Month: May 2013

An Evening at Batu Ferringhi



Penang Food: The Mamak Breakfast

A very common breakfast meal ordered by the locals here at Mamak stalls is the ‘Roti Canai’. Roti Canai is a type of Indian-influenced flatbread found and is said to be originated in Malaysia. The word Roti means bread and Roti Canai is usually prepared by twirling the dough to be a very thin sheet and then folding it into a circular shape which is then grilled with oil. Often accompanied with curry gravy, this is still a cheaper and yet satisfying breakfast option for most people here.

A Roti Canai grilled with an egg.

The Roti Canai is also often ordered together with a glass of ‘teh tarik’ or literally “pulled tea”, a hot Indian milk tea beverage as shown above.

Penang Food: Beef Soup Rice

This beef soup rice (or usually accompanied with noodles) is a popular and delicious meal at the Sri Weld Food Court at Beach Street. This Chinese meal is believed to be originated from the Chinese Cantonese.

Penang Food: Mutton Briyani Rice

A popular local rice dish, Briyani rice can be found in most local ‘Mamak’ (Tamil Muslim people) stalls or restaurants in Penang. It is often prepared with various spices, rice (usually basmati) and chicken, mutton, fish, eggs or vegetables.

Penang Street Art (Back in the Old Days)


Yet another wall mural painted by a local artist named Louis Gan. This mural depicts how people living on the second floor in the old days were getting their meal through a basket lifted out from the window of the house. This mural can be found at Kinta Lane, George Town.

For more of his art work, you may click HERE.


A Trishaw Rider

A trishaw passing by a row of pre-war achitectural houses at George Town. A trishaw ride is one of the best ways to sightseeing around Geroege Town.

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