As many of you might aware, I am stuck in Singapore for almost few weeks now. Yes, I am craving for Malaysian Food. Yes, I am craving for Penang food but what should I do when I am physically elsewhere. Not to mention if I need to travel to Penang, it will be quite a long journey by car.
Luckily I have friends here who directed me to Gurney Drive, not the Gurney Drive in Penang but in Singapore instead. The restaurant is strategically located at Suntec City, Singapore. Not so difficult to find but please be prepared to burn your wallet a little. Is it expensive? To me is not, but the concept is like eating Asian food in the middle of London.. get it?
Let me share with you about this place and what I ordered for my lunch..
This is the exterior of the shop.. clean, simple and nice
The interior of the restaurant with some ancient wall photos of Penang Street (must be from Macalister road)
View from the place where I seat
Now comes the Penang Menu.. duh..
You can find Penang Local Side Dishes.. something like appertizer to start with..
Or Penang Favourite Grill.. like ikan bakar, whatever that can bakar.. (bakar – grill in malay)
Or Penang Wok Fried..this must be char kuey teow.. hehe..
and dessert. In other words, this restaurant serves varieties of Penang food.
Now, let’s see what I ordered. From Side Dishes I ordered Lobak as my appertizer.. – S$4.20
From Grill Menu, I ordered Ikan Pari Bakar (Grilled Stingray) – S$7.90
From Wok-Fried Menu, I ordered char kuey teow with prawns and Chinese Sausage – S$6.90
And Gong Bao Mantis Prawn – S$ 6.90
And from Dessert Menu, I ordered Famous Penang Rojak S$4.20
Generally the food taste good and I would say the best I can get from outside Penang. Ohh.. there is one similarity with Penang food that is the potions are really small. Including GST and Service charge, I paid about S$36.60 for this meal.
What do you normally do when you travel for long hours in a boring flight? As for me, I will probably spend long hours playing all my iPhone games or enjoying the in-flight entertainment (especially when my morphie juice drains out). Sleeping is really not my cup of tea but sometimes I do enjoy listening to orchestra from snoring sound during the pin drop silence moment in flight.
Ohh, one thing that really makes me excited is the feeding time. In long flight, I will hope for a decent food or it will definitely ruin my journey. How do the airlines expect their hungry passengers to be happy passengers, right? Before take off, the air stewardess will normally serves a glass of drink of your choice with a menu for you to select for.
During the recent flight from Doha to Singapore, I got to enjoy some ala arabic food.. or I would say more or less like asian + middle eastern food. These are what I ordered …
Thai Beef and Glass Noodle Salad – with salad and some raw fish and pitta bread. The plain water taste like plain water although it is Evian :S
Lamb Biryani with Arabic Dakous Sauce .. this one is really a thumb up! hmm.. I would prefer more fried onion tho..
Passenger at my side which happen to be my Mom chose this, Chicken Picatta with Lemon and Sage Scented Jus with Steam potatoes and witted spinach. Quite a mouthful when you order it but apparently it tasted better than it looks..:P
I suppose to get a cheese plate but I don’t know what happen to it but this Sweet Finale – Caramel Pudding taste good too! I love the caramel..
Last but not least, a dinky box of my fav. Godiva Chocolatier..
Did you see it yet? I embeded some tips in this post. If you want to go on anti-diet, travel as frequent as humanly possible. With that, I am sure in six months time, you will be fat ..I mean sexy like me..
400 g Beef (Cut into small pieces)
250 g Potato (Cut into 4 pieces)
10g Ginger (Slices)
5 cloves Garlic (Finely chopped)
1 Packet Instant curry paste (Chan Hong Brand)
½ tsp TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
200 ml Coconut milk
150 ml Warm water
1. Heat wok with 3 tbsp of oil. Fry potatoes until golden brown and set aside.
2. Use the same wok, fry garlic and ginger until golden brown and fragrant.
3. Add in instant curry paste and TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient. Fry for 5 minutes.
4. Add beef and fry for 10 minutes. Add potatoes and fry for another 10 minutes.
5. Add warm water and coconut milk. Simmer over small fire for 1 hour. Ready to be served.
Someone told me that I am not a tourist in my own country. Actually that is not quite accurate. In reality, I am not a tourist in my own region too:p
Because it is Chinese New Year, I suppose to be a good boy (please don’t laugh when I say I am still boy), I should make everyone happy bla bla bla.. So, I decided to pay a visit to Singapore recently.
So, why Singapore and not other places? Universal Studio? Yes and No.. I read on newspaper (yes I do read) that some genius plan to bring all good Malaysia Food to Singapore Universal Studio.
Considering that I have limited time during CNY, I decided to pay a visit to Malaysian Food Street instead of spending time hunting for food from various corners around Malaysia.
My first impression, Happy, coz it operates during Chinese New Year and damn CONGESTED!
It is worth while to queue for 20 min for my turn to enter the ‘street’ as I get to try my all time favorite Penang Lobak. Don’t expect to get your food right away as right after your queue, there is another long queue in this stall.
This lobak is the most satisfying dish that I tried here. Despite charging in SGD, I ordered twice. You better try it yourself but you need to be fast coz it finishes early.
The next food that I think is well done is Penang Hokkien Mee. I am not sure if many might like this but this stall is also congested with customers.
If you are Muslim, I urge you not to try as I suspect there are lards in it. Please don’t quote me on this but suggest you to ask for clarification if it is ‘Halal”.. Ohh.. Don’t forget to take the awesome sambal (chilli paste) too.
The next few dishes that I ordered are just nice to ease my craving but they are not the best that I have tried so far. Cuttlefish with vegetables is so so only as the sauce is kind of limited.
The cendol and ice kacang for desserts might be a good idea if you want something cold for hot sunny day but the char kuey teow is rather not so authentic. I still prefer char kuey teow from Kafe Heng Huat @ Lorong Selamat .
One stones kills many many birds. That is what I felt when I got to try so many Malaysian Food in one single visit to Universal Studio, Singapore. Awesome isn’t it?
Malaysian Food Street at Resorts World Sentosa
8 Sentosa Gateway Sentosa Island,
GPS: 1.254744, 103.822689
Operating Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Monday-Thursday); 9 a.m.- midnight (Friday and Saturday); 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sunday).
It is not a crime if you don’t feel like making your own breakfast. It is just a sign of laziness that flow in your bloodstream. Please don’t blame me for having a luxurious breakfast when I know roti canai in mamak stall is just < RM 1
If you read my post on Prince Hotel & Residence KL, you know that I got a complimentary breakfast here. From my hard scouting work, I managed to locate a breakfast spot on ground floor of this hotel. (Duh.. most of the restaurant located at ground floor)
From far, you can smell the fragrant of the typical Asian and Western breakfast. Entering the restaurant is like entering the heaven of food. You might not realize that especially when every local food is within your reach.
Try when you did not come in contact with Malaysian Food for the few months. The feeling is like ant dying for sugar.
Like many restaurant, this place serves Asian cuisines, Western breakfast, cereals, desserts, drinks etc. If you are still fuzzy about it, there are few dedicated chefs cook for you. Name it and normally you won’t get it, except for omelets, scramble eggs or fried eggs.
As many might know, the kitchen crews will freshly prepare the food in the very early in the morning before the arrival of guests. This is to ensure all the hotel guest will be fed when the clock is ticking at 6am.
I got lucky when I reach just about 30 min before 10 am. All the food is still there. It shows that the chefs are constantly re-filling the food. Yes.. it is a buffet style and that makes me like it even more.
Nasi Lemak is a must. It is served with beef and chicken rendang, sambal, anchovies, eggs and my very own mixture with bacons and pancakes. My hungry stomach got better when I finished up my second round of western breakfast.
Burpp.. Asian + Western + fresh fruits = perfect breakfast. If you are in KL and want to try something extraordinary, make sure you drop by here. It is not about the food but it is the ambience that counts!
Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
No.4 Jalan Conlay,
50450 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia.
Some part of me is Malay. Do you believe it? Nope nope, I don’t wear songkok or I don’t have 4 wives. Since all of us are descendents of Adam and Eve, I am sure we are connected somehow. I don’t know why but for some reason, I turn out to be Chinese now.
Despite my body system is flowing with Chinese blood, my taste buds are kind of special. It can be customized and sometime, Malay food excites me. Wait wait.. I just realized I am a product of China but “Made in Malaysia” …dang!
I know I know I have been posting a lot about nice non-halal food, pork, alcohol bla bla bla. So I decided to hunt for HALAL food this time, not only halal food but nice Malay food.
Aseana is a Kafe and Bar located inside KLCC. It is normally quite quiet on the normal time and get really crowded during the peak hours. If you don’t want to feel awkward, go with your Malay girlfriend. Ops.. I mean your Malay friends.
There is nothing much to talk about the ambience and the photo above did not carry any weigh too. It is just a way for me to show off my photography skills. *faint!
If you are not a spicy food eater, you should start with something light, something less spicy first. By any means, if you have faith in your stomach, go ahead with the main course.
For the sake of adding varieties to my food photos, I ordered Keropok Lekor, deep fried spring roll, and pisang goreng ala Bali as my starter. Have a think about it, you can get all these by the roadside and guess how much all these cost?
I am a super big fan of platter. In Peranakan Place @ One Utama, I love Peranakan Platter. Over here, I love this mix platter. At this stage, please don’t ask me silly question such as why platter? Duh.. you pay for single price and you get fish, rendang, chicken, ulam, keropok and kari. I am “small” eater remember?
If you are not smart enough, normally evil and angel you will be fighting in your mind.. fish or meat? Meat or chicken? Don’t let that happen, just order all in one plate! Your wallet might be bleeding but deep down, I can tell you that your belly loves it.
Some might be“not so” smart and decided to order curry fish rice, chicken rice, chicken rendang rice or kuey teow soup. Honestly, I am alright with that as long as you like it. It is personal preference and wallet ability right?
Overall, I have tried every single dish above and I love them so much. Did I finish all those food? Please try not to be funny here. How can I possibly finish all those food in one go. Of course I went there multiple times ler.
If you noticed, sometime I am “not so” smart and sometime I am smarter. Well, that is how the cookies crumble. You are going to drive me really mad if you ask me if this place is good or expensive.. sigh.. i) if not nice, do you think I will blog about it? ii) if not nice, will I repeatedly go to the same place iii) quite reasonable price else you really think I really “cop” money meh?
Jalan Ampang Ramlee Mall, Ground Floor,
Suria KLCC Shopping Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 3 2382 0395