Its about time we continued on with Part 2 of 4 on our mini food trip to Penang. Arrived in Penang around midnight after having a that delicious meal in Ipoh. Luckily one of our colleague was already there earlier so we already had our room prepared.
Stayed in the okay Gurney Hotel. Booked the 2-bedroom suite courtesy of my Penang "brother's" corporate rate. We got a really good price for the room minus breakfast (who needs hotel breakfast in Penang???!@$!)
When we woke up in the morning, finally reached Air Hitam market for breakfast at about 11am. We knew it was going to be a really fulfilling (literally) day as I promised my Penang friend's we'll meet for lunch at 12pm!!
Anyway, back to the food. We ordered the char kuey tiao. Seriously addictive stuff. Might not be as famous as other char kuey tiao but it can give the best ones in KL a run for their woks! Lots of prawns, cockles and bits of fish cake and eggs. And as most people say, full of "wok hei" which is supremely important.
Next to arrive was the "kueh chiap". This really reminds me of home. Flat sheets of rice noodles (kinda like kuey tiao also) served with pieces of duck meat and pork innards drenched with a superbly meaty broth. It was absolutely delicious!! My colleague the Canadian who doesn't really like innards says its just "ok". I happily finished off his leftover bowl of soup and innards!
This place has made it on to my must eat in Penang list. I simply love a good "kueh chiap" and I must say this place is good and on-par with the best in Kuching.
Makan King's ratings = 7.5 out of 10
N 5° 24' 1.3"
E 100° 16' 40.7"