Thursday, December 30, 2010

Penang Trip 12/12/2010

During this long school holidays, i didn't bring my boys go anywhere, but just a short trip to Penang. My last Penang trip with them was 4 years ago!! Yes it is that long, that time, they are just 1 yo +, they don't have any memory about their Penang trip.

We left in the Sunday afternoon, after hub finish his work. Brother in law was there on day before, he was participate some cycling event. So we went and join them in Penang, but stay in different hotel.

Journey to Penang was a breeze, two boys slept in the car, but when they woke up, they keep asking how come Penang so far, still not arrive, they are just so excited about Penang.




Finally we reached Penang Bridge around 5pm, after 4 hours drive with two stops. Once reach Penang mainland, the traffic was really bad.



We checked into Hotel Flamingo around 5.45pm.


Hotel lobby...


we got a sea view room....


the pool in the hotel.....


our room, two queen twin bed, just nice for four of us. Actually upon check in i asked for extra bed, but after seeing the room, i told them to cancel the extra bed.


The hotel room corridor....

We join brother in law and their family and another good friend of us from Penang for dinner. We had dinner at Pulau Tikus, i told them i prefer hawker food rather than go to restaurant. I remember this place, four years ago, we also came to the same place to have the very nice CKT. This time, we had more people, this place a bit challenging if want to get a big table for us, we had 6 adults plus 7 kids!!!!

Now..look at the food we had......


Pulau Tikus Market..


look at the crowd....


this is the stall that selling very nice CKT, this uncle fried CKT plate by plate and you can request your CKT with duck eggs or chicken eggs. We all order our CKT with duck eggs. It take quite sometime for the CKT to serve.



Penang Assam Laksa, hmmmmmm...i am not Assam Laksa person, so i cannot give the comment on this. LOL


CKT...i actually had two plates of this!!!!


Chicken and Pork Satay!!! I think the pork satay at my house one is a lot better than this. hahahahha


kueh teow th'ng, very nice. We also order a few bowls of this...


Sushi also taste good, this also go few rounds, kids love it. The sushi very fresh and very unique, also need to wait long, as they only do the sushi when you order.

When we about finish our dinner, it start to rain. I remember during my last trip and while having dinner at the same place, it is raining too!!! :(

We were saying we want to have late supper at Gurney Drive, our friend said there was a stall there serve very good grill fish. Since it is raining, and the traffic was terrible, we decide to go to our friend house to wait till the rain stop and the traffic a bit better only go for supper. In fact i need to meet up with STP to pick up my things from him, my mum pass him something to pass it to me, since i know he will be in Penang too. I thought i will meet him for dinner, but since we are in a big group, a bit hard for others to follow my way. We exchange a few sms, i told him i will only be at Gurney Drive later at night, but he will be going to Cameron the very next day and need to rest early. Very kind of our friend, Derek's wife to sent me to STP'shotel to pick up my things. Although it is just a short distance from Derek house to Gurney, but because of the bad traffic, we stuck in the car for quite sometime. I feel so bad, trouble Sir Arthur to bring things for me and yet need him to wait for me. Thanks so much!!!

Finally we reach at the hotel, had a quick chat with STP, took my things and pass him some gifts then i left. At the end, we didn't go for our supper. Derek and his wife need to work the next day and also my hub want to go out with his friend for a drink. So we call it a night.

Want to know what the things i asked STP help me to bring all the way from Sibu to Penang?



more Sibu Mee Suah and very kind of STP to give me some daddy instant noodles from Sarawak. As i told him , i never try before. During my trip back in April, i am thinking to bring some back, but too many things to bring, end up i didn't try or bring it back here.


another thing is this ------------------> Jelly fish!!! LOL!!!!
You may ask why bring all the way from Sibu to here, because you cannot get it here. The jelly fish here is so so different from Sarawak. My mother in law also agree with me! hahahhahahha


this is how the jelly fish look like, eat it with dip the sauce, really yummylicious!!!!! I think the sauce did the wonder too. I gave some to my in laws try, they told me, the sauce is really good, ask my mum to do a big container for them.

That is our first night in Penang and stay tune for the next day food galore!!

20 comments:

suituapui said...

Blush...blush... So shy lah! I put the mee suah ur mum bought (and the jelly fish) in a box to check in while on the flight...but there were some spaces left,so I used the Mee Daddy I had at home to fill in the gaps...so no shaking and the brittle mee sua would not end up in tiny bits. Aiyor...paiseh, wouldn't want to give you a few packets only, so malu. When I go to KL in February, I bring for you - the curry one also nice.

reanaclaire said...

hey, i always go penang but now wondering where pulau tikus market is.. did i or did i not go there before??? hahahaa.. ok, will be there next week to savour what you have suggested..
yes, the jelly fish looks so good. so nice of STP to bring all the way!! btw, got Mummy mee or not? :)

javapot said...

good trip. haven't been to Penang for years. but must go off-peak otherwise very packed and crowded. tks for sharing, very informative.

chanelwong said...

was in penang early of this year but didnt get the chance to eat soooo many lovely food... seeing your photos...wow...miss the yummy food ...

yvonne said...

It's said that Penang offers the best hawker food. I hardly have it when I am there :( Must not miss out the CKT and laksa if I were to go to Penang one day.

Alice Law said...

Miri jelly fish, looks interesting... next time must ask Arthur to get me some when he drops by K.L again!^-^

Wah, the hotel room looked really spacious and the swimming pool is so large, my kids will love it!^-^

I always wanted to visit Pulau Tikus, heard loads of good verdict about the food there!;D

Have a nice holiday and Happy new year to you and your family!

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

I'm so envious!!!!!! I went to Penang too but couldn't indulge in all the hawker fare cos of the kids :(
Happy new year Annie!!

mommy to chumsy said...

looks like a short but very fun trip to penang :) the food is tempting too.

2ma said...

i miss penang!!! i think i also wanna plan a penang break with the boys sometime next year :D

Small Kucing said...

yummy ....wa...next time i also wanna tumpang STP to get the jelly fish la

Anggie's Journal said...

May this year of 2011 be ....
A year of health and Happiness ...
A year of wealth and wisdom ...
A year of peace and prosperity ...
A year of Glee and Glow ...
& also a year of Love and Laughter ...
Happy New Year !!

From anggie and The J Brothers

Mommy Ling said...

Wow..i like de hotel. Looks comfy especially with 2 queen bed.s

Annie Q said...

STP: aiyoo, don't worry about it. I very thick skin one, if i want anything sure i will ask you to bring for me one. Don't feel bad and shy ok. Thanks for the mee daddy, i have yet to try. Thanks for helping me to carry all the way from Sibu to Penang!!! LOL

reanaclaire: I think Pulau Tikus market quite near to Gurney Drive, because our friend stay nearby there, i mean near to Gurney and also Pulau Tikus. From his house to Pulau Tikus quite near. Yes, go and try the uncle CKT, tell him you want CKT with duck egg and spicy! YUMMY! Mummy mee ar? hahahhahah...wait till someone come out with mummy mee. :P

javapot: Yes, should go off peak. I think Penang, off peak or peak, traffic are still bad. Too many tourist from oversea not mention those from local. I should said, Penang is a "hot" place to visit.

chanelwong: can go to Penang again. :)

yvonne: You're very near to Penang, you always can enjoy the best hawker food compare to us.

Alice: i am from Sibu not Miri. LOL! Ok, go and pester Arthur to bring for you next time. But it must dip with the sauce only it will taste a lot nicer.
Happy new year to you and your family too and have a good long weekend!!

Bryan and Brandon's Mama: Understand, with younger kids usually hard to have hawker food. Like my boys that night , they didn't eat much, i get them some buns and they have it back in the hotel. Happy New Year to you and your family too Paik Ling!

mommy to chumsy: yea, since it's a short trip, we must fully utilise the time for all the food. LOL!

2ma: i am sure the two boys will love the beach and enjoy the trip. :)

SmallKucing: go go go ..go and pester Arthur (hope he don't read this) LOL!!

Anggie's Journal: Thanks Anggie!! Maybe you have a great and prosperity new year, Happy New Year to you and your family too!!

Annie Q said...

Mommy Ling: Actually this is the old hotel, last time we use to stay at this hotel. Formerly, it is Crowd Prince Hotel, now took over by Flamingo. Location wise, very convenient, quite near to town.

LittleLamb said...

I didnt know hawker stalls (those road side one) got serve sushi wor... this is NEW to me...

Pete said...

Wah, 2 plates of CKT......I missed Penang food lah! sobs....!

Annie Q said...

LittleLamb: hahahhahah..something new lei?

Pete: you're from Penang? Aiya, you can cook so well, i think cook Penang food it's not hard for you at all.

Mummy Moon said...

I also miss Penang! I been to Penang once sahaja!

The jelly fish look good to me, I wish I got the chance to try Sibu jelly fish one day

Christina Ling said...

MEE DADDY!! Oh My!!! I MISS IT SO MUCH!!! and the jelly fish.... oooo.... my favourite!!

jacss said...

next time i must check out this Pulau Tikus market, never been to... how come never heard from my SIL & friends there, emmm
tks for sharing!!
u really ATE a lot there, lol :D