Category: Beyond George Town

Penang Street Food: Ayer Itam Sisters’ Curry Mee Stall

The most famous curry mee stall in Penang is arguably the Sisters’ Curry Mee Stall at Ayer Itam town. Located just across the road from the Ayer Itam market, the two elderly sisters who operate the stall have been in the business since 1940s (sometimes dubbed as Penang’s living heritage). Their curry mee’s chili paste is homemade using their own secret recipe and in this sense, is unique from the other usual curry mee. They operate the stall daily (except Tuesday), from 7:30am till 1:00pm.

Sisters’ Curry Mee

Penang Street Food: Ayer Itam Market Laksa Stall

This laksa stall at the Ayer Itam Market is popular with tourists and is usually crowded during weekends or holidays. The stall has been in operation for many years at Ayer Itam town.

Penang Kek Lok Si Temple

One of the few iconic places in Penang is the hilltop temple known as Kek Lok Si, which means “Heavenly Temple” or “Temple of Supreme Bliss”.

Penang Queensbay Mall Christmas Decorations

 

Christmas decorations in Queensbay Mall, Penang.

Penang Street Art (The Grandmother and the Granddaughter by Julia Volchkova)

The latest mural drawn by Julia Volchkova, a street artist who had also created a number of street art murals in Penang. This latest art work reveals a the relationship portraiture of a family, with a grandmother looking over her small granddaughter, and was inspired a real family that she met.

This large mural is painted on the side of a flat near the Batu Lanchang Market.

Penang Street Food: Ah Leng Char Koay Teow

Located at Zoo Road in Ayer Itam, this main branch of Ah Leng Char Koay Teow can be found at a residential housing area and off the main roads. Ah Leng, the man itself, can usually be seen frying his Char Koay Teow during the evenings (the stall opens in the evening). There is another branch located at Dato Kramat Road, George Town which is usually manned by his children.

Penang Street Food: Wanton Noodles

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A plate of a typical Penang Wanton Noodles (or commonly called Wantan Mee here). Wanton noodles here can be served in both soup or dry style, and is usually accompanied with slides of char siu, vegetables and of course, the wantons.

Penang Hindu Temple: The Waterfall Temple Arch

A beautiful arch-entrance to the Waterfall Hilltop Temple, Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani in Penang.

Wishing all Hindus a Happy Deepavali!

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