Fusion | Hidden Recipe Cafe @ Sg Dua Penang

I believe Hidden Recipe has been around for quite some time but the name hidden somehow hid it from my radar for a while. Until a good friend of mine suggested this restaurant for a little gathering. In fact, it was to celebrate my birthday. Sweet moments we spent together before she left for Ireland. (Christina, If you are reading this line, thank you for the beautiful memories!)

Western platter - Chicken Cordon Bleu
Western platter – Chicken Cordon Bleu

Recently, I revisited Hidden Recipe.  As I walked into the cafe, the interior looks familiar. Dimly lit, bricks wallpaper, neat and cozy. And how about the menu? Fusion is the word to describe the food they serve. Choices of a la carte or set, the menu features meats/seafood in local flavors with rice, noodles, beehoon (rice vermicelli), as well as the typical western cuisine such as chicken chop, fish and chip, grilled steak/lamb/salmon. The variety is pretty extensive. In general, I would say a great eatery to bring a family with finicky mouths.
Check out our recent experience for two adults.

A western set of Chicken Cordon Bleu (above image), served with mushroom soup, a small bun, a scoop of corn ice cream for dessert plus a glass of ice lemon tea.

Starter with bread, butter, and mushroom soup
Starter with bread, butter, and mushroom soup

Malaysian a-la-carte – a platter of gong po fish, served with steamed rice.
Local favorite Gong Po with steamed rice
Local favorite Gong Po with steamed rice

Baby/kid friendly? Apparently it is a favorite venue for parents to take young ones there on weekends. They also have some decent high chairs for babies/toddlers.

The service was friendly and prompt. Food quality versus price is reasonable.

Fusion restaurant near USM Penang, Hidden Recipe Cafe, serves western and Chinese/locals
Hidden Recipe opposite McD at Jalan Sg Dua

723-V-G, Vanda Business Park,
Jalan Sungai Dua, 11700
Sungai Dua, Penang, Malaysia
GPS Coordinates (Lat=’5.3518′ Lon=’100.2988′)

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