Penang Day 1

First Stop: Hon Kei Food Corner, 45 Kampung Malabar

First stop was to have some lunch at Hon Kei Food Corner. It was a modern looking coffee shop which sells Bak Kut Teh on one side and Lor Bak on the other side. The side that sells Bak Kut Teh sells butter kaya toast as well. Yang ordered some to try and it was the best item we tried at this place.

Hon Kei Food Corner
Hon Kei Food Corner
Hon Kei Food Corner
Hon Kei Food Corner
Pig's Intestines in Bitter Gourd Soup
Pig’s Intestines in Bitter Gourd Soup
Kaya Butter Toast
Kaya Butter Toast (Best Buy!)
Lor Bak
Lor Bak

Second Stop: Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Entrance to the Pinang Peranakan Mansion and some intricate tile designs
Entrance Courtyard
Door Details
Door Details
Game Room
Living Room
Dining Room for Entertaining Western Guests
Pretty Sure This Was The Room Where People Sit Around and Bitch in 小娘惹
High Level Beadwork

It is said that men would pick their brides based on their handiwork, and not based on looks. The girls were trained from young in beading and embroidery and it was a very stressful environment for them to ensure they could sew well.

I felt very conflicted while I was there. A part of me wished I was able to learn how to make such intricate handicraft, while at the same time was thankful I was not borned in such a stressful environment. Ling assured me that I would have one of the best husbands around if I were born in that time. Lol.

Details
阳掌柜
阳掌柜
Kitchen Stove
Baby Chair, Baby Pram and Playpen
Baby Chair, Baby Pram and Playpen

People would put their babies in the rattan baby chair, and to prevent them from moving about, tie their hands and legs to the chair as well. Sounds kinda inhumane though.

Third Stop: 三条路888福建面, 67-A Lebuh Presgrave

Our third stop was for dinner. The soup in the prawn noodle was pretty authentic. I had roast pork added to my prawn noodle, and they were really good. If you want, you could choose to have bee hoon only, noodles only, Maggie mee, or mix the kind of noodles.

Wanton mee, Prawn Noodle, Orh Jian and Hor Fun
Wanton mee, Prawn Noodle, Orh Jian and Hor Fun

The orh jian was a disappointment, so don’t get that if you’re there. I didn’t manage to take a photo, but our best buy was the Cendol, followed by the prawn noodles, then the wanton mee.

Fourth Stop: Durians

We went for some durians after dinner, I didn’t manage to get the address, but here are some photos.

Butter and Red Prawn
Butter and Red Prawn
Happily Eating
Happily Eating

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