68, Lorong Macalister
10400 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Tel : 604 229 0068
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Business Hours :
Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. ; Sat – Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Being a country that full of tasty delicacies, what else of festive foods that you will eat to celebrate the mid-autumn festival besides mooncakes and pomelo fruit?
After hearing tons about it, I received a box of Gartien Pineapple Cake from my foodie friend Pamela @ MalaysianFoodie.com few weeks ago as a gift for the mid-autumn festival. Boxed in a simple yet presentable packaging, this limited edition of Gartien Pineapple Cake was designed by a Penang based artist, Ms Li Jynn.
“Uprising, at the night of Mid-Autumn Festival, the civet cats are planning a feast of freedom!” The carefree life of the civet cat was portrayed through her art, and together with Gartien, Ms Li Jynn wants to spread the message of living together in harmony with all creatures that share mother earth with us. This passionate love for life and freedom is at the heart of Penang, a city that full of passion in art, food, street life, and the warm people.
First time trying it, my whole family like the pineapple cake very much. Using its own recipe, Gartien sources only the freshest local pineapples and premium ingredients to produce this shortbread pastry. From the filling to the crust, everything is made from scratch without any added preservatives.
Recommended as one of the Penang Food Delicacy and Souvenir, I was actually hooked from the first bite with its slightly sweet sour taste and the real pineapple’s texture as filling. I will definitely return in future and purchase again to satisfy my own addiction, as well as give it as gift to my beloved friends and family.