By CK Lam
Conveniently located on the ground floor of Gurney Plaza shopping mall is Euro Deli Biergarten Penang. The restaurant, which opened in end of December 2011, is getting a lot of attention not only for its wide range of Swiss-German specialties but also its beer.
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The month of September is indeed special. My youngest son celebrated his 21st birthday on Monday, my food blog; What2see was featured in the Guang Ming Daily newspaper on Sunday and our successful bloggers gathering at Edelweiss was held on Saturday! What touching moments back to back.
My youngest son, TMZ has reached his 21st birthday. He is now a young adult. My husband with our eldest son, TMY and myself would like to wish him ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ and the very best in his future undertakings. Looking back at the past, all this years has been rewarding to see both of my sons grown up to be fine young men.
Chinese New Year 2008
My two young boys back then in 1991
We will be celebrating his birthday tonight and he has chosen to have it at Tao Japanese Restaurant at E-gate. This would be our fourth visit this time around.
The second joyous moment was seeing my blog being featured in the Sunday Guang Ming newspaper on 28/9/2008. Thanks to Cariso for sending me a message early in the morning informing me that my blog was featured else I would have missed it. It came as a surprise as I was told that the publishing of the article would be delay due to time constraint.
For those who missed out on the paper version, the on-line article is found …
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Penang bloggers are organizing a gathering this month and all bloggers and non-bloggers are welcome to join in this occasion. The gathering cum dinner will be at a charming cafe with a pleasant and cozy environment… Edelweiss Cafe.
Place : Eldelweiss Cafe
38 Armenian Street
Time : 7.00 PM
Date : 27th September (Saturday)
Do drop an email for any enquiries and confirmation to me, lingzie, penangtuapui or gill gill.
Enclosed is the map showing the location of Edelweiss Cafe and a peek of the food.
* The kiosk has since closed down.
You can now treat yourself and your loved ones to the premium Swiss Mövenpick Ice Cream in Gurney Plaza. We came across this ice cream kiosk which is situated on the lower ground floor with a small sitting area.
The choices of flavour is limited. You can have the the ice cream in a waffle, cup or cone and my hubby chose to have the hazelnut ice cream in a cone.
The ice cream is very smooth and creamy and yet not too sweet. Just melts in the mouth… just like those we had at Edelweiss. It does not use artificial colouring but instead colours from the ingredients itself. Although on the pricier side, a little indulgence now and then means no harm :p
Edelweiss Cafe is the first and only Swiss Restaurant in Penang. We have heard of it for some time but only saw it while on our way to lunch with our friends at Colonial Restaurant.
We found this place very charming when we walk passed it.
We finally visited the place last week. It is housed in a pre-war shoplot. The entrance is decorated with assorted green plants and ferns.
The interior of the restaurant is beautifully decorated with antiques.
Now for the food that we came for……
Being pork lovers and don’t mind consuming a bit of fatty meat once in a while, we tried out the smoked pork belly which is rarely found nowadays. The meat was succulent and the smoked aroma was very strongly embedded into it. It was served up with salad and mashed potato mixed with cheese.
The plate of barbeque spare ribs marinated with plenty of seasonings were very tasty and I could not resist eating them using my fingers!
Dessert not to be left out. The apple flan was served warm with a scoop of Swiss Mövenpick ice cream whereas the pumpkin cake with fresh cream.
We also had the caffeine-free Madras coffee which is very soothing and smooth. The coffee cream looks lovely with a heart shaped sign made up of cocoa powder. I think it would be very romantic having this cup of coffee on Valentine’s day!!!
If you are looking for Swiss cuisine, desserts or even for a drink in a pleasant and cozy environment, just drop by this lovely restaurant located in Armenian Street.