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Top 5 New Things to Try This Week (November Guide)

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What’s the best thing about Penang Foodie? Aside from being the source of the BEST food on our island, for sure we are the BEST at constantly enlightening you with fantastic newcomers into the Penang food scene. HAH bet you’d agree with that, or else why did you click into this article at the first place. Gotcha! Alright, the moment you’ve been waiting for… Read on: Top 5 New Things to Try Out in Penang This Week. 

Top 5 New Things to Try This Week

Photos by @lynnn_05, @limzexiang, @gimme4fingers


After taking a 3 month-long hiatus, NORM is back with a different look- it’s dripping with the true Penang refined coffeehouse charm. From the sleek look of white wall tiles and backsplashes, the very well-worn wooden decor, to the marbled coffeehouse tabletops, every corner is sprinkled with sparks of minimalism. A-list atmosphere aside, their menu is still appealing than ever. Imagine the squeal of the coffee machine, the skillfully made Flat White in your hands, their fluffy waffles, along with the sights playing out through the windows, you’d agree that NORM is the perfect spot to spend some lazy idle hours or time with intense thoughts.

Photo by @wendy.tsw
Photo by lynnn_05
Photo by @wendy.tsw

Address: 260c, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11.00am- 12.00am
*Not Pork-free & Alcohol-free

2. Mía Cafe

With firm roots in Penang’s pastry cultures, where the former established, the latter still evolving, Mía Cafe is the perfect illustration of how far Penang has come, and where it might be heading to. In fact, if you happen to be both a dessert lover and a cynophile, this cafe shall be your next venture. Don’t get me wrong, Mía Cafe ain’t a pet cafe where you get to be swarmed by puppies, but a cafe which serves real-life dogs as your after-meals! Oh wait, am I spawning misunderstandings? I mean, they serve Real-life Dog Cakes! Look at how adorable these cakes are!

Photo by @limzexiang
Photo by @miacafepenang
Photo by @miacafepenang

Address: 15, Jalan Kek Chuan, George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11.00am- 11.00pm, closed on Tuesdays

3. 4Fingers Crispy Chicken

Fried chicken is an inherently Malaysian indulgence. As a bonafide fried chicken fiend, there’s nothing happier than wreaking havoc on piles of fried chicken, collecting more bones than our Muzium Negara in the process. Certainly, we loved 4Fingers for their silky strips of fried chicken doused in hot sauce and accompanied with good kimchi or seaweed fries to finish. And now we love them MORE for opening their store at Queensbay Mall. For those who haven’t try 4Fingers Crispy Chicken out, prepare to have the biggest poultry-induced orgasm of your life.

Photos by @gimme4fingers

Address: #2F-96 & 103, Queensbay Mall, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 10.00am- 10.00pm daily

4. Barry’s Cafe

During the evening, Barry’s Cafe will be buzzing with live music performances. By day, however, it’s a spot that prides itself on its relaxed atmosphere. Serving tantalising treats in a light, laid-back interior makes Barry Cafe itself perhaps, the platonic ideal of a neighbourhood cafe in Bishop Street. Western and Asian cuisines, all are very reasonably priced at this lovely place to linger. Trust us, great food, great wine, great ambience and great coffee – Barry’s Cafe truly has it all.

Photos by Barry’s Cafe

Address: 27 Bishop Street, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11.00am- 11.00pm, closed on Monday
*Not Pork-free & Alcohol-free

5. Boozer

If you want to get under Penang’s skin, there’s one place to do it. Found on just about every street corner, the boozer remains one of Georgetown’s most enduring social institutions. Penang probably has the best choices of long-established drinking holes, but there is never too many. Visit Boozer, the new drinking spot you have to dive in.

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Tucked at a corner at Jalan Gurdwara, this namesake drinking place has a delightfully eclectic interior. They adopted the glass-house design where the entire boozer is surrounded by transparent glasses, guaranteeing you to have a fueled up night ahead.


Photos by @boozerpg

Address: 2G Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 7.00pm- 3.00am daily
* Not Alcohol-free

You might also like Top 5 Things to Try Last Week and The Week Before Last Week

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  1. Barry’s cafe is not a recommended place. Rhe food is way below par. Mushroom soup is made from those supermarket mass produced can. Pasta does not taste good at all.
    For penangfoodie sake and as a loyal follower, i urged to rewrite this article.

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