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In Penang, there are a few places bustling with alot of good restaurants that one particular place had attracted many people to visit with their seafront retailing concept which is Straits Quay. I have tried on a few restaurants available and Oh Sushi Japanese Restaurant is one of the latest restaurant that me and my friends went to hunt as they suggested its a great place and he know the chef. Of course I say YES!

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When I arrived, the interior and the name Oh Sushi Japanese Restaurant sounds pretty familiar only realise that I saw this brand in Mid Valley before and now they have expand it to Penang market that start operation since May 2011 . .

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Its fully pack on that weekend I went and its like 70% are reserved! Guess that they are pretty well known to Penangnites.

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In their menu they have quite a huge range of roll, sashimi and many more to choose from. Price are pretty decent

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These are all the hungry people that before the picture taken they were already arouse by the smell of the food therefore they attach without waiting for me this round.

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Start off with some snacks to chew on while waiting for the rest to arrive. Koebi Kaarage @ RM 8 simple fried small shrimps that shower with some salt and nice to munch when it is served hot, crispy and crunchy.

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Then Tatt say their sashimi is a must order cuz its fresh so we hit on Salmon Oyako @ RM 38. With a few big slabs of salmon and by looking at the orange colour shows its a good sign of freshness and no doubt it is!

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Volcano Roll @ RM 36 find that its a bit over price with the portion they are charging as I have tried a very good one before with this price. Its too much mayo that not well burn overall its not bad la~

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Prawns been fried fresh and wrap eat along. While dipping with wasabi and first bite can taste that the prawn meat is still hot. King Prawn Roll @ RM 22

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SPicy Soft Shell Roll  @ RM 25

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Sanma Mentai Yaki @ RM 17.50

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Garlic Fried Rice been fried to fragrant, a bit dry to my linkings and every one just enjoy this. @ RM 13.50

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The star of the night is Wagyu Saikoro that being serve on a super hot stone, as can still hear the siziling sound after being served a while. The meat is so tender yet juicy and moist. The fats being served along is just perfect and aromatic with their special sauce.

@ RM 56 – Recommended

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Agedashi Tofu @ RM16

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Beef slices for our Sukiyaki . .:D

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Sukiyaki @ RM 48

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What you do is just take this thin slice of beef and dip it in for a while then you can enjoy eating it fresh! Sukiyaki pot soup is pretty good with a bit salty at the end taste and just cant drink much type as it will be too salty at the end. pretty good~

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So this is all of us and looking back at my picture, I look like I have gain so much weight back then . .heheh

Overall, the food in Oh Sushi Japanese Restaurant is pretty good yet I still prefer Sushi Tei (available now at Gurney Plaza), my all time favourite~ if you compare this kind of chain together.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7,5/10,  good also and prize are pretty standard~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Oh Sushi Japanese Restaurant
Lot no. 3E-G-5, Block E Ground Floor Straits Quay,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang,
10470 Penang.

Tel No. 604-8990109

Business Hours:
Daily 11.30am-10.30pm

Tony Romasrestaurant is famous for their ribs which is no stranger to most of us. To make their range of food even better, soon they will be start serving world’s famous Wagyu beef to make you charm with by their new range to provide customers more succulent and juicier beef burger.

with any Wagyu burger orderd you are entile of 50% discount Tony Milkshake which usual price at RM9.90. This is Strawberry and my favourite is Chocolate.

To get us started with, start off with their starter and this is my first time to try out their Fried Mushroom that served with special mustard sauce.

Once started, its very hard to stop as it was fried perfectly and mushroom is a bit juicy and it will definately be a good combination with beer. – Recommended

Those that who fancy salad, now you have another choice to go after ‘Grilled Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Salad’ RM29.90 that mix with savory of grilled chicken, zucchini, carrots, red peppers and chives blended with chopped greens served with tomato pesto vinaigrette dressing and toasted cheddar flatbread.

For pasta, go for their best seller ‘Fresh Scampi Shrimp Pasta’ RM31.90 which is famous for generous amount of ingredient cook along in the dish like shrimps.

To make you more saliva dripping, this is how their new range of Wagyu Burger is being prepared, please do not be like me scared scared of the price where I always think that Wagyu = very expensive because its a premium beef, but with their new price tag on each of the burger it sure do suprise me alot!

Wild Mushroom Harvati Burger smoothered with buttery Harvati cheese and wild mushrooms at RM36.90, for something simple and light in taste then this would be one of the option – recommended~

If you think your mouth can fit a big burger, why not try out Fiery Cajun Burger seasoned with Cajun seasoning, topped with cheddar and Cajun-seasoned fries @ RM 34.90

Big Stack Burger @ RM34.90 is juicy all-grilled beef burger, piled high with crips beef burger, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and Dijon Mustard

One of my favourite for the night is Steakhouse Burger topped with demi-glace, creamy Harvati and rosemery bacon, served with French Fries, lettuce, tomato, red onions and pickels @ RM37.90. – Recommended,

On conjunction with this promotion, patrons are welcome to participate in the Tony Roma’s Burger Eating Competition to stand a chance to win RM2000 cash Prize!
Contest entry are with TnC applies and there will be 4 qualifying rounds that starts on 23rd, 30th April , 7th May and 20th May. Its limited to 20 participants only. So hurry head to your nearest Tony Roma’s outlet as this Wagyu Burger promotion is on Limited time only that will start from 11th April till 5th June 2011.

Its available at all Tony Romas outlet. I am surely going to go back another round for their wagyu burgers~

For reservations or enquiry below are their respective contact numbers:

*Pork Free

•SUNWAY 03-7492 1188
[email protected] 03-7728 7833
•PAVILION 03-2143 3278
•THE GARDENS 03-2282 8243
•JLN YAP KWAN SENG 03-21610200
•One Mont Kiara 03-62030580

Last weekend, I had a very short trip back to Penang to help my friend photo shoot on his new range of food that going to promote for the next 6 months which I have previously blog about it (click here to view) and while I was there, I manage to think back to find a place that it had been long time have never dine there. Kedai Kopi Chip Heng

When I was a kid, my dad used to bring me here, that I used to bugged him on weekends, as it was quite a distance from Penang to mainland to hunt for this meal and at that time I was addicted to their soup taste, sour veggie.

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When I reach there, I remember one of the shop used to be my favourite but I could not remember which is the one as there are 2 shops side by side selling the same thing but different taste, as I lost my memory, I just chin chai entered one of the shop which turns to be Kedai Kopi Chip Heng.

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What they sell is called, Yam Rice (one of their main selling item) to go along with soup that filled with mixture of pig’s spare part.

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You can choose the parts that want to be added in into your bowl or mix everything ( I love it to be mix of everything) in the small bowl boil it for a while till its cook, then they will add the soup after that.

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This is ‘Salted Vegetable Soup with Pork Innards’ with one of their special taste was the soup base, which is created much from salted veggie (Kiam Chai – in hokkien) and it had been quite some time since I last taste it and find it another feel like sour plum which happens to be quite strong which me and my friend find it quite weird but as I remember the when I was a kid it doesn’t taste like that (more on sour veggie).

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Then the auntie introduce us their ‘Tau Yew Bak’ that had been stew for quite some time till the pork intestine its very soft and a bit chewy and if the meat would have been softer a bit it would have been perfect. I just love the taste of the Tau Yew as it similar to my grandma’s cooking that I had long missed. We just finish this bowl within seconds.

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If you are in this coffee shop and ordered white rice it would be just very weird (would be more like ordering Wan Tan Mee without Wantan) as they are famous for their ‘Yam Rice’.

Love the Yam Rice that have diced yam cubes are deep – fried to a crisp, add in sauteed dried shrimps to cook with the rice till its not too dry is just delicious to go along with the soup.

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The best part is all the pig spare part must dip with their special ‘In house Chili’ to add in the kick of it.

After finishing the meal, I am still not satisfied that it doesn’t give me the umph of it then went to the next stall to tap au back their taste and while I was at home after reheat it again, I just found out that that’s the shop I wanted to go with its strong taste of sour veggie. Both shop also had their own customer with different taste wise, hence for me, I love the one next to this shop and as I remember, my cousin loves this shop compare to the one I like. (depends on your taste bud)

Total damage for 2 pax is RM15 including drinks which we find it very cheap.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, good ah~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Kedai Kopi Chip Heng
45, Lebuh Kurau Satu, Chai Leng Park,
Seberang Perai, Butterworth
(Opposite Chai Leng Park Wet Market)

Contact No : 012-429 3567

Business Hour : 12.00pm to 4pm. Off day unsure


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It was quite some time ago that me and my friends had eat all you can dim sum. As I remember on the last round was my colleague keep arranging Tim Sum buffet till got phobia of it and stop for quite some time till last weekend which was organize by Ken.

Then we head to Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant which is located at 1st floor of One World Hotel, PJ that pamper most of the tim sum lovers with their latest menu with an unbelievable price.

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With chinese vase, and some look alike artifact had decorated the whole wall upon the nearby entrance.

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When we were walk through pass the entrance, I just love their interior design with luxurious interior furnishing with traditional colour of red, silver and gold.

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If you feel that you need more privacy or need some gathering, the sure do have VIP rooms to cater on your needs.

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Not long after we were seated down, then the table was bombard by all the variety tim sum, while we were busy taking pictures of it, it never stop till the whole table is full, then I was like Wow! Wonder how are we going to finish it.

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In this buffet I got shock that we get to order ‘Steamed Seafood Dumpling with Superior Stock and Shark’s Fin’ or as the picture below. I love this very much, with its strong taste that been steam for long time, and the seafood dumpling remains soft and filled with ingredients. Recommended this compare with another one.

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‘Braised Shark Fin’s with Crab Roe’ is a bit starchy and added on with vinegar, it just taste awesome.

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I just like their vinegar taste that make the whole soup so nice.

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‘Water Prawn Noodle’ is served next in the set menu with a plate each. Chewy juicy prawns hints the freshness of it and end with an egg top on it.

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The ‘Chili Oil’ is something that I constant attack on, as its very fragrance, a bit salty and with dried shrimps and not very spicy.

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‘Pan Fried Shanghai Dumpling’ I always bite open the tip of it and stuff it with Ginger Vinegar that served upon. Just loving it as its been pan fried well on one side of it.

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This is my frist time with ‘Steamed mince Squid Ball with Dried Octopus and Crab Stick’ as I thought it was a sushi ball, it taste simple and nice.

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‘Steamed Shark’s Fin Dumpling’

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‘Steamed Teo Chew Sui Mai’

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‘Steamed Prawn Dumpling’

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As I always love to have my plate of ‘Barbeque Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun with Sesame Seeds’ added with their chili oil…

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‘Shredded Dried Scallop Chee Cheong Fun’ as when bite on the scallop its juicy and springy, like the feeling of it.

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‘Flaky Barbeque Char Siew Pastries’

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Certainly this taste unique as ‘Taro Dumpling Wu Kok Style with Scallop and Miso Sauce’ the sauce itself had blend in well with the taste of the wu kok, a bit salty and crispy edge.

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‘Deep Fried Prawn Dumpling and Salad Dressing’

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‘Fried Loh Pak Kou’

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‘Oven Baked Mini Egg Tarts with Caramel and Cinamon’

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‘Oven Baked Cheese Tart’

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‘Deep Fried Sesame Balls with Peanut Paste’ crispy on the outer part and inside filling is warm and I like it. I had a plate of these myself.

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With every Tim Sum that I always go, I must always end it with their desert range. With this two Behind: ‘Double-Boiled Crystal Pear with Fresh Ginseng, ‘Chilled Aloe Vera Infused with Lemon Grass’ as both were rather chilling and refreshing, which is good for me to cool down to get the satisfaction of it. Surely a must have desert to end off your meal.

It was a great new discovery that with just only RM48++ we are getting such luxurious range of it. Definately I will be coming back for second round~ is available on daily lunch from 12pm – 2.30pm.

Locations:
Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant
One World Hotel
First Avenue
Bandar Utama City Centre
47800 Petaling Jaya
Tel no: 03 7681 1159
http://www.oneworldhotel.com.my/

This year, I guess some couple would be happy and some couples would not be happy as Valentine’s Day this year falls on the first day of Chinese New Year. I would say it as double happiness but to most couple they would most probably be at their each individual family each. To me, every day is also a Valentine’s Day and sure we can bring forward the celebration couples of days earlier.

But there in Malaysia there are many franchises in the market but you can only see one by CPK is to maintain their best quality to ensure customer satisfaction that originates from the states. Thus, with their originality which their head chef often check in, California Pizza Kitchen as prepare a special menu for most of the couples to celebrate this wonderful event by introducing the special menu.

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This restaurant had always been my favorite restaurant with its nice ambiance over look the KLCC water fountain, and sure its good place for me to catch up with my good friend over a great dinner and a long relaxing conversation.

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This place is usually packed with lunch and dinner crowd. If you are looking for a good spot by the window, it is advisable to go there early.

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With the friendly host, we ordered our drinks that looks very good in the menu. ‘Strawberry Banana’, the taste of the banana did not over power the strawberry, yet it is very freshing to drink in this hot weather. RM12.50

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I just love my ‘Mango Strawberry Colada’. The taste it was blended so well, that I keep sucking on it till I had brain freeze, not too sweet yet its something that I prefer. RM 12.50

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Kick off with the very first dish in the menu. ‘Lettuce Wraps with Chicken and Shrimps’ When it was served, honestly I look real plain like the normal restaurant fried, but I have underestimate this dish. Perfectly fried with ‘wok hei’ filled with scallop, shrimp, water chestnut with a bit of crispy noodle is something that I enjoy. RM26

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Then I was taught to eat it with the lettuce and wrap with it. It taste alot better with it.

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I guess heavy meal had make me loves salad, as when they serve ‘Miso Salad’ (with grilled chicken Full – RM 22, Half – RM19, add grilled shrimps – RM14) my eyes was starring at the whole greenery plate, looks plain but tempting to me.

The saled is very fresh that top with Miso Dressing is my favourite among the others. Not too strong of miso saltiness that just makes me eating more than 2 plates.

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If you are someone who loves some meat on your salad then ‘Chinese Chicken Salad’ (Full RM 23, Half RM 20) Soft Chicken Meat breast that top ontop with sweet and sour dressing is good to start off with by giving you more appetite.

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‘Thai Crunsh Salad’ (Full – RM 29, Half – RM 26) that added on with peanut dressing do taste abit like Gado-Gado(indonesian food) but in American style. Love the peanut sauce that blend in well with the fresh salad.

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‘Garlic Noodles’ with mild in taste, something light which is not too oily yet the flavour is just right. I would say its hard to cook to maitain all the mild flavours in it. (Add Chicken RM 29, Add Shrimp RM36, With Chicken and Shrimp RM39)

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Surprise me not with ‘Kung Pao Spaghetti’ (add chicken RM29, Add Shrimp RM 36, With Chicken and Shrimp RM39) never thought that it could taste so good in spaghetti, springy spaghetti with a bit of spiciness added with fresh juicy prawns as I just loves this the most. Then only realize that this one of the best seller in the restaurant too.

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When normally go for pizza I would request Tabasco but in CPK they do have another special sauce that goes on very well with the pizza which is Cholula Hot Sauce.

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‘Peking Duck Pizza’ RM 33
Pan roasted duck breast, Mozzarella cheese, soy-glazed Shitake mushrooms, crispy wontons, silvered leek and ginger Hoisin Sauce.

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Loves the crispy edge that been baked in the firewood oven had made the pizza taste much better but as I always like their thin crisp add on with the Chululo sauce, its just hard to resist.. Some people might find it weird as Peking Duck on Pizza?

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As the meal coming to an ends, I tried on their Cocktails with their very own signature ‘CPK Tropical Tea’ RM18.
Dark Rum, Fresh Lemonade, splash of mango juice and fresh brew ice tea

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‘Electric Lemonade’ RM 20
Vodka, Fresh lemonade and a splash of Blue Curacao

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At CPK, their desert is hard to resist. With the quality that they added in, I do not mind to pay for the price and also just got to know that their desert is purely imported from the states, that is why they are abit pricey.

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‘Red Velvet Cake’ is something hard to find in the market, I mean with the originality of it. If you are a big fan of the cake, then this is one of the place to hunt for it. RM 22

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One of my favourite which introduce by Lyssa. ‘Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae’. Loves the thick chocolate base brownie top with a scoop of ice-cream and hot fudge sauce is hard for most girl to resist, if they do not plan to look at their weighing machine for the next few days. (its a bit sweet though but share it with 2 person its just perfect) RM19

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‘Tiramisu’ in CPK had added into one of my favourite list. Abit of alcohol base with strong coffee flavour and very well layered soft base that once put into your mouth the aroma will burst into flavours and melt. Just as I expected. RM22

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‘Chocolate Banana Cake’ is something new to me. Chocolate topping had added the extra kick in it yet it was not too sweet but with the soft spongy cake base.. you just imagine the taste. RM20

Valentine Speical Dinner Menu for Two @ RM88++
Choice of one Salad
– Classic Caesar (half Size)
– Chinese Chicken Salad (half size)

Choice of One Pizza
– The Original BBQ Chicken
– Peking Duck
– BLT

Choice of One Pasta
– Sausage & Pepper Penne
– Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti
– Spaghetti Bolognese

Choice of Two Drinks
– Shirley Temple (non-alcohol)
– Roy Rogers (non-alcohol)
– Sparkling Wine (alcohol)

It was truly another wonderful experience and feel privilege to get the invites extended by Kelly.T (Pancar Pillar) and another 2 great warm and friendly host from Singapore. It was a pleasure to meet up with you guys.

A great place to dine in and enjoy the rest of my evening, truly a place I am recommending.

Another review click here
Location:
California Pizza Kitchen

Lot 140, Lvl 1,
Suria KLCC
50088 KL.
(center Court)

When comes to public holiday or long weekend, this is the place that we locals Penang will try to avoid. First we will stuck in the jam. Second if we do go, its hard to find a parking spot. Third, if manage to find a parking spot its you have to fight for tables with all the local tourist crowd.
Gurney Hawker center actually had emerge as one of the hottest tourist spot for local Penang Hawker Food. You can get all the Penang favourites, Laksa, Char Koey Teow, Prawn Mee, Rojak and many more all in one area. With its open air concept and crowded area is what the ambiance that most tourist is looking for.
Last weekend which is Christmas weekend I was back to hometown and went to hunt my missing ‘Ma Zhi which I pronounce as Muar Chee very much.

This is the Muar Chi stall which is located in the middle court area (middle location) next to the famous Char Koey Teow.

Busy preparing customer order and I have to wait mine.

Tadaaaa….my fav muar chi. Its warm and soft covered with smooth blended peanut sand crush top with fried onion is something I enjoy eating and I order it big just for myself RM2.
 
Next Rojak’ of course in my list and by being one of my favourite rojak stall this is one the chosen beside GP Soon stall did not open and the one my all time favourite Macallum Street that added dry shrimps and peanuts..

Love my rojak to be a lil spicy and that is how he stir and stir.

and again tAdaaa……. my Rojak without cucumber and added meng kuang. Yummm….RM 5.
Again, this weekend I am going back to Penang for my cousins wedding and of course this place will sure be a disaster place again that is going to be pack with local and foreign tourist. For tourist, this place is a must go place to eat and visit. You will enjoy the atmosphere there. You will not get the best food here but just a great spot to be.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, A must Visit Tourist spot!!!!~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Gurney Hawker Center.
Gurney Drive.
Penang.

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