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Penang Diaries: New Lane Hawker Center


ou must visit a hawker center (or a night market) in Asia — in the food capital no less!  Why bother visit Penang if you don’t? One of the more popular ones with tourists and locals is New Lane Hawker Center on Lorong Baru.  This is the same place Bourdain went to have his share of Char Kway Teow. We ... Read More »

Penang Diaries: Chee Wah Fish Head Curry


fter that fish head curry disaster at AMK with fish head curry, I was expecting a lot from this trip.  Then my sister comes home from Kuala Lumpur about 2 weeks before our scheduled trip and tells me that she had the best fish head curry ever.  How the hell do I look myself in the mirror if I couldn’t ... Read More »

Penang Diaries: Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul


t’s not a bad thing to stray off and explore an unknown city on foot.  Sure, it’s hot, you’re sweaty and sticky — but good things do come out of moments like this. To and from Line Clear, we walk past this corner to find a shit load of people queuing up.  And it’s an unwritten rule in Asian street ... Read More »

Penang Diaries: Nasi Kandar Line Clear


eople ask me, “Why Penang?”  Why not Penang? It’s the food capital of Asia, people.  I think that’s all that needs to be said. North of Kuala Lumpur, Penang is about a 6-hour bus ride from KL with an international airport if you prefer to spend a bit more for the 1-2 hour plane ride.  Penang’s hot, humid, but god ... Read More »

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