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Penang 7-10 Jan 2015 (Part 1)

January 20th, 2015 · 4 Surrendered

Let’s see will I manage to get this post done before CNY hehehe… Not many photos taken and not many places we went. It’s my second time in Penang.



The trip was rather unplanned even though ticket was booked months back. We touched down, hopped in the car and looked for our apartment. After that, just drove out without much plan.

While driving around, E&O Hotel (aka Eastern & Oriental Hotel) popped up in my mind. One of the luxurious hotel with historical values in Penang. So we ended up there. How funny! First time visiting this hotel. Instead of tourist spot, we headed to a hotel.

The view from the parking lot next to the hotel.


Views from outside the hotel.




Very nice hotel, old but well-maintained. Very grand! Love the ambiance. Not cheap to stay here. One day maybe… At the same time, I took the opportunity to get some ideas and inspirations for work.


After the hotel, we went to Gurney Paragon as it seems like it’s gonna rain. While we were there, there was one incident there that got the mall management and the tenants quite a bit of panic.


After window shopping, we went to Gurney Drive Hawker Centre aka Pusat Penjaja Anjung Gurney (172, Solok Gurney 1, Georgetown, Jelutong, Pulau Pinang) for dinner. Luckily we headed there earlier and when we were about to leave the rain came!

Right: Deep fried chicken skin and a type of prawn. Very crispy, not that oily too. No idea how much because I wasn’t the one who paid for this dish. Great to have it with beer heheh…


Char Koay Teow (RM6), we ordered 3 plates. I can never understand what’s so nice about this dish. I guess I’m not a fan of such dish no matter where it is. Truth to be told, eating this dish in so many places, the Penang Char Koay Teow has the smallest portion (so small that it is even smaller than my small hand -.-“) and the most highly priced of all. I guess it’s because of the prawns and sometimes the cockles in there. With such price, you can get triple the portion of char koay teow in Kuching with the same ingredients. However, no doubt the breath of wok aka wok hey is high enough, I guess that’s why. Still, can’t convince me to make this dish my favourite food. Hahaha… Also, I cannot justify the price and the portion.

This stall, 71 has a long queue. We just followed the crowd hahaha…


Sambal stingray and sambal cuttlefish with four-angled bean. Spicy! Not sure of the price too as I didn’t pay for this dish.

So full from all these food. Thought of hunting for more food even though we’re full, the rain came and sent us away to Queensbay Mall for groceries before we called it a night.

That’s all for day 1. Let’s see when I’m going to get day 2’s post ready ;p

Categories: Food Porn · Going Places · Penang · The West Side

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  • 1 Gou // Jan 25, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I saw your Tweet about yogurt. Those yogurts suck big time !!!. The zero fat ones are especially suspicious . What is in there if it is zero fat ?? All milk protein ?? ..I doubt.

  • 2 sweet surrender // Jan 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Gou, hahaha…. I bought it because it was on offer. Never bother it’s fat-free or not. Those things don’t bother me. Just want to try and not going back to it. Way too sweet.

  • 3 Ciana // Jan 28, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I think I still remember the food street in Penang; it’s been more than a decade since I last visited the state…

    For the portion, I think it depends on the individuals; the one that I can find in PJ is slightly too much for me whereas the one I previously ate when I was in Penang suits me well. =)

  • 4 sweet surrender // Jan 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    Ciana, the portion and the price just don’t justify. If the portion is small and selling at half the price it’s ok, it’s acceptable but it’s not the case that’s why. For me, the portion is small but I still couldn’t finish it because I’m just not a noodle or koay tiaw person hehehe…

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