I didn't bring my camera this trip so these photos are from my sisters. We did not have photos of all our meals as well.Sometimes we were too engrossed with the food and at other times it wasn't polite to snap the food when we were with people we didn't know that well.
Start of Journey
I have not been to Taiping for maybe 40 years at least! Shame on me. This trip I made it a point to make a detour to the "wettest town in Malaysia" to visit my auntie and cousin. They took me to dinner at this "out of the way" restaurant. I am glad I stopped by Taiping. It was worth it to savour the food even though we had to sit through the torrential downpour before we could head to Penang.
I don't usually eat pig's trotters but this dish was delicious and there was a lot of lean and very tender meat that I could pick out of it.
This curry mee is at the end of the block where we used to live. I had this almost every morning while growing up in Penang. Although the original seller has retired, the curry mee is still more or less the same as his niece has taken over the business.
Macalister Road Curry Mee
We grew up across the street from the famous "Sister's Char Koeh Teow" and ate their char koeh teow once every few days for either breakfast or afternoon tea.
The famous char keoh teow is now served on paper plates. They used to be served on a clear glass plate laid with banana leaf.
We had to try the famous chendol. Also tried the laksa. For a non laksa fan, it was not bad.
I did not go to this place on my last few trips to Penang so I made it a point to go this trip. It was as good as I remembered even when I was still full from lunch.
It was our last night in Penang and we were lazy to go food hunting. We decided to go next door to the Gurney Shopping Centre for dinner. We decided on the "Chicken Rice Shop." The menu looked good. However the food was a real disappointment and expensive (for Penang.)
In hindsight, we should have gone out searching for a hawker centre.
The tau kwa and egg in soya sauce looked good in the menu. In reality, it was bland and very light. I had expected the egg and tau kwa to be well soaked in soy but they weren't.
I have read a bit about the food in Tambun and Batu Kawan. On our way home from Penang to Teluk Intan we thought we might see if we could find something good to eat in either one of these places, whichever we could find first. We had no idea how to get to Batu Kawan or Tambun. I exited the Juru exit but due to the rain and the heavy traffic we stopped at a road side restaurant called "Juru Seafood Restaurant."
I did think we were in Juru but the waitress explained that they used the name because they were from Juru but the restaurant is no where near Juru.
In any case, the food was good and the staff was really friendly.
It is no secret I love the food in Teluk Intan. It is both good and reasonably priced. A trip to Teluk Intan would not be complete without a trip to Pau Loong restaurant.
There is a stall in the Food Republic Food Court in the Pavillion Shopping Centre that sells soy products such as soya bean milk and tau hwa. You can have the soya milk hot or cold. I usually order a hot soya milk with ewe cha kuih.
The last night in Kuala Lumpur also happened to be my sister-in-law's birthday dinner. She threw a banquet at Ah Yat's Seafood restaurant in Petaling Jaya. She booked a private room which also has Karaoke facilities.
End of Food Journey November 2011.