Archive for the ‘Dessert’ Category

U-Soya | Revisited

In Dessert on November 2, 2011 at 2:01 pm

1. Tau Fu Fah with red beans

2. Chilled Tau Fu Fah with longans

3. Chilled Soy Milk with pearls



Address: 2-G-9 Pekaka Square,Lebuh Pekaka 1
Sungai Dua, 11700 Gelugor Penang

Phone: 012-408 6604


Mon to Fri: 11 am to 10 pm
Sat / Sun / Public Holiday: 9 am to 7 pm

Wi Fi available

Other reviews:

1. A Herbivore in Penang’s first visit.



In Chinese, Dessert on October 9, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Evergreen came highly recommended by a few Homo sapiens to A Herbivore in Penang for the seemingly endless choices and reasonable pricing. The restaurant comprises of two shop lots and is located on a bustling street in Pulau Tikus. They have a big buffet spread daily on top of an ala carte menu, noodle stations, steamed paus, rice dumplings, tau fa and desserts.

Food pictures:

1. Fried noodles & fried vermicelli noodles

2. Fried koay teow, sweet and sour egg (tofu), unknown, stir-fried chili spinach

3. Nutritious pau

4. Red bean soup



Address:  39-A Cantonment Road,

10250 Georgetown Penang


Hours:7am -9pm

Other reviews:

1. VegeFoodLuva

2. ShiokorNot

Nine Emperor Gods Festival

In Arts & Culture, Chinese, Dessert, Hawker, Malaysian, Nyonya on September 29, 2011 at 2:48 pm

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (Chinese: 九皇爺; pinyin: Jiǔhuángyé; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Káu-ông-iâ; Cantonese: Kow Wong Yeh) is a nine-day Taoist celebration beginning on the eve of 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, which is observed primarily in Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, and also the Riau Islands.Wikipedia

Here in Penang, the entire island is dotted with makeshift vegetarian stalls with a yellow awning or cloth signifying they serve “pure vegetarian” food adhering to the Taoist rules – no garlic, onion, milk and for some, certain green vegetables. “Clean” utensils are also used during this time. A Herbivore in Penang visited one of the longest makeshift vegetarian stalls here in the island located on Madras Lane.

Food pictures:

1. Curry Chicken Pizza

2. Hawaiian Chicken Pizza

3. Plate lunch with assorted dishes

4. Acar Fish (Nyonya Dish)

5. Perut Ikan (Nyonya Dish)

6. Rojak

7. Coconut Tarts and assorted desserts


Address: Corner of Madras Lane and Burma Road

Hours: Early am till late pm.

Ice Kacang at Pesgrave Street

In Dessert, Hawker on September 6, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Pesgrave Street is better known by the locals as ‘Sar Tiau Lor’ or literally translated 3rd street. By night fall the street is packed with people and stalls selling Penang street food. However, only one stall is herbivore friendly and that is the ice kacang stall.


Address: 67A Lebuh Presgrave
10300 Penang

Hours: 5pm till late


In Dessert on July 14, 2011 at 8:45 am

Sweet-i is a dessert shop specializing in tong-sui. Under the detailed care given by Mr. and Mrs. Soon, many rare types of tong sui are now made available for those unable to make tong-sui themselves as there are some skills involved in making tong sui.

Mountain yam & lab lab beans tong sui. Health benefits – contains cancer fighting agents.

Mountain yam.

Lily bulbs, red dates and coralline algae. Health benefits – beneficial for joints.

Peanut paste soup.

Black sesame paste.

Leng Chee Kang.

With compliments from Mr. and Mrs. Soon.

They are closed on Mondays and they offer delivery service via their website.



Address: 727-F, Jalan Sungai Dua,

11700, Gelugor, Penang

Phone: (012) 485-3627 (Mr. Soon)

Website: Sweet-i

Facebook: SugarBoss

Hours: 5.30pm – 9pm

Other reviews:

1. Penang Food, Penang Travel and Penang Lifestyle

2. Eaterland

Mews Cafe @ Muntri Mews

In Breakfast, Dessert, Drinks, Mix cuisines on July 3, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Muntri Mews is a new boutique hotel located on Muntri Street. The building is part of the UNESCO heritage city protective site. Right opposite Muntri Mews is another new addition to Georgetown, a chic hostel called Ryokan.

Here’s a little information about the street and the building taken from Muntri Mews’ official site.

“Muntri Street has perhaps the best preserved rows of 19th Straits Chinese architecture in Malaysia, equivalent to Singapore’s Emerald Hill.

The grade 2 listed building was formerly the stables and carriage works of the street’s grandest terraces. Carriages were kept below while drivers and staff were housed above in 12 worker’s quarters. In the Edwardian period it became a garage for some of the smartest cars in Penang.”

The menu is fairly small. On the day we went, the Gado Gado was their daily special. A special request was made to veganize the Gado Gado. On their fixed menu, the only hot food item is for lacto-ovo vegetarians – an egg & cheese/tomato croissant. Two of their desserts are vegan friendly while most of the rest contain dairy and/or eggs.

Food ordered:

1. Gado gado (veganized, usually comes with hard-boiled eggs and shrimps)

2 & 3.  Cheng Th’ng (longan, winter melon, sea coconut, red dates and sugar) – available two ways, hot or cold.

4 & 5. Sago gula melaka with gula melaka and coconut milk

6. Long iced melon tea ( macadamia and watermelon syrup, tea and mint)


Mews Cafe

Address: 77 Lebuh Muntri
10050 Georgetown

Phone: (04) 263 -5125
Fax : (04) 263- 4125

Website: Muntri Mews

Hours: 8am-11pm

Other reviews:

1. What 2 See: Best of Penang Food!

2. ShiokorNot


In Dessert on June 22, 2011 at 11:00 pm

A few facts from their website:

Our Gelato

  • Made from 100% NATURAL ingredients.
  • No preservatives, no artificial flavorings, no colorings, no gelatin, no animal fat related emulsifiers.
  • The milk based ice cream average 94% fat-free while the water based ice cream is 99% fat free.
  • Gelatomio is Halal-certified.


Chocolate Hazelnut


Dark Chocolate

Rum & Raisin



Address: 2nd floor, New Wing

Gurney Plaza

Other outlets: Gelatomio “Express”

  •  Times Square

c/o Soju Club,

Ground Floor

  • Gurney Place

C/o GHotel,

Ground Floor

Website: Gelatomio

Hours: 10am – 10pm

Other reviews:

1. BryanLYT

2. The Nomad Gourmand

Shong Hor Hin – Medicated Tea Stall

In Dessert on June 17, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Shong Hor Hin is a shop specializing in medicated teas and a variety of sweet soups aka tong sui. Their tong sui changes daily while their medicated teas are available daily.

On the day we went, their daily special was the papaya almond tong sui.

Almond soft jelly.


Shong Hor Hin

Address: 194, Kimberly Street,

10100, Penang

Phone: (04) 262 2872

Hours: 1pm – 10pm

(Daily but closed on public holidays)

Other reviews:

1. Penang Food Galore

2. Cariso Delicacies Corner

3. RasaRasa


In Australian, Breakfast, Dessert, Mix cuisines on June 14, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Calamansi lime drink and vegetarian wrap filled with grilled eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, fresh spinach leaves and basil pesto without the feta cheese. Comes with a side of tomato chutney and wedges.



Outlets: Gurney Plaza

Straits Quay

1st Avenue

Website: DÔME Café Malaysia

Hours: 8am – late


In Dessert on June 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm

U-Soya (Ultimate Soya) sets themselves apart by using Canadian (grade A) non-genetically modified organic beans (non-GMO) with no added preservatives, thickening agents and dairy products to make their pure soy drinks and tau fu fah. Food items are available but aren’t vegetarian.

Arguably the best soy milk and tau fu fah in the island.

Food pictures:

1. Tau Fa with Gula Melaka

2. Tau Fa with Red Bean Tang Yuan



Address: 2-G-9 Pekaka Square,Lebuh Pekaka 1
Sungai Dua, 11700 Gelugor Penang

Phone: 012-408 6604

Hours:Mon to Fri: 11 am to 10 pm
Sat / Sun / Public Holiday: 9 am to 7 pm
Wi Fi available

Other reviews:

1. My Food Fetish

Nyonya Kuih – Greenlane

In Dessert, Hawker on June 9, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Good nyonya kuih is getting harder and harder to find. Auntie’s nyonya kuih sells out pretty fast. When we got there around 10am, most kuihs have been sold out. Look for the giant umbrella in front of Shuang Hee Coffee Shop, next to the very popular Genting Coffee Shop.

Some of our favorite kuihs.

Sorry for the lack of names. We  only know them by color or fake names we made up to identify them.


Address: Lorong Delima 3,
Island Glades, Penang

Map: Wikimapia


Tue-Sun: 9am- 11am

Xian Yun Vegetarian Hut

In Breakfast, Chinese, Dessert on June 6, 2011 at 12:16 am

Today, being Chang Festival (Duanwu),  A Herbivore in Penang would like to share their favorite place for changs and other assorted goodies.

This place with a locale that is off the tourist belt, is one of those places that only a local would know, which is unfortunate. This little ‘hut’ is gaining popularity fast and interestingly enough, has spurred 4 new vegetarian stalls making this place the unofficial vegetarian row.

Ah Hoon as she is known to her customers makes three different types of changs daily – Bak Chang, Brown Rice Chang and Oats Chang.

Bak Chang filled with mushrooms, mock meat and chestnut.

There’s also fish porridge*, Chee Cheong Fun and Laksa.

*Usually garnished with cilantro.


Xian Yun Vegetarian Hut

Address: 29-X, Kompleks Lebuh Nipah,

Sungai Nibong,

11900, Penang

(Near Vistana Hotel, opp Kayu Restaurant)

Phone: (016)442-6936 (Ah Hoon)

(016)444-6936 (Ah Wan)

Hours: 7am-3pm

Closed on Wednesdays & Thursdays

(Hours subject to change)


In Breakfast, Dessert, Malaysian on June 3, 2011 at 11:55 pm

PappaRich is a chain restaurant specializing in Malaysian favorites, coffee drinks and desserts. Their desserts are vegetarian/vegan friendly and this is the first ‘kopitiam’ restaurant that has a whole page dedicated to vegetarian food.

Pappa Steamed Vegetarian Pao (char siu filling).

Peanut butter toast.

One piece of toast was hijacked to experiment with gula melaka.


Dessert pictures:

1. Pappa Special ice kacang with durian ice-cream

2. Soya milk with coffee jelly

3. Soya milk with cendol, cincau and gula melaka

4. Soya milk with black sesame ice-cream

5. Soy milk with tang yuen (peanut, black sesame & red bean) and gula melaka



Address: Straits Quay

3A-G-21, Block A

Ground Floor, Straits Quay

Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang

Tanjung Tokong, Penang



1-01-01 & 1-01-02, E Gate

Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2

11700 Gelugor, Penang

Phone: (04) 890-3282 [Straits Quay]

(04) 655-497 [E-Gate]

Website: PappaRich

Hours: 8am- late


Ming Xiang Tai Pastry House

In Bakery, Dessert on May 31, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Ming Xiang Tai is a traditional Chinese ‘bakery’ founded in 1979 in Teluk Intan, Perak. The main branch in Georgetown is on Burmah Road. This particular Ming Xiang Tai is a satellite outlet in Sunshine Farlim Shopping Center, Air Itam. Not all items are vegetarian.Pastry is made without pork lard but some pastries contain meat filling.

Sesame Rice Ball (Peanut)


Ming Xiang Tai Pastry House

Address: No. 133

Jalan Burmah, 10050

Georgetown, Penang

Phone: (04) 227-9880

Hours: 9.30am – 8.00pm (Closed Monday)

Sunshine Farlim Branch: 12.00pm-10.00pm

Penang Road Famous Cendol

In Dessert, Hawker on May 31, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Penang Road Famous Cendol – Teo Chew Cendol is still the go-to cendol place by the locals and tourist alike. If you’re visiting the island, it’s a must really. Google them and you’ll see the countless reviews.  Due to their popularity, they have expanded their business and there are several locations in the island currently. This is one of their branches located in Sunshine Farlim Shopping Center, Air Itam. Except their other cold desserts, other food items are not vegetarian.

Cendol with red beans, coconut milk and gula melaka.


Penang Road Cendol – Teo Chew Cendol

Address: Lebuh Keng Kwee
Off Penang Road (original)

Komtar Walk (branch)

Prangin Mall (branch)

Sunshine Farlim, Air Itam (branch)

Open daily from : 11am – 7pm (Penang Road)

Branch hours vary upon location

Reviews by others :

1. What2see : Best Penang Hawker Food!

2. Penang Tua Pui