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Original Ah Leng Char Koay Teow In Ayer Itam, Penang

WHEN EVENING COMES....  It was around 5pm when we made a stop at Ayer Itam for the original Ah Leng Char Koay Teow.  In Mandarin it was pronounced as Ah Loong meaning dragon but when translated, it becomes Ah Leng which has the same spelling with my name.  LOL.... That is why I thought all along, this famous koay teow is manned by a lady.  But no, it is actually from a man who is now over 80 years old, he opens his stall at the side of his house in Ayer Itam whereas his son has a stall along Jalan Kramat.  
Since the father's stall opens in the evening, it is just nice for us to drop by and stuffed ourselves before going for our walk at the dam which is nearby.  We were the first customers and we could choose our seating.... both inside and outside the house is equally hot, we compared the hot air and finally opted for the outside air instead of being under the aluminium roofing.   At the side of the house facing the road....  Food knows no bounds.. hot weather did not deter us from …
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Food And Desserts In Penang

GROWING WITH THE YOUNGSTERS...
There is a difference between traveling with the younger generation and with my own age group.  The young will eat and squeeze in as much as they could possibly stuff in one day ... without feeling uncomfortable.... whereas in my senior group, we will space out the food, sharing our portions and still ended up not having what we have planned to have... and feeling bloated even before the day is over.  
Coming back to our food marathon in Penang, the young people ate these... and I could only nib like a "rabbit" and still feel fulfilled.  LOL....  Morning we had breakfast at the Big Crab restaurant now turned into food court...  Surprisingly they had Kolo Mee and I quickly ordered a bowl to share.... RM5.50 Hot piping bowl of Koay Teow Thng... RM5.50 Apom Balik with peanuts and fresh coconut....  For RM2 a piece.... At Nyonya Cafe... we ordered just a few pieces to share.... Mini sized portions....  From Narrow Marrow Cafe.... Since SOP and with limited se…

Thai Cuisine At Blue Chang, Penang

UP NORTH.... Since interstate traveling was lifted up, we had gone up to Penang two times already.  This second time, we went on Saturday, stayed two nights and came back on Monday.  Cititel Express offered a good rate, cheaper than the first time we went.  Many of you must be asking, "Is it safe to stay in hotel?"  I cannot guarantee it is safe or not but we did go and stayed there for the second time already.  Just take the necessary precautions, cleaning and changing each time from each outing.... 
During this trip we visited a new place called Blue Chang, it is a Thai cuisine restaurant, highly recommended by a friend.  He even told us what dishes to order and we ended up ordering five dishes for only the four or us.  Upon entering the premises, we had to follow the strict procedures as usual, taking our temperature and scanning the QR code plus sanitizing our hands.  Then we had to sit diagonally from each other, two on one side.   The table mat in front of me....  Appetiz…

The Difference In Pricing Between Two Shops

THE DIFFERENCE.... Two different shops, more or less the same food and a big difference in pricing.  The first shop we went a couple of weeks ago was in town, famous for their fried fish to be eaten with porridge.  We ordered 3 dishes for 4 of us and the price was alarmingly high considering the dishes had nothing to shout about.  
Then few days ago we went to another shop in Falim, called Wong Zheng, we ordered 3 dishes too, almost the same as the one mentioned above.  The food here is much nicer and the price is reasonable too.  Summary:  we compared the food and the price and came to a conclusion that we would not be going back to the first shop but will continue to frequent the second.  LOL.... I guess Ipohians are like that... where food is nice and reasonable, the shop will flourish and on the other hand, if the food is so-so but expensive, we might not go there anymore.  
First shop.... 

Braised Yam and this is much more tastier....  For these three dishes, the bill came to Rm67... …

Banana Cupcakes And Sardine Bread Pizza

FOODIE IN THE HOUSE.... On two separate days, I did some baking, sweet and savoury for the youngsters.  Only by requests... LOL... by now, I do not have to refer to the recipe for the banana cake.   This time the portion turned out lesser, instead of 8 paper cups, the ingredients was only enough for 7.  Funny, right?   110 gm butter 70 gm brown sugar 2 large eggs 100 gm self raising flour 80 gm banana 30 gm mixed nuts
Mixed nuts... walnuts, almond flakes and pecan....  Butter, Prego, sardines, red pepper and mozzarella

Hairstyles And Wigs To Suit Our Face

There is a saying that the most important feature on a human is the hair when it comes to looking beautiful.  Needless to say most of us are born with beautiful and natural hair and we do want to look even better especially for ladies.  The best option to have a better look and beauty is to don some pretty full lace wigs and changing our current hairstyles to be more sophisticated.  As the song goes, "Girls just wanna have fun."  Yes, indeed we like to enjoy making up when it comes to physical appearance.  We like to have a makeover every now and then, on our hairstyles, faces, attires, shoes etc. etc.... to sum it up, we like to have a real changeover from our top to our bottom! In this post, let's talk about our natural human hair.  Not everyone of us have perfect hair texture and hairstyle.  We like to have a style that suits our contour of our face.  In order to do so, we can have these hair extensions, a far more natural look than any synthetic hair.  With natural h…

Korean Kimchi With Gaozi Dumplings

KOREAN MIXED.... 
The youngsters love Korean food, they made their own "kimchi" and brought a big jar home.  They taught me how to enjoy eating it and with addition to the kimchi soup previously, this time they made dumplings aka Gaozi in Chinese.  
To make the dumplings, they need minced meat, chives (ku chai), sesame oil, salt... and what else?? Oh yeah, a packet of Korean/Japanese pastry wrappers.... there are 26 pieces inside a packet.   And here is the hardest part.... wrapping up the Gaozi... I am amazed that my girl can do that... so gently, some more!  I tried with my clumsy fingers.... and ended up getting odd shapes...  These are done by dainty fingers....  Odd shape ones are done by yours truly...  but I have them hidden somewhere... hehehee... Next.. get the kimchi soup boiling.... And then put the dumplings and let them boil again...  Yummy... yummy.... I was salivating by then....  I boiled some a couple of misua bought from Sitiawan.....  First round.... so yummy good!! …