Hah! While you thought that I am forever stuck in Damansara Uptown, I somehow found myself in Penang!
My partner returns to Penang every now and then but his trips are very short. Those are the times when my brother would kindly give me a ride to work and have dinner with me before he drops me home.
I am not a good traveler. Especially road trips. I get giddy and nauseous. Well, that was what I remembered from my road trips when I was a teenager and younger, travelling to and from Kuala Terengganu.
When my partner suggested that I follow him on this particular trip (promising that we would stay a few days), the prospect of eating good food in Penang proved too tempting. So I relented. As it turned out, I did quite well in the car hee..hee..
|Earlier in the day .....|
On our first day in Penang, we drove to the Ayer Itam market hoping to eat asam laksa and then visit the Kek Lok Si Temple. As we approached, I caught sight of the majestic Pagoda from afar. Wow! I was in awe. I wished I could have taken a photo from the car but I couldn't.
But when we reached the market (it was late afternoon), alamak, mana tau they closed early and we missed the boat! With that, my semangat to visit the temple died with it. Besides it was a very hot day and I was tired (because I did not sleep well as we arrived past midnight). So it was a case of pusing balik!
That was how we ended up at this Chinese restaurant situated at YMCA. I was very blur, blur when we got here because, as I mentioned, I was tired. I have a hard time falling asleep when I am not in my own bed.
This restaurant is quite small and cosy and it is your typical Chinese restaurant. Yup, my partner's type of place.
We had the claypot pork belly and salted fish.
It was very flavorful, the sort of dish that you would happily eat with lots of rice.
Our ration of veggies. I know this looks boring and so typical and you would expect to see something more exciting. Wait lah, in my next few posts.
Szechuan style French beans. This one was not so successful. I have had better ones in PJ.
Inche Kabin. This was the best dish that evening. Really good.
I loved the dip that came with the fried chicken.
We were stuffed! On our way out, I saw the Chef's Special.
Didn't notice this on our way in. The server did not even highlight. Maybe these are more suitable for larger parties.
So that was day one in Penang.
|This was also earlier that day hee..hee...|