Sep 8

I was having lunch with Damien and Julian who’s from Penang and I asked Damien, what is the must eat place you will go to when you go back to Penang. He say well, he will usually visit Siew Fong for their carrot cakes and chee cheong fun.

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So for the last day of our mini makantrip to Penang couple weeks ago, the whole gang stopped by at Siew Fong Lye for breakfast. The famous carrot cake stall which also sells otak-otak is a stall located outside the coffeeshop. Another famous stall is the chee cheong fun which is located outside as well. You can order all these and sit inside.

The rest of the gang just went crazy ordering everything from pasembor, char koay teow, hokkien mee, char hor fun, etc.

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The carrot cake stall seems to be famous, even have Axian’s poster hanging there, but maybe business is too good, we think its a bit over cooked and the otak-otak is ok only la.

The chee cheong fun is good, Penang style with prawn paste, sweet sauce and chili.

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The food is good, price and portion is Penang standard, so affordable but allowing you to eat more ;). Overall its a good and very local place to come for breakfast and get a variety of local food.

Siew Fong Lye Cafe @ Lorong Macalister
GPS: N5 25.022 E100 19.741

Apr 12
Melaka: Breakfast @ Medan Selera Tengkera
icon1 Cupnoodles | icon2 Melaka (Malacca), Places to Eat | icon4 04 12th, 2010| icon3Comments Off on Melaka: Breakfast @ Medan Selera Tengkera

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Most of the tourist to Melaka would surely go to Jonker Street to experience to the old Melaka, its’ invaluable heritage, history and also local goods and food. But located just right next to Jonker Street is Medan Selera Tengkera which mostly only serve the locals.

Located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock opposite the Pay Fong Chinese school, this place used to be stalls under a big tree and even know the tree is still maintained but the food court is now much clean and tidy with roof over it’s top.

The food here are mainly local and simple stuff. The hot drinks here goes from RM1.10 up and they are pretty decent.

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Tau Kua is sort of a local thing, I had never had this in KL before. Its tofu, fried one all cut up and serve with pineapples and cucumber at the bottom and chili paste on top. The smallest is RM2.00 onwards. The tofu is soft and kind of nice with the chili paste, yummy.

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I was walking around the food court trying to decide what to eat… then I saw the roast meat stalls looks good, so I order the char siew and siew yok rice. As the local styles goes, there’s varieties on topping to choose from too! Its like having chap fan but the based are roast meats and you have sauce like sweet or curry to go with it. So the standard one I ordered comes with some fried eggs and the sides I chose some kangkung vege plus tau kua (braised tofu). All these cost only RM4.50, that’s value for money. However there’s only 2 char siew rice that I missed so far in Melaka is one at Bunga Raya and the other at Melaka Baru :).

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Not being greedy like me, Miharu opted for some simple economical fried meehoon and mee which the local style is to cover with chili paste plus dark sweet sauce. Something we don’t do in KL for sure… hehe…

I was told by Miharu the good thing is actually their Curry Rice stall but my upset stomach this morning doesn’t permits me to be too adventurous with curry, maybe the next time ;).

There are many other stalls here, stuff like fried lobak, roti canai, various noodles and others too.

Medan Selera Tengkera (next to Shell)
Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka Tengah, Melaka.
GPS: N2 11.872 E102 14.585

Apr 10
Penang: Sungai Nibong Toasted Bread & Koay Teow Th’ng @ Sri Nibong Cafe
icon1 Cupnoodles | icon2 Penang, Penang, Places to Eat | icon4 04 10th, 2010| icon3Comments Off on Penang: Sungai Nibong Toasted Bread & Koay Teow Th’ng @ Sri Nibong Cafe

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

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