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This famous HaiDiLao hotpot is indeed spreading its wings in Malaysia very fast. With the latest addition to Gurney Paragon, Penang, It had created a huge buzz up in the north. Also making them one of the most famous mala hotpot in Penang.

Why is Haidilao so famous. For one simple reason. Service & Fresh ingredients!

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People do come and queue as early as 11am, however we had heavy breakfast and my parents decided to drop by to check it out where hoping to get numbers for dinner. Instead the queue was not long, they decided to head inside to try luck.

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Here are the 2 sessions available for you to queue to pick your number. morning session starts at 11am and night dinner starts queue at 4pm.

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waiting number will keep updating and you will be called if you are around the area. Another way is to scan your wechat on the QRcode then you can walk around and monitor your number. 5 Numbers before your turn, head back to this waiting area.

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While waiting for your table, you are being pampered with all kinds of snacks, fruits , Thong sui and drinks,

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Their fresh pop corn is pretty good too.

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The waiting area.

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More Snacks!

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The weird part of this manicure is you have to dine first then only head to this section to do it. I thought is while waiting in the queue you can do your manicure. Also they do have kids play area if your kids got grumpy or bored. It is also connected to the table on the dining table just in case you want to watch over your kids while eating.

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We got our table quite fast, which is less than 30-35  minutes with 50 numbers ahead of us. We reach around 12pm. I guess lunch on Saturday was not that pack which is still not too bad. Upon seated, you will be given warm towel, a cover to protect your phone, a wet wipes to wipe your oily screen. Rock melon being serve along as well.

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Digital menu

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There are variety of sauce mixing that you can try it out.

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We were so full from breakfast, so we ordered a little to try it out.

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We order:

  1. Sichuan Malat (level 1) which you can upgrade if you want to add spicy. Those who can take spicy, direct go to level 3. Which taste much better.
  2. Tomato Soup (one of their signature)
  3. Curry Laksa (Malaysia edition only)
  4. Mushroom soup

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My kind of personal sauce mixing.

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Hai Di Lao famous dancing noodle which is a must order. (watch my video on see how he dance)

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with my parents as they want to join the hype too. A tick for them and for those who are not used to eating Malat, Haidilao is certainly one of the best place to be.

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After we are done at 2.30pm, these are all the crowd waiting for 4pm number session or dinner session onwards. This is kinda crazy and luckily we ate for lunch instead of night. In KL, average waiting time is 2-4 hours depending on branch. So good luck to the rest of you.

Overall Haidilao Malaysia is good for :

  1. entry level or beginners whom are not used to eat Malat or sichuan hotpot. To us who loves Malat, this place is totally out as there are much better hotpot place over this.
  2. Service, service and service – even though is quite top notch over I think Singapore Haidilao or Korea Haidilao is so much better.
  3. the most important is the price is not expensive if you compare to Singapore or Korea.

So for sichuan hotpot in Penang, you could consider this as one of the option. My experience in Singapore and Korea.

*Non-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, good for family bonding and they want to try out!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Gurney Paragon, 163D-L4-13 & 13A,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang

tel: 04-297 1263

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 3am

Finally, the cafe scene had move up a notch. There are plenty of cafes in Penang, but they are all quite similiar. This Chinese New Year that I am back, some of my friends ask me to pay a visit to Kafka Cafe in Penang, as it is one of the latest addition into the scene.  At least has a standard to what we visit in oversea. A cafe that hidden in a club house that sits a wing just right next to it.

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A nice glass building by the side of itself do give you an inviting welcome and the ambiance is just like one of the cafe scene you visit in Bangkok or Melbourne. A nice combination of modern and raw industrial decor.

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the front entrance area is quite modern as you walk towards the back, there is where the classic begins.

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Menu is pretty simple at the moment, that offers what diners needed.

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This place indeed going to be one of a instagram heaven, with its raw finishing on the wall that remains as the past building structure, the pastal colour and each section have slightly different feel too.

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Menu here is pretty straight forward. Cakes here seems to be one of the best seller or could be during this high peak of CNY but coffee pricing here certainly on the low side which is something to look forward.

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If you love robust coffee, the taste and aroma here is pretty strong, yet with mild acidic taste. My latte at only RM 9

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since burnt cheesecake is the latest trend, trying out the burnt cheese cake here too. It is not too bad as the cheese is  mild, slightly airy. For Penang scene it is good enough to give it a try.

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nothing to shout about on their Bacon Carbonara @ RM 23.90

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Indeed one of a cafe I would certainly pay a visit again or a place to catch up with friends. Parking here is quite convenient as in the premises they do have decent amount of parking. If it is full, I park behind at the housing area. Just please make sure cars are able to pass and do not block the entrance of house owner.

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, love the ambiance and decent priced coffee!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
15, Jalan Kelawai,
Kampung Syed, 10250
George Town, Pulau Pinang

Tel: 04-218 9726

Operating Hours: 8am – 10pm

There are only a handful of Vietnamese Restaurant in KL. An Viet is one of the shop that I constantly visit whenever I am thinking of my Vietnamese cuisine. I still remember that I visited their The Gardens outlet when they first open its door many years back and I never blog about it over the years.

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Menu is not huge, where the most important is my beef noodle.

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If you are entering this shop for the first time, you can actually see there is a pot of fresh basil leave on every table. On my first thought, I thought they were for decoration but I am wrong. It is for you to pluck your fresh basil leaves and add into your noodle.

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Well, now they have started their #nostraw initiative as all the drinks are serve without straws. Drinks that I usually order are:

SINH TỐ DỪA – Ice Blended coconut @ RM 10.90 & TRÀ CHANH BẠC HÀ – Iced Lime & Mint Tea @ RM 8.90

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BÁNH TRÁNG NƯỚNG – Grilled Rice Paper with Minced Pork @ RM 9.90. Something simple to start off with as this dish still quite consistant over the years. Paper thin skin wrap with their marinated mince pork.

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This is one of the crowds favourite which you can give it a try too. CANH CHUA NGAO NƯỚC DỪA Clam in Coconut Broth @ RM 14.90. Soup is quite solid in taste and clam is fresh. Love the balance of taste of lemon grass which is not overpowering that can taste the actual broth base.

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This is one of my favourite that I like. PHỞ BÒ ĐẶC BIỆT – Vietnamese Beef Noodle Special with Raw Beef, Beef Brisket, Shank, Tripe, Tendon, & Homemade 100% Pure Beef Ball @ RM 23.90

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Beef cut is good and let it cook in this hot soup broth. If you like your meat to be slightly more cook, you can always take this beef slice and hide it under the noodle for 2-3 minutes to get it done. Soup is clear, that you can taste the sweetness of the broth and with add in beef parts, it is just perfect!

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So now this is the actual usage of the plant. Pluck from the pot of basil leaves then added it into your bowl as much as you like. The little side bowl with clear water is not a drinking water as the purpose serves for you to wash your fresh basil leaves.

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Then added it into your bowl of pipping hot beef noodle. Yumz!

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BÚN CHẢ : Hanoi Style Grilled Pork with Vermicelli @ RM 18.90 is good for sharing as this is slightly quite unique compare to what we usual have. Grill pork is soft and tender and the soup base for this vermicelli pairs just well.

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Those that do not want too heavy meal, then you can opt for Banh Mi – Vietnamese Baguette is one of the best seller in the outlet. @ RM 14.90

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CHẢ CÁ LÃ VỌNG – Hanoian Style Fish with Turmeric & Dill @ RM 23.90

as this would be my first time trying it. Turns out to be good as the flavour of it quite balance and gives you a herb taste finishing. Cuz of the ingredient that they are using and they have dill on the dish. Fish also did not over cook and softness of the meat that soak on the flavour will certainly be a good pairing for rice.

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This is one of my favourite snacks. I find it very interesting and good. XÔI CHIÊN PHỒNG – Deep Fried Sticky Rice Puff  with Green Mango Salad  & Grilled Lemongrass Chicken @ RM 14.90 A dish that is carefully crafted and not easy to be cook into a nice round globe shape yet it must have be like near paper thin that you peal on the crust it cracks easily.

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As you crack open the globe snacks, glutinous rice is smack at the center of the base to act as the holder of the sphere. This is how I eat it. Crack the done, and grab some of the glutinous rice then eat it. just perfect. Chewy and slightly crispy. If you eat it with the lemongrass chicken, it will give you another layer of flavour.

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To end your meal, can always opt for their  VIET-FFOGATO – Condensed Milk Ice Cream with Vietnamese Coffee @ RM 9.90

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Or my personal favorite : CÀ PHÊ TRỨNG – Vietnamese Drip Coffee with Egg @ RM 9.90. Wish that I could have 1 more egg to make it more perfect. Give you just the right creaminess and smoothness while sipping it.

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well They also do have something for you to purchase off like their paper rice roll, fish oil and others.

Craving for Vietnamese food, An Viet is one of the place that I turn to.

Location:
An Viet, Sunway Pyramid
LG2.127A, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall
No 3, Jalan PJS 11/15
Bandar Sunway, 47500 PJ
Tel: +603 5611 2226

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

An Viet, The Gardens
LG203B, The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 KL
Tel: +603 2201 1181

Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm

If you are short on time in Penang or just on touch and go trip in Penang yet still want to hit your stomach with all the good street food. Gurney Drive Hawker Center is one of the options where I usually recommend my friend. Although some of you might find it commercialize but still there are certain stalls which is still quite good.

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In this hawker center, there are plenty of stalls for you to hit on as every stall have their own set of customers as their flavours are different from each other. there are quite repetitive stall as what I mean is that you can find 3 laksa stall, 3 prawn noodle stall and so on.

Besides that, one good selling point in this food court as it is a good balance of Chinese and local malay food too.

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Grill cuttle fish is one of my favourte as each stall have their own special sauce to dip along. some are better and stronger in taste and some are milder.

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Fried oyster remain one of the top order list for many food hunter.

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this is one of my favourite Soya Bean Stall.

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Some call this instant steamboat as in Penang, we call this “Lok Lok” stall.

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for fried item, this stall is one of my favourite stall for fried chicken skin and or their fried items. Stall no.100

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there are a few Char Koey teow stall which is famous as most of them are in queue. This stall is also not too bad.

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Not the best but still remain one of the item that I would buy when I crave for it. Chinese Pancake with available flavour of corn or banana as they add in fresh banana slices.

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Otak otak in this stall is pretty darn good. Penang Otak otak is quite different from Muar as Penang version is steam along with a huge piece of fish in the center. Depending on the stall recipe.

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One of the classic dishes which is Cuttle fish or known as Sotong Kangkung or in Penang known as “Ju hu Eng Chai”.

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Muar chee still remain one of my favourite as this uncle sells right infrot of Gurney Plaza pedestrian walkway heading to Gurney Hawker Center. The one that I like is no longer available as the uncle already retired.

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Lets head to be back section which is the Halal section. You can get all the local malay cuisine. You have to be cautious while taking your ingredient in Pasembur stall in Gurney as they are well known for Cut Throat pricing. Best to ask individual item if it is not written. Usually if you take seafood, that is where the samurai sword is out.

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This Satay stall is pretty good which usually I order.

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This is the last stall nearby Wendy’s. Nasi Lemak CiliBilis is one of the best nasi lemak you can find int his food court. Steam fragrant rice, and their sambal is a must. Add fried chicken if you like which is crispy .

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One of the place that you can find good local food all under one roof. Besides that, there are plenty of new nightlife spot in Penang that is worth checking out. 

Location:
Gurney Drive Hawker Center
172, Solok Gurney 1, Pulau Tikus,
10250 gurney, Pulau Pinang

Operating Hours: 4.30pm – 11.30pm

Penang is indeed a food heaven. Not only being listed as one of the top places to visit in the world as the food is also highly notable with many foodie around the world.  In this post, I am going to share, what are my 22 street food must eat in Penang 2018 along with another top extinct street food that you should try as I personally felt that is going to extinction.

No.1

In Penang we call this Hokkien Mee or KL folks known this as Har Mee.

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1. Old Green house,
223, Jalan Burma, 10050, George Town, Penang
8:00pm to 4:00am Closed on Sundays

2. Granny Hokkien Mee
2-G-7, Lengkok Nipah, Taman Lip Sin, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
7am – 9pm

3. Super Hokkien Mee
2, One Corner Café, Jalan Bawasah, 10050, George Town, Penang
7:30am to 10am Closed on Tuesdays

4. New Lane Street Food
Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau
6pm – 11pm

No.2 Char Koey Teow

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1. Tiger Char Koay Teow @ Kafe Ping Hooi:
181 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10450 Penang

2. Char Koay Teow @ New Lane (inside Kopitiam) 怡园茶室:
150-152, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10300 Penang
Operating hours: 5.30pm – 11pm

3. Ah Leng Char Teow @ Restoran Tong Hooi:
Jalan Dato Keramat, Kampung Makam, 10150 Penang
Operating hours: 12pm – 5pm

4. Siam Road Char Koey Teow
Address: Jalan Siam, George Town, 10400 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 3pm – 6pm

5. Lorong Selamat Char Koey Teow:
108, Lorong Selamat, 10400, George Town, Penang
Operation Hours: 11:00AM—06:00PM (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

6. Kimberley Street Hawker Stalls (with Mantis Prawn)
Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 Penang,
Operation Hours: 6pm – 11pm

No.3 Curry Mee

Penang Curry me is different from many other states where it is serve with pig blood, cockles, taufupok, cuttlefish with fragrant broth with mild coconut milk. Every stall have their special ingredient for their chili paste which is also one of an important element to enhance the soup base.

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1. Sister curry Mee – Ayer Itam
610 K, Lorong Beside, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, 11500, Ayer Itam, Penang
Operation Hours:7.30am – 1pm

2. Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee 百年路加哩面:
Lorong Seratus Tahun, Georgetown, Georgetown, 10400 Penang
Operation Hours: 7.30am – 2pm

3. Curry Mee @ Kedai Kopi New Cathay:
425, Jalan Burma, Georgetown, 10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Operation Hours: 7am – 2pm

4. White Curry Mee: Hot Bowl
58, Jalan Rangoon, George Town, 10400 Pulau Pinang, 10400, Georgetown, Penang
Operation Hours: 8am – 3pm

5. Genting Cafe
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Penang
Operation Hours: 7:00am to 3:00pm Closed on Wednesdays

6. New World Park:
102, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 9am – 5pm

No.4 Asam Laksa

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1. Air Itam Laksa: Jalan Pasar, 11500 Ayer Itam, Penang,
(Beside Air Itam Market, Closed on Tuesdays)
Operation Hours: 10am – 5pm

2. Joo Hooi Café
Penang Road Famous Laksa
475, Jalan Penang, 10000, George Town, Penang
Operation Hours: 12pm – 5pm

3. Gurney Drive Hawker Center
Operation Hours: 5pm – 11pm
No.5: Fried Oyster

4. Kedai Kopi Seng Thor
160, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100, George Town, Penang
Opening Hours: 2pm -5pm

No.5 Fried Oyster

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1. Ah Soon Fried Oyster
Northam Beach Café
58, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050, George Town, Penang
Operation Hours: 5pm – 11pm

2. New Lane Coffee Street
Lorong Baru, Penang Island, Malaysia
Operation Hours: 5pm – 11pm

3. Seng Thor Coffee Shop
160, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 Penang
Business Hour : 1pm – 5.00pm
Days off is not fixed
GPS Coordinates : N05 2454.9 E100 2004.5

4. Yi Garden Coffee Shop
Lorong Selamat, George Town, 10400
Operating Hours: 11am – 4pm

No. 6. Duck Meat Koey Teow Thng

In Penang, we have a few version of Koey Teow Soup and there are 2 which is very common. Instant Koey Teow noodle that cook on the spot bowl by bown and second version is Duck Meat Koey Teow Soup which is prepare by adding ingredient on the top then added soup on it.

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1. Pitt Street Kway Toay Th’ng:
183 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10300 Penang
Operating Hours: 8am – 2pm

2. Kway Toay Th’ng @ Joo Hooi Cafe
475, Jalan Penang, Georgetown 10450 Penang
Operating Hours: 11am – 5pm

No. 7 Mee Goreng

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1. Bangkok lane Mee Goreng
280, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town,
Operating Hours: 11am – 5pm

2. Seng Lee Coffee Shop, 270,
Jalan Burmah, 10350, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 8AM – 6.30pm

3. Padang Brown Hawker Center
Jalan Perak, 10400, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 2pm – 7pm

4. Mee Sotong Padang Kota
Esplanade Food Court. Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah Road, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 11.30 am – 7pm

22 Street food must eat in Penang

No.8 Penang Rojak

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1. Tan Swee Hoe Rojak (Stall #52) & G.P. Soon (Stall #39) @
Gurney Drive Hawker Centre: 172, Solok Gurney 1, Georgetown, 10250 Penang,
Operating Hours: 6pm – 11pm

2. Hock Seng Penang Rojak Macallum Street
344, Gat Lebuh Cecil, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 12pm – 5pm (or till finish)

No.9: Teow Chew Cendol

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1. Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
Address: 27 & 29 Lebuh Keng Kwee, 10100 Georgetown, Penang,
Operating Hours: 10am – 7pm

No.10 Wan Tan Mee

Wan tan Mee in Penang is also different from other states in terms of, taste, noodle texture and also ingredient. Classic Penang Wan Tan Mee is with red char siew, mix of boil and fried wan tan, pork lard, sesame oil and 2 types of thick soy sauce. Every stall have their own special recipe.

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1. Housing area by 1 old uncle
71, Jalan Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

2. Kedai Kopi Gou Lou
55, Jalan Kampung Malabar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 10 am – 11pm

3. Lebuh Acheh Wan Tan Mee:
Lebuh Acheh 10200, Penang
Operating Hours: 7am – 1pm

4. New Lane Street Food
Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau
6pm – 11pm

5. Chulia Street Wan Tan Mee
Lebuh Chulia, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours:
6pm – 10pm

No. 11 Loh Bak:

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1. Kheng Pin Kopitiam
16, Penang Road, Penang
Operating Hours: 7am – 2pm

No. 12 Chee Cheong Fun:

Penang Chee Cheong fun is top with shrimp paste and it is thicker in sauce texture. there are some other stalls which their sauce is slightly watery, as I still like mine in thick sauce.

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1. Genting Kopitiam
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
8am – 4pm

2. Chee Cheong Fun (since 1955)
Seow Fong Lye Cafe – Mdm Lim Mei Fong (012-4575238)
94C, Macalister Lane, 10400 Penang
Operating Hours : 7:30am to 12:30pm. Closed when coffee shop is closed.
GPS Coordinates: N5 25.022 E100 19.741

3. Soon Yuen Cafe – Lih Yen (016-4741366)
27, Kuala Kangsar Road, Penang
Operating Hours : 7:00am-11:30am.
GPS Coordinates: N5 25.058 E100 19.939

4. New World Park:
102, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 9am – 5pm

5. B Garden Cafe (night only)
GPS Coordinates: N5 23.549 E100 18.390
Operating Hours : 6pm – 10pm

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I personally think that these street food in Penang that are not so well known which I quite like or felt that going to extinct soon :

No.13 Chinese Pasembur

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1. Genting Kopitiam
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
8am – 4pm

no. 14 Char Koey Kak (Fried Raddish)

one of a classic food that losing its art, cuz of the prep and cutting of raddish. Not many stalls left in Penang that frie awesome Char Koey Kak.

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1. Sister Yao’s Char Koay Kak
94C Macalister Lane, Georgetown, 11400 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 7am – 1pm daily

2. Union Primary School Char Kway Kak
Burmah Road, 10050 George Town, Penang.
Opening Hours: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
(Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.)

No.15 Char Hor Fun (Cantonese Fried Noodle)

Char Hor fun in Penang is quite different whereby the noodle texture along with the hor fun is very different. Also both the noodle will be pre fried and store it aside. Whenver there is any order coming in, then the gravy will be prepare next and just shower ontop of the noodle and we have red char siew on top.

Most of my favourite place already close down cuz no successor and also lesser demand.

1. Kedai Kopi Gou Lou
55, Jalan Kampung Malabar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 10 am – 11pm

2. New Cathay Coffee Shop
18, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Penang, 10350
Operating Hours: 7am – 2pm

3. Old Green House Kopitiam
223, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town,
Operating Hours: 6pm – 2am
55, Jalan Kampung Malabar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang

4. Char Hor Fun Stall
Intersection of Beach Street and Malay Street
361 Beach Street, Penang
Operating Hours: 7pm till 11pm

5. Woh Kee Restaurant (和记)
38, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 11am – 4pm

No. 16 Hokkien Char

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1. Old Green House Kopitiam
223, Jalan Burma, 10050, George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 8:00pm to 4:00am Closed on Sundays

2. Hokkien Char Stall
Anson Road Market
Jalan Anson & Lebuh Melaka Penang
Operating Hours: 8am – 3pm (closed Monday)

No.17 Ee Fu Mee

Gravy is similiar to Char hor Fun as the only different is the noodle texture. Slightly fatty and fried with wok hei and a bit burnt end to be perfect. Mix with its thick gravy is just prefect. Best to top an raw egg.

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1. Old Green House Kopitiam
223, Jalan Burma, 10050, George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 8:00pm to 4:00am Closed on Sundays

2. Char Hor Fun Stall
Intersection of Beach Street and Malay Street
361 Beach Street, Penang
Operating Hours: 7pm till 11pm

No.18 Jawa Mee

One of my favourite food that is loosing its stalls also. Top with keropok, and silky mild sourish gravy is an rare item know. Hope it will still prolong its lifespend.

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1. Genting Cafe
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours:8am – 4pm

2. New Lane Street Food
Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau
6pm – 11pm

No.19 Lam Mee

One of the  most classic food that i miss is this and now left only handful of stalls that is operating and most of them are by old folks. I guess if they retire, this dish will retire too. the unique about this is coloured pink egg, top with some pork slices, shrimp and each stall of their own special soup broth. Another secret ingredient is their home made sambal to add onto the noodle. Either you eat it as it is then only mix with sambal after that to see on your liking.

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1. Padang Hawker Center:
Anson Road, Penang
Opearting Hours: 11am -4pm

2. Ling Mian Fang
159, Lebuh Carnavon 10100, Penang
Opearating Hours: 7am – 4pm

3. Joo Huat Coffee Shop
336-G1 Lintang Slim, Off Perak Road,
Operating Hours : 8am – 1pm

No. 20 Muar chee

Why is this part of the list because the famous ones are only left handful and most of them retired. One of the main reason also Penang version serve the dough warm compare to KL left it on the place and eat it cold as it is. Peanut base powder is slightly more rough and more fragrant.

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre (34)

1. infront of guan Yin Temple (God Of Mercy Temple)
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200 George Town
Operating Hours: 1pm – 4pm

2. Gurney Drive Hawker Center
172, Solok Gurney 1, Pulau Tikus, Penang
Operating Hours: 6pm – 11pm

3. infront of Gurney Plaza intersection
walking to Gurney Hawker center from Gurney Plaza
172, Solok Gurney 1, Pulau Tikus, 10250 Jelutong

4. Genting kopitiam
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Penang
Operation Hours: 7:00am to 3:00pm Closed on Wednesdays

No.21 Duck Koey Chap

kuih chiap (15)

1. Kimberley Street Hawker Stalls (with Mantis Prawn)
Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 Penang,
Operation Hours: 6pm – 11pm

No.22 Loh Mee

Loh Mee (4)

1. Million Loh Mee
15 B, Medan Angsana, Bandar Baru Air Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Penang
Operating Hours : 7.30 am – 7pm

2. Seng Thor Kopitiam
160, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100, George Town, Penang
Operating Hours : 2pm – 5pm

3. Lyen Thye Loh Mee
30, Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours : 6am – 10am

4. Joo Huat Coffee Shop
336-G1 Lintang Slim, Off Perak Road,
Operating Hours : 8am – 1pm

22 Street food must eat in Penang and of course, there are still many other street food available in the island and I felt that these are the few that are really the main food that most of you should try. If you are not too sure where to go at night, then check out 16 Speakeasy Bar in Penang.

One of a more establish Korean Bingsu player in Malaysia is Caffe Bene which is European inspired. Establish since year 2014 and till date with 10 outlets and growing, they have also grown on their menu.

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Visited the outlet at IOI Mall Puchong, for brunch gathering.

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Also learnt that, Caffe Bene is more than just coffee. It is a place that being created to be shared among friends and families. It is not only a work space but also a place to hang out with joy and happiness.

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Cappuccino @ RM 11.15. Love the silky smooth foam and coffee is just to my liking. Mild yet aromatic of coffee taste.

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little did I know that they do serve hot food. In my perception, they are always a Korean Dessert shop that serve Bingsu.

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Ordered their Spicy Chicken Hot Pressed Toasties. Surprisingly, turns out to be good. Toast is not that thick yet crispy and Spicy Chicken taste a little unique where I believe they use Spicy Korean sauce as the marination. Like the taste tho. Best of all, I looked down on the toasties and I was quite stuffed after finish the piece.

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Honey Bread series is currently my favorite. I love both their Garlic Cheese & Caramel Cinnamon with whipped cream @ RM 14.90. Thick and slightly crips on the edge yet inside is soft, aromatic with butter. – Recommended.

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Their pie turns out to be good too. Curry Chicken & Beef @ RM 14.90 each. Generous in ingredients with nice balance of marination in both pie. Pastry layer on the outside is not too thick yet too thin. Just nice.

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For healthy options, they do have Salad @ RM 14.90. Topped with fried mushrooms and sesame sauce dressing.

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Mushroom Soup at RM 6.90

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Recently, they have just launch their seasonal Melon Smile Menu. It is special melon base with fresh melon flesh which are scooped fresh at each outlet.

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For this series, their Melon Bingsu (Double) size. @ RM 27.35. It is indeed big enough to share. I have seen my friend finish this by herself.

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My personal favorite is their Melon Snowflake @ RM 26.50. The difference is that for this version, they use vanilla ice base to shave it out, that make it silky smooth. However the concentrated puree that they added, is sweet. Some of you might find it too sweet. The difference between bingsu and snowflakes are, one is shaved ice that have rough texture and snowflake is smooth texture. It will be depending on your own preference to choose. Both have the same ingredients.

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If you would want to try smaller version, then Melon Parfait base is ice blended that makes it like a mini version of bingsu. @ RM 15.80 & Melon Latte is quite interesting as it is slightly milky that you might get to enjoy some melon chunks at the bottom [email protected] RM 12.80

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Well, they sure do change my perception now as their quality had changed. Worth to revisit back.

*Their Melon Series is only available til 31st October 2016

Location:
Caffe Bene
IOI Puchong Mall (New Wing)
next to Sakae Sushi

Operating Hours:
Daily : 10am – 10pm

Other outlets:
Sunway Pyramid
Damen
Solaris, Mont Kiara
Gamuda Walk
Jaya Shopping Mall
Dataran Pahlawan, Melaka
Gurney Mall, Penang
Viva City Megamall – Kuching
Imago Shopping Mall – Sabah

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