Penang has more to offer than Peranakan cuisine. These are 5 must try Penang restaurants that offer different tastes. Read & don't forget to share!
Restaurants in George Town worth your visit.
George Town has a fine palate and offers more than Peranakan cuisine. Sure you do have a smorgasbord of options on the streets, but when it comes to the chef’s best, here are some restaurants you should check out.
Don a Kebaya
Technically you don’t have to, but you will fit nicely into the theme of the restaurant if you do. You’ll find yourself in an elaborately decorated setting that boasts of handcrafted furniture and Peranakan art. Found in the Seven Terraces Hotel, the Kebaya Dining Room brings you Peranakan food at its finest. Be sure to try appetisers like the Pai Tee and Joo Hoo Char Roll before you sink your teeth into main courses like Prawn Geng and fried Nonya Belachan Tempura vegetables.
Kebaya Dining Room
Address: 2-16 Stewart Lane George Town, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 6:00pm to 10:00pm daily
Tel: +60 011 14033310
Website: Kebaya Dining Room
Situated in the famous and lavish Blue Mansion is a restaurant that complements the eye for detail that the décor boosts. The menu is curated by Chef Weng who combines an eclectic mix of French and Japanese techniques with the use of fresh seasonal ingredients. Imagine a dish like Seared Duck Breast with Nashi Pear or something as simple as a Red Bean Crepe with Green Tea Ice Cream. The entire setting is Instagram-worthy, not just the food, so we reckon you will be very busy during your meal.
Indigo Restaurant Blue Mansion
Address: 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 6:00pm to 11:00pm daily
Tel: +60 4 262 0006
Website: Indigo Restaurant Blue Mansion
Classy and Blanc
A place that looks like it is fit for royalty. That being said, mind what you wear when you dine there, or you might stick out like a sore thumb. To complement the elegant and ostentatious setting, this is your chance to dress to the nines. Chef Johnson wants the finest for the finest, so you won’t be disappointed at what’s served on your table. You are heading to a mansion after all.
Macalister Mansion’s Dining Room
Address: 228, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 11400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 7:00pm to 11:00pm daily
Tel: +60 4 228 3888
Website: Macallister Mansion's Dining Room
Style in Chinoiserie
If you enjoy being in the midst of opulence with chandeliers hanging above black marbles, Chin’s your thing. Interestingly, Chin’s first opened in London in 1987 and has bagged several prestigious awards since. Its menu offers traditional Hunan and Sichuan recipes. Seafood lovers have to try their specialty, which is lobster in noodles. They also have peking duck and crab on the list.
Chin’s Stylish Chinese
Address: Tanjung City Marina, Pier, 8A, Pangkalan Weld, 10300, Church St, George Town, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 6:00pm to 10:45pm daily
Tel: +60 4 261 2611
Website: Chin's Stylish Chinese
A Gastronomic Heritage Trail
One of the better known Chinese restaurants is Tek Sen, which was established in 1965. The restaurant sits in a refurbished shophouse. They have many signature dishes, with one of them being the home recipe double pork and potato leaves with sambal and prawns. Simple and traditional Chinese dishes here are cooked like your how grandma did it. Perfect for a belly-warming night.
Source: Tek Sen Restaurant
Tek Sen Restaurant
Address: 18, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 12:00pm to 2:30pm, 6:00pm to 8:30pm daily
Tel: +60 12 981 5117
Website: Tek Sen Restaurant