Category Archives: Food

Toh Soon Cafe, Georgetown, Penang

Toh Soon Cafe is a popular alley-way kopitiam in the heart of Georgetown, specializing in half-boiled eggs, charcoal toasted bread and Hainanese-style coffee. It is located in an alley off Lebuh Campbell (Address: Lebuh Campbell, 10450 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-2613754). Toh Soon Cafe is open Mondays to Saturdays, 8AM-5PM. It is normally very crowded in the morning during… Read More »

Valentine’s Day Dinner At Ascott Gurney Penang (2023)

Having opened in March 2022, Ascott Gurney Penang provides an excellent accomodation option for those travelling to Penang for an extended amount of time. For me, it also provides an additional option for having Valentine’s Day dinner with my wife and kids this year. Couples get to enjoy their Valentine’s Day Dinner either at the poolside or Timur… Read More »

Good Luck Bak Kut Teh (Bayan Baru, Penang)

Good Luck Bak Kut Teh is a popular restaurant in Bayan Baru, Penang (Address: 48, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang. Tel: 016-4528383). The small restaurant is located on the roadside along Jalan Mahsuri. Customers dining here typically park along the road side. As there are other eateries nearby, the place can get pretty busy… Read More »

Secret Recipe Branches In Penang

For many years since its founding in 1997, Secret Recipe is well known for its fine quality gourmet cakes. It used to be a place where people would go for celebrations, before the mushrooming of the many cafes in Penang (and Malaysia). Although there are so much more competition today, Secret Recipe has remained strong. It has evolved… Read More »

Eastern Wishes Nanyang & Thai Cuisine @ Elit Avenue, Bayan Baru, Penang

Eastern Wishes is a popular restaurant serving Thai and Chinese Malaysian food. The restaurant is located at Elit Avenue (Address: 1-1-32, Elit Avenue, Jalan Mayang Pasir 3, 11950 Bayan Baru, Penang. Tel: 04-6094092). Before its Elit Avenue branch became its main location, Eastern Wishes’ old location was at I-Avenue, Bukit Jambul (where I first came across the restaurant,… Read More »

Papelli Restaurant, Straits Quay, Penang

Papelli Restaurant is an Italian restaurant specializing in Italian wood fired pizza. Located in Straits Quay (Address: Ground Floor, Lot 3C-G-2, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang. Tel: 013-3060299), the restaurant prides itself in making “the best Italian wood fired pizza in town”. The pizzas at Papelli are made right after the customers ordered… Read More »

Bread History Bakery Stores In Penang

Bread History, established in 2003, is a well known bakery chain in Penang. The bakery chain, headquartered at the Juru Light Industrial Area, is committed to creating an exceptional range of pastries, buns and cakes that are progressive in style, flavour and design. Some of the well known products from Bread History are its Song Song (chicken floss),… Read More »

Enjoy Middle Eastern Food At TAIBA Shawerma, Straits Quay

If you are in Straits Quay (Tanjung Tokong, Penang), TAIBA Shawerma is a good choice for Middle Eastern food. The branch at Straits Quay is located within Sam’s Groceria. It is a relatively small stall, but it is packed with good food. There are a variety of shawerma dishes, including shawerma rice, shawerma wrap, hummus shawerma and plain… Read More »

Delicious Pan Mee At Weng Lee Restaurant, Bukit Jambul, Penang

Weng Lee Restaurant (or Restoran Weng Lee) in Bukit Jambul is an excellent place to enjoy a bowl of pan mee. Located at Bayan Point (Address: 17-G-1, Bayan Point, Medan Kampung Relau, Kampung Seberang Paya, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang. Tel: 04-6452292), roughly behind Hong Leong Bank (Bayan Point branch), the restaurant is sort of a hidden gem.… Read More »

Chili Head Bar & Eatery At Straits Quay, Tanjung Tokong, Penang

Chili Head Bar & Eatery is a stylish Thai restaurant and bar at Straits Quay (Address: 3A-G-11, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang. Tel: 04-8903009). It is located right next to Healy Mac’s Irish Bar & Restaurant. Facing the marina, the restaurant/bar is a nice place to enjoy Thai food and… Read More »