Zha Cai chicken is a simple dish with a slight salty and spice taste. Zha Cai chicken is great served with steamed white rice or porridge. It is simple and easy to cook dish. Zha Cai is Sichuan preserved/pickled vegetable, Chinese pickled vegetable and also called tsa tsai or jar choy is a delicious and versatile ingredient which can be used in everything from stir-frys, to noodle soups.
When it comes to having breakfast or tea time, Mamak stall is the Malaysian way. It is also a nice place to hang out at the mamak stall at any time of the day. It’s the place that you can see all walks of life having meals together. These stalls not only serve a nice cup of “teh tarik” tea. Teh tarik literally means pulled tea, is a hot milk tea beverage most commonly found in Malaysia mamak stalls. Its… Read More »Mamak stall
Jawa Mee (Java noodles), this dish of boiled yellow noodles in a thick rich tomato gravy has evolved to become very much a Penang hawker fare with local flavours. The Jawa Mee is almost like Mee Rebus (boiled noodles) but is slightly different with additional ingredients that set it apart in taste and appearance. The origin of this hawker fare is unclear but its name suggests that it is linked back to the heydays of the Java Peranakan as its… Read More »Soup Jawa Mee
Protestant Cemetery is the oldest Christian cemetery in Penang. It was set up in the 18th-century for British colonial administrators, traders and missionaries that arrived after George Town establishment in 1786. The Protestant Cemetery was used until the late 19th century, until the Western Road Cemetery was created on a bigger piece of land. However it is today recognised for its historic value as the final resting place of the early founders and administrators of the colonial settlement and trading… Read More »Protestant Cemetery
When you are visiting Georgetown, the best way to immerse yourself in the nostalgia of Penang city is taking a ride in one of the authentic trishaw. A trishaw or ‘beca’ (Trishaw in Malay) as they are known in Malaysia, is a three-wheeled vehicle with a rider pedalling, and a cab large enough to seat two adults. It is also called ‘lang chea’ in Penang chinese Hokkien dialect. Trishaw is the best way to see and explore the city in… Read More »Trishaw in George Town
The Clan Jetties will be one of the first thing you see if you arrive Penang island by the ferry. These water villages are over a century old and is in the UNESCO heritage core zone. Each jetty is named after a Chinese clan – the Chew Jetty is the most tourist-friendly with the most stilt-houses and the longest walkway. The Clan Jetties is used to be eight jetties until one was demolished by fire and one was demolished to… Read More »Clan Jetties
Chapati is a very filling flatbread and paired with vegetable or meat curries. Although this Penang hawker food is an Indian diet, this savoury food is hugely popular with other races too. It is usually taken for breakfast or dinner. Chapati is an unleavened flatbread originating from the Indian subcontinent. In Hindi “Chapat” means slab, which describes the traditional way to preparing this thin dough goodness and how chapati got its name. Today it’s a staple food that is immediately… Read More »Chapati
It looks alike chai tow kway aka fried carrot cake but it is not. The Penang char koay kak is something that you can only find in Penang even though some hawkers in other states try to cook it. But like many other Penang hawker food, it is not easy to replicate. It is often mistaken as chai tau koay (radish cakes) but the char koay kak here is mostly made from rice cakes, not radish cakes, and prepared differently… Read More »Char Koay Kak