We don’t know about you, but we sure noticed a new trend ongoing in Penang — new places popping up every one or two weeks. While it’s sure fun and exciting that there are more varieties, sometimes, it gets a little overwhelming. The frustration of not being able to keep up, we get it. That’s why we came out with “New Places to try out in Penang” listicles every now and then. So save this article, plan your week ahead and you’re welcome.
8 New Places to Try Out in Penang This Week:
Avid social media users might have come across with SPINK. A new millennial pink spot situated in Bayan Lepas, SPINK focuses on bringing contemporary dining in a blushing, fun twist. It’s a dream land painted in pink elegantly, it somehow resembles the ever famous Sketch London, but with local Renaissance. This could be the next Insta-worthy spot in Penang not just with the ambiance, but presentation on food as well.
Address: 1-1-7, 1, 2-7, Tingkat Mahsuri 5, Bayan Baru, 11950 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
2. 港灣冰廳 Gong Waan Bing Teng
Penangites would notice there aren’t many options available when it comes to Hong Kong “cha chan teng.” Here’s one of the new places in Penang that we found, a “cha chan teng” set in Lebuh King — Gong Waan Bing Teng. What we love about this new spot is their charcoal egg tart, french toast and their signature Hong Kong milk tea. We heard their ice is made of milk tea, so the taste is preserved even when it melts.
Address: No.15, Lebuh King, 10200 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Daily)
3. Averie Hous
Ever wondered what it’s like to sip a cup of tea in the backyard of blooms in the evening, accompanied by your favourite music, treats and human? As fairytale or Instagram-like as it sounds, well it can be true at Averie Hous. A whimsical event space, they’ve recently collaborated with contemporary dining, gēn 根 to launch afternoon treats. Unlike any other tea sets that includes scones, sandwiches and cakes, the collaboration aims to infuse sweet treats with local flavors. Expect cempedak macarons, durian puffs and more, and don’t forget to bring get your cameras ready.
Address: 6, Lebuhraya Rose, Taman Selamat, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: Available only on every Fri-Sun, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. (Last order at 6 p.m.)
4. 蒋记 Cheang Kee Restaurant
One might think Cheang Kee serves Western delight judging from its brick-like, cafe facade. You’ll be surprised by the menu that they offer nothing but local Chinese cuisines. Options might be limited, with only fish head/ meat noodles and Penang Prawn Mee as mains at the moment. Don’t get us wrong, flavor and taste are quite authentic. Enjoy comfort food in a cozy dining setup, definitely worth a visit.
Address: 433, Chulia Street, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays)
5. 红城客锅 Red Inn Hot Pot
We’ve heard of hidden bars and cafes, but hidden hot pot? While not exactly a new place in Penang, we felt that Red Inn Hot Pot needs a little more attention that it deserves. Heavily infused with Chinese decors which accent the Old Shanghai, your hot pot experience sure will be elevated with lots of photo taking sessions. Try out their Sake soup base and add in extra clams for a burst of flavor. The best thing about this place is they included KTV in certain rooms, so one can hot pot and sing at the same time.
Address: 350, Lebuh Pantai,10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Operating Hour: 5 p.m.-1 a.m. (Daily)
6. Hazel’s Murmur
What was once Hana Cafe is now being replaced by this new cafe, Hazel’s Murmur. Coincidentally or not, they offer a similar vibe and menu as Hana Cafe. Definitely do not miss out their bingsu (korean shaved ice) and cakes. Their cheesecake is highly recommended. They’ve recently added Korean fried chicken to their menu! If you’re looking for a place to chill and unwind in the afternoon, stop by at Hazel’s Murmur.
Address: 11, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (Closed on Tuesdays)
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Nestled within a new contemporary hotel in Penang, The Prestige Hotel, this new cafe has gotten a lot of attention since. The hotel itself is breathtaking, modernly designed with a touch or two of French vibe, let alone their cafe, The Glasshouse. Featuring buffet and all-day menu, one can definitely have a good time with friends or family, with loads of good pictures thanks to its aesthetically designed interior.
Address: 8, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 6:30 a.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
8. Feng Cha
More bubble milk tea coming through! It is no secret that bubble milk tea is the current trend in Malaysia, and the island has welcomed another brand recently! While Feng Cha does offer bubble milk tea, fruit teas and yogurt drinks are still their forte. Their brand promises uniqueness, and delivers quality whereby every fruit drink is made from fresh fruits. Check out their Strawberry rose tea, mango dragronfruit smoothie and more!
Juru Sentral: 111 jalan sentral jaya, Pusat Perniagaan Sentral Jaya (0.49 mi)，14000 Bukit Mertajam.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. (Daily)
Raja Uda: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. (Daily)
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