NASI GORENG with SATAY CHICKEN served with fried egg and emping.Come and have this for lunch or dinner @ Mews Cafe.
Gurney Drive Hawker Centre is one of the most popular places in Penang for visitors, as should be the case. It is the place where of all the delicacies one should try from Penang can be found in one place.
Penang curry mee, assam laksa (noodles in a fish-based sour broth), ais kacang (a shaved ice dessert), cendol (a coconut milkbased shaved ice dessert), and rojak (a local salad); it is, thus, perfect, for your one-stop sampling of what Penang has to offer.
There are downsides however, the prices have grown along with its popularity and the traffic around the area can prove to be a hassle.
Kambli’s Bubur Corner is an Indian-style sweet dessert stall located on Jalan Datuk Koyah, off Penang Road. The menu changes on different days and features a small variety of sweet and delightful desserts. Customers will be able to enjoy bubur kacang (green beans porridge), bubur gandum (wheat porridge) and bubur pulut hitam (black glutinous rice porridge).
One of the things I love about Penang is the food. I’m a great lover of Thai food also and, while there are a number of good Thai restaurants in Penang, the best place to eat Thai food is of course, Thailand.
One of my talents is that of being a qualified chef and, as such, I often like to cook, especially SE Asian cuisine as the ingredients are readily available and reasonably priced here. I often cook Chinese and Indian food here and fancied a dabble at Thai. While I have cooked it often, I tend to stick to tried and trusted recipes, mainly because I have found few Thai cook books that I actually rate.
I was thus very pleased when I came across ‘Thai Step-By-Step Cooking’ in the bookshop near the entrance to Jungceylon (Patong, Phuket) when I visited recently. Published by ‘Asia Books’, it is one of their ‘Confident Cooking’ series. From memory it cost around RM 50 / THB 500 and it may well be available in Malaysia / Penang bookshops (I’ll check and update here next time I’m in town).
Much of the time in Penang it is cheaper to eat out than it is to cook at home, especially if you want some variety with your meal. Buying all the ingredients to make 3-4 dishes for a tasty lunch or dinner can be both costly and time consuming, and that’s without the preparation and washing up!
George Town in Penang, Malaysia, has the best street food in Asia, argues John Brunton. As the city gears up for the George Town Festival, which starts this Friday, he picks 10 stand-out places where you can eat fantastically well, and cheaply
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Swez Brasserie, located in Eastin Hotel, Penang is having the Texas Grill Promotion for the whole month of June 2012. There is a vast array of grill dishes.
According to junior sous chef Kelvin Cheong, the dishes are cooked with a pleasant flavor of herbs and spices. Soup include the hearty warm Texas wild potato soup, prepared with USA imported potatoes and herbs with a delectable creaminess.
Yi BIn is a double-storey shop house located on Hutton Lane, Penang. This old tea house operated by Mr E.G. Lai since 2007, sells a range of Chinese tea leaves and pottery besides serving home-cooked Nyonya and local Chinese style cuisines.
Kompleks Makanan Persiaran Gurney (KMPG) located along the Gurney Drive seafront promenade is small by any standard, and is occupied by Mamak hawker stalls. Despite its size, the place has a reputation of offering delicious mee goreng and pasembor, also known as Indian rojak.
The Edgecumbe Road pasembor stall has a wide selection of specialty items besides the basic ingredients. All the fresh and fried items are neatly displayed and its prices written on the board.
A basic plate of pasembor comes with strips of cucumber, sengkuang (yam bean), blanched bean sprouts, crispy bits of crackers, cucur udang (deep-fried prawn fritters), slices of bean curd, hard-boiled egg and boiled potatoes. The ingredients are then drizzled with an orange-ish spicy and sweet peanut sauce.
The choices of beverages are aplenty and the favorites are the refreshing coconut drink and the three layer iced-tea. The latter has the comforting flavors of tea (on the top layer), milk and gula Melaka (palm sugar). Needless to say, the cool coconut drink is a great match to the spicy food.