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BY CK Lam

The Jawi House Cafe Gallery, offers an eclectic Jawi Peranakan (Straits Muslim) interior with a comfortable atmosphere to entertain friends and family.

Located on Armenian Street in the heritage zone of George Town, Penang, the cafe is owned by Datuk Dr Wazir Jahan Karim, an anthropologist and culture conservationist.

Although Wazir is a good cook herself, having learned from her mother, she often leaves food preparation at the restaurant to her son and head chef Nurilkarim Razha.

A Spread of Jawi Peranakan Delights at Jawi House Cafe Gallery  by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Among the many desserts in Penang, the cendol really stands out with its flavor and texture. This sweet Indian dessert is about having the right combination of ingredients and it is served ice cold.

BM Best Cendol with Pulut by what2seeonline.com

Cendol with Pulut

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BY CK Lam

Many would have passed by Kedai Makanan Ye Wei 越味小吃館 every day and not notice this little eatery. Located on Transfer Road, this Vietnamese restaurant is run by Ah Hong and his Vietnamese wife, Thuy, who started as a small catering business for two years before finally opening this small family-owned eatery.

The small menu offers affordable selection of Vietnamese stir-fry dishes, noodles and tempting desserts. We started off with the So Huyet, a plate of stir-fried cockles with chilli paste and pork lard. The cockles are fresh and lovely when eaten with its own savoury juice or dipped in the accompanied chili sauce. A good appetiser to snack on while waiting for your main course.

 Taste of Vietnamese Food in Penang - Kedai Makanan Ye Wei  by what2seeonline.com

  Stir-fried cockles with chilli paste and pork lard

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BY CK Lam

In the month of August, Swez Brasserie in Eastin Hotel Penang brings to you Flavors of Malaysia. The month-long buffet has a spread of savory to sweet Malaysian cuisine with a blend of native Malay, Chinese, Indian and Nyonya food.

Flavors of Malaysia at Eastin Hotel, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Rasa Deli at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang is introducing mouthwatering variety of cheesecakes in the month of July. Cheesecake lovers will rejoice with variations such as Red Velvet Cheese Cake, Marble Cheese Cake, Green Tea Cheese Cake, Butterscotch Mascarpone Cheese Cake, Coconut Pandan Cheese Cake and Signature Cheese Cake.

New executive pastry chef, Dino Wan Teik Boon who has graced many prestigious events with his creations spent the afternoon sharing the cakes with us in the Spice Market Cafe. He serves them into plates, starting with the Signature Cheese Cake. This non-bake cheesecake made with yogurt is light and has a velvety smooth texture. The recipe for this cheesecake had it baked over a crunchy cracker crust.

Cheesecakes at Rasa Deli, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Just a very mention of Curry Mee and most Malaysians will be gleefully thinking about the delicious hawker food staple that has satisfied the nation for years. The dish itself is unique to Malaysia, with its combination of yellow noodles and vermicelli with the spicy coconut milk laden soup. Commonly, the soup would be spiced up with additional chilli paste, and topped with dried tofu pok (tau pok), prawns and cuttlefish.

There are several variations of curry mee in Malaysia; however this is the most telling Penang version. What differentiate Penang Curry Mee from the others are the ingredients used; besides the aforementioned there is also additional pig’s coagulated blood cubes and bloody cockles. Even though society in general is moving towards a healthier palate, most believe that Penang’s Curry Mee will not taste as good without them.

Throughout the island there are numerous stalls offering this mouth-watering curry mee, with each of them offering its own version of soup and ingredients. The soup varies from a reddish coconut based broth to a lighter pale color, affectionately known to locals as White Curry Mee.

White Curry Mee & Hainanese Chicken at Hot Bowl, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Hawker food features prominently in the culinary culture in the state of Penang. Across the industry there are always places that constantly make headlines while others tend to be excellent but underrated, and the New Cathay Coffee Shop is classified as the latter.

Located along Lorong Kuching right off the ever bustling Burmah Road, this coffee shop is one of the decent places to sample a plethora of Penang’s street hawker fare. A favorite mostly with the locals, it begins to fill up as early as 7.30 in the morning and is absolutely packed during the peak hours of ten in the morning right through two in the afternoon.

For those opting for a lighter snack, the apom manis (Indian style pan cake) stall right beside the shop is an excellent alternative. Interestingly, the owner still maintains the tradition of using charcoal stoves and clay pots.

Hawker Food at Cathay Coffee Shop, Pulau Tikus by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

There is a rare place serving piping hot bowls of Cantonese style dessert or tong-sui in Penang. The desserts not only satisfy your sweet cravings, its charming surroundings will also amaze you.

This nameless stall is located right in the heart of George Town. The business which started many years ago is now run by the second generation owner from the yard of his house on Victoria Street.

Slurping Sweet Tong Sui at Victoria Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Many dessert outlets are sprouting across Penang Island and one popular one is Hui Lau Shan. This Hong Kong’s dessert chain journeyed to Penang with its first location in Gurney Plaza. The healthy dessert outlet has since been attracting stream of customers.

The attraction at Hui Lau Shan (HLS) is mango and its menu offers a whole wide range of selections of this tropical fruit. According to senior manager Yvonne Tan, the outlet is using two varieties of quality mango. One is the golden water lily mango from Thailand and the other from Philippines. Each variety is slightly different in flavor, with the sweetness of Thai mangoes for the ice blended and aromatic Philippines mango for topping.

At the food review, we are offered many tempting sweet desserts and not to mention some savory ones.

Fruitties Combo Series
The Fresh Fruitties Sweetie Ball with Double Juices (RM14.90) is an eye-appealing colourful dish. One can choose from a selection of juices which include watermelon, coconut, honeydew melon, mango, papaya and cantaloupe with a fragrant smell.

This dessert is presented with watermelon and mango juice together with glutinous rice balls. The natural sweetness of both the juices was delicious eaten with the chewy glutinous rice balls and the fruit balls.

Hui Lau Shan @Gurney Plaza, Penang offers mangolicious fun by what2seeonline.com

Juicy fruits – strawberry, kiwi, mango, honey dew, cantaloupe and watermelon

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BY CK Lam

Kambli’s Bubur Corner is one of the few Indian-style sweet dessert stalls in Penang. Tucked away on Jalan Datuk Koyah, off Penang Road, the stall offers several choices to suit different taste buds.

Customers will be able to enjoy bubur kacang hijau (mung bean porridge), bubur gandum (wheat porridge) and bubur pulut hitam (black glutinous rice porridge).

Bubur Kacang (Indian-style sweet dessert) at Jalan Dato Koyah, Penang

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BY CK Lam

Eastin Hotel Penang is spicing things up with a spread of kampong style dishes for the coming Ramadhan buffet dinner. They will be showcasing some truly traditional Malaysian food, with creations of salads, soups, spicy curries and desserts by junior sous chef Mohamad Bakri and Mohd Fauzi.

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Gearbox soup

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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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