One of the latest landmark in Penang that open its door to public that had create quite a hype by some of my Penang friends is a new shopping mall, Gurney Paragon. Upon its build up, this mall is position as one of the high end shopping mall for Penangnites. As many malls also pretty much know with a few signature F&B and there are a few actually. Since I am back, I drag my Penang friend along that they have just went to this shop last weekend before me, and they were saying, its a High End tea. 😀

One of a big hype that I see over Instagram for a few posting is on their dessert is this new French-Japanese cafe & kitchen Miam Miam that named after the French expression ‘yum yum’.

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With its classic interior design that still maintain its flooring of this old building yet contemporary set of feeling infuse along that makes them lively cafe with a curious mix of flavours from savoury souffle to pasta.

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I love their design of kitchen that certainly have the European feel and as for Cashier is a little island by itself.

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Its a very simple 4 pages menu with everything is right into your face with picture illustration. Everything in there looks tempting and of course I do see what other people order. The food is predominantly French or European but with Japanese influence in each.

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 Some of the food, are pretty unique.

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Iced Matcha Latte @ RM 11.80

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Miam Miam (Hand Dripped) Special Blend Iced Coffee @ RM 9.80

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I love the presentation of this coffee that serve in a bronse mug and with a little milk & sugar syrup holder. It makes me feel that this little two thing is used by that cute animation Ratatouille. The so called special blend coffee is nothing to shout about.

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Mango Smoothie is blended well and with strong visible taste of mango and its not bad. @ RM 11.80

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Famous French Toast @ RM 16.80 – with homemade whipped cream & Maple Syrup

It seems that this is another famous item in the menu that, alot of people in the cafe is ordering it.   The baked toast prepare fresh and served in a pot, with whipped cream on top of it. A mini tea cup of maple syrup is placed beside the pot where is to be added upon.. The toast is done perfectly that its soft and fluffy yet aromatic with maple syrup after I pour it in. Best to eat while its still hot. Its not easy to make a nice one but they had made it perfect. – Recommended

Side note: there is no consistency in it as my friend came along with me on the her 3rd time, it taste very much different as when she had with me, this is the best so far.

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Classic Vanilla Souffle (Pot Baked) @ RM 16.80 

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For this dessert, I have tried quite number of places and nothing had impress me till this outlet. This is where I saw alot people instagram on it on the best of they can get in the island and I must agree with most of them, it easily beats many of the available KL f&B outlets too.

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Its serve pippin hot as every pot is being prepare fresh. The texture of it is so light , smooth and airy that spoon easily poke thru till to bottom. Upon on each bite, taste of egg and light vanilla is pretty evident texture of it easily melts in mouth. Not many people know how to enjoy this dessert and its best advise to share. A recommended Item`

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Chocolate & Banana Souffle Pancake @ RM 19.80 is something different from their classic/original range, that is topped with a few cubes of banana and 2 chunk of chocolate with Ice cream. The souffle is pretty much different compare to the original ones as this taste more like a soft pancake yet the texture is still smooth.

No doubt that this place had made its impact to many Penangnites on its dessert range. If you do not mind to dig deeper into your purse, this place is a great hang out place. Two item that you must not miss is their signature Classic Vanilla Souffle & French Toast.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, pretty good yet its not cheap -Stamped-

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


Miam Miam
163-C-1-01/2, St. Jo’s, Gurney Paragon, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang.
Tel: +604 226 7105
Opening times: Mon-Fri, 12noon-9.15pm; Sat & Sun, 12noon-9.30pm

Straits Quay is one of the latest attraction in Penang that located itself at Tanjung Tokong which can be access thru Island Plaza as it had just open for around 2 months and I believe it is going soon to be a popular place among all the locals and outstations. This place is build by the sea area that going to host alot of Restaurant and Bars to operate it. To me, this place is definately will boost Penang F&B industry to another level with its classy English look. Alot of Penang bloggers had flock and blogged about this place, now including me too. Hang out at Berlin’s Bier Houz .

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A huge center area that in the future can host many events here and with seriously high ceilings that enable it to be more cooling.

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I guess in this alley, if cafe’s and some fashion boutique open in this area, gonna make it more like foreign shopping feel.

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When I walked in, I just got to know that, they have indoor shopping that only have 2 levels which more like other countries are doing.

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For night view, I am certainly impress with the feel of it as in the future, in this middle area, all those nice and exclusive yatch are going to dock here, and at the last 6 levels are residential area that have its own style which is quite unique in interior.

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At the side walk, it gives me the feeling more like a modern type of Gurney with its huge sidewalk and of course there are a few Bar already operating around this area like Finnegans Bar and not to be miss this German Bar.

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Berlin’s Bier Houz is a German & European Bistro is one of the few bar is currently operating in the area.

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A very cosy feel with wooden table, floor and dim lights on the ceiling with old style building painting at the wall do stir the ambiance up.

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If you are looking for nice German Draft Beer to hunt for, I would say this is one of the bar to consider as they offer quite a range.

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With at least 5 on draft to offer for German Beer Range, with the likes of Erdinger Weissbier, Erdinger Weissbier Dark, Erdinger Dunkel and a few more.

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This is the pricing of their beer yet it is still cheaper than the one’s offering in KL. They do have happy hour rate and if you are looking for all night long, Sunday is their Happy Hour all day long. Hoegarden is available too but in bottle.

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This is our 1 pint of beer and I brought Esther here as she was in Penang for a few days. ..  We are happy with our Happy Hour Deal that comes to around RM26 for 1 pint. For those who love lighter beer and more aromatic and a bit sweet in taste, I would suggest to go after Erdinger more like our Tiger as in light in taste and those who love a bit more bitter and stronger taste, go for Weissbier more like Carlsberg.

Non Happy Hour is around RM30 per pint.

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If you dont like to be seated in there and prefer some where outside to enjoy the sea breeze if it is windy day, then consider outside especially with smokers. I spend 3 nights over here and it is always near full house.

I guess this is one of the new place that I will stick on when I am back to Penang and going to be one of my recommended place for a bar to hang out at the moment. Food I have just not yet try. You guys try it out then share with all of us. 🙂

Berlin’s Bier Houz – German and European Bistro
3E-G-3B Straits Quay,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang Tanjung Tokong,
10470 Pulau Pinang

Tel: 04-899 8887


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When comes to public holiday or long weekend, this is the place that we locals Penang will try to avoid. First we will stuck in the jam. Second if we do go, its hard to find a parking spot. Third, if manage to find a parking spot its you have to fight for tables with all the local tourist crowd.
Gurney Hawker center actually had emerge as one of the hottest tourist spot for local Penang Hawker Food. You can get all the Penang favourites, Laksa, Char Koey Teow, Prawn Mee, Rojak and many more all in one area. With its open air concept and crowded area is what the ambiance that most tourist is looking for.
Last weekend which is Christmas weekend I was back to hometown and went to hunt my missing ‘Ma Zhi which I pronounce as Muar Chee very much.

This is the Muar Chi stall which is located in the middle court area (middle location) next to the famous Char Koey Teow.

Busy preparing customer order and I have to wait mine.

Tadaaaa….my fav muar chi. Its warm and soft covered with smooth blended peanut sand crush top with fried onion is something I enjoy eating and I order it big just for myself RM2.
Next Rojak’ of course in my list and by being one of my favourite rojak stall this is one the chosen beside GP Soon stall did not open and the one my all time favourite Macallum Street that added dry shrimps and peanuts..

Love my rojak to be a lil spicy and that is how he stir and stir.

and again tAdaaa……. my Rojak without cucumber and added meng kuang. Yummm….RM 5.
Again, this weekend I am going back to Penang for my cousins wedding and of course this place will sure be a disaster place again that is going to be pack with local and foreign tourist. For tourist, this place is a must go place to eat and visit. You will enjoy the atmosphere there. You will not get the best food here but just a great spot to be.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, A must Visit Tourist spot!!!!~-Stamped-

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

Gurney Hawker Center.
Gurney Drive.

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