Sunday, August 05, 2007

Part 3 of Trip to Penang 2007 - Bak Ki!!!

After breakfast we went straight to the hotel and hung out opposite which is Gurney's stretch of beach. Waited not more than 20 minutes for my bro -Wasabi King- to pick us up and guide the way to the meal that I've been waiting for this whole trip to Penang. Bak Ki!! I cant remember the road name but locals call it "Goh Tiao Loh" (No. 5 road).

My bro had already pre-ordered the dishes and we had a table all ready for us. So basically it was just a case of chatting, catching up and letting breakfast digest a little before the food arrive.

First to arrive was the oyster noodles. It is still as I remembered it, full of "wok hei" and fresh ingredients. There was fish slices, big plump oysters and also bits of greens. I think all at the table would agree its good!

Next to arrive was the oyster glass noodles. Also the same ingredients as the oyster noodles but with a darker, richer sauce. My colleagues loved this. I think Ed the boss man especially enjoyed this whole meal.

Plain fried vegetables to counter all the seafood and meat that we were eating. Normal vegs cooked perfectly. Crunchy, fresh and you can really taste the difference between normal gas stoves and charcoal ones (which is what this restaurant uses).

Next was a plate of fried tofu. Again, a delicious dish with big plump prawns and bits of leek. Its funny how the simplest dish cooked to perfection can bring it into a different level altogether.

The fried oyster omelet that we all have been waiting for. I simply love the Penang style of oyster omelet with the egg and sticky tapioca flour mixture. Abit of the batter and an oyster dipped into the chilli sauce is I think as close to culinary heaven that you can get!!

Now, the moment that everyone has been waiting for. The Bak Ki!! Its really just a simple soup with meat (that has been coated with tapioca flour) and some vegs (cabbage). I still cant put my finger on what makes this sooooo good. I have tried a few other stalls selling the same in KL (one of them is a road side stall next to Fei Por chicken rice) but none can do it like this place does. 2 thumbs up!!

GPS coordinates:
N 5° 24' 15.8"
E 100° 20' 2.1"

Makan King's ratings = 8 out of 10

-BKT King-


Anonymous earl-ku said...

i only know it as pork soup in KL, the hokkien mee Kum Lim Kee in Petaling St has this ...

1:37 PM, August 05, 2007  
Blogger Lannae said...

I have to agree, the omelet looks very yummy. I would love to have tried it. Plus, I would have liked to try the whole meal because it all looks good, especially the 1st 2 noodle dishes.

2:39 AM, August 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the best thing in penang .....

Wasabi King

10:13 AM, August 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to drop a comment here, the 5th road named Macallum street, hard to find this delicious "bak ki" in PNG nowadays, it seems like "being extinguished". Haha. The "bak ki" really nice, i love that as well, anyway,you still managed to find that shops..
"pei fuk", bcoz not all the people know that shops and not many ppl likes to eat that as well...=D

~5th road resident~

9:08 AM, August 10, 2007  
Blogger greyspy96 said...

Yo makan kings,
There's a new restaurant in seremban town by the name of Yee Kee Seremban Beef Noodles.They are the originator of Seremban Beef Noodles and are into the 3rd generation. The restaurant concept is the first of its kind in Seremban and the response has been huge.
Follow the link below for some pictures of Yee Kee. Do drop by for some beefy-licious meals.


9:49 AM, August 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks yummy to me too. Like to try when in Penang. Anyone has the name and address of the shop?

8:43 PM, August 10, 2007  
Blogger Big Boys Oven said...

Penang food is so simple, plenty full and yet so delicious.

5:10 PM, August 13, 2007  
Blogger Makan Kings said...

earl-ku - Yeah! The other Ku (Khoo) has brought me to eat. The one he brought me to was at the lane next to Fei Por chicken rice behind Pudu jail.

lannae - The oyster omelet was delish!! And yes, the highlight of the meal was the 2 noodle dishes. Come down and we can organise a makan trip to Penang!!

Wasabi King! - Yes it is bro. Please answer your comments in the BKT post!!! :D

anonymous - My Penang friends love that shop as well. I wouldnt have found it if not because of them. Thanks for the info about the road name!!

greyspy96 - Yes!! I have eaten that before. Will go down for some more and also pictures!! One of the things I would blog about!!

big boys oven - Yes it is!! Penang is as close to glutens heaven as we can get in M'sia!

-BKT King-

12:53 PM, August 18, 2007  
Blogger Wei Yin said...

hi..interesting reading ur spot..
these bak ki was my dad's favorite..he definately will go there waited to eat every time he came to pg..
The kitchen won't on the fire until 12.30 sharp!!haha...
but is nive...
now the bak ki got evolution version de..they have "Chap Ki" --mean mixture,other than pork will add in Prawn+fish fillet+oyster..
had u tried that??

12:29 PM, September 27, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yayaya, i oso tried this dishes last few weeks. Its thumb up 4 d oyster mee n fried rice n oso d main characther...bak ki. 1 thing u need 2 noe in takin this delicious food is that u hv 2 wait approximately 45minutes in order 2 enjoy it.

4:30 PM, December 28, 2007  

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