Penang’s night scene is saturated with night clubs and pubs which largely includes binge drinking and vomiting your guts out the day after, at least for teens and young adults these days. We do not endorse such lifestyle and much prefer to just lounge somewhere without feeling the vibrations of loud music on our skin. Tree Bar is one of G Hotel’s baby which was launched not too long ago. It is in close proximity to the backdoor of G hotel, right next to Chilli’s.
Tree Bar is named so because the bar is designed to encircle this big rain tree with the species name “Albizia Saman”. It was intentionally built around it because good environmentalists from G hotel decided that it is a pity to cut off this beautiful 80 year old tree. We sure glad that they kept they tree because it adds so much character and uniqueness to the place. It looks absolutely chill and serene with its dimmed lights and hanging decor at night, simply gorgeous!
We love Tree Bar for many reasons. Apart from its tasteful lounge music, the food was what stood out for us. Most food from bars and pubs leave a bad if not horrible impression I believe, and Tree Bar completely elevates the idea of bar food to something that is not just edible, but sophisticated and good. They offer a myriad of bites and fillers which are priced from RM16++ onwards, which we thought was very reasonable for the quality of food they serve.
Idealite Restaurant was established in year 2011 by Mr Tan Yong Jen and his another 5 associates whom are recognized as a registered Homeopath Therapist and Nutritionist. Focusing on eating healthy and right became their main focus in the business. They started their business at a corner of their house in Penang Island and slowly expanded to their very first IDEALITE restaurant at Jalan Gottlieb.
Today, they made it more convinient for us by opening in the shopping malls! Their branches are located inside Queensbay Mall on the North Zone and the other one is inside Gurney Plaza beside Kim Gary restaurant.
It was definitely an eye opening experience for first timers like us! Non-vege lovers. Every dish serve was not only unique but it taste just as good as the ones we usually consume in the local restaurants. The dedication and tentativeness of the owner to capture the hearts of many definitely deserve a *like*. The effort of transforming limited ingredients to a similar taste is definitely a huge challenge.
Goku Raku in Gurney Paragon is now rebranded to Edo Ramen. Opened on 7th April 2014 with their new menu giving a new fresh approach to ramen indulgence at a greater value ranging from RM9.90 for a bowl of ramen. Edo ramen introduces us to Tokyo-style ramen, a unique recipe created by notable ramen connoissseur, Mr Tetsuya Fukino where ramen enthusiasts can choose from four types of ramen soup (TOKYO, TONKOTSU, MISO AND BLACK) and 2 categories of topping together with their authentic handmade ramen. The term Edo was the former name of Tokyo in the Japanese Samurai Era. With their simplified menu, it allows the consumer to make their selection more conveniently and easily.
First choose the soup of your choice, the ultimate option gives you four extra toppings ( Seaweed, braised pork belly, japanese fish cake and the lava egg) vs the standard option. You can customize it your way with the add on option below the menu.
Okonomi means ‘what you want’ or ‘what toy like’ while Yaki means grilled or cooked. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake. Okonomiyaki is widely available throughout Kansai or Hiroshima areas of Japan savour it differently. It was first invented in WW2. Okonomiyaki is prepared much like a pancake. The batter made from flour, grated nagaimo, eggs, shredded cabbages, slices of onions and pork mixed alll together and fried on both sides on a hot plate/pan using a metal spatula. The spatula is later used to slice the dish when it has finished cooking. Usually savour together with the okonomiyaki sauce and dashi/aonori/katsuobushi flakes.
Okomen Japanese Restaurant, is the new restaurant in Queensbay Mall. Unlike other Japanese restaurants, they specialize in okonomiyaki and ramen instead of sushi and sashimi. It has been a long wait for Penang folks for the opening of both Okomen and Sushi Tei situated at the north zone inside the mall.