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Ko Chai Lai

In Chinese on April 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Nasi Lemak

 Ko Chai Lai means “come again” in Hokkien. Located at the outskirts of Little India. The restaurant is primarily a Chinese vegetarian buffet with single meal options like fried rice, fried noodles and more. Vegan options are available. 

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Ko Chai Lai

Address:77 Lebuh Bishop, George Town

Phone: 016-423-9937

Hours:  7am-9pm

Woodlands

In Indian on April 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Woodlands is open throughout the day with an extensive menu but certain food items are available at selected times. The menu is divided into 3 blocks of time (breakfast, lunch, snacks|dinner) including their daily specials.

Food items ordered:

1. Set meal

2. Chapatti set

3. Samosas

Drinks:

1. Mango lassi

2. Nescafe

3. Masala tea

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Woodlands

Address:No 60 Penang Street,

10200, Penang

Phone: (04)263-9764

Hours:

Breakfast: 8.30am – 12.00pm

Lunch:12.00pm -4.00pm

Snack|Dinner:4.00pm-10pm

Other reviews:

1. Lingzie’s Tummy Treats

The Leaf Healthy House

In Asian Fusion on March 31, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Vegetarian restaurants are sprouting in every little corner in Little India. Here’s their mission, taken off their Facebook Page.

 A Natural Vegetarian cafe provide foods without MSG, no white sugar, no white salt, no artificial coloring , preservatives – The Leaf Healthy House

Food ordered:

1.Jawa Spaghetti

2. Give me 5 juice (beetroot, carrot, celery, green apple & lemon)

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The Leaf Healthy House

Address: No.5, Lebuh Penang,

10200 Georgetown

Phone:(04) 262-7007

Facebook: The Leaf Healthy House

Hours: Mon-Fri

11am – 3.30pm

5.30pm -8pm

Sat: 11am -8pm

Other reviews:

1. New Straits Times

2. Hawker Jason

3. Old Dog Learns to Blog

Kapitan

In Indian on January 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Kapitan with it’s huge sign claims to serve world class naan bread and the first claypot biryani in Malaysia. They also deliver right to your door-step if/when you have a briyani craving that renders you immobile, but with just enough strength to dial their number and place an order.

Garlic naan

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Kapitan

Address:No. 49 Lebuh Chulia 10200

(Corner of Lebuh Chulia & Lorong Pitt)

Phone:(04)250-4310

(04)264-1191

(012)519-4956

Hours: 24 hours

Other review:

1. What2seeonline: Best of Penang Food!

Homecoming at Chai Diam Ma & Ch’ng Kian Kiean’s Line Line Journey

In Arts & Culture, Mix cuisines on July 12, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Chai Diam Ma welcomes you home.

Tan Wei Ming of Ownly Penang. His other video exhibition can be found at The Whiteaways Arcade this month.

John Tan | Photography | Untitled – “Is home a place you’re just owning or renting, or a place where you are comfortable to be?”

Carey Ooi | Inner construction between 2.4 and 12 | Installation -I am not a nomad, I am coming home.

Ernest Zacharevic | Cage | Kinetic Installation – “Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.” – George Bernard Shaw. His mural can also be seen on Armenian street.

Okui LaLa | Duduk | Photography and live installation – “Home is not where you are living right now but somewhere close to your heart” – Max, Australia, Chew Jetty.

The space.

As previously mentioned, a new item on their menu, udon with mushrooms with an interesting twist, slivers of preserved vegetables.

Drinks : Wild Flower Honey & Lemon Lime Tea.

Next stop was Ch’ng Kian Kiean’s fourth solo exhibition this time held at Galeri Seri Mutiara. The artist with Mr. Koay Soo Kau and Dato’ Tay Mo-Leong.

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Chai Diam Ma

Address: 15 Queen Street

10200, Penang

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

E-mail: chaidiamma@gmail.com

Facebook : Chai Diam Ma

Hours:

Mon – Thurs : 11am -2pm

6pm – 9pm

Fri – Sun : 11am – 9pm

Closed on Tuesdays

Previous visit : 06.26.11

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Galeri Seri Mutiara

Address: Lot No. 2 & 4, First Floor,
The Whiteaways Arcade,
Church Street, 10200 Penang

Hours: 12noon- 6pm

Scenes from Georgetown Festival (Day 3) & Sri Ananda Bahwan

In Arts & Culture, Indian on July 9, 2011 at 11:29 pm

The final day of the 3 day event, Tapestry of Cultures but the Georgetown Festival will be on going till the end of the month.

First, a stop for a quick bite at Sri Ananda Bahwan’s main outlet down the block from Sri Ananda Bahwan (Pure Vegetarian).

Food ordered:

1. Roti Paratha

2. Vadai & Curry Puff

First stop, Penangism photo exhibition housed in a majestic building.

Tour group going on a heritage trail walkabout.

Tan Wei Ming’s video exhibition at the Whiteaways Arcade.

Line Line Journey exhibition at Galeri Seri Mutiara.

The Whiteaways Arcade.

One of the pieces from Wayang! exhibition at Gallery 29.

The highlight of today’s event is the highly anticipated 12 Monkeys & more featuring individual performances by Ghaffar Pourazar (Beijing Opera), Jitti Chompee (Thailand) and Zubin Mohamad (Malaysia).

Held at the Botanical Gardens, the open space accompanied by the moonlight and performing arts at its best, Penang shined, showcasing the bright cosmopolitan city she really is.

Our little picnic with food from Evergreen Vegetarian (post coming soon).

Pre-show fun with the kids from the audience and an improv amongst cast mates.

First up, Zubin Mohamed and his musical troop from Kelantan with influences from traditional wayang kulit and Mak Yong (both preserved by UNESCO).

Jitti Chompee’s 18 Monkeys.

And lastly, Ghaffar Pourazar and The Beijing Opera.

Tapestry of Cultures (Day One & Day Two)

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Georgetown Festival

WebsiteGeorgetown Festival

Date – Month long celebration in July every year

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Sri Ananda Bahwan

Address: 55 Penang Street, Georgetown, Penang

Phone: (04) 264-4204

Website: Sri Ananda Bahwan

Hours: 7am-11pm

Scenes from Georgetown Festival (Day 2) & Nasi Kandar Festival

In Arts & Culture, Indian on July 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Tapestry of Cultures – Day two.

Mural by Ernest Zacharevic.

Teochew Puppet Show at Yeng Keng Hotel.

Nasi Kandar Festival.

Rice with cabbage spiced with turmeric.

Tapestry of Cultures – Day One & Day Three.

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Georgetown Festival

WebsiteGeorgetown Festival

Date – Month long celebration in July every year

Scenes from Georgetown Festival 2011 (Day 1) & Water Drop Teahouse| Revisited

In Arts & Culture, Taiwanese on July 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm

What is Georgetown Festival?

“The George Town Festival is a month-long celebration of the inscription of George Town on the UNESCO World Heritage Listing on 7th July, 2008. Scheduled to be an annual event, the Festival is a feast of theater, music, dance, film, art, opera, food, fashion, photography, and inspirational talks.”Georgetown Festival

This year the Georgetown Festival 2011 kicked off on a bright and beautiful day.

The first 3 days, inner city Georgetown comes bursting alive with many free exhibitions, street performances and open houses. The 3 day event has been named Tapestry of Cultures. The following are exhibitions at the recently restored Whiteaways Arcade.

A break for lunch at Water Drop Teahouse.

Food pictures:

1. Sesame Bao

2. Dan Dan Noodles

3. Wheat grass

4. Soy milk

Next stop are the open houses at St George Church (oldest Angelican church on the island), Penang Supreme Court and Penang Museum (no photography allowed).

As we move towards the evening, almost every street corner in the heritage enclave has street food vendors, bazaars, performances and the finale, a multi-cultural show at Khoo Kongsi.

Tapestry of Cultures – Day Two & Day Three.

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Georgetown Festival

WebsiteGeorgetown Festival

Date – Month long celebration in July every year

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Water Drop Teahouse

Address: 16 Penang Street,
Georgetown, 10200 Penang

Phone:(04)263-6300

Hours:

Tue – Fri : 9am – 5pm
Sat – Sun : 9am – 3pm

Closed on Mondays

Other reviews:

Previous visit – July 1st 2011

Sri Ananda Bahwan (Pure Vegetarian)

In Indian on July 4, 2011 at 6:21 pm

This particular outlet offers purely vegetarian items. They have a full menu, ranging from one plate meals to banana leaf rice. They also have many kinds of desserts.

It was tea time for the triumvirate, so light items were deemed appropriate with a promise to return for a full meal in the future.

Roti paratha & iced lemon tea

Roti paratha

Samosa.

Pulut kacau

Teh limau panas

Other visits:

Yellow lentils snack

Teh tarik

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Sri Ananda Bahwan (Pure Vegetarian)

Address: 66 Penang Street, Georgetown, Penang

Phone: (04) 263-3841

(016) 524-5819

Website: Sri Ananda Bahwan (Pure Veg)

Hours: 7am-11pm

Other reviews:

1. Hungry Ang Mo

Water Drop Teahouse

In Chinese, Taiwanese on July 1, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Water Drop Teahouse is housed in a beautifully maintained heritage building. A few meters away is The Sire Museum Restaurant.

Their menu changes daily with a few items that’s constant. They also have daily specials and otak-otak. Their version of otak-otak is better than the real thing.

Food ordered:

1. Sesame Bao

2. Otak Otak

3. Taiwanese Vege Meat Rice

4. Taiwanese Noodle Soup

5. Barley with soy milk and fu chok

Information

Water Drop Teahouse

Address: 16 Penang Street,
Georgetown, 10200 Penang

Phone:(04)263-6300

Hours:

Tue – Fri : 9am – 5pm
Sat – Sun : 9am – 3pm

Closed on Mondays

Other reviews:

1. The Princess Diaries – Cheryl’s Travels

2.Nutty Eve #9 Food Blog

Special Mention:

Hungry Amo’s review of their Singapore branch.

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

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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

Contact
+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.

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Chai Diam Ma

Address: 15 Queen Street

10200, Penang

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

E-mail: chaidiamma@gmail.com

Facebook : Chai Diam Ma

Hours:

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)

Samosas in Little India

In Hawker, Indian on June 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Possibly one of the best samosas in the island

There are a few samosa stalls in Little India. The one frequented by A Herbivore in Penang is at the corner of King St & Market St.

A very friendly Uncle Wahab takes your orders while his two assistant fries up an assortment of Indian snacks. Indian cakes and sweets are available as well. Mostly vegetarian. Samosas are fried in small batches to keep them piping hot and crunchy. Uncle Wahab caters for parties and office events too.

Information

Address : Corner of King St & Market St (Lebuh King & Lebuh Pasar)

Phone : (016)487-5004 (Wahab)

Hours: Afternoons-7pm

Close on the last Tuesday of the month

Other reviews:

1. Cokeworld Citizen