Vegan cafes are mushrooming in Penang but for Sungai Petani, we hardly found one other than those vegan restaurants offering both faux meat and greens in “economy rice” style. No doubt they have the most varieties but if you would like to chill out in a cozy environment with a cup of coffee, then there is not much choices in Sungai Petani until we found Shuxin Vegan Cafe 舒心济素馆 (GPS: 5.66011,100.49653).
For years, our impression about food in Komtar is that they are just some quick meals served by little shops hidden in corridors. While they are good for workers nearby, others may need a serene and cozy place for meetup or to rest their feet. Introducing Art Nature Cafe (GPS: 5.41417,100.32969) serving healthy food and handcraft coffee. We almost forgot that the busy bus station was just next to it until we walked out of the cafe…
Promenade is a new commercial-residential building located between D’Piazza and Elit Avenue, so new that the parking is still free and only few shops are currently opened, including Yin’s WholeFood Manufactory (GPS: 5.32398,100.28224). Yin’s latest establishment is a “cafe+organic shop” concept in which other than dining in, you can shop for organic products at Zenxin Organic Food Malaysia next to the cafe.
The Leaf is one of the pioneers in Penang promoting healthy cuisine in modern cafe environment. The first outlet was opened at Lebuh Penang, George Town and we visited it couple of times since year 2012. For Bayan Lepas folks, now you have a nearer option as the second outlet (GPS: 5.41859,100.34114) is now opened at D’Piazza, Bayan Baru, Penang.
Visible from Bukit Jambul roundabout, The Wooden Kitchen (GPS: 5.33192,100.29636) is a new cafe at Krystal Point, Penang. It was one weekday’s evening when we decided to give this cafe a try. Thank goodness that parking was not an issue at Krystal Point during evening time as most offices were closed. From the exterior, it was like a normal cafe until we were presented with its menu…
Awakenings (GPS: 5.32849,100.28411) at The One, Bayan Baru opens since 6-Nov-2016 and since then, we visited it five times. The cafe is a non-dividend social enterprise with the following equation:
Sales – Expenses = Charity
That’s it, all the profit will be used for charity purposes. Isn’t it wonderful that you are able to contribute back to society while enjoying your meal?
Since Arena Curve near Olive Tree Hotel imposed paid parking system, cheapskates like us seldom visit this new commercial building in Bayan Baru. Still you can park your vehicle outside the private compound for free. Fortunately, Vege Delight (GPS: 5.32601,100.28006) in Arena Curve is located just opposite of Arang Coffee and we walked our way to this new restaurant one evening for some “Choo Char” dishes in vegetarian way.
Once again, it is another year of Nine Emperor Gods Festival. The festival starts from the first day of ninth lunar month and ends on the ninth day of the same lunar month. During these nine days, you will notice many yellow tents at the roadside. Today, we bring you to one of the yellow tents in Batu Lanchang, Penang…
Jawa Mee for RM2? Yes, this was the promotion item by 一棵树 Vegetarian Kitchen in conjunction with its opening recently. More important, it tasted as good as those non-vegetarian version. We particularly liked the silky smooth sweet and sour gravy made of sweet potato and tomatoes.
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.