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

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

Permai Village Cafe – A Vegetarian Delight

Unfortunately, this cafe is now closed.

Permai Village Cafe is a vegetarian delight if you want delicious veggie food that is full of flavour.

Overlooking Casa Permai Park in Tanjung Bungah, with a scenic view of the hills as a backdrop, Permai Village Cafe is a veggie heaven.

Permai Village Cafe offers a variety of dishes that will delight even the hardened carnivore. The menu ranges from popular western dishes such as sandwiches, wraps, burger, spaghetti, pasta and pizza, to local favourites such as fried rice and noodle dishes. Continue reading

Penang Street: A Veggie Heaven

Penang Street (Lebuh Penang) is in the heart of the Indian quarter known as “Little India”. Walk down the street at any time and your senses are assaulted with the smells, noise and colour of this vibrant area. Here you can buy anything from bollywood music, bangles, saris and sarongs to stainless steel ware and spices. What you also get in abundance is a variety of vegetarian food. Continue reading

Edgecumbe Retreat: An Oasis of Calm

Edgecumbe Retreat, an oasis of calm where you can eat, drink and be beautified.

Edgecumbe retreat is a tranquil enclave within the city and it certainly is an oasis of calm. Located in a quiet residential street behind the busy Kelawei Road close to the Gurney Hotel, the Edgecumbe Retreat offers spa and beauty treatments, an organic shop and cafe. Continue reading

The Leaf Healthy House

The Leaf Healthy House, a healthy vegetarian cafe in Little India.

Vegetarian PenangThe Leaf Healthy House is a charming looking vegetarian restaurant located on busy Penang Street in Little India. Outside are herbs growing in plants, lots of greenery and cycles for rent. Step inside and you will find that the Leaf offers healthy, tasty and affordable food. Continue reading

A Vegetarian in Penang

According to Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, State Domestic Trade, Consumer and Religious Affairs Committee Chairman, Penang is turning into a new hub of vegetarian cuisine in South-East Asia. Speaking at the 2012 International Meatless Day Charity Carnival he said that there was an increasing demand for “meatless” food.

Penang is a small island offering many different cuisines and now there is a vibrant vegetarian food scene. A paradise for non-meat eaters. There are so many veggie food places to choose from: Chinese, Indian, Western – take your pick.

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