Penang Chicken Rice @ Lee Chicken Rice Stall, Lorong Leandro’s (corner Kopitiam), Pulau Tikus, Penang

Description

When I want something simple, chicken rice always comes to mind.  Of all that I have tried in Penang, this place serves one of the best and the cheapest.  The chicken is tender and the special home-made recipe chili sauce completes the taste.  The owner is generous with his sauces.  Just ask and he will happily give you endless refill.

Overall Rating: 4/5
Food Quality: 4/5
Pricing: 5/5
Ambience: 3/5
Service: 3/5

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Noodles & Porridge @ Kedai Kopi Tien Heng Heng, Taman Desa Damai, Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Description

A perfect place to cater to different tastebuds – tomyam, clear soup, and all sorts. For the cili-hot lovers, you even get to choose your level of spiciness.  Everything is up for pick according to your personal preference; noodle, soup, ingredients.

Overall Rating: 3/5
Food Quality: 4/5
Pricing: 3/5
Ambience: 3/5
Service: (self-service)

Seafood @ Ah Chui Seafood, Lengkok Paya Terubong, Penang






Description
The first time I had Ah Chui’s seafood was more than 20 years ago and the owners (a Chinese couple, “taukeh” cum cooks) were operating in a rented space in a kopitiam (coffee shop).  Today they have their own restaurant (kopitiam-style) and the place is mostly full on weekends and holidays.  You get to pick your crabs and fish that are always very fresh.  The cooks have their own style and flavour to their dishes which are unique and the more standard popular orders are grilled fish (“ikan panggang”), grilled lady fingers, deep fried batter squid/baby shrimps, Malaysian-style spicy Kam-heong crabs/shellfish.  Of course, there are many other popular varieties which I have yet to try.

Overall Rating: 3/5
Food Quality: 4/5
Pricing: 3/5
Ambience: 3/5
Service: 3/5

Yam Rice with Mixed Pork Meat in Salted Vegetable Soup – Chip Heng Yam Rice @ Chai Leng Park, Perai, Penang

Description
A local favourite (popularly known to have originated from Bukit Mertajam “BM”). Also, associated to hawker (street stall) food. The soup base is made from salted pickled vegetables (“Kiam Chye”) with all sorts of mixed pork meat and pork intestines (optional), and is served with either Yam Rice (popular) or White Rice.

This restaurant is actually a local kopitiam concept.  It has one of the nicer recipe for Yam rice.  The side orders are braised egg and tofu.

Overall Rating: 3/5
Food Quality: 4/5
Pricing: 3/5
Ambience: 2/5
Service: 2/5