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BY CK Lam

The secret is in the soup

The light and flavorful noodle dish of koay teow th’ng is a popular hawker food across Penang.  One place that many would head to for a bowl of koay teow th’ng (flat rice noodle) is the stall located on Clarke Street – a street between Argyll Road and Hutton Lane.

Hidden in a small alley, you will find the koay teow th’ng stall that has been running for more than 30 years.

Koay Teow Th’ng at Clarke Street, Penang by what2seeonline.com
A bowl of koay teow th’ng prepared with beehoon

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BY CK Lam

Doing my marketing in the Pulau Tikus wet market gives me the opportunity to try the many hawker food from the surrounding food stalls. One of the popular noodle stall is the wantan mee stall at Swee Kong coffee shop, located on Burma Road (opposite the Pulau Tikus Police Station).

The neighbourhood wantan mee stall has been serving dry version wantan mee in soy sauce, pork lard and signature “lor” starchy gravy for the breakfast and lunch crowd.

Wantan Mee House, Pulau Tikus Penang by what2seeonline.com

Dry wantan mee with deep-fried wantan

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BY CK Lam

For those looking to share a steamboat meal in Butterworth, I would suggest you head to Zi Wei Yuan. Located on Jalan Raja Uda, the restaurant serves traditional charcoal heated steamboat.

The restaurant does not disappoint with its Grouper Steamboat and signature Fish Head Steamboat.

Steamboat Meal at Zi Wei Yuan by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The ribbon cutting ceremony of Edo Ramen at Gurney Paragon Penang on 11th April 2014 saw the presence of Sushi Kin President & COO, Mr Akihiko Hijioka. He was joined by Mr Khor Siang Gin, Managing Director of Hunza Properties Berhad.

Located on the east wing of the building, this outlet branching off from Goku Raku Ramen offers a fresh approach to ramen indulgence. “The handmade Tokyo-style ramen created by Chef Tetsuya Fukino features four choices of soups and two categories of toppings. The handmade Japanese wheat ramen is made fresh daily and is pleasantly firm,” said Hijoka.

Opening ceremony of Edo Ramen at Gurney Paragon Penang  by what2seeonline.com
Chef Tetsuya Fukino, Mr Akihiko Hijioka and Mr Khor Siang Gin (right)

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BY CK Lam

Miam Miam Penang set up in Gurney Paragon has a reputation of serving fusion cuisine that incorporates both French and Japanese flavor.

Having garnered a following since its opening, the restaurant has recently launched a revised menu. Together with some friends, we revisit the restaurant. And while I can’t say I loved every aspect of Miam Miam main plates on my first visit, my experience on this visit is far different.

Miam Miam Penang – It’s French and Japanese by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Our eyes were drawn to the newly opened Asiatique Kitchen & Lounge in Tanjung Tokong, Penang. The kitchen helmed by young Aldrien Moh offers Modern Australian cooking, with food prepared combining Asian flavors into French cooking techniques.

We were at the fusion theme place for a weekday lunch after it had opened, and we returned recently for dinner.

A Taste of Fusion @Asiatique Kitchen & Lounge, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Dragon-i welcomes the “Year of the Horse” with many auspicious culinary creations. We sampled some of the dishes put together by the Shanghainese restaurant, located at Queensbay Mall, Penang.

Dragon-i offers Auspicious Chinese New Year Treasures by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The Cecil Street Market Food Court in Penang has wafting aromas of food emanating from its rows of hawker stalls. You can find just about any hawker food in the large food court, commonly known as “chit teow lor ban san” (7th road market), named after the well-known market located right beside it. The last few years saw the upgrading of this food court that gave it its more polished eating environment, but the price and serving portion remain reasonable.

A firm favourite is the koay teow thng from Lum Lai, flat rice noodle served in a bowl of clear and flavourful soup. Toppings include pieces of fish cakes, springy fish balls, blood jelly and shredded duck meat. Add-ons, such as a whole duck drumstick, its liver or gizzard, are also available.

Penang Hawker Food at Cecil Street Market Food Court, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Trendy restaurants are catching up steady in Penang and one new addition is Miam Miam. Located on the ground floor of Gurney Paragon Mall, Miam Miam Penang is a charming comforting dining place with lace pergola seating.

We were in hopes of a good lunch as Miam Miam’s claims to bring a menu with a variety of savories dishes and sweet treats inspired by culinary traditions from France and Japan.

Miam-Miam Penang – A Place for Dessert by what2seeonline.com

Miam Miam special blend ice coffee

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BY CK Lam

From mid-October to December 2013, Dragon-i Group of Restaurants will be airflying the seasonal delicacy hairy crabs twice weekly from Yangcheng Lake located to the northeast of Suzhou, China.

Dragon-i seems to have the China’s most cherished crustaceans recipe for success, having offering the crustacean for the past five years. I had the pleasure of savoring the gentle crustaceans at the Dragon-i Hairy Crab Premium Set Menu Promotion Press Conference held at its Sunway Pyramid outlet.

Hairy Crabs from Yangcheng Lake, China Returns to Dragon-i by what2seeonline.com

Hairy crab from Yangcheng Lake

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