Loke Thye Kee, Burma Road – Classic Penang Dining Place

I couldn’t recall when was the last time my uncle brought me to this place. It was back during my childhood days. I was here once before the building was left abandoned for ages. I could still remember last time at the middle of the restaurant there was a sky well and the place was famous with dating couples and matchmaking. This place really gives a nostalgic memory to some. For those who had been staying in Penang for a very long time will more or less have some good old memories about this place.

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After being abandoned for long, Loke Thye Kee is now re-open with a brand new look. The structure and the facade of the building still remains its old charm. The only thing that is different is the sky well of this place has been covered with air conditioning.

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The new wooden plate of Loke Thye Kee.

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The previous metal plate for Loke Thye Kee can still be found in the entrance of the restaurant.

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The classical yet elegant dining area.

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The private corner of dining area is just located at the other end of the public dining area.

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The smoking corner is just located at the veranda of the first floor dining hall.

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The Malaysian Buffet is available on every Saturday Evening (RM 60++ for Adults/ RM 30++ for Children) from 6.30pm- 10.30pm.
Buffet Brunch will be served on every Sunday (RM 28++ for Adults/ RM 14++ for Children) from 11am-3pm.
As for Ala Carte Menu/ Set Lunch/ Set Dinner will be served from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am-11pm.

The Starter of Asian Style Salad, Chilled Cooked Shrimp and Oyster.

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Shredded Chicken Salad, Onion Slices Salad and Chicken Ham.

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Macaroni with Mixed Herbs.

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‘Yang Zhou’ Fried Rice and Braised ‘Emperor’ Noodles with Seafood

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Roast Chicken and Barbeque Chicken

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Braised Lamb with White Fungus and Fried Belacan Prawns

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Braised Duck with Yam and Seafood Thermidor

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Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger and Garlic

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Braised Mushrooms with Vegetables and Vegetable Tempura

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Hokkien Mee

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Doubled Boiled Herbal Chicken Soup

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Rojak

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Ais Kacang

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Cakes and Kuihs

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Jelly, Pudding and Fresh Fruits

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Coffee or Tea

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Varieties of Ice Cream are available on the buffet spread.

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Hainanese Chicken Rice

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Hainanese Chicken Chop

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Souffle Macaroni Pie

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Fruit Cake with Cherries

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All the dishes served at Loke Thye Kee Restaurant are pork-free and prepared by Chef Azlin, Chef Lim and Chef Effendy. The food are prepared fresh daily and mainly focusing on Malaysian cuisine. The restaurant is currently applying for halal certification.

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Loke Thye Kee Bar is located at the rooftop which has been transformed into an outdoor bar. The bar is simply a nice space to relax, chill and unwind with a 360º view of George Town. There is a decent selection of wine, beer,  bar snacks and cakes.

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The viewing of Komtar from Loke Thye Kee rooftop.

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Overall, the new Loke Thye Kee now serves Malaysian cuisine compared to the previous Loke Thye Kee which was mainly on Hainanese dishes. The taste and price of the food here are acceptable. The service and the ambiance are good. The only drawback is there are limited parking slots nearby. The nearest parking slots is quite a walking distance from the restaurant.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

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Price (more stars, more reasonable)
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Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Credit Card
Smoking
Reservation
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 11am – 11pm (Tuesdays – Sundays)
Contact: 604-264 1919
Address: 2, Jalan Burma, George Town 10050, Penang
GPS: 5° 41′ 70.15″ N, 100° 32′ 98.70″ E

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