It has been raining the whole day that Saturday and we didn’t get to step out from the house, and that made us craving for some typical Penang food, like Char Koay Teow, Hokkien Mee and all that.
Since it’s a gloomy weekend, we both decided to drive down town and take our parents out for a quick bite. While driving around town, we spotted this heritage green house and I told hubby I remembered I saw this in one of the local Chinese paper. Without second thought, hubby said let’s check it out… perhaps I was too busy to read blogs lately, I didn’t realize Cariso had actually reviewed this place.
Anyway, having the 2 old folks with us, they were happily walked into this heritage building with us.
We were impressed with the decor and the design in the shop but not the traditional ancient long wooden kungfu bench, as it’s a bit inconvenient for the old people to sit on it as it has no support for the back. In fact, before it turns out to be a café, it was once a residential house and the far end corner lot was a coffee shop.
When we were handed the menu, I told hubby newspaper did features some local delight of this café, and one of them is Hokkien Mee. Thus, hubby had a bowl of that (regular size RM7.50), that consists of a prawn and a pork rib.
And I was craving for some Char Koay Teow, without second thought this was my order. (regular RM7.50)
Parents have Braised Meat Rice and Koay Teow Th’ng each for themselves (RM7.50).
And some side orders like spring roll (RM2.50) & vegetarian duck meat (RM5.00) to add into the savour.
Since the Old House Café decoration represent an olden days Chinese Tea house, we choose to savour a pot of Pu Er Chinese Tea (RM12.00) as it is linked with older tradition of Yum Char which has its root back in the ancient Silk Road where people stop for rest and this is why teahouses were established along the roadside. It is also said to aid digestion after an oily meal.
Append below some photos for viewing pleasure… oh ya, I spotted a customer using Nikon D60 for photo shooting.
Cariso Delicacies Corner
Address & Contact Number
Old House Café
145-153 Kimberly Street
Tel: +604-2622 113
12pm to 3pm
6pm to 10.30pm
Close on Tuesday