Days of Grace

Best Penang Food Marathon day 2

On the second day, we slowed down a bit…just a wee bit hahaha.  We still had not eaten nice fried kuey teow, so we headed towards Air Itam again.  Our first stop was at this simple place.  Pictures and description below.

Economy meehoon (simple with no garnishing except for picked green chillies).  One of my sister's favourite!

Economy meehoon (simple with no garnishing except for picked green chillies and chilly paste). One of my sister's favorite!

We then headed for fried kuey teow…. 😦 the coffee shop was closed!  Sigh! Then off to somewhere near Perak Road for roadside stalls!

Yes...you are not seeing things, we had another go curry mee...this is as good as yesterdays.

Yes...you are not seeing things, we had another go at Penang curry mee...this was as good as yesterdays. Looking at the pictures make me drool!

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This is herbal pork rib and stomach vermicelli. A typical version is the herbal duck mee suah (or known as Penang Ark Tuey Mee Suah)! I tried this for the first time here and liked it...in fact anything to do with mee suah, I will like 😛

I had to meet up with a friend for lunch so my family dropped me off at the hotel to wait for my friend and they went looking for fried kuey teow!  See…how desperate we can be when it comes to food!

My friend picked me up and took me to two places for lunch.  The first one I forgot to snap pictures…its the Penang Prawn Mee, we ordered for small portion as we already planned to try something else.   Below are the something else which my friend planned!

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This is meat soup. The meat is marinated with tapioca flour and flavouring then cooked in soup form with cabbage. I would prefer to put in mee suah if I happened to cook at home. 🙂

P  The secret is in the gravy!  Eaten with sambal belachan and lots of fried shallots the way to go!

Penang Stir fried yellow noodles (noticed the pale gravy and noodles compared to KL style) with pork slices, fish slices, prawns and oysters. This is one dish meal my children love...my style of cooking of course 😛 The secret is in the gravy! Eaten with sambal belachan and lots of fried shallots, the way to go!

My friend just came back from a trip to Israel and she gave me these!

The bottle of salt from the Dead Sea were actually picked from The Dead Sea bed!  Thank you so much madam!...hee hee we often addressed each other as madam or 'lau peng yew' (means old friends).

The salt from the Dead Sea were actually handpicked from The Dead Sea bed by my friend! Thank you so much madam!...hee hee we often addressed each other as madam or 'lau peng yew' (old friends).

My family failed to find good fried kuey teow yet again!  They came back disappointed and I had very good lunch.  Thanks to my lau peng yew! 😉

We had a good nap and left for early dinner as my brother and sister had appointment with some friends later in the evening.

Errr...this is called 'chim choe', I don't know what its called in english...so I will just described what are the ingredients.  Crab meat, minced pork, chopped water chestnut, chopped carrot, maybe some chopped chinese parsley.  Garnished with fried prawn crackers and served with chilly sauce.  This is a typical nyonya penang dish.

Errr...this is called 'chim choe' (Penang nyonya delicacy), I don't know the term in english. But I can guess the ingredients as crab meat, minced pork, chopped water chestnut and carrot and maybe some chopped chinese parsley. They are then wrapped with soft bean curd skin in a roll and tied with strings every one and half inch then deep fried (some prefer to steam before deep frying for the inside to cook faster) and cut at the strings for the bolster look. Garnished with fried prawn crackers and served with chilly sauce. This is a typical nyonya penang dish...for special occasions usually.

We had two types of noodles here, Fried Yee Meen and Kuey Teow cantonese style but the standard has dropped drastically.  When we first arrived at the restaurant, it was empty and we were hesitant to get down from the car but assured ourselves that its early that’s why empty…so better la, no long wait.  So we got down from the car and got terribly disappointed that I deleted the photos.

Not satisfied with that we decided to go for a second round of dinner…fish head meehoon!

Fish head meehoon at Perak Lane.  They serve seafood noodles too but seems to be famous for fish head.

Fish head meehoon at Perak Lane. They serve seafood noodles too but seems to be famous for fish head. I like it, its not the type where milk is added and the soup is clear.

So that was our second day, not as bad as the first day (I mean the eating spree)…more controlled as the days went by 😛

P/S  Second night, very disciplined no supper!  We (my parents and I) walked to Penang Road with intention of eating supper but had to turn back when it started raining! Sigh…hee hee…discipline?

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20 November, 2008 - Posted by | Food |

2 Comments »

  1. Just ate lunch, so not drooling this time haha… but here’s a suggestion.

    1) You should rename this and the last blog post to “Best Penang Food” or “Where to Find Penang Famous Food”.
    2) Keep mentioning “Penang Food” a few more times in your post
    3) Post the address of the food shops (or the location) and the price
    4) Wait for Google spiders to pick up your post
    5) Watch the web visitors come in!

    nancy said: Hi Adino! I can never thank you enough…you have been such great help. Will do as you suggested! Thanks again 🙂

    Comment by Adino | 20 November, 2008 | Reply

  2. Hmm….Wow, it really was a eating marathon eh ? I didn’t know you could eat so much 🙂 heehee….But no worries, no evidence of so much eating is visible …heeeheee, I think I also eat a lot like that when I’m on holiday , haha esp in Penang ! Should ask uncle Chris where to get nice fried kuay teow. The last time I went back he took us to some lane and the kuey teow was very very nice, though a lot of people, but the service was fast. Sorry can’t tell you where it is, not a Penangnite, so i dunno the location exactly 🙂

    nancy said: Yup a marathon alright! hahaha…my family did try the fried kuey teow that Uncle Chris recommended but still not satisfied, in the end they went to Lorong Selamat and paid RM6.00 but said it was worth it! But sad me 😦 , I wasn’t with them, sobs.

    Comment by meiyen1990 | 20 November, 2008 | Reply


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