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Best of Penang food!

Posted in malaysia by chrisau on April 17, 2008
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It’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog and as it is such a long time, let me present you the food trinity of Penang! Yes, the Asam Laksa, Cendol and Char Kway Teow. I was in Penang in early April and get to savour the best of these foods in town, all thanks to my bro-in-law, who knew the place so well. Well, he can be a postman there. 🙂

If you love asam laksa, Im sure you will know the best is surely came from Air Itam. The soup was so thick with fish meat, thick prawn sauce and the dunno-what-ingredients they put, which makes you think of nothing but just eat and eat and wanting a second helping. The smell of the asam laksa was so great that you can get lost at the tiny corner in the market there.

Busy making bowls and bowls of laksa
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Penang Asam Laksa at Air Itam
After I stirred it…… hmm….
Remember this sign in Air Itam Market and don’t go to the wrong stall!

Thumbs up! I give it a 10 out of 10…and eagerly wanted to go back there again for another 2 bowls!!

Wanted to refresh yourself in the hot afternoon? Try the cendol at a ‘lorong’ (lane) facing Penang Road in GeorgeTown. It’s brimming with crowd on a sunday afternoon and it’s really a long waiting time before you can have the chance to sip the coconut milk delicacy! Well, again, i think this is the best in town and maybe, the country.

Check out the crowd under the hot sun!
Looks ordinary but tasted extraordinary

And last but not least, pay a visit to this old kopitiam at the corner of Macalister Road. It kinda worn out but don’t get intimidated by it. It served one of the best kway teow in penang and has been in operations for many long years!! Operated by two sisters, though there’s not much crowd when we were there, it took quite long to dish up the perfect kway teow.

Sister’s Char Kway Teow at Macalister Road
View from the corner, a small sign board is that’s all they need!
hmm…yummy !! There are white crab meat slices on top.

Of course there are others great food in Penang like Nasi Kandar, chee cheong fun and etc, but I believe these are the top ones which is worth a try!

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  1. claire said,

    Yes, I have tried all of those mentioned…let me add in one more famous chow koay teow in Jalan Dato Kramat.. called Ah Leng Famous Koay Teow…they put 4 or 5 big prawns, really big ones, and lai liew har plus cockles and eggs… when u order, say u want it special… they charge u 8rm..but i tell u, its worth tasting it….do go and try….no bluff bluff one…

  2. chrisau said,

    oh yeah…. sure, will try that out in my next trip. Anyway, cannot take too much char kway teow… very sinful..haha!

  3. peter chee said,

    Yes i have tried the laksa and koay teow at the places mentioned and i plan to try that again.

  4. chrisau said,

    thanks for dropping by, peter. Yeah, go try again!


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