GEM Indian Restaurant @ Penang

GEM restaurant – House of fine Indian cuisine as they claimed, located within the core zone of the Unesco World Heritage Site in Penang – Bishop Street. The environment is beautifully design, with painting and cravings from India.

2010.04.22 GEM Indian Restaurant @ Penang-2

The design of the cup is very special, and it’s quite heavy too for a cup.

2010.04.22 GEM Indian Restaurant @ Penang-1

Nandu Rasam @ RM7.90 is certainly an interesting dish. The soup was boiled with the crab together, giving it a very interesting flavor. Besides, although the pepper taste might be a bit overwhelming, but it still taste very nice as the spices used to cook the soup is just wonderful. The crab is very fresh too (although small) but you can enjoy it while waiting for your main dish to come. 7.9/10

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Penang Road Teochew Cendol @ Prangin Mall

Almost everyone will refer you to the famous Penang Road Teochew Cendol when you are in Penang. It’s is like the must eat desert in Penang already, and below, is the godly Teochew Cendol.

2010.04.10 Prangin Mall Penang Road Cendol @ Penang-2

Although cendol is usually refer to the green colored noodle look-a-like thingy, but it’s not the main ingredients that made a bowl of cendol stand out from the others (well, at least to me la). It’s all due to the santan (coconut milk) and gula melaka (palm sugar) used. Besides, finely shaved ice and big sweet red beans also lead to a good bowl of cendol.

2010.04.10 Prangin Mall Penang Road Cendol @ Penang-1

Due to the crowd and mess at their main branch at Penang road, I decided to give their branch inside Prangin Mall a try for my crave of cendol this time.

2010.04.10 Prangin Mall Penang Road Cendol @ Penang-4

This is my first time trying at their branch, and I shall say I am quite happy with it. I don’t notice any difference here compare to their main branch, hence I find that in the future, I will just come here instead, where I no need to queue up under the hot sun, stand and eat under the hot sun, and worry my ass being knock my passing by car. I is can sit down and enjoy my desert. 8.0/10

2010.04.10 Prangin Mall Penang Road Cendol @ Penang-3

Operating Hours: 11.00 AM to 8 PM

Location: Ground Floor, Prangin Mall, Penang

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O&N WanTan Mee @ Penang

Wantan mee, something simple to prepare, yet most of the time when I order 1, I either get something that’s too salty or the noodle is too dry. It might be the fact that it’s so easy to prepare until any Tom, Dick and Harry and come out from no where, simply set up a stall at any food court and start selling it, which greatly increase the chances for you (and me too) to get a below average plate of Wantan mee that’s below par, even in Penang.

2010.04.24 O&N Wan Tan Mee @ Penang-2

Due to the fact thatĀ  it’s so normal, and easily found in most places, Wantan mee is also something that you rarely see there’s a shop that sell Wantan mee solely, or as the shop main attraction. However, this Wantan mee stall at O&N Coffee Shop had did it.

2010.04.24 O&N Wan Tan Mee @ Penang-3

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Restaurant Floating @ Bukit Tambun

Bukit Tambun, a small town south of the mainland Penang, is famous for it’s fresh and extremely cheap seafood (in the past). Not only it do attracts many people travel all the way to dine there, but it also lead to many seafood restaurant operating there to crop with the crowd.

1 of my favorite restaurant here in Bukit Tambun will be Restaurant Floating.

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Like all other seafood restaurant here, you can choose which seafood you want before you are seated. Don’t expect to find something like geoduck or snow crab here though.

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The restaurant is not named as Restaurant Floating for nothing, it’s actually floating on the huge man made pond with loads of fish swimming underneath it.

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Hammer Bay Ikan Bakar @ Penang

Where is the best place for dinner? Yes, beach is the way man! Watching the sun set, enjoying fresh seafood while the natural wind blowing you is just…..awesome! Although the sea water is not crystal clear in Penang, neither the sand is silky smooth in the East coast of Penang island, but still, you can overlook the whole Penang bridge and looking at ships entering and exiting the port is quite a view too.

Hence this explains why restaurants are mushrooming along the East coast of the island, all the way from the start of Jelutong Highway at the end of Pengkalan Weld to Queensbay mall.

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However, most of these stalls are just normal road side restaurant, not those classy type that you find in Batu Ferringhi area.

2010.04.10 Hammer Bay Ikan Bakar @ Penang-2

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Rasa Sayang Spice Market Cafe @ Penang

Rasa sayang, hey! Rasa sayang sayang hey,
Hey lihat nona jauh, rasa sayang sayang hey.

Nope, not the controversy song that lead to some Indonesians people whom threatened to go to war with Malaysia if Malaysia did not drop their claim on the origins of the song la. The Rasa Sayang here is a hotel in Batu Ferringhi, Penang. I had heard that the buffet dinner here is quite awesome, as good as the one in Sarkies corner, and hence, here I am!

When I saw the mountain high fruits, the first thing that strike my mind is “Yay! Free flow fresh fruit juice is back!” Unfortunately it’s not, you have to pay for it.

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Although the salad corner do offer more choices than others, but Sarkies Corner offer double of what was offer here.

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Perak Road Nasi Lemak @ Penang

After the Petaling Street trilogy, it’s time for a Penang trilogy, hence here the third post of food in Perak Road wet market. This time, the Nasi Lemak I am introducing is something I first ate when I was still in kindergarten, but then it’s been years, since I last pay them a visit.

Perak Road Market Nasi Lemak & Dau Fu Fa @ Penang-1

The specialĀ  yellow curry chicken here is the single thing I miss most for the past 10 years. I always wanted to come back for this, but since my house was an hour far from where it was (in the past la), which means I need to wake up really early for it had stopped me to do so. The pain in the ass in finding a car park does not helps too.

However, the lovely curry still always appear in my mind. It’s very different from normal curry as it’s more towards sweet rather than spicy, but I just love it. Ever since my grandparents introduce this place to me 10++ years ago, I had become 1 of their most loyal customer, and every time I am here, I will surely take as many pieces of chicken as I can and go back happily.

Perak Road Market Nasi Lemak & Dau Fu Fa @ Penang-2

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