Friday, May 14, 2010

Macanese Steam Milk from Golden J & C (Penang Times Square)

Do you know that the newly opened Times Square in Penang is actually a dead mall? Almost 75% of the shop lots are unoccupied, and you hardly see any shoppers around when you go there on the weekdays. It gives me an impression that it is the kind of shopping mall which is about to close down. I walked around and found many shops which seemed to be struggling hard with the business to make ends meet. Some shop owners told me that they suffered a great loss since they started their business in Times Square. Quitting seems to be the only option in order to minimise thier loss. 

As I was about to leave, I saw a banner featuring something interesting - Macau style steam milk and Portuguese Tart. I love Macanese food so I decided to check it out. I found that there was no one in the shop. I received a warm welcome from the lady owner who recommended their signature items to me. Since I had made it to a shop selling some unusual staple, I wouldn't mind giving it a try. I ordered two Portuguese tarts and one serving of hot steam milk.

Common Portuguese tarts with flaky pastry and creamy custard.

The portion is quite small and it's not presentable.

It doesn't taste like as the Macanese Steam Milk I had in Macau. It has a sticky consistency and not smooth enough.

Golden J & C Express Cafe
1st floor
Times Square


  1. i guess the rental is too high for the tenants to sustain...

  2. Claire:

    High rental + poor sales + zero motivation = Chup Lup



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