Sunday, January 13, 2013

Family trip to Penang

A day trip in fact.

Hubby brought Aden and I to Penang last weekend for some final CNY shopping. (Actually it was me who pester hubby la! (其实是我自己要求滴。。。:p ) 

Breakfast before we started the journey, sometimes I just beh tahan my boy's blur look, looking innocently cute! Haha xD (有时就是很beh tong他这个招牌表情,有够傻呼呼的!<3)

Slept all the way to Penang

Shopping at the mall! 这小瓜很自恋喜欢照镜子 (妈咪遗传的 ^^),一推他到镜子前就心情好了。不过小瓜越大越不喜欢坐stroller了,我们俩公婆都是轮流抱他逛街,stroller就拿来装东西。。

After shopping at Gurney plaza, we went for lunch at Chinahouse (唐人厝), located at Victoria Street, strongly recommended by a friend of mine, who loves food like me ^^

Parked our car nearby and walked towards the cafe. Saw a few old shops like this along the way. I think only certain places have this kind of shops these days.

Another thing which attracts me to this cafe is the wall painting below....

The famous 'siblings on bicycle' mural! This mural is situated besides the cafe only, Armenian Street to be exact

Daddy and Aden

Mummy and Aden! You can tell it was a very sunny day~

Bought this from the nearby souvenirs stall, RM 1.50.

And this is the Chinahouse cafe. Actually the signboard is not obvious, might miss it if did not pay attention (招牌怎么那么不起眼啊?)

The shop itself is quite old styled, reminds me a lot of my old house =)

Almost full house, luckily I made a reservation a day earlier (Usually busy on weekend)

The center part of the cafe, walk all the way further and you'll see this........

A small garden with a pool, actually looking quite spooky to me, haha! (就觉得很阴沉。。)

There's also an art space upstairs, a reading room (but I din't check it out)

Our table

There's a big mirror just beside our table <3

Super love this huge mirror!

Aden playing with daddy~

Keeping his cool (cheh!)

Training my son to love camera, haha! Minutes later, he started to cry....

So it's milk time (这张我有没有很像慈母的感觉?LOL! 拜托本来就是ok!)

After milk time, it's nap time (惨了,爹地妈咪还没开始吃就要睡了)

Try to keep him occupied by giving him things to grab

Ok, it's time to share the food~

Lots of cakes to choose from

And these sweet things on the bakery table...... Who can resist?? (简直就是dedicated给我的嘛~)

Carrot orange juice and lime juice, RM 12 and RM 8.

Chicken Spaghetti. RM 30. The chicken is ok but the spaghetti is a bit too dry for me, not forget to mention the portion is quite big!

Chicken curry rice, not bad! RM 28

Chicken and lentil soup, mediocre RM 20

Garden salad

(Sorry doesn't know the name cause the picture is borrowed from a friend)

To me, the main course is so so but their cakes are really worth trying!




Passion fruit butter cake RM 10

Take away mushroom pizza, RM9

There goes my diet plan >.<
Note: Of course 2 of us din't eat so much la! Some photos are borrowed from a friend, hehe...

Of course, food and cakes are not cheap. The next time I go, I'd only try their cakes =]
Overall, the place is quite unique and service is good, and lots of ang mohs there.

More infor at their website.

75 comments:

  1. nice day trip you have..i think i also need to plan2 my trip there just to makan..

    but the Chinahouse cafe, a bit pricey for their food lah,somemore u said so so only, rm12 for a glass of carrot juice? organic carrot ar?

    i think maybe due to their ambience, thats why overcharging..hehe

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    1. Yea expensive kan?
      Perhaps it has more tourists so more expensive than normal.

      Err organic or not, I don't know~ But it's a mixed of carrot and orange.

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  2. That siblings on bicycle mural is really famous. I see it so often in blogs and fb but not in real life hehe. wow, that's a lot of food u and hubby ate!

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    1. Yea I have seen a lot too, finally get to take photos with them.

      Haha no la, some photos are borrowed from a friend *wink*

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  3. wow, fun time in Penang! Yes, that's the famous mural! love it!
    And Aden is such a good boy.

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  4. Oh.. i was in Penang for four days and I didnt even have time to go visit this place.. sigh.. see the food, now hungry chor.. :)

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    1. Never mind Claire, since you travel a lot can go next time =)

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  5. Hallo! Gonna bookmark your page liao, certainly gonna pay a visit on our nxt visit to Penang!

    Cute Aden, miss him!

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  6. wahh sounds so many hot spot you went in penang! :D i wanna go back to penang for a second visit too..

    Latest: Home of Giants

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    1. Actually there're other hot spots I wanna go too~

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  7. 最近fb常常有人post那个壁画的地方,我也好想去!!

    百香果牛油蛋糕很像很美味,我超爱百香果的!!

    那张喂奶慈母照很sweet呀!!

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    1. nicole, 那快快plan个trip去~

      嗯,那百香果牛油蛋糕很不错哦,甜甜带酸。

      哈哈谢谢~

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  8. glad you enjoyed yourself in Penang, chinahouse is over-rated in my opinion, especially with that range of prices, there are places that worth visiting with such prices....*just my personal opinion tho...*

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    1. Yea quite expensive for the food, but the cakes are ok.

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  9. you have me drooling there with all the delicious food.

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    1. i think this is the first time i see post about this cafe. LOL>..me katak bawah tempurung.

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    2. Aden so guai can sit and zz all the way to penang.. Good No crying

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    3. Actually it's my first visit too!

      Err he did cry, just that I din't bother to take pictures, haha!

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  10. Haiz,,,,,which I could have bumped into you guys,,,may be next time,,may be next time

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    1. Haha don't haiz, sure got next time =]

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  11. I have not been to Penang for so long......you never try penang laksa?

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    1. Penang laksa is a bit too common for me already, so went to try other food, hehe...

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  12. that is very nice..
    jalan jalan shopping, eating and relaxing..

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    1. those food and the cakes are very nice..
      Next time I will try it..

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    2. SP, ok next time when you go Penang, stop by Taiping first, haha!

      Yep, all done for CNY, shall blog about it soon.

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  13. It's been a long time since I went to Penang. This cafe is located at Victoria Street, eh? Then it's quite near to the jetty. Hmm, maybe I can try to look for it next time :)

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    1. But I personally think the price is over rated. They are earning from the ang mohs, I guess.

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    2. Sometimes I prefer to try out Penang's hawkers food, cheaper and has more "authentic" Penang taste, haha!

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    3. Yep, near jetty, not hard to locate.

      I understand, Penang hawker food are nice too~

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  14. Aden is behaving well all day :D Good boy!

    It's quite easy to travel with kids aged 6-15 months. After that, they are monsters, if you know what I mean :p

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    1. Haha sure I know what you mean! *wink*

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  15. Next time, come to Sibu. Also got nice things here... I here Air Asia promo RM89 right now...not sure about the flying dates though.

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  16. wow. you finish cny shopping and I hv not even started :( busy busy at work :(

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  17. so good lah, staying in Taiping can conveniently go to Penang for a day trip.. and your hubby so good to answer your request too~~ :p

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    1. everyone seems to be going to take photo at that Art Street.. now a must-go attraction of Penang already, haha!!

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    2. yeah, i agree with you lah, the main dishes looks okay okay to me, but those cakes really will kill me!! they look so yummy and delicious!! so how many you had?? keke~~

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    3. Yea, we always go Penang for day trip only since it's only a 45 mins journey.

      Yes, it's a tourist attraction now!

      I had 2 cakes and 1 pizza, shared with hubby, hehe..

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  18. So so so expensive the food and drink !!!! But look delicious !!!!
    Well, can u please using 2 language again and again next time??! Love it !!!
    好,我也双语回复,但是angmo功力没你高深莫测,娃哈哈!
    食物真的很贵,但看起来都非常吸引人~麻坡食物除了cafe或者高价位的地方,其他都很便宜,那么爱美食的你,有机会来麻坡吃!哈哈哈!

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    1. Joyce, haha thank you.
      我尽量吧!呵呵。。
      麻坡,太远了啦!!不过说不定啦,或许以后有机会去 hor,到时告诉你,keke..

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  19. 真好!!槟城!!!我以前每个周末poh的地方,那个墙壁我到现在都没看过!现在变成遥远了 =(((
    很开心呀!!^^

    哈哈,aden爱照镜子,跟我小瓜一样!很好笑hor xD

    那个chianahouse你也去了!真好!我看了很多博友介绍过叻!
    我想去吃蛋糕!!!!

    *dear,你穿得很美!喜欢! =)

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    1. 哈哈,改天回家drop by咯。。

      嗯,他们看到自己的样子很好笑,嘻嘻。。

      蛤还好吧?随便穿,现在出门要抱孩子所以不太能穿美美料。。=_=

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  20. aden really good boy ;)

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  21. So good Aden slept all the way to Penang, easy for daddy and mommy. The Chinahouse cafe interior design look very nice and cosy. Will take note of this and try it in future.

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    1. Yep, good for him too!

      Yea happy trying!

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  22. What a lovely trip with lots of nice food! Aden is so cute!

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  23. Nice outing for Aden, Daddy and Mummy. Nice shots sharing here too.

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    1. Hayley, and you look slim and good in all pictures.

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  24. 近期时常看到人家拍那个壁画,下次有机会我也要去看看~~
    我也觉得拿食物的价钱有点贵咯~

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    1. 嗯,下次带宝宝一起来,呵呵。。

      是啊,可能是做旅客生意咯。。

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  25. in deed Penang was a great place to travel~ =)

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  26. chianahouse好吸引我!虽然已经被介绍了很多次!!它是我去penang的must go之一!!:)

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  27. 你就好咯~这两个地方是我上次回去时我和村长各自想去的地方呢!结果我们都没去到~

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    1. 哈哈是啊?改次回去的时候再去咯。。

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  28. I actually love the street arts at Penang, but haven't got the chance to visit though I have been working in Penang for more than 2 years...*shame shame*

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    1. LOL.. since you are there can go anytime la!

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  29. Looks like aden makes a good travelling baby! Lucky you!

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  30. wah baby follow papa mummy go makan good food XD hahahah (he cant eat too bad LOL)

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    1. Haha yes.. Erm he actually ate some of the food, keke..

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  31. 你的孩子好多pattern,受不了的可爱!哈哈哈哈!

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    1. Joyce, 哈哈,pattern多多hor!

      谢谢啊~

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  32. Well connected to Major Expressway such as Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) and Central Expressway (CTE)
    to get you to places in no time. the interlace condo

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