Being born in the land of hawker’s paradise definitely sets my expectation higher. Hopping from one corner of the island to the other to seek for the best hokkien mee. Some may argue, there are better Hokkien Mee in KL or Ipoh has the best Chee Cheung Fun. But you can never go wrong when it comes to the authentic taste and originality of the hawker’s food, it would be Penang Hokkien Mee and Laksa. Wu Jia Zhuang at Jalan Siam outshine the others by serving the hokkien noodles in the claypot. This way, the soup will be preserved warm until one finishes the entire bowl of noodles and wiping it up to the last drop. Also in the list of their menu, Wu Jia Zhuang also serves some local favourites chu char catering for those who prefer to have fried vegetables or steam fish with rice. It definitely gave me the impression of healthy and light meal. Good news is, they served their chu char and hokkien noodles all day from 10am – 9:30pm. Their chu char will be next on our list
The Sweet Temptations Shop House (Sweet-i) is operated by a couple from a small corner stall opposite Tesco Extra to a rented place in Sg Dua houses. After some minor complications and moving around, their finally settled down in Lip Sin. Their main followers are the USM students nearby and sweet tooth lovers like me I’m always in a look out for tong shui shops in Penang but it was never a hit until Chatime, BlackBall and Tong Pak Fu came about. Even so, i would opt for this shop over the franchise shops. Ok why? Eventhough I’m a sweet tooth, I still opt for “healthier” dessert. Less sugar and healthier ingredients for instant.
What is unique about this shop is that, they use healthier ingredients to make their desserts. (Wolfberries / Fresh Black Sesame / Pear / Gingko Nuts / Mung Beans / Lotus Seeds / Almond Nuts and etc etc) Using also natural fruits as their sweetener instead of raw sugar. I’m sure some of their desserts have sugar but MOST of them are NOT sweet. That i can assure you. Also, the couple is very helpful when helping us to decide on the type of dessert to meet our craving. They will give us a detailed explanation on each dessert and its benefits.
Wang Chao Chinese Cuisine has been in business for 9-10 years now serving chinese style dishes and steamboat. Wang Chao’s award -winning chef bagging the Gold Medalist of the World Golden Chef Competition in year 2005 has his ways in melting our hearts. It is usually packed at night, so we decided to visit the place in the afternoon. The setting is very homey feeling, cozy environment, and reasonable price.
Chase is a huge fan of steamboat, so when we saw the deal on Groupon, quickly we purchase it. It was a very worthwhile deal. 600g of Snapper Fish Steamboat Set for 5 people at RM32 instead of RM58. What we got from the deal, 600g whole snapper fish including the fish bone, bee hoon noodles, yao mak, slice abalone, cubed tofu and black mushroom with the soup base choice of clear herbal chicken / tomyam.
Hui Lau Shan established in Hong Kong in the 1960s, the eatery first started by offering traditional desserts of guilinggao and herbal drinks, but has since expanded its menu to include fruity desserts, frozen delights, and savoury titbits. The star ingredient in their desserts is the mango, specially flown from the Philippines to serenade diners with syrupy melodies on waiting plates of mochi, pancakes, and icy sagos. Hui Lau Shan has garnered multiple accolades including the 2012 Hong Kong Famous Brand, 2011 King of Dessert, and 2011 U Favourite Food Award, and now boasts outlets in Hong Kong, China, and South East Asia.
They are now offering a RM15 cash voucher for food and desserts promo with just RM8 in Groupon. Quick catch the deal before it ends.
The cash vouchers are valid at Queensbay Mall, Gurney Plaza and Sunway Carnival.