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

Dec 10

Since I was staying at Pulau Tikus, I visited Poly Cafe just down the road for breakfast. From previous visits, this place can get very pack in the late morning and afternoon. So, we got there early morning at 8am plus for breakfast.

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I like their roti babi (similar to KL’s Yut Kee) here, known as Choo’s Roti Babi, you can choose whether its spicy or non. Basically toast like bread with pork/vege inside, deep fried to cripsed but can be a bit oily. It cost RM2.50 or was it RM2.80 per piece. Quite nice and they have various other style as well.

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Next to it is an aunty selling Penang style curry mee with pig’s blood, prawns, cuttlefish, fishball added with dark spicy chili paste instead of chicken and greens like in KL. Its pretty good and the curry is lighter to me. It paid RM2.80 for the curry.

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The wantan mee and hokkien mee stall here is also popular, I remembered the previous visit, we waited really long for the wantan mee! The wantan mee comes with bbq pork and some chicken. There are various other stalls here as well, but only got 1 stomach la… hehehe…

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Oh ya, we also got some apong from the apong stall stationed outside, its very good and nice but the wait is long as there are always people waiting and packing away 10-30 pieces each time ;). It used to have a very good lobak stall here, wonder where did it go? Anyone know?

Polyland Cafe @ Pulau Tikus
(Next to CIMB Pulau Tikus/Baskin Robbin on Jalan Burma)
GPS: N5 25.927 E100 18.634

Nov 24

“A lot of outstation people come here just to eat this chicken feet wantan mee”… these are the words that I was being told just before enterting Restoran Hong Ta in Kulim, Kedah. The flagship stall here is the Chicken Feet Wantan Mee stall which is well known and famous.

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Upon looking at the wantan noodles being serve, I couldn’t agree more. The texture of the noodles are thicker than the average factory supplied wantan mee and its smooth and does not stick to each other. Another way to see, is when you “da bao” (pack) your dried wantan mee home, put it on a plate and if its loose and doesn’t stick together, its good noodles, these are the method thought to me by Mr.Fong who makes his own wantan noodles and skin at How Kee in Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

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Yen Nam gave us a tip, saying that the right method to eat the wantan noodles is to take some braised chicken feet sauce and pour it over the noodles before enjoying ;). The chicken feet are very soft and melts off in your mouth.

The other thing we tried here are their white coffee which are rich and nice. The chai koay is good as well, steamed hot before serving. We were told that the chicken rice is good too but at that point of time, we are already overwhelm by the amount of food we had :).

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With the price of the wantan mee starting at just RM2.50, its really affordable here! Not only is the food good here but so is the price! A must try if you ever come to Kulim ;).

Restoran Hong Ta
Jalan Merdeka, Kulim, Kedah
GPS: N5 22.245 E100 33.207

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