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Continental Bakery – A Popular Old-School Bakery in Penang

After having what I felt was the best char koay teow at Ah Leng Char Koay Teow, Mervin brought us to Continental Bakery because he knows I love to check out the local bakeries whenever I travel, lol. Continental Bakery is a household name in Penang. It’s known for its wide selection of traditional breads […]

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Ah Leng Char Koay Teow (亚龙炒粿条) at Restoran Tong Hooi | Penang

When I told Mervin that I wanted to go Siam Road for Charcoal Char Koay Teow, he asked me if I was prepared to wait for 1.5 – 2 hours. Well, not really as we had a jam-packed itinerary ahead of us. Even if I had the luxury of time, I probably still wouldn’t wait […]

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Ah Koo’s Hokkien Mee at Classic Cafe | Penang

Rise and shine on our third day in Penang. Our local foodie friend, Mervin brought us to Classic Cafe at Jalan Perak to try this popular Ah Koo’s Hokkien Mee. The kopitiam is located opposite Padang Brown Hawker Centre, which is also one of the locals’ favourite makan destinations. Many local residents would wake up […]

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Ali Nasi Lemak – The Best Nasi Lemak in Penang

Headed back to George Town for more makan action right after our tour of Kek Lok Si Temple. Since coming to Penang, I found a new love i.e. nasi lemak. Especially those ordinary looking ones wrapped in banana leaves that come with to-die-for sambal chilli. My goodness, why is nasi lemak in Penang so shiok […]

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Air Itam Laksa (亚依淡叻沙) | Possibly the best in Penang

After trying the extra long fried dough fritters at Te Chang You Tiao Wang, we headed back to the Air Itam Market area for a bowl of assam laksa at the popular Air Itam Laksa place. Both the locals and tourists love their assam laksa because they have been serving up authentic Penang laksa since […]

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Te Chang You Tiao Wang (特长油条王) | Penang

From Sister Curry Mee, we took a 10-minute walk along Jalan Paya Terubong to get to Te Chang You Tiao Wang, which specialises in fried dough fritters. As its name suggests, they don’t just make dough fritters, they make extra long ones. Their you tiao is approximately 14 inches long i.e. almost the length of […]

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Sister Curry Mee (暹罗姐妹咖喱面) | Air Itam Market | Penang

After a wonderful breakfast of wok-hei-laden char koay teow at Tiger Char Koay Teow, we made our way to Air Itam Market as we intended to visit Kek Lok Si Temple later in the day. So convenient to get around with Grab from where we were in George Town. The trip to Air Itam Market […]

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Tiger Char Koay Teow | Penang

On Day 2 of our Penang makan trip, we had an early breakfast of CKT at Tiger Char Koay Teow, which was located in Ping Hooi Cafe on Carnarvon Street. They opened for business at 7.30am but only operated for about 6 hours. So if you want to include Tiger Char Koay Teow in your […]

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Toh Soon Cafe (多春茶座) @ Campbell Street, Georgetown, Penang

Ask any local where to get good old Hainanese coffee in Georgetown, Penang, I’m sure he or she will likely point you to Toh Soon Cafe which is just two streets away from the famous Line Clear Nasi Kandar and is located in a back alley off Lebuh Campbell. It was a late afternoon on […]

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