Toh Soon coffee

    Back in the fifties, Ooi Toh Soon set up the small humble coffee stall in this narrow alley sandwiched between some shophouses. He started out with just simple breakfast fare of coffee, toast and half-boiled eggs. Till today, the traditional Hainan-style coffee served at the coffee stall is a favourite among locals. Today the preparation of the coffee is also done the traditional way; it is filtered, or rather slowly dripped into a tin mug, and then it is again… Read More »Toh Soon coffee

    Mee Kuah Ketam

      A serving of lip-smacking Mee Kuah Ketam will be great for seafood lover. “Kuah” refers to “gravy” in Malay and “ketam” is Crab, the direct translation would be “Noodles with Crab gravy”.  Not to be mistaken for mee ketam or even mee udang, mee kuah ketam is a special variation of mee kuah and mee goreng except that it has more oomph in its gravy. The mee kuah ketam comes either with kuah (gravy) or fried and is usually served… Read More »Mee Kuah Ketam

      Sister Curry Mee

        A taste of the nostalgic and traditional Curry Mee in Penang is no other then the Sister Curry Mee. The octogenarians operate from a small shed in an alley in Ayer Itam, Penang, and serve customers with a smile. The sisters have continued with the business left to them by their mother and both show no signs of slowing down despite their age. More than 70 years ago, the Lim sisters came to Penang together with their mother Tan Ah… Read More »Sister Curry Mee

        Herbal duck soup noodle “Ark Thooi mee suah”

          Packed with the goodness of Chinese herbs, the soup is as warming as it is nutritious for those seeking something to strengthen their immune system. A bowl of herbal duck soup noodle is a satisfying meal on a cold rainy day when you are craving something warm, fragrant and flavourful. A bowl of this fragrant herbal soup usually consists of tender braised duck meat served with mee sua or noodles and garnished with spring onions. The soup is known as… Read More »Herbal duck soup noodle “Ark Thooi mee suah”

          Indian Apom

            It is soft, sweet and fluffy, apom which is a common food in Penang that resembles pancake or crepes, Apom is a traditional Indian snack. It is popular for breakfast or just snacking. This apom is also known as Indian Apom or Apom Manis. To make the apom a ladles of the thick, creamy mixture of flour, coconut milk, sugar and eggs are poured into woks consecutively and then the batter is swirled around to form a thin layer with… Read More »Indian Apom

            Fried Mee Jawa

              It looks similar like Indian Mee Goreng but the taste differs slightly. Because of its similarity, Mee Jawa goreng is often confused with Indian Mee goreng. The attraction on this noodle is the crunchy groundnuts. The fried noodles itself is not spicy. Ensure you squeeze the given lime cut on the noodles while serve hot. You will enjoy the sweet and sour taste when noodles enter your mouth. Typically this noodle dish is fried with gravy made from tomato sauce… Read More »Fried Mee Jawa

              Lok Lok

                Lok lok, which means to dip, is like steamboat except that the food is skewered on sticks and you dip it into the hot boiling water instead of dumping it into a pot of boiling stock. The types of food cover a wide range of every bite-size food imaginable such as clams, cockles, pork intestines, pork liver, sausages, fish balls, meat balls, squid balls, squids, shrimps, vegetables, sui kow, mushrooms, Chinese sausages and even some cooked items such as deep-fried… Read More »Lok Lok

                Lor Bak

                  Lor Bak There’s no better way to serve minced meat than to marinate it, roll it up with soybean sheets and deep-fry it to a gorgeous crispiness. This is Penang’s iconic lor bak which in Hokkien literally means “sauce meat.” The “lor” is a term used for the smooth, sticky five-spice flavoured egg and cornstarch sauce that goes with a plate of lor bak. The “bak” refers to the deep fried minced pork meat rolls that are marinated before being… Read More »Lor Bak

                  Curry Mee

                    Penang Curry Mee (noodle) or also know as Penang White Curry Mee by tourist. Penang Curry Mee is certainly one of the best of a fragrant curry blend with noodles, seafood, tofu puffs that soaks the broth up. There are many Penang curry mee varieties to be found, each with its own specific character. What differentiates Penang Curry Mee from the other curry mee or some called it curry laksa. The broth is light and white and serve with dried… Read More »Curry Mee

                    Cucuk Udang

                      Deep fried and crispy, cucur udang dipped in a thick peanut chilli sauce is just the thing when the hunger pangs hit between lunch and dinner. Often sold at hawker centres as a side dish, these crunchy savoury morsels are often shared between a few friends, almost like an appetiser as they wait for their main dishes to arrive or during tea break in between meals. The making of the cucur udang or prawn fritters is simple enough as it involves mixing the shrimps… Read More »Cucuk Udang