Seow Fong Lye Cofee Shop Chee Cheong Fun @ Penang

Chee Cheong Fun or rice noodle roll, all the while were being neglected by non-Penangtie. Well, can’t blame them since Char Koay Teow, Asam Laksa, Penang Hokkien Mee are too famous already.

2010.05.15 Seow Fong Lye Chee Cheong Fun @ Penang-1

Penang’s version of Chee Cheong Fun uses shrimp paste ( or known as hae koh ) which is black, but taste sweet. Mix it with some chili sauce and you to enjoy. The Chee Cheong Fun here at Seow Fong Lye coffee shop is especially good. The noodle roll itself is very very smooth and soft, and taste quite different (but good) from what you get to eat at other stall. 8.5/10

2010.05.15 Seow Fong Lye Chee Cheong Fun @ Penang-2

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Restaurant 398 Thai Food @ Sungai Petani

Since Kedah is located by the border of Malaysia and Thailand, and since it’s only 2 hours ++ of driving from Sungai Petani to the border, there are loads of Thai people who had stay in Malaysia permanently and are setting up restaurants selling Thai food, which is good for me since I love hot spicy and sour food! However, not all Thai people are good in cooking Thai food (just as many Malaysians don’t know how to cook), and luckily, there are a few restaurant here that serve some nice Thai food.

The owner of this stall actually shifted few place when they just started business, and finally they had settle down here at Restaurant 398 at Taman Intan for some time. I still love their Thai style steamed fish here. They use charcoal to make sure the soup of the fish is always hot. You can also always ask for extra soup if you wish, as that’s what I do all the time, as I absolutely love it. Thanks to the chef choosing not to skip the ingredients, the soup is wonderful, hot spicy and sour enough, although there’s sometime I wish it was even more spicy. Besides, they do have white cabbage under the fish, which is really nice. 8.0/10

2010.03.27 Restaurant 398 Thai Food @ Sungai Petani-1

Besides the fish, the otak-otak here is something I love too. Again, thai style otak-otak is totally different from Malaysia version one, as they use more seafood to cook it instead of fish only. Thai style otak-otak usually have prawns, squid, fried fish and sometimes even crab meat inside. Marvelous! I actually love the otak-otak itself more rather than all the seafood in it. 8.3/10

2010.03.27 Restaurant 398 Thai Food @ Sungai Petani-4

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Quan Yin Teng (Goddess Of Mercy) Lor Mee @ Penang

The godness of Mercy, or better known as Quan Yin Teng is 1 of the most famous temple in Penang. It was built in the early 1800 and is 1 of the oldest temple in Penang. The temple is always full with prayers and on special occasion, such as the 1st day of Chinese New Year,or the Goddess of Mercy’s feast which was celebrated on the 19th day of the 2nd, 6th and 9th lunar months each year, it will be way way more pack until walking is a difficulty inside the temple.

And at this particular coffee shop – Kafe Hai Beng located just beside the famous temple, there is this famous Lor Mee which is really really good. The lor mee gravy is thick but not too starchy until uneatable.  Besides, if you are a fan of pork skin, you should opt extra for those as they are really good! 8.9/10

2010.03.14 Guan Yim Deng Lor Mee @ Penang-4

There are this 2 yellow and red bottle on almost every table in the coffee shop, which were used to store chili and garlic sauce. Don’t say I never warn you, the 2 bottle can make or break the Lor Mee! I had heard that many people, including my mum and PenangTuaPui almost miss it! Well, they can’t be blamed as usually the 2 bottles are used to store chili and tomato sauce in western cuisine, and there ain’t any Chinese Hawkers that used it besides here.

However, putting too much of them will make the Lor Mee become too sour and different from it’s original taste, so before you go crazy and add in as much as you can since it’s free, try it first.

2010.03.14 Guan Yim Deng Lor Mee @ Penang-3

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