Showing posts with label Penang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Penang. Show all posts

Friday, 26 January 2018

Nasi Dalca Rahim - Lebuh Queen

Well ,right now , I'm at Nasi Dalca Rahim . Not very difficult to find , just look for this Indian temple on Lebuh Queen , which Prince Charles and Camilla , the Duchess of Cornwall visited on their maiden trip to Penang , the open air stall which opens for business in the evening , lies directly across the road from the entrance of that said temple .

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Go big or buy nothing - some chunky Lovisa's

Should never have passed by the shop just now ....because screammmm....I ducked in for a quick look and came out with 3 chunky Lovisa's !

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The elusive Pei Pa duck

Pei Pa duck is very easy to find in  Ipoh .

However , when it comes to Penang , huh , boy , it can be quite a challenge .

Had my first fill at a hawker in Tg Tokong , then I went to Bee San in Air Itam twice and on the second visit , somehow the duck was so smelly , I just wanted to expire from the face of earth .

Long story short , after soooooo many years , I've found a new place selling this delicacy , 
but well , it's in a shady kopitiam which isn't very wonderful to look at as they seem to sell so much beer here , you'll be hard pressed to see so many beer promoters inside one kopitiam of this size, anywhere else . I counted at least 6 of them in here and that's really a lot for a place like this !

Monday, 15 January 2018

Yean Yean - Lembah Permai

We waited till our buttocks grew pointed so to speak .
Night in , night out , this restaurant is almost always full house , hence , you either arrive earlier , or you wait .
To pass time , you can actually do a whole lot of things come to think of it . You could stare at each other , make eyes at the occupants from the next table , play with your phone , chew your fingernails get my drift .

That's the picture menu up in the background . In case you need it or you don't know what to order , just tell the order taker the number or point and show .

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Rejuvenation at The Six

 After two consecutive weekends of gruelling events I willingly signed up for , my body finally threw the towel in on me . I went down 5 kilos within 3 days and boy was I worried . No I wasn't looking forward to such quick weight loss . I looked at my fingers and an almost skeletal frame was staring back at shocked me !

 Such sudden weight loss is a HUGE no no .
Time for nourishment . Time to put back some fat .
No chu char stall for the moment . I want something more pleasant to the eyes please . Thus we headed straight into The Six Cantonese Restaurant for dinner . 

Nursed this portion of Double Boiled superior ham soup with fish maw , mushrooms , and baby bok choy , like my life depended on it . Was good , not mind blowing great , but I'm here to reap the benefits .
Sticker by the side of the plate , shows the name of the Chef who made it .
Master Wilson it states there .

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Kampung Jawi - duck rice village

On this little main street inside Kampung Jawi , at any one time there are at least 4 duck rice stalls open for lunch . Now this is highly unusual because in a lot of other small towns , the most that you will find is 2 competitors fighting for a share of the pie .

Over the years , I've stubbornly stuck to this shop , this particular stall operated by a lady not that she's the best in town or anything , it's just that I personally prefer to eat out in a larger open space by the front of her stall . Her place is also not as crowded , but I'll say it's definitely much more cleaner so there's another tick in the box as to why I choose her over the rest .

Marvellous Sunday morning big breakfast just outside the Botanical Gardens

Breakfast sets sold by Chinese operated western stalls in the whole of Malaysia are sooooo predictable .
Boring even .
Thus when he suggested this place located just outside the Botanical Gardens ( next to a bee/ honey product gallery ) , I groaned , you know , cos I can actually cook up a better , more sumptuous big breakfast set than any of these hawkers and Chinese western restaurants and shops .

The instant we sat down and I opened  up the menu ...gasppppp !!!!
What is this ?
How come we didn't come here and eat sooner ?

For less than MYR 11 you get this hotel standard set .
Bacon ,  ham , breakfast sausage , mashed potatoes , one egg , salad , mushrooms , and a slice of bread cut in two !
Isn't it beautiful ? Soooo pleasing to the eye and if you post this up on the social media , this is a meal which looks like you paid 20 to 30 ringgit for !

Friday, 29 December 2017

Rainbow coloured peep toe wedges

Is this or isn't this the most colourful pair of shoes you've ever come across ?
It is to me .

Colour my bag

We're approaching the last days of the Malaysian year end sale and as soon as that is over , I'm sure Chinese New Year shoppers will be their next target . What that means another round of sales, folks !

If you ask me , this year has been a really good year to go search for stuff in the retail stores since so many people prefer to shop online nowadays as they're either too busy / the mere thought of lining up or even trying to get parking space just makes them throw their hands up and surrender . 

All this means a better chance for shoppers like me , someone who is in the midst of building a wardrobe ( yeah , I don't wait for New Year to make resolutions , I just get down and do it ) to land some really fantastic buys from the stores .
You have less competition ladies !

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Abang Jit Ikan Bakar - Lilitan Stadium

Exactly how long has it been since I've had a serving of ikan bakar that is not done Chinese or Portuguese Malaysian style ? Too long .

Let's try Abang Jit Ikan Bakar tonight now shall we ?

Photo credit : Abang Jit Ikan Bakar facebook

Brussels Christmas Platter - worth waiting for

We're here for the Christmas Platter ( which is available up till 31st of December ) and upon placing our order , we were told that we would have to wait between 30 to 45 minutes for it to be prepared , so were we ok with that ?
Of course we said yes .

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Dance fitness in Penang - 15 venues , all pay per entry

Fitness is a big thing in Penang and if you're visiting or just here on a short holiday , it might please you to know that there are venues for dance fitness , which you can join for a small entry fee . 

I'm gonna list out the venues first and add on the corresponding days for classes . Then MAYBE , when I feel like it I will post up another separate one on instructor schedules after this ( cos I'm afraid some of them might not want such publicity , you see ? ) . 

Since the year is ending and everybody is in a holiday mood , including the instructors , some schedules may only be back on track by next year . That's great actually if you live nearby or on the mainland , you can make a New Year's resolution to keep fit on a budget and have fun doing it .

Here we go ( if I left any class out and you want to be listed please leave me a comment ) ....

1. Elite Heights 

- almost daily , different timing , different instructors .  
- Tuesday 6.15pm , 
-Wednesday ,Thursday and Friday 6.30pm , 
- Saturday 5.30pm 
- Strong by Zumba class on Sunday morning at 8.30 am 

Photo credit : PropSocial

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Store bought kebaya

You have no idea how delirious I was over being able to fit into this just now .
Yes , many years back , I had one pink kebaya tailor made , and that cost me around MYR 350 or MYR 370 , I can't really remember .
Of course it was waaaaayyyyy cheaper than those sold in specialist stores with more ornate and elaborate stitching costing over a thousand ringgit and above , but I was really happy with that pink kebaya , very proud of it . If I wanted more variety of colours , the pricing was a deterrent . While I was always on a lookout , I was also over the size limit , well not anymore , since I began my weight loss journey last year .

Monday, 27 November 2017

Picked by strangers

I love popping into the local Brands Outlet store because sometimes I end up with gems like these .

A greyish blue shade , with a tassle and a magnetic clasp,  it's another cute , small , structured handbag which cost around MYR 30 only .

Friday, 24 November 2017

Play translator

Sports Direct is the only retail place where I can get USA Pro , the fitness wear brand from . And since they announced that they are holding a Sports Fair , beginning on the 23rd of November , lots of people have been making a beeline to their shop on the island already .
Keeping in mind that the annual bridge run is on this weekend , I decided that it was best for me to come check it out on the first day of the event ( which stretches till 3rd of December btw ) .

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Ah Soon Kor Har Mee - now at Seong Huat

We finally tracked down Ah Soon Kor . As you all know , we're huge fans of his hokkien mee which is and has always been so unique and remained so consistent , no matter how many times and kopitiams he has migrated to throughout the island .

But first , lemme tell you a little bit about a new discovery .