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Warung Kelapa Sawit, Juru – It’s All About Fish

Whenever there is nice food, the place will be packed with crowd regardless of the price or the ambiance. This is what happened at Warung Kelapa Sawit (The Little Stall at Palm Estate).


The warung was set up in the middle of nowhere of a palm estate at Juru, Prai. This place is well known to the locals where it will be crowded with people during lunch time. To accommodate the growing number of customers, they had placed a few canopies, table and chairs. But there are no fans available inside the canopies. Just imagine you are dining under the hot sun where only a canopy serves as a barrier between you and the hot sun.


The queue is usually very long when it comes to lunch hours. Therefore, it is advisable if you come in a group, some should queue for the food, while others should find a place to sit.



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Asiatique Lounge & Kitchen, Tanjong Tokong – Delightful Fusion Cuisine

Having a fine-dining or semi fine-dining Western food in Penang is very common. It can be simply found anywhere in Penang. However, having a semi fine-dining in fusion style is something rare in Penang, and this restaurant has bravely opened its doors and is known as Asiatique.


The interior of this restaurant is very simple and yet exquisite. The owner must have adored the celebrity chefs as you can find pictures of them hanging proudly on the wall.


There is a good selection of wine and liquor which are being used to pair with different types of dish.



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My Kuali Penang White Curry Mee Review

Since MyKuali’s Penang White Curry Mee instant noodle has been rated as one of the best Curry Mee by the Ramen Rater, the craze of the instant noodle has gone viral in the entire Malaysia. Everyone is looking for this instant noodle and it has been out of stock everywhere for months.


The hunt and the crave of the noodle have been getting more intensed as it has become the talk of town and even in social media.



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Dragon-I Restaurant, Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pots

Another year has passed and Spring Festival is around the corner again. During this season, Chinese will celebrate the lunar new year and family members from all around the world will gather to have a reunion dinner on the eve of new year.


This year, Dragon-i has come out with a special Prosperity Abalone Treasure Pot (盆菜). Treasure Pot is a popular dish during this festive season as it symbolizes the unity of family members. It is a feeling of love, joy and prosperity.


An authentic ‘Treasure pot’ must include at least a dozen of special ingredients which are believed to bring good luck, money and fortune. It has traditionally been held that eating treasure pots during this time will bring an auspicious start of a new year.



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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.


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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Hakka Tree, Gurney Plaza – The Taste of Hakka Dish, Delicious Pork Dishes

If you are a pork lover, Hakka Dish is the food that you should not miss out. Most of the Hakka food consists of pork ingredients. I personally love pork, especially minced pork meat, pork ribs or ‘Pai Kut Ong’ and Barbecue pork slices.


Hakka food is now commonly available in chain restaurants. One of them is Hakka Tree which is located at the lower ground level of Gurney Plaza.



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Traditional Charcoal Char Koay Teow, Georgetown – Distinguished and Nostalgic Food

Penang’s Char Koay Teow is one of its kind that cannot be found else where. It is a unique and marvelous food that is so different from other food around the world. If Penang’s Char Koay Teow has been selected as the second best street food , no other street food dare to be ranked as no. 1. The skill and the taste will be even much appreciated if that char koay teow is cooked using charcoal stove as it is not easy to prepare. Usually most of the stalls prepare with pressure gas stove.


It is not easy to cook char koay teow in a charcoal stove as this requires precise controlling of the fire and constant tossing of the koay teow. One of the stalls that still prepare this kind of distinguished char koay teow is the mobile stall located opposite of Syarikat Pinang at Siam Road. The stall is just at the junction of Anson Road and Siam Road.



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