Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Famous Oyster Noodle in Penang - Sin Lean Heang

If you like to eat oyster, you MUST TRY this oyster noodle in Penang which is located at Lintang Macallum 2. The restaurant is beneath an apartment at ground floor. There are 2 restaurants there, the one on your right is the famous one - Sin Lean Heang and the one not so famous one is on your left.

By the way, the one not so famous has no name as shown below. However, they offer very similar dishes and the quality is about the same too. Due to too many people at Sin Lean Heang, I sometimes just prefer to come to this shop as the serving is pretty quick and you do not need to wait.

Food - 8.5/10

I very enjoy the food here and there are 2 dishes that you must try. The first is is the oyster noodle.

The second one is "Meat Soup", you can either order the fish meat or pork meat but I find that the pork meat is better. This kind of soup, you can't find anywhere else and very unique.

When you eat these two dishes, you can try to put it some "Black Vinegar". I like to eat with this way but some people don't like it. But let's give it a try, if you haven't tried before.

The rest of the food here is pretty common which I think you can easily find in a normal Chinese restaurants.

I like to eat garlic, that's why I purposely request this! lol!

Location Information

Sin Lean Heang,
Lintang Macallum 2,
10300 Penang.

Tel No: 04-2626954

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Business Hours
12:30 pm - 4 pm (Better go early around 12 pm to avoid waiting for too long)

GPS Location
North +5° 24' 14.91"
East +100° 20' 0.58"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Duck Porridge at Kampung Jawa - Wahong Cafe

Kampung Jawa is famous with Char Kway Teow but I also find this Duck porridge very unique.

Food - 7/10

Not really like extremely nice but not that bad. Sometimes I just order it when I miss "duck" a lot. Hope you have chance to give it a try too. Oh by the way, it says from Beijing, I guess it doesn't mean to be. :)

Location Information

Some location with: Char Kway Teow at Kampung Jawa

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Famous But Sucks Satay Celup in Melacca - Capitol Satay

"Satay Celup" is one of the unique food that you MUST try if you have a chance to visit Melacca. No idea what is "Satay Celup", check it out from wikipedia here. Local people call this "Satay Celup" as Satay "Lok Lok".

I asked around the local there, they told me "Restaurant Capitol Satay" is the most famous and oldest restaurant for "Satay Celup". So I just give it a try but ends up a disappointment. As happen to some places, famous stuff is not necessary the nicest thing.

Food - 6/10

Yes, very special but really not that delicious. The unique thing is really the satay source. The worst thing is you need to wait for 2 hours+ for such so so food, it is really not worth it in my opinion. But on the other hand, we also need to try it out right or else your whole life has never tried it before? Okay, just try to go there maybe even before 4.30 pm maybe you don't need to wait for too long.

Not enjoying the food, that's why forgot to take the rest of the photos especially on the famous satay source. I only have one photo below but when you Google it, you shall see a lot. To me, the satay source is also so so.


Sorry it is no to me, I do not recommend. There are others better food that you can find in Melacca. I suggest you target those food first rather than "Satay Celup" unless you have already tried the rest and have extra time.

Location Information

Restaurant Capitol Satay,
41, Lorong Bukit Cina,
75100 Melaka, Malaysia.

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Business Hours
5 pm - 1 am

GPS Location
North +2° 11' 43.73"
East +102° 15' 9.07"

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Best Char Kway Teow in Penang - Kampung Jawa

I think this is the best Char Kway Teow in Penang, which is located in Kampung Jawa. Although the most famous one of course is at "Lorong Selamat" but I find it sucks and expensive. Somehow it is no longer as good as it used to be. So, the fried Kway Teow at "Lorong Selamat" definitely not worth it and some more you could wait for hours.

The coffee shop name is called "WaHong Cafe" which is located at "Solok Kampung Jawa 6" as shown in above picture. It opens pretty early, I think even before 6 am. So every time when I have very early morning meeting, I come here for breakfast. It opens until noon too for lunch.

Food (Char Kway Teow) -  8/10 

It comes with 2 big prawns but the taste of the prawns is better than the one in lorong selamat fried kway teow and it also cheaper in terms of the price. One very unique about this Char Kway Teow is, when the serving comes, it is like one kind one. The kway teow is only half or sometime just one quarter of the plate as shown in the picture below. I like to call this "k ying" (Cantonse slang refes to odd looking shape) char kway teow.

Drink - 7/10

The drink is not bad, better than a lot of coffee shop in Penang. As usual, I enjoy my "Teh Si" very much.


I can only say "Must try Char Kway Teow" if you come to Penang. :)

Location Information

WaHong Cafe,
Lorong Kg Jawa,
Bayan Baru,
Penang 11900, Malaysia.

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Business Hours
6 am - 3 pm

GPS Location
North +5° 19' 39.17"
East  +100° 17' 40.34"