Motormouth’s disclaimer : Wherever you are, Whatever you’re doing; STOP FOR A MOMENT and embrace this series. You really should view this series with an empty stomach.
One. Chapter. At. A. Time.
For it has been ages since I have done anything vaguely similar to this in nature; a food hunt series in a not-so-familiar setting (unlike the routine Ipoh Food Hunt); this time taking precedence on the island that rivals Ipoh when it comes to cheap, varied and delicious hawker food; PENANG.
Gone within minutes, you have to be fast and on time to witness the dainty pieces of “Nyonya kuih” being snapped up in a frenzy @ Kheng Batu Lanchang Nyonya Kuih stall No 29
Batu Lanchang Food Complex is a good place to start for a variety of cheap and good hawker fares in Penang. Biased view? Okay, maybe slightly. Since I visited this food centre the most amongst all the others, back when we were still students on the island.
But I can’t forget the sheer satisfaction from ordering plates after plates of the famed Chinese “pasembor” (or rojak, or a type of mixed salad in a spicy and starchy potato-based gravy), fiery Char Koay Teow, seafood Char Koay Kak, Nasi Tomato and chicken rice, then washing them all down with a refreshing and freshly grated sugar cane juice. That’s the end? Nah …. not forgetting to ‘ta pau’ (taking away) an array of Nyonya kuih for consumption later in the day. Burp?