Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, or Khoo Kongsi for short, is one of the most interesting and distinctive Chinese clan association in Malaysia. It is well known worldwide for its extensive lineage that can be traced back 650 years ago, as well as its closely-knit and defensive congregation of buildings and a magnificent clanhouse. It is part of the goh tai seh (five big clans) that formed the backbone of the Hokkien community in Penang. Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi… Read More »Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi
Scorching charcoal fire that fragrant up a distinctive smoky flavour, claypot chicken rice is probably one of the few hawker foods that is cooked and eaten direct from the receptacle it is cooked in claypots. The old-style cooking of chicken rice in claypots as opposed to simply cooking it in shiny new rice cookers has withstood the test of time. The authentic smoky earthy flavours from boiling the rice, sauce and chicken all within the claypot. The claypot is slow-cooked… Read More »Claypot Chicken Rice
Easy Chicken Broccoli Stir-Fry Sometimes we don’t have time to prepare complicated meals so here is a simple dish that can be done in under 20 minutes. All you need are chicken tenders, broccoli, carrots, peppers (capsicums), tomato and mushrooms for a one-pan dish that has everything in it.
Ayam Goreng Kunyit Fried chicken is a favourite among adults and children alike. It is easy to eat and can be paired with rice or eaten on its own. Rather than the usual fried chicken, we decided to add some spices and herbs – turmeric, garam masala, curry leaves and lemongrass – for extra flavours.
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