Penang Chendol

Penang, Malaysia.

Penang is a very hot island and it is great if you can have cendol all the times. There are two famous stalls located just opposite of each other and carry the same name at Penang Road. There are so many comments about these two stalls in the Internet and I will not spend time to comment which one is best because it is really personal preferences. With the current price, I will consider it is a decent dessert.

Penang Fried Kway Teow

Penang, Malaysia.

When we visit Penang, we cannot miss out any chances of trying the Penang fried kway teow which is so famous in Penang. It is different than any others you can find in other states in Malaysia. They give quite big prawns or at least middle size of prawns, depending on the price you give.

In search for the most famous one from Heng Huat Kafe, I bumped into another stall which is located just next to it, with less queue and RM1.00 cheaper. The shop name is Kedai Kopi dan Makanan Low Eng Hoo at Lorong Selamat.

And the fried kway teow looks as below:-

Penang Culture

My apologies. I have been caught up with a lot of works lately and I was not able to write an entry for the past two weeks. So, today I made a point to point up at least one entry. Sadly, to mention also, it is one of my back-dated entries. Hope, you all do not mind it.

Shortly after I came back from my Melbourne trip, I needed to work late in the office to catch up with the backlog. I asked them for dinner together as it was quite late when I finished my work and I am lazy to travel back home and cook.

Pink Guava
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It was a complimentary drink from this restaurant if you spent a minimum of SGD40.00 per transaction using DBS credit card. And, they gave it to me.

Side Dish: Tofu
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It was ordered by my colleague and I saw the tofu, looked pretty crispy and it would be great to go with the special sauce.

Chicken in Thai Style with Rice
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This is the main dish of my colleague. Well, it was pretty tempting to eat it. The chicken looked very crispy and the Thai sauce with the side garnishes such as sliced onions, cucumbers made the entire dish so appetite.

Fried Kway Teow
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And, I ordered the Fried Kway Teow. One of the most famous local food in Penang if you go to Penang hawker stalls. It tasted great and satisfied. It has been a while since the last time I tried the Fried Kway Teow in Penang and this satisfied my taste bud. The portion of the noodle and ingredients could be improved if possible.

Dessert : Pulut HItam
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It was my dessert. However, I was pretty full to finish it because of the extra drink that my colleague gave to me. It was a nice pulut hitam, thick and sweetness level was just right for my taste bud.

Location: 2 Tampines Central 5 #04-11/12 Singapore.
Ambience: Quite spacious. Able to accommodate a big crowd. Level of noise is moderate. The setting of the restaurant is simple and basic.
Rating: 3/5. Good food offered and tasted almost the same taste that you can find in Penang. Good environment. However, if would be better if the services could be improved.

*Rating is between 1-5 with 1, the lowest and 5, the highest. The rating is based on my personal preferences.

Penang Culture

Penang Culture

On the second day in Singapore office, my BD team’s colleague asked me out for lunch, we planned to have ice-cream session together but until now, we still do not have time for it. So, we settled with a lunch together. It was a quite late lunch with few other teammates and we could not find a place in the food court and ended up at Penang Culture at Century Square.

We decided to order from the set lunch menu and I chose the Fishballs Glass Noodle. It included a glass of coffee or tea and a side dish. For the side dish, I chose the fried tofu and Lobak (Spiced Meat Rolls).

Fishballs Glass Noodle
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I decided to have something simple and light on that day so that I would not be feeling sleepy later. Yes, the portion was pretty small with various type of fishballs. The taste was just average.

Fried Tofu and Lobak
Gurney Culture

The fried tofu was nice and crispy, and the fried lobak was just average.

Coffee

Overall, it was a simple and light lunch. I am proud that Penang food can make such a good business in Singapore. However, I personally feel that the food will taste better if you go to Penang, Malaysia to try it.

Location : 2 Tampines Central 5, #04-11/12, Singapore 529509

Bee Hooi Kopitiam

After seeing my colleague posted up an entry about the Penang Food in Singapore, I decided to write my second food reviews about Penang Food in Malaysia. During my stay in Penang, I came across this little kopitiam called Bee Hooi Kopitiam at Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus and stopped by to have my dinner there. I guess this kopitiam is the nearest shop to my hotel.

Kway Teow Th’ng costs RM3.50 for a small bowl. It consists of two fish balls, few sliced of pork meat, chicken meat and fishcakes, and some fried garlic on top of the kway teow. The fried garlic goes well with the plain yet tasty soup. Slurp!

Fried Kway Teow costs RM5.00 for small portion. It gives two middle sized prawn and few sliced of Chinese sausages. The taste is still acceptable, just a bit spicy for me, and the “wok hei” is good enough. Do you know why? Just get to know that it uses charcoal instead of normal gas to fry this noodle. Still worth I think!? Although, the portion is quite small and expensive, frying kway teow with charcoal is all about the skills and the hearts to prepare the food for you.
Beehooi Kopitiam

Hmm… I am pretty proud that this two food can “earn” so well abroad. So, next time if you visit Penang, eat as much as you can. It is still cheaper to eat here if I were to compare with Gurney Drive.

Is the uncle still selling?

Location:
Bee Hooi Kopitiam, Lorong Pulau Tikus, Pulau Tikus, Penang, Malaysia.
Operatiing Hours: 6pm-12am
Public Transport : Rapid Penang buses to reach Pulau Tikus are U101, U103, U104, T304

Penang Assam Laksa

During my trip to Penang Island in April, 2012, I insisted to go back to the same stall to have my Penang Assam Laksa. I brought my aunt to this stall to taste this great Assam Laksa. It is located opposite of the Air Itam wet market and not far away from the Kek Lok Si. If you are going to visit the temple (Kek Lok Si), do stop by to try this noodle.

The amount of ingredients is pretty generous for a bowl of noodle. They gave a lot of the shredded mackerel, as you can see from the picture. When you mix it with the thick round rice noodle and the prawn paste, it made a perfect mixture. The aroma  of the lemon grass is strong too and the taste is perfectly good, at least it is better than some other food courts out there.

Do look for this signboard and stall setup if you are unsure where is this stall located. I am sure you cannot miss it.

Picture from travel.kompas.com

Location:
Jalan Pasar, Air Itam, Penang.
Opens daily from 11.15am – 7.30pm