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BY CK Lam

Penang is a hawker paradise with a huge variety of interesting street food stalls offering plenty of good and reasonably priced Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisine. I revel in the delights of hawker food, sold throughout the market area, neighbourhood stalls and the narrow back alleys of Penang.

Some of the stalls offer sitting areas while others have none, so you may have to eat while standing up – a bit of a challenge. However, it’s an even bigger challenge to decipher what goes into each dish and just where those flavours dancing on your palate stem from. This is where I can help.

 

SAMOSA

What it is: Savoury samosa & curry puffs are popular deep-fried snacks sold mainly at Indian and Malay street food stalls. They’re made out of dough cut into small pieces and stuffed with a savoury spicy filling. Fillings might vary slightly but most vendors have the vegetarian version filled with essentially spicy curry paste, potatoes and onions. The meaty version with chicken meat is also available. Samosas are normally triangular-shaped while curry puffs are crescent-shaped and tapered at the ends to keep the filling intact.

Flavour Guide on Penang Hawker Food - Samosa

Deep-fried samosas make the perfect snack

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BY CK Lam

 *** Updated July 2013 – This Bak Moi stall has since shifted into Hon Kei Food Corner, located a few shops down the road

Ho Ping in Penang is arguably a good place to head for hawker food. This double-storey coffee shop located at the junction of Penang Road and Kampung Malabar is popular with the locals and also tourists staying at the nearby hotels.

The coffee shop has rented the space to several hawkers. One popular stall is the bak moi stall serving warming, comforting bak moi (pork porridge). There is no signboard to indicate the stall which is run by Y.C. Lai, owner of this third generation hawker food business.

Best Bak Moi at Ho Ping, Kampung Malabar Penang by what2seeonline.com

The owner busy preparing the bak moi

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BY CK Lam

Chin Ho Plaza in Penang Times Square was the site of The Battle of Penang Hawker Masters 2012 competition finale, where 18 shortlisted hawkers compete in dishing out the best Penang hawker dishes. The event organised by Ivory Properties Group Bhd for the second year was packed with a crowd of 500 food lovers who came and watched the participants in action.

The competition comprising six categories, saw three participants from each category showcasing their skills. The six categories were Hokkien mee, curry mee, nasi lemak, char koay teow, pasembur and rojak, prepared with Khalis santan sawit, Carotino red palm oil and minyak Cap Buruh.

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Rojak

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Char Koay Teow

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Nasi Lemak

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BY CK Lam

My enthusiasm for learning about wine was given a boost when I was invited to the Malaysia Wine Fiesta 2012. The event organized by The Straits Wine Company (of the Billion Frontier Group of Companies) was held at Precinct 10, located at Tanjung Tokong, Penang. More than 400 wine enthusiasts turned up at the event.

“Tickets were sold like hot cakes since the event is being publish. We are glad to organize event like this as it help to bring up a new healthy drinking trend in Penang” Sean Teoh, Billion Frontier Group of Companies Group Vice-President said.

Billion Frontier Group of Companies owns a number of up-market restaurants and bistros including Bed, Sixty9ine Mansion by The Sea, Mois, Nueve, Sushi Zento and Red Karaoke.

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 Crowds of people make their way through the event

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BY CK Lam

Kambli’s Bubur Corner is one of the few Indian-style sweet dessert stalls in Penang. Tucked away on Jalan Datuk Koyah, off Penang Road, the stall offers several choices to suit different taste buds.

Customers will be able to enjoy bubur kacang hijau (mung bean porridge), bubur gandum (wheat porridge) and bubur pulut hitam (black glutinous rice porridge).

Bubur Kacang (Indian-style sweet dessert) at Jalan Dato Koyah, Penang

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Wish Everyone Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for a Beautiful New Year 2012!

With Christmas and New Year around the corner, nothing spells the celebrations better than with excellent feast and cuisine. Hope everyone have a great time rejoicing the stomachs and taste with your favorite holiday dishes from what2seeonline.com list of Penang’s restaurants.

Gourmet Guide to Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Penang by CK Lam


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Breakfast on a Sunday morning was Wantan Mee at Chee Meng Cafe located in Jalan Dato Koyah. This stall, which was previously located in Tai Wah Cafe in Jalan Argyll, has it’s regular customers coming back for more of  the noodles in this new location.

Wantan Mee @Chee Meng Cafe in Jalan Datuk Koyah by what2seeonline.com

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Business is usually bustling at the Hainanese Chicken Rice stall in Kheng Pin Cafe located in the junction of Sri Bahari Road and Penang Road. This stall run by a couple is one of the places with a good rendition of chicken rice in town. The poached chicken is deliciously prepared, a firm smooth skin with a layer of gelatin underneath and tender juicy meat.

Sri Bahari Hainanese Chicken Rice new outlet in Lorong Selamat

A meaty plate of chicken

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 24th April 2010.

Enjoy pleasant service, inviting ambiance and quality fine Hunan and Sichuan cuisine from Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine. This latest Penang fine dining restaurant has its prime seaside location in Church Street Pier overlooking the calm waters of the harbor and George Town behind it.

Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Elegant detailing in the interior of the restaurant

Chin’s which was opened a few months ago was everything of a fine dining restaurant, casual and elegant dining with delicate and delicious food, wine and a sense of pampering.

The ambience was welcoming as I step inside the waiting area of the restaurant passing through its striking red glass door – there to greet me is owner Dave Chin.

CK Lam at Chin’s Stylish Chinese Cuisine, Penang

Priceless antique chairs displayed in the waiting area leading into the restaurant

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Looking for ways to welcome the coming double festival of the Chinese New Year & Valentine’s Day? I am sure everyone is busy planning and preparing on where to celebrate with your family members and dear ones on these two special days that happen to coincide with each other. Here is a  choice of exciting offers by dining places around Georgetown.

CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY ONBOARD LILI MARLEEN

How about by celebrating the coming Year of the Tiger on board a private yacht? There is nothing more memorable than dining in a yacht. It is an ideal way of celebrating this festival with a night of food, fun and music on a six hour cruise across the pristine seawaters of Southeast Asia in the Lili Marleen.

It departs on 15th February at 7pm from the Swettenham Pier and only return at 2am on 16th February (six-hour cruise). Entrance fee is RM388 per person which is inclusive of dinner and a welcome drink.

Contact: 017 6661042 (Farah)

Dining Places in Penang for Valentine & Chinese New Year 2010

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