Posts Tagged ‘Georgetown’

Tin Tin Vegetarian Food

In Mix cuisines on August 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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Tin Tin has two branches and both are located in the food courts of a mall.

  1. 1st Avenue Mall
  2. Gurney Plaza

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Food ordered:
1. Chicken Rice
2. Fried Rice



Tin Tin Vegetarian Food

Hours : Open daily.

Mall hours


JanxDen Greenlife Cafe

In Breakfast, Mix cuisines on August 4, 2013 at 5:35 pm

This is the main branch of JanxDen Greenlife Cafe located on Chow Thye Road in town. The second outlet is located in the All Season Place, Farlim.

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Food ordered:

1. Pesto Spaghetti

2. Pai Tee

3. Spicy Chicken Pizza

4. ? Salad

5. Pumpkin Soup

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JanxDen Greenlife Cafe

Address: 21 Jalan Chow Thye

George Town, Penang 10050

Second branch  – All Seasons Place, Farlim

Tel:60 4-226 8414


Mon–Tue, Fri–Sun:

Noon–3:00 PM

6:00 PM–9:00 PM

Wed: Noon–3:00 PM

Facebook :  janxdengreenlifecafe

The Mugshot Cafe

In Bakery, Breakfast on May 26, 2013 at 8:49 pm

The Mugshot Cafe is located next to Rainforest Bakery on bustling Chulia Street.

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Food ordered

1. Bagel with cream cheese

2. Yogurt with kiwi & honey

3. Wildberry tea

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The Mugshot Cafe


302, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang.

Phone:(6012) 405- 6276

Hours: 8am-9pm (Daily)

Other reviews:

1. The Nyonya Diaries

2.What2See:Best of Penang Food

Sushi Kitchen – Georgetown Branch

In Japanese on May 24, 2013 at 4:45 pm

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Food ordered:

1. Fried Udon

2. Red Sea Spaghetti

3. Happy Spicy Noodles

4. 7 spices maki



Sushi Kitchen – Georgetown Branch


No 12, Gat Lebuh Acheh

George Town, Penang

Phone: (016) 411-7570

Hours: 11.30am – 9.00pm (Tue – Fri)


6.00pm-10.00pm  (Sat – Sun)

Closed on Mondays

Facebook : SushiKitchentoo

42° La Bohéme

In French on January 15, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Authentic French pastries and savories made by Mathieu Guegan in a Nyonya tiled-floor heritage building. Only in Penang.

  Tarte aux framboises

Crème brûlée

Pain aux rasin

D’amande pain au chocolat

Gâteau au citron (with real lemon curd!)

Pizza aux champignons


42° La Bohéme

Address:  42 Jalan Sri Bahari
10050 Penang

Phone: (017) 976-2153 (Mathieu/Huvi)

Hours: 10am – 6pm


Website:42° La Bohéme

Facebook:42° La Bohéme

Other reviews:

1. My Food Fetish

2. What2see:Best of Penang Food!

3. Painting with Light

Luk Yea Yan

In Chinese on January 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Updated – They have now moved to the corner of Madras Lane and Jalan Talipon.

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Luk Yea Yan is located on the corner of Macalister Road and Lorong Selamat, an area packed with eateries and hawker stalls. This vegetarian restaurant is a one-stop mecca for herbivores as there is a huge buffet line, hot noodles station, ala carte dishes, desserts and many more. According to the owner, there are even more choices on the 1st and 15th of the Chinese lunar month.

Food & drinks ordered:

1 & 2. Dishes from the buffet spread

3. Pasembur

4. Soy milk


Luk Yea Yan

Address:148, Jalan Macalister

(at the junction of Lorong Selamat and Jalan Macalister)

10400 , Penang




Closed on Wednesdays

Other reviews:

1. Lingzie’s Tummy Treats

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

Thirty Two at The Mansion

In Mix cuisines on October 16, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Penne Arrabiata with asparagus, mushrooms, zucchini and basil


Thirty Two at The Mansion

Address: 32, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah

Telephone: (04) 262-2232

Hours: 6pm till 11pm

Other reviews:

1. MyLoveMyFood

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.

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

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

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

Zhu Yuan

In Chinese on June 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Zhu Yuan is located in a UNESCO Heritage City protective site. Opposite the restaurant is the Prangin Canal. This area is also locally known as ‘Sia Boey’.

Their menu is rather extensive covering from set meals, steamboat to course dinners. It’s a quiet restaurant on a busy street with friendly owners, Steve and Chris.

A recent visit by the triumvirate during lunch.

1st plate lunch with stir-fried greens, curried green beans, okra and tofu.

2nd plate lunch with curried green beans, sesame tofu and kerabu.

Melaka Noodles

Shark Fin Soup

Green Herbal Drink

Previous visit.

1. Thai Tofu

2. Sweet & Sour Chicken


Zhu Yuan

Address: 90 Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong

10100, Penang

Phone: (04) 261-7706

Fax: (04)262 7362

E-mail: zhuyuanvegetes@gmail.com


9am – 2.30pm

5.30pm – 9.30pm

(7.30am – 2.30pm)(5.30pm-9.30pm) – 1st & 15th Day of Chinese Calendar

Closed on Tuesdays


In Fruits on June 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…not Christmas but DURIAN SEASON!!!

With modernity favoring convenience, as a standard practice, durians are still sold by the side of a road but stored in plastic containers upon purchase.

A Herbivore in Penang is not able to

  • recommend stalls
  • pick fresh durians
  • open fresh durians

The above activities are left for the durian whisperers in our lives but we know a good one when we eat it!!!

“Musang King aka Nasi Kunyit”

“Khun Poh”

White flesh -name unknown. Taste – bitter sweet

Yellow flesh – name unknown. Taste – smooth and sweet


“Lin Fong Chou”


Best time: End of June till mid July

Ee Beng (Restaurant)

In Chinese on June 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm

The last time A Herbivore in Penang visited Ee Beng, we were overwhelmed by the choices they had on their menu. Miraculously, with this recent visit, they’ve revamped their menu and added more items! There’s a steamboat dish for two, sandwiches and following the trend of the Hong Kong styled cafes (still?), a few varieties of cheese baked rice.

They also have a buffet lunch on weekdays from 12pm – 4pm. Buffet spread are items picked by the customer off their menu.

Food pictures:

1. Money Bags

2. Fried Chicken

3. Hunan Fish rice set


Ee Beng Vegetarian Food Center

Address: 20 Lebuh Dickens,

Georgetown Penang 10050

Phone: (04)262-9161

Website: Ee Beng Vegetarian Food Center

Hours: 12.00pm – 10.00pm

Closed on Thursdays

Other reviews:

1. Hungy Ang Mo

2. Kwong Wah  (Mandarin)

3. Mont-licious

Annalakshmi -Temple of Fine Arts

In Indian on June 10, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Annalakshmi – Temple of Fine Arts serves buffet style Indian food that is very popular with the locals and expatriates alike. It is also a common sight to see doctors and nurses in their uniforms having lunch here as there are 3 hospitals within walking distances from this place.

They have a rotating menu but their usual spread consists of at least two types of rice, three different curries, two vegetables and one dessert. Chapatis and drinks need to be ordered. This place is run by volunteers and payment is via donation.


Annalakshmi – Temple of Fine Arts

Address: 1, Babington Avenue, Georgetown,
10450, Penang

Phone: (04) 228-8575

Hours: 11.30am -2pm
6.00pm -10pm

Other reviews:

1. Hungry Ang Mo

2. Buzzing with Food

3. All About Penang Food

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