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Fa Ying Thai Fare And Cafe @ Design Village Outlet Mall, Penang

By : Chha

Being officially opened on 9 December 2017 at The Food Street of Design Village, Penang, Fa Ying Thai Fare And Cafe is serving Thai Cuisine. Fa Ying Thai Fare And Cafe are a Pork free restaurant, with the opening of Fa Ying Thai Fare And Cafe, this add another Cafe at Design Village and more food choice for people shopping at Design Village.



Haagen Dazs @ Auto City, Penang

By : Chha

To my opinion Haagen Dazs ice cream is an expensive ice cream, probably that is why this is the first time i am trying the Haagen Dazs ice cream. Recently Haagen Dazs had a buy 1 free 1 promotion where i buy a double scoop ice cream and get another double scoop for FREE. It sounds like a good promotion, so i went and tried .. !



Though Haagen Dazs ice cream is slightly more expensive compare to other ice cream but the quality is good too. I like the ice cream, it is tasty and each flavor has a very distinct taste to it. So, if you are a ice cream lover then you can try on Haagen Dazs ice cream, there is one nice and comfortable outlet here in Auto City, Penang where you can sit in a cold-air-conditioned place enjoying your ice cream while looking out at the world outside from the big glass wall.

GPS Coordinate :
5.337950, 100.430368

Map :


Posted Date : 21 December 2017
Posted Time : 8.11 am

Super Tanker Food Center @ Taman Lip Sin, Penang

By : Chha

You might probably read about my blog post about Super Tanker Food Center and some of the food that i have tried there. Well, in Super Tanker Food Center there is many different types of food available actually, for example like the Chicken Rice and Apom, but that is not only it. There are more .. !

Chicken Rice

Fried Hor Fun

Satay

Some food here is tasty and cheap. It is a place worth bookmarking and can come back here few times to try out all their hawker food. Different stalls will be operating at different time, so if you are interested on a particular food from particular stalls, then you might need to check out their operating time. Some start business during Lunch time, so during Dinner time ..

GPS Coordinate :
5.343048, 100.295560

Map :


Posted Date : 20 December 2017
Posted Time : 2.26 pm

Food Court Beside Green Wellesley @ Chai Leng Park, Penang

By : Chha

Well, i don't really know what is the name of this Food Court actually, i always call it the Food Court beside Green Wellesley because it is located directly beside Green Wellesley. It is actually kinda confusing for me to write and pinpoint which Food Court this is because Green Wellesley is surrounded by Food Court. From left to right and even at the back of Green Wellesley is street food and food court .. haha ! Anyway, this Food Court that i am mentioning is facing the main street and it is opposite Kuan Nan Coffee Shop !

Kuey Teow Soup

Chee Cheong Fun (Rice Noodle Roll)

Wantan Mee (Wonton Noodles)

There are a lot of food available here at this Food Court. You can find most of the famous hawker food here at the Food Court. Some of them are tasty as well. The one i like the most is the Wantan Mee here and also the Chicken Chop which i was told it is what this Food Court is famous for. Food here is cheap and you can get the Penang street food feel here, haha !

GPS Coordinate :
5.385130, 100.392673

Map :


Posted Date : 20 December 2017
Posted Time : 9.41 am

Restaurant Liang Khee @ Auto City, Penang

By : Chha

Many years ago, this place that Restaurant Liang Khee is occupying right now belongs to Northern Star Cafe which is now permanently closed and is being replaced by Restaurant Liang Khee restaurant. I have been here few times for Lunch and also Dinner. Liang Khee Restaurant offer variety of 'Zhu Char' (Home Cooked Oriental Food) and also Tomyam Noodles or Porridge after 10.00 pm.


The environment here might not be the perfect environment for a Restaurant but it has quite a lot of food to offer and the price is reasonable. I feel that the serving portion is a bit small.



The food here is not bad and i like to come here to eat is because this is the only 'Zhu Char' i can find in Auto City, all the other restaurant here are either Western or Cafe which is not as cheap as the food here in Liang Khee Restaurant.

Rating :
Food : 6/10
Environment : 6/10
Service : 7/10
Hygiene : 8/10
Price : 7/10

Operating Hour :
Close On Thursday
11.30 am - 3.00 pm
5.30 pm - 10.00 pm

Address :
No 1624, Ground Floor,
Jalan Perusahaan Perai,
13600 Perai, Penang.

Telephone :
016 - 4213781
04 - 5041850

GPS Coordinate :
5.341104, 100.428588

Map :


Posted Date : 20 December 2017
Posted Time : 9.19 am

Xiang Ling Fang | Vegetarian Restaurant @ Taman Bandar Baru, Sungai Petani

By : Chha

Looking for Vegetarian Food at Sungai Petani is not a hard thing to do. There are many Vegetarian Restaurant in Sungai Petani which you can choose from. So if you are a Vegetarian or someone who wish to try out Vegetarian Food, then you can come to one of the many Vegetarian Restaurant here in Sungai Petani. Xiang Ling Fang Restaurant is the one i will introduce to you today.


Xiang Ling Fang is a small restaurant which serve Vegetarian Food only .. ! There are variety of food to try here. In the afternoon, they also serve mix rice with many different type of dish to choose from.


At night, you can always choose a la carte type of food to eat. Food here at Xiang Ling Fang is tasty but i feel that it is a little bit oily and salty, well depending on what you order actually .. but over all the food is still ok. So here is another Vegetarian Restaurant for you all to try on .. !!

Rating :
Food : 7/10
Environment : 8/10
Service : 7/10
Hygiene : 8/10
Price : 6/10

Address :
A33, Lorong 11,
Jalan Kelab Cinta Sayang,
Taman Bandar Baru,
08000 Sungai Petani.

GPS Coordinate :
5.652685, 100.505877

Map :


Posted Date : 19 December 2017
Posted Time : 4.24 pm

Little Street Cafe @ Jalan Irrawaddy, Penang

By : Chha

Well i don't do this usually but i was running really late today. It seems like the entire world is waiting for me .. ! Therefore i requested a friend to help me take photos of the food here at Little Street Cafe .. haha ! Well, you can say that this is the 1st post that the photos are not taken by me .. There is always the first time right ? Of course all credit goes to Pei Yee for the awesome photos which enable me to write this post .. without photos, it would not have been possible for a post here .. !


Busy busy busy .. it has been a really busy day, that is why i was late for my dinner plan tonight .. The moment i saw this white hug-able bear at Little Street Cafe, i just wish i can jump and hug it so tight and tell myself that life will be just fine ! Suck it up and move on !! Ok, before i stray any further, lets go back to our main topic for today .. my simple, short and sweet review of Little Street Cafe which is located at Jalan Irrawaddy, Penang !

Dave's Deli @ Queensbay Mall, Penang

By : Chha


Strategically located under an escalator, Dave's Deli is always full with people regardless of what day or time. When ever i am walk pass Dave's Deli, there is long queue in front of the order counter and with most of the seating place occupied.

Japan's Doutor Coffee @ Gurney Plaza Penang

By : Chha

Founded as a roaster in 1962, and started their first coffee shop in 1980, Doutor founder, Hiromichi Toriba has been dedicating his life to coffee. Today, Doutor Coffee has more than 1200 outlets throughout the world. Doutor Coffee provides freshly brewed coffee, freshly prepared food and variety of imported pastries. (Source)


Doutor was first established as a coffee roasting plant that roasted quality coffee beans from around the world. On April 18, 1980, Doutor opened its first European styled café in Harajuku, Japan. At only 9 meter square or approximately 90 square feet, Doutor managed to efficiently use the space to serve high quality food and beverages. The small shop was a great success and it paved the future of Doutor in Japan. Good quality beans coupled with excellent customer service, Doutor now has over 1200 outlets throughout the world. In 2016, Doutor is expanding into Malaysian shores to serve quality coffee and food with a touch of Japanese elements under the brand name Doutor - Fresh Quality Coffee. (Source)

Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters @ Udini Square, Penang

By : Chha

Every time i walk near Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters i can smell their very aromatic coffee smell. I can even smell it from far .. It is like a lure that keep luring me into Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters. Since i get to enjoy the free coffee smell every time i go to Udini Square, this time, i actually went in to Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters to try their coffee .. ! For Penang Chinese, they say 'Win Leow Lor !', the coffee smell itself already 'Win !', haha ! Even before i try their coffee, the coffee smell itself already 'Win !'.



Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters is a small place. A classy coffee house that serve various coffee. I like the environment here very much, it is comfortable but it does get noisy when there are a lot of people here. The glass windows area is really nice. I can just sit here inside this comfortable Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters enjoying my coffee while looking out at the world outside, haha !

Blue Cappuccino RM 12.00

This cup of coffee is special, the top layer of the coffee is made from Burned-Brown-Sugar. It taste as if i am eating a Crème Brûlée, haha ! I like it very much ... the coffee, not too thick and not too mild making it perfect for me.


There are still many other type of coffee available at Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters. Probably, i'll return to Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters and try more, haha !

Rating :
Food : 8/10
Environment : 8/10
Service : 7/10
Hygiene : 8/10
Price : 7/10

Operating Hour :
Monday to Sunday
10.30 am - 10.30 pm

Address :
Udini Square,
Block 2-01-20,
Lebuh Tunku Kudin 3,
11700 Gelugor,
Pulau Pinang.

Telephone :
04 - 3762610

Facebook :
Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters

GPS Coordinate :
5.378747, 100.314429

Map :



Posted Date : 14 December 2017
Posted Time : 9.02 am

Aik Hoe Dim Sum | 益和茶楼 | @ Lebuh Carnavon, Penang

By : Chha


Aik Hoe Dim Sum is a very classic looking type of Dim Sum Restaurant located at Lebuh Carnavon in Penang. I was there really early in the morning for their Dim Sum to avoid all the crowd which i heard will fill up the entire restaurant and you will need to wait for a while before you can get your seat. Going there early really does help, there are not many people yet at the time during my visit. Which is kinda awesome as i can slowly choose where to sit and what to eat without the need to hustle through crowd of people, haha !!


Aik Hoe Dim Sum is not the type of Dim Sum Restaurant where you can find fancy-fancy type of Dim Sum nor do they offer you 1001 different types of Dim Sum to savour on but they do have those old-time favorite Dim Sum that i love. All those classic Dim Sum that brings back old memories, haha !

Dee Yee Restaurant @ Kota Permai, Bukit Mertajam

By : Chha

Hawker food is everywhere in Penang. Regardless which part of Penang you are in, you can easily find hawker food. I stumble upon Dee Yee Restaurant when i was looking for food at Kota Permai area. The crowd of people at the Restaurant seems decent, not too crowded and not too empty, so i think to myself, this could be potentially a new place for me to eat daily, haha !




Fried Flat Noodles (Char Koay Teow)


Char Koay Kak (Fried Rice Cake)

The food here is average and there are many choice of hawker food to choose from. The price is reasonable and the serving portion is reasonable as well .. ! I only manage to try two types of food here .. there are still many that i did not try. Probably i will come back to try the rest.

GPS Location :
5.350004, 100.457717

Map :



Posted Date : 11 December 2017
Posted Time : 6.09 pm

Apom | Wai Sek Kai @ Chai Leng Park, Seberang Jaya

By : Chha

Previously i wrote about Wai Sek Kai the famous hawker street at Chai Leng Park where you can find various types of tasty food along the 100 to 200 meters stretch street. There is this lady at Wai Sek Kai that sell a really famous Apom which cost RM 0.30 per piece. This Apom stall at Wai Sek Kai is so famous that the Apom here will sold out really fast. Sometimes i arrive there at 7.00 pm the Apom already sold out. Even if i am there early around 5.30 pm to 6.00 pm, i still need to wait in line for around 10 to 15 minutes in order to buy this tasty Apom.



There is two types of Apom that this stall is selling. The one with egg and the one without egg. I like the one without egg, it is very very crunchy .. i feel that the size is too small, haha ! But i can accept it because the price is not expensive. I really love the Apom here, it is tasty, crunchy and cheap ! I feel, it is a must try food at Wai Sek Kai, Chai Leng Park .. !



GPS Coordinate :
5.386464, 100.391993

Map :



Posted Date : 8 December 2017
Posted Time : 11.56 pm

Chennai Curry House @ Lagenda Heights, Sungai Petani

By : Chha

If you want to look for a one stop place for food, cafe and shopping mall, Lagenda Heights area at Sungai Petani is the place to look for. There are few cafes, restaurant and two shopping malls here in this one small area, haha ! It actually become really competitive for cafe and restaurant to survive here at Lagenda Heights, there are old cafe closing down and new one popping up but there is one restaurant which i see, is still going strong ! Still operating after all these years of business at Lagenda Heights area. This restaurant is Chennai Curry House ! Chennai Curry House is always full with people dining in, ranging from all walks of life and all races.


Chennai Curry House is famous for their Banana Leaf Rice. The side dish for the Banana Leaf Set Rice itself is vegetarian. If you wish to try out their meat, you will need to order it separately.

Banana Leaf Set
(Set Meals Vegetarian)


Bread King @ Summerton, Penang

By : Chha

I always thought that Bread King is only selling bread. I know that there are many types of tasty bread available here at Bread King but now only i know that Bread King does serve food other than Bread too ..


Bread King at Summerton does serve variety of food, ranging from locals Curry Laksa to western food.

Restoran Ban Chuan Chicken Rice @ Chai Leng Park, Seberang Perai

By : Chha

I heard people are saying that this is the best place for chicken rice at Chai Leng Park, as they are serving tasty chicken rice with awesome soup and nice side dish. Well, i must say through out my experience of eating here for the past 4 years, i have quite some experience on the food here, hahaha ! Sound so pro, but i am not actually .. at least 4 years of eating at least 3 times a month, i do have my own opinion on Ban Chuan Chicken Rice as a whole.


Firstly, the food .. ! Yes, i agree that the Chicken Rice here is tasty, the Side Dish and Soup does live up to my expectation. There are quite some amount of side dish that you can choose from. After choosing the side dish, you just need to pass it to the waiter there and they will cook and serve it to you at your table.

Secondly, the environment .. ! I like the environment here, though it is a little bit hot during lunch time but the surrounding is bright with all doors wide open, makes me feel comfortable dining here.

Third, the serving portion .. ! Well, as what you can see from the photo, their serving portion is really small and i only feel 70% full each time i dine here .. yes, i could have order more but i did not .. Reason ? well, this bring me to my point number four.

Point number four, the price ! I personally think that the price is a little bit expensive .. the food in the photo i posted here cost me RM 6.00 but with small serving portion. One more thing about the price here is .. the owner keep increasing it .. the same thing i took 4 years ago only cost me RM 4.50 but it is RM 6.00 now .. there was once where i notice the price increase every month, the reason they gave me was, the petrol price hike .. !

Anyway, if you would like to try the Chicken Rice from Ban Chuan Restaoran at Chai Leng Park, below are some of the details :

GPS Coordinate :
5.386313, 100.391733

Map :


Posted Date : 7 December 2017
Posted Time : 9.41 am

Korean Cafe Shwim Pyo @ Plaza Ivory, Penang

By : Chha

As what i remember, this little cafe here used to be Korean Cafe Gil (길) but now it seems like already change name to Korean Cafe Shwim Pyo.


Korean Cafe Shwim Pyo is a small cafe located in Ivory Plaza. The place is small with limited seating place. It was full during my visit there.

Great Eastern Viper Challenge | Viper Arena Penang 2017 @ Batu Kawan Stadium, Penang

By : Chha

I have always been a fan of the Viper Challenge and always wanted to go for the one at Sepang but it was too far for me to travel all the way there. I went all crazy and excited when i heard that Viper Challenge is finally coming to Penang earlier this year. Well, you guess it right, i joined !! haha ... !


I guess this is the only Viper Challenge that is being done at night, correct me if i am wrong. The theme for the challenge is 'Challenge The Dark'. Viper Challenge Arena at Penang start at night. Unlike other Viper Challenge at other location.


Though it is at night but the area is not pitch black, there are some lights from the neighboring spotlights that helps me getting through the obstacles. Oh yah ! By the way, in case you don't know what Viper Challenge is .. it is a obstacles course race. 7km route with 15 awesome unique obstacles. So you have to run 7km and go through 15 different types of obstacles.


The obstacles are really not easy, you will need a lot a lot of physical strength to go through even just one of the obstacle. I am glad that i manage to complete the course with help from many friends, haha ! I won't be able to do it without them. I am really looking forward to Viper Challenge Penang 2018 ! See you all there .. !

Posted Date : 6 December 2017
Posted Time : 9.31 am

Sakae Sushi @ Auto City, Seberang Perai

By : Chha

It has been for 2 to 3 years in a row that me and some of my crazy friends when celebrating Chinese New Year at a chain Sushi Restaurant. We usually juggle between those few famous Sushi Restaurant and this year we landed up in Sakae Sushi at Auto City, Seberang Perai. Of course it is a little too late to be talking about the Chinese New Year celebration that i had this year but the reason why i am writing this post is to share with you about their Yee Sang, which i hope, Sakae Sushi will still have for next year, haha !



Wai Sek Kai | Penang Street Food @ Chai Leng Park, Seberang Jaya

By : Chha

I think most of the locals here from Penang are aware that Wai Sek Kai is a Hawker Street at Chai Leng Park, Seberang Jaya, Penang. But if you are not locals from Penang, this street is the one stop place where you can find a lot of different types of hawker food. This is not the only place in Penang of course but is one of those famous Hawker Street. Wai Sek Kai at Chai Leng Park has a lot of hawker food that you can choose from. Some of it are really tasty and famous among the locals here.

Duck Rice


Soup Yee Mee


Wantan Noodles


Fried Chicken


Tau Fu Fah


Clay pot Chicken Rice


Sugarcane Juice


Soy Milk

Grass Jelly Drinks

Price for hawker food especially in Wai Sek Kai is not expensive. It is reasonably priced base on what you order. So if you are really into so cheap and tasty hawker food, then Wai Sek Kai at Chai Leng Park is the place for you ! This hawker street is only open at night and different-different stalls will take turns to open daily.

GPS Location :
5.386464, 100.391993

Map :


Posted Date : 4 December 2017
Posted Time : 4.50 pm