Friday, January 1, 2016

Cheong Fatt Tze Restaurant @ George Town, Penang

This much-respected restaurant serves modern Cantonese cuisine in The Blue Mansion, a Penang boutique hotel with an indigo-blue facade and a lavish interior initially constructed in the 1880s by the powerful Chinese merchant Cheong Fatt Tze. 

The restaurant that bears Cheong Fatt Tze's name brings old-world aristocratic dining to modern-day Penang, with a refined menu by Chef Maurice Toh, who has cooked professionally for three decades. 

Recommendations include appetisers like crispy eggplant crusted with caramelised chicken floss, wok-fried golden king prawn with mango cream & crunchy shredded beef with honey garlic sauce, followed by mains of Atlantic cod fried with Jiang Zheng sauce, butter cream king prawns & five-spice duck breast with orange plum sauce & sweet potato puree, concluded with desserts such as double-boiled snow pear with hasma & ginseng, green tea creme brulee & cream of red bean with coconut. Cheong Fatt Tze Restaurant serves wine by both the glass & the bottle, & has a delicious range of Asian-accented cocktails; we're especially fans of the blend of vodka with sour apple liqueur, garnished with cinnamon-marinated roasted green apple.

Cheong Fatt Tze Restaurant
14 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang. Tel: +604-262-0006

This spotlight on George Town is part of a feature on Penang's recommended restaurants, cafes & bars - read the full feature in the November 2015 issue of Going Places, Malaysia Airlines' in-flight magazine, or on Going Places' website (link here).

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14 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and elegant place to dine! :)

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    1. Linda: those two adjectives definitely suit this venue :)

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  2. It's a shame that I haven't been to this place, will definitely check it out someday. Happy New Year Sean :)

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    1. Ken: i hope you enjoy the Cheong Fatt Tze experience :) wishing you great things for 2016, Ken :D

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  3. That's one awesome place. Is that the chef? Wahhhhh...so handsome! Cooked for three decades? He looks so young - some people are so blessed. ;) Gee! I was expecting a Chinese restaurant.

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    1. Suituapui: heh, being in the kitchen is good for maintaining good skin, they say? yeah, it's a chinese restaurant, but one with a modern menu :)

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  4. I love the mango prawns there.

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    1. The Yum List: the mango prawn was pretty tasty! :)

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  5. Its Leith Street, not keith street

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    1. Bubblegum: oops! thanks much for the correction ... have fixed :)

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  6. I love the place Sean. In fact , I love all such old houses. Wish I could afford one!

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, we're different in that sense ... i like visiting old houses, but i feel like i wouldn't want to stay in one, heh :)

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  7. The interior itself enough to attract patrons!

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    1. Choi Yen: yeah, we enjoyed exploring this place! :)

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