Chok Dee Thai located along the hussle and bussle of Burma road, a few shops away Green House Hokkien Mee and the famous Him Heang biscuit shop. Don’t be skeptical on the ordinary exterior and limited parking spots in front of their shop, the rectangular shape restaurant may look small but the place is decorated with beautiful painting and a touch of the Thai decorations. The place sets a very homey and relax feeling for their fellow customers. Chok Dee’s customers can opt to park by the road side on the inner lanes.
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.
Wang Chao Chinese Cuisine has been in business for 9-10 years now serving chinese style dishes and steamboat. Wang Chao’s award -winning chef bagging the Gold Medalist of the World Golden Chef Competition in year 2005 has his ways in melting our hearts. It is usually packed at night, so we decided to visit the place in the afternoon. The setting is very homey feeling, cozy environment, and reasonable price.
Chase is a huge fan of steamboat, so when we saw the deal on Groupon, quickly we purchase it. It was a very worthwhile deal. 600g of Snapper Fish Steamboat Set for 5 people at RM32 instead of RM58. What we got from the deal, 600g whole snapper fish including the fish bone, bee hoon noodles, yao mak, slice abalone, cubed tofu and black mushroom with the soup base choice of clear herbal chicken / tomyam.
Jiao Sai Mee Goreng is very well known among the locals. Even if you haven’t try it, you would have heard about it.
You may be curious as to how the term jiao sai came about. For those of you who aren’t well versed in Penang’s conversational dialect, Jiao Sai is a Hokkien phrase for Bird Shit; fret not, they do not include that in their famed mee goreng.
The story behind this unappetizing name is that the humble restaurant earned it from the place where they were previously located at (Jalan Phee Choon) , and it just so happened that there were flocks of birds which left plenty of egestion material behind. Since then, they have moved to a new location (Jalan Argyll).
OKAY! So, they are famous for their Tomyam Maggi Goreng with Chicken and Original Maggi Goreng with Chicken. Both are served with a sunny side up.
Paragon Mall, which is probably the most happening mall in Penang currently, was newly opened last weekend. We foresaw that most Penangites would be heading there to check out the new mall so we detoured to Gurney Plaza instead.
Along the Gurney alfresco dining area, there were some new restaurants which caught our eye and one of which was Black Canyon Coffee. For those of you unfamiliar with this restaurant, it is a Thai chain restaurant which has branches in various parts of Malaysia. They serve Thai cuisine and a relatively large selection of coffee for you coffee lovers.
They offer a few set meals according to the number of diners you have, as well as other a la carte options. Since there were 4 of us, we ordered Set E (RM49.90) for 4 pax. The price is affordable and portions were just nice.
First on the menu,