Nuffnang Ads

Monday, 19 June 2017

Savouring Some Of Penang's Tastiest Street Food.

Sunday night was the last night we had to savour Penang's street food because we will be leaving for home the next morning. After dinner, it was the Family Night event. Whether participating in the skits or as an audience, enjoyed the fun and laughter.
The event started with an ice-breaker to get everyone onto their feet.
 These 6 strong young men were sent out to represent their individual group to see who can last the longest without their body touching the floor. The event ended about 9.30 pm and we were ready to go out for our supper!
*     *     *     *     *
Well, should we go to the food court nearest to our hotel or the one further away? We chose to drive to Gurney drive. We got ourselves a table. One sat down and the other three went in different directions. We each came back with different varieties for the group. 
 Hubby came back with these toasted rolled cuttlefish with chili dippings. The lighting of the open air food court and my camera did not do justice to the food images.
 The lightly toasted rolled cuttlefish served in a paper boat.
To eat, just tear off a piece of the cuttlefish, dip into the chili sauce topped with some crushed peanuts, put it into your mouth and started chewing on it........
 Bubur Chacha dessert with ice shaving.
 Ingredients found in the Bubur Chacha - colourful starch jelly, pieces of taro or yam, sweet potato, black eye beans, coconut milk, sugar, etc.
Ice Kacang with lots of treasures hidden under the ice shaving.
 Starting from the top - yellow sweet corn (canned), coconut milk, evaporated milk, sugar syrup on ice shaving, black cincau jelly, green cendol, red beans, just to name a few. 
 Looks like a very popular fried noodle (char koay teow) stall. My friends wanted fried noodle but she didn't want to join the long queue. Instead, she went to another stall.
She came back with 2 plates of char koay teow after a short while. This tasted good too.
And what did I brought back to the table?
A plate of oyster egg omelette.
Pour the sweet chili sauce over the omelette before tucking in. I like this because it has less starch in it. It had nice big fresh and juicy oysters.
 A woman came up to our table selling otak-otak which I like very much and seldom get to enjoy. It was a pleasant surprise because otak-otak was not on my mind. My Father knows what I like even without me asking for it. I happily bought one for myself because the others were not interested.
Otak-otak is a Nyonya dish, a type of fish custard wrapped and steamed in banana leaves. The fish custard consists of a piece of fish meat, flavoured with various aromatic herbs, exotic spices and rich coconut milk. It was such a wonderful, satisfying supper, getting to taste all the delicious food in one night! Since I didn't have enough sleep the previous night, that night I will sleep soundly due to my tiredness and a full stomach.

In peace I will both lie down and sleep;

for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

(Psalm 4:8, English Standard Version-ESV)

58 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Great Sharon, We can enjoy otak-otak together!

      Delete
  2. This was a great way to celebrate the last night! This is the first time I have seen Otak-Otak! Wish I could taste it. Thanks for telling what it is, I would not have known.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Ginny. I love to eat otak-otak but not easily found in my area.

      Delete
  3. Great fun and great food! Wonderful photos, Nancy. I hope you have a great new week ahead!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a great new week too!

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a lovely day!

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a great day!

      Delete
  6. Replies
    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a happy day!

      Delete
  7. It must have been a delight to fill your tummy with such a wide variety of food, it all looks good. Sounds like a fun evening.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Mamas. I was really satisfied getting to taste all my favourite food in one night! Have a wonderful day!

      Delete
  8. I would love to walk the streets with you and sample the different foods. Have a good week Diane

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Diane. That is what we must do when visiting Penang.

      Delete
  9. All the dishes suits my tastebuds. Oyster egg omelette is to die for. Yummy...������

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Irene. These are the food I must order whenever I am in Penang. Have a beautiful day!

      Delete
  10. Hello, looks like a fun day. The men look strong. The food all looks delicious. I would like to try the shaved ice. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Eileen. The shaved ice sweet desserts are very delicious and refreshing. Have a wonderful day!

      Delete
  11. all the food look and taste so good. i like the oyster omelette best.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I like the oyster omelette very much and all the other delicious food.

      Delete
  12. ...long lines, that food must be good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Tom, good food always attracts a long queue. Have a great day!

      Delete
  13. Street food can be the best! So glad you had a great dinner and good sleep.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, Mimi. They taste great and cheaper too. Have a good day!

      Delete
  14. Thank you Nancy for explaining Assam Laksa to me.I enjoy reading about these dishes because just looking at them sometimes confuses me.

    Todays dishes look excellent especially the dessert ones. I pretty sure that I would enjoy eating anyone of them and maaybe even all of them. Ha,ha,ha.

    Have a great Monday Nancy & once again thanks. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Paul. I am glad you like the food posted here. Have a great day!

      Delete
  15. Replies
    1. Thank you, Angel. Have a happy day!

      Delete
  16. Yummy on all the fabulous food.

    Love the guys doing the planks. They are hard to hold for very long if you're not in shape. Great exercise for all.

    What a lovely getaway for you. I've enjoyed going along.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ☺

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a terrific day!

      Delete
  17. I would really like to try that cuttlefish.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi David. It is a nice, chewy snack! Have a beautiful day!

      Delete
  18. btw 'plank' is what the men are doing, very good excercise which I can do no longer than app. 2 minutes:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No thanks, I wouldn't be able to do this. I prefer my simple walking exercise. Lol!

      Delete
  19. Replies
    1. Thank you, dear. Have a good week!

      Delete
  20. As always wonderful post! Thanks for sharing)

    ReplyDelete
  21. It sounds like you enjoyed yourself.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, William. I enjoyed all the delicious food.

      Delete
  22. I would love to try some of those dishes, they sound good and look delicious. Sounds like you had lots of fun.

    Have a wonderful new week Nancy.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Bill. We enjoyed the delicious food and had a good time. Have a wonderful day!

      Delete
  23. Replies
    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a wonderful day!

      Delete
  24. I think it sounds like you had a good time...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Rose. Oh yes, we did have a good time.

      Delete
  25. That's a good way of procuring food - everyone scatter and bring something back.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Okay.. so this is gonna be in my to do list ! thank you for sharing!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
    instagram.com/grace_njio @grace_njio

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Grace. Hope you enjoy your visit.

      Delete
  27. Replies
    1. Thank you, dear. A wonderful feast!

      Delete
  28. Replies
    1. Thank you, Jo-Anne. Have a nice day!

      Delete

Thank you for your visits and encouraging comments. They are greatly appreciated. Have a beautiful day.

Linkwithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...