Fentimans have been brewing for over 100 years since 1905. It was discovered when Thomas Fentiman borrowed out a loan to a fellow tradesman which was never repaid. So Thomas Fentiman took over and produced the unique recipe of botanically brewed ginger beer. Today, there has been 7 unique types of Fentimans recipes which are Curiosity Cola, Dandelion & Burdock, Traditional Ginger Beer, Mandarin & Seville Orange Jigger, Victorian Lemonade, Rose Lemonade and Full-Bodied Shandy.
I was invited to The Wine Shop at Jalan Burma to try out the Curiosity Cola; a full-bodied and curiosly invigorating botanically brewed soft drink. It is known as “The World’s Best Cola”! The atmosphere at The Wine Shop was full with fun as people coming in to hang out with friends after work and there are group of youngsters dressed up in oldies attire for this special occasion to welcome Curiosity Cola in the house.
I have the The Calimocho Cocktail, a popular Spanish cocktail. Calimocho Cocktail is the preparation drink of Spanish origin composed of red wine and cola, frequently in a 1:1 ratio. In this case, I get my Curiosity Cola mixed with Autoritas Merlot 2013, wine of Chile.
Calimocho Cocktail served in many bars and prepared by Spanish youth during traditional parties. Calimocho in Argentina known as “Jesus juice”, in South Africa as “katemba”, in Croatia “bambus” and in Chili it’s known as “jote” (black vulture). The Calimocho served today with a twist, with invigorating premium Curiosity Cola from Fentimans. Since Fentimans Curiosity Cola is a botanically brewed carbonated cola soft drink, with small amount of alcohol content, the mix with wine gives it a more swift route to intoxication. The higher concentration of wine used, the more stimulant effect you’ll receive.
I have some cheese along the way, which does little to complement the flavors of Curiosity Cola and Autoritas Merlot wine. The cheese does some how let your taste
buds become accustomed to the flavors that characterize cocktail.
Curiosity Cola by Fentimans botanically brewed beverages is widely sold in North America. It is sold in 275ml and 750ml glass bottles. The taste is like an old school cola soda to me. It is unique, sharp, a little bitter, and not too fizzy or syrupy. It has some sort of smoothness along the way. It taste special too as it includes in it’s curious recipe ginger root and other herbal extracts. Curiosity Cola is just a nice drink for a hot day.
The Wine Shop
Location: 15, Lintang Burma, 10250 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact No: 604-226 1824
Business Hours: 10.00am-12.00am
GPS: 5.432627, 100.311581
It was my first time to Miraku, Japanese restaurant at G Hotel last weekend. I heard good reviews from my friends about Miraku before so I was glad to be able to experience the food there for the first time.
Miraku, means a great place for customers to enjoy great food. I have to agree that the food is top notch with fresh ingredients and a very wide variety of Japanese offerings. When I walked in, I saw quite a number of Japanese guests packed in the restaurant for dinner. I’m sure that conclude my friends’ opinion that the taste of food in Miraku is authentic and nice.
The fine dining restaurant decorated with warm tones of wood and earth colors, designed to provide art of Japanese dining with placed tables and tatami rooms. I like the tatami rooms, reminded me of my stay in Japan Bola Bola Guest House few years back. There is a sushi bar as well and you can watch the chefs prepare fresh meals for guests.
Miraku Restaurant was stablished under the Texchem Group of Companies with goal to bring the best of Japanese culinary to Malaysia. With the best and experienced chefs directly brought in from Japan, Miraku is marked to satisy any food connoisseur’s taste bud. The restaurant situated at G Hotel, Gurney Penang with total land area 4568.53 sq feet can accomodate approximately 130 customers at one time.
Air flown sashimi will reach the restaurant every Tuesday and Friday, so my best bet is visit the restaurant the next day to taste the fresh Sashimi?!
Currently best deal at Miraku Restaurant: Saturday Buffet Lunch for only RM69++ for adult and RM39++ for children!
Sashimi Moriawase “Matsu” RM180
Sashimi Moriawase is one of the best meal I have in Miraku Restaurant. I love the delicacy consisting fresh raw seafood, sliced into thin pieces and when I took it together with Wasabi paste, it tasted just great.
Miraku Salad RM18(S) RM23(M) RM28(L)
Tofu Steak RM14
Kobe Beef Steak RM200/100gram
Kobe Beef Steak consider premium and unique because you cannot get it in Malaysia. While it is expensive, it is worth trying because it is hard to get Japanese Kobe beef in this country. When I put the beef in my mouth, I can understand why Kobe beef is costing so much. The beef was tender with exquisite juicy flavor, and intense marbling. It is difficult to explain so I guess you’ll just have to let the taste speak for itself.
Gyu Toban Yaki RM36
Dragon Roll RM33
Saba Oshi Sushi RM36
Unagi Bou Sushi RM42
Uji matcha Ice Cream RM12.50
Last but not least is the high quality ice cream that is so delicious and I can never have enough with only a single scoop.
Honestly, I’m a bit surprised to find a restaurant in Penang which is equally good as the ones I used to visit when I was in Japan. The ambience makes Miraku an exciting place with different experiences, for once there is no hint that I’m still in Malaysia. I enjoyed everything ordered in the extensive authentic Japanese menu and the meal was a success. Excellent and fresh sushi I would say, and for sure I’ll definitely be back.
Miraku @ G Hotel (Launched in May 2007)
1st Floor, G Hotel,
168A Persiaran Gurney,
Contact No: 04-229 8560
Eastin Hotel Swez Brasserie is having Tantalizing Thai cuisine available for lunch, hi-tea and dinner from 1st-30th April 2014 for April Special 2014. The Thai cuisine which is famous for spicy, sweet, sour and salty flavors at Swez Brasserie is in Conjunction with celebration of Songkran Festival.
Eastin Hotel is located in great location in Bayan Lepas and it is just next to Queensbay Mall. It’s not difficult to find the location of the place. As a 4 star hotel, Eastin has 328 meticulously comfortable and decorated guestrooms and fully equipped gym, clear pool, bar, internet and free parking. You do not need to over night to try out the food at the restaurant. Lunch, hi-tea, dinner or buffet is available all the time for guest to walk in.
Best deal with Eastin Hotel is if you have any credit card with Standard Chartered Bank, CIMB Bank, Citibank, OCBC Bank, Mastercard Worldwide and UOB Bank card members, guests can enjoy 15% discount for Semi Buffet Dinner (Sun-Tues, Thurs) and Weekend Buffet (Sat) from 6.30pm-10pm for April Credit Card Promotions.
Appetizers and Soup
Som Tom or better known as papaya salad is a popular appetizer all over the world. It is beautiful and refreshing fruit dish that is tasty and healthy.
Som Tom (Papaya Salad)
Yam Talay (Spicy Seafood Salad with Fresh Herbs and Lime Spicy Dressing)
Tom Yum Goong, a must have Thai dish as it is one of the main signature dishes that defines Thai flavor. It gives a delicious and unusual taste of being hot whilst slightly sour because several ingredients were mixed together. Tomyam is one of my favorite dish but I can’t really take spicy food. So, a medium-spiced tomyam at Eastin hotel is just right enough.
Tom Yam Goong (Spicy Prawns Soup with Lemongrass and Galangals Lime Juice)
Geang Keaw Whan Gai (Chicken Green Curry with Eggplants and Basil Leaves)
Tod Mun Phad (Thai Fish Cake)
Yam Makhue Yao (Grilled Spicy Long Eggplant Salad with Minced Chicken and Shrimp)
Pla Neung Prik Manao (Steamed Fish with Chilli Lime Sauce)
I like this dish among the rest. The chilli lime sauce brings out as excellent sauce for fish. It partners well together. This sauce is the most delicious so I couldn’t believe how wonderful it tasted.
Nue Phad Gung Hom (Beef with Chilli and Basil Leaves)
For desserts, it was simply wonderful to have mixture of Tab Tim Krob (Waterchestnut with Coconut Milk) and Khow Neaw Ma Moang (Mango Sticky Rice). Tab tim krob and mango sticky rice dessert are classic Thai dessert. With some ice cream and fresh mango slices on the tab tim krob, it was pure heaven. The combination with mango sticky rice make it fabulous, simple and exotic Thai dessert.
Khow Neaw Ma Moang (Mango Sticky Rice)
Tab Tim Krob (Waterchestnut with Coconut Milk)
Swez Brasserie has friendly staffs and chefs to provide you a memorable experience and making sure everything is well taken care of. The warm hospitality and good service actually make me feels having good lunch at home.
RM50 ++ (adult)
RM25 ++ (child)
Hi-Tea (Sat and Sun)
RM68 ++ (adult)
RM34 ++ (child)
Semi-Buffet Dinner (Sun-Tues, Thurs)
From RM50 ++ per person
Eastin Hotel Penang
1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queensbay, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island 11900 , Malaysia
Contact No: +60 4-612 1111
I remembered when I was younger there was a small custom-tailor shop in KOMTAR shopping complex, name Jefferson. It was the name of fashion apparel and famous among the young generation back then in the 1990s. Today Jefferson has grow into outlets and business after Amity Centre Sdn. Bhd. was incorporated to take up the business and operation in March 1995.
The outlet has grown from one to six in Malaysia. Jefferson has created name as a chain store, having their own stores and brands. Today they are still into ready-made apparel as custom-tailoring going will get them close to consumers needs and concerns. Although Jefferson is emphasizing more on men’s clothing includes men’s shirts, jackets, blouse, formal suits, ties, slacks, jeans, pants, socks, bags and wallets, they have ladies clothing as well name as JS Fashion Square. For ladies, there are lots of beautiful dresses, blouses, pants, jeans, and some unisex items.
JS Fashion Square offers a wide range of different ready-to-wear designer labels. It is the most biggest multi-label fashion brand concept store. I am happy and satisfied with their high range of ladies fashion and clothing. Their many choices in fashion make it easy for me to choose because the evening dresses are nice and cheap too. I feel like having a makeover experience. It’s all good to be pampered.
JS Fashion Square cater clothes for unique events or special celebrations. It’s a perfect place to look for evening dresses. The dresses look elegant and you could be a tantalizing twenty-something or amazing at eighty. The stylist evening dresses make me look at my best angle and whatever the occasion I’m wearing this to, I’m sure JS Fashion Square will make me be the center of attention.
JS Fashion Square has office wear for customers too. The office wear will make you look stylish, professional and have great confidence boost. Nice office attires at JS Fashion Square can positively change how you feel at work.
Other than evening dresses and office wears, JS Fashion Square caters for casual wear as well. Flipping through the first few choice of fun wear selections make me excited and eager to try the clothes. I can imagine wearing this to meet up friends or hanging out at tropical beach.
The selection of attire at JS Fashion Square are totally unique and make you enjoy being your most beautiful self. The fashion attire make you characterized with young and fresh, style, chic glamour and fashion-forward.
JS Fashion Square
4th floor, Prangin Mall, Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong, 10100 George Town, Penang. — at Prangin Mall 4th Floor.
Contact No: +6 013-4826113
The 1st Avenue Mall in Penang is organizing The Wild Forest Maze from 21st- 30th March 2014 from 12pm-9pm as a support to the Earth Hour. It was organized at the main atrium, lower ground and the fees to participate is only RM5 per participant. All will be proceed to channel to WWF- Malaysia’s conservation efforts. Just register at the registration counter base on first come, first served.
My friends and I decided to join in the fun to support WWF and Earth Hour event. We reached 1st Avenue during lunch time and proceed for registration.
There are lots of attractive and nice prizes awaiting for participants.
Champion: Panasonic Refrigerator
1st Runner Up: Panasonic Air Conditioner
2nd Runner Up: Panasonic Ceiling Fan
4th- 6th Prize: Cash Voucher RM200
7th- 10th Prize: Cash Voucher RM150
The MC briefed us on the rules and regulations of the game. Each of us will be given a key and we have to search for the right box to open the lock. There are 5 boxes in total in the maze. After find the right box, get the small soft toy inside the box and look for Guardian Angel. Guardian Angel will give you a question to answer regarding Earth Hour and if you answer it correctly, you can look for exit from the maze.
The game will be judge base on the fastest participant finishing the game.
We pledge to support Earth Hour on 29th March 2014 (Saturday) from 8.30pm- 9.30pm. Switch off all the lights for Earth Hour!
The game in the wild forest maze was fun. We were so excited to race against time as we run our way through the Wild Forest Maze. Come and join the Wild Forest Maze and be the fastest to complete all tasks & walk away with amazing prizes at 1st Avenue.
I heard about The Sire Museum Restaurant some time ago and decided to try it out this week. The Sire Museum Restaurant is situated within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown. It is the first museum restaurant ever set up in Penang and used to be house of Yeap Chor Ee, a prominent Chinese businessman and philanthropist.
I was impressed with the design of the building when I walked in. It has high ceilings and beautifully refurbished with old and new cultural influences. It has a little Peranakan concept and I can imagined how this magnificent home looks like in the past. The design reminded me of Ferringhi Garden at Batu Ferringhi and I came to know that it is manage by the same owner. However don’t let the plain outer facade deceive you. It definitely look much better inside than outside.
The lower ground is open for all and the top floor is reserve for table of twelve. The little museum up stair display unique collection of antiques belonging to the Yeap family for decades. Furniture, paintings, artifacts, portraits and ornaments have been with the family for generations.
The food served at The Sire Museum is a mixture of old and new cuisine. There are local favorites as well. I ordered Slow Roasted Duck. It was oven-roasted and served with corn salad. I feel that the food is a little overpriced. The amount of the roasted duck is not as much and I can finish it within a few scoops. However the roasted duck tasted different and nice with the combination mixture of corns and sauce provided.
Slow Roasted Duck- RM38.80
Lamb Hash Rigatoni- RM34.80
Oven-roasted lamb stuffed in tube-szhaped pasta
Beef Onion Soup- RM20.80
Baked with puff pastry and cheese
Red Wine by the bottle- RM62
Overall, I’m satisfied with the visit to The Sire Museum eventhough the food is overpriced. The ambiance and museum within the restaurant is a special concept. It is very interesting and nice way to discover some of Penang history regarding one of its most influential and beautiful family in Penang.
The Sire Museum Restaurant
4 King Street, Georgetown, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
+60 4-264 5088
Daily, 11.30am-3pm, 6pm-10.30pm
Gurney Paragon is the newly built mall in Pearl of Orient, Penang. It was designed to be new premier for shopping, entertainment, office and luxury residential address in Penang, comprising of 700,000 sq ft area. Gurney Paragon is conveniently located at Gurney Drive, a beachfront esplanade just next to the Gurney Shopping Mall. The popularity of these two malls has make Gurney area highly congested.
I had a day trip to the mall during the weekends. The mall’s unique architecture was built inspired by the former St. Joseph’s Novitiate. At Gurney Paragon, you should take the time to walk around the building so you can browse each shop. Most are high-end and fun to browse. I got there by lunch time so my first stop was at Chong Qing Xiao Chu to aid my stomach hunger. Chong Qing Xiao Chu is located at 163D-5 05 & 06, between the Just Food food court and Sukhothai Noodle House.
The owner of the restaurant is very friendly and she introduced us to various of food which are famous in Chong Xing. I find one of the dish special, known as Special Chong Qing Bean Jelly. It’s my first time taking this kind of jelly food and it’s totally a different experience for me.
After food, my friends and I went to 16 Degree Cigar, Wine & Bistro located at 163D-LG-27 at Gurney Paragon. I was introduced to various of wines at 16 Degree. The staffs were friendly, knowledgeable of their products and the atmosphere was so relaxing. It was an incredible experience in 16 Degree. I have learnt so much about wine, the history and food and wine pairing. At 16 Degree, we ordered seared salmon and grilled chicken. The key to food pairing is to keep the wine and food balanced, right selection of food and wine to go together is important. It is also true that wine and cheese are often paired together. It taste wonderful to have delicate wines with light, delicate chocolate and strawberry cheese cakes.
For hundreds of years, France has the reputation of being the world’s greatest producer of wines. I tried the full-bodied red wines, Bordeaux Superieur, Chateau des Peralis year 2010. Bordeaux Superieur has that little bit extra, the wine texture is smooth and long soft finish. It was my favorite among all the wines. It has toasty characters of its own as French wine were produced on estates with perfect conditions and centuries of winegrowing tradition.
For those wine lovers who know how to choose or people who know something about wines, France still offers some of the greatest wines with the greatest variety as each with their own characteristic wines.
Long Row is from premium vineyards across South Australia made to be easy drinking. The grapes for this wine were sourced from Angove’s own Nanya vineyards. Long Row Angove’s wine are excellent value for money. I can feel the aromas of flavourful ripe fruits and it is a good red wine for everyday enjoyment.
TWG Tea at L1-10 recently trending in Penang as one of the most popular tea and restaurant place. TWG serve good quality food and to make your trip to the restaurant memorable. It’s a nice place for a chit chat over a cup of good tea with friends. They sell tea boxes as well for gifts or you can buy home and make your own tea.
It’s worth exploring everything here in Gurney Paragon,as you’ll find the finest collection of stores, AGift. AGift is famous in selling nice decorative toiletries or exclusive fragrances. The shop is located at Lot L5.P1. The shop has everything just a girl need. One thing I find fascinating about AGift shop is that it is a social business that aims to help special people. The fragrances bottles are all decorated by special needs people. AGift has provide them job opportunities and sustainable income.
Hairvenly Image Studio, located at 163D-7-07 teaches us how to love and take care beautiful, natural hair. The salon is clean and the atmosphere is very laid back with great music, smiles from the stylist and the front desk people. The hairdresser checked the condition of my hair before recommended the types of treatment for my hair. He explained that my ends were quite dry, and we were going to go ahead with a Caviar treatment or aroma therapy to give the hair that extra moisture.
Caviar treatment is use as deep penetrating treatment for severely damaged hair and it functions to restores and reinforces hair strength. The treatment will instantly penetrates deeply into hair and prevents future breakage. The luxurious mix is used on the hair to hydrate the scalp, soften the hair and finish it off with a fab shine.
The treatment took approximately an hour. It didn’t feel that long because the hair stylist gave me the best scalp massage and he was such a pleasure to chat with. My hair was soft after the treatment, it looks beautiful, Soft, and voluminous. It make me feel like a whole new person!
There’s an extensive selection of professional haircare products that can sometimes be hard to find locally, but I do recommend Hairvenly Image Studio at Gurney Paragon if you are interested in taking good care of your hair. Hairvenly Image Studio offers high quality, professional hair care with right pricing. The hair stylist has wealth of knowledge about how to care for hair. The environment is clean and they did a neat job. There is no such thing as keeping you in the salon all day with regrets.
In Gurney Paragon mall, you’ll find many stores and an overall pleasant design. The mall’s feel is spacious and airy. I enjoyed my day trip to Gurney Paragon Shopping Mall, definitely a good place to shop for goods.
163 C & D, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Tel: +604 228 8266
Opening times: Daily, 10am-10pm
The Eastern & Oriental (E&O) Hotel is a luxury hotel with old colonial charm established in 1885 by the Sarkies Brothers. E&O hotel, rated 5-star offers finest traditions of comfort and service. Lately, E&O Hotel Penang has come up with a new themed live band performance, Sweet Tone. This band consists of a beautiful lady and two men will be performing at the Farquhar Bar from Thursdays to Saturdays between 8pm to 11pm from now till 26 April 2014. Be prepare to be entertained by Sweet Tone live band around in the bar.
Farquhar Bar can hold about 50-60 people in the bar and they have also set up tables for those who would like to chill beside the swimming pool.
Located at old wing (Heritage Wing) of E&O Hotel, Farquhar Bar is rocking with Sweet Tone comprises of Mahazan Jalaluddin, Mohd Akhir bin Abdul Rashid and Haidee Lim with jazz and old favorites from the 60′s to the 80′s. The band offers a plethora of options to entertain and to have fun.
Haidee Lim is the lead vocalist for Sweet Tone. She is from the Philippines and has been a professional performer based in Penang since the year 1989. She has been entertaining guests in the top hotels and private functions and able to sing wide array of musical genres.
Mahazan Jalaluddin is an ex-member of the famous Malaysian People Band as backup vocals back in the 90′s. He has also backed up some local and international artistes such as Siti Nurhaliza and Kris Dayanti. He plays both the guitar and the bass very well in Sweet Tone.
Mohd Akhir is also an ex-member of the Malaysian People Band as backup vocals. He’s the keyboardist for Sweet Tone and has worked with local artistes such as Rahim Maarof and Amy Mastura.
In conjunction with the debut of Sweet Tone, Farquhar Bar is offering a special promotion on selected drinks. Guests can also enjoy selected beverages ranging from house pouring brands, house wine, draught beers, cocktails, mocktails, soft drinks and juices for just RM12.00++ per glass.
Farquhar’s Classic cocktail (RM42++)
- consist of Bacardi Oro, Otard VSOP, Amavello, Pineapple Juice, Orange Juice and Lime Juice.
E&O Sling cocktail (RM29++)
- consist of Bombay Gin, Grand Marnier (orange-flavoured cognac liqueur), Creme de menthe (sweet, mint-flavoured alcoholic beverage) and Sprite.
Mojito Special cocktail (RM42++)
- consist of Bacardi Oro, Havana Blanco, Cruzan Dark Rum, Mint, Lime, Sugar Syrup, and Soda.
Grand Oriental mocktail (RM19++)
- consist of Monin Peach, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice and Sprite
Oriental Moon Light mocktail (RM19++)
- consist of Mango Juice, Guava Juice, Lemon Juice and Ginger Ale).
Luis Felie Edwards Pupilla Chardonnay (RM26 per glass/ RM118 per bottle)
Cranswick Lakefield Cabernet Merlot (RM26 per glass/ RM116 per bottle)
Grilled Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin (RM78) served with Herb Roasted Potato, Wild Mushroom Ragout, Shallot Sauce
Garlic Marinated Rack of Lamb (RM65) the racks of lamb were marinated with garlic and herbs, then grilled to perfection and served with homemade sauce.
Fish & Chips (RM35) served with grilled lemon, Remanlade sauce, Tossed Petit Salad
Farquhar Bar inspirational cuisine, eclectic environment and Sweet Tone top quality live band entertainment offer a variety of options for creating a truly one-of-a-kind experience chilling at night after good 5 days work.
Eastern and Oriental (E&O)
10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Contact No: +60 4-222 2000
Business Hours: 8pm to 11pm (Thursdays to Saturdays- Sweet Tone live band performance)
I have never been to Loke Thye Kee Restaurant until the re-opening on that restaurant on December 2013.The building built at 1929 is located at the start of Jalan Burma and you will definitely not miss out the building. If you come from Komtar, you can climb the pedestrian bridge to get to Loke Thye Kee Restaurant. During the olden days, Loke Thye Kee in Hainanese means ‘House of Happiness’ was a famous place for couple dates, matchmaking engagements where young potential brides-to-be would catch a first glimpse of their suitors, wedding parties and birthday dinners.
However, this three-storey restaurant which resemble a steamboat as though afloat in a lake was semi dilapidated from 1996 and only the ground floor was occupied by various businesses while the top floors were unoccupied. It has been such an eye-sore in the city center as Loke Thye Kee instantly brings back nostalgic memories.
Loke Thye Kee is a recipient of a Building Conservation Grant from the George Town Grants Programme (GTGP) and RM2 million has been spent for restoration of Loke Thye Kee. Today,this preserve and important historic building has been restored to its former glory and it is now reopen to the public for Loke Thye Kee Restaurant & Bar.
The Malaysian Buffet is available on every Saturday Evening (RM 60++ for Adults/ RM 30++ for Children) from 6.30pm- 10.30pm.
Buffet Brunch will be serve on every Sunday (RM 28++ for Adults/ RM 14++ for Children) from 11am-3pm.
As for Ala Carte Menu/ Set Lunch/ Set Dinner will be serve from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am-11pm.
Please be reminded Loke Thye Kee is close on Monday.
Shredded Chicken Salad and Pasta with Herbs
‘Yong Chow’ Fried Rice and Braised ‘Emperor’ Noodles with Seafood
Doubled Boiled Herbal Chicken Soup
Braised Lamb with White Fungus and Fried Belacan Prawns
Roast Chicken and Barbeque Chicken
Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger and Garlic
Braised Mushrooms with Vegetables and Vegetable Tempura
Braised Duck with Yam and Seafood Thermidor
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Jelly and Pudding
All the dishes serve at Loke Thye Kee Restaurant are pork-free and prepare by Chef Azlin, Chef Lim and Chef Effendy. The food serve are prepared fresh daily and mainly Malaysian cuisine.
Set menus for lunch and dinner are available and guests can choose to dine in the air-conditioned room or at the balconies.
There is also a bar on the roof top for chilling at night. Loke Thye Kee Bar- Roof Terrace is a nice place to relax with friends and have couple of drinks. The bar provides selection of fantastic wines, beers and cakes are open everyday except Monday from 11am-11pm.
Loke Thye Kee has add vibrance and life to George Town. It is an ideal place to organize dinners, private events.
Loke Thye Kee is a comfortable restaurants for Penangites and hungry traveler to taste Penang food in a piece of Penang Heritage.
Loke Thye Kee Restaurant
2 Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Malaysia.
Contact No: 604-264 1919
Business Hours: 11am-11pm (Closed on Mondays)
If you drive along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah on your way to Gurney, this is a spot that you will never miss; Tean Ean Local Products shop. The building is located at the junction between Gurney Drive and Northam Road selling Penang-based confectioneries. If you have any out station friends visiting Penang, you can bring them here to shop for Penang local biscuits such as the Tau Sar Piah, Hneoh Piah, nutmeg, and other local products.
Other than Penang local products, Tean Ean sells products such as Tongkat Ali (Malaysian Ginseng), curry powder, bird’s nest products, coffee packets, Bak Kut Teh condiments and satay fish. This shop sells more than 300 local products. The best products I would recommend are the famous Bah Kut Teh ingredients and freshly baked Tau Sar Piah pastries.
I would like to thank Tean Ean Local Products (M) Sdn. Bhd. for their special invitation to their shop. I was introduced to special Bah Kut Teh condiments. The ingredients were formulated by the shop owner Mr. Teh Tatt Huat’s grandfather during the 1900s in Penang. The Bak Kut Teh comes in 6 packets costing RM48.90 in a box.
Tambun Tau Sar Piah is the flaky and sweet-savoury crumbly mung bean pastry that most travelers would want to buy in Penang and put in their bags before they depart as treats back to their families and friends at home. You can finish it in a bite or two. When buying Tau Sar Piah, it’s best to get a batch that’s fresh out of the oven. They are warm, fresh and taste nicer even though Tau Sar Piah can keep for few days without refrigeration.
Original Flavor- Small (16 pieces/ Rm 5.70 nett), Large (32 pieces/ Rm 9.60 nett)
For those who loves a little more adventure in different taste of tau sar piah, there are few other flavors available.
Coffee Flavor- Small (16 pieces/ Rm 6.20 nett), Large (32 pieces/ Rm 10.20 nett)
Coconut Flavor- Small (16 pieces/ Rm 6.20 nett), Large (32 pieces/ Rm 10.20 nett)
Pandan Flavor- Small (16 pieces/ Rm 6.20 nett), Large (32 pieces/ Rm 10.20 nett)
Sambal Udang Flavor- Small (16 pieces/ Rm 7.20 nett), Large (32 pieces/ Rm 12.20 nett)
There is an open kitchen for the Tean Ean tau sar piah to reveals to customers that no MSG or preservatives used in making them. I have my own experience in making Tau Sar Piah freshly baked from the oven. I got excited on the opportunity of hands-on making Tau Sar Piah and you can see my excitement in the video below
For those who are interested in experiencing the Tau Sar Piah baking class, you can register with Tean Ean Local Products shop. It costs only RM15 per lesson. Students will get to bring home their very own-baked 4 pcs + 8pcs (2 packs) + complimentary of a tambun magnet biscuit.
The time slot available are from Mon- Sat (11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm)
Tean Ean Local Products (M) Sdn. Bhd.
90, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang.
Business Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm daily
GPS: 5.428441, 100.320853