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Have some of you enjoy your little long weekend over Wesak Day? I did, I had a great party and great dining while I am at Penang. I had lunch with my friend to a place which I have not been since I was a kid. Yap, this shop is quite old already as when I was a kid my grandpa used to bring me here for his favourite plate of chicken rice.

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Kedai Makanan & Minuman Hock Seong Choon that located at Penang Road house this famous chicken rice that is quite extra ordinary. A place used to be so famous 20 years ago and till date still standing tall on its business with their very own regular. Offering traditional Chicken Rice in another way, that Dark/Black soy sauce is one of the  main ingredient for the chicken.

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 The shop is more well know for their dark chicken instead of the white ones.

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Dining in here can be another experience as this is one of a few rare coffee shop that still maintain its classic dining area with wooden cubical at the side and wooden table and plastic chairs in the  middle area, along with cheque titles that remains the heritage look of it.

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A normal plate of Hainanese Chicken Rice for single person comes in a side plate of chicken, a bowl of soup and I did order extra herbal egg to go on. @ RM 4-RM 10

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Oily rice are used here as they cook the rice with some chicken soup to make it more fragrant. Little ginger is detected.

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AS for the special homemade dark soy sauce are added ontop of the roast chicken, to make it more fragrant, not too dry and easy to eat. The taste is little sweet salty and I would prefer my side of chicken is drumstick. Love the chicken texture at that part and my friend whom usually do not eat chicken breast and he would only eat here as the sauce did tone down the hardness and make it nice to chew.

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Although the famous one are the roast chicken, I like the white chicken more as the texture of the meat is smooth and cook to perfection along with the sauce added on makes it taste much better.

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Herbal egg is a little disappointed as with the term Herbal Egg, there is not much taste of herbal is detected. This herbal egg is ordered separately from the coffee shop owner.

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To make the chicken taste more interesting, try to pair with their very own homemade green chili sauce dressing, light spicy with sourish end and you will enjoy all 4 taste in one plate.

This place do bring back alot memories for me and if you are looking for something little different from the rest of Hainanese Chicken Rice, then its good to try it this version here.

*NON-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6.5/10, pretty okay -Stamped-

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

Location:
Kedai Makanan & Minuman Hock Seong Choon
Penang Road
(Corner of Lorong Bertam)
Next to Komtar Bus Station

When comes to Penang hawker food, its pretty hard to resist it. I believe during this holiday season many of you are up in the north to hunt for all these street food. One of my favourite area is this little street that have some variety for you to choose from is this Chulia Street Hawker.

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A place that many food hunters spread that the Wan Tan Mee, Curry Mee and Stir fried (Char Hor Fun, Ee Foo Mee) to die for. Its been a long time since I last came here and decided to drop by again to do a blog post.

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I was so hungry that I order Koay Teow Th’ng and I finish it only remember I have to capture the picture. The soup base is sweet from hours of boiling with bones and the uncle use duck meat that comes to my liking with added little cubes of garlic and pork lard. Perfect.

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I walk further down abit at the little junction then saw this Char Kuih Kak.

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Love mine to add extra bean sprout and ‘Chai Poh’ (salted Turnip) to make it extra umph fried it itn small pieces upon request.

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This is the classic packaging of take away Kuih Kak.

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The smell and look of it wasnt impressive as its not fried dark enough with dark soy sauce, added dark egg suppose to be extra kick turns out to be mild. Not so good as I expected.

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This is good, the stir fried stall next to a fruit juice stall. Need to wait a while for it and its filled with wok hei. I only eat Ee Foo Mee in Penang as the noodle texture in KL are slightly different and the starchy base is also much better in Penang. Added an egg would have been perfect as its semi cook, that mine the uncle forgot to add in.

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Hearsay Curry Mee here are quite good, but I prefer mine that the soup base is slightly stronger and chili paste is in fiery red and much spicier. The taste of soup base here is slightly more mild but definitely have their own regular crowd. You have to wait at least 20 minutes for a bowl.

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Char Koey Teow here is not the best but would not recommend to order.

On that day, more famous Wan Tan Mee stall did not open so didnt try it out as there are 2 stalls here. The better ones are next to the Fruit Juice stall. Average waiting time for a plate is 30mins – 45 minutes. Do have patience when you dine around the area as its one of a famous hawker spot for local Penangnites.

Enjoy street food on next upcoming holiday season.

Location:
Chulia Street

GPS Coordinates : 5.418146 100.336584

Last long weekend over Raya, had nothing much to do and decided to drive to Klang met my friend for a simple meal hunting. Of course when you are in Klang, one of the thing to hunt is definitely Bak Kut Teh. As my arrival around that area for lunch time, to get the best Bak Kut Teh is surely out of topic, as far as I know those famous one usually have to go early morning and even sold out before 8am, was introduce to Restaurant Qe Xiang.

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Well, my friend brought me to one of her favourite outlet, Restaurant Qe Xiang that is located in Bandar Baru Klang that is actually not that far off from Federal Highway. She told me that, last time this outlet operate in small outlet at the same spot as recent years, they only expended with build up of front portion.

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Its one of the place to get Bak Kut Teh during lunch hours as this outlet operate from 8am-3pm

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Just only 2 of us we order 2 pot with dry and soup version.

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As the dry Bak Kut Teh we order the soft bone part and the meat is braised till soft and gravy is thick with dark soy sauce. A bit spicy at the end as they added chili padi, and I think I had better ones in Puchong.

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Here comes the soup Bak Kut Teh as I am surprise by the generosity of ingredient that the serve along as I ordered mixture. Soup is less herbal as I always prefer mine to be thick in Herbal taste but taste for people around here, they prefer less herbal. Soup is a bit thick with sign of boiling quite a while with all the meat being in there and its sweet.

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Multi layered pork intestine. Good!

Bak Kut Teh here is surely not one of the best, yet I do not mind to come back here again for another round as the price are pretty reasonable with 2 big pot for 2 of us with 2 rice, and drink is about RM38. Soup is refillable upon request.

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, ~  pretty okay -Stamped-

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

Location:
Restoran Qe Xiang
Store 14 PT 21438
Jalan Tiara 1 Bandar Baru Klang

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Right after the meal at Crystal Jade (click here), we went for a stroll and 30 minutes after that, my friend told me must try one of the stalls in the Food Court – Mie Tarik Laiker. I told her I am still very full from heavy late lunch just now. She insist that I must try then I was like okay . ..

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Went up to the top floor and I am certainly impress with the design of the food court in Grand Indonesia.

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Huge seating and dining area. .

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Like the whole interior design for the food court that build up with any woods.

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Event the stalls. .

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This is the stall that my friend insist me to try on, Mie Tarik.

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Another set of ramen and I rate this as Indonesian Ramen. . 😀

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Here are a few sauces for you to add onto the noodle as I see many people take Chili Oil, dark soy sauce and vinegar if not mistaken.

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Here is my Mie Tarik that the noodle is springy and I order mine Mie Tarik Pedas and its surely very spicy, top with mince meat. Gravy is very nice not too thick that goes well with the noodle. Worth to try to those who visit this mall . . Recommended~

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Another type of seating area. . .

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As it heads towards off office hours, which is rush hour, and I notice my friend keep staring at the road I thought why, she saw a ghost? Only realise that she is curious why there are people waving to cars to hop on a ride not taxi. Then I explain to her that, during peak hours, on the highway there must be at least 2-3 passenger in the car, if not, police notice they will be fine! Therefore these people on the road side can be hired. Ask them to hop onto your car to fill up the quota then pay them xx amount of money (market price) then just drop them off any of the location.

Then worried that wont they be rob? Certainly no as they are looking for money to feed themselves or family. Certainly wont go till rob or there are cases that we are unaware.

Location:
Food Court @ Grand Indonesia

Back in the streets of Jalan Ipoh, I was introduce to this little shop located around the area that this Bak Kut Teh Restaurant Son In stall used to operate on a 3 wheel hawker cart back in 15 years ago, with many people drive from far just to eat this stall and used to wait for hours that operate from 11pm onwards. Now they have move into a shop that Ken highly recommend me this place if were looking for nice pork stew soy sauce with Bak Kut Teh along as he had been one of the loyal customers for many many years.

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The shop might not be pack with people but what I was told by Ken that he had tried all the Bak Kut Teh shop in this road and by far this shop offer one of the best. This stall use traditional method of cooking by using herbs to cook along with the pork ribs unlike others use only cabbage, mushroom, bean curd and others.

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One of their signature is the ‘Oily Rice’ that must not to be miss, very fragrance with pig oil yet eat along with Bak Kut Teh is just something you do not want to miss out. I ended up having 3 bowls of this.

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Then I order what they have and to start off with is ‘Bak Kut Teh’ Soup base with a mixture of all pork types and I love it with herbs taste on the soup base which is suits to my liking. The intestine and pork ribs all are soft, by dipping it with my mixture of dark soy sauce, chili and garlic is something I enjoy. This serve 1 pax.

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