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Battle of the Penang Hawker Masters – Char Koay Teow   Leave a comment


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Battle of the Penang Hawker Masters 2012 at Penang Times Square – Char Koay Teow ( Halal and non-halal versions. Managed to sapu or gobbled up 8 out of the 12 stalls of Char Koay Teow so no more Char Koay Teow for me for the next 2 weeks!

SP Lim

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them. — Anne Rice

Battle of the Penang Hawker Masters 2012 at Penang Times Square – Pasembur and Rojak   Leave a comment


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Battle of the Penang Hawker Masters 2012 at Penang Times Square – Pasembur and Rojak for Day 3. Pasembur is a local Malay dish with fried prawn fitters, curry cuttle-fish or squids, fried tow kwa ( a sort of tofu of harder texture with yellow skin ) mixed with vegetable salad of shredded cucumber, turnip and bean sprouts. A spicy hot sauce laced with grounded peanuts are added to this dish.

Rojak is a local fruit cum vegetable salad with prawn paste and spicy gravy.

SP Lim

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them. — Anne Rice

Battle of the Penang Hawkers Master 2012 at Time Square – Nasi Lemak   Leave a comment


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Battle of the Penang Hawkers Master 2012 at Time Square – Nasi Lemak

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The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King

The Final Battle of the Penang Hawkers Masters – Day 6   1 comment


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Day 6 saw the finals of the top 3 Hawkers from each category like Laksa, Char Koay Teow, Mee Goreng, Hokkien Mee and Satay. A Teh Tarik competition was thrown in as an added attraction. The TV Celebrity Jason Yeoh or Axian was among one of the judges for the finals.
The Final Results are as follows in the following Food Categories:-

Laksa – Lee Ee Quen, 29
Char Koay Teow – Thong Cheng Poh, 46,
Mee Goreng – Seeni Mohamed Sheik Abidin, 34,
Hokkien Mee – Koay Teik Ghee, 31,
Satay – Azizan Abdul Aziz, 31,
Teh Tarik Competition – Syed Khaidhir, 32,

For the final results, follow this Star’s newspaper link:-
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?sec=north&file=/2011/12/27/North/10163719

SP LIm

That isn’t writing at all, it’s typing. — Truman Capote

Battle of the Penang Hawkers Masters rolls into Day 5 with Satay   Leave a comment


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We have “Satayday” on Saturday as the Battle continued into the 5th. day.

SP Lim

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done. — Steven Wright

Battle of the Hokkien Mee Hawkers Masters on Day 4   Leave a comment


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My favourite of all the hawkers’ noodles in Penang is the Penang Hokkien Mee ( non-halal ). In other places outside Penang, it is more well-known as the Prawn Mee as in Kuala Lumpur, Hokkien Mee is actually waht Penangites called Hokkien Char or Tai Lok Mee in Cantonese. The soup of the Hokkien Mee is the most important of all the ingredients that make a Hokkien Prawn Mee superb in my opinion. Basically there are two types of Hokkien Mee soup – one made from pounding prawn shells and thus have a sea-food shrimp flavour and other a meat stock using the large bones from pork. My preference is the sea-food flavoured type which I think is more authentic like in the past. Nowadays, as you see from the photos, even siew bak or roasted pork meat is added in as additional ingredient. However, I shall welcome a dash of bak yew poth or the pieces of pig lard fried to crispness in the process of extracting the oil. I missed the late senior-aged man and his his wife who used to serve the best Hokkien Mee in Penang at the Bangkok Lane coffee shop in the 1980’s but no one had taken up his culinary skills after he passed. I was told his son was an engineer by profession. Currently, my favourite is the Hokkien Mee sold at Classic coffee shop opposite Padang Brown along Perak Road. There are many Hokkien Mee hawkers in Penang and one may argue until the cows come home on the best in Penang. Taste is also very subjective as each individual has his or her own preference.

SP Lim

I am a drinker with writing problems. — Brendan Behan

Battle of the Penang Mee Goreng Hawkers Masters on Day 3   Leave a comment


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This is the usual Indian Mee Goreng which we can find in Penang. This is one of my favourite hawkers’ fare and these yellow-coloured noodles or mee come in two types of cooking style. One type is fried on a hot wok with chillies and spices while the other is boiled and a hot chilly-based sauce added with half-boiled eggs, cuttle-fish, bean-curd and raw cut lettuce.
Come to Penang and try our delicious multi-racial hawkers’ food.

SP Lim

Battle of the Penang Char Koay Teow   Leave a comment


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Need I say more about the famous Penang Char Koay Teow – the fried flat noodles with prawns/shrimps, cockles, Chinese sausage (lup cheong), bean sprouts/toa geh, and sometime lala or hair koeh, hope my translation in Hokkien is all right, a type of crayfish. The debate goes on whether it should be fried using charcoal fire or by conventional liquified gas fire. My personal prefence is definitely by charcoal fire. Here, ths final choice of getting the best Penang Char Koay Teow is difficult as our Char Koay Teow Aunty from Lorong Selamat did not participate in this Battle. However, I must say the standard of the taste is excellent in some of the contestants though with my senior age, I prefer those with less saltish taste.

SP Lim

Battle of the Penang Laksa Hawkers   Leave a comment


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This is the competition to find the best Penang Laksa hawkers masters selling this type of sourish fish curry noodles, famous in Penang. The fish curry soup is like the Thai Tom Yam soup. Prawn paste is added as extra flavour. Sorry, I cannot the detailed description of the fare. Vegetables like lettuce, mint, chillies, cucumber and the laksa flowers are usually added too. I tried 8 small sample bowls out of the 12 hawkers present. It was a difficult task for the judges to choose the winner.

SP Lim

The Battle of Penang Hawkers Masters started on Tuesday, 20 December, 2011   Leave a comment


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The food on the menu for the Battle is Assam Laksa of Penang.

SP Lim

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