Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Penang Food-a-thon - Day 1

I's 19th October when we - Shaz, Jon and I went up to penang. Now you're wondering what can 3 guys do in Penang? Originally, the trip was about enjoying ourselves, eating and also to explore our skills in photography learning from one another - different exposures, angles, lighting and bla bla bla... (all photographer's talk xD) But what became unexpected was that the trip itself turned into a food-a-thon! Yes, ladies and germs (what Shaz always say), it's been a race for food! And by that I mean, it's like on the average of 10am to 1am (YEAP 1AM BABEY!) in search of food...and according to Jon, we've almost completed a whole list of food that we had!

Only to be fair with you, we've had a list (in which I shall show you shortly) of food and places to dine and visit. What happened then? Well, since we had plenty of food choices, we eventually became too tired to continue on our journey for sight seeing - we stopped to rest. The moment we had enough rest, guess what? We looked for food again! WTF? Yes! FOOD was unconsciously became the ultimate goal. "What's next to eat?" never failed to become our very next question. Hard to believe? Will prove to you with the pictures I have to show! Oh by the way, this ain't gonna be all about the food, okay? *winks*

This is proof of the list we had!
Embrace it, it's real!

[left] Our pre-breakfast as someone *coughs* was late...
[right] Yeapz! Fast car (Perdana V6 Twin Cam) we are in!

Reached Ipoh at not-that-early-in-the-morning...
This was our first destination (before entering Penang)
"Kedai Kopi Sin Yoon Loong"

That's a reflection of Jon
We're waiting for food...

Finally, breakfast!
"Roti Bakar and Roti Telur"

After breakfast, we headed off to the next place..
On the way.. we saw something amazing..
The sound of it was as if it was powered by some generator!
"High Pressure"

We're here!
A place well-known for its morning breakfast - Dim Sum!
Was told that its the GrandFather of all dim sum shops around...
"Foh San"

And so we ordered our share...
They're great! But we missed out on their famous custard...
T_T *blames Shaz for being late*

Our parking tickets.. Had to buy a book with
each ticket worth half an hour...
"RM1.50 Parking Tickets"

Oh this is me! and I'm in the front passenger seat...
Guess who took it?
THE DRIVER! Nooo.. Not even Jon, twas me...
How could he possibly do that? LOL
"Reflecting myself"

We're already on the way to Penang...
[left] I notice a bad weather up ahead...
[right] I think that's the cause of it.. LOL! kidding..
but it's a picture of a vehicle belonging to Health Ministry!

Passing through the tunnel!

[left] You'd think it'd be a clear weather...
[right] bored with camera in hand... what to do?

Then it rained... And we're caught in a slow traffic...

At one point, I thought we're lost...
We were on the way to the ferry terminal
to cross over to Penang...
Look where we are... *blink blink*
"GPS not functioning"

After traveling 2 hour plus on the road,
we're finally on the ferry! Wootza!

Jon looking out to the sea..

The empty top deck of the ferry

What's the view like?
You tell me!

The first thing getting off the ferry, was to activate the GPS
to find out very location of food!
"GPS activated"

Yeap! That's where we stayed for the next 3 nights..
And no... There's no Wi-Fi...
That "FREE" isn't free at all...
It comes in a package, that is if you PURCHASE the package
Oh well, we unloaded all our luggage at the room and then headed out
continuing our journey!

Went to Tanjung Bungah to find the finest
Goreng Pisang stall! They open from 12pm to 5pm approximately...
And everyday they sell out even before 5pm!
"Tanjung Bungah's Best Goreng Pisang!"

Goreng Pisang @ 80 sens per piece
Ubi Keledek @ RM1.20 per piece
others? Range from 80sens to RM1.50(max)

If you think that's wrong...

This is WAY wrong!
Ish banana pun he don't let go...
Imagine how terrified we were? *grins* =P

Right after that, we stopped at Subaidah's
to eat something proper...

We ordered
[left] Nasi Kandar Ayam
[right] Ayam Goreng

After makan, went to Plaza Gurney to jalan jalan...
And at the same time, window-shopping..
I tried on this cool shades!
But it was expensive... so i decided to forsake it *sigh*

After some walking in the mall, we headed out to Gurney drive..
Only to find the sunsetting... =)

Decided to eat dinner at Gurney drive...
So many people.. and nice breezy evening...
"Dusk at Gurney drive"

I was still kinda stuffed..
So I had drinks and dessert instead.. *grins*

headed back to the hotel, to drop off some stuffs..
[left] LOOK! Jon has a 5 by 6 rubics cube! OMG!!
AWESOME! but I totally sucked in it...
[right] we washed and freshen up ourselves before heading out again..

There's Jon finishing up the rubics cube before we headed out...

Went to Batu Ferringhi, to look for stuffs..
Shaz - DVDs (but that night had none, *sobs*)
Jon and I surveying for clothes (price not bad, but we didn't get any)
"Street of Ferringhi"

Headed to Hard Rock Hotel to meet up with some people...
Apparently they were LATE, that we did some shots...

I like this.. Their lights were SO AWESOME!

[left] I look so tall with this rounded reflection
[right] Jon's trying to get a good shot of the lighting

After meeting up with the peeps, we became hungry...
Decided to eat at the famous Line Clear
Check out the dude! He's preparing our food..
Nasi Kandar Ayam dan Daging tambah Telur
"Cowboy at Work"

Check out the people who were there before! =D

"Nasi Kandar Line Clear"

Well that wraps up the 1st day of the Food-a-thon..
Hope you enjoyed it..
Stay tuned for day two =D

Check Jon's version post on the Penang Food-a-thon...
JonMing - Tis The Season to be Jolly (Continued)
JonMing - Tis The Season to be Jolly


  1. OMG! Pisanggggggggg! *slurp*
    Iz making me so hungryyy! Benci!!

  2. @millymin:
    No regrets wan!

  3. wahhhhhhhh, so nice geh...I also want!!

  4. @Hitomi:
    hehehe.. yeapz.. awesome! :D