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November 6, 2008

Randomly Penang

Malaysia / Penang

A not-so-nice panoramic shot of Penang island from Queensbay mall carpark. A dark and gloomy day, but like the misty mountain view.

Some random food pics to satisfy your sensual side. Penang Hokkien Mee is something I’d not miss. It’s actually a prawn noodle soup dish serves with egg, prawn and pork slices. One bowl of Hokkien Mee costs around RM2.50 – RM3.

The plate of Nasi Lemak costs RM7.50 (I think) as I had it at a cafe. See, you pay more for the ambience. Nasi Lemak is commonly prepared with the rice mainly soaked in coconut cream and steamed. Traditionally, it is served with slices of cucumber, deep fried crisy anchovies, roasted peanuts, egg and most importantly, hot spicy sauce (sambal).

You can get really nice and authentic Nasi Lemak nicely wrapped in banana leaf at the market for only RM1 without fried chicken.

A shot of the stage built for Hari Raya celebration at Queensbay Mall. “Hari Raya” is a Malay term literally means “Day of Celebration”, a Muslim festival celebrated worldwide after a month of fasting.

Cute, even the icon of the luxurious G-hotel wears a humongous songkok (a traditional hat for muslim men in South East Asia) during the month of the Muslim celebration.

Gurney hawker centre has a nice location facing the sea. It’s visited by many tourists, but frankly speaking, I have not tasted anything really good from there, yet the food prices are higher than other hawker centres in Penang.

See the “kway teow” man in action. Penang fried kway teow (fried noodles with cockles) is well-liked by many.

Next to Gurney hawker centre is Gurney Plaza, touted as Penang’s premier lifestyle mall. The plaza is decorated for Hari Raya, with “lanterns” suspended from the top and to me, they look like Chinese Kongming lantern.

Why I took this picture full of mushroom toys? Cos I want to promote my humour blog now. Go to http://ieatmushroom.com LOL!!

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19 Comments Leave your comment

  • Zara said on November 6, 2008 2:45 pm


    luckily I view this after I’ve my lunch…

    or else, gonna run to the cafe to eat…


    the mushroom are there too?


  • Ah Pat said on November 6, 2008 3:43 pm

    Hi, thanks for this blog post. May I know how far Queensbay Mall is from G Hotel?

    My husband and I will be going to Penang next month for the very first time, and we’re taking Aeroline from KL to Penang, and then checking into G Hotel. Heehee, the photos from your web site are exciting my taste buds liao. Very excited to go there and eat all the great food! YEAH!!! *:)

  • Borneo Falcon said on November 6, 2008 3:50 pm

    I just got back from Penang yesterday. I walked from KOMTAR to Fort Cornwalis

  • eunice said on November 6, 2008 4:24 pm

    @Zara: ha! I blogged it when I was hungrrrry

    @Ah Pat: Wow you going Penang! I went there last month. I am from Singapore. Read all my posts on Penang file under http://travelerfolio.com/places/malaysia-travel/penang/

    It’s far to go Queensbay Mall from G Hotel, hmm, I think it takes about 20mins’ drive. Avoid peak hour in the evening as you might be caught in the jam.

    @Borneo Falcon: wah!! u walked so far! No rain?

  • kikey said on November 6, 2008 9:37 pm

    this post make me miss penang so much!!!

  • peteformation said on November 6, 2008 11:50 pm

    aiya, all my favourite foods! Hungry now, cooking maggi mee for supper!

  • eunice said on November 7, 2008 12:20 am

    @kikey: me too! XD

    @peteformation: huh.. maggi mee .. yikes

  • wanderus said on November 7, 2008 2:55 am

    what i wouldn’t give for street food right now!!! =)

    just sent you a reply!

  • eunice said on November 7, 2008 9:39 am

    @wanderus: I saw Bush here! LOL!! Yep I replied. =)

  • Moon said on November 7, 2008 1:47 pm

    wei.. regret to drop by your blog ler.. must me the hokkien mee and nasi lemak! can see cannot eat! you know how much i miss the penang hokkien mee?! =)

  • sanket said on November 7, 2008 1:49 pm

    your blog is really nice, keep the good work

  • Walter said on November 7, 2008 6:45 pm

    Looks like quite an interesting place to visit. Believe it or not, I haven’t gone to Penang yet after almost four decades of living…. Haha…. Must try to visit and I suppose the cheaper cost of living must be great there too. And of course food fabulous food!

  • Joy/craftymug said on November 7, 2008 10:20 pm

    Hi! You never fail to always have beautiful interesting photos!
    Please stop by my blog and pick up an award that I’ve posted. You deserve it for your blog! It will be posted for a few days, then removed.

  • eunice said on November 8, 2008 2:24 am

    @Moon: haha aiya I also miss those food loh -_-

    @sanket: thx for ur visit.

    @Walter: Ha! With our better conversion rate we will enjoy ourselves in Malaysia. =P But for the Malaysian, their living standard is considered high..

    @Joy: Thanks! =D Heading to your blog now!

  • leafless said on November 8, 2008 4:20 am

    Love Super Mario.

  • Mark H said on November 8, 2008 6:00 am

    All your posts are about food!! I need to be careful which part of the day I read your blog!

  • eunice said on November 8, 2008 6:38 pm

    @leafless: haha yeah, Mario loves mushrooms. XP

    @Mark H: LOL! They are “appetite stimulants”.

  • spoolartist said on November 8, 2008 6:43 pm

    wow, kwit-tyeo is also known as the same name in thailand and cambodia… i guess it’s a southeast asian thing then, right?

  • eunice said on November 8, 2008 6:49 pm

    @spoolartist: You mean “Kway Teow” that I blogged about? It’s flat noodles, perhaps the texture is different. =)

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