Category Archives: Food

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 »

D’Fat Mona Lisa Cafe at Free School Road, Jelutong, Penang

D’Fat Mona Lisa Cafe is a nice cafe/restaurant in a bungalow house along Free School Road (Address: 43, Jalan Free School, 11600 Jelutong, Penang. Tel: 04-2810797). It is near TopKids Nursery & Kindergarten (Free School Road Branch). The compound outside the bungalow building provides ample free parking spaces for customers. The cafe serves coffee (of course), western food… Read More »

Dim Do Duc Dim Sum Restaurant At Bandar Baru Air Itam, Penang

Dim Do Duc (Bandar Baru Air Itam branch) is a dim sum restaurant located in the shop lots formerly occupied by Qi Xiang Dim Sum Restaurant (Address: 288E-1-8 & 288E-1-9, Fortune Court, Jalan Thean Teik, Kampung Melayu, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. Tel: 016-4125245). It is one of the Dim Do Duc branches across Penang. The Dim Do Duc… Read More »

London Duck Restaurant At Gurney Plaza, Penang

London Duck is a Chinese restaurant located on the third floor of Gurney Plaza (Address: 170-03-86, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-2170990). The name of the restaurant seems to hint that its specialty is duck dishes. However, the restaurant actually serves a good variety of non-duck dishes, mostly Cantonese-styled. The food at London Duck restaurant… Read More »

Mama Vege Restaurants In Penang

Mama Vege is a popular vegetarian restaurant chain. With more and more people starting to eat vegetarian food due to its believed health benefits, we should see more vegetarian restaurants sprouting up. Here is the list of Mama Vege Restaurant branches in Penang: Mama Vege Promenade Branch (Bayan Baru) The Promenade, 5-1-18, Persiaran Mahsuri, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang.… Read More »

Bad Experience At Khun De Thai Restaurant, Batu Lanchang, Penang

I recently had a bad experience at Khun De Thai Restaurant, Batu Lanchang (Address: 80C, Jalan Tan Sri Teh Ewe Lim, Taman Koperasi, 11600 Jelutong, Penang. Tel: 04-2829690). The restaurant is located near Lam Wah Ee Hospital. Even though there are limited parking around the area, we managed to park in front of the restaurant. It was around… Read More »

Grab Tea At Gurney Plaza, Penang

There are many outlets selling bubble tea in Penang. But, Grab Tea at Gurney Plaza is unique, as the tea here is prepared by a robot. The robotic arm mimics the movement of a human hand as it shakes and then pour the tea into a plastic cup. Grab Tea at Gurney Plaza was officially opened on 21… Read More »

MORE By Arang Coffee, Georgetown, Penang

MORE By Arang Coffee is a cafe/restaurant that serves a combination of Western food, local food, coffee and drinks. It is technically a branch of Arang Coffee (Bayan Baru), occupying the ground floor of Livingston Tower (Address: 170G-2, Livingston Tower, Jalan Argyll, 10050 Georgetown, Penang. Tel: 04-3710222). Even though the name of the restaurant gives the impression that… Read More »

Mamasak Cafe – Malay-style Hawker Stall Along Jalan Gottlieb, Penang

Mamasak Cafe is a Malay-style hawker stall (“warung”) located along Jalan Gottlieb, roughly opposite SMJK (C) Perempuan Cina Pulau Pinang (Penang Chinese Girls’ High School). It is open from 6PM to 1.30AM, so customers can eat dinner or supper here. Personally, I think the melted cheese burgers are probably the best food to be had at Mamasak Cafe.… Read More »