Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Irrawaddy Fine Foods

Having heard that Irrawaddy Fine Foods, make their bread fresh daily and do a decent sandwich, we decided to pop over to try. They have recently moved from Irrawaddy Road to the adjacent Chow Thye Road, which is the same location as their restaurant, That Little Wine Bar. If the name Chef Tommes (and wife Louise) sounds familiar to you, it might be of his fame on the AFC TV programme, Chalk and Cheese.

We had a bit of an issue trying to find a place to park but luckily there was a private car park a few minutes walk away. The moment we stepped into the cool, air conditioned interior, Louise welcomed us very warmly and cleared a table that she was working at for us.

Irrawaddy Fine Foods still carry a small range of imported goodies for sale. I spotted Tetley tea bags there. 

Giant chalkboard menu at the side. 

Come to me, my loves :) I've heard that bread is sold at half price daily after 5pm.

In the tiny open air courtyard that was next to our table.

How could I resist ordering the Italian sandwich after seeing the delicious slab of focaccia on display? It came with a filling of gorgonzola cheese, lettuce and tomato slices. I bit into the warm, crusty, rosemary spiked bread and savoured how divine something as simple as very good bread can be. Mmmmm ...

Okay, I don't think I even need to describe the pizza - you can judge how much Bubs liked it by promptly sinking his teeth into it and refusing to let go. I did think it was a tad on the salty side though it could have been because of the cheese. Whole pizzas packed in vacuum sealed bags are available for sale too.

Hubs is on a pork burger kick at the moment. I asked if he was rating all of Penang's pork burgers given that he's been ordering it nearly everywhere we've been. His comments were that this version was close to the Gusto Cafe's but a slightly more expensive version, which is still worth it given that this is a restaurant styled ambiance with air conditioning and free flow of iced water. 

My thoughts? It's a nice place to go to chill and relax for not-too-bad priced food. Food is delicious, wait staff are very friendly. The bread alone is worth a repeated visit! 

Address: 54a, Jalan Chow Thye, 10050 Penang
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: 04-226 8182

1 comment:

  1. 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.

    Seem like Bud like the pizza a lot, i think i will goes there to try it out. seem delicious.



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