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.
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.
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/
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.
The Infinity pool at The Wembley, Penang overlooking Komtar and Prangin Mall.
Jurassic Research Center at The Top Komtar view from The Wembley, Penang.
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.
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.
compact and clean room at Cititel Express, 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.
Link 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.
Covered walkway alongside Jalan Penang. The Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul is 5 minutes walk away from The Wembley Hotel.
They also serve Assam Laksa on the same place. Not the best Assam Laksa but good to enjoy assam laksa with Chendul.
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)
Chee Cheong Fun roadside stall near to Chok Kee operated by an old couple. Simple and delicious.
Appam balik stall at Kimberly Street.
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
Open air food stall located at Kuala Kangsar road. Good place for breakfast in the morning for the locals.
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.
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.
Few 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.
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.
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.
Lebuh 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.
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 Cafe – Lavish Fusion Bakery
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.
Magnum coffee frappe, looks good and taste good too.
Penang Cafe – The Alley
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.
There are also cooking competitions and performances by international and local buskers ensuring a lively and memorable evening.
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!