Casablanca – Mediterranean Cuisine, Penang

Casablanca Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine. The owner does take some care to decorate this old building to fit the theme. The Mediterranean evokes beautiful memories of beautiful beaches, great food, both spicy and mild and unique building structures like those built in Portofino, Italy for e.g. They are built according to the rocky terrains.


The song Casablanca is a very romantic and passionate song too. I actually forgot about this restaurant I went to several weeks ago until I read someone wrote about Bertie Higgins concert and the song Casablanca.

Modern states bordering the Mediterranean Sea are:

* Europe (from west to east): Spain, France, Monaco, Italy, the island state of Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, and the island state of Cyprus.
* Asia (from north to south): Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
* Africa (from east to west): Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco

Source : Wikipedia

Well, I can’t remember the location where this restaurant is. But the address is – 2,Jln Irrawady,Burmah Square,10050 Georgetown,Pg. You turn in from Jalan Burmah into Jalan Stewart and go behind some housing area. Grins

The ambience is not bad because it is unlike the normal, noisy, cheap western food restaurant packed with families and noisy children. Hiaks. At the time when we were there, only two other tables were occupied and both were old, Caucasian couples. The food is halal and the waiters are mostly Malays. If I am not mistaken, the owner is a Malay too. But they do serve alchohol, though.


I had a Sangriaa. Nice combination of red wine and some fruity flavour juices.

The set lunch is of reasonable price and came with nicely, home cooked soup, main meal, a glass of juice and nice dessert. I can’t remember the price but it is a steal at below RM20 per person. Taste is so-so but one can’t complain for tthat price.


We ordered the bruschetta. It is nicely done unlike some places that actually pass some half-dead pizza as bruschetta. It is french bread topped with fresh basil, tomatoes, black olives, feta cheese and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.

I tried recalling what else we ate but I just can’t. I did not take many pics because I was too busy attending to my toddler (who is fascinated with their toilet seat with shells!). Probably, we may make a return visit soon.

Oh ya, however, I do remember their dessert. We had tiramisu which is not bad as it is loaded with liquor and come in small portion. For the free dessert, they served tiny cakes baked in small cups too.

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

5 thoughts on “Casablanca – Mediterranean Cuisine, Penang


    (November 15, 2005 - 8:04 am)

    wah..romantik place to go with ur atm lah, next time don’t bring the kids, just go the 2 of u onli & work on becoming the 6xmom!!!


    (November 15, 2005 - 12:08 pm)

    Hi lilian. your food really torture me. I am from Penang, but i have been in KL for almost 6 years, and i really miss Penang food. While over your website here, i almost recall all that food i want use to enjoy.

    Wat can i say, a really good job…… promoting Penang food, as i was always promote to my friend as well….



    (November 15, 2005 - 6:51 pm)

    heh.. i know how to make that.. 😀 supprisingly easy.


    (November 16, 2005 - 1:14 am)

    Rodney – Gee, it is so nice to hear that for once. I feel guilty tempting you with food you can’t get. Now, you can say, ‘heh, i eat that all the time.’ 🙂

    steven- Hey, thanks! I appreciate knowing that I am doing some good with the photos I took. If you missed any food, just tell me. If I see it, I eat on your behalf. hahaha.

    wuching – There can never be a 6. Hard to change brandname mah. But yeah, the place is a cosy nook.


    (November 16, 2005 - 9:33 am)

    That’s the first time I’ve ever seen feta cheese on a bruschetta. Greco-Roman, perhaps?

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