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Travel : Penang in 24 hours

What's a girl to do when she hasn't been back to Penang since her teens?

What's a girl to do when she only has 24 hours in Penang?

Who's to blame the girl when all she did was to eat and eat and eat?

Char kway teow #1  - Amazing how 'unoily' the dish was
Cuttlefish with kang kong - loved the hoisin and chilli sauce, and the plentiful roasted sesame seeds lightly crushed so the fragrance could be released better 






































Char kway kak - literally our black carrot cake, sweetened with sweet soy sauce and I loved the charred taste of the carrot cake, chai po, crunchy beansprouts and eggy bits all together.
Orh chien - oyster omelette with gooey floury bits which I love
Penang Chee Cheong Fun - with hae kor, hoisin sauce and chili.  So sinfully sweet and so good
Chendol - not too sweet and not too thick.  I loved the big red beans especially.
Penang Assam Laksa - my absolute must-eat dish

Comments

imp said…
hmmm. almost tempted to go to penang for 48hrs! just so i can eat double. heh.
KopiKosongGirl said…
keropokman and i also did a 24 hours in Penang in Feb!
Anonymous said…
OMG what lovely pixs of Penang street food. You have lured the gluttony genie out of my body. Wish i can fly there soon.

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