Old Town Koay Chap @ Sungai Petani

Well well well, there is this 1 koay chap which is very famous in my hometown, but I never heard of it, neither I had the chance to eat it until recent time. Reason is, the operating time of the stall is absolutely out of the time I eat.

Well, firstly its only a small mobile stall, and the “ah pek” who sell it will ONLY slowly cycle it to it’s usual place at around 10 PM. It will then take around 20 minutes for him to set up the stall. However, the problem is, I was told that the “ah pek” only sell when he feels he want to, and there ain’t any indications on when is his off day or such.

Another problem is, it’s only a stall by the road side, so you can’t like say, wait at the coffee shop, order something to eat first while waiting for him and pray that he come. What you can do is, come at around 10.30 PM, if he is there, stopped and buy. If he is not there, then sorry, come another day.

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HOWEVER, this will lead to another problem – waiting time. Just look at the picture above.  The crowd is usually at it’s peak at around 10.30 PM, and you will just have to stand and wait wait wait (usually around 30 minutes). The waiting time is not because the “ah pek” is working in slow motion, but rather because he do waste a lot of time doing nonsense which greatly slows down his speed. If you think you can come late to avoid the crowd, sorry to say that if you come after 11 PM, the chances of it sold out is very high.

Yes, you can come early (which I did), but if you are out of luck and the “ah pek” decided not to sell that day, then you have only yourself to be blame. I did come and waited there at around 9.50 PM, but the stall was no where to be seen. There was already 5 customer waiting there although the “ah pek” was not here yet. Luckily at around 10.10 PM, he was here. PHEW!

Since it’s only a mobile stall, all you can do is take away, and yes, for such a huge bowl, it only cost RM4.70! I opt for extra ingredient (as usual).

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New Lane Hawker Centre @ Penang

If one pass by Macalister road at night, the hawker food stalls at New Lane will definitely caught your attention. It’s so loaded with choice of food. You can basically find almost all of famous Penang food there. If you can visit only 1 place at Penang for your dinner, and you want to try as much Penang food as possible, then New Lane is a highlyly recommended place.

However, since there is just so much to try, I will only blog 2 of the many many food here, which is the grilled chicken wing and fried oyster. Some of the other recommended food to try here is the Chu Chap Cheok (pork innards porridge) and the Char Koay Kak but those will be featured here later.

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Ngau Kee Beef Noodle @ Tengkat Tong Shin Kuala Lumpur

Most people who are born and breed in Kuala Lumpur will definitely heard of Ngau Kee, a small road side stall that been selling beef noodle for years. Shame on me is that although I do study and work at Selangor for 5 years, but I never heard of them until recently.

As always, I will choose the dry version if they have one. The toppings are minced meat. I am however sorta disappointed since many had said it was 1 of the best, but for me it just lack the oomph. Don’t get me wrong, it still a good bowl of noodle, but just lacking something, leading it to be above average max. Besides my taste bud might also be affected due to the fact that I am quite full already before I enter the shop. 6.8/10

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Little White Dragon Ikan Bakar and Wat Dan Hor @ Sungai Petani

Little White Dragon eh or 小白龙 in chinese, is a small coffee shop at Pekan Lama in Sungai Petani, but it do boast 2 famous food here, the awesomeness Ikan Bakar and the Wat Dan Hor.

The godly tasty Ikan Bakar. Although if compare just the fish itself, the one in Wong Ah Wah is better, but this one wins out overall, mainly due to the sauce used to grilled the fish is just plain great. Really awesome stuff! 9.1/10

The grilled clams,nice stuff too. There are few types of clams available to choose from, from the really small one to medium size, but all subject to availability. 8.1/10

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Wong Ah Wah @ Jalan Alor Kuala Lumpur

The whole street of Jalan Alor is full with restaurant, and the best part is each restaurant are selling almost the same thing, all are “dai chao” and seems to sell Ikan Bakar, and almost every shop are full with customer. So how to know which are the best? I googled and turn up to all the floggers I can find, and decide that I will dine at Wong Ah Wah, as many had commented that the grilled chicken wing here is something to die for!

Since I don’t know where is Wong Ah Wah, I turn in to Jalan Alor from Imperial Hotel (Changkat Bukit Bintang), slowly trying to look for my target restaurant. It’s really not an easy task, as each restaurant you walked pass, you will surely be pulled by the waiter to ask you dine at their place. I had to politely say NO to all of them, while I slowly look for the sign board and search for Wong Ah Wah, but it’s nowhere to be seen after I pass by 10++ restaurant!

While I almost wanted to give up when I almost reach the end of Jalan Alor, I saw Wong Ah Wah Restaurant, it’s at the other end of Jalan Alor, where Nova Hotel is located at.

Before enter the restaurant, I already can see that loads of chicken wing are being grilled, and they certainly look delicious!

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Line Clear Nasi Kandar @ Penang

Nasi Kandar, one of the most famous food in Malaysia. However, it seems that not many people know that Nasi Kandar originates from Penang, and Penang served some of the best, if not the best Nasi Kandar in Malaysia. This is the fact that many of my friends that came from other places of Malaysia, when they come to Penang, and wanted to bring them eat Nasi Kandar, they will give me this shocking or confuse look of “What? come to Penang ask me eat Nasi Kandar???? I want Char koay teow, Curry Mee, Prawn Mee, Laksa!”

Anyway, if talk about famous Nasi Kandar stall in Penang, Nasi Kandar Line Clear definitely come into most Penangtie mind.No! It’s not Nasmir or Kayu. I wouldn’t say those are very bad, but if compare of purity and awesomeness, they are no way close to Line Clear.

Man, just look at the queue! The queue almost reach the main road already.

And yes, Nasi Kandar Line Clear is located at an alley (or lorong kia), so if hygiene of an eating place is a huge problem for you, then this is not your place. To me, as long as the food served is nice, I won’t care for the environment, heck I won’t purposely go and see how dirty it is, or else I just won’t be able to enjoy my food already.

However, the choice of dish available here may be lesser than some other Nasi Kandar, but when it came to food, it’s all about quality, not quantity.

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