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Lily’s Vegetarian Kitchen, Madras Lane – Varieties of Vegetarian Food

When I was young, I remember looking for a vegetarian restaurant was a headache as there are not many in Penang. Nowadays, with more people getting more health conscious, it is so much easier to get vegetarian food. At Lily’s Vegetarian Kitchen, you will find an array of vegetarian food ranging from Nyonya, Oriental, Fusion to even Western to […]

Water Drop Tea House, Lebuh Penang – Drooling Vegetarian Dining

If the sound of water dropping is heard in a place, it means the place is very peaceful and harmonious. In Buddhism philosophy, when people give us a water drop of help we have to repay with abundant thanks like the waterfall. Therefore, Water Drop is an interesting and meaningful place for a cup of tea […]

Plan B, Ipoh Old Town – The Combination of Nostalgic and Modern

If the initial plan is not going to work, what will be the alternative? When there is desperate time, it’s the call for desperate measurement. This is when Plan B kicks in. In order to go to Plan B, it is not difficult. First of all, you need to drive to Kinta of Ipoh. Once […]

E & O Hotel, Sarkies Corner – Jamuan Buka Puasa

Bulan Ramadhan is the holy month for all Muslims in the world. During this month the Muslims will fast for the whole month in order to purify and cleanse the body and soul. The fasting of the day will only end at dusk when the announcement is made and prayer is done. At this time […]

Idealite Wellness Restaurant, Gurney Plaza – Delicious and Healthy Dining

It has always been in my mind that healthy food will not be delicious, or delicious food is always not healthy. Never did it come across my mind that delicious and healthy  can make a great couple. My mom has always warned me not to drink too much of the soup when dining outside as they […]

Balik Pulau Hokkien Mee and Laksa, Lorong Chong Teik Balik Pulau – The Best of Classical Taste

Many people still refer to Balik Pulau when asked about one of the best Laksa and Hokkien Mee in Penang. The original location of Balik Pulau Hokkien Mee and Laksa, Jalan Bharu has already relocated to Lorong Chong Teik. For those who drive to Balik Pulau via Jalan Tun Sardon, slow down when you reach the Rapid […]

De Tai Tong Cafe, Cintra Street – Creative Salted Fish Bun (咸鱼包)

咸鱼包 (Salted fish bun) is one of the rare food in Penang. The pao or bun has never existed in any restaurants until recently. Salted fish bun was first introduced by the Hong Kong TVB drama series “Gilded Chopsticks 食為奴”. In this drama, the emperor of Qing Dynasty was conducting a survey on its citizens […]