Beach Corner @ Batu Ferringhi
This Hainanese Restaurat has moved to this new location from the food corner behind Park Royal Hotel.
The owner has been popular with his attitude for not willing to over sell you his infamous Hainanese Deep Fried Spring Rolls. Even if you can finish up to 4 rolls with 4 persons, the waiter would suggest 2 is enough, with reason that not enough production! And if you don’t call ahead to book, chances of having even one will be very low!
The Spring Rolls are crunchy and filled with lot of stuffs. Turnips, Mushroom, Carrot, Chives, marinated diced meat, cabbage and etc. Dip with the L&P sauce, and the only word you have is, satisfaction!
Other famous dishes are the Yam Duck Soup, Curry Fish Belly, Spring Chicken, Assam Prawns! Awesome and delicious! You will definitely come back for more if you were to visit Penang again.
Add: Batu Ferringhi (between The Ship and the Arabian Restaurant)
Tel: +604 881 1867
和平茶餐室 @ Penang Road
This coffee shop has a few hawker stalls. One of the key stalls definitely is the one by the road side selling Pork noodles.
With variety of noodle to choose from, you can have the Kuay Teow, thin or think rice Vermicelli, or the porridge. Cook instantly with all the pig related parts including, intestines, kidney, liver, stomach, and the brain! Except the meat. Top with Preserved Vegetables (Tang Chai) and some green vegetables. This bowl of noodle will definitely satisfy your taste bud, even though the presentation is a bit messy.
The other stall which is worth recommending will be the Loh Bak stall. Their Loh Bak is unlike the other rolled with minced meats and mixture of other 5 spice marinated ingredients. This one is purely only lean meat rolled in the wrap! Its prawn fritters are perfectly crunchy and tasty!
Add: Junction of Penang Road and Lebuh Malabar
Business hours: 1800 onwards
榕檳茶楼 @ Sungai Ujong
This dim sum outlet in George Town has been serving the Penangites for more than 30 years. Frin a single shoplot to today’s 2 shoplot s and nicely renovated with more space.
The dim sum served here are fresh and mouth watering. Their Har Mai is especially delicious, soft yet crunchy! The other Siew Mai and Har Kau are fantactic too. The Chee Cheong Funs are soft and smooth. Fried Yam Cake, Lor Pak Kou, Fish Balls, Chicken Bun, Pork Bun etc are just too many variety to taste every single one of them.
Add: 11-B&C, Jalan Sungai Ujong
Tel: +604 261 1355
泉州小食 @ Sungai Pinang
This coffee shop has their own Hokkien chu char with several of their favarite dishes.
First of all, the infamous Fried Oyster Noodle! No stingy with the number of oysters given ti you, it is served with many fresh prawns, striped meats, vegetables and the noodles are lightly and perfectly cooked.
The other noodle dishes are the Bak Kee cooked with Rice Vermicelli (mee suah), Fried Glass Noodle (tang hoon), Fried Mee hoon and Hokkien Char.
Other specialty includes the Fried Salted Meat, like the roast pork. They are crunchy and tasty. Their favorite 5-Spice Bean Curd with Leak is everybody’s order. The other will be their Ginger Duck and Yam Duck, which I have yet to taste.
Add: Jalan Sungai Pinang (near Produa)
Tel: +6019 410 2609
Business hours: 0800-1600
明阁点心茶樓 @ Leong Sim Nam
I find this outlet selling better dim sum than the one right opposite its location, Fu San.
As usual in most dim sum shop, they have all variety of fantastic dim sum. What is good about theirs are the bite size serving. The must order Siew Mai, Har Kau, Fish Ball, Cheong Fun, Pork Bun and Loh Mai Kai are all very delicious and serving hot and fresh.
Recommended to go early as it is always crowded with many neibourhood enjoying their dim sum and the hot bowl of chinese tea.
Add: 32-36, Jalan Leong Sam Nam, Ipoh
Tel: +605 255 7134
Business hours: start early
(Close on Thursday)
潮州鄉下菜粿 @ SS15
Accidently found this eatery opposite the famous Pork Noodle shop in SS15, Subang. While waiting for the hour long noodle to be served, we saw this shop selling the amazing teow chew chai kuih, which we could not believe its presence in Klang Valley.
The skin was so soft and each and everyone of the chai kuih was made to the petite bite size. They have 3 varieties from Bang Kwang (white turnips), Ku Chai (chives) and Yam. Serve with their home made chilli sauce.
They actually do not make the delicacies at the shop. All the supplies were delivered to the shop a few times a day. The chai kuih will be steamed and served to the customers.
They have 2 outlets in Klang Valley. One situated at Ampang and the other at Subang.
Subang Add: 85, SS15/4B, Subang Jaya
Tel: +6012 246 7590
Ampang Add: 27, Jalan Bunga Cempaka 10, Taman Muda, Ampang
Tel: +6016 386 6718
怡發 @ Jalan Kampar
This newly renovated decades old coffee shop has only the Curry Mee store serving tasty Curry noodles to the Ipoh residence. They serve the dry and soup curry noodles. With the thick and spicy curry sauce flooding the well cooked to perfection variety of noodles, it is simply fantastic.
The coffee shop also serve a special herbal tea with hard boiled egg. Something unique.
Add: 39, Jalan Kampar
Tel: +605 242 1043
Business hours: 0700-1300