Noor & Dean’s Cafe @ Lebuh Noordin, Georgetown, Penang

Noordin Street House is one of Penang’s most charming small hotels. It offers an unbeatable combination of exquisite accomodation, attentive service, unique ambience and a romantic touch atmosphere in the luxury suites. Located in the heart of George Town, a strategic location for travellers to discover the historic heritage zone, the finest shops and fabulous eating places.

Noor & Dean’s Cafe’ is part of Noordin Street House. Situated in a street named after Habib Marican Noordin, the renowned Indian Muslim merchant, philanthropist and benefactor of the Kapitan Keling Mosque. As the area is undergoing a revival, with a sympathetic mix of heritage buildings and the best of modern architecture. Take a stroll down the historic streets to the neighbourhood hawkers stalls or just settle in the cafe while watching the world go by. Noor & Dean”s Kafe offers a variety of dining choices in its own bistro-style cafe. Opening daily from 8.00am to 11.00pm to both their hotel guests and public with an emphasis on the comtemporary Asian fusion delicacies.

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Noor & Dean Platter (RM28)

In the platter you get a mixture of spring rolls, bread pakora, cucur udang & chicken wings with different sauce to dipped with the different selection. The chilli sauce is for the fried chicken wings and bread pakora (mashed potato and deep fried bread indian style). I personally like this combination so that we can try the different variety of appetizer in the cafe.

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Gado-gado (RM18)

Steamed mixed local vegetables (spinach / bean sprouts / lettuces / potatos)  with prawn fritters, boiled egg & bean curds served with peanut sauce. It is a healthier choice of appetizer to start with.

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Cucur Udang (RM10)

A local delicacy asian style prawn fritters deep fried together with onions for a crispier touch served with peanut sauce, fried bean curd and slice cucumber. The peanut sauce is slightly watery and oily for my liking, I prefer more chopped peanuts in the sauce.

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Claypot Nasi Lemak with Ayam Rendang (RM18)

A definitely MUST TRY! Spiced rice with coconut milk (nasi lemak) and traditional malay dry chicken rendang served together with ikan bilis sambal and nasi lemak condiments. Just by snifting the aroma of the rice, it is enough to attract us to stop and pause to enjoy the taste of the warmly kept claypot rice with the chicken rendang inside. All the other condiments goes very well with the rice.

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Char Koay Teow (RM16)

Another local delicacy is the stir-fry flat noodle in spicy sauce cooked with squids and prawns. Very evenly cooked together however we didn’t really like the taste of the raw bean sprouts that is served together. In Thai, they have something similar called Pad Thai where the bean sprout is served raw. It is probably a mixed of different country delicacy in their cafe. Nevertheless, if you don’t mind the raw taste, you can add them into your menu selection.

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Nasi Goreng Jalan Dua (RM18)

Nasi Goreng is fried rice served with chicken satay / grilled prawns / prawn crackers / fried egg and the sambal anchovies. I personally like the spiciness of the sambal anchovies in the meals served. If you are on the adventurous side, you might want to try this :)

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Shish Kebab & Pasta (RM26)

A unique combination. Strong taste of capsicum for the spaghetti olio pasta and the tandoori chicken is overly roasted that it is harder to bite for my liking. The grilled vege is a combination of grilled onions / capsicums and tomatoes in a long skewer. The combination of the tandoori chicken and the grilled veges on a skewers is known as kebab.Served separately is the grated cheese and mint sauce for extra flavouring to the pasta and tandoori chicken.

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Bawal Goreng (RM16)

Deep fried seasoned pomfret fish served with fish curry.

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Grilled Chicken Arrosto (RM22)

Another MUST TRY is the grilled seasoned chicken thigh served with steamed carrots, brocolli and mashed potato with the rosemary sauce as the highlight of the meal. The sauce is a mixed of the herbs to enhance the taste with brown sauce as the base. The mashed potato is another splendid combination, the smooth texture where the mashed potato just melts into your mouth.

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Panini-Mutton Varuval (RM16)

Panini with southern indian style spiced dry mutton (same as lamb varuval)

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Batter Mix Garupa Fish & Chips (RM26)

The deep fried garupa fish with dip devil served with mix salad & chips. A typical western fish and chip combination.

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Sago Gula Melaka (RM6)

A MUST TRY dessert, sago pudding is another local delicacy famous. Boiling the sago with water until the sago pearls become clear and thicken then it is consider ready for serving. Served with palm sugar (gula melaka) and coconut milk. I like how they served it in the cafe, all the ingredients are separated into three tiny bowls. Hence, we are able to mix the sago at our own preference.

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Sizzling Almond Cakes (RM12)

We like the unique ideas of the cafe serving their dishes in an interesting way. Next up is the swiss almond cake with vanilla ice cream served on a hot sizzling plate.Notice how the vanilla ice-cream melt instantly when it is served. This dessert actually have a burnt smell for the after taste which I don’t like it very much. The almond cake does not have a very strong nutty taste but a blend of light chocolate and almond nuts cake.

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Banana Fritters (RM8)

Deep fried pastry with sweet banana + vanilla ice cream. Not a great combination for banana fritters because of the chocolate drizzles on top of the deep fried banana. The originality of the banana’s sweetness has been overtook by the sweetness of the chocolate.

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Cool Mint & Lime Fitz  (RM12) / Teoh’s Punch (RM12)

Fresh muddles lime & mint over crushed iced topped with soda

Apple juice, pineapple juice, cranberry, orange topped with soda

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Noor Meets Dean (RM12) / Mezzo Mezzo (RM9 (Hot) RM11 (Cold))

Cranberry juice, pineapple, orange, lemon juice, ginger ale & grenadine

A mixture of espresso & chocolate.

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Milano Mocha (RM14) / Caffe Machiantto (RM8 (Hot) RM10 (Cold))

Devine mocha sensation, blended with finest espresso & chocolate

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Food Rating :   7 /10

Environment Rating :  9 /10

Service Rating : 8 /10

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Noor & Dean Platter : RM28

Gado-gado : RM18

Cucur Udang : RM10

Claypot Nasi Lemak with Ayam Rendang : RM18

Char Koay Teow : RM16

Nasi Goreng Jalan Dua : RM18

Shish Kebab & Pasta : RM26

Bawal Goreng : RM16

Grilled Chicken Arrosto : RM22

Panini-Mutton Varuval : RM16

Batter Mix Garupa Fish & Chips : RM26

Sago Gula Melaka : RM6

Sizzling Almond Cakes : RM12

Banana Fritters : RM8

Cool Mint & Lime Fitz : RM12

Teoh’s Punch : RM12

Noor Meets Dean : RM12

Mezzo Mezzo : RM9 (Hot) RM11 (Cold)

Milano Mocha : RM14

Caffe Machiantto : RM8 (Hot) RM10 (Cold)

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Location : 

Noordin Street House, 71 & 73, Lebuh Noordin, 10300 George Town, Penang

Contact : 

+604 262 7173

Opening Hours :

Mon – Sun (Daily) : 8:00am – 11:00pm

Nearby :

Walking distance to 1st Avenue / Traders’ Hotel / Penang Road Laksa and Chendul / Komtar / Prangin Mall

GPS Coordinates :

5.411900, 100.330885

Map :

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2 Comments

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    Penang Ho Chiak April 28, 2014

    Nice photography! :-)

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