Review : Desserts from Australia at GreenHouse

I discovered two heavenly desserts today. Maybe I am a bit jakun (country bumpkin) because I have not heard of any famous foods from Australia previously. Well, I had eaten some dinners by the Sydney Harbour, overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House or took some cruises and had dinner along the rivers many years ago. I ate barbequed crocodile, kangaroo, emu and ostrich, if I am not mistaken. That sort of gave me the idea that Australians only eat ‘wild’ foods. LOL.

So, I am terribly pleased to discover sticky date pudding, warm, moist and covered with butterscotch sauce. Yummm…. It is served with a huge slab of vanilla icecream. Cost RM5.

Updated :  You can find my modified recipe for sticky date pudding here.

The place serving Australian food is The Green House. It is the home of an Australian couple who made Malaysia their second home. The upper floor is their home and the ground floor, their kitchen and dining place. It is a cosy place with lots of knick-knacks and antiques.

The Green House is on 102, Muntri Street, Penang. From Penang Road, right across Cititel Hotel, you can just walk a few blocks to Green House. It is on the Heritage Trail of Penang, with the Hainan Temple just another few houses away. Closed on Monday and Tuesday, open on other days from 9.30am (10 on Sunday) till 5 pm only. Best time to go is after the 1-2 pm period because office workers packed the place.

I am definitely going back there for more pies and puddings. The above is the Impossible Pie which is made of coconut and served with coconut icecream. The portion of the dessert is huge and enough for two persons. I saw some delicious cheese cakes with peaches too.
They also serve foods like shepherd pie, baked macaroni, sandwiches and roasted meats (only on Sundays).

Contact : GreenHouse

102, Muntri Street, Penang, Malaysia

Phone : 04-261 0681 (Pat & Alan)

I have several photos of their foods at my Flickr site. (the broadband is awfully slow so I can’t post more pics)

Post Author: Lilian

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

7 thoughts on “Review : Desserts from Australia at GreenHouse


    (September 22, 2006 - 11:56 pm)

    Try making the sticky date pudding. It’s super easy! 🙂


    (September 23, 2006 - 12:34 am)

    awww man so cheap!! for similar dessert at delicious cafe here would easily cost RM10 and above!!! seems like next time i go penang i would wanna stay in cititel again :p

    Sooi Sooi

    (September 23, 2006 - 1:42 am)

    gosh…had been ages since i last heard the name Muntri Street. used to take a stroll down there from Love Lane to Pg Road when i was a xaverian ages ago. i bet the place is a popular hangout for students too!


    (September 24, 2006 - 2:53 pm)

    Yummy yummy and at those prices, certainly will be on my to-go places one of these weekends.

    Thanks, we can always count on you to show us where the cheap and good places are.


    (September 25, 2006 - 12:05 pm)


    Erina Law

    (September 25, 2006 - 7:02 pm)

    Went there on last sunday for lunch. It was good. Had roast pork sandwiches, potato wedges, chilled cheese cake, ham omelette and pizza. My son love the cheese cake so much and I must say they really used cream cheese where they did not put in anything cheap to substitude. My little girl love the potato wedges. Roast pork sandwiches is fantastic too. Pizza is not so good – the sauce is so so only. Anyhow, a good place that you have recommended 🙂


    (October 21, 2006 - 2:51 pm)

    I went there about 6 months ago, before it was so well known & not only was the food absolutely delicious, but the hosts were very friendly & most helpful. They are very knowledgeable about Malaysia, what to see in Penang & the “Malaysia my second home” programme

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