Apr 10
Penang: Sungai Nibong Toasted Bread & Koay Teow Th’ng @ Sri Nibong Cafe
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I remembered my ex-colleague Albert took me to one of this place in Penang long ago for duck thigh mee suah and next to it there’s a stall selling toasted bread. Here at Sri Nibong Cafe, there’s a famous one known as Sungai Nibong Toasted Bread that’s even featured by Ho-Chiak TV show.

So we head there in the morning for breakfast to give it a try, there’s like a whole lot of choices you can choose for your toasted bread. Its basically bun that they toast on a grill, you can have jams, meats, eggs, cheese and all sort to go with it depending on what you fancy. I left the ordering to Sky and we got a whole bunch of toasted bread with things like luncheon meat plus cheese and its really nice but a bit pricey because of cheese.

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The other food stuff at this coffeeshop are very much local and not tourist rate. Our hokkien mee cost RM2.70 instead of the RM4.00 you will get eating in town.

One of the other specialty here which is also famous, its their Koay Teow Th’ng. Now for KL folks, nope this is not your usual koay teow soup you have in KL but its koay teow soup with pork, fish cake in them and you have the option to add egg. Its pretty good and doesn’t cost too much as well, if I remembered correctly RM2.80 and 50 cents more if you add an egg.

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Overall, I find this a very good and affordable non-tourist price place for breakfast and lunch at this part of Penang 😉

Sri Nibong Cafe @ Sungai Nibong, Penang
GPS: N5 20.217 E100 17.911

Apr 10
Penang: Maxim Dim Sum @ Taman Perkaka
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My aunt brought me here about 2 years ago… then according to Julian, this place is actually quite famous. Anyhow, before going to work for like 2 days straight, we had our dim sum breakfast here at Maxim Dim Sum.

Located on the ground floor of the Lip Sin building (near Tesco) at Taman Perkaka, this place is quite full even on a weekday morning and if I am not wrong, on the weekend they will have more seating area on the shop next 2 doors away.

The place is self service, so you basically take the order card on your table and then what you fancy and they will mark down the price of the items you took for billing later.

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My favourite here is their steamed mussels with clams, steamed radish cake and the char siew pau is very good as well. The price starts at RM1.80 (if you go to Damansara Jaya that shop, it about RM4.00 onwards!), so pricing is really reasonable and they have a lot of varieties that you can’t find here in KL.

For both days, we ate like crazy (even till lunch time we are not hungry), it cost less than RM30.00 for the 3 of us. Tea is only RM0.90 per head, no wonder all my outstation relative always say KL is so expensive, hehe…

Anyhow, we love this place, plenty of choices, food is good and price is great! Will sure be back when I am up at the pearl of the orient again 🙂

Maxim Dim Sum @ Taman Perkaka
GPS: N5 20.947 E100 17.694

Apr 3
Penang: Yi Garden Cafe
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This cafe have been around for a long time but its my first time here recommended by the local boy Julian. This place known for a few good stuff and as our first round dinner (yup, we had three round of dinner that night!), we stopped here for sar hor fun, oo-chen (fried oysters with eggs), oo-mee (oysters fried noodles) and pork porridge.

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The sar hor fun is good, something I had missed all these years, its actually just like Cantonese fried here in KL but the koay teow is different, its thicker and bigger piece and topping includes fishes and big prawns on top of pork and vegetables.

The oo-chen here is quite a wait but its very good, not too starchy and the oysters are big in size, we order the smallest for RM6 per plate.

The fried oysters noodles (oo-mee) is something you don’t find here in KL and its the same stall as sar hor fun. Yellow noodles are fried with oysters and I must say its pretty good but I was told there’s another even better famous to try it but 45-60 mins wait, that will be left for another posting when I have the chance to visit :D.

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We wanted porridge and my superb favourite chee-cheong porridge at New Lane is off that day, so we took some pork porridge here. The style is quite unique, you can choose porridge or noodles, its topped with all parts of the pig, you get pork, internal and even the pork’s brains, interesting. We choosed the porridge and waiting time is again long as it is popular, the porridge is almost like teow-chew style with a lots of water.

For drinks, well for KL folks, its always cheaper to drink ambrah sour plum up here but Julian’s favourite is “gu leng peng” which is milk mixed with syrup… I never try that… sounds too sweet to  me, hehe… maybe next time.

Overall, I am satisfied with this visit having good oo-chen plus a good introduction to oo-mee and sar hor fun, thanks Juls ;).

Yi Garden Cafe
Corner of Jalan Macalister and Lorong Selamat
GPS: N5 24.985 E100 19.446

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