Monthly Archives: January 2015

Junk Cafe @ Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang

Only a fortnight old, Junk Cafe which is located at the heart of Chulia Street is now open for dining. The interior is decorated with antique clocks, manual film cameras, rusty looking musical instruments and wooden old school table and benches. Besides the rusty and old school settings, there were also a collections of the classic gramphone discs displayed on a piano. Behind the wooden door, Junk Cafe continue to surprise us with interesting pieces of “funky” antique and a corner selling the limited edition clothings, shoes and accessories.While on the outside is where the master chef is at work, making the tender and juicy burgers.

Stay tuned for their new menu, as Junk continue to surprise us with their chicken sandwich / crab rolls and etc. Catch their latest update in their FB page ( Junk Cafe)

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Bear Paw @ Gurney Paragon Mall, Georgetown, Penang

Despite its official opening quite some time back, Gurney Paragon is still relatively empty and is still filling up with new and exciting stores to offer you a myriad of food, shopping and entertainment. From time to time, we will travel the distance just to explore new eateries in the mall, one of its newest addition being Bear Paw.

With a total of 11 outlets in Klang Valley and Johor Bahru, Bear Paw is not an unfamiliar sight for those of you who frequent there. Recently launched its very first outlet in Penang, Bear Paw is a Taiwanese food chain set to redefine chinese paus, or rather ‘burgers’. It is located at the basement of Gurney Paragon, rather close by Sam’s Grocer, right next to Ban Heang.

Remember how the burger bakars from your neighbourhood stall are messy and calorie-laden? Bear Paw is more diet-friendly with its signature bear-paw shaped buns which are steamed instead of grilled with slabs of planta on it.

We love how you get to pick your own buns out of 4 very different choices: Milk, Brown Sugar, Whole Wheat Pumpkin. Each bun comes with a different colour and flavour profile. We were thinking of some Nicki Minaj buns and settled for Signature Bear Set with Brown Sugar buns. You can choose your own sauces from 5 different types too! (Honey Mustard, Teriyaki, Chilli, Thousand Island and Tartar)

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Basement Six @ Jalan Chow Thye, Georgetown, Penang

Chow Thye Road has been busier than usual this year. One of the restaurant that caught my eye as we drove pass was the tastefully designed restaurant Basement 6. A restaurant that serves breakfast (8am – 11am only), lunch starts (12 noon till last call at 3pm) and dinner (6pm to 10pm).

We were sceptical initially, suspecting it to be one of those “nice to see only” cafes mushrooming in Penang. The patio area was designed to give the visitors a garden in the city ambience. We loved the little pots of plants accenting each table. For those who are already imagining the sweltering heat of the outdoors, fear not as the ceiling walls are raised high and abundant fans air the space. Diners can choose the indoor restaurant for the air-conditioned spot. We took the outdoor spot for the breezy wind and natural daylight while munching our breakfast. We had a heartily breakfast and diners can opt for their affordable lunch set / menu if one opt to laze on their bed on the weekends :)

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