Happy New Year foodies! Instead of piggybacking that whole “new year, new you” mentality, consider following the “new year, new things” mindset. And here we’ve curated a list of the top 5 new things for you to try out in Penang this week to kick-start your year right.
5 New Things to Try in Penang This Week
Back in the olden days where pink was merely just another teeny fish in the colour wheel’s vast pond- how antiquated this now seems. And here’s another cafe which is proving the old fact wrong- and yes, it’s probably the sweetest looking cafe in all of Penang. Patterned plates, sleek couches, and dramatic lighting would be enough to amp up anyone’s Instagram feed. Add appealing dishes and pinkish ball ponds, and you’re guaranteed to rack up the double taps. Their interior is all in shades of “millennial pink”, surely causing a social media meltdown.
Address: 82b , Lebuh Tye Sin, George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11.00am- 12.00am daily
2. Ludwig Softserve
If putting a smile on people’s faces was an Olympic sport, Ludwig Softserve would definitely go home with a gold. They have reinvented soft-serve ice cream for the Instagram generation. Really, though, it’s just a backdrop for toppings- the photogenic likes of beautifully coloured softserve with chocolate sprinkles and oreo gravel arranged in petri dishes on the counter ready for sprinkling. And yes, provenance is the thing here- their ingredients are of New Zealand’s and Australia’s finest- purists, rejoice.
Address: 66 noordin, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 12.00pm- 7.00pm daily
3. The Alley @ Nagore Square & Icon City
The bubble tea culture has existed in the world for several years, but only a handful have survived the trend. And here’s one which made its mark worldwide. At The Alley, Quality is the real deal. Expect everything to be crafted with sincerity: their soft and chewy tapioca pearls made from scratch and tea leaves to be processed more than 500 days, they ensured that each of their beverages to have their own distinct aroma, flavour & character. Definitely a great sweet tooth cure.
Address: 48 Jalan Nagore, George Town, 10050 Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11.00am- 1.00am (12.30am last order)
4. MEME Xpress
At Meme Xpress, the menu’s range is the most impressive quality, with items ranging from milk and fruit teas to yoghurts and coffee drinks. They have 50 different beverages to excite your taste buds with natural flavours and wholesome goodness. The brand might not be the most recognisable in the city (yet), but the quality of the tea holds its own. For a major splurge, check out their signature yoghurt series. And yes, they’ll be having a Buy 1 Free 1 Promotion in conjunction with their grand opening on 11th of January. Don’t miss it!
Address: Blk G-21-1 (Ground Floor) , Lorong Bayan Indah 1, MK 12, Bay Avenue, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Operating Hours: Sunday-Thursday (10.30am-2am); Friday-Saturday/public holiday Eve (10.30am-3am)
5. COZY Breakfast & Coffee
Penang’s breakfasts are on an evolving brunch, here’s one of the most straightforwardly good breakfast place extending their ideas to morning eating. COZY’s breakfast is a wondrous thing; hearty and heartwarming yet delicate and light, there’s nary a better way to begin a day than with a big breakfast, toast and nasi lemak. At this namesake eatery, everything feels like home, simple yet fulfilling.
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