|Photo taken with my iphone 4S, from the room balcony. As we watched how the ship was skillfully docked.|
We just got back from a little vacation in a cruise ship with friends and docked off at our first stop in Penang. The time spent in Penang was barely 5 hours but it didn't stop us from going out to explore George Town! Well, in fact, we were just being typical Singaporean foodies and yearned to chomp down some good local food!
We were lucky that one of our travel companions, originates from Penang so he knew his way around. It was about an hours' walk from the pier (with a short detour to get some tau sah piah and a stop to poke our noses into a local chocolate museum) when we arrived at this old school coffee shop located at Libuh Keng Kwee lane, that was famous for their char kway teow. We were so darn lucky that we managed to order the last 6 plates for the day, before they turned everyone else away! And it was only 5pm.
|The infamous char kway teow lady boss in action. I was told she is a fierce one!|
|What we came here for... mmmm I can still imagine the taste lingering in my mouth! Extremely worth the walk!|
Within the coffeeshop, there was also the mouth-watering Assam Laksa.
|Oh man! Look at that "hae gor" (fermented shrimp sauce). Still drooling.|
And also the lor bak!
Last but not least, we also sampled the chendol, sold at a roadside stall - which was apparently as famous. Very simple ingredients of the green jelly and red bean but thirst quenching and yummy nonetheless.
Right after the meal, we headed back to the ship. Yep. We were that hardcore for the local food!
|Captured this image along the way back.|
|And learned that Jimmy Choo originates from Penang as well!|
Albeit the short hours in Penang, we felt our food hunting mission was completed.
I shall be sharing what we did in Phuket, in another post. Stay tuned to find out what you can achieve in Phuket with the older children in one day. Guaranteed to make them really happy.