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Malaysia 

(Penang)

(23 May 2013 - 26 May 2013)

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Day 3 

(Part 2/2)

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Next, having Assam Laksa under a big shady tree. Big Tree Laksa (Address : Jalan Dato Ismail Hashim, Kampung Singkang) is opened on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays only (12pm – 6pm). The Assam Laksa was average but having meals under this big tree gives the feeling of having a picnic and in a hot afternoon like this, sitting under this shady tree was actually cozy and refreshing! Totally unique dinning experience that you don’t find in Singapore.

Next, visit to the Bukit Genting Hill Leisure Park & Restaurant (Address : Bukit Genting Hill, Bayan Lepas, Penang. Opens daily : 11.30am-10.30pm; Tel +604 629 9801 / +604 629 9805) located in Bayan Lepas recommended by Michael. It’s a bumpy road, all the way up to the hill. The road uphill is pretty steep and would require good driving skill to get up and down the hill. On our way up, we saw lot of durian trees with fruits growing beside the road. We were really lucky to see this peacock displaying his plumage. For Chinese, if you ever sight a peacock displaying his feather (孔雀开屏), it means extremely good luck (孔雀开屏, 好运到)!  Too bad our cameras weren’t quick enough to capture his glamorous front view!

Enjoy breath-taking view of sunset while dining at this hilltop (In short, another look out point in Penang). From the hilltop, the view covers a scenic landscape of Penang’s greenery (Understand that this view is even better than Penang Hill – We’re not able to verify that since we’ve never been to Penang Hill). There’s a Thai Restaurant on the top of the Hill, with chalets for rental starting from RM110 for 2 person.

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Spectacular panorama! There’s lot of neon lights around which unfortunately, we did not wait for them to be lighted up. This place should be beautiful at night.

Next, Singaporeans will not leave Penang without trying Durians aka “King of Fruits”… Sitting by the road side and having these thorny delicacies was yet another wonderful experience unavailable in Singapore!

Yes, another round of makan (AGAIN!) at New Lane Hawker Centre (Address : Lorong Baru, off Macalister Road, just next to Sunway Hotel; Opens from 5pm – 11pm). Understand that this popular hawker street would be less touristy than Gurney Drive Hawker Centre. Food stalls operated along the two sides of the street and tables were set up along the walkway.

New Lane is definitely a ideal place to sample different local Penang hawker food as it’s jam packed with various push carts selling all kinds of foods. We recommend that you come in big groups so that you can buy and try a little of everything! :P We actually overlooked the porridge stall selling Pork Intestine Porridge (With deep-fried pork intestine)… Heard that it’s really good. I swear that I will be back to try it out!

Next, Duck Kuey Chap at Restoran Kimberley& nbsp;(汕头街权记鸭粥粿汁专卖店) – a few shops down from Goh Huat Seng Restaurant (吴发成潮州菜馆) mentioned in Day 2. [Address : 137 Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100, Pulau Pinang; Hours: 6.30pm - 11.30pm , Closed on Thursdays.

Kuey Chap is an acquired taste and not all would appreciate this fabulous dish (Personally I have lots of colleagues and friends who don't eat pork innards). The Kuey Chap (flat rice noodles) in a savoury rich soya sauce based broth were served with duck meat and pork innards. Garnished with a bit of fresh chopped coriander and fried garlic bits. Duck meat was tender and perfectly braised and they were quite generous with their ingredients. Now that I'm blogging about this, I really feel like flying to Penang now and have a at least 2 bowls of Duck Kuey Chap! *Swallow Saliva* The restaurant seems to be always buzzing with people, hence finding a place to sit might pose a challenge if your party is larger than a group of two.

See Ko Tng (四果汤) literally translates as (4-Fruit-Soup) something refreshing and cooling  like Singapore's version of Cheng Tng.

We ended our official tour with Michael and he brought us to Nostalgie Cafe that was once operated by him.

Located in the Stewart Lane in George Town, Nostalgie Cafe is housed in a restored two-storey prewar shop-house. The interior of the restaurant was beautifully furnished with a lot of gorgeous and handsome antiques.

We had Chocolate Brownies with Walnuts and ice-cream as the signature dish (Carrot Cake) was sold out.... The brownie was just average but the ambiance of this place is great (except that there's no air-con surprisingly).

We had a great day moving around, thanks to Mr Michael Fong. We would highly recommend engaging Michael to explore Penang as he is very knowledgeable about Penang. Michael is very familiar with the places to eat good local food and thanks to that, we avoided the places that cater to tourists. If you want to discover the real Penang, request for Michael when you make your reservation with Ocean Jupiter. Michael can be contacted at 012-4682770 [Mileecrasher@yahoo.com].




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Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!

Day 3

(2/2)

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Malaysia

(Penang)

(23 May 2013 - 26 May 2013)

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