Last Sunday we had a dinner outing with our good friend, Dr and Mrs Alex Lim. The destination? The Sire Museum Restaurant, of course, that serve good food in a charming environment in Penang. We had such an enjoyable time at this restaurant on our first visit on Friday. Furthermore, Dr Alex is a photographer as well, and this museum restaurant is a great place for photo shots. Since I had little time to blog about The Sire on my first visit, I will do it with more detail this time!

Inside the restaurant, we were greeted with the triple arch doorway. The glass work on the doors were really impressive!


Our previous visit was marred by the lack of natural light for our photographs, so we made it a point to go there early to capture better photos. We were seated in the front part of the restaurant. Love the glasses and white colour feature throughout the restaurant.

After giving much thought to the wide range of menu choices, we finally made our pick. Our dinner began with the serving of tomato bread which is similar to those served in Ferringhi Garden. My personal recommendation? Have it for your every visit! Tomatoes were cooked up into a tasteful puree and I could not resist spreading the puree a little more each time on to my tomato bread.

Then came the good old salad. Unlike Friday’s salad which was Caesar Salad, Chef Liang tweaked his menu a little today and opted for fresh garden salad with fresh fruits and cherry tomato. Sweet!

Food servings were quick and efficient and the staffs made sure all customers were comfortable and well attended to. It didn’t take long for the main course to come.

This was the Caramelized Red Snapper, which does not carry a strong caramel taste as its name suggest. It is pan fried with a mix of herbs, different from the Pan-Sealed Snapper which I had on Friday. The reduced use of oil brought out the full flavours of the red snapper. Spinach and mashed potatoes completed the dish.

The other main course we had was the Macaroni Prawn. Sounds unfamiliar doesn’t it? Well, once you give it a try, you will be in for a surprise! The sauce for the macaroni is not similar like those usual cream cheese sauces, it is actually black pepper sauce! Not too creamy, it makes a superb compliment with the macaroni. Grilled prawns top off this dish nicely :) Definitely a dish to savour on our next visit.

Besides that, we ordered the Stewed Lamb Shank (you can find this in my previous post) and the Seafood Spaghetti. My son found the spaghetti specially delicious, the sauces were carefully balanced to bring out the best of spaghetti. Best taken warm, my son gave the pasta two thumbs up!

Desserts and coffee was similar as before, so I won’t bother writing about them here. Furthermore, we were looking forward to a full tour the museum. Now that we know our way around better, we discovered and rectified particular spots of photographic pleasure, and here are some of the photos for your enjoyment.

Penangites are definitely proud that Dato’ Seri Stephen Yeap Leong Huat has displayed his family belongings and sharing them with the public.


Antique items have a very soft spot in my heart, it always tends to bring up a nostalgic feeling. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. We had a chance to catch up with Chef Liang and Chef Toh after the tour and had a chat which filled us up with more stories about the restaurant.

Like always, had a blast of a time too catching up with Dr and Mrs Alex Lim.

* More photos of the museum can be view here. *

The Sire Museum Restaurant
4 King Street
10200 Penang

Tel : 04 2645088

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GPS Coordinate : N 05 25.206 E 100 20.474

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14 comments so far

Criz Lai
 1 

I saw this place only yesterday but has yet to make a visit. The ambience looks good and the food looked great. I’m sure the taste would be marvelous as well.

I will take note of this place for my next visit. I have to temporary cut down on consuming too much rich food recently. Psss.. getting too fat now. Hahaha :P

Thanks for reviewing this beautiful place.

June 19th, 2008 at 2:08 am
New Kid on the Blog
 2 

wow, revisit again huh??!!! nice place to visit….

June 19th, 2008 at 8:17 am
CK Lam
 3 

Criz Lai – All the outings does put extra weight on me too…will try to cut down a bit but also quite difficult to resist yummy food, right?

June 19th, 2008 at 9:55 am
CK Lam
 4 

New kid on the blog – This is the best outing place I can think of to take my friend who likes admiring antiques and loves photography…and also the same time sharing with them the delicious food in this new outlet.

June 19th, 2008 at 10:07 am
Chen
 5 

Oops, I didn’t even know the existence of this restaurant. Thanks for the review and I would love to pay that restaurant a visit some time in the future :)

June 19th, 2008 at 6:58 pm
J2Kfm
 6 

the place looks lovely, just like your previous post. would you mind posting the price for the dishes as well?

June 19th, 2008 at 7:34 pm
CK Lam
 7 

Chen – Always happy to share my review with you and everyone. Presently there is not much publicity on this new outlet but by word of mouth.

Do give it a visit.

June 19th, 2008 at 10:35 pm
CK Lam
 8 

j2kfm – The prices of the dishes that I had varies…

Pasta dishes & Salmon Sandwiches around RM15.
Fish dishes… RM29
Lamb Shank … RM50

June 19th, 2008 at 10:46 pm
Little Inbox
 9 

Now I know the food is really nice, otherwise you won’t bring your friends there within few days time.

June 21st, 2008 at 11:04 pm
 10 

Thanks for your sharing. I tried it and like the environment a lot. Too bad, I forgot to bring my camera, sure will pay another visit. =)

March 1st, 2009 at 8:26 pm
 11 

Carol – The place sure has its charm…do make sure you have your camera ready on your next visit.
Btw…you have a nice blog too.

March 2nd, 2009 at 1:03 am
 12 

Hi, I was wondering is the restaurant packed during the weekends? Do i need to make a reservation before going there? Planning to visit there on Sunday.

March 12th, 2010 at 9:56 am
 13 

Jason Oon – It is better to make a reservation as they do have functions on and off.

March 12th, 2010 at 11:20 am
 14 

Thanks CK, just called to reserve my place. Looking forward to have a great time there.

March 12th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

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