It's not your fault.
The blame falls entirely on these street chefs. They lure you in like Sirens, playing music with metal spatulas on woks. They trick you, transforming clouds of steam into smoke signals. And the aromas...you smell garlic and chili and soy sauce and sesame seed oil, and you shut your eyes and run towards it with your mouth open.
It's not fair. You can't win.
It's probably best you don't come to Penang. If you must, then pack an extra pair of pants that are too big for you.
Because they will find you.
This video is the first in a series we will feature on Capturing Penang. We begin in George Town with breakfast, lunch, and a late afternoon snack, at the following:
- Breakfast of Chee Cheong Fun and Kuih Kak (fried rice cake) at the Chowrasta morning market
- Popiah Skin (spring roll wrapper) from Uncle Lim at No 5, Chowrasta Road, to make popiah at home for dinner.
- Morning snack of Roasted Chestnuts at corner of Chowrasta Road & Penang Road
- Lunch of Beef Soup Koay Teow at corner of Chulia Street & Beach Street. Try the fresh nutmeg juice too.
- Dessert of Teochew Chendul on Keng Kwee Street, off Penang Road.
- Afternoon snacks of Coconut at Joez Coconut on 201 Dato Keramat Road, and Apom (pancake) at Mr Guna's cart on Dato Keramat Road near Kuantan Road.
Continue to Part 2...