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Nasi Lemak, Malaysia’s National Dish

Let’s take a look at Malaysia’s beloved national dish, nasi lemak.  It is ubiquitous in traditional coffee shops, there it is usually without the chicken and neatly wrapped up in banana leaf.  The version I really like is with fried chicken, coconut rice, boiled egg, sambal (spicy sauce) and a scoop of peanuts and deep-fried […]

Bus Service in Penang, Malaysia

  Here is a service i have happily used  in Penang countless times over the past years, The buses are air-conditioned, seats are comfy enough and the price is outstanding value.  Usually my ride would be into the city center from the suburb but I have ridden as far as the airport, though you would […]

Brunch, Indian Style

Indian food is one of my favourites and lucky for me, a place I spend quite a bit of time at, Penang, Malaysia, has a  large selection of it.  I love this little hole-in-the-wall stand as it feels like you are stepping right into India.  I have been going to this place for years and […]

Travel in the Time of Covid

This is my first blog in ages as I mainly write about my travels and sadly there has been very little lately. I will bring you up to date on my lockdown time, travel back to Canada including quarantine, and the prospects of taking my show on the road again. Malaysia During Lockdown I was […]

Koay Teow Th’ng, a noodle soup favourite in Penang

I am not much of breakfast guy, usually not hungry in the morning, however one breakfast I do crave in Penang, Malaysia is the koay teow th’ng soup. It is a fairly simple, mild dish with my favourite including   fish balls, slices of fish cake, small strips of chicken, crispy pork cracklings, koay teow noodles […]

Siam Road Char Koay Teow is in a New Cafe

 I have spent a lot of time on the balmy island of Penang, Malaysia and some say it is the street food capital of the world, lucky me!  Needless to say there is plenty of good eats on streets with a wide array of flavours including Chinese, Indian, Malay, Western and more. There are many […]

Coffee Addict, Best Cafe in Penang

Update March 17, 2019:  Coffee Addict is now at 24 Campbell Street.  It is still a winner I love me some good coffee and let me tell you Georgetown, Penang is a bit of a coffee wonderland.  Its roots go deep with countless old-style coffee shops, called kopitiams, some of which date back a hundred […]

Roti Canai at Kampung Siam, Penang….End of an era??

Update: As of June 2017, this stall is still going strong! 🙂 Roti Canai is a fun Indian snack with the roti (bread)  first kneaded to  an almost paper thin layer, then cooked on  a large griddle and fluffed up with a flourish on the plate.  Usually it is served with a curry lentil sauce […]

Slow Travel, Penang to Chiang Mai

I had a trip on my own from Penang in Northern Malaysia up to Chiang Mai in the North of Thailand  and there are few travel options to choose from.   The easy way to do this would be to fly and there are even  a couple of direct flights each week. On the other hand, […]

Peanut Pancake Penang

pancake pics He is the one I like to call the pancake whisperer and he has to be one of the hardest working street food vendors you will ever find. He makes one thing only, peanut pancake, though there is an option to add sweet corn. He cooks them in six gorgeous little cast iron […]