Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Upscale hawker food in Penang

The Starbucks phenomenon in Penang/Malaysia seems to have spawned the creation of "upscale hawker" food. These are restaurants that serve hawker food at 2-3x the hawker price albeit at a more upscale ambience - some of them even with WiFi which I discovered at the e-Gate plaza.

These establishments offered coffee at half the price of Starbucks although WiFi connectivity wasn't all that fast nor was it always possible to connect. Of the places that I tried, Noodle Station and Starbucks worked with my laptop but not Hongkie Kopitiam.

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