Thursday, June 23, 2011

penang trip: what we ate

Penang trip was between 4th June 2011 - 6th June 2011. Continuation from here , here, here and here.

The thing about traveling with kids is meals have to revolve around them... food has to suit their liking (and meets their nutrition requirements... but I'm pretty slack about this :-S), waiting time is not too long, timing has to be before their battery runs out (especially for dinnertime), and preferably in an air-conditioned or relatively cooling restaurant.

Given the choice, I would have done what we did during our previous Penang trips before our precious kids arrived. Gobbled down asam laksa, char kuey teow, hokkien mee, rojak and muar chee at EVERY meal. Yes, I'm hardcore Penang food fan! But because now we have the kids to consider, our food menu differed drastically. Not that I'm complaining, I did get to savor some of the local food :-P.

Some Penang delights...
At the foot of Kek Lok Si Temple...
At Butterworth right before we drove for home...Some everyday (normal) food...
Snack of peanut butter sandwiches at Old Town White Coffee...HQ saw a sign "Roti Canai" at a food court along Batu Feringhi and he insisted to have just that for breakfast. Of course, he got QQ's strong support *shake head*Claypot Restaurant during lunch... sharks in salted beans (yummy!), pork belly and mui choy, and spinach in superior soup. Our yummy breakfast at Gurney Drive... soft fall-off-the-bones pork ribs bak kut teh (the herbs were not over-powering so it's just nice for kids) and steamed prompret and vermicelli (never seen or heard of this before... very healthy and tasty!) Dinner at Bidor before continuing our drive home... sweet sour meat, signature homemade tofu in minced meat sauce, fried baby cabbage.Some Western food...
Dinner time were rushed as QQ was already nodding off due to missed naps. We went to The Ship right opposite our hotel... rib steak in brandy sauce, spring chicken, coffee. The kids were kind of disappointed as they thought we're going to a REAL ship, in the middle of the sea... LOL!Another rushed dinner at Ferenghi Garden (also opposite our hotel)... spring chicken in cheese sauce, Vongole pasta (disappointment... I expected it to be like this one here), dessert. And our kids have been having fish & chips everyday!
At Old Town White Coffee, The Ship and Feringhi Garden. See what I mean about rushed dinners?
QQ has been falling asleep or has fallen asleep in the middle of her dinners :-)

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4 comments:

Yin Yue said...

looking at ur food makes me drooling la.. i stay here yet not so keen for local food. :P hahhaha..

Mummy to QiQi said...

yummy...yummy!! how many nights do u stay ? so many meals u had there!

slavemom said...

Altho not so much of hawker fare, still a lot of good food while holidaying. In fact, I think u've had more hawker food than me altho I stayed for 6 days. hehehe Coz we stayed home most of the time.

BoeyJoey said...

Yin Yue: Maybe too easily available for you la... the "penang food" in KL really cannot compare ler...

CN: We stayed for 2 nights :-).

Mdm Saw: Oh, you get to eat home-cooked food? I bet your food even tastier... also got more "wan luen" :-).

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