PUTIEN 莆田 @ Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang

PUTIEN Style Bian Rou Soup (with Vinegar)

Wonton is also known as Bian Rou in the mainland of China and is Fujianese’s hundreds year specialty. Do you know that the skin is actually made of meat? Yes, the fresh minced pork is pounded for 3 hours before forming into paper-like springy wrapper. PUTIEN Style Bian Rou Soup (with Vinegar) 傳統扁肉湯 (加醋) (RM9.90/pax) is a must-try in the new PUTIEN, Gurney Paragon Mall (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112).

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Myarte Cafe @ Bishop Street, Penang

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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.

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Oriental Red Seafood Market 東方紅海鮮

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Oriental Red Seafood Market (GPS: 5.39569,100.32404) is not the usual Seafood restaurant in the neighborhood. With no prix fixe menu, diners are given the flexibility to handpick their own desired Seafood from the Seafood counter. The Seafood comes in a wide variety, with some fresh and some frozen. Selected Seafood will then be cooked by the dedicated team and served in way of Nabe (Japanese Hot Pot). It is noteworthy that the special broth for the Nabe is authentically prepared in Japan and air-flown to the restaurant.

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Mellowcup New Menu @ Gottlieb Road, Penang

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Time flies and it has been one year since we first reviewed Mellowcup (GPS: 5.43203,100.30176) – a cafe in New Bob Centre, Gottlieb Road, Penang specialized in gourmet coffee. Recently, we re-visited it again for its new menu. Is the food getting better? Let’s find out…

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Christmas Buffet @ SPOON, G Hotel Kelawai, Peanng

BBQ

Don’t worry, no one is harmed (including chef and the building) in the making of this photo. As a matter of fact, squid, king prawn, minute steak, lamb chop and Bratwurst Sausages are scrummy when grilled with charcoal. This is just a highlight of the upcoming Christmas Buffet at SPOON of G Hotel Kelawai (GPS: 5.43560,100.31005).

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Merry Me New Menu @ Gurney Paragon, Penang

Fusion Ice (Signature Gula Melaka)

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.

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Komichi Tea House 小路茶坊 @ Lorong Toh Aka, George Town, Penang

Kabusecha

You may have seen Chinese tea houses scattered in busy streets of Penang. How about Japanese tea house? Located in narrow lane of Lorong Toh Aka is Komichi Tea House (GPS: 5.41383,100.33651) operated by a Japanese daughter, and you can’t go wrong with a tea house with green tea from owner’s farm.

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Let’s Meat @ Tanjung Tokong, Penang

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We visited Let’s Meat (GPS: 5.45440,100.29039) on September 2017 to celebrate friend’s birthday. The cafe currently occupies two shop units in Lembah Permai near TAR College, right next to famous open air food court.

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O&N Kopitiam @ Near Gembira Parade, Penang

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Previously operating in Island Glade, O&N Kopitiam (GPS: 5.38591,100.30409) is now re-located to few metres away near Gembira Parade, same row with US Pizza. It is definitely no stranger to residents nearby but just to be fair, let’s re-introduce this well-known coffee shop.

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好味茶餐廳 Old Moments Cha Chaan Teng @ Sungai Petani

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How to be successful in Sungai Petani? The simplest way is to keep your business running long enough. Even better, pass your business to younger generation and re-package it to catch up the trend. Old Moments Cha Chaan Teng 好味茶餐廳  (GPS: 5.64025,100.48053), for instance, is an eminent example of latter approach.

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