Saturday, November 5, 2011

Irrawaddy Fine Foods - "Penang’s first New York style deli"

Irrawaddy Fine Foods, touted as Penang’s first New York style gourmet deli opened its door to food lovers in the island just days ago. The deli is yet again another brainchild of husband and wife team, Tommes and Louise, the owners of That Little Win Bar, a popular European wine bar and restaurant a stone’s throw away.

We made our way there on Day 3, in the nick of time before the deli is closed for the day at 6 pm. Tommes and Louise were wrapping things up but they were their friendly and helpful selves; playing host to us.

We were awed by the number and variety of sausages, cold cuts, quiches, salads, pates, pizzas you can find at this place. I think it must offer one of the widest variety of cheese you can find in Penang, especially those not commonly found specialty cheeses.

Fresh cakes and breads including their famous baguettes are baked daily. The apple and cinnamon cake baked with Tommes mom’s recipe is not to be missed.

They also have a sandwich bar where you can make your own sandwich with the different kinds of home-baked breads and a myriad of fillings and dressings. The same goes for salad where you can make your own pick of fresh salad at the salad bar for eat-in or takeway.

We bought pork pies and and a zatar spice and cheese pizza home and popped them in the oven for dinner that night. The pies were absolutely delicious; we loved the flavourful pork filling with crunchy pie crust.

Hubs and I are very excited about what the deli can offer and are already thinking of what we can get from Irrawaddy Fine Foods for Christmas. This is definitely one deli to look out for in Penang.

P/S: We were at That Little Wine bar a few months ago for dinner. Watch this space for the post.

Irrawaddy Fine Foods
4 Jalan Irrawaddy
George Town
Opens 10 am to 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays
Tel: 042286360
Fax: 042287360


cklam said...

Great review of the place!

Pow Long Wong said...

The restaurant has been moved from Irrawaddy road to Chow Thye road which is just a junction from the old place.

Great sharing, i like their bread which freshly baked everyday and their waitress is US citizen.. which is great, it make you feel like you are in New York.


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