Lau Yew Crab Meat Hor Fun @ Bukit Mertajam

A person can be given the best ingredient, the best cooking tools, the world most craved for recipe, but if he ain’t got the passion to cook, or just don’t have enough skill, the outcome of the dish just won’t taste nice.

Some dishes are just so wonderful when you look at it, or theoretically will be awesome when you heard of it, but the outcome might not be the same.

Crab meat hor fun, how wonderful? By the looks at it, the amount of crab meat given and char siew are generous. Besides, it looks colorful too, if only there are more greens on it. Something like this should be awesome!

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Abang Ismail Char Koay Teow @ Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Long live Malay Char Koay Teow! Another fail presentation, but taste wise? Superb!

Almost every single friend of my just can’t accept this type of Char Koay Teow. To them, it must be dry, and not wet, most important, it MUST be fried by Chinese. Well, try to be more open minded and be adventurous eh? If not, you will just miss out too many good food out there, and how can life be fun if that’s so? Live to eat, and not eat to live.

Maybe next time I should say, come lets go eat “wat dan hor“.

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This time, it’s Abang Ismail Char Koay Teow, located just directly opposite of the big pink colored Bukit Mertajam Post Office.

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Chicken and pork rice @ Bukit Mertajam

I actually don’t really know what’s the name of this rice, hence I simply give it a name. Well, can’t blame me, as the conversation between me and the introducer is as below:

Introducer: Wei, I bring you go eat good rice. Want?

Me: Ooo. OK ar, what rice?

Introducer: Er…. Rice la.

Me: Hmm. I know la, what rice? Economy Rice? Chicken rice? Fried rice?

Introducer: Tell you rice means rice la, as so much for what? It’s rice with xio bak (roasted pork) on top la…happy?

20100725 Chicken and pork rice @ Bukit Mertajam

Er…. Ok lo. The stall is small, and passerby will not notice it if not because of the queue in front of the stall.

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Tua Bek Gong Wantan Mee @ Bukit Mertajam

Tok Tok Tok….Tok Tok Tok….Tok Tok Mee is one of the first few food I wanted to try ever since I read it from Vkeong’s Blog. However, since it only sold in the morning, and with a wet market nearby to it only means parking space is hard to find. The long waiting time doesn’t help too. Hence, I am too lazy to go there just for a plate of noodles.

20100725 Tua Bek Gong Wantan Mee @ Bukit Mertajam

This was until 1 fine day, I was in Bukit Mertajam for the St. Anne’s Annual Novena & Feast Day Celebration, I decided, yes, it’s time to give this a try. The long queue before me when I want to made my order only lead to me thinking, man, this is true, I really gonna wait for sometime until my noodle was served.

Besides, it seems to me that they do not operate in 1st come 1st serve basic. They tend to served few tables located in the same area all at once, which I think is very unfair as some people might only need to wait for 5 minutes, while some like me, need to wait for more than 30 minutes!

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Sri Sentosa Dry Hokkien Mee @ Bukit Mertajam

Penang is famous for it’s Hokkien Mee aka Prawn Mee, but usually the famous one are the soup based Prawn Mee. This time let me introduce the Dry Hokkien Mee at Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

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Sri Sentosa is a coffee shop full with hawkers selling different type of foods in the morning, and it’s always crowded with people especially on Sunday mornings that finding a place to seat do require some luck.

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Sentosa Corner Yam Rice @ Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Yam rice is definitely 1 of the signature dish of mainland Penang, simply because there are few stalls here that sells really really good yam rice.

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The yam rice in Penang is quite different from others part of Malaysia as it’s almost always served with salted vegetables pork soup, hence the soup taste sourish and very appetizing! The ingredients used is mostly pork, from the innards such as blood, liver, intestine to something more normal such as pork balls, lean meat and 3 layer meat.Of course, you can always customize the ingredients by telling them what you want, and what you don’t want. 7.0/10

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Restaurant Yoong Kee @ Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Talk about restaurant that got really long history, and this will definitely be one of them! Restaurant Yoong Kee had been here at Jalan Pasar, Bukit Mertajam ever since when my mum was in her early working days, if her memory servers her right…….

The restaurant is small and old, but this never stopped people from coming to them. However, since it’s always packed, I really had to complained that it’s not really fun to have dinner there especially these days when the weather is god damned hot! All of us were sweating badly and we swear on them inside our heart on why they don’t want to invest a bit more on fan to make their customer feel more comfortable. It might be better if we came later, but since we arrive there around 6pm, the sun is still godly bright and awesomely hot…..grrr!

However, they do serve some nice Teochew food, luckily.

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We start our hot dinner with a good bowl of hot pork and peanut soup. It taste good, and only if pork tail was used instead of pork ribs and lean meat. 6.5/10

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