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    Brother Sheng: Breakfast!!!!

    by shannsow Written Apr 1, 2014

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    Brother Sheng is owner of this stalls,he is nice.When i order a drink call ''Teh Tarik'' ,Brother Sheng is very funny to show a bit acrobatics to making ''Teh Tarik''. Brother Sheng love to use his old stove,he said old stove making drinks and bread is more yummy.Early morning in 5 am,Brother Sheng need take 30 min to start his fire inside the stove,material for build fire is charcoal.

    *Teh tarik is a hot milk tea beverage which can be commonly found in restaurants and outdoor stalls in southeastern Asian countries of Malaysia and Singapore. Its name is derived from the pouring process of "pulling" the drink during preparation.

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    Sushi Zanmai: Would you like Japanese food in Malaysia?

    by Toshioohsako Updated Feb 27, 2014

    The first chain Japanese conveyor-belt Sushi restaurant has landed in Penang. It is located at level 6 of Gurney Paragon Mall, right beside to Rakuzen Japanese restaurant. The speed of replenishing the items on the conveyor-belt was fast efficient. Overall, I thought the quality of the food was slightly above average.

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    Nyonya Baba Cuisine: Sample Genuine Nyonya Cooking.

    by Anniko Updated Feb 12, 2014

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    Nyonya Baba, are terms for a subgroup of Straits Chinese, and their unique culture consisting of a hybrid of Chinese, Malay and western traditions. They are descendants of Chinese emigrants from Fujian Province, who settled on both sides of the Malacca straits in the 15th and 16th centuries.

    Nyonya Baba cuisine, well-known in Malaysia and Singapore, is the result of blending Chinese wok techniques with spices used by the Malay/Indonesian community.
    The development of the dishes resulted from inter-marriages between Chinese immigrants and Malays. Local ingredients such as chilies, belacan (Malaysian shrimp paste) lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, etc, are used, in combination with traditional Chinese cooking.

    We experienced its unique taste at a quaint shop-house restaurant called ‘Nyonya Baba Cuisine’ located along Nagore Road in Penang. Both of us enjoyed a generous spread of several traditional nyonya baba dishes. The restaurant’s intimate setting offered a private dining feel, together with a stylish and relaxing ambiance. The friendly owner, Mrs Choo, was very helpful recommending what to order.

    Favorite Dish: Appealing most to my taste buds was the Chicken Kapitan, a chicken curry. Overall, the food was subtle, not overwhelmingly spicy, and unlike anything I’d sampled before.

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    Sky Hotel Chulia Street: Best Chinese BBQ In Penang

    by limkahwan Updated Feb 5, 2014

    The first time I had these Chinese Specialty Dishes was in 1972 and only cost Rm 1.00 per package, Rice with BBQ Pork, Roast Pork, Chinese Roast Sausage. It is love in the first taste. Most of the day at 11.30 am people will start queuing up for their lunch.

    Favorite Dish: They serve 8 types of pork dishes, my favorite are BBQ pork & Roast Chinese Sausage. Other then these they also serve very nice Roast Pork, Roast Duck, Poach Hainanese Style Chicken, Soup and Vegetables. Today, 2014 I took two of my friends from Spain to try these dishes and they love it. We ordered three types, Roast BBQ Pork, Roast Duck, Chinese Roast Sausage, Vegetables and Soup total for three people cost Rm 30.00 only

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    Veloo Villa Indian Restaurant: Typical Indian Restaurant

    by limkahwan Written Dec 29, 2013

    This typical restaurant start their business in 1959, from Grandfather to Son to Grandson. As a local I tried many outlets but for my taste I select this restaurant because it is clean and foods are delicious and always satisfied my palate.*fh

    Favorite Dish: This restaurant serve just a few types of foods They have white rice or spicy rice ( Brayanni ) original Indian rice. For the Curry they have Chicken, Fish, Mutton. These are the main dishes. For a normal Lunch they serve you with banana leave, unlimited rice, you can add on as much as you like, then come the standard gravy and vegetables, standard serving three types, you can can also ask for others but they will charge you White rice with chicken cost RM8.00,
    They also serve Tosai in the morning, RM1.20 per piece with standard gravy without chicken.*fh

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    Lok Lok Seafood: Local warm food

    by shannsow Updated Nov 18, 2013

    Dark and Silent street,stand a small warm light and full of people surround the light.Go closely is an old man making food string with stick to let the customer boil.Beside,''Lok Lok uncle'' is old man also had made different sauce for moisten with the food after boiled. The old vendor business almost 40 years,and owner always keep the price cheaper than other.This vendor is locate at Batu Maung,and he only show out at every Tuesday after night market finish.

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    The Hakka Tree: Hakka Favourite in Gurney Plazza

    by DaHongHua Written Oct 15, 2013

    Hakka people has their favourite dishes called " LeiCha ", the Hakka Tree chained restaurant has this dish in their menu, they even have 3 choices for you, either served original with soup, with noodle or with rice.
    The restaurant we visited in Gurney Plazza has only opened last week.
    It has other branches in Tesco Sungai Pinang and Queensbay Mall ( Kiosk )

    Favorite Dish: Hakka Thunder Tea Original
    Salted Fish Cake Noodle
    Dried Noodle served with Yong Taufu

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    Kampachi Japanese Restaurant: I like the Japanese Buffet

    by DaHongHua Written Oct 9, 2013

    Taking Japanese meal, I like all the food except bamboo shoot which I do not like the smell. Kampachi Japanese Restaurant is among the most famous Japanese Restaurant known to the Japanese food diners in Penang. I am been there more than ten times, with family and colleague.

    Favorite Dish: Almost all. If you like Japanese food, you are most happy this is the place full of cooked, raw, grilled, deep fried, boiled, hot and cold and etc.

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    Any Coffee Shop: Coffee Shop

    by walterwu Updated Sep 16, 2013

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    The relaxed atmosphere in Penang gives us a great opportunity to have breakfast at a coffee shop with tables and seats set outside of the coffee shop with refreshing air (not polluted).

    Food is cheap and cost not more then RM$3-4 per bowl.

    However, do careful of snatch thief went doing so. Do not carry with you any valuables. Leave it in the hotel room's safe.

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    Gurney Drive Food Centre: Gurney Drive

    by walterwu Updated Sep 14, 2013

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    Gurney Drive in Penang is world famous and, so, the food prices there are much higher then elsewhere in Penang Island.

    It is in an open air environment and may be affected by weather. When I was there, it started to drizzle and many customers rush to go under the umbrella.

    If you do not have to time to go around Penang to look for the best food, this would be a very convenient place to patronise as most of the famous food can be found here.

    Prices are much higher as mentioned and the food is not top rated. Services is rather fast when you order the food as much of the food has already been pre-prepared.

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    Goh Chew Coffeeshop: Fish Head Galore

    by walterwu Updated Sep 12, 2013

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    This shop specialise in Fried Fish Head Bee Hoon and has alot of local patrons.

    We ordered a plate of Fried Fish Head Bee Hoon for RM$6.00. I came with 6-8 pieces of fish meat fried in flour batter and mixed in to the Bee Hoon (noodle). It is pretty good.

    We noticed the locals ordered a whole plate of Fried Fish Head / Prawn separately from the Bee Hoon but, alas, we are already full.

    We ordered the 2 pieces of Fried Prawn (RM$20) and it came with 2 pieces of fish meat. The Prawns are rather large and tasty.

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    Coffee Shops / Food Centre: Local Food

    by walterwu Updated Sep 12, 2013

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    For RM$8, you can have a plate of Fried Oyster Omelette with plenty of oyster serving. When we ordered it, we were expecting a few pieces of oyster but, to our surprise, there was a generous serving of oyster in the omelette.

    The Oysters were fresh and you can feel the juice in your mouth with every piece of oyster that you bite into.

    Penang Assam Laksa is quite different from the version I had tried in Singapore. The noodle is very springy and the gravy is diluted compared to Singapore.

    Penang White Coffee is good.

    Most of the stalls operates from 7:00pm onwards.

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    De Tai Tong Cafe: Chinese Breakfast

    by shannsow Written Sep 8, 2013

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    '' Yam Joe Cha'' is Chinese best breakfast ,In Penang most advanced age like it,and they can't less the warm tea for every dish.From every year of the Mooncake Festival,this restaurant will hanging a thousand lanterns to their ceiling for decor and for sale.

    Favorite Dish: Warm bum

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    Chulia Street Wanton Noodles: Delicious and Unique Wanton Noodles

    by somsakmah Written Jul 28, 2013

    This is just a roadside hawker stall (those on push carts) but this is where Penang's famous Chulia Street Wanton Noodles (at the junction of Chulia Street and Carnavon Street in front of the furniture shop) is located. The noodles are springy and its secret is in the dark soy sauce that the stall put on the noodles.There isn't any name for this shop. Locals know it as 'that famous Chulia Street wanton noodles in front of the furniture shop'. Opened only at night, and usually one has to wait 20-30 minutes.

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    Hao You Seafood: Fresh and Cheap Seafood by the Beach

    by somsakmah Written Jul 28, 2013

    Nice, fresh and cheap seafood by the beach. Very friendly staff. The owners of this stall started off as fishermen but decided that instead of selling their freshly caught fish and crabs to other restaurants, why not set up their own restaurant? And thus Hao You Seafood restaurant is born.
    You can choose to sit on the beach if you don't mind getting your shoes all sandy, or sit a little somewhat 'inside' if less sandy floors are preferred.
    While there, also try a satay stall next to this seafood restaurant.

    Favorite Dish: Everything.

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