Arabica Estate @ Karpal Singh Drive, Penang
Arabica Estate Cafe is a specialty coffee chain that serve specialty coffees, authentic Italian foods, delicious cakes and desserts.
Arabica Estate uses a stronger blend of coffee beans for chilled drinks.
Here's the location.
The big pot with all our selected ingredients are painted in red colour with the exception of a slight green colours from the coriander leaves. Even the okra we selected were covered in red colour also, signifying the chef really fry everything altogether with chili. Having said that, the taste of course was spicy too (we chose moderate level of spiciness).
Now here's the interesting part that makes Akiyoshi unique in its own way.
Akiyoshi Automall, an informal Japanese drinking establishment that serves fresh seafood to compliment your drink with a breathtaking view of the ocean.
If you enjoy having some skewers, then Akiyoshi is one of the decent pick as you can see the chef preparing and grilling the skewers in kitchen. There are aplenty of choices but one of it we enjoyed is Gindara Teriyaki (Cod Fish). Its fatty acid gives it a greasy yet delectable taste, though we would have preferred a less bolder sauce. Otherwise, get a Shake Kama Syioyaki (Salmon Head) to have a taste on the chef's great grilling skills.
Bangkok Garden在Automall是超火红的 #泰式烧烤店临近海边所以不但有海风吹就算餐厅内满座也不会感觉烟烟地因为地方宽阔而且开放式的哦
For a no-frills Thai Mookata experience, look no further than this curious space at Automall, Karpal Singh Drive. Affordably priced at Rm 19.90 for a basic set (serves 2), budget watchers can now enjoy delicious Thai Steamboat at unbeatable price, well-complemented with sea breeze. The simple set includes some basic meat balls, greens and meat but those with a deeper pocket can always top up extra few dollars for the additional spread. Bangkok Garden BBQ is not air-conditioned and instead, it relies on the sea breeze so the best time to visit would probably in the evening. The serving portion is not that great but it would be perfectly fine to be served as supper in lieu of a proper meal. Bangkok Garden BBQ can be found right next to Sae Ma Eul Korean BBQ Restaurant.
Oden in light soy-flavored broth comes in a variety of choices – Japanese fish cakes, tofu cakes, and skewered dried beancurd, a fantasy of “intestines”. The latter is one of my favorite ingredients, offering a nice chewy texture and strong flavor from the seasoning used. Eaten with a dab of green chili sauce definitely enhances the taste.
Harlequin Combo and Crab Combo are both the most-ordered meals here. The former one comes with a concoction of Clams, Mussels, Yabbies, Prawns, Sausages and Corns while the latter choice has Crabs, Sausages and Corns. Both were dressed in a spicy, sweet-savory sauce. Both possessed strong smokiness; the flavor-combo was attractive at first but we thought it was too monotonous towards the end. The boldly seasoned Seafood was too hefty on the palate. Seafood was fresh and the fact that Mud Crabs with Roe were served, we thought the prices were well-justified. Good for novelty experience but not the type of food that I would want to eat on a regular basis.
Seafood lovers are not forsaken too.... the budget-watchers may visit the Lok-Lok stall to savor the range of Lok-Lok offering... served with their home-made dips while those with deeper pockets could try the baked Crabs... available in different sizes and price points. Otherwise, the BBQ Platter would satisfy both your meat cravings and seafood desire.
We had a number of Food items, but would like to highlight the following 3 items, Laksa, Pizza, and Hongkong Style Chee Cheong Fun which is unusually serve with some greens.
Fisherman's Wharf is very popular especially on weekends.
The Fish Meat Curry Mee is a creamy one bowl noodle in a flavorful broth with okra and eggs. It also comes with a scoop of homemade chili paste that will enhance the flavor and increase the level of spiciness. This bowl of noodles is so delicious and satisfying.
Its signature dish is fish meat curry mee, which is perhaps the first of its kind in Penang.
Right across the junction to Sungai Pinang and Jelutong, Jason Nyonya House is one of the latest Nyonya restaurants in town. The amiable restaurant has classic wooden house features with staircase at the entrance. It feels very homey, just like any casual dining spot in the neighborhood. The setting does not suggest that it is a Nyonya restaurant... as far as decor is concerned. The name sums it all, the place offers a simple, home-cooked style Nyonya menu. The classics such as Loh Bak, Joo Hoo Char, Inche Kabin, Assam Pedas are there with some additional 'specials of the day' (but we were a little underwhelmed the dish- Assam Prawns was not on the menu). After sampling some of the dishes, we reckon that they lacked the authentic Nyonya touch. Authenticity aside, the dishes were not shabby (if you are seeing the place as a standard Zhu Char place in lieu of Nyonya restaurant).
Here's the location.
说到火锅他们目前提供 红锅 和白锅红锅既是麻辣药材锅而白锅则是清汤滋补锅
Consider yourself incredibly lucky if you are a fan of Sze Chuan food, more options for you right now with the opening of Hero Pot at Karpal Singh Drive. Belongs to the "Mix", a convenient store that sells fancy imported goods from China, Japan, Korea etc, Hero Pot offers Sze Chuan-influenced dishes and of course... Sze Chuan "Mala" Hot Pot. But everything is designed to be ostentatious here, when you are about to enter the premise, you will be greeted by servers wearing traditional Chinese outfit. They will bring you to your table and before you are seated, they will shout "heroes are coming"... an awkward start to a meal. The menu is Hot Pot-centric, with a few classic Chinese snacks. Service is attentive but do not expect things to be cheap here, expect to fork out at least Rm 50 per pax for a decent meal here. Not particularly impressive as far as taste is concerned... if you must know.
Red Bean Ice Top (RM 23) was served in generous portion and topped up with Azuki beans and almond flakes. We enjoyed the well balanced sweetness introduced by the condensed milk and the sleek shaved ice that gentle to the tongue. Usage of Azuki beans did make the difference and reflect its Korean descent. It is best shared among 2 people to prevent fatigue arising from having too big bowl at one go.
Here's the location.
If you are tired of the usual franchise cafes around, it's high time that you pay a visit to Cafe Droptop, a Korean-franchise brand that has recently landed on Penang. Cafe Droptop has heavy presence in Korea and in recent years, it has expanded its business operations to other Asian countries. Its first outlet in Penang can be found at Maritime Piazza. Like most franchise brands, Cafe Droptop offers a standard cafe menu with a Korean touch. The menu has a delicious mix of beverages and sweet treat; notable items include Maple Honey Toast, Bingsu (Korean Shaved Ice) and Sweet Potato Latte. Prices are on the higher side but the modern-chic atmosphere is comfortable and cozy, definitely a place where you can spend some leisure time with your friends or family.