Are you like us where you have this innate love for all things potatoes? We can all agree that potatoes, no matter in what form, are still the best thing in existence. Take mashed potato, for instance, it’s smooth and creamy. Fries, on the other hand, is crispy on the outside and makes for that perfect sharing snack. Since we’re on this topic, here is a list of 10 places in Penang where you can find the best dishes that are curated using potatoes.
10 Best Dishes Using U.S. Potatoes In Penang
1. Smoke Papa BBQ
Serving the best Texas-style BBQ in Penang, Smoke Papa BBQ also serves amazing potato dishes. We’ve tried their Pulled Pork U.S. Potatoes and Cheesy U.S. Potatoes Fries that we just couldn’t get enough of!
For the Pulled Pork U.S. Potatoes, what we love is the perfect combination of ingredients like shredded pulled pork, BBQ, and cheese sauce as well as fresh onions. If you’re a cheese lover, then the Cheesy U.S. Potatoes is made for you as it comes drizzled with a generous amount of cheese sauce over crispy U.S. fries.
Address: 41, Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11am-10pm (Closed on Tuesday)
2. 3 Leg Cat Cafe
Next up, 3 Leg Cat Cafe over at Relau has made itself a name for being a super cool cafe that’s perfect for a hang-out. They have also specially prepared 2 unique potato dishes namely the U.S. Potatoes Hash & Eggs and U.S. Potatoes Shepard’s Pie.
The U.S. Potatoes Hash & Eggs comes with U.S. potato cubes and eggs together with a drizzle of homemade sauce that just goes really well together. As for their U.S. Potatoes Shepard’s Pie, it’s smooth, creamy, and definitely makes for a fulfilling meal.
Address: The Golden Triangle, 29-1-62, 11900, Jln Paya Terubung, Relau, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Operating Hours: 11am-10pm (Sunday-Wednesday) | 11am-11pm (Friday & Saturday) | (Closed on Thursday)
3. Sin Seh Kai Bakery
We’re sure Penangites are no strangers to Sin Seh Kai Bakery, which is known for being a cozy breakfast spot that serves freshly-baked bread.
Having tried out two of their specials; Banger & U.S. Mashed Potatoes Big Breakfast and U.S. Potatoes Bacon Buns, we can tell why this is a favourite bakery among locals. Their Big Breakfast comes with premium ingredients and the U.S. Potatoes Bacon, made using potato flour is shaped to resemble real potatoes with a generous filling that combines U.S. potatoes and bacon.
Address: 102-D, New World Park, 5, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 7.30 am-6 pm (Opens daily)
4. Carrot Fish
Carrot Fish has been around long enough for us to love its pastel-pink-themed interior with the concept of serving real food using only fresh and natural ingredients.
This time around, we managed to try their Crispy Meatball U.S. Mashed Potatoes and U.S. Potatoes Hash & Egg Pocket. The first dish comprises crispy on-the-outside meatballs served atop creamy mashed potato while the second dish comes with smooth mashed potatoes wrapped in a pocket. If you ask us, we’d highly recommend going for the Crispy Meatball!
D6, New World Park, D6, 102, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang [11am-9pm]
3rd Floor, No 9, Jalan Juru Sentral, Juru Sentral, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang [11am-9pm]
5. Chen The Legacy House
Next on the list is Chen The Legacy House, a cafe that’s hidden inside an antique shop in Penang. This means that you also get to bask in the antique pieces while dining here, so cool!
Two potato-based dishes that we tried here are the Garlic Chilli Oil U.S. Potato Noodles, Cheesy Ham Hasselback U.S. Potatoes. The potato noodles were tender and chewy and when mixed with garlic chilli oil, really elevates the entire dish. You get both savoury and fragrance in one bite. As for the other dish, you get U.S. potatoes, cheese and ham in one bite-sized golden brown snack. Yummy!
22, Lebuh China, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 11 am-5 pm (Closed on Monday-Wednesday)
6. Half Acre Restaurant
If you’re craving Taiwanese-styled potato dishes, then Half Acre Restaurant is the place to go! Located at Straits Quay, dining at this restaurant feels like you are transported into Chinese dramas set in the olden days. The outdoor setting has a spectacular sea view, so we definitely recommend sitting outdoors!
As the name suggests, the Crispy Salted Egg U.S. Potatoes are crispy and savoury, tempting you to dig in bite after bite! P.s. It’s also the one of the chef’s favourite dish~ For those who love spicy food or mala, opt for the Sichuan Style Hot Pepper Chili U.S. Potatoes instead!
Address: 3E-G-3Ground floor, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tg Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang
Operating Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
7. Ms Nocino
Situated at one of the busiest junctions in Jalan Burma, Ms Nocino is the perfect Western breakfast or brunch spot that you are looking for! It’s really assuring to know that this cosy cafe emphasises on the use of freshly prepared ingredients in all their dishes for the best texture and taste.
Not gonna lie guys, the flavourful and filling Cheesy U.S. Potatoes Shepherd Pie is one of our personal favourites! For those who prefer a lighter dish, the Japanese U.S. Potatoes Salad here is creamy and yummy-licious too!
Address: 387, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 8.30am – 8.30pm (Tue – Thurs, Sun); 8.30am – 10pm (Fri & Sat); Closed on Mon
8. Mellowcup Coffee
Mellowcup Coffee has been around in Penang for 8 years, and is surely a familiar place for all coffee lovers! This bright and cosy cafe is always filled with loyal patrons, offering Western dishes, cakes and their signature specialty coffees. Furthermore, they’ve recently renovated the place for a fresh new look!
The Cheesy U.S. Potatoes Hash Browns Egg is definitely a must-try as it comes with a creamy and wobbly egg on top! While you’re here, don’t forget to order the Salted Egg U.S. Fries for a delicious snack too.
Address: 11-G-4, New Bob Center, 11, Jalan Gottlieb, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 11am – 6pm (Mon & Tue), 11am – 9pm (Wed & Thurs), 11am – 10pm (Fri – Sun)
9. Chef Audee Private Kitchen
Want to satisfy your potato cravings but have no time to dine in? Well, Chef Audee Private Kitchen has got you covered! This place offers a wide range of Western and Asian cuisines that are not only luxurious and beautifully presented, but also delicious and flavourful! As the name implies, the private kitchen caters mostly to bookings beforehand at a minimum of 8 people, but you can also get their delicious food via delivery through their Facebook.
Their U.S. potato dishes are a fusion of Thai and Western, with a satisfyingly spicy and sour kick. Opt for the crispy Cheese Baked Thai Basil Chicken U.S. Potatoes Waffle Fries that is flavourful and savoury with a hint of sweet basil, or the Spicy Kerabu U.S. Potatoes Wedges that’s perfect for those who love something sour!
Address: 36, Jalan Dunn, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 9am – 6pm
10. Shallots Aromatic Restaurant
If you crave a taste of Chinese cuisine, then Shallots has the perfect potato dishes just for you! This Chinese catering restaurant is located on the ground floor of Vantage Tanjung Tokong, and it is the ideal family restaurant for your future gatherings. The shop’s cosy interior with Asian decorative elements is enough to make you feel right at home.
The food here also tastes like nostalgia as their home-cooked dishes and meals are prepared by experienced Chinese chefs. One of their delicious potato dishes is the Sambal Nyonya U.S. Potato, which is a must-try based on our dining experience there. Every bite of the potatoes bursts with flavours, and it has the delicious balance of dried shrimp and spices so it will not be too spicy. There’s also the Minced Pork Stir Fry U.S. Potatoes that goes best with a bowl of hot fragrant white rice.
Address: A-G-3A Vantage, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 1, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang
Operating Hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm; 5.30pm – 8.30pm (Closed on Sundays)
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