Archive for May, 2010

BY CK Lam

Popiah are relatively popular in Penang with each hawker using their own distinctive choices of ingredients. The popiah sold by the Chinese comes laid with the basic sweet and chili sauce, fresh lettuce, stewed yambean, blanched bean sprouts and minced tofu (bean curd). Most of the fresh popiah are served with steaming gravy.

The popiah sold by Indians are also relatively different. Just like those prepared by the Chinese, they have the fresh popiah and those deep-fried spring roll. My personal favorite is from an Indian hawker whose motorcycle is his makeshift ‘stall’ parked inside One Corner Cafe and the mamak popiah seller beside the Penang General Hospital. Both stalls have its own distinctive taste.

Indian Spring Roll & Popiah by what2seeonline.com

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26
May

Chapati in Penang

   Posted by: CK Lam    in Chapati, George Town, Hawker, Indian Cuisine, Penang

Chapati is a very tasty and filling flatbread, especially when paired with vegetable or meat curries. Although this Penang hawker food is a staple in the Indian diet, this savory food is hugely popular with other races too.

Penang Chapati by what2seeonline.com

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The weekend was awesome with a hearty breakfast at the charming seaside Sigi’s Bar & Grill on the Beach, Golden Sands Resort. It was a perfect place to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, complete with a relaxing sea view and cool breezes!

From the extensive menu, diners can choose their hot breakfast item, which comes with a complimentary Continental buffet.

Weekend Breakfast at Sigi's Bar & Grill, Golden Sands Resort, Penang

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BY CK Lam

Yee Heong Restaurant is a great place for a Chinese meal. It is one of the Chinese restaurants in Campbell Street, Georgetown that not only serves dim sum for breakfast but also Chu Char for lunch and dinner.

Over a period of time, we have been having our lunch and dinner at this Chinese restaurant which is located right opposite the morning wet market. The menu is expansive, with plenty of Chinese dishes!

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang

One of their signature dishes, Braised Lamb!

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 **Updated  July 2011** – The place has since closed down!

BY CK Lam

It was a moment of relaxation when one sets foot in Kopi Cine, the in-house cafe of Straits Collection set up by Bon Ton. Occupying the ground floor corner unit in Stewart Lane, the cafe occupies a rather small L-shaped dining space stretching to a few tables on the walkway.

Kopi Cine of Straits Collection Penang by what2seeonline.com

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 **Updated  July 2011** – The place has since closed down!

BY CK Lam

In the past few years many old heritage buildings in Penang has been restored new leases of life while maintaining the old world charm. One such project is the Straits Collection in the core zone of the UNESCO Heritage Georgetown.

The restored shop houses in George Town’s heritage enclave along Stewart Lane and Armenian Street was bought back to life with a mixture of retail, cafe, public reading, film space and short and long term residences.

Straits Collection, Penang by what2seeonline.com

The restored Straits Collection

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Over the weekend together with my blogger friends and photographers, we went around Air Itam to sample-fest some hawker food. We made our way to Kedai Kopi Wah Meng. The coffee shop located across the Sisters Curry Mee is a stone throw away from the Air Itam morning wet market, which itself is full of interesting local flavor.

Penang Hawker Food at Wah Meng Cafe, Air Itam Penang by what2seeonline.com

How about a delicious bowl of Koay Chiap for starters?

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7
May

An evening with Dell DRC Shutterbugs

   Posted by: CK Lam    in Bayan Lepas, Events, Penang

The last few evenings have been very exciting for me. I got to spend one of the evenings in Dell and this being my first visit, I have to say I’ve a great time and totally enjoyed it!

It was a warm, welcoming to the Dell DRC Shutterbugs weekday meeting where I’ve been invited to speak about the aspect of food blogging and photography. It was great seeing such a club formed where its members shared their absolute love for the beautiful world of photography and knowledge with each other.

An evening with Dell DRC Shutterbugs by what2seeonline.com

It was great getting to pose with all the shutterbugs!

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We were in Air Itam area on a lazy Sunday afternoon and since we were nearby Kafe Pantai Timur, we decided to stop over there for lunch. Located in the residential area of Paya Terubong, this coffee shop is home to many hawker stalls which mostly operate in the night. Among the sea of stalls includes the Pei Pa Duck stall.

It was relatively quiet, with only one stall selling Yong Tau Foo – an assortment of ‘ yeong liu’ which has fish paste stuffed in a variety of vegetables.

Yong Tau Foo at Kafe Pantai Timur, Paya Terubong Penang

Crispy-crunchy right from the wok!

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Just wanted to share with everyone the fun filled weekend I spent at the Region 1 Leos Club “Wok for Love” cooking competition. The event took place in Komtar Walk, being sponsored by Digi and Pacific Departmental Store. This competition was open to Leo Club members aged from twelve to thirty from school based and open based Leo Club members.

Region 1 Leos Club “Wok for Love” Cooking Competition

A panel of guest judges was invited to judge the competition including yours truly, who also happens to be the guest of honor too. It was truly a privilege to be invited to this event.

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