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BY CK Lam

Nagore Square, a buzzy food scene in Penang is home to many food outlets. Conveniently sitting on the corner of the refurbished Chime Heritage building on nearby Jalan Bawasah is The Haven Harbour (HH). This double storey corner unit cafe with its white washed walls and spacious upstairs dining area is welcoming with modern day design and relaxing environment.

Andus Yeap takes care of the kitchen while Carine Lim is the lady behind the wide range of creative pastries and cakes. For freshness, only small patches of desserts are baked daily while the made to order signature desserts take 15 minutes of preparation.

Take your pick from the different types of chocolate desserts made with superior quality Callebaut chocolate products. Would it be the Poke Boule or the Chocolate Assiette? We had both choices.

The ball of Poke Boule with Frangelico infused lady finger coated with Belgian chocolate was served cold in a ramekin. Carine took it up a notch by adding nice sense of texture – fine lines of white chocolate and crisp peanuts. Recommended to go with a cup of Americano, the Poke Boule practically melts in the mouth. It brings back something memorable – roughly like eating rum ball.

The Haven Harbour – A cafe at Chime Heritage Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Cafes grew rapidly in Penang for the past few years and is still growing. The latest on Chow Thye Road is Monkey Cup Cafe. Having opened over a few months, the corner unit cafe with its walls painted in grey got its name from the tropical pitcher plant – monkey cup.

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BY CK Lam

DCOVA Cafe on Bishop Street in George Town Penang caters to a diverse downtown clientele of corporate types and town visitors. The cafe housed in the Logan Heritage Building takes over the space that was once Lighthouse Cafe. The all day dining cafe welcomes visitors with its food, cakes, tea and a vast selection of coffee.

We started exploring the several varieties of hot coffee drinks made using throwback coffee beans from Papa Pahleta. The throwback is a composition of Brazil Cerrado, Sumatra Ratawali Valley and Tobing Estate. I enjoyed the espresso solo, which gave satisfying flavors of dark chocolate.

Dcova Cafe at Logan Heritage Building Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

A drive pass the bustling Bishop Street in Penang had us discovering Acupaday. This cafe is attracting attention with its combination of fun Vespa theme, Illy coffee and light meals.

Acupaday – Cafe where Vespa and Illy works together

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BY CK Lam

For those who go for late night eats in Penang,  I am sure you have patronized Restoran Yunus Khan. Popularly known as Jiao Sai, the supper spot is renowned for its signature stir-fried and soup based instant  noodles.

Jiao Sai Mee Maggi Goreng (Stir-fried instant Maggi noodles) by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The secret is in the soup

The light and flavorful noodle dish of koay teow th’ng is a popular hawker food across Penang.  One place that many would head to for a bowl of koay teow th’ng (flat rice noodle) is the stall located on Clarke Street – a street between Argyll Road and Hutton Lane.

Hidden in a small alley, you will find the koay teow th’ng stall that has been running for more than 30 years.

Koay Teow Th’ng at Clarke Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com
A bowl of koay teow th’ng prepared with beehoon

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BY CK Lam

For this holy month of Ramadhan, G Café in G Hotel Gurney Penang is offering the Ramadhan Buffet Dinner. Diners will be able to savour a delectable treat of Malay cuisine from different parts of Malaysia.

Chef Hamizi, the sous chef presents three main themes for the buffet – Rasa Rasa Utara, Selera Pantai Timur and Juadah Seri Selatan.

Ramadhan Buka Puasa Buffet Dinner at G Hotel Gurney Penang by what2seeonline.com

 

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BY CK Lam

The long line of people in front of the stall would suggest that the answer is “yes”.

Although wedged in the alley between Masjid Kapitan Keling and a shop, the stall is not hard to find. A queue of customers waiting for it to open at 10pm is a common sight.

Nasi Kandar Beratur, which moved into its present premises in 1943, has long been renowned for halal Indian-Muslim food. Its recipes have remained unchanged through the years.

 Is Nasi Kandar Beratur worth waiting for?

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BY CK Lam

George Town Penang is reputed with its many heritage shophouses with five foot pedestrian walkways. Many are familiar with these sheltered walkways which are popularly known as goh kaki 五脚基. It is not surprise having one of the cafes going after the name.

Goh Kaki located in two heritage shophouses on Bishop Street is a casual relaxing space. It is one of the several cafes in town that brings back childhood memories.

The drinks menu offers brewed local coffee, fresh juices, soothing teas and ice blended. Coffee choices on the menu include Kopi C, Kopi-O, Kopi and Chocolate Coffee, all served in porcelain kopitiam cups and saucer with flower motifs.

Goh Kaki offers customers the signature ‘Say No’ Chocolate Coffee with “old-school” chocolates wrapped in gold foil. The chocolate coins with the charm of yesteryear are still sold at some grocers.

Goh Kaki - Five Foot Way Cafe in Penang by what2seeonline.com

Chocolate coffee RM7.90

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BY CK Lam

If you are planning for drinks or cocktails in Muntri Street, Penang, hop in to Mish Mash. The place which has recently obtained its liquor licence is boasting a full bar besides its coffee and seasonal drinks.

The place with warm and friendly environment is own by two Old Frees (ex-students of Penang Free School). One of them is Ben Ng, who runs his own gig called Fluid Alchemy. He was on hand to show us the cache of whiskey that he has been accumulating over the time.

Chilling out at Mish Mash, Muntri Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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