Lok-lok: How Chiak Kay
Next visit to Chai Leng Park, you can find a while row of eating stalls. Emmm..so much of food, very tempting but I am already fulled after having a few stick of yummy bites of Lok=lok.
Pick your food, find a table, make sure the water is boiling in the pot and You just dip your food in the boiling water and eat it with the many sauces in the bowl, try to mix all the sauces and get stomach upset. :-))
Each stick have different color, look for the color for the prices.
Sri Ananda Bahwan: Briyani Rice, Tosai, Capati, Naan.....
My friend loves Indian food a lot, while he travels in Penang alone, he had the most Indian food there..Spicy!! Nothing can stop him from having more Briyani Rice and I have my all time favourite Tosai with mixed curries.
Favorite Dish: Briyani Rice, Tosai, Capati, Roti Naan with Tandoori Chicken and many more
And don't forget TEH TARIK!!!
Fung Yung: Traditional coffee shop food
This coffee shop was once beside Cathay cinema in Bagan town but moved to its new site about 5 years ago. It still continues to serve excellent traditional Chinese coffee shop breakfast food.
The prices are reasonable, the kitchen clean and service quick.
Muslims patronise this shop although it has no halal license because it doesn't sell anything non-halal.
Favorite Dish: Its traditional Chinese coffee shop breakfast of toast with real butter and its own 'kaya' (very good) and half-boiled eggs. Its 'teh' (milk tea, hot), 'teh peng' (milk tea with ice), 'kopi' (hot coffee with milk) and 'kopi peng" (iced coffee with milk) is always good - no weak version and always made with good quality condensed milk.
It also sells traditional Malay nasi lemak, made by an old Malay couple. I love mine with the half-boiled eggs. There is 'ikan bilis' (anchovies), 'ikan telur' (salted fish with hard-boiled egg) and on weekends, 'udang telur' (prawn with hard-boiled egg). It is only quite spicy. I have a sensitive stomach but am able to take the 'nasi lemak' here with no problem.
After 9.30 am, the beef noodle stall is ready for business. The beef noodle is quite good. I down-rated it because there is a better one in Bagan Ajam now, run by thebrother of this stall owner.
But do visit this stall on Mon or Thurs when it sells the herbal version. Very good! It finishes selling by 2 pm.
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The Banana Leaf: Rotis
You cannot come to Malaysia without trying a roti. It's like going to Italy and not eating pasta!
The Banana Leaf is a resturaunt chain with stores throughout Penang and Butterworth - usually in the Indian districts.
The name comes from the fact that there are no plates here as they use banana leaves - great for the environment!
The resturaunt is open late every night. The seating is basic but the focus here is the food and your companions.
I found the cooks and staff more than willing to star in my homemade video cooking show!
Favorite Dish: Roti is a flat bread cooked on a hot plate and then broken up and eaten with a seemingly unending variety of flavoured sauces of stew consistancy.
Poori is a very thin pastry which is quickly cooked in very hot oil so that it blows up like a balloon. It's served with your choice of filling placed into the centre. You then fold it in half and eat it. You'd have to have an incredible appetite to get through more than 3 of these.
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