Category Archives: Food

Chin Bee Tea & Restaurant, Georgetown, Penang

Chin Bee Tea & Restaurant is a hidden gem of a restaurant, located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang. The small restaurant/tea house is located along Lebuh Noordin, or commonly known as “Ji Tiau Lor” (2nd Street) to the local Hokkien-speaking community (Address: 124, Lebuh Noordin, 10300 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-2611761). What makes this place special is that… Read More »

Gurney Food Hall At Gurney Plaza

Gurney Food Hall is the new food court within Gurney Plaza, officially launched on 15 October 2020. It is located on the 4th floor of Gurney Plaza. The Gurney Food Hall was designed to reflect the various elements found in Penang, starting with the Esplanade which symbolizes the seaside, the Port which symbolizes the trading market, the industrial… Read More »

Enjoy Shell Out Seafood Meal At Paper Lobster, Bayan Baru, Penang

The Paper Lobster Restaurant in Bayan Baru specializes in shell out-style seafood dining. The restaurant is located on the same row as Arang Coffee (Address: 66G, Persiaran Mahsuri 2, 11950 Bayan Baru, Penang. Tel: 04-6470228). As is with most shell out seafood restaurants, seafood at Paper Lobster is served directly on the table (not on plates). This is… Read More »

Starbucks Signing Store At Jalan Burmah, Pulau Tikus, Penang

There is a Starbucks branch along Jalan Burmah, Pulau Tikus (beside Maybank, on the same row as Domino’s Pizza). It is a special Starbucks Signing Store, dedicated to employing deaf and hard-on-hearing partners (employees). The store, opened back in 19 November 2019, is Penang’s first Starbucks Signing Store (and 4th in the world). It is a collaborative effort… Read More »

Sushi-B’rito At Setia SPICE Canopy

Sushi-B’rito is a modern Japanese restaurant located at Setia SPICE Canopy (Address: Setia SPICE Canopy, No. 108B-01-12, Jalan Tun Dr. Awang, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Tel: +6018-9486676). The restaurant serves innovative Japanese food, some kind of a fusion between Japanese and Mexican food – it has the slogan “Burgers & Burritos On The Go”. Sushi-B’rito’s signature dishes are… Read More »

Enjoy Civet Coffee At Kopi Loewak, Georgetown, Penang

Kopi Luwak, or Civet Coffee is arguably the most expensive coffee in the world. It originated from Indonesia, but today, there are also civet coffee that are produced in the Philippines and Vietnam. In Penang, there is a cafe in Georgetown which specializes in serving kopi luwak. The cafe is aptly named Kopi Loewak (Address: 7, Lebuh Armenian,… Read More »

Hau Hau Yu Restaurant At YMCA Penang

Hau Hau Yu Restaurant, located within YMCA Penang serves simple, no-frills Chinese food (“zi-char” or “chu-char”). It is a small restaurant, and its customers are mostly people visiting YMCA for events, meetings or sporting activities like badminton and taekwondo. It is also a convenient place to eat for people staying at the YMCA Penang hostel rooms (sometimes foreigners… Read More »

Harvest Times Cafe, Georgetown, Penang

Harvest Times Cafe is a popular dining place in Georgetown, Penang (Address: 4, Jalan Irrawaddi, 10050 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-2277004). It is housed in a nice, refurbished building – two houses merged into one. Customers usually park along the roadside near the restaurant (as it is in a residential area), but there is also paid parking nearby. Harvest… Read More »

Half Acre Restaurant At Straits Quay, Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Half Acre Restaurant is a relatively new dining place at Straits Quay. The restaurant is located near the Straits Quay Marina Lighthouse. It opened in September 2019, having moved from its original location in Balik Pulau. The most famous dish at Half Acre Restaurant is the kiln-roasted chicken, a dish originating from Taiwan. The chickens are roasted in… Read More »