My first meal back in George Town, Penang, after a 3.5 hour’s flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Lunch at a pseudo-Japanese cafe in a lifestyle store seemed pretty surreal after 2 weeks in colourful Dhaka.
Fuku (pronounced “Foo-koo”) at Mano Plus offers a selection of tonkatsu dishes, Japanese-style “Western” desserts and some interesting beverages.
The Chicken Curry Katsu was my fave item for the mains - crisp, well-seasoned chicken pieces, sweetish Japanese curry sauce.
The Omu Curry Rice with Tori Karaage was also pretty good, but a little too rich for my taste.
The desserts were much better:
Chocolate Ganache with Rice Crisps
Swiss Roll with Berries
Green tea-flavoured Matchamisu and chocolate Swiss roll
Pleasant spot for refreshments or a quick snack. Lots of books, but all are in Chinese.
Fuku at Mano Plus
37 Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai)
10300 Penang, Malaysia
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Thurs, 9am-9pm Fri-Sun.