Of all our cafe expeditions and travels for food, Penang still firmly holds the #1 spot for us. Certain local fares like Asam Laksa may take an acquired taste to appreciate them, but out of all our efforts to bring our foreign friends for Cuti-cuti Penang, most of them enjoyed food here. With all the RM3 hokkien mee and wanton mee around, it is crucial to stay competitive in terms of pricing.
Yella Fork Cafe recently opened at Jalan Chow Thye, along with some new eateries which we featured previously (Basement Six). Don’t worry we will not bore you with yet another cafe that serves regular eggs ben or breakfast platters. It is a cafe that serves fusion-Australian dishes to offer you a little something that is slightly different from the usual brunches which most cafes are already serving anyway. Another catch which appeals to our thrifty Penangite side being the pricing of the dishes set on the lower end, which is bound to attract a good number of patrons looking for affordable good food.
When one thinks of the holy month of Ramadhan, the word fasting comes to mind. I, for one think of the Buka Puasa buffet spreads and stalls, mushrooming for just this one month to satisfy our deprived taste buds. Sarkies Annexe (New Wing) in Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang is not missing out the party. In conjunction with the month of Ramadhan, Sarkies Annexe is offering an extended buffet spread, featuring our flavorful Malay and local cuisine, on top of their already delectable international dishes.
Talk talk Wine Bar has been around the neighbourhood expanding from just Tok Tok Cuisine to a wine bar spot taking up 2 storeys tall of the Pekaka Square building in Sungai Dua. With a simple concept where friends and family settling in one corner to talk / chit chat while enjoying the trendy and unique interior ambience without the interference of technology. The initial approach was to have NO WIFI concept but due to numerous request, they gave in to the customers
On the first glance on the interior, it was definitely a mind blowing concept. Reusing the raw materials from iron pipes, old window planks, old sockets, old doors, and the traditional wires with a magic touch of refurbishing. Tadaa! Owned by two bosses, where one of them is the architect of the shop. He would spend his time scribbling ideas on the weekdays at the corner of their shop feeling inspired. For me, it will always have to be great ambience and great food. That’s where we will settle ourselves at. Another thumbs up to the shop for providing lunch/ dinner/ snacks with a variety of choices for drinks from coffee to beer to wine. Not only do they cater for the young adults but they also suit the needs of family with kids and the adults in the 40-50’s. Jazzing up the place on Fridays and Saturdays with live bands performance. The jazz selection of music on the other weekdays too is a very interesting choice.
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.
Last week, we received an invitation from Tour Directions to revisit Pinetree Cafe @ Jalan Sungai Dua. Hosted by Mr Cheng partnering with another two bosses, we were introduced to their new menu and their top 9 dishes MUST TRY recommended to their customers. With their new concept, new revise prices at a more affordable range to cater for the students in USM and young working adults yet maintaining the quality of the food. Definitely a thumbs up!
To create the ambience, Pinetree also got Mr Rois to serenade us with his beautiful voice while strumming his guitar in the main hall. We are certainly most captivated by his oldies and modern pop songs.
Check out our 1st review (http://www.chasechin.com/2013/10/pinetree-cafe-jalan-sungai-dua-gelugor-penang/)