Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Trip Up North

In my earlier post, I mentioned that my friends and I will be heading north to Penang for a "Jalan-jalan Cari Makan" trip. And boy, did we eat a lot. I came back from the trip intending to go on a detox diet, but of course that didn't happen.

We stopped by Ipoh for brunch at this lovely place, decorated in old skool knick-knacks called Burps & Giggles. We ordered a very special type of omelette served in a small wok (cute!), churros, a few selections of pastries, quiches and a portobello burger to share. Very quaint cafe with good food. I don't know if everyone agrees with me, but food tastes extra delish in good company.

The very welcoming mural at Burps & Giggles

Churros! First time I had this was in Gold Coast, Australia

The special omelette

Portobello burger

Lazy Lane that leads to a small outdoor dining lane

The way to the toilet is this way
Love this picture somehow. Adeline, me, Dennis and Haseo. It was Haseo's idea to act blur. Notice the luggage bags wallpaper behind us
Upon reaching Penang, we checked in at the Hydro Hotel and after that, went on an eating spree again.Penang Road cendol and asam laksa were our first stop, before we heading to do some touristy sightseeing at Armenian Road. There are a lot of wall art there, some of them pretty cool. There was a queue building up to take pictures with wall art!

It's quite hard to find a trishaw without any tacky decor these days 

Candid camera!

Noshing at Gurney Drive

Wall art along Armenian Street
Our GPS told us that China House was just around the corner, and lo and behold, it was less than 100 metres from where we were standing. It's a looong stretch of shophouse with a cafe, restaurant, bar, outdoor dining and art gallery all rolled into one. Nice concept, though we stopped by to have drinks, we didn't eat anything as we were saving stomach space for Gurney Drive. We also wanted to go to Amelie Cafe, coz apparently, it's a must-visit restaurant in Penang, but it was closed.

All pics above taken at China House. I'm wearing my H&M birdie top :)
Being a tourist spot, food there wasn't exceptional, but acceptable. We ordered tonnes of stuff - grilled fish, char kway teow, pork satay, cockles, sotong kangkung, etc. Too many to list down.

The next day, we went in search of the Lorong Selamat char kway teow and fried oyster omelette. The char kway teow came with fresh cockles and 3 big prawns at 8 bucks. Not cheap, I know, but reasonable considering that we already drove all the way to Penang to have a taste of it.

We need to do this again, guys. Maybe this time somewhere further with cheap, good food. Phuket? Krabi? Anyone?


  1. Is been awhile since we do this... lets plan for the next! =)

  2. We should have a trip together too!

    1. Yes, DreaMachine we should! To Taiping, maybe? :)

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