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BY CK Lam

For this festive season of Christmas, G Cafe at G Hotel Gurney in Penang had prepared a lineup of gourmet treats to feast on. The buffet features festive specialities, with a wide choice of Western and European dishes, local delights and a delectable dessert section.

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BY CK Lam

Built in 1929, Loke Thye Kee Restaurant down on Burma Road, Penang boasted a ship design in memory of its original waterfront location in Weld Quay. During its heyday, the restaurant was famous for its traditional Hainanese cuisine besides widely regarded as the place for matchmaking, weddings ceremonies as well as birthdays celebrations.

The historical place acquired by its current owners underwent a restoration programme and was restored to its former glory in late 2012.

Today, the refreshed Loke Thye Kee houses a number of restaurants: Kopitiam, Loke Thye Kee Restaurant and The Bridge Grill. Guests can enjoy pork-free Hainanese, Malaysian and Western delights at these pork free and Halal outlets certified by JAKIM.

Dine Within the Historic Loke Thye Kee in Penang by what2seeonline.com
Photo via LTK

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BY CK Lam

Penang is a hawker paradise with a huge variety of interesting street food stalls offering plenty of good and reasonably priced Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisine. I revel in the delights of hawker food, sold throughout the market area, neighbourhood stalls and the narrow back alleys of Penang.

Some of the stalls offer sitting areas while others have none, so you may have to eat while standing up – a bit of a challenge. However, it’s an even bigger challenge to decipher what goes into each dish and just where those flavours dancing on your palate stem from. This is where I can help.

CHAPATI
What it is: Chapati is an Indian flatbread made of wheat flour. It’s a staple in the Indian community’s diet. There is a very light flavour stemming from the wheat dough to this flatbread and it is simply delicious when dipped in curry.

Flavour Guide on Penang Hawker Food: Chapati

  The best way to enjoy chapati is to dip pieces of it into curry

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BY CK Lam

Penang is a hawker paradise with a huge variety of interesting street food stalls offering plenty of good and reasonably priced Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisine. I revel in the delights of hawker food, sold throughout the market area, neighbourhood stalls and the narrow back alleys of Penang.

Some of the stalls offer sitting areas while others have none, so you may have to eat while standing up – a bit of a challenge. However, it’s an even bigger challenge to decipher what goes into each dish and just where those flavours dancing on your palate stem from. This is where I can help.

 

SAMOSA

What it is: Savoury samosa & curry puffs are popular deep-fried snacks sold mainly at Indian and Malay street food stalls. They’re made out of dough cut into small pieces and stuffed with a savoury spicy filling. Fillings might vary slightly but most vendors have the vegetarian version filled with essentially spicy curry paste, potatoes and onions. The meaty version with chicken meat is also available. Samosas are normally triangular-shaped while curry puffs are crescent-shaped and tapered at the ends to keep the filling intact.

Flavour Guide on Penang Hawker Food - Samosa

Deep-fried samosas make the perfect snack

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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

It is always interesting to taste something new, especially with great company

Together with a group of friends, we had a meal of rich flavours, aromas and colours of Moroccan and Mediterranean cuisine at Al Medina Moroccan Restaurant.

Located in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, the house converted restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating exudes a warm welcome.

Experience Moroccan and Mediterranean Food at Al Medina in Penang by what2seeonline.com

The spacious lawn has a number of bamboo huts

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BY CK Lam

The Tree Bar launching on 11th July 2014 at the ground floor, alfresco area of G Hotel Gurney Penang sees a wonderful addition to the hotel’s portfolio of food and beverage outlets.

Established guests and media were present to witness the launching of the new hangout spot in town.

G Hotel's new Tree Bar Launching and Ribbon Cutting by what2seeonline.com
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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

For the coming holy Ramadan, Sarkies at E &O Hotel Penang will be introducing the Jamuan Buka Puasa buffet.

“Besides the Jamuan Buka Puasa buffet, other ongoing buffets are the Salam Aidilfitri Hi-Tea and Salam Aidilfitri Buffet Dinner. You will find rotating menus, incorporating spread of traditional Malay delicacies prepared with fresh local ingredients,” says communications and public relations manager Eileen Chong.

Enjoy A Delectable Jamuan Buka Puasa Buffet at Sharkies, E & O Hotel Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The Chateau Palmer Wine Dinner organized by Asiaeuro introduced the renowned wines from the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux for an intimate set of 36 guests. The event held at Hotel Equatorial Penang begin with a Processco reception at the Blue Moon before proceeding to The View restaurant for dinner.

Chateau Palmer Wine Dinner at The View, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Real Food Sonnentor Penang is a new cafe and grocery store located at Straits Quay in Tanjung Tokong. The corner lovely space previously occupied by Aseana is marking the beginning of a new meat-free concept cafe to Penang. The decor is modern and delightful, with indoor and alfresco dining.

The health driven menu offers dishes prepared without processed ingredients, artificial preservatives and trans-fat. The item worth trying is the Organic Pizza prepared without cheese. The thin crust ‘green’ pizza comes topped with homemade pesto sauce and organic seasonal vegetables – three types of mushrooms, tomatoes, pineapples, onions and olives. The pizza with balanced yet intriguing flavors can be shared or just eaten in lieu of a main course.

Real Food Sonnentor Penang @Straits Quay by what2seeonline.com

Organic pizza RM28.80

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BY CK Lam

Heeding my friend’s advice, I headed out to Kareem Pasembur Rojak stall. This little pasembur stall opening on the side of Union Street in Penang is constantly packed at lunch hour, with a line of people  from the surrounding offices.

The man behind the stall is Abdul Kareem Yusoof.

Kareem Pasembor Rojak @Union Street Penang by what2seeonline.com

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