A revisit to US Pizza, US Pizza is situated at Island Glades, Greenlane, one of the strategic location in the heart of Penang. Established since my schooling years, one of our favourite place to gather for birthday celebrations and reunions. With their attractive Tuesday deals, RM32 for two regular pizza or RM42 for two large pizza (saving up to RM23.90). Get a 30% disc off during weekday (11am to 3pm) lunch from RM8.38 onwards. The place is well decorated with car plates from all around the States and vibrant choice of funitures to match the setting.
Located along the busy Macalister Road, lies the beautiful modern grey color building with striking yellow strips on their window. A unique choice of artistic paintings and a selection of vibrant colours pillows to match their furnitures. Interesting choice of hotel setup to capture the hearts of young couples, budget travellers and food hunters. Glow Penang was newly built in late 2013. Being part of the Zinc, a hospitality management company built to provide comfortable bedding, basic gym access, free WIFI access, self served breakfast to go and great showers and amenities. Strategically being at the heart of the Pearl Orient, win the heart of tourists visiting Penang. On top of that, a fair price for such convenience is definitely something worth bragging about. So, what’s around. One road away from Burma Road, drop by New World Park for their hawker delicacies (Char Koay Teow / Asam Laksa / Curry Mee and etc …), or drop by the famous Abu Siti Lane coconut drink to quench your thirst or the famous Chee Cheung Chuk ( in New Lane which is 200 metres down away). If you are less adventures, Zest Bar & Cafe, take the elevator down to Level 1, to try their thai and western selection in their lunch menu.
Check out what we think about their western food here : -
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.
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)
If you are looking for a homemade and delicious salmon steak, Ceylone House should be the place to be. So it was thru Groupon that we first heard about this place. Located at Lorong Ceylone, a road away from Secawan ‘n’ such and New World Park away from the busy roads in Georgetown city. Maintaining the classic traditional wooden windows and door reminded me of the olden generation houses back in the 80s’. Glide thru the walls with a coat of white paint and decorated flowers, the refurbished cafe looks brand new and homey. With the soothing sound of the radio FM playing while dining has definitely made us ponder on how things have slowly transform from the 80s’ to 90s. The new era of technology replacing the old and etc. Nevertheless, we both enjoyed our quiet time here.
Recently we visited Huo Tan Wang located at the newly refurbished Chime Heritage behind Penang Plaza. Huo Tan Wang is well known for their charcoal fish head steamboat.The restaurant uses charcoal for their steamboat to enhance the slurp worthy rich and sweet taste of the fish soup based. On top of the ingredients inside the steamboat, we also ordered their chewy Hock Chew and Sai To fishballs / enoki / pork slices and some green veges. They were very generous in refilling the strong flavoured soup. *thumbs up*
The beautiful seafood mural paintings on the wall and the traditional steamboat pots sets the entire ambience. The murals of the sea animals like the gigantic prawn and their catch of the day made our stomach hungrier.
The air-conditioned is not fully blast and the lacking of ventilation causing the 2nd floor to be slightly smoking when dining. Definitely one would prefer to wear a casual outfit when visiting. However the prices maybe a little higher compared to other restaurants but nevertheless the quality of the steamboat (ingredients/soup) is above par. Overall, we are happy with the great service, and friendly owners.