Ice Kacang is one of the best shaved ice desserts to have in Malaysia. Swatow Lane Ice Kacang in Jalan Burma, Penang has been making it in Penang, since 1923. The cafe now serves a variety of different ice kacang and other desserts. Their signature is the Ice Kacang with Fruits. Definitely one of the most refreshing and delicious desserts we have in Penang.
We ought to give the special among the special a try, thus we ordered a Ice Kacang Special at the premium price of RM 6. The regular ice kacang is topped with 3 fruits of the day, and one of the ice cream available (if we recall correctly, it would be either peanut or vanilla). Overall the combination worked well, not overly sweet, and shaved ice was smooth and not exhibiting the ice crystals that will cause displeasure to the tongue.
I love the texture of the perfectly fried fish–the flesh is tender, soft, and spicy too. I can just have it with white rice.
We went to Passions of Kerala for lunch and decided to shoot a video!
Order the Big Breakfast for RM22. With the generous portion size of the dish, it is recommended to go for the sharing-style-eating. The dish combines broccoli hash brown, fried egg, chicken patties, grilled mushrooms, avocado and tomato with pieces of sourdough. For spice, sprinkle in some crushed black pepper.
If you still prefer the presence of rice in your main meals, then Farmer's Favourite (RM 17) is a worthy consideration. It is served using brown rice, and the chef has done a tremendous great work on the grilled chicken breast as the texture was moist and tender, contrary to the expectations we had. The sprinkles of parsley and paprika spices also further elevate the taste of entire plate of dish.
Just Moist is a dish dedicated for meat lovers, particularly steak lovers. The dish consists of a perfectly seared Rib Eye, served over a bed of mashed Sweet Potatoes, sauteed Shitake Mushrooms, blanched Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes. The Steak was perfectly cooked... tender to the bite and carefully seasoned to the dot. Our only complain was the measly serving portion (can't help with a mere Rm 25)
The Baking Garage (at Lembah Permai) is not new, in fact, we have been wondering if they would move their business operations nearer to central Georgetown... and we are glad they did! Not only running as a bakery, the new branch at New World Park (known as Sin Seh Kai Artisan Bakery) actually offers a seemingly impressive brunch menu. The kitchen closes at 2:30 pm and by then, only light snacks shall be served (no heavy menu), so plan your time accordingly. It's easy to find Sin Seh Kai, the place is covered in transparent glasses with an open-kitchen, while the other side of the cafe is dedicated for diners dining-in the cafe. The setup is simple and straight-forward but the real pull factor is the wide range of home-made Pastries and artisan bread.
The Baking Garage in Lebuh Lembah Permai, Penang is a favourite place for shoppers who live nearby to pick up freshly baked items. Specializing in producing and supplying traditional, artistic & rustic artisanal breads, the outlet has plenty of goodness to offer. They recently opened their second location in New World Park on Burma Road. Known as Sin Seh Kai Artisan Bakery, the outlet with minimal frills is easy to find with its black signboard adorned with huge gold colored wordings.
For a different variant of the cheesey noodles, Golden Bowl is now offering a Signature House Curry (RM 12.90). The usage of curry resulting a richer and creamy taste, though sinful but probably can satiate those who has an affection of bolder taste.
All ingredients in big breakfast is nicely done to flavor, enjoy with a cup of coffee is just perfect.
The Golden Bowl at Batu Lanchang has opened a branch at New World Park. Here's the location.
The honey barbecued char siew here is almighty in taste. Each piece has a bigger portion of fat meat, then well coated with its signature sauce, rendering the char siew here superb in taste. One will regret if never order the extra char siew plate, as the char siew taste is somehow different compared to those serve with the noodles.
Overall, we did not think the noodles were of very outstanding, possibly better than average but not out of the world good.
We sampled a few of Korean signature dish such as Samgyetang Ginseng Stew (RM 38). The iconic Korean summer dish Ginseng Stew though may not suitable for the scorching hot weather in Malaysia but the taste outweigh the factor. Chicken is stuffed with glutinous rice, the broth is rich and tasty, and the ginseng flavoured chicken is tender and delicious. We could practically eat and chew the bone as it has been boiled for hours prior serving to us. Overall, this dish is a reflection on the sincerity of the restaurant put into their dish preparation.
If you are old enough to have heard of the name- Bee Won Korean Restaurant, you probably have an idea on the restaurant's background. With the ever-growing popularity on Korean food, the restaurant has recently opened up a new Korean BBQ place at New World Park. The setting is pretty much Korean roadside barbecue setting, with stainless steel tables and grills. The heat-intolerant would be less-excited to know that the place is not air-conditioned but if you are game for an al-fresco barbecue dining experience, this is the type of setting that you are looking for. Apart from the quintessential Korean barbecue items and alcohols (like Soju), the place offers a wide variety of Korean delights. It opens for lunch as well so if you are in the mood for a casual Korean fix, you can drop by for a quick meal. The prices are pretty much Korean-restaurant standard but the quality remains consistent (you would know if were a Bee Won customer).
Moh Teng Pheow Nonya Koay was where we headed for our fix of Nonya Kuehs. Having visited Jason’s Nonya House and still craving for Nonya fare, we found Moh Teng Pheow Nonya Koay a popular venue for koahs such as Kueh Lapis, Kueh Talam and Kueh Bengka.
Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Koay at George Town Penang Malaysia
All in all, we enjoyed the food here. While there are standouts among the kuih we devoured, we think MTP should please any kuih fans with its variety and adherence to tradition.
It was a night of splendor with the luxuriousness of ambiance, service and exquisite scrumptious cuisine.
Farquhar Mansion is a fine dining restaurant near Eastern & Oriental Hotel.
The taste of the wantan mee are almost the same as before despite the chewiness of the noodle not as much and the gravy is more starchy. As for the Char Hor Fun, the taste is packed with wok aroma.
Tok Tok Mee Noodle House, used to known as Hong Kee Wantan Noodle now is operate by the next generation where the legacy of bamboo noodle was passed down. The taste of the wantan mee are almost the same as before despite the chewiness of the noodle not as much and the gravy is more starchy. As for the Char Hor Fun, the taste is packed with wok aroma.
If you’re reminiscing the old taste, visit the place and try out their dishes.
Pitt Street Koay Teow Thng is one of the famous Koay Teow Thng in Penang that has been around for 60years. The original location of this Koay Teow Thng was at Pitt Street. It was moved to the new location at Carnarvon Street a few years back. One of the Specialists of this shop is the fish balls that are made of Eel Fish and the fish balls are homemade. Pitt Street Koay Teow Thng also selling Char Koay Teow now and the taste is promising too.
Koay Teow Th'ng is flat rice noodles, served in soup. It is topped with their homemade Eel Fishballs, pork meat that has been minced and flattened, and we were surprised to find some golden deep-fried Pork Lards in the bowl as well. The noodles were silky smooth, every ingredient is in perfect harmony. The Eel fishball though has a slightly different texture than the usual fishball bounciness, we can taste the delicate sweetness of the eel itself. It is definitely a hearty bowl of delicious Koay Teow Th'ng!
The broth was out of this world. Subtly rich with the extract from the bones.
Tasty savoury fragrant KL style wanton noodles with tasty plump wantons.
Polo Bun with Butter (菠萝油) – RM4.50, a very typical Hong Kong pastry. The top of the bun was covered with slightly sweet crust while the inner of the bun was stuffed with a piece of creamy butter. In Penang, it is so difficult to get Polo Butter Bun. That is the reason I came to this cafe to try out the bun. It is in fact one of their best-sellers and usually sold out by noon. The top crust was so nice and the bun was soft and warm. Having it with soft and creamy butter was simply satisfying. This bun is perfect when it is served warm.
For the menu, although I thought that the price is wallet-friendly but the choices are limited.
Narrow Marrow had been on our list for some time, and it truly did not disappoint when we finally visited it during this Penang trip. It’s definitely one of our favourite cafes in Penang.
Narrow Marrow is now open in Beach Street as of 30th July 2020.
There is the dirty bourbon tiramisu, and the kahlua tiramisu. The latter with the kahlua coffee-flavored liqueur leaves one with a feeling of contentment
Besides the Teochew-style noodle, you can go all the way through to the Steamed Hor Fun with Groupa Fish Fillet and Roasted Pork with Crispy Noodle.
L Kitchen is a place where it’s suitable for all ages.
Overall, the food here was nice and some of the dishes were unique. However, certain dishes had a sweet ending
New World City Food Court is located right in the heart of Georgetown. For me, point me to Penang Char Kway Teow and I will go for it! The version here is with Duck Egg and perfect. Wok Hei, not to…
Overall, most of the food here in New World Park Food City are great and delicious.
Along with a nice cosy ambiance to go with it. If you have not tried their desserts before, you should :)
Creamy tong-sui is showcased in the bubur cha cha, green bean sago, and the black glutinous rice, with the former cooked in coconut milk and the latter complemented by a topping of thick coconut milk.
Here's the location.
Khoon Pastry House is one of the renowned names for pastries and cakes back in the 70's and 80's. In recent years, Khoon Pastry has evolved and has now added Hainanese delicacies to their menu.
Chicken Shepherd's Pie (RM 19.90) is another delicious item here. The classic dish is presented in a beautiful way with wavy appearance, then the mashed potatoes are silky smooth and complemented well with other ingredients. The taste is nice and lightly with a touch of creaminess. Although the shepherd's pie looks like a dessert or a side dish but a piece of it should fulfill your calories load of the day.
这一餐的总结是，每一道餐点我都感到非常的满意！ 尤其是Shepherd Pie，更是令人回味无穷，回去后还会念念不忘 所以Khoon Pastry House绝对是一家会让人再次回访的海南特色餐厅喔！