Archive for March, 2009

The day started with a “yum cha” session at the old eatery, Aik Hoe Restaurant located in Carnavon Street. This restaurant which occupied two shop houses still managed to retain its old nostalgic charm after fifty over years. The fixtures of old ceiling fans with flooring of small squares of blue and white tiles still remain there after all these years, making this place a real heritage in its own way.

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Nothing much have changed and the restaurant still has the very ‘Chinese old school look’, even still with its signature metal chairs. The shop’s name has been embedded into the metal chair itself; a real rare find nowadays.

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I am happy to see myself featured in the “We Eat” section in the Guang Ming Daily published on 29th March 2009. It was indeed an honour to see the full page article of the ‘yum cha” session in Aik Hoe, one of the oldest restaurants in Penang which is well known for its authentic dim sum.

The article featured four people with their opinions on different authentic food outlets in Penang. To find out more of the specialty dim sum at Aik Hoe Restaurant, do stay tune for my upcoming post.

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I would like to express my thanks to Lee Choo, the feature writer from Guang Ming for inviting me to the yum cha session and also for her write up article. Click here for the online version.

Thank you very much to all of you for reading and supporting my food blog. If you are one of the new readers, please do not hesitate to join in and browse through my blog to find out more nice food outlets. Furthermore, comments and feedback is always welcomed.

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As a newbie to an area, I would usually choose to patronize the restaurant that is recommended by word of mouth or through the blogs. This time around I chose the Cia Xiang Seafood Restaurant in Bukit Tambun for our family weekend makan outing. This restaurant is nearby the Bukit Tambun Interchange of the North South Highway and the area is dotted with a lot of seafood restaurants, with each close by.

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Their signature dish is the Claypot Crab Rice. We were recommended to have two crabs for the claypot. We waited for around twenty minutes for our order.

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If you are looking for the definite taste of Chettinad and South Indian cuisine along with Northern Indian delights, then Karaikudi Restaurant is the place to be. Located in Market Street which is in the heart of George Town’s Little India, this restaurant is well known for its flavorful cuisines.

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19
Mar

Penang Food – Pork Innards Porridge

   Posted by: CK Lam    in Chinese, George Town, Hawker, Penang, Porridge

The Chowrasta Market is lined with plenty of food stalls selling throughout the morning. There is one particular stall that sells tasty pork innards porridge. If you are a huge fan of chu chap jook which is considered a bizarre food to some people but a delicacy to others, do check out this stall that has been operating for many years.

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Warm and comforting bowl of porridge

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Fancy having a bowl of piping hot seafood beehoon or pork porridge? I had my share over at Lam Kei located in Nam Thean coffee shop along the busy Jalan Jelutong. This stall has been around for thirty-five years with the second generation taking over now. They have another stall selling this similar food inside Kedai Kopi Leong Huat Seng in Sungai Tiram, near to the Penang Airport.

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Seafood with thick beehoon

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We found ourselves relaxing and indulging in the Afternoon Tea at the elegant Rasa Wing Lounge in Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, situated in the tourist belt of Batu Feringhi. Our previous visit to this beautiful resort was for the buffer dinner at the Spice Market Cafe, but this time we opted for a relaxing afternoon in the lounge. The lounge was decorated with timber wood panelings and wide ceiling drop down glass with a view overlooking the beautiful landscaped garden.

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Dinner for the family during the weekend was deliciousness right from the sea in a seafood restaurant in Teluk Kumbar. The restaurant, Teluk Kumbar Seafood is located behind the closed down Yellow Bus Terminal on the left side of the road from Penang airport. I have always wanted to try the food at this place after seeing Little Inbox review some time back in January.

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9
Mar

Penang Hawker Food – Lorbak @Kheng Pin

   Posted by: CK Lam    in George Town, Hawker, Lorbak, Penang

Another Penang food that most people enjoyed eating is the Penang Lorbak. It is an appetizer, a side dish of fried mixed stuff of fish fritters, fried beancurd, spring rolls, fried octopus, preserved century eggs and the lorbak roll.

The lorbak roll itself consists of chunky bites of marinated five spiced pork wrapped with bean curd skin (fu-pei). All these are eaten with a dipping of chili sauce and thick starchy lor sauce with beaten egg swirls.

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Theobroma is the place where all things are chocolate. They have a numerous varieties of chocolate based beverages and food, together with an impressive spread of designs chocolate. The chocolates are bought in from Belgium and the tagline of the place is, “you can taste the difference”. It is located in one of the walkway of 1 Utama shopping complex.

This is where our family chose to indulge on our last holiday trip after reading Ken’s review. Orders must be made and paid at the counter and the delivering of the food will be done shortly. There were plenty on the menu, and we randomly chose these few items.

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Tiramisu Slice RM8.90

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