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Penang Food Trip and Food fun at Penang International Food Fest April 2017

After our previous visit to Penang  http://www.sabaheats.com/penang-foodcation-food-heaven/ we are back again to Penang for the 1st Penang International Food Festival and more foods!

We stayed at The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel, Penang which located strategically alongside Jalan Magazine.  There are 415 hotel rooms inclusive of suites at The Wembley, Penang.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

As we arrived late at night, we are delighted to find that The Wembley, Penang provide in-room dining service. We got to choose from Western to Asian foods from the vast selection of items on the menu.

Penang April 2017

View from our room. Komtar is located opposite The Wembley, Penang, great for family who wants to spend some time at The Top Komtar http://thetop.com.my/attractions/rainbow-skywalk/

Penang April 2017

1st Avenue Mall is also located opposite The Wembley, Penang, next to Komtar and Prangin Mall, and is linked to both buildings via overhead bridges.

Penang April 2017

The Infinity pool at The Wembley, Penang overlooking Komtar and Prangin Mall.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017Jurassic Research Center at The Top Komtar view from The Wembley, Penang.

Penang April 2017

Breakfast and all day dining are served at The Wembley Cafe. Wembley Café open 24 hours offers a wide selection of mouth-watering food featuring local favorites, Asian and Western cuisine, buffet breakfast and rotational theme buffet dinners in a relaxing, contemporary ambiance.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Cititel Express, Penang is attached in the same building of The Wembley, Penang offering compact and clean rooms for visitors to Penang who spent most of their time outside.
Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

compact and clean room at Cititel Express, Penang.

Penang April 2017

Jalan Penang

The Wembley Hotel is located on Jalan Magazine which is connected to Jalan Penang. The location of the hotel means eateries are within walking distance.
Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017Link Bike rental station located next to Komtar. Not sure how it work but I still prefer to walk as I am not familiar with the cycling route in Penang.

Penang April 2017

Covered walkway alongside Jalan Penang. The Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul is 5 minutes walk away from The Wembley Hotel.

Penang April 2017

They also serve Assam Laksa on the same place. Not the best Assam Laksa but good to enjoy assam laksa with Chendul.

Penang April 2017

Kimberly Street

Kimberly street (Lebuh Kimberly) is located near to Jalan Penang and here you can find some of the best place for breakfast.

Chok Kee served one of the best porridge in Penang. Their most popular pork intestine porridge usually sold out early.

Chok Kee Porridge Cafe

Address: 188, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town

Opening hours: 8.30 am to 1.30pm (Weekend)

11am to 4.30pm (Weekdays)

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Chee Cheong Fun roadside stall near to Chok Kee operated by an old couple. Simple and delicious.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Appam balik stall at Kimberly Street.

Penang April 2017

Chowrasta Market

The newly renovated Chowrasta market is located next to Kimberly street. There is nothing much to see inside the Chowrasta market but there are many foods stall and market at Kuala Kangsar lane beside Chowrasta market in the morning

Penang April 2017Open air food stall located at Kuala Kangsar road. Good place for breakfast in the morning for the locals.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

The famous popiah skin maker at Kuala Kangsar road is now run by the 2nd generation. It take a life time dedication and skill to make a popiah skin.

Penang April 2017

Campbell Street

There are few famous food spot at Campbell Street (Lebuh Campbell). One of the must visit is Toh Soon Coffee. This little cafe located in a small alley serve traditional coffee & toast. The must try foods at Toh Soon Coffee is their coffee and soft boil eggs on toast.

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Penang eatsFew doors away from Toh Soon Coffee is Hammediyah Nasi Kandar. Hameediyah Nasi Kandar served one of the best Nasi Kandar in Penang and they provide a clean and comfortable dining area.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Further down Campbell street is Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee. They served Wantan mee prepared traditionally using bamboo press method. Their staff can be seen making wanton noodle in an air-conditioned room. The noodles are evidently more springy and light. Highly recommended for wanton noodles lover.They serve good BBQ pork and also wanton with their signature noodles.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Lebuh Pesgrave

One of the famous Hokkien Mee in Penang can be found at Lebuh Pesgrave. The Hokkien mee in Penang is actually referring to Prawn noodle. There are also food stalls around the area where we can find chau kuew teow, popiah, appam balik and wantan noodle.
Penang April 2017Lebuh Pesgrave is only 5 minutes walk away from The Wembley Hotel, convenient place for us to have dinner and supper. The new lane hawker street located at the other side of The Wembley Hotel and only 5 minutes walk away from the hotel.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Supper buffet at The Wembley Cafe

The Wembley Cafe at The Wembley, Penang serve Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet and we are surprised to find that they also served supper buffet from 11pm to 2am. We check out their supper buffet and found a wide selection of foods at only RM35 nett per person. The Supper Gourmet Buffet at Wembley Cafe available on Friday and Saturday night.
Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang Cafe – Lavish Fusion Bakery

Location: 214, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Contact: +60 4-261 0107
 Opening hours: · 8AM–11PM

We also make a visit to Lavish Fusion Bakery and love the ambiance and its spacious interior. The drinks and pastries is good and it certainly one of the most Instagram worthy Cafe in Penang at the moment.
Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Magnum coffee frappe, looks good and taste good too.

Penang Cafe – The Alley

Location: 5, Lorong Stewart, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening hours · 12PM–12AM
Contact: +60 4-261 3879
The alley at Lorong Steward is famous for their coffee and churros. The Alley is not noticeable and we actually miss it on our last trip to Penang as it looks like an old shop from the outside.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang International Food Festival

The Penang International Food Festival runs from 15th of April to 30th of April. We visited their 2nd-week major event at Jalan Kenawai which showcase the present dining in Penang. Restaurants, hotels and food trucks took part in the event on “Taste of Penang” event on 22nd of April.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017There are also cooking competitions and performances by international and local buskers ensuring a lively and memorable evening.

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Penang April 2017

Foods and performances at Penang International Food Festival. Love the atmosphere and the foods during the event. I will be back again to Penang for more foods!

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Joanne Lee

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I cook, I eat and I always looking for good food!