Tuesday, 22 May 2007


Penang is a multi-cultural state. Therefore various types of food ranging from Chinese, Malay, Indian and Nyonya cuisine are easily available throughout the island. When you mentioned the word Penang to those people staying outstation or overseas, the first thing that they will remark will be on our “cuisine bourgeoisie”, that is our wide range of hawker fare. Nevertheless, Penang has been known throughout this region as the “Food Paradise” of the East.

Being an island itself, Penang provides a large variety of seafood. Hawkers took the advantage of promoting the local seafood by adding them into their dishes. One good example is the Char Koay Teow (Fried Rice noodles), my favourite. This is one dish that I can take as breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner or even supper.

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The one I like most is from a small coffee shop along the outskirt of Georgetown. It is located along the famous Jalan Macalister. Sisters Char Koay Teow was one of the first few in Penang to add humongous prawns to their Char Koay Teow. One plate is normally not enough to fill my tummy as it comes in small portion. My record so far was 4 plates at one shot. This is the proof of how good the Char Koay Teow can be. As for those who like prawns a lot, additional prawns can be added to your plate of Char Koay Teow and it costs not more than RM8. I would not mind paying for the amount as the prawns are really big, fresh and succulent. The Char Koay Teow comes with some crab meat as garnishing, as you can see from the photo above. Isn’t it rather tempting?

Tell me more about what food you like and please follow the instructions given below closely.

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Proposition: What is your favorite food in your state or country?
Requirements: Find some info about the food and show delicious pictures of it?
Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE.
Tag Mode: You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.

Mybabybay loves Asam Laksa from Penang, Malaysia
JustMyThoughts loves Penang Char Koay Teow
My Lil Venture loves Laksa Sarawak
Montessorimum loves Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun
Chinnee loves Melaka Wan Tan Mee
Leah loves Hakka Lei Cha
Hui Sia loves Crispy Duck Skin from China
Karen loves Pan Mee
Simple American loves Cheese Enchiladas
Giddy Tiger loves Dim Sum
CC loves Turkish Chicken on Rice
Criz Lai loves Sisters Char Koay Teow

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I would like to tag 5 bloggers who worship food as their God :P
Kuanhoong from Kuanhoong dot com
Ehon from Life
Ken Xu from Mysites Advisor dot com
Jamy from Seay’s Kopitiam
Anna from Dine With Anna


kayatan said...

A, I don't know how to do it, wait I see other guys do it, I will follow, ok :).

CRIZ LAI said...

jamy: good to hear that :)

ehon said...

OI! I tag you easy easy tag you tag me difficult difficult tag. :(

You know lor, I worship food, how to only choose one favourite? And somemore I stuck in ang moh lane cannot take picture of my fave food ler!

You all evils in Penang, when I go Penang, make sure y'all bring me go eat char koay tiaw I tell you!!

Ok lar. Now I'll go to class and start to think about my favourite food to reply your tag. Gimme a few days to think. This affect my life ler. LOL! :P

Wuching said...

wuah! what big prawns u have!

Ken Xu said...

Ohhhh, HAllee hhalleelee Hulla Hullaa Bracaaa Balaaaa! (worshiping my god -- Food!) ;p

Ha-ha-ha. Oi, Criz!
You are funny enough to use this "worship" as your tagging subject!
It makes me return to the stone age era again! ;p

conan_cat said...

wahlao!! looks so nice!! i miss penang char kuey teow! the last time I had it was last year, wanted to go penang again to savour the food there! then must ask criz come out and bring me go around eat :P

i also miss penang rojak, chendol, or jien, laksa, fried mee........

CRIZ LAI said...

ehon: this one is darn easy...only 5 steps: order, shoot, eat, write and post :P

wuching: which prawn r u talking abt?? kekeke :P

ken xu: hmmm...maybe u sud find where they serve BBQ on hot stone. that sud be rather unusual :P

conan cat: I'll be the tour guide...u be the paymaster...kekeke

kuanhoong said...

Oh NO... Not another one...

CRIZ LAI said...

kuanhoong: this is easy :P

cc said...

Thanks for doing the tag! I love Char Kuay Teow!! :D
Try Soothing honey lemon drink for your flu, it'll help. :)

CRIZ LAI said...

cc: thanks for your concern :)

a n n n a said...

agree with ehon.. so many fav.. which one to choose... huuuuuuuu... but den again, i'll post wad'll i like. kekeke..

btw, this pic is killing me...

CRIZ LAI said...

anna: the fried koay teow or the big prawns swimming in it? :P Anyway, I also agreed with what ehon said. I have so many different types of food which I adore very much but the tag only allows me to name one. So no choice lor :)

P/s: I will show you my version of fried noodles when I have the time to cook. Just follow my blog closely ok?

kucau said...

this char kuew tiau is freakin delicious !!! ermm how do i get it????

CRIZ LAI said...

Hi Kucau...welcome to my blog :) You can get it from Penang along Macalister Road. You can ask the people around there for directions. Just tell them "Sister Char Koay Teow" :)

ColourMeCrazy said...

Hey - I got tagged by Jamy. I love char kuay teow from Penang as well (my mum's from there!).

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