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Yin’s Sourdough Pizza, Gat Lebuh Cina – Hearty and Reasonably Priced Cafe

Healthy eating and lifestyle are the hot topics for today. Everyone is looking for healthy food made from as much natural ingredients as possible. One of the most important ingredients for making bread is yeast. But yeast comes in many forms. The yeast that we are accustomed to is instant dried yeast which is heavily commercialized, but convenient. An alternative of using instant yeast is back to the basics, just like in the olden days when commercial instant yeast is of non-existence. This is how Yin’s Sourdough Pizza differs from the rest as the cafe cultivates its own natural yeast, just like how our great grandparents used to make their loaves. This is called wild yeast. Breads made from wild natural yeast are usually called sourdough bread. The Europeans love heavily-textured breads such as sourdough loaves but Asians prefer soft and fluffy white breads. The reason behind is breads made from sourdough are not as fluffy and soft as those made from commercial yeast and moreover it takes longer time to make a sourdough bread. This time, we are going to visit another branch of Yin’s sourdough bakery which is the Yin’s Sourdough Pizza.

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It is not hard to locate Yin’s Sourdough Pizza. If you are driving to Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street), look for the side lane with the name of Gat Lebuh China (China Street Ghaut). Yin’s sourdough is located inside Wisma Yeap Chor Ee.

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Aside from Yin’s sourdough pizza cafe which is inside this building, there is also Penang Science Cluster which is also located in the same building as well.

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The display of science and technology is also being showcased here. There are a lot of information in this area.

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There is a designated play area for kids as well where you can find some toys and games that require them to brush up their motor skill.

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Next to the science cluster, there is the Yin’s Sourdough Pizza Cafe.

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The siphon coffee maker can be spotted in the cafe as well.

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The Valoriani Brick Oven that is being used to bake sourdough pizza was imported all the way from Italy.

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Egg Benny Sourdough Pizza – RM30, it sounds like egg Benedict but in the form of pizza. The pizza crust was made from sourdough and was topped with homemade luncheon meat, tomato sauce, spinach, Mozzarella cheese and a half-boiled egg in the middle of the pizza.

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The half-boiled egg is one of the main ingredients that made this melting cheese pizza delicious. The healthy addition of spinach was not much. Personally it would be a bonus for veggie lovers if more spinach were added. The appetizing tomato paste with a sourish hint made one craving for more as it balanced off the richness of the other ingredients. The crust was crispy although it was slightly burnt on the edges.

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Aglio Olio – RM12, the aglio olio was cooked with baby corns, mushroom slices, broccoli, homemade luncheon meat and a touch of chili flake. Then tossed with fettuccine pasta.

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The texture of the fettuccine was very chewy in a nice way, it was not like the usual commercial fettuccine that we used to have. I am suspecting that this fettuccine was homemade. The aromatic luncheon meat blended in very well with the baby corns, mushrooms, broccoli and the touch of slight spiciness from the chili flakes really brought up the taste of this aglio olio.

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Mango Kefir Smoothie – RM11.00, kefir is something similar to yogurt, in fact much more benefits than the latter. Yin’s has brought this to another level by cultivating their own kefir and made into delicious and healthy mango kefir drink. In this drink it contains a lot of probiotics and valuable vitamins in a natural way.

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Cappuccino – RM9.50, this is a very common and usual type of coffee. The aroma of the coffee was nice which is great for someone who is always on the lookout for a caffeine fix.

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Overall, this place serves healthy and delicious food at a reasonable price. The only drawback of this place is the parking limitation parking during peak hours.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

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Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Credit Card
Smoking
Reservation
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available
Operation hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm (7 days a week)
Contact: 011 2419 5118
Address: Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, China Street Ghaut, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
GPS: 5.415101,100.3402526

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