Kumamono, a bear paw bun that is so famous in Taiwan night market that every tourist queue for hours just to try it out. You are lucky to be in Penang as now Kumamono has setup their first branch in Penang and it located at Queensbay Mall. The shop can be easily recognize by looking for the cute bear holding a bun or with a lot of bear paw sticker at the wall.
The restaurant cater more for take away since only limited space available. By the way, something I should mention is their packaging for take away, which is so convenient. I will share the photo on late part, keep reading.
The signature bun with a bear paw is the signature of the shop, shaping and design of the bun is so creative. We start to see such design in Wednesday Night Market now but the origin is definitely from Kumamono.
There is 6 different KumaBun available such as Milk, Brown Sugar, Whole Grain, Yam, Strawberry and Squid Ink. At the moment only Milk, Brown Sugar and Whole Grain available while the rest are still in the link up for upcoming release. You may try your luck to request for other flavor as they are sometime available. We tested a couple of them and the Milk flavor is our favorite, it has strong milk fragrance while the next favorite is Brown Sugar which has a hint of sweetness and brown sugar fragrance. While the rest of the flavor i will keep it as secret and let you try out, do share with us your feedback in our Facebook Fanpage or comment below.
Kumamono has very reasonable price from RM7.90 to RM9.90, or you may opt for the combo package from RM10.90 to RM13.90 which came with drink and side dishes.
3 simple step to have your very own Kumamono. Choose your Kumabun, Meat and Sauce.
Kumabun, it has option as i mention above Milk, Brown Sugar and Whole Grain (maybe other secret flavor? try your luck by asking)
Meat, Kuma's Chicken, Karage Crispy Chicken, Karage Spicy Chicken, Oishii Fish Fillet.
Sauce, Tarte Sauce, Sesame Sauce, Cheese Sauce, Black Pepper Sauce
While on refreshment there is Ice Lemon Tea, Passion Fruit Honey, Lemon Honey Green Tea and Passion Fruit Green Tea for RM5.90. Coca-Cola and Sprite RM3.50.
On the side order there is Curry Fish Ball, Fish Ball with Cheese, Potato Wedges for RM5.90, RM6.90 for Cheesy Wedges and Chicken Boxing.
We had the Brown Sugar Bun + Karage Spicy Chicken + Cheese Sauce which for me is the best combination. I like the extremely crispy chicken coating with juicy meat which pack a punch of flavor top with melting cheese with crunchy vegetable and fluffy brown sugar bun is just awesome. The packaging make it very convenient "to-go" as you can easily finish the whole bun without any dirtiness on your hand. The portion is good enough for a meal even big eater like me but if you want more then try to grab a combo package which came with side order and drink that definitely more than enough.
Lower Ground Queensbay Mall
Beside Kenny Roger
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