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Monday, March 25

Penang : Food Heaven

So ashamed to say this but after studying in Penang for almost half a year, I finally went out of Penang Island and into the mainland. Haha. Yeah I know, what a loser right! But heck, how to go if you have no car! ;(

There was no intention of going to the mainland for fun. We had an assignment for our course where we were asked to create a map. Since my teammates are from Bukit Mertajam, they suggested us to do a food trip over there for the map. And hence, off we go!

Slept over at Kym's place as all the yummy foods are either selling VERY EARLY in the morning or LATE at night. And thanks Kym for being the tour guide around :)) As to not waste this trip to Bukit Mertajam, Kym showed us around as well.

Auto City.
This is like the coolest place over in Penang. I heard that it is always packed and crowded especially during public holidays. They have a very unique market (something like JayaOne's Market) everyday from 7pm-12 midnight if I'm not mistaken. Over here, you can find all sorts of beauty stuffs, clothes, bags, accessories and shoes. Bought two pairs of earrings and 1 pair of legging. 
Suey Erz will love this place. Haha.

After spending time over in the market, Kym brought us for supper at the famous Duck Egg Fried Kuey Teow! Yes, you are right, this is the one where the uncle cook by using CHARCOAL. Very very very famous. This plate of Fried Kuey Teow is seriously no joke as we waited for almost 1 hour 30 minutes for it. 

Duck Egg Fried Kuey Teow.
Do not be fooled by the unappealing appearance! 
It's worth the wait and the price is fairly reasonable too. :)

the crowd waiting for the Duck Egg Fried Kuey Teow.
Note that most tables have no food yet and it was 11pm when we arrived.

Fried Kuey Teow uncle doing what he does best. LOL

The next day, Kym brought us to Peh Kong Cheng, which is a famous morning market over at Bukit Mertajam. Woke up so early for the sake of good foods. Tried 3 kind of foods at here.


Kueh Chap.
It was okay but I don't take animal's internal organs so the whole bowl of ingredients were kinda wasted. I personally preferred the one I had in Georgetown during my interview. In case if you don't know, read here

White Wantan Noodles.
RM 3.00
Tastes like those in my hometown. But way cheaper. 

Bitamok. (米苔目)
RM 3.00
The noodles look like Lou Shu Fun, but it don't taste like it. Kym added some chilies to make it taste even better! Btw, the noodles is self-made and it was sold out at 10am. Waited for 30 minutes for them to bring more noodles over. Never seen this in my hometown so I guess this can only be found in Penang! Definitely worth a try!

Had our lunch at a normal-looking kopitiam. The shop look so normal but their foods were superb! Restoran Sentosa is famous for their yam rice and almost every table have it. But we don't take pig's internal organs so we didn't have it. There's another bomb there which is the tart! The tarts are sold out before it even come out from the oven! People actually orders it beforehand!

This is actually called rojak in my hometown. But over here in Penang, their rojak is those with fruits while we call those ROJAK BUAH. Haha. Culture barrier?

Chee Cheong Fun.
(Klang one better haha)

Egg tart.

Siew Pao.

Didn't get to have their famous "Pou-Tart" because it was sold out already :(( Heard that for the Pou-Tart, the egg will flow into your mouth once you bite it but the outer skin is still crunchy! Gahhhh. Must come back again for it! 

In a nutshell, Penang is really a food heaven. If you're planning a foodtrip to Penang, don't focus only in the island area but also the mainland area. Butterworth and Bukit Mertajam really has a lot of good and cheap foods to offer. You'll not be disappointed :)


A good deed for the day.
Btw, i don't remember the Red Crescent in Klang having Flag Day. :/

In case you wanna locate all the food spots mentioned above, kindly refer to the map below :

This was our assignment and the starting point is from our university. 
Good luck exploring :))

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