Saturday, August 11, 2012

Penang galore part 2

Yes we are back to Penang once more. This time with the sis and her bf. Their first time to Penang. Anyhow, some of the food pics you would notice here are probably repetitive as the ones in my 1st Penang food post so do bear with me.

beef mixed soup
Chilli with lots of fried garlic

Boy, when I heard about mixed beef soup with kway teow from Mr G, I was somewhat skeptical. He just kept going on and on about it and finally he said, you've got to try it to know what I'm saying. I was like!! the chilli mixed with the mixed beef soup will make you sniff but it was just so well-matched. Yes it's indeed good!

Thereafter, we went to Mr G's favourite. It was known as the 'under the tree' food centre. When we reached, I just couldn't figure out the nick, under the tree. According to Mr G, it used to be sheltered under a huge tree previously. Ok enough said. The food here are mainly cheap and good despite the sight of the location.

Goreng pisang (nicely fried but yet with a tinge of sweetness from the bananas)

yes once again Mr G's curry mee with plenty of pig's blood @@

Again yam cake from another place and note the signature fried onion once more

My ever favourite pasembur (one day I'll figure out how to make this)

uberlicious Char Kuey Teow

simple Kuey Teow Tng


Note the colour of the 'gravy' of the cendol this time. It is milky. Do not be mistaken. This also has gula melaka so I couldn't quite figure out why the last one we had in Penang island was simply orangey in colour. To be honest, I much fancy this despite the fact that this was rather out of the way (it was on the way from Kulim already). I like the pulut in it. In case you do not know, pulut is plainly glutinuous rice. To be able to taste glutinuous rice in cendol is a totally different experience. My take is, absolutely worth calories and a definite heat cooler!!

famous Pelita's nasi lemak

If you have been to Penang, you would realise that Pelita is quite a chain branch where there's branches all over Penang selling their roti canai, nasi lemak, nasi padang, etc. Cheap and good I'll say. Yes such simple food makes me happy already. Not to mention how happy they make Mr G each time we trot back here.

Pelita's mee goreng
After the heavy breakfast, we were quite full and thought it would be good to explore some parts of Penang. To many, Penang seems to be just a food paradise where you can get cheap and good food. There are a few heritage sites but each time, we just don't seem to be making our way there hahaha.

Anyhow, we went to this place in Penang island where it was named as an UNESCO heritage site - Cheong Fatt Tze mansion. I've read up on some history of the Cheong Fatt Tze mansion where it was meant to house nine generations. I was like WHOA!! ok I'm a sucker for history places. So let's go!!

Cheong Fatt Tze mansion
14 Leith Street,
10200 Penang, Malaysia

exterior of Cheong Fatt Tze mansion

time to be a tourist!!

note the blue-y painted house

view of the blue mansion at the side courtyard

doesn't this pic remind you of those scenes in the drama?

blue mansion at the side courtyard (different view)

As the interior is forbidden for visitors to take pics, you could check out the interior from the website. It's worth a view I would say.

After that, we decided to head for lunch. Mr G brought us to this old and nostalgic place which reminds him of his younger days ahem makes him sound old ya hahaha.

Fatty Loh chicken rice place
Note the food that is all served on aluminium plates as below. 

Chicken rice

roasted chicken with lots of pickled vegetables on top

beancurd braised with egg and groundnuts

see the bowl on the inset left - pickled mustard braised pork belly

Then, we went to Batu Ferringhi. If you heard of Penang's famous beach, it would then be it.

This makes it look out of some rustic postcard

It was fun in Penang this time as well. With loads of good food in the tummy, nice places to see every now and then, we will soon be back again.

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