Saturday, August 30, 2014

Penang's Famous Delicacy

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You'll find this mural just opposite of this eatery

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Forgive me if I speak with ignorance, that I can only describe a particular type of food in two words, good or bad but I will try my best to describe it to you so you will have at least an inch of idea how that food tasted. 

 The two best edibles we found in Penang are:

Char Kway Teow is a fried kway teow noodles with prawns and clams. There are two food carts serving Kway Teow here. The other one on its left caters the other ingredients such as prawn, veggies and clams. The other one is where the old lady fries the noodles and mixes the spices.  I think the old lady's best recipe in cooking the best kway teow in town are her spices on a wok fired by charcoal. I remember my parents used to say about wanting to cook on a charcoal fire. I could never tell the difference. They have however upgraded and is using a stove but seldom use the rice cooker. 

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DSC_1574 The Masterchef

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As advised by our cab driver, laksa is just beside the stalls. There is a man there going around asking for orders. We asked if its laksa, he nodded and we gave him a sign of #1.

In other news, I don't know what an authentic laksa tasted like. So far, I liked the ones in the hawkers here in Singapore, laksa made in Toastbox and the ones where I first tasted it was in Paotsin at some SM and Robinson food stalls.

Laksa is mainly composed of thick rice noodles, mackerel (sardinas), a generous amount of shrimp paste and vegetables. For those you prefer it spicy, you are welcome to add some chili. I would've preferred the one without mackerel but I was surprised it tasted that good. I could've eaten more if it wasn't for the spicy sambal. I am a Bicolana poser, you see? I don't like spicy. 

Address: 108, Lorong Selamat Opening Hours: 11am – 6pm. 
Closed on every Tuesdays

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I went too deep with the DoF :(
 
During night time, we walk out from the hotel to eat our dinner in the streets. Its about 500 meters away from the hotel. All the food stalls are busy starting about 5PM in the afternoon. You can find the loh mee, laksa, roasted chicken wings, satay, popiah and even fresh seafood. On the other side of the street is where you can find bak kuh teh. It is a Chinese soup dish, with pork rib meat added with spices mainly, garlic. We thought it was also available amongst the stalls but the locals pointed us to that direction. We checked it out, I was pretty lazy that night so I didn't have a photo for you. Nevertheless I have a good news. It was a good one. It's not the best bak kuh teh there is, I heard it was somewhere in a market after I did my research when we got back (silly), but really, the spices are rich in taste!

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Tadaaaa! Jr decided to get a photo with the Masterchef.

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