Archive for March, 2012

By CK Lam

Visitors to Starz Diner in Hard Rock Hotel Penang are in for a treat this April, with the launch of the sumptuous American buffet. Held on the weekends, the buffet dinner sees a range of dishes specially selected by the hotel’s Executive sous chef Beh Aik Aun and his team. The team will prepare a spread of approximately 70 hot and cold dishes, appetizers, seafood, salad and dessert hailing from various states of America.

 Great Amerian Buffet at Hard Rock Hotel, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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By CK Lam

Da Ban Chinese Restaurant is renowned for serving Szechuan cuisine as well as steamboat. Its location in Jalan Zainal Abidin, stuck between Jalan Macalister and Burma Road, has a huge gold and black signboard on its facade.

A man-made bridge after the main entrance leads us into several dining areas. This fairly large air-conditioned restaurant has its interior decorated with Chinese furniture and bamboo plants.

Da Ban Chinese Restaurant - Szechuan cuisine by what2seeonline.com

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By CK Lam

Having started off more than a decade ago in Penang, Shanghai Ding House of Dumplings is still drawing in the crowds, with many going for its noodles and dim sum.


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By CK Lam

Khunthai Authentic Thai Restaurant is a place in Penang that locals and foreigners alike flock to for tasty Thai cuisine. Having made a name for itself in Raja Uda Butterworth, it recently opened another outlet at Teluk Kumbar on Penang Island.

This restaurant offers Thai delicacies specialising on seafood dishes. We started with the kerabu mango, which has plenty of vegetables, mango strips, cashew nuts and anchovies. The sour, spicy and sweet dish is a great starter as it whetted everyone’s appetite.

Khunthai Authentic Thai Restaurant new outlet at Teluk Kumbar, Penang by what2seeonline.com

‘Kerabu’ mango RM9

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By CK Lam

Suffolk House located at Jalan Air Itam in Penang launches another interesting menu. The new Anglo-Indian Brunch Tiffin menu was designed and created by Executive Chef Wan Helmi Zazalee and his team in honour of Suffolk House’s unique Anglo-Indian past. It reflects the dining sense and style of the Governors’ (including Captain Francis Light) who once lived in Penang’s first Great House.

Go for Anglo-Indian Brunch Tiffin Menu at Suffolk House by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Ete Cafe, a family-owned coffee hotspot in Penang welcomes customers with its specialty coffee and tea besides freshly baked cakes. Situated on Carnarvon Street, this cafe is run by Taiwanese couple, Chiang Tsung Hsun and his wife, Venessa.

Both learnt baking skills from the Le Cordon Bleu cooking school. At Ete cafe, Venessa is responsible for baking the pastry and cakes. Don’t be surprised to find delicious macaroons, gateau, chocolate mousse and tarts. These sweet treats ensure a loyal following from customers who want fine French pastries.

Ete Cafe – Place for French pastries and specialty coffee by what2seeonline.com

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***This place has closed down since August 2012

BY CK Lam

Chez Weng Modern Grill Restaurant has recently opened its doors at Precinct 10, a new dining scene in Penang. The restaurant offers contemporary grilled European cuisines along with a selection of alcoholic beverages.

Owner, Chef Weng opened the restaurant with a casual and cozy ambience. Colourful curtains, large light bulbs and chandelier added charm to the huge dining area with high ceiling. Seating areas are on the ground and first floor that looks directly into the restaurant below. There are live performances on alternate nights – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Chez Weng Modern Grill Restaurant @Precinct 10  by what2seeonline.com

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