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Pik Nik | ZAP | Milk

In Brunch, Drinks on November 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Ze Arcade Paint (ZAP) Post-Halloween Party at Pik Nik.*

DJ Danno Spartacus*


Food ordered:

1. Mango Yogurt Smoothie

2. Fries with wasabi mayo and spicy chili sauce

* Photos courtesy of PIK NIK’s Facebook Page


Pik Nik

Address: 15 & 16 Nagore Road,

10050, Penang

Phone: (016)452-9250


Mon:    3:00 pm    –    11:00 pm
Wed – Thu:    3:00 pm    –    11:00 pm
Fri – Sat:    3:00 pm    –    2:00 am
Sun:    3:00 pm    –    11:00 pm

(Closed on Tuesdays)

Facebook : Pik Nik

Ze Arcade Paint

Previous visit – 23.09.11


Pik Nik

In Brunch, Drinks on September 23, 2011 at 1:01 am

There’s a new eatery in town and it’s called ‘Pik Nik’. Herbisaurus  & co only had drinks this time, but a second visit will follow to graze on their brunch offerings and to take more photos of the knick knacks adorned in this cute little café.


1. Strawberry smoothie

2. Mango smoothie

3. Banana smoothie


Pik Nik

Address: 15 Nagore Road,

10050, Penang

Phone: (016)452-9250


Mon:    3:00 pm    –    11:00 pm
Wed – Thu:    3:00 pm    –    11:00 pm
Fri – Sat:    3:00 pm    –    2:00 am
Sun:    3:00 pm    –    11:00 pm

(Closed on Tuesdays)

Facebook : Pik Nik

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

Chai Diam Ma

In Drinks, Mix cuisines on June 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm

A Herbivore in Penang supports locally owned small businesses, artists and handmade products.

Chai Diam Ma manages to step right in and fit the bill perfectly on all accounts.

Chai Diam Ma means ‘little sundry shop’ in Hokkien, the lingua franca of Penang. The little sundry shops from the yesteryear will evoke nostalgia for those born before the 90’s as it was the go to place to buy little snacks after school. Now with hyper-marts mushrooming faster than one can keep track, most sundry shops are as hard to find as four leaf clovers.

Queen Lee’s devotion to create a space for local artists to showcase their works and preserve a piece of the local’s old Penang is admirable.

The shop is peppered with knick knacks from top to bottom. Most furnitures were rescued from being dumped into landfills and were given a coat of paint or adored with drawings.

Their menu is small. They have one food item that is vegetarian, besides cakes. Do note that their cakes aren’t vegan. We were full from brunch when we visited. A second visit will follow to try their udon noodles with mushrooms.

Food pictures:

1. Brownie with ice-cream

2. Iced wild flower honey drink


Special mention

In conjunction with the upcoming Georgetown Festival 2011, Chai Diam Ma will house the art exhibition “Home Coming: Penang Lalalilatampong Unites”.

The following information is from the Georgetown Festival 2011 website.

Home Coming: Penang Lalalilatampong Unites
9th – 31st July 2011

Mon-Thur     11am-2pm, 6pm-9pm,
Fri-Sun         11am-9pm
Closed on Tuesday

Chai Diam Ma, Queen Street, George Town

+6016 406 5993

The youth of Penang were invited to take part in this event to explore and redefine what they mean by home. Art enthusiasts from the late ’80s and early ’90s were also  invited to participate in this project by producing art work from March until June.

The end product will be showcased on Saturday, 9th July 2011 in conjunction with the George Town Festival. The celebration, entitled Home Coming, will feature performance, installation, video, and a photography exhibition.



Chai Diam Ma

Address: 15 Queen Street

10200, Penang

Phone: (016) 431- 4452 [Queen Lee]

E-mail: chaidiamma@gmail.com

Facebook : Chai Diam Ma


Mon – Thurs : 11am -2pm

6pm – 9pm

Fri – Sun : 11am – 9pm

Closed on Tuesdays

Other visits:

1. July 12th 2011

Other reviews:

1. Cekap (map included)

Bora Bora by Sunset | Revisited

In Drinks, Mix cuisines on June 26, 2011 at 12:32 am

A second visit to Bora Bora to catch the sunset and to see if their menu is herbivore friendly.

Firstly, directions. The place at first glance can be tricky to find as it’s housed behind a row of stalls selling souvenirs. Coming from the city and using Happy Mart and Desire Foot Reflexology as landmarks, look to your right and you will find a series of the stalls. When on foot, look for this board.

Walk on the path with the stalls on your left till you reach the end. Alternatively there are other ways of entering but for the first time, this might be the clearest. Once you’re near the beach, you’ll be able to spot Bora Bora easily.

A few items were vegetarian besides french fries and onion rings. There’s a pasta dish, bruschetta and pizza.

Food pictures:

1. Vegetable Pizza (veganized)

2. Lime juice


Bora Bora by Sunset

Address: Lot 415 , Jln Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang

Phone: (012)553-1313


Mon – Thurs: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

Fri – Sat: 12:00 pm – 3:00 am

Sun: 12:00 pm – 1:00 am

Previous visit – June 21st 2011