Saturday, January 2, 2010

Macalister Road, the Heaven of Penang Street Food

When I told my friend that we're going to Penang for holiday, friend's reaction was, “Wah so nice ah, can eat a lot of nice food loh....”. Yes, it's indeed the main purpose of the trip. Penang is always linked to our famous Malaysian hawker stall food like Char Koay Teow, Penang Prawn Mee, Asam Laksa and etc, therefore "Penang = Food Heaven". ;-)

BIL was delighted that we chose to stay at Sunway Hotel Gerogetown, various hawker food stalls lined at the side of the New Lane (Lorong Baru) in front of Sin Yin Nam Cafe after dark, this area is undoubtedly a paradise for glutton and I bet BIL won't mind to come here for dinner every night! ;-)
Char Koay Teow could be found almost at every hawker center here in Penang and I know Penangites are particular about it. The Char Koay Teow we ordered was served on a piece of banana leave and it comprised prawns, cockles, egg and heaps of bean sprouts. The waiting time was approximately 45 min. See the white bits on top? Those are crab meat.

Grilled chicken wings were fantastic.....I need at least a PAIR.Come to this beef noodle, it was a true surprise! The broth was light yet went well with the tangy fragrance of cress and fried garlic. It was so good that prompted me to go back for supper the following night.....Kangkong sotong (water spinach with cuttlefish) is also a very popular street food in Penang, the cuttlefish was bountiful and very crunchy.......Yong Tao Fu stuffed with fish paste was so-so only but don't know why it took forever to arrive.... Sister spotted this fried intestine when our car passed by the lane led to Sunway Hotel, she ordered the porridge with fried intestine, century egg and liver. I thought the intestine was rather stinky but she said it was good.The only thing that we concluded as "NO GOOD" was the fried oyster omelet, coz it was way too starchy and none of us volunteered to finish it. The curry noodle on the tray looked tempting too.

So many good food yet our stomach has got so little space*sigh*, no way, not this time, next time!!!

Sin Yin Nam Cafe

New Lane (Off Macalister Road), Georgetown, 10400 Penang, Malaysia

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