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Contributed by Ong Lai: The Sire @ Penang

Angeline Saturday, January 1, 2011 ,
"The Sire" Museum and Restaurant (House of Yeap Chor Ee )
4, King Street, Georgetown 10200 Penang (back entrance)
or No. 4 Penang Street, 10200 Penang (front entrance)
Tel : 604-2645088
Operation hours: 11.30am ~ 3.00pm and 6.00pm ~ 10.30pm (Close on Sunday)
On average, I would rate this place:
Value: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Services: 4/5
Cleanliness: 4.5/5
Atmosphere: 4.5/5
The Sire 
The Sire - House of Yeap Chor Ee is the first museum restaurant ever set up in Penang. Its concept, which is of Peranakan in spirit with the fusion way of life, and a mixture of different cultural influences, the old and the new was also the former home of Yeap Chor Ee, a prominent businessman and philanthropist in Penang, before he and his family moved to Homestead, now the Wawasan Open University.

The building which has been restored and beautifully refurbished with high ceilings and stained glass has been turned into a museum cum restaurant oozing elegance and charm, serving delicious food from ‘the best of Old and New World Cuisine’ .
The gallery above seeks to portrait about Yeap Chor Ee and his family members, how they used to live in Homestead, photographs of his grand and magnificent home, furniture and artefacts that have been with the family for generations and the genealogy of family members.

The gallery also serves as a tangible reminder of the many wonderful qualities Yeap Chor Ee has brought to his family and to the people of Penang.

Inspired by Dato Sri Steven Yeap, the grandson of the Yeap Chor Ee, the set up of the gallery to house furnitures and artefacts from Homestead came in as a direction to the thought of housing his family's ancestral tablets in a proper place. Therefore, No 4 Penang Street was identified as a proper place for intiating a cause to celebrate Yeap Chor Ee's achievements.
Also in this gallery, the Yeap family genealogy is set up as a platform to keep the family tree recorded for generations to come.
The Sire, the fine dining restaurant on the ground floor, is managed by the same owner of Ferringhi Garden. Though the menu and the food has been developed differently for each restaurant respectively, their Executive chef, Mr Yeoh Woei Liang, also runs the kitchen in Ferringhi Garden.

One can pay a visit to the gallery without ordering any food but paying a sum of less than RM10 for some fine coffee and the priceless enjoyment of rich history within its deep enclaves. Food prices, for appertizer and sanwiches price start from RM10 and above, pasta from RM15 and above, main course (fish, chicken, lamb, beef)) from RM20-RM60 and desserts from RM13 and above

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