The Daily Dose Cafe is part of my short listed must visit cafe since the past few months. But with the endless pile of work coming my way, it has definitely delay my trip to this cafe. We decided to have brunch in the cafe for a change instead. The cafe is situated along the narrow Steward Lane, walking distance to the Cafe Atelier and the Goddess of MercyTemple. The ambience of the cafe is lovely with a fish pond located in the middle of walkway. Decorated with pictures of wars and fights. Be warn! It could be rather disturbing after observing the picture further. Back to their menu, there were limited choices for main dishes.
If you are looking for a place to stay this Merdeka weekend, with the convenience to the delicious hawker food stalls in Georgetown. Put Hotel GLOW into your search list. Located on Macalister Road and within walking distance to KOMTAR/ 1st Avenue Mall and the famous New Lane hawker stalls. Not to mention, it is 300 – 500 metres walk from the freshly made tau sah pheah from Ghee Hiang. If you are an adventurous person and doesn’t mind the sun, it is a good starting point to discover the historical Penang.
Hotel GLOW focus on comfortable bedding, basic gym access, free WIFI access, self served breakfast to go and great showers and amenities. Best of all, at a reasonable price. Despite being in the heart of the city, Glow offers an ample of space in the room to allow their guests to unpack and roam around comfortably with a modern interior.
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
It was a long weekend, so we made a trip down to KL. We were supposed to cover Melaka’s famous Jonker Street as part of our agenda but due to some unforeseen circurmstances, we had to give it a pass for now.
Our disappointment did not last long as we went on a food hunt around KL instead; I would gladly say that it was a satisfying hunt indeed.
We went to Ficelle in Taman Danau Desa near Kuchai Lama for breakfast. It was my second time there and we ordered their breakfast set which comes with a complimentary coffee/ tea.
We were craving for some Dim Sum so we sought out Tai Tong Restaurant in town. For those who are unfamiliar, Dim Sum is Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates, as shown in the pictures below. The restaurant also serve a variety of stir-fry dishes, more commonly known as Tze Char among the locals from noon onwards.
After arriving at around 7.30 am, we ordered our usual pot of tea( Kok Pou ). A Dim Sum dolly immediately came over with the Dim Sum trolley (it rhymes!) and we managed to find our favourites among the multiple baskets. If you haven’t got your fill of Dim Sum after the meal, fret not; you can always grab more when the trolley passes by.