Saturday, 14 June 2014

【Penang Gourmet】Retro Kopitiam + Classic Elegance Restaurant + Open Air Bar | Loke Thye Kee

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road
Loke Thye Kee


If you are a Penangite, or ever been to Pennag, I believe that you must have seen this unique building before. This three storey building is called Loke Thye Kee and is located just beside the octopus footbridge of Georgetown. Each storey of Loke Thye Kee present a different ambiance dining space. The ground floor is a Hainanese Kopitiam, the first floor is a classic western style restaurant and the roof terrace is a bar. Due to the uniqueness of this building, many photography lover has came to shoot the beautiful site of Loke Thye Kee.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Let start with the introduction of this traditional Hainanese Kopitiam at the ground floor first. The foods selling here are not much different from the normal kopitiam, we can get the same foods at almost any other kopitiam in town. One thing different is that Loke Thye Kee Kopitiam is air-conditioned, and it was quite cold for me.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Same as many kopitiam, Loke Thye Kee Kopitiam also practiced the self service food order. Customers have to order their food at the counter.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Do you feel the kopitiam environment by looking at this uncle making coffee?

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Part of the kitchen's wall is made up with this iron door. It is a very special design, don't you think?

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

There is a bricks wall in the kopitiam and the wall was decorated with the classical wooden windows and wooden door. It is a good idea to take a selfie with such classic background, don't you think so?

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

There is a another wall written with "KoPiTiAM" for the customers to write their comments. There are colourful chalks prepared on the table in front of the wall for the customers to leave their thoughtful comments on the wall.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Many antiques can be found in the kopitiam. The iron thermos was my childhood memory, I still remembered that mine was a red colour thermos.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road
Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Wooden planks were set on the wall to put the antiques. Does anyone still keep these antiques in your house?

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

The prices of drinks of Loke Thye Kee Kopitiam is a bit more expensive compared to the normal kopitiam but still reasonable (well, you are in the air-conditioned kopitiam anyway).

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Soft-Boiled Eggs (2 pcs) - RM2.50

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Toasted Bread - RM3.50

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Nasi Lemak - RM2.50

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

The cold drinks sold here is RM0.30 more expensive than the hot drinks (except for Kopi C, only add RM0.20 for the cold one).

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Normally we cant get ice blended in a kopitiam, right? However, at Loke Thye kee kopitiam, you can. The prices of the ice blended range between RM6 to RM7. As for the can drinks, they are all sold at RM2.50.

Alright, now lets move to the Loke Thye Kee Restaurant on the first floor.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

The interior design of Loke Thye Kee Restaurant is more to the western style. The floor is made of the classic black and white neatly arranged squares. The classical drawings hanging on the wall made the restaurant even more classic. The space in the restaurant is quite big and it is comfortable to dine in.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

There are single table, double table and long table being set in the restaurant. What I want to say is, there is always a suitable table for you to dine in regardless of the number of people you are with.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

If you don't like air-condition or you wish to smoke, you can choose to have your meal at the balcony.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

To have your meal at the balcony, isn't it special? This is definitely a nice place for dating as well. I am sure that it will be a romantic date!

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Well, you can enjoy the magnificent Komtar tower while having your meal at the balcony.

Done with the environment and now lets move to the foods. Loke Thye Kee Restaurant served mainly Malaysian cuisine and is prepared by the local chef. All their dishes are pork-free and they are in the process of applying 'Halal' certification.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road
Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Hainanese Chicken Chop - RM18

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road
Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Hokkien Char - RM16

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road
Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Nyonya Curry Fish Head - RM45

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road
Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Hainanese Chicken Rice - RM18

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road
Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Chicken Char Siew - RM18

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Pie Tee - RM9

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road
Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Otak Prawn Pan Cake - RM12

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road
Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Macaroni Pie - RM20

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

This is just a plate of normal white rice. This is the first time I have seen a normal white rice with so many side dishes.

Loke Thye Kee at Burmah Road

Finally the desserts! I really love their cakes! :)

I didn't get the chance to visit the bar on the roof terrace so I cant introduce it to you all.

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Business Hour
Loke Thye Kee Kopitiam : 7am - 5pm (Daily)
Loke Thye Kee Restaurant : 11am - 11pm (Rest On Monday)
Loke Thye Kee Bar : 5pm - 11pm (Rest On Monday)

Address
2 Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Malaysia

Contact
04 - 264 1919

Website
lokethyekee.com

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Loke Thye Kee



This post was originally written on 14th May 2014

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