Sunday, June 25, 2006

Penang Revisit - Day 2

Started the day with a trip up to Penang Hill. There we shared a plate of Hailam Mee and ABC/Air Batu Campur. Sorry folks! I failed to take any breakfast pics of it. But anyways,the day was getting hot so we ventured down hill back to Batu Lanchang for some real food. Below ; Real Penang Assam Laksa, another plate of Char Koey Teow and the ever elusive Pasembor. The hawker did not open shop yesterday,but we quickly make up for loss eating today. ^^
Tea Time with the Chan family at you know where.....;) Coz their house was just behind Batu Lanchang,what the hey. We had the usual orders of popiah,pasembor again and Char Koey Teow,but this time with the addition of Hokkien Mee and Curry Mee below. ^^ Delicciioouusss! I can slowly feel my tummy getting icky at that point. But we must carry on. Had some Nyonya cakes with the meal too...MMmmmmm! Not long after,my uncle and cousin came over and took my mum and me out for a second tea/hor' deourves before dinner time,which was Nyonya food at a restaurant by the beach. Check out the lobak we had at the 3rd pic. Sorry,forgot to shoot it first before we tucked in. After that meal, my stomach gave up on me. Bleeehhhh! ^^
After dinner,my uncle took us for supper at Rangoon Rd where we had the most terrific dish of Oh Chean/Fried Oyster Omelette I have had in a long while. Lookit how beautiful it is! ^^ To follow is another terrific dish of Lobak, stir fried Lala and a huge bowl of real pork porridge with all the trimmings of stomach and intestines. XP

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Penang Revisit - Day 1

Last April,I took my mum for a short trip back to our roots in good ol' Penang Island. You can guess what we did first when our car hit the soil....a quick hug and hello to our relatives before insisting of going out for lunch with them. The place to go? Wellll,Batu Lanchang Hawkersville of course!!!
Dunno if you can see it clearly or not,but check out the prices per dish for our all time favorite Penang dish,Char Koey Teow! WOO! We arrived just before the office lunch hour...the place will be crawling with ppl in a few more minutes.
Above is the Popiah dish. Delish and there's that tinge of wetness when it is soaking up the juices that makes it so Distinctly Penangish apart from elsewhere. Second,aaaahhhhh,the real deal! Penang Char Koey Teow fried with duck egg. Life is sweet! ^^ And I ended lunch with a nod to my sweettooth, Cendol. And how cool is that? After you've eaten,you can just pop round next door to buy your fresh produce,from fresh vegs,fruits to meat and seafood....and I mean really fresh!

The dry goods stalls that jammed up the small alleyways in the sheltered wet market in batu Lanchang. After lunch....tea time at Air Itam. We've (me,my mum and my aunt) decided to be sensible and share a plate of Mee Goreng/Fried egg noodles and Mee Rebus/Egg noodles stir fried in a tomatoey hot sauce.

Coz not long after ,it's dinner time and off we go with the whole clan to a chinese restaurant named 'the 4 Seasons' that specializes on 'O' Mee / Oyster Mee. You can see it in the foreground. It was so good we had to order a second plate. ^^ Besides that,we order the usual fried popiah dish,fried noodles, stir fried veg in sambal, chicken,tofu etc.

Day 2 coming up next,stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

My Kingdom for a Duck!

Our fantastic order of Roast Duck done to a braised turn when the delicious sauce is added on top of it. Oooooooo....I could eat this forever. Done to a crispy exterior yet delectably meltingly smooth interior.
The tofu was definitely superior with its smooth n soft texture. Very appetizing and flavorful indeed.

The 'Fu Tiao Chung' or yam nest with stir fried veg as I'd like to call it is definitely a must for any proper chinese feast. Really really good.

Sorry,I'm all new to thew cooknig world and is as yet to qualify as a food expert like those of Bunrabs and Meathenge...but hope to get there,someday. ;)