This New Pop-Up Makan Place In Penang Has Tiger Prawn Tempuras, Craft Beers And More

The venue offers the largest craft beer collection in Georgetown, with 50 different types to choose from.

Cover image via The Saw Emporium

Penangites, rejoice! Swallow, the latest makan pit-stop in (George)town, is now open and it's perfect for foodies looking for exciting eats

Located at The Saw Emporium, a beautifully refurbished 1950's art-deco sawmill, Swallow offers some of the best foods from the region under one convenient roof

Here are the top 3 foods to look forward to:

1. Top-notch Japanese dishes by Chef Teppei Yamashita, owner-chef of Singapore's award-winning Man Man Unagi Restaurant

Celebrate Chef Yamashita's exciting debut in Penang with star dishes like Ten Don, Chicken Nanban, and Japanese Pork Curry.

Ten Don: Rice bowl topped with tiger prawns and assorted vegetables tempura.

Image via The Saw Emporium

Chicken Nanban: Deep-fried chicken served with a unique Japanese-style tartar sauce.

Image via The Saw Emporium

Japanese Pork Curry

Image via The Saw Emporium

2. Contemporary reinventions of Thai classics by SOi 55

Be sure to try the decadent Roasted Pork with Fish Sauce Caramel, the imaginative Sesame Prawn Toast with Kaffir Lime Mayo, and the crowd-favourite Garlic Crispy Chicken Wings.

3. Slow-grilled meats with an Asian twist by steakhouse Embers

Must-haves are the Grilled Australian Beef Bavette (served with ginger and spring onion confit), tender Braised Pork Belly (with a side of roasted peanuts and cilantro salad), and Aged Soy Dressing Charred Prawns (served with blackened lemon and kimchi butter).

The venue is also home to Georgetown's largest collection of craft beers, offering 50 options curated from around the globe including Japan's Hitachino Nest Beer, Scotland’s BrewDog, and Denmark’s Mikkeller

Pro juicers Qwenchers are also on-hand to serve up refreshing concoctions, from fresh juices to fruity spritzers

Swallow is open Thursdays to Sundays, from now until early 2018. Get more details on the event here:

Address: The Saw Emporium, 1 Gat Lebuh Macallum, 10300 Penang

Opening Hours:
11am - 12am (Thursdays to Sundays)
Closed from Mondays to Wednesdays

More info on: Facebook | Instagram

For more ideas on where to eat, chill and sleep in Penang:

You may be interested in: