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!
Posted in Bukit Mertajam, Chinese, Cuisine, Food and Drinks, Hawker, Hor Fun, Location, Malaysia, Penang
- Tagged Bukit Mertajam, crab meat hor fun, Dinner, Food, fried chicken, Malaysia, Penang
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?
Er…. Ok lo. The stall is small, and passerby will not notice it if not because of the queue in front of the stall.
Posted in Bukit Mertajam, Chicken Rice, Chinese, Cuisine, Food and Drinks, Hawker, Location, Malaysia, Penang
- Tagged Bukit Mertajam, Food, Lunch, Malaysia, non Halal, Penang, pork
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.
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!
Posted in Bukit Mertajam, Chinese, Cuisine, Food and Drinks, Hawker, Location, Malaysia, Penang, Wantan Mee
- Tagged Breakfast, Bukit Mertajam, Food, Malaysia, Penang, wantan mee
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.
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.
Posted in Bukit Mertajam, Chinese, Cuisine, Food and Drinks, Hawker, Hokkien Mee (Prawn Mee), Location, Malaysia, Penang
- Tagged Breakfast, Bukit Mertajam, dry hokkien mee, Food, Malaysia, Penang, sri sentosa
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.
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
Posted in Bukit Mertajam, Chinese, Cuisine, Food and Drinks, Hawker, Location, Malaysia, Penang, Yam Rice
- Tagged Bukit Mertajam, Food, Malaysia, non Halal, Penang, Pork Knuckle, pork soup, yam rice
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.
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
Posted in Bukit Mertajam, Chinese, Cuisine, Dai Chao, Food and Drinks, Location, Malaysia, Penang, Restaurant (Cuisine)
- Tagged Bukit Mertajam, Dinner, Food, jalan pasar, Malaysia, non Halal, pai kut ong, peanut pork soup, Penang, restaurant yoong kee, steamed teochew style stingray, teochew cuisine, tofu
I am a huge fan of Malay Char Koay Teow, and I always remember the 1st time I order it, it really shocked me.
The scenario was like that, I decided to give this Malay CKT a try since it’s really fragrant when it was cooked. Since I decided to take away, I stand there and watch how it was cooked. The procedure is basically the same like how normal CKT was fried, until suddenly the cook pour in 1 big spoon on god know what sauce into it.
My jaw almost dropped, and was stunned for few seconds….then was like what the hell? However, after ate it, I am in love with it! Hell yea!
Back to topic, loads of thanks to Vkeong for introducing this, the famous Malay Char Koay Teow at Alma, Bukit Mertajam.
Posted in Bukit Mertajam, Char Koay Teow, Cuisine, Food and Drinks, Location, Malay, Malaysia, Penang
- Tagged alma malay char koay teow, Bukit Mertajam, Char Koay Teow, Dinner, Food, Halal, jalan rozhan, Malaysia, Penang