Friday, November 13, 2009

Ping Hooi Coffeeshop @ Penang

Despite the trip to Penang being a good 4 months ago, the experience has been inked into the brain so that the automatic reply to someone who announces that they are going to Penang is "Good luck, sure gain weight one la"

The only thing worth doing in Penang is to eat.

Eating alot is probably an understatement.

Imagine the 6 meals a day rule, times two (number of meals and portion of meals) and that pretty much sums up the new rule of thumb when one visits Penang.

I remember blogging about Ping Hooi Coffeeshop and their char kuey teow. What people didn't know then was that char kuey teow was like an amuse bouche.

There were mains too.

Everyone loves fried food and Penang does it well with their local "lor bak". The additional items is their fried sting ray and some kind of lean pork.

Some soupy to continue, their kuey teow th'ng. Duck broth in smooth kuey teow, something quite rare in KL.

If you thought that miserable amount of meat was enough for us in that bowl of noodles, you are wrong. Succulent pieces of duck breast meat with a gravy was ordered to go with it.

Yeah, that about right, before the next meal.


Ping Hooi Coffee shop
Corner junction of Lebuh Melayu and Lebuh Carnarvon (Carnarvon Street)

Verdict: 4 stars out of 5 stars. Go for the CKT and Lor Bak. If you still have space, go for the kuey teow th'ng.

Now you know why i will tell people "Good luck, sure gain weight one la"

Not surprisingly, i haven't been back to Penang.


ciki said...

penang really does gr8 kweyteow thung and CKT! seilor. belt is getting tighter. (even shoe size can increase one u know.. sometimes!)

J said...

It's ok. It's worth it.
(And you can just work it off later...)
:) :)

Sean said...

u're right! i spent three years studying in penang, and yeah, my weight did fluctuate a lot because of too many mamak suppers...

Nic (KHKL) said...

that reminds me of my penang posts. still zero!!! i better start drafting..haha.

the stingray lor bak's da bomb!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

nic: i cant believe i still got penang pics too!

sean: haha u sure u r not gaining weight after blogging too?

j: im still workin it out 4 mths after!

ciki: ur belt will nvr get tighter (unless u bought a smaller belt)!

taufulou said...

not manage to find this place.
if you are a curry fish head lover.. walk down to middle section of lebuh melayu, there is 1 kopitiam selling it..very nice`

daphne said...

ooo. is that herbal duck?

That plate of lok bak is enough to get me drooling for some real food!

hApPy HaPpY said...

you have just make me hungry again lobak & koay teow th'ng pleaseeeee...

J2Kfm said...

realized that Penang Koay Teow Thng incorporates a lot of duck meat.
something hard to find in other states.

Wilson & Rachel said...

U sure gain weight? Don't worry I'm fatter than u, still!

Hazza said...

i never ever had duck apart from roast duck. Yours looked like poached chicken - must try next time!

UnkaLeong said...

Isn't the CKT supposed to be the mains and the lor bak the accompaniment? *rofl* Terbalik! No wonder gain weight lar :P

Every now and then, it is ok to indulge lar. Looking forward to my trip up north soon!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

unkaleong: mains or not, it was polished and blogged abt it awhile ago mah

hazza: poached/stew..

wilson: sure boh?

j2kfm: all the ducks gonna there..

happy2: sorry =)

daphne: prob had some herbs but not strong enuf to b called herbal duck

taufulou: had a local guide mah =)

Cynthia said...

It was lovely to have you visit!

I enjoy your food in silence :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

cynthia: haha as long as you enjoy, thats all that matters

xin said...

there are a few shops selling nice duck kuay teow too, they call it kuay chap. but different from the penang one, the one in johor has soy sauce i it. yummmm

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

xin: hmm interesting..

miss.reenee said...

That coffee shop is my favourite place to have loh bak every time I go back to Penang! Really love the sting ray and the meat, haha my two favourites XD

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

miss reenee: its damn shiok, i would have it too the nxt time i go up to penang!