For those know us well, Wantan Mee is our favorite noodle. It was one weekend morning when we stumbled upon Chee Meng Cafe (GPS: 5.42129,100.33118) at Argyill Road, George Town, Penang. Did we see this shop before? No. So, we decided to give it a try, and we had no regret doing so as it was the first time we found out soup version of Wantan Mee tasted better than the usual dry Wan Tan Mee.
Craving for something spicy (and we mean paralyzing spicy, not the Hokkien-Mee-with-a-scope-of-sambal kind of spiciness) early in the morning? Head to Golden Bowl Cafetiam (GPS: 5.42081,100.32663) at New World Park/Batu Lanchang for a bowl of Tomyam noodle topped with a slice of cheese. Bring along a towel though.
“What is the most expensive breakfast you have tried?”. For us, it is not in any fancy Italian nor Michelin-starred Hong Kong Dimsum restaurant, but in a Chinese Bak Kut Teh (BKT) restaurant. Today, we bring you to Chai Chin 才进肉骨茶 restaurant (GPS: 4.22163,100.69361) in Sitiawan for its signature fish head and of course, the BKT. Is it worth the Cha-Ching? Let’s find out.
You read it right! After full restoration in year 2012, the legendary Hainanese restaurant is now under new management promising same nostalgic dining environment, better Hainanese food. We recently revisited the “new new” Loke Thye Kee (GPS: 5.417031, 100.329880) for Chicken Chop, Fish Gulai Tumis, Yam Duck, Choon Piah and etc prepared by a F&B company with more than 9 years experience.
As a food blogger, occasionally our eyes are sharper than normal persons especially when hungry. Recently, while having our ordinary (and boring) lunch routine, we spotted a “food truck” parked not at the ground floor, but first floor of Krystal Point, Bayan Lepas (GPS: 5.33095,100.29876). Feeling curious, we decided to pay it a visit on the same evening.
Other than Serdang in Kedah state, Kuala Sepetang near Taiping is another place for fried porridge and even better, it is covered with seafood fresh from fisherman boats stone’s throw away. We visited Kuala Sepetang Seafood Porridge 十八丁海鲜粥 restaurant and was blown away by the quantity and quality of the seafood.
Assam Laksa is a no stranger to Penangites as it is probably the most popular hawker food other than Char Koay Teow. The sour and spicy soup noodle mainly made of fish and tamarind (a.k.a assam in Malay) is also our favorite food. Fried Laksa, however, is an eye-opener for us. Today we bring you to Yan Yam Cafe 炎茶餐室 (GPS: 5.41289,100.32257) for this creative dish.