Rainforest Bakery & Pastry

Posted: August 16, 2009 in Food
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Penang is definitely a culinary delight with a dazzling array of local food. Filled with local favourites like char koay teow, assam laksa, nasi kandar, you can drive from one end of the island to another and find popular eateries packed with people. However, I’ve to admit that it’s hard to find good bread here and when I say bread, I mean freshly baked loaves that are so thick, you can literally tear off chunks, none of those bland, sliced cardboard tasting stuff, thank you very much.

So when word got out that there’s a bakery in town that actually makes and sells the real deal, I was keen to check it out. Rainforest Bakery is located at Chulia Street, a backpackers haven in Penang and its simple, store front is immediately distinctive from other brightly painted stores and cafes around it. In fact, the elegant sign on the huge glass window is almost reminiscent of Parisian bakeries.



Upon taking a step into the bakery, bread lovers will have think they’ve gone to bread heaven. With its rustic interior and exposed brick walls, the focus is definitely on its baked goods. Trays upon trays are filled to the brim with ciabatta, focaccia, baguettes, various grains and seeds to my favourite: sourdough!



RainForest Opens on Mondays to Saturdays from 9am to 8pm.

Tel: 04-261 4641.


  1. Rachael Lee says:

    Yeah agreed, tried before.. nice place selling good bread

  2. Zoomy says:

    Congratulation to both Jerry and Jessie for the continuation and expansion of their traditional family business; the bakery is renowned around the world for the baking of bread, confectionary and pastries for travellers and local residents alike. True to its name, the Rainforest Bakery is to some would be patrons an undiscovered gem, whilst to others its existence is an open secret.
    Their sheer dedication and entrepreneurship speaks volumes; I wish you good fortune and hope that your new venture inspires you both to make even more good dough! Zoomy’s International Travelblog (Z.I.T)

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