This humble dish is never short with history as it was founded during the Tang Dynasty of China by Hui people and has travelled beyond boundaries and notched up additional ingredients and flavours. A good bowl of beef soup is the perfect antidote for days when you need a nice nourishing bowl of fragrant noodle soup. Unlike the Taiwanese-style beef noodle soup that is thick and rich, the few beef soup noodle stalls here in Penang serve up clear beef… Read More »Beef Noodle Soup
On a blazing hot day, nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of finely soft shaved ice generously covered in syrup with a hint of refreshing Sarsi flavor and garnished with an assortment of toppings in the hot afternoon. Yes, the quintessential Malaysian dessert to cool parched throats and sweeten the day is ais kacang which literally means ice and beans. Ice Kacang is a colourful ice dessert that pleases both the old and young. As its name suggests,… Read More »Ais Kacang
Clouds of smoke waft above the stall with the bbq charcoal grilled aroma which offering charcoal grilled items. The bak kua roti, which is nostalgic senses to many Penangite and Malaysian. They used to be staples for breakfast, tea time or even the movies. Instead of popcorn, people used to buy this snack and have it while watching their favourite movie on the big screen. Up to a decade ago, hawkers on bicycle stall or motorcycles would travel from neighbourhood… Read More »Bak Kua roti
Banana leaf rice, is very much part of the few favourite local food in Penang particularly along Little India within the George Town Heritage zone. The term ‘banana leaf rice’, or just ‘banana leaf’, is used to describe a popular dish, which is essentially an Indian thali. Originally from South India, the dish consists of a mound of plain rice, with three or four different vegetable dishes served on a banana leaf cut to fit the glorious spread. The meal… Read More »Banana Leaf Rice
One of the best-loved staple food that Penangnites eat for their lunch or dinner will be the ubiquitous chicken rice. Chicken Rice nevertheless it’s a comfort food that we constantly go for during lunch hours. This simple dish of luscious roasted chicken or poached served with delicious oiled rice. Chicken rice is one of those simple dishes that can be quite extraordinary when it’s done right. The allure comes in the small things, the way the chicken is poached or… Read More »Chicken Rice
Taukua Khin Chye (Teochew Beancurd & Cilantro) This is a popular Teochew dish called the taukua khin chye which literally translates to beancurd cilantro. It only consists of two main ingredients, beancurd and cilantro. For optimum flavours, buy the Teochew beancurd for this dish. Teochew beancurd usually has yellow or beige skin while the plain beancurd has white skin. You can also use the plain beancurd for this recipe. This dish is also suitable for vegetarians.
Maggie goreng is one of the favourite dish that everyone would love to have it for supper in Malaysia. Instant noodles — ubiquitously referred to as Maggi mee in Malaysia, no matter the brand. It is the favourite of many and a staple in many households. Although it is something most of us eat at home, instant noodles are found on the menu at most mamak and hawker stalls. Somehow Maggi goreng (fried instant noodles) is very popular, especially for… Read More »Maggie Goreng
What can be a snack, an appetiser and a meal all rolled into one? This simple dish of very few ingredients is quite popular and can be eaten in the morning, afternoon and evenings. The humble chee cheong fun of course! There are several styles to the preparation of chee cheong fun; some serve it in curry as a substitute for noodles, some serve it steamed with shrimps and roast pork within the rolls for a savoury meal but in… Read More »Chee Cheong Fun