Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Give Your Stomach A Treat, Come Visit Penang, Malaysia

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story

If you think you tasted the best food on earth, wait till you try the food that we penangites have to offer.

If you think you have savoured the most exotic food ever served in human history, think again. Penang offers a variety of exquisite, sumptous and special food that have successfully continue to thrill food lovers around the world. Sadly though, it is sometimes because of such craziness on food that some people go for the extreme, and thrive on flesh and meat of those nearly extinct animals. Well like it or not, we have it all here, good news or bad news.

with the countries' rich history dating back to the 18 and 19 century, Penang evolved from a unknown Island until the British came and took control of the Island. Since then the british had brought in lots of Chinese immigrants and Indian immigrants into the country, in order to cater to the country's rising economy. it is because of this that today, we Malaysians live amongst together as one, placing aside, racial, cultural, and religious differences. Penang is truly a unique place not to be missed.

Three major types of food offered here are Indian food, Chinese food and Malay, of which all three possess their own unique and delicious taste.

well, without furdo ado, allow me to introduce one of the most favourite and common dish found here, a true local delicacy.

First and formost, allow me to introduce the renowned "hokkien mee" an all-time favourite prawn soup noodle, a little bit spicy yet full of fragrance.

well if you were to stroll around Penang island, you would have also found this to be really popular, "nasi Lemak". Although this dish is originally tradional malay food, but through time, people have came to assimilate and grew to love this one of a kind unique dish.

Next, allow me the introduce this special dish, dedicated to the readers of the big stomach a blog, which is considered a chinese food, but has also over time, grew to be a favourite among locals of all races.

Ladies and gentlemen, Char Koey Tiao (hokkien) or could be translated as Fried "flattened" noodles in english.

try it, you might just like it ^^

Well, now for a bit of a desert. This is "Ais Kacang" or "peanut Ice", ice blended that comes with an assortment of toppings and lovely goodies.

Last but not least.....Tong Sui (though i duno how to translate this) but is also another kind of desert served after having your big stomach filled with lovely, lovely, and more lovely local food^^

So..the question remains...where to find these food you say? As I have mentioned, penang is a very special place to visit. All of the above food could be found almost anywhere in any local hawker stall. Its simply unique in Penang as food sellers could just sell food by the road side, operating from early morning to sometimes late at night, depending on the locations.

here' an example of the famous Gurney Street, which is one of the tourist spots and attraction. Here we have all the hawkers stalls selling all kinds of penang local the road side! where you enjoy the gnetle breeze of the sea, the calming sound of the waves and the astounding view provided free by mothernature^^

So, you claim yourself to be a food lover, and you never even tried Penang food, Malaysian style...What a shame ->.^


Mr. Spynchter

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