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10 NEW Things to Try in Penang That You’ll Love So (March)!

Are You Guys Game To Try New Stuff?

Almost everyone has an innate disposition for brand new things. If you get nerve-wrecked and a sense of uncontrollable adrenaline rush thinking about trying out things that are of state-of-the-art prestige, you’ve come to the right place. It’s middle of March and we’re here with our list of not 5, but 10 NEW Things to Try in Penang, March Edition. (We bet this will be the highlight of your month)

1. 拾肆室 · 14th Coffee

Bukit Mertajam, a rare gem renowned for its development of exotic cafes further adds on to Penang’s already thriving cafe scene. But no one ever gets bored with a cafe that revolves around minimalism as it adds beauty to our social media account. This cafe (previously known as Winter December) does not only pride itself with its setting but also with the quality of its food. Give their sandwiches and coffee a try; their taste alongside its look gives a sense of satisfaction to our tummies as well as our SocMed.

Photo: 拾肆室 · 14th coffee (Facebook)
Photo: 拾肆室 · 14th coffee (Facebook)
Photo: 拾肆室 · 14th coffee (Facebook)
Photo: 拾肆室 · 14th coffee (Facebook)

Address: 2, Lorong Seri Impian 8, Taman Seri Impian, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 11 AM – 6.30 PM (Closed on Wednesdays)

2. Alamak @ Jalan Argyll

Avid fans of late-night mamak sessions would very well be aware that Alamak has already expanded to its third branch in Georgetown. Doesn’t this say something about them? Their maggi goreng, and burger with melted cheese is undoubtedly the reason why they’ve won the hearts of many regular patrons.

We know mamak stall is enjoyable for its road side ambience but Alamak has been considerate for people who simply can’t stand the heat SO they’ve opened up an air-conditioned setting to cater to our warm blooded nature. (YAY!)

Photo: david_dsym (Instagram)

We’re pretty sure you remember Alamak right? If you don’t, here’s a video from us:

Address: 175, 175A, Jalan Argyll, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.

Operating Hours: 6.30 PM – 2.30 AM

3. Dragon Noodle 龍鬚麵

A latest addition to the vicinity of Solaria Square, you’ll love this place as it offers a budget-friendly menu to their patrons. From Szechuan inspired noodles to rice bowls and fried dumplings, this is the perfect place if you’re looking for a myriad of options that are priced reasonably.

This joint is renowned for offering noodles that comes with two choices of soup base; either the Milky Wine Soup or Special Beef Soup. If you’re a die-hard fan of all things beef then Special Beef Soup is the go-to option. Or, if you’re looking for something less intense, try out their Milky Wine Soup which is aromatic and flavourful. You can always pick both since the more, the merrier right?

Photo: Dragon Noodle 龍鬚麵 (Facebook)
Photo: @jimmy_2095 (Instagram)

Address: 2-G-11, Medan Rajawali, Solaria Square, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 11 AM – 3 PM, 6 PM -10 PM (Opens Daily)

4. MYOMY Matcha Milk

If you love matcha as much as we do, then we’re definitely a matcha made in heaven (no pun intended 😉) On a serious note, what’s better than a cup of ice-cold, refreshing matcha to stand up against the heat? With pure matcha sourced from Japan, having a sip of their drink transports you over to Japan and you could feel yourself basking over the field of green tea leaves. Don’t believe us? Head on over to MYOMY Matcha Milk today and try it out for yourselves!

Photo: @myomymatchamilk (Instagram)
Photo: @myomymatchamilk (Instagram)
Photo: @myomymatchamilk (Instagram)

Address: B5-20, Cubopark, 6, Mukim 18, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Kampung Masjid, 10470, Tanjung Tokong, Penang.

Operating Hours: 5 PM – 12 AM  (Opens Daily)

5. Wood Fire Pizza @ Jalan Argyll

Pizza is that one food where everyone universally agrees that it’s their favourite. Unless…you’re the odd one out but that seems unlikely to us. Over at Wood Fire Pizza, you can get bubbly loaded cheese atop pizza that is baked over wood fire. Traditional way is always the way to go. Besides, the proprietors of this pizza joint has been in the business for decades so they definitely know their pizza game. Show some love to these elderly couple, would you? Before you scurry over to get your pizza takeaway, check out some pictures and our video here:

Photo: @jenny_goh (Instagram)

Address: 171-J, Jalan Argyll, 10450 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang.

Operating Hours: 6 PM – 10.30 PM  (Opens Daily)

6. Bonda Oreo Coconut Shake

Coconut shake lovers, oreo fanatics and fans of chewy tapioca pearls, rejoice! There’s a new coconut shake joint in Penang that combines all three into a cup of true coconut goodness. Truly a thirst quencher, this is a must have if you feel like you’ve had enough of Penang’s insane scorching hot weather. We’ve been to the place and it’s Foodie Approved.

Photo: @bondacoconutshake (Instagram)

Address: Persiaran Mayang Pasir, Taman Gedung Heights, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 11.30 AM – 7.30 PM  (Opens Daily)

7. Dim Sum Valet

Next up on our list of 10 NEW Things to Try in Penang (March Edition) is the first of its kind Halal Dim Sum! Who even knew such beauties actually exist? But they do because we’ve been to that place and we’ve got first hand reviews for you foodies right here.

They have plenty of colourful, vibrant Dim Sums on display and we could hardly tell the difference between a Halal and a non-Halal Dim Sum. Oh we forgot to mention that they have Baos with unique fillings such as Chocolate and BBQ Chicken. Though their price range is a little pricey but we say it’s totally worth it.

Photo: @Dimsumvalet (Instagram)

Address: 16, Lebuh Keng Kwee, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

8. Meme Xpress @ Gurney Plaza

Guys, remember the super lavish bubble milk tea joint in Penang? That minimalist, marbled interior with green and pink cosy luxe seats where we can all sip on their myriad of tea selections? No? We meant Meme Xpress. Does it ring a bell already? This store has opened its 2nd branch in Gurney Plaza and is renowned for their specialty drinks as well as crepe cakes. Now that’s another spot for us to chill and sip on teas after a long day of shopping.

Photo: @MemeXpress-Penang (Instagram)

Address:  Plaza Gurney, 170-G-45A, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang (Gurney Alfresco Zone)

Operating Hours: 10.30 AM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)

9. Meatballs @ IKEA

When you’re looking to fix your cravings for IKEA meatballs, you no longer need to travel all the way to Klang Valley because IKEA Batu Kawan has just opened its doors to Penangites yesterday! Though it may have been a little late, but late is always better than never right? Has any of you seen pictures online of IKEA’s opening? The entire IKEA was flooded with furniture enthusiasts, wait, we mean meatball-enthusiasts. Need we say more? Head on over to Batu Kawan today and savour their no-description-needed meatballs.

@makanmanasedap (Instagram)

Address: IKEA Batu Kawan, 752, Persiaran Cassia Selatan 8, 14110 Bandar Cassia, Penang.

Operating Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM (Opens Daily)

10. Hanjan Eatery . Soju Bar

If you’ve visited the entire bar scene in Penang and you’re up for something new, how about a Soju Bar? This is a perfect place to unwind with authentic Korean dishes and a list of Korean-influenced cocktails and mocktails.  Don’t miss out on their mouth-watering pairing of wagyu beef and mozzarella cheese. If you’re not looking for any alcoholic drinks, you can also feast on their crispy Kimchi Pancake and chewy Rice Cakes.

Photo: @hanjanpg (Facebook)
Photo: @hanjanpg (Facebook)
Photo: @hanjanpg (Facebook)

Address: 56 Lebuh Campbell, Penang, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 4 PM – 12 AM (Closed on Sundays)

We’ve come to an end of our curation of 10 NEW Things to Try in Penang (March Edition) It’s only mid of March so you’ve got plenty of time to visit these places before April flies in. HURRY GUYS!

10 NEW Things to Try in Penang (March Edition)

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