I am immensely impressed with the rich taste of Seafood Bisque.
One of the affordable venue that allows you to enjoy high tea in style without causing a haemorrhage in your wallet will be Top View Restaurant at The Top Penang. For RM 38/pax, you get to enjoy the most strategic and unblocked panoramic view of Penang standing high at 59th floor of Komtar
Churros were served as part of the afternoon tea set. This is something different compared to others. The churros came with caramel dipping sauce and it tasted sweet and filling. This is dedicated to churros-lovers.
The Christmas Eve Buffet at Cititel Hotel Penang is priced at RM 118 nett (adult) and RM 59 nett (child).
Besides à la carte dishes, Main Street Cafe also serves buffet lunch and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Seafood and Japanese cuisine are the theme on Friday, while seafood and roasts take the center stage on Saturday.
Although the crust looked a little pale, the savory pies are greatly enjoyed by the young and elderly. The colonial pork pie and the curry chicken pie with a little bit of spicy heat are popular choices.
The noodle dish has the quintessential flavor, as well as heaps of ingredients like Shrimps, Vege, Pork and loads of Deep Fried Pork Lard. Together with Sambal, the dish was tummy-filling and satisfying at the same time. Not that it was outstanding but more than decent enough for a usual lunch fix.
We decided to go for the classic Cantonese dish - Char Hor Fun (RM 7.90) after saw it is being put as one of the recommended dish. It was a good choice indeed. The Char Hor Fun comes with a decent wok scent along with an aromatic egg in the starchy gravy. If we were to give a rating, it would be one of the above average taste Char Hor Fun we tasted in Penang.
Char Koay Teow This plate is very yummy, with good wok hei (wok heat), tasty and with cockles! Cockles definitely add flavor and aroma to a plate of Char Koay Teow.
I like the Laksa, it taste good and i also tried Kek Seng Coffee Shop signature Ice Kacang, their Ice Kacang taste normal but with lots of ingredient inside it.
The popiah is the best I've tasted in Penang - tasty with a good balance of fillings. The chilli paste actually makes a presence so there's an oomph to the popiah! I'm not used to the soggy-ness of the popiah but the taste and texture was good enough for me to completely disregard it.
♥Verdict: Definitely a place that worthy to put into your Penang food hunting list!
[Non-halal] Kheng Pin Cafe is known for their Lobak - and it is truly one of the best we’ve had. The char kuey teow is good too!
Really good springy noodles with a balance of sweet and savoury sauces that brought the noodles to life.
Here's the location.
The Toast however, was light and fluffy but we thought the accompanying dips were slightly off the track
I order what is call as their Savory Soulmate set meal, which is recommended for two person but i can finish it by myself.
Au Meng Kit, Director of Ming Xiang Tai, is riding the wave in the building trend of traditional Cantonese pastry and biscuit industry in Penang. Having founded his first pastry shop on Burma Road in July 2008, the young businessman has since opened several outlets, with the latest on Penang Road.
In the fear of losing part of the traditional flavors as time goes by, Ming Xiang Tai strives hard not only to preserve the flavors of the yesteryears but to pass down the quintessential skills in crafting the traditional Cantonese pastries. With this vision in mind, Ming Xiang Tai has been constantly offering an array of Cantonese pastries and delicacies in all of its branches across Penang island. The Cantonese pastry specialist has been continually receiving positive responses from Penangites since its opening and has recently expanded its fifth branch at Penang Road. If you are constantly on the look out for good Cantonese pastries, do check out Ming Xiang Tai for its wide variety and comprehensive menu.
All in all, Dear Dino Cafe is a must-visit place in Penang if you’re looking for a chill cafe to bask in their laidback ambience.
We had a Ballin' On A Budget (RM 18), a steamed potatoes stuffed with broccoli, corn, ham and melted cheese topped with sour cream onion. It is freshly made upon ordered, considering we waited for about 20 minutes before the food arrives. The potato served was soft but we thought it could be made slightly mushier for a better overall texture. Seasoning could be improved as well as the potatoes tasted a little bold. The overall dish make senses when you have the potatoes together with the ham and sour cream onion, otherwise it tasted odd when individual elements are consumed separately. The cheese used, which we supposed to be raclette did not impress as it ended up as a separate layer on top of the potatoes
We picked Let's Avocuddle.... Ham, Lettuce, Tomato served over Avocado-spread Toasts. It tasted as straight forward as it was... pretty bland and nothing out of the ordinary. A relief that the Toasts were not too dry
Tokyo Yakitori is a new Japanese restaurant in town, sister restaurant to one of the oldest Japanese joints in Penang- Kirishima Japanese Restaurant (at Cititel Penang) but both are geographically near to each other. Though Tokyo Yakitori is just a few shops away from Kirishima, both are targeting different segments- Kirishima's offering is more superior in terms of ingredients and price points while Tokyo Yakitori is more wallet-friendly. Notwithstanding, Tokyo Yakitori still offers decent Japanese delights- from the standard Japanese appetizers to Yakitori (Japanese Skewers) to Sushi, Ramen and Bento Sets. In the evening, the place is turned into a restaurant cum bar that offers a vast selection of Japanese Sake to pair over their range of Skewers. Nevertheless, the place is still suitable for all age-range of diners and that includes both teetotalers and drinkers. Tokyo Yakitori can be found at the T-junction of Sri Bahari Road and Penang Road (next to Kheng Pin Cafe).
西班牙猪大排 Spanish Iberico Ribs – RM14/100g Iberico pork, also known as black pigs are imported from Spain and it feeds naturally on oak tree acorns. The texture of the meat will be a bit chewy indeed. The well marination of the meat with the herbs and sauces gave this dish an aromatic and delicious feel.
Overall my dining experience is awesome.
Hong Kong Style Seafood Congee (港式海鲜艇仔粥; RM 388/10 pax) is one of the dish that demonstrated the shrewdness of food preparation. The soup is double boiled for long hours with pork ribs to harness its essence prior cooking with seafood, and resulted in a final product with sleek sensation of the seafood. It hits the quality of not being overly stout with seafood taste.
We were most pleased with the coffee beans and drip kettle. They also make perfect gifts for those who enjoy coffee and home-brewing.
[Muslim-friendly] Forest Cloud is our favourite cafe discovery during our Penang trip. Forest Cloud also roasts its own coffee beans.
Not only that coffee lovers can have a sip on their in-house roasted Coffee but also hands on experience on how to brew their own coffee by joining their classes.
Umi is known for serving authentic Malay food and you get the whole feel of dining just like how you get to eat while being at a kampung.
Selera Umi Bersama Tarian Tradisional Early birds who booked before 1st May 2019 will get a 20% discount of the regular price RM 68+ for adults and RM 58+ for children and senior citizens.