A non-meat cafe has just opened recently in Chow Thye Road. JenxDan Lifestyle Cafe offers its customers a variety of good and healthy dishes. The cafe name is made up from the initial of the husband and wife, Jayne and Danny. In fact Danny is also the chef who plans the dishes for the menu which is full of Western delicacies and also some Chinese delights. There are some dishes that include eggs and some well prepared ‘meat replacement’ foods.

I had some wonderful delights from their menu, starting with the appetizer, Italian Tomato Bruchestta. This dish comes with a topping of chopped tomato with basil in extra-virgin olive oil. It was full of flavors even though it was not served on a baguette. The healthier whole meal bread was just as good.

Italian Tomato Bruchestta at Jenxdan

Italian Tomato Bruchestta at Jenxdan

Italian Tomato Bruchestta with coleslaw – RM4.50

The Cheesy Mushroom Sandwich is an ideal vegetarian sandwich. It has pieces of diced stir fried mushrooms and eggplant laid on top of a very unique English muffin…indeed an interesting combination. The fruit and coleslaw compliments this dish very well.

Cheesy Mushroom Sandwich at Jenxdan

Cheesy Mushroom Sandwich at Jenxdan Cheesy Mushroom Sandwich – RM 7.90

The cafe offers a number of hot and cold beverages. I was delighted to have the Rosella juice – RM3.90, a refreshing drink which is rich in Vitamin C. I remembered I was introduced to this juice when I visited Yishensu Restaurant.

Another recommended drink was the Coral grass – RM3 which is rich in calcium and also high in protein and natural enzyme. The coral grass comes with a few choices of fruit juices – mango, guava, orange and apple.

Rosella juice at JenxdanCoral grass at Jenxdan

Rosella and the Coral grass orange juice

A pot of Organic Earl Grey Tea which is sufficient for sharing among two people. This tea with an aromatic flavor helps in the digestion.

Organic Earl Grey Tea at Jenxdan

Organic Earl Grey Tea

I had this Pasta Carbonara. This pasta which is found in many food outlets and cafes can also be seen on the menu at JenxDan Lifestyle Cafe. The fusili had the right texture and was tossed evenly together with plenty of mushroom, peas, carrot, broccoli and cauliflower. This is indeed a simple dish with scrumptious flavor.

Pasta Carbonara at Jenxdan

Pasta Carbonara – RM 7.90

A creative approach was seen in The Golden Duck. This dish has a bowl of red rice and pieces of vegetarian duck with black sesame olive oil and vinegar dressing. The sauce was slightly sweet and sour. Assorted vegetable of carrot and lady finger were including in this dish.

Golden Duck at Jenxdan

The Golden Duck – RM 7.90

They use many other ingredients to substitute for the actual ingredients. As for the desserts, it’s great to see different flavors of eggless cheesecake featured in their menu. We had the Mango and the Grape Cheesecake at RM4.90 each to round out the meal.

My favorite was the Eggless Mango Cheese cake with pieces of mango sandwiched in between.

Eggless Mango Cheesecake at Jenxdan Eggless Grape Cheesecake at Jenxdan

The above dishes are just some of the offerings in the menu. I am sure to return again to try the rest of the entrees. Click here for the Map Location. The cafe with simple deco has green and white as its main color, with the color green representing the color of nature.

JenxDan Lifestyle Cafe

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JenxDan Lifestyle
21 Jalan Chow Thye
10050 Penang

Business Hour :

Public Holiday

Closed on Sunday

Tel : 04 2268414
H/P No : 019 4719123 (Danny Tan)

Website :  http://www.jenxdanlifestyle.com

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28 comments so far


this is cool. meatless, eggless options.
though i kinda wonder, is cheese vegetarian?

September 23rd, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Wow! Another low price restaurant that can attract a lot of set meal hunters from offices nearby. I will be there soon! :)

September 23rd, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Great idea to serve vegetarian Western food.

September 23rd, 2009 at 8:15 pm

eggless cake is really healthy version of cake ya! the other vegetarian looks really innovative

September 23rd, 2009 at 9:33 pm
Danny Tan

Cheese? Is it vegetarian? Hmm, it is a difficult question with the matter of which kind of vegetarian are you. Some vegetarian eat no egg, no dairies, no garlic, no onion; some accept garlic and onion but egg and dairy are strictly prohibited. Some take all as long as no meats. That’s why we rather put our cafe as meatless with the motive of promoting healthier and diverse choice to meatless/vegetarian lovers.

September 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 pm

This is fantastic… I’m actually considering going vegetarian and thinking about all the stuff I’m going to miss out on!

September 23rd, 2009 at 10:38 pm

J2Kfm – Do check out comment 5 by the owner who was kind to share the info with us.

cariso – The cafe does attract lots of office workers is quite packed during lunch hour.

Little Inbox – I find this interesting too…as there are not many vegetarian Western food around.

simplegirl – I love the eggless mango cheesecake…with good texture and pieces of sweet mango.

Danny Tan – Thanks for highlighting the difference!

550ml jar of faith – Do check out this cafe. There are many more items in the menu.

September 23rd, 2009 at 10:43 pm

The flower in the Rosella juice looks so striking and pretty. I’ve been eating far too much meat over the long Raya weekend… Maybe meatless is the way to go over the next few days… :)

September 24th, 2009 at 12:02 am

It is a nicely present vegetarian cafe !

Must inform my Penang’s friend . Thanks for the info.

September 24th, 2009 at 12:08 am

OMG! No meat ….. Sure I get hungry very fast after eat :P

September 24th, 2009 at 9:57 am

wow…something new and healthy in town…
why penang got so much nice food one…i think i must plan to stay there for 1 week already…haha

September 24th, 2009 at 12:46 pm
Simple Veggies Delight

I’ve seen a lot of people being confuse about Cheese being Vegetarian or not?
If you’re a Lacto Vegetarian, that is u consume dairy products then Cheese without Rennet but replace by Vegetable enzyme in its ingredient is considered Vegetarian.
Like most low fat Cream cheese which is a Healthier choice is also without Rennet.
Any helpers in this topic?

September 24th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

From appetizers, to main course, to desserts..the food looks all good!

September 24th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

this is interesting leh! the cheesy mushroom sandwich is in my makan list d!

September 24th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

eh, the price is cheap wor..serve with such quality..just worth to try out~

September 24th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

Passed by this shop a couple of times. It used to open only on weekdays and only during lunch. That’s why it’s hard to pay a visit.
But now they have at least extended the business hours.

September 24th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

YOu’re fast la!! :)

September 25th, 2009 at 9:12 am

like those healthy sandwich bread.

September 25th, 2009 at 11:51 am

What a healthy concept cafe! All the food looks really interesting to me!

September 25th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
Ramon Tapia

I was in Malaysia for 2 weeks. Aside from the other foods, 1 particular snack food I buy from all 7/11 shops there and while drinking beer in bars is the fried noodle snack mixed with peanuts & green peas. After I left Malaysia I looked at the internet and asked anyone, nobody could tell me the name of the popular snack & how it is made(recipe). It’s so addictive! :-)

September 26th, 2009 at 12:16 am

The Italian Tomato Bruchestta looks delicious! And the eggless mango cheese cake too. Yummy!!

September 29th, 2009 at 12:30 am

Wanted to visit this place once but it was closed. Will go there one day for some meatless and healthy meal.

October 2nd, 2009 at 5:59 pm

you should come again..some new flovour cakes such as lavendar, dragon fruits…..

October 25th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

I like the food! Very nice… the pumpkin soup, the cabonara, the vegetarian duck rice, the English Muffin…. I will try all inside the menu soon.

Thanks Jen & Dan for the organic western vegetarian option, it makes my vegan life more colourful.

November 3rd, 2009 at 1:08 pm

It’s my pleasure, Hock-Chai.

November 19th, 2009 at 12:25 am

Sound great!
Is the food free from onion,garlic, spring onion? Or we have a choice to ask the chef for exclusion?


October 2nd, 2011 at 11:11 am

the shop is open on sunday as well.
u may edit the info above. thanks.

March 10th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Is your cheese contain animal rennet?

July 13th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

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