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Top 5 New Things to Try in Penang This Week

“Eii where to eat?” “Back to the one we had the other day? You said it’s great.” “No, I want something new.” Human, especially Gen Y often seek for new places to chill and hang out, and honestly, all for the feed. So it is our sacred duty to update you foodies new pop-ups. Here it is, The Top 5 New Things to Try in Penang This Week. (Some might not be new-new, but they’re so humble barely anyone knows them).

Top 5 New Things to Try in Penang This Week:

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#1 Gohaniku by Spades Burger

A brainchild of the all-time favourite burger joint, Spade’s Burger. Gohaniku literally means rice and meat in Japanese. What’s better than a bowl of steamy, flavorful rice and meat all in one bowl? It’s like the on-the-go thing, so delicious and hassle-free. Gohaniku is the atas version of economic rice, but hey better in taste and quality, and of course, hippy. Feeling hungry? Try Gohaniku, one of the new things to try in Penang.


Address:1-1-8 Ideal Avenue, Medan Kampung Relau 1, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.

#2 Arabica Estate

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While Arabica Estate might not be the latest addition in Penang, we thought it has not gained enough love. Nestled in Automall, they’re known for serving really good coffee and the passion they pour in for their beans. Focusing on Arabica beans and brewing skills, every cup is a pleasure to your sense, smooth on the throat. Besides coffee, they do serve delicate mains and desserts. The best thing is, they’re HALAL certified. Arabica Estate might not be some of the new things to try in Penang, but definitely worth a visit.

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Address: 29D-3-4 & 29D-3-5, Automall, Maritime Piazza, Persiaran Karpal Singh, Penang.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Thurs&Sun) 8 a.m.-12 a.m. (Fri&Sat) 8 a.m.-1 a.m.

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#3 Saigon House Cuisine

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Craving for some authentic Vietnamese food? Over the years Thai and Vietnamese food gained its fame and have won over local’s heart. Tucked in Sri Bahari Road, Saigon House is one of the new things to try in Penang. It serves authentic, hearty Vietnamese food, and has a grandmother touch to it. Many praised for its authenticity and price, some say it tastes exactly like Vietnam. Definitely try out their Pho, a staple in Vietnam.

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Address: 77, Lebuh Sri Bahari, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)

#4 Ahmad Lim Black Pancake

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Started off as a roadside stall back in 2013. Today, Ahmad Lim has 6 shops across the country and a central kitchen. We’re lucky to have Ahmad Lim opened in Butterworth, so that we could savour their lip smacking pancake. We would say it’s the ultimate sinful pancake that looks like a cake. Caked sized pancake with thick spread of margerine, your choice of flavor (ovaltine, nutella, milo and more) and grated cheese! How sinful is that? And yes they’re Halal. This calorie bursting dessert is definitely some of the new things to try in Penang this week.

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Address: 3a, Jalan Todak 1, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 4 p.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)

#5 Roast & Bake. Cafe & Dessert

Cr: @nicole_lsx

As the name suggest, this cafe specializes in roast and bake. You could expect good food and cakes over here. Their signature stuffed roast pork is a must whenever you visit Roast&Bake and they sell out real fast. Succulent pork wrapped with pork crackling, it’s only available during the weekend and by reservation only (WOW). Their pork crackling rice is also one of the bestsellers, seems like they’re expert in porky. You could enjoy other mains such as sandwiches and pastas as well.

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Address: 473 Chulia Street, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)

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