Last night we arrived in Penang, the Pearl of the Orient, and, according to our Lonely Planet, home to the best street food in Asia.
We sampled a little last night, in Chinatown where we’re staying. The savoury dishes — Mee Goreng, Char Koay Tiaw, steamed ginger chicken, deep-fried crispy duck — were yummy, but the kids were less than impressed with the traditional Chinese desserts we bought. It seems that bowls of watery, sweetish soya milk with a sludge of tofu and pearl barley at the bottom just doesn’t cut it with British 8-year olds.
Today the epicurean adventure continues with breakfast at a locally-famous dim sum restaurant, then we’re going on a walking tour of the city to see the sights… and maybe check out a street food stall or two. Or ten.
do also try the Nasi kandar, Penang White curry Mee, chee chong fun… (damn it is an endless list!! LOL) =) Guess it is all about food when you are in Penang Island. Nothing but food and more food. Enjoy yourself there and bon appetit!!
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Ha ha! Sounds like a great plan! Sure I would be inclined to do the same if I were there. Mrs P x
Don’t get a dicky tummy – the last thing you want is a dose of the whatsits! Still – you’re guts are probably like the natives by now and won’t be affected like the rest of us would be! Enjoy…
…should be “your”, not “you’re” – mad with myself for getting that wrong!