Penang Trip 2017 – Random Photos
Those are some random photos of my previous Penang trip which I have yet share with you guys, check them out!
Penang travel experience is not complete without trying one of the island’s must have delicacies – Asam Laksa. Of course there are countless of places offer Asam Laksa at Penang but we opted to have it at the famous Pasar Air Itam which hubby and I had a pleasant experience many years ago.
Pasar Air Itam Laksa
Jalan Pasar Road, 11500 Air Itam, Penang. (Beside the Air Itam Market)
Operating hours: 10:30am – 7.00pm, daily
Asam Laksa (RM5.00)
Located at at the foot of a popular destination, Kek Lok Si Temple, the traffic and parking at this area is quite horrendous. When we arrived, the stall was thronged with tourists within the limited space along the walkway beside the morning market.
Hubby and I imparted high expectation for this based on our previous experience but we were slapped with disappointment. The bowl of Asam Laksa filled with smooth, soft and slightly chewy rice noodles submerged in mashed mackerel tamarind base soup. There were shredded cucumber, onion, bunga kantan (torch ginger), mint leaves, chilies and the essential Hae Ko (shrimp paste). The flavour was a bit diluted and lacked of that oomph factor to appeal to us.
Icy dessert and Mua Chee we got from the stall nearby the Asam Laksa.
Kek Lok Si Temple from far 😛 We didn’t do the touristy thing went up the hill because the weather was too hot, LOL
Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe, hotel guests can get 10% discount (or 15%?, sorry I forgot) off.
Check out my hotel review HERE.
I’m a loyal customer of Ghee Hiang sesame oil for its extremely fragrant aroma which is made purely from high quality sesame seeds. I like to add it to my meat marinade, blanched vegetables, noodles, poached chicken and many more to enhance the flavour of the food. So, one of mission for this Penang trip was get some Ghee Hiang sesame oil for my self as well as for my mom to try out.
We went to Ghee Hiang lcated at Macalister Road which is a beautiful mansion with ample of parking lots.
Other than sesame oil, Ghee Hiang also offers other products as as their famous Tau Sar Pneah (mung bean pastry), Hneoh Pneah (brown sugar pastry), Beh Teh Saw(pastry with gooey maltose filling), Almond Cookies and White Coffee.
Ghee Hiang 義香
216, Macalister Road, 10400 Penang.
Tel: +604-227 2222
Operating hours: 9.00am to 9.00pm, daily
One of the murals at airport and here we ended our short but fun Cuti-cuti Malaysia getaway, till we meet again, Penang ~~