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Real Char Kway Teow vs Wannabe

I have recently been spending some time in a nearby island republic.  During my stay, my mind at meal times would always stray to the food that I missed most – Penang streetfood! My misery was made worse one night  when I decided to take a chance and try the “Penang Char Kway Teow” served [...]

A break from Street Food – The 1st Penang International Gourmet Festival

It has been low key, but Penang has certainly got its act together by organising the first Penang International Gourmet Festival (PIGF) from 22 December 2010 until 2 January 2011.  The PIGF is one of the highlights of the Ministry of Tourism’s Fabulous Food 1Malaysia programme.  And I must say the PIGF is an interesting [...]

Food, Food, Food : A KL-ite weekend in Penang – Day 3 – The Final Fete

Sunday, 10.00 a.m. – The final 12 hours.
The bright morning sun was upon us having woken up at 9.30 a.m. And despite the continued feasting from the day before, our visitors were still craving for the best Assam Laksa on the island, one of Penang’s best loved delicacies. So, off we went to seek it [...]

Food, Food, Food : A KL-ite weekend in Penang – Day 2 – Tea Time & Dinner

Saturday, 4.00 p.m. – It’s tea time!
EIGHTH STOP – Padang Brown Food Court

Arguably the best popiah on the island is found in Padang Brown Food Court. The seafood popiah is really juicy with chunks of fresh crab meat (an additional order) and the gravy from the sengkuang (jicama) is ladled onto the popiah to give [...]

Food, Food, Food : A KL-ite weekend in Penang – Day 2 – The Kueh Hunt & Heritage Hotels

Saturday, 11 a.m. – The hunt for the yellow-coloured kueh with brown sugar syrup starts.
FIRST STOP – Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Kueh

This Nyonya kueh “manufacturer” operates from a really traditional shop on Jalan Mesjid an unassuming nook off Chulia Street. Mr. Mook Hian Beng makes all varieties of Nyonya kueh and supplies kueh sellers [...]