A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. Apart from indulging in Penang’s local hawker fare, we recommend some of these places that serve up a fusion of scrumptious cuisine.
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Fort Cornwallis, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah,
10200 Georgetown, Penang
Tel +604 251 9420
10.30am to 10.30pm (Daily)
Fort Cornwallis, in Bahasa Melayu, Kota Cornwallis is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. In early 2015, the heritage site welcomes a new additio —a restaurant. The place serves Fusion dishes with a touch of Local-Nyonya flavors. Since the restaurant is located in the fort, guests are required to pay an entrance fee of RM10, however, the fee is claimable with a minimum spend of RM20 at the restaurant. Get ready for a (almost) fine-dine experience while you’re here and be spoiled by the authentic taste of the Nyonya desserts.
Moody Cow Café Penang
170, Transfer Road, 10050,
Tel +6012 410 1995
11am to 12am (Daily)
Calling all dessert lovers to Moody Cow Café Penang. The café specializes in their home-made desserts, especially cakes and cookies. One very special feature of their desserts is that they are gigantic in portion therefore sharing is recommended. Besides desserts, the café also serves main course like pastas. Among the best sellers are “Cempedak” Cheesecake and Century Egg Cheesecake. This cozy cafe has limited seats and advance reservation is recommended if you are going in a big group.
Métisser Pâtisserie & Tea Room
140 & 142, Ropewalk Piazza, Jalan Pintal Tali, 10100,
Tel +604 251 9739
2pm to 11pm (Daily except Wed)
Perfect for those who can’t have coffee, Metisser Patisserie, unlike many other cafes serves premium quality tea and everything you come to expect from French sweet treats. This place is very much suitable for a quiet high-tea session, with their relatively dainty homemade desserts served in porcelain wares. Those who love a quiet afternoon or evening, they would pretty much find this place heaven. Besides the wide array of premium teas, their freshly baked scones are not to be missed.
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