Best Lei Cha in Penang

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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. 

    Tips

    Check out their set meals

    Things to expect

    Clean and neat atmosphere

    Best with

    Passion Fruit Juice

    Price

    RM14.70 to RM30.00

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    Idealite Wellness Restaurant View restaurant

    3F-60, Plaza Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, George Town, Penang
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    042267296

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    09:00AM—09:00PM
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    Hakka Tree

    Another restaurant that has been earning a steady stream of patrons who take their health seriously. Expect a simple and neat ambience, and a decent selection of dishes that hits the sweet spot between taste and health benefits. Among the must-have here is the Lei Cha rice – bowl of colourful vegetables and nuts shrouded over a mound of brown rice and served with an aromatic green broth that imparts a genuine flavour depth into the dish. The tea is meticulously done to suit the taste buds of all ages, without being overpoweringly bitter. 

    Tips

    Check out their Facebook page as they often introduce new dishes

    Things to expect

    Clean and neat space

    Best with

    Bean pudding

    Price

    RM10.90 to RM30.00

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    Hakka Tree View restaurant

    172, Solok Gurney 1, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10250, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164588396

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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