Penang Auntie (Big Prawn) Char Koay Teow @ Restoran Lok Chee Keong, Bukit Mertajam

vkeongBukit Mertajam, Char Koay Teow, Food and Drink, Hawker Food, Non Halal, Penang6 Comments

It is quite rare to find decent Penang Island style Char Koay Teow in Bukit Mertajam. If you are wondering what is the Penang Island style, there are two main characteristics that define it – fiery red and topped with large prawns. In my humble hometown, CKT is usually fried with more dark soya sauce and normal sized seafood, hence … Read More

Asami – BM Prawn Noodle Specialist @ Bukit Tengah, Penang

vkeongBukit Mertajam, Food and Drink, Hawker Food, Non Halal, Penang, Prawn Mee4 Comments

The notion that they are the ‘Prawn Noodle Specialist’ was enough for me to try Asami – a newly opened restaurant in Bukit Tengah. What makes it different from the normal hawker style prawn noodle would be the better dining environment and the option to add various additional toppings. But I should note that this concept is not new, as … Read More

Kim Laksa @ Nan Guang Coffee Shop, Balik Pulau, Penang

vkeongAsam Laksa, Balik Pulau, Food and Drink, Hawker Food, Non Halal, Penang, With GPS Coordinates8 Comments

So you are at Balik Pulau because some locals swear by the laksas here. Note I use the plural, because there are actually two types of tasty laksa you will find here – Asam and Siam (lemak) version. Once you get past the winding hilly roads leading to the small town, finding the laksa stalls will be a breeze – … Read More