|We're heading to Food Heaven! :D|
My favorite place to live remains the Sunway Hotel, located on New Lane off Macalister Road.
|Home away from home... hmmm, that's a big advertisment of Hotlink. No commission from them huh...|
|Chee Cheong Fun at Sin Yin Nam Cafe, first taste of Penang! :)|
|A cornucopia of Penang Food in one place. :)|
After a refreshing lunch, why not cool down with some coconuts? Drop by Anba's Coconut at Lorong Abu Siti for another round of refreshments. It's not really that far from Sin Yin Nam cafe (well, everything is really not that far from anywhere in Penang really). :) Fresh coconuts are opened in front of your eyes and you can ask them to open them up even more to access the soft coconut 'flesh' inside.
|Minuman penuh refreshing! Fresh Coconuts at Anba's Coconut, Abu Siti Lane. :)|
|Kek Seng's signature ice cream with jelly, dinikmati sejak turun temurun. :)|
Check out Leisure Park Restaurant on Bukit Genting, Balik Pulau. Do go before sunset because that's really the main reason you are going there after all, to watch the sun set over the Andaman Sea, absolutely beautiful! After snapping photos and all that, you can sit and chow down on the Thai Cuisine offered at the Restaurant. A note of warning, park your car AT the restaurant and not outside along the way. Many an innocent foodie has been berated by a certain owner of a nearby house, who apparently WATCHES and MONITORS the open space in front of his property.
|The Setting Sun over the Andaman Sea from Leisure Park Restaurant. Bukit Genting, Balik Pulau.|
Alright. that pretty much covers one whole day of makan-makan. Where next to go in the morning? Well, make sure you get up early because there are alot of options! :)
First off, try heading to Sin Seow Fong Lye Koitiam at Macalister Lane. There you'll find arguably the best chee cheong fun (imho) in the whole of Georgetown! :D For me, tasting it once is not enough, this stall requires repeated visits! :)
|Mouth Watering Chee Cheong Fun at Sin Seow Fong Lye on Macalister Lane. It's so good, I have to do this publicity stunt for them. :)|
|Char Kueh Kak (Fried Carrot Cake) at Sin Seow Fong Lye. Mmmm... lazat! :D|
Hop in your car and drive down Gurney drive because you have to check out the Bangkok Lane Mamak Mee Goreng! It's located in another Chinese kopitiam on Bangkok Lane. Try the famous mee goreng. I am told that the stall selling Kueh Teow Soup in the same kopitiam is also good but I was too full to stuff in anything more.
|Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng, yummy! :D|
|And here is the Mee Goreng itself!|
|An inconspicuous looking stall that offered superbly done 'pork' satay. Hehehe, sorry tidak ditanggung halal. :p|
|Fancy some pork satay anyone? :)|
Ok, by now it's another round of spending out that store of food you've just eaten. Go ahead and visit the Burmese and Siamese temples nearby, or take a stroll around Gurney Drive, maybe head back to Georgetown for look-see at the Chowrasta market. Once you're ready, you can go to the next stop. Beef Ball Soup on the junction between Lebuh Chulia and Lebuh Pantai opposite the Fire Station. The shop really doesn't have any name, just simply Beef Soup Koay Teow, but its reputation has spread far and wide.
|Lebuh Pantai Fire Station Beef Ball Soup... slurps|
|Goreng Pisang in the hot afternoon sun... but hey, it tastes good and I couldn't help but follow up my friend's recommendation. :)|
|The view from behind the goreng pisang shop owner's house. :)|
|Sedap and lazat... although do provide yourself with generous amounts of water to quench your thirst from all those fried food...|
|A 'sufficiently' large group... ;) Or it's just my friend's (the leng lui in black singlet) charm. :)|
For readers, these places are merely suggestions on the OTHER places to eat in Penang based on my experience. I have chosen to omit out the outright famous places like the Laksa at Kek Lok Si (still the best I guess) and the Penang Teochew Chendol on Penang Road (over-rated, I think) from this blog post as you'd probably be thinking of going there already. You may not complete everything on this list in a 2 day weekend for which I encourage you to stay another day longer on this beautiful island. Now, time to head off to the gym. LOL!
|Cat-Shock at Lebuh Armenian... ;) See you next time! :D|