Food, Local, Travel

A Short Penang Trip & Nasi Kandar

I made a really really short trip to Penang today. How short? Hmm I think I spent about 2 hours there. Yup that short.

I’ve not been to Penang for more than 7-8 years (if not mistaken la ya; lazy to go through my old analogue Penang photos to find out exactly when).

So many things have changed in Penang! In what way? I don’t know but I sensed it. Kekeke

I love old pre-war buildings.

And the majestic Penang Bridge… ohh how can anyone refuse its beauty. They’re all taken from the car’s window from outrageous funny? angles.

Penangites, some of you cross the Penang Bridge almost everyday. Are you still in awe of its beauty after so many years looking at it?

I learnt a new word today. Ottu Kedai. It’s a mini sundry shop. Wonder what Ottu means.

And finally Nasi Kandar. No trip to Penang can be considered complete without eating Penang Nasi Kandar (and also Penang char kueh tiaw, Penang cendol, asam laksa… and many many more). But because I didn’t try any nasi kandar from my last visit there, the word nasi kandar is stucked hard in my mind for a very very very long time. So this time must try lo.

This is the femes one called Line Clear Nasi Kandar recommended by some of you & friends from Penang & Klang Valley. It’s very easy to find. Just find the old Odeon theater located at the junction of Jalan Penang & Lebuh Chulia. The stall is just opposite the theater.

I’m not sure how I’m going to describe this picture. Heavenly? Lip smacking good? More like I’m ‘lau nuah-ing’

Our verdict for this stall is hmm… so-so nia. Maybe because we didn’t try that many varieties of curry available there. My kurma chicken so-so. Chicken no taste leh. Fish curry is salty. But anyway I totally enjoyed my Nasi Kandar. I like the kurma kuah. Hehe.

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  • Reply Dawn August 13, 2009 at 1:08 am

    I think 1998 was the last I was in Penang. Penang Bridge, what it looks like ah? I love pre-war buildings too. Too bad a lot of them in ipoh weren’t well taken care of.

  • Reply mumtaz August 13, 2009 at 9:06 am

    nowadays the line clear nasi kandar is not tasty as before.

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 13, 2009 at 10:00 am

    Dawn, wah also so long already. What it looks like? Hmm all I can say is triangle. haha I like Ipoh’s one too after Melaka & Penang. Hehe

    Mumtaz, really? For you where is the best Nasi Kandar in Penang?

  • Reply xin August 13, 2009 at 10:37 am

    wow the sky is so clear! i went there last month and altho being in the city, i couldnt even see the komtar building. stupid haze

  • Reply foongpc August 13, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Wow! You did a “touch n go” thing is it?

    Haven’t been to Penang for 7-8 years, and only spent 2 hours there, hence touch n go. Haha!

  • Reply foongpc August 13, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Penang bridge very beautiful meh? I think more beautiful bridges at Putrajaya. Haha! But Penang bridge does sort of brings back memories for me, so I do treasure it! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Xin, oh ya I’ve forgotten about the haze in Penang. Thankfully there were none yesterday. Haha

    Foongpc, yeah touch n go aje. Ya Penang Bridge is beautiful.:smile: Maybe I’m one of the few to appreciate its beauty. keke I’ve not seen those bridges in Putrajaya le. You studied in Penang before?

  • Reply jam August 13, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Why leh only stay so short in Penang :confused_2: Penang should have lots more to offer if only you stay longer.

  • Reply annant August 14, 2009 at 10:07 am

    havent been to penang for ages niao!!!
    i wanna go gurney drive and mum! :silly:

  • Reply jam August 14, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I had just created my fantasy team. What is the code of joining your league?

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 14, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Jam, I would if I have the option.

    Annant, yeah gurney drive. I wanna go there mum mum too.

    Jam, the code: 324847-78475 Nobody join IKTS LOL

  • Reply Alex Allied August 14, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    The last picture is so messy! :skull:

  • Reply Cecil August 14, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Oops! Never know Penang Nasi Kandar is so famous wor. I didn’t try it when I was there a couple of years ago…. or just not enough stomach space to fill after all other stuffs like char kuoy teow, assam laksa, duck feet soup, rojak…. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Bengbeng August 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    The nasi kandar there is over rated. but it looks good doesnt it πŸ™‚

  • Reply tekkaus August 16, 2009 at 3:28 am

    You have not been to Penang and yet you were there for only 2 hours? Ha πŸ˜€ That was really short. The last picture…so “gory”. LOL πŸ˜€

  • Reply tekkaus August 16, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Anyway I just wanna let you know that I am following you and I have added you to my blogroll. Have a nice day. πŸ˜€

  • Reply chriskhh August 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I stumbled upon your site accidentally. Your photos especially Penang Bridge with blue skies look gretat. Do you have more photos of Penang Bridge overlooking Penang Island and ocean to share? Thank you!!

  • Reply iwalk August 17, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Such a short visit with so many great photos :dancing:

    Che-cheh, Penang is the first name I know about Malaysia, It’s a beautiful name in my heart.

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 17, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Alexallied, yes messy but :drool: :drool: :drool:

    Cecil, nasi kandar penang is famous lo if not how come we can find so many nasi kandar penang shop in Klang Valley. :tongue:

    Bengbeng, maybe or maybe because we haven’t found the best one.

    Tekkaus, like Foongpc said Touch N Go trip haha I thought the last photo is heavenly hahaha Hey Thanks. I will check out your blog soon.

    Chriskhh, thanks. Nope…these are the ones I have.

    iWalk, yes Penang is a nice name. πŸ™‚

  • Reply foongpc August 18, 2009 at 1:25 am

    No, I never studied in Penang. But went there for holidays. Love the “holiday” feel there. And always must buy my favourite Him Heang biscuits! Their tau sar peng and beh teh saw is unrivalled!

  • Reply Neo August 18, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Why you never ring me up while in Penang? :devil:

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 18, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Foongpc, ohh hahaha more food!

    Neo, coz I’m waiting for you to call me ma

  • Reply keeyit August 18, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I hope to go to Penang for a short trip soon.It has been quite some time I din go there already. About 3 years.

    The last picture seems geli le~

  • Reply mumtaz August 19, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Kassim Nasi Kandar is much more better yaar

  • Reply philters August 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    i miss penang :_(

  • Reply philters August 19, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    oh, and i’ve linked you up πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 19, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Keeyit, oh remember to take picts ya. Last pict geli? Oh my I can flood the whole room with my saliva just by looking at it. Hahaha

    Mumtaz, thank you! I will visit this shop next time I go Penang. Ohh tak tahan. Haha

    Philters, go for a trip there ya. Oh oh I also need to update my links. Keke

  • Reply lex August 22, 2009 at 5:23 am

    now that I’m back in KL, I think a Penang trip is due! and a cooking meet-up with you too!

  • Reply Che-Cheh August 24, 2009 at 7:59 am

    Lex, welcome home.

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