On Penang island, Hakka cafe is like a needle in a haystack but it does not stop enthusiasts from offering Hakka cuisine at its best. Previously was Monkeycup Cafe serving Thai and Western cuisine, the cafe at Chow Thye Road is now rebranded to Hakkayin x Monkeycup Cafe (GPS: 5.42560,100.32130) serving mainly Hakka cuisine and gourmet coffee. We were there one quiet Saturday afternoon for the signature Yong Tau Fu and Hakka Mian to name a few…
Clay (GPS: 5.29892,100.26714) is one of first few restaurants opened in Summerskye near to Penang International Airport. Parking-wise, currently it is still free and you may get a space at multi-storey car park as it is usually hard to find parking in front of the shop. Just drive all the way to the end of ground level car park, park your car there and there is an exit leading you to Clay.
Siham, Kappa, Lala, and now we have Duotou! Introducing the seasonal clam imported from nowhere else but Putian City, China, brought to you by PUTIEN Malaysia. We recently visited Gurney Paragon’s outlet (GPS: 5.43585,100.31112) for its DUOTOU Clam Festival 哆头蛏节 with DUOTOU clam prepared in 8 ways, including the must-order Steamed DUOTOU Clam with Minced Garlic 蒜蓉蒸蛏.
Coffee Addict at Nagore Road used to be our friend’s secret hideout thanks to its lovely environment and coffee. Recently, it moved to the lot previously owned by Moustache Houze (GPS: 5.41725, 100.33542) at Campbell Street, George Town, Penang. With bigger kitchen, the once “coffee only” cafe now serves mouthwatering food.
Before we found “Long Time Ago”, having BBQ is a messy experience in which not only we have to rotate skewers on regular basis, keeping charcoal grill fire going under hot and humid weather is also a challenge. Fortunately, all these are history after visiting the new “Long Time Ago” (GPS: 5.43637,100.31128) in Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang.
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.