Our 1st food stop would naturally be Ipoh. A nice old town with so much of food to explore.
Ipoh - 新源峰茶餐室 SunYinFong @ Ipoh Old Town
|Local CheeCheongFun and Poached egg was nice|
Taiping - Larut Matang Hawker Centre
Simple meal. We decided to eat tiny with great quantity. Lol.
|Tall ice & Indian Mee|
Since I don't fancy ice stuff, this wasn't my bowl of cendol.
|Cendol for cooling down|
A place we don't usually stop by, but this time we stayed over this small township. Thanks to AirBnB, I am very pleased to have a homey place to stay over, especially when we have have a little baby came along accompanying, home with basic/almost full facilities like kitchen, TV, utensils and lots more certainly helpful for the mom.
As we took up the whole house, 3 rooms. We only occupied 2. It was a themed owl setup, the owner stayed just next door, it was a single story traditional terrace house.
Our mission was to have less than 20min drive to Batu Kawan stadium.
|Neat & clean homestay|
|The owner, available direct or via AirBnB|
Nibong Tebal - Swee Garden 瑞園海鮮飯店
Overall, food was good, but slightly long wait. Price was not extremely cheap, comparable to some inland Penang restaurants.
This fun ride bicycle event was not crowded, as compared to the Penang round island, CFAL. Ride was easy tipsy except towards the U-turn when a little upwards and yet needed to go anti-wind direction.
|Penang 2nd Bridge Ride|
|Yes, this I finished|
Bagan Lalang, Butterworth - Ong Cheng Huat Seafood (王清发海鲜 - 椰脚)
Had our lunch before heading into the island. This restaurant had lost their authentic under-the-coconut tree feel, as compared my last visit. They have renovated. All dishes are standards with no special varieties. Honestly, its tasty especially the soury steamed fish. The spring chicken (童子鸡) was nice too.
Georgetown, Karpal Singh Drive - Maritime Suite
Checked in another AirBnB stay, it's a converted SoHo suite. 6 pax unit, 2 rooms with another set of beds at the living room (it sounded wrong). I wasn't impress with this. First of all, the mailbox method of getting house key and getting to their car park has been ever confusing. Though, the owner made a youtube guided tour for their guest, if only the pace can be a little slower.. haha.
Coffee Time - Bricklin Bar Cafe
I chose this place, as it was an old bus depot, namely Hin Bus Depot. It was a challenging place to hit into, especially when Penang day parade was just on the same street. Parking was challenge too, though we were lucky enough to get one.
Red latte - I will never order this anymore, unless I crave for Teh Boh. Oh dear, it has been a teh tarik with milk foam art on it. Surrounding of the cafe has some other corner to explore, great art street, another cafe, as well as art exhibition corner.
Tavern in the Park - Another corner of Hin Bus Depot. Very nice glass house. I was rather attracted by the 2-in-1 fish pond with recycled watering system for the herb plants. Very "green" concept. Obviously, I dream to own one!
Dinner - Everyday Supreme Seafood 天天魚翅海鮮大酒樓
Meeting with the sis-in-law and little niece for dinner. Nice restaurant with somewhat Chinese and local Nyonya delicacies. Pork wrapped and Assam Fish lai-fun a.k.a. rice noodle was special.
|Assam Fish laifun|
Exploring hawker food in Penang is a must. Ever corner they would have established hawker center. If unsure, head to the wet market corner, you won't go wrong.
|Prawn Mee a.k.a. Hokkien Mee|
Look at the variety of cakes! You will go crazy and wish you have a huge appetite. It was hard to choose, had to go according to the recommendations.
|Lots of cakes|
Ipoh, late lunch - Restoran Ong Kee (安记芽菜鸡沙河粉 Tauge Ayam)
A mix of lunch + tea.. over for Chicken hor fun. The noodle was good, but I don't fancy the chicken. Still prefer the night long waiting Buntong Chicken place.