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Fine Foods is the latest venture from Penang-based expatriates
Chef Tommes and Louise, who also run the award-winning That Little
Wine Bar on Chow Thye Road.
Irrawaddy Fine Foods only opened in November but already it's
the talk of Penang, It's located in a fashionable street surrounded
by local and international eateries. As you enter the main delicatessen
immediately you are hit with the most wonderful aromas, a mixture
of freshly baked breads, basil from the home-style pizza's and
brewed coffee. The delicatessen is well laid out and full of gourmet
items such as a wide range of cut meats, bacon, cheeses, jams,
chutneys, home made baked items, plus beers and sausages specially
imported from around the world.
Their New York style salad bar is a refreshing addition to Penang,
serving unique sandwiches, such as the Reuben and the Middle-Eastern
falafel wrap. The sandwiches are made with breads baked daily
on the premises. Their baguette is the best I've tasted in Penang.
If you closed your eyes and take a bite you could imagine you
were sitting in a Paris café. I also tried their fennel
and cumin loaf, it was simply delicious. Lots more bread to try!
They are a few dinning areas, at the back of the delicatessen
is a very cozy covered garden area, an al fresco area outside
and an upstairs dinning area with balcony all perfect to chill
out with a lazy breakfast, morning coffee with friends or lunch.
Irrawaddy Fine Foods is very impressive and a place that all foodies
Opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10:00am until 6:00pm, but for
later pick up it is possible to phone in orders and collect from
That Little Wine Bar too (5:00pm until midnight).
4 Jalan Irrawaddy, 10500 Penang
Tel: +604 228 6360
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