I said, "Amen, ain't that the truth!" The four of us had a ball in Penang and promised to reunite again in two years in another Asian destination for a week of another gastronomic adventure. I found that four days and three nights was a bit of a rush this time around, but we managed to capture the best of Penang street food eats as much as we could. No one surrendered and we were just awesome in our foodie holy grail, such troopers we were!
The street foods in Penang are just superb. It is second to none. No five stars hotel or Michelin restaurants could ever replicate the experience and taste of street food dining. The taste and the smell, the noise and the atmosphere, you will have to visit Penang to experience this for yourself.
Oh yeah and I totally failed in my resolution, to not eat carbs so much, many a plate of Char Kway Teow and Nasi Lemak was eaten. Sigh. I have resolved that since I can't give up carbs, I had better start exercising as I am sure that I have put on a couple of kilos at least. Hey, it's easily done, okay. Don't judge ;)
In conjunction with this post and my recent visit back to Penang, I have a gorgeous Nyonya cookbook to give away, please share the love of Penang foods and comment below to qualify an entry. This book is a bilingual edition.
I hope that the winner will be able to enjoy some Nyonya cooking at home too with this cookbook.
I fulfilled my bucket list of things to eat while I was there. I didn't get to have a Durian Orchard tour as the local durians are still growing and therefore, no access to the orchard is allowed just yet. That doesn't matter, as we ate plenty enough of other durians till everyone had sore throats, from our body overheating. Should have eaten more mangosteen and drank more water to counter the heaty foods.
Without further ado, here are the photos as promised. I have included some photos from Kuala Lumpur as well. Whilst in Penang, we ate mostly from the street stalls, food court and restaurant. breakfast buffet pix were from Hard Rock Hotel Penang where we stayed at.
Places that we visited
- Pulau Tikus wet market
- Nyonya Breeze at Straits Quay
- Fruit and Spice aka Laksa Shed at Balik Pulau
- Street stalls at Jalan Kelian, Tanjung Bungah
- New World Park food court
- Fishing Village Seafood Restaurant
Please comment below for a chance to win a Nyonya cookbook, will close 24.01.12. Winner will be contacted via email.