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George Town Festival 2010 Revisited

Here are some photos from last year’s festival to whet your appetite for George Town Festival 2011 taking place in Penang, Malaysia for the entire month of July, a celebration of the anniversary of the declaration of George Town as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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 [...]

Penang Vs Klang Valley Hawker Food – Why There is NO Fight

Why does Penang hawker food have the edge over Klang Valley hawker food in terms of taste?
If we were to compare one of Penang’s numerous delicacies, e.g. Char Kway Teow, why does Char Kway Teow taste better in Penang than the Char Kway Teow found in the Klang Valley?
The kway teow used is similar (but [...]

Nyonya Kueh

Nyonya Kueh are traditional Straits Chinese delicacies which are bite-sized desserts or cakes. The Straits Chinese ladies (or Nyonya) have long been famed for their culinary prowess which harmoniously blends Chinese, Malay, Indian and Thai cooking influences which also extended to their dessert repertoire which relies heavily on coconut cream, pandan (screwpine) leaves and brown [...]

Chee Cheong Fun

World travelers to Hong Kong may already be familiar with Chee Cheong Fun, which literally means pig’s intestine noodle in Cantonese. Chee Cheong Fun refers essentially to the flat rice noodles which are served in rolls resembling its namesake, pig’s intestines. However, the Penang take on this Cantonese noodle delicacy is a rather different offering.

While [...]