Hokkien Mee: Sungai Dua Ah How


Written on 3:24 AM by Penang Tua Pui

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If you have a craving for Hokkien Mee and you are within USM area, this stall might just be the one for you.

This hokkien mee stall is located at Happy Café, an old wooden building next to Tesco Extra (formerly known as Makro)
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The soup base for this hokkien mee is nice and quite sweet, as the stock uses shrimp heads and shells, cooked till the flavours and aromas can be sniffed. It has the usual ingredients of noodles, prawns, bean sprouts.

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You can choose to have either egg noodles, rice noodles, flat noodles or any combination of them. The chilies used are not that spicy and the hokkien mee taste nicer if you add some chillies into it.

The stall operates from early morning usually from 6am till 10am. It does not have a regular off day but rather depends on the seller. Each bowl of hokkien me costs RM2.50.

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Char Koay Teow: Snake Temple


Written on 8:59 PM by Penang Tua Pui

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Snake temple is one of the tourist attractions in Penang island, built in 1850 in the memory of the renowned Chinese monk Chor Soo Kong. Just right opposite the snake temple is a kopitiam where you can find this char koay teow (char koay tiao) stall.
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The unique thing about the char koay teow (char koay tiao) here is that the prawns are fried up front in large quantity before being added to the freshly cooked char koay teow.

Maybe by frying them separately instead of being cooked together with the char koay teow will maintain the freshness of the prawns.

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This actually reminds us of similar technique used in Kimberly Street Char Koay Teow where the mantis prawns are also fried separately.

The size of the prawns is above average and not those small ones you typically get else where. You will get about 3-4 pieces of prawns in each plate. The Char Koay Teow is priced at RM2.70 per plate

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Cendol: Penang Road - Teo Chew Cendol


Written on 11:38 AM by Penang Tua Pui

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Mention about Cendol and this stall is most likely the one that will come into picture. The Penang Road Cendol is undoubtedly the most famous cendol stall we have come across in Penang. We will tell you why…..

Penang Road Cendol is located not exactly at Penang Road but at Lebuh Keng Kwee, a small lane on the left off Penang Road, just before you turn into Komtar (Jalan Dr Lim Chwee Leong). The stall is outside a kopitiam (coffeshop) which happens to have another famous laksa stall.

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This stall is always full of people waiting to enjoy a creamy bowl of cendol under the hot weather and you don’t have to wait long for your turn.

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The owner and his assistants can easily prepare few bowls of Cendol in less than a minute…. Get a bowl filled with shaved ice, put some red beans and pour the green grass jelly together with coconut milk on top. Yes, it is that easy and fast.

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Besides Cendol, the stall also sells Ais Kacang and drinks such as Chrysanthemum (kek wa) and Green Grass (Che Chau)

The stall operates at daily from noon till 7pm. Car park is quite a challenge here yet you continue to see stream of endless customers patronizing this Penang Road Cendol stall almost at any time.

A bowl of cendol sells at RM1.50 while Ais Kacang sells at RM1.70 and there is additional charge for take away. Still, enjoying the Cendol on the spot is a better experience …

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Ais Kacang: New World Park


Written on 2:07 AM by Penang Tua Pui

Sin Sei Kai Ais Kacang is unique compared to regular Ais Kacang where it has fruits servings together with Ice Cream toppings, which is called ABC Special over here.

This is a little creativity added to make the Ais Kacang more appealing. The ABC special contains fruits such as mango, papaya and jackfruit. The regular plain Ais Kacang is also available.

The reputation of New World Park (Sin Sei Kai) Ais Kacang is quite well known of among Penangites for generations. Many Penangites actually grew up eatings the Ais Kacang more than once.

Talk about Sin Sei Kai Ais Kacang and the memories of the younger days will immediately come into mind. Sin Sei Kai Ais Kacang is located at Swatow Lane, famous for its range of local hawkers delicacies such as Hokkien Mee, Char Koay Teow, Mee Goreng etc.

It was previously located in the old Kopitiam and road stalls before moving to new premise just beside the old place.

The ABC serving comes in a flat bowl, presumably to hold the Ais Kacang content when it melts. Yes, the ice on ABC melts fast and if you take your time to savour it, you will likely to enjoy soupy ABC instead. The taste is just nice and not too sweet though this can be subjective.

Sin Sei Kai ABC special sells at RM3.XX while the regular one is priced at RM2.XX. The stalls operates from noon onwards till night (~9pm)


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New World Park


Written on 1:06 AM by Penang Tua Pui

Talk about New World Park (Sin Sei Kai) and the images of Ais Kacang, Rojak, Mee Goreng, Chee Cheong Fun, Char Koay Teow and many more will immediately come into picture. Yes, one of the synonyms of New World Park is its infamous makan-makan which has gained reputations as one of the delicious food area.

New World Park has recently gone through major renovations where the stalls are no longer stuffy, under hot weather, uncomfortable, jammed and car park problem but has rather transformed into modern eating outlets with orderly located stalls, more than enough seatings, open air and comfortably shaded with roof as well as ample car park lots.

The new “Sin Sei Kai” can now cater both local hawkers’ and restaurants. You can now find Mizi Bistro, Old Town, Shanghai House of Dumplings, Passions of Kerala right at New World Park.

New World Park is also becoming an entertainment area, built with a stage at the middle. It allows budding singers and artistes to hone their singing skills in public. Besides, there are also shows available and you may catch them if the timing is right. The stage normally has performance during weekends (Fridays to Sundays).

There is also Ladies Market available too during weekends just outside Old town. You will find range of accessories suitable to your needs. Also, behind the stage is a small garden for you to rest or stroll along after heavy meal.


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Tong Sui: Jelutong - Leng Looi Tong Sui


Written on 12:55 AM by Penang Tua Pui

This leng looi tong sui stall is located at the Jelutong market, at the corner outside a coffee shop. In fact, it’s not a stall but rather a small pickup truck which the back portion modified to easily set up for business.

The name of this tong sui stall is “mat tou yau” ( means everything also available) tong sui but the term leng looi tong sui is often referred to this stall because the owners are two pretty young ladies (sisters, I believe) working together to run the business :)

The tong sui ingredients are much the same like others but theirs may have additional items like gingko, longans, sago and sea coconut.

You can also take your pick over the ingredients, much like mix and match to make your own favorite leng chee kang. One plus point is that the leng chee kang is not too sweet and taste just right.

However, if you insist of having it sweeter, they do provide syrup for you at no extra cost.

The stall operates from evening onwards and they do have another branch at the round about food court at Taman Free School. Enjoy the tong sui while at the same time be attracted with sight of pretty tong sui sellers.

Even Ah Xian from Taste with Jason (Astro AEC) came before to try it himself. So what are you waiting for?

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Penang Food: Laksa


Written on 11:53 PM by Penang Tua Pui

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Laksa is a spicy and sour noodle soup which has Peranakan or Baba Nyonya origin. There are few types of Laksa available like Penang laksa a.k.a. asam laksa, lemak laksa, Katong laksa (Singapore) and Sarawak laksa.

Laksa is one of the most popular hawker dishes in Penang and can be very addictive despite the strong flavors of fish.

Laksa consists of rice noodles that are poured with hot spicy and sour soup cooked with fish broth, typically ikan kembung (mackerel).

The addiction of eating laksa lies in its soup where shredded ikan kembung is cooked for hours until its strong, tangy flavors are obtained.

Additionally, ingredients such as ginger flower, thai basil leaves, lemon grass, tumeric, pineapple, chilies and asam (tamarind) are also included to laksa.

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Another main item which is a must to make the laksa complete is prawn paste or heh ko. The combination of prawn paste and fish flavors can easily give people clues if you have just had a bowl of laksa.

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Tong Sui: Wai Sek Kai - Leng Chee Kang


Written on 1:27 PM by Penang Tua Pui

There are quite a number of leng chee kang stalls here but I will highlight two I believe has more patrons compared to others. These tong sui stalls are located at Chai Leng Park “wai sek kai”, the famous street full of hawker stalls at night adjacent to Chai Leng Park multipurpose hall. (By the way, the name of the road is Lebuh Kurau 5 in case you are curious to know).

The first one is “Hello Kittyleng chee kang. It has visibly bright pink colored banner and some Hello Kitty mascots. The stall is towards the front end of wai sek kai, situated between curry mee and wan tan mee stalls.

The other tong sui stall is “Naturalleng chee kang, located at the other end of the road next to “Lekker” claypot chicken rice and curry fish head stall. Despite the stalls located away from each other, I did mistake them of being the same, maybe due to the same pink color used on the banner and stall setup. Both stalls operate daily, usually by 6pm till late night.

Hello Kitty stall selling the leng chee kang at RM2.50 per bowl and RM3.80 for a big one. While for Natural stall, the last time I checked on the price is RM2.20 per bowl. In terms of price per portion ratio, both stalls actually offer similar servings.

The portion of the leng chee kang is absolutely generous with the whole bowl actually filled up with ingredients and plus ice cubes of course. Even if you remove those ice cubes, I can still claim the portion given is generous.

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, maybe more. Some may argue it is because of the portions of the ice that make the bowl looks filled up. Whatever the case, go ahead and try… you will agree with me on this.

Despite things going up lately, let us hope that the stall owner will continue to maintain this portion and price in near future. If you ever drop by Chai Leng Park wai sek kai, remember to give this a try!

Wai Sek Kai - Leng Chee Kang
Address: Stall 24, Lebug Kurau 5, Taman Chai Leng, Perai
Openning hours: 6.00pm - 11.30pm (Closed on Monday)

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Dessert: Tong Sui - 糖水


Written on 11:29 AM by Penang Tua Pui

Dessert,Penang Food,Tong SuiTong Sui is a generic term used when referring to desserts consumed by the Chinese that is normally served at the end of the meal. Tong sui is popular among the Chinese or where the presence of Chinese people are obvious.

The phrase “tong sui” itself translates to “sugar water” which means the dessert is a type of sweet serving. It is also known as “tian tang” or sweet soup in Chinese which also reflects that the dessert is soup based.

There are many types of tong sui available and the one we have here is known as “cheng pou leong” or “qing bu liang - 清补凉”.

The popularity of "qing bu liang" picked in Malaysia quite a while ago, possibly due to the exposure from watching the Hong Kong drama and those exposed to Chinese cultures in other nations. In Penang, it is commonly known as "leng chee kang".

There is not much cooking required to prepare "leng chee kang" as most of the ingredients are either cooked upfront or straight from the cans and into the bowls. The only item that must be cooked is the soup (or syrup) itself, which is typically mixture of sugar cooked with water.

The ingredients used usually consist of sweet potatoes, jelly, lychee, longan, sea coconut, atap chee, red beans, white fungus and perhaps much more. They are mixed into a bowl and poured with the syrup. "Leng chee kang" is normally served hot but ice cubes can be added if cold dessert is preferred.

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Penang Food: Hokkien Mee


Written on 1:52 AM by Penang Tua Pui

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Hokkien Mee or Prawn Mee is a gourmet originated from Hokkien (Fujian) and the recipe was brought over when its people migrated to South East Asia. The hokkien mee in Penang is typically soup based, unlike some other types of hokkien mee that are stir fried.

Hokkien mee contains egg noodles and rice noodles firstly cooked with hot boiling water to soften them. The noodles are then placed into a bowl where more ingredients will be added. Typical ingredients used are prawns, slices of pork, bean sprouts, fish cake, eggs, pork ribs, kangkong, vegetables and deep fried shallots.

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Then hot fragrant stock cooked with fresh and dried shrimps are then poured onto the noodles before serve.

A delicious bowl of Hokkien Mee lies in its soup. The soup has a sweetness taste with slightly salty due to the use of shrimp heads and shells that have been extensively cooked to get their flavours. Hokkien mee can also be served with ground chilies or sambal.

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