Celebrity chef, restaurateur, author, entrepreneur, and television personality, Todd English was in Penang recently for the filming of his TV show. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Todd English is best known for his restaurant, Olives, located in both Boston, Massachusetts, and Las Vegas, Nevada and his TV cooking show, Food Trip with Todd English, on PBS.

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

When Nadge contacted me about meeting up with Chef Todd, I quickly took up the invitation and tagged alongside the acclaimed chef and the crew during the recording of the show. The outing was truly inspiring, and has opened up a world of ideas for me, seeing the chef ‘in action’.

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

Gurney Drive huge outdoor food court is one of the better known food court in Penang. This was Chef Todd first stop whereby he took viewers on a hawker food trail, hitting several tempting stalls. His presence attracted many curious onlookers who paused to watch him prepped up the tasty hawker treats. His first cooking station was at the Oh Chien Stall No33.

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

This dish is more like a fried egg omelette with oysters. He was pretty impressed with his oyster omelette which was done with a savory and tantalizing way, with a little guidance from the stall owner Sharon Leow of course!

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

Chef Todd was definitely enjoying himself and having fun at the Rojak stall no9! He chopped-up all the ingredients that he had chosen before spicing it up with the brown sauce of peanut flavor.

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

Chef Todd introduced viewers to the Char Koay Teow, a favorite Penang hawker food. He watched the owner of stall 47 explaining and sharing the step-by-step procedure in frying a perfect plate. In no time, he took over the stove and dishes out a plate of Char Koay Teow with spiciness and wok hei (pan heat).

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

Street Food in Gurney Drive with America’s Celebrity Chef Todd English with What2seeonline.com

Gurney Drive Food Court is just one of the places that Chef Todd visited while in Penang. His visit was indeed a memorable night which will be long remembered by the stall owners and Penangites.

Todd English with CK Lam at Gurney Drive

Many thanks to Nadge and Boolicious, and most of all to Chef Todd as well as the crew for having me.

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15 comments so far

 1 

Great post :-) and fantastic photos as always! Gonna post this on my FB too!

January 11th, 2011 at 12:57 am
 2 

Wow! You’re gonna be on TV! Woohoo. I never thought he was so “huge” seeing him on TV, but I can clearly see the contrast between the both of you in that first pic!

Good stuff CK. Congrats

January 11th, 2011 at 9:59 am
Jessie Lim
 3 

One fine day you will also become one of the celebrity.

Keep it up.

January 11th, 2011 at 12:48 pm
 4 

He’s handsome! hahahaha

January 11th, 2011 at 4:46 pm
 5 

wahh! great start of year 2011 eh..with a famous tv celeb..

i can sence that u are going to have or host a tv programm soon . .:D

January 12th, 2011 at 11:44 am
 6 

what a great experience!

January 12th, 2011 at 2:20 pm
 7 

Congratulations! Must have been loads of fun! :-)

January 12th, 2011 at 3:55 pm
Erika Smith
 8 

Hope he pays his new crew.

January 15th, 2011 at 3:46 am
 9 

Wao… you are a celebrity now. Glad to see that Todd is promoting for Penang Food. That is great.

January 15th, 2011 at 10:55 am
 10 

Man, you gotta love the fact Chef Todd tries his hand at cooking all the dishes he introduced himself – bravo! :)

And CK, you must have done an excellent job of bringing him around the island for the best Penang hawker food, as you always do. Well done!

January 15th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
 11 

Great to see that you’re engaged with a celebrity chef like Todd. You’re making Malaysian bloggers proud, CK.

January 18th, 2011 at 10:45 pm
 12 

Chef Todd on Char Koay Teow pan … rare sights! Nice one for you CK … you make us all proud to be a foodie

January 20th, 2011 at 5:30 pm
 13 

OMG! You actually got a chance to meet celebrity chef Todd English, whom I believe is one of the chefs for Eva Longoria’s restaurants in Vegas.

I’ve seen him battle it out in Iron Chef America – Battle Pizza Dough and guest starred with Eva Longoria in an episode of The Next Food Network Star, which Aarti won =)

Awesome!~

January 25th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
Ivan Lim
 14 

OMG… why didn’t visit No68 Wan Tan Mee… the best spicy wan tan mee in town! should challenge him to make a good wan tan mee as well… hehe

February 26th, 2011 at 10:44 pm
 15 

Thank you everyone for dropping by my website. It is indeed great having Chef Todd English in our island!

March 9th, 2011 at 2:29 am

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