Heaven Gate

Heaven Gate is a Penang wine lounge that will provide a combination of excellent food at great value pricing, with fun packaging and atmosphere.
Come along and see for yourselves!
Heaven Gate Penang
Heaven Gate Penang

Gurney Drive

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre is one of the most popular places in Penang for visitors, as should be the case. It is the place where of all the delicacies one should try from Penang can be found in one place.

Penang curry mee, assam laksa (noodles in a fish-based sour broth), ais kacang (a shaved ice dessert), cendol (a coconut milkbased shaved ice dessert), and rojak (a local salad); it is, thus, perfect, for your one-stop sampling of what Penang has to offer.

There are downsides however, the prices have grown along with its popularity and the traffic around the area can prove to be a hassle.

Gurney Drive Penang
Gurney Drive Penang

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Indian-Style Sweet Desserts

whats-on-penang-indiasweet1Kambli’s Bubur Corner is an Indian-style sweet dessert stall located on Jalan Datuk Koyah, off Penang Road. The menu changes on different days and features a small variety of sweet and delightful desserts.  Customers will be able to enjoy bubur kacang (green beans porridge), bubur gandum (wheat porridge) and bubur pulut hitam (black glutinous rice porridge).

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Great Thai Cook Book

whats-on-penang-Thai-Cook-BookOne of the things I love about Penang is the food.  I’m a great lover of Thai food also and, while there are a number of good Thai restaurants in Penang, the best place to eat Thai food is of course, Thailand.

One of my talents is that of being a qualified chef and, as such, I often like to cook, especially SE Asian cuisine as the ingredients are readily available and reasonably priced here.  I often cook Chinese and Indian food here and fancied a dabble at Thai.  While I have cooked it often, I tend to stick to tried and trusted recipes, mainly because I have found few Thai cook books that I actually rate.

I was thus very pleased when I came across ‘Thai Step-By-Step Cooking’ in the bookshop near the entrance to Jungceylon (Patong, Phuket) when I visited recently.  Published by ‘Asia Books’, it is one of their ‘Confident Cooking’ series.  From memory it cost around RM 50 / THB 500 and it may well be available in Malaysia / Penang bookshops (I’ll check and update here next time I’m in town).

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Food Court: Northam Cafe – Georgetown, Penang (Top Pick)

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Much of the time in Penang it is cheaper to eat out than it is to cook at home, especially if you want some variety with your meal.  Buying all the ingredients to make 3-4 dishes for a tasty lunch or dinner can be both costly and time consuming, and that’s without the preparation and washing up!

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Texas Grill Promotion at Swez Brasserie

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Swez Brasserie, located in Eastin Hotel, Penang is having the Texas Grill Promotion for the whole month of June 2012. There is a vast array of grill dishes.
According to junior sous chef Kelvin Cheong, the dishes are cooked with a pleasant flavor of herbs and spices. Soup include the hearty warm Texas wild potato soup, prepared with USA imported potatoes and herbs with a delectable creaminess.

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