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

Aug 28

It was a busy weekday afternoon where I had to take time off lunch to do some banking in Uptown before having to rush for a launch. Since I had little time left to eat and is rushing, I thought I just grab some simple food on those mobile van stalls and eat on the go.

As I was walking towards them, I saw this motorbike stall next to HSBC and its quite packed. Turned out its selling chee cheong fun and I thought perfect, something not too heavy to keep me awake at the launch and fast to eat!

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There’s quite a crowd at the mobile stall and its quite rare to find chee cheong fun on bikes nowadays especially in PJ… I took 5 pieces of the yong tau foo and 2 chee cheong fun with curry and sweet sauce mix costing me RM5.

Next to the bike are a bunch of shades that you can nicely sit and eat. The food is ok, normal chee cheong fun la but when you are rushing, can be quite nice to eat at one of these mobile stalls.

Chee Cheong Fun @ Next to HSBC Uptown Damansara Utama
GPS: N3 08.147 E101 37.421

Dec 10

Just nearby the Pulau Tikus wet market, a popular place to makan is at Restoran Kwai Lock. There are various choices of Penang hawkers food here but again like most places in Penang, be early for more choices, better seats and shorter waiting time.

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Its a bit smokey in Kwai Lock as most of the hawkers fried their servings away on the street just outside the coffeeshop. There are just so many good selections of hawkers food to choose from over here. I started with the stall outside selling chee cheong fun and various local kueh. The chee cheong fun looks good and I see a lot of people ordering but wasn’t in a mood for it that morning, so I went for some chai kueh instead. I think it was 9am then and only a few pieces left. The chai kueh is pretty ok with some red sour spicy chili sauce to go with it.

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The wantan mee here are served with bbq pork, mushroom and wantan… every stall seems to have their own style! The hokkien mee here is quite ok but didn’t really satisfied me, so I ordered a plate of fried mee suah. The fried mee suah is a bit wet with prawns and pork and the chili to go with it is superb, love it!

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Surprisingly the curry mee here does not have pig’s blood but it was ok. Most of the noodles cost RM3 each, still ok. The roti bakar is cheap, at RM1.00 only and they provide you with a satay stick so you don’t have to get your hands dirty and sticky, pretty good idea ;).

Restoran Kwai Lock
Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, Penang
GPS: N5 25.821 E100 18.765

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