Category: Beyond George Town

Penang Perspective: A Temple View

Buddha statues overlooking the balcony of a temple building at famous Kek Lok Si temple, Penang.
Today is the Wesak Day, a day when Buddhists in Malaysia celebrate Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. Normally, there will be Wesak Day procession in George Town as part of the celebration.

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Penang Street Food: Nasi Kerabu

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Nasi Kerabu is a local delicacy originated from the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan and Terengganu. It is basically a Malay cuisine and comprises of blue-coloured rice served with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles and other salads. The blue color of the rice comes from the petals of Clitoria ternatea (butterfly-pea) flowers. Now, some Malay stalls in Penang also serve this due to its popularity.

Penang Street Food: Fried Oyster

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Fried Oyster

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A plate of Fried Oyster at Reservoir Garden Hawker area (locally known as Tiong Nam) in Ayer Itam, Penang.

Penang Street Food: Yam Rice and Salted Vegetable Soup

A popular Chinese street food in Penang and commonly found in Butterworth or Bukit Mertajam area, the yam rice is usually served with a bowl of salted vegetables soup and mixed pork organs.

A popular shop serving yam rice at Chai Leng Park, Butterworth.

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