1a. GastroMonth_2023_KV_FunNow_Presents

FUNNOW Malaysia has launched GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023, a celebration of culinary delights in June. The event is taking place from 1st June – 30th June, featuring more than 40 establishments from the Michelin Guide Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023, ranging from One Michelin Star to Bib Gourmand and Michelin Selected.


Its a special month that all these restaurants is offering special curated menu and food experience for this GastroMonth Kuala Lumpur and Penang 2023 

If you would want to experience cheapest One-michelin star food which is Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery – 9 course meal at RM 98. Which is pretty good deal or cheapest by far. 

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大山脚 X 老巷子 Dua Sua Ka cafe X De Antique is one of a famous cafe in Bukit Mertajam Penang. Tuck right in the middle of Bukit Mertajam town and certainly a place where you can park your car and walk around to find famous food around the area. I Am not familiar with the town there but certainty will find time to explore more.


dua sua kathere will be a chance for you to miss this cafe is it sits in a row of pre-war housesits in 1 way street. Just slow down and turn right at the junction to this big open space carpark.dua sua ka bm

Certainly a place for instagram worthy from outside to interior. outsides does not look like you are in Penang also.
dua sua ka cafedua sua ka bukit mertajamcafeInside is design with 2 cafe. Front desk serve local cuisine and local coffee as you walk towards the back part is the cafe kind.

dua sua ka menuDua Sua Ka cafe menu is pretty direct.DSC00332They have big open space upstairs and a place fory ou to chill, chat. There is NO wi-fi in this cafe. Don bother bringing your laptop there to work.

watermelon cake penangWhat i read in google is their Watermelon cake is their famous signature. Turns out to be better than expected. watermelon is the whole piece as not the dehytrate version. Kinda fresh and cripsy. Natural sweetness is there, the cream is not too sweet and the base is pretty decent.

Goes well with their coffee. Not the acidic kind that suits to my liking.
Dua Sua Ka cafe menu is pretty direct.heritage cafe in penangcafe in mainlandcafe in butterworthHappy Chilling over the in bukit mertajamcafe in bm penang
best cafe in penang

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, great ambiance, cake and coffee better than expected!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-


大山脚 X 老巷子

Dua Sua Ka X De Antique 49,

Jln Arumugam Pillai, 14000

Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Operating hours; 11am – 7pm

Tel: 017-430 4208

It was very random and was aiming for coffee after breakfast. Hit into google to find nearby cafe and AE Coffee was in the list with 4.9 google rating which is super impressive. Only then realize that they are new kid on the block. Operate since end 2022. I would now rate them one of the Best coffee or cafe in Penang is AE Coffee.

Again Ae cafe, their coffee and pastries suits to my liking

ae coffee

This is indeed a small cafe operating nearby Penang Road. 

hidden cafe in penang penang award winning barista

A cafe that is run by 1st runner up in Barista Competition. after I saw this rights behind the counter, my expectation do change higher little. was here aiming to get long black and latte ended up need to aim Single Origin. 

ae coffee menu

 2 pager coffee and also some pastries at the counter. all the look of it sure do look very tempting.


penang award winning barista cafeLook for a transparent mini menu that sits above the order tab. There is where their little special hidden menu of the day or cake of the day is available. On that day Tiramisu with Alcohol and Cheesecake(which is their signature) is on.


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As we were so full, was here for coffee and the pastries were too tempting ended up with cakes and Madeline for the morning. 
DSC00499Madeline @ RM 3 is bake to perfection as I always love mine with the little burnt solid edges then in the middle is soft and fluffy butter cake base. This is awesomely good to pair with my single Origin. best tiramisu penangOh miy goawd! Must intro you their Tiramisu@ RM 18. It is da bomb or one of the best I have come across in Penang. It is different version compare to the famous tiramisu  Narrow Marrow

This is a style by its own, topped with nice cocoa powder, and the base is soft airy light cloud mascarpone cheese and espresso sponge at the bottom with alcohol is not too heavy yet goes well flavour by itself or best pair with their coffee. 
best coffee in penangMy Single origin is Guatamela. the mild fragrant body, less acidic and the aftertaste is just amazing. medium roast kind of coffee aroma stays easily 10 mins. Best! Drink while its hot is mild fruity base yet near room temperature its like chocolaty. 

Certainly this is one of my favourite cafe place in Penang for a good cuppa. 

**Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, awesome coffee for me – !! -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-


Ae coffee

11, Lebuh Clarke

10050, Penang

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 6pm

On weekdays and you are traveling around Penang and looking to enjoy night market in Penang, you can try out this Macallum Street Monday Night Market at Penang. This night market is actually quite huge as the time when I pay a visit, it was just after Chinese New YEar and only half of the vendors are operating. 

This place easily cater to at least 100 stalls. Packed with alot of Penang Classic Street Food. 

Enjoy the local Penang street food under 1 street. Be here by 5.30pm onwards before it gets too packed after 8pm. 


Macallum Street Monday Night Market

Lintang Macallum 1, Pengkalan Weld,

10300 Penang

Operating Hours: Monday only – 5pm – 11pm

Penang street food scene have gain a notch up with the arrival of Michelin ratings in the shore of both KL and Penang. There are handful of hawker stalls being selected as Michelin Bib recipient and Penang Green House Hokkien Mee is one of them since Dec 2022

Of course with this, travelers like me would travel overseas just to hunt on the list. this have created a buzz for Michelin Street Food hunt in Penang.

When Green House Hokkien Mee was selected as the recipient it has raise alot of questionnaires on this. However, I am happy over the listing as let the undiscovered gem still remain as it is and let the commercialize be commercialize so I do not need to queue for my food. 

I still think this stall is decent as once a while I would go back for a classic normal bowl of Hokkien mee. Their unique is they are one of the stall that you can choose to add on ingredients ranging from prawns, egg, intestine, roast pork and others. 

I would always go for add on herbal egg and prawns. Soup wise to me is decent as more towards hint of end sweetness, chili paste that I would add in more to give me the umami spicy impact. 

Overall it is okay as this stall is on the high side. 

Best Charcoal Char Koey Teow at night is at this New Lane Hawker Center in Penang. I have stumble this stall randomly during Covid period and recently thanks to my friend for reminding me this stall. I would say Best  Penang Charcoal Char Koey Teow at night is at New Lane Penang. 

You would not miss this stall as its one of the stall that consistently having long queue even rain.

This stall had been operating for more than 40 years. There are 2 wok frying at one go which is also a training on the go for his son. of course taste fried out there will be slight different as same recipe but charcoal fire is a beast by its own. 

Loved the chared koay teow being fry as that is certainly the wok hei effect. Fried nicely, aromatic, slight dry to my liking and of course I put Duck egg onto it. Of course depends on your luck too as at time its awesome and 20%-30% off the grid. Consistency is still not at its best. Recommended plate of Koey Teow for night version.

Is this the best char koey teow in Penang? I would say for night version 80% YES!


New Lane Hawker center

Lorong Baru, 10450

George Town

Operating hours: 5pm till 11pm

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