Penang Island 3D2N Part 1
Starting the trip with a customary Penang bridge shot where Cuddles tried to sabotage by spraying water onto the windshield.
In need to rejuvenate after a long drive, Cuddles booked us a 1 hour Thai massage. Rule is, passenger gets a free massage whenever the designated driver needs one =D *massages in Penang are mostly affordable*
Feeling much more energized, we checked in to our Junior Suite at the Northam All Suite Penang.
A few things to sum up this place; exceptional service, power shower, huge bed, clean, good views, wide spread of breakfast and super great location (all for RM 640/2 nights)
Our first food stop was Kapitan Restaurant. We ordered 2 Milani Chicken Claypot Briyani, 3 eggs and 2 glasses of ice water which totaled up to about RM 26.
Milani Chicken was cooked to perfection and drowned in a generous amount of really tasty, creamy, smooth and savoury gravy paired with an equally fragrant and flavourful claypot briyani. It’s the kind of gravy you tell yourself “maybe I should save some and tapau for later since got so much and so yummy” but then you realise you can’t stop and there’s nothing left on the plate when you’re done.
18-G-D, Menara Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, Georgetown, Penang 604 818 2811
Operation Hours: 24 hours
Verdict: Gravy sent from heaven, generous portions and they’re famous for their tandoori too!
Lunch was filling but because we’re in Penang, we were obligated to at least get dessert at Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul.
Despite the queue, we were served at an amazing speed by the skillfully fast hands of the cendol makers.
These are shaved ice topped with Cendol (green-pandan-flavoured-worm-looking-jelly noodles) and red beans; sweetened by gula Melaka (palm sugar) and coconut milk at a reasonable RM 2.70/bowl. Authentic, sweet, cold dessert made delicious by their fragrant coconut milk and bouncy pandan cendol noodles.
Lebuh Keng Kwee, 10450, Georgetown, Penang
Operation Hours: Mon - Fri (10:30am - 7pm), Sat - Sun (10am - 7:30pm)
Verdict: Perfect treat to cool down and its Penang, you have to try it. Also, great quality control!
After a heavy meal, drowsiness got the better of us. I was reluctant to wake up from my nap so Cuddles took the liberty to attack me with a suplex - an offensive wrestling throw that involves lifting and slamming the opponent on their back. Can’t say I was pleased but that did the trick - I was wide awake and we were ready to go out again... to EAT!
We paid RM12/bowl for our Greenhouse Hokkien Mee where we chose to top with roasted pork (siuyok) mini prawns and 1 and a half egg.
My bowl of noodles looked pretty mediocre as it arrived because I had chosen instant noodles as my base, but as soon as the broth hits my tongue, everything changed. It was packed full with flavour and depth, balancing spicy, sweet and savoury. The siu yok too was sinfully good with its evenly layered fats.
223, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Penang
60 16-421 1717
Operation Hours: Daily 6.30 pm - 4.00 am
Verdict: Yummy flavourful broth, authentic Penang food
Final stop for Day 1 was the Martell event at Mois Club. It might have started off on a slow note but it picked up not too long after and there was a pretty positive vibe. The place was comfortable with a good crowd, good music and spacious, good for a casual night out.
Also, I’m sure the free flow of cocktails and food played a very big part...
What happened next was a blur so stay tuned for part 2 !
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