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 :Ã‚Â 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)