Support Local Eateries & Give Back To The Community With Chiak-Rity Campaign

Although eateries are allowed to operate during lockdowns, it hasn’t been easy. With no dine-in allowed for the past couple of months, many eateries in Penang (and generally, Malaysia) have been suffering from low sales figures. As an owner of an eatery, one must not only ponder the ways of sustaining a business but he/she must also ensure the livelihood of the team.

Photo: Bricklin Cafe & Bar (Instagram)

There are many reasons why it may be very difficult for eateries to operate during lockdowns. Some of the reasons may include

  • Most of us are eating at home to save money for rainy days,
  • Costs required to participate on food delivery platforms,
  • Costs of reaching out to customers on social media platforms and
  • Operational costs such as rental and electricity bills.

Operating a business in a midst of an economic downturn and pandemic is not easy. That’s why working together is so important. Eateries are coming together in order to put the community first with Chiak-Rity Campaign. Not only this heartwarming charity campaign will be helping the community, but you will be able to ensure that your favourite hawker, cafe, bakery, and restaurant will be around for years to come.

Eateries In Penang Are Coming Together For Chiak-Rity

Photo: Penang F&B Group

Initiated by the owner of Bricklin Cafe Bar, Rizal, Chiak-Rity campaign has the objective of providing hundreds of essential packs to the community. Some of the participating eateries include Macallum Connoisseurs, 無辣不歡 Mala Xiang Guo, Soul Cafe, Yin’s Sourdough Bakery, James Foo Western Food, among 40 more eateries in Penang. These eateries will be contributing an amount to gather these essential packs.

Photo: Lions Club of Georgetown Central (Facebook)

According to the association, there will be two dates for the distribution of essential packs, 15th August 2021, and 16th September 2021. It has the aim of giving back a minimum of 300 essential packs during the first round. Each essential pack is worth RM50 each. To ensure the charity campaign is completely transparent, the association will be working with Lions Club Association for distribution.

How Can We Help Chiak-Rity?

Not only we will be helping the community, we will be helping the eatery to sustain, and also enjoy some delicious food along the way. To support these eateries and their heartwarming initiative, simply head down to the participating outlets to purchase something off their menu. While you’re at it, make sure that the item is non-discounted. Keep your eyes peeled, as some of these eateries may even have a special menu for this campaign.

Here is a full list of participating eateries for Chiak-Rity (in alphabetical order):

The list includes their Halal status, and bestselling items on the menu of respective eateries.

Photo: Golden Bowl (Facebook)

Local / Fusion Food 

  • 3 Leg Cat Cafe – Non-Halal – Grill Fish Fried Rice, Nasi Lemak, Salmon Treasure Bowl. 
  • Golden Bowl – Pork Free – Milky Cheese Noodle, Milanese Chicken Chop, Nasi Lemak Rempah Kao Kao. 
  • Homecafe 家Penang – Non-Halal – Nasi Lemak, Salted Egg Chicken Chop , Laksa. 
  • Little Oasis Cafe – Non-Halal – Bento Meals, Oasis Chicken, Almond Fish.
  • Penang Road Famous Laksa – Non-Halal – Penang Laksa.
  • Shallots – Non-Halal – Shallots Fried Chicken, Volcano Pork Steak , Gulai Tumis Fish.
  • The Shark Food Court – Non-Halal – Hokkien Mee, Wantan Mee, Curry Mee.
Photo: Canning Dim Sum Express (Facebook)

Chinese Food 

Photo: Navy Specialty Coffee (Facebook)

Western Food 

  • Bricklin Cafe Bar – Halal – Aroy Mak Thai, MR Chicken Burger, Shashouka, Pilaf Rice Poke Bowl. 
  • Burger Society – Halal – Gourmet Burger. 
  • Crepe Cottage – Halal – Flamed Citrus Grilled Chicken, Crepe Cottage Grilled Lamb, Pan-seared Seabass. 
  • Heap Seng at 29 – Non-Halal – Fresh Live Oysters, Tacos, Grilled Prawns Arabiatta, Hot Wings.
  • James Foo Western Food – Non-Halal – Chicken Chop, Chicken Gordon Bleu, Stuffed Fish. 
  • Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee – Non-Halal – Signature Aglio Olio, Pork Burgers, Coffee. 
  • Navy Specialty Coffee – Non-Halal – King Prawn Aglio E Olio, Curry Roast Pork Pasta. 
  • Olivia’s Restaurant – Pork Free – Peri-Peri Chicken, Hickory Lamb Shoulders, Honey Glaze Roasted Chicken. 
  • Pit Stop No. 12 Cafe – Non-Halal – All Day Breakfast , Curry Capitan Chicken , Spicy Olio Pasta. 
  • Soul Cafe – Non-Halal – Linguine al Carbonara, Spaghetti Al Pencetta, Chicken Parmigiana. 
  • The Pharm Hut – Vegetarian – Probiotic Kefir Sodas, Kefir Yogurt, Healthy Vegetarian Food.
  • Viking Steakhouse – Non-Halal – Australian Chilled Grain Fed Ribeye, Braised Lamb Shank, Chicken Schnitzel. 
Photo: Blue Chang Modern Thai Cuisine (Facebook)

Thai Food

Photo: Sugar Tang (Facebook)

Japanese Food

  • Sugar Tang – Pork Free – Japanese Curry Rice, Omurice, Salmon Mentaiko Don, Fried Chicken. 
Photo: Hanjan Soju Eatery Bar (Facebook)

Korean Food 

  • Daseo – Pork Free – Cheese Chicken Cube, Korean Fried Chicken, Rampokki. 
  • Hanjan Eatery Soju Bar – Non-Halal – Meat Platter, Buldak, Clams.
Photo: Yin’s Sourdough Bakeryv (Facebook)


Photo: Soyatec (Facebook)


  • Pacific Coffee – Non-Halal – Coffee, Cakes, Pastries.
  • Soyatec – Halal – Japanese Soymilk, Nigari Tofu, Cold Pudding, Taufa, Okara. 
  • U-Soya – Halal – Soya, Hot Tau Fu Fah, Cold Tau Fu Fah. 

Should there be any new participating eateries, this list will expand!


Chiak-Rity Begins From 16th July 2021 Onwards

This wonderful campaign starts from 16th July onwards, and it lasts until the second distribution on 16th September 2021. To simply help out, get yourself involved by simply supporting these eateries directly. Who knows? Perhaps while doing some ‘chiak-rity’ work, you will find a new favourite eatery. What do you think about this initiative? Let us know in the comment!

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