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“Wonderful home style cooking” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Soohongry - CLOSED

Soohongry
29, Lorong Soo Hong (off Lebuh Armenian), George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
+60 4-261 4129
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Price range: $4 - $6
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, International, Ice Cream, Tea Room
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: (Cafe Hours: 12noon-7pm; Tue to Sat) A cosy little cafe tucked away in a narrow lane in the heritage enclave of George Town, Penang. We specialise in simple but hearty treats, especially favourites from many childhood memories of home. From muffins, cookies and tarts, to a selection of teas and single-origin coffees, to homemade ginger beer, fruit ice lollies, ice cream, and a small changing selection of hot-cooked meals, visiting Soohongry is indeed like a visit to your favourite aunt's or to grandma's! Even better, the cafe is actually the front portion of the owner's home, and feels like it, being laid out more like a cosy living room than an eatery. Here, one walks in a customer, and leaves as a friend. Come with an open mind, an open heart, and most importantly, do come when you are soohongry!
Launceston, Australia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful home style cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled onto this tiny cafe on the street art tour. We started with sumptuous ice coffees and mango juice. The mains were not quick in arriving because each meal was cooked with care and thought. It gave us time to cool off and chat about the terrific street art. The meals were excellent, as were the desserts . The fruit Popsicles were pulled out of the freezing tray in front of us. Absolutely delicious. After lunch, the owner talked with us about local history. A relaxed, happy, slow meal. Go there and enjoy!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Seremban, Malaysia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Friendly owner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Dining in Soohongry has made my day. Although the eating place was a bit cramped and small, the ambience was good. The owner, Rudy was so friendly. We chatted for hours and happily shared our own views and stories. I like the way the owner interact with customers. You can rarely see any other shop's owners talk to the customers like they are talking with an old friend. Worth going and would love to visit again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice owners, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Definitely tucked away, but worth going. Try the homemade ginger beer-very good. Tiny place, so you might have to wait for a table. Inside is interesting, books and postcards from all over the world. We had the Philippine pork with rice. Our hotel was just behind it, so they showed us the short cut to go back. :)

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Special food served right here :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

If you have time you could try their Pasta Carbonara but need 20-30mins to be served,i have try their Adobo pork their rice really cook in a special way,B\but its a little pricy for the foods and drinks :))
Its hard to find their location,for your convenience soohungry is located next to a Handmade workshop at soohong road.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Costly but Friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This place is quite hard to find it unless you get a map. Friendly staff with not bad dishes, but the drinks is quite expensive. Is okay to stay for few hours, because there have plugs for you to change your phone ;)

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