Sunday, July 26, 2009

Seafood Noodles @ Joo Leong Cafe, Sungai Tiram, Penang

The seafood noodles is prepared different way in this cafe. At counter, containers are filled with fresh seafood such as crab, fish maw, fried fish, fish balls, frog legs and large prawn. Just pick the ingredients you want, and they will cook for you with noodles. The seafood is cooked to just perfection.

Taste:10/10(Excellent & delicious. The fresh seafood is cooked to the right texture and the base soup for is flavourful and full of seafood sweetness. Good combination when added with salted vegetables).
Price:3/10(Expensive. The price is a bit high, but for the quality of the food you get and the flavour, the RM18 per bowl will be forgetten).

Welcome to Joo Leong cafe.


Select whatever you want.

Fish balls, fried fish, fresh fish and fish maw.

Frog legs.

Seafood noodles prepared with prawns & fish maw.

With fish meat option.

With frog leg option.

Address: 179-H, Sungei Tiram, Bayan Lepas
Penang. West Malaysia.
GPS/Coordinate: 5.303827,100.278311

Hokkien Noodles & Fried Wanton Noodles @ Pulau Tikus, Penang

At first I thought hokkien noodles is like the stir fry noodles broad noodles with black soy sauce like in KL. But hokkien noodles in Penang is actually prawn noodles. I would think the Penang hokkien noodles served in this Pulau Tikus shop is quite good although my other food trip members thinks the other way. Maybe this is my first time having it.

Taste:8/10(Delicious. The soup base and the prawn plus some pork is good and I like this type of hokkien noodles compared to the ones in KL).
Price:6/10(Moderate. I would think the price of RM4 is a bit high for a bowl of noodles).

Hokkien noodles with ambra juice.

Penang style wanton noodles with fried wanton.

The wanton noodles is like kuey teow.

Address: Swee Kong Kopitiam, Jalan Burmah, Penang.

Muar Chee (Glutinous rice peanut) @ Penang

Taste:9/10(Delicious. This dessert is good. The peanut was roasted until the right aroma and the glutious rice was warm. Good combination).
Price:8/10(Cheap. RM2 for small portion and RM2.50 for big portion).

This is the place near Pulau Tikus that sells muar chee.

The way muar chee was made is totally different from my home town. Here, the sticky glutinous will stick the crushed peanut outside. While, in my home town, the crushed peanut was wrapped in glutinous rice.

Uncle super fast skill preparing muar chee.

Well done final product. Glutinous rice, peanuts & sugar.

Durian @ Balik Pulau, Penang

The trip to this area is indeed very far from the Penang airport. Thanks to one of my colleagues that has Penang map in his mind, our trip is smooth and well arranged.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. The taste of the Penang 'udang galah' species of durian is good and different than others).
Price:4/10(Near expensive. The durian sold at RM12 per kg).

Can't wait to taste it.

Wow... look at the flesh.

Newspaper claimed this stall is king of durian.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pork Intestine Porridge @ New World Food Court, Penang

To prepare this dish, pork intestines are marinated in sugar and sauces and then smoked before being deep-fried. The crunchy, peppery intestines are served with smooth porridge with offal added.

Taste:9/10(Delicious. This is my first timer to try on this type of porridge and it taste really good. The fried intestines is crunchy and the boiled intestines is smooth and soft).
Price:7/10(Moderate. Priced at RM3.50 per bowl is well reasonable and I will hunt for this in Klang valley).

Intestines porridge.

Deep-Fried Banana & Cempedak @ Tanjung Bungah, Penang

The owner of this Tanjung Bungah goreng pisang (deep fried banana) is IT savvy until he has his own website promoting this delicious delicacies. You may visit this link to know more and you may amazed with the details on this website on deep fried bananas, deep fried cempedak and more! They named the goreng pisang as the Mars Bars of Pearl of the Orient!

Continuing the legacy of their father, Lim Khim Chang, both cousins, Lim Thuan Hin and Teh Choon Pin, have continued the "bananas" business for the past 40 years.

Parked at the side of the Tanjung Bungah road leading to Batu Ferringhi, the van used for the business, operates the business from 12.00am to 6.00pm daily. Both cousins, Lim and Teh attends the operation with the help from the senior Lim occassionally.

Taste:10/10(Supreb & Excellent. They use riped bananas & cempedak dipped into special batter and deep fry to perfection. The outer layer is crispy and inside full of banana fragrant. Taste really good).
Price:6/10(Moderate. RM2 per packet).

Goreng pisang website.

Mouth watering cempedak.

Their goreng pisang shape is standard and nicely done.

This is how the van look like.

Jump Seat Experience in ATR 72-500 Plane

This is my first time to have the opportunity to sit on jump seat in a plane. Jump seat is an auxiliary crew station, is a seat in an aircraft cockpit for individuals not operating the aircraft. From there you can see how pilots operates an plane and heard their conversation over to the control tower. The best part to see is during the landing session when you can see the plane approaching the landing lane and pilots do the necessary preparation to land.

Plane preparing to take off.

Captain is giving instruction to the control tower.

Plane dashboard.

Upper dashboard.

Lower control panel.

Emergency exit.

Oxygen mask.

Checking on the checklist while on air.

This is 9M-FYE.

Pangkor island.

Approaching Penang island.

Landing lane is visible now.

Approaching landing lane.

Getting near...


Almost touch down...


Finally touches ground.

Surfing on ground.

Heading to parking.

Reached Penang officially.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Getting Ready for Penang Food Marathon

Today is the day we begin the Penang food marathon. Arriving Subang airport at 6.30am and set to fly to Penang for breakfast till dinner.

Arriving Subang airport.

Photo session while waiting for other members.

Walk to the departure hall.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Pinang Peranakan Mansion @ Church Street, Penang

After having a good breakfast, our food trip group went to this mansion to have a glimpse of the history and heritage of Penang Babas community.

The Peranakans, also known as the Babas and Nyonyas, was a prominent community of acculturated Chinese unique to this part of the world, especially in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Malacca and Singapore) hence its other name, the Straits Chinese. Adopting selected ways of the local Malays and later, the colonial British, the Peranakans had created a unique lifestyle and customs which had not only left behind a rich legacy of antiques but its cultural influences like cuisine and language are still evident in Penang today.

At the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, the typical home of a rich Baba of a century ago is recreated to offer a glimpse of their opulent lifestyle and of their many customs and traditions. With over 1,000 pieces of antiques and collectibles of the era on display, this Baba-Nyonya museum is also housed in one of Penang’s heritage mansion of eclectic design and architecture. Built at the end of the 19th century by one of local history’s famous personalities, the ‘Hai Kee Chan’ or Sea Remembrance Store had once served as the residence and office of Kapitan Cina Chung Keng Kwee. Though not a Baba himself, his Chinese courtyard house was much like a typical large Baba home of eclectic style, incorporating Chinese carved-wood panels and English floor tiles and Scottish ironworks. Having survived the many decades of neglect and decay, the mansion has now been restored to its former glory of a stately home.



Enterance to the mansion.

Location for many local dramas.

Fine art.

Opium smoking area.

Kebaya nyonya.

Old bedroom settings.

Old camera.

Glass cardboard full of porcelien antiques.

Fine craftmanship.

Wedding dress.

Baba cultural show.

Frying pan.

Kitchen utensil.

Steamboat set.

Water filter.

Oven Belling brand.

Meat mincer.

This mansion also available for functions.

Place of worship to the ancestor.

Address: 29 Lebuh Gereja George Town, Penang
Coordinate: 5.417856,100.341289


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