Thursday, February 27, 2014

PENANG Island, a Full Circle! (Part 2)

"Please, sir, I want some more!" - Oliver Twist

Yes! Food, glorious Penang food, is what thousands of tourists and homesick Penangites oceans and clouds away; coming back for more!!

They own one of the Hokkien Prawn Mee stall in Penang, you got to eat their noodles to savour the "hot", sweetness and oomph to realise why patience customers sat in the humid afternoon heat up to 30 minutes, waiting for their order! We did!

Never underestimate "hawker" who serves Penang goodies, most likely he make more money in a month than you in a year!

Penangites claimed to know hawkers who own half a dozens of "hi-end" properties on the island!  And looking at the customers at some of the stalls, I believe the gossip ;)

Why is this particular prawn noodle so tasty? I wouldn't know, some say it is the soup base made from roasted prawn heads and shell grind into a power; some say it is the pork bones, the stall owner just laugh all the way to the bank ;)

Penangites love to eat out! This is a common sight at popular hawker centre!

Here are some of the really yummy local Penang food that we were taken to, thanks to all our relatives and friends :)

The huge varieties of Dim Sum at the very popular Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant at Sungai Dua, Gelugor! Thanks to my brother-in-law, Guan!

The yummy oysters omelette, dry noodle with char-siew (BBQ pork) and a combo of lor-bak, century eggs and Thai bamboo leaf chicken.. all at Burmah Lane. Thanks to our friend, Evelyn!

 Our favorite "chee cheong fun" (rice noodle roll) with plenty of prawn paste, Penang style "popiah" and yummy fish "otak otak" @ Genting Cafe, Greenlane. Thanks to our most loyal friend and the best news photographer I ever know, my ex colleague for many years, Ah Bak!!

Great herbal Penang style "Bak Kut Teh", somewhere in Penang; sure beat the boring Singapore version!  Thanks to my bro-in-law, Guan :)

The best duck meat koay teow soup in Penang! With "spare parts" and stewed eggs and extra, priceless! At Malay Street, thanks to bro-in-law Seng! :)

The delicious seafood and pork parts congee @ Lye Lee Restaurant, thanks to bro-in-law Guan  :)

Very nice fresh noodle with beef brisket and chicken at Dragon-i, Queensbay Mall. They try very hard to perfect their xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), but they were no where near to those from the world famous Din Tai Fung!

The exquisite Hainanese Spring Rolls and Assam Tumis Fish from the Hainanese Delights Restaurant at the 1926 Heritage Hotel, Burmah Road; Penang.Thanks for the treat, JP Wong :)  JP is the MD of this Anglo-Malay architectural hotel, we went back a long way. I remember those great time when I was shooting jobs for the advertising co he was with :)

I took my bro-in-law's family to a CARNIVORE dinner at Queensbay Mall. Just look at those slabs of RIBS!  They came in THREE favours! Was that a meat eater heaven or what? Ha ha ha.. The place was jam pack! At Morganfields, Home of Sticky Bones! Queensbay Mall.

That just about sums up all the Penang goodies we wolfed down! ;) 

"Please, sir, I want some more!"

Adios, my home town! We shall be back soon :)

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