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.
What makes Idealite a wholesome dining experience? Apart from the décor, Idealite’s philosophy is on tasty, fresh food that is healthy and nutritious. You won’t find white sugar, white salt, MSG, synthetic colourings or preservatives in the food. Instead they use whole grains, brown sugar, rock salt and fruits and vegetables that have been cleaned in an ozone machine to remove chemicals and pesticides.
Start your meal with some amazing looking salads such as curry tofu salad, coral salad with yogurt or a walnut veggie salad. Or you can choose from different types of vege sushi. The vege sushi is an Idealite favourite and the one we chose is more like a popiah (a Chinese spring roll). It’s packed full of carrot, cabbage, jicama, cucumber slices and lettuce with a delicious lime dressing.
Mains include a variety of rice and noodle sets. Favourites include black pepper eryngii mushroom rice, red curry ramen, green curry rice and vegetarian bak kut teh rice. Another popular dish is the Taiwanese 3 cup chicken and rice set. Obviously there is no chicken in this dish, but delicious mushrooms, vegetables, nicely spiced with red chili.
Another favourite is the vegetarian nasi lemak set. This healthy veggie version serves the brown rice without coconut milk and with delicious spicy curry sweet potatoes. You also get slices of tofu, beans, cashews and fried seaweed, chili paste and soup.
Feeling thirsty? Choose from a variety of fresh fruit juices. Recommended is the antioxidant delight with beetroot, carrot, green apple and pear.
Idealite is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Penang, serving healthy, nutritious and creative food in a quiet, clean and bright environment. The staff are friendly and well-informed and will tell you exactly what’s in the food if you ask. What is especially useful is that against some dishes on the menu are symbols which will tell you if it contains onion, garlic, egg or chilies.
This is certainly not the cheapest vegetarian restaurant in Penang, but you can be assured that it is one of the healthiest. Idealite is definitely a wholesome dining experience which will make you want to go back again and again.
Cost: Between RM12.70 – RM18.70 per main dish.
Location: 27C Gottlieb Road, 10350, Penang. (beside Waterfall Hotel).
Open: 7.30am to 11am (breakfast), 11am to 3pm (lunch) and 6pm to 10pm (dinner). Closed Monday.
Parking: There is limited car parking in front of the restaurant. Rapid bus 10 stops close by. The 101, 102 and 104 stop at the top of Burma Road. It’s about a 10 minute walk down Gottlieb Road.
Recommendation: You’re not too far from the Youth Park or Botanic Gardens to take a pre or post dinner stroll.
Idealite are expanding and now more people can try their tasty food. They can be found at the following locations.
Queensbay Mall, 3rd Floor, Queen’s Street. Open daily from 10.30am to 10.30pm.
Gurney Plaza, 3rd Floor. Open daily from 10.00am to 10.00pm.