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.
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.
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.
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.
From exterior, Vino Vino Bistro (GPS: 5.33700,100.30717) may give first timers misconception that it is an Italian restaurant. Well, you are partially correct as it is one of the best wine bars in town. More important, it is their signature Yakitori. Yes, it is a Japanese bistro and we recently visited it again for the new Champagne Brunch menu.
About a year ago, Korean fried chicken was mushrooming Malaysia. Unlike fried chicken of well-known brands, the poultry was usually coated with spicy sauce. Personally, we tried once during our trip to Seoul but it was burning hot to our liking, to an extend that it was “painful” to eat it. Recently, we finally found a better alternative – 4FINGERS at Gurney Paragon, Penang (GPS: 5.43585,100.31113).