Saturday 13 October 2018

Penang's Time Tunnel At Wonder Food Museum, Penang.

This is the 2nd part of our visit to the Wonder Food Museum.

Penang's Time Tunnel
(excerpt taken from Wonder Food Museum)

The sceneries portrayed are those of the golden days, before Malaysia's independence. In the rural area, there were many small houses which was known as Kampung Houses where the multi-racial people lived together in unity. We can still see these houses in Penang around the areas of Teluk Kumbar and Balik Pulau. In the 50's and the 60's, usually women cook food outside the house using fire wood instead of gas cylinders like nowadays. Furthermore, men carried food on their shoulders selling food from door to door. They may sell noodles, porridge, satay, kuih-muih, or even rice with many choices of curry, fish, vegetables and etc. Usually, they bring along 1 or 2 small stools so that the customers can sit and enjoy the food. As time changes, they started to paddle on the bicycle and nowadays you can see vendors selling food on motorbikes or vans. 
 Wide varieties of food from our multi cultures and ethnic groups.
 Cooks displaying their skill.
 Roadside stalls selling nasi lemak or coconut milk rice.
 The white rice is cooked with coconut milk. The rice with spicy anchovies and sauce, egg, etc. is wrapped with banana leaf and outer layer with newspaper
 This Penang's Squatting Teochew porridge is still in business.
I think we should try this on our next visit to Penang.
 Our traditional wooden table and long chair.
 Roadside stall selling rice and dishes.
 Customers lined up to pack food.
 Traditional stalls selling food.
Looks like the mee goreng or fried noodle stall on the left, and stall selling pulled tea or teh tarik, nasi lemak and different types of kueh on the right.
Pieces of lemang and chicken rendang
 Cooking bamboo rice or Lemang.
Lemang is a traditional food made of glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt, cooked in hollowed bamboo lined with banana leaves in order to prevent the rice from sticking to the bamboo. It is usually served during the traditional Malay festivals. It takes about 4 to 5 hours for the rice in the bamboo to cook. The Lemang is usually eaten with curries.
 A typical Mamak or Indian Muslim restaurant.
 A plate of nasi kandar with curry dishes and rice.
 A Chinese tradition of tossing the Chinese New Year shredded vegetables salad or Yusheng.
 Tossing to one another's blessings, prosperity and good health. 
 During the olden days, women folk do their cooking in the backyard using firewood.
 Using clay pots and firewood to cook their food.
 A traditional Malay kampung house on stilt
Selling food carried in baskets, going from house to house.
 Wooden wheel barrow for transport food items, etc.
 Porridge and noodles seller. 
 Chee cheong fun seller and putu mayam seller.
 Typical scene in the kampung or village.
 Using bicycle to sell his food. 
 An old man sitting on a small short stool eating his food.
 We don't get to see these anymore.
 Those were the days.

In olden times God did not share this plan with his people,
but now he has revealed it by the Holy Spirit
to his apostles and prophets.
(Ephesians 3:5, The Living Bible-TLB)
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The following photo is for joining Saturday's Critters.
 My hairdresser's pet, named Fido.
He looks like a soft toy.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.


  1. ...wonderful little scenes!

  2. Penang is really upping their game in preserving the past.

  3. It is like a food history museum. Thanks for sharing so I don't have to wonder what it is all about.

  4. These are wonderful little figures, and the detail is so good! It really does show the history of your food and how people ate. I bet you were hungry afterward!

  5. What a wonderful history lesson on food and the transportation and preparing of food. I had no idea. I would have loved to visit this museum.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

    1. The museum helps to preserve the history of our food and culture.

  6. The displays are quite creative! What a cute pup!

  7. Precioso Nancy, no falta ni un solo detalle. Besos.

  8. What a great visit, the displays were a feast for the eyes. Love the puppy.

  9. Me ha encantado el museo. El perro es precioso. Besitos.

  10. I like visiting this type of museum. Displaying our culture and heritage. Lovely.

    1. Then you will enjoy the display. Good to see the handiwork with your own eyes.

  11. Thanks for bringing us to a tour of the time tunnel and the museum, it is interesting to read about the history

    1. The museum deserves a leisure visit to enjoy all the created items.

  12. This is very interesting to check out and nice detailing capture and notes on the various scenes and stalls by you. Love it

    1. Thank you, Jeevan! I really enjoyed the visit to this food museum.


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