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WAO Food trip – Penang part 1

WAO Food trip – Penang part 1

What’s good and what’s not in Penang? Here’s WAOblog’s take on it

Penang a great place where lanes are perpetually filled with an aroma of food and lined with busy hawkers with their food carts.

So here are our food pit stops in Penang!

Dim sum House
Jalan Anson, 10400 Georgetown, Penang.

Business hour
6:00am – 1:00pm (Weekdays)
6:00am – 1:30pm (Weekends)

What we ordered: Carrot cake, steamed dumpling, beancurd with meat fillings, Fishcake
Review: The steam dumpling was quite the usual. We loved the fishcake as it was springy, bouncy and “QQ.” Fried carrot cake was good, as we loved the soft on the inside and crispy on the outside texture.


We explored “Little India” in Penang and had our next meal at Kapitan Katering.

What we ordered: Chicken Tika, Fish and Sotong Egg
Review: Chicken Tika was below expectation. It was simply too dry. However the Fish and Sotong eggs were so good that we chomped it down without thinking about the cholesterol that comes with it!


Pasar Air Itam Penang Laksa
Jalan Pasar Road, 11500 Air Itam, (Beside the Air Itam Market)
Penang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 8pm Daily

What we ordered: Assam Laksa
Review: The Assam Laksa tasted real good and tasty but it wasn’t to our taste bud as it might be laded with lots of MSG, as we weren’t feeling too good after having it.


Green House Prawn noodles
Burma Road, Georgetown
113 Burma Road, 10050 Georgetown
Opening Hours: 8pm to 4am

What we ordered: Prawn noodles and Lor Mee
Review: Ironically, the braised egg that came with the bowl of Prawn noodles and Lor Mee took the centre stage. The noodles tasted mediocre.

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Boey Chong Kee Restaurant
61, Lebuh Cintra, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

What we ordered: Duck with young ginger or姜芽鸭and tofu with crab meat sauce.
Review: Duck with young ginger. This has got to website like this be the best hawker food throughout our trip and we will definitely be back again. We felt like we were being transported back to the 50s or 60s as we approach the coffee shop. Situated below an old block of flats, the al fresco area brings a nostalgia feel to the entire place. Food was served on a metal plate with no fancy arrangement and what seems like any regular “zi char” dish blew our taste bud! The duck and ginger were superbly tender and flavorful and nope it didn’t tasted like it had loads of MSG added in. 姜芽鸭. With the word 芽 we assumed that there will be beansprout in the dish and were trying to look for the beansprout in the black sauce.

We checked with the friendly business owner and she explained that the word 芽 do not refer to 豆芽 (beansprout) . 芽 meant young ginger. Which explains the tenderness of the ginger and the fragrant ginger taste instead of the usual spicy taste we get from the old ginger. The tofu was good too, but should you have stomach space for only one dish, just go with the ginger duck dish.

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Stay tune for part 2 of our WAO-food trip!

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