The breeze made its way through the old townhouse in Little Armenia, cooling me as I waited to order my meal. The Nepalese waiter came and took my order, which was probably a Paulaner and a vegetarian curry. He smiled and retreated into the back kitchen area, behind the indoor-outdoor garden in the middle of the restaurant. The owner emerged and saw me sitting at my usual table near the door, and we started chatting about Malaysia, and life as an expat in Asia.
Whenever we’re in Penang, I tend to do the same things while we’re on business, and I’ve become attached to the Edelweiss Cafe. Particularly in the evenings. Daytime, we’re enjoying the view from Mugshot while enjoying a bagel and cream cheese that was toasted in a woodfire oven.
Related Post: Eating Laksa in Penang
I initially wasn’t fond of Penang. Our frequent trips to the island were hectic ( visa matters) and our hotel was in Batu Ferringhi; the little one loves the beach and the hotel we stayed at was reasonably priced and with a large pool.
But when we finally decided to stay in Georgetown, we fell in love with Penang. Walking through the different streets is like being transported to India, China, and Singapore, as well as the Middle East.
We’ve made great friends in Georgetown, which keeps us coming back. In fact, we’ll be back in Penang at the end of April, so expect loads more photos when I return.
Until then, feel free to take a gander here.