So, I seldom do this, but this restaurant and the ice chendul in George Town, Penang deserve a post of its own.
First stop for lunch in our first day:
Located at: 153, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town.
China House actually host 3 restaurants. The restaurant(s) – is part pastry and bakery shop – they can also can cater food delivery. The restaurant building also host pop up art gallery on the second floor. More to it later.
The building itself is unique because it combine 3 old style building into one, with inner garden in the middle. China House stretch along 400 M from Beach street to Victoria street. Look at the divider between these two buildings.
We actually enter from the back (Victoria street), The Canteen, and walk right up front to Kopi C (where are the cakes are) and ho behold, a long line awaited us.
We put on our name and luckily we don’t have to wait long. We ended up sitting in BTB (Bon Ton Bistro), which served the fusion food from Peranakan and SEA flavors with western influence.
On with the food
Beef Rendang Fried Rice – green-spiced fried rice with sunny side up egg, vegetables, sambal balacan (peranakan style chili paste), chili and ground nuts, pickle and that bowl of rendang or beef curry (can’t explain it in english, I tried my best). 42RM
Laos Grilled Chicken Breast in Laksa Soup – Rice noddles, spinach, tomatoes, pumpkin and mint with sambal balacan (peranakan style chili paste) and chili sauce. 34.91RM
What we want to taste is the cakes. There’s a lot of cakes. As much as 75 types a day!
Carrot walnut cake 10.60 RM
Pistachio cake 15 RM
After the food, we go up to the second floor to see the gallery. Unfortunately when I visit, there’s not exhibition yet. But there are some drawings and paintings along the wall.
Some words of wisdom. Heh.
Bon Ton The Shop on the second floor also host some local merchandise, some are expensive, but some are cute and affordable if you think it’s worth it. They are handmade after all.
Second day lunch
We opt to try the Penang Road famous Teochew Chendul Ice Kacang (and the surrounding street food).
Of course, we didn’t just stop on dessert, but other food as well.
Ice chendul 2RM
Laksa soup and noodle 5RM
We also order Char Koay Teow (thick noodle fried) and Rujak (Mix vegetables and fruits with sweet souce) but by the time I whip up my camera, it’s long gone.
All and all, each person cost more or less 15RM (including drinks).
Tempted to buy some snacks here but we still have places to go.
- [Travel] Penang, Touchdown at George Town
- [Travel] Penang, Exploring the street art of George Town
- [Travel] Penang, Walking the Heritage Core Zone at George Town
- [Travel] Penang, China House Restaurant and Teochew Chendul Ice Kacang in George Town
- [Travel] Penang, Snapping at Asia Camera Museum in George Town
- [Travel] Penang, Thai Buddhist Temple Side by Side with Burmese Temple in George Town
- [Travel] Penang, The Vast Complex of Kek Lok Si Temple
- [Travel] Penang, The Rich Heritage of Pinang Peranakan Green Mansion
- [Travel] Penang, The Interesting Tidbits of Cheong Fatt Tze Blue Mansion
Source: China House