Savoring The Best All Over Town…


Posted by Criz Lai On December - 10 - 2008|

Note: Every since this beautiful place vanished overnight through ashes, a lot of people has been missing them. Now they are reincarnated as Bora Bora By Sunset. 🙂


I guessed I might just have to disclose that there was actually a private function during the launching of my food blog on the 4 December 2008. Attendees – two! Some might get the hint from my statement on “Anniversary of Anniversaries” but some may still be in the dark. I could be a real secretive person at times you know. LOL! Anyway, there is no better place for some private moments than at the beach. The luxurious, warm and soft white sandy coastline of the Batu Ferringhi Beach could well be the perfect environment with beautiful panoramic views and privacy to rekindle the sparks or light a new one for years to come.


Having some soft evening breeze blowing onto your face, while settling down by the sun deck watching over the sunset and listening to the waves lap on the shore, would be an added bonus for romantic trysts. There’s no budgeting for such a memorable moment, although some would prefer a dining table by the beach under a dim candlelight with soft background music that won’t cost too much. Where would be the best place for such event than at Sunset Bistro Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang.


As you know this is a bistro with music and liquors (RM10 – RM40) all through the night, there’s actually some fruit juice and non-fizzy beverages available too such as the gigantic jug of Fruit Punch (RM9.90) or the Ice Lemon Tea (RM4.90).


There are also many appetizers, main meals, rice dishes, noodles, finger food, sandwiches, pizza, pastas and desserts to choose from, ranging from as low as RM6.90 (Fried Koay Teow) to RM31.90 (Mixed Grill). The good news is all items are priced nett with no additional taxes. Since we had a late and heavy lunch, we shared out some of the food.


The Spaghetti Carbonara with Turkey Ham (RM14.90) tasted great. It had this thick yet herb filled taste in it with some shredded parmesan cheese garnished on the pasta. The portion was large enough for both of us to share out.


Next was the Club Sandwich (RM10.90). The dish came with four slices of fresh white bread, stuffed with a layer of lettuce, a layer of cheddar cheese, a layer of mixed tuna salad, accompanied by some greens and salad, served with some French fries. The sandwich was nothing really special at all as I was expecting the bread to be slightly toasted.


The last dish to come was the 6” Mauii Pizza (RM9.90). The pizza base was crispy and the topping was beautiful. It had large chunks of chicken meat, mushrooms and pineapple spread over a freshly prepared tomato puree and baked to perfection with lots of mozzarella cheese. The pizza was so tasty that we regretted not ordering a larger 8” one (RM12.90).


Overall, the simple meal was quite pleasant. Here’s the signboard of some of the food available in this bistro by the beach.


We ended up strolling along the mile long night market looking for some bargains for items such as shoes, clothing, DVD’s, hand bags, jewelries, wallets, cushion covers, sarongs, luggage, sunglasses, souvenirs, paintings and many more.

Drive all the way up to Batu Ferringhi until you reach Parkroyal Hotel Penang on your right. Turn right into the first junction after the hotel and you will reach the Bayu Senja beach front. When you are at the T junction, turn left. Find a parking space. The bistro is just somewhere further on you right by the beach in front of many beach hostels.


Address: 56A, Bayu Senja, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 012-553 1313 (Ms. Melynda Soon)
Opening Hours:
12.00pm-1.00am Sunday – Thursday)
12.00pm-3.00am (Friday, Saturday and Eve of Public Holiday)
GPS: 5.471436, 100.244333

Ambience: 9/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 9/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)


  1. allenooi says:

    You always act secretive! Not the first time la. The pizza looks nice and yummy.

    LOL! A person need some privacy too mar.. haha

  2. PenangTuaPui says:

    aiya.. u shud invite us ma.. so we can celebrate together…. right?

    Hmm.. maybe next time cos the light there is rather dim for photography.. LOL!

  3. I know u are a secretive person. Always tell us that you have special occasion but when ask for more details u turn to other topic. errr…. Btw, the Mauii Pizza look yummy. When are u bringing me there?

    Haha… we are not on date ok? I think you should bring your GF there instead 😛

  4. The pizza looks nice. Should visit it one day. Since my gal loves beach too. lol

    Yup.. the pizza could be good for those who loves fresh tomato puree instead of the sweetened one like most pizza outlets.

  5. allie says:

    The pizza looks really yummy with the mozzarella cheese spreading on top.

    Now you know where to drag your other half to for a romantic beach activities.. haha 😛

  6. soo soo highly recommend..muz try liow.. also I wil be organising a food tasting session for us Pg floggers at Charlies’ Restaurant also somewhere in B .F. So don’t go there yet ok!

    Wow! That’s a good news for us… slurps~

  7. CazzyCazz says:

    Hungry T_T
    Yet to have lunch and shouldn’t have checked out your food blog!

    You should know by now that you should not visit food blogs with an empty stomach. You’ll get gastric problems.. haha 😛

  8. I love this place! Many fond memories of watching the sunset, drinking too much (Hic!) and feeling invincible in the water! The food actually looks decent – good enough for me to line my stomach the next time I’m there for a beer fest! 🙂

    This sure is a nice place to watch the sunset Min. Don’t forget to drag me there next time too 😛

  9. cariso says:

    That spaghetti carbonara – pink colour thing is ham?? Now i know u are the secretive one, not allen!!! hahaha!

    Yup.. turkey ham has that pinkish color. Being secretive is good at times, without paparazzi chasing after you all the time.. LOL!

  10. Duckie says:

    hehe very near my place but i’ve yet to go there!!

    Why not? It’s good to go out and relax after a week of hard work. 🙂

  11. ck lam says:

    A lovely and quiet place…there is not much such places in Penang and its nice of you for sharing it.

    Now you know where you and your hubby can go for some candlelight dinner.. hehe 😛

  12. buzzingbee says:

    woah….letting out some little secret but still holding back on most of the entire story…aiyah make us even more curious only!! Hehe

    The food looks alright but I guess the environment makes it worth the visit there huh?!

    Well, it’s the environment that matter most for such occasion. 😛

  13. Toffees says:

    This place is not new…its been around for some time….mostly i go for the local food or pizza as I find the western option a tad over priced….come on…a chicken chop for MYR 25 bucks…..i think its too much…other than that…..this place is OK….

    I was just there last weekend…had the Thai Fried Rice & Special Fried Rice (I think both MYR7.90) ….not bad….for dessert, I ordered Pancakes with Ice Cream (MYR6.90)…so so only as the batter of the pancake with a bit thick……good thing…they pour choco sauce all over it….

    Yup, it’s not new but the place can be real romantic by the beach. I must admit that the Western food choices were a bit overpriced too. Well, that’s the tourist belt area.

  14. Bell says:

    Anniversary… hmm… Hope you enjoyed the night then. The food looks great, but not all that special… very normal fare in my opinion. But as long as you had a good time eating and photographing it and didn’t neglect your other half, considering it was an anniversary celebration, then everything is good 🙂 So when will you propose? Next anniversary? 😉

    Haha.. no comment on that. Switzerland might be a great place to do that since your are there. You want to be the wedding planner? 😛

  15. Bell says:

    wedding planning is evil! One would have to pay me Beeeelions to plan another wedding! I pray never to have a divorce and re-marry (if I do, it’ll be a millionaire) so I never have to plan another wedding again. 😛

    Hmm.. I didn’t know that they get paid so well.. hehe 😛

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  17. Calvyn says:

    found you when i search “penang sunset bistro”…

    seriously i never went there before…. plan to hv a visit soon

    Well… do try visit the place. It’s real cool to be with friends or partner 😛

  18. sakaigirl says:

    The Mauii Pizza looks really nice! Great blog u have here!

    It’s indeed delicious. 🙂

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