My Favorite Penang Eatery

Chuah’s Thai Food. Doesn’t this look absolutely amazing?  It is. I’m here most days for lunch, which typically costs 6rm (or about $1.50). Yeah, what’s not to love. I’ll outline my five favorite dishes just for the heck of it.

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5. Sweet Pork – When you aren’t feeling spicy, this sweet pork with a dark, flavorful sauce is terrific.

4. Green Curry – Soupy based green curry with chicken, beans, chilies, is SO flavorful that you will scoop up every last drop.

3. Long Bean & Pork – a terrific dish with perfectly stir-fried long beans, chilies, lime leaves, crispy pork, and a luscious yellow thick curry sauce

2 Minced Meat w/Egg –  we are turning up the heat on this one. The spiciest dish on the menu if you DARE eat all of the tiny chopped bird’s eye chilies which are added to this minced pork, oyster sauce, and incredible Thai basil. Add a fried egg, put over rice, and, oh my, let your taste buds explode. You will need a drink handy.

1 Padprik Chicken – The top of the heap in flavor and lusciousness! Chicken, red onion, chilies, and Thai basil are the four ingredients. Cooked with an amazing sauce which includes Tom Yum paste, oyster sauce, fish sauce, and chicken broth.

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Honorable Mention: Cashew Chicken – she cooks it with the same padprik chicken base without the basil or peppers – served with green onions and cashews – tasty!

Whenever I do leave Penang, I will miss this place incredibly. I’m afraid to tell you where it is, because it might get even more crowded than usual. And hey, I don’t like to wait for my food. But okay, it’s in Tanjung Bungah, Permai, opposite Tenby School.

Another Article Extolling Georgetown, Penang – My Home

Another article extolling something great about my home for the last 9 years – Penang, Malaysia. More specifically – Georgetown – the main city on the small island. This article now claims that Georgetown is the new hipster destination. Read the Wanderluxe article here.

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April 2015 – photo by sassevn

Penang is a special and unique spot. The culture – a vibrant mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian – has created an amazing array of some of the best food on the planet and some of the more unique street scenes in Southeast Asia.

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Gurney Drive view of the port in Butterworth across the strait. photo sassevn

Penang heritage is second to none. Home to one of the two prominent Straits Settlements in the Strait of Malacca, Georgetown is full of unique and beautiful buildings, currently stocked with cozy cafes and delicious dives.

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A Colonial Era British Building – photo by sassevn

Over the last couple of years, Penang has been voted one of the top places to retire in the world. It has been granted the status of best Asian street food.

It’s a beautiful, inexpensive, tropical island with some of the world’s best food. What more do you want!

It’s my writer’s oasis.

Come give us a visit!

 

Accolades for Penang: My Home

I’m not one to share a lot of articles on this blog, but this one was too good to pass up because it speaks about where I have lived for the past nine years – the Pearl of the Orient – Penang!

2014 was certainly a banner year for Penang as the articles will highlight. It won 8 different prestigious awards or accolades that should make anyone sit up and take notice. I shall highlight two of them here. First, the food. Yes, it is that good. The variety, the flavors, the uniqueness. Wow! Nyonya – Chinese Malay fusion is stunningly delicious. The street food. Noodles. Curry. The Indian. The Thai. The Malay. I could eat a different food every night and be in flavor heaven. And the price is right! A plate of the famous char koay teoh noodles will cost you about 4 Malaysian Ringgit (approximately $1.20 US)

Secondly, I will mention #6 on the list – The Hard Rock Hotel. It’s kind of like my second home in Penang. I spend a lot of time there on the lounge chairs typing away on my laptop. Great place to write. And when I get hot, I jump in the awesome pool!

Penang is one awesome place. I hope you have a chance to visit some day.

Now on to the article: http://says.com/my/lifestyle/8-awards-in-one-year-no-wonder-penangkias-are-a-proud-bunch