Friday, 22 January 2010

Holiday Diary: Penang

A day after my brother's wedding, we took a road trip up north to Penang Island, a 4 hour drive on the north-south peninsula highway from our place in Kota Kemuning.

I've joked with the newlyweds that they need not take us all on their honeymoon with them, but since 30 plus other family members were tagging along, we went along for the ride! Phew! What a convoy we were. We rented out 5 units of 3 bedroom serviced apartments. Don't ask me how many of us there were, because I've lost count on the 3rd attempt.

It was a trip purely for eating. And I must say we've eaten so much for the 3 days we were there, that I don't really know where to begin. Somehow, the thought of Malaysia's finest hawker food has just lost it's appeal to me from this massive overdose. But this is how it looked like when we ate, a long line of makeshift tables and aluminium stools. There would be at least 8 tables, if not more.

Everyone will then begin their ordering of local delicacies from the different stalls. What we ate most (from a dodgy memory) was: Char Koay Teow, Curry Mee, Hokkien Mee, Assam Laksa, Popiah, Koay Teow Th'ng, Tok Tok Mee, the usual favourites and plus much much more.

Mr. Independent (Lucas) was being a little difficult, as usual, wanting to feed himself with his bare hands. Picture this: a roadside stall, lets say a not very clean table, a wonky stool (there weren't any high chairs), slurpy delicious noodles, dirty fingers that could've been on anything (eeps!) and a very hungry tummy. A recipe for disaster! There were noodles flying everywhere! Dear daddy was just about to have a fit... All I could say is that, he must have a tummy made of steel!

And guess who came home with a sore tummy? (Daddy!)
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