Penang Getaway 2013 - The Food
Part 1 on our recent Penang getaway is can be found here.
No trip to the food capital of Malaysia will be complete without a proper food trail. We had our tummies filled and extremely happy in the 3 days we were there.
We explored the Batu Ferringhi stretch on our first evening. The large variety of food available at our doorstep was more than what we could explore.
|Long beach food centre, which is amazingly clean, with a good variety of local food. We were there slightly before the crowd came at about 6pm, hence the empty tables.|
|Clockwise: Orh-Luah (Oyster Omlette), Grilled Sambal Squid and Grilled Stingray. Loved the stingray as it was grilled with a little crunch, and the chili had a tinge of sourness that was a good complement to the former.|
|Green Curry Chicken from the "cooked food" stall. The spices used were very flavorful, but I felt it could do better with more coconut.|
After dinner, we walked the night market and J surprisingly fell asleep in his stroller. That gave us the opportunity to do a considerable amount of shopping. We also took the chance to relax at the hotel's lounge for a drink. Something we have not done for a very long time.
|A rather tasty mojito, although I would have liked it with more alcohol.|
Day 2: We got a nice uncle to drive us around to see the sights of Penang, and also to look for yummy food to fill our stomachs. While we made the wrong decision to settle lunch at Gurney Plaza, that did not stop us from having more local delights.
|Apparently also a favorite of Puah Chu Kang and Rosie.|
|This is supposedly the best in Penang. Love the simple pleasure of queuing and slurping this up by the street.|
Dinner was the Beach Corner Seafood Restaurant. It is right next to the Ship Restaurant along Batu Ferringhi. As it is just at the beach, further away from the main road, you might miss it. So do look out for the sign-post by the road. Although I must say their food leaves much to be desired. We were not exceptionally impressed, but maybe it is also because J wanted to explore rather than eat at the table.Plus, it was about to rain and we did not have an umbrella with us. So we had to take turns and gobbled our food down.
|From left, clockwise: The restaurant ( we were very early), Fried Squid, Belachan Chicken, Prawn Omlette, Fried Spring Roll & Chicken Soup. Do not order the chicken soup... I found it rather bland, but was really more for J to have it with rice.|
|Food aside, Beach Corner had a nice view. Pretty relaxing place to just sit back, enjoy the breeze and maybe a beer.|
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