Victoria Green Corner is one of the most intriguing cafes that we've been to in a while. It serves hearty, Nonya-influenced dishes but in a retro chic ambience. It's located just opposite the field at Westlands High School (pretty close to the old CRC restaurant) and parking is relatively easy during non-schooling hours.
I fell in love with the place the moment I saw its cool door, complete with an old bicycle at the side and lots of greenery in the tiny garden.
Potted plants that dot the inside of the cafe add a cosy touch and what made the place even more inviting to me were the piles of books on shelves all around Victoria Green Corner . I can see myself spending many an afternoon just flipping through the books.
Antiques, such as this vintage mirrored sideboard and framed Chinese robe adds to the appeal of this place.
The assam laksa was the star dish with its thick soup generous with fish chunks and perfectly balanced with the right amount of piquant sweetness. What differs Victoria Green Corner's assam laksa from the rest is its use of sardines, instead of the more commonly used ikan kembung. An old friend's mum told me that sardines make the spicy broth taste sweeter. Even Hubs who usually can't stand the strong, fishy scent of sardines had to admit that this soup was superb.
Hubs ordered a medley of dishes with rice for Bubs: teriyaki chicken, sweet and sour pork and stir fried veggies. It made for a very pleasant dinner.
Victoria Green Corner
Address: 43, Jalan Padang Victoria, 10400, Penang
Opening hours: 10 am to 9 pm. Closed Mondays