Pearl Garden Cafe @ Tanjung Tokong

Salt-Baked Meat Crab

Visiting Penang’s “Avatar” at Tanjung Tokong? Why not stopping by 70+ years old’s Pearl Garden Cafe 海珠屿海鲜 (GPS: 5.46404,100.30792) for some fresh and juicy seafood? Their menu is pretty limited (seriously, we don’t recall they have a menu) featuring simple cooking methods (usually salt-baked something something) with the intention to retain the original flavor of the seafood at its best.

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A.Maze @ Nagore Road, Penang

A.MazeTel: +6017-376 3762 Email:

If A.Maze (GPS: 5.42067,100.32609) is going to participate in Malaysia Book of Records, it probably will walk away with few awards, including:

  1. Probably the smallest “restaurant” in Penang with
  2. only one staff and
  3. has no menu.

Welcome to the world of Omakase – a Japanese dining concept with dishes selected by chef for you.

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Christmas Buffet 2016 @ E&O Hotel, Penang

Christmas Decoration

In conjunction with upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations, Sarkies in Eastern & Oriental Hotel, George Town, Penang (GPS: 5.42361,100.33472) is offering special buffets for those looking for a wonderful and premium dining experience next to the Strait of Malacca in the heart of heritage city. We recently visited the 5-star hotel for a Christmas buffet preview session.

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Tok Wan 101 Recipes @ Vistana Hotel

Kerang Rebus

Kerang Rebus (Boiled Clams) – a local seafood cuisine with delicious crisp succulence which is commonly found in rural area or fisherman village. Now, you can get it at Vistana Hotel of Penang, Kuantan and Kuala Lumpur. This is just one of Tok Wan 101 Recipes buffet items during the blessed month of Ramadhan.

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Bistro Tang @ Ren I Tang Heritage Inn


Previously, we introduced a warehouse-converted cafe in George Town, Penang. Today, we bring you to another restaurant which was converted from a Chinese Medical Hall – Bistro Tang in Ren I Tang Heritage Inn at Gat Penang Street (toward the end of Little India), George Town.

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Gudang Cafe


When we visited Da Shu Xia Seafood restaurant last time, we stumbled upon this old building built in year 1950. From far, it looks like a warehouse. Well, it was a warehouse back in good old day until it turned into Gudang Cafe recently.

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Kota Dine & Coffee

Fort Cornwallis

We can’t really remember when is our last time visiting Fort Cornwallis – a historical site nearby ferry terminal in Penang island. Recently, we had a chance to visit it, not for the sake of visiting cannons there, but a cafe hidden inside the park – namely Kota Dine & Coffee.

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Steamboat @ E&O Hotel

Steamboat @ E&O HotelDaily 6:30pm - 10:30pmTel: +(6) 04 222 2000 ext. 3175

In Penang, there are two types of hot pot (or commonly known as steamboat) – buffet or set meal. While buffet style is usually value for money (provided you are big eater), it usually lacking of premium seafood such as crab and big prawns. Even some set meals only offer medium size prawns at most. The steamboat in E&O Hotel is, however, the most luxurious steamboat we have ever tried.

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Exterior View

It was one weekday evening when we were in the rush to visit Logos Hope – a cruise with floating book fair in it at Swettenham Pier. Before reaching there, we decided to have our dinner nearby and surprisingly, we stumbled upon this newly opened Sumo-Sumo Japanese fast food restaurant at Bishop Street, Penang (near Route 9/GohKaki).

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Cafe & Bakery Fair 2015

coffee and bakery flyer


Fancy trying different types of coffees in Penang? Drop by 1st Avenue’s Café & Bakery Fair from 7-9 August, 10am-10pm at Lower Ground Floor. We’re excited to bring you Penang’s best coffee and bakery, all in one place! We are offering not only coffee & bakery tasting but also everything related to both. From franchising opportunities, professional academy to distribution and selling of coffee machine and beans, you name it and we’ve got it!

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