Finding good food to eat around Gurney is increasingly difficult, especially so when we have spent the past two weeks loitering around the area hunting for new places for lunches and dinner. On top of that, having to eat something decent on a tight student budget with a place that has plenty parking space and air conditioning under this crazy weather just makes things that much more difficult.
We are mall rats for all the above reasons, and we aren’t proud of it. However, we have slowly run out of affordable places (that we aren’t sick of) to eat in Gurney Plaza/Paragon, until we found our life savior right in this restaurant. Relish is recently opened in Paragon just right above Starbucks, sandwiched between Lunarich and Savaro. Their specialties are centered on Malaysian dishes, so expect lots of santan in some creamy curry goodness.
Sadly, we visited on a weekend and missed all the awesome weekday lunch deals that they offer. Do read on and rest assured that you’ll be paying for just a fraction of the price we mentioned below if you happen to visit on weekdays! Don’t say we NO JIO!
Drop by Old Chow Thye at Chow Thye Road for their Nyonya dishes. The cafe is situated at Chow Thye Road along with restaurants like The Little Wine Bar, Harvest Inn, and Isaribi beside Burma road. Over the years, the Burma road has bloom into a strategic locations with concept restaurants serving eateries and desserts. Not forgetting the famous Him Heang biscuits and Green House Hokkien Mee. Old Chow Thye becomes an addition to the hustle bustle of the area serving the locals’ favourite dishes at a reasonable price. A choice of spicy Assam Pedas, Nyonya Curry Chicken or a milder preference would be the Tu Kar Chor, Tau Eu Bak and Herbal Chicken to choose from. The cafe surprises their customers everyday with different set lunch special posted online everyday. Like their FB page for more info (https://www.facebook.com/oldchowthye). The simple interior makes the entire cafe more homey and relaxing.
Chase being a huge fan of Chai Boay, we decided to settle down for lunch on the weekend.
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.