Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hawker Stalls at New Lane @ Penang

I was recently in Penang during the last weekend to take part in the Penang Bridge International Marathon 2011. No, I'm not running a full marathon but it's my 3rd 10km run for the year. I shall write more about my experience running in Penang soon. But the trip itself was also more like a food marathon - it was eating from daylight to twilight!

The ladies whom partook the run.

We stayed at the Traders Penang, which is situated along Jalan Magazine, where Komtar & 1st Avenue is just next to each other. It might look like an old hotel but I must say that the rooms are still well maintained and it's clean. A very comfortable and convenient hotel. Just down the road, within 5-10 minutes walking distance is the Macalister road which you can find a number of eateries. And along this street, you can spot a bustling line up of hawker stalls along New Lane Road (Jalan Baru) that you can feast your eyes and appetite on!

The first thing I ordered is the Chee Cheong Fun!

Cuttle Fish with Kangkung

Oyster Omelette (Hor Chien)

Pig Innards Porridge (Chu Chap Chuk)
This is one helluva porridge with crispy pork intestines. Must-try!

Fried Radish (Char Koay Kak)

Lor Bak
This is a Penang delicacy which is marinated minced pork, then roll in thin soybean sheets and then deep fried.

Char Koay Teow
This is forgettable. Definitely not the Penang quality one expects it to be.

Hokkien Mee
This is prawn noodle in Penang. Quite ok but certainly not the best.

Leng Chi Kang
Apart from Ice Kacang, this is another popular drink/dessert in Penang.

Overall, this hawker place here rates fairly well but the only disappointment here is the Char Koay Teow. It's really convenient as it's just near the hotel and for a budget dinner, this is the place! For all those food and for 8 people, the bill came up to about RM100.

Operating Hours: 7.30pm to 12am

Location: Lorong Baru, Penang

(off Macalister road, and nearby to Sunway Hotel)


KY said...

always too many things to order!

Sean said...

wow, that's a lot of hawker food! pretty much almost all of the chinese favorites, right! and enough energy provided to run at least five kilometers, heheh =)

annant said...

we luuuuuurve to dine there too! my girls especially love the porridge with crispy innards. thanks :S

eiling lim said...

KY: Yeap.. but only 1 stomach

Sean: Haha that is more than a 21km run energy. lol

Annant: I love that too!!

Anonymous said...

So which u like better? Penang or Ipoh food?

eiling lim said...

Anon: Certain food Ipoh fares better such as Chee Cheong Fun, Hor fun with shredded chicken, Beansprouts and fried yong liu.

Huai Bin said...

I remember this place! :)

It's awesome, I like the cendol here too. Pretty good.

eiling lim said...

Huai Bin: Yeap. It's quite popular.

suituapui said...

Heard of this place, never been as I never stayed at Sunway. Called once to enquire and the girl was so rude so I just hung up. So many other hotels in Penang to need lah!

Pink Lotus said...

Pretty Look and yummy food. that's good look and awesome posting

Lvin said...

the best lohbak in penang is located at jln sri bahari inside the kheng pin kopitiam. this place is further down from cititel penang towards penang road

if you like ckt, then you should check out the lil stall at siam road..

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