INDIGO restaurant at the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, is a fine dining experience in the World Heritage site of George Town, on Penang island, Malaysia. Situated on the second floor of the mansion, also called “La maison Bleue” (for its Indigo covered walls), this restaurant offers the opportunity to dine in style. The space allocated for the restaurant is the former private quarters of the original owner of the house, powerful Cheong Fatt Tze himself.
Acquired and renovated in the 90’s by architects Mr & Mrs Loh, the Indigo restaurant, styled in traditional Chinese décor, offers a menu that is delicately orchestrated by executive chef Beh Weng Chia, as an Asian contemporary cuisine that will surprise your senses and please your eyes.
Vegetarian options are limited, yet upon request, the staff will accommodate graciously to your requests. Asparagus & boiled egg, with a crumble of roasted bread serves well as an appetizer. The Indigo Salad (pomelo, cherry tomatoes, fresh greens and a light dressing) the chef’s signature salad, or the Pumpkin Risotto, a delightful and cooked to perfection main course, are some of the main vegetarian dishes you can order. Desserts are classical yet worth a try because of the addition of unusual flavors, such as truffle oil in the Chocolate Truffle cake, or Mung Bean in the homemade ice cream.
Ong, the enthusiastic restaurant manager is a gem to this establishment and will infuse your evening with legendary stories about the Cheong Fatt Tze mansion, turning your evening into a 19th Century Chinese historical tour.
Elegance and heritage are at the core of your experience when dining at INDIGO, and worth the short one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur to spend an evening practically out of movie.