Teels Heritage Cafe @ Ghee Hiang Burmah Road, Pulau Tikus, Penang.
Ghee Hiang is a prominent name in Penang, made known for its outstanding Sesame Oil and the de-facto Penang food souvenir- Tau Sar Pneah/ Tambun biscuits but it has got a more ambitious plan for its new branch along Burmah Road. The latest addition at Burmah Road is vibrantly painted in blue-red color combination, the ground floor operates like an ordinary Ghee Hiang biscuit parlor while the upper floor is transformed into a classy-elegant cafe that serves Malaysian-fusion dishes at unbeatable prices. The dining rooms are cozily decorated to suit all occasions and the servers are professionally dressed up; while every evidence gives a hint that the offering may cost a bomb in Teels Heritage Cafe but the true fact is, it is competitively priced just like an average cafe does. Not only does the interior decor is camera-impressed, the dishes are exemplary in their presentation as well. The cafe is just exceptional in every way.
Opening Promo: Join as a member at Teels Heritage Cafe to enjoy 10% discounts on all bills for Rm 100 (one year membership). During this promotion, members will get Rm 110 voucher in return (can be used in the same visit/ voucher lasts for 2 months).
Many thanks to Ghee Hiang for hosting us that evening.
Sargeant-Major Fish & Wedges (Rm 28.80)
360's Beef Brisket Sliders (Rm 24.80)
Nanna's Herbed Lamb Envelopes (Rm 22.80)
For a mere Rm 28.80, we were surprised to find a generous portion of Sea Bass Fish N Chips served atop of Quinoa. The batter was expertly done with a nice crusty texture and the meat was pleasantly firm. The real draw of the dish was the Quinoa which carried a tangy-citrus touch; a dish that we'd love to have our order repeated!
The 360' Beef Brisket Sliders paled when in comparison with the Fish N Chips. Though it comes in 3 different burgers and flavors, our untrained palate could not discern the significant differences between those 3. While we unanimously agreed that the Beef was perfectly cooked with soft-tender texture, we also thought that they leaned towards the salty side. The side of Corn Wedges was nevertheless, brilliant and tasty. It was a little unusual than the ordinary Wedges, not as crisp but with a delightful Corn-flavor.
Stevedore Soy Chicken Stew (Rm 18.80)
Baba's Sambal King Prawn Noodles (Rm 26.80)
Avocado/ Mushroom Charred Bread (Rm 17.80)
Those with oriental palate might opt for the Stevedore Soy Chicken Stew, a Korean-Chinese influenced dish served using sizzling hot pot. The Chicken Thigh was first stewed with Soy sauce and served together with Chinese Spinach, doused over with Soy sauce and Ghee Hiang's Sesame Oil. It was a flavorful dish, not only on the palate but the fragrance of the Sesame Oil was equally bold. It was an intimate dish that most Chinese diners would be able to relate. Just we thought the dish was a little overwhelming, the side dish of Acar-Acar was there to cut through the greasiness and introduce another refreshing dimension to the dish.
Baba's Sambal King Prawn Noodle is a good replacement to the usual Pasta dish. It uses Teels' home-made Sambal and certainly resembles Mee Goreng; but do not look down this dish, it packs a powerful fiery hot punch. Certainly a good palate-teaser to share amongst the diners.
Vegetarian eaters are not forsaken in Teels, the Avocado/ Mushroom Charred Bread is designed for diners that practice plant-based diet. Two generous slices of Teel's home-made bread with a perfectly poached Egg, sauteed Shimeiji and baked Portobello; a satisfying concoction of earthiness and luscious flowing Yolk.
Salted Caramel Ice Cream with crushed Sesame Crisp and Matcha Crisp (Rm 10.90)
Complimentary Lemongrass Drink for diners placing orders on main course
Pre-meal [home-made] Bread with Balsamic Vinegar-Olive Oil dip
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No
Address: 144G & H, Jalan Burmah, 10400, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 11:30 am to 3 pm (lunch), 3 pm to 6 pm (afternoon tea), 6 pm to 10 pm (dinner). Closed on Mondays.
Contact Number: 604- 228 8177