Ghee Hiang has successfully spawned its third outlet and this time around, it is located in the bustling Burma Road. This shoplot is located directly opposite the Union Primary School. The huge signboard caught my attention while I was on my way back from a luncheon.
Check out the mischievous looking mascots of this famous biscuit company. It is really a pleasant sight, and my son finds it very cute as well.
This company spans a history of approximately 150 years and bakes many varieties of traditional biscuits, like the famous Tau Sar Pneah (with sweetened mung bean paste), Beh Teh Saw, Hneoh Pneah, Phong Pneah and many more. They are also famed for their sesame oil, which is one of the finest quality around.
This new outlet, along with the other two existing outlets at Beach Street and Macalister Road respectively are well stocked up with their full range of products. As the mooncake festival dawns, I too joined in the festivities and indulged myself with a box of mooncake together with some biscuits.
The other two existing outlets :
Lebuh Pantai Outlet (opposite Bomba Station)
No 95, Lebuh Pantai
Tel: 04 262 0635
Macalister Road Outlet (nearby the Proton Showroom)
216 Jalan Macalister
Tel: 04 227 2222
Happy mooncake festival to all, and happy eating!
For some of the best of Penang’s hawker food and snacks, pay a visit to Cintra Street – a bustling street located in the heart of George Town, Penang. Entrance to this one way street is via Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong. Its located in the same vicinity as KOMTAR and Prangin Mall. You will be able to find many varieties of foods and snacks, from dawn to dusk.
As you stroll along this narrow street, you will find the famed Yau Char Kuai stall on your left. They used to run the stall on the ground floor of the People’s Park flats just behind this street. However, I reckon they moved out to the main road so that its more accessible to the public. Its available from late morning till night. They even supply it to other hawkers as well, especially to those selling porridge, bak kut teh and tong-sui.
Amazingly, the Yau Char Kuai (sometimes known as You Tiu) maintains its crisp nature even after a few hours. Definitely the makings of a good teatime, served with a cup of kopi-o kau.
The culinary journey continues! Wen Chang Hainan Chicken Rice shop; located just right opposite, sells traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice. Roast chicken, white chicken and loh bak are just part of its items. Other than chili sauce, they do have the grinded ginger which is a nice complement to go with white chicken.
This stall was previously located a stone’s throw away from the Dumpling shop (read below) and has since made it big; relocating to this shop of their own.
Right beside the chicken rice shop is Ng Kee Cake Shop. This bakery shop sells a wide selection of freshly baked Cantonese biscuits and snacks. They also accept orders of the biscuits for special occasion – birthdays and weddings. I do drop in once in a while to treat myself to a box of pepper biscuit. The biscuit is crunchy with nuts, sesame seed and pepper powder.
A few doors down the bakery shop, you will come across the all time favourite Dim Sum shop, De Tai Tong Cafe. Dim Sum is served during breakfast and dinner, while there is an ala-carte menu for lunch. For noodle lovers, do try out their noodle – Yee Foo Meen, Char Hor Fan and Hong Toh Meen.
Opposite the dim sum cafe is a small stall selling pancake and steam rice cake. It may look modest and simple, but I reckon this stall sells the best Ham Chim Pang & Pak Tong Goe in Penang. Among the few varieties of Ham Chim Pang ranging from sweet tau sar, with five spice powder and with glutinous rice.
Just look at the amount of five spice powder which gives it a slightly salty taste. Been having it for years now, and still enjoying it every time.
If you happen to be in town earlier in the evening, you can buy it directly from their shop which is just located behind De Tai Tong Dim Sum cafe. Of course its always fresher when its just out of the frying pan.
Across the junction of Cintra/Campbell, you will see the popular Dumpling shop – Cintra Food Corner on your left. This place is famous for its bak chang, tau chang, yam cakes and red bean tong-sui boiled with dried Mandarin peel. Environment is much better now since it has shifted into this shop as compared to its earlier trading days by the roadside.
Two doors away from the ‘chang’ shop is the Curry Chee Cheong Fun stall. You get to savour this curry version with tender pieces of chicken (only drumstick) and soft potato for RM3.50. The spicy flavors of the curry chicken makes this a delicious meal. You are allowed to bring the CCF and consume it in the ‘chang’ shop
Spoilt for choices? Me too! Which food are you going to have, the next time you visit Cintra Street? No matter which, Happy Eating!
Updated on 14/10/2010 : There are two more food outlets just opposite the CCF – the chu char at Sun Yoon Kee Restaurant and the neighbouring chicken and fish porridge.
People used to say that cream puff taste best when it it served right out of the oven but I have tasted some which are just as good when consumed later. I bought these puffs from a stall in Chew City Cafe @ Sg. Kelian (stone throw away from Esso Station). Thanks to Foong
for the review and recommendation.
This miniature size puff can be easily popped into the mouth. It is filled with lots of fresh cream; which is surprisingly not curdled and thick like those sold elsewhere. Really enjoyed it!
Besides that, the stall sells scrumplicious apple tarts. They are filled with apple cutlets with a light touch of cinnamon.
The place sells chicken tarts too. Alas, did not manage to get hold of the chicken tarts as they were sold off even by noon. Its all and all the making of a pleasent teatime snack… especially with a cup of good old coffee!
These chinese pastry snacks are sold together with mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Some comes with different types of sweet filling and also those without filling which is known as ‘ang kong ar pieh’.
I discover a biscuit shop nearby Gama Supermarket that sells this goodies. I bought a packet of the rounded ones which has red bean paste filling and another oblong shape with grated coconut. The crust is soft and moist. It makes a good teatime snack and its the nearest thing to mooncake. Best part, we get to eat it anytime throughout the year!!!!
Hock Lok Siew Biscuit Shop located in Noordin Street ‘jie tiau lor’ sells many other types of biscuits …. and also supply them to hawker stalls all around town.
Sunday afternoon – teatime was at a relatively small food court in Trang Road, Penang (behind Gama Supermarket). We often pass through this place which has been around for a long time but somehow or rather we give it a miss until yesterday. The area is quite small and all the hawker food stalls were neatly lined up beside each other.
Many customers were seen eating bubur kacang, sold by an Indian man. It is basically boiled green bean soup (tong sui) but this is thicker, creamier and served with a spoonful of pulut (glutinous rice) which cost only RM1.
Slices of chinese sausages, fresh prawns and cockles were the ingredients of this plate of yummy Char Koay Teow.
These fritters were different from those sold in the Lo Bak stall. They have varieties of chopped vegetables and a bit of prawns….best eaten with the chili sauce which has a tinge of lime and grounded peanuts. Finally a glass of fresh sugar cane juice to round up the meal.
An enjoyable tea-time snack.
Hello Panda fans!!!
Hello Panda are small round biscuits in the shaped of a panda head. It has cute little panda sports printing on every cookie. There are various types of fillings but MZ love those with chocolate cream filling.
Surprisingly we find them very tasty. The choco cream is rich yet not very sweet. These finger sized biscuits is an excellent snack for people in the office, on the road or those looking for a munch. Now hubby and myself are also a HELLO PANDA fan.
Swensen’s is finally back in Penang, Queensbay Mall after a lapse of more than ten years. Previously it was located in Mount Pleasure, Tanjung Bungah. After shopping and dining in the mall with our parents, we had ice-cream in this outlet which is just located beside Sakae Sushi. Besides ice-cream, the outlet also have other food items on their menu.
We had the Strawberry Sundae, Banana Split, Sticky Chewy Chocolate and Coffee.
We went around window shopping after the ice-cream break. As it is Christmas season, Queensbay Mall had its main concourse decorated with beautiful blue lightings.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year….. !
Melbourne is known of having a rich diversity of food outlets with different ethnic cuisines. We took this opportunity to try out some food from the following places. Everything was simply marvellous.
In Victoria Market (QVM), we had nanchos served in an edible basket with tomatoes, salsa, melted cheese, sour cream and guacamole from Pide Bread Bakery. The nanchos are warmed in the oven before being served.
Had Vietnamese food in Mekong at Swanston Street. Ate the pho (beef noodle soup with fresh raw beansprout and selasih leaves) and the rice paper roll. It’s good value for money. This restaurant is usually crowded with students most of the day.
Restaurants and cafes serving great Greek food are located in Lonsdale Street. Stalactites Restaurant which has a cave decor was our choice. You can see the chicken and lamb being grilled the minute you walk-in. This place is very popular with the locals. Try out their famous Lamb Souvlaki – the Greek version kebab with lots of meat. For dessert, we had Greek coffee and Baklava. The taste of this coffee is new to us and the mixed nuts filling in the Baklava was very sweet.
Teatime at Greco European Grill @ Crown after a long walk exploring the Southbank and waterfront. The vast selection of cakes displayed here are so tempting. Had the coffee toffee cake (you must come and try the cakes). This outlet serve Giancarlo coffee. Prices here are higher as it reflect the fact that you are at The Crown.
As for simple and tasty Chinese food, we had it at Rice Bar with our son and his uni-mates. Hot chinese tea is provided free and is served in a thermos flask. Food served in Chinese restaurants in Australia comes in a rather huge portion.
Had roast beef sandwich in Grind In The City which is located on one of Melbourne’s cutest alleys. Manage to grab a small table on the pavement. We got to savour Lavazza coffee here. The whole alley is dotted with other small food outlets and one can find all sorts of snacks here.
Here are two more pictures showing other cafes in the alley.
At David Jones Departmental Store Food Hall, we try out their fresh yogurt. Hubby chose the yogurt with mixed berries. The yogurt turn out to be very creamy.