Thursday, March 15, 2012

China House @ Beach Street

China House is a traditional compound of 3 heritage buildings, linked by an open air courtyard and converted into 14 spaces comprising shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and multi-purpose performance theatre.
Here's the location.


Entrance to: Kopi C. Espresso and BTB & Restaurant (Beach Street)
Kopi C. Espresso (opens from 9am till midnight) has a very Australian style with breakfast all day and brunch on Sunday. Salads and sandwiches for lunch and mezze and simple fast mains for dinner. Single origin and blended coffee beans espresso style are available from the trained baristas.
SAMPLE MENU
Breakfast 9am-6pm
Breakfast Wrap with Egg, Semi-dried Tomatoes, Marinated Eggplant and Rocket.
Big Breakfast with Fried Egg, Lamb Sausage, Beef Patty, Mushroom, Spinach, Caramelized Onion served with Lemon Hollandaise Sauce and Chilli Jam.
Avocado with Lemon & Basil, Sliced Tomato with Olive Oil, Salt & Pepper, Marinated Feta & Country Bread.
Lunch 12pm-6pm
Mezza Plate - Capsicum and Feta Dip, Coriander and Tahini Yoghurt, Date and Onion Chutney, Chilli Hummus, Dukkah and Olive Oil served with Pita Bread.
Chinese Pear Salad with Cashews, Pickled Shallots, Dried Cranberries, Shaved Parmesan and Green Chilli Dressing.
Roast Sliced Beef Sandwich with Onion Relish, Avocado, Tomato, Dijon Mustard Aioli and Lettuce.
Dinner 6pm-11pm
Mains
Ginger Bud Pesto Vegetarian Spaghetti.
Beef Short Rib, Sweet Potato and Roasted Garlic Puree, Marinated Eggplant, Cherry Tomatoes and Baby Spinach House Made Lamb.
Homemade Lamb Sausages, Cous Cous Salad with a Warm Feta Dressing
Desserts
Chocolate Marquis with Salted Caramel Ice-cream
Steamed Apple and Macademia Pudding with Gula Melaka Ice-cream


BTB & Restaurant (opens from 6.30pm till 10.30pm) serves modern western style dishes influenced by an eclectic mix of asian and middle eastern cuisines. Dining at a leisurely pace, complemented by a great selection of fine wines. Food are prepared by Chef Mathijs, from Holland via Australia, now Malaysia. Following the Bon Ton tradition, desserts are also very special.
SAMPLE MENU
Entrée
Sweet Corn and Basil Soup with Seared Scallops and Preserved Lemon.
Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Tortellini, Tea Soaked Raisins, Spiced Cashews with Cumin Vinaigrette.
BBQ King Prawns, Apple and Guava Salad with Warm Peanut Dressing.
Mains
Prawn Crusted Sea Bass, Braised Potato and Coconut, Green Pea and Lime Sauce, Chilli Oil.
Seafood Special of Fish, Prawns, Seared Scallop with Harissa and Dukkah Dressing, Warm Brown Rice Salad.
Open Lasagna of Duck Ragu, Garlic and Ginger Braised Cannelini Beans with Dried Cranberry.
Roasted Fillet of Beef, Potato Puree, Baby Spinach and Caramelized Onion, Mustard Aioli.
Desserts
Chocolate and Vietnamese Coffee Tart with Condensed Milk Ice-cream and Chilli Caramel.
White Chocolate Parfait, Chocolate Delice, Chocolate Tullie, Chocolate Sorbet.



Beach St. Bakery 
Beach St. Bakery (opens from 9am till midnight) is just next to the cafe, for eat in or take out. Muffins, biscuits, breads, pies - sweet and savoury, cakes and ice-creams are all made on the premises. A deli fridge has lots of accompaniments to take away, plus the deli freezer is stacked with homemade ice-creams and ice pops.
Menu
Homemade Cakes and Pies

  • Pear & Ginger Upside Down Cake
  • Tiramisu Cake
  • Chocolate Raspberry Layer Cake
  • Salted Caramel and Apple Pie
  • Bakewell Tart
  • Double Chocolate Brownies with Pecans
  • Lemon Shortbreads
  • Malteser Slice
  • Coconut Cake with LimeCurd
  • Crunch Cashew Nut Cheesecake
  • Manhattan Cheesecake Passionfruit and Lime Slice
  • Kahlua Creme Caramel
  • Chocolate and Vietnamese Coffee Tart
  • Chicken and 3 Mushroom Pie
  • Beef and Guiness Pie
  • Quiche Lorraine
Homemade Ice-creams

  • Condensed Milk
  • Gula Melaka
  • Salted Caramel
  • Coconut
  • Vietnamese Coffee
  • Chocolate Sorbet
  • Eggnog
  • Aztec hot Chocolate
  • Mint Ice-cream with Fudge Ripple
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter
  • Frozen Yoghurt
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Chocolate with Peppermint Patties
  • Vanilla
  • Margarita
  • Strawberry


Wine and Single (opens from 9am till midnight) has a special wine selection imported by French Sebastien in KL and only available at Mezze restaurant, KL and O'Gourmet at Bangsar Shopping Centre. An interesting assortment of good fresh wines. Scottish and Japanese Single Malts are also available.

14 Chairs (opens from 9am till midnight) is a unique concept, a mixed use private dining space. This concept is inspired by a wonderful 12 ft marble table which dominates the room. There is also a small private indoor kitchen and an old fashioned outdoor kitchen. This space is available for rent for private parties and cooking schools. A weekly chef's dinner will be held on Fridays and a wine dinner on Thursday.

Courtyard Cafe & Burger Bar 
Relax in the outdoor courtyard, under the mango trees. Good old style burgers are served with lots of layers and homemade relishes and sauces. Complimented by a ceasar salad, lots of potato chips and the best Mississippi mud cake and ice-cream sundaes.
SAMPLE MENU
Burgers
Duo of Mini Burgers, Onion Jam, Avocado and Mustard Relish
Chickpea, Basil & Coriander Burger with Rocket, Tomato Chutney, Mango & Sour Cream
Desserts
Chocolate Mississippi Mud Pie with Chocolate Raspberry Ice cream


Canteen & Bar 
Canteen and Bar is where to head for street and comfort food. Lunch is a one bowl special at RM12 and ranges from Burmese Laksa to Southern Thai Rice. The street truck food of America and Mexico is available all day and night as tapas. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Margaritas and Mojitos the specialty.

Canteen & Bar Menu

Budweiser RM18.00 

Kilkenny RM20.00 


China House
153 & 155 Beach Street
and
183B Victoria Street, Georgetown
Penang
Tel: 04 - 263 7299
Email: info@chinahouse.com.my
Web site: www.chinahouse.com.my

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