PUTIEN 莆田 Re-Visited

Bamboo Herbal Prawn

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.

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Swens Pastry Cafe @ Jelutong, Penang

English Breakfast + Cappuccino

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!

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Cafe 13 @ Sungai Petani, Kedah

Exterior

Trending in Sungai Petani? Try Cafe 13 (GPS: 5.63607,100.47503) at Taman Intan with chef from the famous Lily Catering. We almost flipped our table when we ordered Bento and they served us “economic rice set” on prisoner tray instead (and luckily we did not do so).

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Eatsy Bitsy 小不点 @ Sungai Petani, Kedah

Interior

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.

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Huo Tan Wang Charcoal Steamboat 火炭皇 @ Nagore Road, Penang

Exterior

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.

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Dim Sum Yuen 点心苑 @ Taman Canning, Ipoh

Cold Water Chestnut Cake

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.

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Bibimbowl @ Summerton, Bayan Lepas, Penang

Exterior

Usually operated by Koreans folks, Korean restaurants is mushrooming in Penang and in fact, we are not sure if it is already supersede Japanese restaurants. Similar to the latter, most Korean restaurants here are more suitable for mid-to-high income group with some even impose minimum order quantity policy. Specifically for BBQ restaurants, expect one won’t walk out alive if he/she does not have a blue paper note in his/her pocket. Fortunately, we met Bibimbowl (GPS: 5.33879,100.30864) recently.

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Viva Local Food Haven @ Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Exterior

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.

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Sungai Tok Pawang Durian Farm @ Gurun, Kedah

Durian Farm

As long as durian is concerned, most fruit king lovers will think of Penang, namely Balik Pulau as the main supplier in northern region of Malaysia. Little do they know that Gurun in Kedah is in fact another durian paradise. The private property – Dusun Durian Sungai Tok Pawang (GPS: 5.76419,100.48716)  has been here for more than 40 years and recently, the young owner decided to open the farm to the public.

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Coffee On The Table @ Beach Street, Penang

Menu

We remembered that more than a year ago, 3D latte art stormed Penang by surprise. Back then, we didn’t pay much attention due to busy schedule. Until recently, we finally found the cafe – Coffee on the Table (GPS: 5.41577,100.33991)

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