Announcement: Penang Tua Pui Photos display issue - August 5 Update

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Written on 10:24 PM by Penang Tua Pui

August 5, 2008 update:

Dear readers,

Thank you for the patience while we were fixing the display issues. We managed to transfer some photos from  PhotoBucket to Flickr (July posting only) while some old postings will continue to remain in PhotoBucket. The reason being there are many photos to transfer and to avoid slowing down our postings, we decided to move only latest ones. New postings will be hosted in new sites, in a way to relieve the bandwidth issue.

Rest assured, the pictures on old postings will be available again once we have the monthly bandwidth reset by August 14. We learnt this lesson this time and will ensure no repeat in future. In the mean time, do get ready for our August Highlights, a series of food review from overseas!! 

*hint* it's a shopping paradise :):)


Sincerely,
Penang Tua Pui




Dear readers,

Penang Tua Pui is currently experiencing heavy traffic and has exceeded bandwidth allowed by photo hosting sites. Huat Koay is currently rectifying the issue and should be resolved by tomorrow, August 4. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for the patience.

Stay tuned for more postings especially in August Highlights~!

Sincerely,
Penang Tua Pui

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Yaki Teppan Japanese Restaurant

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Written on 8:42 AM by Penang Tua Pui

Penang Restaurant, Japanese Food, Teppanyaki, Yaki Teppan, Sungai Nibong
We were occasional visitors to this place right even before we started blogging. Sometimes, we came here because the queue at the Hakka Mee shop was long with no seats available.

At times, we wanted to have reasonable set lunch without burning holes in the pocket, especially at certain time of the month. You know the feeling, right?

Yaki Teppan is located at Sungai Nibong, just right next to the overhead bridge leading to Pesta. The restaurant has average Japanese setting, mostly tables and chairs only with no tatami dining style available.


Penang Restaurant, Japanese Food, Teppanyaki, Yaki Teppan, Sungai Nibong

The restaurant has an area for teppanyaki cooking at one corner of the shop with some blinds put up, either to separate the teppan yaki area from dining area or to prevent fume from escaping to dining area.

If the purpose is for the latter, then it is not that effective after all. Fei Fei did not quite like the environment because it is smelly especially when the chef is cooking teppanyaki dishes.

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This is actually an area to watch out for when dining in air-conditioned area. Some restaurants have good ventilation system and some not. The end result? Smelly shirts and pants :Þ

Penang Restaurant, Japanese Food, Teppanyaki, Yaki Teppan, Sungai Nibong

Food quality is average here and not much to boast. It is typical Japanese food that you will taste elsewhere also. We believed the attraction is more towards set meals pricing, at least to us. You pay a sum of money to get as much as possible 

Penang Restaurant, Japanese Food, Teppanyaki, Yaki Teppan, Sungai Nibong

Prices range from RM9 to RM 30 for the set meals which include rice, miso soup, salad, tofu, dessert and the choice of your main dish. Oh yes, you can order green tea with refill without extra cost. Besides, the set meals, you can order some ala carte items as well.

Penang Restaurant, Japanese Food, Teppanyaki, Yaki Teppan, Sungai Nibong

Restoran Yaki Teppan
Business Hours:
11.00am – 2.30pm
6.00pm – 10.00pm
(Closed on alternate Monday)
Tel: 04-6422260

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Hawker Food: Hutton Lane Koay Teow Th’ng

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Written on 1:25 PM by Penang Tua Pui

Penang Food, Hutton Lane, Koay Teow Th’ng, Hawker Food
We used to pass by this place several times but never paid a visit until recently. There are just many great foods and varieties available within the vicinity that always ended up as our meals of choice.

From the outside, we can see the coffee shop is always full of people but then so are most coffee shops in Penang, are they not?

The specialty of this koay teow th’ng is not in the soup, it not in the koay teow but is in the fish ball.


Penang Food, Hutton Lane, Koay Teow Th’ng, Hawker Food

Yes, the koay teow th’ng sold here is known for its fish ball. The fish balls are self made by the owners themselves and of course contain secret recipe that make the fish balls delicious. The fish balls are quite juicy with smooth texture and the ingredients too seemed to have been well blended.

Penang Food, Hutton Lane, Koay Teow Th’ng, Hawker Food

The fish balls are quite elastic when we put it into our mouth, compared to factory made fish balls. Talking about elasticity, Fei Fei said it reminded him of Stephen Chow’s movie “God of Cookery” (Sik San) where there was a feature about special elastic meatball that was used to play ping pong…. lolx

Hahaha. Well, we did not try to play ping pong with the fish ball here, although there was a temptation to do some experiments :P

Penang Food, Hutton Lane, Koay Teow Th’ng, Hawker Food

Huat Koay commented that the koay teow is not to his liking as it breaks easily. He prefers the Ipoh Hor Fun type of koay teow for their smooth texture. If only this stall uses Ipoh Hor Fun together with the fish balls, it will be his favorite koay teow th’ng stall then. Also, the soup is a bit oily so it is good to let the boss know earlier if you prefer less oil.

Penang Food, Hutton Lane, Koay Teow Th’ng, Hawker Food

The bowl of koay teow th’ng sells at RM2.40 per regular bowl and RM3.00 for big bowl. Additionally, you can request to add extra ingredients as you like. This place is open at morning and close on Sunday.

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Hawker Food: Guan APONG

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Written on 7:43 AM by Penang Tua Pui

Penang Food, Pan Cake, Guan Apong, Burmah Road, Hawker food
Huat Koay, Fei Fei and Tham Ciak. We all love food so much that most of the time, our conversation revolves around food wherever we go.

We do share experiences and places we visits with our families and nice eating places among one another. After that, we will list down places that we should go and review together as PenangTuaPui.

Last week, Fei Fei’s aunt brought some pancakes during her visit to his home. The usual pancake we normally have are like the one featured in Anson Road Ban Chang Kueh or the bigger type that found in Pulau Tikus market.

This one though is much smaller than both of them that we think it is suitable to be XS size.

Penang Food, Pan Cake, Guan Apong, Burmah Road, Hawker food

Guan Pancake or Apong Guan as shown in the sign, is located at Burmah Road. This stall was featured on NST, January 2 this year on Travel Section as you can see from newspaper cutting displayed on the left side of the stall.

Penang Food, Pan Cake, Guan Apong, Burmah Road, Hawker food

It had also been featured in Ho Ciak TV series, no wonder the owner was smiling all the way throughout the photo shoot out.

Penang Food, Pan Cake, Guan Apong, Burmah Road, Hawker food

Despite the small size, this pancake is quite thick relatively given its size. Inside the pancake, you will get slices of banana, teaspoon of corn and also grated coconut. The pancake tasted quite soft and fragrant, not too thick with flour.

Penang Food, Pan Cake, Guan Apong, Burmah Road, Hawker food

Tham Ciak and Fei Fei like this pancake but Huat Koay said the pancake tasted weird because it included grated coconut inside. He preferred to have his pancake without them.

From certain angle, Tham Ciak said the pancake looks like Doraemon’s favorite pancake, dorayaki, mainly because of the protruding middle.

Penang Food, Pan Cake, Guan Apong, Burmah Road, Hawker food

One thing we observed was there were people who called in to make their order and collect them later. Guan told us that these were his regulars who prefer not to wait but instead make order in advance, especially when the queue was long.

Each piece of Apong cost RM0.30 and the stall operates from 9am till 9 pm daily except Sunday.

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Hawker Food: Air Itam Curry Mee

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Written on 12:34 AM by Penang Tua Pui

Penang Food, Curry Mee, Air Itam, Air Hitam, Market, Hawker Food
This is another classic curry mee stall in Penang which we have grown up throughout our younger days.

Eating curry mee at this place brings back some old memories of our childhood. We try to come back whenever we can for a bowl of curry mee the old style, the old way of squatting by the road side.. hehehe.

Despite so many years, the quality of the curry mee remains as they used to be.



Penang Food, Curry Mee, Air Itam, Air Hitam, Market, Hawker Food

The curry mee stall is at the Air Itam market, next to a small river. The curry mee is managed by two elderly sisters, around 60s or 70s of age. Yes, they have aged over time and they have been there for long time.

All the ingredients are put on the floor instead of any make shift stalls. Their ingredients are all cooked upfront from their home before they bring over and spread out around them.

The curry mee soup is heated up slowly using charcoal pot and served to customers one by one. Oh, by the way, it is easier for you to make your order squatting down as well, not only because it is more convenient but also a respect to the elders, at least we feel it that way.

Penang Food, Curry Mee, Air Itam, Air Hitam, Market, Hawker Food

The curry mee tasted fresh and not too thick or creamy either. The soup itself is not that spicy and you can add extra chili if you want to. You will also get cuttle fish in the curry mee. Besides, curry mee, the lady also sells fried bihun.

Penang Food, Curry Mee, Air Itam, Air Hitam, Market, Hawker Food

The experience of eating curry mee at the place is unique although you can opt to sit and eat on a table. There are limited seating places available but you can sit at opposite coffee shop and get delivered to you by yourself. For those coming here the first time, you will think it is kind of gross and unhygienic that food preparation is done this way.

Penang Food, Curry Mee, Air Itam, Air Hitam, Market, Hawker Food

There is alternative to that as well. The sisters actually have a successor and it is few steps away walking down the street. The successor looks cleaner as they have an actual stall and seating places where you can enjoy the curry mee properly.

Penang Food, Curry Mee, Air Itam, Air Hitam, Market, Hawker Food

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