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Malaysia, Truly Asia (Penang)

Malaysia, Truly Asia (Penang)

A compilation of delectable cuisine as I search for the best foods around the globe. The best experience of the culture of a country.
Julius Lim
Julius Lim

You know you have stuck gold when you've found a bowl of excellent Penang Laksa with more than 20 years history right smack in a coffeeshop along the main road. The 虾膏, tangy assam gravy and fresh fish were all paired harmoniously to create a spicy, savoury and sour bowl of goodness.

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Another recommendation from a local, the oyster omelette is a small pushcart located opposite the Beach Street Fire Station. The oyster omelette here is slightly different back home, the flour batter is fried until super crispy before cracking an egg on top. After which, fresh oysters are added and a special gravy is poured onto it before serving. Not for the faint hearted.

Located opposite the Beach Street Fire Station, there is a coffeeshop that houses a beef soup koay teow and oyster omelette (both recommended by our driver, Uncle Sunny). We managed to rush there for our last few pit stops before heading back to Singapore. A hidden gem that the locals go for their food fix.

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What will you do if you noticed a cafe that bakes their own artisanal bread from a masonry oven and makes their own yogurt? You give your support of cause. The poppy seed bagel with cream cheese and mango walnut yogurts make for an excellent tea time snack.

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26.12.2014 \\ The rain got heavier and we decided to make a trip down The Alley which was along the way to our next destination. Famous for their cronuts and churros, we ordered the churros set with salted caramel dip to share. A warmer in the cold weather.

Even though there was a slight drizzle, the queue for a bowl of chendul is so long that it stretches out to the main road. Also, when queuing, please be careful of the turning cars into this small alley. After a short wait (due to the efficiency of the stall-owner), you get a delightful bowl of chendul that is so nicely paired with the coconut milk, gula melaka and red bean. It may look simple to make but the complexity of doing so is enormous as it has to have the right amount of ingredients to have a marriage.

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Fire burning in my tummy after having this bowl of Curry Mee for breakfast. People who loves spicy and pig's blood will definitely adore this place. Housed in a coffeeshop along Lebuh Kimerley, it's not easy to spot as the stall is on a pushcart. Look out for its unique name though to find it.

Wok clanking and fire burning. With all the hard work, dedication and passion, the stall owner seeks to fry a good plate of Penang Char Kway Teow to satisfy the tastebuds of his customers. To experience the culture of the people, head down to their streets and eat what the locals eat.

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Second stop: Freshly baked egg tarts that just came out from the oven. Still piping hot but that didn't stop me from devouring the entire thing. The egg custard is super smooth milky while the tart is so flaky.

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25.12.2014 \\ First stop: Hokkien Prawn Mee. Besides the supposedly more famous 奶奶福建面, the queue for this is even longer as this is a hidden gem that only locals go. Waited for nearly half an hour and finished the noodles in less than 5. The soup was fantastic!

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"The greatest gift from travelling is to bring home a memorable food experience" #aworldtoeat

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