Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Market food @ Jalan Pasar, Penang

Are you a morning person?

Ultimately if you have to wake up for a 9am-5pm job, inevitably you got to be a morning person. For the rest out there, don't even bother leaving comments because i despise you (just kidding).

On many ocassions i find myself sleeping through mornings during the weekends, however there are always the one in a blue moon days where i find myself waking up slightly later than i usually would on a working day.

One of these days has got to be when you are in Penang.

Going through the day market at coincidentally Jalan Pasar on a Saturday morning is virtually unheard of from me. Somehow i went with the flow and man, we went with the flow when it came to eating.

I have heard numerous versions of this kuih's name, last i heard it was Dai Gao Meen.

Looks like Char Kuey Teow, smells like it (without the cockles) but is not Char Kuey Teow. Its Char Tao Kuey?

Something Zhap (which means mixed), i remember numerous body parts from the pig.

Was this Mee Jawa?

This version of Kuey Teow Th'ng had some pork slices but the broth was evidently not the same as pork noodles.

Fresh curry puffs that no one can resist.

Just look at the filling!

The market was obviously entertaining to say the least for people who dream at this time of the morning. In fact reminds me of the time where i used to accompany my mom to the market during my university holidays.

I think i still prefer to sleep in.


thule a.k.a leo said...

heading to penang this thursday but I don't think that I will be able to feast on everything... first, I have no transport and second, I don't feel like paying $$$ to take taxi!

thule a.k.a leo said...

heading to penang this thursday but I don't think that I will be able to feast on everything... first, I have no transport and second, I don't feel like paying $$$ to take taxi!

J said...

Who says you have to be a morning person when you work a 9 to 5 job?? 6 years and I still haven't acquired that quality yet.
(I think I have my "don't disturb me till I've had my morning coffee" look quite mastered already though....)

ciki said...

why must u post a curry puff shot that looks so HOT! yumz.. i need to EAT.. now:P

thenomadGourmand said...

LOL. U dont rmbr what u had do u?

The pancake is Ba Chan Kueh in Hokkien.
The CKT is char kuay kak.
The Zhap one is Koay chiap.

Mee Jawa is Pg hokkien mee ( i think..cos the pic not very clear)

550ml jar of faith @minchow said...

Haha, I bet you got all those names mixed up on purpose to provoke an indignant response from the Penang loyalists! TNG's fixed you up good!

J2Kfm said...

I was already craving for curry puffs since yday. friend told me bout one nice Indian stall in Ipoh, which only sells them after 4pm. kinda sucks, for that time is hanging, dunno buy and go back or buy and eat in office.

for sure if buy back to office, the other vultures will swarm over. aiks.

Cindy Khor said...

if only there's like some sort of market for food available here in northern ireland, then i would certainly die of happiness..

i miss char tao kuey, curry puffs and the pancake T__T

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

cindy: start marketing the idea??

j2kfm: haha buy and eat on the way back, by the time u get back to office, its finished!

minchow: yes i have angered the goddess of penang food!

tng: my mee jawa pic so bad meh, can still everything what?

ciki: u can eat anytime bahbey..

j: haha im nvr goin to call or meet u in the mornings.

leo: rent a car?

ck lam said...

Have not been to the market lately...kinda of miss the food...looks delicious.

The Dai Gao Meen is the thick version and there is also the thin crispy ones that comes with many kinds of ingredients, from sweet to savory.

Nic (KHKL) said...

oooooo...wasn't this the beginning of our very, very long food crawl for the day? for this, i dont mind waking up at 5 am...hehe.

New Kid on the Blog said...

hahahaaha... i like that last statement... :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nkob: haha not bad u read..alot of ppl just c pics =)

nic: yeahhhh not sure i want to wake up so early la..

cklam: well its where u stay!?

taufulou said...

wah~ you really eat alot..
the char koey teow just look so tempting as it its waving to me..:D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

taufulou: haha yes can eat quite abit.

ck lam said...

Yup...i am stationed up in Penang but not near to Jalan Pasar.
Do let me know of your next visit and I can intro a few nice makan places to you.

PeckWm said...

Penang - Food heaven!!
yummy curry puff!

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