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18 Sep 2013

Real Food @ Straits Quay, Penang

Penang [檳城] • 18 SEPTEMBER 2013
Have you heard of Real Food? Real food is self-run by a team of passionate and stubborn individuals who believe we are what we eat.

We are independent from health and food associations, institutes or ministries and we are not influenced by religion or politics. Instead, we spend our time being informed about where and how our food is produced while actively supporting local producers, therefore becoming part of the integral production process.
Our café is also free from processed ingredients (food grade or otherwise), artificial preservatives and Trans-fat. Last but not least, we are meat free!! Finally Real Food has now arrived in Penang.

Why Sonnentor? Because, since our visit to Sprognitz in 2012, we have never managed to get ourselves over this beautiful small town in Austria. From the humble biodynamic farmers to the quirky but inspirational founder, we fell in love with it all. Teas, herbs, spices, jams and whatever. Since we can’t realistically visit every year, we thought we should bring it closer to home.

Why Penang? ‘Why Not?’ The good people behind this brand have inspired us tremendously over the years. We learnt the true meaning of what an ethical working relationship should be, what is more than just organic and why we should persevere with this challenging path. So when the opportunity came to us to open the first Sonnentor concept store in South East Asia, naturally we decided it had to be close to our source of inspiration.

Sonnentor strongly believe that nature holds the best recipes for a beautiful and long life. Herbs lost its healing properties due to modern farming method and Sonnentor believes that organic farming is only sound and passable way in a time of monoculture and overproduction.

This grocery store and café on the ground floor of Straits Quay mall offers organic products and a health driven menu that’s free from processed food, artificial preservatives and transfat.  

The store carries Sonnentor products such as teas, grains, spices and herbs. There are also gorgeous wooden cooking utensils available here.Their café offers, among others, all-day breakfast and milk-free and less sugar ice cream that uses brown rice milk and sugar cane as alternative. 

They spend an incredible amount of time and effort preparing and sourcing for good quality and ‘ethical’ food to put on our menu.The food items may just be names to you but there are remarkable stories behind every single one of them – like the amazing but often victimised farmers and raw food producers, our struggles of believing in the food industry differently and standing by it, the meticulous process of creating real food, the emotional attachments to them, our critics, and the good people that put them together.

Scones RM 9 / Organic Vegan Brownie RM 12

Delicious fried Spring Roll (2pcs) RM8 ( Vegan Soy )
Traditionally handmade roll - carrots, mushrooms,turnip and black fungus. 
Must try- so good , crispy and hot inside.

Sonnentor White Tea Pai Mu Tan RM 10.80 (Pot)
A mild tea packed with antioxidants to tone the entire immune system and increases the good while decreasing the bad. White tea also kills bacteria that causes plague, tooth decay and bad breath.

3 pairs of hands, 6 hours and lots of dedication. These are what we need to make just 50 to 60 sets ofdumplings. We are obviously not a fast food joint and we have nointention of becoming one. Instead we make our food in small batches from scratch and by traditional methods.
We believe there is no shortcut to good quality food and compromising is not an option. No microwave, no pre-packed or processed food, fresh and no pre-cut ingredients, slow-pressed
juicer, low heat pan-frying, homemade sauces and making your food only when you order them are just some examples of why we produce and serve only SLOW FOOD!
So before you make a fuss about how long you have to wait for your meal, why not think about how long it takes us to prepare your food! (totally agreed)

There are six flavours of ice cream to choose from - strawberry, mango, hazelnut chocolate and dark chocolate. Which one is your favourites? Each scoop costs RM 12. 

Currently they have 3 - in Singapore and 1- in Penang.
6 Eu Tong Sen St
The Central #B1-52/53
Singapore 059817
T: +65 62244492

10 Sinaran Drive
Square 2
Singapore 307506
T: +65 63972289

110 Killiney Road
Tai Wah Building
Singapore 239549
T: +65 67379516

Lot/Unit No 3A-G-13D Block A,
Ground floor, Straits Quay,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang,
Tanjong Tokong
Penang 10470
Cost: Between RM8 – RM33 per dish.
Opening times: Daily, 10am-10pm (Free Wifi)
All the informations obtained from Real Food 


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