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    Best Restaurants in Gurney Drive

    May 12, 2017 in India ⋅ ⛅ 35 °C

    When it comes to gastronomic experiences, Gurney Drive is well-known as the all-day hawker food capital of Malaysia. However, it also offers some of the most tantalizing array of seafood and fine dining in Penang. Best of all, most of them operate well into the night, perfect for those who are craving some tasty delicacies at even the oddest hours. Traveling in Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from .

    Sesame + Soy
    Sesame + Soy is a single restaurant featuring two concepts: Sesame caters to a fine dining clientele, while Soy directs its efforts to a casual-dining crowd. Set inside G Hotel, the simple, edgy and sophisticated restaurant has won multiple awards for food and service of exceptional quality. Featuring contemporary furnishings and fixtures, it has an extensive menu of modern Chinese cuisine prepared in new, inventive ways. Examples of their quirky twists can be seen in the lobster with pineapple, prawn with salted egg, cod with kimchi-inspired sauce and black sesame bean curd. Diners with a sweet tooth will definitely enjoy the rich chocolate soufflé with almonds and pistachio ice-cream and mixed berries. Another popular choice is the gula Melaka crème brulee served with coconut ice-cream.

    Bali Hai Restaurant
    Bali Hai Restaurant captures your attention not only with its catchy tagline “If it swims, we have it”, but also with a huge and interesting array of fresh seafood. Lined up against a wall inside the restaurant are row upon row of aquariums housing live sea creatures, all waiting to be picked for dinner. Offerings include some truly exotic species that could not be found in other parts of Malaysia such as giant Australian lobsters, Atlanta spider crabs, huge mantis prawns and geoducks (saltwater clams). Its Bali-themed setting provides a comfortable ambience to accommodate over 500 diners, with limited bamboo huts available for those who want a more private seating for dinner. It is situated within walking distance from luxury hotels surrounding Gurney Drive, making it a convenient eatery for tourists and locals alike.
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