I was in Penang for work at the recent Georgetown Festival 2014 and Hubby joined me for a few days where we strolled along the streets and chanced upon a few really unique and good vegan/vegetarian food places! The first I highly recommend is Yin’s Sourdough Bakery. This bakery was a surprise find and ever since we found it, we went back there a few times! Although the rest of the menu was not vegan, all the sourdough breads are vegan. Our favourite was cranberries and walnut whole wheat sourdough RM9.30 with homemade pineapple jam.
Yin’s sourdough breads are freshly baked daily and taste really chewy and have the right amount of softness too. Topped with nuts and raisins, we were sold! All the breads and buns sold at the bakery goes through natural long fermentations. She does not use any commercial yeast in any of their breads and buns. On her website, she added that she does not add any additives, improver, softener, preservatives or chemical in the process of making their brand. Only unbleached flour, filtered water, pinch of salt and a few drips of sunflower oil are used in their breads.
To find out more benefits and how a natural sourdough starter works, check out Yin’s website! Another thing we found really charming about this bakery is how sincere and passionate the whole team is with their bread. They are also the only cafe/bakery which we have ever been into that serves random walk-in customers or strangers with a glass of water. Talk about good service:)
Address: 11 Pesara Claimant, 10100, Georgetown Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 11 24195118
Open from Monday- Friday 7am-6pm, Saturday 7am-1pm. Closed on Sunday