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
Nasi lemak is the quintessential Malaysian meal whether it is for breakfast, lunch, tea break, dinner or even supper. Any time is nasi lemak o’clock. Nasi lemak bungkug is full of aroma from the coconut milk rice and taste, especially those who love spicy food. There are many such stalls offering nasi lemak bungkus, you can find it at coffee shop, mamak stalls, food court and even stall by the roadside. You can wolf this down any time of the… Read More »Nasi Lemak bungkus
A chopstick-full of or chien (literally means oyster fried in Hokkien) is a chopstick-full of delicious textures and flavours. Fried oyster omelette, also known as or chien by the local is a culinary among the list of popular street foods in Penang. The oyster omelette is no ordinary omelette and in Penang, it comes in many different styles; some starchy and some crispy. Believed to be originally from Taiwan, the oyster omelette is pretty common there and over here, it… Read More »“Or Chien” oyster omellete
It has been described as being as pungent as a clogged drain or as fragrant as a bowl of hot spicy fish soup. Penang assam laksa has being listed the 7th best food in the world by CNN travel in 2011 out of 50 food trough voting. The Penang assam laksa is one hawker dish that you either love or hate from the first sip of its sourish, spicy broth. In 2012 the episode of travel show No Reservations, Anthony… Read More »Penang Assam Laksa
In many traditional ethnic Chinese households, every year, during the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, bak chang would be eaten to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. Zhong is the Cantonese name for the rice dumplings while bak chang is the Hokkien equivalent. Each type of bak chang has different ingredients according to the different cultures of the different sub-ethnic groups. The most common bak chang is the Hokkien one where the glutinous rice is fried with dark soy… Read More »Bak Chang