When locals think of Penang, the first word that comes to our mind is FOOD! Be warned, try not to salivate while reading this...
At the corner of Kimberly street, there is an amazing coffee shop that serves local delicacies for the night owls. Me, of course feeling hungry at about 9.30pm got a friend who was thrilled to be a local tour guide to take us out for dinner, or was it supper? I couldn't remember...EEP! And...in one lil tong sui shop, we could get all of the food below:
Koay Chiap,a mixture of tangy noodles with eggs and intestines(found this part after gobbling it down)
Famous Char Koay Teow
The opposite, Koay Teow noodle soup which was extremely tasty!
Ben bracing the flood to move the car...water was ankle deep by that time
This is the amazing part, the hawkers were still frying char koay teow even when the flood was way past ankle deep!!!!! Even cars couldn't cross through by that time but they were diligently working in the flood and rain without stopping
I couldn't believe what I saw! WOW!!!! I wanted to give them a huge hug and say, "you've made my day" because when you think you are hardworking sometimes and hating your job, look at them.... The scene itself is a true sign of hardwork and dedication right there to earn money even when a flood was happening around them! Many people would have closed their stalls at the first sign of rain, what more a FLOOD?
After the "harrowing" flood experience, we headed to a new area called Straits Quay which I was highly impressed with. Penang reminds me of Singapore, it is now so clean and organized! You go Penang!
The concourse area
Many restaurants and bar overlooking the dock for yatchs, *one can only dream of owning one at the moment*
With my trusty friend and tour guide, Nicole:)
Trees were surrounding us while we were chilling at the German Bar
This beer is a MUST to try for those people who love sweet beverages...Like I said, I don't drink but after trying a sip of this, I actually liked it!!! Huge achievement for me ok!
Finally got to come here with Ben who has been raving about Straits Quay
The next night, Nicole brought me to another coffee shop which served the best hokkien mee I have ever tasted!! It's called Old Green House!
This is one bowl of century egg porridge you don't want to miss! I ate the whole bowl!
And the best Hokkien Mee EVER!!!!!!!!!
All the above places were recommended by a local who knows here way around and is proud of Penang. If you do head there, I do suggest you try out these places....and did I mention, the hospitality in Penang is so warm and friendly? After this trip, I'm thinking of retiring there in the future(I know! Too young to think but who knows?!? Maybe I can retire by 40?hehehehe) Food's good, people are nice AND hardworking, clean, etc, what's not to like?