La France

First of all, no photo because shooting is not allowed. But either way I would like to introduce this Cafe La France because it is one of the best place I have been to in Penang. Well, definitely not because of the French-like privacy we get when we were there - our companion complained about the no-smile service; but the quality of the food, c'est fantastique!

Although we were not having a full course menu in a high-end dining, every dishes was nicely served. The croissant was nice and reminded me of what we had in Paris, comparing to those just-the-shape-of-croissant-local-"certain"-bread in Malaysia. Yes, you are right that we seek genuine food. Just like how we perceive the "modern" Tiramisu locally in the previous post about the China House - but don't get me wrong; we love fusion and creativity in food, but we believe those should be established on the basis of sincerity.

Other than the croissant, crepes and soup, we wished we could try more but cakes and drinks before dinner limited our storage. Next time, sure we will be back again.    

And let's be fair about the service. We all know about cultural differences, so we should not simply compare or complain. And since me myself is also working in our very own cafe, you never know whether it's a bad day. As long as the waiter/waitress is polite to us, I think it's ok. 


China House

Since the French children start to enjoy their full course menu in a creche around the age of two, so I thought it's ok for our little baby to make the debut to a cafe on her sixth month. Voila, her first visit to a cafe - the China House in Penang.

But of course, she got to see everything without really tasting any of it. Patience, my dear (as I learned that French trains their children to wait too). Your mom and dad will do the tasting now.

And if you are following this blog, you will know that we had also stopped visiting cafe for a while in order to welcome our baby. So our cafe story now has another new member; and probably her comments included soon.

Ok, the China House now. We learned this cafe from a friend, who has compared the classical Tiramisu at p.a.t.h. to its. But since we never favor a "modern" Tiramisu with so many nuts on top, we tried their Sicilian Pistacio and Mango Upside Down. And yes, we loved both of them. Happy to know that we have another choice for afternoon tea whenever we need it.
And if you are a person who thinks ambient means a lot like we believe, you will definitely enjoy yourself exploring a lot in this classic townhouse architecture. Check out their HP and you will know the effort they are trying to mixing up functions of different walks. We believe that this is a good spice for locals, in promoting more awareness on the importance of environment creation.

Expecting to see more, not only at China House, but the cultural growth of Penang. And we know out baby girl is looking forward to it too:)


Muntri Mews

We were driving around the narrow Love Lane yesterday, looking for the possible sparks during the special day. But fate brought us into Muntri instead, where we decided to land our heart.

At first we went into Moontree 47, a nice little one in a heritage townhouse. But LC who's pregnant now could not stay because of the heat, so we had to leave for another one nearby which has air conditioning - the Muntri Mews.

The place was just cozy, and quite comfortable for a pregnant lady. She enjoyed very much the sofa seat by the wall. And we ordered a Tiramisu and a cappuccino for a relaxing afternoon.

The desserts, nothing surprises; but the coffee served in a classic porcelain bowl looks interesting. The taste, a bit bitter compare to the one at Lighthouse, but not bad.

It was not something so special, but nevertheless we spent a nice little afternoon - discussing for hours about our own cafe p.a.t.h., etc. 

Life is great:)