Real Food Penang

Real Food has now arrived in Penang.  Run by people who are passionate about ethically sourced, healthy and meat-free food, they have chosen to make food from scratch with only fresh ingredients. Suzanne Morgan and her husband Ken tried it out.

Singaporeans Jee Yang and his wife, Serene, have branched out and brought their meat-free concept restaurant to Penang. Jee Yang explained that they wanted to Continue reading

Terra Farm Veggie Box

You don’t have to go far to get fresh organic vegetables as Terra Farm in the Cameron Highlands, deliver to various points in Penang.

Terra Farm is located at Lojing Highlands which is about 20 minutes from Blue Valley in the Cameron Highlands. It has taken organic agriculture to new heights and now embraces biodynamic farming, a new concept in Malaysia.

Biodynamics is an eco/spiritual/ethical approach to farming where farmers Continue reading

Idealite – A Wholesome Dining Experience

Idealite Wellness Restaurant offers a wholesome dining experience with delicious and creative vegetarian food.

Idealite advertises itself as Malaysia’s 1st wholesome dining place. As you step inside it certainly looks bright, clean and inviting with crisp white walls, light wooden floors and comfortable seating. Continue reading

A Trip To Queensbay Mall Penang

For those who are not fans of shopping malls or live north of the island, Queensbay Mall might not be on your to do list. So for the sake of research for Penang Spirit, Suzanne Morgan took a trip to Queensbay Mall and was pleasantly surprised by what it had to offer.

Queensbay Mall is located in Bayan Lepas, close to Penang Bridge and is currently Continue reading

I Love Vege

I Love Vege in Queensbay Mall is a rare find, a vegetarian eatery in a shopping mall, run by a committed vegetarian who wants to show people that meatless food can not only be healthy, but tasty and satisfying.

The menu has a decidedly international flavour to it, but is heavily influenced by the simplicity and tastiness of Japanese cuisine. Continue reading

A Trip Around Vegetarian Penang – Part One

Penang may be a small island famous for its variety of cuisines, but it’s also becoming well-known for the large choice of vegetarian food available.

Here you can take a trip around vegetarian Penang and explore the food on offer. In part one, the north part of Penang and George Town is highlighted. Continue reading

Health Food Shops in Penang

Looking for organic health food shops in Penang?

The organic food movement is growing in Penang as more and more people are concerned with the safety of food and everyday products.

There are an ever growing number of health food shops in Penang, selling a wide-range of organic fresh food, grocery items, personal and skin care products as well as household products. Check out one near you. Continue reading

Chai Diam Ma Cafe & Gallery

Arts and crafts PenangChai Diam Ma Cafe is a rare find, a cafe that looks like a hippie hangout, but is also an arts and crafts gallery, supporting local artists.

You can’t miss the cafe, housed in a pre-war house on Lebuh Queen, with its psychedelic walls and plenty of plants and greenery. Inside, the whitewashed wooden beamed ceiling, blue walls and the eclectic choice of furniture give the interior a definite “shabby chic” feeling. Continue reading

Organic Food Stores in Pulau Tikus

For a small island, Penang has a surprising number of organic food stores. Even more surprising is that quite a few are centred around the Pulau Tikus area offering a huge variety of fruit, veg, groceries, personal and household products.

A popular place for people to buy their fruit and veg is the Pulau Tikus wet market on Jalan Pasar. Open from early morning to about lunch time, this is where we found the first organic food store. Continue reading