Indian vegetarian by donation

Annalakshmi, Off Barrack Road, Penang, Malaysia

“We would like to order… eh… uh…?”. It was an embarrassing moment when we were uncertain of most Indian food names on the menu. Fortunately the friendly host walked back to kitchen and randomly selected few items for us. The arrangement was great and the food tasted good.

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Ban Hong Xiang 万鸿香茶楼

Note: Since 26-Mar-2014, Ban Hong Xiang is moving to 340, Jalan Kesidang 3/2, 75200 Melaka (Behind Petronas, next to Magnum) GPS: 2.213914, 102.239485. Our map is updated with latest location.

大包 Big Bun

What a juicy big bun 大包! The gravy flew out the moment I peeled the outer layer. In north region of peninsular Malaysia, you hardly see such a juicy Tua Pao ordered by almost every single table in a Dim Sum restaurant. Most people will get irritated after consuming half of it but for Ban Hong Xiang 万鸿香茶楼 in Melaka… one customer, one Tua Pao.

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How expensive can a porridge be?

Instant Noodle with Mixed Seafood (RM12.00)

Guess how much is this bowl of seafood instant noodle came with Chinese Silver Pomfret (Tao Tay), two fish balls, two bird eggs, and fish maws? This bowl of seafood was ordered at Joo Leong Cafe 裕隆茶室 at Sungai Tiram (see answer below).

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