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Review: This place isn't terrible, and I would have been happy to find it in a small town without other vegetarian options. But in the gourmet-eating paradise of Penang, it's a disappointment. The workers were not very friendly. I chose the only vegan option on the menu (a thali). Most of the (fairly large) menu contains cow milk, butter or cheese. But anyway, it turns out that they just put together the thali from the (not very fresh looking) dishes sitting in the buffet counter - where there are more vegan options. The curries tasted fine - interesting spices. But there wasn't much to them - almost no vegetables, just a bit of mock meat and sauce, and it was cold. I was still hungry afterwards so I ordered a dhal, which was thin and bland, but maybe that's their style. Together it cost around RM 12. The decor is that new, modern, soul-less, fast-food-joint style. The range of sweets looks good but most contain dairy, and when I asked which didn't contain dairy, I didn't trust their answers, since they pointed out some that said milk or butter in their labels.