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Burger joints are popping out every where, and its a trend. Well, lets go something classic in street style that I recently I was introduce a homemade street burger patty that run by Chinese couple. I have read Jacksons Burger is homemade by the uncle himself quite a while back and only remember bout it when Ken bring me over to dine at this stall.

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Its not too hard to find them as I have read some blog that they always move around. Well, I have been here a few times and its still in the same location. Their burger price is definately cheap.

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They do not have a proper dining in around the premises as they run the burger stall in a little truck and we can take their plastic chairs to sit there and dine. They sell soft drinks too.

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What is interesting is that they do have their special homemade CRAB patty that Ken ask me to try. Of course I do a mix then, beef and crab.

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Of course my burger need to have added egg and cheese. If not it would not be a perfect one for me.

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Then my burger is ready, it smells very good with the fluffy bread being well pan fried that I can even smell the majerine of it.

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Smack in betteen the bread and all the ingredients, here comes the Chinese version of burger that is pretty similiar to another famous stall in Penang, Hill Side. The patty are grill to little cruncy for my Crab patty and beef are just perfect. For afternoon lunch, its a good satisfying one. For Chinese to come out such burger, they are consider good. Surely cannot be compare with Ramlee burger as its slightly different style

Recommended~

Location:
Jacksons Burger (PORK FREE)
Just look along Jalan 14/29 Section 14.
GPS Coordinates: N3 06.281 E101 37.928
Business hours: 11.30 am to 5pm. Off days not fixed.


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Month of Feb is one of the best month so far that comes with CNY and along with my Birthday. For the first time in my life so many friends celebrated my birthday with. Usually it doesnt hit more than 2 group of friends.I know its a bit sad but this is true fact. . . ūüėÄ

Another group of my crazy friend that invited me along for this dinner that they find that the food is fantastic. As most of them are also food lover, not to mention some of them are good drinker. If you are looking for some changes in your dining experience with a blend of South America, then here is one of the place to stop by.

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What does LA BOCA mean? Its a colourful seaport town in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a famed port of call for thousands of immigrants from Italy, Spain, and other European countries. Today, La Boca is the domain of the working class, bohemian artists, rabid soccer fans and tango street performers.

It is an authentic Latin American Restaurant & Bar famed for our friendly atmosphere, authentic Latino food & beverage, awesome latin music, personalized service (handsome waiters) and great parties. Our genuine South American atmosphere creates the ideal environment for special occasions and celebration parties.

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Love the restaurant interior design that they totally brings out the feel of South America, with hand painted original artwork depicting the rough brilliance of the houses in the Tango street of ‚ÄúCarminito‚ÄĚ which was built with cast-off ship building materials and colourfully painted by the local immigrants.

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They presented their menu in different style too, more like a mini newspaper

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Price of the food are pretty reasonable with the quality and serving . . .

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Striploin @ RM 68, apologize for this little slab of meat only as the rest were too hungry and started eating, and this is what I am left behind. Cook to perfection as per request medium rare that the beef is fresh and juicy, sprinkle with some spices that make the taste event better. If you are a beef lover, not to miss out on this.

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If you would want to hit some light food or diet then Cevichi Salmon would fall into one of my recommended list. Light in taste with sour tomato, sweet and spicy that enhance the taste of the salad that make it irresistible. The dressing that makes it stood out too.      RM 25

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This is no ordinary pizza or that makes it a Argentinean folded pizza, Pizza Rellena @ RM 30

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stuffed with turkey ham, mozzarella, kalamata olives and basil. Not only that, it taste much better with the pairing sauce which I have forgotten to take. Its slightly on sour taste that pairs very well.

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I ask the rest what is good and Jason told me La Boca Burger is damm awesome. Then I follow suit and order. Serve along with thick homemade patty with special dressing and small cubes of mango. Meat is soft and mango with special sauce that make it slight sour base end. Perfect. Highly Recommended! @ RM 29

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when comes to traditional eating, of course must try out their signature authentic Fajitas @ RM 29. Serve in a hot plate that have a perfect blend of taste, chicken, mushroom, basil leaves and capsicum. A few slices of wraps are given separately for you to wrap on.

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Empanadas @ RM 21

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I would call it Argentinean Curry Puff. hehehe, with different filling more like white sauce, with mince meat, and dipping with the sauce gives another level of taste. I prefer to eat it original.

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Some say their Churros @ RM 15 used to be one of the best and for this round they change the texture of churros and many of them think their last one better. The current one is chewy and not crispy. If it is sprinkle with cinnamon sugar would be perfect.

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Louixe is also a Feb baby too . . She is getting excited. .

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Here am I, celebrating along with my best friend Louise who is also Feb baby, as her date is 2 days away from mine.

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It wouldnt be perfect if these guys are not here, with Jason, Kelly, Anna and Evelyn. thank you all for da dinner ~!~!~

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AFter that, we head to Tom Dick and Harry for second round as Mad Sally was the band that performing that night.

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These are the 2 inseparable earthlings. Not to mention Kelly had great voice to sing too, as she amaze many of the crowd that night by being guest singer for Mad Sally.

In Pavilion, if you are looking for some interesting food, then La Boca is certainly one of a recommended restaurant by me.

*Pork Free

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 9/10 ,Good… Loving it~ Recommended!¬†-Stamped-

-WARNING ‚ÄďThis is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

La Boca Latino Bar,
Level Three,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03-2148 9977

Mon – Thu: 09:00 – 01:00
Fri – Sat: 09:00 – 03:00
Sun: 09:00 – 01:00

Early morning what do you usually have for your breakfast? Western? Local cuisine? It had been a while since I last visited this place, which is old school and classic. Its not more than this famous Indian cuisine that had been operating here for more than 10 years. Roti Canai Transfer road is also known as one of a landmark to me and my friends.

I could not even can remember when was the last time I came here, it was many many years back.

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I have always wanted to drop by but most of the time I could not wake up. At last was force to wake up by Ken and manage to come by this place.

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On the tray itself, roti canai is being fried non stop as many people are waiting and taking away too.

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All the gravy are serve pippin hot and it was just perfect that the morning itself it was morning and just the right things to pair after.

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Dining experience here is very different compare to other places as you have to squeeze in this pretty tight spot to have your seat. With much more seating, canteen style pretty much reminds me of primary school days.

Every one just sit in single line and face the road yet we enjoy the view of the busy chef preparing all the pipping hot roti canai.

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What we usually order a piece of beef in this special gravy with their very own recepi, do not deceive by the fiery red curry as its not too spicy yet aromatic with spices.

Love mine with lots of extra gravy and another item that you shall not miss is their season onions to pinkish colour. A bit sweet in taste which is their signature item here.

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This is how we enjoy our early breakfast in different style.

If you do visit penang for holiday, sure this is one of my favourite place to recommend for your early breakfast. Just simply delicious

Location:
Jalan Transfer, Penang
GPS: 5.420884, 100.330694

Sometimes, when you want to hunt for food, every state also got their own popular food. As for last round long weekend holiday, some friend brought me to his hometown for Ipoh Food Hunt to eat some great food which is nearby Ipoh called Pusing (click here). After that, we head back to Ipoh town to hit on some great food recommended by them.

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There is this one particular little stall hidden under this huge tree. Some called it Under the tree Chee Cheong Fun. Its so famous that in a day he do only a few hours business. Not because he is lansi, just that alot people hunt for his food.

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This uncle a humble and cheerful guy had been running this little stall for more than 10 years and it had gain popularity among the locals.

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One of the different style compare to Penang is, he have created his own special sauce.

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And there are 2 types of chee cheong fun, one which is plain and one which is with mince meat if I am not mistaken.

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So its pair up with another family run little coffee shop and both of them make the whole place packed up within minutes.

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This is what is so different from Penang style as Penang we use ‘heh koh’ (prawn paste).

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But in Ipoh, this uncle had created his own special gravy that shower upon the chee chong fun and according to my friend the gravy is made of pork bones and other great ingredients that make it so rich and sweet in taste. Add on with spicy green chili, brown sauce and some chili sauce just makes it perfect for afternoon tea time. RM2.50 per plate

Some people like my friend will need to have 2 plates at least to satisfy their crave. I would say, if you have not given it a try, it is certainly worth to try, consider this is one of the most famous Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh.

Remark: you might like it or don like it. More like a love – hate relationship.

Operating hours: 2.30pm till finish (means while stock last)

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Also I notice alot people order White Coffee here, find out that its a bit strong, foamy on the top and just nice to go for afternoon tea. RM2 if I am not mistaken.

Location:
Lahat Lane,
Ipoh, Perak

 

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Next is we have to go for what Ipoh is famous for where how white coffee started. Of course I was introduce by one of the best white coffee in Ipoh is located inside this coffee shop, Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong.

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A normal coffee shop that is packed with many people that usually comes here for breakfast, besides that, the Chee Cheong Fun I mention above, he will operate in this kopitiam in the morning from 8.30am till finish. (where usually finish around 11am)

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Usually my friend will come here for breakfast and this coffee shop was recommended by 2 of my Ipoh friend already. Guess that it should be good!

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This is the super star of all White Coffee, as it is in robust coffee that many of our locals will love, a bit thick in texture and for many coffee lovers, you will fall in love with this white coffee. I certainly would love to have 2 glass of this, but surely will hang over later as in yawn and fall asleep. – Recommneded!!!!!

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This is what my friend will have for breakfast, hot white coffee and with this half boil egg with toast. .

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Soft break like using the (bakery head brand) where you can find in pasar malam, toast to perfection and topple with this 2 half boil egg.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, Highly Recommended for its white coffee~

-Stamped‚ÄĒWarning‚Äď This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong
Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
Ipoh, Perak

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Besides all those white coffee, Ipoh also famous for its Ipoh Chicken Rice, as this is my very first shop I have visited when I first came to Ipoh is Restaurant Onn Kee. One of the reason last time my friend introduce me this shop was because many celebrities came by to this outlet to eat and that’s how I ended up here.

This is not only the restaurant avail as in this stretch of street there are 3 giant players in the area and this restaurant is one of it. Every one prefer different outlet and it really depends on your taste.

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The crowd pour in non stop and the chef just non stop chopping on the chicken.

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This is how busy the shop can be during long weekend. All shops are super crowded.

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You will never want to miss the bean sprout in Ipoh as they are grown differently. According to my friend they are grown by using mineral water, therefore the bean spout in Ipoh is fat and juicy.

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This is the Ipoh White Chicken (cantonese – Ipoh Nga Choi Kai).

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Homemade pork and fish balls.

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Silky smooth koay teow .. . .

Among 3 restaurant available in the area, this shop is my last choice, as the chicken texture and koay teow I do not really like it, but my friend prefer this shop.

Well, it depends on your individual taste as I prefer the one next to this shop. After your Chicken Rice, please do not miss one of the best Soya Bean (Funny Mountain Soya Bean – click here) which is just on the next street which is about 3 minutes walk. Total Damage was around RM 40 if I am not mistaken for a pax of 4

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10, i find it so so only . .nothing to boast about~

-Stamped‚ÄĒWarning‚Äď This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Restoran Onn Kee (Ayam Taugeh),
51, Jalan Yau Tet Sin,30300 Ipoh,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, MALAYSIA

Coming to year end, its all about festive season and festive season means all about eating! Eat, Eat, Eat and Eat non stop and after my much effort in gym, now I have gain back weight to my previous size…:( I have been eating so much and there are a few places worth recommending.¬†Nagomi Shabu Shabu

One promotion is not to be miss is under this Nagomi Shabu Shabu which is a actual Japanese style Steamboat not like those outside in the shop houses mention shabu shabu but localize soup.

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This place is pretty packed up by alot people with their current special buffet promotion. Let’s check out what they have to offer~

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vegetable section with lots of greens!

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Frozen food area with some udon. . .

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Mushroom lovers will love this!

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Fresh fish section that can be eaten in sashimi style or go into the soup!

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sushi section whereby I did not expect it to be so many choices~ and all the fish is fresh!

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Then you have seafood!

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Mini Lobster, alive walking and clipping!  (limited quantity perday and while stock last for the day)

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lots and lots of scallop~

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Lots and lots of meat slices, from duck, beef, lamb and fish . .

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There are providing fresh salmon too only available at one session which is at 8pm while stock last!

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Many choices of soup base paste for you to add on and we have tried all. I still like my miso soup paste.

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The actual serving comes with individual pot and with clear soup. You can diy yourself to a multi taste of soup whereby 3 of us have 3 different style of soup. WE have a little make over as mine to miso soup, xiu xiu to Clear Seafood soup and Jean more to mushroom soup. HOw we did that? Secret!!!

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Then they do offer fruits and deserts for your ending~

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Black sesame and Green TEa Ice Cream

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Having dinner with both of them certainly happy…non stop talking and laughing. .

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This is their current promotion, a steam boat buffet spread offering at RM 32.80 ++ that we paid about RM43 to be nett and certainly worth every penny, although we had not become a big eater but we are satisfied with the price paid and the offerings in the buffet spread!

Certainly its a recommended buffet by me and while promo ends ( I have no idea when it ends, so just eat it while its still on promo). We are planning to go again. Who wants to join?

Just be there early, to enjoy the full spread of the buffet menu~

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10,  good and value worth for money~ Recommended! -Stamped-

‚ÄďWarning‚Äď This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Shabu-shabu Buffet @ RM32.80++ (not including drinks)

Children 5 -12 year-old RM18.80++
Only available @ Nagomi Menara Hap Seng
Weekdays (6.00pm ‚Äď 10.00pm)
Weekends & Public Holidays (12.00pm ‚Äď 2.30pm, 6.00pm ‚Äď 10.00pm)
Open on Sundays as well.

Location:
Menara Hap Seng (Formerly Mui Plaza)
Suite 1-19, 1st Floor, The Podium
Jalan P. Ramlee
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+603 2141 6332

An island up in the north, which is rich with heritage and famous for its food, who does not know this island Penang? Well, one thing cannot be denied that, after a few areas have got awarded as UNESCO heritage area. . tourism industry had push up to another level, with a mark on the map by knowing its one of heritage spot! Nostalgie Cafe

[UPdate: No Longer in Operation]

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Good thing is this heritage area had attracted many tourist and many pre-wedding photoshoot had taken place with amazing work from many photographers along with many new cafe’s and boutique hotel bustling up around the area, one of the most recent place we found is this little family operate cafe, Nostalgie Cafe that stood alone in Steward Lane, which is just directly across Muntri Street.

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All the operates in the area have their very own catchy name, not to be surprise that Nostalgie actually come by from French which evolve from the word Nostalgia with the meaning of yearning for the past. As this place is know with its rich heritage, therefore this word been chosen that preserve the whole building outlook and do with a bit more touch up to bring back the look and feel of the place.

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Its like many cafe around the area and every cafe have their very own style preserving the whole building, and I must say this outlet is one of my favourite, as they did it with different style. A bit of art, antique which is a combination of east and west combination. Why is that so? Below is running operate cafe and upstairs is a boutique hotel which expected to be complete by Febuary 2012 and there are already people book the place. I got a chance to preview the place and its nice without completion yet. ūüėÄ

Back to my question, why is that so and with following pictures you will understand. . .

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The cafe is operated with chinese antique where the family really put in efford and import it back from China on a certain furniture. .

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This is the running cafe area . ..

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and this is what I mean a touch from the West with classic art paintings been put up on the wall . .

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A glimpse for the room upstairs .. . ūüėČ

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Right in the middle, they have a mini garden  . ..

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and this is how people enjoying the place, a classic touch with a bit of simple contemporary design to make it very comfortable to chill for a morning. They are just a very friendly couple~

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As the cafe are moving forward, soon to be they will have many drinks to be introduce into the menu which is coming soon~

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On a hot sunny day, you would not want to miss this 2 drinks which is Ice Lemon Tea @ RM 5 & Cranberry Longan @ RM 9. Which is really a thirst quencher.

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If you are a Lime drink lover, try not to miss this as not many places can serve nice Lime Juice drink and the colour and tone of the drink already tell, made fresh~

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The menu is pretty simple as the have spaghetti, pizza and sandwich, the rest are drinks~ Food range are more like Italian homecook!

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A simple dish to start off with Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Prawns @ RM 24, taste is light with olive oil and well coated along the spaghetti,  sprinkle upon some cheese powder on top that serve along with two huge prawns. . .

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a meal that cook with their very own homemade sauce is Spaghetti Marinara with Prawns @ RM 24,   sourish in taste with the tomato sauce well coated on which is not too dry and by the time you finish the whole plate, there are little sauce that left on the plate that makes it look like you have lick it off~

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Fettuccine Carbonara with Turkey Bacon @ RM 21, as not many people can take too creamy taste as that’s one of my favourite, a bit salty with bacon that cook along, and enough cream to make it as I prefer.

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The star of the day is this Chicken and Feta Cheese Pizza @ RM 28, a home made base dough which you can see the chef roll in the kitchem that comes with the crust not too thick nor thin which is just perfect! Rich in feta cheeze taste and the flavor is a bit more strong, and a bit sourish with the cherry tomato that makes it blend so well. – Recommended!

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A pizza which is generous with prawns is this Prawns and Chili Pizza @ RM30  that you can see each slice of pizza comes with decent size of prawns. This pizza bends towards more on sourish size because of its tomato base~

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Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich @ RM 14

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Sandwich lovers, you must not miss this with its fluffy homemade bread daily on a very limited bread available that once sold out, you have to come back the next day. I love the bread so much and the chicken is perfectly grill that make it a great sandwich to start your day off. – Recommended!

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Under desert menu, this is the supper star or known as the cafe’s signature cake, Carrot Cake @ RM 12. This cake is also made fresh daily and one of the best seller in the outlet. Often get sold out over the day very fast, and some of the customers even come a few rounds for this cake. The cake is huge enough to feed for 2 person and if you are a cake lover like me, once slice is just perfecT! Its rich in ingredient, that every bite is filled with walnut and add on with a bit of raisins to¬†sweeten¬†it a bit. The cake is not too compact yet its a bit bouncy when you bite on it. A cake that I prefer, soft and not too sweet~

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Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts are a bit on the bitter side because of the chocolate used, and some of you might not used to it. They are not dry, very moist and with chocolate sauce added on makes it even better. RM10

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White Coffee @ RM 5 and Black Coffee @ RM 4

If you are coming to this outlet for dining, my recommendations is do not miss their pizza and sandwich, as their spaghetti taste are more towards authentic taste, therefore some people might find the taste a bit bland or sourish.

Its a good thing to see another cafe pop up around the area, one set back of this outlet is there are very limited parking space around the area, as you can park in the small lane oppsite the cafe or you have to park nearby area with just about 3 minutes walk by strolling down this rich heritage area`

Now they also have special Christmas Menu in da house check it out and make your reservations:

Location:
Nostalgie Cafe
34, Stewart Lane,
10200, Penang.
(Few shop lots away from Coffee Atelier)

Business Hour: 11am to 9pm, Closed on every Thursday.

Contact Number: 604- 261 0977

Email: [email protected]


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