if yet to be hit by cars). Yes, cafes are everywhere in the heritage city. Myarte Cafe (GPS: 5.41882, 100.34094), however, is rather special for us.
Merry Me New Menu @ Gurney Paragon, Penang
While nitrogen ice cream is trending in Malaysia, some ice cream parlors merely focus on presentation. Merry Me (GPS: 5.43586,100.31114) at Gurney Paragon Mall, however, is an exception as the homemade ice cream is not only nice to look at, it is even better to taste with.
PSL Goreng Pisang
What to eat in Taiping? Answer: Goreng Pisang (Banana Fritter). No joking! Located in Taiping old town is P.S.L Goreng Pisang (GPS: 4.85269,100.74118) operated by a lady owner for about 30 years, from a roadside stall to a dedicated shop using only quality bananas. We were told that some customers even ordered 100 pieces back home.
20 Chulia Lane Cafe
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.
Durian Cream Puffs Take Centre Stage at Rasa Deli
For the month of August and September, the durian cream puff is the highlight at the Rasa Deli of Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa (GPS: 5.48000,100.25472), Batu Feringgi, Penang. Even since the first batch of durian cream puffs made their debut at the Rasa Deli, the dainty delicacies have been literally flying off the bakery shelves so quickly.
The Mideum Coffee @ Island Park
It is ashamed that half of our life has gone and we still do not aware that there is a shoplot in Island Park – the residential area between Island Glade and Greenlane, not to mention we almost missed The Mideum Coffee (GPS: 5.39125,100.30061) there offering insta worthy waffles.
淡水现烤古早味鸡蛋糕 Tam Sui Old Taste Cake Of Taiwan
After Japanese cheese cake, Old Taste Cake a.k.a 鸡蛋糕 (Ji Dan Gao) from Tamsui 淡水 of Taiwan is now trending in Penang/Kuala Lumpur, from the one reproducing the recipe to the one franchising from Taiwan. Each of them is trying to grab a piece of cake while it is still hot. Either case, they share a common phenomenon – a Mekong river-long queue. Today, we bring you to Kulim for “Tam Sui Old Taste Cake Of Taiwan” (GPS: 5.37639,100.53808) – probably the first Taiwan-style fluffy old taste cake in Malaysia.
Passionis @ Siam Road, Penang
Passionis (GPS: 5.41453,100.32119) occupies two shops at Siam Road, George Town, Penang with four parking spaces reserved for customers in front. Do not park your car there if you are not intended to visit Passionis as you will probably be whipped by the lady owner. We recently visited it for a unique tea pairing session.