Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jalan Jalan cari Makan


Last weekend went Penang island for cari makan. It was damn jammed in the island as seen from the pic. Then only i realise that its 14 July in Chinese calendar (the day the chinese would throng Kek Lok Si for remembering the deceased or something)...So me and HS were stuck in the road all the way to Kek Lok Si Temple. Poor me who have to drive 400km that day..

 
We went to KLS first while it was still cloudy weather so that not so hot. The temple itself, the leading stairway etc doesn't seem to have change a bit from few years ago. The stairway was as usual lined by stores selling antiques, shoes, clothing, souvenir etc. Even the wares on sale looks pretty much the same LOL. 

View of the temple
 
I like this picture very much cos its like there is a spiritual aura surrounding the temple, protecting it from the dark clouds :D
The temple gate overlooking the backdrop of Penang island. Nice view

Finally come down from the temple, all sweaty. HS brought me to this famous Laksa noodle stall just opposite the temple entry. He said this is the most famous Laksa in all of Penang. True or not im not sure la. But judging from the crowd, it might be true afterall. There were just about 10 tables in all. People were standing and LOOKING at the patrons who are sitting to indicate that they are WAITING for the table. Its like "what the hell takes so long for u to finish the small bowl of laksa? Its not shit, u know?" LOL.
Anyway, we waited and finally get ourselves a table and enjoy the meal. IMHO the laksa was not very spectacular though. The soup is too thin to my liking. The noodle is too soft, not sprongy. The hygiene is definitely throw out of the window though. The hawkers was "washing" the bowls by just dipping the bowls into a small little pail with water...and voila! There u go..your clean bowl !  Luckily we didnt down with diarrhoea ^^
 
It was late noon already when we finish the laksa. So we went window shopping at Gurney and eat again. The Gurney as pic above. Oops. Focus on the wrong subject accidentally :P

 
HS ordered this as snack. I never eaten it in this form before. Its actually fried chicken skin! Its cripsy and nice, but definitely fattening. Left most of it to HS since he doesnt seem to mind the calories hehe...
That basically sums up the day trip. Didnt have much time visit other places though. Already 8pm when back home. I was so exhausted that i collapsed straight away once i lie on my comfy bed :)

15 comments:

TZ said...

hmmm... yummy! I want to eat laksa. Should have gone to Penang last weekend :p

bluesoul said...

TZ: no need to fret my fren. Next mon is public holiday rite? Go there this coming weekend ^^

Min said...

Oh, I miss Penang laksa, but I dun think the kek lok si's laksa is the best, I think got many better ones in Penang :)

3quarks said...

its been a yr since my last visit to penang. i wanna go there again soon and eat laksa too:)

bluesoul said...

Min: oh izzit? Waiting for u to bring me for the next round here ^^

3quarks: waiting for your tour posts then :D

[SK] said...

i remember that laksa, i think i had it before going up KLS, err, like 15 years ago.. the plate of snacks looks tempting too :p

bluesoul said...

SK: wow..15 years ago huh..i was just in primary school that time haha :D

Chris said...

i miss Penang foods as well..
But i juz so so into Laksa only..

bluesoul said...

chris: Then what r u into leh? :P

Johnny Ong said...

pg's jam is at times worse than kl's jam

bluesoul said...

johnny: oh izzit? i didnt know cos i seldom go either place haha

suituapui said...

Hey! I was in Penang 20-29 August. Were you there then? We could have met up then... I went to Air Itam too and the others had the assam laksa, I didn't. Not really keen on that!

bluesoul said...

hey STP, i think i went on 29th if not mistaken. U should have tried most of the food there loh since u there for so long?

J2Kfm said...

tempting stuff.
u make me miss penang so much. :)

bluesoul said...

i can say the same for your delicious blog. I like your header pic ^^