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Tropicana is one of my favourite mall for movies based on convinience in parking, much less people and cheaper by 10%. One of the reason its nearer to my house and office. Well, there are actually some eatery in Tropicana that serve pretty decent food that I small little shop that I have dine pretty often is Tuan Yuen that serve Taiwanese food at Lower Ground, same area as Tea Chansii or Carrefour Level.

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Bare in mind that Taiwanese food are mild in taste, not as heavy taste as our local food.

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This little shop is a small family business that operate by both the ‘tau keh so’ and her son along with 2 worker. The owner herself is from Taiwan that had migrated to Malaysia and starting up this business to promote Taiwanese food. Since I came back from Taiwan, this is something that is quite near to Taiwan food taste and sadly to say she is tweaking the taste to suits our local taste bud.

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Price is pretty decent that starts from RM7.50 and quite a huge range of Taiwanese food that you can choose from.

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One of my favourite is the dumpling that you must order, Me and ken love it alot as we find its pretty similiar to Taiwan. Something simple to start off with.

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Taiwanese sausage is pretty simple and direct whereby you can eat it in most of the night market . . .

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Taiwanese Style Extra spicy Beef Rice @ RM 11.90

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One of their signature is this Big Meal Beef Noodle, Extra Spicy @ RM 11.90 that I often order. Colour of the soup gives you the impresion that its not spicy and after a few sips of the soup, it will make your tongue numb as, spiciness are more towards Szechuan style. Loving it~ noodle are not cook consistant as it is suppose to be smooth and thin while eating and it have to depends on who cook it. If cook by both the owner or the son it taste good, and if its the worker, it would be usually overcook.

Beef slices are soft and goes well with noodle. They do prepare tissue for you on the table for you to wipe your sweat off. :D, Those who could not take spicy dish, it is not adviseable to order this, or maybe you can request the owner to toned it down for you.

Another thing that its a must order in here is their Winter Melon Tea. One of the best by far that I often came here to make a take away. I personally feel that it beats any of the bubble milk tea shop out there.

One of my personal fav Taiwanese shop.

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, simple and nice . !

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

Location:
Tuan Yuen Taiwanese Food
Lower Ground (same level as Carrefour)
Tropicana City Mall,
PJ

Laksa Beras? or translate it into Rice Laksa? Doesnt sound right . .:D Anyway, as my understanding is that Laksa Beras is made of rice flour in a certain mold and comes out with this silky smooth laksa noodle. Every chef have their own secret recepi to make it better when the noodle boil in the hot water it doesnt break.

So my friend decided to bring me to one of her favourite malay laksa stall over the past weekend that its called Laksa Beras. They have been a regular customer since when she was a kid. This hidden  stall started off with family business and as it gains its popularity around the area, many stalls had open up as most of the stalls along the road or around the area are related to them as in either relatives or cousins. I think there would be handfull more than 5-8 stalls along the road.

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To reach here, along the road heading off from Bukit Mertajam, Penang to this road, spot for a Police station on your right and head straight then next is to spot on this few buildings that I have taken with blue roof top which is very obvious that is hard to be miss.

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The stall is located next to the blue roof top building . . . I would say the stall is pretty hidden and you can drive pass by without realizing it as right infront it would be a small curving road.

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A business operated from their parents and now taking over by their kids is one of the popular stalls among the neighborhood in the area.

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What is the difference between Laksa Beras and Penang Asam Laksa as the ingredient cook in it is similiar but taste came out is quite different.

Penang Asam Laksa you can taste sourness and especially there are people who love to put alot of shrimp paste (heh koh) in it, spicy at the end and turns out to be many people’s Favourite.

Laksa Beras or I called it Malay Laksa is another version of laksa I love to eat especially during Pasar Ramadan month. The soup base is a bit clear, sour bitter at the end, and the fish they had it slice or mince it and cook.

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Price is pretty cheap as SPecial for RM 3 and Normal for RM1.80. Its hard to find a portion like that in that kind of pricing.

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As mention by my friend, she help me order Special which is their signature.

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This is the plate of Laksa Beras Special @ RM 3

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One thing I agree with my friend is the texture of the Laksa Beras noodle is super smooth and hardly come across this kind of texture and according to her it is made fresh by the family itself. In the special it comes with cucur udang and dip for a while and eat it is pretty good.

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Soup base is a bit clear or mild in taste as this is what the family recepi is, a bit sour bitter at the end, and the soup can just drink a lot. I did not finish my noodle as this is the 3rd stop for the morning itself. So its pretty much and one thing I did is I finish the soup. which is something different.

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This place if you ask me to go again, I will be a bit lost and they do not have the exact location as they told me to watch out for landmark only as insert in my post. Happy hunting to this Laksa Beras Place as I would rate it nice malay Laksa. It is advise to go early as at times the finish out early.

Its one of the road heading off from Bukit Mertajam to lead here.

*Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, pretty good, worth a try ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Laksa Beras
Jalan Kumbang Semang,
Kubang Semang,
Penang.

Tel: 019-521 3452

Operating Hours: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Closed on Friday

I did read a few people blog about this place before and I have forgotten on it until my friend brought me there to eat. This mini hawker that makes its mark on its own with the neighborhood is located at the edge of Cao Cao Lamb BBQ Kuchai Lama and Old Klang road that operates from 7pm to finish.

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Many stalls to go after as most of them have their own business.

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If you are in this hawker center, one of the food that you MUST NOT miss which is the Cao Cao BBQ Lamb. A Family business that operates along with grandmother and son taking care of the business and you can expect to wait long enough of you go during dinner time.

Most people say them are quite lansi but what I get to know from other people saying that they just do for pass time and for fun.

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Few slabs of lamb being placed on the hot charcoal bbq pit, grilling it slowly after long marination process.

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Every time I go there, I would just eat 2 pieces myself as 1 piece cost RM9, it can be a bit pricy but the quality and taste is there. Grilled to perfection with bbq lining is visible on the meat, its soft and juicy, very aromatic of the lamb and marination taste. Recommended!

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I also order Prawn Mee as the soup base colour do looks good. RM5

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In KL not many places you can find not bad Prawn Mee with the taste of the soup have strong flavour of prawn shells. Soup base which is quite simliar to Penang, add on chili and its a bit spicy that comes to my liking. No complain on this.

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When I walked pass Fried Koey Teow, the smell of it definately makes me want to order! RM5

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Then came out of the look not bad, but the taste is abit dry and tasteless. We add in soy sauce to bring up a bit taste of it.

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Roasted Chicken Wings, is very common nothing to brag about.

Overall, what I feel is the lamb and prawn mee is good to order, and the rest definately will be back to try more. I also have been told by my friend next to this mini hawker center, the Cantonese Stall offers variety of fried stuff and its pretty good. I’ll definately be back~

Location:
nearby Junction of Jalan Kuchai Lama and Old Klang Road.


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In Penang, when comes to breakfast, there are a lot of places to choose from. One of the place that I have last visited was this very classic kopitiam, did came here when I was in college time but then did not manage to drag my ass up after that, since that this round I had become a early person, so I manage to drag my friend for breakfast at this place again.

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For the very first thing in this coffee shop or consider signature stall for the coffee shop is the loh bak. It is now had become a family business with the dad as the deep fry person and the mom and daughter helping out.

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The ‘Loh Bak’ and ‘Heh Chi(prawn cake)’ is kinda irresistible. I always will order at least 3 each. Well deep fried yet the loh bak is very fragrance with its 5 spices yet the meat is solid yet the heh chi is fried till very crispy and inside of it hidden two prawns.

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Its even harder to resist when the loh bak or heh chi is dip in this very own starchy ‘Loh’ or the ‘Chili Sauce’. RM 3.90 for this

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The ‘Hokkien Mee (Prawn Mee)’ with its very burning hot soup base is something which I prefer yet the soup is aromatic with the prawn shell that had been cook for hours and added on more chili had make me enjoy every drop of it and I was sweating all over when I finish it. RM2.50

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‘Wan Tan Mee’ in this shop is reasonably price at RM3 with the way the auntie adds on the ingredient. The noodle had been bath in hot and cold water for couple of times makes it the noodle quite springy.

For early morning breakfast, I must say, its quite satisfying with the loh bak stall highly recommended.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 9/10, Very Good Nehh..Recommended~ ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Kafe Kheng Pin,
Penang Road, Penang.
(opppsite Happy Mart)
*operating from 8-1pmn(if not mistaken)

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