Back to Penang post ;p Not even halfway tru’ at least this is the last part of day 3.
Day 3 was a long day for us. After all the temple visits during the day time, we went for dinner.
Our first stop for dinner was Yi Garden. This is in the town area. I’m not sure about the details but I think it’s somewhere around Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Centre. We were told the wanton noodle is good and the porridge here is very popular also.
Left: O Jien, we had many in Penang if you notice ;p They were all so cheap. How can you get this price in Kuching with so many oysters in it! This is only RM5 and can share among 2-4 people or even more, depending on your appetite. So far, this is the best o jien that we had in Penang.
Right: Wanton noodle(RM3.50). Hmm… Nothing special to me but the wanton is very succulent.
Left: Our friend order another wanton dish without noodle just to eat the wanton.
Right: Don’t know what these two called. Looks like Cantonese Char to me.
The porridge that my friend recommended. It’s not the mushy type.
Next round, we went to next door. Got more choices here and the place is cleaner and bigger. The previous one was so crowded and we were practically sneezing when we’re there because of the smell of curry if not mistaken hahaha…
They ordered a bak chang. There’s salted egg yolk in there if not mistaken.
Left: Chu chang fen, no idea how much but should be below RM3. The sauce was so sticky and sweet! To me, it felt like jiu eng chai sauce that is too thick ;p However, coupled them with the sambal, it was really nice. Again, their chu chang fen got no filling unlike what you get in Kuching.
Right: This is the main thing that we wanted to eat there. The thin crust, very cheesy pizza! It was really so cheesy! YUMMY! LOVE IT! It’s baked using the traditional way, not with electric oven. It took a while to came but it worthed the wait. I’m craving for it now! OH NO!!! The price? I have no idea but definitely cheaper than Pizza Hut.
After dinner, our friends brought us to a fishing village where the village is built on the water. We went there to sit on the jetty to enjoy the night view of the sea and sea breeze. It was so dark when we walked to the jetty but when we reached, there’s a small temple there that was well-lit. We just sat outside the temple and chit chatting there. The location is near Penang ferry. We could see the ferry from here too.
Left: After that, we went for some Chinese dessert and something to cool our heaty bodies. This is the most expensive “meal” we had in Penang. Just drinks and some desserts! RM40+ for 6 of us! I almost got heart attack when I heard the price. It’s a shop that is quite popular and even featured in newspapers.
Let me introduce the dessert here to you:
Start from the cup, clockwise: Shen Si(not sure how to say in English, it’s the very fine ginseng, not the big type) tea; Guilinggao; Di Ya Kueh with gula Melaka, it tasted like ki chang(chang with no filling) to me when eating it without the gula Melaka, I hope I got the name right hehehe…; Tauhu Hua; Xuet Kap, I don’t know what this is called in English but it’s something very expensive.
These were basically what we ordered but some of them we ordered more than one. That explains the expensive bill especially the Xuet Kap.
Right: After the expensive desserts, it’s time to go back. Our friend drove us back with his car instead of us driving because we need to send the car back to another friend as her father needed the car so we would be car-less on day 4.
When we were on the way, it rained so heavily. When we almost reached Batu Feringghi, OMG! FLOOD!!! DAMN scary! We didn’t want to take the risk to drive over the water so made a u-turn back to town and stopped at one of the coffeeshop called KHALEEL(it’s everywhere in Penang, many branches hehehe…). We had teh tarik there and roti tissue while waiting for the rain to stop.
At about 12.30am if not mistaken, the rain was so much smaller and off we went back. Good thing the flood receded and there were landslides along the way. Scary. Still we managed to go back home safe and sound. Only manged to sleep at around 2.30am -.-“