Slow An’Easy…

This is the holiday that I have in mind – none of those shuttling from one tourist attraction to another, no sightseeing…and no shopping either. I just want to rest and relax in the cool and comfortable hotel room, listening to LiteFm on one of the channels on the tv, browse and blog online…and go out to enjoy the renowned Penang hawker fare…

This morning, I went to the corner coffee shop a few steps away from the hotel…

Penang coffee shop 1a

This was where I had some Penang char kway teow a few years ago and I thought it was really good, but it was closed the afternoon when I arrived…and this morning, the shop was open but not the stall. So I had the kway teow th’ng

Penang kwau teow th'ng

…which I loved a lot. I always love things in clear soup, which reminds me that I must go for yong tau foo one of these days. Anyway, the kway teow th’ng was from the stall with the old lady in the green blouse…

Penang coffee shop 1b

For one thing, I must say I was impressed by the ability of the people in the coffee shops to converse in English…and even the Hokkien that they speak seems very gentle and pleasant – certainly a welcome change from all that Mandarin and Foochow in Sibu!

Then, the char kway teow stall started operating its business for the day…and I just couldn’t resist…

Penang char kway teow

Oooo…it was nice! But I guess I should have more self-control! Can’t be eating like this every day, can I? Hahahahahaha!!!!

This was the coffee shop across the road where I had the wantan noodles the day before…

Penang coffee shop 2

There are also a lot of nice things to eat at this one…so you can imagine that I should be quite well-fed in the next few days. LOL!!!