Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Penang is not just about food you know

Going up to Penang can only mean one thing.

Matter of fact, one word which was only four letters.

F-O-O-D.

Ask someone from Penang why they choose to stay where they are and chances are they will tell you it is the food, hawker food to be precise.

Ask them if they could kindly draft an itinerary for you and chances are it would look more like a plan to spend an absurdly amount of calories during your stay.

Truth to be told, Penang is indeed a food haven and there is nothing else to do but eat.

So we did.

However...

Other than food, there was another thing i particularly noticed; the place is a minefield for photography.

Black and White or Coloured, the place suits it all.

To find so old windows right smacked in the city.

Where else can you get a building so seasonsed and in the background a tall office block?

The typical night hawker stall having a gaze at the sky while she waits for her next customer.

Penang food is coming up next. Prepare your tissues and hankerchiefs, guarantee you will drool, well i did.

14 comments:

Ms. Lili@ said...

hopefully there will be halal review, so i can drool too... :)

daphne said...

haha. that's true. Food in penang is fabulous..and the character of buildings!

J2Kfm said...

seconded. and ms lili@, i highly DOUBT it's gonna be a HALAL review, coming from these bunch of gluttons. :)

right, joe?

boo_licious said...

Yeah, I wish we had more time. The place is so good for pix taking (all those old buildings) and so are the friendly people, such character in their faces.

Sean said...

wonder what that single chinese character in the 3rd pic means...
my hometown malacca is equally great for photography! but most of the scenery there has been over-shot by now, i guess...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

sean: i think its means "pawn"..yeah can imagine melaka too

boo: yeah pity my lens had to fail on me too!

j2kfm: got halal stuff la..we are gluttons..not pigs haha

daphne: yes a gd mixture of new and old..

lilia: got liao..appom is halal rite?

Bangsar-bAbE said...

Gah...how long more I must wait for the food post? =(

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I've been drooling over my Penang pics everyday...yum2. Did J2Kfm just call us gluttons? Piak!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: its out!! fresh n hot!

ll: yeah been drooling over it the whole morning..

mh said...

such a tease....

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mh:of course..

CUMI & CIKI said...

sigh.. wish i was thr! love the aged look of the old shots!

Nic (KHKL) said...

haha, thanks for the post, dude. just as i was trying to recall the name of that ckt and lobak place..hehe. i found it here!

ck lam said...

Wow...nice photos taken in Penang :) The first black and white photo of Carnavon Street has character and so is the lady hawker in Pulau Tikus gazing in the sky.

Waiting to see the food...might be some that I have yet to come across.