During the Christmas break of 2007, I have decided to go on a road trip to Penang, Cameron Highlands and Malacca with Gerald.
The first stop was at the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ (read: Penang) on 26th December 2007.
View of Penang from City Bayview Hotel
By the time we reached the island, it was already in the late afternoon. While our stomachs growled hungrily, we knew this trip to Penang was only meant to hunt for food!
This was our very first stop in Penang. Yes, this is Penang Road’s famous Cendol.
People actually stand there to finish the icey cendol!
The front entrance of Restoran Line Clear
After finishing our Cendol, we walked down Penang Road for the ever famous Nasi Kandar from Restoran Line Clear.
Nasi Kandar Line Clear
Isn’t this tempting your saliva right now?
Hokkien Mee @ Old Green House
For dinner, we headed off to Burma Road’s famous Hokkien Mee.
In Penang, Hokkien Mee is actually our KL or Ipoh’s Prawn Mee.
Penang’s Hokkien Mee
I like this Hokkien Mee but honestly speaking, the serving is so small that everyone of us were looking for additional food after gulping down this bowl.
One of the sisters
The next day, we had Sista’s Cha Kuey Teow for brunch.
This stall is located at the beginning of Macalister Road.
Sista’s style of Fried Kuey Teow
Sista’s Cha Kuey Teow is slightly less oily than Lorong Selamat’s.
However, I found that this Kuey Teow has a strong “wok” taste.
Swatow Lane’s famous ABC Special
Swatow Lane is famous for its ABC Special and Ice Kacang.
Look at this!
The ice cream and the Ice Kacang mix does not really shout out much.
I actually prefer the ABC stall in Stadium Perak, Ipoh.
Maybe it wasn’t a good idea to eat Ice Kacang after having Cha Kuey Teow.
Penang Road’s Laksa
We also managed to try Penang Road’s Laksa from the Swatow Lane stall.
Surprisingly, they have a branch stall at this Ice Kacang shop.
This laksa has lots of ingredients added in, but the soup is just so-so only!
Balik Pulau’s Asam Laksa
After Swatow Lane, we drove about 40 minutes from town to Balik Pulau.
Yes, call us crazy and we were there just to try out Balik Pulau’s Asam Laksa.
Asam Laksa oh Asam Laksa
Ahh…. I love this Laksa. I think it was the soup that I love most.
Sour enough for me!!!
Is this his son taking over her legacy?
Apparently, the famous Cha Kuey Teow from Lorong Selamat has moved to Kafe Heng Fatt, which is about a few shops away from the previous location.
I guess Aunty ‘Goggles’ made a lot of profit that she could get a coffee shop on her own now.
But where is she now?
There was no sign of her even though I could recognise her Indonesian maid helping the man.
Beautiful Cha Kuey Teow
Nothing beats this Cha Kuey Teow. I would seriously pick Lorong Selamat’s over Sista’s Cha Kuey Teow anytime!
Lorong Selamat’s Cha Kuey Teow is definitely better, plus the prawns are fresher compared to Sista’s.
No doubt, Penang is a food haven.
Unfortunately as mentioned by many people, Penangites are a tough species to handle.
Staying in Penang for a day or two for food could even drive us nuts.
Thank God we’re not staying there permanently! If not, I would be infected with Penangitis too!!