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Penang Day 1: Penang Here I Come

October 22nd, 2008 · 7 Surrendered

The major jam on the way to aiport got me so worry that I migth miss my flight. I’m supposed to reach the airport before 6.30pm but didn’t expect the jam was so terrible at Simpang Tiga flyover but luckily I’m still not the last one to arrive ;p

Once we reached Penang, our friend came to pick us up at the airport. Then we went to get some food to eat. It was 11pm+ already, many places had closed or closing. Luckily there’s a kopitiam that was still opened but will close at around 12 am or 1am near our friend’s house at Air Itam area(if not mistaken).

This is the one, East Coast Food Centre(Not the exact name, I just direct translate it from the name on the fridge ;p)

We were told that Penang’s food is extremely cheap. Indeed! Cheap and portion is big! Worth it! I can tell you that you can never get such portion in Kuching with that kind of price. However, I have no idea the prices of the following food. Still it’s so much more cheaper than Kuching.

Left: I didn’t know Penang got Kueh Chap. However, theirs isn’t that thick. I still prefer our own kueh chap. Their kueh chap even got duck meat, ours are all spare parts of the pig.
Right: Mee Jawa, quite surprise that their mee jawa stall is owned by Chinese. I don’t think you can get Chinese mee jawa in Kuching. The mee jawa tasted a bit like belacan bee hoon *LOL* You get bee hoon in this, they mix the mee and bee hoon.


Left: Duck rice, nothing much to rave about this though. It’s just duck rice but portion is generous.
Right: Hokkien Char

Aiya… I just remember that I forgot to put in the photo of Tai Luk Mee, this is the only one with no bee hoon. *LOL* If you want to see the photo, you can go to sarawakian.net for it.


Left: BBQ fish, the sambal is great! They BBQ the fish with curry powder which is different from what you get in Kuching.
Right: Lala, lalalalala… ;p We saw many people eating this everywhere we went in Penang. Of course, our friend ordered it for us as well. Very tasty! The sauce is tasty but the lala’s flesh was very small. Hmm… Wrong season? Or it’s originally like this?

After eating, off we drove to Batu Ferringhi to where we stayed. It was very late already, when we reached there and settled down, it’s already 2am+.

Penand day 2 will come…

Categories: Going Places · Penang · The West Side

7 surrendered so far ↓

  • 1 Ann // Oct 22, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    Great update! Can’t wait to see what you’re going to post next. 🙂

  • 2 sweet surrender // Oct 22, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Hehehe… Lots and lots of them… still editting photos. Wonder when it will end ;p

  • 3 tintin // Oct 22, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I like Penang. Did u try the Nutmeg Juice? That’s only available in Penang.

  • 4 Pink Cotton // Oct 23, 2008 at 8:47 am

    hehe the mee jawa got char sio bak

  • 5 sweet surrender // Oct 23, 2008 at 11:07 am

    tintin, got such thing? I didn’t try it, no one recommend it to us hahaha… Wonder how it tastes coz the sweets taste quite weird though.

    pinkcotton, yes… Got cha siew one. It’s real one, not like Rasamas, fake one ;p

  • 6 jam // Oct 27, 2008 at 10:59 am

    How come you dun try the famous Penang Laksa. I like lala very much. Every time I go to KL, it is a must! We dun find lala in Sarawak, do we?

  • 7 sweet surrender // Oct 27, 2008 at 11:33 am

    sabarlar… it’s just day one. *LOL* Besides, when we were there, so many stalls were closing. Even the shop is closing and we were the some of the last customers. Besides, it’s all ordered by our friends. They ordered we just eat, we didn’t even bother what to order hahaha… I don’t think we have lala here but to me it’s just another type of shell fish, what makes it different is the way they cook it, the ingredients used.

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