Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fried Mee in Kayu Bukit Jambul is Really Suck!

I just highly not recommend you order either fried noodle or fried "maggie" in Kayu Bukit Jambul. It is totally NOT acceptable. I remembered not that nice but I have forgotten it is really very suck! So I ordered it but ended up with dissapointment.

Food (Fried Noodle) - 3/10

My previous post was giving it 6/10 for other meal but I think I change my mind. Yes, should be just 3/10. Please do not order this fried mee, fried noodle or fried maggie from Kayu!

I think we should just order Nasi Kandar at Kayu - order the right thing at the right place! lol!

Location Information
See here: Kayu Bukit Jambul - Nasi Kandar Penang

Monday, June 11, 2012

Famous Laksa in Sungai Petani - Kuan Ah Kedai Kopi

Local people in Sungai Petani always tell me this is the most famous laksa in Sungai Petani. After I tried it, I think it is just normal. Of course, I will still think the Penang Laksa is better.  However, the taste here is a little bit different. You can give it a try.  This shop is very near to the Second Street Hawker Center.

Food - 6.5/10

I know my friend sure screws me but honestly that is is based on my taste. I do not really enjoy very much on this laksa. Some homemade laksa in Sungai Petani is actually better than this. What I don't like about it is I can't see the fish shape. I know some people like this kind of laksa but for me, I prefer can see the fish meat.

Price - 9/10

Yes, most price here is very cheap. I order laksa with vegetable (means without the laksa's noodle), it costs me only RM 2. How can that be so cheap?

Overall - 7/10

I can't complaint much with such a cheap price. Worth it a try and see if you agree with me. It is still a famous laksa in Sungai Petani. Everyone from Sungai Petani sure knows about this shop.

Location Information

Jalan Pengkalan,
Sungai Petani 08000
Kedah, Malaysia

This place is very near to the Second Street Hawker Center. If you drive, I recommend you to park your car either in Jalan Bank or Jalan Padang and just walk it over. Opposite the immigration office, there is a street which is not drawn in the map. I think this street is the "Second Street". You can just use this street to walk through to Jalan Pengkalan from Jalan Bank.

View Kedai Kopi Kuan Ah - Sungai Petani in a larger map

Business Hours
12 pm - 9 am (Estimation as I don't know the exact hour)

GPS Location
North 5° 38' 29.4"
East 100° 29' 16.9"

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Second Street Hawker Center in Sungai Petani

Everyone who stays in Sungai Petani should know this place. I don't the know official name for this place because I can't find any. In fact, I think it doesn't have any.  Local people here just mentions this place as "Second Street". Probably it means the second street of the Sungai Petani town. Some also called this place "Nice Food Street". I also heard being called as Pengkalan Street Hawker center. Maybe that is the official name?

Food/Drink - 6.5/10

I'm not a big fan of this place as most food and drinks are normal. Good thing is you can find almost all kind of food here includes poh piah, fried keow teow, keow teow soup, laksa, ice kacang, curry mee,  clay-pot chicken rice and a lo more.

Environment - 7/10

Quite a clean place, I have no complaints or any concern on the environment here. It is like a typical hawker stall in Malaysia.

Price - 8/10

Price is cheap. In fact, cheaper than most food that you can find in Penang. :)

Overall - 6.5/10

Depends on your expectation, as I said it is just a normal hawker center. If you're not local in people in Sungai Petani and would like to try new thing, you may try this hawker center. There are other must try food in Sungai Petani and I will blog about that later. :)

Location Information

Jalan Bank,
Sungai Petani 08000
Kedah, Malaysia

View Second Street Hawker Center in Sungai Petani in a larger map
It is located in the city area, very near HSBC bank and this hawker center is opposite of the Sungai Petani imigration office. When you turn into "Jalan Bank", you can start to look for parking spot. If you can't find any parking spot, you may go to another street - Jalan Padang looking for more parking spot.

Business Hours
12 pm - 9 am (Estimation as I don't know the exact hour)

GPS Location
North 05 degree 38' 540''
East 100 degree 29' 287"

Friday, June 8, 2012

Best Wantan Mee in Penang - New Cathay Cafe

I think that is the best "Wantan Mee" - Wonton Noodle that I had in Penang. The shop name is called "New Cathay Cafe" which is located near the Hotel Vistana in Penang and specifically located in one of the apartment, Taman Bukit Jambul Block A.

 However, sometimes the "Wantan Mee" can lose it's quality (I think is because the owner doesn't change the cold water too often). In case you do not know, to cook a very good "Wantan Mee" you need the cold water. You cook half way the noodle and you put it in the cold water all the sudden, then you cook it again and it gets repeats for few times. The timing determines how nice is the noodle. If you go to those not so nice wonton noodle hawker, you can tell the quality difference!

Food (Wantan Mee) - 8/10

Yes, this is the stall - just order it and you won't regret it. You can order dry one or soup. For first timer, I recommend you to try the dry one first and if you have a second chance, you can try the soup one. The soup, I would probably give 7 out of 10. :)

There are other food as well such as curry noodle, "hokkien" noodle, and fried "kuey teow" but all are mostly normal. Probably just 6 out of 10, I will give. :)

Drink - 7/10

Drink is not that bad, I always order "Teh Si" - a tea that mixed with evaporated milk. You can order "Coffee Si" too - coffee that mixed with evaporated milk. Overall, I think is okay but if you compared to Hong Kong for this kind of drink, I think the of course the Hong Kong's one is better.

Environment/Service - 7/10

It is quite a clean place and I have no complaints. Of course no air conditional. :)

Price - 8/10

I give 8 is because the price for most food and drink are considered quite cheap in Penang. Cheap and nice food, who doesn't want?

Overall - 7.5/10

I've been going here for breakfast very often and yet not bored. Yes, almost forget about it, please don't go too early or too late. It is opened only in the morning! :)

Location Information

Taman Bukit Jambul Block A,
11900 Bayan Lepas,

Note: Along Jalan Bukit Gambir and near to Vistana Hotel Penang.

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Business Hours
7 am - 10:30 am (Don't go there too late, the wantan mee will usually closed after 10 am)

GPS Location
North 05 degree 20' 106"
East 100 degree 17' 389"

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kayu Bukit Jambul - Nasi Kandar Penang

I learned about Nasi Kandar while I was studying in Johor Bahru and it turned out the origin is from Penang, I guess so. :) Nasi kandar is served with rice or nasi briyani and you can choose the dishes that you want. They could be cow (lembu or daging in Malay), lamb (lambing in Malay), prawn, crab, vegetables and so on.

I love to eat Nasi Kandar but not many good restaurants out there are tasty. Kayu is my first choice. Sometimes I just lazy to queue because too many people. I often went to the other Nasi Kandar restaurants nearby and it always ended up with disappointment because other Nasi Kandar restaurants are not nice at all! You can clearly tell the difference!

Here you go my food review on Kayu Bukit Jambul:

Food (Nasi Kandar) - 8/10

The best food selling in this shop is Nasi Kandar. It basically a must eat food. If you come here and do not eat this, basically you're wasting your time. Try that! At the end of choosing the dishes that you want, they will ask you whether you want any special curry. I usually just tell them "campur" which means mixed curry. You can just tell them "mixed", they should able to understand you.

Other food such as fried noodle ("mee"), fried rice and "roti" are usual. Is it nice? Okay, probably  I will just give them between 6 and 7 out of 10.

[Update: 13 June 2012]
I change my mind on the fried noodle rating, it is really suck. It should be just 3/10 and not 6/10. Check it out here: Fried Mee in Kayu Bukit Jambul is Really Suck!

Drink - 6/10

Drink is normal and nothing special. It is always too sweet when you go to any mamak restaurant. "Mamak" is the local name refers to Indian Muslim in case you do not now the meaning. Another special drink in any Indian restaurant is the Lassi. I often order Mango Lassi but the drink is just too sweet for me. Honestly, drink is really not a big deal here.

Service - 7/10

Service is not that bad. It is probably they hire a lot of workers and you can just call them to order your stuff. They're pretty helpful. You can also pay your bill without going to the counter - just pay to the waitress there. The only not so good is sometimes the queue could be very long!

Environment - 6/10

Environment is normal - inside the shop, there is air conditional and outside is usually for those who want to smoke but if you sit outside, try to sit as far as from the car workshop which is beside the restaurant. It is not recommended to sit near to that car workshop especially during working hour. The smell of the workshop is extremely suck!

Price - 6/10

Price is a little bit expensive as compared to other mamak restaurants but if you enjoy eating Nasi Kandar, I guess that's the price that you need to pay.

Overall - 7/10

Must try food if you have ever tried "Nasi Kandar". :)

P/S: If you like to go there, you can find out the following information. Enjoy!

Location Information


Original Kayu Nasi Kandar – Penang
No. 15, Lebuh Nipah, Bukit Jambul,
11900 Bayan Lepas,
Pulau Pinang.
Tel: (04) 6464767
Fax: (04) 6462767

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Business Hours
24 hours

GPS Location
North 05 degree 20' 207"
East 100 degree 17' 581"

Official Website

Sunday, June 3, 2012

About Double Food

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