Archive for September, 2006
If there is a food that you can find available more in the mainland side of Penang, it gotta be Yam Rice. It is less common to find stalls that solely sell Yam Rice in Penang island compared to Seberang Perai district. Do you know that some stalls use [tag]Bukit Mertajam[/tag] [tag]Yam Rice[/tag] as their names? As far as I know, there are 4 places to look for good Yam Rice here: Taman Sentosa, the stall below IBM Tuition Centre, Taman Mutiara and Chai Leng Park (there are 2 stalls here) A set consists of Yam Rice and Salted Vegetable Pork Soup. Usually, they also offer Vinegar Pork Leg as additional side dish.
Yam Rice is rice cooked with yam (how straightforward lol) by boiling them together. So the rice is really fragrant and the yam soft. If lucky, one could get a bowl of rice with many chunks of yam. Well, today I wasn’t that lucky
The appetizing soup has generous amount of pork meat and balls. Taken together with the chilli sauce, nice lah! And for hygiene purposes, I opted not to take the pork organs.. still don’t really dare to eat any organs unless they are prepared by my mom. Anyway, a 2 persons meal like this costs only RM8.20, cheap right?
Right beside Pek Kong Cheng at Bukit Mertajam are 2 noodle stalls. One of them sells Bee Tai Mak, a type of clear soup noodles topped with minced meat. Priced @ RM2.50, it looks and tastes like Koay Teow Soup when ordered with koay teow.
But the main attraction at this noodle stall is the self made chilli sauce. It is very diluted with a spicy and salty taste.
The chiili sauce goes very well with the noodles. To really enjoy the noodles, a recommended way is to take a spoonful of the chilli sauce and pour on top of the noodles.
Here is the version if orderd with Bee Tai Mak, I never really like the texture so I usually order yellow noodles and beehoon. However, it is more popular with the older generations and it certainly brings back the flavor of the past.
And this is the obligatory Tok Tok Mee that everyone must try
GPS Coordinates: N5 21.847 E100 27.658
Lol today my parents had another invitation dinner. They were invited to Tua Pek Kong temple’s 120th anniversary diiner in Jit Sin (Private). So this time my brother, Siang Leng and I had to settle our dinner ourselves. My brother had a sudden crave for Peking Roasted Duck �?��?�鸭 so we headed to Great City Seafood Restaurant.
Great City [tag]Seafood[/tag] Restaurant is located in Jalan Kulim and serves excellent [tag]Chinese dish[/tag]es. And so, it is a famous restaurant for holding wedding dinners in [tag]Bukit Mertajam[/tag]. It always features a wide selection of seafood and vegetables, as shown in this photo I took outside the restaurant.
Our appetizer, steamed salted peanuts @ RM2.00 per plate.
First order to arrive was Kam Heong Clams @ RM8.00. These clams are the close relatives of lala, with almost the same shape and taste but bigger in size.
Then came Dried Curry Clams 海鸟 @ RM6.00. I don’t know what are the exact name of this clam, but in Hokkien we call it ‘Hai Jiao’. You can specify how many clams you want to include in the dish, and a single clam costs RM2.00. It might sound a bit expensive but rest assured it is worth the price, as the clams are huge.
Mixed Vegetables 什�?� @ RM6.00, nothing fancy about this dish. Ordered it only to create a balanced meal lol.
Pork Yam Stew 扣肉 @ RM8.00, another dish my brother craved suddenly. I like this dish because of the thick, soft and heavenly layer of pork fat that melts in the mouth.. yum! :drool:
And the last dish, [tag]Peking Roasted Duck[/tag] @ RM6.00 a quarter, to be dipped with BBQ sauce. The duck’s skin is very crunchy and goes very well with the BBQ sauce. This dish is a must try if you happen to patronize Great City Restaurant.
The dinner costed RM44.52 inclusive of rice, towel, drinks and tax. I feel that the price is very reasonable for a meal consisting of 5 dishes. And most importantly, we enjoyed the great food.
GPS Coordinates: N5 21.212 E100 28.283
Hello Coffee House is situated in Taman Mutiara ([tag]Bukit Mertajam[/tag]) next to the Southern Bank. My sister frequents this place during her lunch time and she highly recommends their fried mee and rice. My parents were invited to a dinner (which kids aren’t allowed lol) so my sis and I took our dinner here.
Turkey Ham salad @ RM4.90 had thin slices of ham and cereals mixed with various fruits and vegetables. I didn’t like it because it packed a strong nutmeg smell.. My sister loved it though, she sapu-ed the whole bowl
My sister ordered – Fried Tomyam Cintan Mee @ RM4.50. This is gotta be the nicest fried cintan mee I ever had, excellent! One taste and I already wanted to change my order to this.
Chicken Cordon Bleu @ RM12.90. I should’ve listened to my sister not to order [tag]Western food[/tag] because it sucks (even the photo is blurry!) The sauce is so sourish that it spoils anything dipped with it. For those who don’t know, Chicken Cordon Bleu is a dish of chicken rolled around ham and cheese. It was really difficult to finish the dish but I did it anyway lol, with full of regrets
GPS Coordinates: N5 21.822 E100 26.666