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Le Perigord, Pulau Tikus – Reasonable Set Lunch at RM19.90 Nett

Looking at the increasing number of restaurants and food outlets in Penang, many have come out with various promotions to attract customers. However, the ones which are able to extend their lunch promotions over the weekend are only a handful. Most cafes stop serving set lunches or set dinners on weekends. Either that they will hike up the prices on weekends. Hence dining over the weekend at nice cafes or restaurants will burn a big hole in the pocket. Anyhow, for meal savers like myself I will always look for a place that has nice ambiance, great food and most importantly great savings to my wallet.

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Le Perigord, one of the places in my list that serves nice food in great ambiance at attractive prices. The 3-course set lunch which consists of main course + soup of the day + drink is only priced at RM19.90 nett per set.

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Introducing Penang Famous Food Batu Lanchang Market in Video (Part 1) – With Tripvid

This is the first time for me to introduce Nice and Famous Penang food with Trevor James in video. Thanks to the invitation by Tripvid for this great opportunity. The first stop, we were at Batu Lanchang Market. This place is famous for Passumbur “Indian’s Style Salad”, Char Koay Kak “Chinese Style Fried Rice Cake” and Mee Rebus “Indian’s Style Gravy Noodle. View more in the video below:

Break n Eat, Elite Avenue – A Place for A Quick Bite

Elite Avenue is popular among those who work in Bayan Lepas/Bayan Baru area. It has so many shops offering delicious and attractive-looking menu. However, not all restaurants are offering affordable lunch menu under RM10 per pax. If you are within a budget limit and looking for a quick lunch, one of the options is at Break n Eat Cafe.

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Break n Eat Cafe is located at the corner and on the same row as Jinggo Dak Galbi Korean Food. It is catered for busy white-collars in that area who are looking for a simple and quick lunch.

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360 Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant in Penang – Affordable RM88 nett Buffet

It was once a glorious building and a trademark of Penang back in the 90’s. I still remember when I was young at that time, my parents brought me to the one and the only revolving restaurant in Penang which is located at the top floor of Bayview Hotel, Georgetown.

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Over the years, the revolving restaurant had been quiet for a while until the recent takeover by the new management. They have revived and restored this restaurant to its former glory. The rooftop of Three Sixty (360) is a great place to dine where the restaurant will be revolved in a slow and gentle momentum for patrons to enjoy each a 360° panoramic view of Penang island.

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If you arrived at the rooftop at around 7 pm, you will get to enjoy the magnificent and breathtaking sunset just before the night kicks in. Next to the revolving restaurant is Penang’s first Sky Bar which serves cocktails, mocktails, liquor, beers and wines.

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Balik Kampung at Balik Pulau – The Lost and Found Laksa and Hokkien Mee

The famous Balik Pulau Laksa and Hokkien Mee at Jalan Baharu which used to be at Jalan Baharu had since moved several times. It moved to Lorong Chong Teik for several months and then moved to a hawker center before settling back to Jalan Baharu. This new location is different from its initial place and is better known as Balik Kampung at Balik Pulau.

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‘Balik Kampung’ is the Malay saying of ‘back to hometown’. It is not only a good place for great ‘kampung’ activities, but also a great place for delicious local delicacies such as the above-mentioned ‘Hokkien Mee’ and ‘Laksa’.

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Menya Miyabi, Queensbay Mall – The Authentic Hokkaido Ramen

Authenticity and localization are always contradictory when setting up a foreign restaurant out of its original place. Sometimes the acceptance level of the dishes is different at different places. Therefore some restaurants chose to improvise its food to suit local taste buds. However, the real challenge is suit local taste buds and to maintain the authenticity with the ingredients from the origin place that might incure high cost of import of ingredients and educating the local to accept that authenticity taste.

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Menya Miyabi, one of the ramen shop originated from Hokaido is insisting with precision about the authenticity taste from their origin. The master chef Seiya Takana will fly down from Hokaido every 3 months to perform an audit of the food served here to make sure it is at par of the requirement.

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Expecting the high demand from the local, Menya Miyabi is expending another new branch which will be located at Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya.

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Macalister Mansion, Georgetown – New Menu, New Concept

Macalister Mansion is known for its fine-dining, private functions, impressive wine cellar, boutique-style accommodation and classy breakfast.

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The dining area at Macalister Mansion looks elegant and neat.

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