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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