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
The broth was out of this world. Subtly rich with the extract from the bones.
Here's the location.
It was well known for it home made fish ball and the delicious clear soup. A bowl of Koay Teow Thng that consist of fish ball, pork meat, vegetable and pork lark is not quite enough to fill up your tummy, so we had 2 bowls.
Here's the location.
Reasons to visit Norm Café: excellent coffee; waffles (try the Citrus Passion); cheery Instagrammable setting; well-balanced craft cocktails; friendly service team.
So probably got to be patient or wait out few months to try. But the food really does not disappoints,
Tiger CKT is one of those famous CKT that located in a Old Coffee Shop in George Town, which is open for breakfast and lunch, perserving is RM7.50 at this date and time, comes with 2 large prawns, and will customize the CKT to your requirements. I would rate this place is as one of the Top CKT in town. (personal).
The Char Koay Teow may not look much different from the others, but it was really delicious, fragrantly fried with lots of “wok-hei” flavour! We suspected the use of duck egg made the delectable plate even more fragrant. It didn’t leave a very greasy feel too. Much better than the one we had from an unknown stall in Pulau Tikus the previous day!
The place was in in full swing on Sunday morning circa 10.00am and we were lucky to secure the last table or else we might need to wait table for hours according to Ken. We placed our order and wait patiently for our food to be served. There are other foods available in the coffee shop too such as prawn noodle (known as Hokkien Mee in Penang), Lor Bak and etc.
Having a drink at Chatto regardless of which outlet is always nice, the environment is comfortable, service is good and i love the choice of drinks available there.
The most recent trend is this Brown Sugar Pearl Latte @ RM 10.90. A simple drink that is filled with milk and the secret ingredient will be the brown sugar and pearl. To enhance the whole drinking experience. I find the drink so so only. For the price of that compare to others starting at RM 13 onwards, can close one eye for this. Not too sure if other places got good brown sugar pearl but The alley is pretty good.
Rosemary Potato Pizza on the other hand, left us with the deepest impression. A very unlikely ingredient to be found on a Pizza, the Potato worked magically with Rosemary as a Pizza... interesting texture too.
Overall, this is a great place to hang out for some quick pizza fix and is also ideal for late night owls. The food here is fast, fresh and healthy.
The signature here is the unique Potato with Mozzarella cheese, which is lightly seasoned with Sze Chuan pepper and Rosemary
Both mains- Braised Chicken Noodles and Pan Mee were pretty good, especially the Chicken Noodles. Like Wan Ton Mee, the noodles were expertly cooked with a springy texture and the accompanying sauce was delicious... packed with flavor and a sleek sweetness. The Chicken was tender and paired well with the noodles. It was optional to top up the Ipoh Bean Sprouts but it was a good move... the fatty, juicy Sprouts gave a crunchy-satisfying bite to the noodle dish.
From Chulia Street Bomba, moved here.
This place is packed with memories for most of the Penangite, for those that love Penang Street Food, please do not miss out this location.
I ordered mine with extra top-up of pork ribs; the usual price per bowl is rm$4 (the extra few pieces of pork ribs costs rm$5 extra)! But I don't mind, it was excellent. The after taste wasn't thirsty!
Overall, the breakfast sets here are affordable and portion is generous. The specialty here is their lamb sausages. Parking is a concern as there there are not many parking slots surrounding this cafe.
Another proud creation by Pallet Garden Cafe- Turmeric Chicken Diao Diao Mee... deep fried Turmeric-marinated Chicken served with instant noodles-like noodles. But according to the proprietor, the noodles were custom-made and were different from the ordinary ones. True enough, the noodles were not oily and worked perfectly well with the home-made Chili paste. All in all, we were pretty pleased with the food quality here.
The pork lard rice is very addictive on its own. It is simple plain rice topped with soy sauce, garlic, spa egg and drizzled with pork lard that yield a subtle and nice flavour. Pork Lard Rice was a popular staple for those who live a hard time those days.
蚝煎 Fried egg oyster served here quite different from KL, as I remembered fries the egg together with the oyster like a wet omellete. Here at St Loo, the fried oyster is placed on a fried egg; a bit oily but still not bad!
A great find at Carnarvon street, just a stone throw away from Penang's Prangin Mall.
Priced at RM 7, the Vinegar Lor Mee is not something we see everyday. The serving bowl looks plain and dull with only yellow noodles, but rest assured rest of the ingredients are beneath the noodle. Unlike the conventional starchy soup, the soup here is more liquid and black in colour, then possessing an unique flavour arising from the vinegar. Add on a few droplets of black vinegar provided to give it a stronger scent depending on your personal preference.
Soup is an indulgence I enjoyed since I was young as the dining table is always laid with a pot of nourishing soup besides other dishes. When dining out just for soup, I normally would get my fix at the stall in Hwa Lam Coffeeshop on Carnarvon Street, Penang. The stall of the Leong family selling Cantonese-style herbal soups has been around for quite a while now.
Penang is a modern looking cafe with comfortable seating place.
The Unagi Tama Don was probably the only dish we could agree upon but the classic combo of Unagi with Japanese-styled Egg rice bowl was pretty much standard-average... well, at least we managed to get what we were paying for.
Lai H'ng Cafe offers a range of snacks, or specifically Teochew kuih that often available during Teochew opera show in those days. Of the 3 snacks, Mang Kuang Chai Kueh (RM 4) stand out to be the most impressive ones. It packs some crunchy jicama slices in the thin skins.
The main- Oyster Porridge was served to us piping hot and has a generous toppings of Shark's Meat, Dried Oyster, Pork Belly and some Chinese Fried Crullers. The Porridge was expertly seasoned and the portion was generous. There were real Dried Oyster pieces and not those chopped finely ones. While the toppings were generous, we still thought it was slightly overpriced.
If you’re of Teochew descent, this place will bring back a lot of good memories.
The dry version is drenched with think and starchy gravy, while the soup version is served with conventional wan thun mee savoury soup. Personally, the al-dente noodles are an enjoyment in biting, and I would prefer the soup version over the dry one, as I am not a real fan of starchy gravy wan thun mee. However, this is a pretty subjective matter and it should up to individual's preference.
The plate of barbeque pork and roasted pork is a sight to behold. The slices of meat are cut into a good bite size, thick enough to taste. The nicely caramelised barbeque pork imbued with flavors and aromas is apparently big hits with diners. The Chinese wine and many types of marinating spices provided an interesting play of taste and flavors to the tender and tasty meat.
But the fact that it is still standing strong today proves one thing- they have garnered an appreciate following with superior food quality. It has a restricted menu.... it only offers an array of Roast meat... served with springy Wan Ton Mee (no Rice is served if you must know) as well as Porridge. One of the places that I would like to go for a casual, meat-licious meal.
These are the chef signature bunz with a twist. Char Siu @ RM 6 is smack with a nice thick slab of char siu and pickled cucumber that give a hint of vineger sourish twist on the caramelise sauce of char siew. Turns out to be quite good as the flavour combination is confuse but a good match.
Hakuna Matata's Cheese Cake was a little gelatinous but the cheesy-element was not discounted. It was creamy and rich, just the way we like. The cookie base was a little too hard to our liking though. To beat the tropical heat, the Passion Fruit Jelly would be a nice choice. The natural acidic of Passion Fruit cuts through the sweetness, making it the perfect thirst quencher. To complete your afternoon, pair it with the zesty Mojito Matata Mocktail.
It's a must to try their signature Thai Boat Noodles... WhatSaeb's rendition comes with either Dry or Soup version.... served with a Chicken Drumstick, Meatballs and Herbs. The serving portion was pretty small and was no where near to a filling meal. The texture of the Noodles was alright but it was a little over-seasoned in our opinion. We needed to add a dash of Chili sauce to neutralizes the salinity.
Fortunately, the Peanut Glutinous Rice Balls in Ginger-infused Gula Melaka was delicious. Nothing spectacular about the Glutinous Rice Balls but the Ginger sweet soup was beautifully done. The Ginger aroma was bold and the sweetness was well-balanced.
Unwind and disconnect yourself from the outside hustle and bustle while savouring their sweet and heavenly desserts today!