Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery In Penang Awarded One MICHELIN Star!

A humble establishment that offers impressive Nyonya dishes, Auntie Gaik Lean’s old-school eatery has been awarded One Michelin Star!


Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery Makes It Onto Michelin Guide

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Occupying two shop lots in Lebuh Bishop Penang, the spacious eatery offers an unpretentious dining environment much like a casual Chinese restaurant. Featuring an extensive menu that offers diners a wide variety of traditional and modern Nyonya dishes, the generous portions here at Auntie Gaik Lean are great for sharing.

An authentic reflection of the essence of Nyonya dishes, Chef Gaik Lean has been guarding her secret recipes for decades and she makes no compromises in terms of food quality.

One Of The Best Nyonya Food Awarded With One MICHELIN Star!

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Many items are made from scratch, including her heavenly pie tee and gulai tumis which uses over eight ingredients in the curry paste, such as fresh saffron.

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A fair balance of sweet, spicy, sour, and salty, the Sambal Brinjal is a dangerously addictive dish that tastes good alone on its own, but even better with a serving of white rice. Also try Nasi Ulam, an old-time recipe that is equally fiery. An utterly delicious and aromatic rendition of the traditional Indonesian dish, the Nasi Ulam pairs wonderfully with any of the meat and vegetable side dishes at Auntie Gaik Lean.

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Aptly decorated with old-school memorabilia in its show windows, vintage ceiling fans and a 60s soundtrack exude the charm of a bygone era, drop by to treat your tastebuds to a gastronomic adventure filled with nostalgia.

Don’t forget to drop by and give Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School dishes a try whenever you visit Penang!

Address:  1 Lebuh Bishop, 10200 George Town, Penang

Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 12 pm – 2:30 pm; 6 pm – 9:30 pm, Closed on Mondays

Cover Photo: Auntie Gaik Lean Penang, @auntiegaiklean (Instagram), @gweegin (Instagram)


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