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Coffee places are not only booming in KL and it had spread their coffee fever wings till up north. Ipoh I have been one which is good yet have not blogged about it and lets head to Penang first instead since this whole week my posting is on Penang food – Lighthouse Coffee .

I have seen my cousin, sister and friends instagraming on this place and yet I have still went to try till few weeks back. Manage to gather the usual gang and it was highly recommended by them too for coffee. Before coming over to this place, we were at Twelve Cups and it was rather dissapointing which I will blog about it soon to accomodate it then quickly finish the session there and head to this place Lighthouse Coffee – Specialty Coffee & Espresso Specialist which is one street away from Twelve Cups.

Fun fact is that Lighthouse Coffee started as early as 2006, before the boom of coffee (which is now).

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Have gotten to known that this outlet had gain its popularity within months after its opening and many backpackers travelers do stop by to get a cuppa in early morning or tea time session that operating in Heritage zone would be one of their advatage. Its not a huge cafe but comfort enough to store a few of us. Alot of coffee drinkers here are quite friendly as we do share table.

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Menu are pretty straight forward with nothing fancy except with flavoured cofffee, with bites available and some cakes.

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Lighthouse to represent their brand.

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with sticky note board on the go for you, feel free to paste any comment, quote on the wall and its rather interesting to read all those comment on the board. Check it out yourself.

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Some of us are quite hungry and decided to order some of their food Tuna Nicoise Panini @ RM 11.90. simple yet done to perfection with wholemeal bread those to crisp and fillings in it with cheeze and tuna are blend well to accomdate the taste with home dressing to pair along.

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Bagel with Double Cheeze & Egg @ RM 10.90 gave me a suprise as I never put expectation in it. Would be a great choice for breakfast.

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The best that kept us eating is this Baby Asparagus Aglio Alio @ RM 15.90 turns out to be good. Speghetti is al dante, and flavor is mild enough to get out the taste of pepper, tomato and hint of black pepper after taste. Ended up order another plate.

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Crepes is not up to my expectation as we can easily hunts better ones out there. RM 10 if I am not mistaken.

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For coffee the rest of us had Latte, Chocolate and Ice chocolate. Not only that as we were impress with the coffee art they had drawn with flower, which is the common ones. With below .. .

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First time seeing a cafe draw a kitty. Then this mug had turn to become super star for instant moment. Among a few other coffee outlets available in the area, Lighthouse Coffee certainly the winner in terms of coffee taste and the bean they use is Arabica beans. Taste milder.

Parking around the area is quite limited and based on your luck. 🙂

Latte @ RM 9 and Chocolate @ RM 10.90

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8.5/10, recommended coffee place around the area –Stamped-

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

Location:
Logan Heritage
No 4 Lebuh Bishop,
Georgetown, Penang.

Tel: +604 263 3628

Operation Hours:

Mon-Thur : 9am-7.30pm;
Fri & Sat, : 9am-10pm;
Sun : 9am-7.30pm

Click here for Map

Among a few German restaurant that I have try, Brozaits still remain one of the top ones in my list. I have previously celebrated my birthday here 2 years ago (click here) and the food till date still remains. I must say the consistency of their food quality still remains till date, which I am impress.

Brotzeit® offers authentic Bavarian Cuisine accompanied by world-famous German beers in a chic and contemporary setting. Brotzeit®” is a typical Bavarian expression – “Brot” being German for bread and “Zeit” for time, referring to a cozy meal complemented by fresh beer.

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The place remain unchange yet still one of a favourite hang out spot for many of my friends, which is easy to locate inside Mid Valley.

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 A few German Beer on tap for you to try on . .

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 as for this round I am here aftering for the tea time menu that offer more on Bar Bites selection.

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Before our meal, of course must try on one of their latest German Beer that offer to us for the first time which is  Thurn and Taxis Fursten Gold Beer, a Marzen style brew is crafted in small batches in St. Emmeram Castle using the finest German malts, hops and yeast. This beer is usually served annually at St. Emmeram Fursten Gold Marzen Fest but you can now enjoy it at Brozeit. Light bitter end and its smooth for our heavy palate, a refeshing pint for the hot afternoon.

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 Mini Brozeit Platter – Cold Bavarian smorgasboard of obatzda, gouda, emmenthal cheeze, pork belley, leg of ham, pork liver pate and bacon spread served with a selection of German Bread @ RM 29 

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For those who want something like to go along with their beer, I would say this platter would be a great choices as its filled with a few selection for you to pair with. Cheeze & pate goes well with the new beer that offer a light aromatic bitter taste after it.

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Gypsy Pork Belly Roll @ RM13 is pretty decent as there are 3-4 slices of pork belly roll and its something simple to munch as for those who do not like meat then Smoked Salmon Roll is alternative option. @ RM15

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Seafood teaser @ RM15 – smoked salmon, seared tuna and prawn

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Pork meat balls comes with a few slices of bread to dip onto the sauce along. Slightly sour end and the meat ball is soft and chewy which is just nice. Not too heavy and can share with 2 pax if you prefer something light. @ RM13

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Breaded Camembert is one of my favourite, one of the reason because its cheeze and follow by the chef homemade special cranberry sauce. Mild in sweetness with sour end that pair with this very well. @ RM15

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If you prefer something simple then Sausage Duet will be spot on. For RM13 you will get 2 types of sausages one is pork cheeze sausage and spicy chicken.

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Comes to desserts, they are offering Cinnamon Sugar Apple Fritter on Vanilla Sauce and Orange Cream Cheese Flavoured Tiramisu. I find that the tiramisu is very unique as this is the first time I ate it in Cream cheeze as the traditionally its with mascarpone cheeze. Texture bout the same and the chef said its even better.

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Another unique creation is Crispy Chocolate Bacon served with Lemon Pepper Marinated strawberries with apricot sauce and white chocolate mousse. 

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When it was served, I was dumbfold for a moment and ask the chef twice, are you serious in this. He said why not, sometimes is good to have something unique in the menu which is pretty true, for me I would sure end up ordering as its something I have yet tried. Great combination of the chocolate with bitter and and salty taste from the bacon. I did not taste weird and turn out to be pretty nice.

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After all that we had 3 shots of Berentzen flavoured Schnapps , that turns out to be first to offer in Malaysia, that are made from natural juices of fresh sun-ripened fruits and Berentzen wheat spirit. Size is not the matter as the alcohol content ranges from 16-20%. We tried the Crisp Sweet Apple, Fruits of the Forest and Juicy Aromatic Plum –  find that apple is the best as it easy to drink, not too heavy and with fruity apple end.  It is priced at RM15 per bottle or RM60 for a set of 5 bottles, and for every 3 sets, you get a cute Berentzen shooter glass.

Location:

Our Location
G(E)-018, Ground External Floor
Mid Valley Megamall, Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur

t : +603-2287 5516
e : [email protected]

Operating Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur : 11:00 – 00:00
Fri, Sat : 11:00 – 01:00
Sun : 11:00 – 00:00

I believe many of you that head to Melacca/ Melaka will stop by at this famous mille crepe that is always pack with people (click here). Well, good news for many of us that now the famous cafe had expended its wings to KL and being their first branch, Nadeje now is open at 3 Two Square, PJ which is nearby Jaya 33.

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In the premises itself, the cafe is located inside one of the lot and if you are coming in thru Toyota Entrance, that would be the most ideal entrance to hunt for this cafe.

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I have heard some of my friends that they have to queue for quite a while and as long as 30-45 minutes for their cakes. I guess luck is on our side when we reach its only 2 person away and within 3  minutes we gotten our cakes. Its a weekday lunch. 🙂

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concept of their cafe in KL is totally different compare to their main Branch in Melaka. Its more contemporary design and seating are pretty limited with only 4-5 tables in door and another 3-5 more outdoor.

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In this cafe mostly are cakes and coffee are available, more like a tea time hunting ground or craving for dessert then this would be one of the option.

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Not only that, as this round I notice that they have doughnut added into their range and as usual, there are many choices of crepes to hunt for.

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This is my crepes for taking away as usual I prefer their Original.

Well, people, now you need not drive all the way to Melaka to hunt for your favorite dessert shop as now they are open in this area for less than 10 days.

-= Ka Ching =-

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

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

Location:
Nadeje KL
B-01-01, Dataran 3 Two Square,
Jalan 19/1, Section 19
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46300

Tel: 03-7960 0025

Operating hours: 11am – 10pm daily

I am very sure that many of you or 90% of you out there have dine before in Old Town White Coffee, which I have one in my office area in Jaya One. We often have headache during lunch time and when I suggested Old Town White Coffee Signature for breakfast or lunch most of them reluctant to go along because of the food quality.

When I received an invitation to review on Old Town White coffee food I am very surprise and why do they need to do a review since its pretty well know. Then decided to give it a try to check what is going on.

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Heading to Old Town White Coffee Signature outlet in 1-Utama which, there are only limited outlet and food choices in here are more.

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They event do sell your favorite coffee pack and instant.

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Menu in here is definately different compare to those normal Old Town White Coffee Outlet and pricing also different which is slightly more expensive.

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Range in here are 20% more . . .

This is one of their latest edition to their new range of food product.

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Ice blended range is very impressive which is totally out of my expectation. Flavors are blended well and not too sweet, surely for a price like that its worth recommending at RM7.90. I love their mint series.

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Garlic Butter Toast @ RM4.60. Sometimes I do take this for breakfast and its pretty much different compare to their normal outlet. Its much stronger in taste and the small of garlic while its serving already tempt us.

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Fried Dumpling @ RM5.90

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One of my favourite when I was introduce by my colleague during tea time is their  Curry Puff @ RM4.90 as she bought as many as 20 pieces to treat all of us. Its slightly pricey of course but when you have the nearest outlet then this is one of the obtion. Ingredient in there is pretty generous.

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This is the first time I see they do have Tomyam Rice in the menu and decided to try it out. Smells good and taste nice, not to strong of tomyum spices which is just nice and rice is fried with wok hei. @ RM 11.90

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Their signature item which is Supreme Rendang Chicken Nasi Lemak @ RM13.50

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Supreme Javanese Mee is pretty good too. Gravy is thick enough and well presented, surely I wont mind to order [email protected] RM9.50

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oh, this is the star dish of the night that caught many of our atttention, even with some say you serious wanna order this. I say why not give it a try. Came out every one finish this dish within seconds. For a Halal Fried Kuey Teow in Egg Gravy/”Wat Tan Hor” @ RM10.90 it taste marvelous. Fill with ‘wok hei’ with gravy just thick enough to pair along with the koey teow. Surely one of the best this in the whole menu and I did came back dine again on this dish after our review. It still taste good in this 1-U outlet. (others I have no idea) – highly recommended~

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Strawberry Snow Ice @ RM6.90

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Peanut Snow Ice @ RM6.90

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Mango Snow Ice @ RM6.90

 With their new desert on the menu not long ago, its a great addtion and among 3 flavours I like Peanut and Mango. Soft shave ice, just nice for our hot weather (opps not, rainy season)

Signature branches
@1 Utama New Wing

@ Taipan, Subang
@ Sungai Wang Plaza
@ Pavillion Shopping Mall
@ Solaris Dutamas
Location:
Old Town White Coffee Signature
Lot LG312, LG Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre,
No. 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama City Centre,
47800 Petaling Jaya.

Sometimes, when you want to hunt for food, every state also got their own popular food. As for last round long weekend holiday, some friend brought me to his hometown for Ipoh Food Hunt to eat some great food which is nearby Ipoh called Pusing (click here). After that, we head back to Ipoh town to hit on some great food recommended by them.

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There is this one particular little stall hidden under this huge tree. Some called it Under the tree Chee Cheong Fun. Its so famous that in a day he do only a few hours business. Not because he is lansi, just that alot people hunt for his food.

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This uncle a humble and cheerful guy had been running this little stall for more than 10 years and it had gain popularity among the locals.

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One of the different style compare to Penang is, he have created his own special sauce.

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And there are 2 types of chee cheong fun, one which is plain and one which is with mince meat if I am not mistaken.

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So its pair up with another family run little coffee shop and both of them make the whole place packed up within minutes.

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This is what is so different from Penang style as Penang we use ‘heh koh’ (prawn paste).

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But in Ipoh, this uncle had created his own special gravy that shower upon the chee chong fun and according to my friend the gravy is made of pork bones and other great ingredients that make it so rich and sweet in taste. Add on with spicy green chili, brown sauce and some chili sauce just makes it perfect for afternoon tea time. RM2.50 per plate

Some people like my friend will need to have 2 plates at least to satisfy their crave. I would say, if you have not given it a try, it is certainly worth to try, consider this is one of the most famous Chee Cheong Fun in Ipoh.

Remark: you might like it or don like it. More like a love – hate relationship.

Operating hours: 2.30pm till finish (means while stock last)

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Also I notice alot people order White Coffee here, find out that its a bit strong, foamy on the top and just nice to go for afternoon tea. RM2 if I am not mistaken.

Location:
Lahat Lane,
Ipoh, Perak

 

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Next is we have to go for what Ipoh is famous for where how white coffee started. Of course I was introduce by one of the best white coffee in Ipoh is located inside this coffee shop, Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong.

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A normal coffee shop that is packed with many people that usually comes here for breakfast, besides that, the Chee Cheong Fun I mention above, he will operate in this kopitiam in the morning from 8.30am till finish. (where usually finish around 11am)

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Usually my friend will come here for breakfast and this coffee shop was recommended by 2 of my Ipoh friend already. Guess that it should be good!

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This is the super star of all White Coffee, as it is in robust coffee that many of our locals will love, a bit thick in texture and for many coffee lovers, you will fall in love with this white coffee. I certainly would love to have 2 glass of this, but surely will hang over later as in yawn and fall asleep. – Recommneded!!!!!

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This is what my friend will have for breakfast, hot white coffee and with this half boil egg with toast. .

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Soft break like using the (bakery head brand) where you can find in pasar malam, toast to perfection and topple with this 2 half boil egg.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 10/10, Highly Recommended for its white coffee~

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

Location:
Kedai Kopi Sun Yuan Foong
Jalan Tun Sambanthan,
Ipoh, Perak

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Besides all those white coffee, Ipoh also famous for its Ipoh Chicken Rice, as this is my very first shop I have visited when I first came to Ipoh is Restaurant Onn Kee. One of the reason last time my friend introduce me this shop was because many celebrities came by to this outlet to eat and that’s how I ended up here.

This is not only the restaurant avail as in this stretch of street there are 3 giant players in the area and this restaurant is one of it. Every one prefer different outlet and it really depends on your taste.

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The crowd pour in non stop and the chef just non stop chopping on the chicken.

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This is how busy the shop can be during long weekend. All shops are super crowded.

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You will never want to miss the bean sprout in Ipoh as they are grown differently. According to my friend they are grown by using mineral water, therefore the bean spout in Ipoh is fat and juicy.

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This is the Ipoh White Chicken (cantonese – Ipoh Nga Choi Kai).

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Homemade pork and fish balls.

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Silky smooth koay teow .. . .

Among 3 restaurant available in the area, this shop is my last choice, as the chicken texture and koay teow I do not really like it, but my friend prefer this shop.

Well, it depends on your individual taste as I prefer the one next to this shop. After your Chicken Rice, please do not miss one of the best Soya Bean (Funny Mountain Soya Bean – click here) which is just on the next street which is about 3 minutes walk. Total Damage was around RM 40 if I am not mistaken for a pax of 4

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 5/10, i find it so so only . .nothing to boast about~

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

Location:
Restoran Onn Kee (Ayam Taugeh),
51, Jalan Yau Tet Sin,30300 Ipoh,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, MALAYSIA

A place that I used to come often when I was a kid with my grandparents, that I cant event remember when was the last time I been here. At this field at the end of the corner, there is one place that host many food. One of the reason, most people are here during lunch to tea time is for Lok Lok. This food court that have 2 different sessions that on the left side as where you see now is selling lok lok, char koey teow, and a few other stuff and during night, you will see another different version at CKLam’s Blog. Padang Brown(click here)

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This place is no longer famous to only local crowds, whereby now it had attracted alot of people from other states and for so many havent been here, decided to take my KL friends to visit this place. I am quite surprise that its super pack that so many people are hunting for tables. Of course when you are talking about, holiday in Penang, most of the hawker center will be packed with people.

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Types of lok lok that you can choose from, frozen food, to fresh meats and of course this were not only the option as the full option can filled up the whole table, as we ask the auntie remove those that we are not interested, and when we wanted, we can just head to their stalls and grab back to our table.

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In this area, there are about 3-6 lok lok stalls and I guess their difference is their satay sauce. Usually I mix all in, as the smaller bowl is to add in more spicy, that I can even sweat after having a few sticks.

Of course one of the reason that many people are here is that, Padang Brown Lok Lok are consider one of the cheapest rate, whereby my KL friends also got shock on their pricing.

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Next I was hunting for other food beside Lok Lok then I saw this stall located at the very far corner are packed with people, is this little Yong Tau Fu stall. Of course when you mention that Yong Tau Fu, mostly will relate back to Ampang, but Penang version of Yong Tau Fu is very much different compare to the KL version.

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So I decide to join the crowd and wanted to test how nice is this stall since its packed with elderly also, and I guess its something healthy? :p Price is very reasonable as its stated up in the board.

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and I can tell you that, all those ‘kiasu’ uncle and auntie is like rushing in clipping the choices of food they want, whereby its like a closing down sale!

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So you queue up in one end, take a bowl and chopsticks, then with all the choices available on the table like pig intestine, pork ball, taiwan sausages, homemade fish ball, bean curd, that many more to offer, then you just pass your bowl to the owner and let him cut.

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After 25 minutes in the queue, finally, this is my super big bowl of Yong Tau Fu filled with lots of ingredient, that I bring over to the table, the rest of the 4 of them their jaw dropped and ask me why so big bowl! Cuz I find it cheap and only cost me RM17 for this whole bowl.

Once I put down, they whole bowl starting to get drained out, the soup taste so good and sweet, that they keep drinking on the soup till the last drop and, homemade fish ball is superb, bouncy and soft, their own homemade items, I guess its a must take item that all make it very nice!

No wonder the queue is so long as this is one of a nice Yong Tau Fu stall that I have miss those kind of taste~

Its a highly Recommended stall if you do drop by at this area!

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, good place to hunt for food!~Recommended~ ~-Stamped-

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

Location:
Padang Brown Food Court
Corner of Perak Road and Anson Road
Penang.

GPS coordinates : N05.414249 E100.316611


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