What started off as a poor men's food during winter in the Hakka regions of Taiwan, today is a staple dish that nourishes your body and soul. This traditional Hakka dish is literally translated as pounded tea and offers a myriad of health benefits, definitely a mandatory for those of you who are looking to sluice your unhealthy sins. Commonly, generous proportions of rice, assorted vegetables and nuts brim in a bowl with another bowl of algae-hued broth towing along, which is made up of herbs, tea leaves, and sometimes peanuts. Lei cha may not be pervasive as it is in Taiwan, but we prepared a crib sheet for the best spots in Penang to school you that being healthy is always on the cards.
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This renowned restaurant has been a household name among the healthy food advocates on the island. Their sprawling branches are a dead giveaway that you should pay a visit too. The menu features a wide variety of healthy dishes that ticks the taste box too, where among the headliners are their signature Lei Cha. The soup is full of fragrance and flavour, thanks to precise boiling process with mint, basil and a host of spices. Accompanying is a platter of brown rice, draped with soybeans, sweet leaves, chopped carrots, cabbage, deep fried Tofu, chick peas, long beans, gingers and sesame seeds. Drizzle the soup onto this colourful concoction and savour the variation of texture and taste in every mouthful. Highly recommended.More info
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3F-60, Plaza Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, George Town, Penang
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